Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

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.

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

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

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Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook.

Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.

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Nov 12, 2019 • 00:46:44

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

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.

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Instagram: @jstepakoff

Twitter: @joshstepakoff

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Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook.

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Nov 5, 2019 • 00:50:30

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

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

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Oct 29, 2019 • 00:50:05

How Did You Win Great British Bake Off? with Nancy Birtwhistle, Winner of Great British Bake Off Series 5 00:56:10 Oct 22, 2019
How Did Family Separation Affect Your Life? with Diane Guerrero 00:59:17 Oct 15, 2019
Why Hasn’t Congress Changed Cosmetics Regulations In Over 80 Years? with Tara Foley Founder and CEO of Follain 00:43:50 Oct 8, 2019
Is There An Insulin Crisis Happening in the U.S.? with Elizabeth Pfiester, Founder and Executive Director of T1International 00:43:49 Oct 1, 2019
What does Planned Parenthood Do To Keep Us Safe? With Alexis McGill Johnson, acting President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund 00:51:40 Sep 24, 2019
How Can We Twerk on Climate Change? with Bill Nye The Science Guy 00:48:37 Sep 17, 2019
How Many Cats Am I Allowed To Foster Before It’s Illegal? with Hannah Shaw 00:49:54 Sep 10, 2019
Why Is The Census So Majorly F**king Important? with Ditas Katague 00:43:12 Sep 3, 2019
Why Don’t We Know Enough About Ancient Latin American History? with Smithsonian Latino Center’s Exhibitions and Public Programs Director Ranald Woodaman 00:46:07 Aug 27, 2019
What is Techno-Chauvinism and Are We Relying Too Much on Unconscious Biased Systems? with Meredith Broussard 00:47:50 Aug 20, 2019
What Was Early America Like Around the Revolutionary War? with Dr. Jessica Roney 00:50:58 Aug 13, 2019
How Has the US Disrupted Native American Food Sources? With Brittany Wenniserí:iostha Jock, PhD, MHS 00:49:28 Aug 6, 2019
Is it Possible That I’m the Most Gorgeous Hypochondriac That Has Ever Lived? with Dr. Adam Ratner 00:46:51 Jul 30, 2019
How Did You Learn to Write Pop Music? with Kim Petras 00:50:58 Jul 23, 2019
Are The Democrats As Inclusive As We Think They Are? with Alicia Garza 01:01:08 Jul 16, 2019
What’s a Dermatologist’s Tea on Sunscreen? With Dr. Emily Newsom 00:41:55 Jul 9, 2019
Can We Make it the Magnificent 8? with America’s Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast Shannon Miller 00:58:40 Jul 2, 2019
What’s Your Experience with the Binary? with Alok 00:51:15 Jun 25, 2019
How is the U.S. Funding the War on Yemen? with Sheba Crocker 00:42:48 Jun 18, 2019
How Fierce is Erin Brockovich? with Erin Brockovich 00:55:50 Jun 11, 2019
