Mr. Curiosity

From Joe Snedeker's brain, to your ears. Not scared yet? Then "Mr. Curiosity" may just be the podcast for you! Join Joe as he chats with friends and celebrities from in and around Northeastern & Central Pennsylvania. "Mr. Curiosity" promises to be entertaining, educational, goofy, and everything in between.

Comedy Interviews
The Brown Bag Monday Episode
In this episode, Brown Bag Monday returns with the crew from Newswatch 16 This Morning. Join Joe, Jon, Mindi and Elizabeth as they answer viewer questions about everything from sleep to viewer photos, matching clothes and more.
32 min
The Earl Granville Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe talks with his former student (sort of?) Earl Granville. You'll hear how Earl's life arc took him from Joe's detention class at Carbondale Area High School in the 1990s to boot camp at Ft. Benning with his twin brother Joe when 9/11 happened. Earl discusses his nine years in the Army National Guard as an Infantryman, with deployments to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, where he lost his left leg through to a roadside bomb while on patrol. STOP! Don’t go feeling sorry for Earl! You’ll hear about healthy ways to battle adversity through the positivity in his messaging, real-life solutions from his own experiences and participating as an inspiration and motivating force through psychical fitness challenges and marathons across the country. He may even bring out a concrete block tied to a chain to prove his point!? WHAT? Ears open... GO!
96 min
The Yuengling Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe tries his best to connect with his man crush buddy Dick Yuengling, the big man of the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville! However, we learn that Dick is too busy and may not even know what a podcast is, so in his place are his two awesome daughters, Wendy and Jennifer, chatting with Joe and running many of the Yuengling Company operations! Learn the history of the Yuengling Brewery, how it has changed and evolved over the years and what is being planned for its forthcoming 200th anniversary as America's Oldest Brewery!! Wowza! Still, Joe won't let go of his fascination with Dick Yuengling. What's he really like? Does he shovel snow, run a vacuum cleaner, and do yard work? Or, is he more of a highbrow, vacationing in France via private jet, spending money on lavish cars, expensive clothes and fine jewelry? And who was this YOUNG (Yuengling) man who left Germany centuries ago to start it all? Have a lager, sit back and press play!
37 min
The Nate Lee of Fugetaboutit Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe mixes it up with Nate Lee, owner of the epic and unique Fugetaboutit Restaurant in Hazleton. How does a snowstorm take you from the streets of Hazleton to Nashville, Tennessee? Wait until you hear Nate's stories, from being buds with Mrs. Brady and Florence Henderson to chowing down with Steve Winwood! Even Dick Yuengling's eating habits are discussed! Order some take-out, get your ears open and let it PLAY!
45 min
The Chris Keating Episode
In this Mr. Curiosity episode, Joe talks with WNEP's Chris Keating. Is he a spoiled brat from a big-shot restauranteur family from Georgia, or just a regular guy with smarts and passion for journalism who found his way from Penn State University to WNEP? You'll hear about his life journey and how he was in the top 15% of his high school‘s graduation class for being the best-looking, smartest and most athletic—FOR REAL!?!? Chris is great at what he does, works hard at it, and loves his job, but maybe not as much as his TV meteorologist girlfriend? He might just give it all away for her, or, become Joe's handler and diaper purchaser--WHAT!? It's all waiting for you, just click PLAY!
63 min
The Nancy Kman Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe mixes it up with local radio legend Nancy Kman. Growing up with three sisters in Wyoming County, bathroom time was very limited, but that did not stop her newsy aspirations through college and into the world of radio! Hear all about her journey from bag girl at Acme to WILK Radio, with many stops along the way including WNEP-TV. Nancy's skin is pachyderm thick, as it should be in the rough, aggressive and opinionated world of talk radio! She's smart, thoughtful, determined and ready to unload her history on your ears! Plug in!
56 min
The Jeremy Lewan Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe sits down with Stormtracker 16 part-time fill-in meteorologist, full-time heartthrob and runway model Jeremy Lewan
73 min
The James May Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe interacts with former US Army Officer/Chaplain, recent Face of PennDot in NEPA and politician, James May. He's got an interesting life arc that will keep you entertained! Just don't ask him to watch a parade or talk about traffic roundabouts, everything else is fair game and discussed in this podcast. Ready, set... PLAY!
