The JV Club with Janet Varney

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By: Janet Varney and Maximum Fun

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.

Boys of Summer - Julian Burrell
#565
Last Thursday at 7:00 AM

It’s an episode long overdue… with Boy of Summer and producer/host/Max Fun co-owner Julian Burrell! So put on your feathered hat, grab your leather pouch, and head the Ren Faire in the hot Corona sun! Those turkey legs aren’t going to eat themselves...


Greg Levine
#564
07/04/2024

His name is Greg Levine, he’s a Boy of Summer, he’s got a fantastic podcast of his own (Parks and Recollection) recalling episodes and hijnx working as a writer on "Parks and Rec," and he’s (as evidenced in his teen pic) super! So grab a sleeve of Double Stufs and get in here!


Boys of Summer - Robin Fierce
#563
06/27/2024

Prepare to be dazzled by this fabulous *QUEEN* of Summer! JV welcomes the truly wonderful Robin Fierce ("RuPaul’s Drag Race") for this inspiring conversation covering family, fashion, compassion, and passion, to name but a few! So comb that fabulous mane and let’s GO, ThunderCats!


Boys of Summer - Josh Gondelman
#562
06/20/2024

It’s your Boy of Summer, comedian and pal Josh Gondelman! From high school halls in Massachusetts to comedy clubs in Boston at a fresh-faced nineteen, we defy you not to fall in love (or a little bit more in love) with this delightful human being! So grab your summery iced coffee and a great croissant, and dig in!


Josh Gondelman
#562
06/20/2024

It’s your Boy of Summer, comedian and pal Josh Gondelman! From high school halls in Massachusetts to comedy clubs in Boston at a fresh-faced nineteen, we defy you not to fall in love (or a little bit more in love) with this delightful human being! So grab your summery iced coffee and a great croissant, and dig in!


Ruth Gamble
#561
06/13/2024

There are so many reasons to listen to the delightful Ruth Gamble (Listen to her new podcast serial "Hobo Code"!), including stories of singing for non-singers, tackling people-pleasing, and the sublime person that is Bill Pullman (who happens to be featured in Ruth’s new project!). So lean into the perfect smell of rain and dig into that lasagna!


Rachel Feinstein
#560
06/06/2024

Hey! Stop copying your friend's math homework and grab a slice for this chat with comedian Rachel Feinstein (Catch her special "Big Guy" on Netflix now!), who takes you from the suburbs of Maryland to the streets of NYC, possibly in a poodle skirt. Now if we can just find all of those special guests we promised Rachel...


Gillian Pensavalle
#559
05/30/2024

Head down from Queens to catch a Broadway show with teen-era Gillian Pensavalle (The Hamilcast, TCO), where the Rockette *might* even wink at you! But save a little time for some foggy witchy forest elf-time and a nibble or two of devil’s food chocolate crumb doughnuts (OG spelling, y’all)!


Juliet Landau
#558
05/23/2024

Unwrap that See’s Candy and get ready to savor the deliciousness of this conversation with Juliet Landau (The film A Place Among The Dead; Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe including Audibles: "Slayers: a Buffyverse Story") as she and JV talk ballet, M.A.S.H. time travel, and making art that helps people not only feel seen, but inspired to take action!


 


Rebecca Delgado Smith
#557
05/16/2024

Please bid a warm welcome to the fantastic Rebecca Delgado Smith (From the podcast "The Alarmist"), for this chat that takes you to Puerto Rico, Florida, Donner Pass, and even aboard the luxurious but ill-fated ocean liner of legend, all with a healthy dose of school (theatrical) spirit!