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Episode 284 – ATM Fish and Time Traveler’s Gun!

Episode 285 has Matt and Louie discussing Good Will Hunting, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the kid who got arrested for taping fish to ATM’s and the gun thrown away by a time traveler!

Odd News Stories

ABC4.com – Teen facing charges for allegedly taping fish to ATMs in Provo

PennLive.com – Gun From Civil War Found in Trash Can at Gettysburg Walmart

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Episode 284 – iPhone Skydiving and Toe Alarm Clock

Episode 284 has Louie on land and Matt in the Ocean and they announce the release of their new book: C is for Conspiracy, the ABC’s of Conspiracy Theories! For this week’s strange news, they talk about the cellphone that survived a 16,000 feet fall and the guy who was woken up by the hotel manager sucking on his toes!

Odd News Stories

CBSnews.com – See the iPhone that survived getting sucked out of an Alaska Airlines plane and fell 16,000 feet

WPXI.com – Hilton Hotel manager arrested for allegedly waking up guest by sucking on his toes

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Episode #283 Green Lighting the Deuce and Alien Invasion For the Holidays

Episode #283 has Matt and Louie writing a Hallmark Christmas movie and then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the mayor of a town in New Zealand that’s giving the residents the OK to poop and the alien invasion that was really just Christmas lights!

Odd News Stories
TheGuardian.com – New Zealand mayor clarifies there’s no need to ‘stop pooing’ amid town’s sewerage stench crisis

KXAN.com – Texas family’s home light show mistaken for aliens, draws out crowd

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Episode #282 Voting For Yourself and Finger Salad

Episode #282 has Matt checking in on Louie’s COVID status and they talk about Salt Lake City and visiting Chubby Checker, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the guy who lost an election because he didn’t vote for himself and the salad that’s served with the restaurant manager’s finger!

Odd News Stories

King5.com – Thurston County candidate who didn’t vote for himself loses by 1 vote

APnews.com – Customer sues Chopt eatery chain over salad that she says contained a piece of manager’s finger

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Episode #281 – Whale teeth and only fans of school

Episode #281 begins with Louie updating Matt about the auction item he stole from Matt and then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the man smuggling whale teeth and the high school teacher’s only fans!

Odd News Stories

SiouxCountyRadio.com – Vermont fines man $50K after whale tooth, walrus tusk carvings seized at Canadian border

APnews.com – Missouri high school teacher is put on leave after school officials discover her page on porn site

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Episode #280 Skinny Sumo and Heart Attack Freebies

Episode #280 has Matt and Louie in the same room! They get caught up on their adventures and then get into the strange news! This week the chat about sumo wrestling no longer having size restriction and the guy who fakes heart attacks to get free meals!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Skinny sumo wrestlers? Height and weight requirements are dropped by sport’s governing body

KOAA.com – Man arrested for faking heart attacks to get out of paying restaurants

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Episode #279 Carpool Bull and The Basset Face Lift

Episode #279 Begins with Matt and Louie as competing bidders at an auction, then they get into the strange news! This week they talk about the carpool buddy that’s a longhorn bull and the basset hound that got a facelift!

Odd News Stories


NYpost.com – My basset hound was having trouble seeing — I took him to get a facelift
Omaha.com – A ‘beefed up’ car with giant bull named Howdy Doody crammed into passenger seat pulled over by Nebraska police

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Episode #278 Hearing Arm and Drunk Sheep

Episode #278 Begins with Matt and Louie chatting about vintage toys, then they get into the strange news. This week they revisit the first story that has creeped out both Matt and Louie, which is about a guy that has an ear growing out of his forearm! They also chat about the Unicorn Sheep that was saved by a case of beer!

We also have a tip from our favorite life coach Randy!

Here’s the unicorn sheep:

Unicorn sheep!
Image from News.com.au

Odd News Stories

ABC.net.au – Perth artist Stelarc grows ear on his arm, plans to connect it to internet

News.com.au – Strange ‘unicorn’ sheep saved from death by two cases of beer

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Episode #277 Weed Tennis and Urban Deer Hunting

Episode #277 begins with and important annoucement about the Odd and Offbeat Podcast. The podcast is switching to coming out twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesday’s of the month. After that bit of news they get into the strange news. This week Matt and Louie chat about the odor at the US Open and Pittsburgh looking for urban archers to hunt deer!

Odd News Stories

ABCnews.go.com – ‘Like Snoop Dogg’s living room’: Smell of pot wafts over notorious U.S. Open court

CBSnews.com – Pittsburgh seeking archers for deer management pilot program

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Episode #276 Voting Sans Shirt and the Poop Transplant

Episode #276 has Matt and Louie talking about airport lounges as the best value in the world! This week they revisit how to convince your polling place to allow topless voting and why you may need a poop transplant!

Odd News Stories

Boston.com – ‘Well then, can I vote naked?’: Topless N.H. voter said she doesn’t regret her decision

FoxNews.com – Poop transplant cures man’s ‘drunkenness disease’

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Episode #275 T Rex Races and the Ice Man

Episode #275 begins with Matt and Louie getting caught up with where they are in the world and hotel password hacks, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the T Rex races and the frozen Ice man’s history!

Odd News Stories

WAFB.com – ‘T. rexes’ race to photo finish at Washington state track

ABCnews.go.com – DNA from Oetzi the Iceman traces his roots to present day Turkey

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Episode # 274 Robo Murder and Fishy Rain

Episode #274 begins with Louie hanging out in Rexburg, ID and Matt making fun of his decision to stay in that town, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Amazon Alexa that tried to get a kid to kill themself, and the town where it rained fish!

Odd News Stories

News.Yahoo.com – Alexa Attempts To Set Off Robot Revolt By Telling Kid To Touch Live Plug With Penny

PopCrush.com – Texas Town Experiences Strange Phenomenon of Fish Raining From the Sky

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Episode #273 – All About Bears

Episode #273 has Louie hanging out in Mormon town of Rexburg Idaho and Matt making fun of him because he didn’t know it was a dry town! This week’s strange news is all about bears! They talk about the Sun Bear that may be a person in a costume and the escaped bear that delayed a flight!

Odd News Stories

BBC.com – Sun bears are real, not humans in disguise says Hangzhou Zoo

NewsTribune.com – Delayed passengers growl after a bear escapes from crate in cargo hold of an Iraqi plane in Dubai

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Episode #272 – Shooting Review and Wizzing in Paris

Episode #272   This week the guys revisit a chat about a house that got shot up after someone left a bad yelp review and new public urinals in Paris!

Odd News Stories

WFTV.com “Orlando man accused of shooting up home after woman leaves negative restaurant review”

Reuters.com “Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals”

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Episode #271 Giant Kidney Stone and Bus Route to Hell

Episode #271 has Matt at an airport and Louie in his car at a walmart parking lot. They chat about airport foot massages and getting murdered by a cult, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the world’s largest kidney stone making it’s world debut and the bus route to hel!

Odd News Stories

CBSnews.com – Doctors remove “world’s largest kidney stone” from retired soldier in Sri Lanka

Loudwire.com – Poland’s Bus Route 666 Will No Longer Take You to Hel Due to Religious Outrage

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Episode #270 Cat Smuggling and the Doorway to Hell

Episode #270 has us revisiting some vintage Odd and Offbeat 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 #269 Coaster Captives and Tons of Cheese

Episode #269 has Louie and Matt recording together in a meeting room in Albany Oregon! This week they talk about he people that got stuck on a roller coaster for more than 3 hours and the burger that’s made with 20 slices of cheese!

Odd News Stories

CNN.com – Roller coaster riders stuck upside down for hours at Wisconsin festival

HuffPost.com – Burger King Dishing Out 20-Slice Tall, All-Cheese ‘Burger’ In Thailand

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Episode#268 Pasture Jazz and Peace Donuts

Episode #268 begins with Matt and Louie talking about a recent Seattle Fishsticks baseball game they attended and all of the antics that went on, then they revisit some odd news. This week they revisit the guy who plays jazz to cows and the burglar who brought the cops donuts!

Odd News Stories

Fatherly.com – Watch This Dad Serenade a Herd of Cows With His Saxophone Skills

FoxNews.com – Burglar arrested who brought deputies doughnuts as ‘peace offering’

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Episode #267 Bear Punches and the Turtle Escape

Episode #167 begins with Matt giving a lesson on how to say, “superfluous”, then they get into the strange news. They talk about the lady who punched an bear and the turtle that was caught two years after escaping Shawshank (aka someone’s yard).

Odd News Stories

Newscentermaine.com – Maine woman punches bear that chased her dog and ends up with stitches

FoxNews.com -Family stunned after its missing pet tortoise turns up 2 years after disappearance — a few miles from home

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Episode #266 – Vintage Oily Pennies and New Oily Pennies!

