The JV Club with Janet Varney (general)

Tidy up your closet fort and put a new coat of wax on your race car bed for this Seattle-centric chat with Eddie-Veddered-hair Tarin Anderson (Take My Wife). See you in the darkroom, shutterbugs!

Direct download: jv285_tarin_anderson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The stars aligned this week and very fortuitously brought us the stars of the new film Duck Butter, Alia Shawkat (who also co-wrote and co-produced) and Laia Costa (who co-produced) for a chat about basketball, double lives, and the discovery of maybe the most charming pronunciation of an American cartoon ever. 

Direct download: jv284_alia_laia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The fabulous Bree Essrig talks boarding school magic, construction-site hook-ups, and the times in your life when wearing your bra on the outside of your shirt just feels right. Strap on your aviator hat and all hands on deck for Commander Crazy!

Direct download: jv283_bree_essrig.mp3
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Attention Dillards shoppers: Episode 282 with Rachael O’Brien (Be Here For A While podcast) brings lots of embarrassing tidbits about both Rachael and JV’s earlier years, though Rachael arguably walks away with more dignity overall! This episode could aptly be enjoyed on a long walk through Los Angeles, if you’re in the neighborhood.

Direct download: jv282_rachael_obrien.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm PST

Put on your grown-up glasses and fire up your self-walking dog for this visit with comedian and author Laurie Kilmartin (Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed) as she and JV talk swimming breakthroughs, sadistic teachers, and chewing-not-swallowing in Episode 281 of the podcast!

Direct download: jv281_laurie_kilmartin.mp3
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Throw on your best speakeasy togs or your plaid school uniform for this chat with the brilliant delight that is musician Jill Sobule, who meanders with JV along topics like mountains vs. ocean views, metaphorical circuitry-exploding friend crushes, and the wonders of the short-lived Viva magazine.
Direct download: jv280_jill_sobule.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Actress Nicki Micheaux (Lowlife, Animal Kingdom) blows JV away with an immediate name-drop of Prescott, Arizona, and what follows is a spirited chat ranging from the criminal justice system to the super-heroism of parenting to the appeal of a good vampire. 

Direct download: jv279_nicki_micheaux.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

The delightful Maria Blasucci (Drunk History, The Big Ones podcast) comes by for a heart-to-heart with JV that includes both birds and bees, but maybe not how you’d think. Plus, a lot of love for Manor House and its sister shows… and some fantastic ideas for new ones, if we do say so ourselves, PBS!

Direct download: jv278_maria_blasucci.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Janet gets swept up by the ethereal Kimmy Robertson (Twin Peaks) and a pondering of mango yogurt, serendipitous events, curling toes and the new envy theme of the podcast (not actually the new theme).

Direct download: jv277_kimmy_robertson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Nerdist worlds collide with this week’s delightful guest, Alicia Lutes (Fangirling). After JV appeared on Alicia’s show yesterday (Wed. 2/28), Alicia stopped by to dig into lots of juicy high school-era stuff and the perils of feeling so much! Otherwise known as so many feels.

Direct download: JVC276_Alica_Lutes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST