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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

130 episodes - English - Latest episode: 8 days ago - ★★★★★ - 16.7K 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.

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Am I Your Favorite Non-Binary Gardener / Gymnast? with Olympian Aly Raisman

July 29, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 92.5 MB

This episode is an All-Around winner, because Jonathan is talking with six-time Olympic medalist and captain of the Fierce Five and Final Five gymnastics teams, Aly Raisman. This isn’t a Level 10 conversation about gymnastics, gardening, and more—it’s certified Elite. Follow Aly on Instagram @alyraisman and Twitter @aly_raisman, and learn more about her book Fierce. Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.  Listen to ...

How Can We Give the Theater World a Revival? with Broadway Legend Audra McDonald

July 22, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 91.5 MB

This week's Getting Curious is a show like no other, since Jonathan is joined by the iconic Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award winner Audra McDonald. She and Jonathan discuss the critical work she's doing as the co-founder of Black Theatre United, an organization that is advocating for equity in the theater world and the nation. They also discuss how theatergoers can continue to support the performing arts community, during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. (And stick around for the third act to he...

How Can Progressives Stick The 2020 Election Landing? with Political Strategist Ben O’Keefe

July 15, 2020 04:00 - 53 minutes - 74.2 MB

This election season is anything but routine, and this week, Jonathan is asking political strategist Ben O'Keefe to coach us through all the ways we can help flip seats, add balance to any check on our democracy, and win big on election day. Ben is a human rights activist, progressive strategist, and founder of the impact entertainment company Give A Damn. He is a former Senior Aide to Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, and currently the Impact Producer on the forthcoming Untitled Stac...

Are We Hearing A Crescendo of Anti-Racism in Classical Music? with Dr. Kira Thurman and Ashleigh Gordon

July 08, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 60.1 MB

This week on Getting Curious, Dr. Kira Thurman and Ashleigh Gordon join Jonathan to discuss the remarkable work of Black classical composers and musicians through history and today. Dr. Thurman is an assistant professor of History and Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. Ashleigh Gordon is the co-founder, Artistic and Executive Director, and violist of Castle of our Skins, a Boston-based concert and educational series devoted to celebrating Black Artistry through ...

Are Cicadas The Only Ones Having a Hawt Gurl Summer? with Entomologist Dr. Jessica Ware

July 01, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

On this week’s Getting Curious, Jonathan is taking the creepy out of crawly with entomologist and evolutionary biologist Dr. Jessica Ware. We’re talking periodical cicadas, cockroaches, dragonflies, and more. Dr. Ware is a curator of Odonata and non-Holometabolous insect orders at the American Museum of Natural History, New York and a professor at the Richard Gilder Graduate School. She is also the VP-Elect of the Entomological Society of America, and the President of the Worldwide Dragonfly ...

How Can We Shablam on Voter Suppression? with Stacey Abrams

June 24, 2020 04:00 - 43 minutes - 39.7 MB

Voting rights activist, author, lawyer, and politician Stacey Abrams joins Jonathan to discuss the history of voting rights in the United States, the current state of voter suppression, and how we can work towards fair voting and a robust civic engagement. Abrams served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, and as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. In 2018, she became the first Black woman to run as a major-party gubernatorial nominee in the US. She is the founder of Fair...

Is Trump An Autocratic Basic B? with Journalist Masha Gessen

June 17, 2020 04:00 - 48 minutes - 44.4 MB

In Masha Gessen’s return to Getting Curious, the journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker speaks with Jonathan about their new book Surviving Autocracy. They discuss the ways in which Trump has consolidated power since his election, what the stakes are if he continues to trample American institutions, and what we can do to resist his autocratic ambitions. Follow Masha Gessen on Twitter @mashagessen, and learn more about Surviving Autocracy here.   Find out what today’s guest and forme...

How Can Democrats Be Anti-Racist?

