Trace Kerr

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

Recent Pieces from Trace Kerr

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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.
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49: Saturn's Rings (03:29)
From: Trace Kerr

The rings of icy dust around Saturn are so much younger than the planet. Where did they come from and why are they going away?
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47: Chlorine Trifluoride (04:25)
From: Trace Kerr

This chemical is no joke. Amy talks about how 1930's scientists discovered the explosive and insanely dangerous compound while trying to find a more stable version of ...
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46: That Comes in a Can? (07:53)
From: Trace Kerr

Amy and Trace went on an epic field trip around our home town of Spokane and found all sorts of canned gems, like a whole chicken, silkworms and cheese in cans. Amy also ...
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45: Sneeze Voting (02:54)
From: Trace Kerr

African Wild Dogs appear to vote on pack activities by sneezing.
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44: Finches and Sleep Singing (03:22)
From: Trace Kerr

Dr. Margoliash at the University of Chicago has been studying the brains of Zebra Finches for years. Today we dive into some of his lab's result -- these bird test subjects ...
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43: Dog Love and an MRI (02:40)
From: Trace Kerr

Neuroscientists have found that dogs might actually love their people.
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29: Social Conventions (20:19)
From: Trace Kerr

Why do we do the things we do while in public? Simple actions like using the restroom or riding the bus get a lot more complicated when thinking about what other people might ...
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31: Badass Women (20:09)
From: Trace Kerr

We fell down a Pinterest hole and found a whole bunch of women who we'd NEVER heard about in history classes. Ching Shih, an infamous Chinese pirate, a Viking fighter ...
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33: Annoying People (02:06)
From: Trace Kerr

Welcome to the wonderful world of Brain Storms. Short, funny and TO THE POINT. Today is brought to you by those people who make you crazy and why your brain thinks they are ...