Archives: Podcast

  • 194: Iris Sphincters

    You might think you’re special because you can flex your nostrils or flap your ears–but it turns out that there is a person out there who can voluntarily move their […]

  • 193: Navy Seals

    The US military uses more than boats to protect our Naval bases. This episode brings a whole new meaning to “Navy seals”. Check out this AP archive video — it’s […]

  • 192: Potholes

    Welcome to 2022!! Over the next few episodes we’re changing things up a bit. Let us know what you think! Email us at Brainjunkpodcast@gmail.com or drop us a message on […]

  • 191: Brain Junk Winter Break

    We don’t know about y’all, but 2020 and 2021 have been a whole thing. Right?! So Trace and Amy are taking the month of December to recharge their love of […]

  • 190: Beard Power

    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 […]

  • 189: Disco Clams

    It’s an underwater Brain Storm today with Disco Clams! It’s a 4 inch long clam with fancy red mantle and a line of rippling “disco ball”. It has a sneaky […]

  • 188: Trash Parrots

    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 how to hack people’s […]

  • 187: Animal Buddy Cops

    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 during the summer months […]

  • 186: Sudden Genius

    Imagine waking up from a nap to discover that you can compose music in your head. What a shock that would be! There are people who are born with savant […]

  • 185: Crash at Crush

    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. Image: Baylor Collections