300 episodes

Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven't really changed that much for you since then? Join proud dork Janet Varney as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with some of her favorite women as they talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence.
Warning: This Podcast Contains Sincerity.

The JV Club with Janet Varney Maximum Fun

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    • 5.0, 44 Ratings

Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven't really changed that much for you since then? Join proud dork Janet Varney as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with some of her favorite women as they talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence.
Warning: This Podcast Contains Sincerity.

    Veronica Roth

    Veronica Roth

    Dig into a delicious bowl of pasta for this L.A.-to-Chicago convo this week with super cool “Divergent” series author Veronica Roth (and her latest- Chosen Ones), as she and JV talk music: Emo! Christian metal!; teen brains: Depression! Anxiety!; and oodles more.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 395: Lauren Lapkus

    Ep. 395: Lauren Lapkus

    Palate expanders! Herbst appliances! Malocclusions! All this and more (including things that aren’t orthodontist related!) in this week’s episode with the awesome Lauren Lapkus (Netflix’s The Wrong Missy) whose high school in Evanston surely missed the boat when it left Lauren out of the school plays. Vengeance!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Sinéad Burke

    Sinéad Burke

    JV has the pleasure of conversing with the delightful Sinéad Burke for a chat spanning ye olde Atlantic ocean, with topics including activism and the fashion world.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Amy Dallen

    Amy Dallen

    JV speaks with the wonderful Amy Dallen (DC Daily), whose teenage self navigated her high school years at a “boarding school for nerds.”

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Amber Hunt

    Amber Hunt

    JV does some mild geeking out on one of her podcast heroes, Amber Hunt (Accused), which mostly manifests itself in JV’s meandering non-questions in an in-the-moment attempt to make herself sound smart.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Rebecca Dinerstein Knight

    Rebecca Dinerstein Knight

    This week JV e-visits with acclaimed novelist and poet Rebecca Dinerstein Knight (“Hex”) for a chat about envy, love, eyebrows, mac and cheese, and the myth of living large in the West Village. Be well and be kind to yourselves, wonderfuls!

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

captain_starla ,

Love love

I don’t think I’ve ever listened to a podcast as comforting, and inspiring, as this one. I’ve been a JV Club fan for years now and it helped me so much. I guess it’s because I see Janet (and her guests) as like, the cool big sisters I wish I had ?? Anyway, fave podcast.

Stara Hendricks ,

Inspiring

I am young and aspire to be a actress. I think that this podcast is so inspirational and has a positive energy. I found out about Janet Varney through her work through The Legend Of Korra and I think that she is a inspirational woman. This is defiantly my favourite podcast.

Rhinndy95 ,

Best podcast ever!!

It's really interesting to know how others grew up and how there teenage years were like and the things they did. I love how open all Janet's guests are and Janet herself about there teenage years and how down to earth each conversation is. The JVPodcast is my very first podcast series I've listened to for the last couple of months. There's nothing better then listening to Janet's guests talking about there teenage years. There are some very funny stories that come with each podcast. I'd recommend this podcast to everyone 1) because it's amazing 2) everyone's so down to earth 3) Janet's laugh is amazing and 4) Janet Varney is a legend X)

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