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. September 28, 2022
    1 hr 14 min
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    Who Does America’s “Child Welfare System” Serve? with Professor Dorothy Roberts
    Each year, more than 250,000 children in America are removed from their families by judicial means—and more than 3.5 million children are investigated by child welfare agencies. Most of these children are Black…
  2. September 21, 2022
    50 min
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    What’s It Like To Style A More Inclusive Fashion World? with Edward Enninful, OBE
    If Getting Curious were a magazine, this week’s episode would be the “September Issue,” and this week’s guest would be the cover star of our dreams. British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful, OBE, joins J…
  3. September 14, 2022
    1 hr 18 min
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    How Did Queer People Experience Nazi Germany? with Dr. W. Jake Newsome
    In 1871, Germany adopted an anti-sodomy statute called Paragraph 175. Sixty years later, the Nazis broadened that law—and it quickly became the basis for persecuting Germany’s queer population. When World War I…
  4. September 07, 2022
    1 hr 1 min
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    Can Asteroids Rock Our World? with Christina Hernández and Terik Daly
    It's a beautiful night—the sky is clear, the stars are twinkling. You see a shooting star! Or is it a comet! Maybe a meteor? Whatever it is, it’s gone in an instant. But what if that whirring bit of space were…
  5. August 31, 2022
    47 min
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    ICYMI: How Did You Develop Such Amazing Taste? with Sohla El-Waylly
    We’re spending this week cooking up some incredible fall programming. To tide you over, here’s a re-air of our episode with Sohla El-Waylly, all about cooking basics, ancient recipes, and Sohla and Jonathan’s s…
  6. August 24, 2022
    57 min
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    What’s The Meaning Of “Raizado”? with Mónica Ramírez
    There are more than 62 million Latine people living in the United States. Some are US-born, others are recent immigrants, and still more have had family members here for centuries—living on land that was once p…
  7. August 17, 2022
    1 hr 11 min
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    How Legendary Is The Milky Way? with Dr. Moiya McTier
    Gossip Galaxy here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of the universe’s elite. I have it on *expert* authority that the Milky Way is stirring up cosmic drama. Has this Local Group galaxy had en…
  8. August 10, 2022
    56 min
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    Can State Legislatures Save Us? with Gaby Goldstein and Lala Wu of Sister District
    You want LGBTQIA+ rights? You want reproductive justice? You want to end mass incarceration? You want environmental protections? You want living wages? You better vote for state legislature, b**ch.Sister Distri…
  9. August 03, 2022
    1 hr 14 min
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    When Viruses Spread, Who’s Most Vulnerable? with Dr. Steven W. Thrasher
    A note from Jonathan and team Getting Curious: we recorded this episode in May, the same day the first case of monkeypox was documented in the US. Today there are nearly 6000 confirmed cases—and counting—across…
  10. July 27, 2022
    54 min
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    Are We Scammers? A Scam Goddess Special with Laci Mosley
    Jonathan is a guest on one of our favorite podcasts this week: Scam Goddess. And we’re releasing that episode on our Getting Curious feed, too. Did we scam host Laci Mosley and her team into producing an episod…
  11. July 20, 2022
    1 hr 13 min
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    If Faith Moves Mountains, Can It Also Move Climate Action? with Dekila Chungyalpa
    In 2015, Senator Jim Inhofe brought a snowball to Congress to “prove” that climate change wasn’t real. Only God, he claimed, could change the climate. He was wrong on two fronts: one, climate change is real. An…
  12. July 13, 2022
    1 hr 2 min
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    How Has White Supremacy F*cked With Reproductive Justice? with Professor Jacki Antonovich
    Well, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned, and it’s more urgent than ever to rally for reproductive rights across the country—and understand how we got to this point. This week, Professor Jacki Antonov…
  13. July 06, 2022
    1 hr 6 min
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    ICYMI: Who Built The Panama Canal? with Professor Kaysha Corinealdi
    July Fourth got us thinking: what does “independence” look like for American-controlled territories? To explore that question, we’re re-running an episode from the archives with Professor Kaysha Corinealdi, whe…
  14. June 29, 2022
    1 hr 14 min
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    How Do You Take Pride In Farming? with Lee Hennessy
    When we first met Lee Hennessy, he introduced himself as “a farmer, doing farmer things, living the farmer life, who happens to be trans.” To round out our “Pride In Nature” series, we’re learning all about Lee…
  15. June 24, 2022
    17 min
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    What The Actual F*ck? Life After Roe v. Wade
    Well, f*ck. In light of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, we on team Getting Curious wanted to check in with our listeners. We are devastated by this news. We also know that in difficult momen…
  16. June 22, 2022
    51 min
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    How Are You Lighting Up The Runway For Representation? with Munroe Bergdorf
    We love a “both and” moment, and this week’s guest is giving us just that: Munroe Bergdorf is both a stunning model and an incredible LGBTQIA+ role model. She and Jonathan celebrate this month’s “Pride In Natur…
  17. June 15, 2022
    49 min
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    What Stories Do America’s Monuments Tell? with Dr. Elizabeth Alexander
    You’re planning an afternoon with friends, just east of Atlanta, Georgia. A picnic, maybe a scenic walk, some fireworks as the sun goes down. You find a park that seems to have it all: Stone Mountain. Then you…
  18. June 08, 2022
    1 hr 6 min
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    Are Mushrooms Truly Magic? with Dr. Patty Kaishian
    Jonathan long saw mushrooms as an ingredient to avoid on a menu—until they learned that mushrooms, and fungi more generally, have a lot to do with queerness. In this week’s “Pride In Nature” episode, Dr. Patty…
  19. June 01, 2022
    1 hr 8 min
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    How Queer Is The Animal Kingdom? with Eliot Schrefer
    Were there same-sex couples on Noah’s Ark? Was Glee right that dolphins are just gay sharks? What’s a bonobo handshake?! Eliot Schrefer and Jonathan kick off our “Pride In Nature” series, running through June,…
  20. May 25, 2022
    52 min
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    What’s It Like To Return To Downton Abbey? with Laura Carmichael and Allen Leech
    *A note from the Getting Curious team: We delivered this episode just as news broke about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Elementary schools are supposed to be spaces for learning, growth, and creativity.…

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