180 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 • 17.9K 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’s It Like To Survive An Earthquake? with Ashly Cabas

    What’s It Like To Survive An Earthquake? with Ashly Cabas

    Even the best earthquake early warning systems will give you only five to eight seconds of notice before you experience ground shaking. This week, Jonathan and geotechnical engineer Ashly Cabas take more than an hour exploring seismic waves, soils, risk assessment, and other earthquake fundamentals so that you can be prepared in the event of a natural hazard.


    Ashly Cabas, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where she investigates seismic hazards and earthquake effects on civil infrastructure.


    Her team at NCSU collaborates with seismologists, geologists, and structural engineers to understand how the response of soils and rocks to earthquake loading can influence the damaging potential of earthquakes.


    Her research group’s work has also been recognized with EERI best paper awards in 2014 and 2018, and she has served in reconnaissance missions after the 2018 M7.1 Anchorage, Alaska earthquake, and more recently the 2021 M7.2 Nippes, Haiti earthquake.



    You can follow Professor Cabas on Twitter @amcabas, and keep up with her work at NCSU on Twitter @NCStateCCEE and on the Cabas Research Group site.



    Want to learn more about earthquakes? Here are some recommended resources:



    Seismological Society of America (SSA)



    Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)



    American Society of Civil Engineers - GeoInstitute



    US Geological Survey (USGS), Earthquake Hazards



    Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure Cyberinfrastructure component, DesignSafe-CI



    Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure Natural Hazards Reconnaissance component, RAPID



    Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)



    GeoHazards International (GHI)



    ShakeAlert, Early Warning System



    RaspberryShake Personal seismograph



    NCSU Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department



    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 9 min
    How Do You Bring It On? with Gabrielle Union

    How Do You Bring It On? with Gabrielle Union

    Actress, executive producer, activist, and best-selling author Gabrielle Union joins Jonathan to discuss radical transparency, allyship, and her new book You Got Anything Stronger?



    You can follow Gabrielle on Twitter @itsgabrielleu and Instagram @gabunion.



    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.

    • 44 min
    Has Our Medicine System Expired? with Priti Krishtel

    Has Our Medicine System Expired? with Priti Krishtel

    America’s first medical patents date back to the 1790s—and patents still inform our every prescription, vaccine, and pharmacy run. This week on Getting Curious, Priti Krishtel joins Jonathan to break down the basics on medical patents. Why do they exist? Who do they serve? And how equitable are they?



    Priti Krishtel is a health justice lawyer and co-founder of I-MAK, a non-profit building a more just and equitable medicines system. She has spent nearly two decades exposing structural inequities affecting access to medicines and vaccines across the Global South and in the United States.



    You can follow Priti on Twitter @pritikrishtel. I-MAK is on Twitter @IMAKglobal and at i-mak.org.



    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.

    • 54 min
    Is This What Harmony Sounds Like? with Demi Lovato

    Is This What Harmony Sounds Like? with Demi Lovato

    This week, Demi Lovato joins Jonathan to discuss the difference between accomplishment and joy, finding serenity off stage, and Dolly Parton’s tour bus.


    You can follow Demi on Instagram and Twitter @ddlovato. If you loved hearing Jonathan and Demi together, make sure to subscribe to their podcast 4D with Demi Lovato for a special episode coming out soon!


    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.

    • 44 min
    What’s Chemistry Got To Do With Haircare? with Ramya Viswanathan

    What’s Chemistry Got To Do With Haircare? with Ramya Viswanathan

    Some of us have our best ideas in the shower. Others have the best ideas for how to shampoo and condition while we’re taking those showers. This week, Jonathan sits down (in person!) with Ramya Viswanathan, chemist and principal formulator for JVN Hair, to discuss the science of haircare.

    You can follow all things JVN Hair on Instagram @jvnhair, and at www.jvnhair.com. For hair tutorials, behind the scenes footage, and other exclusive JVN Hair content, head over to JVN Beauty on YouTube.

    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.

    • 37 min
    What Are You Cooking Up This Fall? with Padma Lakshmi

    What Are You Cooking Up This Fall? with Padma Lakshmi

    Need a palate cleanser? Have we got an episode for you. Padma Lakshmi joins Jonathan to discuss the key to a great grilled cheese, the ingredient that makes her chicken stock sublime, her new children’s book Tomatoes For Neela, and so much more.

    Padma Lakshmi is the creator and host of Hulu’s Taste the Nation and host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning Bravo series Top Chef. She is the bestselling author of two cookbooks,  the  Encyclopedia  of  Spices  and  Herbs,  as  well  as  her  memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate. 

    You can follow Padma on Instagram and Twitter @padmalakshmi. Tomatoes For Neela is out now.

    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.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17.9K Ratings

17.9K Ratings

Jojo_423 ,

Wakin’ up with coffee Getting Curious

Hey Jonathan!! I just want to start by saying thank you for all you chat about here. I work at Noom and was SOOOO bummed that I was out on the day you came to talk to us about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. I’ve been a listener here ever since, your spirit truly gives me life! Hoping you and the Fab 5 will be filming more episodes of Queer Eye soon. Take care queen!

Dietta H ,

Making me curious!!!

I have just discovered this podcast and have to tell you it is worth a listen! The varied guests and topics are so interesting and as a 69 year old straight female retired art teacher, I am enjoying the non-binary bent on history and current events. A big girl crush on JVN!!! Love you!

LaceySanFrancisco ,

Yessss

Amazing

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