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.

Episode Date
Who Are You, Tan? with Tan France
00:38:59
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 Queer Eye helped him find acceptance with his family.  Check out more of Tan’s work at TanFrance.com. He tweets @tanfrance and you can follow him on Instagram @tanfrance. For more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix. This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/jvn30 code: JVN30) and WNYC Studios' Nancy Podcast.
Jun 18, 2018
British English and American English - What’s the Diff? with Helen Zaltzman
00:35:07
Helen Zaltzman hosts The Allusionist podcast and joins Jonathan to talk about the current and historical differences between the two forms of English. It doesn’t take long for the conversation to spiral out to also cover accents, manners and how language can be used to shape our opinions and understanding of the news. Find Helen’s work at TheAllusionist.org. She tweets @HelenZaltzman has an Allusionist group on Facebook. For more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix. This episode is sponsored by Care/Of (www.takecareof.com code: CURIOUS) and Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/curious code: CURIOUS).
Jun 13, 2018
Gender Bias in Film Scoring, What’s Her Story? with Jessica Rae Huber
00:36:02
Jessica Rae Huber is a film and television composer who has written music for projects such as The Walking Dead, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Outlander, and Constantine. Jonathan talks with Jessica about how she got into film scoring, the process of adding music to a TV show, and the important Walking Dead death she saw before the rest of us. Plus he gets into the #MeToo side of scoring and what it’s like to be a woman in this male-dominated industry. Find Jessica Rae Huber’s work at JessicaRaeHuber.com [jessicaraehuber.com]. She’s on Twitter @JessicaRaeHuber and Instagram as JessicaRaeHuber [instagram.com]. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN [instagram.com]. You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix [netflix.com]. This episode is sponsored by Grove Collaborative (www.grove.co/JVN).
Jun 06, 2018
Is Saudi Arabia Cute Now? with Prof. James Gelvin
00:45:00
Dr James Gelvin (Professor of Middle Eastern History at UCLA) returns with an update on the Middle East - Syria, Yemen, and is Saudi Arabia liberalizing? Find out more about James Gelvin’s work at UCLA.edu. The Arab Uprising: What Everyone Needs to Know and Dr Gelvin’s other books are available on Amazon and at your local independent bookstore. Check out his previous appearances on Getting Curious talking about the difference between Sunni and Shia muslims and updating us on the Middle East political dynamic towards the end of 2017. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.
May 30, 2018
How Does Egg Donor Meet Egg 18 years Later, Hunties? with Amy Throckmorton and Elizabeth Gaba
00:33:28
19 years ago Amy Throckmorton donated an Egg, to maybe help someone else have a baby. 18 years later and that “egg” contacted her out of the blue. Amy and Gaba met, and discovered that Gaba is currently a singer in the SoCal Vocal’s - the acapella group that Amy was a member of at college. Jonathan had to talk to them and serve some Pitch Perfect realness. Amy Throckmorton is on Twitter @Hereinamyland. Gaba is @elizabethgaba and on YouTube here. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.
May 23, 2018
Who Was the Beyoncé of Renaissance Art? with Prof. Lisa Boutin Vitela
00:42:01
Lisa Boutin Vitela is Assistant Professor of Art History at Cerritos College. In Jonathan’s words, she’s “most professory about the gorgeous renaissance” so comes by to talk about the Ninja Turtle artists - Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, plus feminist art trailblazer Artemisia Gentileschi. Find out more about Lisa’s work at Cerritos College - cerritos.edu. She’s on Twitter @LisaBoutin and ProfVitela1474 on Insta. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Watch Jonathan on Queer Eye, streaming now on Netflix.
May 16, 2018
Who Gave You Permission to be So Cute? with Karamo Brown
00:35:47
Karamo Brown joins Jonathan to talk about his childhood, Gay rights, school shootings, The Real World, make-up, self improvement, working for Oprah, and their shared experiences on Queer Eye. Find Karamo on Twitter @KaramoBrown, on Insta @KaramoBrown and at his website KaramoBrown.com. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also on Twitter @JVN and on Facebook. Our Facebook group is at GettingCurious. Catch Jonathan and Karamo changing lives on Queer Eye, streaming now on Netflix.