Why Is Immigration a Queer Issue? with Masha Gessen 00:43:53 Jun 4, 2019
How Did You Get So Dope Queen? with Phoebe Robinson 00:47:27 May 28, 2019
Would You Make Over the US Constitution? with Heidi Schreck 00:41:06 May 21, 2019
Should I Be Terrified of Snakes… and What are They Going Through These Days Anyway? with Dr. Sara Ruane 00:54:14 May 14, 2019
How Are You Fighting For Gender Equality? with Melinda Gates 00:42:53 May 7, 2019
How Did Period Awareness Earn You An Oscar? with Rayka Zehtabchi 00:46:38 Apr 30, 2019
What the Heck is EMILY’s List, Anyway? with Stephanie Schriock 00:44:04 Apr 23, 2019
Who Gave You Permission to Create Queer Eye, David Collins? 00:47:34 Apr 16, 2019
What Do District Attorneys Do? with District Attorney Rachael Rollins 00:50:12 Apr 9, 2019
What Is The Tea with Vaccines, Hunty? with Dr. Nina Shapiro 00:49:15 Apr 2, 2019
Who is Enforcing the Clean Water Act? with Bobby Kennedy Jr. 00:38:14 Mar 26, 2019
Can You Even Believe It's Our 100th Episode? A Look Back on Getting Curious. 00:55:02 Mar 19, 2019
How Do We Find Our Voice? with Tammy Baldwin 00:51:43 Mar 12, 2019
How Do You Know If Your Bae Is The One? with Dr. Stan Tatkin 00:37:10 Mar 5, 2019
What is Toxic Stress & Why is She So Bad? with Dr. Caroline Leaf 00:51:34 Feb 26, 2019
How Has Figure Skating Shaped Your Life? with Michelle Kwan & Eliot Halverson 01:06:04 Feb 19, 2019
What The Heck is Going On in Central America Even? with Shannon O’Neil 00:43:01 Feb 12, 2019
Have We Lost the Capacity To Be Civil? with Sally Kohn 00:41:33 Feb 5, 2019
How Do You Ignore Haters & Learn to Love Yourself? with Jameela Jamil 00:54:48 Jan 29, 2019
What’s Going on with the Special Counsel Investigation? with A.G. 00:32:11 Jan 27, 2019
How Do We Treat Our Skin Like the Gorgeous Organ She Is? with Victoria Tsai 00:42:12 Jan 22, 2019
How Can You Turn Marginalization Into Activism? with Noor Tagouri 00:47:50 Jan 15, 2019
How Do We Touch Untouchable Topics? with Jodi Picoult 00:39:48 Jan 8, 2019
How Can We Step in What Katie Couric is Stepping in? with Katie Couric 00:56:15 Jan 1, 2019
What’s a Therapeutic Clown Even? with Nimrod Eisenberg 00:39:04 Dec 25, 2018
What’s Really Going on with Recycling, Hunny? with Beth Porter 00:35:32 Dec 18, 2018
What’s The Cutest Way to Fight Climate Change? with Anastasia Khoo 00:41:11 Dec 11, 2018
How to Know When You’ve Made it in Music? with Bishop Briggs 00:33:32 Dec 4, 2018
What Do Trade Unions Actually Do? with Rebecca Givan 00:41:08 Nov 27, 2018
How Do We Know What Words Mean? with Jessica Rett 00:33:47 Nov 20, 2018
What is Medical Marijuana & How Does it Work? with Jeff Chen 00:37:55 Nov 13, 2018
What is Astronomy Even? with Paul Geithner 00:45:10 Nov 6, 2018
Can Your Vote Really Make A Difference? with Nancy Pelosi 01:06:11 Nov 4, 2018
What are Emoluments, How Important are Attorneys General & Why is Trump Getting Sued? with Karl Racine 00:47:42 Oct 30, 2018
What Can Allies Do to Defend Trans Rights? with Mara Keisling 00:51:19 Oct 29, 2018
How Do We Flip Red States Blue in the Midterms? with Gaby Goldstein 00:45:45 Oct 23, 2018
What’s it Like Being a Woman in NASCAR? w/ Julia Landauer 00:47:36 Oct 16, 2018
How Does Global Health Affect Everything? with Dr. Laura Ferguson 00:33:01 Oct 9, 2018
