Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
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.
  1. January 12, 2022
    1 hr 2 min
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    Can Figure Skaters Defy Gravity? with Dr. Deborah King
    What happens when you add JVN to E = mc²? You get an episode of Getting Curious all about physics, explored through one of Jonathan’s favorite topics: figure skating! This week, Dr. Deborah King joins Jonathan…
  2. January 05, 2022
    1 hr 3 min
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    Do Spider Exoskeletons Go Out Of Style? with Dr. Maydianne Andrade
    As the itsy bitsy spider crawls up the water spout, it dawns on her: her exoskeleton doesn’t fit. Is it a fashion emergency—or her moment to shine? This week, Dr. Maydianne Andrade joins Jonathan to share the i…
  3. December 29, 2021
    44 min
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    What’s The Soundtrack To Your Life? with Brandi Carlile
    We’re ending this year on a high note with none other than Brandi Carlile! She and Jonathan talk Brandi’s incredible music career, queer faith, and Dolly Parton—and Jonathan asks hard-hitting questions like, “D…
  4. December 22, 2021
    56 min
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    How Much History Is In A Burrito? with Pati Jinich
    This week’s episode is as nourishing as they get, as chef Pati Jinich joins Jonathan to discuss cuisines along the US-Mexico border, holiday foods she associates with growing up in Mexico, and what we can learn…
  5. December 15, 2021
    1 hr 13 min
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    What’s It Like To Be An Ex-Nun? with Kelli Dunham and Mary Johnson
    If you’re a regular listener of Getting Curious, you know how much Jonathan loves the Sister Act films. But how realistic were they? This week, former nuns Kelli Dunham and Mary Johnson share what it was like t…
  6. December 08, 2021
    1 hr 7 min
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    Who Built The Panama Canal? with Professor Kaysha Corinealdi
    In 1903, a Frenchman and an American granted the United States ninety nine years of control over the Isthmus of Panama. No Panamanians signed that treaty. This week, Professor Kaysha Corinealdi and Jonathan exp…
  7. December 01, 2021
    57 min
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    How Sharp Is The History Of Scissors? with Teresa Collenette
    This week’s episode is a cut above the rest, as we explore the history and cultural significance of scissors. Join Jonathan and design historian Teresa Collenette as they talk ancient spring scissors, Victorian…
  8. November 24, 2021
    59 min
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    How Expansive Is Oregon Trail History? with Professor Margaret Huettl
    Can you map out the Oregon Trail? If you just flashed back to playing The Oregon Trail video game in your sixth grade computer lab, get ready for a journey. Jonathan and Professor Margaret Huettl explore how Na…
  9. November 17, 2021
    55 min
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    What’s The Deal With Tear Gas? with Professor Anna Feigenbaum
    You may have seen tear gas marketed as a “non-lethal” or “less lethal” weapon. The truth is more dangerous. This week, Professor Anna Feigenbaum breaks down what’s in tear gas, who manufactures it, and what its…
  10. November 10, 2021
    50 min
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    How Can We Put The “I” In LGBTQIA+? with Alicia Roth Weigel
    Have you ever met a redhead? Someone with green eyes? Someone with intersex traits? If you answered yes to the first two questions, you can likely answer yes to the third: being intersex is as common as having…
  11. November 03, 2021
    57 min
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    What’s The Cure For Vaccine Misinformation? with Dr. Kolina Koltai
    Chances are, you’ve been exposed to vaccine misinformation. And you could be at risk of believing it. This week, Dr. Kolina Koltai joins Jonathan to explore how vaccine misinformation travels online, why it’s s…
  12. October 27, 2021
    52 min
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    Are Dams Cute… Or Not So Cute? with Heather Randell
    Dams, what’s their story? Are they scenic sites? Harmful structures? This week, Professor Heather Randell and Jonathan go on a journey through dam history, ecology, and sociology. Listen in to learn about why d…
  13. October 20, 2021
    44 min
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    How Do You Make Me LOL So Hard? with Amanda Seales
    You know those hangout episodes of your favorite TV shows? This episode’s like that, but in podcast form. Grab a seat and spend an hour with Jonathan and comedian, producer, writer, actor (and more!) Amanda Sea…
  14. October 13, 2021
    1 hr 9 min
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    What’s It Like To Survive An Earthquake? with Ashly Cabas
    Even the best earthquake early warning systems will give you only five to eight seconds of notice before you experience ground shaking. This week, Jonathan and geotechnical engineer Ashly Cabas take more than a…
  15. October 06, 2021
    44 min
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    How Do You Bring It On? with Gabrielle Union
    Actress, executive producer, activist, and best-selling author Gabrielle Union joins Jonathan to discuss radical transparency, allyship, and her new book You Got Anything Stronger? You can follow Gabrielle on T…
  16. October 06, 2021
    45 min
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    How Do You Bring It On? with Gabrielle Union
    Actress, executive producer, activist, and best-selling author Gabrielle Union joins Jonathan to discuss radical transparency, allyship, and her new book You Got Anything Stronger? You can follow Gabrielle on T…
  17. September 29, 2021
    54 min
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    Has Our Medicine System Expired? with Priti Krishtel
    America’s first medical patents date back to the 1790s—and patents still inform our every prescription, vaccine, and pharmacy run. This week on Getting Curious, Priti Krishtel joins Jonathan to break down the b…
  18. September 29, 2021
    54 min
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    Has Our Medicine System Expired? with Priti Krishtel
    America’s first medical patents date back to the 1790s—and patents still inform our every prescription, vaccine, and pharmacy run. This week on Getting Curious, Priti Krishtel joins Jonathan to break down the b…
  19. September 22, 2021
    44 min
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    Is This What Harmony Sounds Like? with Demi Lovato
    This week, Demi Lovato joins Jonathan to discuss the difference between accomplishment and joy, finding serenity off stage, and Dolly Parton’s tour bus.You can follow Demi on Instagram and Twitter @ddlovato. If…
  20. September 22, 2021
    44 min
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    Is This What Harmony Sounds Like? with Demi Lovato
    This week, Demi Lovato joins Jonathan to discuss the difference between accomplishment and joy, finding serenity off stage, and Dolly Parton’s tour bus. You can follow Demi on Instagram and Twitter @ddlovato. I…

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