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SPECIAL EP: Karate Kid III Commentary featuring Brad Haag of Reel Nerds Podcast

Greetings fans of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, Reel Nerds Podcast, incredibly weird tone deaf second sequels to beloved classics, villainous ponytails, and whatever other signifiers brought you to this bizarre ass shit we’re here to give you! Welcome all! For years, Brad Haag (two-time guest on this show here and here) and I…

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Ep. 314: Brian Raftery – Movie and Pop Culture Journalist and Author

Brian Raftery is the author of Best. Movie. Year. Ever. How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen, which was one of my absolute favorite reads from this year. Here’s a couple of snippets from the description from Brian’s website: In 1999, Hollywood as we know it exploded: Fight Club. The Matrix. Office Space. Election. The Blair…

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Ep. 313: Jeff Kass – Author, Private Investigator, Former Journalist

Jeff Kass is a former journalist at the Rocky Mountain News and other outlets, wrote the definitive book about the Columbine tragedy, and is now a private investigator and head of Kass Research Group. I was introduced to him by my friend and guest on Episode 306 Jonathan Stine. On this week’s show we discuss…

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Ep. 312: Molly Smith – Professional Copywriter, Host of “Did That Age Well?”

Molly Smith is the Creator and Host of Did That Age Well? a show I was privileged enough to guest on a few short weeks ago talking about the hilariously droll 1999 comedy Office Space. I was introduced to Molly by my good friends at Discussion Combustion and it was during my delightful chat with…

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Ep. 311: Kaycee Heid – Registered Endocrinology Nurse, Former Punk Show Co-Host

Kaycee Heid is one of my best friends. I met her when I was 12, and our paths have crisscrossed ever since. We were in our middle school’s improv club together, we stayed pals throughout high school, we got into punk and ska music at the same time, we co-hosted The Bi-Polar Show on KCSU…

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Top 5 Favorite Songs That Have No Chorus

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday (now on Wednesday!), 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 the internet is STILL incredibly un-fun in 2021 and I enjoy blogging. It’s Friday Wednesday and these will be fun! This week’s…

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Ep. 310: Pete White and Brandon Kramer from The First Step

Brandon Kramer (pictured center) is the Director of, and Pete White is a participant in, The First Step, a documentary that follows CNN correspondent/progressive Van Jones, as he controversially crosses party lines to fight for bipartisan support for criminal justice reform and a more humane response to the addiction crisis during a divisive administration. The film…

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Top 5 Dumbest Reality TV Shows I Was DEEPLY Into

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 the internet is STILL incredibly un-fun in 2021 and I enjoy blogging. It’s Friday and these will be fun! This week’s list… Top 5 Dumbest…

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Ep. 309: Elias Plagianos – Creator of Hudson Falls, Champion of Independent TV

My coverage of Denver Film Festival 44 kicks off with Elias Plagianos, Creator of Hudson Falls, and a champion of Independent Television. What is Hudson Falls? Here’s the pitch from their website: The secrets of a small upstate town that revolve around an eccentric scientist (William Sadler) begin to unravel when a private eye from…

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Ep. 308: Andy Thomas – Musician, Deputy Director of Levitt Pavilion

Andy Thomas is Deputy Director of Levitt Pavilion Denver, a non-profit music venue established with the purpose of building community through music. Levitt Pavilion Denver operates on a mission to bridge cultural gaps and to find ways to erase divisions and embrace differences in our community. Andy has been playing music professionally since 2003, and…

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