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.


 Addiction + Narcopolitics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:07

William Garriott is a Law, Politics, and Society [LPS] professor at Drake University and the author of Policing Methamphetamine: Narcopolitics in Rural America. This week we talk about prescription pills, meth, addiction, and drug laws in the United States.

 Time + Perception | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:21

Selin Malkoc is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Fisher, OSU. This week we talk about the perception of time, how scheduling affects enjoyment of leisure time, and the relationship between messy rooms and creativity.

 Neurons + Olfactory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:31

Paolo Forni is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the University at Albany. This week we talk about neuron generation and the olfactory system.

 Digital Learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:03

Dr. Laura Pasquini is a Lecturer with the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas. This week we talk about digital learning and how education has evolved over the past century.

 Psychotherapy + PTSD | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:32

Allison Wilens is a Clinical Study Associate at MAPS Public Benefit Corporation. This week we talk about MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD and the process behind developing clinical trials.

 Psychedelic Therapy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:33

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). This week we talk about psychedelic therapy and its growing mainstream acceptance in science and western culture.

 Mindfulness + Movement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:28

Andy Slifkin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Cleveland State University. This week we talk movement, motor control, posture, mindfulness, cognition, and touch briefly on the recent U.S. election.

 Sting of the Wild | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:21

Justin O. Schmidt is author of The Sting of the Wild, and creator of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. This week we talk about insects, pain, and the reason the Schmidt Sting Pain Index was developed in the first place.

 Live in Wilmington | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:37

Ian Oeschger is an information architect and software developer for IBM. Wendy Donlin is researcher of human behavior at the psychology department at UNC Wilmington. This week we talk about human behavior and artificial intelligence in this special 100th live episode.

 Drug Policy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:58

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. This week we talk with Cat Packer about sensible drug policy reform and how you can help this upcoming election.

 Photos + Psychology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:38

This week we talk about the psychology of selfies and other photos with Kristin Diehl, Marketing Professor at USC Marshall.

 Laughter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:08

This week we talk about laughter with Dr. Greg Bryant, professor of communication studies at UCLA.

 MAPS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:27

This week we talk psychedelic therapy with Berra Yazar-Klosinski and Amy Emerson from MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).

 Neurons + Language | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:00

This week we talk about how the meaning of language is represented in brain activity with neuroscientist Alex Huth.

 Philosophy + Artificial Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:04

This week we talk philosophy, artificial life, and the trajectory of the history of the universe with philosopher Mark Bedau.


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