Trace Kerr

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

Recent Pieces from Trace Kerr

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197: Singing Gorillas (05:08)
From: Trace Kerr

Give a captive gorilla tasty food, they often vocalize in ways that sound a lot like singing. It's so charming! But scientists thought this "singing" was a response to living ...
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194: Iris Sphincters (11:34)
From: Trace Kerr

You might think you're special because you can flex your nostrils or flap your ears--but it turns out that there's a person out there who can voluntarily move their pupillary ...
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193: Navy Seals (09:30)
From: Trace Kerr

The US military uses more than boats to protect our Naval bases. This episode brings a whole new meaning to "Navy seals".
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190: Beard Power (05:03)
From: Trace Kerr

Those of you with a thick beard, that hair does more than make you look suave or rugged. Turns out, a beard might be protecting your face. There's even an Ig Nobel winning ...
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188: Trash Parrots (05:27)
From: Trace Kerr

Forget raccoons digging into your trash cans, Australia has giant parrots snacking out of trash bins. Some family groups of Sulfur-crested cockatoos are teaching each other ...
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187: Animal Buddy Cops (04:32)
From: Trace Kerr

In an unexpected turn of events, two predators with very different hunting styles work cooperatively. During the summer months, badgers and coyotes will sometimes team up ...
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186: Sudden Genius (04:51)
From: Trace Kerr

Imagine waking up from a nap to discover that you have the ability to compose music in your head. What a shock that would be! There are people who are born with savant type ...
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185: Crash at Crush (05:00)
From: Trace Kerr

In September of 1896, the town of Crush was created for the sole purpose of crashing two steam trains together. Things did not go according to plan.
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184: Dog Days of Summer (04:20)
From: Trace Kerr

It's fall now, but we recorded this episode during the dog days of August. The sky wore a blanket of wildfire smoke and daytime lows were in the mid 90s. All that heat got ...
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181: Goo From the Sky (04:53)
From: Trace Kerr

Apologies--we had sound quality issues. We did not record from the bottom of a metal trash can while hiding from mystery blobs falling from the sky; we promise. In a place ...