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

Whitmore

Whitmore

So this show “1600 Penn” is starting and is billed as “NBC’s answer to Modern Family!” First, anytime a show is billed as “whoever’s answer to whatever,” that show invariably is going to suck. “Modern Family” was successful because it was a fresh take on the traditional family sitcom with [...]

January 10, 2013 Jon Blog, Film and Television, Goofiness 4

CHEATERS!

CHEATERS!

Today, this year’s inductees for the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, and this will most likely be the first empty class since 1996. As fucking stupid as this is (and it is), it’s only emboldened by didactic fatheads who think their job is not solely to write about expensive [...]

January 9, 2013 Jon Blog, Sports 5

Neighbors

Neighbors

There’s a special moment in every homeowner’s life where his neighbor emerges from his garage that directly faces yours, and you think: “How have I lived here three goddamn years and never seen this person before?” In my little cluster of townhomes, there are like 64 different residents, and I [...]

January 7, 2013 Jon Blog, Inside My Head 3

Unescorted

Unescorted

I love being in the city. Kristin and I recently went to San Francisco where I had a work conference. I always appreciate when work obligations happen in good tourism cities because I’ll typically tack a couple of days onto the end of the trip and enjoy the city at [...]

January 4, 2013 Jon Blog, Travel 2

Twitter

Twitter

Very quickly, and hopefully not too confusing… For those of you who were previously following @EksAxis on Twitter, you’re now following @MeetJonEks. For many of you, this means you are no longer getting my most up to date Tweets. For those of you who were previously following @CruJonesSociety on Twitter, [...]

January 2, 2013 Jon News 0

Authenticity

Authenticity

Thanks to a recent conversation on Facebook with my friend Dustin and his friend Casey, I have been thinking about irony and authenticity a lot. Here are some of the contributing factors to my thoughts about these topics. [...]

January 2, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants 1

Resolve

Resolve

I don’t generally make firm new year’s resolutions for the same reason I don’t make specific plans for when I go on vacation – you only open yourself to disappointment. However, in the spirit of not shitting all over yet another commonly held cultural tradition again, I implore you to [...]

December 31, 2012 Jon Blog, Inside My Head 0

Superstardom

Superstardom

I always feel like I’m on the verge of writing the next great pop song. I feel the art within me dying to break free and a big, beautiful hook that enraptures the masses with its incessant catchiness and wins over the music cognoscenti with its subtle instrumentation and gentle [...]

December 27, 2012 Jon Blog, Goofiness, Music 0

Covered

Covered

Today is Christmas Eve. You are almost certainly preparing for/looking forward to/dreading spending time with your friends and family today and/or tomorrow. Good luck with whatever the hell you’re doing the next two days. I imagine within the last two weeks or so, you attended (or at least heard about) [...]

December 24, 2012 Jon Blog, Music 0

Run

Run

You know how horses can take a dump while they’re running or walking, but the same is not true of peeing? I assume the same is true for humans given that I’ve seen Raab Himself shit himself while running full speed on one of those old CKY videos, which is [...]

December 21, 2012 Jon Blog, Goofiness, Sports 2