The JV Club with Janet Varney (general)

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

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

Get schooled on the sizable merits of ska by Lady to Lady podcast’s Brandie Posey in episode 188. And not to oversimplify Brandie’s amazing life stories, but I think she would approve of me saying there are some doozies to devour. Bon Appetit!

Direct download: JVC188_Brandie_Posey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Janet marvels at the high school debate prowess of episode 188’s guest, Emily Heller (Baby Geniuses), the social politics of which office you run for in student council, and circus camp, circus camp, circus camp.

Direct download: JVC187_Emily_Heller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

It's a special re-release of Kathleen Rose Perkins! The charming Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes) recounts the joys and challenges of being a certified bird-owner, being heard in a family of boys, and what we’re really doing when we’re eating eggs. Want more? Find out where Kathleen’s future home is, courtesy of another glorious game of M.A.S.H.!

Direct download: JVC187_Kathleen_Rose_Perkins_Re-Release.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm PDT