503 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 Janet Varney and Maximum Fun

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 922 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.

    Amy Miller

    Amy Miller

    This week JV hangs with incredibly funny and cool comedian Amy Miller, who brings her light and humor to a wide range of subjects including, of course, one of JV’s own faves: being a teen in organized religion! And maybe even more enticing: Cool Rock Music Church! Plus: find out which M.A.S.H. alternate universe profession has Amy asking “…Was this your card?” (Wait- did that give too much away?)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    We JV This Club: Best High School Movie

    We JV This Club: Best High School Movie

    Janet Varney joins her best pals Hal Lublin and Mark Gagliardi in a special #MaxFunDrive fueled crossover of "The JV Club" and "We Got This!" podcasts! The reason for this amazing crossover? To officially determine the best high school movie.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Rabia Chaudry

    Rabia Chaudry

    It’s the final week of #MaxFunDrive, and we’re celebrating with the one and only Rabia Chaudry!! As millions of folks know, Rabia brought the case of Adnan Syed to Sarah Koenig, leading to the Serial podcast. In the years since, Rabia has essentially become JV’s hero, and having her on The JV Club is truly a dream come true. So order up some New York-style pizza, show some love to a tree, and support The JV Club as a Maximum Fun Member!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Moujan Zolfaghari

    Moujan Zolfaghari

    Let’s kickoff #MaxFunDrive with a no-brainer crossover with the marvelous Moujan Zolfaghari (Mission to Zyxx)! JV and Moujan are back in the podcastin’ saddle after a data-corrupted attempt in 2021.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ali Griffin Vingiano

    Ali Griffin Vingiano

    We’re throwing extracurricular activities into hyperdrive for this chat with the super cool Ali Griffin Vingiano (Apple TV’s The Morning Show), who celebrates the gorgeous hot mess of a teenage bedroom with JV, as the two trade stories about how they littered their walls with their dreams and crushes. Plus! Evviva for Ali's Italy-heavy M.A.S.H.!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dessa

    Dessa

    This week brings you the multifaceted gem that is rapper/singer/writer Dessa, who by the way also happens to host the great podcast Deeply Human! From seasick-stage-surfing to teenage-mood-surfing to creative-outlet-surfing, Dessa brings frank introspection, wisdom and humor to this convo, just as she does in her work… and manages to get some herstorical tidbits out of JV in the process!

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
922 Ratings

922 Ratings

Dafooster ,

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 😛

Jess VC ,

HIGHLY RECOMMEND! All the feels!

I’ve been listening to The JV Club for a little over a year and can’t imagine my world without it. Not only is it a magnificent podcast with a truly spectacular host, it’s also a gateway to a treasure trove of other magnificent podcasts. Do yourself a favor and scroll through the ENORMOUS names that have appeared on this podcast over the years, pick the one that excites you most, give it a listen, and the enjoy your journey down the JV Club rabbit hole. You won’t regret it!

NewfordNative ,

Great listen

This is such a fun show filled with great guests and conversations!

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