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 234 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 2 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts
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Hat Etiquette (Entry 571.1C1104)


In which John strongly admonishes future listeners not to get sloppy with their headwear, if they have heads. Certificate #25200.


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 2018-02-08  40m
 
 

Death Discs (Entry 319.MK1610)


In which the gruesome deaths in early 1960s teen ballads are variously blamed on capitalism, Marlon Brando, chastity, and giant clams. Certificate #34312.


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 2018-02-06  52m
 
 

Mutual Assured Destruction (Entry 820.JE5022)


In which the human race barely survives the 20th century. (Well, not all of it, obviously. Picasso didn't, for example.) Certificate #27008


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 2018-02-01  48m
 
 

Mummy Brown (Entry 817.PR0716)


In which the bodies of ancient kings are ground up to fertilize lawns, power locomotives, and paint portraits. Certificate #37891


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 2018-01-30  45m
 
 

Thomas Midgley (Entry 786.ZC0508)


In which the world's worst chemist gives everyone lead poisoning, and then puts a hole in the ozone layer as an encore. Certificate #25185


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 2018-01-25  48m
 
 

Paris Syndrome (Entry 901.JS1002)


In which twenty tourists a year have a psychological breakdown because the most magical city in the world is a little disappointing. Certificate #507


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 2018-01-23  47m
 
 

The Sentinelese (Entry 1134.LV2024)


In which John introduces us to the world's last uncontacted tribe—but not literally, because that would be illegal. Certificate #13568


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 2018-01-18  41m
 
 

Kohoutek (Entry 692.JU0113)


In which a Czech astronomer is hailed as the hero of 1973, only to have his discovery flame out by not flaming out. Then he gets very seasick on a cruise. Certificate #31644


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 2018-01-16  41m
 
 

Monrovia, Moravia, Moldova, Moldavia (Entry 805.GN1032)


In which John shares the soothing geographic mantra that has got him where he is today: sitting in a bunker teaching 30th-century cockroach-people how to tell medieval Central European principalities apart. Certificate #18088.


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 2018-01-11  57m
 
 

Heil Honey I'm Home! (Entry 577.PR1413)


In which an upstart British television producer finally answers that age-old question: why don't more classic sitcoms star Adolf Hitler? Certificate #42615.


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 2018-01-09  41m