Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

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A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.


Why Hasn’t Congress Changed Cosmetics Regulations In Over 80 Years? with Tara Foley Founder and CEO of Follain
Oct 9 • 43 min
Tara Foley is the founder of Follain, the first retailer to sell clean beauty exclusively. Tara sits down with Jonathan to discuss the power of taking care of their bodies with non-toxic products, outdated regulations on cosmetics and what “clean beauty”…
Is There An Insulin Crisis Happening in the U.S.? with Elizabeth Pfiester, Founder and Executive Director of T1International
Oct 2 • 43 min
Is There An Insulin Crisis Happening in the U.S.? with Elizabeth Pfiester, Founder and Executive Director of T1International Elizabeth Pfiester is the founder and director of T1International, a non-profit run by people with and impacted by type 1 diabetes…
What does Planned Parenthood Do To Keep Us Safe? With Alexis McGill Johnson, acting President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Sep 25 • 51 min
Planned Parenthood’s Alexis McGill Johnson joins Jonathan to discuss the current state of reproductive rights, the politics of health care, and just, what is her day even like? Alexis McGill Socials Instagram: @alexismjpp Twitter: @alexismcgill PP Socials…
How Can We Twerk on Climate Change? with Bill Nye The Science Guy
Sep 18 • 48 min
Jonathan is joined by climate advocate, TV personality, and Science Guy Bill Nye. The two discuss an array of topics including green algae, renewable energy and how to make climate change a major talking point in the 2020 election. Follow Bill on…
How Many Cats Am I Allowed To Foster Before It’s Illegal? with Hannah Shaw
Sep 11 • 49 min
Hannah Shaw is a kitten rescuer, humane educator, author, and unwavering animal advocate who has dedicated her life to finding innovative ways to protect animals. She sits down with Jonathan to discuss her new book “Tiny But Mighty” and perhaps the most…
Why Is The Census So Majorly F**king Important? with Ditas Katague
Sep 4 • 43 min
Ditas Katague is currently the Director of the California Complete Count Office for the State of California. Ditas and Jonathan sit down to discuss the importance of the census, what you need to know, and dispel myths about the population count. For more…
Why Don’t We Know Enough About Ancient Latin American History? with Smithsonian Latino Center’s Exhibitions and Public Programs Director Ranald Woodaman
Aug 28 • 46 min
Ranald Woodaman is the Smithsonian Latino Center’s Exhibitions and Public Programs Director. Ranald sits down with Jonathan to discuss ancient Latin American Cultures and how Latinos shaped the nation before its founding. For more music from Quiñ head to…
What is Techno-Chauvinism and Are We Relying Too Much on Unconscious Biased Systems? with Meredith Broussard
Aug 21 • 47 min
NYU Associate Professor, data journalist, AI researcher and author Meredith Broussard joins Jonathan to discuss her book, “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World” where she sheds light on how racism plays a part in the current…
What Was Early America Like Around the Revolutionary War? with Dr. Jessica Roney
Aug 14 • 50 min
How did we come to be the United States of America? What was life like in Philadelphia and Boston leading up to the Revolutionary War? Jonathan sits down with Dr. Jessica Roney, Associate Professor of History at Temple University to find out these answers…
How Has the US Disrupted Native American Food Sources? With Brittany Wenniserí:iostha Jock, PhD, MHS
Aug 7 • 49 min
Brittany Jock a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Dr. Jock joins Jonathan to discuss her research specializing in health and preventing obesity in Native American communities. Follow Dr. Jock on social: Twitter: @Wenniseriiostha…
Is it Possible That I’m the Most Gorgeous Hypochondriac That Has Ever Lived? with Dr. Adam Ratner
Jul 31 • 46 min
Adam Ratner, MD, MPH is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and New York University School of Medicine. Adam and Jonathan sit down to discuss what germs are, how they make us sick, and if…
How Did You Learn to Write Pop Music? with Kim Petras
Jul 24 • 50 min
Singer-songwriter and incredible badass Kim Petras joins Jonathan to talk about her writing process and how her work is reshaping how people are listening to pop music. Follow Kim on Twitter and Instagram: @kimpetras For more music from Quiñ head to…
