Jon of All Trades
  • 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.

    Ep. 212: Ryzin – Professional Wrestler

    (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

  • 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

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

    Ep. 211: Michael Roberts – Denver Westword

    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

  • 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

  • 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.

    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

First Job: Dr. Martin Carcasson

Martín Carcasson, Ph.D., is a professor in the Communication Studies department of Colorado State University, and the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD). He’s also the first guest of 2019 on the Jon of All Trades Podcast, and his episode (Ep. 203) debuts Wednesday, January [...]

January 7, 2019 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

First Job: Peter Moore

Peter Moore (left), is Chairman & CEO of Vital for Colorado, and he shares his first job with Jon of All Trades on December 21, 2018.

It’s First Jobs week here at the Jon of All Trades Podcast! In lieu of doing a long form episode this week, I’m highlighting some of my favorite professional people as they tell me all about their first jobs. Peter Moore (left), pictured above with Rich Coolidge (another one of [...]

December 21, 2018 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

First Job: Lynn Granger

Lynn Granger, Director of Operations for Colorado Concern, shares with Jon of All Trades her first job, debuting on December 20, 2018.

It’s First Jobs week here at the Jon of All Trades Podcast! In lieu of doing a long form episode this week, I’m highlighting some of my favorite professional people as they tell me all about their first jobs. Lynn Granger, seen above in a screengrab doing Vital for Colorado [...]

December 20, 2018 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

Muppet Babies Characters, Ranked

Jon of All Trades ranks the Muppet Babies characters from Animal to Fozzie. December 18, 2018.

Almost three years ago, I, a parent of young children, took it upon myself to provide you, presumably since you’re reading this, also the parent of young children, the service of ranking all the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters. You’re welcome. I’m happy to report that while the reign of tyranny [...]

December 19, 2018 Jon Blog, Film and Television, Parenthood 0

First Job: Debbie Brown

It’s First Jobs week here at the Jon of All Trades Podcast! In lieu of doing a long form episode this week, I’m highlighting some of my favorite professional people as they tell me all about their first jobs. Today I’ve got Debbie Brown (pictured above with her son Trevor [...]

December 18, 2018 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

First Job: Braden Dick

Braden Dick, founder of Global Meeting Technologies and Mile High 100, shares his first job on the Jon of All Trades Podcast, December 17, 2018.

It’s First Jobs week here at the Jon of All Trades Podcast! In lieu of doing a long form episode this week, I’m highlighting some of my favorite professional people as they tell me all about their first jobs. Today I’ve got Braden Dick, my co-founder of Mile High 100 [...]

December 17, 2018 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

Ep. 202: Shawn Marek – Producer for PodcastOne, Wrestling Nerd

Shawn Marek is a Producer for PodcastOne, notably the Stone Cold Podcast, and he's the guest on Ep. 202 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting December 12, 2018.

Shawn Marek is a producer for PodcastOne, the largest advertiser-supported, on-demand digital audio network. Of the eight or so shows he produces, by far and away my favorite one is The Steve Austin Show. Turns out, Shawn and I exist in just about perfect parallel dimensions considering we both began our [...]

December 11, 2018 Jon Podcast 0

Jon’s Audio Resume Vol. 12 – PR Professional

Jon Ekstrom of the Jon of All Trades Podcast with Mike Gaughan, Chairman of MGA Communications before their interview in March of 2014.

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 12th job. Job: Account Executive/Account Manager – MGA Communications, Inc. Duration: April 2007 – December 2010 Pay: ~$40,000/yr. Did [...]

December 4, 2018 Jon Jon's Audio Resume, Podcast 0

Ep. 200: Kristin Crites – My Wife, Friend, Consigliere, and Inspiration

Kristin Crites is my wife, friend, consigliere, and inspiration and she's my very special guest on Ep. 200 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting November 28, 2018.

As I approached Episode 200, a crazy milestone I never envisioned hitting when I started this show four and a half years ago, I knew I wanted to give you something I never had before. Because once you hit 200 episodes, you’ve necessarily covered a lot of ground. I’ve had [...]

November 27, 2018 Jon Podcast 0

Ep. 199: Jello Biafra, Groovie Mann, Julia Nash & Mark Skillicorn – Wax Trax!

(left to right) Mark Skillicorn, Julia Nash, (me), Jello Biafra, and Groovie Mann are part of Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records, and they're the guests on Ep. 199 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast from Denver Film Festival 2018 #DFF41, debuting November 15, 2018.

Here’s the synopsis of Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records: From humble beginnings in Denver, Colorado, Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher built one of the most influential American independent record labels. In 1978 they opened Wax Trax! Records in Chicago, Illinois, which would evolve into a record store [...]

November 15, 2018 Jon Denver Film Festival 2018, Podcast 0