A Good Trip
100+ City Psychedelic Comedy Tour
Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Hi! I’m Shane Mauss. I’ve been a psychonaut for almost 20 years (to me this means I use psychedelics to aid in gaining a deeper understanding of the mind). Psychedelics have had a significant and positive impact on my life. But more relevant to this show, they are also the source of some of the most hilarious, thought-provoking, and well-received material of my career. I’ve worked very hard to put together a one-of-a-kind show for the open-minded, insightful, inquisitive, curious weirdos among us. I’m hoping that is you.
Unlike a typical stand-up act that is 45 minutes of set-up, punch, repeat, this is an hour and a half show that is part stand-up, part funny stories of experiences, and part Ted Talk. I will take us on a funny journey through the stigma, history, laws, and science of psychedelics. I will share personal experiences and talk about the effects of hallucinogens like mushrooms, LSD, and DMT. (Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar, I’ve worked hard to articulate the experience for all.)
My hope is that I’m helping to both destigmatize and demystify psychedelics in a fun way. I am an advocate for psychedelic studies and rights. I’m in no way encouraging everyone to do them. They aren’t for everybody. They just happen to be for me!
Below are some teaser videos and several of the podcasts I did talking about my 'A Good Trip' show and tour. You can hear me talking about (and sometimes doing) psychedelics in the podcast medium. I also included things that I thought would make for a good preview of the show or to learn more if you have already seen it.
This Is Not Happening #1 (4/20/2018)
Here is a funny story about things going very wrong. It's actually not a part of the 'A Good Trip' show because it doesn't put psychedelics in a positive light. But this will give you a sense of my style
WTF with Marc Maron #1 (12/10/16)
This is a great episode to hear my whole background and the evolution of my career that lead to this show.
This was my first appearance on the show!
On my podcast Here We Are I spoke the founder of MAPS, Rick Doblin about his amazing life and work.
The buttons below contain a couple other MAPS episodes
This is one of the most downloaded episodes of my podcast 'Here We Are'.
We discuss psychedelics and philosophy.
Below is an MDMA researcher episode
On this episode of the cracked podcast, Jack O’Brien, Robert Evans and I talk about the medicinal effects of psychedelics, from mushrooms to DMT to MDMA, and talk about how America’s war on drugs is prohibiting important research into these areas.
YMIW #3 (9/21/16)
Pete and I get into my psychedelic tour, cognitive biases, and the meanings of life
My second appearance below is one of the most popular podcasts I've ever done.
Bercast #3 (9/23/16)
Bert and I always have very genuine conversations that are all over the map in the best way.
More appearances below
Part 1 2/16/15
In one of the most epic podcasts I've ever done, I walk Ryan Singer through his first time doing DMT. Then I smoke it as well and we discuss.
My most recent album about breaking my feet is my favorite one to date. The thematic style of it is also the most representative of my psychedelic show "A Good Trip". This a is good way to see the way that I mix standup, stories, and science together through a theme.
It's free on Spotify
DuncaN trussell family hour #2 (9/21/16)
This is my second podcast as Duncan's guest. We discuss my psychedelic tour. Lots of science and philosophy talk.
For my first and latest appearance, click below
Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank #1 (3/22/16)
This episode is good if you want to hear some of my skeptical takes on things.
FOFOP #3 (9/21/16)
We talk about my journey from being a late night comic to transitioning into doing my science podcast and themed shows.
Other appearances below
I thought I would include my podcast Here We Are because it best represents what I'm most passionate about... conveying complex ideas in fun and accessible ways. I travel the country talking with scientists about their work and the meanings of life.
If you haven't heard it, start with one of the live ones with this logo as the picture
Here are some answers to common questions and comments:
Q: Isn’t drug humor cliché?
A: It often is, but this is not a bunch of dumb pot jokes. This is some of the most thoughtful and unique humor you will ever see.
Q: Will you be on drugs while performing.
A: No. Who does psychedelics and then goes to work? What a waste of good drugs.
Q: Are you going to pass out psychedelics out to everybody?
A: Umm NO. Obviously. But if you come and support this kind of message, meet like-minded people at the show, and help keep the conversation going; maybe one day these outrageous drug laws will change.
Meet people: These audiences are made up of the best people in a given city. It can sometimes be hard to find like-minded people. This is a great place to make some new friends. The psychedelic community is often a bit introverted and quiet. Take a chance. You will already have a topic of conversation for an ice-breaker. Meet some new people.
Hope to see you there! We’re all going to have a good trip.