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 42: Hypercolor (Entry 611.GE3703)

    April 19th, 2018  |  53 mins 3 secs

    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.

  • Episode 41: The Angels of Mons (Entry 047.PS9111)

    April 17th, 2018  |  54 mins 31 secs

    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.

  • Episode 40: Canadian Floating Feet (Entry 178.RV2013)

    April 12th, 2018  |  34 mins 6 secs

    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.

  • Episode 39: Vending Machines (Entry 1387.DE0228)

    April 10th, 2018  |  49 mins 59 secs

    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.

  • Episode 38: Call Signs (Entry 176.1S1007)

    April 5th, 2018  |  39 mins 39 secs

    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.

  • Episode 37: Hachiko (Entry 559.PR2006)

    April 3rd, 2018  |  47 mins 52 secs

    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.

  • Episode 36: (LIVE) Lake Missoula (Entry 697.GN0710)

    March 29th, 2018  |  28 mins 54 secs

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

  • Episode 35: (LIVE) Tuvan Throat Singers (Entry 1351.PS13704)

    March 27th, 2018  |  39 mins 14 secs

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

  • Episode 34: Milli Vanilli (Entry 789.JB2704)

    March 22nd, 2018  |  59 mins 32 secs

    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.

  • Episode 33: Mary Anning (Entry 050.PS3420)

    March 20th, 2018  |  43 mins 18 secs

    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.

  • Episode 32: S.S. United States (Entry 1213.JB0926)

    March 15th, 2018  |  49 mins 14 secs

    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.

  • Episode 31: Rubber Barons (Entry 1087.EZ1613)

    March 13th, 2018  |  45 mins 22 secs

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