The JV Club

Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven't really changed that much for you since then? Join proud dork Janet Varney as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with some of her favorite women as they talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence.

Warning: This Podcast Contains Sincerity.

The JV Club Ep. 345: Rebecca Knox

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From ballet slippers to leather studs, this week’s guest Rebecca Knox (“Orange is the New Black”) has deep teenage roots in music… in part thanks to crying when she couldn’t get into a concert. So treat mouth to a crunchy salad and your ears to this episode!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club Ep. 344: Katie Compa

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Comedian Katie Compa ("Hard Pass”) joins JV for a chew about Swedish culture, “mean girl” friendships and the mysterious spelling of “Bamf.”

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club Ep. 343: Jennie Pierson

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If you could cram a sleepover into an hour and change, you’d have this episode of The JV Club featuring Jennie Pierson (Showtime’s ‘Kidding”), whose wonderful imagination should surely be put to use in the realm of theme park design.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club will be LIVE at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Wednesday Oct. 9th! Details and tickets are available now.

The JV Club Ep. 342: Tatum Lynn

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This week: JV welcomes musician Tatum Lynn! Put on your tap shoes and tap, tap, tap your way through a world of non-glitzy pageants, playing on an all-boy basketball team, and impromptu PA performances at department stores.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club will be LIVE at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Wednesday Oct. 9th! Details and tickets are available now.

The JV Club Ep. 341: Rebecca LaVoi

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This week: Two Ladies, Two Couches. JV is tickled pink to chat with her podcast crush, Rebecca LaVoie (Crime Writers On; These Are There Stories) as Rebecca recovers from leg surgery (Folks- she’s doing great!) and reflects back on the general embarrassment of high school, the deep truth of “it gets better," and her too-perfect photo mate, the mysterious Lisa N!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club will be LIVE at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Wednesday Oct. 9th! Details and tickets are available now.

The JV Club Ep. 340: Kit Pongetti

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This week JV is delighted to welcome her dear friend, the uber-talented and hilarious Kit Pongetti (“Scrubs”), for a conversation consisting of 50% JV laughter! Plus! Falling in love at first strum and the special thrill of a good old fashioned stakeout.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club will be LIVE at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Wednesday Oct. 9th! Details and tickets are available now.

The JV Club Ep. 339: Terry Blas

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It’s a last Boy of Summer post Labor Day! How scandalous! Indulge yourself with the delightful Mexican-American-Queer-Writer-Illustrator Terry Blas, whose experiences growing up Mormon in both Boise, ID and various places in Mexico make for quite a journey. Happy listening….

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club will be LIVE at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Wednesday Oct. 9th! Details and tickets are available now.

The JV Club Ep. 338: Justin McElroy

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Enjoy this multimedia festival of conversation and pre-loaded sound effects on this week’s episode with Boy of Summer Justin McElroy! And wait— what’s that in the air? It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Politically Incorrect Musical!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club will be LIVE at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Wednesday Oct. 9th! Details and tickets are available now.

The JV Club Ep. 337: Michael Rosenbaum

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This special Boys of Summer episode with Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville” and oh-so-much-more) features the very first (and possibly only?) time JV gets a lesson in how to do a Walken impression. Enjoy Michael’s talent as much as you enjoy JV flailing! Plus: it’s never too late to become the person you’re meant to be. We mean it!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club will be LIVE at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Wednesday Oct. 9th! Details and tickets are available now.

The JV Club Ep. 336: Scott Thompson

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CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains a discussion of Scott Thompson's experience surviving a school shooting from 23:22 to 37:38

The sketch comedy legend that is Scott Thompson joins JV this week as a spectacularly fascinating and funny Boy of Summer, including a JV-jaw-dropping-moment after a disclosure by Scott that left her temporarily speechless.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.