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Los Angeles, CA

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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.

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Language:

English


Episodes

Boys of Summer Series: Travis McElroy

8/10/2017
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Unofficial high school drama teacher Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me) educates JV on summer porch tea and cookies, the signs of narcissism, and the particular joy of boxed chocolates in this long-distance episode of the podcast that includes a rousing vocal remix of “Boys of Summer!”

Duration: 01:22:49


Boys of Summer Series: Eugene Cordero

8/3/2017
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Get out your spray paint can and mentally tag to your heart’s content but for heaven’s sake DON’T ACTUALLY GO OUT AND GRAFFITI (is that a verb?) unless your heart tells you that you must. Just like some people’s hearts tell them to be actors or priests. And some priests tell people to be actors. This will all make more sense after you enjoy the charming and hilarious Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island) as Boys of Summer sizzles onward!

Duration: 01:25:15


Boys of Summer Series: Eban Schletter

7/27/2017
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The utterly marvelous Eban Schletter (Spontaneanation) sits down for a chat with JV about the wonders of Ennio Morricone, high school societal bummers of Piedmont, CA, and the gods’ gift to ice cream known as Fenton’s. Plus torn t-shirts, movie soundtracks o’plenty, and the snowy arctic climes of THE THING!!

Duration: 01:40:24


Boys of Summer Series: Keegan-Michael Key Re-Release

7/20/2017
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It's a JV Club re-release with Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele)! Dog talk and tapeworm talk eventually give way to exploring identity as it relates to being adopted, how to get along with (almost) everybody, and the appeal of a really great plate of chili cheese fries.

Duration: 01:21:00


Boys of Summer Series: Mike Phirman

7/13/2017
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Wocka wocka wocka! JV heads over to Casa Phirman to hang out with the delightful Mike (Hard ’n Phirm) and his pun-tacular brain. Sample boards, sushi chefs, single skis and more! This episode also contains one of the most complete yet least articulated versions of "Boys of Summer" yet!

Duration: 01:19:17


Boys of Summer Series: Bob Ruff

7/6/2017
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True Crime podcast fans (“Serial” lovers, I’m looking at you in particular) alert! Boy of Summer Bob Ruff is not only smart as hell, charming, and determined to change our criminal justice system for the better, he also had a hand in post-Serial developments for Adnan Syed. This is big stuff, people! Join JV and Truth and the Justice podcast creator and host for a look back at how Bob arrived at this decidedly unexpected and totally awesome place in his life and career as Boys of Summer...

Duration: 01:21:27


Boys of Summer Series: Hrishikesh Hirway

6/29/2017
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Guess what? Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder, West Wing Weekly) is more wonderful than you already thought he was! Join Hrishi and Janet as they explore — or should we say “explode?” — his formative years at a co-ed boarding school, his love of a good film auteur or two, and the unending delight at finding true love.

Duration: 01:28:07


Boys of Summer Series: Steven Ogg

6/22/2017
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Polish your volleyball (and then realize you didn’t need to polish a volleyball) while you enjoy this Alberta-scented memory-ramble with the extremely cool Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead and every other cool show on tv right now) as his attention is repeatedly diverted by a heavy rainstorm. Boys of Summer continues!

Duration: 01:20:20


Boys of Summer Series: Kristian Bruun

6/15/2017
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Atten-HUT! Charming Boy of Summer and "Orphan Black" co-star Kristian Bruun has some amazing stories to tell about his high school years at Valley Forge Academy, where he triumphed on the trumpet, squared off all his corners, and most decidedly did NOT get to ride the military motorcycles. All this and more as Boys of Summer continues!

Duration: 01:37:31


Boys of Summer Series: Zeke Nicholson

6/8/2017
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It’s the fabulous Zeke Nicholson (Comedy Bang Bang, Take My Wife) and his musings on the not-so-grueling responsibilities of being track captain, a rich appreciation for the town of Smallville, and the estimable value of a good late night run to McDonald’s.

Duration: 01:14:13


Boys of Summer Series: Jon Heder

6/1/2017
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It’s delight and joy personified with Boy of Summer Jon Heder, whose dedication and generosity as an Eagle Scout extended all the way to trying to fix Janet’s broken computer a few weeks ago. Find out how he and his twin brother Dan spent their teen years in Oregon, Jon’s mission in Japan, and then find out which imaginary creature his M.A.S.H. future holds!

Duration: 01:30:58


Live Panel from the University of Chicago’s Sex Week

5/25/2017
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Janet shares her live panel from the University of Chicago’s Sex Week.

Duration: 00:55:05


Kristina Rodgers

5/18/2017
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Fresh from her debut as Mark’s guest co-host on Pistol Shrimps radio, it’s the divine Kristina Rodgers, who drops by to bond with JV over Siouxsie Sioux, the Electrical Light Parade, Pottery Barn and oh-so much more in episode 241 of the JV Club!

Duration: 01:08:37


Stephanie Courtney

5/11/2017
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For friends and fans of Spontaneanation, you may know her as one of its frequent guests and brilliant improvisers! Others may know her best as Flo, easily the coolest and most watchable commercial personality thanks to good old Progressive. Here on the podcast you will come to know her as a lover of truffle butter, a “Shirley Temple,” and a onetime France resident who bought jeans by the pound.

Duration: 01:14:16


Boys of Summer Preview: Jonah Ray

5/4/2017
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Episode 239 brings you the first Boy of Summer, just a touch early, to celebrate the release of Jonah’s FANTASTIC Seeso show, “Hidden America with Jonah Ray!” Hear JV and JR chat about drum therapy, impressing our little kid selves, and oh-so-delicious SPAM.

Duration: 01:17:07


Christine Lennon

4/27/2017
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Slip on your palazzo pants for a chat with the terrific Christine Lennon, whose new book “The Drifter” has coincidentally somehow combined three of JV’s faves: deep, complex friendships among women, origin stories/teen years, and murder. Hooray! Plus, a lot of Joans and a lot of jets!

Duration: 01:17:22


Amy Shira Teitel

4/20/2017
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Vintage Space’s Amy Shira Teitel brings her astounding knowledge of space travel history, her extremely chic style, and much more to this episode of The JV Club, where body casts, beer, and yes, Anne of Green Gables make appearances.

Duration: 01:14:44


Felicia Day Re-Release

4/13/2017
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It's a JV Club re-release with the endlessly awesome and prolific Felicia Day (Geek and Sundry). Learn the pros and cons of spending your high school years outside of high school proper, where you have the chance to become as weird and as wonderful as you like. And! One of the swiftest and most satisfying sets of M.A.S.H. answers you could dare to dream for!

Duration: 01:03:39


Linda Park

4/6/2017
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Where do we start? The inspiring and awesome Linda Park (a million things including this upcoming season of “Bosch”) sits down for a conversation about becoming our mothers and/or superheroes, taking possession of a certain Maggie, and cheese, cheese, cheese.

Duration: 01:27:20


Giulia Rozzi

3/30/2017
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Put simply, Giulia Rozzi (True Love; Hopefully We Don’t Break Up) is a pure delight, and the various and sundry topics discussed in this episode of The JV Club do not disappoint. Benny Hill, Mrs. Roper and John Laroquette share space with sustainable fashion, poetry, and depression in a conversation canvassing the silly and sincere.

Duration: 01:22:00

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