A new podcast from V Magazine. The concept is like the inverse of Masterclass. Instead of famous teachers, we have famous students (the guests) coming on to connect with a specialist in an area of interest. Some of music and fashion's biggest names will join host Mathias Rosenzweig to interview experts on subjects like forensic science, the psychology behind online trolling, alien life, and more. Episodes will be released every other Friday. Produced and edited by Ryan Killian Krause
Sigrid Learns About Black Holes
55:58Fresh off the release of her sophomore album, 'How to Let Go,' Norwegian pop star Sigrid sits down with host Mathias Rosenzweig and astrophysicist Lia Medeiros to learn all about the mysterious and terrifying subject of black holes. What happens if you get sucked into one? How did we predict they existed? And, with this episode being released just a few days after new photos emerged of our very own galaxy's black hole...how the hell can we photograph something so far away? Our expert Lia in fact wrote one of the six main papers that came out last Thursday to announce the Sgr A* results. Specifically, she lead the 6th paper, which focuses on using our results to test Einstein’s theory of gravity. V WANNA KNOW is produced by Ryan Killian Krause.
24kGoldn Learns About Psychedelics
34:57On today's episode, rapper 24kGoldn joins host Mathias Rosenzweig to learn about the ins and outs of psychedelics. Why do psychedelics even exist in nature? Why did the US government slip LSD to unsuspecting American citizens during the Cold War? And what was it like for 24kGoldn to do shrooms with his mom? We asked a smart person: Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu, a member of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Guest Researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Intramural Neuroimaging Research Branch. V Wanna Know is produced and edited by Ryan Killian Krause.
Banks Learns About Modern Witchcraft
43:38This week, singer-songwriter BANKS joins host Mathias Rosenzweig to discuss modern witchcraft (and a bit of its history) with Dr. Ethan Doyle White, a specialist on the topic. We’re all familiar with witchcraft. The spells, the brooms, the toads. While these are typical of fictional worlds on TV and in books, there is a very real and non-fictional presence of witchcraft in our world. Thousands of people across the globe consider themselves witches, such as Wiccans—people who celebrate pagan holidays and practice witchcraft as a religion in a very literal sense. But how do we break down the differences between magic, witchcraft, Wicca, and other branches of paganism? V Wanna Know was created and is hosted by Mathias Rosenzweig The show is produced and edited by Ryan Killian Krause
GAYLE Learns About Diet Culture
1:03:38This week, "ABCDEFU" singer GAYLE joins host Mathias Rosenzweig to discuss the ins and outs of diet culture with PhD Lindo Bacon. Each year, 45 millions Americans spend $35 billion on weight loss products. But to what degree are weight loss and health actually synonymous? What affects are diet culture having on our youth? And most importantly, who exactly is making the rules around how much we should weigh? V Wanna Know was created and is hosted by Mathias Rosenzweig The show is produced and edited by Ryan Killian Krause
Tinashe Learns About the Metaverse
45:06Singer and general queen Tinashe joins host Mathias Rosenzweig to learn more about the metaverse. The term metaverse originated from a 1992 “cyberpunk dystopia” novel—apparently that is a thing—called Snow Crash. It’s since become a reality which will only continue to grow in presence. Our expert on the metaverse is Lindsey McInerney, a futurist who’s been exploring the intersection of emerging technologies and how they’ll come to life. V Wanna Know was created by Mathias Rosenzweig Our producer and editor is Ryan Killian Krause Tinashe’s 333 Deluxe album is out now You can follow Lindsey McInerney here
Nicole Richie Learns About Food Seasonality from Antoni Porowski
44:44Reality TV star, designer, hip-hop diva and general pop culture icon Nicole Richie joins host Mathias Rosenzweig to discuss food seasonality and reducing food waste with Antoni Porowski of 'Queer Eye.' What does it actually mean to eat seasonally? What are the best tips and tricks that we can use in both the grocery store and the kitchen to minimize our waste? And how can the average person make small changes that can have big impacts? You can watch Richie's series Nikki Fre$h on Roku. Antoni's new book, "Antoni: Let's Do Dinner" is available for preorder here.
Vincint Learns About Dreams
46:48American singer-songwriter Vincint joins host Mathias Rosenzweig to learn about dreams with Harvard professor, psychologist and dream specialist Doctor Deirdre Barrett. Why do we dream? Can we interpret our dreams to figure out the deeper meaning behind them? Can you teach yourself how to lucid dream? And do creatives really dream up their work before they create it? V Wanna Know is produced and edited by Ryan Killian Krause.
Alex Cooper Learns About Astrology with Susan Miller
38:21Alex Cooper joins host Mathias Rosenzweig and international horoscope sensation Susan Miller to discuss the ancient art of Astrology. What can the stars allegedly tell us about ourselves? Are certain signs more compatible with others? What exactly is a Saturn return? And, most importantly, what can Alex's birth chart tell her about her own life? V Wanna Know is produced and edited by Ryan Killian Krause.
Emma Chamberlain Learns About the Evolution of Media
39:53Award-winning Content Creator and "The funniest person on YouTube" (according to the New York Times) joins host Mathias Rosenzweig and Brown University Professor Lynne Joyrich to discuss the evolution of media over the last several decades. How has the shift to digital media changed how we engage with each other...and with different types of media? And what role do identity markers like race and gender play? Why did Emma delete TikTok off of her phone? We answer your burning questions. "V Wanna Know" is produced by Ryan Killian Krause. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!
King Princess Learns About Extraterrestrials
44:56King Princess joined host Mathias Rosenzweig to discuss the reality of extraterrestrial life with Harvard professor and physicist Avi Loeb. What can we make of the government's recent declassification of UFO-related documents? Does this mean aliens exist? Have they visited earth? Will King Princess write a song about them? Listen to find out.