Right Now in Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

In which John investigates whether or not segassem terces naitnoc sgnos kcor, and Ken wonders why Satan would own a toolshed. Certificate #30148.

Megafauna (Entry 772.JB4015)

In which we learn which Ice Age animal is named after the human nipple, and which modern animal fills John's soul with bloodlust. Certificate #47448.

Oneida (Entry 866.MT2230)

In which a socialist preacher invents a tricky birth control technique he calls 'male continence,' leading directly to the lazy Susan and the assassination of an American president. Certificate #34322.

The Bellamy Salute (Entry 112.HE0616)

In which Ken blames a crucial bit of fascist iconography on the most successful magazine premium in American history, and John knows the lyrics to 'Alaska's Flag' but refuses to sing it. Certificate #37863.

Hat Etiquette (Entry 571.1C1104)

In which John strongly admonishes future listeners not to get sloppy with their headwear, if they have heads. Certificate #25200.

Death Discs (Entry 319.MK1610)

In which the gruesome deaths in early 1960s teen ballads are variously blamed on capitalism, Marlon Brando, chastity, and giant clams. Certificate #34312.

Mutual Assured Destruction (Entry 820.JE5022)

In which the human race barely survives the 20th century. (Well, not all of it, obviously. Picasso didn't, for example.) Certificate #27008

Mummy Brown (Entry 817.PR0716)

In which the bodies of ancient kings are ground up to fertilize lawns, power locomotives, and paint portraits. Certificate #37891

Thomas Midgley (Entry 786.ZC0508)

In which the world's worst chemist gives everyone lead poisoning, and then puts a hole in the ozone layer as an encore. Certificate #25185

Paris Syndrome (Entry 901.JS1002)

In which twenty tourists a year have a psychological breakdown because the most magical city in the world is a little disappointing. Certificate #507

The Sentinelese (Entry 1134.LV2024)

In which John introduces us to the world's last uncontacted tribe—but not literally, because that would be illegal. Certificate #13568

Kohoutek (Entry 692.JU0113)

In which a Czech astronomer is hailed as the hero of 1973, only to have his discovery flame out by not flaming out. Then he gets very seasick on a cruise. Certificate #31644

Monrovia, Moravia, Moldova, Moldavia (Entry 805.GN1032)

In which John shares the soothing geographic mantra that has got him where he is today: sitting in a bunker teaching 30th-century cockroach-people how to tell medieval Central European principalities apart. Certificate #18088.

Heil Honey I'm Home! (Entry 577.PR1413)

In which an upstart British television producer finally answers that age-old question: why don't more classic sitcoms star Adolf Hitler? Certificate #42615.

The Darien Gap (Entry 315.EZ3328)

In which a single highway is paved all the way from Alaska to Argentina--except for one pesky 66-mile gap right in the middle. Certificate #14458.

Secret Order of the Double Sunrise (Entry 1122.EC0105)

In which QANTAS begins a top-secret 33-hour nonstop flight between Australia and Ceylon at the height of World War II, right under the noses of the Empire of Japan. Certificate #12248.

Newton's Cradle (Entry 835.1C1311)

In which thousands of soulless corporate executives put little steel toys on their desks but still feel dead inside, and Ken finally learns how those little drinking birds work. Certificate #31932.

Gadsby (Entry 511.PS6928)

In which our two hosts study a book that runs fifty thousand words without a solitary display of our writing plan's fifth symbol. Certificate #6442.

Water Wars (Entry 1414.PS6301)

In which Los Angeles stands revealed in all its unquenchable thirst, and is pronounced by John and Ken several times the fun, old-timey way, with a hard 'g'. Certificate #33935.

The Tesseract (Entry 1291.EP0318)

In which Ken and John struggle to imagine four-dimensional space with the same ease that the inventor of the pitching machine once could. Certificate #28910.