Joy Sandwich

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!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:44pm PDT

On Episode 22 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non ponder on the year and look back on the goals they created when the show started a year ago. One year! They also chat about what they've been watching, including the spectacular Whiplash and The Secret of Kells, Jessica invents a brand new curse word, and the two look ahead into 2015 and the many exciting adventures to come! Be sure to follow us on our new Twitter account: @JoySandwich. Thank you so much for listening!

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 22_Episode_022__2015_Goals.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:01pm PDT

Episode 021: Surfing

On Episode 21 of Joy Sandwich, Non sits down with semi-regular guest Josh to talk about surfing! Perfect time of year for it, we think! We chat our surfing origin stories, the time Josh was hit in the noggin by a longboard, and the very biggest and scariest waves we've ever surfed! Plus, fascinating surf culture, wacky lingo, and the importance of being encouraged and supported to embrace the things you love in life. Surf or die, dudes! Oh, and happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year, friends!

Follow us on Twitter at @JoySandwich! Non and Jessica are on Twitter at @SubjectPlusVerb and @ReadSchmead.

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 21_Episode_021__Surfing.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:11pm PDT

Episode 020: Joyous Holiday Gift Ideas

On Episode 20 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non talk nerdy, joyous holiday gift ideas! No matter what you celebrate or don't celebrate, it's a great time of year to reflect upon the year, and upon those we love. What better way to express our love than with material goods? But, in all seriousness, these are some pretty fantastic gift ideas for the nerd, book lover, comic book geek, invention aficionado, and kindness monger in your life. We hope this list helps inspire your gift giving! Thank you so much for listening, and happy holidays and happy New Year and happy end of the year, friends!

Follow us on Twitter at @JoySandwich! You can follow Non and Jessica at @SubjectPlusVerb and @ReadSchmead.

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 20_Episode_020__Joyous_Holiday_Gift_Ideas.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:02pm PDT

On Episode 19 of Joy Sandwich, we bring you something new! Jessica and Non kick off the show discussing some of the recent books and movies they've consumed, along with some other joyful goings-on. The second half of the show, Jessica takes a break and Non sits down with guest Josh to discuss Childlike Wonder! If you remember folks, Josh is a childhood friend of Non's and he sat previously on the show for Episode 8: Childhood Stories. Our Childlike Wonder discussion jumps into the curiosity of children, the importance of asking questions, and how we, as old farts, try to maintain that joyful childlike wonder! Plus, as an added bonus, we play clips of actual real-life children (that's right!) talking about what they love about being a kid. Hope you enjoy the show! Thank you so very much for listening!

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 19_Episode_019__Childlike_Wonder.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:40pm PDT

Throw on your creepy costumes and grab a fist-full of candy corn, Episode 18 of Joy Sandwich is all about HALLOWEEN tales and costume ideas and fun, silly--some could be described as cruel--ways to freak the crap out of your children! Plus, we talk about two new movies we watched, The Boxtrolls and In a World, Jessica invents a charming new word, and Non has the memory of a newt or a goldfish or some other tiny-brained creature! Do you have a fun Halloween Story? What are you dressing up as this year? We'd love to hear your stories and costume ideas! Please tweet us at @NerdQuestHQ or you can find us on Facebook at! Jessica is on Twitter at @ReadSchmead and you can tweet with Non at @SubjectPlusVerb! Thanks so very much for listening, friends!

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 18_Episode_018__Halloween_Tales_and_Costume_Ideas.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:24am PDT

On Episode 17 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non are back talking about books! Well, that isn't a surprise if you know the show. They love books! With Banned Books Week coming to an end, they ponder the implications of book censorship, their favorite banned books, hilarious parody titles from scrubbed-clean versions of children's book titles, and so much more! Plus, Jessica invents a Battlestar Galactica sex move, and Non reads Kafka! You can follow the Joy Sandwich podcast on Twitter at @NerdQuestHQ or on Facebook at If you want to chat about banned books, please say hello. Thanks for listening, friends!

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 17_Episode_017__Banned_Books.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:21pm PDT

On Episode 16 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non welcome back their friend Justin to the show! Justin, movie nerd that he is, makes a perfect guest for our topic: Fall Movies! Or, more specifically, our most anticipated 2014 fall movies! We have some big budget fare, some indie picks, perhaps a bit of Oscar bait, and a dark, American-accented Harry Potter! Plus, we yammer on about some favorite television and Netflix picks we've been watching, the reason for the neverending poop train (not Snowpiercer), and a book giveaway! Thank you so very much for listening. We love you like whoa.

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 16_Episode_016__Fall_Movies.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:51pm PDT