Joy Sandwich

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:42pm PDT

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!

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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!

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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!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:59pm PDT