Trace Kerr

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  • Username: BrainJunkPodcast
  • PRX Member
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Trace Kerr

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60: You Swallowed What? (05:50)
From: Trace Kerr

It's our one year podcast-aversary! We thank you for listening with an episode on accidental swallowings and some...not so accidental. Trace also remembers the time when she ...
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59: Flatworms (04:47)
From: Trace Kerr

Can Flatworms remember how to find food after re-growing their heads? Science rolled up its sleeves and found out.
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58: Cuteness Aggression (03:50)
From: Trace Kerr

Why do we want to crush-hug cute things like babies and young animals? It may have something to do with adorableness overload and how our brains compensate to get things done.
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57: Stagecoach Mary (04:32)
From: Trace Kerr

Born in 1832, Mary Fields was the first African-American female Star Route mail carrier in the United States. Wearing two guns that she sometimes belted over men's clothing, ...
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55: Super Recognizers (05:15)
From: Trace Kerr

Two percent of the population has the almost uncanny ability to recognize and remember faces from chance meetings even years before. We talk about how and why AND tell you ...
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54: Exploding Ants (03:59)
From: Trace Kerr

Meet C. explodens; worker ants who rupture their own abdomens--filled with toxic goo--to protect the colony from predators.
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53: Barbed Wire Phones (03:42)
From: Trace Kerr

One more example of how farmers MacGyver everything. No phone lines? Use the fence.
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52: Long Lives of Lobsters (04:35)
From: Trace Kerr

The internet claims lobsters are immortal. Amy pulls a Dana Scully and debunks the heck out of that idea.
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51: Backpack vs Parachute (02:40)
From: Trace Kerr

Jumping out of an airplane without a parachute?! We explore a study that explains how sometimes, if you look at the data in just the right way, backpacks are as safe as ...
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50: Medical Insurance Codes (04:09)
From: Trace Kerr

Not the big yawn that you'd think. These 100,000 or so codes are used to determine your bill. Some of those codes are hilarious. Bit by cow and struck by orca, just to name a few.