Saturday, April 21, 2018

S is for Sorry Not Sorry

Welcome to the A-Z Challenge! This year I am reviewing podcasts. Day 19 is the letter S, and the podcast I will be reviewing is Sorry Not Sorry. 

This was the very first podcast I ever listened to. My friend Amy recommended it to me because I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (the Mormons) and so does Jenna Kim Jones and her husband Al. Their religion comes up only tangentially. Here's what Amy had to say about the podcast:
I guess my number one recommendation for you would be Sorry, Not Sorry with Jenna Kim Jones. I'm sort of type-casting here because Jenna and her husband are Mormon, but really this just means that you are guaranteed a clean show. Jenna is a stand-up comedian, and she and Allan are just sweet and funny- they model a great marriage, and they are new parents as well. The shows run 30-60 minutes. Side note: Jenna has two great instagrams, one under her name and one called 'Jenna Tries' where she tests a variety of new or strange snacks.
And pretty much that's exactly what you get. It's just Jenna and Al talking about their lives, their children, the movies they watch and the food they eat. They have a ball. They also answer questions from their listeners and read a couple of tweets. 

Category: Society and Culture. OK. That category makes me laugh. They are so down to earth...I'd expected "Comedy" or maybe "Family" but "Society and Culture"? Snort.

What's My Time Commitment Here?
Twice a week, for 30-45 minutes. EXCEPT that just this week they went on hiatus for a couple of months. So you have lots of time to catch up before they return. Or at least listen to an episode or two.

Amy's quote above says it all. They are fun, good people who live in a neighborhood where it is normal to drive around in a golf cart. When they mention the LDS church I feel a spark of kinship with them. I searched for a long time for a Mormon podcast before realizing that this was all I needed--good, regular people living good, fun lives. 

I don't listen to every podcast. They kind of slide to the wayside every once in a while and then I pick them up again like a favorite blanket.

You can listen to Sorry Not Sorry here or wherever you listen to podcasts. 


  1. Isn't it nice to be able to recommend something without having to add a disclaimer for language or content? They sound like a lovely couple - and good on them for making good clean fun sound interesting.

    Leanne |
    S for Stop Procrastinating

  2. When I first saw the picture, I thought it was Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. Nice to see (or in this case hear) a couple modeling a positive marriage. Weekends In Maine

  3. I think this might be the gal who also does or used to do a podcast with Allison Rosen?

    1. This IS the couple from Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend.
      I loved how they were able to roll with EVERY topic, regardless of how blue it got (and it can get pretty blue) and stay true to themselves, adding their own humor at every turn.

  4. It's refreshing to find things where language isn't offensive. That was one reason I stopped listening to comedians back in the 1990s - they all swore so much. It seemed like they didn't use their minds or creativity...they just stooped to the lowest level and swore a lot. Will need to check out this podcast!