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

The Dog Ate My Happiness Project

Episode 40: “The Dog Ate My Happiness Project”

JDK reflects on what would’ve once been a disastrously difficult week, but wasn’t this time for reasons having to do with self care and focusing on finding meaning in life rather than pursuing “happiness.”

Before We Wait Til’ Next Year

Episode 39: “Before We Wait Til’ Next Year”
JDK puts on his baseball thinking cap to talk about the dangers of expectations in our lives; his favorite team – the Seattle Mariners- again missed the playoffs, but take a listen to find out why that’s not really what matters most in the story of their season.

Big Bird Could Save the World

Episode 38: “Big Bird Could Save the World”

JDK focuses on the lessons about cooperation we can apply today from two legendary Americans – the aviation legend Edgar Gorell, and Big Bird. Yes…THAT Big Bird.

Greetings From the Flight Deck

Episode 37: “Greetings From the Flight Deck”

JDK again calls in from the road – this time from Portland, OR – where he’s on an adventure with Airway Science for Kids, a nonprofit that helps historically underserved kids find career pathways in aerospace. But the ASK story is about people first, and aerospace second, as JDK found out to his delight.

Remembering 2,977

Episode 36: “Remembering 2,977”

JDK provides some thoughts and historical perspectives about how we remember and commemorate the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. As the years continue to pass, how can we continue to – or start to – live better lives in honor of those we lost that day?

Networking is Life, Part II

Episode 35: “Networking is Life, Part II”

Jenni Butz returns for more discussion about networking, with a focus this week on the challenges individuals and businesses face in becoming good networkers, and how the changing global economy is producing important conversations about equity and inclusion in business and in networking.

Networking is Life

Episode 34: “Networking is Life”

JDK welcomes special guest Jenni Butz – a networking expert with Business Networking International – for a discussion about howand successful networking and relationship building in business and in life is so vital.

Everyone Just Calm the <BLEEP> Down

Episode 33: “Everyone Just Calm the Down”

JDK takes a deep breath after a very full and challenging week. And, thanks to a short conversation with a fellow author, he remembered and reconnected with the importance of historical perspective and staying calm. With that in mind, he discusses the centrality of Calm in our daily lives and in overcoming the challenges we face – even global ones.

Let’s See How This Goes

Episode 32: “Let’s See How This Goes”

JDK detours from his regular programming to address the sudden collapse of Afghanistan to the Taliban, discuss where he thinks our focus should be, and to tell a story from the 1975 collapse of South Vietnam that might be helpful to hear and remember.

A Blow Up in Montana

Episode 31: “A Blow Up in Montana”

JDK recounts the tough true story – and the lessons learned from it – of the 1949 Mann Gulch wildfire and the young, brave “smokejumpers” who parachuted in to fight it. Behind it all is a larger question – how do we find or make meaning out of tragedy or failure?