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Ep. 238: Ramesh Madakasira – Creator of Urban Village Eat & Sip

Ramesh Madakasira is the creator of Urban Village Eat & Sip, located at 9234 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 700 in Lone Tree, CO. He’s also an IT professional who manages teams in the US and India. I sat down inside Urban Village with Ramesh and he bestowed upon me a pot of chai and an…

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First Job: Ramesh Madakasira

Ramesh Madakasira is the creator of Urban Village Restaurant in Lone Tree and an IT developer with teams in the US and India. He’s the guest on Ep. 238 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, which debuts Wednesday, January 15 in a fascinating and far-reaching chat. But first, Ramesh tells the story of opening…

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Ep. 237: Monalicious – Artist, Musician, Community Leader

Mona Magno, better known as Monalicious, is a musical momma, video queen and community leader from Denver, CO.  Currently she writes and performs with her band (formerly known as Twin Flame Medicine). Her sound has been defined as sweet nectar soul juice. Aside from creating music, Mona is the founder and executive director of a…

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First Job: Monalicious

Mona Magno, better known as Monalicious, is a musical momma, video queen and community leader from Denver, CO.  She’s got an incredible amount of projects going, and we spend nearly an hour talking about them in an absolutely fascinating chat. That episode drops on Wednesday, January 8. But first, Mona shares with me the story…

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Ep. 236: Gerald Rivers – Pro Football Player, Business Development at Bulow Jewelers

Gerald Rivers is new to the team at Bulow Jewelers, but being new to an organization has never been a challenge for him. When you’re a professional athlete, you find yourself integrating yourself into new cultures frequently, and, in his case, learning a brand new playbook every time you change teams. Gerald’s good at this,…

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First Job: Gerald Rivers

Gerald Rivers is a professional football player (formerly of the NFL, currently of the XFL), and serves in business development for Bulow Jewelers. We talk jewelry, football, career transitions, and a ton more on his full episode that drops on Wednesday, December 4. But first, Gerald shares with me his first job digging fence post…

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Ep. 235: The First Jobs of Denver Film Festival 42

Happy Thanksgiving week! In honor of most people having a few days off (save for the poor retail people who get to see certain subsets of humanity at their absolute worst), let’s spend some time talking about First Jobs. While covering Denver Film Festival 2019 (#DFF42), I actually remembered to ask each guest about their…

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Ep. 234: Trey Edward Shults – Director of Waves

My last interview from Denver Film Festival 42 is an exciting one. I’ve got Trey Edward Shults, Director of Waves, a movie I’ve scarcely stopped thinking about since I saw it about two weeks ago. Here’s what I wrote after watching it: “This film is visceral and thrilling and harrowing, but also quiet and contemplative…

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Ep. 233: Jeffrey McHale – Director of You Don’t Nomi

Jeffrey McHale is the Director, Writer, Editor and Producer of You Don’t Nomi, a film described thusly: “A chorus of film critics and fervent devotees explore the complicated afterlife of 1995’s biggest film flop, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls, from disastrous release to cult adoration and extraordinary redemption.” In many ways, this documentary felt like it was…

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Ep. 232: Nate Bakke, Pete Gardner and Dan Cummings – Man Camp

Coming to you from Denver Film Festival 2019 (DFF42), is Man Camp, directed by Nate Bakke, written by Daniel Cummings (who also stars), and starring Pete Gardner (who is best known for his work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). The movie is a comedy about three brothers who commemorate their dad each year at their cabin, but…

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