What’s Parental Alienation w/ Dr. Amy Baker 00:38:57 Oct 2, 2018
How Could Virtual Reality Help Recover Memories? with Dr. Nanthia Suthana 00:35:11 Sep 25, 2018
How Are You Bridging Social Media & Lady-Entrepreneurship? with Reese Witherspoon 00:35:45 Sep 18, 2018
Being a Fierce Woman in Comedy? with Nicole Byer & Erin Gibson 00:50:05 Sep 11, 2018
What’s it Like Being the Voice of a Generation? with Michelle Wolf & Florence Welch 00:45:51 Sep 4, 2018
Why Are There So Many Questions? with Justin Theroux 00:56:02 Aug 28, 2018
How Did Kim Kardashian Break the Internet? with Drew Elliott 00:40:12 Aug 21, 2018
Why is Abstinence Still Being Used to Treat Addiction? w/ Dr Adi Jaffe 00:37:11 Aug 14, 2018
How are the GOP Planning to Keep the Democrats out of the Midterms? with Tina Nguyen 00:44:38 Aug 7, 2018
What Goes into a Song? with Hrishikesh Hirway 00:34:38 Jul 31, 2018
What's Your Origin Story? with Bobby Berk 00:33:48 Jul 24, 2018
How Does Traumatic Family Separation Affect Children? with Dr Elizabeth Barnert 00:35:12 Jul 17, 2018
Did Social Media Make Artists Need to be Business People Too? with Austyn Weiner 00:33:50 Jul 10, 2018
How to Apply Ethics to Everyday Life? with Ryan Huber 00:34:07 Jul 3, 2018
How to Cut Suicide Rates Among LGBTQ Youth? with Amit Paley 00:38:28 Jun 26, 2018
Who Are You, Tan? with Tan France 00:34:04 Jun 18, 2018
British English and American English - What’s the Diff? with Helen Zaltzman 00:35:07 Jun 12, 2018
Gender Bias in Film Scoring, What’s Her Story? with Jessica Rae Huber 00:36:02 Jun 5, 2018
Is Saudi Arabia Cute Now? with Prof. James Gelvin 00:45:00 May 29, 2018
How Does Egg Donor Meet Egg 18 years Later, Hunties? with Amy Throckmorton and Elizabeth Gaba 00:33:28 May 22, 2018
Who Was the Beyoncé of Renaissance Art? with Prof. Lisa Boutin Vitela 00:42:01 May 15, 2018
Who Gave You Permission to be So Cute? with Karamo Brown 00:35:47 May 8, 2018
What’s it Like to Do a Triple Axel? with Mirai Nagasu 00:55:10 Apr 29, 2018
Has Britain Screwed Itself with Brexit? with Mary O’Hara 00:36:08 Apr 24, 2018
How Can We Be Less Rude To Bees? with Prof. James Nieh 00:36:37 Apr 18, 2018
What Makes a Cult a Cult? with Dr Natalie Feinblatt 00:35:00 Apr 11, 2018
Where Are You From, Antoni? with Antoni Porowski 00:32:11 Apr 3, 2018
Why’s the Bail System Such a Hot Mess? with Tim Molina 00:28:33 Mar 22, 2018
Is it Really a China Vs. America World? with Ryan Patel 00:33:23 Mar 7, 2018
What Was it Like Being a VJ? with Dave Holmes 00:33:47 Feb 22, 2018
Why Does it Hurt So Bad? with Prof. Catherine Cahill 00:35:07 Feb 13, 2018
What’s it Really Like to be a Woman in the Military? with Linsay Rousseau Burnett 00:36:37 Feb 5, 2018
What Do White People Need to Know About Racism? with Andrew Ti 00:32:48 Jan 17, 2018
What's Up with the Opioid crisis? with Dr Chris Evans 00:36:26 Jan 3, 2018
Taking Care of Yourself Chinese-Style with Dr Teresa Wlasiuk 00:31:25 Dec 20, 2017
How Come I Don’t Know About the Armenian Genocide? with Dr Richard Hovannisian 00:39:01 Dec 6, 2017
How Did LA Become a Driving Dependent City? with Christina Copland 00:35:16 Nov 22, 2017
Atlantic Pirates - What’s the T? with Dr Rebecca Simon 00:33:24 Nov 8, 2017
What’s the Giant Fuss About Artificial Intelligence? with Dr. Ori Amir 00:26:07 Oct 25, 2017
