I'm comedian Shane Mauss with director Brian Bellinkoff and producer Matt Schuler. We made the documentary ‘Psychonautics: A Comics Exploration of Psychedelics’ which led to my first trip to the psych ward. Ask Us Anything!
"I've been a comedian for 17 years and 7 years ago I started interviewing scientists as I travelled. Psychedelics first got me curious about how the mind works and mental health issues. I put together a 111 City Tour called "A Good Trip" in 2016-17 that combined my love of science, comedy, and psychedelics. Brian and Matt made a documentary about my life at that time called called ‘Psychonautics: A Comics Exploration of Psychedelics’. Life is the strangest and I find it endlessly fascinating."
This is a pre-Bicycle Day celebration! "What is Bicycle Day?" you ask. It's the day a certain subset of society celebrates the creator of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, Albert Hoffman, taking the first intentional "trip" on LSD April 19th, 1943.
We will be answering questions about our documentary, Bicycle Day, Psychedelics or any of our other work. Here's a Psychonautics origin story video I recorded real quick to get you up to speed if you'd like, but please ASK US ANYTHING!
We are officially ending the AMA but this was so much fun that I am going to take a break and try to finish all the questions that I couldn’t type fast enough to answer.
For my very first AMA I thought this went really well. I’m looking forward to my next one in May with Dr. Peter McGraw.
We will both do an AMA in June to discuss science vs mysticism.
Michael Garfield of Future Fossils Podcast may stop in. He was both a talking head and did some of the music. Colin Circa from The Cosmic Nod Podcast will stop in. He did much of the rest of the music for the film. Maybe even the animator of the DMT sequence Sander Bos (/u/Sanderbos) will come say hi.
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