Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

An encyclopedic reference of strange-but-true stories compiled as a time capsule for future generations.

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Queen Victoria's Grandchildren (Entry 1020.IS1418)


In which we follow up on the forty-two offspring of the "grandmother of Europe," including the one who led Germany into World War I and the one who might have been Jack the Ripper. Certificate #26374.


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   1h1m
 
 

Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech (Entry 305.RM1219)


In which a revenge-crazed football coach runs up a 222-0 score against a squad of random law students and townies, and John explains why his go-to comedy move is dropping his pants. Certificate #26347.


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   1h13m
 
 

Track 61 (Entry 1324.EZ0808)


In which Franklin Roosevelt builds a secret, private train station under the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, and John almost defects to East Germany in a gaily colored ski jacket. Certificate #33725.


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   1h2m
 
 

Snowflakes (Entry 1181.PS14716)


In which a Vermont farmer unveils to the world a natural beauty of crystalline perfection that's been hiding in plain sight, and Ken and John decide to slander Buzz Aldrin for some reason. Certificate #16919.


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The Turboencabulator (Entry 1348.IS2811)


In which we study the spurving bearings and hydrocoptic marzlevanes of the made-up machine that brought technobabble to the masses, and John actually encourages Ken to talk about Star Trek for a change. Certificate #45305.


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   1h11m
 
 

Thomas Nast (Entry 825.JB1534)


In which one Gilded Age influencer puts Santa at the North Pole because he hates slavery so much and runs New York's most powerful man out of town on a rail because he hates the Irish so much. Certificate #33423.


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   1h12m
 
 

The Christmas Truce (Entry 220.LK0214)


In which peace and holiday good will break out on the western front in 1914, partly due to the work of suffragettes, and it changes the tourism industry forever. Also, Ken defends fruitcake. Certificate #31405.


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   1h5m
 
 

Telling the Bees (Entry 1285.PR2413)


In which we explore one of the weirdest funeral superstitions of pagan Europe, and John explains why he likes to retell Aesop's Fables from the bad guys' point of view. Certificate #44411.


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   1h1m
 
 

Patrick Nagel (Entry 823.SS0115)


In which one artist redefines eroticism for the MTV generation, and John gets stuck with a very overpriced piece of Duran Duran memorabilia. Certificate #31513.


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 2018-12-13  1h11m
 
 

Robert Smalls (Entry 1176.DE2315)


In which a South Carolina slave seizes a heavily armed Confederate ship and sails it to freedom and instant celebrity, whereas Ken doesn't even own a hatchet. Certificate #38760.


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 2018-12-11  1h6m