27 minutes | Oct 13th 2020

Science, Comedy & Partisanship

What makes a stand-up comedian wake up one day and decide comedy needs more science? A road comic for 13 years, Shane Mauss made this enlightened decision 5 years ago in launching his science podcast, Here We Are, and then expanded it by creating Stand Up Science comedy shows, inviting local professors around the country on stage to discuss their research. 

We asked Shane about the origin of his scientific interests, as well as the challenges of doing regular and Stand Up Science shows around our highly partisan nation. The result is that science has a lighter side, and comedy an important edge, on this episode of the Purple Principle, Science Comedy & Partisanship, with featured guest, Shane Mauss. 

Original music composed and created by Ryan Adair Rooney. 

For a transcript or sources for this episode: 

https://purpleprinciple.com/science-comedy--partisanship-shane-mauss-stands-up-and-speaks-out/


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