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ARIYNBF 113 with Janet Varney

Janet Varney, comedian, actor, voice over actor, producer, writer and host of The JV Club podcast on The Nerdist stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to chat about why “real life” can feel like high school, Mormon summer camp, “borrowing” garments from the drama department, high school crushes, dancing and mirror faces and a zillion more things. We also did a round of JMOE (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and Alfred Schulz called in with Things You Never Hear People Say. Plus Topic Sombrero, iTunes Comment of the Week and your emails.

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Executive producer: Alison Rosen

Producer: Gary Smith

Music: Trapp Dog Tom Rapp

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  • Ralph Burris

    assertation? is that a word in the Carolla Dictionary?

  • Ralph Burris

    assertation? is that a word in the Carolla Dictionary?

  • guest

    the last 20 minutes of this once again hits home so perfectly…
    A… great podcast… this and the James Gunn episode are the best so far…

    !

  • guest

    the last 20 minutes of this once again hits home so perfectly…
    A… great podcast… this and the James Gunn episode are the best so far…

    !

  • Michael Pemulis

    I think this was the best podcast episode yet. Janet's description of her relationship with her former best friend and plutonic love interest was vivid and visceral and reminded me of sections of Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad, which is a damned good book. Great show.

  • Michael Pemulis

    I think this was the best podcast episode yet. Janet’s description of her relationship with her former best friend and plutonic love interest was vivid and visceral and reminded me of sections of Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, which is a damned good book. Great show.

  • The Rob

     My drill sergeants were fond of saying “conversate.”

  • The Rob

     My drill sergeants were fond of saying “conversate.”

  • Ducksrhot

     It's very clear that at some point these two will be kissing. And bundling. I am so cool with that.
    Got to get it on!
     MANDATE!!!
     Get! It! On!
    Studio lighting, low key. Ducks. Imprinting sessions. This stuff writes itself.

  • Michael Pemulis

    *Platonic, not plutonic. Unless her friend was composed of cooled magma, which I doubt. Though, that would be awesome. Lava Girl!

  • Ducksrhot

     It’s very clear that at some point these two will be kissing. And bundling. I am so cool with that.
    Got to get it on!
     MANDATE!!!
     Get! It! On!
    Studio lighting, low key. Ducks. Imprinting sessions. This stuff writes itself.

  • Michael Pemulis

    *Platonic, not plutonic. Unless her friend was composed of cooled magma, which I doubt. Though, that would be awesome. Lava Girl!

  • The40yroldvirigin

    Yeah Love the show, Janet was great. Need that Alison Rosen fix every week. Thanks for all your hard work!
    -40 🙂

  • The40yroldvirigin

    Yeah Love the show, Janet was great. Need that Alison Rosen fix every week. Thanks for all your hard work!
    -40 🙂

  • boinkity

    Smart chicks are HOT!! Keep interviewing smart chicks please! Also, Gary is great to present the male perspective because almost every time he talks, I feel like he is saying what I feel. I am also a male. Maybe we need a segment where just Gary says stuff, and call it “Gary says some stuff!”

  • boinkity

    Smart chicks are HOT!! Keep interviewing smart chicks please! Also, Gary is great to present the male perspective because almost every time he talks, I feel like he is saying what I feel. I am also a male. Maybe we need a segment where just Gary says stuff, and call it “Gary says some stuff!”

  • The Rob

    This is actually one of the reasons I enjoy this podcast so much.  I know this sounds sick, but I enjoy hearing women open up to each other and get to exactly what's on their minds, what's important to them, what they think of us, etc.  This was definitely one of the best episodes of ARIYNBF, and I generally prefer ARIYNBF to the Ace Show.        

  • The Rob

    This is actually one of the reasons I enjoy this podcast so much.  I know this sounds sick, but I enjoy hearing women open up to each other and get to exactly what’s on their minds, what’s important to them, what they think of us, etc.  This was definitely one of the best episodes of ARIYNBF, and I generally prefer ARIYNBF to the Ace Show.        

  • DrAwkward

    I assumed the logo was Alison showing the rubber pencil trick to a baby duck.  Perhaps to blow its mind.

  • DrAwkward

    I assumed the logo was Alison showing the rubber pencil trick to a baby duck.  Perhaps to blow its mind.

  • Elle

    Hey Alison, ever since that James Gunn episode, I thought that I agree, you should just ask someone out if you like them, cuz what's the worse that can happen?  They say no.  So what, right?  Then I thought about all the years I went thru life just not asking guys out that were in my class or who I worked with that I thought were cute or whatever, besides thinking “hey why doesn't HE ask ME out?”  My advice to anyone is to just date, date a lot.  How else will you know what you like?  So ask people out, if you're a girl or guy, who knows what can happen!  Maybe not before college, but I think people need to just get into the mindset of dating so they can experience it, ya know?

  • Elle

    Hey Alison, ever since that James Gunn episode, I thought that I agree, you should just ask someone out if you like them, cuz what’s the worse that can happen?  They say no.  So what, right?  Then I thought about all the years I went thru life just not asking guys out that were in my class or who I worked with that I thought were cute or whatever, besides thinking “hey why doesn’t HE ask ME out?”  My advice to anyone is to just date, date a lot.  How else will you know what you like?  So ask people out, if you’re a girl or guy, who knows what can happen!  Maybe not before college, but I think people need to just get into the mindset of dating so they can experience it, ya know?

  • Elle

    Hey Alison, ever since that James Gunn episode, I thought that I agree, you should just ask someone out if you like them, cuz what's the worse that can happen?  They say no.  So what, right?  Then I thought about all the years I went thru life just not asking guys out that were in my class or who I worked with that I thought were cute or whatever, besides thinking “hey why doesn't HE ask ME out?”  My advice to anyone is to just date, date a lot.  How else will you know what you like?  So ask people out, if you're a girl or guy, who knows what can happen!  Maybe not before college, but I think people need to just get into the mindset of dating so they can experience it, ya know?

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