The JV Club with Janet Varney

Feel it all! Lean into every bit of Episode 99 with the inspiring Heidi Rose Robbins, who celebrates the delight of a great poem, the magic of children’s books, and the extraordinary appeal of a little something called midnight moon cheese!

Direct download: JVC99_Heidi_Rose_Robbins.mp3
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Come hang out in the principal's office with the hilarious and talented Daniele Gaither (MadTV), read up on your Mary Higgins Clark, and if you're lucky, you might even become a member of the elite club the Rumbling Knights.

Direct download: JVC98_Daniele_Gaither_1.mp3
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It's tough to beat New York City in the 1980's, as this week's guest Zandy Hartig (Childrens Hospital) proves with memories of museums, clubs, and a very special classroom. Plus: Sting!

Direct download: JVC97_Zandy_Hartig.mp3
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One of the Bay Area's shiniest stars, comedian and writer Caitlin Gill takes a break from her 7,000 Sketchfest appearances to hang out in Janet's hotel room and jaw about buffalos, Murphy Brown, and livin' tall in Episode 96, as we draw ever closer to the threat of Episode 100.

Direct download: JVC96_Caitlin_Gill.mp3
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Walk into the light - or follow the smell of toast- for a morningtime chat with the splendid Maria Thayer (Eagleheart) about bee farms, how flunking art leads to art school, and the delight of watching garden things grow in Episode 95 ("95, Feel Alive!") of this podcast, also known as The JV Club.

Direct download: JVC95_Maria_Thayer.mp3
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This week's guest, the incredibly bright and hilarious Kathryn Borel (Corked: A Memoir) does not need another copy of the children's book Eloise. Find out why, and while you're at it, learn about the random anarchy of the universe, the unexpected ways we connect to other humans, and of course (of course??), French clowns.

Direct download: JVC94_Kathryn_Borel.mp3
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Jigsaw Puzzles! Eating the bread basket! Cutting your hair! Find out about all of these metaphorical meanings in this in-depth mind-meld with episode 93’s guest Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt (It’s Just a F*ing Date), fresh from teaching her "Oprah Life Class" with Ms. Winfrey herself!

Direct download: JVC93_Amiira_Behrendt.mp3
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Put on your fluffiest cat tail and your Elizabethan collar for this episode with special guest pirate-princess-trombonist Kimmy Gatewood (The Apple Sisters), whose teenage Garth Halloween costume puts Dana Carvey to shame. To shame!

Direct download: JVC92_Kimmy_Gatewood.mp3
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