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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.

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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.

    Episode 306: Mensa (Entry 775.PR1320)

    Episode 306: Mensa (Entry 775.PR1320)

    In which the era of intelligence testing produces an Oxford-based society for smarty-pants who, it turns out, mostly want to solve puzzles, and Ken is shamed for identifying an antelope. Certificate #43519.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 305: C-Day (Entry 198.MT2527)

    Episode 305: C-Day (Entry 198.MT2527)

    In which the U.S. military battles black marketing and currency destabilization by paying Korea- and Vietnam-era servicemembers in play money, and John learns about a 1990s fad for the first time. Certificate #46965.

    • 52 min
    Episode 304: The Day the Clown Cried (Entry 317.PS12605)

    Episode 304: The Day the Clown Cried (Entry 317.PS12605)

    In which an unfinished Holocaust "dramedy" gains a reputation as the worst movie ever made even though no one has ever seen it, and Ken thinks a lot about dog poop. Certificate #46512.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 303: Eliza (Entry 404.LK0247)

    Episode 303: Eliza (Entry 404.LK0247)

    In which an MIT professor worried about a digital future accidentally creates the field of human-machine conversation, and John flirts with a 54-year-old computer program. Certificate #36441.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 302: Cynthia Plaster Caster (Entry 949.JE4817)

    Episode 302: Cynthia Plaster Caster (Entry 949.JE4817)

    In which a shy Chicago student becomes one of the most famous rock fans in America by virtue of her anatomically correct artwork, and John offers Ken an unwanted present. Certificate #30889.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 301: Washington, CSA (Entry 1412.MT1225)

    Episode 301: Washington, CSA (Entry 1412.MT1225)

    In which a doddering general saves America from an alarming alternate history in which the Confederacy takes over the nation instead of seceding, and Ken objurgates against several things (but especially slavery). Certificate #15899.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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