What's Going on in the Middle East Right Now? With Dr. James Gelvin 00:41:14 Oct 10, 2017
What Was Jonathan Like As A Kid? with Jonathan's Mom, Mary Winters 00:23:11 Feb 22, 2017
How Did You Start With Psychedelics? with Shane Mauss 00:34:17 Feb 8, 2017
Who's Throwing Shade? with Erin Gibson 00:30:29 Feb 3, 2017
How Do you Find Your Personal Style? with designer Orlando Soria 00:32:23 Jan 25, 2017
What Are You Up To, Lizzo? 00:33:34 Jan 11, 2017
How Was YOUR 2016? with writer/actress Zoe Jarman 00:37:40 Dec 28, 2016
How Do You Interact With Vulnerability? with Kyle Kreiger 00:34:51 Dec 14, 2016
What Was Your Journey to Becoming a Writer? with writer Christopher Bernard 00:25:46 Nov 30, 2016
What the T Over at Marie Claire? with Wanyi Jiang, Design Director at Marie Claire 00:30:41 Nov 16, 2016
What're the Down Ballot and Initiative Issues for 2016? with Policy Consultant Greg Srolestar 00:37:07 Nov 2, 2016
How Do You Overcome Lupus? with model/actress Mercedes Yvette 00:33:05 Oct 19, 2016
What's it Like Living in America Undocumented? with student Erick Zerecero 00:35:50 Oct 5, 2016
What's it Like Modeling in Today's Fashion Industry? with Denise Bidot 00:35:59 Sep 21, 2016
How Do Navigate Dating and Love? with therapist/author Stan Tatkin 00:37:59 Sep 7, 2016
Mass Extinction: What's Her Story? with evolutionary biologist Dr. Leryn Gorlitsky 00:38:54 Aug 24, 2016
What's Going on in HIV Research? with Physician Assistant and PrEP Research Clinician Kayla McLaughlin 00:37:28 Aug 10, 2016
What's Going on in Brazil? with director Carla Dauden 00:35:59 Jul 27, 2016
What is Gun Control and Everytown? with Andrei Berman and Taylor Maxwell of Everytown 00:43:30 Jul 13, 2016
What's #Brexit? with author Mary O'Hara 00:38:40 Jun 29, 2016
What are Gravitational Waves and LIGO for Dummies? with physics professor Alan Weinstein 00:34:12 Jun 15, 2016
What's it Like Being a Cancer Survivor? with writer/comedian Byron Lane 00:30:58 Jun 1, 2016
What is United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell? 00:33:53 May 18, 2016
What is it Like Living in China? with Scarlett Wang 00:29:11 May 4, 2016
What is Gender Identity? with comedian/actor Ian Harvie 00:32:07 Apr 19, 2016
What Are Strokes? with Dr. Lina Nih 00:26:45 Apr 5, 2016
What Constitutes an Eating Disorder? with Ilona Varo, a marriage and family therapist intern specializing in eating disorders 00:33:48 Mar 22, 2016
What's It Like to be a Comedic Legend? With Margaret Cho 00:38:12 Mar 15, 2016
Who Were the Romanovs and What Happened to Them, Honey? with Brad Damaré, Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures 00:34:40 Mar 1, 2016
What is Agent Orange? with film director Courtney Marsh 00:29:26 Feb 16, 2016
Who is Bernie Sanders? with writer Elizabeth Kaye 00:34:10 Feb 3, 2016
What's a Menstrual Cup? with Sullivan Oakley 00:33:19 Jan 20, 2016
Internet Security: What's Her Story? with lobbyist Samantha Corbin 00:34:06 Jan 6, 2016
What Was The First Christmas Really Like? with Father Waylon 00:31:37 Dec 23, 2015
What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don't they love each other? with Dr. James Gelvin, Professor of Islamic Studies 00:35:26 Dec 15, 2015
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