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Episode 49 – Cats in Pants and the Entrance to Hell

Episode #49 begins with Matt and Louie talking about trading fireworks to kids in Mexico, then they get into the strange news. In this episode they start with the man who smuggled cats into Singapore by shoving them down his pants! The second story is about finding the entrance to hell in England!

Here’s a peek at the markings found at the entrance to hell:

Entrance to hell


Odd News Stories

USA Today – Man caught trying to smuggle 4 kittens at Malaysia-Singapore border by hiding them in his pants

Sky News – Hundreds of ‘witches’ marks’ – including entrance to ‘hell’ – found in caves at Creswell Crags

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Episode 48 – Dubstep Mosquito Repellent and The Great Baby Escape!

Episode #48 is the first international episode of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast! Matt is working on a cruise ship and Louie is on vacation on the same ship, so they did a podcast!

This episode begins with them discussing how to smuggle booze onto a cruise ship, then they get into this week’s stories. They talk about using Scrillex music as mosquito repellent, and the group of one year old kids that escaped from daycare!

Odd News Stories

Sky News – Skrillex dubstep ‘could protect against mosquitoes’
TribLive.com – Band of toddlers escapes Louisiana day care, found wandering near highway


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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 #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 #43 – Scotty McQueen and The Mindreading Car

Episode #43 Welcomes Scotty McQueen into the studio. They chat with Scotty about his phD in mind reading, and about living in Harry Anderson’s basement. Then they get into the news story about scientists creating a device to read your mind!

Odd News Stories

Telegraph.co.uk – Why mind-reading is a science, not a magic trick

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Episode #42 – Drinking With Cops and Africa in Africa

Episode #42 welcomes Matt back into the studio and he catches us up on his adventures in Africa and Louie talks about smuggling donuts in the USA from Canada. Then they get into some strange news. The first stories is about the police department that is encouraging people to drink to excess. The next story is the song Africa playing on an infinite loop in Africa!

Odd News Stories

NPR.org – Police Seek Volunteers To Drink To Excess
UltimateClassicRock.com – ARTIST WANTS TO LOOP TOTO’S ‘AFRICA’ IN DESERT ‘FOR ALL ETERNITY’

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Episode #38 – Injecting Semen and Turtle Wheelchair

Episode #38 starts out with the guys talking about how Matt is getting ready for his upcoming trip to Africa, then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about the guy that injected himself with his own semen to cure his back pain and the turtle with a LEGO wheel chair!

Here’s an X-Ray of the guys arm with the semen inside:

Here’s the turtle with the LEGO wheelchair:


Odd News Stories

Inverse.com – Man Learns the Hard Way Why You Shouldn’t Inject Yourself With Semen  

APnews.com – Injured turtle gets around on Lego wheelchair while healing

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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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