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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  • Episode 550: The Kruger Millions (Entry 693.JB2801)

    June 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 16 mins

    In which a vast hoard of gold and diamonds disppears near the Mozambique border during the Boer War, and Ken thinks most penguin species look like hoboes. Certificate #15845.

  • Episode 549: Project Cybersyn (Entry 993.AC0245)

    May 25th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins

    In which Latin America's first Marxist democracy tries to collectivize the means of production by inventing a proto-internet in 1970, and John just hopes it was orange and brown. Certificate #53432.

  • Episode 548: The Gimli Glider (Entry 528.PS6104)

    May 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 25 mins

    In which the pilots of a Canadian commercial jetliner abruptly realize over Ontario that they're entirely out of fuel, and Ken likes sad character licensing attempts at amusement parks. Certificate #41746.

  • Episode 547: Dueling Scars (Entry 385.PR0633)

    May 11th, 2023  |  1 hr 14 mins

    In which German university students create a new status symbol when they add swordplay to their drinking society meetings, and John's closet skeletons are all bar fights. Certificate #36857.

  • Episode 546: Alligators in the Sewers (Entry 033.LV1142)

    May 4th, 2023  |  1 hr 25 mins

    In which generations of New Yorkers read about, and lasso, a series of not-legendary-at-all interlopers beneath their city, and Ken doesn't think you should trim a reptile like a bonsai tree. Certificate #36161.

  • Episode 545: Magic Alex (Entry 747.JE0708)

    April 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 28 mins

    In which a self-proclaimed electronics prodigy from Greece wows the credulous Beatles with five years of inventions he will never invent, and John insists that his recursive t-shirt feature Wil Wheaton. Certificate #45939.

  • Episode 544: Saul Zaentz (Entry 1455.1S1435)

    April 20th, 2023  |  1 hr 27 mins

    In which a future three-time Oscar winner becomes the nemesis of America's favorite fake swamp-rocker, and Ken has prepared a little skit about the death of Stalin. Certificate #42240.

  • Episode 543: The Green River Ordinance (Entry 549.RV0320)

    April 13th, 2023  |  1 hr 23 mins

    In which underslept Wyoming railroad workers strike back against a tide of pushy brush and encyclopedia salesmen, and John appreciates the Jehovah's Witnesses. Certificate #12881.

  • Episode 542: Mad Cow Disease (Entry 746.GE4120)

    April 6th, 2023  |  1 hr 19 mins

    In which the unsavory feeding practices of British dairy farms introduce Europe to a new degenerative brain disease, and Ken believes Prince Edward is not necessarily human. Certificate #41602.

  • Episode 541: The Amazing Randi (Entry 038.EX0711)

    March 30th, 2023  |  1 hr 39 mins

    In which mediums and other charlatans wage a 150-year war with their sworn enemy, elite stage magicians, and John would never yell at a lake or birdbath. Certificate #44722.

  • Episode 540: Kevlar (Entry 684.EX2822)

    March 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 21 mins

    In which a pioneering chemist never sees a cent of the billions of dollars that her tough new polymer earns for her employer, and Ken wonders how many Alaskans fake their own deaths. Certificate #34836.

  • Episode 539: The Defector General (Entry 326.IS3301)

    March 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 25 mins

    In which the greatest turncoat in Chinese history betrays every single warlord or government he ever serves, and John had the 4chan version of the '90s. Certificate #40824.