Omnibus

A History, Society and Culture podcast featuring and
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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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302 episodes
Host
302 episodes
Awesome stories and conversation, never disappointed.
Jennings and Roderick have a gift for picking out little side alleys of history and spinning an hour or so haveing delightfully witty back and forth conversations about the chosen topic with plenty of amusing tangents and observations about contemporary life. If you think Jennings is just some kind of trivia machine...if you think that a Jeopardy champion couldn't possible be an thoughtful and funny and wise person, because he must be too busy speed-reading encyclopedias to cram facts into his noggin...okay, I admit I used to think these things about Jennings, because I never actually watched him on Jeopardy, and even if I had, the show doesn't let the full person really shine through. Jennings shines through here, as does his partner Roderick, a former alternative rock band leader who, like Jennings, may expand you idea of how interesting and errudite a rock musician can be. This has become one of my very favorite podcasts, because the topics and points made often float around my head for days or weeks, unlike most current affairs, news, and political shows. It's entertaining armchair history...no original scholarship, no interviews with experts...but it's as much about the friendship and worldviews of the hosts as it is about the topics they bandy about.
You know those conversations you have with a friend, sitting across from one another, explaining something in detail, getting distracted, them know little bits along the way. This is that. Two friends trading topics ranging from biographies of semi famous or flat out unknown people from history, to theoretical concepts, to yours of clothes. All preserved as a snap shot of our modern day, for the aliens, higher evolutionaries, or whatever comes after the impending doom of humanity.

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Podcast Details

Created by
Ken Jennings and John Roderick
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 28th, 2017
Latest Episode
Sep 24th, 2020
Release Period
Daily
Episodes
302
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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