Joy Sandwich (society & culture)

Greetings, bibliophiles! On Episode 52 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non sit down with with their lovely friend and amazing writer Yi Shun Lai to talk about her debut novel, Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu!

We chat with Yi Shun about her writing process for Not a Self-Help Book, the humorous diary-style writing, Yi Shun's unique diction, creating fiction from truth, her sources of inspiration, pitching the novel (check out How I landed a publisher from Yi Shun's blog; the book was pitched as "Bridget Jones's Diary meets The Joy Luck Club"), the importance of reading books by and about diverse writers, independent publishing, and so much good stuff about books, writing, creativity, and head cheese!

Order your copy of Yi Shun's new book here or here (and be sure to leave a joyful rating and review on Amazon and Goodreads!)

 

Not a Self-Help Book Giveaway!

Want a signed copy of Yi Shun's debut novel, Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu? Of course you do! Check us out on Twitter @joysandwich and look for our Rafflecopter giveaway to participate!

 

Show Notes

Recent Joys: Yi Shun talks about her AWP weekend with Roz and a Joshua Tree-Les Miserables road trip with friends!

Non and Jessica take a trip up to Los Angeles to see the Star Trek symphony at the Pantages theater with Michelle! Also, Agent Carter (we love you, Hayley Atwell!) is soooo great! And Yi Shun loves the BBC show Black Books on Netflix.

 

Social Media

@joysandwich

@gooddirt

@shademountainpr

facebook.com/joysandwichpodcast

 

Thanks so much for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

 

Direct download: 52_Episode_052__Author_Yi_Shun_Lai_and_Not_A_Self-Help_Book.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

On Episode 51 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, we invite Jairo of the True Bromance Film Podcast into the virtual bedroom to discuss food and film in the most joyous way with the Top 3 Characters We'd Love to Share a Meal With! From movies, books, and television!

Be sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @joysandwich

Facebook: facebook.com/joysandwichpodcast

Web: www.joysandwich.com

Like the show? Please leave us a joyful rating and review in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/joy-sandwich/id792987627?mt=2

Thank you for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Show Notes:

DRINKS: Adopting the tradition of Jairo and Barry of the True Bromance Film Podcast, we have drinks! Jairo is drinking a Bud Light Watermelon-Rita, Jessica is drinking Coke with Kraken rum, and Non talks bowel movements and drinks Glutenberg!

RECENT JOYS: Jairo is overjoyed by the Episode 100 Addendum created by listener Kevin of CinemaGeeks, and True Bromance Film Podcast reaches 100 episodes! Plus, special congrats to pal Mike Denniston of War Machine vs. War Horse for your Mental Floss mention!

Jessica is finding joy in mindfulness, which helps her calm her anxiety and stress. Example: paying attention to the transitions in life. You should try it!

Non's joys are potential future exciting joys (purposefully vague!) and the audiobook of American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Lots of sex!

TRUE BROMANCE FILM PODCAST:

Follow the show on Twitter @TruBromanceCast

Web: www.truebromancefilm.com


On Episode 50 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non invite Team Joy Sandwich honorary member and resident film geek Justin onto the show to talk about 2016 Summer Movies! We delve into some recent joys, get an update on how Justin's goal of watching 2015 movies in 2015 went, and then finish it off with our Top 3 Most Anticipated 2016 Summer(ish) Movies!

Thanks for listening! Let us know what you're looking forward to! Please check out our new website at joysandwich.com and follow us on Twitter @joysandwich and on Facebook at Facebook.com/joysandwichpodcast!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Captain America: Civil War

Show Notes

  • Grading scales for movies, including how it relates to imdb and Jessica's teaching approach
  • Justin gives us an update on the 2015 movies he watched in 2015, some of the best and worst
  • Tweets for Joy Sandwich @joysandwich, Non @subjectplusverb, Jessica @readschmead
  • Like the show? Please leave us a joyful rating and review on iTunes!

 

Credits: Sampled part of "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen

Direct download: 50_Episode_050__2016_Summer_Movies.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:30am PDT

On Episode 49 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non welcome fellow podcaster and film nerd, JD Duran of the InSession Film Podcast! In this episode, we talk about the first time we recognized a film score, why film scores bring us joy, and our Top 3 Most Joy-Inducing Film Scores!

What are some of your favorite, most joyful film scores? We'd love to know! Tweet us @joysandwich and let us know! Check us out at www.joysandwich.com!

Be sure to follow the InSession Film Podcast on Twitter @InSessionFilm too!

And as always, embrace your joy!

 

SHOW NOTES

  • Recent Joys: JD sharing his joy of watching nostalgic Detroit Red Wings hockey clips with his son Samuel. Ah-dorable! Non finished Carter Beats the Devil, a book about the journey of a magician, by Glen David Gold. It's great! Jessica is reading and loving Jeff Lemire's Old Man Logan comics.

  • Film Scores: The moment we started to recognize scores in film. The films that stand out in our heads for their memorable film scores, including The Lion King, Jurassic Park, Transformers, and others. Plus our individual Top 3 Most Joy-Inducing Film Scores!

  • Music and Emotion - a Composer's Perspective by Joel Douek; Scary Mary; Film Score by Aaron Copland

 

A small taste of the many film scores we discuss on the show. Here's The Lion King:

Direct download: 49_Episode_049__Film_Scores_with_JD.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:30am PDT

On Episode 48 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non sit down with fellow podcaster (check out Common Room!) and video game enthusiast Hadas (@HADSTERIFIC) to talk about the joy of video games! We jump into video games from our childhood, the culture of gaming, the anxiety of playing games, and our three favorite recent video games!

