I want to share a short, disappointing note. It's with a heavy heart that I write that Maximum Fun will no longer be producing new episodes of Getting Curious. We all love the show and love Jonathan, but after nearly a year and a half of effort, we've been unable to generate enough revenue with the show to cover production costs. Simply put, we couldn't see a path to self-sufficiency.
We'll be giving the show to Jonathan to do with as he sees fit in the future. In the meantime, the archive of shows will remain up.
I personally want to thank Jonathan for all he's brought to our community, and thank the producers who worked so hard to make the show a reality.
We've got plenty of irons in the fire, and you should expect more great new MaxFun shows in the near future. Thanks so much for supporting us. - Jesse
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"?
Edited by Shara Morris.
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.
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.
Edited by Kara Hart.
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.
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.
Edited by Kara Hart