Episode #266 has Matt and Louie talk about how their brief visit in Springfield Oregon, then they get into the strange news. This week they revisit the guy who paid his employee in oily pennies and then they have an update on that story!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Coinstar fixes Georgia man’s oily penny paycheck problem

People.com – Boss Who Paid Worker’s Final Salary in Oily Pennies Ordered to Give Ex-Staffers More than $39,000

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Episode #265 Trail Cam Witches and Punching Mascots

Episode #265 Begins with Matt’s worst nightmare…a barista that can’t do math, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the witches that were caught on a trail cam and Conor McGregor punching a mascot!

Here’s the Witches

witches

Here’s Conor McGregor punching the mascot:

Odd News Stories

EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.com – Security Cam Catches Witches

APnews.com – Conor McGregor knocks out Heat mascot in bizarre promotion at NBA Finals

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Episode #264 Tupac Lay Off and Partying With the Devil

Episode #264 has the guys travelling and we learn about Matt trying to order coffee in Texas, then they revisit the strange news. This week they revisit the guy that got fired for his love to Tupac and how partying with the devil can’t lead to anything good!

Plus we get our weekly visit from Life Coach Randy!

Here’s Jerry who got fired from his job for loving Tupac:

Odd News Stories

Consequence of Sound – Iowa government employee ousted after constantly emailing his colleagues about Tupac

HuffPost.com – New Jersey Devils Mascot Runs Through Window At Boy’s Birthday Party

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Episode #263 Mummy Nun and Sunken Selfie

Episode #263 begins with Louie and Matt getting older and trying to figure out how young they can pass for, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the crowd that’s lined up to see the mummy of a nun and the Indian official who drained a lake to get his lost phone.

Odd News Stories

Fox4KC.com – Missouri town prepares for thousands coming to see exhumed nun’s body

APnews.com – Indian official suspended after he drains reservoir to retrieve phone he dropped while taking selfie

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Episode # 262 Ghost Pub and Fish Fraud

Episode #262 begins with Matt learning that Louie has been using Jorge Gonzales as an alias, then they get into the strange news. This week this talk about the haunted pub and the fish the committed credit card fraud!

Odd News Stories

WorchesterNews.co.uk – Coniston Tavern landlord says ghost is knocking pints over
IGN.com – YouTuber’s Pet Fish Streams Pokemon, Then Commits Credit Card Fraud



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Episode #261 Utah’s Crass Condoms and Drug Boars

Episode #261 has they Matt telling Louie that he as too much to do, so this week they’ll revisit some classic Odd and Offbeat stories. You get to revisit

Odd News Stories

Fox13now.com – Utah’s governor defends decision to pull ‘crass’ condoms from HIV campaign

News.Sky.com – Wild boar discover and snort £17,000 of cocaine in Tuscan forest

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Episode #260 – Memory Refund and Royal Dong Lawn

Episode #260 begins with Matt and Louie hanging out in Burien, WA and recording the episode in a meeting room at the library! This week they talk about they the lady who got divorced and wanted a refund from her wedding pictures and the giant penis that was mowed into a royal lawn!

Odd News Stories

PetaPixel.com – Divorced Woman Demands Refund from Wedding Photographer 4 Years Later

Huffpost.com – Massive Penis Is Mowed Into Lawn At King Charles Coronation Party Venue

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Episode #259 Dime Heist and the Dumpster Treasure

Episode #259 begins with the guys going to an “exploding whales” baseball game and then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the truck that got robbed of 3/4 of a million dollars in dimes and dumpster treasure hunting!

Odd News Stories

News.Yahoo.com – Truck carrying $750,000 in dimes robbed in Walmart parking lot, Pennsylvania cops say

FoxNews.com – Woman claims she makes up to $5,000 a month from dumpster-diving, calls it a ‘real-life treasure hunt’

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Episode #258 – Spiral Lights and Freeway Cash

Episode #258 begins with Matt and Louie staying 6 minutes away from each other and Matt learns about Louie’s trip to Canada to a speakeasy, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the spiral in the northern lights and the guy that dumped cash on the freeway!

Odd News Stories

ABCnews.go.com – Rocket science: Alaska sky spiral caused by SpaceX fuel dump

ABC7.com – Man throws $200K in cash out window onto Oregon freeway after draining family’s shared bank account

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Episode #257 – Avian Phone Bill and Stank on a Plane

Episode #257 has Matt and Louie hanging out in the same room and bringing you a classic Odd and Offbeat episode! 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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Send in your weird news stories to: info@oddandoffbeat.com

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Episode #256 – Ghost Insurance and the Mammoth Meatball

Episode #256 begins with Louie and Matt’s anti aging tips, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the potential ghost car insurance claim, and the meatball made out of a mammoth!

Odd News Stories

Jalopnik.com – Texas Man Blames ‘Mischievous Child Ghost’ for Pushing a Shopping Cart into His Mustang

TheCut.com – I Can’t Shut Up About the Woolly Mammoth Meatball

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Episode #255 Sushi Prank and Scared Chickens

Episode #255 begins with Louie cancelling plans with Matt, then they get into the strange news. This week they about the prank in Japan that got two guys arrested and the guy the scared chickens to death!

Odd News Stories

AlvaReviewCourier.com – Japan police arrest 2 in food prank at beef bowl diner

Times.News – “Scare hundreds of chickens to death” and was sent to detention

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Episode #254 Knitting Metal and Bags of Shame

Episode #254 begins with Louie telling Matt about the most awesome librarian ever! Then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about the most awesome story ever on the podcast, The Heavy Metal Knitting Championship (see video below)!
If that wasn’t enough they also riff on the shop that is using plastic bags to shame customers who use plastic bags!

Plus we get a visit from America’s favorite lifecoach, Life Coach Randy!

Here’s the Heavy Metal Knitting Championship:https://www.youtube.com/embed/RvQutLRIKeY

Odd New Stories

Loudwire.com – THE FIRST-EVER HEAVY METAL KNITTING CHAMPIONSHIP WAS AS RIDICULOUS AS IT SOUNDS

The Irish Times – Shop gives customers embarrassing plastic bags in bid to change behaviour

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Episode #253 – Redneck Roast and Goose Dating

Episode #253 has Matt reminding Louie of all the projects that Louie works on, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the lady that roasts her dad in his obituary and trying to find a good a date!

Here’s the obituary:

Odd News Stories

NYpost.com – Georgia woman roasts ‘redneck’ dad in brutally honest, hilarious obituary

GoodNewsNetwork – Cemetery Posts Personal Ad for Lonely Goose Whose Mate Died–and they Find a Match

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Episode #252 – Lawsuit Nugs and the Remote Kissing Device

Episode #252 has Louie getting a tan and Matt introducing baby Elvis to the grassy knoll, then they get into weird news. This week they talk about the man suing over boneless wings and the long distance kissing machine!

Odd News Stories

News.Sky.com – Man suing Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant chain after claiming ‘boneless wings’ are actually just chicken nuggets

LiveMint.com – Remote kissing device is here for long-distance couples: How Internet is reacting to Chinese innovation

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Episode # 251 – Octogenarian Forgery and Offensive Tofu Plates

Episode #251 begins with Matt learning about the Oscar’s and it’s dress code, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the 82 year old who forged Michael Jordan cards and Maine drivers fighting for their right to have Tofu written on their car license plates!

Odd News Stories

ABCnew.go.com – 82-year-old charged with sale of fake Michael Jordan cards

2News.com – Maine motorists appeal to keep naughty vanity license plates

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Episode #250 – Science Fire and the Escobar Phone

Episode #250 This week Matt and Louie get caught up with Louie’s New Orleans trip and Matt gives up an Elvis update. Then they revisit some strange news. This week they talk about the parents that were shocked that their 12 year old set the lawn on fire with a magnifying glass and the foldable smart phone invented by Pablo Escobar’s brother!

Odd News Stories

CBSaustin.com – 12-year-old Texas boy sets yard on fire with Christmas gift, family says

PressFrom.info – Pablo Escobar’s brother released a foldable smartphone that he claims can only be destroyed by fire

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Episode # 249 -Soo Much Wiener Mobile News

Episode #249 Begins with Matt trying to clone a wooley mammoth and then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Wiener Mobile having it catalytic converter stolen and PETA offering to help!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com- Oscar Mayer Wienermobile falls victim to catalytic converter theft during Las Vegas stop

FoxNews.com – PETA offers to pay for Oscar Mayer Wienermobile’s stolen catalytic converter if it becomes vegan mobile

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Episode #248 – Exorcism ToGo and Cat Plaintiff

Episode #248 begins with Matt cataloging the baseball cards that his daughter will inherit upon his death, then they get into the strange news. This week they revisit a couple of vintage Odd and Offbeat stories and talk about 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 #247 – Crazy Canadian and Surprise Zombie

Episode #247 has Matt admiring Louie’s corporate style and Matt’s horses fighting with the neighbor’s horses and Louie trying to figure out how to gamble on it, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Canadian man that stole a yacht and left a dead fish at the Goonies house and the lady that almost got cremated alive!

