Jon of All Trades Podcast

Ep. 367: Jean Eddy – Author, President & CEO of American Student Assistance (ASA)

Jean Eddy is the President and CEO of American Student Assistance (ASA) and the author of the book Crisis-Proofing Today’s Learners: Reimagining Career Education to Prepare Kids for Tomorrow’s World. During Jean’s tenure, ASA has pivoted from a 65-year history of helping students with college financing and repayment options to a new focus of helping…

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Jax

“Joy and Sean showed up at my apartment with a litter box, some food, and a box of cat toys.” This is Kristin telling me a story in 2004. We had met like a week earlier as we were both beginning graduate school at Colorado State in the same program. “And I said, ‘I don’t…

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Ep. 366: Shawn Drotar – Sports Media Personality of Mile High Sports

Shawn Drotar is the co-host of Sandy and Shawn on Mile High Sports as well as its Senior Editor. He has an incredible resume having done turns at ESPN and USA Today nationally, and a couple of tours of The Fan and Mile High Sports here in Denver. He has incredible intellect, insight and a…

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Ep. 365: Christopher Short – Quizmaster in Chief of Geeks Who Drink

Jeopardy! Superchamp Christopher Short returns to the show after first appearing 9 years ago in Episode 44 as part of #GeekMonth when he was but the Head Editor. I’ve always adored the whole vibe of Geeks Who Drink and used to play a ton. Then we had some damn wiener kids, go out a lot…

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Ep. 364: Jeremiah Ludemann of The Frickashinas

Jeremiah Ludemann is the guitarist for The Frickashinas, one of my favorite bands which is obvious since I’ve also interviewed their lead singer Justin Duran and featured them in the JOAT 50 Song Countdown. He’s also the mastermind behind 420 Punk Fest Denver, which is right around the corner. This dude and I hit it…

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Ep. 363: Gabriel Francis Paz Goodenough – Director of The Body Politic

Gabriel Francis Paz Goodenough is the Director of The Body Politic, which airs as part of the ACT Human Rights Film Festival, presented by the Colorado State University Department of Communication Studies. Here’s a synopsis of the film: Like many areas in the United States, the City of Baltimore has been plagued by gun violence….

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Ep. 362: Kathy Sabine – 10 Year Anniversary Pt. III

My thank you to you for helping this show reach its incredible 10 year milestone is the First Lady of Denver, Kathy Sabine. She is 9News Chief Meteorologist, joined 9News in 1993, and has won boatloads of Emmys and other awards. At this point, she is a Denver institution and a delight to pretty much…

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The Jon of All Trades 10th Anniversary Mailbag Pt. II

Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Mailbag Pt. II! As I like writing just as much as I like talking – truthfully, I probably like writing a little bit better if I’m being 100% honest – I wanted to pay heed to both artforms. Plus, I got an absolute shitload of questions, and I didn’t want…

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Ep. 361: The Jon of All Trades 10-Year Anniversary Mailbag!

This is the humble space where I produce this little show of mine for 10 years and counting. I’ve got my laptop, a monitor, a mic, an ergonomic upright mouse because I think I’m getting carpal tunnel from all the podcast editing I do, my Zoom recorder, pictures of my girls, sunglasses, and some of…

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Ep. 360: Jeff Suskin & Shalisa Pouw of DiningOut

Back in 2019, I reconnected with Shalisa Pouw – a friend from elementary school – and we talked about her work as a Denver Nuggets dancer, in the fitness industry, and for DiningOut. That episode can be found here. She’s back, and she’s brought her husband Jeff Suskin with her as I talk to the…

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