The JV Club with Janet Varney (general)

Zut Alors! It's the merveilleuse Montreal-born Jennifer Finnigan (Better With You) joining Janet to celebrate the thrill of a good scary movie, the magic of a potluck, and how a little girl who wanted to be a nun ended up winning three daytime Emmys.

Direct download: JVC30_Jennifer_Finnigan.mp3
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Think an episode with a scientist will be all about genetics, space travel, and neurons? Think again. Janet and guest Cara Santa Maria (Talk Nerdy To Me) delve into their shared experience of a childhood attending LDS church, ballooning raver pants, and the puzzle of sexual identity, finding a partner who can stand you, and the appeal of androgyny.

Direct download: JVC29_Cara_Santa_Maria.mp3
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Bad home perms! "Flesh" colored tights! Platonic love affairs! Janet and awesome guest Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade) jaw a little about suburban Texas and a lot about women in comedy, the way girls learn to compete, and then wonder why everything has to be so... complicated.

Direct download: JVC28_Erin_Gibson.mp3
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Podcast darling Elizabeth Laime muses about the drunken poodle purchases, being at the bottom of a cheerleading pyramid, reconnecting with your junior high crush... and the heartbreak of loss when it visits you young. This could be considered a three-tissue episode.

Direct download: JVC27_Elizabeth_Laime.mp3
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The 26th episode of The JV Club finds Janet delighting in the glorious Grey DeLisle with a conversation about red lipstick, giant hair bows, oversharing with your son, and having a grandmother whose uncommon beauty caused car accidents. Disclaimer: the ladies essentially forget to make references to Azula and Korra. Whoops!

Direct download: JVC26_Grey_Delisle.mp3
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Community fans rejoice! JV Club guest Yvette Nicole Brown rounds out the ladies of the beloved NBC series with a gab about bidding farewell to the snowstorms of Ohio, the undeniable genius of The Golden Girls, and the heart-swelling lyrics of DeBarge.

Direct download: JVC25_Yvette_Nicole_Brown.mp3
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Honeyhoney founder and lead singer Suzanne Santo joins Janet for a relaxed ramble about the joys of Cleveland, Ohio, naked lady hangouts, and how to handle it when your mom reads your diary. Plus: two amazing Honeyhoney songs!

Direct download: JVC24_Suzanne_Santo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am PDT

In an unusual departure from the standard JV Club routine, Janet interviews her first male guest: Julian Melson, who also happens to be transgender. In other words, teen Julian was a teenaged girl. Technically. Together they discuss Burt Reynold's magnetism, the allure of professional wrestling, and being honest about who you really are.

Direct download: JVC23_Julian_Melson.mp3
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Episode 22 of The JV Club welcomes the wonderful Kulap Vilaysack (Childrens Hospital, Who Charted?) for a frank and emotional discussion about tumultuous families, getting comfortable with 'being a threat,' and the kind of sweet sweet lovin' that can only come from "Red Light Special" by TLC.

Direct download: JVC22_Kulap_Vilaysack.mp3
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Episode 21 of The JV Club finds Janet and guest Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) spontaneously writing a movie pitch, discussing the bathroom-centric challenges of leotards, and even catching a few cooties with a fan-made cootie catcher. If you don't know what that is, it's not what it sounds like.

Direct download: JVC21_Alison_Brie.mp3
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