Here We Are show

Here We Are

Summary: Join comedian Shane Mauss as he interviews science experts across the country in a journey to find out what makes us who we are.


 Suicide + Bargaining | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:34

Shane and Cultural/Biological Anthropologist Kristen Syme, talk about the suicide bargaining model and do their best to counter balance the darkness of suicide with behavioral science and a much needed touch of comedy.

 Art + Philosophy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:38

Ramin Nazer is an artist and longtime friend of Shane's. He helps produce the Here We Are podcast and has a new book out called Cave Paintings for Future People. This episode is about art, philosophy, and the journey of this podcast so far.

 Noggins + Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:23

Professor of Neuroscience at Portland State University, Bill Greisar and artist/teacher Jeff Leak, dive in deep with Shane talking about mixing art and education with neuroscience and embodied cognition. More at Outro music by Chrash

 Addiction + Evolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:01

Professor of Anthropology at Washington State University and Evolutionary medicine specialist Ed Hagen gets deep with Shane. They talk about mental health, smoking, and drug addiction from an evolutionary perspective.

 Noggins + Networking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:55

Professor Bill Griesar from Psychology at Portland State University and Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU specializes in public neuroscience education and outreach.

 Language + Information Systems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:43

Shane talks about language and information systems with Aaron Clauset, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder.

 Mental Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:59

This week we talk about mental health and emotion regulation with Kateri McRae, associate professor of psychology at the University of Denver.

 Illusion of Explanatory Depth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:18

Return guest from The University of Colorado’s Institute of Cognitive Science, and author of Why We Never Think Alone Philip Fernbach, gets super deep with Shane about the illusion of explanatory depth and why we don’t know what we don’t know.

 MAPS (Live from Asheville) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:48:46

Live from Asheville, Shane talks to lead researchers Michael and Annie Mithoefer from The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. (MAPS)

 Live from Athens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:26

Live from Athens, Georgia. Shane talks about Narcissism with Clinical Psychologist Josh Miller and Social Psychologist Keith Campbell from the University of Georgia.

 Mindfulness + Meditation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:34

Shane talks discusses mindfulness, meditation, and brain health with Rael Cahn MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences.

 Meditation + Mushrooms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:26

Shane talks with Ethnomycologist/Ceremony Leader, and IN State Certified Wild Mushroom Expert: Eric Osborne M.Ed., about meditation and mushroom retreats. Eric is also the founder of Myco-Meditations and non-profit organization PLEDG INC.

 Sex Drive + Masturbation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:42

Shane and neuroscientist Nicole Prause Ph.D. talk about the study of sexual response, masturbation, and debunking the charge that porn negatively affects sex drive and performance.

 Psychedelic Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:00

Live from the Psychedelic Science conference in Oakland California, Shane talks with Sara Gael, director of The Zendo project and harm reduction coordinator at MAPS along with Dr Cole Marta known for MDMA assisted psychotherapy treating PTSD.

 Suicide + Leadership | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:36

Live from the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland Oregon, Shane talks with PHD candidates Kristen Syme and Zach Garfield from Washington State University about suicide and leadership.


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