Did everyone but me know that Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness has a podcast? If you already know about Getting Curious, have you been listening to it? I mean, I’ll say it, in 2018, almost everyone from your roommate to your favorite TV personality has a podcast. There are so many that it’s hard to navigate them. But Van Ness’ Getting Curious is one that I’m definitely following from now on. If you’re like me, then you’ve already finished season two of the Netflix Queer Eye reboot but still want more of the Fab Five.
Since 2015, Van Ness has been talking about all aspects of pop culture on Getting Curious, a bi-weekly podcast that’s available on most podcast sites and music streaming services. Each episode, Van Ness has one-on-one, 30-minute conversations with experts about current events topics ranging from learning all about Islam to understanding internet security.
Every two weeks, Van Ness locates someone who’s either a professional with multiple degrees or someone who works in a specific career field to answer all of his questions about things that are happening in our culture. Do you understand the laws surrounding internet security? Do you know what’s going on with today’s HIV research? Do you know where Queer Eye cooking expert Antoni Porowski even came from? Well, put on some headphones and learn the answers to these quandries and more right alongside Van Ness.
The best thing about listening to this podcast is that despite being a Los Angeles resident, Van Ness does not come off as a coastal elitist. A native of middle America, Van Ness, who grew up in Illinois, approaches each subject with little to no information and basic questions that allow the expert to go in-depth and relay unbiased information to both the host and his listeners.
As someone who did not discover Van Ness until Netflix’s Queer Eye, this podcast makes the grooming expert even more lovable and relatable than before.