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We Digress with Joi and Jess

We Digress with Joi and Jess

By Joi Simpson and Jess Perry
Join hosts (and longtime friends) Joi Simpson and Jess Perry as they tackle the stuff of life the only way they know how: with honesty, faith, and humor. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and now on YouTube!

Check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com
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Every Time A Firework Goes Off A Neighborhood Gets a Karen & Other Stuff

We Digress with Joi and Jess

Every Time A Firework Goes Off A Neighborhood Gets a Karen & Other Stuff

We Digress with Joi and Jess

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Waiting on a God-Sized Dream and Other Stuff
It's a real one, y'all. We talk a lot about faith. Faith over fear. Faith that moves mountains. But sometimes faith is easier said than done, especially when you're tired. Today, we're talking (and crying) about the in-between times; the times when you have the God-sized dream, but can't yet step into it. We're leaking every which way over here, so grab some tissues and strap in. To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:29:36
September 17, 2021
Every Time A Firework Goes Off A Neighborhood Gets a Karen & Other Stuff
We're exploring the dark psyche of our hosts this week with a mess of revenge stories and tales of neighborhood tyranny. Since you know we're going off-topic, we'll also explore the state of our country on the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks and discuss the history we didn't learn in school. Joi tells us about brisket fries and seasoning mixes, while Jess gives Joi plenty of ideas for neighborly payback. To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:32:48
September 10, 2021
Episode 205 - The Great White Way and Other Stuff
In this week's episode, Joi and Jess share their deep love of all things musical (with a few notable exceptions). Joi brings us an interesting story from Redditland, and the girls take a quick detour into why people stay in bad relationships. And also, Jess REALLY hates Les Mis.  To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:32:05
September 3, 2021
The Holy Spirit and Other Stuff (with Elder Candace Metoyer Simpson)
This may be our favorite episode of the podcast so far, we're not gonna lie. We've got a special guest with us for this week's episode. One part preacher, one part scholar, several parts Joi's mom, Elder Candace Metoyer Simpson joins us to help us unpack the nature and character of the Holy Spirit. The 3rd person of the godhead can be confusing and intimidating to engage with, but Candace gives us some very practical tips on how to more fully operate in the power that we are given access to when we come to a relationship with God. Along the way, we'll figure out once and for all which of the Simpson girls has a higher pain tolerance, and Jess cries (again). To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:55:04
August 27, 2021
All the Stuff and Other Things
Guys, we tried to stay on a topic, but that did not happen. Instead, we're talking about everything from post-panorama Work From Home arrangements to the will of God to getting older and midnight burrito runs.   To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:32:12
August 20, 2021
Happy Eating and Other Stuff
We're talking Summer Eats on today's episode. BBQ, desserts, elote, all the wonderful foods that immediately put you in a summer mood. We'll chat all about Jess' childhood home and find out why she can only plant fruit-bearing trees. Meanwhile, Joi shares her hatred for most things dairy, but regales us with tales of the ridiculous milkshake her nephew had on vacation. If you're not hungry when you start the episode, you will be by the end!   To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:39:59
August 13, 2021
Together Again and Other Stuff (The Juneteenth Story)
Weeee're back! And this time with video!   To launch Season 2, we're hanging out in Jess' office, and are joined by our friend Jenn for some games, lots of laughter, and an absolutely insane Juneteenth story that will make you feel some kinda way.   To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:23:19
August 6, 2021
Women in Ministry
We're closing out Season 1 of We Digress with Joi and Jess with a bang! It's time to talk about women in ministry. The struggles, challenges, and joys of over 20 years of being in the trenches. And, because it's Joi and Jess, there's a few detours along the way. We want to apologize for the audio quality in this week's episode. There was an issue with microphones that we've done our best to correct, but Jess' audio is a little blown out despite our best efforts.  To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:38:44
April 23, 2021
Sex, Love, Relationships, and Other Stuff
What do situationships, James the Gemologist, rejection, body image issues, and 3,000 giggling 12-year-old girls have in common? They're all on this week's episode. Joi and Jess discuss singleness, marriage, dating, sex outside of marriage, the hierarchy of Christian dating apps, and that awful macaroni and cheese "recipe" that's going around on the internet, so brace yourselves: we digress. To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
02:01:25
April 16, 2021
Influence and Other Stuff
What's that line from Spider-Man? "With great power comes great responsibility?" In this week's episode, Joi and Jess talk about the dangers of putting our leaders on pedestals, what happens when they fall, and how to create a culture that keeps spiritual influencers on the Safe and Narrow. Also, Jess busts out her News Anchor voice and Joi sings one of the most well-known theme songs in television history. To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:43:33
April 9, 2021
Stuff and Other Stuff Pt 2
We're all over the place on this one, guys: Dutch soda, eHarmony gym rats, Elle McPherson, weird Communion, and a lot of other stuff. Plus, we get an update on Joi's room redecorating saga and we discuss how buying a bed is peak adulting. To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:20:16
April 2, 2021
Stuff and Other Stuff
