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Reflections on Five Years

This week the Jon of All Trades Podcast celebrates five years of being on the air and more than 200 guests. I realize as I write this, that’s longer than I’ve done any one thing professionally. My longest actual job tops out at four years and five months. I wrote Cru Jones Society for just…

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Blog: Back in the (office) saddle, and I launch a new series

People often ask me, “What’s your ultimate goal for Deft Communications?” which I suppose is an honest enough question, but never fails to make me laugh both because of how boring and seemingly unambitious my answer is. Here’s my honest answer: All I want is for Deft Communications to do well enough to where I…

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Vote for Jon of All Trades in the Westword’s Best of Denver Readers’ Choice Awards

Dear Jon of All Trades Listener, Well, holy shit! The Jon of All Trades Podcast is a finalist in the Westword’s Best of Denver 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, and it’s because of you. Thank you to everyone who took a moment to nominate this show a couple of weeks ago when the nomination period opened….

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Jon of All Trades Returns February 17 with Thomas Harding

It’s been far too long… so hello again! As I post this, it’s approximately 15 degrees outside in Denver, there’s a wind that stings your face like an assault of needles, and my feet are so cold, I wish I didn’t have feet anymore. In short, it’s winter, and I hate it. One coping mechanism…

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So, here’s what’s up…

It’s been quiet around these parts lately, yes? First of all, hi! Secondly, it was not my intention for it to echo with silence around here for an entire month that followed nearly another month of silence and wither literally all the good vibes coming off the Denver Film Festival that I could. This was…

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Coming This Week (10.26.15): Bill Jerke

This week’s guest is former state legislator, former Weld County Commissioner, former owner of a Christmas tree farm, and current Executive Director of FUEL, Bill Jerke. Bill is someone I’ve had the privilege of working with directly for the last five years, and someone I argue has a keener understanding of the history of agriculture,…

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Coming This Week (10.18.15): Tom Haren

This week’s guest is Tom Haren, CEO of AGPROfessionals, a full-service agricultural development company providing services for the agriculture industry across the United States. Normally, I like to feature a lot about my guests biographically, but that’s not the way this week’s show goes. I consider this a bit of a shame considering what an interesting…

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Coming This Week (10.12.15): Mike Henderson

I met Mike Henderson (pictured above holding a boom mic) for the first time last week. We chatted at his house and recorded the conversation. What resulted was an extraordinarily fun, lively discussion about – and this is not an all-inclusive list – the band Cannibal Corpse, the films of Ed Wood (Mike’s own company…

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Coming This Week (10.5.15): Jake Browne

This week’s guest is Jake Browne, who has so much going on that he’s likely going to make this preview look like spam thanks to all the links I need to use to point you to all his projects. [big deep breath in] Here we go… Jake is the host of Uncalled Four, an interactive…

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Coming This Week (9.28.15): Eric Farone and Denise Maes

This week’s guests are Eric Farone and Denise Maes, co-founders of the Bovine Metropolis Theater, the first dedicated school and theater for improvisation in the Rocky Mountain region and teaches the art of accepting the unknown gracefully. Having just completed Improv Level 1 at the Bovine, I was jazzed to learn about the Theater’s origins,…

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