Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

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

https://www.omnibusproject.com/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 214 Folge(n) erschienen.
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In which an oddly named model of Toyota pickup becomes the truck of choice for Marty McFly, Top Gear fans, polar explorers, and ISIS. Certificate #16197.


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The Duchess of Bedford (Entry 383.PR2301)


In which one of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting atones for her gossip scandals at court by inventing a brand new meal, and John blames museum docents for all his schedule problems. Certificate #48479.


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Mother Jones (Entry 675.MK0333)


In which an Irish immigrant pretending to be an old lady becomes a star of the American labor movement, and Ken ponders the death of middle initials. Certificate #12952.


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The Rite of Spring Riot (Entry 1076.EZ2613)


In which Ken blames the weirdest ballet premiere of all time on class warfare, bad hair and costuming choices, and anti-Russian xenophobia, and John renames the sport of gymnastics. Certificate #31616.


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The Ambassador Bridge (Entry 039.EZ4705)


In which one canny Detroit billionaire manages to gain sole control of the linchpin of American foreign trade, and John repeatedly insists he is not giving advice to terrorists. Certificate #36634.


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Grass (Entry 546.MK0639)


In which lawns are revealed to be covering three times as much of America as any other crop, and Ken explains why the tallgrass prairies of the 19th century produced no great tennis players. Certificate #31632.


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Fern Fever (Entry 462.JB0816)


In which Victorian England becomes obsessed with the beautiful fronds and sexy lifestyle of ferns, and John brings the Arts and Crafts movement to the grunge era. Certificate #31358.


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Porfirio Rubirosa (Entry 1087.1K1210)


In which a Dominican diplomat cozies up to one of history's worst dictators, marries the two richest women in the world, and creates our modern image of the macho "Latin lover," and Ken tries to revive some slang from 1980s sex comedies. Certificate #41003.


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No-Fault Divorce (Entry 840.MK1009)


In which Ronald Reagan, of all people, introduces a new legal philosophy of marriage and divorce to America in 1970, though it takes New York forty years to catch up. Certificate #27256.


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 07 November 2019  1h2m
 
 

Earth-Two (Entry 391.RV2101)


In which a single 1961 comic book births a multiverse and reshapes our modern understanding of parallel dimensions in art as well as life, and John wistfully fantasizes about an honest Hitler. Certificate #46819.


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 05 November 2019  1h17m