Odd News Stories

KSL.com -Arrest made in stolen yacht rescue, ‘Goonies’ fish incident

CBSnews.com – New York funeral home finds woman breathing hours after she was declared dead — just days after a similar incident in Iowa

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Episode # 246 Free Cracker Barrel and the Lego Head

Episode #246 begins with Louie wrapping up his trip in the Midwest and Matt learning how durable babies are, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about getting engaged at the Cracker Barrel and swallowing LEGO heads!

Odd News Stories



NPR.org – 6 doctors swallowed Lego heads for science. Here’s what came out

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Episode # 245 – Fajita Theft and Microwave Pee

Episode # 245 gets us caught up on the week system for aging babies, then they get into the strange news.

This week Matt and Louie talk about a man caught stealing fajitas to sell on the black market and a lady blowing up pee in the microwave at the 7-11!  You’ll also hear more stories Louie’s bad rental car and Matt’s brushes with the law!

Odd News Stories

Dallasnews.com – “Texas man who stole $1.2M in fajitas gets 50 years in prison”
9news.com – “Woman cited for allegedly causing urine to explode in 7-Eleven microwave”

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Episode #244 Santa DNA and 24 Days Adrift

Episode #224 begins with Matt and Erika going to a grown up Mozart concert and Louie still kicking it in the midwest, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about trying to get Santa’s DNA and spending 24 days adrift in the Caribbean

Odd News Stories
KHOU.com – Girl asks police to test cookie for DNA proof of Santa

WUFT – A sailor has been rescued after being adrift in Caribbean for 24 days

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Episode #243 – Found Luggage and No Dancing in Sweden!

Episode #243 begins with Louie getting a new radiator for his car and a baby update from Matt, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the luggage that took a 4 year detour to Honduras and Sweden legalizing dancing!
Odd News Stories

UPI.com – Suitcase lost by airline turns up four years later, after detour to Honduras

KSBW.com – Swedish government moves to get rid of permits needed for dancing

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Episode #242 – Left Puppies and Cop Movers

Episode #242 begins with Louie on the road and Matt learning about crying babies, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about puppies living in a hotel’s lost and found and the police that will help you move out of your house!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – British hotel chain’s lost and found items include puppies, wedding cake

APnews.com – Florida sheriff: Burglars call 911 to get help moving stuff

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Episode #241 – Illegal Baby Name and The Office Space Scheme

Episode #241 Begins with Matt teaching Louie what it takes to travel with a baby in 2023, then they get into the weird news. This week they talk about illegal baby names and the guy that tried to pull the “office space” scheme!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Baby names that are reportedly banned in America: What to know

KIRO7.com – Former Zulily software engineer charged for theft scheme inspired by ‘Office Space’ movie

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Episode #240 Sanitation Dominatrix and Importing Sex Dolls

Episode #240 begins with Matt describing his new life as a rock and mineral collection and dime afficionado, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about he dominatrix’s that are way into sanitation and South Korea lifting the ban on importing sex dolls!

Here’s what the scene looked like at the coolest city council meeting ever!

In a close second place, here’s the sex doll meeting

Odd News Stories

WSVN.com – ‘You may call me Mistress’: 3 leather-clad women pitch building dungeon to Fort Lauderdale commissioners

NZherald.co.nz – South Korea lifts ban on imported sex dolls

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Episode #239 – Speeding Onions and Owning a Unicorn

Episode #239 begins with Louie telling Matt about this travel woes, then they get into the strange news. This week they crack jokes about the cop dressed as the Grinch who gives onions to speeding drivers and the girl who can legally own a unicorn!



Odd News Stories

APnews.com – Deputy dressed as Grinch gives onions to speeding drivers

GoodNewsNetwork.org – Little Girl Gets Approval for State License to Own a Living Unicorn (If She Can Find One)

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Episode #238 – Lemur Gets Out Of Shawshank

Episode #238 begins with Louie getting bumped from a flight and then they revisit some strange news. This week they replay the tale of Maki the Lemur that goes missing from the zoo!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – San Francisco Zoo offers $2,100 reward for missing lemur

NBCnews.com – Maki, lemur stolen from San Francisco Zoo, found safe in nearby city

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Episode #237 – Rat Czar and German Attempted Murder

Episode #237 has a baby announcement from Matt, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about New York needing a Rat Czar and some good ol’ fashioned german murder!

Odd News Stories

WashingtonPost.com – Rat Attack: NYC seeks hands-on leader in anti-rodent fight

KTLA.com – Hospital patient arrested for shutting off roommate’s ventilator — twice

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Episode #236 Dead Mans Paycheck and Flying Sausage

Episode #236 has the Matt and Louie revisiting a episode from the past! They get into the strange news, this week they talk about the dead man who tried to collect a paycheck and attaching a sausage to a drone to catch a dog!

Odd News Stories

Washington Examiner – Irish police investigate claim dead man taken to post office

Independent.co.uk – Dog rescued from mudflats using sausages dangled from drones

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Episode #235 Mystery Foot and the Chain Smoking Marathon!

Episode #235 begins with Matt learning about Louie’s trip to New Zealand and Australia, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the foot found in a pool at Yellowstone and the guy that ran a marathon while chain smoking!
Here’s the guy smoking and running a marathon!

Odd News Stories

KTVQ.com – Yellowstone National Park identifies person whose foot was found in hot spring

RunningMagazine.ca – Chinese man runs a 3:28 marathon while chain-smoking

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Episode #234 – Vegan Mice and Self Abduction

Episode #234 begins with Matt and Louie’s reviews of all of the IHOP restaurants in the world and then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Vegan who wouldn’t exterminate mice and the lady who kidnapped herself!

Odd News Stories

News.Sky.com – Vegan who failed to deal with mouse infestation and fed them instead is fined by court

NBCnews.com – Sherri Papini, who faked her own kidnapping, should get 8 months in prison, prosecutors say

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Episode #233 – Beer Fireman and the Life Cycle of Street Corn

Episode #233 begins with Louie telling Matt that Nolan Ryan used to punch a barrel full of rice and Matt disagreeing that he did that. Then they revisit some strange news, this week they replay the stories

Odd News Stories

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 #232 – Doing Nothing and the Bee Eviction

Episode #232 begins with Matt learning that a baby’s first poo can get you high, and then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about they guy who gets paid to “do nothing” and the lady who unleashed a swarm of bees at her eviction!

Odd News Stories

Reuters.com – Dream job: the Japanese man who gets paid to do nothing

DrGnews.com – Woman charged with sending bee swarm on deputies at eviction

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Episode #231 – 23 Contact Lenses and Donkey Kong IRL

Episode #231 begins with Matt being in disbelief with Louie pushing his dog around in a baby carriage, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the lady that had 23 contact lenses stuck in her eye and real life Donkey Kong!

Odd News Stories

Sky.News.Com – Doctor removes 23 contact lenses from eye of patient who ‘forgot to take them out for almost a month’

Sports.Yahoo.com – New Hampshire Artists Transform Building Into Real-Life ‘Donkey Kong’ Level

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Episode #230 – Pan Solo and Feline Nick Cage

Episode #230 has Matt asking why Louie travels soo much and they chat about the 5 cats at Louie’s house, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the Han Solo made of bread and art inspired by Nicholas Cage’s cat!

Odd News Stories

HuffPost.com – Loaf-Saber: California Baker Crafts Life-Sized Han Solo Out Of Bread

Collider.com – Tribute to Nicolas Cage and His Beloved Cat Merlin to Debut Exclusively at CatCon 2022

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Episode #229 – STOOL PIGEONS AND THE BULL SEMEN BLOW UP

Episode #229 is a sip of vintage strange news. this week 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 #228 – Candy Corn Bratwurst and the Nose Bite

Episode #228 starts with Matt and Louie exploring deep space, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about candy corn infused bratwurst and the beyond meat CEO being a cannibal!

Strange News Stories

Today.com – Candy corn bratwurst are being made in Wisconsin — and selling out

CBSnews.com – Beyond Meat suspends executive accused of biting another man’s nose

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Episode #227 Baseball Dentures and the Amarillo Chupacbre

Episode #227 is the second episode with Louie and Matt hanging out at SeaTac airport! This week they talk about the Chupacabra hanging out the zoo and Ty Cobb’s dentures!

Do you think this is a real chupacabre?

Here’s Ty Cobb’s Dentures!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – Texas city shares photo of unidentified ‘object’ outside zoo

UPI.com – Ty Cobb’s dentures up for auction online

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Episode #226 – Tennis Haircuts and the Politically Correct Mountain

Episode #226 begins with Matt and Louie doing some morning drinking at the airport, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about getting haircuts at a tennis match and changing the name of a mountain!

Strange News

ESPN.com – Two fans removed from US Open quarterfinal match after haircut prank at Arthur Ashe Stadium

TimesOfIsreal.com – Oregon’s Swastika Mountain to soon be renamed

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Episode #225 – The Undertaker Contest and Horse Punches

Episode # begins with Matt’s dad hoarding plastic baseball helmets, then the guys get into some vintage strange news. This week they revisit episode #165 with the grave digging competition and punching a horse!