We're letting the words flow on this week's episode. And boy, do we flow. Everything from Britney Spears and Boy Bands to Planners, the Covid Vaccine, treating God like a Genie, and why Jess constantly buys new website domains.  In This Episode: The Boy Band Con When the Dream Never Dies The Prayerful Planner To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:34:23
March 26, 2021
Faith Over Fear and Other Stuff
Oooo....this one gets spicy, guys. Joi and Jess dive headfirst into what Faith Over Fear means, what it doesn't mean, and how the insanity of 2020 has affected the Church and mental health in general. We'll also get some hot takes on SNL, discover Joi's deep love for Nick Jonas, and get a recap of the season 4 premiere of 9-1-1 (#NotSponsored). To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:48:10
March 19, 2021
Body Positivity and Other Stuff (w/Sherron Breaux)
We've got our very first guest on We Digress and we are SO excited! Sherron Breaux is a fashion and fitness influencer who understands the struggles plus-size people go through in trying to live a healthy lifestyle and look good while we do it. Her IG and YT channels are full of inspiration and encouragement. This episode is a BLAST! We talk Kale, Weddings, and those Peach booty leggings everyone's losing their minds over on TikTok. Follow Sherron on Youtube and IG: @fashionistabreaux To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:43:26
March 12, 2021
Church Stories and Other Stuff Pt 2
What does having Wednesday night Youth Group at the martini bar, getting triggered by the phrase "We want to start a contemporary service", and flaming underwear have in common? They're all on this week's episode of We Digress with Joi and Jess. We even throw in some church leadership lessons at no extra charge! You can get your very own (not quite as discounted as Jess') copy of Dr. Paul McReynolds' excellent Greek Interlinear New Testament at Amazon. To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:11:34
March 5, 2021
Church Stories and Other Stuff Pt 1
The names probably should have been changed to protect the innocent? Joi and Jess have some crazy church stories for you today. From flying soloists to offroading in a 15-passenger van to the deacon who wanted us to sing his new club track, we've got an episode that will keep you laughing. And because it's Joi and Jess, we'll get a little off-topic talking YouTube and eyelash weaves. How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth (Book) How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth (YouTube Series) To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:39:27
February 26, 2021
Finding Balance and Other Stuff
Our world pulls us in so many different directions. If you don't feel like you're drowning in the spin cycle, wait 5 minutes for it to start. On this week's episode, Joi and Jess dive into finding balance in life. From the mental exercise of setting meaningful boundaries to practical tips for living your day with an eye toward balance, you'll walk away from this episode feeling encouraged and equipped. Oh, and the girls talk about being musicians in their sleep. It's a whole thing. To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:18:22
February 19, 2021
Chronic Illness and Other Stuff
Grab a box of tissues because things get a little real in this episode as Joi and Jess talk about chronic illness, mental health, love, and loss. And since it's We Digress, you know there's some other stuff in there, too. Our almost-guest host, Amanda Biederman, Invisible Illness Advocate, can be found at amandabiederman.com To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com. And for the chance to be featured in a future episode, drop us a voice message at joiandjess.com.
01:35:40
February 12, 2021
Food and Other Stuff
You'll want to grab a snack for this one. Joi and Jess reminisce about the good old college days: fruit loop chicken, Mafia game nights, and spicy chicken before it was a thing. They'll ask the tough questions, like "What kind of food best represents your personality?" and "What's your favorite fruit?" It's about to get real in here, y'all. Real tasty. To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess. Got suggestions for the podcast? Email us at podcast@joiandjess.com.
01:24:09
February 5, 2021
Music, Worship, and Other Stuff
Joi and Jess chat about worship music, creativity, and what the future of live music might look like post-Covid. And because it's Joi and Jess, they'll talk about dogs, DNA sequencing, TikTok, and flying during a global pandemic. We're trying out a new, longer format for this week's episode. What do you think? Send us an email at podcast@joiandjess.com To learn more about Joi and Jess, check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com, and follow us on Instagram @WeDigresswithJoi_Jess.
01:30:12
January 29, 2021
Living Your Purpose Part 2
On this episode, Joi and Jess talk Beyonce, Song Lyrics, Ice Cream and living out what you were created to be. Check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com
01:11:37
January 22, 2021
Living Your Purpose Part 1
With 2020 being a dumpster fire of a year, a lot of us are looking inward and wondering what our purpose on this earth is. If you've ever wondered what you were born to do, Joi and Jess have a few thoughts on how you can not only find your purpose but live it out every day. Check out our friend, Autumn, and City of Refuge Ministries at cormghana.org. Check us out at joisimpson.com and jessperrymedia.com
01:01:38
January 15, 2021
A World on Fire Part II
When the world's on fire, how should the Church respond? Plus, we take a quick detour into the Popeye's vs. Chic-Fil-A debate and wrap it all up with a word of encouragement for anyone who feels like they didn't do enough last year. Check us out at joisimpson.com, and jessperrymedia.com
51:03
January 8, 2021
A World on Fire Part 1
Pandemics, civil unrest, and losing our song. In a World on Fire, how do you make sense of it all? Join Joi Simpson and Jess Perry for the first episode of We Digress with Joi and Jess. (Spoiler Alert: We have a lot to learn about podcasting....) Check us out at joisimpson.com, and jessperrymedia.com
43:31
January 1, 2021
Coming Soon
We Digress with Joi and Jess launches January 1st!
00:29
December 31, 2020