January 18, 2023

EP. 300 — Can You Even Believe It’s Our 300th Episode? with Jonathan Van Ness

If you’d told Jonathan seven years ago that they’d be celebrating 300 episodes of Getting Curious this week, they would have passed out on the salon floor. You’d be visiting from the future, after all! We couldn’t have made it to 300 episodes without you, our listeners—so to celebrate this milestone, Jonathan’s answering your voicemails. Listen in for their takes on style, confidence, navigating the entertainment industry, and how we make the show each week. Make sure to grab some tissues and listen to the end, because this one gets emotional!
 

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN to join the conversation.

 

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

 

Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

 

Our executive producer is Erica Getto. Our associate producer is Zahra Crim. Our editor is Andrew Carson.

 

Our theme music is “Freak” by QUIÑ; for more, head to TheQuinCat.com.

 

PS – If you’re looking for style recommendations, and specifically shoe recommendations, we can’t recommend following ALOK enough!

Transcript

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness 300th Episode Special  JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a gorgeous conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. Today is such a surreal episode. I think about having this idea to do this podcast standing behind my chair in, like, West Los Angeles in 2014. And now fast forward six, eight years. We are embarking on our 300th episode. And to celebrate, we’re turning the mic on you, our listeners, once more. If you’ve ever wondered, “What’s it like behind the scenes of Getting Curious?” This is the episode for you. Without further ado, to quote Kathi Dooley, let’s embark on a stunning journey, led by your curiosity.  Grace, who is 17, texted us: I was wondering how your podcast came about and how you started doing it? Let’s take it back, Grace, to the year 2016, when you were 11. So basically I’d bee

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