Odd News Stories

DW.com – Hungarian gravediggers face off in high-speed contest

NYpost.com – Maniac punches carriage horse, attacks two others in Central Park: driver

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Episode #224 Strange Music and Mullet Champion

Episode #224 has Matt getting all the details about Louie’s stay in a giant potato, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about about International Strange Music Day and the Mullet Championships!

Here’s the Mullet winner!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – International Strange Music Day promotes expanding musical horizons

USAtoday.com – Who has the best kid mullet in America? Meet 8-year-old Emmitt Bailey.

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Episode #223 Seagull Tongue Twister and Crazy Hair Sheep

Episode #223 begins with Matt and Louie talking about their independent experiences visiting the Museum of Devilish Things in Vancouver, WA! For this week’s podcast they hop into the time machine and revisit the seagull that stole a man’s tongue and the sheep the gets along overdue haircut.

Odd News Stories

NZherald.co.nz – Woman bites off man’s tongue during street brawl, seagull swoops down and eats it

Huffpost.com – Wild Australian Sheep Gets Sheared Of 78 Pounds Of Wool

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Episode #222 Adult Ferris Wheel and Adult Ice Cream

Episode #222 begins with Matt telling Louie the history of Moses Lake, WA and Louie telling Matt about getting a haircut from a pregnant lady, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the couple having some adult shenanigans on a ferris wheel and the ice cream that tastes like a dive bar!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Couple arrested for having sex on Ohio amusement park’s Ferris Wheel

ComicBook.com – Miller High Life Launches Dive Bar Flavored Ice Cream

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Episode #221 – Wrong Clean Up and Illegal Hairdoo

Episode #221 has the guys hopping into the time machine and revisiting some strange news. This week they talk about the guy that broke into a house to clean it and barbers in New York doing illegal haircuts!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – New Jersey house cleaner accidentally breaks into wrong home, cleans up

WGRZ – New York legalizes giving a haircut on Sundays

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Episode #220 – Sexy Garlic and Monkey Madness

Episode #220 have Matt debriefing Louie about his trip to the world’s largest magic convention, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the sexy garlic commercial and people being surprised when monkeys do monkey stuff!

Odd News Stories

WashingtonPost.com – Japanese city alarmed by biting, clawing, attacking monkeys

APnews.com – S. Korean garlic video ad roasted over purported obscenity

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Episode # 219 – Self Defense Sword and the Underwater Music Festival

Episode #219 has the guys talking about Matt getting into learning magic tricks and Louie’s predictions of the magic conference he’s attending. Finally they get into the strange news! This week the talk about using a sword for self defense and the underwater music festival!

Odd News Stories

KKtv.com – Part of man’s hand cut off with a sword at a 7-Eleven, officials say

Fox35Orlando.com – Diving into some tunes at Florida underwater music festival

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Episode #218 – Summoning Bigfoot and Fake Cricket

Episode #218 begins with the guys talking about making pennies in residual checks from television appearances, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the guy that summoned bigfoot and the fake cricket match that was used to hustle people in Russia!

Odd News Stories

NewsObserver.com – Man says he killed his friend because he ‘summoned Bigfoot,’ Oklahoma sheriff says

News7H.com – Scammers arrested after livestreaming fake IPL from farmer’s field to con gamblers in Russia

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Episode #217 – Waffle Robbery and the Orange Lobster

Episode #217 starts with Matt debriefing Louie about his recent TV appearance, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the family dinner at the Waffle House that turn into a robbery and they orange lobster who tried to sneak into the Red Lobster!

Odd News Stories

WBTW.com – Police: Family of 6 sits down at North Carolina Waffle House, then 3 rob it

RedLobster.com – Rare One-in-30-Million Orange Lobster Rescued by Red Lobster

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Episode #216 – HOV Baby and Space Hamster

Episode #216 begins with Matt not carrying his carry on luggage onto a plane and Louie’s family fostering a kitten, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the baby that got a tick for being in the HOV lane and the hamster that went to space!

Here’s the space hamster

space hamster

And here’s Louie’s kitten:

kitten

Odd News Stories

People.com – Pregnant Woman Contests HOV Ticket by Saying Fetus Is Passenger After Roe v. Wade Decision

Sky News – A giant step for hamkind: Hamster survives daring trip into the stratosphere on a flying balloon

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Episode #215 – Time Travel Sexting and NASA’s Moon Roaches

Episode #215 begins with Matt’s shocking discovery that mosquito hawks don’t actually eat mosquitos! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the woman who stabbed her husband over a vintage picture of her on his phone and the fate of the cockroaches that than NASA fed moon dust to!

Odd News Stories

TimesNewsNow.com – Wife stabs husband over explicit photos with ‘another woman’, discovers images were of her younger self

APnews.com – NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches

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Episode #214 – Banksy Resigns and Renting The ‘Rouge

Episode #214 begins with Louie trying to do his laundry and a laundromat in Yuba City and Matt visiting the Exploding Whale Park! Then they get into the strange news. This week they riff on the guy who resigned from his job because everyone thought he was Banksy and how to rent a room at the Moulin Rouge!

Odd News Stories

News.sky.com – Welsh local councillor William Gannon resigns after repeated allegations that he is Banksy ‘undermining’ his ability to work

NPR.org – Airbnb is renting out the iconic Moulin Rouge for three one-night stays

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Episode #213 Napping Bus Driver and Out of Shape Murderer

Episode #213 begins with Matt getting in a fight at a drug store in Canada, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the bus driver who loves edibles and why you should always up your cardio game before you murder someone!

Odd News Stories

Courant.com – Bus driver who was on CT’s I-95: He didn’t know his gummy snacks included THC

Kiro7.com – Deputies: South Carolina man died of heart attack while burying body

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Episode #212 – Catfish Surprise and Court Cockroaches

Episode #212 has the guys hanging out in Matt’s garage and sharing stories of how the both independently got eye styes, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the catfish that ate a very personal piece of equipment and the cockroach disorder in the court!

Odd News Stories

iHeart.com – Mysterious Hard Object Inside Catfish Turns Out to Be Something Unexpected

KAKE.com – Disorder in the court: Cockroaches released during hearing

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Episode #211 – Corpse Water and Witch Emancipation

Episode #211 has Louie and Matt hanging out in Seattle at a farmer’s market while they drank coffee, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about corpse water from lake mead and the last Salem Witch finally getting her day in court!



Odd News Stories

DailyMail.co.uk – Las Vegas witchcraft shop starts selling ‘CORPSE WATER’ after body of potential mob victim was found in a barrel at bottom of Lake Mead during historic drought

BostonHerald.com – Last Salem ‘witch’ pardoned in Massachusetts, thanks to North Andover Middle School students

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Episode #210 – Josh Fight Redux and Creepy Doll Beach

Episode #210 begins with Louie’s tiny home and Matt’s trip to Alaska, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the second annual josh fight and the creepy baby dolls that are washing ashore in Texas!

Odd News Stories

APnews.com – Pool noodle fight over the name Josh again attracts hundreds

FoxNews.com – Creepy dolls washing ashore on Texas coast: ‘There’s a lot of nightmares out there’

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Episode #209 – NATO Beer and Bald Harassment

Episode #209 has Matt reminiscing about Seattle’s legendary Lusty Lady and Louie telling about his trip to Las Vegas to sneak into a magic convention, then they get into the strange news. The week they talk about the NATO beer and the court that determined calling a guy “bald” is sexual harassment!

Odd News Stories

NBCchicago.com – Finland Brewery Launches NATO-themed Beer With ‘Taste of Security’

TheGuardian.com – Calling a man ‘bald’ is sex-related harassment, employment tribunal rules

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Episode #208 – President Jim Carey and Glue Girl

Episode #208 begins with Matt’s TED Talk about how the word “Mahalo” is used in Hawaii, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the conspiracy theory that Joe Biden has been replaced by Jim Carey and the tale of the mythical Glue Girl

Odd News Stories

Forbes.com – Jim Carrey Responds To Bizarre MAGA Theory Claiming That He Is Joe Biden

Market Watch.com – ‘Glue girl’ protests Timberwolves owner’s alleged animal rights abuses by trying to glue herself to the court at an NBA game

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Episode #207 – Dieting Alligators and Reparation Cake

Episode #207 has hopefully the final tale in the saga of Louie selling his condo and we learn all about matt’s AirBnB in Hawaii. Then we get into the strange news. This week they chat about the alligator that loves diet coke and the cake that was stolen 77 years ago!

Odd News Stories

Newsweek.com – Alligator Breaks Into Florida Family’s Garage, Starts Chugging Diet Cokes

Wabe.org – U.S. soldiers ‘return’ cake to Italian woman for 90th birthday

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Episode #206 Naked Sushi and Ghost Fudge

Episode #206 has both Louie and Matt travelling with horrible internet service, so you get a couple of their favorite stories from the past! This week you’ll revisit the naked sushi delivery service and how to make ghost fudge!

