Jon of All Trades
  • Thirty-eight

    Every year I make a new playlist on my birthday to commemorate the year that was, and write about it. This year, I’ve broken the

  • Dustin Wendling is an old friend of mine and lives a fascinating life. He's the guest on Ep. 224 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting August 28, 2019.

    Ep. 224: Dustin Wendling – Global Citizen

    I’ve known Dustin Wendling since I was 12 years old. I joined Ralston Elementary School in 6th grade, and we hit it off pretty quickly.

  • First Job – Dustin Wendling

    Dustin Wendling is an old friend of mine doing a complex and important job as an ex-pat living in Mexico City. Honestly, though, we don’t

  • Evan Fries, Noah Mittman, and Taylor Oxley are Snowman Films and they're the guest on Ep. 223 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting August 21, 2019.

    Ep. 223: Noah, Evan and Taylor – Snowman Films

    Noah Mittman, Evan Fries, and Taylor Oxley are three creative professionals associated with Snowman Films and The Unfinished Degree Podcast. Snowman Films is an award-winning

  • First Job: Noah Mittman

    Noah Mittman is the head honcho at Snowman Films, an award-winning video production company, and content marketing subscription service based in Golden, Colorado.  His full

First Job: Erin Parisi

Erin Parisi is the founder of TranSending 7, and she’s the guest on Ep. 215 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast this Wednesday, June 12. She’s got a story to tell, and you definitely don’t want to miss this one. But first, Erin shares with us the story of [...]

June 10, 2019 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

Ep. 214: Old 121 Brewhouse

Brett Zahrte (left) and Jason Bailey are two of the founders of Old 121 Brewhouse. They're the guests on Ep. 214 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting June 5, 2019.

Jason Bailey and Brett Zahrte are two of the founders of Old 121 Brewhouse in Lakewood, CO. Their doors have been open for just over two months, so they sat down with me to discuss what they’ve learned, what’s been most surprising, and what’s next. Through my company, I helped [...]

June 4, 2019 Jon Podcast 0

First Job: Jason Bailey

Jason Bailey is the head brewer at Old 121 Brewhouse, and he, along with fellow co-founder Brett Zahrte, will be the guest on Ep. 214 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting Wednesday, June 5. It’s a great chat you won’t want to miss. But first, he shares with [...]

June 3, 2019 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

Ep. 213: I’m Back, Baby!

Straight from the heart, stream-of-consciousness to my mouth, and into your ears, here’s the episode where I re-launch the podcast. I talk what led to the show going on hiatus, my struggles with depression, my philosophy on business, toss in a few outdated pop culture references, use a ton of [...]

May 28, 2019 Jon Jon Eks Solo, Podcast 0

Ep. 212: Ryzin – Professional Wrestler

Ryzin is an independent professional wrestler and author of Helluva Confessional, and he's the guest on Ep. 212 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting April 4, 2019.

(Rob) Ryzin is an independent professional wrestler who I talked to on Episode 59 of this show. A lot has changed in the nearly four years since he appeared last, and we get into all of it here on this week’s show. For starters, Ryzin earned himself an official WWE [...]

April 3, 2019 Jon Podcast 0

First Job: Ryzin

Rob Ryzin (now just going by the name Ryzin) is an independent professional wrestler who last year earned a tryout with the WWE. He was a guest on this show four years ago, and a lot has happened since then including the aforementioned tryout, a complete reinvention of his character, [...]

April 2, 2019 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

Ep. 211: Michael Roberts – Denver Westword

Michael Roberts, reporter for the Denver Westword, is the guest on Episode 211 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting March 27, 2019.

Michael Roberts has been writing for the Denver Westword since 1990. He began as a Music Editor, but has written about pretty much everything ever since. He’s a dynamite (and incredibly prolific) reporter, but I’d argue one of his finest qualities is his long form interviews. As an interviewer myself, [...]

March 26, 2019 Jon Podcast 0

First Job: Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts has been a reporter for the Westword for nearly 29 years. He’s a journalist I admire greatly, and he is the new speed record holder for responding to me. His full episode goes live Wednesday, March 27. But before we get there, I asked him about his first [...]

March 25, 2019 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

Reflections on Five Years

Holland Darcy, former start of MTV's Road Rules and The Challenge is the guest Ep 101 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting July 13, 2016.

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 [...]

March 19, 2019 Jon Blog, News 0

Jon’s Audio Resume Vol. 13: Marketing Manager, Energy Drink

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 13th job. Job: Marketing Manager, Energy Drink Company (will remain unnamed)Duration: March 2010 – May 2010Pay: $45,000/yr.Did I get [...]

March 12, 2019 Jon Jon's Audio Resume, Podcast 0