33 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.

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    • 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.

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

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

    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.

     

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

     

    Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

    • 50 min
    What's The Difference Between The Gender Pay Gap And The Wealth Gap? With Sallie Krawcheck

    What's The Difference Between The Gender Pay Gap And The Wealth Gap? With Sallie Krawcheck

    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.

    • 48 min
    What’s It Like To Be A Booked And Busy Irish Queen? With Actress Nicola Coughlan

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

    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.

    • 50 min
    How Do You Do An Inward 2 ½ Twist Off A 10 Meter Diving Board And Not Shit Your Pants? With Olympic Diver Tom Daley

    How Do You Do An Inward 2 ½ Twist Off A 10 Meter Diving Board And Not Shit Your Pants? With Olympic Diver Tom Daley

    Tom Daley began diving at a very young age gaining notoriety at 9 years old. In 2008, at 14, he represented Great Britain as their youngest competitor in the Beijing Summer Olympics. He went on to compete in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio games picking up 2 bronze medals along the way. He invited Jonathan into his home to discuss all things diving, his husband Dustin Lance Black and their baby boy Robbie (who makes a tiny cameo) and the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics!

      

    Follow Tom on Instagram @TomDaley and on Twitter @TomDaley1994.

     

    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.

    • 50 min
    How Do Plants Get Their Freak On? With Dr. Alex Monro

    How Do Plants Get Their Freak On? With Dr. Alex Monro

    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.

    • 50 min
    How Are You Going To Flip Texas’s 21st Congressional District Blue In 2020? With Former State Senator Wendy Davis

    How Are You Going To Flip Texas’s 21st Congressional District Blue In 2020? With Former State Senator Wendy Davis

    Wendy Davis came into the spotlight in 2013 when she took to the Texas Senate floor to perform a 13 hour filibuster to block a bill that would severely impact abortion rights. She received her degree from Harvard and practiced law for several years before becoming Texas’s State Senator from 2009 to 2015. She is also the founder of Deeds Not Words, a non-profit organization that focuses on engaging young women in politics. Her and Jonathan sat down backstage in Austin Texas while on the road for his comedy tour to discuss her epic filibuster, the current state of Texas politics and why she’s passionately running for Texas’s 21st Congressional District in 2020!

     

    Follow Wendy Davis on Twitter @wendydavis and on Instagram and Facebook @wendydavistexas. 

     

    To find out more about Wendy’s work visit www.wendydavisforcongress.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.

    • 55 min

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