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Episode #35 – Eric Haines and the Airport One Man Band

Episode #35 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast has past guest Steve Hamilton in as an bonus host while Matt and Louie interview Eric Haines. We learn how Eric never ran away with the circus, his dad dropped him off at the circus! Then they get into the story of the a one man band that plays at the airport at 5am…and as luck turns out that one man band is their guest Eric Haines!

Here’s a video of Eric performing at the airport:



Odd News Story

Bustle.com – This One-Man Band in the Seattle Airport Makes Us Incredibly Sad For Some Reason

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Episode #32 – Bah Humbug Lights and Snowball Fights

Episode # 32 begins with the guys talking about their favorite Christmas memories, then they get to the news stories.  The first story is about a lady who got in trouble by putting up lights that said “Bah Humbug” and a kid who took on city hall so he could nail his brother in the face with a snowball!

Odd News Stories

Seattle Times – Bah, Humbug: Florida neighbors scorn woman over display

AP News – Boy hits target, convinces town to scrap snowball fight ban

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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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Episode #28 – 36 Hours of Garth Brooks and Stripper Karaoke

Episode 28 starts with Matt talking about going to “online magic university” and Louie teaching Matt how to fend off offers to make people’s wives disappear! Then they get into the stories. The first story is about a man named Cliff Satterwhite, who sang Garth Brook’s Friends in Low Places for 36 hours straight…and they landed him as a in studio guest! Cliff sits in for a second story about a Dave Chapelle singing Karaoke at a Portland strip club!

Cliff also talks about the Real Men Wear Pink fundraiser. Click here to donate!

Odd News Stories

whiskeyriff.com – “Man sings Garth Brooks’ ‘Friends in Low Places’ for 36-hours straight”

OregonLive.com – “Dave Chappelle sang Radiohead at Portland strip club karaoke, Reddit says”

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Episode #27 Satan Doesn’t Visit Arkansas and Daycare Crack

Episode 27 the guys talk about what Matt looks for when hiring an attorney and renting out a posse.  Then they get into probably the most epic story ever where Arkansas clears Satan from lighting a fire and a kid getting crack at daycare!

Odd News Stories

Flipboard.com – “Mysterious Hole Shooting Out Flames in Arkansas Is Definitely ‘Not Satan,’ Officials Say”

EastTexasMatters.com – “Four year old girl brings home crack cocaine from daycare”

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Episode #26 Coin Flip for Jail and the Face Fart

Episode 26 begins with the guys talking about olde tyme photos and vintage prisons then they get into the weird news.  This weeks stories are about the police that flip a coin to see if someone goes to jail, then they talk about farts leaking out of your mouth.  To dig a little bit into the face fart situation, they call Dr. Jody to get her opinion on farts.

Odd News Stories

Reuters – “Georgia police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman”

WLWT.com – “Farts can leak out through your mouth if you hold them in, expert says”

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Episode #25 – Marijuana Lobster and Produce Butt

Episode 25 starts with the guys discussing Louie’s fear of needles and Matt’s driving record, then we get into the stories!  This week we cover the restaurant that gets their lobsters high on marijuana before cooking them and the man accused of rubbing produce on his butt at a grocery store!

Odd News Stories

AP News – “Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter”

King5 – “Man accused of rubbing produce on his butt at Northern Virginia grocery store”

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Episode #24 Mummy-Juice-and-Sleeping-In-A-Coffin

Episode 24 is a special Halloween episode. The guys start by chatting about their favorite Halloween memories and a bonus story about a guy who got stabbed in a haunted house!  Then they get to the stories about drinking mummy juice and living in a coffin for 30 hours!

Here’s what the mummy juice looks like:

Odd News Stories

People.com/ – “Man Stabbed at Haunted House by a Friend Who Was Handed a Real Knife by Someone Wearing a Costume”

Metro.co.uk/ – “People want to drink the red liquid from newly-opened 4,000-year-old sarcophagus”

Saint Louis Post-Dispatch/ – “Coffin Challenge’ at Six Flags St. Louis gets 28,000-plus entries, goes national”

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Episode #23 Unluckiest Guy in the World and Jumping Dogs

Episode 23 opens with Matt and Louie chatting about “liquid gold” and getting Matt’s affairs in order, then get into the stories. This week they chat about the most unlucky guy in the world who was mauled by a bear, bitten by a rattlesnake and most recently attacked by a shark! Plus Samantha Valle from Mutts Gone Nuts calls in to talk about her world record jumping dogs!

Odd News Stories

Independent.co.uk/ – “Man attacked by shark was previously mauled by a bear and bitten by a rattlesnake”
KYMA – “Rescue dogs achieve worldwide fame”

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Episode #22 – Stories of the End of the World

Episode 22 starts with the guys talking about their ideal qualities in a barista, their adventures in the Southern United States and flipping Huffy’s for cash! Then in this episode we learn about the cow that signals the end of the world and why “the family that gets naked and kidnaps together, stays together”.

Thanks to Terry Godfrey for sending in the Naked Kidnapping story!

Odd News Stories

The Guardian – “Demons and Armageddon: details emerge in naked kidnapping case”
Mirror – “Birth of ‘first red heifer in 2000 years’ fulfils Bible prophecy and signals ‘end of days'”

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Episode #21 – Smuggling an Iguana in a Bikini and Getting Stung by a Stingray in the Penis

Episode 21 opens with Louie and Matt chatting about the best Denny’s on the planet and trying to get rid of a mattress! It’s beach week at the Odd and Offbeat Podcast, this week’s news stories are about a lady smuggling an iguana into the USA in her bikini, and a guy getting stung in the penis by a stingray!

