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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

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Rank #66 in Society & Culture category

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Science
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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.

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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.

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By aschiappa - May 17 2020
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Loved the two part episode you did a few weeks ago. Would love to see those more!

great topics & interview style

By Kmoyogamom - May 09 2020
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i love the format & topics of course love love love JVN

iTunes Ratings

16600 Ratings
Average Ratings
15538
548
203
119
192

🥳

By aschiappa - May 17 2020
Read more
Loved the two part episode you did a few weeks ago. Would love to see those more!

great topics & interview style

By Kmoyogamom - May 09 2020
Read more
i love the format & topics of course love love love JVN
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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Latest release on May 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: How Funny Are You, Queen?! With Mawaan Rizwan

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Comedian Mawaan Rizwan got his start creating YouTube sketches that turned his mother into a Bollywood Star. Now as an established writer and actor, he has written for Netflix’s “Sex Education” and can be seen in the upcoming “Two Weeks to Live” on Sky. In the fall of 2019, he joined Jonathan on his Road to Beijing tour opening in sold-out theaters across the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. On a tour stop in Brisbane, Jonathan and Mawaan sat down to discuss his family’s immigration story, visiting Pakistan as an out adult, and how comedy has become a form of therapy for him.

Follow Mawaan on Instagram and Twitter @MawaanR, subscribe to his YouTube channel, and visit mawaan.co.uk for updates on where to catch him live!

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. 

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Apr 08 2020

45mins

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Rank #2: What Happened to the Racist F***ing A**hole Dick Officials of the Confederacy After the End of the American Civil War? With Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez Ph.D.

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Lawyer, Historian, and Author Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez’s book, “Treason on Trial: United States v. Jefferson Davis.” exposes the legality behind why no one was held accountable for starting the Civil War. As a regular lecturer at the University of Texas, Austin he shares his extensive knowledge of mid-19th century politics. He sat down with Jonathan to answer his questions about confederate officials, the abolishment of slavery, Lincoln’s presidency, and much more! *This episode was recorded prior to social distancing.

Check out Robert’s work, “Treason on Trial: United States v. Jefferson Davis.” for more information on this topic.

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Apr 01 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: How Will You Win The White House In 2020? With Senator Elizabeth Warren

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Senator Elizabeth Warren was a professor of law for over 30 years at several esteemed universities including Harvard. In 2015 she became the first female Senator elected from Massachusetts and continued her fight for financial justice within the system. In February she announced that she is running for president of the United States in 2020. She recently sat down with Jonathan and they talked about her childhood, her ongoing campaign and solutions to big government problems!

Follow Senator Elizabeth Warren on Instagram and Facebook @ElizabethWarren and on Twitter @EWarren and @SenWarren.

To find out more about Elizabeth’s coalition visit www.ElizabethWarren.com

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram @CuriousWithJVN and Twitter.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Dec 18 2019

46mins

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Rank #4: Is Our Economy Going to Survive This Pandemic? With Bradley M. Gold

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Attorney and Professor of Business Law and Ethics at the University of Texas - McCombs School of Business, Bradley M. Gold joins Jonathan to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our economy.  With his background in lecturing, counseling, negotiating for several high profile companies, and his unwavering passion for spreading the power of entrepreneurship, he informs Jonathan why we need to be creative and work hard to get through these unprecedented times.

To find out more about Bradley and his work, visit www.bradleygold.com.

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Mar 18 2020

55mins

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Rank #5: What Does Inequality Have To Do With HIV? With Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

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Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes received her M.A. and Ph.D in Sociology from Harvard and is a Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and Faculty Fellow at Northwestern University. Her first book titled “The New Welfare Bureaucrats: Entanglements of Race, Class, and Policy Reform” and most recent release “Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality” bring to light the uncomfortable fact that racism is still disproportionately affecting people of color in many ways. In the fall of 2019 Jonathan released his book “Over The Top” where he disclosed his HIV positive status which prompted Dr. Watkins-Hayes to write an op-ed on the subject in the NY Times. This inspired the two of them to get together to discuss issues they are both passionate about.

Follow Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes on Instagram @celestewatkinshayes, on Twitter @watkinshayes and on Facebook @celeste.watkinhayes.

To find out more about Celeste’s work visit www.celestewatkinshayes.com

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram @CuriousWithJVN and Twitter.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Jan 01 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #6: Do We Know Enough About Queer History? With Matthew Riemer & Leighton Brown

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Matthew Riemer & Leighton Brown are the co-creators of the Instagram @LGBT_History, and co-authors of the book “We Are Everywhere.” Both use powerful images of love, protest, inclusivity, and stories, to spotlight movements and people throughout Queer history. They joined Jonathan to discuss why they started these projects, the importance of visibility to avoid erasure and share some interesting stories about important figures from the past!

Follow Matthew and Leighton on Instagram and Twitter @LGBT_History, and find out more about their book at www.QueerHistory.com.

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Mar 25 2020

57mins

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Rank #7: How Did You Create The Internal Family Systems Model And How Does It Work? With Dr. Richard Schwartz, Ph. D. Founder of IFS

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CONTENT WARNING: This conversation contains details about addiction, eating disorders and mental health disorders. 

Dr. Richard Schwartz earned his PH.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. He is the founder of The Internal Family Systems Model or “parts” therapy and coauthor of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, one of the most widely used family therapy texts in the United States. Together they discuss how Richard got into psychotherapy, the creation of IFS and how parts therapy has been helping Jonathan heal from his own life traumas. 

To find more information about IFS visit www.selfleadership.org.

