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 416 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 18 days 7 hours 28 minutes

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Episode 414: The Ma Bell Breakup (Entry 744.LK1214)


In which the U.S. government finally succeeds, after decades, in breaking up a massive telephone monopoly, and John is unfamiliar with a funny poem about an elephant. Certificate #22481.


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Episode 413: The Longest Prizefight (Entry 733.HE1032)


In which a seven-hour boxing match tests the patience of New Orleans crowds and changes the rules of the sport, and Ken thinks straws should be made of cornstarch. Certificate #26215.


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   1h10m
 
 

Episode 412: The Smiley Face Killer(s) (Entry 1177.JB2414)


In which investigators differ on whether binge-drinking or a homicidal conspiracy is killing American college students, and John plays Frogger to get to the East River. Certificate #23582.


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   1h11m
 
 

Episode 411: The Great Bell of Dhammazedi (Entry 548.EX3925)


In which the largest bell ever cast spends four centuries in the mud at the bottom of a Burmese river, and Ken makes a terrible grandfather clock decision. Certificate #50855.


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   51m
 
 

Episode 410: The Kalakala (Entry 681.2S1918)


In which a burned-out ferry becomes an art deco American icon of the future and then a derelict eyesore, and Ken blames Seattle for the great San Francisco fire of 1906. Certificate #19361.


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   1h14m
 
 

Episode 409: The All-Americans Go to Japan (Entry 032.1K0728)


In which a Tokyo newspaperman with big dreams lures Babe Ruth onto a pre-war baseball barnstorming tour, and John regrets that fancy lounges are mostly for drinking. Certificate #36360.


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   59m
 
 

Episode 408: Eternal September (Entry 428.1C1533)


In which the 1993 back-to-school week that never ended kills an early outpost of the internet, and Ken annoys online Winnie-the-Pooh fans. Certificate #47957.


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   1h13m
 
 

Episode 407: Salmon Chaos (Entry 1098.LK0506)


In which a viral craze inspires hundreds of young Taiwanese folks to put a fish in their names, and John hits a cement wall in his attempts to mate. Certificate #50920.


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   1h18m
 
 

Episode 406: Myers-Briggs (Entry 821.2T0223)


In which two pioneering women and amateur Jungians devise a way to classify sixteen different types of human personality, and Ken explains his Star Trek slash fiction. Certificate #36282.


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   1h23m
 
 

Episode 405: Bloody Mose (Entry 134.EZ1106)


In which America's first city for free black people rises from the salt marshes of Spanish Florida, and John regrets quoting a Monty Python sketch. Certificate #31305.


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