June 10, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 55.8 MB

In this re-release of an episode first recorded in July 2019, Jonathan sits down with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza to discuss the origins of the movement, Alicia’s founding of the Black Futures Lab, and how Democratic candidates, campaigns, and elected officials need to be—and can be—more accountable to Black constituents.   Follow Alicia Garza on Twitter @aliciagarza and on Instagram at @chasinggarza, and learn more about Black Futures Lab here.   Find out what today’s gues...

How Can Democrats Be Anti-Racist? with Alicia Garza

June 10, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 55.8 MB

In this re-release of an episode first recorded in July 2019, Jonathan sits down with Alicia Garza, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter and Director of Strategy & Partnerships for National Domestic Workers Alliance, to discuss the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement, Alicia’s work with the Black Futures Lab, and how Democratic Party candidates, campaigns, and elected officials need to be—and can be—more accountable to Black constituents.   Follow Alicia Garza on Twitter @aliciagarza and...

How can District Attorneys help fight police brutality? with DA Rachael Rollins

June 03, 2020 21:47 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins joins Jonathan to discuss the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and other victims of police violence; the deep roots of police brutality and systemic racism; and how District Attorneys can play a role in police reform. DA Rollins was elected to represent Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop, and Revere on a progressive platform in 2018, and is the first woman of color to serve as a DA in Massachusetts.   Follow DA Rollins on Twitter...

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

May 27, 2020 04:00 - 45 minutes - 41.4 MB

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 forme...

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

May 20, 2020 04:00 - 48 minutes - 44.6 MB

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 tea...

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

May 13, 2020 04:00 - 43 minutes - 39.6 MB

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...

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

May 06, 2020 04:00 - 48 minutes - 44.4 MB

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...

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

April 29, 2020 04:00 - 36 minutes - 33.9 MB

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 a...

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

April 22, 2020 04:00 - 40 minutes - 37 MB

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. Tu...

How Do We Stay Healthy in the Age of Coronavirus? With Dr. Saralyn Mark, MD

April 15, 2020 04:00 - 57 minutes - 52.3 MB

Dr. Mark served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology during the Obama administration working on the Ebola outbreak in 2014. At the Department of Health and Human Services and NASA, she was the first Senior Medical Advisor to the Office on Women’s Health.   She joined Jonathan remotely to answer his questions on how coronavirus spreads, steps we can take to improve our immune system, and the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) for ess...

How Funny Are You, Queen?! With Mawaan Rizwan

April 08, 2020 04:00 - 45 minutes - 42 MB

Comedian Mawaan Rizwan got his start creating YouTube sketches that turned his mother into a Bollywood Star. Now as an established writer and actor, he has written for Netflix’s “Sex Education” and can be seen in the upcoming “Two Weeks to Live” on Sky. In the fall of 2019, he joined Jonathan on his Road to Beijing tour opening in sold-out theaters across the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. On a tour stop in Brisbane, Jonathan and Mawaan sat down to discuss his family’s immigration s...

What Happened to the Racist F***ing A**hole Dick Officials of the Confederacy After the End of the American Civil War? With Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez Ph.D.

April 01, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 58.1 MB

Lawyer, Historian, and Author Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez’s book, “Treason on Trial: United States v. Jefferson Davis.” exposes the legality behind why no one was held accountable for starting the Civil War. As a regular lecturer at the University of Texas, Austin he shares his extensive knowledge of mid-19th century politics. He sat down with Jonathan to answer his questions about confederate officials, the abolishment of slavery, Lincoln’s presidency, and much more! *This episode was recorded ...

Do We Know Enough About Queer History? With Matthew Riemer & Leighton Brown

March 25, 2020 04:00 - 57 minutes - 52.7 MB

Matthew Riemer & Leighton Brown are the co-creators of the Instagram @LGBT_History, and co-authors of the book “We Are Everywhere.” Both use powerful images of love, protest, inclusivity, and stories, to spotlight movements and people throughout Queer history. They joined Jonathan to discuss why they started these projects, the importance of visibility to avoid erasure and share some interesting stories about important figures from the past!   Follow Matthew and Leighton on Instagram and Tw...

