Shane Mauss is a comedian and host of the Here We Are Podcast, where he interviews scientists and academics from across the country.
In this special episode, Shane is joined by Ramin Nazer in a reverse role interview where C Shawn Green asks both of them about their experiences as standup comedians. Shawn Green is an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work focuses on perceptual, motor, and cognitive domains in human learning. Learn more about Shawn's work here: Thank you for watching and being an inquisitive being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Have you ever thought about specific stressors that farmers face?  Me EITHER!  And it is damn fascinating.  Did you know that you aren’t a real baller until you have a combine tractor? Heather Sedges Wallace is an Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences at UTK .   Heather has received one of only two national Early Career Achievement awards from the Institute of Youth, Family and Community Heather is also working with the which is a new small interdisciplinary science organization working toward making the world a better place.  Shane’s been trying to find ways to collaborate with them so you can expect to see about one guest a month helping build the bigger picture of the many ways they are trying to create a bigger network to work on endlessly complex intertwined issues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Shane talks with long-time friend and host of the Podcast: Solo - A Single Person's Guide to a Remarkable Life, Peter McGraw. They talk about everything from lasting friendships and jealousy in relationships to being incredibly honest and motivating yourself. Peter is a marketing and psychology professor at the Leeds School of Business and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at University of Colorado Boulder. He teaches a PhD seminar in behavioral economics and courses in marketing management, consumer behavior, and advertising for the University of Colorado Boulder. McGraw has spent more than a decade examining the antecedents and consequences of humor—work that has moved the study of humor from the niche to the mainstream. One advantage that he has over his predecessors is his ability to conduct state-of-the-art experiments with the help of the team he directs at the Humor Research Lab (aka HuRL), a laboratory dedicated to the experimental study of humor. To hear Peter's previous appearances check out: Episode 273: Shtick to Business Part 2 Episode 272: Shtick to Business Part 1 Episode 121: Live From Boulder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode of Here We Are, Shane talks with return guest Jessica Brinkworth about covid-19 and what we’ve learned over the past year. They discuss the history of vaccine technologies, the current covid-19 vaccines and how they work, as well as the things we’ve learned since the start of the virus in 2020. Jessica Brinkworth is an assistant professor in the department of anthropology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research addresses the physiological consequences of the human experience and evolutionary past, particularly those that affect innate immune system function. Jessica’s current projects focus on the functional divergence and diversification of primate immune systems, how past epidemics affect present day immune function diversity and how life experience affects the innate immune response. To hear Jessica’s first appearance on Here We Are check out episode 295: The Human Immune System. Thank you for watching and being an inquisitive being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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May 25th, 1980
Portland, OR, USA
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3 weeks, 10 hours
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