Joy Sandwich

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

Hello, joyful wanderers! On Episode 25 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non sit down to discuss one of their favorite things to do: road trips! From the richness and beauty between the coasts and road trips as relationship builders to some of our favorite road trip music and road trip adventures, including one created especially for cheese lovers! Plus, we catch up on what we've been reading, including Hawkeye and Chew, and what we've been watching, Kingsman and What We Do In the Shadows. We hope you enjoy! Be sure to tweet us your favorite road trips @joysandwich. Thanks so much for listening!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 25_Episode_025__Road_Trips.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:12pm PDT

On Episode 24 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, we introduce our very first mini-episode! It's a bit of an experiment, so we'd love to hear what you think! On this very special mini-episode, Non goes on a solo mission to reveal his neurotic side, anxiety, and love for Gene Kelly on a recent trip to his very favorite grocery store, Trader Joe's! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @JoySandwich and on Facebook too! Thank you so much for listening.


And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 24_Episode_024__Trader_Joes_Minisode.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:49pm PDT

Episode 023: Top 5 Movies of 2014

Greetings, film nerds! On Episode 23 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non once again sit down with resident Joy Sandwich film junky, Justin! On this episode, each of us reveal our long-delayed Top 5 Movies of 2014! Have a listen as we delve into 15 of our favorite 2014 films and some of our honorable mentions, from animated romps and intense thrillers to wacky comedies and weepy cry-face fests! There will be bloo...laughing. Check us out on Twitter @JoySandwich!

And as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 23_Episode_023__Top_5_2014_Movies.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:44pm PDT