Joy Sandwich

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!

Direct download: 07_Episode_07__Top_5_Most_Anticipated_2014_Movies.mp3
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

On Episode 5 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non discuss their recent birthday outing for Jessica wherein they jumped on trampolines and smashed their heads into holes for massage comfort! They also delve into a review of the super awesome LEGO Movie and finish off the show by chatting about some of their favorite nerdy, geek birthday gift ideas! We hope you enjoy the show! Remember to follow us on Twitter @NerdQuestHQ.

Embrace your joy.

Jessica + Non

Direct download: 05_Episode_005__Nerdy_Gifts.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:27pm PDT

Episode 004: Apps

On Episode 4 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non focus on their favorite, fun, joyful, and useful apps. Plus, they delve into the reasons why they were fascinated with Tom Cruise as 'Jack Reacher,' the wonderful crowdfunding aspects of the Waze app, and the brilliance that was the Winter Olympics opening ceremony wherein Russians sang Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Plus, space nerds will be thrilled with this episode's sponsor! Hope you enjoy the show.

Direct download: 04_Episode_004_Apps.mp3
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Welcome to Episode 03 of the Joy Sandwich podcast! On today's episode, Jessica and Non chat about some mind-boggling inventions! At Joy Sandwich, we think that inventions are awesome and are indicative of our collective need for discovery, creation, and progress. We also think it's pretty darn inspiring! So, enjoy the show as we highlight some of our favorite recent inventions, including a bicycle that's made of cardboard! Please be sure to tweet us at @NerdQuestHQ! We want to know how you will "embrace your joy" this week. Tweet us with the hashtag #embraceyourjoy! We look forward to reading your JOY!

Direct download: 03_Episode_003__Inventions_1.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:05pm PDT

Welcome to Episode 2 of Joy Sandwich! On this episode, Jessica and Non chat frankly and in the silliest of ways about the nature of resolutions, what they are looking forward to in 2014 (e.g., a certain superhero movie!), and what they'd like to improve upon in the new year. Pop in your earbuds and jump onto the silly joy-mongering train that is Joy Sandwich! Hope you enjoy the show!

Follow us on Twitter @NerdQuestHQ.

Direct download: 02_Goals_For_the_New_Year.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:30pm PDT