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

About the show

Every 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 576: Jellyfish Blooms (Entry 671.PS10425)

    November 30th, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins

    In which the world's overfished oceans begin to teem with a sudden surplus of ancient and puzzling invertebrates, and Ken just wants sex tourists not to pee on his bunion. Certificate #23757.

  • Episode 575: Winamp (Entry 1433.PR2603)

    November 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 36 mins

    In which a teenaged slacker from Sedona with a love for llamas jump-starts the digital music age, and John explains why large people prefer old things. Certificate #38550.

  • Episode 574: London Bridge (Entry 733.LK1626)

    November 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 17 mins

    In which the successor to one of the great medieval bridges is shipped to the Arizona desert by an American tycoon, and Ken is skeptical about product placement in slasher movies. Certificate #28472.

  • Episode 573: Cryonics (Entry 302.1C1535)

    November 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 36 mins

    In which a science fiction-loving professor dreams of conquering death with the cold, hard science of low-temperature preservation, and John just wants to be a brain with a nose. Certificate #48643.

  • Episode 572: Christian Rock (Entry 220.EP0519)

    November 2nd, 2023  |  1 hr 24 mins

    In which evangelical Christians wrestle with the problem of whether rock music is inherently good, evil, or neither. and Ken wonders about angel monkeys. Certificate #34822.

  • Episode 571: Lodge Night (Entry 731.GN2922)

    October 26th, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins

    In which the rituals of Masonry and its more casual offshoots produce a "golden age of fraternalism" for American men, and John is discomfited by noisy day care teachers. Certificate #35320.

  • Episode 570: Uranium Cubes (Entry 1376.1K0710)

    October 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins

    In which the remains of a useless Nazi "chandelier" unexpectedly emerge in Maryland and Washington, and Ken thinks about Bilbo Baggins too late. Certificate #35410.

  • Episode 569: Raised by Wolves (Entry 1028.GE4927)

    October 12th, 2023  |  1 hr 16 mins

    In which the legend of feral children is traced from ancient mythology all the way up to Smurfs and Russian street dogs, and John cannot recommend the Madrid Zoo. Certificate #22714.

  • Episode 568: Tom of Finland (Entry 1315.EX0402)

    October 5th, 2023  |  1 hr 17 mins

    In which an adman who survived Nazi and Soviet invasions goes on to reinvent gay eroticism, and Ken wonders which Founding Father looked best naked. Certificate #7136.

  • Episode 567: The Magic Gang (Entry 747.EX0722)

    September 28th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins

    In which a ghost-written memoir explains how a great British stage magician defeated Rommel in North Africa with his trickery, and John considers saying "Abracadabra" as a swear. Certificate #37883.

  • Episode 566: The Traffic Jam of the Century (Entry 1325.EZ1704)

    September 21st, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins

    In which a perfect storm of construction, coal mining, and Communist commemoration creates twelve days of gridlock in central China, and Ken imagines an ancient Roman in a stadium parking garage. Certificate #34985.

  • Episode 565: One Glass of Red Wine (Entry 866.DE3233)

    September 14th, 2023  |  1 hr 19 mins

    In which one Canadian newsman convinces America for several decades that daily drinking is the key to solving the "French Paradox," and John thinks Ken looks inhibited holding a spatula. Certificate #13766.