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 248 Folge(n) erschienen.
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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
 
 

The Darien Gap (Entry 315.EZ3328)


In which a single highway is paved all the way from Alaska to Argentina--except for one pesky 66-mile gap right in the middle. Certificate #14458.


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 2018-01-04  34m
 
 

Secret Order of the Double Sunrise (Entry 1122.EC0105)


In which QANTAS begins a top-secret 33-hour nonstop flight between Australia and Ceylon at the height of World War II, right under the noses of the Empire of Japan. Certificate #12248.


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 2018-01-02  42m
 
 

Newton's Cradle (Entry 835.1C1311)


In which thousands of soulless corporate executives put little steel toys on their desks but still feel dead inside, and Ken finally learns how those little drinking birds work. Certificate #31932.


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 2017-12-28  44m
 
 

Gadsby (Entry 511.PS6928)


In which our two hosts study a book that runs fifty thousand words without a solitary display of our writing plan's fifth symbol. Certificate #6442.


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 2017-12-26  53m
 
 

Water Wars (Entry 1414.PS6301)


In which Los Angeles stands revealed in all its unquenchable thirst, and is pronounced by John and Ken several times the fun, old-timey way, with a hard 'g'. Certificate #33935.


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 2017-12-21  1h1m
 
 

The Tesseract (Entry 1291.EP0318)


In which Ken and John struggle to imagine four-dimensional space with the same ease that the inventor of the pitching machine once could. Certificate #28910.


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 2017-12-19  50m