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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 263: The Hero of Camperdown (Entry 583.IS3323)

    Episode 263: The Hero of Camperdown (Entry 583.IS3323)

    In which one press-ganged sailor's quick thinking and bravery ends an invasion of Ireland and changes the course of history, while John and Ken disagree over the meaning of Elton John lyrics. Certificate #50975.

    • 54 min
    Episode 262: Soapy Smith (Entry 1178.2T0313)

    Episode 262: Soapy Smith (Entry 1178.2T0313)

    In which Alaska chooses to make a cheerfully lawless gold rush villain into a beloved folk hero, and Ken wonders if he's married to a dice-rolling confidence artist. Certificate #35570.

    • 1h 5 min
    Episode 261: Chick Tracts (Entry 214.RO0116)

    Episode 261: Chick Tracts (Entry 214.RO0116)

    In which history's most widely read theologian is revealed to be an eccentric Los Angeles cartoonist and conspiracy theorist who looks like Slim Pickens, and John notices that religious pamphlets mostly appear in places where bad things happen. Certificate #31387.

    • 1h 17 min
    Episode 260: The Joy of Cooking (Entry 676.EZ2410)

    Episode 260: The Joy of Cooking (Entry 676.EZ2410)

    In which a Listerine label-printing company publishes what goes on to become the most popular cookbook in American history, and Ken imagines Wall Street Journal portraits of seafood. Certificate #38738.

    • 1h 12 min
    Episode 259: Love (Entry 737.GA0514)

    Episode 259: Love (Entry 737.GA0514)

    In which one of the great Pop Art geniuses of his century accidentally becomes a one-hit wonder with an iconic bit of typography, and John regrets never entering into an arranged marriage. Certificate #37350.

    • 1h 4 min
    Episode 258: The International Cable Protection Committee (Entry 654.IS4316)

    Episode 258: The International Cable Protection Committee (Entry 654.IS4316)

    In which we are reminded that the modern global communication network still relies on unwiedly physical cables running along the sea-floor, tempting Russian spies and itchy whales, and Ken enjoys the word "gutta-percha." Certificate #34332.

    • 1h 5 min

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