390 episodes

Globetrotting and mind exploring comedian Shane Mauss interviews scientists each week on journey to answer the biggest questions about the meanings of life (as well as a bunch of other random stuff you never imagined you would care about). Favorite topics include: psychology, biology, evolution, cognitive biases, behavioral economics, mating, animal behavior, neuroscience, and the subconscious

Here We Are Starburns Audio

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 1.1K Ratings

Globetrotting and mind exploring comedian Shane Mauss interviews scientists each week on journey to answer the biggest questions about the meanings of life (as well as a bunch of other random stuff you never imagined you would care about). Favorite topics include: psychology, biology, evolution, cognitive biases, behavioral economics, mating, animal behavior, neuroscience, and the subconscious

    Emotional Intelligence w/Hillary Anger Elfenbein

    Emotional Intelligence w/Hillary Anger Elfenbein

    Today I'm speaking with Hillary Anger Elfenbein, who is a professor at the Olin School of Washington University. We discuss the parallels between stand up comedy and teaching at a university, cross cultural analysis of emotional intelligence, being overly self-aware, and much more!

    Come and see the physical manifestation of Mind Under Matter and hang out with The WBBC™, the team, and all the other MUMies September 9 thru 11: https://mindunderpod.com/pages/campout

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Set and Setting w/Cole Marta

    Set and Setting w/Cole Marta

    Today I'm hanging out with my good friend, Cole Marta. Cole is the Co-founder, Medical Director, and Clinician at California Center for Psychedelic Therapy. We do a little catching up and discuss Cole's personal journey into psychedelic research and therapy as well as touch on ways you can get involved yourself.

    Visit California Center for Psychedelic Therapy: https://psychedelictherapyca.com/



    https://mindunderpod.com/pages/campout

    Thank you for watching and being an inquisitive being.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Michael Garfield

    Michael Garfield

    In this episode, I catch up with my good friend, Michael Garfield. Michael is the host of the Future Fossils podcast and the Complexity podcast. In his 4th appearance on Here We Are, we discuss topics like fatherhood, lifestyle changes, and the ever-changing world we live in.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Nature vs Nurture? w/ Marlene Zuk

    Nature vs Nurture? w/ Marlene Zuk

    Today I'm speaking with one of my very first guests on the Here We Are podcast, Marlene Zuk. Marlene is a Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. We talk about common misconceptions about evolution and comparing humans to other animals. 

    Check out Marlene's upcoming book, "Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test: How Behavior Evolves and Why It Matters" here:
    https://wwnorton.com/books/9781324007227


    And check out some of her other books here:
    https://cbs.umn.edu/zuk-lab/books



    Thank you for watching and being an inquisitive being.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Restrictive Mating Strategies w/Martie Haselton and Jaimie Krems

    Restrictive Mating Strategies w/Martie Haselton and Jaimie Krems

    Today I'm speaking with Martie Haselton and Jaimie Krems. Martie is the world's leading researcher on how ovulatory cycles influence women's sexuality. She is a professor of psychology at UCLA and the Institute for Society and Genetics, and a really great friend of mine.

    Jaimie is a professor of Social psychology focusing on female friendship, conflict, stereotypes, and prejudice. 

    We discuss the influence large social institutions, like religion, has on one's perspective of the sanctity of life, in and out group bias, the scientific reaction to the recent Supreme Court ruling, and much more!



    Thank you for watching and being an inquisitive being.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ancestral Cousins w/Steven E. Churchill

    Ancestral Cousins w/Steven E. Churchill

    In this first ever in-person video episode of Here We Are I talk with human paleontologist, Steven E. Churchill in his lab at Duke University. We talk about the lingering Neanderthal DNA in modern humans, genetic diversity, the recent discovery of Homo naledi, and the Rising Star Expedition which is a part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in South Africa.

    Learn more about Steven's work: https://scholars.duke.edu/person/churchy

    Steven will also be coming to the MUM Campout so come meet him and check out some cool fossils! https://mindunderpod.com/pages/campout

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

spacecadet29 ,

Great podcast

I have been listening for years! Nuanced and interesting conversations with experts in a vast array of scientific disciplines. Great balance - neither too dense nor too simplistic.

HairyWhiteP ,

Great show

He was somewhat annoying with his schilling for the shots, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary of their effectiveness.
Still, he’s quite smart and the guests are interesting more often than not.
I wish he’d leave his political views out of a “ science” show. He alienated several former fans I know.

d-ricky ,

#1 science podcast

Best show!

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