May 09, 2018
What’s it Like to Do a Triple Axel? with Mirai Nagasu
00:55:10
Mirai Nagasu was the first American female figure skater to land a triple axel at the Olympics, securing a bronze medal at PyeongChang 2018. Jonathan chokes back tears of love and joy to get deep into the technical, artistic and political aspects of figure skating. Plus Mirai shares what it’s been like losing the skates to compete in Dancing with the Stars: Athletes, which airs from Monday April 30th on ABC. Vote for Mirai by visiting abc.com! Find Mirai on Instagram at mirainagasu, on Twitter @mirai_nagasu, or at mirainagasu.com. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook. The latest season of Queer Eye is streaming now on Netflix.
Apr 30, 2018
Has Britain Screwed Itself with Brexit? with Mary O’Hara
00:36:08
Mary O’Hara returns with a Brexit update. What’s actually happened since the 2016 referendum? Is it too late to turn back? Do we love Nicola Sturgeon? And why has Northern Ireland become such a focus of Brexit negotiations? You can find Mary O’Hara’s writing at MaryOHara.eu as well as at The Guardian and on Twitter @MaryOHara1. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN, he's the same on Twitter and Facebook. Don’t miss Jonathan on Queer Eye - streaming now on Netflix.
Apr 25, 2018
How Can We Be Less Rude To Bees? with Prof. James Nieh
00:36:37
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. Professor Nieh works out of UC San Diego, researching how natural and man-made stressors affect the biology and behavior of bees. Find out more about Professor Nieh’s work by visiting the Nieh Lab website and following him on Twitter @jnieh1. Jonathan’s on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Find Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.
Apr 18, 2018
What Makes a Cult a Cult? with Dr Natalie Feinblatt
00:35:00
Dr Natalie Feinblatt explains the 4 criteria an organization needs to meet to be called a cult and looks at how the term can be used and misused in relationship to religions and rehabilitation programs. Plus Jonathan asks about murder porn cults and Wild Wild Country, because that’s what the podcast charts like, right? Find Dr Natalie Feinblatt’s work at DrNatalieFeinblatt.com. She’s on Instagram @Dr_Natalie_F. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Don’t miss Jonathan on Queer Eye, steaming now on Netflix.
Apr 11, 2018
Where Are You From, Antoni? with Antoni Porowski
00:32:11
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 Antoni on Twitter and Instagram on @Antoni. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Don’t miss Jonathan and Antoni on Queer Eye - available now on Netflix.
Apr 04, 2018
Why’s the Bail System Such a Hot Mess? with Tim Molina
00:28:33
Tim Molina, Political Director at Courage Campaign, explains why he’s currently focusing on California bail reform and what exactly he's hoping to change. Tim’s on Twitter @TMMolina, while you’re their he says you should also follow @ColorofChange, @ACLU, and of course @CourageCampaign. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Don’t miss Jonathan on the new Queer Eye which is out now on Netflix.
Mar 22, 2018
Is it Really a China Vs. America World? with Ryan Patel
00:33:23
Ryan Patel is a global business executive and consultant. He was Vice President of Global Development at Pinkberry and came in to tell us about why the Chinese economy is set to take the worldwide #1 spot and what that means for the US. Find out more about Ryan at RyanPatelSpeaks.com. He's also on Twitter @RyanPatelGlobal. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye, out now on Netflix.
Mar 08, 2018
What Was it Like Being a VJ? with Dave Holmes
00:33:47
Dave Holmes tells Jonathan how he went from losing MTV's first Wanna Be a VJ contest to landing his dream job. Plus, why he left the studios before Mariah Carey’s infamous 2001 TRL meltdown, and why the gay media’s love of a topless selfie can get in the way of really serving the community. Sign up for Dave’s e-mail list of cultural recommendations at TheDaveHolmesDiet, follow him on Twitter @DaveHolmes, read his latest stuff for Esquire and buy his book, Party of One and check out his queer relationship and culture podcast, Homophilia. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Don’t miss Jonathan on the new reboot of Queer Eye which is out now on Netflix.
