Jon of All Trades

Ep. 111: Lynn Bartels – CO Secretary of State’s Office, Former Political Reporter Denver Post

Lynn Bartels, Communications Director for Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, is the guest on Ep 111 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting October 19, 2016.

Lynn Bartels is one of the most respected political reporters in Colorado. It was a sad day for many of us more than a year ago when she accepted a buyout from the Denver Post and went to work for Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. Fortunately she’s still writing [...]

October 18, 2016 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 110: Jake Gamsky – Aerospace Engineer, Founder of Universal Achievement Holistic Tutoring

Jake Gamsky, an aerospace engineer and the founder of Universal Achievement, a holistic tutoring company, is the guest on Ep. 110 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting on October 12, 2016.

Jake Gamsky is not a rocket scientist. “I’m actually an aerospace engineer,” he corrected me when I asked if he could be called a rocket scientist. I both appreciated his nuance in the nomenclature of his job, and chuckled at the idea of someone smart enough to turn down the [...]

October 11, 2016 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 109: Suzi Q. Smith – Slam Poet, Artist, Activist

Suzi Q. Smith, slam poet and Executive Director of Slam Poetry, Inc. is the guest on Ep. 109 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting October 5, 2016.

Suzi Q. Smith is a slam poet, an artist, an activist, the Executive Director of Poetry Slam, Inc., and yet another escapee from the corporate world. And this episode is once again loaded with fascinating insights from across Suzi’s life, her work, her achievement of her childhood dream of becoming [...]

October 4, 2016 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 108: DJ Erin Stereo – DJ, Turntablist, Former 911 Dispatcher

DJ Erin Stereo, a DJ, turntablist, and former 911 dispatcher, is the guest on Ep 108 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting September 28, 2016.

I intended to talk to DJ Erin Stereo about her career and work as a DJ and turntablist – which I did, at quite length too – but I ended up asking her a ton of questions about her former career as a 911 dispatcher. So this episode is like [...]

September 27, 2016 Jon Podcast 0

Rooster & Moon

Jon of All Trades pays tribute to Rooster & Moon, closing on September 30, 2016.

It’s September 22 as I type this at the bar of Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub. Eight days from now, Rooster & Moon will close its doors and say goodbye to the community. I’ve written and podcasted about my love for this place before – notably here, here, and here, [...]

September 22, 2016 Jon Tribute 0

Special Ep: Jon Eks Solo – Parenting

Jon Eks spends his fourth solo episode talking about parenting his two girls. This special Jon of All Trades episode debuts September 13, 2016.

It’s been awhile since I’ve forced myself to talk into a mic and talk stream-of-consciousness for half an hour, so let’s do that. I went into this week’s episode with only one pre-determined question I wanted to address. It’s a question I get frequently both from parents and norms alike [...]

September 13, 2016 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 107: Scoop Siemsen – KBPI Morning Show Host and Producer

Scoop Siemsen, host and producer of the 106.7 KBPI Your Morning Show, is the guest on Ep 107 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting September 7, 2016.

Scoop Siemsen is producer and co-host of Your Morning Show on 106.7 KBPI fm in Denver. He’s also an alumnus of Colorado State University, and former radio star at KCSU fm. And that’s how I met him. Radio is near and dear to my heart. I don’t know what it [...]

September 6, 2016 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 106: John Wenzel – Denver Post Reporter, Journalist, Entertainment Columnist

John Wenzel, journalist and reporter with the Denver Post, is the guest on Ep 106 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting August 31, 2016.

John Wenzel has worked for the Denver Post for 16 years. That’s a long time to be in any one job, and fairly extraordinary in terms of writing for one newspaper. As is standard practice with most journalists, you can find him with bylines at Esquire, Splitsider, Vice, Rolling Stone, [...]

August 30, 2016 Jon Podcast 0


Jon Eks turned 35 this week, which means he can run for President. Here's his 35th Birthday Mix CD.

I turned 35 this year. That means as of last Sunday I am legally eligible to run for President of the United States of America. I have no plans ever to do this, but for whatever reason I’ve always measured birthdays this way. Some of them are obvious – 16 [...]

August 30, 2016 Jon Music 0

Ep. 105: Michelle Gutschick – Creator of Shelly Homemaker, Entrepreneur, Craft and DIY Guru

Michelle Gutschick is the creator of Shelly Homemaker, and she's an entrepreneur and a DIY and craft guru. She's the guest on Ep. 105 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting August 17, 2016.

Michelle Gutschick is an entrepreneur who’s created too many small businesses to list here. Her current venture is Shelly Homemaker, featuring “Handcrafted items for homes, and the homemakers that run them.” On this week’s show, Michelle talks not only about the formation of Shelly Homemaker, but an almost unquenchable entrepreneurial [...]

August 16, 2016 Jon Podcast 0