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 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 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.

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