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.
This one goes out to all you Mr. Darcy lovers out there! But all, of course, are welcome to this delightful chat with comedian Jessica Sele (whose Weird Vibes album you should totally check out now).
Rerun: Kristen Bell
It’s a classic JV Club train of thought that leaves the station at about 60 miles per hour, thanks to the bright light that is the mind and heart of one Kristen Bell (The Good Place), otherwise known as one of the world’s preeminent dog petting scientists. KB and JV cheerily talk failure, murder, and the incredible power of a good Sondheim refrain.
Settle in this week for gem of a human being, comedian, actor and writer Leah Rudick (check out her special Spiraling!), who brings stories of growing up in Cincinnati, where— and we can’t be any more clear on this— there is a perfectly average insect population. Plus! beheadings, tone deafness, and beaaaautiful beaded gowns.
This one goes out to all the really tall gals with big, beautiful feet! Get ready for a lively chat with comedy legend Judy Gold this week on The JV Club, where parents muddle their way through their kids’ sexuality, coffee ice cream reigns supreme (with augmentation!), and we can’t get enough of Barbara Eden in a certain iconic tv costume.
Sarah D. Bunting
Grab your ballpark hot dog and gather up all your unnecessarily detailed historical baseball stats for this delightful chat with Sarah D. Bunting (Best Evidence), in which we head to New Jersey, jam to Top 40, dig into Mom’s meatloaf, and heaps more. In fact, JV and SDB gabbed so much, they didn’t even talk about this book Sarah co-wrote to guide you through every episode of “Beverly Hills, 90210!"
Rerun: Jordan Morris
From a shared mutual love of the “Miss Chevious” detective novels to the perennial -- if scary -- appeal of an old diving suit, JV and this week’s Boy of Summer Jordan Morris (Jordan Jesse, Go!) cover a lot of ground. (This episode was published in 2018)
Love this good-hearted podcast
Janet Varney just seems like such a generous spirit on all her podcasts. Just heard her on Rabia and Ellyn- wonderful. I love this show as well- so many interesting people and so many great stories and insights.
Talented actor and great sense of humor
Always a joy to listen to JV. Down to earth and overall lovely person. I sometimes play this as I fall asleep - comfort sound lol
Lots of good topics
I went through the rabbit hole of LOK to find this awesome podcast. Lots of great guests, fun & timely topics for today’s world.
Added bonus of hearing Korra every time I listen to this podcast 😛