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.


 Hip Hop + Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:21

Adam Bradley is an American literary critic, professor, and a writer on popular culture. This week we talk about the science of hip hop music.

 Consumer Behavior | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:04

Bart de Langhe is an assistant professor of marketing at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado-Boulder. This week we talk about consumer behavior and how to make better decisions in our own purchases.

 Veterans + Homelessness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:18

This week I talk with Lee Ann Keeler from Central City Concern about helping homeless veterans and their families.

 Culture + Careers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:43

Erin Hardin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. This week we talk about how your cultural upbringing has an affect on your career choice.

 Emotions + Affect | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:15

Jeff Larsen is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. This week we talk about emotions, their various purposes, and what causes us to experience them.

 Evolution + War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:33

Anthony Lopez is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Political Psychology at Washington State University. This week we talk about war as the product of an evolved coalitional psychology.

 Addiction + Recovery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:20

Gary Cobb is the Community Outreach Coordinator at Central City Concern in Portland. This week we talk about addiction, recovery, and supportive housing.

 Homelessness + Self-Sufficiency | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:20

Ed Blackburn is the Executive Director of Central City Concern, a nonprofit agency in Portland, Oregon. This week we talk about ending homelessness and helping people achieve self-sufficiency.

 Stories + Narrative | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:15

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama is a a Research Associate at the University of Oregon Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, and an affiliate of the University of Oregon Anthropology Department. This week we talk about why humans tell stories.

 Archaeology + Argriculture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:37

Howard Tsai is the coordinator of the Indigenous Languages Program and editor of the online, open-access journal Translating the Americas at the University of Michigan. This week we talk about archaeology and the history of agriculture.

 Memory (Part 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:57

Jeremy Genovese is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Educational Psychology in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations. This week we talk about memory and what we can do to improve it.

 Social Needs + Our Brains | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:09

Matthew Lieberman is a Professor and SCN (Social Cognitive Neuroscience) Lab Director at UCLA Department of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. This week talk about how our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter.

 Brain Circuits + Plasticity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:49

Chris Thompson is a Research Associate at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. His research focuses on which factors regulate plasticity of behaviorally-relevant brain circuits. This week we talk about hormone signaling and neuroplasticity in various animals.

 Video Games + Learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:53

C. Shawn Green is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is mainly in human learning - in particular in the perceptual, motor, and cognitive domains. This week we talk about video games and learning.

 Comedy + Therapy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:26

Emily Gordon is a former therapist, current writer and comedy producer, author of Super You out September 2015. This week we talk about Emily's past career as a therapist, how she found herself in the world of comedy, and her new book Super You.


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