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This Show is All About You

Welcome to This Show is All About You hosted by JDK Wyneken - author, historian, poet, and social commentator with lots to say on lots of things. Join him every week as he explores what it means to be you, by hearing about him and his take on the world around us as found in history, current affairs, literature, media, sports, and whatever else there is to explore. Take what you want from JDK’s unique outlook and good humor, all with a healthy dose of emotional intelligence, personal connection, and strategic irreverence for the Way Things Are Usually Done.

Latest Episodes

Remembering to Be Where My Feet Are

Episode 101: “Remembering to Be Where My Feet Are”

JDK weaves together three stories about Remembrance focused around International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Astronaut Remembrance Day, and his own personal history – all of which have important landmark dates this past week. How do we balance honoring the past without being shackled by it in the present? Take a listen and see if JDK’s thoughts about it resonate with you….

How I Count(ed) to One Hundred

Episode 100: “How I Count(ed) to One Hundred” 

JDK commemorates the hundredth (!) episode of the show by taking listeners down memory lane on how he got started in podcasting and why. The story is one of taking new steps and risks, learning from past mistakes, and learning better how to connect with himself and others through emotional vulnerability and staying in the present moment. Here is to (at least) 100 more episodes to come!

The Day I Met Lester

Episode 99: “The Day I Met Lester”

JDK takes this MLK holiday episode to talk about the powerful day he had years ago in Washington, D.C., when a chance meeting with a stranger named Lester became a lifelong bond – and a foundational life lesson – in just a few hours.

Time To Mix Things Up A Bit

Episode 98: “Time to Mix Things Up A Bit”

In the first episode of 2023, JDK rings in the new year with some adjustments to the show format, with a new emphasis on storytelling, various goings-on in his own life, and listener feedback. Check it out for yourself and see how his and other people’s stories might just, in some way, be a part of your own. 

Time To Mix Things Up A Bit

In the first episode of 2023, JDK rings in the new year with some adjustments to the show format, with a new emphasis on storytelling, various goings-on in his own life, and listener feedback. Check it out for yourself and see how his and other people’s stories might just, in some way, be a part of your own.

The 2022 Human Spirit Episode

Episode 97: “The 2022 Human Spirit Episode”

JDK wraps up the show’s run through 2022 by taking a unique look back on the biggest stories in the news – both good and bad – and reflecting on what it can all mean for each of us, depending on how we see ourselves and act in the here and now. Underneath it all are some big and inspiring things that unite us all as humans, and can bring forward all the positives we choose to prioritize. Happy Holidays to all!

One Man’s Show”

Episode 96: “One Man’s Show”

JDK begins a multi-episode look back on 2022 by sharing with listeners what his past year has looked and felt like, with a number of updates on things like his writing projects, his efforts to publish his book, and how his day-in-day-out relationships with himself and others have grown and shifted over the past year. It’s a decidedly personal episode that, he bets, will resonate with you in some way. 

This World Cup Runneth Over and it’s Making A Mess

Episode 95: “This World Cup Runneth Over and it’s Making A Mess”

JDK takes a close look at the controversies surrounding the ongoing World Cup in Qatar, and uses it as a lens to examine how and why we as sports fans make the choices we do to support events, sports, and leagues that don’t often match up to the ethical standards we so often demand of ourselves and others. While no clear answer exists, just sitting with the tensions involved can be instructive in helping us see the why of what we do. 

Innies and Outies

Episode 94: “Innies and Outies”

Inspired in equal measure by last week’s launch of the Artemis I rocket to the Moon and the approaching Thanksgiving holiday in America, JDK discusses the connections we have between exploring outer space(s) and our inner spaces of spirit, emotion, and intuition. What emerges is yet more exploration and discovery that can – if we choose – improve our own inner landscapes and then transform outer ones.

Predictions Are Stupid

Episode 93: “Predictions Are Stupid”

The midterm elections surprised us all – but why?? It’s the question JDK asks us all to consider in this episode as we figure out why the forecasted “red wave” made only a splash. Could it be that our own focus on trying to control outcomes – predictions – could be a major problem for us? Are there better ways to frame and understand how elections work? To what degree is the history of elections helpful or harmful in ascertaining where the country is at any given moment? Take a listen and hear JDK’s suggestions while you consider some of your own.