Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 22: Hat Etiquette (Entry 571.1C1104)

    February 8th, 2018  |  39 mins 24 secs

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

  • Episode 21: Death Discs (Entry 319.MK1610)

    February 6th, 2018  |  51 mins 43 secs

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

  • Episode 20: Mutual Assured Destruction (Entry 820.JE5022)

    February 1st, 2018  |  47 mins 23 secs

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

  • Episode 19: Mummy Brown (Entry 817.PR0716)

    January 30th, 2018  |  45 mins 13 secs

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

  • Episode 18: Thomas Midgley (Entry 786.ZC0508)

    January 25th, 2018  |  47 mins 34 secs

    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

  • Episode 17: Paris Syndrome (Entry 901.JS1002)

    January 23rd, 2018  |  46 mins 44 secs

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

  • Episode 16: The Sentinelese (Entry 1134.LV2024)

    January 18th, 2018  |  40 mins 51 secs

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

  • Episode 15: Kohoutek (Entry 692.JU0113)

    January 16th, 2018  |  40 mins 39 secs

    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

  • Episode 14: Monrovia, Moravia, Moldova, Moldavia (Entry 805.GN1032)

    January 11th, 2018  |  56 mins 20 secs

    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.

  • Episode 13: Heil Honey I'm Home! (Entry 577.PR1413)

    January 9th, 2018  |  40 mins 27 secs

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

  • 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.