Feb 23, 2018
Why Does it Hurt So Bad? with Prof. Catherine Cahill
00:35:07
Catherine Cahill is an opioid neuropharmacologist and a professor in UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Studies, specializing in chronic pain. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jonathan asks Prof. Cath why we experience pain, what makes chronic pain so different and what we can do to treat it. You can find out more about Professor Cahill’s work at UCLA or follow her on Twitter @PainLabQ. Jonathan is on Twitter and Instagram as @JVN and now on Facebook too! Join the Getting Curious group on Facebook here. Don’t miss Jonathan on the new reboot of Queer Eye which is out now on Netflix.
Feb 14, 2018
What’s it Really Like to be a Woman in the Military? with Linsay Rousseau Burnett
00:36:37
Veteran, actor and veterans rights activist, Linsay Rousseau Burnett joins Jonathan to share her experiences in the military and consider how #MeToo can be applied to the armed forces. Find out more about Linsay at LinsayRousseau.com where you’ll also find links to her social media. She's currently appearing in season 2 of the Deliberations podcast at Delibersationspod.com. Jonathan is on Twitter and Instagram as @JVN, and you can see him in the reboot of Queer Eye which launches this week on Netflix.
Feb 05, 2018
What Do White People Need to Know About Racism? with Andrew Ti
00:32:48
Andrew Ti, host of the podcast Yo, Is This Racist?, talks to Jonathan about how Trump’s America isn’t necessarily more racist than Obama’s, and about why we should be challenging ourselves and others on an ongoing basis. Check out Andrew Ti’s Yo, Is This Racist? blog and podcast. He’s on Twitter and Instagram as @ANDREWTI. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN.
Jan 18, 2018
What's Up with the Opioid crisis? with Dr Chris Evans
00:36:26
Dr Chris Evans talks with Jonathan about how people get addicted to opioids, why addiction is so hard to kick, and what we can do about this national crisis. Dr Evans is Director of the Brain Research Institute at UCLA and of the Hatos Centre for Neuropharmacology. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN.
Jan 04, 2018
Taking Care of Yourself Chinese-Style with Dr Teresa Wlasiuk
00:31:25
Dr Teresa Wlasiuk, joins Jonathan to share her expertise in acupuncture and Chinese medicine and outline ways it can help us over the stressful holiday season. You can follow Dr Wlasiuk on Instagram @GoldenNeedleAcupuncture and find her work at GoldenNeedleAcupunture.com. Jonathan’s on Instagram @JVN.
Dec 21, 2017
How Come I Don’t Know About the Armenian Genocide? with Dr Richard Hovannisian
00:39:01
Dr Richard Hovannisian, Professor Emeritus of Armenian History at UCLA, joins Jonathan to outline the history of the Armenian Genocide and to explain why you might not know as much about it as you should. Find more about Dr Richard Hovannisian’s work at UCLA and USC’s Shoah Foundation. You can also find his books on Amazon or at your favorite independent bookshop. Jonathan’s on Instagram @JVN.
Dec 07, 2017
How Did LA Become a Driving Dependent City? with Christina Copland
00:35:16
Christina Copland outlines the history of Los Angeles and how its early public transit system faltered, leading to today’s “autopia”. Plus Jonathan confesses to a lifelong struggle with remembering how we name centuries. Find Christina Copland’s work at USC. She’s on Twitter @ChristinaCopla1 and blogs at KCET. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN.
Nov 23, 2017
Atlantic Pirates - What’s the T? with Dr Rebecca Simon
00:33:24
Dr Rebecca Simon outlines the history in the Atlantic, from Captain Kidd to Blackbeard. Were pirates into butt stuff? Who were the Adele or Beyonces of the scene and was the golden age of piracy 420 friendly? Find Dr Simon’s work at rebecca-simon.com. She’s on Instagram @beckita85 and on Twitter @beckalex. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN.
Nov 08, 2017
What’s the Giant Fuss About Artificial Intelligence? with Dr. Ori Amir
00:26:07
Neuroscientist and comedian, Dr. Ori Amir bring us up to speed on A.I., explaining why Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg had a Twitter feud over it, what its benefits and risks might be, and what it’ll mean for all of us over the coming decade. Follow Ori’s work at OriAmir.com, @OriAmir on Twitter and find him at OriXAmir on Instagram. Jonathan is @TheGayOfThrones on Twitter and JVN in Instagram.
