#12: Sleepwalk With Me: “The Promise of NJAM”

On this episode of Not Just A Movie, Timmie, Mike, and Ryan discuss Mike Birbiglia’s independent film, Sleepwalk With Me (2012) as well as This American Life Host, Ira Glass.


I. What We Have Been Watching

A. Goodbye to James Gandolfini

II. Sleepwalk With Me

A. Mike Birbiglia

  • Ryan and Timmie’s Introduction to Mike Birbiglia
  • This American Life
  • Standup
  • Film Career

B. The Movie

  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Representations of Long Term Relationships
  • Comedian as Actor
  • Humor
  • Woody Allen Vibes
  • Favorite Scenes or Quotes
  • Problems with the Film

C. What We Want Next from Mike Birbiglia

III. Conclusions/End Comments

IV. Outro

Further Listening

Mike Birbiglia’s This American Life Appearances

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi and Timmie Cole.

Theme Song

The NJAM Theme Song was composed by the talented Jesse James

N-JAM Team


Timmie is a vocalist, pianist, and teacher that podcasts and writes about media in her spare time. She’s hoping to incorporate both of her passions in an endeavor she’s calling Lost: The Musical. Official release date TBD.


Michael, always thought to spend too much time watching TV, reading books, playing video games, and looking up random facts on the internet, has finally decided to put his plethora of seemingly useless information to good use in audio format. He co-hosted a very successful 10 episode run of a video game show called the Go!Cast and loves to get involved in long-winded and deep discussions on media. He lives alone with his turtle, Squirt, and they play Cranium every Thursday night. Michael always wins.


Ryan is a picture/sound editor. You can see some of his work over at That Studio as well as two documentaries in progress, We Breathe Again and American Communion. When he isn’t editing, Ryan enjoys watching films with his canine and feline sons, Ewan and Figaro. He becomes frustrated when they choose to screen Glee over Godard.

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