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Ep. 336: David Roth – Editor at Defector

David Roth is an Editor at Defector.com, one of my absolute favorite websites (and, by their own tagline “The last good website), and he’s in that photo showing me a baseball card for Lastings Milledge, who is a definitely a guy some of us remember. David is a superlative writer and while the bulk of…

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Ep. 355: 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. 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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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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Ep. 329: Justin Duran – Lead Singer of The Frickashinas and Center Scenes

I first met Justin Duran in like 2002 when he was fronting a band called Dysarranged. He was a guest on my college radio show in preparation for a big, all-day punk rock festival one of my colleagues was putting on. We hit it off immediately. When Dysarranged broke up, Justin (and his co-lead Brian,…

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Ep. 328: Megan Carvajal – Executive Director of The Blue Bench

Megan Carvajal is the Executive Director of The Blue Bench, the Denver Metro Area’s comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center, and an organization to which I have given money for many years. If you’d like to give money yourself, you can do that through this link. On this week’s episode, we discuss how Megan…

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Ep. 327: Joe O’Dea – Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate from Colorado

Joe O’Dea is currently running for a seat in the United States Senate representing Colorado and seeking to defeat incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet. Here are the first few sentences from his “Meet Joe” page on his campaign website: Joe’s a political outsider, and a conservative. Joe O’Dea is the CEO of a Colorado construction company…

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Ep. 326: Kyle Ryan – Creator of Band Name Bureau

If you were a fan of The AV Club, as I was and largely still am, then it’s safe to assume one of the features you looked forward to at the end of each year was The Year in Band Names. The creator of that delightful and staggering annual piece of work was Kyle Ryan….

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Ep. 325: Julio Trujillo – Co-Founder of Colorado Trivia League

Julio Trujillo made his first appearance on this show more than 7 years ago on Episode 42 as part of pub quiz juggernaut team The Slumpbusters. Since then, he’s gone on to be a runner-up on Jeopardy! and a winner of the ABC game show The Chase, while still kicking ass at pub quiz all…

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