Jon of All Trades

Ep. 137: Dr. Patty Limerick – Colorado State Historian, Chair, Center for the American West

Dr. Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at CU Boulder. She is also the Colorado State Historian. She's the guest on Ep. 137 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting June 21, 2017.

Dr. Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a Professor of History. Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public and to demonstrating [...]

June 20, 2017 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 136: Robin Jennings Palmer – Parenting Extravaganza

Robin Jennings Palmer is a stay-at-home mother of five boys, and she is the guest on the Parenting Extravaganza of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting June 14, 2017.

Robin Jennings Palmer is the mother of five boys. Yes, five. And yes, she’s probably heard whatever you’re currently thinking about that. So, just for posterity, and because I had originally targeted this episode for Mother’s Day which got derailed because my back decided to stage a revolt against my [...]

June 13, 2017 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 135: Grape Expectations – Park Hill Liquor Store

Matt, Kate, and John King of Grape Expectations, a Park Hill liquor store that is the greatest, are the guests on the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting June 6, 2017.

Grape Expectations is my neighborhood liquor store. I’m there more frequently than I’d probably like to admit, but why wouldn’t I be? This store has cultivated an incredibly selection of craft beer, craft spirits, and wines from around the world, all of which is very helpfully provided to you by [...]

June 6, 2017 Jon Podcast 1

Ep. 134: Jon Eks Solo – Pain

It’s been a damn month since last I put up an episode. Why? Well, in a word, PAIN. Four Saturdays ago I made the cardinal mistake of lifting my daughter out of her crib and felt something tweak in my back. From there, hot pain knives shot down my sciatic [...]

May 23, 2017 Jon Jon Eks Solo, Podcast 3

Ep. 133: Eileen Agosta – Independent Filmmaker, TMD Films

Eileen Agosta is an independent filmmaker and the guest on Ep. 133 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting April 26, 2017.

Eileen Agosta is an independent filmmaker, the creative force behind TMD Films, works at the Emerging Filmmakers Project and Colorado Independent Women of Film, and is my guest on Ep. 133 of the podcast. On this week’s show we talk about the life of an independent filmmaker, how early dreams [...]

April 25, 2017 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 132: Rusty Butler – Reverend, United Methodist Church

Rusty Butler is the Reverend at Arvada United Methodist Church and he's the guest on Ep. 132 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting April 19, 2017.

Rusty Butler is the Reverend at Arvada United Methodist Church. He’s been a pastor for 22 years, and on this week’s show we talk about how he “got the call” to leave his job as a statistician and go into ministry full time. It’s not as glamorous or as mystic [...]

April 18, 2017 Jon Podcast 3

Ep. 131: Scott Yates – Entrepreneur, Daylight Savings Time Abolitionist

Scott Yates is founder of BlogMutt and is seeking to end the time change, and he's the guest on Ep. 131 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting April 12, 2017.

Scott Yates is a former journalist, founder of MyTrafficNews.com, Legislative Database, and BlogMutt. He’s also the guy you can thank when he succeeds in ending the stupid time change in this country that screws up your circadian rhythm, messes up your kids, and ultimately has deadly consequences. That’s right… DEADLY! [...]

April 11, 2017 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 130: Brad Swartzwelter – Train Conductor, Union President, Author

Brad Swartzwelter is a train conductor, union president, and author of "Faster Than Jets" a book about high speed maglev trains, and he's the guest on Ep. 130 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting April 5, 2017.

Brad Swartzwelter is a train conductor, President of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail Transit Workers Local 166, and author of Faster Than Jets, a book dedicated to examining high speed travel via maglev trains. On this week’s show, Brad shares with me a charming story of how, while skiing at [...]

April 4, 2017 Jon Podcast 0

Happy Friday: Ducks Fly Together

And we’re back! You know we couldn’t do a week’s worth of blogs without returning to the well of Happy Friday. It’s been officially 5 years and 8 days since we’ve written one of these things, so for those of you new here, you might be wondering why I’m writing [...]

March 30, 2017 Jon Blog, Goofiness 0

Nostalgic Pointlessness

some…BODY once told me… As someone who founded a website that featured pop culture criticism and analysis virtually every day, it pains me to write this: So much of pop culture writing is pointless. Whether this is by accident, or whether marketers are brilliant, it seems that since I’ve turned [...]

March 30, 2017 Jon Blog, Film and Television, Music 0