Odd News Stories

Reuters.com – Japan sushi chef using bodybuilder delivery to buoy COVID-19 hit business

FirstPost.com – US man’s gravestone missing for 150 years was being used to make fudge; recognised during auction sale

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Episode #205 – Outhouse Rescue and Easter Bunny Condoms

Episode #205 begins with the flood of offers for Louie’s condo coming in while he’s hanging out with Matt! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the woman that was rescued from an outhouse and the Easter Bunny who gave out condoms at an elementary school!

Odd News Stories

APnews.com – Woman rescued after falling in toilet trying to get phone

WFLA.com – Parent dressed as Easter Bunny handed out condoms at elementary school, district says

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Episode #204 Magic Ear Gummies and Farts in a Jar

Episode #204 starts with Matt trying to convince Louie that old episodes of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast are a legit way to notify the potential buyer of his condo of its condition. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about Mike Tyson not being able to sell ear shaped gummies and the lady that is able to sell farts in a jar!

Odd News Stories

GoodWordNews.com – Mike Tyson can’t sell ear-shaped cannabis gummies in Colorado

insider.com – A reality star who says she made $200K from selling her farts in Mason jars is pivoting to selling them as NFTs

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Episode #203 – Treasure Jail, Pirahna Bees, and Steve!

Episode #203 – This week they guys are joined by Steve Hamilton, a fan favorite on the podcast! This week they chat about they treasure hunter that’s in jail for not telling people where the treasure is and the man eaten by piranhas while trying to escape from bees!

Odd News Stories

Wavy.com – 6 years and counting: Ex-treasure hunter still stuck in jail

9News.com.au – Man eaten by piranhas after jumping into lake to escape bees

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Episode #202 – Amputee Noodles and Porta Potty of Death

Episode #202 begins with Matt telling Louie about his haircut and then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the guy that had some limbs removed after he ate some old noodles and the porta potta of death!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – New England college student has legs amputated after eating leftover noodles

Cleveland.com – Bulldozer crushes Florida man to death in porta potty at landfill

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Episode #201 – Japanese Killing Stone and the Cat in the Tree

Episode #201 begins with Matt and Louie recalling their own personal Will Smith / Chris Rock moments, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Japanese Killing Stone that houses a 9 tailed lady and the cat that watched a kid get rescued from a tree!

Here’s the Japanese Killing Stone broken open:

And here’s the kid being rescued from the tree while the cat looks on:

Odd News Stories

Yahoo.com – Ancient Japanese ‘killing stone’ said to contain an evil nine-tailed fox spirit has split open

YourValley.net – Indiana boy rescued after getting stuck in tree rescuing cat

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Episode #199 – Corporate Religious Art and Chronic Lost Hiker

Episode #199 begins with Louie and Matt recording at Steve’s house and getting caught up. This week they talk about the religious art that has a shout out to its corporate donor and the hiker that keeps getting lost on the same trail!

Can you spot the donor?

Odd News Stories

Sky.News.com – Religious artwork removed after local priest and businessman found among holy images

APnews.com – New York City man rescued twice in 2 days on Arizona hikes

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Episode #198 – Fake Bomb Threat and Stolen Heads

Episode #198 begins with Matt trying to figure out what Cobra Kai is all about and Louie ruining the ending of the movie Coda. Then they get into the strange news. This week they riff about the guy who called in a bomb threat to the right town, but in the wrong country and the person who stole a box of human heads!

Odd News Stories

Darik.news – Man who mistakenly threatened to send a bomb to the Ottawa, Ohio Police Department amid protests by truck driver

NBCnews.com – Stolen box of human heads investigated by Denver police

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Episode #197 – Ice Brothel and Unknown Dinner

Episode #197 is the finale in the saga of Louie movie, you’ll hear about all the donuts that the moving crew brought, which was the gift that kept on giving all week! Then they get into the strange news, this week they talk about the Ohio mayor who thinks ice shanties will turn into ice brothels and they newly discovered fish that’s delicious!

Here’s the fish:

Odd News Stories

DRGnews.com – ohio mayor concerned ice shanties could lead to prostitution

IFLscience.com – Australians Have Accidentally Been Eating A Fish Unknown To Science

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Episode #196 – Eyes on Art and the Doll Murder

Episode #196 begins with Louie moving to a new home and we are introduced to Matt’s new donkey. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the security guard that drew eyes on a painting and the murder victim that turned out to be a discarded sex doll.

Here’s the updated art:

Here’s the life size doll:

Odd News Stories

Carribean.Loopnews.com – Russian gallery says security guard added eyes to avant-garde work

1011now.com – Suspected human remains found on Ga. hiking trail turn out to be life-size doll

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Episode #195 Trip to NH and Fry Pheromone

Episode #195 begins with Louie moving within a football field of where the Green River Killer’s first victims were found, then they get into the strange new. This week they talk about the lady that won a trip on The Price is Right that’s in her backyard and the french fry perfume!

Odd New Stories

TurnToTen.com – Massachusetts game show winner gets trip to New Hampshire
UPI.com -Idaho Potato Commission releases limited-edition potato perfume

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Episode # 194 Catching Chupacabra and Curing Cannibalism

Episode #194 has the guys in the same country and in the same room! They get caught up on Matt’s beard and Louie’s fancy shirt! Then they get into the strange news, this week they talk about the lady that rescued a Chupacabra and the guy who tried to cure his cannibal tendencies by eating people!

Odd News Stories

WSBtv.com – ‘Mystery animal’ escapes from Pennsylvania wildlife rescue

FOXnews.com – Idaho murder suspect charged with cannibalism; believed eating victim could ‘cure his brain,’ authorities say

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Episode #193 Dead Paycheck and Drone Sausage

Episode #193 has the guys chatting about Louie’s upcoming move and people who have fine china. Then they get into the strange news, this week they talk about the dead man who tried to collect a paycheck and attaching a sausage to a drone to catch a dog!

Odd News Stories

Washington Examiner – Irish police investigate claim dead man taken to post office

Independent.co.uk – Dog rescued from mudflats using sausages dangled from drones

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Episode #192 – Fake Jail Guard and 18 Half Siblings

Episode #192 begins with Louie digging through the trash like a forensic investigator and Matt continuing to promote avocados. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the fake jail guard at a high school, and the man that has 18 half siblings (spoiler alert, it’s not Duggar family).

Odd News Stories

BigRapidNews.com – Corrections officer impersonator arrested at Miami school

ExploreJeffersonPA.com – Say What?!: Nebraska Man’s At-Home DNA Test Reveals He Has 18 Half-Siblings

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Episode #191 – Hero Rat and Lockdown Love

Episode # 191 is an international episode of The Odd and Offbeat Podcast! Matt zooms into Seattle from St. Marteen and the talk about island life, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the rat that saves kids lives and the blind date that ended with them being forced to be a quarantine couple!

Odd News Stories

AlJezeera.com – Chinese woman stuck in blind date’s home by abrupt COVID lockdown

ABCnews.go.com – Rat who detected land mines in Cambodia dies in retirement

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Episode #190 – Dong Drugs and FBI Booty

Episode #190 has Matt and Louie reminicing about the challenges of opening highschool lockers, then they get inot the strange news. This week they talk about the guy who didn’t know how drugs got around his penis and the FBI hiding civil war treasure!

Odd News Stories

Fox13news.com – Florida man busted with drugs ‘wrapped around his penis’ tells deputies it’s not his: report

APnews.com – Treasure hunters sue for records on FBI’s Civil War gold dig

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Episode #189 Robot Murder and Raining Fish

Episode #189 begins with Matt and Louie talking about how their 2021 ended and how their 2022 had started, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Amazon Alexa that tried to get a kid to kill themself, and the town where it rained fish!

Odd News Stories

News.Yahoo.com – Alexa Attempts To Set Off Robot Revolt By Telling Kid To Touch Live Plug With Penny

PopCrush.com – Texas Town Experiences Strange Phenomenon of Fish Raining From the Sky

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Episode #188 – Potty Mouthed Crow and Zebras on the Lamb

Episode #188 begins with Matt grilling Louie about his dislike of Batman and Spiderman, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the crow that’s teaching kids how to swear and a couple of zebras on the lamb!

Odd News Stories

OregonLive.com -Friendly, foul-mouthed crow befriends entire Oregon elementary school before state police are called in

TheStar.com – Zebras on the run for months in Maryland have been captured

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Episode #187 – Fake Arm Test and the Spicy Ad

Episode #187 begins with Matt getting reacquainted with the music of Ani DiFranco, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the guy who took a fake arm to get the COVID vaccine and the ad that was too hot for curling…yes curling, the sport where you slide stones down an ice rink.

