Joy Sandwich

On Episode 15 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non sit down to record once again on the bed (only to record; PROMISE)! Beds are comfy! It is, in fact, our very last recording from the Ponderosa. That's right. So we hopped aboard the Joy Sandwich train for another step in our splendiferous journey! Our main focus for this episode is GISHWHES! The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen! To describe in 11 words, we'd say this: Insane, unabashedly joyous, hilarious, odd, creatively-inspiring, kindness-embracing scavenger hunt. Also it's the best thing ever. Yes, even better than mom's twice-grilled bacon-banana pancakes. If you listen to this episode and had to take away one thing, it's this: partake in the silliness and fun that is GISHWHES in 2015! You can be on our team :D.

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 15_Episode_015__GISHWHES.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:52pm PDT

And we're back! On Episode 14 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica (@readschmead) and Non (@subjectplusverb) record from their bedroom (gross!) and kick off the show giddily discussing their love for the sci-fi dystopian film, Snowpiercer! Plus, they get into books they've been reading, Non's weird fascination with the aliens in our dogs, and, the main topic, their Top 5 Disney Animated Characters! If you love Disney animation. How can you not?! Why not share with us your favorite Disney animated characters?! Share on Twitter @NerdQuestHQ or on Facebook! Thanks so much for listening!

And, as always, embrace your joy!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:51pm PDT

Episode 013: Fun Staycation Ideas

On Episode 13 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica (@readschmead) and Non (@subjectplusverb) stay true to the season and talk about fun STAYCATION ideas! If you don't know, a staycation is a vacation wherein you stay close to home! Sometimes we don't have the money to go places. Sometimes you have pets (two big dogs and two gargantuan horses like we do!) which makes it difficult to go places. The good news is that you don't need to go anywhere to have a fun vacation! On this episode of Joy Sandwich, we chat about the upcoming GISHWHES week, matinee movies, water fights, board game nights, museum trips, creative hours, surf days, and so many more amazing staycation ideas for families, friends, partners, lovers, nerds, and pets! We'd love to hear about your staycation experience, or if you have any fun staycation ideas. Tweet us @NerdQuestHQ, and thanks so very much for listening!

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 13_Episode_013__Staycations.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:52am PDT

Episode 012: Music From Our Youth

On Episode 12 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non chat about some of their favorite and most memorable music from their pre-teenage and teenage years! Music from our youth! Plus, Non sings poorly but as only a giddy nerd can, Jessica battles her desires to be Madonna and Cyndi Lauper and a unicorn simultaneously, and both of them reminisce about the tunes that really kicked off their independence. Music fun! If you have any fun music stories from when you were young, or you'd like to share your favorite band from your teenage years, please let us know. We'd so love to hear! Tweet the show @NerdQuestHQ or on Facebook at Thank you kindly for listening!

And, as always, embrace your joy!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:44am PDT

It's a dander-riffic episode! On Episode 11, we talk about pets! With special guest and truly special and not at all crazy "cat lady," Mindy! Each of us delve into our own journey with pets, including cats for Mindy, dogs for Non, and horses for Jessica! Plus, we talk about animal body language, toy horses, sleeping bags for dogs, and the many, many joys of pet ownership. We'd love to hear your pet journey! Tweet us @NerdQuestHQ or post on our Facebook page at Thanks so much for listening!

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 11_Episode_011__Pets.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:15pm PDT

Episode 010: Childhood Movies

On Episode 10 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non discuss memorable childhood movies! Movies that you watched over and over and over again, wearing out that old VHS tape or Laser Disc, sharing the joy of watching it with your friends and family and as many people as you can muster. This is what Episode 10 is all about. It's about the joys of those repeat viewings and the little gems from childhood that will forever remain with us, in that impenetrable joy-nerd part of our brain. We'd love to hear your memorable childhood movies! Tweet at the show at @NerdQuestHQ on Twitter or at Facebook at Thanks for listening!

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 10_Episode_010__Childhood_Movies.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:29am PDT

Connections! On episode 9 of Joy Sandwich, Non and Jessica step back into the podcast saddle to chat about making connections and the relationships we make with friends on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere! We also delve into the differences between those meaningful connections we make online as compared to those we do offline. Plus, the value of Twitter as a community builder, Non's new diet, our love of Bunheads, and one more hilarious poop story from Jessica and her horse Paladin! Hope you enjoy the show! Follow Jessica on Twitter @ReadSchmead and Non @SubjectPlusVerb. You can follow the Joy Sandwich podcast on Twitter @NerdQuestHQ and on Facebook at Thanks!

And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 09_Episode_009__Making_Connections.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:47pm PDT

Episode 008: Childhood Stories

On Episode 8 of Joy Sandwich, we welcome our dear pal Josh to talk about the wonder and adventuresome spirit of childhood! Josh and Non have been friends since they were five. Crazy! As a result of that long friendship, Josh and Non have heaps of fun tales of adventure, rambunctious glee, misguided rebellion, killer horses, parents that let us roam like Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, and one story in which Josh's mother found herself digging "dirt" out of their ear holes! Join Jessica, Non, and Josh as they look back at childhood and the stories that shaped who they are today. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NerdQuestHQ and on Facebook at Thanks so much for listening! And, as always, embrace your joy!

Direct download: 08_Episode_008__Childhood_Stories.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:14pm PDT

On Episode 7 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non introduce their very first guest! Their pal Justin! It's an extra long episode with gobs of goodness. Justin is a major film geek, so we thought he'd be perfect to talk about our Top 5 Most Anticipated 2014 Movies! Yes, we realize it's already April, but there are still so many stellar movie releases ahead of us! Plus, we talk about things boys do when they are off hiking by themselves and this one odd dream Non had that makes everyone guffaw. Tweet the show @NerdQuestHQ to share your most anticipated movies from this year! Let us know if you agree or disagree with our picks too! We are on Facebook at Thanks again for listening. And, as always, embrace your joy!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT

Episode 006: Childhood Books

On Episode 6 of Joy Sandwich, Jessica and Non delve into their favorite childhood books! That's not necessarily books for children, but books you read and adored as a child! So, if you are a sicko, Mein Kampf could very well be one of your favorite childhood books. Also on Episode 6, Jessica and Non talk about thunderstorms and the new Hayao Miyazaki movie, the Wind Rises! If you want to share your favorite childhood books, please tweet the show @NerdQuestHQ or visit our Facebook page at Thanks for listening

Direct download: 06_Episode_006__Childhood_Books.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:54pm PDT