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 58m. Bisher sind 250 Folge(n) erschienen.
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Episode 238: Cow Magnets (Entry 289.JL0118)


In which we learn that ruminants are eating a lot more metal nowadays than they used to, and that Ken would like to have a gravel spoon at dinner. Certificate #28929


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 2020-03-05  1h3m
 
 

Episode 237: Longitudinal Film (Entry 734.PS9010)


In which British documentarians and Austin slackers alike use the movies to unveil the mysteries of aging and mortality, and John leaves a series of women waiting for him at train stations in Spain. Certificate #48149


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 2020-03-03  1h19m
 
 

Episode 236: Hands Across America (Entry 565.PR1121)


In which the 1980s fad for charity pop singles inspires an ambitious geographic stunt, and Ken plans a foolproof way to assassinate Jamie Farr. Certificate #26004


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 2020-02-27  1h13m
 
 

Episode 235: Operation Just Cause (Entry 869.EZ4510)


In which the bizarre 1989 American invasion of Panama kicks off our modern era of on-the-nose Pentagon naming conventions, and John is reminded of a dominatrix, as usual. Certificate #19345.


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 2020-02-25  52m
 
 

Episode 234: Trafalgar vs. Carmania (Entry 1325.IS2314)


In which the First World War begins in an unexpected fashion, with two ocean liners blowing holes in each other off the coast of Brazil, and Ken gets gaslit into buying a tuxedo. Certificate #32056.


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 2020-02-20  1h7m
 
 

Episode 233: The Dogon (Entry 369.DE0419)


In which an African tribe proves so eager to please that they convince generations of ethnographers that alien visitors from Sirius are real, and John gets annoyed that ancient astronauts never invented baseball. Certificate #26731.


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 2020-02-18  58m
 
 

Episode 232: Cincinnati Chili (Entry 223.2K0440)


In which an early fast food boom, Greek immigration, and (of course) the World's Fair conspire to trick Ohioans into redefining "chili," and John gets justifiably upset about bananas on spaghetti. Certificate #24598.


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 2020-02-13  49m
 
 

Episode 231: Snow Valley, Oklahoma (Entry 1182.JB2419)


In which a Vermonter with an ill-conceived dream brings skiiing very briefly to the Sooner State, and Ken attempts to secure his family some very rare Pokemon cards. Certificate #17398.


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 2020-02-11  1h12m
 
 

Episode 230: The Tootsie Pop Indian (Entry 1317.LA0312)


In which an American candy company refuses to honor a longstanding bit of playground lollipop lore, and Ken tries to calculate the homeopathic healing power of Tootsie Rolls. Certificate #33486.


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 2020-02-06  1h9m
 
 

Episode 229: Chastity Belts (Entry 209.LV2113)


In which Renaissance satirists and modern amateur historians accidentally create a physiologically impossible medieval device, and John has a theory about locksmiths and cocaine. Certificate #49406.


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 2020-02-04  55m