December 29, 2020

EP. 194 — How Does Figure Skating Give Us Life? with Michelle Kwan and Eliot Halverson

We’re gliding into the new year with the re-release of an episode from February 2019 with figure skating’s finest: Michelle Kwan and Eliot Halverson. Michelle and Eliot join Jonathan to talk all things skating: judging scandals, big coats, tracing figures, and Jonathan’s journey on the ice.


Michelle Kwan is an American figure skater, two-time Olympic medalist, five-time world champion, and nine-time US champion. Eliot Halverson is an American figure skater, choreographer, and three-time USFS national champion.


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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Michelle Kwan and Eliot Halverson   JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a 40 minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. This week, we’re re-releasing an episode from February 2019, that’s one of my favorite of all times, with iconic figure skater Michelle Kwan, who is the most decorated American figure skater of all time. And Eliot Halverson, who is a three-time US National Champion, get out of my face, where I ask them: How does figure skating give us life?   Welcome to “Getting Curious.” This is Jonathan Van Ness. If you’re not sitting down, if you’re driving a motor vehicle. I just want you to be careful because, well, here’s the thing. I feel like I may have oversold one guest and I don’t make anyone feel any kind of type of way. And I know that I’m not. There’s tw

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