walking with jk boots

Whether you're looking for advice for the best tools in your trade, inspiration in your most difficult seasons, or just a good laugh, you'll find something you love in each episode.

the podcast

Tune in to listen to long-form conversations hosted by JK Boots' owner, Tim Khadzhi, with friends and guests including notable creators, tradesmen, and entrepreneurs, and the like--highlighting their stories, and the principles behind their life and achievements–both their successes and failures.

We are excited to share with you all the grit and passion behind starting our family business and what wearing handcrafted boots means for tradesmen around the country that are building a better tomorrow. Each episode will feature guests who are experts in their field, and we'll be discussing everything from business to craftsmanship, and life principles to family.


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Essential Craftsman

episode 1

Life behind a hammer | Esteemed teacher and seasoned artisan Essential Craftsman, Scott Wadsworth, gave us a tour of his shop and let us pick his brain about his journey and the challenges and rewards of mastering a centuries old craft in a world of automation.

From carpentry to blacksmithing, his Youtube channel focusses on passing on the skills and history of craftsmanship to generations around the world. Click the link below to hear our discussion on trade-work, family, and principles of life.


episode 2

In this episode, we will dive into the real world of boots and business as we sit down with renowned boot journalist, William Barton, the founder of BootSpy.com.
Since the very beginning, William has dedicated BootSpy as a space that delivers honest and unbiased content about the boot world with his extensive knowledge and personal experiences.

Join us as we spend some time discussing origin stories, business principles, the creative process, “the human touch”, and the ins and outs of boot journalism. So, don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and immerse yourself in an authentic and honest boot experience.

Guilty of treeson

Episode 3

In this episode, Tim sits down with Jacob Rogers, the man behind the YouTube channel Guilty of Treeson.

Jacob films his tree work full-time and has built a massive following with his expertise in climbing and cutting. He spends his days running his own arborist company and landing contract work around the country.

Join us for a discussion on the varied art of tree work and how to make major life choices when presented with a fork in the road.

Wildland Firefighting Foundation

Episode 4

"Compassion Spreads Like Wildfire" rings true of Burk Minor and anyone who has had the privilege to meet this man and his heart for the wildland community.

Burk Minor is the Co-founder of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation and has been taking care of injured and fallen firefighters since 1994 after Storm King in Colorado occurred - having dedicated thirty plus years in wildland fire and is a voice for the boots on the ground.

Anchor Point Host

Episode 5

Through his podcast, Anchor Point Podcast host, Brandon Dunham focuses on shedding light on the wildland community's gut-wrenching challenges and remarkable achievements. 

While his platform provides a place of connection and camaraderie for those within the industry, it also serves to educate the general public on preservation efforts and the costly sacrifice of the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our natural resources. 

You won't want to miss this gripping conversation about boots on the ground. 

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