Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

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.
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35:45 | Sep 19th, 2018

Reese Witherspoon is an actress, producer, entrepreneur, and author of the newly released Whiskey in a Teacup, who joins Jonathan to talk British Baking Challenge, the work-life balance of social media, lady-entrepreneurship, the creation of Big Litt...Show More

34:04 | Jun 18th, 2018

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 ...Show More
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47:27 | May 29th

Phoebe Robinson is a comedian, writer, podcaster, and ½ of Two Dope Queens. She joins Jonathan to breakdown their theories on Game of Thrones, the creation of Two Dope Queens, Phoebe’s early days in New York, the need for non white male voices in com...Show More

41:06 | May 22nd

Heidi Schreck is a two time Tony award nominee, Playwright and Actress. She joins Jonathan to discuss her play “What the Constitution Means to Me”, where Heidi breaks down the language and interpretation of the constitution. Find her work at http...Show More

54:14 | May 15th

Dr. Sara Ruane is a herpetologist & assistant professor at Rutgers University-Newark who joins Jonathan to breakdown all things snakes! She covers their environmental benefits, the differences between constrictors & venomous snakes, and more. Fin...Show More
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46:38 | May 1st

Rayka Zehtabchi is an award winning Iranian-American film director, her film Period: End of Sentence won the 2019 Oscar for Documentary Short. Rayka joins Jonathan to talk about the filmmaking process, how the production of Period: End of Sentence ca...Show More

50:12 | Apr 10th

Rachael Rollins is the first woman of color to be elected as a district attorney in Massachusetts. She joins Jonathan to discuss what the day-to-day life of a DA looks like, the struggles transition team faced , strengthening community bonds, her new...Show More

49:15 | Apr 3rd

Dr. Nina Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She  joins Jonathan to discuss the history & importance of vaccinations, how vaccines work, good sci...Show More

54:48 | Jan 30th

Jameela Jamil is an actress, activist, and host who joins Jonathan to talk about a wide array of topics, including how she landed the role of Tahani on The Good Place, the importance of loving yourself, dispelling shame, using her various platforms f...Show More
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35:32 | Dec 19th, 2018

Beth Porter is Green America’s Climate & Recycling Director, as well as the author of Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine: Sorting Out the Recycling System who joins Jonathan to talk all things recycling; what is is, how it works, if plastic straws are as dange...Show More
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41:08 | Nov 28th, 2018

Rebecca Givan is an Associate Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University. She joins Jonathan to discuss the ins & outs of trade unions; what they are, how they work, why they’re needed, the benefits & protection they of...Show More
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38:23 | Nov 21st, 2018

Dr. Jessica Rett is an Associate Professor in UCLA's Linguistics Department who joins Jonathan to discuss the power & nuances of words, breaks down the concepts of what "dog whistles" are, code-switching, how words evolve, endangered languages, and m...Show More
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43:28 | Nov 14th, 2018

Jeff Chen is head of UCLA’s new Cannabis Research Initiative who joins Jonathan to break down what exactly makes marijuana tic. They discuss the numerous medicinal properties of THC, how it works, its effect on the mind & body, new cannabis research ...Show More
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51:00 | Nov 7th, 2018

Paul Geithner is the Deputy Project Manager — Technical for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Paul joins Jonathan to give him a crash course in what the electro-magnetic spectrum is, how spac...Show More
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1:09:18 | Nov 5th, 2018

Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 115th Congress. From 2007 to 2011, Pelosi served as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so in American history.    For 30 years, Leader Pelosi has represent...Show More
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43:14 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Dr. Amy Baker is a nationally recognized expert in parent child relationships, parental alienation, and child emotional abuse who joins Jonathan to discuss the signs and causes of parental alienation, how it affects children, and how to avoid it. ...Show More
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39:51 | Sep 26th, 2018

Dr. Nanthia Suthana is a neuroscientist from UCLA who joins Jonathan to discuss memories, how the brain works, epilepsy, new breakthroughs in medical technologies, how virtual reality is used in therapy, and more. Find Nanthia’s work at http://ne...Show More
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52:06 | Sep 5th, 2018

Michelle Wolf is a comedian & writer featured performer at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner and hosted The Break with Michelle Wolf. Florence Welch is an English musician, producer, singer/songwriter, and lead of of Florence & The Machine....Show More
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1:01:00 | Aug 29th, 2018

Justin Theroux is an actor, producer, screenwriter, and director who joins Jonathan to talk about early days living & traveling in China, landing his first major acting role, his outlook on life, as well as a surprise Q & A session with Tan & Antoni....Show More
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44:14 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Drew Elliot, Editor-in-Chief of Paper Magazine, joins Jonathan to talk about how he landed that job and the inspiration behind Kim Kardashian's “Break The Internet”, his creative vision for Paper Magazine, and his time working for America’s Next Top ...Show More
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41:49 | Aug 15th, 2018

Dr Adi Jaffe is a world renowned specialist in mental health, addiction and shame who has spoken at multiple TEDx events and has a doctorate in psychology from UCLA. He joins Jonathan to about addiction and alternative treatments, the negative conseq...Show More
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35:48 | May 9th, 2018

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...Show More

44:26 | Dec 11th

CONTENT WARNING: This conversation contains details about addiction, eating disorders and mental health disorders.    Dr. Richard Schwartz earned his PH.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. He is the founder of The Internal...Show More

42:47 | Dec 4th

Dr. Shuchi Talati is a geoengineering governance fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit organization founded 50 years ago by faculty and students from MIT. Upon a chance meeting at the US Capitol, she explained to Jonathan the impor...Show More

43:22 | Nov 27th

Dr. Charles J. Innis is the Director of Animal Health at the New England Aquarium and co-editor/author of “Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation” which covers sea turtle husbandry, medicine, and surgery. He joined Jonathan in the studio to discuss the...Show More

46:42 | Nov 20th

Tan France is the host of Netflix’s upcoming show Next in Fashion, Dressing Funny on Netflix is a Joke and co-host of Queer Eye. He sits down with Jonathan in a mysterious location (on set) to discuss life since Queer Eye, the beauty industry, and le...Show More

46:44 | Nov 13th

Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee is a psychologist, speaker, and the award winning author of “Deviced!: Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World”. She joins Jonathan to discuss how reliant on technology we are as a culture and the mental, emotional an...Show More

50:30 | Nov 6th

CONTENT WARNING This conversation contains details about gun violence which may be triggering to survivors. Josh Stepakoff is a survivor of gun violence who, at the age of 6, was shot in an anti-Semitic attack at the North Valley Jewish Community...Show More

50:05 | Oct 30th

Erroll Southers is a recipient of the Earl Warren Outstanding Public Service Award and author of Homegrown Violent Extremism, a book investigating radicalization, recruitment and ideological trends in domestic terrorism and extremism. Dr. Souther...Show More

56:10 | Oct 23rd

Jonathan is joined by Nancy Birtwhistle. The two discuss all things Great British Bake Off and how she followed the recipe of her heart to become an international baking icon.  Follow Nancy online:  Twitter: @nancy.birtwhistle  Instagram: @nanc...Show More