Passports & Pizza is a travel, food and lifestyle podcast from the minds and mouths of Sara Cornelius and Laura Jean. Inspired by their endless love and devotion for cooking and adventure (and just getting chit-chatty together), each week Sara and Laura sit down for a real, hilarious look at what made their lives salty and sweet, topics that make their hearts palpitate and so much more. Fueled by carbs and coffee (jet lag is a real thing, friends!) - Sara and Laura also answer listener questions each episode, sharing their perspectives on anything and everything. If food, travel and stumbling through adulthood is your thang - welcome to your people!
S3E3: Politics and Mac n Cheese
We’re getting into it this episode! Sara’s tired of the Sunday Scaries but she’s thrilled about the Biden victory, and Laura discusses losing a coworker to Covid-19 and a calming new hobby. Then the gals get into politics, going over their personal political histories, the relationship to voting, issues they’re passionate about, the Biden-Harris victory, and recommend some political podcasts. They chase it all down with a boxed mac n cheese face-off. And then before ending with recommendations we’ve got a listener question about Thanksgiving foods.
Don’t forget about the giveaway going on through the end of November! To enter, just leave a review on Apple podcasts or tag a friend in an Instagram comment.
S3E2: Erika, the Pancake Princess and Queen of Bake Offs
Laura is dealing with sinus problems, but she’s comforting herself with Harry Potter. Sara misses wearing her contact lenses, but is appreciating the lunchtime walk weather at this time of year. More importantly, we’ve got an interview with the lovely Erika of the blog “The Pancake Princess.” The gals chat with her about the bake off series on her blog, how her bake offs have changed during Covid times, as well as some of her travel experiences. Then there’s a listener question about hygge home updates, we’ve got recommendations, and Sara and Laura try to pronounce the word “gruyere.”
S3E1: So ... Let's Catch Up!
Welcome to season 3!!! Sara and Laura sip on some margaritas as they catch us up on what’s going on in their lives, with some personal news that’s both good AND bad. They discuss Covid-19 (obviously), therapy, life in quarantine, the Black Lives Matter movement, how they are actually DOING, what’s bringing them joy in these dark times, and Covid comfort foods.
Also - there’s a giveaway going on! From now through the end of November 2020, you can enter to win a personal Covid care package from Sara and Laura. There are two ways to enter: 1) leave a review for the show on Apple Podcasts, and 2) tag a friend in a @passportpizzapod Instagram post. Thanks for helping to spread the word!
A Message From Laura & Sara
A quick message from Laura (and Sara in spirit) updating everyone on a brief break we’re taking from the pod. We love you and cannot thank you enough for your support. We’ll see you in Season 3!
S2E14: The Hustle vs. The Hobby
Buckle in, ya’ll… today’s episode goes *DEEP* into a struggle both Laura and Sara have been navigating through for years! Do hobbies even exist in 2020 millennial culture? But before all that fun stuff - Sara’s stressin’ about planning the final details for her upcoming trip (but also super excited for it!), meanwhile Laura’s hating tax season in between a serious dump of inspiration/passion project fell into her lap. The two chat for a while about creativity before segueing into an in depth chat about what it means to constantly feel the need to “hustle” interests into a career versus enjoying our interests simply as a hobby. Is it okay to not have children and not be a career woman? Why are millennials obsessed with side hustles? Why do we feel the pull to monetize every hobby into something more? Sara and Laura talk “failure,” false promises, identity and so, so, soooo much more. Let’s get into it!
S2E13: Frozen Pizza Face-Off
Laura’s waiting for the impending death of her laptop, and she’s excited to do a Q&A talk for the Dame Traveler book at The Strand in NYC. Sara’s hardcore adulting in this episode with her mouse problem and a new cabinet in her laundry room. Then the ladies try a few different frozen pizzas to declare a winner. They discuss frozen pizza history, school lunch nostalgia, the rack vs. the pizza stone, pizza rapper names, and more. Then there’s a listener question about non-food traveling activities and they share recommendations.
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Puts a smile on my face!
This podcast feels like you’re catching up with two best friends and I love it! I appreciate Laura and Sara’s honesty, sense of humor and passion about the subjects talked about. It’s a joy to listen to!
These are two of the greatest women of all time. They love spending time together, sharing each other’s passions, and giving never ending support to the other. They also just love to gab. Prior to these podcasts they will talk for at least an hour before and then often times for an hour afterwards. This podcast is a cultivated slice of their friendship and it brings me happiness. Give it a listen if you like pastries, politics, pizza, tips on smart travel, bougie cocktails, and just some good old fashioned gossip!
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