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 1h1m. Bisher sind 326 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 2 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 13 days 23 hours 32 minutes

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Episode 324: Otokichi (Entry 879.2C1125)


In which a freak Pacific storm in 1832 makes one young castaway an unusual ambassador for the Empire of Japan, and Ken is unable to justify the Gospel of John. Certificate #37850.


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Episode 323: Woodstock '99 (Entry 1441.IS2808)


In which a fiery apocalypse outside Rome, New York marks the cultural endpoint of the 1990s, and John spends his whole childhood reading about armaments in Janes publications. Certificate #27287.


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Episode 322: Kon-Tiki (Entry 692.MT1424)


In which a Norwegian amateur anthropologist sails a raft from Peru to Polynesia to push a pet theory, and Ken covets ink and gold. Certificate #18688.


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Episode 321: The War Before This One (Entry 1409.NH0109)


In which we follow the long, strange journey that finally got World War I and World War II their names, and John goes for drinks with his high school principal. Certificate #24737.


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Episode 320: Slab City (Entry 1170.IS3501)


In which itinerant snowbirds turn an abandoned desert naval base into a trash-mountain utopia, and Ken hopes a nuke lands on his head. Certificate #33204.


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Episode 319: Carlo Gesualdo (Entry 526.HE1304)


In which modernity discovers a late Renaissance composer with a history of ahead-of-his-time harmonies and lurid murder, and John scats like Cab Calloway after midnight. Certificate #39859.


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 2020-12-15  1h18m
 
 

Episode 318: The Guardian Angels (Entry 554.EX2320)


In which a Brooklyn-born fast food manager slaps some paramilitary berets on local kids and starts a new community policing movement, and Ken wonders how to allocate the stripes on the American flag. Certificate #25639.


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Episode 317: B. Traven (Entry 1332.PR2502)


In which we trace at least four secret identities of the most reclusive novelist in literary history, and John gets a terrible fake ID from the fake ID store. Certificate #39453.


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Episode 316: Dingbat Apartments (Entry 351.AC2830)


In which we learn why Los Angeles and other post-war American cities have tens of thousands of the same apartment complex, and Ken wonders where Philip Johnson's water heater is. Certificate #25380.


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Episode 315: Ultrarunning (Entry 1357.IS4031)


In which a throwback British baronet (sort of) completes seven marathons on seven continents in seven consecutive days, and John runs like a rhinoceros. Certificate #20800.


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