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About John Wilkerson

Hi, I’m John Wilkerson.

I’m a Husband, Dad, Podcaster, Blogger, Writer, and Speaker.

Since I was a kid I’ve loved technology. My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20. My first gaming console was an Atari 2600. Saturday morning cartoons were my crack.

Those formative years gave me a passion for things that light up and beep. These days I tend to binge on social media and Netflix.

I’ve been married to my fantastic wife for 20 years and have 7 awesome kids. We homeschool them. Well, my wife homeschools them and I try to help.

Mostly I just get in the way and distract them from their learning. That’s what dads are supposed to do, right?

Every day I struggle to follow Jesus

We’re all trying to find purpose in life. Some people try to find purpose in the bottom of a bottle, religion or telling everyone on the internet that they’re wrong.

I’m trying to make sense of my life, my struggles, and figure out why God put me here. It isn’t always easy.

This blog is a strange combination of my faith, observations on social media and culture, my personal fandom, and my spiritual struggles.

Join me as I struggle for purpose in my life, work, and play.

“Dear brothers and sisters…I urge you…to join in my struggle…”
—Romans 15:30 (NLT)

Current Podcasts

The Wired Homeschool is currently my longest-running podcast. Listen to hear product reviews, interviews, news, and information about using technology to homeschool the digital generation.

Struggling for Purpose (formerly 10 the Podcast) is a top-of-mind rambling podcast. Most episodes are recorded the day of their release in an unedited, free-form format. It is approximately 10 minutes long and is published every 10 days.

Homeschool News Today Podcast Art

Homeschool News Today provides homeschoolers with news that encourages, equips, and entertains five days a week. Articles are carefully curated to provide you with quality content. Each episode is under 2 minutes and the podcast is also available as an Alexa Flash Briefing. This podcast is currently on hiatus.

Inactive Podcasts

Project: Movie Time

Project: Movie Time My daughter and I used to sit down about once a month to discuss the latest TV shows and movies we’re watching together. I may restart this podcast with my daughter or other kids.

Stranger Themes

Stranger Themes Explores Christian themes in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Together with my co-host, Winston Crutchfield, we break down each episode and tease out the ideas and concepts and see how they can be applied to our lives. It was a good idea while it lasted but circumstances prevented us from recording further episodes.

The podcast that started it all. In November 2005 I started Jesus Geek (then known as Homeschool Tech) and since then I’ve been podcasting in one form or another.
 

The Stickercast was a weekly podcast that provided GetGlue fans with a weekly rundown of all the official news released from GetGlue as well as tips for earning stickers.
 

Back in 2010 I wanted to make a difference with my podcasts and Compassion365 was birthed. Myself and several other podcasters released a podcast every day to encourage people to give to Compassion International.

The Social Giving Podcast never really got out of the gate. I released a few episodes that discussed using social media to encourage people to give to charity. It was meant to be a resource for non-profit organizations.

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This blog is built on WordPress (self-hosted) and I use the default theme.

I’m using the following plug-ins: Akismet, AMP, amr shortcode any widget, BBSpoiler, Blubrry PowerPress, CryptX, Facebook Instant Articles & Google AMP Pages, Jetpack, Pretty Link, Shortcode Widget, Social Subscribe and Follow, and WP Super Cache.

For WordPress hosting I recommend Dreamhost for its ease-of-use, reliability, and value. This blog is currently using their shared hosting plan.

I record The Wired Homeschool using an ATR2100-USB microphone, plugged into my iPad Mini with an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. Recording is done with Bossjock Studio.

To record Struggling for Purpose I just use my Google Pixel 3 and a Movo PM10 lapel microphone unless it’s an interview.

Editing and post-processing are done in Audacity. For podcast media hosting and statistics I recommend Blubrry. I also use Auphonic which helps to streamline the enhancing and uploading procedure.

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