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

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Episode 282: Ronco (Entry 1081.MI0303)


In which a kitchen gadgeteer harnesses the power of late-night television to create a new American art form, the infomercial--but wait, there's more! Ken thinks music shouldn't come from a scarf. Certificate #32041.


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Episode 281: Vesna Vulovic (Entry 1404.EC0410)


In which a stubborn Yugoslavian air hostess sets a world record by surviving a six-mile fall from the sky, and John misplaces the Carpathians. Certificate #33008.


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   1h19m
 
 

Episode 280: Dutch Elm Disease (Entry 388.JL0112)


In which America's forests and suburbs are ravaged by a strange invader brought by bark beetles, and Ken insists on comparing tree sap to mucus even though no one wants that. Certificate #27612.


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Episode 279: Sister Cities (Entry 1165.AM0408)


In which post-war trauma and idealism inspire world cities to try a new kind of diplomacy, and John has big plans for Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Certificate #39656.


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   1h17m
 
 

Episode 278: Project MK-Ultra (Entry 993.HB0111)


In which the CIA becomes convinced that acid-laced cocktails are the solution to all our Cold War intelligence problems, and Ken suggests a new variant of foosball. Certificate #28598.


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   1h14m
 
 

Episode 277: The Tibetan Memory Trick (Entry 1306.NU0774)


In which a Victorian parlor game about poultry and tweezers blossoms into a tongue twister, a comedy act, and a broadcasting test, and John tunes a guitar because Frank Zappa isn't available. Certificate #34596.


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   1h14m
 
 

Episode 276: The Phoebus Cartel (Entry 931.JN0905)


In which an evil cabal of lightbulb manufacturers realizes they can sell more product if bulbs burn out faster, and Ken decides he invented Teddy Ruxpin. Certificate #24473..


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Episode 275: The Guru Letters (Entry 557.PR0513)


In which a Siberia-obsessed Russian mystic counts a future U.S. vice president among his acolytes, and John offers up our softest poets to the mosquitoes of Alaska. Certificate #43738.


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Episode 274: Hanky Codes (Entry 566.EZ1321)


In which we look back at the complex and clandestine history of sexual signaling in gay culture, and Ken thinks a lot of decades have the wrong adjectives. Certificate #34366.


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Episode 273: Fletcherizing (Entry 478.AC0754)


In which a Victorian food faddist persuades America and Europe to chew each bite of onion over seven hundred times, and John discovers what Woodrow Wilson would look like if he were an embezzler. Certificate #32596.


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 2020-07-07  1h11m