Are The Democrats As Inclusive As We Think They Are? with Alicia Garza
Jul 17 • 61 min
Activist and cofounder of Black Lives Matter Alicia Garza joins Jonathan to discuss the current state of the movement as well as race in politics. They also discuss Alicia’s founding and work with Black Futures Lab, an organization created to drive…
What’s a Dermatologist’s Tea on Sunscreen? With Dr. Emily Newsom
Jul 10 • 41 min
Dr. Emily Newsom is a board certified dermatologist and assistant professor of dermatology at UCLA Medical Center. Emily sits down with Jonathan to not only talk about skin and the importance of sunscreen, but also the myths about what sunscreen is and…
Can We Make it the Magnificent 8? with America’s Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast Shannon Miller
Jul 3 • 58 min
Jonathan does his best not to cry as he is joined by seven time olympic medalist, two time gold medalist, and absolute icon Shannon Miller. The two discuss Shannon’s journey as a decorated gymnast, her battle with ovarian cancer, and how she is bringing a…
What’s Your Experience with the Binary? with Alok
Jun 26 • 51 min
Alok is a gender non-conforming writer and performance artist. They join Jonathan to discuss their experience within and outside of the binary, and how challenging societal expectations can help reshape identity. Follow Alok on Twitter here:…
How is the U.S. Funding the War on Yemen? with Sheba Crocker
Jun 19 • 42 min
Sheba Crocker is CARE USA’s Vice President for Humanitarian Policy and Practice and former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. She joins JVN to dive into what’s happening in war-torn Yemen, the role the US plays in the…
How Fierce is Erin Brockovich? with Erin Brockovich
Jun 12 • 55 min
Erin Brockovich is an American legal clerk, consumer advocate, environmental activist, who was instrumental in building a case against The Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California. She joins Jonathan to discuss toxic water, environmental advocacy,…
Why Is Immigration a Queer Issue? with Masha Gessen
Jun 5 • 43 min
Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and author who joins Jonathan to shed light on the treatment of LGBTA in Russia. They discuss the strict anti-LGBTQA legislation that’s been passed, its impact on the day to day life of LGBTQA Russians,…
How Did You Get So Dope Queen? with Phoebe Robinson
May 29 • 47 min
Phoebe Robinson is a comedian, writer, podcaster, and ½ of Two Dope Queens. She joins Jonathan to breakdown their theories on Game of Thrones, the creation of Two Dope Queens, Phoebe’s early days in New York, the need for non white male voices in comedy,…
Would You Make Over the US Constitution? with Heidi Schreck
May 22 • 41 min
Heidi Schreck is a two time Tony award nominee, Playwright and Actress. She joins Jonathan to discuss her play “What the Constitution Means to Me”, where Heidi breaks down the language and interpretation of the constitution. Find her work at…
Should I Be Terrified of Snakes… and What are They Going Through These Days Anyway? with Dr. Sara Ruane
May 15 • 54 min
Dr. Sara Ruane is a herpetologist & assistant professor at Rutgers University-Newark who joins Jonathan to breakdown all things snakes! She covers their environmental benefits, the differences between constrictors & venomous snakes, and more. Find her…
How Are You Fighting For Gender Equality? with Melinda Gates
May 8 • 42 min
Melinda Gates is an American philanthropist, former general manager at Microsoft, and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable organization. She joins Jonathan to discuss her early days working at Microsoft…
How Did Period Awareness Earn You An Oscar? with Rayka Zehtabchi
May 1 • 46 min
Rayka Zehtabchi is an award winning Iranian-American film director, her film Period: End of Sentence won the 2019 Oscar for Documentary Short. Rayka joins Jonathan to talk about the filmmaking process, how the production of Period: End of Sentence came…
What the Heck is EMILY’s List, Anyway? with Stephanie Schriock
Apr 24 • 44 min
Stephanie Schriock is an American political strategist and president of EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest organization for women in politics. She joins Jonathan to talk the formation of EMILY’s list, the importance of women in politics, the upcoming…
Who Gave You Permission to Create Queer Eye, David Collins?
