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

Workout Song of the Moment #2

Workout Song of the Moment #2

Since my fat ass has actually been going to the gym consistently, I’ve had to add several songs to my workout rotation. What will follow is a periodic update of whichever song has given me added juice on the lifting machines or elliptical trainer. Download these yourselves and enjoy. “Whole [...]

February 6, 2013 Jon Blog, WSOM 0

Bueller

Bueller

My buddy Jason lent me a Face to Face/Dropkick Murphys split CD, and I was listening to it on my way to work the other day. The Face to Face songs were all decent, but felt like they were from the lesser part of their canon. As I’m pulling into [...]

February 4, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness 1

Siriusly

Siriusly

I cannot fully grasp how Sirius XM satellite radio makes money (it’s possible they don’t and their whole house of cards could come crashing down any minute), but I don’t give a shit. All I know is that I paid for an entire year of service for like a hundred [...]

February 1, 2013 Jon Blog, Music 4

Murderhouse

Murderhouse

While eating some frozen entrée for lunch the other day that served as mere delivery device for the bottle of Sriracha I keep in my desk, I read this. The story tells of a Pennsylvania woman who sues the previous owners of her house for failing to disclose that one [...]

January 30, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants 5

Workout Song of the Moment #1

Workout Song of the Moment #1

Since my fat ass has actually been going to the gym consistently, I’ve had to add several songs to my workout rotation. What will follow is a periodic update of whichever song has given me added juice on the lifting machines or elliptical trainer. Download these yourselves and enjoy. “Hypnotize” [...]

January 28, 2013 Jon Blog, WSOM 1

Dictatorship

Dictatorship

Three years ago Kristin and I saw John Heffron at the Comedy Works downtown. He put on a reliably good set as we’d expected considering this was the second time we’d seen him. And then a fight broke out in the audience. Do you have any idea how trashy you [...]

January 25, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants 0

Butterfingers

Butterfingers

Written at 11:54 am, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Well, that was pretty much the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. Without dancing around this too much, here’s what you’re getting in for if you decide to read the rest of this, in plain, declarative form: I dropped my work [...]

January 23, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants 0

Carved

Carved

What happened here? That’s ¾ of a swastika I found carved into some wood above a urinal at a restaurant in Carson City, NV. Who the hell carves almost an entire swastika into something and then gives up? Can you imagine being this guy? Pulling out his Swiss Army Knife [...]

January 21, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness 0

Pilot

Pilot

I snapped this photo at Cherry Creek Mall. This hangs above that crazy play area where little kids run and play on big plastic-y structures of Looney Tunes characters. I have not been in there, but I imagine this play area to be extremely sticky, which is probably why some [...]

January 17, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness 1

Rawk

Rawk

Thanks to recent events in my professional life, I seem to be made of pure hate these days. I breathe distilled anger and shoot rage out of my glaring, black eye sockets. I’m on the verge of a panic attack roughly 95% of the time and feel my muscles vibrate [...]

January 14, 2013 Jon Blog, Inside My Head, Music 3