32 episodes

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, 988 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.

    What Was Poppin’ In Prehistoric America? with Paleontologist Dr. Julia Clarke

    What Was Poppin’ In Prehistoric America? with Paleontologist Dr. Julia Clarke

    On this episode of Getting Curious, we’re digging deep with Dr. Julia Clarke, Wilson Professor of Paleontology at The University of Texas at Austin and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. She and Jonathan get to the bottom of how Texas looked 250 million years ago, which dinosaurs roamed prehistoric America, and what Pangaea’s got to do with the age of dinosaurs.

    Follow Dr. Clarke on Twitter @jclarkepaleolab, and learn more about her work here.

     

    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.

    • 45 min
    How Did You Become So F*#%!ng Fierce? with Christian Siriano

    How Did You Become So F*#%!ng Fierce? with Christian Siriano

    You're invited to a very special episode of Getting Curious, and the dress code is whatever makes you feel stunning! The guest of honor is the CFDA designer Christian Siriano, who launched his brand in 2008 and has since risen to the top of the fashion world, dressing icons like FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Billy Porter, and Lady Gaga. Christian joins Jonathan to discuss his groundbreaking designs, his commitment to body diversity and inclusive pricing, and the more than 25,000 masks he and his team have produced for New York hospitals since March.

     

    Follow Christian on Twitter and Instagram @CSiriano, and learn more about his collections and COVID-19 response here.

     

    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.

    • 48 min
    When Did We Start to Demonize Poverty? with writer Mary O'Hara

    When Did We Start to Demonize Poverty? with writer Mary O'Hara

    Journalist and author Mary O'Hara returns to Getting Curious to discuss her reporting on poverty, her new book The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative, and her work reimagining how we talk about poverty with Project Twist-It. She and Jonathan discuss her own experience of childhood poverty, common misconceptions around poverty in the United States and the United Kingdom, and how we can start to see social services as springboards for success.
    You can find Mary O’Hara’s writing at MaryOHara.eu and in The Guardian. Follow her on Twitter @MaryOHara1, and learn more about The Shame Game here and Project Twist-It here.
    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.

    • 43 min
    How Can We Stop Being Such Grumpy Nightmares? with Happiness Professor Dr. Laurie Santos

    How Can We Stop Being Such Grumpy Nightmares? with Happiness Professor Dr. Laurie Santos

    Queen, did you know that there was a literal doctor teaching a class on happiness at literally Yale?! Dr. Laurie Santos, a professor of psychology at Yale University and the host of The Happiness Lab podcast, gives Jonathan a redux version of her iconic Yale course about the science of happiness and shares tips for boosting our spirits even when we're not near the people and places that usually bring us joy. It's time to get in touch with our vagus nerves!


    Follow Dr. Laurie Santos on Twitter @lauriesantos, and check out her podcast The Happiness Lab.

    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.

    • 48 min
    What Happened After WW2? With Pascale R. Bos Part 2

    What Happened After WW2? With Pascale R. Bos Part 2

    Pascale R. Bos is an Associate Professor of Germanic Studies, Netherlandic Studies, and Comparative Literature at The University of Texas, Austin. Pre-social distancing, Jonathan and Pascal sat down together to talk about the Holocaust and WW2. In part 2, Jonathan and Pascale continue their conversation from last week and go on to discuss how the US became involved in the war, the Berlin Wall, and why it's so important to learn from history!

     

    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.

    • 36 min
    Do We Understand How the Holocaust Happened? With Pascale R. Bos Part 1

    Do We Understand How the Holocaust Happened? With Pascale R. Bos Part 1

    Pascale R. Bos is an Associate Professor of Germanic Studies, Netherlandic Studies, and Comparative Literature at The University of Texas, Austin. Pre-social distancing, Jonathan and Pascal sat down together to talk about the Holocaust and WW2. In part 1 of our first ever 2 part episode, Jonathan and Pascale discuss how the term Holocaust came to be, the alarming statistics reflecting a surprising number of people who’ve never heard of the Holocaust, and examine how Hitler came into power. Tune in to next week’s episode for the conclusion of their incredible conversation!

     

    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.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
988 Ratings

988 Ratings

Elke Kora ,

Precious podcast

You present so humanly and precious Thankyou for being you and interviewing in a friendly real way you add a bit of awesome to the day amanda Australia 💖🌸

EmFromOz ,

Favourite podcast!

Really enjoy and appreciate the broad range of topics. I feel like I learn something new with every episode. Thanks JVN and team!

Lbhugo89 ,

Love so much, a shame about having to pay for all eps

I love jvn so hard, and I loved it how previously all episodes were available in here. I really needed to listen to an older episode about toxic stress today but discovered it is now only available on stitcher premium this is the only reason it’s missing a star.

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