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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

The Heat of the Moment

Episode 25: “The Heat of the Moment”

Sweltering in the worst heat wave the Pacific Northwest has ever seen, JDK calls in to chat with Stacy Heller about the pros and cons of word “unprecedented” when we each find ourselves in crisis.

The Tyranny of Memory

Episode 24: “The Tyranny of Memory”

JDK digs into the differences between history and memory, and how the latter not only often smears the former, but also can cripple our personal growth when confronting our personal histories.

The Gunfighter in the Mirror

Episode 23: “The Gunfighter in the Mirror”

JDK delves into the challenges of learning about – and owning – our individual and national pasts while also not being trapped by them in our daily lives.

Getting Ourselves Right With History

Episode 22: “Getting Ourselves Right With History”

JDK kicks off a month long look at how we understand and explore our history, whether it be individual, national, or global. The key takeaway? We can decide how history affects us on a daily basis – not the other way around.

Playing With Freedom

Episode 21: “Playing With Freedom”

JDK reflects on Memorial Day by discussing how and why Play – this month’s topic – is perhaps the best way to honor the sacrifices of the fallen in our daily lives.

Playing Grace

Episode 20: “Playing Grace”

This week JDK and his guest, Grace Heller, talk about how she engaged in Play as a child, how that shaped her as a young adult, and what it all suggests for how families engage in Play.

My Fly Day Play Day

Episode 19: “My Fly Day Play Day”

JDK talks about all the Play he witnessed recently by observing children being introduced to the fun of flight; through their eyes, he saw so much more – and so can we.

At The Top Of The Play Parade

Episode 18: “At the Top of the Play Parade”

JDK continues his monthlong look at Play by looking at some data on why Play is vital for child development- and hence, for our continued healthy growth as adults, parents, and humans. Be sure to catch his weekly Play challenge for you!

JDK’s May Play Challenge

Episode 17: “JDK’s May Play Challenge”

JDK kicks off a month-long exploration of Play with some ways to understand it and benefit from it, then puts forward a challenge for all of us to try this month – a month of Play!!

Thanking Our Academies

JDK wraps up his month-long look at creativity by recapping the Oscars and reflecting on how important other people are in his – and anyone’s- creative processes and life experiences.