Oct 26, 2017
What's Going on in the Middle East Right Now? With Dr. James Gelvin
00:41:14
Dr James Gelvin (Professor of Middle Eastern History at UCLA) returns to help relaunch the podcast and update us on the current situation in the Middle East. Dr Gelvin’s upcoming book is called “The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know”. Dr. Gelvin doesn't do social media, but you can follow Jonathan on Instagram @JVN and on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones. Getting Curious is produced by Jonathan Van Ness, Colin Anderson and Mary O'Hara.
Oct 11, 2017
What Was Jonathan Like As A Kid? with Jonathan's Mom, Mary Winters
00:23:11
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. Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org. You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious
Feb 22, 2017
How Did You Start With Psychedelics? with Shane Mauss
00:34:17
Jonathan sits down with stand-up comedian Shane Mauss to talk about psychedelics, the pros and cons of edibles, and microdosing. And how was the first time Jonathan did shrooms? With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Shane Mauss Shane Mauss: http://www.shanemauss.com Shane Mauss on Twitter: @shanecomedy Here We Are Podcast: http://www.herewearepodcast.com Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious
Feb 09, 2017
Who's Throwing Shade? with Erin Gibson
00:30:29
Jonathan sits down with Throwing Shade's Erin Gibson to talk about the difference between hosting a podcast vs. a TV show, cultural appropriation, and the Miss Universe pageant. And why does Turks and Caicos have two names? With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Erin Gibson. You can find Erin on Twitter @gibblertron Throwing Shade the Podcast Throwing Shade on TV Land Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious
Feb 03, 2017
How Do you Find Your Personal Style? with designer Orlando Soria
00:32:23
Jonathan sits down with Orlando Soria, Premier Designer for Homepolish, to talk about telling your story through interior design, the quality of The Crown, and how to get out of a midterm. And are accent walls basic af? With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Orlando Soria. You can find Orlando on Instagram @mrorlandosoria. Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.
Jan 25, 2017
What Are You Up To, Lizzo?
00:33:34
Jonathan sits down with singer, songwriter, recording artist extraordinaire Lizzo to talk about having her heart broken, getting an album named one of the Top 20 of 2016, and who she's obsessed with. And what's the definition of a "bad bitch"? With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Lizzo. You can find Lizzo on Instagram, @LizzoBeEating, and on Twitter, @Lizzo. Edited by Shara Morris. Produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. You can find Jonathan on Twitter, @TheGayOfThrones, or follow him on his Instagram, @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.
Jan 11, 2017
How Was YOUR 2016? with writer/actress Zoe Jarman
00:37:40
Jonathan sits down with writer and actress Zoe Jarman to talk about the ups and downs of 2016. They cover the Olympics, personal goals, and British crime dramas. And how do you pronounce "Anti" anyway? With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Zoe Jarman. You can find Zoe on Twitter @zoeannejarman. Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.
Dec 28, 2016
How Do You Interact With Vulnerability? with Kyle Kreiger
00:34:51
Jonathan sits down with hairstylist and social media influencer Kyle Krieger to talk about vulnerability. They discuss authenticity, moving from coast to coast, and being invited to the White House. Plus, Jonathan loves straddling. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Kyle Krieger. You can find Kyle on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Edited by Kara Hart. Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.
Dec 15, 2016
What Was Your Journey to Becoming a Writer? with writer Christopher Bernard
00:25:46
Jonathan catches up with Christopher Barnard, freelance writer and hometown friend. They talk about Christopher's path to writing, how to interview somebody famous, and the future of print media. Plus, Chris shares how to stay informed on fashion, even if you live in Bumblefuck, or whatever. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Christopher Barnard. Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.
Nov 30, 2016
What the T Over at Marie Claire? with Wanyi Jiang, Design Director at Marie Claire
00:30:41
This week, Jonathan sits down with Wanyi Jiang, Design Director at Marie Claire.  They talk about Wanyi's path to design, what 1990s TV drama is inspiring today's fashion, and the real problem with Millennials.    With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Wanyi Jiang Edited by Kara Hart Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.
Nov 16, 2016
What're the Down Ballot and Initiative Issues for 2016? with Policy Consultant Greg Srolestar
00:37:07
Jonathan sits down with Policy Consultant Greg Srolestar in a Getting Curious election special! They talk about Citizens United, bans on plastic bags, and why some of these propositions are worded so strangely. Plus, Jonathan professes his love for marijuana. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Greg Srolestar If you want to get informed on your local propositions, check out Ballotpedia! Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram @GayOfThrones. You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.
