Omnibus

An encyclopedic reference of strange-but-true stories compiled as a time capsule for future generations.

About the show

Twice a week, Ken Jennings and John Roderick add a new entry to the OMNIBUS, an encyclopedic reference work of strange-but-true stories that they are compiling as a time capsule for future generations.

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Episodes

  • Episode 30: Father Coughlin (Entry 284.MT2309)

    March 8th, 2018  |  50 mins 15 secs

    In which a fiery Canadian gets 30 million Depression-era listeners for his little fascist radio show, and Ken and John pledge fealty to Martian invaders. Certificate #29423

  • Episode 29: The Noid (Entry 840.PR0415)

    March 6th, 2018  |  51 mins 3 secs

    In which a claymation terrorist with inexplicable bunny ears disrupts pizza, takes hostages, and wins America's heart. Certificate #29250

  • Episode 28: The Zuider Zee (Entry 1458.NA0104)

    March 1st, 2018  |  47 mins 46 secs

    In which the Dutch battle their oldest enemy: the Waterwolf. Almost certainly the Omnibus's last entry (alphabetically). Certificate #31078.

  • Episode 27: London Bridge Is Down (Entry 733.2K0934)

    February 27th, 2018  |  52 mins 53 secs

    In which we make plans for the longest-awaited death in human history, and wonder how many Welsh corgis it takes to pull a gun carriage. Certificate #34884.

  • Episode 26: Back Masking (Entry 091.EP0427)

    February 22nd, 2018  |  46 mins 13 secs

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

  • Episode 25: Megafauna (Entry 772.JB4015)

    February 20th, 2018  |  44 mins 46 secs

    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.

  • Episode 24: Oneida (Entry 866.MT2230)

    February 15th, 2018  |  44 mins 30 secs

    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.

  • Episode 23: The Bellamy Salute (Entry 112.HE0616)

    February 13th, 2018  |  41 mins 9 secs

    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.

  • 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