Trace Kerr

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

Recent Pieces from Trace Kerr

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136: Sneaky Potato (04:41)
From: Trace Kerr

In 1532 the Spanish found out what everyone in South America already knew--potatoes are amazing. But when they brought them back to Europe the reception wasn't so great. No ...
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135: Moon Junk (05:09)
From: Trace Kerr

A word on sound quality: We're still recording remotely. Just pretend Amy is on the moon, reporting from her own personal spaceship. Besides the lander modules left by each ...
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134: Glowing Squirrels (04:53)
From: Trace Kerr

An accidental discovery by scientist Jonathan G. Martin lead to a surprise at his bird feeder. Turns out Flying Squirrels in the United States have a special trait. Under ...
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128: Get Off My Lawn! (04:42)
From: Trace Kerr

How did we go from no green spaces in city neighborhoods to the perfectly manicured lawn that defines American suburbia? It all comes down to Frederick Law Olmsted and ...
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127: Emergency Clams (04:52)
From: Trace Kerr

No joke, the best and last line of defense to protect the drinking water for an entire city in Poland is eight clams. Let's chat about bivalve science!
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126: Marital Duels (04:57)
From: Trace Kerr

During the 13th century, in the part of the world that would become Germany, husbands and wives could settle marital disagreements with an elaborate battle that used clubs ...
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122: Good George Dantzig! (05:00)
From: Trace Kerr

In the movie Good Will Hunting, Will is a janitor at MIT--he solves some impossible math problems and shocks the professors. That origin story is taken straight from real ...
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122: Good George Dantzig (05:00)
From: Trace Kerr

In the movie Good Will Hunting, Will is a janitor at MIT--he solves some impossible math problems and shocks the professors. That origin story is taken straight from real ...
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121: Isle of Discussion (04:49)
From: Trace Kerr

In this time of COVID19 and staying at home (if you happen to be at home with more than just yourself) you might be finding family harmony is getting a little rough around ...
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120: Play Doh (04:53)
From: Trace Kerr

In 1930, the Kutol company came up with a putty to clean coal dust off of walls. Impending bankruptcy forced them to shift gears to find new ways of making a profit. A new ...