Nov 02, 2016
How Do You Overcome Lupus? with model/actress Mercedes Yvette
00:33:05
Jonathan sits down with model and actress Mercedes Yvette to talk about America’s Next Top Model, being diagnosed with lupus, and Ayurveda medicine. Plus, Jonathan falls in love with Mercedes’ amazing dog, Porkchop. Check out Mercedes Yvette’s shop, The Gilded Fox! With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Mercedes Yvette   Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org
Oct 19, 2016
What's it Like Living in America Undocumented? with student Erick Zerecero
00:35:50
Jonathan sits down with UCLA student Erick Zerecero to talk about what life is like for an undocumented person living in the US and the process of becoming a citizen. Plus, Jonathan cries for the first time on the show and producer Christian makes his debut. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Erick Zerecero Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org
Oct 05, 2016
What's it Like Modeling in Today's Fashion Industry? with Denise Bidot
00:35:59
Jonathan sits down with model Denise Bidot to talk about the modeling industry, New York Fashion Week, and how to truly embrace your body, curves and all. Plus, Denise tells us how to deal with haters on the internet.   With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Denise Bidot Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org
Sep 21, 2016
How Do Navigate Dating and Love? with therapist/author Stan Tatkin
00:37:59
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 on behalf of his friends. With Jonathan Van Ness and Stan Tatkin Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org
Sep 07, 2016
Mass Extinction: What's Her Story? with evolutionary biologist Dr. Leryn Gorlitsky
00:38:54
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 extinction today. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Leryn Gorlitsky. Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org
Aug 24, 2016
What's Going on in HIV Research? with Physician Assistant and PrEP Research Clinician Kayla McLaughlin
00:37:28
Jonathan sits down with Physician Assistant and PrEP Research Clinician Kayla McLaughlin to talk about what PrEP is, how far HIV research has gotten since the 80s, and why HIV is so hard to cure. Plus, Kayla discusses the curious cases of the Mississippi Baby and the Berlin Patient. With Jonathan Van Ness and Kayla McLaughlin Produced by Christian Dueñas and Colin Anderson for MaximumFun.org
Aug 10, 2016
What's Going on in Brazil? with director Carla Dauden
00:35:59
Jonathan sits down with director Carla Dauden to talk about Brazil's political parties, life in favelas, and Carla's new documentary, The Discarded: A Tale of Two Rios. Plus, Jonathan finds out about the Bernie Sanders of Uruguay. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest Carla Dauden Produced by Christian Dueñas and Colin Anderson for MaximumFun.org
Jul 27, 2016
What is Gun Control and Everytown? with Andrei Berman and Taylor Maxwell of Everytown
00:43:30
In this special super-sized episode of Getting Curious, Jonathan is joined by Editorial Manager Andrei Berman and Deputy Press Secretary Taylor Maxwell of Everytown for Gun Safety to talk about the second amendment, what exactly the NRA is, and what we can do to help promote gun safety. With Jonathan Van Ness, Taylor Maxwell, and Andrei Berman of Everytown for Gun Safety Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org
Jul 13, 2016
What's #Brexit? with author Mary O'Hara
00:38:40
Jonathan sits down with Guardian columnist and author Mary O'Hara to discuss what Brexit is, how it affects British people all around the EU, and why the far right seems to be getting more popular. Also, Jonathan talks about why he had a crush on Tony Blair back in the day.  With Jonathan Van Ness and guest Mary O'Hara Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org
Jun 29, 2016
What are Gravitational Waves and LIGO for Dummies? with physics professor Alan Weinstein
00:34:12
Jonathan sits down with physics professor Alan Weinstein to discuss gravitational waves, Einstein's theory of relativity, and his work for LIGO. Plus, Jonathan and Alan try to imitate the sound of two black holes merging. It's delightful. With Jonathan Van Ness and Alan Weinstein   Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org
Jun 15, 2016
What's it Like Being a Cancer Survivor? with writer/comedian Byron Lane
00:30:58
Jonathan sits down with writer and comedian Byron Lane to talk being diagnosed and treated for testicular cancer and how he was able to write and produce Last Will and Testicle, a comedy web series based on his own experience. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Byron Lane.   Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org
Jun 01, 2016
What is United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell?
