Jon of All Trades

Ep. 189: Justin Thomson – Drag Queen Culture, Food Industry, Weight Loss Surgery

Justin Thomson, former drag queen, weight loss surgery haver and currently in the food industry, is the guest on Ep. 189 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting September 19, 2018.

Justin Thomson has been a good friend of my wife since middle school, and I’ve had the privilege of knowing him for the last few years. Every time we got together, he always had the best and most interesting stories to tell, so when I saw him again after a [...]

September 18, 2018 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 188: Ari Hoffman – Psychotherapist, Outdoor Guide

Ari Hoffman, psychotherapist and outdoor guide is the guest on Episode 188 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting September 12, 2018.

Ari Hoffman is a psychotherapist who recently fully went out on his own. You can find his website here. He cares about shifting the paradigm not only for how we address, understand and treat mental health, but also healthcare in general. That’s why he founded the Integrated Care Institute, which [...]

September 11, 2018 Jon Podcast 1

First Job: Ari Hoffman

Ari Hoffman, pictured left, joins me this Wednesday, September 12 for Episode 188 of the podcast and talks about his work as a psychotherapist, an outdoor guide and more. But first, he’s here to tell us all about his first job. And it’s a good one! Tune in to hear [...]

September 10, 2018 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

Ep. 187: Eric Yochim – Two Rivers Coffee

Eric Yochim is the founder of Two Rivers Coffee in Arvada, CO and he's the guest on Ep. 187 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting September 5, 2018.

Eric Yochim is the founder and head honcho of Two Rivers Coffee, Arvada’s most highly recognized coffee shop for service and coffee excellence. He was referred to me by CJ Latham, guest on Episode 178 of the show, and with whom he collaborated on CJ’s Pre-Ride Cold Brew. On this week’s [...]

September 4, 2018 Jon Podcast 1

First Job: Eric Yochim

In honor of Labor Day, I launch a new feature: First Jobs. On Mondays of each week, I’ll ask my guests what their first job was (or maybe it’ll be a different question, who knows!), and share with you their answers in a brief audio clip hyping this week’s show. [...]

September 3, 2018 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0


It’s time for the annual check-up into my life, and this year told through the prism of three bands. Here we go… *** Before our kids were in full-time day care, we spent a lot of time with them. I am intensely grateful for this time in retrospect because now [...]

August 28, 2018 Jon Blog, Music 0

Ep. 186: Jay Mays – Entrepreneur, Comic, Founder of Pitch Lab

Jay Mays is a former comic, an entrepreneur and the founder of Pitch Lab. And he's the guest on Ep. 186 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting August 22, 2018.

Better storytelling. Better delivery. Better room command. If you’re interested in leveling up any of these skills, then you’ve got to check out Pitch Lab. Founded by Jay Mays after he ended his stand-up comedy career, he’s honed the skills he learned behind a mic and is helping others apply [...]

August 21, 2018 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 185: Liz Marasco – Linguist, Program Manager for

Liz Marasco is a linguist and Program Manager for, and she is the guest on Ep. 185 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting August 8, 2018.

Liz Marasco is a linguist, having earned her MA in Linguistics from CU Boulder, and currently serves as Program Manager at Yes, is my sponsor, but they did not pay me to do this show. Zach Knaus is the head honcho at, and a longtime friend. So [...]

August 7, 2018 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 184: Kathy Walker – News Director, KOA NewsRadio

Kathy Walker, News Director at KOA NewsRadio in Denver is the guest on Ep. 184 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting August 1, 2018.

Kathy Walker is the News Director at 850 KOA NewsRadio in Denver. She has worked there since 1990. Any time I get to talk journalism, and radio in particular, I’m excited. Kathy’s had a fascinating career path having left college early to work as Marketing Director for a shopping mall [...]

July 31, 2018 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 183: Tucker Gumber – The Festival Guy

Tucker Gumber is The Festival Guy. He's written two books on the subject, launched an app called Festevo, and has attended 137 festivals in 7 years. He's the guest on Ep. 183 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting July 25, 2018.

I know him as Tucker Gumber, a good buddy from my days working at KCSU fm during college. If you know Tucker these days, it’s probably as The Festival Guy. You see, Tucker has gone to 137 festivals across seven years (seven in 2018 alone as of this writing in [...]

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