Shane Mauss: Here We Are LIVE (Comedy + Science + Drinks = ?)
Time: 4:30PM - 5:35PM
Venue: TNM Austin – Lavaca
616 Lavaca, Austin TX
Ticket Price: $10 online/$15 door
This week’s topic: “The Evolution of Desire”
“Here We Are” is a comedy science podcast. Each week Stand-up comedian Shane Mauss travels to find the top scientists to explore the meanings of life in a funny, fascinating, and accessible way.
This week we visit Austin to explore “The Evolution of Desire”, the new edition of a classic evolutionary psychology book one of the founders of the field, David Buss. David quite literally wrote the textbook on evolutionary psychology and is a legend in the field.
We will be discussing the evolved underpinnings that drive our emotions and actions in terms of love, sex, jealousy, cheating, flirting, dating, attraction and more. Looking for something different to do than the same old bar scene Learn, laugh, drink, ask questions of your own, and meet other intellectually curious locals during this unique new kind of entertainment.
$10 online/$15 @ door
For a Preview
Here is the last episode I did with David and co-author Cindy Meston about their book ‘Why Women Have Sex’: http://herewearepodcast.com/episode/71/david-buss-cindy-meston
And here is an example of a live episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyVuhqT_xRM
About the Podcast
The Here We Are Podcast has a 5 star rating on iTunes. You can read glowing listeners’ reviews here to see what people are saying about it. With over 100 episodes, the podcast currently gets more than 50,000 downloads per episode and is on track to double that in 2017.
About the Host
Originally from a small town in Wisconsin, Shane Mauss has been doing stand-up comedy all around the world for 12 years. He’s performed on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, 5 times on Conan, has a Comedy Central Presents and a special on Netflix and is currently in the middle of an 100+ city tour with his stand-up show about psychedelics. Having never went to college and having worked blue collar jobs from the age of 10 to 26, Shane takes great pride in using his background to approach science in a way that anyone can understand.
About the Guest
David M. Buss is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is considered the world’s leading scientific expert on strategies of human mating. His most recent book isThe Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating (revised edition: 2016). He has also authored several other books, including Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind; and The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy is as Necessary as Love and Sex; The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind is Designed to Kill ; and Why Women Have Sex (with Cindy Meston). Buss has more than 300 scientific publications, mostly on human mating strategies. He has been cited as one of the 30 most influential living psychologists. Buss lectures widely within the USA and internationally.