Is Our Economy Going to Survive This Pandemic? With Bradley M. Gold

March 18, 2020 04:00 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

Attorney and Professor of Business Law and Ethics at the University of Texas - McCombs School of Business, Bradley M. Gold joins Jonathan to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our economy.  With his background in lecturing, counseling, negotiating for several high profile companies, and his unwavering passion for spreading the power of entrepreneurship, he informs Jonathan why we need to be creative and work hard to get through these unprecedented times. To find out more about B...

What is Ableism and How Does it Affect Your Life? With Carson Tueller

March 11, 2020 04:00 - 56 minutes - 51.5 MB

Carson Tueller is an LGBTQ+ and Disability Advocate, and most recently a policy advisor for Andrew Yang’s 2020 Presidential campaign. His life changed in 2013 when an accident left him paralyzed. Through his journey, he’s brought to light many issues the Disabled community faces including shame, how to talk about sexuality and human worth. He joined Jonathan to explain what ableism is, how he came out to his family after serving his LDS mission, and why investing in accessibility is great for...

How Are You Rescuing the Animals in Australia? With Tanya Dominguez

March 04, 2020 05:00 - 52 minutes - 48.5 MB

Tanya Dominguez is a Lead Inspector and Senior Manager for the RSPCA NSW in Sydney Australia. With them, she’s provided care to wild and domestic animals for over 21 years and has always been passionate about animal care education. She joined Jonathan backstage at his last comedy show in Australia to discuss what she does as an RSPCA Inspector, how the wildlife is doing since the bushfires started, and why it’s so important to adopt, not shop!  Follow RSPCA and Tanya on Twitter and Instagram...

How Do Firefighters Fight Bushfires? With Fiona Macken

February 26, 2020 05:00 - 45 minutes - 41.4 MB

CONTENT WARNING: This conversation contains details about scenes that emergency first responders encounter which include car accidents, suicide, house fires, and bushfires.   Fiona Macken is a volunteer Firefighter with the Country Fire Authority and 3rd Lieutenant of the Diamond Creek Fire Brigade. In 2009 she was deployed during the Black Saturday Bushfires, which are considered Australia’s most devastating fires to date. She’s witnessed the lasting impact these catastrophes have on survi...

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

February 19, 2020 05:00 - 50 minutes - 46.5 MB

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

February 12, 2020 05:00 - 48 minutes - 44.4 MB

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 ra...

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

February 05, 2020 05:00 - 50 minutes - 46.1 MB

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 ...

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

January 29, 2020 05:00 - 50 minutes - 46.2 MB

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...

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

January 22, 2020 05:00 - 50 minutes - 46.1 MB

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 rep...

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

January 15, 2020 05:00 - 55 minutes - 50.6 MB

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 ...

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

January 15, 2020 05:00 - 55 minutes - 50.6 MB

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 f...

How Is The Amazon Rainforest Doing? With Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International

January 08, 2020 05:00 - 41 minutes - 37.8 MB

Dr. M. Sanjayan was formerly the lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy before becoming the CEO of Conservation International. Together with CI they have created the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Project which aims to restore 73 million trees in Brazil by 2023. He’s a recipient of UCSC’s Global Oceans Hero Award,  a member of National Geographic Society’s Explorers Council and a Disneynature Ambassador. He can be seen co-hosting and hosting several nature based documentaries on BBC, Discove...

What Does Inequality Have To Do With HIV? With Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

January 01, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes received her M.A. and Ph.D in Sociology from Harvard and is a Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and Faculty Fellow at Northwestern University. Her first book titled “The New Welfare Bureaucrats: Entanglements of Race, Class, and Policy Reform” and most recent release “Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality” bring to light the uncomfortable fact that racism is still disproportionately affecting people of color in many way...

