Getting Curious Episode 33: What Was Jonathan Like As A Kid? with Jonathan's Mom, Mary Winters

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Jonathan Van Ness and Mary Winters
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Mary Winters

Jonathan sits down with his mom, Mary Winters, to talk about the way media is changing, childhood costumes, and things you learn on podcasts. And were there ribbon sticks or not?!

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Mary Winters.

Edited by Stacey Molski.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

Getting Curious Episode 32: How Did You Start With Psychedelics? with Shane Mauss

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Jonathan Van Ness and Shane Mauss
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Shane Mauss

Jonathan sits down with stand-up comedian Shane Mauss to talk about psychedelics, the pros and cons of edibles, and microdosing. And how was the first time Jonathan did shrooms?

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Shane Mauss.

Shane Mauss: http://www.shanemauss.com
Shane Mauss on Twitter: @shanecomedy
Here We Are Podcast: http://www.herewearepodcast.com

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

A Getting Curious Bonus! Who's Throwing Shade? with Erin Gibson

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Jonathan Van Ness and Erin Gibson
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Erin Gibson

Jonathan sits down with Throwing Shade's Erin Gibson to talk about the difference between hosting a podcast vs. a TV show, cultural appropriation, and the Miss Universe pageant. And why does Turks and Caicos have two names?

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Erin Gibson.

You can find Erin on Twitter @gibblertron
Throwing Shade on Maximum Fun
Throwing Shade on TV Land

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

Getting Curious Episode 31: How Do You Find Your Personal Style? with Orlando Soria

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Jonathan Van Ness and Orlando Soria
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Orlando Soria

Jonathan sits down with Orlando Soria, Premier Designer for Homepolish, to talk about telling your story through interior design, the quality of The Crown, and how to get out of a midterm. And are accent walls basic af?

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Orlando Soria. You can find Orlando on Instagram @mrorlandosoria.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

Getting Curious Episode 30: What Are You Up To, Lizzo?

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Lizzo and Jonathan Van Ness
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Lizzo

Jonathan sits down with singer, songwriter, recording artist extraordinaire Lizzo to talk about having her heart broken, getting an album named one of the Top 20 of 2016, and who she's obsessed with. And what's the definition of a "bad bitch"?

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Lizzo. You can find Lizzo on Instagram, @LizzoBeEating, and on Twitter, @Lizzo.

Edited by Shara Morris.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter, @TheGayOfThrones, or follow him on his Instagram, @GayOfThrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

Getting Curious Episode 29: How Was YOUR 2016?

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Zoe Jarman and Jonathan Van Ness
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Zoe Jarman

Jonathan sits down with writer and actress Zoe Jarman to talk about the ups and downs of 2016. They cover the Olympics, personal goals, and British crime dramas. And how do you pronounce "Anti" anyway?

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Zoe Jarman. You can find Zoe on Twitter @zoeannejarman.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

Getting Curious Episode 28: How Do You Interact With Vulnerability?

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Jonathan Van Ness and Kyle Krieger
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Kyle Krieger

Jonathan sits down with hairstylist and social media influencer Kyle Krieger to talk about vulnerability. They discuss authenticity, moving from coast to coast, and being invited to the White House. Plus, Jonathan loves straddling.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Kyle Krieger. You can find Kyle on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Edited by Kara Hart.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

Getting Curious Episode 27: What Was Your Journey to Becoming a Writer?

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Christopher Barnard
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Christopher Barnard
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan catches up with Christopher Barnard, freelance writer and hometown friend. They talk about Christopher's path to writing, how to interview somebody famous, and the future of print media. Plus, Chris shares how to stay informed on fashion, even if you live in Bumblefuck, or whatever.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Christopher Barnard.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

Getting Curious Episode 26: What the T Over at Marie Claire?

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Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Wanyi Jiang

This week, Jonathan sits down with Wanyi Jiang, Design Director at Marie Claire.
They talk about Wanyi's path to design, what 1990s TV drama is inspiring today's fashion, and the real problem with Millennials.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Wanyi Jiang

Edited by Kara Hart

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

Getting Curious Episode 25: What're the Down Ballot and Initiative Issues for 2016?

