Jon of All Trades

Special Ep: Jon Eks Solo – Parenting

Jon Eks spends his fourth solo episode talking about parenting his two girls. This special Jon of All Trades episode debuts September 13, 2016.

It’s been awhile since I’ve forced myself to talk into a mic and talk stream-of-consciousness for half an hour, so let’s do that.

I went into this week’s episode with only one pre-determined question I wanted to address. It’s a question I get frequently both from parents and norms alike – “Is it harder going from zero children to one; or from one child to two?” And in my own circuitous, free-flowing way, I answer just that. And since there was a microphone in front of me, no one else around (a real rarity these days given my extensive professional obligations on top of my parental duties), and a style that takes me seemingly wherever the wind blows, here’s a snapshot of some of the things covered in this episode:

  • Why the new iPhone looks stupid and design choices in 2016 mostly suck (h/t to this article for inspiring this);
  • How writing that I get paid for is fucking up my writing-for-pleasure voice (or, alternately, “Why I Don’t Blog Anymore”);
  • How I’ve come to re-fall in love with the sunroof of my car;
  • Parents in breweries;
  • Why my kids listen to punk rock in the car, and why I find that important;
  • The real reason people’s marriages fail (at least, in my estimation);
  • And the search for authenticity in our jobs, our relationships, and how those pursuits all inform the search for authenticity in ourselves

I’m sure there’s more, but that’s all I can recall off the top of my head. And I’ll be honest with you… I haven’t re-listened to this episode. I recorded it, tacked on the intro and outro, and left it alone. So let’s all be surprised together at my all-over-the-map style and see what shakes loose. Hope you enjoy it.

Available for download on iTunes, stream on Stitcher, or at the Jon of All Trades homepage.

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