Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 57m. Bisher sind 198 Folge(n) erschienen.


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Ticker Tape Parades (Entry 1306.ES0609)

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Sliced Bread (Entry 1172.MK0652)

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Juggalos (Entry 677.IS6015)

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MSG (Entry 813.LK1434)

In which a combination of Cold War paranoia and good old-fashioned racism convince America that deliciously "umami" Asian food is actually killing them, and Ken eats kelp in a kayak. Certificate #21879.


 10 September 2019  56m