Apr 17 • 47 min
David Collins is a three time Emmy Award winning producer and is the creator and Executive Producer of Queer Eye. He joins Jonathan to talk the inspiration of the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, how that lead to the creation of the current…
What Do District Attorneys Do? with District Attorney Rachael Rollins
Apr 10 • 50 min
Rachael Rollins is the first woman of color to be elected as a district attorney in Massachusetts. She joins Jonathan to discuss what the day-to-day life of a DA looks like, the struggles transition team faced , strengthening community bonds, her new…
How Do You Know If Your Bae Is The One? with Dr. Stan Tatkin
Mar 6 • 37 min
Dr. Stan Tatkin is author of the new book We Do, he returns to talk with Jonathan about relationships, couples therapy, what goes into forming a functional relationship, the physical effects of a bad relationship, determining happiness, stress, and more.…
How Do You Ignore Haters & Learn to Love Yourself? with Jameela Jamil
Jan 30 • 54 min
Jameela Jamil is an actress, activist, and host who joins Jonathan to talk about a wide array of topics, including how she landed the role of Tahani on The Good Place, the importance of loving yourself, dispelling shame, using her various platforms for…
How Are You Bridging Social Media & Lady-Entrepreneurship? with Reese Witherspoon
Sep 19, 2018 • 35 min
Reese Witherspoon is an actress, producer, entrepreneur, and author of the newly released Whiskey in a Teacup, who joins Jonathan to talk British Baking Challenge, the work-life balance of social media, lady-entrepreneurship, the creation of Big Little…
Who Are You, Tan? with Tan France
Jun 18, 2018 • 34 min
Tan France is the fashion expert for Queer Eye and joins Jonathan to talk about growing up in Yorkshire, getting a barbie collection from his dad, and when he realized he wanted to marry a boy. Plus, Tan discusses coming out to a religious household and…
How Can We Be Less Rude To Bees? with Prof. James Nieh
Apr 18, 2018 • 36 min
Professor James Nieh answers Jonathan’s questions about the diseases that are killing off our bees, explains the role bees play in bringing us almonds, and outlines the hierarchies and communication processes going on in hives all over the world.…
Where Are You From, Antoni? with Antoni Porowski
Apr 4, 2018 • 32 min
Queer Eye co-host, Antoni Porowski joins Jonathan in a wintery New York studio to hang out, share stories from his childhood as a first generation Polish Canadian, and to compare the schooling systems he experienced in Montreal and West Virginia. Follow…
What Was Jonathan Like As A Kid? with Jonathan’s Mom, Mary Winters
Feb 22, 2017 • 23 min
Jonathan sits down with his mom, Mary Winters, to talk about the way media is changing, childhood costumes, and things you learn on podcasts. And were there ribbon sticks or not?! With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Mary Winters. Edited by Stacey Molski.…
How Do Navigate Dating and Love? with therapist/author Stan Tatkin
Sep 7, 2016 • 37 min
Jonathan sits down with therapist and author Stan Tatkin to talk about how we can create meaningful and fulfilling relationships with other human beings. Plus, they discuss dating as a numbers game, the idea of soulmates, and Jonathan asks for love advice…
Mass Extinction: What’s Her Story? with evolutionary biologist Dr. Leryn Gorlitsky
Aug 24, 2016 • 38 min
Jonathan sits down with evolutionary biologist Dr. Leryn Gorlitsky to discuss the many mass extinctions that have happened through Earth’s lifetime, why some species survive and why others die, and how humans are the primary cause of the ongoing mass…
What’s the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don’t they love each other? with Dr. James Gelvin, Professor of Islamic Studies
Dec 15, 2015 • 35 min
Jonathan is joined by Dr James Gelvin (professor of Islamic Studies at UCLA) to ask, “What’s the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don’t they love each other?” You can find Dr Gelvin’s books on Amazon. Produced by Colin Anderson for…
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