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Episode # 123 – Snake Baby Momma and Fakie Island Rescue!

Episode 123 begins with how Matt and Louie are dealing with the smoke and our experiences hanging out with sloths. Then they tackles this week’s strange news. They riff on the snake who had babies 15 years after he last rendezvous with another snake, and how to get rescued from a island!

Here’s the snake baby momma and her babies!

Image from UPI.com

Here’s the sweet SOS in the sand:

image from NPR.org

Odd News Stories

RealityTVworld.com – 62-year-old python lays eggs 15 years after last encounter with a male

NPR.org – Stranded Mariners Rescued From Island In Micronesia, Thanks To ‘SOS’ Etched In Sand

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Episode #122 – Virtual Airplane Passenger and Zombie Bugs

Episode #122 starts out with what’s ailing Matt and Louie. Matt then talks about getting into fights on Facebook , then they get into the strange news! This week they talk about the new video game where you’re a passenger on a 6 hour flight and zombie bugs!

Here’s a sneak peak a the game Airplane Mode!

Odd News Stories

Polygon.com – Airplane Mode is Microsoft Flight Simulator for the rest of us

Miami Herald – ‘Zombie’ cicadas infected with psychedelic fungus can survive without most of their bodies

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Episode #121 – Typo Death and Urban Corn Update

Episode 121 begins with Louie’s family competing for the cheapest car insurance and Matt’s car telling him he needs more coffee, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about a guy whose fake death was foiled by a typo in his death certificate and an update on the urban corn!

Can you spot the error in the death certificate:

APnews – DA: Man faked death to avoid jail but typo gave him away

ArgusLeader- Hope hasn’t popped. Local celebrity 57th Street corn is revived after uprooting

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Episode #120 – Beer Fire and Urban Corn

Episode #120 begins with the guys talking about listening to true crime podcasts while sleeping in Walmart parking lots, then they get into the strange news. This week they riff on the guy who saved his house from a fire with Bud Light and the urban corn stock!

UPI.com – Man uses Bud Lite to keep wildfire flames away from California home

Huffington Post – Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mourns Brief Life Of Urban Cornstalk

ArgusLeader – The kernel of hope: Sioux Falls mourns loss of 57th Street corn

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Episode #117 – Cocaine Coffee and the Space Balloon!

Episode #117 begins with the guys discussing Louie’s love of a giant sub sandwich from the grocery store and how the flavor progresses over the course of a week in the fridge. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about hiding cocaine in coffee beans and taking a hot air balloon to space!

Here’s the cocaine coffee beans!

from Fox News

Odd News Stories

MiamiHerald.com – Cocaine found in hollowed-out coffee beans addressed to ‘John Wick’ villain, cops say

APnews.com – Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of space

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Episode #116 – Darth-Lotto-and-Hiding-In-A-Closet

Episode #116 begins with Matt grilling Louie about his eating habits when travelling and Matt’s life coming full circle by living in a van again! Then they get into the the strange news. This week they talk about Darth Vader using the Jedi Mind Trick to win the Jamaican Lottery and how to not hide in a closet to fake your own death.

Plus you’ll get to listen in as Louie learns that James Earl Jones is not Morgan Freeman!

Newsweek.com – Man Collects $95 Million Jackpot Dressed as Darth Vader to Hide Identity

WacoTrib.com – Police: West Virginia man faked wife’s disappearance so she’d avoid prison

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Episode #113 – Goat Parents and LiveStream Cheating

Episode 113 – begins with Matt making fun of Louie putting tape over his webcam and giving dogs covid-cuts. This week for the strange news the guys talk about suing your neighbor over the paternity of your goat and the news anchor that got caught cheating over a livestream!

Here’s Louie’s dog’s haircut:

Here’s the pic of the news anchor’s livestream:

Odd News Stories

WCJB.com – Not kidding around: Florida Woman sues for paternity test on goats

FoxNews.com – News anchor allegedly caught cheating when half-naked woman walks into live shot

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Episode #106 – Man Arms and the Tiger Rodeo

Episode #106 starts with tales of the unemployment office courting Louie and ghosting Matt! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the lady who has man arms and the Mexican cowboys lassoing a tiger!

And here’s the guys lassoing a tiger:

Odd News Stories

RTI.ie – Hands transplanted onto woman adapt to her body

UPI.com – Loose tiger lassoed on street in Mexican suburb

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Episode #105 – Cat Throwing Commissioner and the Bullet Proof Breast

Episode 105 begins like a Vanilla Ice song with gunshots in Louie’s neighborhood and prowlers in Matt’s neighborhood! Then they get strange news. This week they talk about the cat throwing city commissioner and bullet proof breasts!

Plus they announce the next Odd and Offbeat Variety show!

