Trace Kerr

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

Recent Pieces from Trace Kerr

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76: Weird World of Pets (16:00)
From: Trace Kerr

A half-marathon running dog, Japan's pet cafes, cats might be able to recognizing their names, but we're not completely sure (because cats am I right?), and expensive pet ...
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75: Worm Charming (05:58)
From: Trace Kerr

This episode will have you outside with a sharpened stake, a hammer, a slab of metal and an empty coffee can. That's right, we're going to be talking about charming worms ...
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74: Giant Sea Spiders (06:24)
From: Trace Kerr

Absorbing oxygen through their "skin" and pumping blood with their guts, the Giant Sea Spider isn't a true spider, but it's close. Too close for Trace.
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70: Galloping Crocodiles (04:19)
From: Trace Kerr

Like a scaly cheetah, galloping crocs were a terror both on land and in the water. Good thing they lived 100 million years ago.
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68: Seasonal Depression (04:29)
From: Trace Kerr

Sending a little love to our listeners in the Southern Hemisphere. It might be summer here, but it's the middle of winter down south. Turn on some lights, friends, and get to ...
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66: Gynandromorphy (05:14)
From: Trace Kerr

Big word for a genetic mutation where an animal is split with one side being entirely female and the other male. This can happen in some species of birds, crustaceans, ...
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Short List #9 (:42)
From: David Green

A collaborative "Short List" poem which sheds light on the thoughts, secrets, senses of humor and lives of eight and nine-year-olds. Can you figure out what skeletons, ...
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65: Kidney Stone Roller Coaster (03:24)
From: Trace Kerr

Medical science on the fly. Turns out you only need to pull a few G's to loosen that stubborn kidney stone.
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62: Troxler Effect (03:24)
From: Trace Kerr

In 1804 Dr. Troxler discovered he could make pastel dots on paper disappear if he stared at them for long enough. Blink, and they would reappear. Trace puts Amy to the ...
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61: Science Ferrets (03:09)
From: Trace Kerr

Need to string some wire through your house or clean a particle accelerator? You might need a science ferret.