Omnibus

An encyclopedic reference of strange-but-true stories compiled as a time capsule for future generations.

About the show

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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Episodes

  • Episode 476: The Appaloosa (Entry 059.ZC0603)

    June 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins

    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.

  • Episode 475: The Chronofile (Entry 221.ES0601)

    June 28th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins

    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.

  • Episode 474: Ice Capades (Entry 614.PR0322)

    June 23rd, 2022  |  1 hr 51 secs

    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.

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

    June 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins

    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.

  • Episode 472: The Viking (Entry 1395.IS3321)

    June 16th, 2022  |  1 hr 12 mins

    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.

  • Episode 471: The Babalon Working (Entry 088.RV1703)

    June 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 29 mins

    In which an American rocketry pioneer gets over a breakup by trying to summon an ancient sex goddess into our dimension, and John has a modest proposal on school prayer. Certificate #36297.

  • Episode 470: The Video Game Crash of 1983 (Entry 1394.GE4130)

    June 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 26 mins

    In which the biggest segment of America's entertainment economy almost disappears in a single year due to lousy product, and Ken is too shy to play Zaxxon in public. Certificate #24180.

  • Episode 469: Why Is a Mouse When It Spins? (Entry 1431.JG1414)

    June 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 27 mins

    In which a great Victorian master of nonsense creates a world of riddles that aren't really riddles, and John thinks a roast chicken has definitely caused a murder. Certificate #35725.

  • Episode 468: Waterbeds (Entry 1413.IS5720)

    June 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins

    In which the history of water mattresses is traced from ancient goatskins up to 1970s hedonism and even science fiction, and Ken's bed is not moving his butt. Certificate #40450.

  • Episode 467: Safety Coffins (Entry 1095.LK0852)

    May 31st, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins

    In which a series of questionable legends about premature burial lead to an inventors' boom of escapable caskets, and John has been handcuffed at least seven times. Certificate #35676.

  • Episode 466: Sovereign Citizens (Entry 1194.1C0612)

    May 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins

    In which a surprisingly broad spectrum of conspiracists discovers a secret set of rules for outsmarting the U.S. government, and Ken wishes some of his enemies could be flogged more. Certificate #29113.

  • Episode 465: The Goodwill Games (Entry 539.EP0607)

    May 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 19 mins

    In which an upstart media mogul hatches a plan with Moscow to challenge the Olympics and end the Cold War, and John looks for the sexiest pictures of a former First Lady. Certificate #21182.