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 503 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 22 days 16 hours 20 minutes

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Episode 101: Jennens v. Jennens (Entry 671.NU2711)


In which the notorious "Miser of Acton" forgets to sign his will, and for over a century thousands of people--including Ken's family--become convinced they are rightful heirs to his $300 million fortune. Certificate #23502.


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 2018-11-13  58m
 
 

Episode 100: Wild Man Fischer (Entry 472.GE1612)


In which a troubled street performer becomes a beloved musician and helps found a landmark record label, Ken buys a booby-trapped painting, and John critiques the storytelling of celebrity children. Certificate #49895.


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 2018-11-08  1h22m
 
 

Episode 99: The Doomsday Flight (Entry 372.AM0214)


In which the U.S. government tries to ban a Rod Serling TV movie for inspiring too many mid-air extortions, all of which can be foiled by knowing the right trivia fact about Denver. Certificate #41961.


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 2018-11-06  1h19m
 
 

Episode 98: Albert Pierrepoint (Entry 938.ES0914)


In which a Lancashire grocer and pub landlord becomes the most skilled executioner of all time, and John explains the best part of being guillotined. Certificate #21776.


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 2018-11-01  1h3m
 
 

Episode 97: Bridey Murphy (Entry 818.JB1414)


In which a Colorado housewife and her tractor dealer friend jump-start the 1950s "reincarnation" fad, and Ken ponders whether or not he was "Endora" in a past life. Certificate #29314.


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 2018-10-30  1h11m
 
 

Episode 96: The Letter J (Entry 714.1CH0910)


In which a 16th-century jack-of-all-trades judiciously joins a jaunty new Johnny-come-lately to our jargon because he's just so jazzed about Jesus. Juxtaposed with John's jumbled jeremiads and Jennings's juvenile jokes. Certificate #23082.


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 2018-10-25  45m
 
 

Episode 95: The Ballads of Ossian (Entry 094.PR2017)


In which Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, and Goethe go nuts about a best-selling blind Celtic bard who might not even exist, and John writes his first Tolkien fanfic. Certificate #28002


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 2018-10-23  1h13m
 
 

Episode 94: Brown Sound (Entry 158.MT1517)


In which military scientists, flush from their success annoying Manuel Noriega with Doors music, try to find that one elusive noise that will liquefy their enemies' bowels. Certificate #42964.


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 2018-10-18  57m
 
 

Episode 93: Second Sleep (Entry 1122.ZC0401)


In which John and Ken learn that they share a "chronotype," but disagree over whether it's natural to spend an hour or two every night sitting naked in a chair. Certificate #38846.


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 2018-10-16  1h11m
 
 

Episode 92: The Hollow Earth (Entry 593.JB2607)


In which we ponder two questions: are we living on the inside of a concave sphere? Or is someone else down there, possibly with skimpy outfits and pet dinosaurs? Certificate #19429.


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 2018-10-11  1h3m