Here’s the cat throwing commissioner

https://youtu.be/yHTvBDer2-c

Here’s the bullet’s trajectory through a breast implant:

From the NYPost.com

CNN.com – California city official who threw cat and drank during video meeting resigns

NYPost.com – Breast friends: Woman’s implants deflect bullet, save her life

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Episode #102 – Drunk Grandma and A James Bond Marathon

Episode #102 – Starts with Matt getting stalked by an angry motorist and Louie fixing the sink at his house, then they get into the odd news. This week they talk about the 93 year old that needs beer and getting paid to watch every James Bond movie!

granny needs beer
image from pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

Odd News Stories

Pittsburgh.cbslocal.com – I Need More Beer!!’: 93-Year-Old Pa. Woman Goes Viral With Message While Staying Home During Coronavirus Outbreak

UPI.com – Website offers $636 to watch all 24 James Bond movies in 24 days

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Episode #95 – Target Party and the Free Newspaper

Episode #95 starts with guys chatting about Matt becoming the legal guardian for Louie’s daughter of the weekend, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the kid whose dream it was to have her birthday party at target and the newspaper in Alaska that you can own from FREE!

Here’s the kids having a birthday party at Target:

Target birthday party

Odd News Stories:

CBSNews.com – A little girl loves Target so much — she celebrated her 8th birthday there

CBSNews.com – Alaska newspaper for sale — for free — closing in on new owner

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Episode #94 – Zombie Bride and Wakanda Free Trade

Episode #94 starts with the guys talking about Louie having visited all fifty states and people in Tennessee worried about the Coronavirus. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the lady that married a zombie doll and the US ending free trade with the fictional nation of Wakanda!

Here’s the newlyweds:

Odd News Stories

Metro.co.uk – Woman who consummated marriage to zombie doll says people think it’s a dead child

Reuters.com – Wakanda free trade forever? Fictional nation removed from U.S. trade list

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Episode #93 – Carisa Hendrix In Studio!

Episode #93 has magician and actress Carisa Hendrix visiting the studio! She talks about acting in a Charles Manson movie that was endorsed by Charles Manson, performing on Penn and Teller’s TV show Fool US and petting a wild fox!

magician Carisa Hendrix

Here’s Carisa performing as Lucy Darling on Penn and Teller’s Fool Us:

For more info on Carisa Henrix visit: http://www.carisahendrix.com/

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Episode #83 – Cocaine Sweater and Cowboy Pigeons!

Episode #83 opens up with the guys talking about performing at corporate events and haunted places in San Antonio and Louie’s visit to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX. Then they get into some sweet news stories. This week they talk about Columbia suing Walmart over a sweater and pigeons wearing cowboy hats!

Here’s the offensive sweater:

santa cocaine sweater

Here’s a pigeon heading to the rodeo:

pigeon with cowboy hat

Odd News Stories

QZ.com – Colombia is threatening to sue Walmart over a cocaine-themed holiday sweater

TheGuardian.com – Pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats spotted in Las Vegas

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Episode # 82 – Adopting an Adult and the Body in a Bottle

Episode # 82 begins with Matt trying to figure out why Louie ate just one slice of bacon and we learn about Matt’s new Etsy Store called Dime Museum Art. Then they get into the odd news stories. This week they talk about adopting a Ukranian adult and a mans ashes travelling the world in a bottle!

Dime art museum

Odd New Stories

Freep.com – Adoptee with dwarfism accused of posing as child: Michigan bone scan says I’m 14

CBSnews.com – Bottle containing man’s ashes continues journey across Gulf of Mexico

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Episode #76 – Spy Pigeons and the Bull Semen Explosion

Episode #76 begins with they guys talking about “Trunk Booze” and Matt’s adventures on the east coast with his parents. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about Spy Pigeons and the bull semen explosion!

spy pigeon
photo from The Mirror

Odd News Stories

The Mirror – Declassified CIA documents show secret use of photographer spy-pigeons in Cold War

Gizmodo.com – ‘Mass Explosion’ of Bull Semen After Fire at Genetics Lab

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Episode #69 – Offensive Plate and Wife Carrying

Episode #69 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast starts with the guys chatting about the Louie buying a vintage taxidermy shark and Matt visiting the Kill Bill Church! If that’s not enough, then they get into this weeks odd news stories. They talk about the Governor fighting the DMV over a license plate and the wife carrying competition!

You can watch video of the World Wife Carrying Championship here!

Kill bill church
Kill Bill Church
image from KRON4.com

Odd News Stories

Today.com – A governor intervened so this mom could keep her hilarious license plate

Reuters.com – Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title

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Episode #68 – Car on Car Action and Meth Snow Globes

Episode #68 has the guys back home in the studio where Louie tells Matt about the new haircut fad sweeping the nation…getting a trim in a motel parking lot by a “Travelling Barber“! Then they get into some strange news stories. The first story is of a car giving another car a piggy back ride and to cap it all off they talk about meth inside of snow globes!

Here’s the super sweet car on car action:

from TheDrive.com

Odd News Stories

TheDrive.com – Man Ticketed for Driving With Car Strapped to His Roof Admits Was “Stupid Thing to Do”

FoxNews.com – Australian border officers find $1M worth of crystal meth in snow globes

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Episode #64 – Whiskey, Rattlesnake, Uranium and Hotdog Water

Episode #64 is the first in a series of the Odd and Offbeat Podcasts that were recorded while the guys were in Wyoming! They talk about cowboys judging Matt’s painted toe nails and Louie trying to check into a hotel at 2am!

This week the guys chat about they guy arrested hauling whiskey, a rattlesnake and Uranium! Plus they also chat about the newest health food…Hotdog Water!

hot dog water

If that wasn’t enough, we get a visit from Life Coach Randy!!

Odd News Stories

GlobalNews.ca – Couple caught with rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey in stolen car, Okla. police say

USA Today – Hot Dog Water: Creator hopes his satire becomes the next craze

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Episode #60 – Styrofoam Cake and Bubble Tea Bowels

Episode #60 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast begins with the boys talking about Louie’s trip to Canada and him learning the name to drop at the border to get across. Then Matt tells us how he got red flagged crossing the border into Canada. If that wasn’t enough, then they get into the stories. This week they talk about the styrofoam cake and the kid who drank too much bubble tea!

Plus we get our weekly visit from Life Coach Randy!

Here’s the video of the cake:

Here’s the X-ray of the bubble tea bubbles inside the kid:

Odd News Stories

MercuryNews.com – They cut into Walmart graduation cake and found styrofoam

Metro.co.uk – More than 100 bubble tea balls found stuck in girl’s body

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Episode #47 – Mannequin Party and the Arrow Phone

Episode #47 begins with Louie and Matt chatting about their favorite Ludacris lyrics, then they get into the strange news. This week they tackle the story of the guy that has a naked mannequin party in his front yard, and the guy whose phone saved him during an arrow attack. As a bonus they also talk about Buzz Aldrin’s wrestling career!



Also as promised, here’s Buzz Aldrin wrestling:

Here’s the arrow through the phone:

and here’s the mannequins!

Odd News Stories

Finance.yahoo.com – Man saved from ‘bow and arrow attack’ by his mobile phone

Brietbart.com – Man forced to shorten fence gets even with nude mannequins

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Episode #46 – Cow Tinder and Trapped in a Window

Episode #46 begins with Matt and Louie talking about good looking men they’ve recently seen, then they get into the strange news stories. The first story is about a dating app for cows…actual cows! The next story is about a woman’s antics when he has a poop that won’t flush during a date that leads to her getting trapped inside a window!


Odd News Stories

BeefMagazine.com – New app functions like Tinder for cows

BBC.com – Woman trapped in window trying to retrieve poo after Tinder date

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Episode #45 – Emergency Math and the sky penis

Episode #45 begins with Matt and Louie trying to figure out how office dynamics work, and whether or not they should start throwing their own office parties, then they get to the news stories.

The first story is about a kid who calls 911 for help, and to get some insight on how 911 works they call Louie’s sister in law who works for 911.

The second story is about a pilot that draws penis’s in the sky that are visible only to radar, who is now our favorite pilot!





Odd News Stories

KVOA.com – Boy calls 911 for homework help, dispatcher comes to his aid
NDTV.com – Pilot draws penis in the sky

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Episode #39 – Joe Stoddard in Studio and Throwing a Playhouse!

Episode #39 begins with Louie and Matt welcoming Joe Stoddard onto the podcast, where they talk about his life and him being atacked by a slug! Then they get into the news story about a different guy with the name Joe Stoddard who threw a playhouse at the police!

Odd News Stories

Nonpareilonline.com – To avoid arrest, Bluffs man throws playhouse at police officer

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Special Christmas Podcast…

Tomorrow a very special Odd and Offbeat Podcast comes out!  Matt and Louie cover the lady who wrote “Bah Humbug” in lights and the kid that took on city hall to throw a snowball at his brother’s face!

Here’s a preview of the episode:


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Episode #31 – Tinderbox Circus Side Show and Gibsonton, FL

Episode #31 start with the Tinderbox Circus Sideshow sitting in-studio for an interview, before we get to the story about Gibsonton, FL which is a town where carney’s go to retire.  Then Louie And Matt wrap things by chatting about Matt’s love of watching videos of people getting Baht Fly Larva removed from their bodies! 

Here’s a picture of the Human Blockhead stunt:

And here’s the X-ray of it that is referenced in the episode:

Odd News Story

For your amusement, Gibsonton is a historical sideshow

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Episode #29 – Koala STD and the Overdue Book!

Episode #29 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast starts with Louie and Matt talking about their adventure visiting Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum and Matt’s appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden!  If that’s not enough excitement, then they get into this week’s stories.  They chat about how chlamydia is a plague to the Koala community and a library book that’s 50 years overdue!

Here’s Matt on the show:


Here’s a peek at the toilet seat museum:

And the overdue book:

Odd News Stories

TheWeek – “Vaccine for koala chlamydia in sight”

Kentucky.com – “50 years overdue: Georgia man returns Lexington public library book”

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Ghost Picture

At the end of Episode 9, Louie tells Matt about the picture of a ghost he took.  The ghost is an old grizzled miner with a beard. Here’s the picture

Do you see the ghost?  Let us know either way in the comments!

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