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 394: The Town of Bent Necks (Entry 1323.SS0701)
In which two Nazi brothers divide a German town into rival athletic shoe factions, and Ken plans a hotel heist. Certificate #31961.
Episode 393: The Prince Philip Movement (Entry 987.PS8207)
In which one Melanesian village decides, sight unseen, to worship the Duke of Edinburgh, and the gods imprison John in a small ravine. Certificate #50227.
Episode 392: The Wave (Entry 1415.1K0814)
In which the invention of a Bay Area cheerleader becomes science's most exhaustively studied stadium ritual, and Ken doesn't think harbor seals come in different colors. Certificate #4418.
Episode 391: Middle Initials (Entry 786.LK0161)
In which twentieth-century America becomes the only time and place in history when people drop letters into their names, and John renames himself in the phone book. Certificate #21831.
Episode 390: The Great Diamond Hoax (Entry 548.MT1344)
In which a clever drillbit company accountant cons banking bigwigs into believing an acre of Wyoming is covered in precious gems, and Ken suggests a touching tribute to Paul Anka. Certificate #52348.
Episode 389: The Chicago Seekers (Entry 213.RV0103)
In which a failed Chicago flying saucer cult leads to a landmark study in social psychology, and John blames religious fervor on diet pills. Certificate #17854.
I LOVE these pods
It is such a pleasure to listen to two intelligent, clever guys, with large vocabularies, discuss all manner of topics. (No offense to the boys at Ice Cream Social). Every show is packed with information on all menner of topics and laughs. Keep it up Ken and John!
Love these guys
The topic is never the point, it’s the interaction between John and Ken that keeps me anticipating each and every entry!
If my dad likes it, then I like it!