Joy Sandwich (society & culture)

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

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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

On Episode 42 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non sit down to discuss the recent passing of their sweet Labrador pup Schein, and the difficult highs and lows of being a pet owner. I know, it's sad. But there's also joy in the celebration of life! On this episode, we also catch up on lots of joyful things we've been watching and reading, including Jessica Jones on Netflix, Jon Ronson's So You've Been Publicly Shamed, and Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick! Thanks for listening! And don't forgot to follow Joy Sandwich on Twitter @joysandwich!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 42_Episode_042__A_Full_Life_With_Pets.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

Hello! On Episode 41 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Non and Jessica invite author and screenwriter Jennifer Niven on the show for her second appearance to discuss her fangirl anticipation of the Supernatural Convention, adopting kittens, the amazing success of All The Bright Places, the pressure and expectations of writing a second YA novel, writing the screenplay for All The Bright Places, her genuine and lovely and passion fandom, and so much more! And, because we love Jennifer Niven so much and think you need to read her books, we're giving away a signed copy of All The Bright Places! Good luck! We love you, and thank you so much for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 41_Episode_041__Jennifer_Niven_Returns_and_Book_Giveaway.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:27pm PDT

On Episode 40 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Non sits down with practically lifelong pal Josh to discuss Long-Term Friendship! People, it gets mushy and self-congratulatory and almost like they are both about to make out, but it's funny and sweet too! But before they delve in, you will be serenaded by an adorable child! Hope you enjoy this sort of nostalgic journey into John and Non's friendship. They certainly did! Thank you so very much for listening to the show. You can follow us online and say hello on Twitter @joysandwich or on Facebook by searching "Joy Sandwich Podcast." Thanks!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 40_Episode_040__Long-Term_Friendship.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:21am PDT

Greetings, shutterbugs! On Episode 39 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, we are joined by our friend Lanny Nguyen (on Twitter @LannysMusings and on Instagram at LannysPhotos) as who happens to be an amazing photographer! For about an hour we delve into what photography means to Lan, her photography origin story, digital vs. film, the camera as a storytelling tool, art as a subjective or objective value, and much more! Plus, loads of books and movies we've been enjoying! Thanks so much for listening! Please follow us online at @JoySandwich on Twitter and Facebook.com/joysandwichpodcast!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 39_Episode_039__Photography_with_Lanny_Nguyen.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:14pm PDT

There's no crying in baseball...themed podcast episodes! On Episode 38 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non invite their pal Mike onto the show to discuss the wonderful game of baseball! Mike is the creator/host of the War Machine vs. War Horse podcast and, most aptly, a certified baseball lover. We chat about why baseball brings us joy, fun baseball stories of our youth, and our top 3 baseball movies! If you're into baseball, this episode is for you, ya lollygagger! Thanks so much for listening. Please follow the show on Twitter @JoySandwich and on Facebook at Facebook.com/JoySandwichPodcast. You're the best!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 38_Episode_038__Baseball_Movies.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:16pm PDT

Greetings, joy mongers and movie nerds! On Episode 37 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, friend of the show and resident movie geek Justin stops by to chat with us about our 2015 Fall Movie Preview! Folks, we are so excited for this fall's movie lineup! We have red-hued points, leaders of fruit companies, light-stick weaponry! We love being vague so as not to spoil, clearly! Plus, we delve into some of the surprises and duds of the summer movie season! We hope you love it! Thank you so very much for listening! And be sure to follow the show on Twitter @joysandwich and on Facebook at Facebook.com/joysandwichpodcast!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 37_Episode_037__2015_Fall_Movie_Preview.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:58pm PDT

It's another mini-episode! On Episode 036 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica sits solo to regale us with her adventures in imagination, the powers of anxiety, the battles with her brain that seems to want to kill her in illogically absurd and tragic ways, and vengeance-seeking arachnids dead-set on laying eggs in her orifices! The horror! "It's such a fun, hilarious, and excellent bit of writing," says Non, regarding this very episode fondly as he's editing it. We hope you enjoy it too, joy mongers! Let us know what you think on Twitter @joysandwich or on Facebook at Facebook.com/joysandwichpodcast! Thanks so much for listening.

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 36_Episode_036__Jessica_vs_Tarantula.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:42pm PDT