63 min
The Pocono News Crew Episode
68 min
The Rob O'Donnell Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe talks with Rob O'Donnell, a former NYPD police officer and detective. Can the fake TV cop shows compare with the REAL WORLD stories from Rob? You'll find out! Also, Rob was on duty during the 9/11 attacks and shares his stories of courage and the enduring legacy from the day. Rob switches gears and takes us on a journey that ends in a peaceful semi-retired utopian life of NEPA, where he and Joe both experimented with a brief bachelor's life. FAIL!? WHAT!?
65 min
The Liberty Tax Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe talks with Liberty Tax franchisee and tax expert Mark Mihalka about 1099s, W2s, 401Ks, 1040s, and oh so much more exciting tax information that you need to know about. You'll learn how to maximize your earnings and minimize your taxation with representation! If you pay close attention, you may even learn how to dance on the streets of NEPA just like Lady Liberty does for Liberty Tax Service! Get your ears and W2 ready, it's time.
58 min
The Jack Culkin Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe dives into the life of WNEP's Jack Culkin. He's not just WNEP's new, smart, muscular, chiseled, well-dressed and over-competent reporter, he's a local boy from Dunmore, filled with great values, a positive attitude, humility and irresistible charm. If that's not enough for you, ask yourself this... How many people do you know who have had parts of their skull removed, "power-washed" and put neatly back in place? Jack DID!!! Jack will inspire you with kindness, work ethic and desire! Get your skull ready to be impressed!
53 min
The Bernie Rayno Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe discovers his meteorological soulmate doppelganger Bernie Rayno. Bernie is the Chief Senior Meteorologist at AccuWeather. With his unique style of passion, smarts and energy he delivers weather coverage for National Networks such as ABC, CBS, ESPN and Bloomberg in addition to The AccuWeather Network. Here’s the best part… He’s a local boy, growing up in Carbon County, eating pierogies, being an altar boy and delivering newspapers. Hear all about Bernie’s climb to success, his workday at AccuWeather, his mom and find out why he can’t finish a Friday without a chicken cheesesteak hoagie with extra mayonnaise!?!? Yuck!
30 min
The Dr. Kopesky Episode
In this episode, Joe goes dental with Dr. Gary Kopesky from the Hamlin Dental Center in Wayne County. Let's talk about teeth; brushing, flossing, whitening, removing, destroying, and healing! Dr. Gary is no ordinary dentist, he not only finished in the top 20% from Pittsburgh School Of Dentistry but has been seen wearing shorts with cats flying through space on them! What does it all MEAN!?!? After listening to this episode, you'll not only end up with healthier dental habits, but you'll learn to spit and not rinse, save your enamel, and even pick up some dating advice on dealing with those individuals who over-whiten their teeth!?!? Get your ears and teeth into this one!
57 min
The Doc Medek Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe and Local radio icon Doc Medek from Froggy 101 discuss his not-so-local beginnings and how his inability to stay focused and read books led him to a volatile yet successful career in radio! Wait, there's more! Doc’s son Chewy joins in for the entire podcast, injecting his own rise from K-Mart to Co-host of the morning show! Is this the only Father/Son morning radio in the county? Thanks to Chewy, Donald Trump and Joe Biden even stop by... wait... WHAT? Get it all in your ears - NOW!
57 min
The Raegan Medgie Episode
Forget the fact that she once worked at WNEP, reported for New York City television stations, has degrees in Journalism and Broadcast Meteorology, is full of life and energy, is married to a commercial pilot and even went to dinner with Sam Champion to prepare for her national broadcasts on The Weather Channel. All that is nothing compared to sitting in your stick-shift Mazda in a quasi-parking spot on the streets of Manhattan with your iPhone doing an hour-long podcast (with video) with Mr. Curiosity! Ladies and Gentleman... here's Raegan Medgie!
