Best Janet Varney Podcasts (2021)
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Space: It’s big. Like, really big. These are the misadventures of a group of misfits that accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of a wormhole, trying not to blow up the galaxy in their attempts to make the long journey home. Join us on a voyage to the stars with the wholly unqualified Captain Tucker Lentz (Colton Dunn), scatterbrained scientist Elsa Rankfort (Felicia Day), apathetic technician Stew Merkel (Steve Berg) and the misanthropic A.I. Sorry (Janet Varney). The universe wil ...
 
Truth & Justice is a true crowdsourced investigation in real time. Host, Bob Ruff, asks listeners to help with investigations as he takes on a new potential wrongful conviction case every season. The subject of Season 10 is the 1996 murder of Houston woman, Catalina Palomino, and the possible wrongful conviction of 15 year old Jennifer Jeffley. Join the investigation!
 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a rau ...
 
Bandtastic is a sci-fi musical adventure about the most popular band in the universe. Assembled by a super intelligent spaceship, D.E.B.R.A. and not so intelligent robot sidekick R.A.N.D.Y., the intergalactic musicians travel to new worlds with one goal - to solve all of their problems through their incredible songs (byah byah byah!). The band consists of Seabass, a twelve-year-old boy from Earth who has the ability to make anything an instrument, Synthia, a synthetic singer with a glitch gi ...
 
Sean Conroy Gets Happier is a curious exploration of the art and science of happiness. As a comedian, Sean Conroy has spent his entire career trying to make other people happier. He's experienced everything from crackerjack, blockbuster, mega-hit success to incredible, amazing, life- changing success. In fact, the only person he hasn't managed to make happier is himself! Now he's trying to figure out how to turn his own frown upside down. Meditation, sugar, exercise, money, social media, com ...
 
Tawny Newsome and Alex Kliner have long straddled the worlds of comedy and music, but now they’re combining their two passions, and bringing their talented friends along for the ride! On each episode of The Supergroup, Tawny & Alex invite a comedian and musician to write and record an original song with them over the course of a week. You’ll hear every step of the process, from writing and re-writing to recording and mixing. The podcast is funny but the songs are legit. Get ready for...the S ...
 
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Fireflies! Phosphorescence! Mattresses! Glide into this chat with the wonderful Angela Lewis (“Snowfall” on FX) as she and JV revisit NYC blackouts, great teachers, and a moment in cinema that may have actually stopped time itself! Here's where you can find additional information on some of the organizations JV and Angela discussed: Black Mamas Mat…
 
It’s Country Comfort’s creator, the marvelous Caryn Lucas! The gals talk Judy Garland, Family Feud, and the gorgeous power of laughing and crying in close succession. Plus! Being a woman in a traditionally male part of the biz. Inspiring! Contribute to our upcoming fan-curated episode! To be a part of this episode- which will be exclusively availab…
 
Seeking to find their mysterious helpful stranger, our protagonist looks to their best friend: Police Chief Ryan McDougall. But who knows if the relationship they have is any more real than the rest of their world... Our guests this episode are Janet Varney and Neil Patrick Harris. Make sure to check out Neil's fantastic new game: Box One by going …
 
Our guests this episode are Jim Fishwick and Kirsty McGuire from Escape Hamilton. Listen to their show over at https://anchor.fm/escape-hamilton and check out what Jim is doing at http://jimfishwick.com/ With no cameras around, our players finally make their way to Moviez in the hopes of finding their secret companion. Check out the write-up and im…
 
Charlie Jane Anders (Victories Greater Than Death novel, Our Opinions Are Correct podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the friendship potential of various kaiju, the shocking but serene photo Jesse stumbled upon on Twitter while he was searching for Ichiro Suzuki highlights, and Little Ceasar's cult status as the ultimate sex symbol.…
 
The search for Prince Tomblaine leads to the secret lair of Princess Trachea-Aurelia Belaroth, who is still plotting her brother's death. Credits Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Princess Trachea-Aurelia Belaroth: Megan O'Neill Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal Rifai Post-Production…
 
Kevin T. Porter (Good Christian Fun podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's big move to Pasadena and the recommendations Kevin has from living there for years, the themed parties Kevin has thrown to entice people to hang out on his side of town, and Jordan's newfound love for breakfast burritos. Tell us the secrets you thought …
 
We discuss the last escape room with Bee Zelda and Tracy Gibbons from The Broadswords. Check out their brilliant show at https://thebroadswords.com/ Check out the write-up and images for this Escape Room below to follow along, or play yourself! https://www.consumethismedia.com/what-alice-found-notes/#chapter-6 And for new TTRPG games created by Bil…
 
