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In this authentic and honest podcast about modern manhood, two lifelong friends cover topics ranging from masculinity, relationships, sex, sobriety, mental health, social issues and more, all with a unique perspective and signature sense of humor.

In this authentic and honest podcast about modern manhood, two lifelong friends cover topics ranging from masculinity, relationships, sex, sobriety, mental health, social issues and more, all with a unique perspective and signature sense of humor.
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United States

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In this authentic and honest podcast about modern manhood, two lifelong friends cover topics ranging from masculinity, relationships, sex, sobriety, mental health, social issues and more, all with a unique perspective and signature sense of humor.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 8: What's in a name? The JV Superstars name origin story and some background on your hosts. Also, lots of puns

1/18/2019
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In this episode JLib and Nandeez explain the origin of the name JV Superstars: how it came about and what it means to the hosts. In the process, we dove into some details about our past, namely our relationship with basketball and how it shaped who we are as individuals and as friends. Also, the impact it had when our basketball "careers" ended, which we imagine a lot of people can relate to (unless of course you're currently in the NBA, in which case hit us up!) For a little bit of fun...

Duration:00:36:34

Ep. 7: Previewing the TEDx SoMa event on masculinity, religion, language, mindfulness, facts vs truth and more

1/15/2019
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JV Superstars (JLib and Nandeez) are excited to attend the TEDxSoMa event in San Francisco on January 15th. In this brief episode the guys preview the event and some of its topics (masculinity, religion, language, mindfulness, facts vs truth etc) and discuss their efforts to get involved with the event and potentially interview some of the speakers. Also, a couple other upcoming podcast topic ideas are teased. For more on the TEDx event check out https://www.tedxsoma.org/ Thanks for...

Duration:00:16:51

Episode 6: Talking about pregnancy, miscarriage, loss, grief, shame, and societal convention

1/11/2019
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JLib and Nandeez are back, talking about the big events that have happened recently in their lives (actually mostly Jon's). Namely, Jon and his wife Leah's pregnancy and the loss of their baby at 10.5 weeks. Jon explores all the ways in which that loss affected him and the different challenges it created. The guys also discuss the societal convention of not talking about a pregnancy until the second trimester, why that custom exists, and Jon's firsthand experience with how he and his wife...

Duration:00:34:08

Episode 5: Sober New Year's Eve

12/31/2018
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JLib and Nandeez are back with episode five of JV Superstars. This episode was inspired by New Year's Eve and focuses mainly on Jon's sobriety. The guys talked about the challenge of finding places to go out when you don't want to drink, and also a little about Jon's journey to sobriety, with some stories from back in the day that it's okay to laugh at once you've got seven years under your belt. Plus, a podcast debut for Nando's wife Viki (kinda). Thanks for listening! If you love the...

Duration:00:20:47

Episode 4: Prescriptive masculinity, uncomfortable convos about money, and Nando makes his own deodorant

11/28/2018
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JLib and Nandeez are back with episode four of JV Superstars. This episode is (hopefully) a little more focused on a few main topics. Jon is fed up with the prescriptive nature of our society's view on masculinity, and Nando is working through negotiating his salary at his new job and how to talk about money with friends (without it being awkward). We also learned that Nandeez makes his own deodorant. So probably don't hug him next time you see him. You've been warned. Thanks for...

Duration:00:33:14

Episode 3: Evolving as men, confronting shame, and how "millennial" became a bad word

11/12/2018
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JLib and Nandeez are back with the third installment of JV Superstars. Episode three is slightly longer but still a raw exploration of the general themes that will define this podcast moving forward. Including the challenge of evolving and maturing as men, the shame and stigma that engulfs the conversation around alcohol/drugs and mental health, and JLib is pissed about the PR campaign that turned "millennial" into a bad word. Thanks for listening! If you love the show, rate and review us...

Duration:00:20:18

Episode 2: Male Friendship and the Societal Messages That Confine it

11/7/2018
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JLib and Nandeez are back with another bite-size episode to continue their exploration of the mission of this podcast, primarily through a discussion of their friendship over the years and how societal messages affect the nature of male friendships as boys turn to adolescents and young men. Thanks for listening! If you love the show, rate and review us on Apple or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow the show on Instagram -------------------------------------------------- JV...

Duration:00:10:31

JV Superstars Episode 1: Brainstorm & Mission Statement

10/30/2018
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Thanks for checking out the first episode of JV Superstars. In this bite-size episode, JLib and Nandeez bring you in on the brainstorm session for what they want this podcast to be about, what they want it to accomplish, and how to tackle sensitive and difficult topics with tact and humor. It's a work in progress and we're happy to have you along for the ride. Thanks for listening! If you love the show, rate and review us on Apple or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow the show on...

Duration:00:11:30