My Favorite Distraction

By Jamie Wright and Matthew Paul Turner

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Let’s face it; our lives are inundated by distractions, a varied list of things that suck up our time and keep us from becoming overly successful, tackling long to-do lists, and/or fixing our kids dinner. Few people are more distracted than friends and fellow writers, Jamie Wright and Matthew Paul Turner, which is why they’ve started a podcast to discuss all of the good, weird, indulgent, self-helping distractions that keep them sane and less preoccupied with all of life’s less enjoyable activities. So, if you’re looking for a good excuse as to why you haven’t started or finished something, join Jamie and Matthew each week for My Favorite Distraction.

Episode Date
The Jaimies
36:35

With Matthew out of town, Jamie crowns her real life bestie (whose name is also Jaime) co-host for the day, and they talk about...sports. Yes, sports. ...But they also talk about TV, Movies, Ethical Shopping, Unethical Nails, and the day Jaime met Jamie's boyfriend for the very first time.

This movie WILL make you laugh: Good Boy (https://youtu.be/zPXqwAGmX04)
 
The other Jaime likes this show: Younger (https://youtu.be/rw9zFMbkQks)
 
And these guys can hook you up with an entire box of super cute, ethically sourced clothes, shoes, and jewelry: Thanks, Stichfix!! (https://www.stitchfix.com/invite/jrgt3ssz7s?sod=w&g=w&som=c)
Sep 18, 2019
Wednesdays Get Real
33:12
Jamie and Matthew have a rough start. Jamie talks about her time in Canada. Matthew shares this week's favorite TV show--Succession. And Jamie shares her love for Wednesdays. 
 
Sep 11, 2019
A Double Flusher
30:20
Jamie goes to the land of Twilight lore, Matthew sees his first movie AT 19 YEARS OLD (!!!), and someone has an epically awkward moment in an airport bathroom. 
 
Links: 
 
A selection of vampire books for your blood sucking pleasure:
 
Twilight (https://amzn.to/2MTteSf) and/or Interview With A Vampire (https://amzn.to/2PI9l2F)
 
Jamie's comfy travel uniform: Overalls (https://amzn.to/2LkGWLM), Flannel for around your waist (https://amzn.to/2NONjbZ), and literally any shoes from Everlane - they're narrow, so they'll hold onto your feet should your feet leave your body for any reason (https://www.everlane.com/r/stevejamie)
Sep 04, 2019
We're Conflicted Too, Davidjordan44
43:02
Matthew watches TV (surprise!), Jamie finds a dollar books store, and a sad story that ends with one of the hosts eating out of a dog poo bag. 
 
Links:
Jamie and Matthew's favorite books to give away: The Poison Wood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (https://amzn.to/2ZfLMgX) and Naked, by David Sedaris (https://amzn.to/2KMLslT)
Aug 21, 2019
The Boys, Date Nights, and How To Pee Like A Dude
34:59
Matthew binges Amazon Prime’s “The Boys”. Jamie talks about friendships and date nights. And then Jamie shares one of HER secrets to loving the outdoors. 

The Boys: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QQQ52B3/ref=dvm_us_dl_sl_go_ast_19BOY_TLe%7Cc_375798336442_m_mdGEmHd0-dm_s___nodl?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0rfErM-C5AIVTb7ACh0n8gEgEAAYASAAEgJgOvD_BwE

Jamie's fake dick: https://amzn.to/2H8CVYj

And the carrying case: https://amzn.to/2yXvRJD

Aug 14, 2019
A Bear, Bicycles, and Serial Killers
39:06
On this episode of My Favorite Distraction... 
-Jamie and Matthew compare family vacations.
-They bemoan people who ride bicycles.
-Jamie shares one of her secret obsessions.
-And Matthew makes several confessions, including one about still having a landline.
 
Relevant links: 
- Matthew vacationed here: https://www.pawleysisland.com/
- Jamie vacationed here: https://shastalake.net/
- Matthew apologizes for mistakenly calling the Dirty John podcast "Dear John" https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-dirty-john/
- Jamie's favorite dark podcast? https://wondery.com/shows/man-in-the-window/
- And yes, Matthew still watches TNT on Tuesday nights... but why? Animal Kingdom https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5574490/
Aug 07, 2019
The Story of Us (and #RememberingRHE)
27:22
Jamie and Matthew met through blogging. In this episode, they discuss Matthew's early fear of Jamie, the community of bloggers who have become some of their closest friends, and the legacy of Rachel Held Evans. 
 
 
Jul 31, 2019
Whisper Again
25:17

On episode 2, among the topics that Jamie and Matthew discuss are... 

ASMR https://www.sleep.org/articles/what-is-asmr/

Game of Thrones http://www.hbo.com

Binging... 

And much more... 

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Jul 24, 2019
EPISODE 1-I Need A Distraction
25:14
Jul 16, 2019
Welcome to My Favorite Distraction ... Outtake 2
01:28
Let’s face it; our lives are inundated by distractions, a varied list of things that suck up our time and keep us from becoming overly successful, tackling long to-do lists, and/or fixing our kids dinner.
 
Few people are more distracted than friends and fellow writers, Jamie Wright and Matthew Paul Turner, which is why they’ve started a podcast to discuss all of the good, weird, indulgent, self-helping distractions that keep them sane and less preoccupied with all of life’s less enjoyable activities.
 
So, if you’re looking for a good excuse as to why you haven’t started or finished something, join Jamie and Matthew each week for My Favorite Distraction. 
Jul 15, 2019
Welcome to My Favorite Distraction ... Outtake 1
01:27
Let’s face it; our lives are inundated by distractions, a varied list of things that suck up our time and keep us from becoming overly successful, tackling long to-do lists, and/or fixing our kids dinner.
 
Few people are more distracted than friends and fellow writers, Jamie Wright and Matthew Paul Turner, which is why they’ve started a podcast to discuss all of the good, weird, indulgent, self-helping distractions that keep them sane and less preoccupied with all of life’s less enjoyable activities.
 
So, if you’re looking for a good excuse as to why you haven’t started or finished something, join Jamie and Matthew each week for My Favorite Distraction. 
Jul 15, 2019
Welcome to My Favorite Distraction
01:11
Let’s face it; our lives are inundated by distractions, a varied list of things that suck up our time and keep us from becoming overly successful, tackling long to-do lists, and/or fixing our kids dinner.
 
Few people are more distracted than friends and fellow writers, Jamie Wright and Matthew Paul Turner, which is why they’ve started a podcast to discuss all of the good, weird, indulgent, self-helping distractions that keep them sane and less preoccupied with all of life’s less enjoyable activities.
 
So, if you’re looking for a good excuse as to why you haven’t started or finished something, join Jamie and Matthew each week for My Favorite Distraction. 
Jul 02, 2019