Omnibus

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 12: The Darien Gap (Entry 315.EZ3328)

    January 4th, 2018  |  33 mins 55 secs

    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.

  • Episode 11: Secret Order of the Double Sunrise (Entry 1122.EC0105)

    January 2nd, 2018  |  42 mins 12 secs

    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.

  • Episode 10: Newton's Cradle (Entry 835.1C1311)

    December 28th, 2017  |  43 mins 43 secs

    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.

  • Episode 9: Gadsby (Entry 511.PS6928)

    December 26th, 2017  |  52 mins 53 secs

    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.

  • Episode 8: Water Wars (Entry 1414.PS6301)

    December 21st, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min

    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.

  • Episode 7: The Tesseract (Entry 1291.EP0318)

    December 19th, 2017  |  50 mins 6 secs

    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.

  • Episode 6: The Rachel (Entry 1024.GN2917)

    December 14th, 2017  |  57 mins 49 secs

    In which John opines that Jennifer Aniston's ubiquitous 1990s-era cut was America's "last hairstyle." Certificate #24193.

  • Episode 5: Smell-O-Vision (Entry 1177.AM0521)

    December 12th, 2017  |  1 hr 44 secs

    In which the aromas of tobacco, coffee, and lavender, meant to revolutionize the motion picture industry, end up nauseating audiences instead, and Ken spoils a 57-year-old surprise cameo. Certificate #18585.

  • Episode 3: The Olympic Marathon of 1904 (Entry 865.1C0924)

    December 7th, 2017  |  59 mins 31 secs

    In which the world's most prestigious sporting event goes disastrously wrong, and a Cuban mailman takes a nap. Certificate #28924.

  • Episode 4: The Pig War (Entry 939.MK0511)

    December 7th, 2017  |  55 mins 5 secs

    In which the United States and Britain take up arms over one potato-hungry pig. Certificate #43259.

  • Episode 1: The European Starling (Entry 431.PS8403)

    December 7th, 2017  |  43 mins 51 secs

    In which an eccentric Shakespeare buff releases two birds in Central Park, and thereby screws up an entire continent's ecosystem. Certificate #27603.

  • Episode 2: Defenestration (Entry 326.2K0933)

    December 7th, 2017  |  38 mins 16 secs

    In which throwing people out of windows is strongly endorsed by many hot-headed Czechs, but opposed in no uncertain terms by Ken's great-great-great-great-grandfather. Certificate #32146.