What's the Difference Between Sunni and Shia and Why Don't They Love Each Other?" With Dr. James L. Gelvin Professor of Islamic Studies at UCLA

December 25, 2019 05:00 - 37 minutes - 34.2 MB

Dr. James L. Gelvin is a Professor of Islamic Studies at UCLA. He holds his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from Harvard. He’s also taught at Harvard, Boston College and MIT. His most recent book is titled “The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know” where he covers the social, political and economic landscape of the New Middle east. In December of 2015 he joined Jonathan in the studio to discuss the relationship between Shia and Sunni Islam and to record the very f...

How Will You Win The White House In 2020? With Senator Elizabeth Warren

December 18, 2019 05:00 - 46 minutes - 43 MB

Senator Elizabeth Warren was a professor of law for over 30 years at several esteemed universities including Harvard. In 2015 she became the first female Senator elected from Massachusetts and continued her fight for financial justice within the system. In February she announced that she is running for president of the United States in 2020. She recently sat down with Jonathan and they talked about her childhood, her ongoing campaign and solutions to big government problems!   Follow Senato...

How Did You Create The Internal Family Systems Model And How Does It Work? With Dr. Richard Schwartz, Ph. D. Founder of IFS

December 11, 2019 05:00 - 44 minutes - 40.7 MB

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 Family Systems Model or “parts” therapy and coauthor of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, one of the most widely used family therapy texts in the United States. Together they discuss how Richard got into psychotherapy, the creation of IFS and how...

What Exactly is Geoengineering Anyway And Could It Possibly Help Save The World? With Dr. Shuchi Talati Geoengineering Governance Fellow, Union Of Concerned Scientists

December 04, 2019 05:00 - 42 minutes - 39.2 MB

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 importance of our votes when it comes to combating climate change. With so much more to discuss, she joins Jonathan to talk about how she got into her field of work, geoengineering, the effects of climate change in the weather and much more!   Follow...

What Exactly Is Geoengineering Anyway And Could It Possibly Help Save The World? With Dr. Shuchi Talati Geoengineering Governance Fellow, Union Of Concerned Scientists ernance Fellow, Union Of Concerned Scientists

December 04, 2019 05:00 - 42 minutes - 39.2 MB

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 importance of our votes when it comes to combating climate change. With so much more to discuss, she joins Jonathan to talk about how she got into her field of work, geoengineering, the effects of climate change in the weather and much more!   Follo...

What Exactly Is Geoengineering Anyway And Could It Possibly Help Save The World? With Dr. Shuchi Talati Geoengineering Governance Fellow, Union Of Concerned Scientists ernance Fellow, Union Of Concerned Scientists

December 04, 2019 05:00 - 42 minutes - 39.2 MB

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 importance of our votes when it comes to combating climate change. With so much more to discuss, she joins Jonathan to talk about how she got into her field of work, geoengineering, the effects of climate change in the weather and much more!   Follo...

How Are Turtles Doing These Days And Are They The Same Thing As Tortoises? With Dr. Charles J. Innis Director of Animal Health at the New England Aquarium

November 27, 2019 05:00 - 43 minutes - 39.7 MB

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 difference between land and sea turtles, how turtles have sex, the illegal wild life trade and how conservation is the key to the survival of aquariums and zoos. For more information and conservation resources, please visit Turtle Survival Allian...

“Are You My Tanny Bananny?“ with Tan France

November 20, 2019 05:07 - 49 minutes - 45.7 MB

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 learning to not just love but advocate for the beautiful color of his skin!  Follow Tan France on Instagram and Twitter @tanfrance and check out his side project on Instagram @shaded Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by foll...

Are You My Tanny Bananny? with Tan France

November 20, 2019 05:07 - 46 minutes - 42.8 MB

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 learning to not just love but advocate for the beautiful color of his skin!  Follow Tan France on Instagram and Twitter @tanfrance and check out his side project on Instagram @shaded Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up t...

