479 episodes

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.

Omnibus Ken Jennings and John Roderick

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    • 4.6 • 2.3K Ratings

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 477: The Princeton Incident (Entry 987.RU0310)

    Episode 477: The Princeton Incident (Entry 987.RU0310)

    In which the worst naval accident in U.S. government history almost kills a president but inspires romance instead, and John doesn't love the coquetteish head-tilting in old photos. Certificate #52488.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 476: The Appaloosa (Entry 059.ZC0603)

    Episode 476: The Appaloosa (Entry 059.ZC0603)

    In which the indigenous people of the Columbia River Plateau breed a new horse with a "leopard complex," and Ken notes you can't milk an emu. Certificate #36454.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 475: The Chronofile (Entry 221.ES0601)

    Episode 475: The Chronofile (Entry 221.ES0601)

    In which a great American futurist spends decades experimentally recording his own personal data every fifteen minutes, and John wants to know if Ken is a good kisser. Certificate #49146.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 474: Ice Capades (Entry 614.PR0322)

    Episode 474: Ice Capades (Entry 614.PR0322)

    In which figure skating produces the biggest movie star in the world and then a half-century of traveling live entertainment, and Ken believes in promoting peanut vendors. Certificate #43376.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 473: Riot Dogs (Entry 1075.MK0728)

    Episode 473: Riot Dogs (Entry 1075.MK0728)

    In which some tail-wagging strays become mascots on the frontlines of social protest, and John has an idea for treating arthritic cows. Certificate #53229.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 472: The Viking (Entry 1395.IS3321)

    Episode 472: The Viking (Entry 1395.IS3321)

    In which a proud Norwegian sea captain decides to one-up the fleet of Spanish boats at the Chicago World's Fair, and Ken wonders how well Elvis knew Nixon. Certificate #21995.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

AllDayEnchanté ,

Can’t wait to hear the next one!

I love to listen to this show when I’m having a less-than-stellar day. These guys make me laugh and teach me about all kinds of fascinating stuff that I would otherwise probably never encounter. No matter how much of a funk I’m in, I always feel better after I listen to this podcast!

BremsJ ,

Please please cut out the leftist talking points

Both are engaging speakers and have great personalities, but they tend to go down leftist rants.

Wishingstr56 ,

John is an Alien

I just learned that John is an alien because he thinks that Michael Richards played Kramer on Friends. (That racist jerk was on Seinfeld, silly)!

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