What are your recent video game joys? What games brought you joy as a kid? We'd love to hear from you! Tweet us @JoySandwich or let us know on Facebook at Facebook.com/JoySandwichPodcast! Thanks for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

 

Show Notes

Direct download: 48_Episode_048__Video_Games_with_Hadas.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

On Episode 47 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non chat with comedian, illustrator, Space Cave podcast creator (check out the introspective and science-joy Space Cave podcast), and genuinely lovely human David Huntsberger (or "Tickle Dave")! On today's show, we discuss the joy of Making Things! Plus, we talk about creative integrity, making things in a digital/social media-heavy world, intangible vs tangible effort, the joy of a finished product, and other joyful stuff. Thanks for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

 --- :D

One-Headed Beast DVD Giveaway!

Speaking of joyful stuff, we're giving away two (2) copies of David's amazing One-Headed Beast DVD, which features David's stand-up comedy and a collaborative animation from about 20 animators! All you have to do to enter is follow us @joysandwich on Twitter and RT the giveaway tweet(s) (special points if you leave us a joyful rating/review in iTunes!). Simple!

US only. Must be 18 years of age. We'll ship the DVD to you, but cannot guarantee the condition on its arrival. But we trust that the USPS will be joyful guardians, so no fret! :D

Show Notes:

  • BOOKS/TV: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson, Sirens on Netflix
  • DAVID HUNTSBERGER: For all things David Huntsberger, check out davidhuntsberger.com! And you should definitely subscribe to Space Cave, because it's cool and fun. Also The Junk Show! If you're in the Southern California area, go see David collaborate creatively with cool people! Next one is February 14! And guess what? We'll be there!

The Junk Show

Joyfully yours,

Jessica & Non
Co-hosts/co-creators of Joy Sandwich

Direct download: 47_Episode_047__Making_Things_with_David_Huntsberger.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:30am PDT

Episode 046: Cartooning with Grant Snider

On Episode 46 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non invite cartoonist Grant Snider into the joy den to discuss Cartooning! Grant is an amazing cartoonist! We chat with him about the process of cartooning, the balancing act between his creative efforts and fatherhood/orthodontics, what inspires him to keep producing wonderful stuff on a consistent basis, crowdfunding in the creative world, and so much more! If you're into creative things and thought-provoking cartoons, you'll find joy in this episode! Thanks to Grant for being on the show, and thanks to you for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Show Notes:

  • WHAT WE'VE BEEN WATCHING: the chilling and cleverly written Bone Tomahawk, the funny, easily binge-able Mozart in the Jungle
  • GRANT SNIDER: Follow Grant's amazing work at IncidentalComics.com!
  • CARTOONING: One of Grant's current favs, Por Liniers; the New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast (and her morbid and hilarious Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?); jetpack enthusiast and cartoonist Tom Gauld;
  • STICKERS: Want a free Grant Snider-designed and 'tooned Joy Sandwich sticker? Let us know on Twitter @joysandwich!

Interior Life by Grant Snider of Incidental Comics

Direct download: 46_Episode_046__Cartooning_with_Grant_Snider.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

On Episode 45 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Non and Jessica think back on 2015 and discuss some of their most joyful memories! From their favorite television shows and books to their most memorable trips! Don't miss out on their Top 5 Movies of 2015 lists too!

Show Notes:

  • The Revenant mini-review: "way too many sky shots"
  • Spider-Woman by Dennis Hopeless: "amazing"
  • The Deadly Class by Rick Remender: "Reagan era hitkids"
  • Favorite things: comics, books, tv, Top 5 movies, camping, trips!
  • Your Favorite things: We have your clips! Thanks to Mindy (@HolaMindy), John (@JohnJackSlick), Vern (@VideoVangaurd), and JD (@RealJDDuran) for sending in your 2015 joys! You guys are the best!

Thanks so much for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

- Jessica and Non

Direct download: 45_Episode_045__Favorite_Things_of_2015.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:54am PDT

Glug glug! On Episode 44 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Non and Jessica invite their dear pal and whiskey aficionado Jake to discuss DRINKING! They get into some fun and embarassing drinking stories by playing a drinking game (found on BuzzFeed, #7). Jake gets silly, Jessica tells us of her sexcapades, and Non mixes up real life with fiction! The answer to your question about whether or not you can play along with us as we make fools of ourselves is a most joyful yes! Thank you to Jake for joining us in joy central, and thanks to you wonderful joy mongers for listening!

You can follow the show on Twitter @joysandwich and on Facebook.com/joysandwichpodcast! You can follow Jessica on Twitter @readschmead, Non @subjectplusverb, and Jake, our guest, @FakeBookCovers!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Show Notes

  • What We're Watching: Jessica Jones, The Hateful Eight, The Flash
  • What We're Reading: the terrifying Bedlam
  • Drinking Games: Play here!

Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the show, please leave us a joyful rating and review in iTunes! You're the best!

- Jessica & Non, co-hosts & co-creators of Joy Sandwich

Direct download: 44_Episode_044__Drinking_with_Jake.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT

The force is strong with us! On Episode 43 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non invite resident Star Wars geek and expert Emily Mackay on the show to discuss all things Star Wars! We delve into what brings us joy about the Star Wars universe, why the prequels deserve better treatment, Emily's life as a film editor, and our giddy anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Plus, we get into some recent joys, including watching Christmas movies and The Good Wife/Vampire! Do you find joy in Star Wars? Why? We'd love to know! Share with us on Twitter @joysandwich and on Facebook at Facebook.com/joysandwichpodcast! Oh, and do you want to win a Star Wars Rey toy?! Enter on our website! Thanks so much for listening, joy mongers!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 43_Episode_043__Star_Wars_with_Emily_Mackay.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:17am PDT