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Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Greg Srolestar
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan sits down with Policy Consultant Greg Srolestar in a Getting Curious election special! They talk about Citizens United, bans on plastic bags, and why some of these propositions are worded so strangely. Plus, Jonathan professes his love for marijuana.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Greg Srolestar

If you want to get informed on your local propositions, check out Ballotpedia!

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

Getting Curious Episode 24: How Do You Overcome Lupus?

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Jonathan and Mercedes
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Mercedes Yvette
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan sits down with model and actress Mercedes Yvette to talk about America’s Next Top Model, being diagnosed with lupus, and Ayurveda medicine. Plus, Jonathan falls in love with Mercedes’ amazing dog, Porkchop.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Mercedes Yvette.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Getting Curious Episode 23: What's it like Living in America Undocumented?

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Erick Zerecero and Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Erick Zerecero

Jonathan sits down with UCLA student Erick Zerecero to talk about what life is like for an undocumented person living in the US and the process of becoming a citizen. Plus, Jonathan cries for the first time on the show and producer Christian makes his debut.
With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Erick Zerecero.
Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious Episode 22: What's it like Modeling in Today's Fashion Industry?

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Jonathan and Denise Bidot
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Denise Bidot

Jonathan sits down with model Denise Bidot to talk about the modelling industry, New York Fashion Week, and how to truly embrace and love your body, curves and all. Plus, Denise tells us how to deal with haters on the internet.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Denise Bidot.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious Episode 21: How Do We Navigate Dating and Love?

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Stan Tatkin and Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Stan Tatkin

Jonathan sits down with therapist and author Stan Tatkin to talk about how we can create meaningful and fulfilling relationships with other human beings. Plus, they discuss dating as a numbers game, the idea of soulmates, and Jonathan asks for love advice on behalf of his friends.
With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Stan Tatkin.
Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious Episode 20: Mass Extinction: What's Her Story?

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Jonathan and Leryn Gorlitsky
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Leryn Gorlitsky

Jonathan sits down with evolutionary biologist Dr. Leryn Gorlitsky to discuss the many mass extinctions that have happened through Earth’s lifetime, why some species survive and why others die, and how humans are the primary cause of the ongoing mass extinction today.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Leryn Gorlitsky

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious Episode 19: What's Going on in HIV Research?

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Jonathan and Kayla McLaughlin
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Kayla McLaughlin

Jonathan sits down with Physician Assistant and PrEP Research Clinician Kayla McLaughlin to talk about what PrEP is, how far HIV research has gotten since the 80s, and why HIV is so hard to cure. Plus, Kayla discusses the curious cases of the Mississippi Baby and the Berlin Patient.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Kayla McLaughlin.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious Episode 18: What's Life Like in Brazil?

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Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Carla Dauden

Jonathan sits down with director Carla Dauden to talk about Brazil's political parties, life in favelas, and Carla's new documentary, The Discarded: A Tale of Two Rios. Plus, Jonathan finds out about the Bernie Sanders of Uruguay.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Carla Dauden.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious Episode 18: What is Gun Control and Everytown?

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Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Andrei Berman
Guests: 
Taylor Maxwell

In this special super sized episode of Getting Curious, Jonathan is joined by Editorial Manager Andrei Berman and Deputy Press Secretary Taylor Maxwell of Everytown for Gun Safety to talk about the second amendment, what exactly the NRA is, and what we can do to help promote gun safety.

With Jonathan Van Ness, Andrei Berman, and Taylor Maxwell for Everytown for Gun Safety.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious Episode 16: What's #Brexit?

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Mary O'Hara and Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Mary O'Hara

Jonathan sits down with Guardian columnist and author Mary O'Hara to discuss what Brexit is, how it affects British people all around the EU, and why the far right seems to be getting more popular. Also, Jonathan talks about why he had a crush on Tony Blair back in the day.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Mary O'Hara.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious Episode 15: What are Gravitational Waves and LIGO for Dummies

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Jonathan and Alan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Alan Weinstein

Jonathan sits down with physics professor Alan Weinstein to discuss gravitational waves, Einstein's theory of relativity, and his work for LIGO. Plus, Jonathan and Alan try to imitate the sound of two black holes merging. It's delightful.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Alan Weinstein.

