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 1h5m. Bisher sind 502 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 2 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 22 days 15 hours 3 minutes

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Episode 500: Bitcoin Pizza Day (Entry 126.JB1304)


In which $300 million in 2022 money is unwisely spent on the world's first real-world cryptocurrency transaction, and Ken explains why a bro should not have an army. Certificate #11904.


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Episode 499: Exclaves (Entry 436.NU2021)


In which we explore life in parts of the map that are bizarrely separated from the rest of their nations, and John thinks Alaska looks like a very fertile octopus. Certificate #51829.


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Episode 498: The Boots Theory (Entry 143.LK2104)


In which a British fantasy writer reframes cost-of-living calculations for future economists, and Ken doesn't notice cobblers. Certificate #28114.


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Episode 497: Farmer Burns (Entry 166.GN3224)


In which a gifted grappler with Iowa's biggest neck becomes America's first national wrestling celebrity, and pro wrestling reminds John of many of his past relationships. Certificate #29766.


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Episode 496: Tom Thumb (Entry 1315.PR2131)


In which America's first locomotive faces its greatest challenge, a group of angry teamsters, and Ken decides horses are his Sammy Hagar. Certificate #17918.


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Episode 495: The Winchester Geese (Entry 1434.JG1601)


In which a church bishop's sanction makes the London borough of Southwark a haven for sex workers and other outcasts for centuries, and John would like to pay someone to chide him. Certificate #49605.


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Episode 494: Hobby Tunneling (Entry 591.JB2416)


In which a series of largely male and largely odd people over the centuries start digging something and just don't stop, and Ken explains how Canadian lakes are named. Certificate #39623.


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Episode 493: Gillian Hills (Entry 588.PS12101)


In which the daughter of a famous adventurer and hostage does landmark work in 20th-century music, film, and art, and John wonders whom he has talked to for the most hours. Certificate #39582.


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Episode 492: O'Shaughnessy Dam (Entry 877.EX1508)


In which a great American city got its water rights by illegally flooding John Muir's favorite valley, and Ken has opinions on where egrets should poop. Certificate #53464.


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Episode 491: The Placebo Effect (Entry 946.IS3821)


In which people find they can feel better about almost any ailment while taking nothing at all, and many of John's friends are Batman villains. Certificate #42734.


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