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Every 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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In which the Yoruba people of Nigeria create a new kind of "speech surrogacy" for news and storytelling using a versatile percussion section, and John only needs two pedals to get to Sounds-Like-Garbage-Land. Certificate #51913.

8 days ago

In which a polar expedition builds a massive RV to road-trip around Antarctica but brings the wrong tires, and Ken wonders if admirals like sexy calendars. Certificate #23408.

15 days ago

In which the earliest discoverers of electricity disagree on whether it helps flowers, turnips, and myrtle shrubs to grow, and John punishes himself with sprouts. Certificate #27338.

22 days ago

In which a clue-filled dead body appears on a beach in Adelaide, Australia, sparking a tantalizing 75-year mystery, and Ken is not a team of seventh graders. Certificate #35821.

a month ago


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 3.6k ratings
  • Great show on the cheap

    Amazing show, I look forward to it every week. I’d donate to patreon, but like Morgan… Adam rides for free.

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    United Statesa month ago
  • Super cool show

    John & Ken are the best part of my week!!!! I have listened to all of the shows twice and am working on my third time through the shows. Hope to someday have enough money to be a Pateron supporter

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Esoteric knowledge galore

    Love the show more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Hearing you guys makes me happy

    Ken and John, thank you 🙏 🤩 you guys make me happy, you make me laugh, and you make me feel safe in these strange times. All of your podcasts are funny, smart and I love them.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • One of the top joys in my life (seriously)

    I don’t get the people angry about them taking so long to get to the topic. They’re entertainers, if you want a list of facts Google it, ding dongs. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago

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