More information:
LIGO's Twitter
Caltech's Work with LIGO

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious Episode 14: What's it Like Being a Cancer Survivor

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Byron Lane and Jonathan!
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Byron Lane

Jonathan sits down with writer and comedian Byron Lane to talk being diagnosed and treated for testicular cancer and how he was able to write and produce Last Will and Testicle, a comedy web series based on his own experience.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Byron Lane.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Byron's web series Last Will and Testicle can be found HERE

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious Episode 13: What is United Shades of America with W Kamau Bell?

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Jonathan Van Ness & W. Kamau Bell!
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
W. Kamau Bell

Jonathan sits down with comedian and host of United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell to talk about racism in the US, interracial relationships, and what exactly white privilege is. Plus, Jonathan gives us an example of when it’s okay to overcharge for hairdressing.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, W. Kamau Bell .

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Getting Curious: Episode 12 What is it Like Living in China?

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Scarlett Wang

Jonathan sits down with Scarlett Wang in NYC to talk about moving to America, why certain websites are blocked in China, and how their elections are similar to how America’s Next Top Model works.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Scarlett Wang.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Getting Curious: Episode 10 What Are Strokes?

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Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Lina Nih

Jonathan sits down with Dr. Lina Nih to talk about what causes strokes, how to detect a possible stroke, and what medical researchers are doing to better treat stroke victims.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Lina Nih.

More information: Segura Lab

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Getting Curious: Episode 009 What Constitutes an Eating Disorder?

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Ilona & Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Ilona Varo

Jonathan is joined by Ilona Varo, a marriage and family therapist intern specializing in eating disorders.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Ilona Varo.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Getting Curious: Episode 8 What's It Like to be a Comedic Legend? With Margaret Cho

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Margaret & Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Margaret Cho

Jonathan goes round to Margaret Cho's house to talk about comedy, dogs, charity and cannabis.

With Jonathan Van Ness and Margaret Cho.

Here's more information about #BeRobin

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Getting Curious: Episode 7 Who Were the Romanovs and What Happened to Them, Honey?

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Brad and Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Brad Damaré

Jonathan is joined by Brad Damaré (Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at USC) to uncover the true story behind the 1997 animated film Anastasia.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Brad Damaré.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Getting Curious: Episode 6 What is Agent Orange?

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Courtney & Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Courtney Marsh

Jonathan sits down with Academy Award nominated film director Courtney Marsh. He wants to find out more about the chemical Agent Orange and about Chau, the subject of Courtney's documentary short, Chau: Beyond the Lines.

The film profiles Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for young people disabled by Agent Orange, struggling with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional artist.

Find Courtney on Instagram, Twitter and at CourtneyNMarsh.com.

You can view and commission Chau's art at BeyondTheLinesFilm.com.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Getting Curious: Episode 5 Who is Bernie Sanders?

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Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Elizabeth Kaye

Jonathan sits down with writer Elizabeth Kaye to talk about all things Bernie Sanders

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Getting Curious: Episode 4 What's A Menstrual Cup?

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Jonathan & Sullivan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Sullivan Oakley

Jonathan is joined by Sullivan Oakley to discuss diva cups, the stigma attached to menstruation, and helping women in poverty-stricken areas around the world.

Getting Curious: Episode 3 Internet Security: What's Her Story?

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Samantha & Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Samantha Corbin

Jonathan is joined by lobbyist Samantha Corbin to find out about what's happening in the world of internet security, how companies are selling your information and what you can do to avoid it being stolen.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Samantha Corbin.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones. The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Getting Curious: Episode 2 What was the first Christmas really like?

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Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Father Waylon

Jonathan is joined by Father Waylon, who has a master's in divinity and is a priest in Jonathan's hometown church in Quincy, Illinois.

Getting Curious: What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don't they love each other?

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Jonathan and Jim Gelvin
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Dr James Gelvin

Jonathan is joined by Dr James Gelvin (professor of Islamic Studies at UCLA) to ask, "What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don't they love each other?"

You can find Dr Gelvin's books on Amazon.