Are You My Tanny Bananny? with Tan France

November 20, 2019 05:07 - 49 minutes - 45.7 MB

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 learning to not just love but advocate for the beautiful color of his skin!  Follow Tan France on Instagram and Twitter @tanfrance and check out his side project on Instagram @shaded Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by follo...

Is Our Reliance On Technology Turning Our Brains Into Mush? With Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee

November 13, 2019 05:00 - 52 minutes - 48.3 MB

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 and subtle ways it is affecting our lives. Follow Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee online: Instagram: @drdoreendm  Twitter: @drdoreendm  www.doreendm.com For more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com., Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and ...

How Has Gun Violence Shaped Your Life? with Josh Stepakoff Survivor of The North Valley Jewish Community Center Shooting

November 06, 2019 05:00 - 50 minutes - 46.3 MB

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 Center in a Los Angeles suburb. Josh tells Jonathan how he has moved forward and turned trauma into a life of gun violence prevention and gun control advocacy. Follow Josh Stepakoff online:  Instagram: @jstepakoff Twitter: @joshstepakoff www.Jos...

Why Isn’t Terrorism Defined Equally in the United States? with Dr. Erroll Southers, Director of the Safe Communities Institute and Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies at USC

October 30, 2019 04:00 - 50 minutes - 45.9 MB

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. Southers joins Jonathan to discuss the threat domestic terrorism, how that term is applied on a federal level, and how to survive a mass shooting situation.  Follow Dr. Southers on Twitter: @esouthersHVE or visit his website http://errollsouthers.com. For...

How Did You Win Great British Bake Off? with Nancy Birtwhistle, Winner of Great British Bake Off Series 5

October 23, 2019 04:00 - 56 minutes - 51.5 MB

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: @nancybbakes Instagram: @nancy.birtwhistle  Facebook: @nancybirtwhistle Website: https://www.nancybirtwhistle.co.uk/ 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. Th...

How Did Family Separation Affect Your Life? with Diane Guerrero

October 16, 2019 04:00 - 59 minutes - 54.3 MB

Actor, activist, and author Diane Guerrero joins Jonathan to blow his mind and open our eyes to something many Americans have experienced but isn't talked about enough. Diane is an outspoken advocate for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform and has worked with Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Mi Familia Vota, a nonpartisan Latino civic engagement organization to promote citizenship and voter registration.  Follow Diane online:  Twitter: @dianeguerrero__  Instagram: @dianexguerr...

Why Hasn’t Congress Changed Cosmetics Regulations In Over 80 Years? with Tara Foley Founder and CEO of Follain

October 09, 2019 04:06 - 43 minutes - 40.2 MB

Tara Foley is the founder of Follain, the first retailer to sell clean beauty exclusively. Tara sits down with Jonathan to discuss the power of taking care of their bodies with non-toxic products, outdated regulations on cosmetics and what "clean beauty" really means.  Follow Tara and Follain on social media:  Instagram: @tcofoley & @follain Twitter: @tcofoley & @follain  Facebook: @shopfollain Website: https://follain.com For more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com. Jonathan is on...

Is There An Insulin Crisis Happening in the U.S.? with Elizabeth Pfiester, Founder and Executive Director of T1International

October 02, 2019 04:00 - 43 minutes - 40.2 MB

Is There An Insulin Crisis Happening in the U.S.? with Elizabeth Pfiester, Founder and Executive Director of T1International  Elizabeth Pfiester is the founder and director of T1International, a non-profit run by people with and impacted by type 1 diabetes that does not take funding from the pharmaceutical industry. Elizabeth discusses what it’s like living with the disorder, her work fighting to put an end to the current crisis surrounding insulin prices, and why where you were born should ...

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Tan France

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Andrew Ti

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Antoni Porowski

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Bill Nye

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Dave Holmes

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Diane Guerrero

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Erin Gibson

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Margaret Cho

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Melinda Gates

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Phoebe Robinson

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Shane Mauss

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Shannon Miller

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