The JV Club with Janet Varney

Two very special guests join Janet for this episode: the amazing Starlee Kine (This American Life), and her amazing dog, Oh Papa. Richard Nixon! Child Stardom! Gravity spoilers! Seriously, don't listen to this if you haven't seen Gravity yet but you want to. Otherwise, treat your ears to one of the coolest writers around, New York-style.

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Hear her on The JV Club before she rises to the top of the arm-wrestling world! It's Edi Patterson (The Groundlings), who bonds with Janet over the appeal of the celluloid "horndog," pygmy unicorns, and being the good girl.

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Take a break from sneaking out to New York dance clubs long enough to enjoy the delightful Chemda (Keith and The Girl podcast) as she and Janet explore some VERY frank talk about teenage sex, the generation gap between emigrant parents and their kids, and what to do if you get a bump in your ponytail.

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Come for advice on the best music to clean a shower by, stay for the volleyball tips. Or just drop in for the occasional rave and Del Taco parking lot hang. It's Christine Woods (HBO's Hello Ladies) and her tiny dragon in Episode 81!

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Trom-bone up on your knowledge of marching bands, polar bears, and Peter Panning your way into adulthood with the simply delightful Kate Micucci in Episode 80 of The JV Club. BYOP (Bring your own paintbrush)!

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The secrets to perfect skin-- or at least a mother who tells you that you don't have it-- are revealed in Episode 79 with the insanely funny Gillian Vigman (the Hangover trilogy) as she extolls the virtues of managing a football team, frequently being mistaken for a boy, and dating someone named "Spooge."

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Pull off those white gloves and get down and dirty with cotillionairess Lauren Ashley Bishop (#nitTWITS) while she and Janet discuss the butterfly feeling of "limerence," playing it safe (or boring?), and when real intimacy is created. If you're not making out with someone to the tearjerker Last of The Mohicans by the time you finish this episode, we haven't done our jobs.

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What becomes of an eight year-old who masters the LA public transit system, is the subject of an angry petition at school, and has imperfect feet? Find out with the lovely Ursula Whittaker, who schools Janet on the secrets of parental forgiveness and marrying a charming and hilarious Cuban.

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You'll want to laminate Episode 76 of The JV Club, thanks to the fantastic conversational stylings of Jane Espenson (Once, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), who spins yarns about such matters as historically significant dollhouses, disappointing french horns, and the decidedly unromantic quality of The Kentucky Fried Movie.

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Episode 75's conversation  provides guest Sara Watkins with innumerable ideas for songs yet-to-be-composed, including tiny horses and boogie boards.

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