Odd News Stories

TimesOfIsreal.com – Italian man uses fake arm in attempt to dodge COVID jab

Worldakkam.com – Sex toy sponsorship “too racy for curling crowds”

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Episode #186 – Pretty Camels and Pot Brownie

Episode #186 begins with Louie cleaning up a homeless guys poo, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about how to cheat at a camel beauty contest, and the world’s largest pot brownie!

Odd News Stories

Aljazeera.com – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/8/dozens-of-camels-barred-from-saudi-beauty-contest-over-botox

Boston25news.com – Company weeds out competition, bakes 850-pound pot brownie

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Episode #185 – Ikea Sleepover and the Toy Hall of Fame

Episode #185 has the guys kickin’ it in Louie’s kitchen. This week they chat about Louie having the COVID and then they get into the strange news. They talk about the people that got stranded overnight in an Ikea and the surprising inductees to the toy hall of fame!

Odd News Stories

Insider.com – Ikea manager describes ‘fun’ sleepover after a massive snowstorm strands 31 people in giant furniture store

8NewsNow.com – National Toy Hall of Fame welcomes American Girl dolls, Risk, sand as 2021 inductees

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Episode #184 – Breastfeeding a Cat and the Stripper Monkey

Episode #184 begins with Matt’s triumphant return to the USA after his birthday trip to Ecuador. After learning about that trip, they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the lady that got kicked off a flight for breastfeeding a cat and the stripper who has a monkey that bit a kid!

!Odd News Stories

DailyStar.co.uk – Woman ‘breastfed cat’ on plane and refused to stop as horrified passengers watched on

FoxNews.com – Monkey belonging to Texas special team’s coach stripper girlfriend bites child on Halloween

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Episode #183 – Sleep Tour and VIP Autopsy

Episode #183 starts with the guys trying to do positive, uplifting comedy, then they get into the strange news. This week, they talk about the bus tour for people to sleep on and the event that sold $500 VIP tickets to an autopsy!

Odd News Stories

FortWayneNBC.com – For sleepy Hong Kong residents, 5-hour bus tour is a snooze

King5.com – Family of man dissected at autopsy event says they didn’t give consent

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Episode # 182 – Pay It Forward and Mummy Twinkie

Episode #182 has the guying trying to figure out who Kevin Kline is, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about why “paying it forward” is lame and the mummy twinkie!

Odd News Stories

Mirror.co.uk – Starbucks barista says ‘pay it forward’ chain is actually ‘extremely annoying’

SmithsonianMag.com – Scientists Study Twinkie Mummified by Mold

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Episode #181 swallowing bullets and delivery robots

Episode #181 the guys celebrate Matt’s 40th birthday and then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the prisoner that swallowed a shotgun shell and they robots that deliver food!

KTIV.com – Shotgun Shell Found in Alabama Prisoner’s Stomach During Body Scan, Sent to Hospital

News5Cleveland.com – Food delivery robots huge hit on Ohio college campus

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Episode #180 – Clean Plates and Cocaine Hippos are People

Episode #180 begins with Louie’s dog getting dental work and the unknow cost associated with it. Then the get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Maine trying to remove the potty mouth from its license plates and the US ruling that foreign hippo’s are people!

Odd News Stories

Wavy.com – Removing the %&*@ from Maine’s vanity plates will take time

TheGuardian.com – Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ are people too, US court rules

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Episode #179 – Unemployed Wizard and Psychic Fraud

Episode #179 has things getting back to normal, with Matt and Louie complaining about people trying to get them to downgrade their airline seats. Then they get to the strange news. With week they chat about the wizard who got laid off of the city’s payroll and the man who is suing a psychic!

Odd News Stories

Cle.ens-lyon.fr – New Zealand City’s ‘Official Wizard’ Has Been Taken Off Its Payroll
Complex.com – California Man Sues Psychic Who Allegedly Promised to Lift Curse Placed by Ex-Girlfriend

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Episode #178 Hamster Stockbroker and the Bear Pee Fire

Episode #178 – Begins with Matt talking about him losing use of his limbs, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the Hamster that’s crushing it in the stock market and the wild fire that was started because someone wanted to sip the sweet nectar that is bear pee!

Here’s the hamster picking stocks!

Odd News Stories

NPR.com – A Crypto-Trading Hamster Performs Better Than Warren Buffett And The S&P 500

KTVU.com – Hiker allegedly tried boiling bear urine to drink before starting Fawn Fire

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Episode #177 Finding Yourself and a Delicious World Record

Episode #177 begins with Louie commenting on Matt letting his hair grow out. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about Mutlu, who joined a search party looking for himself and the guy who ate his world record catfish before it could be verified!

Here’s Mutlu searching for himself:

Here’s the catfish before it was eaten:

Odd News Stories

GeekReporter.com – Drunk Turkish Man Reported Missing Joins Search Party for Himself

KBTX.com – Catfish eaten before being verified can’t qualify for record

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Episode #176 – Bootleg Chicken and Ghost Fudge

Episode #176 begins with Matt talking about his Las Vegas Adventure to see Marc Ribillet. Then they get into this weeks spicy stories. The guys chat about smuggling KFC into New Zealand and the delicious fudge where the secret ingredient is ghosts!

Here’s Marc’s Flamingo video:

Odd News Stories

WashingtonExaminer.com – Two men arrested for alleged illegal smuggling of Kentucky Fried Chicken

FirstPost.com – US man’s gravestone missing for 150 years was being used to make fudge; recognised during auction sale

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Episode #175 Illegal Beer and the Missing Phone Booth

Episode #175 has the boys together recording in Louie’s kitchen and they are joined by Louie’s daughter. This week they chat about the beer that’s illegal in 15 states and the city that had their prize landmark, a phone booth stolen!

Odd News Stories

Today.com – New Samuel Adams beer is so strong, it’s illegal in 15 states

9news.com – Tiny town of Cope wants its phone booth back

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Episode #174 – Old Lobsterlady and Poopza Rolls

Episode #174 starts with Louie getting ready to get his first legal haircut in 18 months! Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the 101 year old lobsterlady and the guy who pooped onto the pizza rolls at the store!

Odd News Stories

APnews.com – At 101, she’s still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop

HuffingtonPost.com – Alleged Pizza Roll Pooper Apprehended After Oklahoma Grocery Store Incident

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Episode #173 Banana Hole and Wacky Nobel Prizes

Episode #173 begins with Matt giving Louie a hard time for oversleeping and missing their Zoom meeting record the podcast. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the guy that filled a pothole with a banana tree and the Nobel prize awards for wacky discoveries.

Odd News Stories

NBCphiladelphia – Florida Man Fed Up With Potholes Plants Banana Tree in Road

GoodWordNews.com – Ig Nobel Prize winners celebrate weirdest scientific discoveries

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Episode #172 – Finding Grimace and COVID Barbie

Episode #173 has Matt and Louie creating a dating app for listeners of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast! Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about finding out what the McDonald’s mascot Grimace is and the COVID inspired Barbies!

Odd News Stories

Huffpost.com – What The Heck Is Grimace Anyway? McDonald’s Manager’s Answer Has People Shook

News.Sky.com – Barbie creates doll of vaccine scientist Professor Sarah Gilbert in hope of inspiring girls to get into STEM careers

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Episode #171 Expensive Porn and Nirvana Baby

Episode #171 has the guys in the virtual studio and Matt tell about a preacher yelling at him through a megaphone and Louie’s Idaho Uber experience. Then they get into the strange news. This week they follow up on the guy who sued his parents over $30k in porn and the Nirvana baby suing for his image.

Odd News Stories

USAtoday.com – Judge orders parents to pay son more than $30,000 for getting rid of his porn collection

CNN.com – Naked ‘Nevermind’ baby sues Nirvana for ‘child pornography

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Oddly Familiar and Still Offbeat- Gay Penguins and Cotton Candy Meth

This week Matt digs into the archives for a vintage episode of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast. In this episode they chat about how Penguins are free loving then humans and cotton candy that can get you arrested.

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Episode #170 – Illegible Robbery and Paranormal Structure Failure

Episode #170 begins with Louie telling Matt about how his tent got smashed by a garbage can lid when he visited Colon, Michigan. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the guy whose handwriting foiled a robbery and the ghost hunter who fell through a roof!

Odd News Stories

DailyAdvent.com – Bank Robbery Goes Awry Because Of Some Bad Handwriting

BuffaloNews.com – Ghost hunt ends in fall through roof at Central Terminal

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Episode #169 Driving into a Lincoln and Vintage Gaming

Episode #169 has Louie and Matt chatting about the girl that drove her car into a house built by Lincoln’s grand pappy and the sweet, sweet value of some vintage game cartridges!

Odd News Stories

TheHill.com – Driver avoiding squirrel crashes into historic home built by Lincoln’s ancestor

SFgate.com – Unopened Super Mario 64 game from 1996 sells for $1.56M

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Episode #168 – Yellow Dress Crime Spree and Walking on Water

Episode #168 has Matt and Louie chatting about the challenges of being in the Midwest, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the Yellow Dress Crime Spree and Walking on Water!