Benedict Whisperbrew, the former Court Gossip to Queen Titannia, is back in Northeastia and is almost certainly up to something. Credits Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Benedict Whisperbrew: Brendan Dowling Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal Rifai Post-Production Coordination: Garre…
 
Bob breaks down the crime scene investigation, evidence collection, DNA, hair, and finger print analysis, as well as new information on the timeline. Today's episode is more about what was ignored, than what was found by investigators. Today's Sponsor: Best Fiends - Download the mobile puzzle game for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.…
 
In this week’s instantly-forged friendship, find out why JV finds herself sincerely sighing “Gosh.” It’s thanks to the luminous Anna LaMadrid, whose nomadic teen years took her to Germany and back again, with lots of moving in between. And check out Anna’s live stage-and-streaming show, The Oxy Complex! Max Fun Drive is coming! Here’s two ways we’d…
 
Our guests this episode are Bee Zelda and Tracy Gibbons from The Broadswords. Check out their brilliant show at https://thebroadswords.com/ The wedding episode has arrived, but the beautiful couple isn't ready. And if everything goes according to plan, the wedding won't! Check out the write-up and images for this Escape Room below to follow along, …
 
A walk through the city of Northeastia leads to a run-in with Flower, who has recently moved there to follow her dreams. Credits Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Flower: Brooke Breit Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal Rifai Post-Production Coordination: Garrett Schultz Earwolf Produc…
 
Kate Willett (Dirtbag Anthropology on Audible, Reply Guys podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the differences and similarities between right-wing and left-wing basement boys, the reply guys that Jesse attracted with a recent viral baseball tweet, the adorable kittens (Arthur and Pearl) Kate adopted during the pandemic, and what it w…
 
It’s a veritable smorgasbord of other worlds and literary wonderlands with this week’s guest, bestselling YA author Victoria Aveyard (The "Red Queen" series), who so enchants JV with her M.A.S.H. answers, JV actually FORGETS TO DO THE THREE FOODS category! Enjoy this scandal and a peek into Victoria’s new book series, Realm Breaker! Max Fun Drive i…
 
We have a great chat with Janet and Neil about escape rooms, puzzle design, Box One, creating escape rooms as entertainment, and just a whole lot of other fun stuff! Our guests this episode are Janet Varney and Neil Patrick Harris. Make sure to check out Neil's fantastic new game: Box One by going to https://boxonegame.com/ Check out the write-up a…
 
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, …
 
Prince Tomblaine Belaroth encounters some unexpected competition from Dartholomew the Boy King. Credits Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Dartholomew, the Boy King: Jordan Morris Tomblain Belaroth: Steve Waltien Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal Rifai Post-Production Coordination: Ga…
 
This week is all about getting to know Jennifer. Back in February Bob flew to Texas and met Jennifer's family. This week you'll hear her mother Jacquie explain what Jenn was like as a child and why they had to move to Houston. Then Bob shares his first interview with Jennifer, where he first got to know her. Today's Sponsors: takecareof.com - Enter…
 
Following the premiere of “Country Comfort” on Netflix, JV welcomes writer and actor Julia Fowler, who brought all of her Southern charm and humor to the writing of the show. From childhood pageantry to an adolescence of headgear and being bullied, Julia makes an adventure of it all, with plenty of— dare we say it— true grit. Max Fun Drive is comin…
 
Traveling to the North East leads to a secret carriage with a secret traveler who just might be Prince Tomblaine Bellaroth. Credits Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Tomblain Belaroth: Steve Waltien Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal Rifai Post-Production Coordination: Garrett Schultz…
 
Elliott Kalan (The Flophouse podcast, MST3K on Netflix, Maniac of New York comic) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the beautiful segmented urban worms in Elliot's garage, what his experience of being a contestant on Jeopardy recently, a new one-man show about MOMSTANK. And this week Jesse has turned the tables to quiz Jordan and Elliott! …
 
We chat with Alex, Ed and Rose about escape rooms, and give each of them a spotlight moment. Check out the write-up and images for this Escape Room below to follow along, or play yourself! https://www.consumethismedia.com/what-alice-found-notes/#chapter-4 And for a new 4-page TTRPG created by Bill, check out Gateways on itch.io at: https://consumet…
 
A mysterious stranger takes an interest in Usidore. Credits Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Barbara: Krystina Arielle Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal Rifai Post-Production Coordination: Garrett Schultz Earwolf Producer: Kimmie Lucas Editor: Stephen Dranger Special Assistance: Rya…
 
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