The JV Club with Janet Varney

It’s a Boys of Summer Preview with Hutch Harris! Celebrate the release of the new album We Disappear by The Thermals with this special almost-summer-but-not-quite episode with Hutch, which includes a song from the new album at the end of the podcast!

Direct download: JVC197_Hutch_Harris.mp3
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Saddle up! It’s the marvelous Tawny Newsome (Bajillion Dollar Properties), an amazing improviser and actor who might be just as at home in a rodeo competition or in a Pixies lip-synching contest. Oh, and Mandy Patinkin… LOOK OUT!

Direct download: JVC196_Tawny_Newsome.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

We know what you’re thinking- “Did Janet start a new All Dogs All the Time podcast? No, but JV and awesome guest, writer and standup Melissa Stephens (“Key and Peele”) go long and deep into canine biz early on in the episode, eventually begrudgingly opening up the conversation to other vital matters such as being a girl on the boys’ baseball team and coping with rejection when all you want is a clammy hand to hold.

Direct download: JVC195_Melissa_Stephens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm PDT

Comedian and You’re the Worst writer Alison Bennett comes over for a sexily-lit evening of dissecting the strange magnetism of true crime, the wilds of rural Pennsylvania, and the appeal of a jacuzzi filled with chocolate pudding in episode 194 of the podcast. And watch out, Cyndi Lauper! You’ve got competition!

Direct download: JVC194_Alison_Bennett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am PDT

Get that myriad of plates spinning and put on all of your hats to keep up with the multi-faceted Tamara Krinsky (Marvel’s West Coast Correspondent), with tales of sleep-away camp, classical theatre and the wonders of science!

Direct download: JVC193__Tamara_Krinsky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

It’s time for the copious talents of Molly Lewis, who knows what it feels like to blow up the internet and suddenly find yourself in the company of your heroes. While, I might add,  handling it all with the grace and modesty of a total pro (which, of course, she has long since become). So tune your uke and sing along!*

*It’s possible that no actual singing happens
Direct download: JVC192__Molly_Lewis.mp3
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We’re going to use this description as an opportunity to express deep regret that we did not ask the wonderful Jessica McKenna (Party Over Here) what she meant when she said “Lucky the Leprechaun knocks on your door" during the Irish Pride portion of the podcast. That may require a Part Two! In the meantime, throw on your matte black unitard and get dancing to Flogging Molly, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Direct download: JVC190_Jessica_McKenna.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

It’s the charming and delightful Amanda Lund, everybody! What can you expect from this episode? Some free association: wigs and corn mazes, princesses and guacamole,  ballet and boob-touching. In other words, the things that matter in life.

Direct download: JVC190_Amanda_Lund.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Enjoy the gentle rocking of this special live episode, recorded for the first time ever on a boat. Janet is joined by the immeasurably talented Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly) and cellist Zoe Keating (Manhattan, The Returned), who are so filled with sound advice and inspiring ideas, you’ll inevitably finish the episode and create your best work ever!

Direct download: JVC189_Live_at_JoCo_Cruise_with_Kelly_Sue_DeConnick_and_Zoe_Keating.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08am PDT

Release of Carla Gallo! It's an embarrassment of riches... or maybe just an embarrassment of embarrassments in episode 50 (Wow! We made it to 50!) with ridiculously fun guest Carla Gallo (Bones) - complete with revealing stories about prom nights gone awry, blooming late, and... um... cat lockets.

Direct download: JVC1885_Carla_Gallo_Re-Release.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT