The Omnibus

The Omnibus is an independent podcast, co-hosted by John Roderick and Ken Jennings. The first 176 episodes were released on the How Stuff Works podcast network (press release) that was bought by iHeart Media in September of 2018. From August of 2019 on the hosts took the show independent. Together, Ken and John pick a couple of topics each week for a mind-blowing deep dive into obscure stories they fear might be lost to history.

"We are Ken Jennings and John Roderick. We speak to you from our present which we can only assume is your distant past, the turbulent time that was the early 21st century. Fearing the great cataclysm that will surely befall our civilization, we began this monumental reference of strange and obscure human knowledge. These recordings represent our attempt to compile and preserve wonders and esoterica that would otherwise be lost. Whether you are listening from an advanced civilization or have just reinvented the technology to decrypt our transmissions, this is our legacy to you. This is our time capsule, this is The Omnibus."

Episode Release Date Entry Certificate Topic Related Movie (MPAA Certificate) Addenda
2017
1 2017-12-07 431.PS8403 #27603 The European Starling The Birds (1963)
2 2017-12-07 326.2K0933 #32146 Defenestration Falling Down (1993)
3* 2017-12-07 865.1C0924 #28924 The Olympic Marathon of 1904 Running on Empty (1988)
4 2017-12-07 939.MK0511 #43259 The Pig War Wild Hogs (2007)
5 2017-12-12 1177.AM0521 #18585 Smell-O-Vision Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
6 2017-12-14 1024.GN2917 #24193 The Rachel Shampoo (1975)
7 2017-12-19 1291.EP0318 #28910 The Tesseract Gleaming the Cube (1989)
8 2017-12-21 1414.PS6301 #33935 Water Wars Waterworld (1955)
9 2017-12-26 511.PS6928 #6442 Gadsby The Letter (1940)
10 2017-12-28 835.1C1311 #31932 Newton's Cradle Toys (1992)
2018
11 2018-01-01 1122.EC0105 #12248 Secret Order of the Double Sunrise Dark Passage (1947)
12 2018-01-04 315.EZ3328 #11458 The Darién Gap Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
13 2018-01-09 577.PR1413 #42615 Heil Honey I'm Home The Good German (2006)
14 2018-01-11 805.GN1032 #18088 Monrovia, Moravia, Moldova, Moldavia Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
15 2018-01-17 692.JU0113 #31644 Kohoutek Year of the Comet (1992)
16 2018-01-18 1134.LV2024 #13568 The Sentinelese The Lost Tribe (1949)
17 2018-01-23 901.JS1002 #507 Paris Syndrome Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)
18 2018-01-25 786.ZC0508 #25185 Thomas Midgley Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)
19 2018-01-30 817.PR0716 #37891 Mummy Brown The Mummy Returns (2001)
20 2018-02-01 820.JE5022 #27008 Mutual Assured Destruction WarGames (1983)
21 2018-02-06 319.MK1610 #34312 Death Discs Crash (2004)
22 2018-02-08 571.1C1104 #25200 Hat Etiquette Fedora (1978)
23 2018-02-13 112.HE0616 #37863 The Bellamy Salute The Pledge (2001)
24 2018-02-15 866.MT2230 #34322 Oneida Swingers (2002)
25 2018-02-20 772.JB4015 #47448 Megafauna Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
26 2018-02-22 091.EP0427 #30148 Backmasking Reversal of Fortune (1990)
27 2018-02-27 733.2K0934 #34884 London Bridge is down The English Patient (1996)
28 2018-03-01 1458.NA0104 #31078 The Zuider Zee Dutch (1991)
29 2018-03-06 840.PR0415 #29250 The Noid Mystic Pizza (1988)
30 2018-03-08 284.MT2309 #29423 Father Coughlin Talk Radio (1988)
31 2018-03-13 1087.EZ1613 #25284 Rubber Barons The Boys from Brazil (1978)
32 2018-03-15 1213.JB0926 #39390 S.S. United States Ghost Ship (2002)
33 2018-03-20 050.PS3420 #36073 Mary Anning There's Something About Mary (1998)
34 2018-03-22 789.JB2704 #35145 Milli Vanilli Liar Liar (1997)
35 2018-03-27 1351.PS13704 #40632 Tuvan Throat Singers (LIVE) Inside Deep Throat (2005)
36 2018-03-29 697.GN0710 #17528 Lake Missoula (LIVE) The Dam Busters (1955)
37 2018-04-03 559.PR2006 #24139 Hachiko Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
38 2018-04-05 176.1S1007 #28337 Call Signs Radio Days (1987)
39 2018-04-10 1387.DE0228 #16697 Vending Machines Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
40 2018-04-12 178.RV2013 #27174 Canadian Floating Feet Footloose (1984]
41 2018-04-17 047.PS9111 #21873 The Angels of Mons Heaven with a Gun (1969)
42* 2018-04-19 611.GE3703 #26275 Hypercolor Body Heat (1981)
43 2018-04-24 126.EZ2010 #50204 Bir Tawil The Birth of a Nation (2016)
44 2018-04-26 210.NU2653 #6798 Checkerboarding Go West (1925)
45 2018-05-01 1411.HE1212 #46102 The Washington Generals The A-Team (2010)
46 2018-05-03 091.EZ2220 #30148 Backyard Blast Furnaces Reversal of Fortune (2003)
47 2018-05-08 688.LK1734 #39087 William Rufus King Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
48 2018-05-10 1354.IS2915 #27765 Tylenol Murders Bad Medicine (1985)
49 2018-05-15 806.JB2136 #18042 The Moon Illusion Bigger Than Life (1956)
50 2018-05-17 1195.SS0713 #31327 Spanish Fly Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
51 2018-05-22 726.2C0113 #24875 Gordin Lish A Bridge Too Far (1977)
52 2018-05-24 967.AC1940 #32844 The Port Chicago Disaster Blown Away (1994)
53 2018-05-29 385.PR1513 #42013 Duchenne Smiles The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
54 2018-05-31 981.DE2211 #31310 The Preppy Handbook School Ties (1992)
55 2018-06-05 1227.PR2027 #42453 The St. Martin Fistula Inside Man (2006)
56 2018-06-07 162.EC0911 #24968 The Bugatti Chiron Greased Lightning (1977)
57 2018-06.12 264.LK1255 #17145 The Conqueror The Atomic Kid (1954)
58 2018-06-14 988.1C1423 #35645 Prisencolinensinainciusol Broken English (1996)
59 2018-06-19 148.LV2519 #36525 The Boysenberry American Pie (1999)
60 2018-06-21 122.JB4024 #47159 Billy the Pygmy Hippo We Bought a Zoo (2011)
61 2018-06-26 692.JE2907 #16823 The Koryo Saram The Far Country (1955)
62 2018-06-28 1411.SS0604 #39950 War Rugs Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
63 2018-07-03 220.HB0202 #51449 Christian Science Reading Rooms A Quiet Place (2018)
64 2018-07-05 1339.JE3023 #9101 The Tri-State Tornado Stormy Weather (1943)
65* 2018-07-10 1327.PS43:3 #34096 The Transcontinental Airway System Broken Arrow (1996)
66 2018-07-12 1411.LV2025 #29158 The Washing Bear Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
67 2018-07-17 1412.JM0503 #5888 Watch the K Foundation Burn a Million Quid Money to Burn (1939)
68 2018-07-19 1343.LK1428 #47967 The Truman Reconstruction White House Down (2013)
69 2018-07-24 1403.JU0113 #34914 The Voyager Golden Records Space Jam (1996)
70 2018-07-26 1170.IS6008 #38095 Skyscraper Helipads Black Hawk Down (2001)
71 2018-07-31 548.IS6402 #10403 Greek Fire Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
72 2018-08-02 098.DE2510 #39409 The Barefoot Bandit Catch Me If You Can (1989)
73 2018-08-07 318.PR2019 #29294 The D-Day Crosswords Without a Clue (1988)
74 2018-08-09 1078.MI0303 #7628 Michael Rockefeller The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
75 2018-08-14 390.LV1913 #27107 Ea-Nasir Risky Business (1983)
76 2018-08-16 466.PS3302 #30784 The ’59 Les Paul Standard Rock-a-Doodle (1991)
77* 2018-08-21 659.IS2916 #37104 Inversion Goggles Topsy-Turvy (1999)
78 2018-08-23 115.PS8806 #50365 The Berkeley Pit Hell or High Water (2016)
79 2018-08-28 1096.PS7719 #37796 The Saint Helena Submarine Plot The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
80* 2018-08-30 045.RV2210 #33047 The Anarchist Cookbook Natural Born Killers (1994)
81 2018-09-04 395.2T0203 #11785 The Fourth Crusade Strange Journey (1946)
82 2018-09-06 159.PR0913 #31531 Anita Bryant Juice (1992)
83 2018-09-11 587.LK0207 #44261 The Hilbert Hotel Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
84 2018-09-13 671.NU2655 #26085 State of Jefferson Altered States (1980)
85* 2018-09-18 356.AC1919 #25815 Disco Demolition Night (LIVE) Can't Stop the Music (1980)
86 2018-09-20 029.RV0615 #46673 Albanian Bunkers Take Shelter (2011)
87 2018-09-25 749.2S1114 #35752 Mail Trucks The Postman (1997) 1 (18:21), 6 (52:41)
88 2018-09-27 315.LA0515 #21161 Dancing Mania A Fine Madness (1966)
89* 2018-10-02 136.PS10704 #42973 The Blue Men of the Sahara The Painted Veil (2006)
90 2018-10-04 1345.MI0104 #20568 Tsar Bomba From Russia with Love (1963)
91 2018-10-09 958.GE0702 #41843 Pokémon Go The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
92 2018-10-11 593.JB2607 #19429 The Hollow Earth Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
93* 2018-10-15 1122.ZC0401 #38846 Second Sleep Insomnia (2002)
94 2018-10-18 158.MT1517 #42964 Brown Sound Flushed Away (2006)
95* 2018-10-23 094.PR2017 #28002 The Ballads of Ossian Highlander (1986)
96 2018-10-25 714.1CH0910 #23082 The Letter J Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
97* 2018-10-30 818.JB1414 #29314 Bridey Murphy Another Woman (1988)
98 2018-11-01 938.ES0914 #21776 Albert Pierrepoint Hang 'Em High (1968)
99* 2018-11-06 372.AM0214 #41961 The Doomsday Flight Flightplan (2005)
100 2018-11-08 472.GE1612 #49895 Wild Man Fischer Sing Street (2016)
101 2018-11-13 671.NU2711 #23502 Jennens v. Jennens The Long Goodbye (1973)
102 2018-11-15 173.2K0527 #28287 The Cagot The Untouchables (1987)
103 2018-11-20 325.JN0432 #30269 Deep-Fried Turkey Bird on a Wire (1990)
104 2018-11-22 1008.JH0406 #36525 Pumpkin Pie American Pie (1999)
105* 2018-11-27 1016.PS5517 #2405 The Qibla The Garden of Allah (1936)
106* 2018-11-29 1115.PP0302 #37500 Scrappy Doo The Replacements (2000)
107 2018-12-04 527.EZ1724 #1751 Ghost Forests The Petrified Forest (1973)
108 2018-12-06 761.LV1120 #30979 Marmorated Stink Bug Life Stinks (1991)
109 2018-12-11 1176.DE2315 #38760 Robert Smalls Boat Trip (2002)
110* 2018-12-13 823.SS0115 #31513 Patrick Nagel Single White Female (1992)
111* 2018-12-18 1285.PR2413 #44411 Telling the Bees The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
112* 2018-12-20 220.LK0214 #31405 The Christmas Truce A Midnight Clear (1992)
113* 2018-12-25 825.JB1534 #33423 Thomas Nast The Santa Clause (1994)
114* 2018-12-27 1348.IS2811 #45305 The Turboencabulator The Invention of Lying (2009)
2019
115 |2019-01-01 1181.PS14716 #16919 Snowflakes White Christmas (1954)
116* 2019-01-03 1324.EZ0808 #33725 Track 61 Money Train (1995)
117* 2019-01-08 305.RM1219 #26347 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech Blow Out (1981)
118* 2019-01-10 1020.IS1418 #26379 Queen Victoria's Grandchildren Victor Victoria (1995)
119* 2019-01-15 1393.EP0423 #30972 Vice Versa Brain Donors (1992)
120* 2019-01-17 1343.MT2514 #25007 Trucker Culture Convoj (1978)
121* 2019-01-22 686.DE2513 #37545 The Kilogram The Weight Of Water (2000)
122 |2019-01-24 1353.GN2524 #29437 The Twins of Benin Dead Ringers (1988)
123 |2019-01-29 1178.IS1106 #35519 Samantha Smith The Peacemaker (1997)
124 |2019-01-31 474.1S1013 #45561 Flagpole Sitters Up in the Air (2009)
125 |2019-02-05 445.2T0413 #29342 Extremely Overdue Library Books (LIVE) Checking Out (1989)
126* 2019-02-07 753.JE1022 #26394 Yngwie Malmsteen (LIVE) Heavy Metal (1981)
127 |2019-02-12 138.JE1316 #7505 The Bodies of Mount Everest They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
128* 2019-02-14 238.RV1214 #39584 Jacquelin Cochran View From The Top (2003)
129* 2019-02-19 490.2S1519 #36749 The Foreign Legion Revenge Of The Musketeers (1994)
130* 2019-02-21 500.AM0812 #14946 Freighthopping Strangers on a Train (1951)
131 |2019-02-26 596.EX2208 #23421 Honest Dick The Getaway (1972)
132* 2019-02-28 787.MK0616 #21086 Mike the Headless Chicken The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
133 |2019-03-05 524.JB3709 #41220 Geomagnetic Reversal The Polar Express (2004)
134 |2019-03-07 211.PR2306 #6594 The Cheesesteak War The Philadelphia Story (1940)
135* 2019-03-12 1311.DE2112 #28046 Tippi Hedren's Fingernails Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
136* 2019-03-14 056.EX3729 #26207 Anything Into Oil Carbon Copy (1981)
137* 2019-03-19 176.2C0416 #43762 Jeanne Calment The Bucket List (2007)
138* 2019-03-21 398.JE1711 #27021 Egg-Cracking Machines Cracking Up (1983)
139 |2019-03-26 634.GE0913 #26015 Indigo The Blues Brothers (1980)
140 |2019-03-28 153.JG0506 #31424 Breezewood, Pennsylvania Gas Food Lodging (1992)
141 |2019-04-02 515.SS0611 #17086 The Garden of Earthly Delights East of Eden (1955)
142 |2019-04-04 1178.1K0626 #50326 The Smoot Measure of a Man (2018)
143 |2019-04-09 238.JB4021 #37768 Cocaine Hippos Blow (2001)
144 |2019-04-11 1431.LK0429 #34056 Wide Skis Powder (1995)
145 |2019-04-16 819.PR3033 #16114 Mussolini's Nose Roman Holiday (1953)
146 |2019-04-18 152.IS1321 #37739 Breastaurants Bounce (2000)
147 |2019-04-23 1283.JB2317 #22400 Ted Danson in Blackface Watermelon Man (1970)
148* 2019-04-25 686.LV1106 #21432 Killer Rabbit How I Won The War (1967)
149 |2019-04-30 500.EX1202 #44270 The French Revolutionary Calendar Year One (2009)
150 |2019-05-02 208.GN5009 #38694 The Charge of the Light Brigade Last Order (2001)
151* 2019-05-07 601.GN4321 #51720 Hotel Detectives Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
152 |2019-05-09 988.HO1308 #41871 Private Wojtek the Bear Grizzly Man (2005)
153* 2019-05-14 1320.GN4226 #42729 Tortilla Chips Nacho Libre (2006)
154 |2019-05-16 955.EX3321 #33004 Plymouth Rock Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)
155* 2019-05-21 1229.MT1125 #35551 Winifred Sackville Stoner Jr. Baby Geniuses (1999)
156* 2019-05-23 1331.IS0816 #31310 Trapper Keepers School Ties (1992)
157* 2019-05-28 1049.DE1811 #37239 The Reindeer Wizards Reindeer Games (2000) 2 (01:18)
158* 2019-05-30 148.DE2402 #42401 Pattie Boyd Curious George (2006)
159 |2019-06-04 141.PS14107 #24269 Bone Wars One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
160 |2019-06-06 1007.LK1227 #12306 Lilly Pulitzer The Heiress (1949)
161 |2019-06-11 307.DA0508 #32892 Cursive The Inkwell (1994)
162 |2019-06-13 758.PR0819 #28197 Maraschino Cherries Under The Cherry Moon (1986)
163 |2019-06-18 681.IS4204 #22194 The Kamehameha Colonists Marooned (1969)
164 |2019-06-20 242.PR2004 #19668 Cold Fusion The Absent-Minded Professor (1974)
165 |2019-06-25 1323.2C617 #42052 Town Line, New York North Country (2005)
166 |2019-06-27 508.GN2716 #26505 Furries Cat People (1982)
167 |2019-07-02 382.AC0212 #48261 Droodles Now You See Me (2013)
168 |2019-07-04 1023.PS6103 #35704 Quonset Huts Ernest in the Army (1998)
169 |2019-07-09 325.DA0202 #44269 John Dee Angels & Demons (2009)
170 |2019-07-11 911.PS9703 #52178 Peak Phosphorus Blinded By The Light (2019) 1 (26:02), 2 (34:34)
171* 2019-07-16 1091.PS6503 #36841 The Rural Purge Town & Country (2001)
172 |2019-07-18 222.AC1605 #31147 The Church of the SubGenius What about Bob? (1991)
173 |2019-07-23 495.NU2653 #28876 The Four-Color Map Problem Colors (1988)
174 |2019-07-25 180.LK1219 #42072 Canning Jarhead (2005)
175 |2019-07-30 138.AC1631 #39323 Bob Dylan's Christian Period Saved! (2004) 1 (01:18)
176* 2019-08-01 867.NU1105 #25671 The Onion Futures Act The Onion Field (1979)
The Omnibus goes independent
177 |2019-08-06 803.MT2220 #2720 The Monkey Selfie Monkey Business (1931)
178 |2019-08-08 067.PS9303 #23973 ArkStorm California Split (1974)
179 |2019-08-13 537.PS2103 #23490 Gold Hats Walking Tall (1973)
180* 2019-08-15 494.LV2342 #38597 Fotomats One Hour Photo (2002) 1 (31:56), 4 (01:20)
181* 2019-08-20 736.HE1305 #32943 Lottery Winners It Could Happen to You (1994)
182 |2019-08-22 124.IS6517 #34308 Biosphere 2 Bio-Dome (1996)
183 |2019-08-27 795.PS1912 #41607 Miss Thistlebottom's Hobgoblins Bad Education (2004)
184 |2019-08-29 705.MT0210 #52050 Florence Lawrence Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
185 |2019-09-03 605.CO0203 #41705 Alexander von Humboldt The New World (2005)
186* 2019-09-05 104.EZ2047 #31303 The Battle of Palmdale Hot Shots! (1991)
187* 2019-09-10 813.LK1434 #21879 MSG With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) 2 (26:07)
188* 2019-09-12 677.IS6015 #32373 Juggalos Posse (1993)
189 |2019-09-17 075.2P0308 #24524 As Slow as Possible The Song Remains the Same (1976) 1 (07:50)
190 |2019-09-19 1172.MK0652 #50925 Sliced Bread Wonder (2017)
191 |2019-09-24 615.DE2722 #20625 Icelandic Incest Kissin' Cousins (1964)
192 |2019-09-26 1306.ES0609 #9509 Ticker Tape Parades Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) 1 (10:36), 3 (01:19)
193 |2019-10-01 1215.NU1317 #31997 Fritz Stammberger Cliffhanger (1993)
194* 2019-10-03 856.RO1202 #26638 Oblique Strategies Brainstorm (1983)
195 |2019-10-08 603.RV0511 #39095 How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? The Dancer Upstairs (2002) 2 (17:45)
196 |2019-10-10 1000.ES0905 #42869 The Protocols of the Elders of Zion The Hoax (2006) 3 (07:19)
197 |2019-10-15 1292.MT2424 #51274 The Texas Zombies You Were Never Really Here (2017) 2 (38:50)
198 |2019-10-17 540.PS5506 #20913 The Gossamer Albatross Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) 3 (20:05)
199 |2019-10-22 060.SS0203 #36692 Johnny Appleseed The Cider House Rules (1999) 2 (45:08)
200 |2019-10-24 541.1S1718 #24553 Government Cheese Stay Hungry (1976)
201 2019-10-29 561.ZC1412 #49964 Haitian Zombies Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
202 2019-10-31 447.JB1616 #41907 Faces of Death Snuff-Movie (2005)
203 2019-11-05 391.RV2101 #46819 Earth-Two Another Earth (2011)
204* 2019-11-07 840.MK1009 #27256 No-Fault Divorce Irreconcilable Differences (1984) 3 (26:40)
205 2019-11-12 1087.1K1210 #41003 Porfirio Rubirosa Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005) 3 (35:03)
206* 2019-11-14 462.JB0816 #31358 Fern Fever FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
207 2019-11-19 546.MK0639 #31632 Grass The Lawnmower Man (1992) 3 (42:14)
208 2019-11-21 039.EZ4705 #36634 The Ambassador Bridge Detroit Rock City (1999) 3 (46:13)
209 2019-11-26 1076.EZ2613 #31616 The Rite of Spring Riot Paris Is Burning (1990) 5 (01:19)
210 2019-11-28 675.MK0333 #12952 Mother Jones State of the Union (1948)
211 2019-12-03 383.PR2301 #48479 The Duchess of Bedford Afternoon Delight (2013)
212* 2019-12-05 1323.JG0119 #16197 The Toyota Hilux Pickup on South Street (1953) 5 (09:07)
213 2019-12-10 1211.JB2111 #42537 Square Dancing Barnyard (2006)
