Omnibus

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

296 episodes of Omnibus since the first episode, which aired on November 28th, 2017.

  • Episode 78: The Berkeley Pit (Entry 115.PS8806)

    August 23rd, 2018  |  49 mins 40 secs

    In which John welcomes the microbes from a Montana copper sludge pit who will surely inherit the earth, and Ken announces how many syllables a dog's name should have. Certificate #50365.

  • Episode 77: Inversion Goggles (Entry 659.IS2916)

    August 21st, 2018  |  53 mins 37 secs

    In which we study the human brain's terrifying capacity for adaptation, via upside-down cigarette lighting, weird-smelling houses, and "stoner" voice. Certificate #37104.

  • Episode 76: The '59 Les Paul Standard (Entry 466.PS3302)

    August 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins

    In which John explains why there are only 643 of the greatest guitar ever made, and Kirk Hammett of Metallica pays $2 million for a Fleetwood Mac hand-me-down. Certificate #30784.

  • Episode 75: Ea-Nasir (Entry 390.LV1913)

    August 14th, 2018  |  49 mins 43 secs

    In which Sumeria's shiftiest businessman keeps all his hate mail around for four thousand years, and Ken gets accused of counterfeiting by a local bookstore. Certificate #27107.

  • Episode 74: Michael Rockefeller (Entry 1078.MI0303)

    August 9th, 2018  |  52 mins 15 secs

    In which one of America's richest young men gets really into New Guinean tribal art, and ends up getting really into a New Guinean tribe. Certificate #7628.

  • Episode 73: The D-Day Crosswords (Entry 318.PR2019)

    August 7th, 2018  |  59 mins 39 secs

    In which a British newspaper mysteriously spends June 1944 printing top-secret World War II spoilers, and Ken fails to amuse John with a lengthy anagram about a sex scandal. Certificate #29294.

  • Episode 72: The Barefoot Bandit (Entry 098.DE2510)

    August 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min

    In which John runs down the history of serial burglary, beginning with gentleman jewel thieves and ending with a plane crash in the Bahamas. Certificate #39409.

  • Episode 71: Greek Fire (Entry 548.IS6402)

    July 31st, 2018  |  52 mins 27 secs

    In which the Byzantines save their empire by inventing the flamethrower, John clears up a misconception re: how many roads go to Rome, and Ken clears up a misconception re: how many herbs and spices are in KFC. Certificate #10403.

  • Episode 70: Skyscraper Helipads (Entry 1170.IS6008)

    July 26th, 2018  |  52 mins 9 secs

    In which John blames the boring skyline of Los Angeles on Regulation Number 10, an ill-conceived attempt at making every building in the city accessible by helicopter. Certificate #38095.

  • Episode 69: The Voyager Golden Records (Entry 1403.JU0113)

    July 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 16 mins

    In which NASA gives aliens a weird gift basket (opera arias, a welcome from a Nazi war criminal, a lousy map, and absolutely no nipples!) and Ken gossips about wife-swapping astronomers. Certificate #34914.

  • Episode 68: The Truman Reconstruction (Entry 1343.LK1428)

    July 19th, 2018  |  55 mins 19 secs

    In which a piano starts to fall right through the floor of a second-story dining room, and as a result, the White House gets a balcony, a bunker, and a bowling alley. Certificate #47967.

  • Episode 67: Watch the K Foundation Burn a Million Quid (Entry 1412.JM0503)

    July 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins

    In which two art-world provocateurs fly to Scotland and burn through a record amount of cash in just two hours, and John sings his least favorite novelty song of the 1980s for us. (Hey!) Certificate #5888.