Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

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

https://www.omnibusproject.com/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 57m. Bisher sind 164 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 2 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts
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Maraschino Cherries (Entry 758.PR0819)


In which we learn how a historical delicacy of Croatia got bastardized into a staple of American cocktails and sundaes, and John is upset when his third grade teacher pays him in ice cream instead of cash. Certificate #28197.


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   56m
 
 

Cursive (Entry 307.DA0508)


In which we trace script handwriting from ancient Egypt all the way up to the modern culture wars, and John and Ken argue over the ugliest cursive capital letter: is it J or Q? Certificate #32892.


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   59m
 
 

Lilly Pulitzer (Entry 1007.LK1227)


In which the messy orange-eating of a runaway heiress creates a colorful new summer look for American women, and Ken goes way too far with his Kennedy assassination theories. Certificate #12306.


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   45m
 
 

Bone Wars (Entry 141.PS14107)


In which America's two greatest dinosaur hunters ruin their lives in an unhinged battle of spite and revenge, which John finds extremely romantic. Certificate #24269.


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   50m
 
 

Pattie Boyd (Entry 148.DE2402)


In which two of the greatest rock guitarists of all time pine after the same woman, each marry her in turn, and somehow stay friends. Certificate #42401.


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   55m
 
 

The Reindeer Wizards (Entry 1049.DE1811)


In which we remember the 1950s charity drive to raise reindeer funds for a tribe of Scandinavian telepaths--a problem they really should have seen coming. Certificate #37239.


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   49m
 
 

Trapper Keepers (Entry 1331.IS0816)


In which a re-designed school binder becomes a mandatory school accessory and one of the great marketing successes of the 1980s, and Ken spends hours looking at erasers shaped like sushi. Certificate #31310.


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   53m
 
 

Winifred Sackville Stoner Jr. (Entry 1229.MT1125)


In which an Esperanto-loving stage mom raises America's first celebrity child prodigy, who writes one of history's most famous poems before vanishing into a cloud of bigamy and scandal. Certificate #35551.


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   56m
 
 

Plymouth Rock (Entry 955.EX3321)


In which John visits one of the most underwhelming (and breakable) landmarks in American history, and explains why its entire history is almost certainly made up. Certificate #33004.


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 2019-05-16  49m
 
 

Tortilla Chips (Entry 1320.GN4226)


In which America discovers Tex-Mex food at Disneyland, leading to the invention of Doritos and "extreme" snack foods, and Ken has clam chowder in his car. Certificate #42729.


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 2019-05-14  53m