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Getting Curious with 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.

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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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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Episodes

What is Medical Marijuana & How Does it Work? with Jeff Chen

11/14/2018
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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 breakthroughs, marijuana laws, and more! Find Jeff’s work a thttps://www.uclahealth.org/cannabis/jeff-chen and https://www.uclahealth.org/cannabis/#. He’s on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jefeche/. For more music from Quiñ head to...

Duration:00:44:35

What is Astronomy Even? with Paul Geithner

11/7/2018
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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 space debris can effect space programs, the vastness of space, his work with the James Webb Space Telescope and more. Find Paul’s work at https://jwst.nasa.gov/meet-geithner.html. He’s on Twitter https://twitter.com/paulgeithner?lang=en Find the...

Duration:00:52:07

Can Your Vote Really Make A Difference? with Nancy Pelosi

11/5/2018
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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 represented San Francisco, in Congress. She has led House Democrats for more than 12 years and previously served as House Democratic Whip. Leader Pelosi joined Jonathan live on stage at the Bentzen Ball in Washington DC last weekend to talk about some of the...

Duration:01:10:24

What are Emoluments, How Important are Attorneys General & Why is Trump Getting Sued? with Karl Racine

10/31/2018
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Karl Racine is Attorney General for the District of Columbia - the only Attorney General in Trump’s backyard. He is the first elected AG in the District of Columbia, the co-chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association, and the VP of the bipartisan National Association of Attorneys General. Attorney General Racine joins Jonathan to talk about corruption in government, his work to fight systemic child sexual abuse and protecting consumers. All this goes towards why November 6th’s...

Duration:00:52:10

What Can Allies Do to Defend Trans Rights? with Mara Keisling

10/29/2018
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Mara Keisling is the founder and executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, “the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people”. Last week the New York Times reported that the Trump Administration may be seeking to change the definition for sex and gender under federal civil rights laws, narrowly defining it based on an individual’s sex as assigned at birth. This would essentially erase transgender people...

Duration:00:54:06

How Do We Flip Red States Blue in the Midterms? with Gaby Goldstein

10/24/2018
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Gaby Goldstein is cofounder and Political Director at the Sister District Project, a grassroots organization of over 30,000 volunteers that supports Democratic candidates. She joins Jonathan to talk the importance of flipping red states blue, strategies to win legislative races, and more. Find Gaby Goldstein’s work at https://www.sisterdistrict.com/. She’s on Twitter @gaby__goldstein and IG at @gabygravestein Find Sister District on all social media accounts at sister_district For more...

Duration:00:52:58

What’s it Like Being a Woman in NASCAR? w/ Julia Landauer

10/17/2018
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Julia Landauer is an American professional stock car driver who joins Jonathan to discuss being one of the few professional female drivers, the physical demands of driving, navigating a predominantly male dominated profession, her racing origins, how a pit crew works, and more. Find Julia’s work at https://julialandauer.com/ She’s on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/julialandauer/ For more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com. Jonathan is on...

Duration:00:54:40

How Does Global Health Affect Everything? with Dr. Laura Ferguson

10/10/2018
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Dr. Laura Ferguson is an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California and the associate director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health. She joins Jonathan to discuss the importance of global health and its impact on day-to-day life. Find Laura’s work at https://globalhealth.usc.edu/about/programs-centers/ghhr/. She’s on twitter @lauraf_la and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/uscglobalhealth/ Follow...

Duration:00:40:02

What’s Parental Alienation w/ Dr. Amy Baker

10/3/2018
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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. Find Dr. Amy Baker’s work at https://www.amyjlbaker.com. For more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix. Call in with your curious...

Duration:00:44:21

How Could Virtual Reality Help Recover Memories? with Dr. Nanthia Suthana

9/26/2018
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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://neurosurgery.ucla.edu/nanthia-suthana. For more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix. Call in with your curious questions at...

Duration:00:42:15

How Are You Bridging Social Media & Lady-Entrepreneurship? with Reese Witherspoon

9/19/2018
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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 Little Lies, the need to create better acting roles for all women, and more. Find Reese’s new book Whiskey in a Teacup at http://www.whiskeyinateacupbook.com/ She’s on Twitter https://twitter.com/RWitherspoon and Instagram on...