Odd News Stories

MercuryNews.com – “Stowaway from Mexico found inside Peninsula woman’s bikini top”
unilad.com – “Guy’s Penis Stung By Stingray While Swimming In Ocean”

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Episode #20 – Kindergarten Pole Dancer and Lawn Theft

Episode 20 opens with the guys getting caught up after a week apart chatting about Matt’s near death experience visiting Cuba and Louie visiting a space alien’s grave in Texas!  In week’s news stories you will learn about the kindergarten that hired a stripper for the first day of school and stealing a California woman’s lawn.

Odd News Stories

SCMP.com – “First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer”
LVB.com – “Out of the ordinary: Thieves steal California woman’s new lawn”

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Episode #19 – Boob Shirt and the Getting Locked in an Escape Room

Episode 19 opens with Matt and Louie talking about roping goats and underground gardens…and that’s just what they did last week!   Then they get into the news stories.  This week you will learn about the T-Shirt that makes your boobs look bigger.  We also call Ky Dobson who owns NW Escape on Wheels to help us understand the guy that broke into an escape room, and couldn’t get out!

Odd News Stories

iRadio.ie – “Clever 3D optical illusion t-shirt makes your boobs look bigger”
Columbian.com – “Man accused of break-in at Hazel Dell escape-room business”

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Episode #18 – Life Saving Kiss and Googley Eye Fish

Episode 18 is full of unusual news stories.  Matt and Louie start by recapping their week in California and Arizona, then get into the stories.  This week they cover a life saving first kiss and a fish shop that puts googley eyes on it’s fish!  As a bonus you will get an updates to stories from episode 16 and 17!

Odd News Stories

Barstoolsports.com – “Dude Has A Heart Attack On His First Date With A Girl; They Have Their First Kiss Through Life-Saving CPR”
Newsweek.com – “VIDEO: SEAFOOD SHOP CAUGHT STICKING GOOGLY EYES ON OLD FISH IN BID TO MAKE THEM SEEM FRESHER”

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Episode #17 – Senior Citizens at a Metal Show and the Psychic Octopus

Episode 17 starts with a recap of Matt’s journey to New York, then we get into the strange news stories.  They guys talk about a couple of senior citizens who sneak out of the nursing home to go to a metal show. Also back by popular demand we have the Odd and Offbeat’s animal expert Karla Majewski of Pacific Animal Productions where she helps us learn more about octopuses (yes, that’s the correct plural of octopus) and why they might be psychic! Today’s episode is sponsored by Troubadour Botanicals.

Odd News Stories

ScaryMommy.com – “2 Nursing Home Escapees Attend Heavy Metal Concert Because, YOLO”
GQ.com – “Japan’s “Psychic” Octopus Was Butchered and Sold After Predicting Three World Cup Games”

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Episode #15 – Doll Face Transplant and the Military Dinosaur

Episode 15 starts with the guys talking about how annoying tourists are, then they get into the news stories.  The first story is about the little kid that gives face transplants (to dolls), then they get into the dinosaur that’s reenlisting in the military.

As a free bonus to this free podcast Louie and Matt introduce a new segment called, “Strange Stories” where you learn a quick odd fact  which will help you up your Trivial Pursuit game!

Here’s the pic of the face transplant!

Doll face transplant

Odd News Stories

Mashable – “Future doctor gets head start on career by doing doll face transplants”
Military.com – “Airmen in ‘Dino Puppet’ Re-Enlistment Video Fired, Reprimanded”

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Episode #14 – Traveling Exorcism and the Cat Lawsuit

Episode 14 has Louie and Matt talking about how to “not” save a parking spot, how a cat sued a corporation for $700K and exorcism’s on a train.

Odd News Stories

NBC News – “Grumpy Cat’ wins $700,000 in federal case over identity”
Mirror.co.uk – “Man ‘performs exorcism’ on train as ‘possessed’ woman screams ‘devil’ in front of commuters”

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Episode #11- Stork’s Cellphone Bill and the Stinky Guy on the Plane!

This week the guys reveal the winner of the “who can buy the best panhandler sign” contest, then get into some strange stories. You’ll hear about the Stork’s cellphone bill and learn why the stinky guy on the plane died!

Odd News Stories

href=”https://www.apnews.com/4b8b7717b1cf4159afd6de657e28dee4/Polish-stork-vanishes-from-GPS-but-delivers-huge-phone-bill”>AP News – “Polish stork vanishes from GPS but delivers huge phone bill”
href=”http://www.koco.com/article/report-passenger-who-smelled-so-bad-plane-had-to-make-emergency-landing-dies/21999245″>KOCO News – “Report: Passenger who smelled so bad plane had to make emergency landing dies”

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Episode #7 – Cocaine Turtle and the Alligator Gender Reveal

Episode SEVEN is an all amphibian episode of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast!

This week Matt and Louie talk about the sea turtle that got caught up in a drug smuggling ring and how they do gender reveals in Louisiana! You’ll also hear more stories about why Matt can’t get car insurance and how a bottle of tequila got Louie out of a speeding ticket!

Odd News Stories

flkeysnews.com – “Sea turtle found trapped among bales of cocaine”
naplessnews.com – “Louisiana family uses alligator for their ‘gender reveal’”

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Episode #5 – 65,000 Texts and One Wrong Text

Can you believe it’s already time for episode five of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast!

This week Matt and Louie talk about two stories involving texting gone bad. One has 65,000 texts delivered correctly and the other story is one text that took a wrong turn!

Odd News Stories

The Huffington Post – “Woman Who Sent 65,000 Texts To First Date Says ‘Love Is An Excessive Thing’'”

Mirror – “Angry ‘pregnant’ woman texts ‘father of baby’ – things go spectacularly wrong”

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