214* 2019-12-12 737.PR3118 #46507 Ada Lovelace Source Code (2011)
215 2019-12-17 652.PS10303 #40478 Interferon Miracle (2004)
216* 2019-12-19 767.JB2415 #29692 The Max Headroom Intrusion UHF (1989) 4 (05:18)
217* 2019-12-25 220.IS0108 #31503 The Christmas Pickle The Pickle (1993) 4 (15:09)
218 2019-12-27 707.DA0414 #25458 The Leafblower Autumn Sonata (1978) 4 (19:55)
219 2019-12-31 637.EZ1704 #38938 Induced Demand Changing Lanes (2002) 4 (30:42), 6 (13:40)
2020
220 2020-01-02 493.2CH0913 #2504 Fort Knox Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) 4 (39:44)
221 2020-01-07 170.JB4102 #34954 Byzantine Rhinokopia Face/Off (1997)
222 2020-01-09 1282.1C1220 #33564 The Tech Model Railroad Club Hackers (1995) 5 (15:25)
223 2020-01-14 763.PS10424 #14162 Masquerade 14 Carrot Rabbit (1952)
224 2020-01-16 090.EX2816 #31779 Backgammon Dice Rules (1991)
225* 2020-01-21 524.JB1808 #34620 George Bush's Crack Dealer The Rock (1996) 5 (29:16)
226* 2020-01-23 320.GN4519 #14871 The Death of Trolleys A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 5 (35:01)
227 2020-01-28 1428.LK0817 #25923 Harry Dexter White The Big Red One: The Reconstruction (2005 Video)
228 2020-01-30 276.PS8015 #22560 Coppicing Woodstock (1970) 5 (39:22)
229* 2020-02-04 209.LV2113 #49406 Chastity Belts Unbroken (2014) 6 (01:20)
230 2020-02-06 1317.LA0312 #33486 The Tootsie Pop Indian The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
231* 2020-02-11 1182.JB2419 #17398 Snow Valley, Oklahoma Oklahoma! (1955) 6 (06:25)
232 2020-02-13 223.2K0440 #24598 Cincinnati Chili (unknown)
233 2020-02-18 369.DE0419 #26731 The Dogon The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) 6 (23:05)
234 2020-02-20 1325.IS2314 #32056 Trafalgar vs. Carmania Kill Cruise (1990)
235* 2020-02-25 869.EZ4510 #19345 Operation Just Cause Operation Petticoat (1959) 6 (37:08)
236 2020-02-27 565.PR1121 #26004 Hands Across America Coast to Coast (1980) 6 (43:05)
237 2020-03-03 734.PS9010 #48149 Longitudinal Film About Time (2013)
238 2020-03-05 289.JL0118 #28929 Cow Magnets Ironweed (1987)
239* 2020-03-10 587.1K2225 #50644 Hikikomori Ironweed (1987)
240* 2020-03-12 122.NU0603 #19544 Bill W. The 39 Steps (1959) 5 (43:55)
241 2020-03-17 907.MT0627 #33392 Patagonian Giants Little Giants (1934)
242 2020-03-19 215.1C1413 #5725 Chinook Jargon Northwest Passage (1940)
243 2020-03-24 1094.GN3912 #44390 Sadie Hawkins Day He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
244 2020-03-26 823.MT2538 #50150 Naked Came the Stranger Dirty Grandpa (2016)
245* 2020-03-31 778.JB3122 #28586 Mesoamerican Ball Game Bloodsport (1988)
246* 2020-04-02 328.DE0203 #35435 The De Havilland Beaver Leave It to Beaver (1997)
247* 2020-04-07 1234.RV1615 #41916 Streaking Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
248 2020-04-09 522.MT0634 #46598 Genoan Insurance Premium Rush (2012)
249 2020-04-14 138.JB2212 #36737 Bode's Law What Planet Are You From? (2000)
250* 2020-04-16 549.1S3113 #37628 Green Funerals Joe Dirt (2001)
251 2020-04-21 461.RV1620 #50204 Ferdinandea The Birth of a Nation (2016)
252 2020-04-23 975.NU0703 #18089 Prairie Schooners Westward Ho, the Wagons! (1956)
253* 2020-04-28 1446.EZ2734 #27264 The Wreck of the Titan (LIVE) That Sinking Feeling (1979)
254 2020-04-30 1432.MT0823 #28232 The Wild Goose Code Name: Wild Geese (1984)
255 2020-05-05 428.GN3907 #2793 Etchings Come and Get It (1936)
256 2020-05-07 1277.IS5411 #48596 Tanzanite Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)
257 2020-05-12 542.JB0807 #45417 Grade Inflation Easy A (2010)
258 2020-05-14 654.IS4316 #34332 The International Cable Protection Committee The Cable Guy (1996)

