Item of the Day: The JV Club

Did you know that Christina Hendricks used to be Goth? You know, Christina Hendricks, the one with the flowing red hair and the gorgeous red carpet ensembles and the hit TV show? It’s hard to believe, but even someone like Christina Hendricks was a teenager once and that’s what The JV Club is all about. The podcast, hosted by the lovely and hilarious Janet Varney, explores the jungle known as adolescence. You’ll hear about romances, garage bands, important female friendships and so many awkward moments. You also learn a lot about the amazing ladies Janet interviews. The Office‘s Angela Kinsey grew up in Indonesia, comedian Natasha Leggero used to terrorize bus drivers and penpals alike and everyone loves Anne of Green Gables because only a sociopath would hate such a perfect work of art.

Other guests include June Diane Raphael, Gillian Jacobs of Community, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Jen Kirkman, Hello Giggles favorite Jessica St. Clair and many more.It’s both inspirational and reassuring to see that all of these smart, talented women got through their rough years and made it to the other side. As the description on the Nerdist website reads, “Warning: This Podcast Contains Sincerity.” Although The JV Club is usually funny, it also delves into the real feelings, hopes and dreams that these women had as kids.

Plus, Janet Varney is so warm, funny and full of genuinely heartfelt advice to girls that I wish she was my real-life friend, instead of just my imaginary podcast friend.

Check out The JV Club on the Nerdist website or subscribe on iTunes!

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