Odd News Stories

Kiro7 – Deputies say man in yellow dress stole school bus, drove loader through home

FoxNews.com – Florida man in bubble-like vessel washes up on beach, sheriff says

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Episode #167 – Michelangelo’s Fingerprint and Bonus Watertower

Episode #167 begins with Louie heading out on the road, and Matt finally cutting off his lovely covid hair! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about Michelangelo’s fingerprint and buying a watertower!

Odd New Stories

TheJerusalempost.com – Michelangelo’s fingerprint possibly found on 500 year old statue

USAtoday.com – Florida town accidentally sells water tower for $55,000

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Episode #166 – Wrong House Cleaners and Illegal Barbers

Episode #166 begins with Matt’s vacation to Florida, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the guy that broke into a house to clean it and barbers in New York doing illegal haircuts!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – New Jersey house cleaner accidentally breaks into wrong home, cleans up

WGRZ – New York legalizes giving a haircut on Sundays

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Episode #165 – A Grave Contest and Punching Horses

Episode #165 begins with Louie having a magic garage and Ford forcing him to buy a new car. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk the grave digging contest and punching horses!

Odd News Stories

DW.com – Hungarian gravediggers face off in high-speed contest

NYpost.com – Maniac punches carriage horse, attacks two others in Central Park: driver

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Episode #164 – Nice Dogs and Getting Gummed by a Whale

Episode #164 begins with Louie visiting Matt’s dad’s hometown, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about dogs too nice for China and the guy that got gummed by a whale!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – Chinese police academy auctioning off dogs too friendly for law enforcement

NBCnews.com – Commercial lobster diver survives terrifying moments inside whale’s mouth

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Episode #163 – cat thief and flintstones fines

Episode #163 begins with Matt and Louie in Berkeley, CA and their adventure to the liquor store. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the cat owner that is trying to reunite goods stolen by her cat with the items owners and the lady that fought the city over her flintstones house and won!

Odd News Stories

Yahoo News – An Adorable Cat Thief’s Owner Reveals Her Stealthy Exploits

Huffpost.com – Yabba Dabba Dispute Solved: Fred Flintstone House Can Stay

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Episode #162 – Cheese Arrest and Backseat Driver

Episode #162 has Matt and Louie hanging out in Berkeley, C and kickin’ it at the Vulcan. Then they get into strange news. This week they talk about getting arrested because of your love of cheese and the backseat driver!

Odd News Stories

FR24news.com – Drug dealer fingerprinted after posting photo of Stilton Cheese

FoxBusiness.com – California police arrest Tesla driver who operated Model 3 from back seat

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Episode #161 – Radioactive Booze and the Robot Artist

Episode #161 has the boys at the Moon Rabbit Ranch and Louie tells about his fight with a dog owner, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat the booze made from apples from Chernobyl and the robot that makes self portraits.

Odd News Stories

LiveScience – Alcohol made from radioactive Chernobyl apples seized by Ukraine government

MSN – AI robot artist tries to master self-portraits without having an actual self

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Episode #160 – Mafia Cooking Show and Priest Shenanigans

Episode #160 starts out with the guys in the sweatlodge that is Matt’s garage and they chat about Matt yelling at some dog owners. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the mafia cooking show and the priest that broke into a church to make a movie.

Odd News Stories

ArsTechnica.com – Police say they found mafia fugitive on YouTube, posting cooking tutorials

Independent.co.uk – Obscenity charge dropped against priest who had threesome with dominatrices on his altar

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Episode #159 – Poop Wall and the Mummy Cult Leader

Episode #159 begins with Matt asking Louie about his East Coast road trip and them comparing stories about the dead bodies buried under Yale! Then they get into the strange news, this week they chat about the wall of poop and the cult leader that’s a mummy!

Odd News Stories

News.Yahoo.com – Michigan man builds ‘poop wall’ after dispute with neighbor: Report

wavy.com – Cult leader found mummified, wrapped in Christmas lights; 7 members charged with abuse of a corpse and child abuse

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Episode #158 – Glue Eye and Pool Bones

Episode #158 begins with Louie and Matt reviewing vegan pastrami sandwiches, and the gas that they give Louie. Then they get into the strange news. this week they chat about the lady who glued her eyes shut and the crew that found bones under a pool in Las Vegas!

Odd News Stories

NBCnews.com – Michigan woman glues her eye shut after mistaking nail adhesive for eye drops

UPI.com – Crew installing pool at Las Vegas home finds ice age animal bones

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Episode #157 – 40 Day Cave and the Plane Baby

Episode #157 starts with Matt trying to convince Frogzilla lives in his pond, and Louie commenting on how rickety the bridge over his pond is. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the people who lived in a cave for 40 days as part of a science experiment and the baby that’s first breath was the sweet recycled air on an airplane!

Odd News Stories

NYdailyNews.com – 15 volunteers emerge from dark cave in France after 40 days in total isolation

APnews.com – Nurses, doctor help ‘lucky’ mom who gave birth on flight

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Episode #156 VHS Felony and the Ash Ball

Episode #156 has the guys back together at Moon Rabbit Ranch in Eugene Oregon for this episode! Louie tells Matt about Costco requesting Louie to return his computer, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the guy who bowled a 300 with his dads ashes and the lady who had a felony for not returned a VHS copy of Sabrina The Teenage Witch!

Odd News Stories

CNN.com – Man bowls perfect game with his father’s ashes inside the ball

TheDenverChannel.com – Woman faced felony charges over unreturned ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’ VHS that was rented in 2000


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Episode #155 – Wacky Wedding Wrecks

Episode #155 begins with Matt getting in touch with his inner Disney roots and Louie watching a lady protest throwing away water at the airport…then they get into the strange news. This week is all about weddings. They talk about the groom the shows up to the wrong wedding and the couple that coins the term “Florida couple”

Odd News Stories

DunyaNews.tv – Indonesian groom goes to wrong wedding venue, nearly marries a stranger

Newsweek.com – Florida Couple Attempts to Hold Wedding in Vacant Mansion Passed Off as Their Own on Invitations

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Episode #154 Mario Kart IRL and the Tree Beast

Episode #154 has Matt fighting back his feelings when he learns he lost a gig to Louie, and then Matt talks about going to an in person jazz concert! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the motorist who had a turtle thrown through her window and the tree beast in Poland!

Odd News Stories

Newsbreak.com – Turtle crashes through windshield on Florida highway, survives
BBC.com – Mystery tree beast turns out to be croissant

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Episode #153 – No Gnomes and Oily Pennies!

Episode #153 Begins with Matt getting his second COVID shot and Louie invites Matt and Erika to the Oregon Vortex. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the lack of garden gnomes in europe and they do an addendum to the oily penny story from episode #149.

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – British garden stores facing gnome shortage

FoxNews.com – Coinstar fixes Georgia man’s oily penny paycheck problem

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Episode #152 – Goat Rampage and False College

Episode #152 starts with Matt and Louie talking about getting the COVID vaccine and then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the goat that tries to steal a cop car and the college that will admit anyone…even people that didn’t apply!

Odd News Stories

USAtoday.com – This goat wasn’t kidding around: Georgia farm animal jumps into cop car, chews papers, spills a drink, then head-butts deputy

Huffingpost.com – University Of Kentucky Mistakenly Sends 500,000 Acceptances

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Episode #151 – Expensive Coffee and Tweet Sale

Episode #151 has Louie, Matt and Erika visiting a farm to do some research on how a farm works, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the $5,700 cup of coffee and selling the first tweet!

Odd New Stories

Local12.com – Woman charged $5,700 for cup of coffee, struggles to get refund

BBC.com – Jack Dorsey’s first ever tweet sells for $2.9m

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Episode #150 – All Things 150!!

Episode 150 is a celebration of the Matt and Louie making it to 150 episodes! This episode was recorded at their beachfront hotel room in Lincoln City, OR and they explore thing to do for $150 or less!

Odd News Stories

HuffingtonPost.com – 150 Things To Do For $150 Or Less

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Episode #149 – Penny Revenge and Moonlighting Door Dash

Episode #149 starts with Matt scolding Louie for his lack of work ethic on working on his farm and Louie having to prove he’s himself to the US Government! Then they get into the strange news. This week they tackles the guy that got paid in 500 pounds of pennies and the prosecutor’s side hustle working for Door Dash!

Odd News Stories

KMOV.com – Mound of pennies dumped in man’s driveway; he blames feud over final paycheck

NBCphildadelphia.com – Bucks Co. Prosecutor Demoted for DoorDash Food Delivery Job During Work Hours

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Episode #148 – Sausage DNA and Geriatric Ken

Episode #148 begins with Louie revealing why he’s in “beer time out” and Virginia not allowing Matt in, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about he sausage that led to a burglar’s arrest and Ken (Barbie’s other half) getting his AARP Card!