Duration:00:42:08

Being a Fierce Woman in Comedy? with Nicole Byer & Erin Gibson

9/12/2018
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Nicole Byer is a comedian, writer, and host of Netflix’s Nailed It as well as the Why Won’t You Date Me? podcast. Erin Gibson is a comedian, director/writer, creator of Gay of Thrones and the host of Throwing Shade. They join Jonathan live in Montreal at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival to talk Erin giving Jonathan his big break, being women in comedy & empowered content creators, Roseanne’s meltdown, and more. Find Nicole’s work at https://www.nicolebyerwastaken.com She’s on Twitter...

Duration:00:57:07

What’s it Like Being the Voice of a Generation? with Michelle Wolf & Florence Welch

9/5/2018
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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. They join Jonathan live at Outside Lands Festival to talk a variety subjects including reactions to Michelle’s Correspondents’ Dinner set and politicians not being able to take a joke, Florence’s approach to songwriting and using sadness for...

Duration:00:53:15

Why Are There So Many Questions? with Justin Theroux

8/29/2018
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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. Recorded live at Vulture Fest. Find Justin’s work at https://www.achancetobloom.org/. He’s on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/justintheroux. For more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter...

Duration:01:02:10

How Did Kim Kardashian Break the Internet? with Drew Elliott

8/22/2018
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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 Model. Find Drew’s work at http://www.papermag.com He’s on Twitter https://twitter.com/drewpsie and instagram at https://www.instagram.com/drewpsie Read Kim Kardashian’s Break the Internet article:...

Duration:00:45:51

Why is Abstinence Still Being Used to Treat Addiction? w/ Dr Adi Jaffe

8/15/2018
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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 consequences of shame, and abstinence based treatment is not the only method to recovery. Find Dr Adi Jaffe’s work at https://www.facebook.com/dradijaffe/ & on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dradijaffe/ & Twitter...

Duration:00:42:45

How are the GOP Planning to Keep the Democrats out of the Midterms? with Tina Nguyen

8/8/2018
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Tina Nguyen is a staff reporter for Vanity Fair's the Hive who joins Jonathan to talk about how reviewing a hamburger landed her in Trump’s crosshairs, shine some light on what is keeps the GOP’s hopes alive in 2018, the “Blue Wave”, navigating right-wing spaces, and more. Find Tina Nguyen’s Review of Trump Grill: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/12/trump-grill-review . Find Tina on Twitter @tina_nguyen and instagram @thelastnguyen For more music from Quiñ head to...

Duration:00:50:31

What Goes into a Song? with Hrishikesh Hirway

8/1/2018
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Hrishikesh Hirway is a musician & host of Song Exploder who joins with Jonathan to talk about about the many elements that go into creating a song, speaking with artists like Solange, Lorde, & Weezer about their creative process & what goes into their songwriting, as well as his own creative process. Find Hrishi Hirway on Twitter & Instagram @HrishiHirway & visit Song Exploder http://songexploder.net/ For more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also...

Duration:00:38:47

What's Your Origin Story? with Bobby Berk

7/25/2018
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Bobby Berk is an interior designer & fellow Queer Eye cast member who joins Jonathan to talk growing up closeted in the Midwest, emancipating himself from his parents as a teen, landing the role on Queer Eye, finding his way to New York City, and his love for interior design. Queer Eye Friendship test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqHso7CwmaQ&feature=youtu.be Find Bobby Berk on Twitter & Instagram @bobbyberk & visit his site https://www.bobbyberkhome.com/ For more music from Quiñ head...

Duration:00:39:58

How Does Traumatic Family Separation Affect Children? with Dr Elizabeth Barnert

7/17/2018
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Dr. Elizabeth Barnert, a pediatrician and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. She joins Jonathan to talk about the toxic effects of separating families can have on a child’s physical & mental state ,the process of family reunification, toxic stress, as well as how to help child who have been impacted by family separation. Some organizations people may consider, that are at the forefront of addressing...

Duration:00:40:29