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. 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.

The JV Club Ep. 335: Chris Sullivan

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Throw on your merit badge tape up that racket for this conversational mosey with the delightful Chris Sullivan (“This is Us”), who may or may not be the secret son of a certain California “Governator!” Plus! Taking chances in music, life, love, and podcasting.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club Ep. 334: Seamus Dever

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In a rare and exciting twist, this week’s accomplished Boy of Summer Seamus Dever (“Castle") also happens to be an old college chum of JV! Enjoy a reminiscence about Flagstaff Arizona, nerding out on Shakespeare, getting schooled on the wonders of Tom Waits, and what 90’s Moscow has to offer a college-aged American.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club Ep. 333: Neil Patrick Harris

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It’s a very special Boys of Summer with the audio from January's SF Sketchfest Tribute to Neil Patrick Harris, in conversation with your good pal JV. Magic, Muppets and More!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club Ep. 332: Johnathan Fernadez

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Join Boy of Summer Johnathan Fernandez (“Lethal Weapon”) for one of the most shocking revelations to ever occur on The JV Club… about the film Dirty Dancing. Plus! Sunday night braid sessions, secret beaches, and a new pastime we like to call Canoe-dling.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club Ep 331: Chris Grimmett and Steven Pappas

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Steven Pappas

Chris and Steven, the delightful gents from the Is This Adulting? podcast, have a phone tree with JV and talk cargo pants, undershirts, evangelical youth camps and the natural disasters of North Carolina in episode 331 of the podcast as Boys of Summer saunters on!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club Ep. 330: Steve Berg

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Heads up! It’s another Voyage to the Stars cohort, the delightful human being that is Steve Berg! (You also probably know him from tons of other stuff, too.)
JV and SB goof around and talk river cities, football dustups, and late night college radio dj action in this latest episode bringing you Boys of Summer!

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club Ep. 329: Colton Dunn

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This week JV sits down with Boy of Summer and Voyage to the Stars co-star Colton Dunn (“Superstore”) for a conversation about Michael Jordan t-shirts, hipster video stores, and what it means to be an “Act-lete."

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club Ep. 328: John C. McGinley

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John C. McGinley

Boys of Summer rolls on as JV sits down with her friend and Stan Against Evil co-star John C. McGinley to yak about lazy susans and big families, endurance in sports and Broadway, and much more, including insight and information on Down Syndrome and the amazing Global Down Syndrome Foundation, which you can check out and support via this link!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Clup Ep. 327: Susan Simpson

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Jenny Tolman

This week's episode was recorded in front of a live audience at POD X in Nashville, Tennessee.

JV takes a one-week break from the boys of Summer series to chat with attorney and podcaster Susan Simpson!

In addition to being one of Janet's all-time favorite people that she's admired from afar, Susan's got tons of stories about being a sporty high schooler and childhood dismemberment at Chuck E. Cheese (yes, really!)

Plus: live musical performances from JV Club alum Jenny Tolman!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.