The JV Club with Janet Varney (general)

The marvelous Nyima Funk (The Black Version) comes over for a chat with JV about the offstage wonders of improv, musical Skype ringtones, and looking back to look forward. Turkey sausage all round!

Direct download: JVC273_Nyima_Funk.mp3
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Episode 272 is a break from tradition! Janet, freshly home from SF Sketchfest, welcomes back guest Eliza Skinner for a conversation about - gasp- current events! Seriously everybody- there isn’t even a M.A.S.H. game. But there IS a lot of honest chewing on various confusing and important issues if we do say so ourselves. Enjoy!

Direct download: JVC272_Eliza_Skinner.mp3
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SF Sketchfest staple Irene Tu sits down with JV for a debrief on having smarts, breaking hearts, basketballs, and pink walls in this episode that definitely does not rhyme the way parts of this description for some reason did. Happy Sketchfest everyone!

Direct download: JVC271_Irene_Tu.mp3
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It’s a JV Club re-release with comedian Cameron Esposito (Put Your Hands Together) and SHE! IS! GREAT! There’s nothing like a story about a medical semi-crisis in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language to get the old podcast blood flowing. But it doesn’t stop there… because who doesn’t love talking to their parents about sex? NOTE: The prior two references are NOT RELATED.

Direct download: JVC170.5_Cameron_Esposito_Re-Release.mp3
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Get your doughnut craving ready for the pink pastry box of podcast episodes with Lili Mirojnick (SyFy’s “Happy”), whose soccer cleats got hung up for a career in theatre after many a post-game glazed binge. Plus, M.A.S.H. brings about reflections on 90’s era Leo and JV startles herself remembering last night’s dream about a certain teen idol of her own!

Direct download: JVC270_Lili_Mirojnick.mp3
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Find out why this week’s guest Tara Sands' (Pokemon and a million other things) favorite quote from “Tootsie” is a hundred times better than JV’s; what really goes on inside (and after) the Jelly Belly factory tour; and how many words with double o’s can be jammed into one game of M.A.S.H!

Direct download: JVC269_Tara_Sands.mp3
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Strap on your character shoes and let’s get this show choir going! Friends and co-creators of TV Land’s “Teachers” Katy Colloton and Katie O’Brien pop over to JV’s for an intimate (we’re talking shared microphone) chat about statement jackets, midwest values, and collapsing lungs.

 

Direct download: JVC268_Katy_Colloton_and_Katie_OBrien.mp3
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It's a JV Club re-release! Get a jump on space travel with the extraordinary Zelda Williams (Legend of Korra) and her incredibly awesome voice. Tales of private school, voice acting, and the puzzles of social media lead up to one of Janet’s worst MASH categories ever, which Zelda navigates like a champ.

Direct download: JVC267.5_Zelda_Williams_Re-Release.mp3
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JV has a long distance chat from Tucson to Portland with the creator and star of “The Benefits of Gusbandry,” Alicia J. Rose and Brooke Totman, whose teen years in L.A. and southern Oregon both led to stops in San Francisco before settling in Portland, home of the artisanal everything! 

Direct download: JVC267_Alicia_Rose_and_Brooke_Totman.mp3
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The JV Club wishes you a wonderful holiday break this week, and invites you to spend part of your Thursday with the charming and delightful Arden Rose, who barely gets a chance to talk about her teenage years thanks to JV’s extra-rambly ramblings about all other topics great and small. This episode includes plenty of Cate Blanchett worship!

Direct download: JVC266_Arden_Rose.mp3
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