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Twice a week, Ken and John 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.

Twice a week, Ken and John 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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Twice a week, Ken and John 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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English


Episodes

Hypercolor (Entry 611.GE3703)

4/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:54:37

The Angels of Mons (Entry 047.PS9111)

4/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:56:41

Canadian Floating Feet (Entry 178.RV2013)

4/12/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:08

Vending Machines (Entry 1387.DE0228)

4/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:51:20

Call Signs (Entry 176.1S1007)

4/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:41:29

Hachiko (Entry 559.PR2006)

4/3/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:16

(LIVE) Lake Missoula (Entry 697.GN0710)

3/29/2018
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In which a prehistoric ice dam breaks and 500 cubic miles of water reshape the Pacific Northwest. Certificate #17528

Duration:00:30:22

(LIVE) Tuvan Throat Singers (Entry 1351.PS13704)

3/27/2018
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In which Ken attempts to teach a new superpower--Central Asian overtone singing--to John and a live audience. Certificate #40632.

Duration:00:41:44

Milli Vanilli (Entry 789.JB2704)

3/22/2018
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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.

Duration:01:00:19

Mary Anning (Entry 050.PS3420)

3/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:43:49

S.S. United States (Entry 1213.JB0926)

3/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:48:55

Rubber Barons (Entry 1087.EZ1613)

3/13/2018
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In which Ken describes the nouveau riche of the Amazon rainforest, and John has a conspiracy theory about scarecrows. Certificate #25284.

Duration:00:46:22

Father Coughlin (Entry 284.MT2309)

3/8/2018
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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

Duration:00:50:58

The Noid (Entry 840.PR0415)

3/6/2018
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In which a Claymation terrorist with inexplicable bunny ears disrupts pizza, takes hostages, and wins America's heart. Certificate #29250

Duration:00:52:21

The Zuider Zee (Entry 1458.NA0104)

3/1/2018
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In which the Dutch battle their oldest enemy: the Waterwolf. Almost certainly the Omnibus's last entry (alphabetically). Certificate #31078.

Duration:00:50:02

London Bridge Is Down (Entry 733.2K0934)

2/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:53:41

Back Masking (Entry 091.EP0427)

2/22/2018
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In which John investigates whether or not segassem terces naitnoc sgnos kcor, and Ken wonders why Satan would own a toolshed. Certificate #47448

Duration:00:46:57

Megafauna (Entry 772.JB4015)

2/20/2018
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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 #30148

Duration:00:46:35

The Bellamy Salute (Entry 112.HE0616)

2/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:41:39

Hat Etiquette (Entry 571.1C1104)

2/8/2018
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In which John strongly admonishes future listeners not to get sloppy with their headwear, if they have heads. Certificate #25200.

Duration:00:40:41

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