The JV Club with Janet Varney
Put on your sequined vest and don’t let the band kids snub you— you’re show choir royalty with this week’s guest, Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones)! It’s all about singing, the raggle taggle delights of high school theatre, and the long road to figuring out that it doesn’t take dress slacks and a pair of heels to prove you’re a grown up.
 
Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC_307.mp3
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This is what teenage Alison Becker (Star of the Maximum Fun podcast "Bubble!") might refer to as “a really great episode, eh?” Join her as she takes JV for a trip from the firefly-laden woods of New Jersey across the globe to the mountains of Switzerland. By the way, do you pronounce the “T” in mountains? Tweet us about it.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC314.mp3
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Did your hometown have its own urban legend about a mine-slag-monster-man? If so, you may be from a village in Northern Britain, just like this week’s wonderful guest, author (and wrestling aficionado) Lindsey Kelk! Plus: Logans vs. Troys, Oasis vs. Trance, and Dolphin vs. Dolphin. Suit up!

You can hear Lindsey on the Maximum Fun wrestling podcast Tights and Fights and on the make-up and beauty podcast Full Coverage.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC312_190306.mp3
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Swing set Millennium Falcons! Giant Tinker Toys! Band bus makeouts! All this and oodles more with this week’s enchanting guest, Kara Morgan ("Fortune Rookie," "The Kara Morgan Show"). Reach for the stars with us and dare , yes dare, to dream the ultimate Impossible Dream: to intern on a yogurt farm.

 

 

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: 190228_JVClub.mp3
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This week’s inspiring guest Erika De La Cruz (creator of the TV & Personal Development Conference Passion 2 Paycheck) goes deep with JV about controversial tildes, NoCal and SoCal surprises, Lords and Rings, and the heartbreak and unexpected gifts of losing your home at nineteen. 

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC311_190229b.mp3
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Calling all giant-cross-necklace owners and cross-legged sitters! If you’ve been waiting for a very niche episode of The JV Club made just for you, this episode with the wonderful Carrie Poppy (Host of the podcasts "Oh No Ross & Carrie" and "Hidden Mickeys") is it.

Everyone else: never fear! There’s also plenty of whale-watching-out-for, summer camp revelations, and everyone’s favorite, pig dressage.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC310_190213.mp3
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Get ready to cut some alarm wires, escape your apartment and sneak on over for some teenage tales of literature devouring, lakeside sulking, and blue hair dying with musician Vera Sola, and find out who King Solomon was (no, not that King Solomon) and the mysterious fate that befell him.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC309_190206.mp3
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This special episode recorded live at SF Sketchfest has a little something for everyone. Thrills! (Pneumatic high school theatre orchestra pits!) Chills! (Is Aparna a biter?) Spills! (Okay, maybe no spills. But aren’t you glad there weren’t any wet messes to mop up?). Join JV and marvelous guests Scott Adsit, Aparna Nancherla and musician/dreamboat Matt Nathanson for a double M.A.S.H. game unexpectedly featuring worms.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC308_19130.mp3
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Comedian Emily Catalano joins JV mid-Sketchfest for a hotel room hang covering very controversial topics like earring backings, family card games, and comfy sweatshirts. But fear not! There’s also plenty of lighter fare, like heartbreak and religion.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC307_190123b.mp3
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JV’s old chum Sonita Henry (who's been seen in shows like Luther and Krypton) pops over from across the pond to indulge JV’s interest in regional accents, Guyanese cooking, and Sonita’s adorable boyish alter ego Giuseppi.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC306_190116.mp3
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Join us this week for a very exciting guessing game of “Which Instrument Did You Play in the Marching Band” and much, much more with the simply delightful (and Janet's fellow only child) Rachel McElroy, who, it’s probably safe to say, had one of the most original and exciting dollhouse inhabitant dynamics of the late 20th century.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC_190109b.mp3
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The very funny, very candid and very present Carly Jibson talks Broadway grinds, Tinder surprises and something wonderful called “Poopy Chicken,” all the while reminding us it’s possible to be vulnerable at the same time you’re being a complete badass.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

 

Direct download: JVC304a_190102.mp3
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