Jon of All Trades

Jon’s Audio Resume Vol. 11 – Lobbying and Public Policy

Welcome to Jon’s Audio Resume, the Jon of All Trades solo exploration of all the weird ass jobs I’ve had in my life. This series runs in chronological order and here is my 11th job. Job: Communications Specialist, Policy Communications, Inc. Duration: October 2006 – April 2007 Pay: $35,000/yr. Did I get along [...]

July 17, 2018 Jon Jon's Audio Resume, Podcast 0

Ep. 181: Solo – Customer Service Spectacular!

Since I’ve been up to my ass in moving hell, and considering the subject of this week’s episode, I think it appropriate to drop a solo episode on you all. When you move, you end up working with a whole slew of subcontractors and I suppose it’s to be expected [...]

July 10, 2018 Jon Jon Eks Solo, Podcast 0

Ep. 180: Younger Than Neil – Denver Ska Band

Denver ska band Younger Than Neil is the guest on Ep. 180 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting June 20, 2018.

I saw Denver ska band Younger Than Neil open for Mustard Plug and the Bouncing Souls. They put on a killer set. Then my friend Jason put one of their songs on a road trip mix, and from there I downloaded their EP. The morning I listened to it, I couldn’t [...]

June 19, 2018 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 179: Caitlin – Advertising Agency (CONFIDENTIAL Series)

No, I didn’t actually talk to Peggy Olson, but I got the next best thing. I talk to my new friend Caitlin about her history of work in the advertising industry. As a business marketing major, and having gone to college near a lot of ad agencies, Caitlin decided to [...]

June 12, 2018 Jon CONFIDENTIAL Series, Podcast 0

Anthony Bourdain

I awoke this morning at 5:30 despite my best intentions, rolled over and looked at my phone. I opened Facebook and my friend Justin Finesilver had posted an article from with this headline: “CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61.” I read the article and began writing this tribute at 5:38. [...]

June 8, 2018 Jon Blog, Tribute 1

Ep. 178: CJ Latham – Founder of Bike A Latte

CJ Latham is the founder of Bike A Latte which makes Pre-Ride Cold Brew, and he's the guest on Ep. 178 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting June 6, 2018.

CJ Latham is the founder Bike A Latte. From their website: “Fueling athletes with the highest quality coffee the world has to offer. You take pride in your coffee. We exist to provide you with that high quality coffee experience any where your bike takes you. #CoffeePedalRepeat” He’s also my [...]

June 5, 2018 Jon Podcast 1

Ep. 177: Evan Weissman – Founder, Warm Cookies of the Revolution

Evan Weissman is the founder of Warm Cookies of the Revolution, and he's the guest on Ep. 177 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting May 30, 2018.

What is Warm Cookies of the Revolution? According to their founder Evan Weissman, it’s a “civic health club.” And what’s that? According to their website, “Well, you go to a gym to exercise your physical health, a religious institution to exercise your spiritual health, and a therapist to exercise your [...]

May 29, 2018 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 175: Cat Jaffee – Founder, House of Pod

Cat Jaffee is the founder of House of Pod, and she's the guest on Ep. 176 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting May 23, 2018.

Catherine de Medici Jaffee is a producer and founder of House of Pod. She spent many years as a National Geographic Explorer on the Turkish/Armenian/Georgian/Azerbaijani borders, she’s produced and consulted for Radiotopia and Gimlet, and she loves giving people chicken eggs. While the only part of that I cannot verify personally [...]

May 22, 2018 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 175: Vinnie Fiorello – Drummer and Lyricist, Less Than Jake

Vinnie Fiorello is the drummer and lyricist of Less Than Jake, and he's the guest on Ep. 175 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting May 16, 2018.

Vinnie Fiorello is the drummer and chief lyricist of Less Than Jake, which is, to put it mildly, only one of my absolute favorite bands of my entire freaking life. I’ve enthusiastically consumed Less Than Jake’s music for more than 20 years. I’ve seen them live more than 10 times. [...]

May 15, 2018 Jon Podcast 2

Ep. 174: Justin Finesilver – Foster Parent, Advocate

Justin Finesilver is a foster parent and advocate, and he is the guest on Ep. 174 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting May 9, 2018.

Justin Finesilver has been on my show before. He was Episode 70 where we talked about his 3-D Printing Store. He’s also presented at my nonprofit venture Mile High 100 on behalf of his nonprofit Pawsthetics. We knew each other in college and worked together at the radio station. Yet, [...]

May 8, 2018 Jon Podcast 0