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.


 Brain Scan + Joke Writing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:46

I got my brain scanned! In this episode I sit down with Ori Amir from USC to talk about scanning my brain while I thought of jokes. We also talk comedy philosophy, why neuroscience is hard, sword fighting, how MRIs work and plot world domination using joke-telling robots.

 Gift Giving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:16

Morgan Ward is an assistant professor of Marketing at Cox School of Business at SMU. We talk about the psychology of luxury purchases, why brand names were so important to us during awkward teen years, and new insights into our music and TV preferences. Most importantly, we will help you with gifting decisions and give you interesting topics to talk about when you are in those Black Friday lines.

 Gender + Attraction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:09

Martie G. Haselton, Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary evolutionary scientist interested in how evolution has shaped the social mind. She is broadly interested in human intimate relationships and sexuality, their endocrine foundations, and their links to outcomes with broad social relevance, including health and well-being. This week we talk about attraction and how it differs between the genders.


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