The JV Club with Janet Varney

As another week of shelter-in-placing passes, JV has a long-distance couch hang with the very cool musician and human being Patrice Pike (Sister 7, Pike & Sutton) to talk art, music, her rad non-profit Step Onward, and the perfect hot fudge sundae!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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It’s an Arizona-thon! Sedona-native Alexis Preston (from the "Can I Pet Your Dog?" podcast on the Max Fun Network) and Tucson-native JV swap tales of two cities and a few others besides, each from the quarantined safety of their couches, complete with occasional dog-terruptions. Sending love in these strange times and hoping this episode makes you smile!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC364_200318b.mp3
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After the obligatory “are you going to infect me with coronavirus but seriously what is happening in the world right now” opening conversation, JV and the truly awesome comedian Atsuko Okatsuka discuss being uprooted from Tokyo to West LA without knowing you’re never going back, the power of ranch dressing, and #garagelife.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC363_200311.mp3
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In honor of the 8th anniversary of the JV Club, it's a rerun of the first episode! Christina Hendricks chats about small towns, the fierce passion of Celine Dion, and the importance of special effects in high school stage productions of Agnes of God.

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This week, JV and comedian and writer Ellington Wells do some tarantula performance art, talk about what constitutes a “thin” town, how to make your own creativity Absolutely Fabulous.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

 

Direct download: JVC362_200226.mp3
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Take a deep dive into underwater civilizations… and into the adventurous life of the very talented actor/comedian/writer Nalini Sharma! Find out if gemstones protect you from harm! Think about what belongings you’d save from a fire! Find out that you might surprise yourself if you actually had to do just that!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC361_200220.mp3
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Put down that Stephen King book and enjoy to this episode of The JV Club with the awesome Keisha Zollar (Netflix’s “Astronomy Club”), whose history of multiple moves and a challenging health situation in her teens made her the badass she is today! Plus! Find out what the one and only Abraham Lincoln had to say to Keisha during their in-depth conversation! 

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

 
 
Direct download: JVC360_200212.mp3
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Maybe a record-breaking length for a single episode? And this conversation with comedian Nori Reed is worth every minute! Join Nori and JV for a deep-dive into subjects from the silly to the heartbreaking, with lots and LOTS of g-o-l-d GOLD!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC361_200206.mp3
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Make some room at your lunch table for comedian Helen Hong (Go Fact Yourself) and delight in stories of potato knishes, disappearing rabbits, and someone who actually loves “Cats."

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC360_200129.mp3
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The delightful Jamie Loftus (The Bechdel Cast) joins JV to talk real-life SORTING HOUSES (!), band instrument hierarchy, Algebra-Hacky Sack-Juggalos. Also, I had to look up how to spell “hacky sack” but already knew how to spell “juggalo,” which means something but who knows what.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC359_190123.mp3
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Allie Goertz, the other half of the Round Springfield podcast, joins JV for a chat about regional accents that aren’t what they seem, cheddar cheese powder, and what it’s like to move all the way to “LA City!”

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC358_200115.mp3
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Today! Discover the one time you should trust strangers with candy (okay, yes, we are talking about the tv show) in this episode with Max Fun friend and podcaster, Julia Prescott! (From the "Round Springfield" podcast) Plus: Hot Topic Goth, Ska and much more!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Direct download: JVC357_200108.mp3
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Doughnuts, Cigarettes, and Hot Sauce, Oh My! It’s a rerun of the episode with Emily Gordon (The Indoor Kids), chock-full of fond remembrances of first kisses, My So Called Life, and the once-pervasive Manic Panic hair dye, the use of which apparently makes you a communist. This week’s bonus: Theories on how hot dogs got their name.

This episode first aired in 2013.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun

Direct download: JVC355_200101.mp3
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