* = Episode has its own wiki-page with relevant stories. Remaining episodes link directly to the official website.

LIVE episodes: 35, 36 Live from SF Sketchfest 2018, 85 Live from Bumbershoot 2018, 125 and 126 Live from SF Sketchfest 2019, 253 from JoCoCruise 2020 (guest-starring Aimee Mann at the end of the episode, reading a poem)

Until episode 176 the show was edited by their friend Chandler Mays who was only allowed to take out the many bloopers and helicopter sounds and executive producer was Chuck Bryant. From episode 177 on the show left the iHeart Radio network and is now hosted on Fireside and edited by freelance editor Mark Miles.

The theme music was composed by Noel Brown, host of Stuff They Don't Want You to Know and Ridiculous History.

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Contact information and communities

"In the unlikely event social media still exists in your era, our tweets are archived @omnibusproject. Our handles were @kenjennings and @johnroderick in the olden times. John also maintained an Instagram account under the same name which Ken felt was beneath his dignity. Our address for email, which was a popular form of electronic communication, was moc.liamg|tcejorpsubinmoeht#moc.liamg|tcejorpsubinmoeht. From our vantage point in your distant past, we have no idea how long our civilization survived. We hope and pray that the catastrophe we fear may never come. If the worst comes soon, this recording, like all our recordings, may have been our final word, but if providence allows, we hope to be back with you soon for another entry in The Omnibus!"

Official website: https://www.omnibusproject.com/

Official Facebook group: Omnibus Futurelings

Subreddits: Omnibus_Futurelings and OmnibusProject

Discord: There is an Omnibus channel on the Gary's Van Discord Server (invite-link)

PO-Box for physical goods: Omnibus Project, PO-Box 55744, Shoreline, WA 98155

Play the Omnibus Bingo

There is a fan site maintained by Greg Ullman collecting a lot of facts about the different entries called Omnibus Organizer.

A Google Spreadsheet maintained by Fred Bremmer that can be found here contains a second version of the episode index with all bible-verses inline.

Entry codes and certificate numbers

  • The first part of the entry code is the page in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition that this title would be on. Given names have to be reordered Last, First and the word ”The” has to be added last as ”, The”
  • The second part of the entry code is a link to a bible verse that relates to this entry
  • The certificate number is the MPAA certificate number of a movie that relates to the topic (see here or here, or official site)

Credit for solving the puzzle: first part 2018-07-28, second part 2018-12-19 (links require membership in Omnibus Futurelings Facebook group)

Behind the scenes

The show is recorded in person at John's house: Recording setup until mid-2019. Now it is recorded in John's daughter's mother's basement.

There were some interesting quotes by Ken and John in this Facebook thread in the group Omnibus Futurelings


John’s personal stories

John tells some personal stories on this podcast that are relevant for this Wiki. Expand section below to see them.

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