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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 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?

We’ve All Earned Our Wings

Episode 30: “We’ve All Earned Our Wings”

JDK announces a new sponsor for the show – Airway Science for Kids – and outlines a few adjustments he’s making to the show. He then tells the illustrative story of Galina, a woman whose story you’ve likely never heard before, but one you will likely never forget.

Our ‘Best Idea’

Episode 29: “Our ‘Best Idea’”
JDK rolls into the studio from his road trip through several jewels of the National Park system, and reflects with Stacy Heller on them as hallmarks of freedom that exist alongside their not-so-spotless origins.

The Road to Minidoka

Episode 28: “The Road to Minidoka”

JDK calls in from Casper, Wyoming to reflect on another great American pastime; the summer road trip. Besides noting the joy and freedom of taking the road less traveled, JD also takes a moment to discuss the sites we try to pave over or ignore. Such is the case with Minidoka, one of ten Relocation Centers Japanese Americans were forced to stay from 1942-1945. JD reminds us that the only way past, is through.

On Past Times and Pastimes

Episode 27: “On Past Times and Pastimes”

JDK continues his reflections on Freedom by discussing the power and freedom he finds – and America long has, too – in his favorite sport: baseball.