Omnibus

Twice a week, Ken Jennings and John Roderick add a new entry to the OMNIBUS, an encyclopedic reference work of strange-but-true stories that they are compiling as a time capsule for future generations.

https://www.omnibusproject.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h3m. Bisher sind 433 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 19 days 3 hours 9 minutes

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Episode 431: Penguin Classics (Entry 915.EC1212)


In which a boring train ride from Devon leads to the creation of the modern paperback library, and John's daughter is a snob about sans serif typefaces. Certificate #41769.


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Episode 430: Roxas v. Marcos (Entry 1086.PR1506)


In which a humble locksmith sues the dictator who stole his golden Buddha, and Ken thinks teaching multiplication to juries was a mistake. Certificate #46804.


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   1h1m
 
 

Episode 429: Welsh Patagonia (Entry 1421.DE2609)


In which a small group of nationalists leave Wales for the prairies of Argentina, and John explains why he pronounces "Nazi" to rhyme with "snazzy." Certificate #53240.


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   1h0m
 
 

Episode 428: The Fastest Bicyclist (Entry 445.IS0526)


In which the world land speed cycling record reaches incredible heights using the power of the slipstream, and Ken doesn't need to hear the word "torque" so much. Certificate #43944.


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   1h10m
 
 

Episode 427: Damascus Steel (Entry 314.PS4503)


In which the technology used to make the world's strongest and most beautiful swords is lost to time, and John is suspicious of redheads. Certificate #26207.


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   56m
 
 

Episode 426: Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (Entry 853.PS13709)


In which an American heiress leverages her dollhouse enthusiasm to invent a new scientific discipline, and Ken's aunt knows more about cyanide than his uncle. Certificate #34368.


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   1h7m
 
 

Episode 425: The Law of the Tongue (Entry 705.JB0712)


In which an Australian whaling village learns to hunt cooperatively with the local apex predators, and John identifies the "ferrets of the sea." Certificate #46594.


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   1h7m
 
 

Episode 424: Der Grosser (Entry 551.EX1407)


In which an ultra-luxury Mercedes becomes the car of choice for rock stars and despots worldwide, and Ken wants to buy the least fascist doorbell. Certificate #49472.


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   1h35m
 
 

Episode 423: The Public Universal Friend (Entry 1006.JE3122)


In which a Rhode Island Quaker emerges from a coma rebranded as a nameless, genderless prophet, and John predicts the Temptations will get boils. Certificate #29297.


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Episode 422: The Halifax Explosion (Entry 562.JB0409)


In which a maritime comedy of errors in a Nova Scotia harbor leads to the biggest non-nuclear explosion in human history, and Ken learns why you should never buy an old yellow shirt. Certificate #21795.


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