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

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

    Television + Social Connection

    Television + Social Connection

    Shane talks with Social Psychologist Shira Gabriel about watching television, social needs, and social connections. What can researching TV watching tell us about parasocial relationships with Reality TV stars and why
    sharing your favorite TV Series strengthens relationships.

    Charity Of The Week: Stitch Buffalo

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Forth Worth Zoo Part 1: Animals + Nutrition

    Forth Worth Zoo Part 1: Animals + Nutrition

    Shane is once again joined by Antrolopogist Sophia Rokhlin, this time to talk about ecology and animal nutrition with Forth Worth Zoo Staff members Adam Reppert and Ann Ward.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    2019 Highlight Reel

    2019 Highlight Reel

    Here We Are 2019 Highlights 

    Daniella Chusyd     234
    Sophia Rokhlin      238
    Jeff Shulman        231
    Jesse Bengson      226
    Kira Schabram      232
    Marry Steffel        248
    Paul Eastwick       222
    Ryan Rahinel        237
    Suzanne Vrshek-Schallhorn 224
    Zoe Donaldson       227
    Barrett Klein         239
    Keely Rees          202
    Mathew Isaac        201
    Heather Kirkorian     200
    Mark Forehand       199
    Merry Weisner-Hanks  198
    Charan Ranganath    220
    Herman Pontzer      217
    Mark Allen Smith      195
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    • 38 min
    Psychedelics + Neuroscience + Symposium

    Psychedelics + Neuroscience + Symposium

    This week, Shane interviews nine Psychedelic Scholars and Enthusiasts recorded live from the Psychedelic Symposium at The University of Michigan. They discuss Psychedelic Therapy, DMT, Consciousness and Neuroscience. 

    The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Michigan. 

    Psychedelic Therapy and History

    Rick Doblin, PhD
    Executive Director
    Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
    Chair of the Board of Directors 
    MAPS Public Benefit Corporation

    Alan K. Davis, PhD
    Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor
    College of Social Work, The Ohio State University
    Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

    Nick Denomme, PhD Candidate
    Department of Pharmacology, Center for Consciousness Science, University of Michigan 

    DMT and Consciousness

    Chris Timmermann, PhD Candidate
    Centre for Psychedelic Research Group, Imperial College London

    Jon Dean, PhD Candidate
    Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Center for Consciousness Science, University of Michigan 

    Nick Glynos, PhD Candidate
    Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Center for Consciousness Science, University of Michigan 

    Psychedelic Neuroscience: Salvia, Ketamine, LSD

    Katrin Preller, PhD
    University of Zurich 
    Yale University

    Michael Brito, PhD Candidate
    Department of Neuroscience, Center for Consciousness Science
    University of Michigan 

    Emma Trammel, PhD Candidate
    Department of Neuroscience, Center for Consciousness Science
    University of Michigan

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    • 2 hrs 24 min
    Origin Story + Archaea

    Origin Story + Archaea

    Shane talks with Associate Professor of Biology Amy Schmid, about the nucleus free microorganism called Archaea. What is an "extremophile?"  Are these free-living cells redrawing the tree of life and how do they compare to other domains of life like bacteria.  

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Genetics + Environment + Politics

    Genetics + Environment + Politics

    This week, Shane is joined by special guest host Sophia Rokhlin talking with Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olsen Chair of Political Science from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kevin B Smith. They dive deep into personality research and how genetics and environment influence political beliefs.

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

Noel Montaigue ,

Terrific

Listen and learn (and smile)

dubstepdub ,

DMT

I love seeing god and also Shane mauss...
Seeing god isn't so easy to digest mind you, but I am glad I've witnessed it.

deary1 ,

Awesome Show!

Balanced, informative, entertaining & inspiring. A great listen!

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