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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

My Body of Work, Play, and Everything In Between

Episode 108: “My Body of Work, Play, and Everything In Between”

Fresh off an epic spin class over the holiday weekend, JDK reflects back on his athletic experiences in life, focusing on the learning experience of what these provided him in terms of his integrated awareness today. Along the way, he asks us to consider and identify the activities we each have that bring together our minds, bodies, and spirits to move us forward in healthier directions. What mind his story tell you about YOU?

Every Day Can Be Opening Day

Episode 107: “Every Day Can Be Opening Day”

JDK welcomes his longtime friend, Seth Moorman, back to the show to talk about the challenges involved in the “expectations” we mistakenly put on ourselves and others. Using the lens of the new baseball season as a starting point, they discuss and reflect on stories of connection, loss, magical memories, and what it means to be truly human living among other humans. Share the episode with any of your longtime friends to see if you can relate! And be sure to check out Seth’s sports podcast, “Athletica Obscura” wherever you get your podcasts!

The Four Eric/ks

Episode 106: The Four Eric/ks 

In what he calls “a story of common threads”, JDK focuses on what he learned about himself from four people with one common name – Eric (or with a ‘k’), from early childhood through to today. Four different people, four different experiences (and a couple of them not-so-good) that ended up being uncommon sources of inspiration, humility, and growth.

The True Legend of ‘Goat Butt’

Episode 105: “The True Legend of ‘Goat Butt'”

JDK relays a deeply personal story about one of the most important experiences in his life, one that – unbeknownst to him at the time – prepared him to face the biggest crises he’s ever faced. Yet, it also prepared him to accept so much more good in his life than he once thought possible.

Painting A Larger Historical Picture

Episode 104: “Painting A Larger Historical Picture”

With March being Women’s History month, JDK takes a look at the “democratization” of historical narratives over the past half-century, and why these efforts are still necessary and why they need not be seen as threatening to anyone. He also explores why these stories receive so much pushback from some quarters, and how they can push each of us – no matter who we are – to grow and learn to live with discomfort AND better connection with others.

One Year Later

Episode 103: “One Year Later”

JDK reflects on the one year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by examining how the war has directly impacted the realities inside three towns outside the combat zone. Within each are stories of heartbreak, difficulty, and hope, and – perhaps – some ideas of how to move forward together.

The Way(s) to Love

Episode 102: “The Way(s) to Love”

With Valentine’s Day nearing, JDK casts a wide net around the concepts and experiences of love in all its forms, viewed through three distinct stories of love that illustrate a larger truth: that genuine Love of any kind (disconnected from attachment, control, and outcome) starts first and foremost with the interplay of Freedom and Connection.

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.