• (Rob) Ryzin is an independent professional wrestler who I talked to on Episode 59 of this show. A lot has changed in the nearly four

  • Rob Ryzin (now just going by the name Ryzin) is an independent professional wrestler who last year earned a tryout with the WWE. He was

  • Michael Roberts has been writing for the Denver Westword since 1990. He began as a Music Editor, but has written about pretty much everything ever

  • Michael Roberts has been a reporter for the Westword for nearly 29 years. He’s a journalist I admire greatly, and he is the new speed

  • This week the Jon of All Trades Podcast celebrates five years of being on the air and more than 200 guests. I realize as I

Ep. 212: Ryzin – Professional Wrestler

(Rob) Ryzin is an independent professional wrestler who I talked to on Episode 59 of this show. A lot has changed in the nearly four years since he appeared last, and we get into all of it here on this week’s show. For starters, Ryzin earned himself an official WWE [...]

April 3, 2019 Jon Podcast 0

First Job: Ryzin

Rob Ryzin (now just going by the name Ryzin) is an independent professional wrestler who last year earned a tryout with the WWE. He was a guest on this show four years ago, and a lot has happened since then including the aforementioned tryout, a complete reinvention of his character, [...]

April 2, 2019 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

Ep. 211: Michael Roberts – Denver Westword

Michael Roberts has been writing for the Denver Westword since 1990. He began as a Music Editor, but has written about pretty much everything ever since. He’s a dynamite (and incredibly prolific) reporter, but I’d argue one of his finest qualities is his long form interviews. As an interviewer myself, [...]

March 26, 2019 Jon Podcast 0

First Job: Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts has been a reporter for the Westword for nearly 29 years. He’s a journalist I admire greatly, and he is the new speed record holder for responding to me. His full episode goes live Wednesday, March 27. But before we get there, I asked him about his first [...]

March 25, 2019 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

Reflections on Five Years

This week the Jon of All Trades Podcast celebrates five years of being on the air and more than 200 guests. I realize as I write this, that’s longer than I’ve done any one thing professionally. My longest actual job tops out at four years and five months. I wrote [...]

March 19, 2019 Jon Blog, News 0

Jon’s Audio Resume Vol. 13: Marketing Manager, Energy Drink

Crafts

Welcome to Jon’s Audio Resume, the Jon of All Trades solo exploration of all the weird ass jobs I’ve had in my life. This series runs in chronological order and here is my 13th job. Job: Marketing Manager, Energy Drink Company (will remain unnamed)Duration: March 2010 – May 2010Pay: $45,000/yr.Did I get [...]

March 12, 2019 Jon Jon's Audio Resume, Podcast 0

Ep. 209: Shalisa Pouw – Event Planner, Entrepreneur

Shalisa Pouw is someone I met when I was 12. We were pals, and then she went to a different high school and we didn’t reconnect again until a few weeks ago. I’m so glad we did, because she’s got a fascinating work history. Thanks to Ginna Santy and Mel [...]

February 26, 2019 Jon Podcast 0

First Job: Shalisa Pouw

Shalisa Pouw is someone I first met when I was 12, and I’m thrilled to reconnect with her now. The best place to keep up with her multitude of ventures on her Instagram account @Shalisa_P, but I’ll also call out her work with DiningOut Events and The Wedding Event. More [...]

February 25, 2019 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0

Ep. 208: Dan Grant – Author, Electrical Engineer

Dan Grant is the author of The Singularity Witness and the upcoming Thirteen Across. I met him at an event hosted by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association last summer, which is the event that keeps on giving. On this week’s episode, we talk a great deal about the craft and process of [...]

February 19, 2019 Jon Podcast 0

First Job: Dan Grant

Dan Grant (right), is an author and an electrical engineer. His first novel, The Singularity Witness, is available on a variety of platforms, all of which you can find right here. He’s the guest on Ep. 208 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting this Wednesday, February 20. But first, he [...]

February 18, 2019 Jon First Jobs, Podcast 0