Jon

Forty-one

In December 2020, Jason, Kristin and I bought two lockdown livestreams of musical performances, The Bouncing Souls and Less Than Jake. We all desperately missed going to live concerts, so we did our best to re-create the experience. We turned the lights off in the basement, stood behind the couch instead of sitting on it,…

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Ep. 335: Jon Eks Solo – An Ode to Summer

Summer is my favorite season by far. And it’s this time of year that I start to feel a tinge of melancholy because I know this magical time is ending, which also happens to coincide with my birthday. Why do I love summer so much? I answer that question from as many angles as possible…

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Ep. 334: Kyle Krueger – Co-Founder of Kru Creative

Kyle Krueger is the Co-Founder of Kru Creative. When you visit their website, you’re greeted with this: “CREATIVITY IS FUNDAMENTAL TO HUMAN CONNECTION. It is not about standing out anymore, it is about connecting. We curiously explore your problems and why they matter.  And deliver impactful graphic and motion design solutions.” I like that, and it’s…

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Top 5 Realizations I Had While at Water World This Week

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because it’s now 2022 and I still find myself BEGGING the internet for fun little diversions to read, so I have to create some of this…

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Ep. 333: Ryan Estes – Co-Founder of Kitcaster

Ryan Estes is the Co-Founder of Kitcaster, the world’s premier podcast booking agency. He’s also a podcasting OG whose podcasting origin story goes back to 2008, so he’s been through virtually this entire industry’s evolution. More importantly, Ryan is someone I consider both a professional friend and role model. I can go months or even…

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Ep. 332: Stacey and Josh Davis – Co-Founders of JAD’s Mile High Smoke

Stacey and Josh Davis (pictured) are the Co-Founders of JAD’s Mile High Smoke, the first Cannabis Bar in Colorado. What is that? It’s just like any other bar, except you order cannabis products instead of alcohol products. Cool, right? Josh and Stacey certainly think so as they’re the very first ones to establish such a…

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Ep. 331: Conor McGahey – Radio Broadcaster for the Colorado Avalanche

Conor McGahey is the radio voice of the 2022 Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche for Altitude Sports. I talked to him the day after the celebratory parade that brought 500,000 people into the city (and no arrests!) about this insane Cup run, his career, and our mutual friend Reed Saunders (who is directly responsible for…

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Top 5 Sentimental Favorite Avalanche Players

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because it’s now 2022 and I still find myself BEGGING the internet for fun little diversions to read, so I have to create some of this…

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My Top 5 Top 5 Fun Friday Lists That Just Don’t Work

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because it’s now 2022 and I still find myself BEGGING the internet for fun little diversions to read, so I have to create some of this…

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Ep. 330: Jon Eks Solo – 40 Is a Mindf*ck

I’m not going to bore you with a lot of text here. I’ve been 40 years old for about 10 months and it’s a total mindfuck for two reasons: Ideally you have the freedom to be who you most want to be and the resources to achieve that; You are out of excuses for your…

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