Omnibus

Every 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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h7m. Bisher sind 597 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 5 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 27 days 16 hours 8 minutes

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In which a village pastime for Sussex dairymaids gets urbanized into an exciting neighborhood pick-up sport in American inner cities, and John wants to pick the bittle up. Certificate #13472.


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In which the development of guardrail and concrete divider technology makes highway driving massively safer over the decades, and Ken lies under oath in a deposition. Certificate #40991.


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Episode 590: Vanity Plates (Entry 1383.EC1208)


In which car registration numbers become modes for personalized creative expression and eventually a multimillion-dollar commodity, and Ken does not say "auto." Certificate #37808.


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Episode 589: The Earth from Space (Entry 391.GN0115)


In which centuries of inaccurate illustrations of our planet are abruptly upended by satellites and awestruck astronauts, and John never drew spaceships, just Japanese fighter planes. Certificate #35817.


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Episode 588: The Food Pyramid (Entry 487.MT0611)


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Episode 587: The Guano Islands Act (Entry 554.PS10407)


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Episode 586: The Great Idaho Beaver Drop (Entry 548.JL0202)


In which a remote part of Idaho solves its beaver dam problem with some surplus parachutes and an even more remote part of Idaho, and Ken applies the transitive property to mules and culverts. Certificate #31297.


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