Right Now in Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

Spanish Fly (Entry 1195.SS0713)

In which a poison made from dried beetles becomes a schoolyard legend as an alleged aphrodisiac, foreshadowing our modern age of creepy predator celebrities and erectile dysfunction infomercials. Certificate #31327.

The Moon Illusion (Entry 806.JB3126)

In which we learn why the moon looks so much larger at the horizon, whether your fingernails can out-race Portugal, and whether Ken or John has the better Axl Rose impression. Certificate #18042.

Tylenol Murders (Entry 1354.IS2915)

In which John runs down the disturbing history of product tampering, from Bromo-Seltzer to baby food, and listeners are strongly discouraged from committing murder. Certificate #27765.

William Rufus King (Entry 688.LK1734)

In which a U.S. vice-president spends his entire six-week term dying in Cuba, and Ken reads some fun, flirty letters from future president James Buchanan. Certificate #39087.

Backyard Blast Furnaces (Entry 091.EZ2220)

In which John explains why it's a bad idea to smelt iron on your deck or patio, a seemingly obvious life tip that seems to have escaped Chairman Mao. Certificate #30148.

The Washington Generals (Entry 1411.HE1212)

In which we celebrate a basketball team that never gets to celebrate, because they've lost to their rivals 17,000 times. Certificate #46102.

Checkerboarding (Entry 210.NU2653)

In which the U.S. government pixelates the American West with land grants to railroads. Certificate #6798.

Bir Tawil (Entry 126.EZ2010)

In which Ken confesses that he might have caused a land grab in the middle of the Nubian Desert. Certificate #50204.

Hypercolor (Entry 611.GE3703)

In which we revisit 1991's briefest, brightest fashion fad, and John ponders what to do with our nation's biggest problem: awkward middle-schoolers. Certificate #26275.

The Angels of Mons (Entry 047.PS9111)

In which an unsuccessful horror writer accidentally rewrites the history of the Western Front, and Ken is clearly annoyed at having to learn the history of the Western Front. Certificate #21873.

Canadian Floating Feet (Entry 178.RV2013)

In which sneakers keep washing onto the beaches of British Columbia with the feet of mystery people still inside, may God rest their soles. Certificate #27174.

Vending Machines (Entry 1387.DE0228)

In which Ken runs down the list of everything that could ever be bought by putting coins in slots, from religious awe to banned books to pancake mix. Certificate #16697.

Call Signs (Entry 176.1S1007)

In which we learn why US radio stations start with a K or a W, and how to get hold of Ken's dad in case of a national emergency. Certificate #28337.

Hachiko (Entry 559.PR2006)

In which a Scottish policeman, a Tokyo professor, and Mary Queen of Scots have very loyal dogs, but a young John Roderick does not. Certificate #24139.

(LIVE) Lake Missoula (Entry 697.GN0710)

In which a prehistoric ice dam breaks and 500 cubic miles of water reshape the Pacific Northwest. Certificate #17528

(LIVE) Tuvan Throat Singers (Entry 1351.PS13704)

In which Ken attempts to teach a new superpower--Central Asian overtone singing--to John and a live audience. Certificate #40632.

Milli Vanilli (Entry 789.JB2704)

In which a German record producer hires two male models to lip-sync his hits, leading to--girl, you know it's true!--one Grammy, one class-action lawsuit, and one tragic death. Certificate #35145.

Mary Anning (Entry 050.PS3420)

In which a working-class woman becomes one of the greatest scientists of her age, discovers dinosaur poop, and sells seashells by the seashore. Certificate #36073.

S.S. United States (Entry 1213.JB0926)

In which an aluminum-heavy cruise liner falls on hard times, and John and Ken can't decide if "Blue Riband" is actually French or not. Certificate #39390.

Rubber Barons (Entry 1087.EZ1613)

In which Ken describes the nouveau riche of the Amazon rainforest, and John has a conspiracy theory about scarecrows. Certificate #25284.