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 1h5m. Bisher sind 522 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 23 days 14 hours 15 minutes

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Episode 130: Freighthopping (Entry 500.AM0812)


In which the American railroad provides a semi-legal travel network for millions of migrant laborers, and John explains how a sufficiently blond mustache on a young hobo can ward off evil. Certificate #14946.


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 2019-02-21  1h5m
 
 

Episode 129: The Foreign Legion (Entry 490.2S1519)


In which the French army accepts thousands of rogues and ne'er-do-wells from all over the world, giving them white helmets and a whole lot of wine, and Ken suggests a new method for reheating Hot Pockets. Certificate #36749.


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 2019-02-19  1h6m
 
 

Episode 128: Jacqueline Cochran (Entry 238.RV1214)


In which one driven girl from the backwoods of Georgia changes the face of aviation, Ken roasts astronaut Scott Carpenter, and John skips class to judge an essay contest. Certificate #39584.


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 2019-02-14  1h10m
 
 

Episode 127: The Bodies of Mount Everest (Entry 138.JE1316)


In which travelers to one of the most dangerous places on earth leave so many casualties behind in the "Death Zone" that they literally become part of the map. Certificate #7505.


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 2019-02-12  58m
 
 

Episode 126: (LIVE) Yngwie Malmsteen (Entry 753.JE1022)


In which a skilled but self-absorbed Swedish musician leaves his homeland to become a guitar god, and John explains his theory about how neoclassicism ruined rock. Certificate #26394.


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 2019-02-07  35m
 
 

Episode 125: (LIVE) Extremely Overdue Library Books (Entry 445.2T0413)


In which countless scofflaws, including George Washington, rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in library fines, and Ken takes home a "spite book." Certificate #29342.


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 2019-02-05  42m
 
 

Episode 124: Flagpole Sitters (Entry 474.1S1013)


In which Syrian ascetics and American steeplejacks alike enjoy the weirdest fad of all time, and Ken angers marathon runners. Certificate #45561.


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 2019-01-31  1h13m
 
 

Episode 123: Samantha Smith (Entry 1178.IS1106)


In which a fifth-grader from Maine becomes a diplomatic sensation after writing a nervous letter to Moscow, and John remembers the only fan letter he ever wrote. Certificate #35519.


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 2019-01-29  1h9m
 
 

Episode 122: The Twins of Benin (Entry 1353.GN2524)


In which we learn that one very specific region of West Africa produces more twins than anywhere else on earth, which could be due to heredity, yams, or, in Ken's mind, a mysterious glowing meteorite. Certificate #29437.


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 2019-01-24  1h10m
 
 

Episode 121: The Kilogram (Entry 686.DE2513)


In which the dreams of the French Revolution are finally fulfilled by modern physicists eager to re-define science itself from scratch, which probably triggered the alien landing in May 2019. Certificate #37545.


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 2019-01-22  1h9m