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.


 Depression | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:57

Ed Hagen is Associate Professor of Anthropology at WSU Vancouver. This week we talk about depression, suicide, and deliberate self-harm as potential signaling strategies.

 Music + Psychology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:46

Daniel Levitin is cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, best-selling author, musician and record producer. This we talk about music, psychology, and culture.

 Sustainability + Veganism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:52

Gene Baur is a best selling author and co‑founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. This week we talk about veganism and environmental sustainability.

 Sexual Selection + Evolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:33

Geoffrey Miller is an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico. This week we talk about sexual selection in human evolution.

 Just Float | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:44

A special episode about float tanks featuring founder of Just Float, Jim Hefner. We talk about the physical and psychological health benefits of floating and talk about our own experiences in the tank.

 Personal Growth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:26

Dr. Christine Robitschek is Lab Director at the Personal Growth Initiative Lab at Texas Tech University. This week we talk about how to intentionally improve one’s self in different areas of his or her life.

 Self Deception | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:24

Dr. Jennifer Beer is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. This week we talk about social neuroscience, emotion, and the positive ways in which we deceive ourselves.

 Why We Have Sex | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:11

This week we welcome with David Buss & Cindy Meston from the University of Texas at Austin to discuss the obvious and not-so-obvious reasons men and women have sex.

 Life History Theory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:37

Sarah Hill is an Associate Professor of Psychology at TCU. This week we talk about life history theory and the effect our upbringing has on our choices, behavior, and immune system.

 Pay It Forward | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:19

Narayanan Janakiraman is assistant professor of Marketing at the University of Texas Arlington. This week we talk about the act of paying it forward and the effect it has on us psychologically.

 Life + Biology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:23

Mark A. Schneegurt is a professor of Biological Sciences at Wichita State University. This week we talk about the process of scientific discovery, biology, and life on other planets.

 Perception + Attention | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:08

Evan Palmer is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Wichita State University. This week we talk about perception, attention, and how it is changing with technology.

 Plants + Biodiversity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:55

James Beck is an assistant professor at Witchita State University. His research interests include species (lineage) delimitation/discovery, phylogeny reconstruction, cytology, rare species biology, and phylogeography. This week we talk about the diverse nature of plants and the different ways in which they reproduce.

 Personal Finance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:08

Harold Pollack is a professor at the University of Chicago and co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated. This week we talk about how we can be better with our money.

 Understanding + Opinions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:16

Phil Fernbach is an assistant professor of marketing in the Leeds School of Business. This week we talk about the depth of understanding and how we form opinions based on very little knowledge on the subject matter.


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