68 min
The Other Chelsea Strub Episode
In this episode, Joe catches up with his “sister from another mother,” Chelsea Strub. She talks about her new duties and specials at WNEP, life without Mike, her recent reporting from Florida’s Hurricane Ian destruction, AND... peeking through the blinds and hiding from the Instacart grocery delivery person! Get ready to laugh and cry with this one.
44 min
The Valerie Smock Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe dives deep into the world of WNEP's Valerie Smock! Just how many "hats" can one person wear? Mom, Wife, Air Force Reserve, Military Police, Anchor, Producer, Journalist, Reporter, Meteorologist... AND, let's not forget, former girlfriend in a toxic relationship. She's worn them all!! Peel back your ears and get ready for this one.
50 min
The Badlees' Pete Palladino Episode
In this epic episode, Joe talks with the dynamic and energetic frontman of The Badlees, Pete Palladino! Yes, The Badlees, one of the most notable roots/Americana rock bands ever AND a band originating right here in WNEP-land back in the 1990s. Pete discusses the band's history, tales of touring with Bob Seger, Jimmy Page and more! The Big question… just who is ANGELINE and where is she coming home from? Joe also reveals his man-crush on Pete and provides details on the band’s latest adventures, including their live gig later this month in Harrisburg! Let your ears explode with sonic joy from one of the best bands to ever emerge from Pennsylvania, but only after you listen to THIS PODCAST!
61 min
The Stacy Lange Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe talks with WNEP’s Stacy Lange. Hear all about her life arc, from her lost cat, time spent as Miss Comet, wearing the marching band fuzzy hat, to busting out of Syracuse University and returning to NEPA. She also discusses her “trick” to being hired at WNEP over a decade ago and her thoughts on reporting vs. anchoring, snow, hair, motherhood and even Joe? But what about the lost cat?!?
44 min
The Guy Palmer Episode
Sales representative? Product specialist? Salesman? Salesperson? Just what do you call a guy named Guy who sells cars? In this Mr. Curiosity, Joe talks with Guy Palmer, a man who knows the car business and who has been entrenched in it locally for decades! Hear about the smartest ways for you to buy, sell and get an automobile! The dynamics of putting you behind a steering wheel have surely changed in recent years, Guy and Joe dive in with discussions of supply-chain issues, electric cars, financing, Carvana and even weird things left behind in trade-in vehicles!
59 min
The Samantha Ruddy Episode
In this Mr. Curiosity, Joe talks with Lackawanna County native Samantha Ruddy. Samantha tells jokes, writes funny stuff, and weasels her way into your heart with her gay girl-next-door charm.
47 min
The Jon Meyer Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe talks to colleague, friend, morning co-anchor and all-around great guy Jon Meyer! Not only does Jon recap his life, but how EVERYTHING has changed with his new work shift to the early mornings at WNEP. What about the wife, the kids, the eating habits and his honest thoughts on working with the sometimes eccentric and unpredictable Joe? Jon also answers YOUR questions submitted through Facebook and email in our Brown Bag Segment. Does being a dancer really make you a better lover?!? WHAT?!?
55 min
The Wise Crackers Episode
In this episode of Mr. Curiosity, Joe connects with Nick Bruce who runs Wise Crackers Comedy Club. Nick has great stories all of the famous comedians he and his comedic legend dad Scott Bruce have laughed it up with over the years. How many people have a baby picture sitting with Rodney Dangerfield!? Here all about it and the not-so-funny side of the comedic universe too! Wise Crackers Comedy Club is ready for your funny side each weekend, right here in NEPA and also ready to help you raise money for your worthy causes. Ready, set.......laugh!
56 min
The John Maday Episode
John Maday, head of the Wilkes-Barre Riverfront Parks Committee and president of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association and Joe go in the WAY-BACK machine and discuss how a War Baby becomes a river and community advocate! John tells personal stories of the most transformative decade (the 1960s), smelling and sandbagging through the Agnes Flood (50th Anniversary) and how he's helped his community passionately without a paycheck or wife for years!? One thing he WILL NOT DO... wait In lines! Ears ready... GO!
63 min