Joy Sandwich (society & culture)

On Episode 35 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non are so honored and delighted to chat with their dear friend and author Rufi Thorpe to discuss writing her debut novel, The Girls From Corona del Mar, being asked to be on a reality television show for breaking an ex- boyfriend's penis, the loveliness of book covers, and Rufi's second book coming out Spring 2016! Plus we have a heavy reading/watching section this week with lots of new recommendations for books and television! If you love to read and/or love to write, this episode is for you! You can follow the show @joysandwich on Twitter and on Facebook at Facebook.com/joysandwichpodcast. Thank you so much for listening.

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 35_Episode_035__Author_Rufi_Thorpe.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:59am PDT

On Episode 34 of the Joy Sandwich Podcast, Jessica and Non take a solo trek to the Sequoia National Forest for real-life fruit ninja, flips off of large rocks, and Sasquatch hunting! Oh, and tents will be pitched! That's right: it's an episode on the joy of camping! We discuss our recent camping adventure in the middle of nowhere, plus some of our favorite camping tips and tricks! You can follow the show on Twitter @JoySandwich and on Facebook at Facebook.com/JoySandwichPodcast. Thank you so very much for listening, joy mongers! We love ya!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 34_Episode_034__Camping.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:02pm PDT

On Episode 33 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non travel north to podcast with their friend Yi Shun (@gooddirt) to chat about charity and the unique joy of empathy, compassion, and giving back to our communities! We discuss Yi Shun's position as an active volunteer for ShelterBox USA, how we are hardwired for charity, Non's trip down to the Scooby Valley, the language of the Minions, and what we've been watching and reading, including Jurassic World, The Martian, and Wolf in White Van! Thank you so much for listening. You folks bring us so much joy! Follow the show on Twitter @JoySandwich or on Facebook at Facebook.com/JoySandwichPodcast. And, if you find it in your wonderful hearts, please leave us a joyful rating and review in iTunes. Thank you!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 33_Episode_033__Charity_with_Guest_Yi_Shun.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:59pm PDT

On Episode 32 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non sit down with dear pal, English teacher, and published author Raymond Obstfeld to discuss one of their most favorite topics: comic books! More specifically, they discuss which comic books they'd recommend to newbies, Raymond's comic book journey, the importance of storytelling, unreliable narrators in reality television, and the new Mycroft Holmes comic book Raymond is writing (with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!) due out Summer 2016! Which comic books got you started? We'd love to know! Let us know on Twitter @JoySandwich or Facebook at Facebook.com/JoySandwichPodcast!

P.S. Apologies for the echo-y sound on the first part of the episode! First recording outside of the "studio" (aka bed, pillow den, laundry nook, etc.) and we weren't prepared! Anywhoozles, thank you so much for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 32_Episode_032__Comic_Books_with_Raymond_Obstfeld.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:42pm PDT

On Episode 31 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non catch up! Gosh it's been too long. We chat about our recent summer vacation in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia, a road trip with Jessica's sister, our adventures at the USA Women's World Cup game against Nigeria (go USA!), and other obviously needed silliness (including a round of Horrible Accents)! Plus, True Detective, new comics we've been reading, and little blooper section at the end! Thanks so much for listening. We love you!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 31_Episode_031__Summer_Vacation_and_Womens_World_Cup.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:18am PDT

On Episode 30 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non sit down with resident movie nerd, Justin, to chat about some of their most anticipated 2015 Summer Movies! Plus, we check in with Justin on his "215 Movies in 2015" status, the inherent risks of consuming art, and so much more! Dinosaurs, time travel, superheroes, animated feelings, and much more! Be sure to let us know on Twitter @JoySandwich what movies you're looking forward to watching this summer! Thanks so much for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 30_Episode_030__2015_Summer_Movies.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:58pm PDT

On Episode 29 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non sit down with their dear pal Kim to chat about one of their favorite things: memories! Specifically, creating memories through tradition! Our conversations takes us from family traditions and monthly craft nights to activity as social anxiety reliever, our collective longing for community, and living with intentionality. We hope you enjoy! Thanks so much for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 29_Episode_029__Creating_Memories_Through_Tradition.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:35pm PDT

On Episode 28 of Joy Sandwich, we're so thrilled to welcome two special guests: Jane, Head of Teen Services at the Pasadena Public Library, and Jennifer Niven, author of All The Bright Places! In our first segment of the episode, we chat with Jane about the amazing Pasadena Loves YA! book festival. In the second segment, we talk with Jennifer about so many things, from writing for a YA audience and book promotion to mental health awareness, honesty in writing to your audience, her love of Supernatural (she's totally Team Sam), and so much more! Thanks so much for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 28_Episode_028__Pasadena_Loves_YA_and_Author_Jennifer_Niven.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:49pm PDT

On Episode 27 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non sit down with their friend Alethea, bibliophile, cat lover, crafty, and passionate supporter of the community of book people! In this episode, we delve into what the BOOK COMMUNITY is all about, from enjoying things without expectation and sharing joy with other like-minded joy mongers to the heartbreak of when that goes awry, book assignments in school, and just having an unadulterated enthusiasm for books, bookstores, libraries, and book festivals! What do you love about the book and reading community? What makes it special? Let us know by tweeting us @JoySandwich or on Facebook at Facebook.com/JoySandwichPodcast! Thanks for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 27_Episode_027__Book_Community.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:38pm PDT

On Episode 26 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non get their curse on with a show dedicated to Swear Words! Spoiler alert: there will be lots of swears! We discuss some of our favorite swear words, we mention a few of your favorites, we talk about our philosophy of swearing, and catch up on what we've been watching, including The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Last Man on Earth! Oh, and Non gets uncomfortably intimate in revealing what happened at a recent trip to the doctor. Thank you so much for listening! Please tweet us your favorite swear words and swearing philosophy @joysandwich!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 26_Episode_026__Swear_Words.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:55am PDT