00:33:53
Jonathan sits down with comedian and host of United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell to talk about racism in the US, interracial relationships, and what exactly white privilege is. Plus, Jonathan gives us an example of when it’s okay to overcharge for hairdressing.    With Jonathan Van Ness and W. Kamau Bell Produced By Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org
May 18, 2016
What is it Like Living in China? with Scarlett Wang
00:29:11
Jonathan sits down with Scarlett Wang in NYC to talk about moving to America, why certain websites are blocked in China, and how their elections are similar to how America’s Next Top Model works. With Jonathan Van Ness and Scarlett Wang  Produced by Christian Dueñas
May 04, 2016
What is Gender Identity? with comedian/actor Ian Harvie
00:32:07
Jonathan is joined by comedian and actor Ian Harvie to talk about moving to Los Angeles, Transparent, and what it means to truly be comfortable with your gender identity.
Apr 20, 2016
What Are Strokes? with Dr. Lina Nih
00:26:45
Jonathan sits down with Dr. Lina Nih to talk about what causes strokes, how to detect a possible stroke, and what medical researchers are doing to better treat stroke victims. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Lina Nih. Produced by Colin Anderson and Christian Duenas for MaximumFun.org
Apr 05, 2016
What Constitutes an Eating Disorder? with Ilona Varo, a marriage and family therapist intern specializing in eating disorders
00:33:48
Jonathan is joined by Ilona Varo, a marriage and family therapist intern specializing in eating disorders. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Ilona Varo. You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones. The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter. Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas. Support our show by donating at MaximumFun.org.
Mar 23, 2016
What's It Like to be a Comedic Legend? With Margaret Cho
00:38:12
Margaret Cho joins Jonathan to get curious about comedy, dogs, charity and cannabis. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Margaret Cho. You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones. The Getting Curious Facebook group is here. Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas.
Mar 16, 2016
Who Were the Romanovs and What Happened to Them, Honey? with Brad Damaré, Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
00:34:40
Jonathan is joined by Brad Damaré (Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at USC) to uncover the true story behind the 1997 animated film Anastasia. With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Brad Damaré. You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones. The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter. Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.
Mar 02, 2016
What is Agent Orange? with film director Courtney Marsh
00:29:26
Jonathan sits down with Academy Award nominated film director Courtney Marsh. He wants to find out more about the chemical Agent Orange and about Chau, the subject of Courtney's documentary short, Chau: Beyond the Lines. The film profiles Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for young people disabled by Agent Orange, struggling with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional artist. Find Courtney on Instagram, Twitter and at CourtneyNMarsh.com . You can view and commission Chau's art work at BeyondTheLinesFilm.com. Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.
Feb 17, 2016
Who is Bernie Sanders? with writer Elizabeth Kaye
00:34:10
Jonathan sits down with writer Elizabeth Kaye to talk about all things Bernie Sanders. His policies, beliefs, and his past. It's all here.  With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Elizabeth Kaye. Produced by Colin Anderson and Christian Duenas for MaximumFun.org.
Feb 04, 2016
What's a Menstrual Cup? with Sullivan Oakley
00:33:19
Jonathan is joined by Sullivan Oakley to discuss menstrual cups, the stigma attached to periods, and helping women in poverty-stricken areas around the world. Produced by Colin Anderson for MaximumFun.org
Jan 20, 2016
Internet Security: What's Her Story? with lobbyist Samantha Corbin
00:34:06
Jonathan is joined by lobbyist Samantha Corbin to find out about what's happening in the world of internet security, how companies are selling your information and what you can do to avoid it being stolen. Produced by Colin Anderson for MaximumFun.org
Jan 06, 2016
What Was The First Christmas Really Like? with Father Waylon
00:31:37
Jonathan is joined by Father Waylon, who has a master's in divinity and is a priest in Jonathan's hometown church, in Quincy, Illinois. Produced by Colin Anderson for MaximumFun.org
Dec 23, 2015
What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don't they love each other? with Dr. James Gelvin, Professor of Islamic Studies
00:35:26
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 MaximumFun.org.
Dec 15, 2015