Follow Dr. Richard Schwartz and IFS on Instagram @internalfamilysystems and on Twitter @ifs_Model 

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following Getting Curious on Instagram @CuriousWithJVN and Twitter.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Dec 11 2019

44mins

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Rank #8: How Is The Amazon Rainforest Doing? With Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International

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Dr. M. Sanjayan was formerly the lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy before becoming the CEO of Conservation International. Together with CI they have created the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Project which aims to restore 73 million trees in Brazil by 2023. He’s a recipient of UCSC’s Global Oceans Hero Award,  a member of National Geographic Society’s Explorers Council and a Disneynature Ambassador. He can be seen co-hosting and hosting several nature based documentaries on BBC, Discovery and PBS to name a few! He joined Jonathan in the studio to discuss how our lives are interconnected with the earth and why saving nature is actually about saving humanity.

Follow Dr. M. Sanjayan and Conservation International on Instagram @ConservationOrg, on Twitter @ConservationOrg and @MSanjayan and on Facebook @Conservation.Intl.

To find out more about Sanjayan and Conservation International's work visit www.conservation.org.

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram @CuriousWithJVN and Twitter.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Jan 08 2020

41mins

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Rank #9: What's The Difference Between The Gender Pay Gap And The Wealth Gap? With Sallie Krawcheck

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Sallie Krawcheck is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a company working to help close the gender pay gap by “redefining investing for women.” Sallie received her MBA from Columbia Business School and has a BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina. She is the former CFO of Citigroup and former CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and considered one of the highest-ranking women to ever work on Wall Street. She joined Jonathan in the studio to discuss the gender, wealth, and race pay gaps women and people of color face in today’s financial world and why it's so important to intentionally invest.

Follow Sallie on Instagram @Sallie.Krawcheck or @Ellevest and on Twitter @SallieKrawcheck. 

To find out more about Sallie’s work, visit www.ellevest.com.

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Feb 12 2020

48mins

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Rank #10: What is Ableism and How Does it Affect Your Life? With Carson Tueller

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Carson Tueller is an LGBTQ+ and Disability Advocate, and most recently a policy advisor for Andrew Yang’s 2020 Presidential campaign. His life changed in 2013 when an accident left him paralyzed. Through his journey, he’s brought to light many issues the Disabled community faces including shame, how to talk about sexuality and human worth. He joined Jonathan to explain what ableism is, how he came out to his family after serving his LDS mission, and why investing in accessibility is great for everyone if anyone plans on getting older! 

Follow Carson’s journey on Twitter and Instagram @Carson_Tueller.

To find out more about Carson's work, visit www.carsontueller.com.

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Mar 11 2020

56mins

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Rank #11: What's the Difference Between Sunni and Shia and Why Don't They Love Each Other?" With Dr. James L. Gelvin Professor of Islamic Studies at UCLA

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Dr. James L. Gelvin is a Professor of Islamic Studies at UCLA. He holds his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from Harvard. He’s also taught at Harvard, Boston College and MIT. His most recent book is titled “The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know” where he covers the social, political and economic landscape of the New Middle east. In December of 2015 he joined Jonathan in the studio to discuss the relationship between Shia and Sunni Islam and to record the very first episode of Getting Curious...the rest is history! 

To find out more about Dr. Gelvin’s work visit www.newsroom.ucla.edu

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram @CuriousWithJVN and Twitter.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Dec 25 2019

45mins

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Rank #12: How Do the Legacies of Slavery and Jim Crow Laws Still Affect Americans Today? With Deborah N. Archer

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Deborah N. Archer received her JD from Yale Law School where she was also awarded the Charles G. Albom Prize. She’s held several esteemed titles throughout her career, and New York Law Journal has recently recognized her as one of New York's “Top Women in the Law.” She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Law at NYU, Co-Faculty Director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, and Director of the Civil Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law. She sat down with Jonathan to explore what it was like to be a Black American before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and how remnants of Jim Crow laws continue to plague our country.

Follow Deborah on Twitter @DeborahNArcher, @RaceNYU, and  @NYULaw.

To find out more about Deborah’s work, visit https://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/race-inequality-law

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Feb 19 2020

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Rank #13: How Do Plants Get Their Freak On? With Dr. Alex Monro

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Dr. Alex Monro is a Botanist and research leader at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the Americas Team of the Identification and Naming Department.  After watching The Jungle Book at a young age he became fascinated with tropical forests and has spent the last 20 years working as a taxonomist, systematist and field botanist. Jonathan joined Dr. Monro in his office at the Royal Botanic Gardens to discuss the Millennium Seed Bank Project, stinging nettles, and all the different ways plants reproduce. 

Follow Dr. Monro on Twitter @alexmonro and the Royal Botanic Gardens on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @kewgardens.

To find out more about Dr. Monro and RBG’s work visit tropicalbotany.wordpress.com and www.kew.org

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Jan 22 2020

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Rank #14: What’s It Like To Be A Booked And Busy Irish Queen? With Actress Nicola Coughlan

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Nicola Coughlan was born in Galway Ireland where she started acting at a young age. She made her screen debut in a 2004 Irish short film and went on to attend the Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting. In 2018 she booked the Netflix Irish sitcom Derry Girls and made her West End debut in Donmar Warehouse’s production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She’s always been a fierce advocate for women’s rights, the homeless, and LGBTQ+ communities and continues to use her voice to speak up for those who aren’t heard. She joined Jonathan in a London studio to talk about growing up in Ireland including some history, life after attending drama school, and an exciting new project with Shonda Rhimes!

Follow Nicola on Instagram and Twitter @nicolacoughlan and watch her in Derry Girls streaming now on Netflix.

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.

Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.


Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

Feb 05 2020

50mins

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