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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.

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness Earwolf

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 1K Ratings

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.

    Who Was Doing The Most In Early China? with Professor Jue Guo

    Who Was Doing The Most In Early China? with Professor Jue Guo

    This week, Professor Jue Guo returns to Getting Curious, which means we are returning to Early China! She and Jonathan discuss what a week in the life might look like for a royal hairdresser, a performance artist, a regional king, and other figures from this period and place.

     

    This episode can be enjoyed on its own, but if you can’t get enough of Early China, make sure to check out Professor Guo’s first appearance on the show, where we ask: Can You Set The Scene For Early China?

     

    Jue Guo is an Assistant Professor of Barnard College in New York City. She is a social and cultural historian of Early China (terminus ante quem ca. 3rd century CE), with a geographical focus on southern China.

     

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

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

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

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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    How Are You Making History In Congress? with Rep. Sharice Davids

    How Are You Making History In Congress? with Rep. Sharice Davids

    Put on your ruby red slippers and click your heels three times, because this week’s episode of Getting Curious is taking us to Kansas. Congresswoman Sharice Davids joins Jonathan to discuss her historic election (and re-election!); her experience representing Kansans in Congress; and her new children’s book Sharice’s Big Voice.

     

    Sharice Davids is currently serving as the representative for Kansas’ Third District in Congress. Sharice was raised by a single mom and worked her way from Johnson County Community College to Cornell Law School, juggling multiple jobs to put herself through school. In 2018, she became one of the first two Native American women ever to serve in Congress and the first LGBTQ+ person to represent Kansas in the House of Representatives. 

     

    You can follow Representative Davids on Twitter @sharicedavids and Instagram @shariceforcongress.

     

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

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

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

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

    • 49 min
    So… Did You Miss Us? with Queer Eye’s Fab Five

    So… Did You Miss Us? with Queer Eye’s Fab Five

    We are ringing in Pride Month with a very special episode of Getting Curious, recorded live from the set of Netflix’s Queer Eye. Listen in for sit-down interviews with Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, and Antoni Porowski—and guest appearances from Queer Eye’s stellar production team.

     

    You can follow the Fab Five on Instagram @tanfrance, @bobby, @karamo, and @antoni. Keep up with all things Queer Eye on Instagram @queereye.

     

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

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

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

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

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Are Cicadas Partying Like It’s 2004? with Dr. Jessica Ware

    Are Cicadas Partying Like It’s 2004? with Dr. Jessica Ware

    Grab your Ugg boots and mini skirts and give three cheers for each of Carly Patterson's Olympic medals because this week on Getting Curious, 2004 is back in style. As billions of Brood X cicadas start to emerge across the eastern United States after 17 years, we’re re-releasing our episode from last summer with Dr. Jessica Ware, all about these trending insects.

     

    Dr. Ware is a curator of Odonata and non-Holometabolous insect orders at the American Museum of Natural History, New York and a professor at the Richard Gilder Graduate School. You can follow Dr. Ware (and her amazing cicada coverage!) on Twitter @JessicaLWareLab and Instagram @jessicaleeware42.

     

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

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

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

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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    We’re Being Watched. Now What? with Meredith Broussard

    We’re Being Watched. Now What? with Meredith Broussard

    It’s no secret that we rely on technology in our daily lives. So it shouldn’t be a secret how that technology works, who is developing it, and just how biased it can be. This week on Getting Curious, returning guest Meredith Broussard joins Jonathan to discuss how data rights are civil rights—and how we can all get involved in efforts to defend them.

     

    Data journalist Meredith Broussard is an associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University, research director at the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology, and the author of “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.” Meredith is featured in the documentary Coded Bias, directed by Shalini Kantayya, now available to stream on Netflix.

     

    You can follow Meredith on Twitter and Instagram @merbroussard, and keep up with her work at meredithbroussard.com. For more information on Coded Bias, head over to CodedBias.com and follow @codedbias on Instagram and Twitter. 

     

    Make sure to visit the film’s Take Action page, where you can find more information on resources and groups like the Algorithmic Justice League. 

     

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

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

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

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

    • 50 min
    How Did You Develop Such Amazing Taste? with Sohla El-Waylly

    How Did You Develop Such Amazing Taste? with Sohla El-Waylly

    This week’s episode of Getting Curious isn’t a snack, it’s a whole meal. Culinary creator, writer, and video host Sohla El-Waylly joins Jonathan to discuss cooking basics, ancient recipes, and their shared affinity for a certain discontinued Taco Bell classic.

     

    Sohla El-Waylly can currently be seen starring in The HISTORY® Channel’s online series Ancient Recipes with Sohla. Sohla is also currently one of the first-ever Resident Experts for Food52 with Off Script with Sohla, her curated monthly online column and video series. She is also a contributor to The New York Times Cooking vertical. You can keep up with Sohla’s work on Instagram @sohlae and at www.hellosohla.com.

     

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

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

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

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

    • 48 min

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