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Episode 41: The JV Club
Leslie Bibb
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The JV Club #41: Leslie Bibb

Janet accuses guest Leslie Bibb (Iron Man) of having a Harper Lee novel-worthy childhood in Episode 41, amidst a pow-wow covering the dangers of altruism, being fearless in your fashion statements, and standing on the balls of your feet.

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  1. Danimal says:

    I loved this interview. One minor note: please don’t whisper on a podcast! I have no idea what Leslie said at about 6 points in this recording.

  2. Gary says:

    I was looking up Marianne Williamson and found this on her Wiki page: “Williamson herself is quoted as saying, “As honored as I would be had President Mandela quoted my words, indeed he did not. I have no idea where that story came from, but I am gratified that the paragraph has come to mean so much to so many people.”

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  4. Juls says:

    Firstly, if there is an actual Food Porn channel of some kind, Leslie should be hosting it – she has a remarkable sexy/food voice.

    Secondly, I LOVE the idea of living life on the balls of your feet. It sums up so many ideas which are (thankfully) being voiced now by some many strong role models (yourselves included) when it comes to girls/women. It immediately reminded me of the Amy Poehler quote about why she started Smart Girls at the Party – “I want them to feel that they can be sassy and full and weird and geeky and smart and independent, and not so withered and shriveled.”

    It’s so encouraging to know that there are more and more outspoken, confident, ball-of-your-feet type women reinforcing such important and positive messages to both boys and girls, and to people of all ages. The idea of living authentically is so important to instill in kids but equally important to emphasize to people who think that the course of their life has been locked down already, which seems to cause so much unnecessary sadness and frustration.

    Great episode, as always.

  5. Scott B. says:

    Fantastic talk!! I’ve always liked Leslie Bibb, and learning she has Sam Rockwell as a boyfriend (as opposed to some male model/himbo) says so much good about her! By the way, I’m 46, a large black man, who has seen hundreds of horror movies, and I STILL won’t ever watch “The Exorcist” alone, day or night!

  6. Alex says:

    I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend from not only being run off the road, but crashing into A WALL!! I’ve been in a spill serious enough to crack my helmet, but I wasn’t forced to see the ground rush right up at my face.

    Anyway, it was great to hear you guys talking about France. I got to go twice while I was a teenager, and was probably unable to appreciate most of it, but I never ran into people with bad attitudes. The first time my family visited, we flew in to Charles de Gaule, got delayed because of a baggage handlers’ strike, shuffled around Paris with our carry-on, took a connecting flight to Lyon and then drove to the decommissioned presbytery we had rented from the township. By the time we got there, we’d been up for 36 hours, it was midnight on a weekend, and there was nowhere to buy food.

    The tourism lady was there waiting for us, with food enough to server as a breakfast (including fresh, unpasteurized milk from a local farm). Since no local grocery store would be open on Sunday, she suggested heading to the local auberge for a meal. It was amazing- even dishes that were basically recycled from earlier meals, like the fish terrine, were delicious.

    The next place we stayed at was in an old village on a hill, where the walls were a meter thick to keep out the heat, and the local movie channel was holding a week-long Stanley Kubrick movie marathon in four languages.

  7. PJ says:

    Damn, you’re making me hungry and wanting to go to Paris again, though I really can’t stand CDG airport. But there’s too much of Europe I haven’t seen yet and a number of college friends now living in Europe I am overdue to visit (including one in Paris… damn that unavoidable beautiful yet disgusting tourist trap of a city).

    And the Clockwork Orange soundtrack was probably my first introduction to Beethoven (when I was, what 4 or so? of course I didn’t get to see the movie until much later…). Plus the synthesized Wendy Carlos (transgendered too, since that subject got into the conversation; also didn’t learn about that until much later) interpretations and own compositions are to this day innovative and unique.

    Thanks for another great podcast that could have gone longer…

  8. Jenny Smith says:

    You are quite welcome Janet! Thanks for the should out and thanks for being you and empowering women everywhere. I sometimes forget that there are “down to earth” females like yourself here in Hollywood.
    And yes, if anyone would like an ornament, they can contact me on my blog. There is a good photo of the JV Club ornaments there also.