Odd News Stories

IrishTimes.com – Banger clanger: Half-eaten sausage helps police solve cold case

Wavy.com – Barbie’s Friend Ken Turns 60 Years Old

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Episode #147 Seagull Got Your Tongue and Wild Sheep

Episode #147 begins with Louie trying to decide if it’s ethical for him to get the COVID vaccine and Matt going to the cheapest doctor he can find. Then they get into the strange news. This week they riff about the seagull that stole a guys tongue and the sheep with 78 pounds of wool!

Odd News Stories

NZherald.co.nz – Woman bites off man’s tongue during street brawl, seagull swoops down and eats it

Huffpost.com – Wild Australian Sheep Gets Sheared Of 78 Pounds Of Wool

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Episode #146 – Crocheting Cocaine and the Civil War Chicken

Episode #146 begins with Matt rubbing holy dirt on his “limbs and loins” and getting back into the swing of things by being annoyed by people at the airport. Then they get strange news. This week they tickle your ears and your gums with the story of the cocaine hidden in a crochet kit at a thrift show and the civil war reenacting chicken!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Seattle woman finds 1 kilo of cocaine in crochet kit she bought at thrift shop, police say

AJC.com – Teen’s Civil War-reenacting pet chicken found in Alabama

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Episode #145 – Death Metal and Blue Dogs

Episode #145 begins with Louie trying to cook an over medium egg for Matt and Matt learning he may have arthritis. If that wasn’t enough of a life rollercoaster, then they continue with strange news. This week they chat about the guitar made with a skeleton and Russia’s blue dogs!

Here’s the skeleton guitar in action

And here are the blue dogs:

Odd News Stories

GuitarWorld.com – Man builds guitar out of his dead uncle’s skeleton, uses it to play black metal

Futurism.com – BLUE DOGS DISCOVERED NEAR ABANDONED CHEMICAL PLANT

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Episode #144 – Composting Nana and Giant Worms

Episode #144 starts with Matt learning his favorite bar Cafe Mecca has closed, then learning he was actually at the wrong business and Cafe Mecca was actually half a block from where he thought it was. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about turning your grandparents into compost and giant worms in Taiwan!

Odd News Stories

WGNradio.com – Humans now being legally composted in Washington

Wavy.com – Giant worm’s lair discovered underground in Taiwan

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Episode #143 – Hunting Bigfoot and the Living Ghost

Episode #143 starts the Matt and Louie’s visiting a sketchy burrito truck and them not allowing Louie to order Juarez Fries. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the Official Bigfoot Hunting Season in Oklahoma an the lady who can’t convince the government she’s alive!

Odd News Stories

Huffpost.com – Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants To Create An Official Bigfoot Hunting Season

TheJournal.ie – A French woman who was ruled dead in 2017 is fighting to be declared alive

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Episode #142 – Real Fake Chatbots and Hiding From COVID

Episode #142 has the guys reunited in person! This episode had Louie spying on Matt’s neighbors in the Queen Anne neighborhood and the sandwich that changed Matt’s life! If that’s not enough, this week they talk about creating a chatbot out of your dead loved one’s corpse and how to hide from COVID!

Odd News Stories

TheSummit.com – Microsoft Granted Patent to Reanimate Dead People as 3D ‘Chatbots’

NPR.org – Man Allegedly Hid From Coronavirus And Authorities In Chicago Airport For 3 Months

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Episode #141 – Carjacking Not Kidnapping and the Limping Dog

Episode #141 starts with Matt insulting Louie’s wife’s rat, then Matt tells us about his experiences cosplaying as a handyman. They finally get into the strange news. This week they talk about the carjacker that has morals and the dog that’s got a sympathy limp after his owner broke his leg.

Here’s the dog limping with his owner:

Odd News Stories

OregonLive.com – Thief threatens to call police on mom who left child in the back seat of the car he stole

OddityCentral.com – Man Spends Over $400 Treating Limping Dog, Only to Learn It Was Only Imitating Him

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Episode #140 – Wing Walk and the Wienermobile!

Episode #140 starts with Matt and Louie discussing having COVID test reveal parties, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the lady that got too hot on an airplane, so she took a stroll on the wing and how you can dive the Wienermobile!

Click here to apply to drive the Wienermobile!

Odd News Stories

LADBible.com – Woman Walks Out On Aeroplane Wing After Complaining She Was ‘Too Hot’

ClickOrlando.com – New Wienermobile drivers needed for 2020

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Episode # 139 – Wolfdog and Twifi

Episode #139 begins with Louie doing more construction and Matt learning that kids can’t hold their poop. Then they about the strange news. This week you’ll learn about the “wolf dog” that ate a kids arm and naming your kid Twifi to get free internet!

Odd News Stories

NYDailynews.com – 2-year-old child loses arm after reaching into wolf-dog’s cage at grandma’s animal rehab facility

MyJoyOnline – Parents name daughter after internet provider to get free Wi-fi for 18 years

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Episode #138 – Arm Junk

Episode #138 is the first episode with guys doing the podcast from separate locations. Matt is at his farm in Oregon and Louie is in quarantine after a gig. You’ll hear about Louie’s price for exposing himself to COVID and Matt Rescuing a child! If that’s not enough, this week they talk about he guy that’s growing a penis on his arm!

Odd News Stories

The-Sun.com – Dad who lost his penis to horrific blood infection becomes first man in the world to have a new one built on his arm

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Episode #137 Wall Whiskey and Cave Bears

Episode #137 begins with Louie’s wife emailing the wrong Louie Foxx and the challenges associated with having a fake name. Then they get into the strange news. This week they crack open a bottle of whiskey and chat about the couple that found prohibition whiskey inside their wall and the cave bear discovered by a reindeer herder!

Here’s the cave bear!!!!

cave bear

Odd News Stories

Channel3000.com – Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home

KSAT.com – Perfectly preserved Ice Age cave bear found in Arctic Russia

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Episode #136 – Polish Gym and The Real Deer Hunter

Episode #136 begins with the guys continuing the story about a client thinking Matt’s show was offensive, and Louie being appalled by that. They talk about the gym in Poland that’s now a church and in the 2020 version of the Czech Republic where the deer hunt the humans…with guns!

Odd News Stories

WT.social – Gym Declares Itself a Shop and a Church to Prevent Closing Down Because of Covid-19

FTW.usatoday.com – Deer snatches hunter’s rifle, prompting search for weapon

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Episode #135 Peeing Pastor and Sushi Strippers

Episode #135 is the final episode from the White Center location of the Odd and Offbeat studios! This epic episode begins with Louie talking about car wrecks outside his condo and Matt dealing with corporate censorship. Then they get into the odd news which is 100% censorship free! This week they talk about the pastor that pee’d on someone on a flight and Delivery Macho (see video below) which is the only way to get sushi!

Here’s a peek at the sushi delivery:

Odd New Stories

FoxNews.com – Police ID pastor accused of urinating on female Delta passenger: ‘He peed on me!’

Reuters.com – Japan sushi chef using bodybuilder delivery to buoy COVID-19 hit business

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Episode #134 – Maki the Hide and Seek Lemur!

Episode #134 begins with Louie crushing his daughter’s school’s dreams of getting new football uniforms and Matt becoming a “lord”! Then they get into this week’s story. They cover the missing lemur and then they cover the finding of the lemur!

missing lemur

Odd News Stories!

FoxNews.com – San Francisco Zoo offers $2,100 reward for missing lemur

NBCnews.com – Maki, lemur stolen from San Francisco Zoo, found safe in nearby city

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Episode #133 – Cat Chat and Gold Poo

Episode #133 begins with a final update on Louie’s bathroom construction and Matt travelling to South Dakota, which we learn is native for “land without masks“. When they get into the strange news, this week they explore an app that will allow you to talk to your cat and a great way to win a silly walk contest, but a horrible way to smuggle gold.

Here’s the low down with the cat chat app:

Here’s the gold that was in the guys butt:

Odd News Stories

King5.com – Former Amazon engineer creates app that reportedly translates your cat’s meows

AllThatsInteresting.com – Airport Staff Notices Man ‘Walking Strangely’ — Then Finds Over 2 Pounds Of Gold In His Rectum

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Episode #132 – Tattooed Teacher and Reselling Condoms

Episode #132 begins with Matt and Louie trying to decide if a guy Louie had a video call with was very creepy or just Dutch. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the teacher who got fired for having tattoos and the small business that got busted for reselling condoms!

Odd News Stories

CNN.com – A man covered his face with tattoos and turned his eyes black. He says it cost him his kindergarten teaching job

CNN.ph – Police seize 345,000 used condoms that were cleaned and sold as new

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Episode 131 – COVID Erotica and Pregnant Runnings

Episode # 131 begins with us learning about Matt’s side hustle as a beatnik poet! Then they get into the strange news. The guys dip their toes into some COVID erotica and learn about the pregnant lady that can run faster than Matt and Louie combined!

Odd News Stories

NYpost.com – Bizarre COVID-19 erotica novel goes viral

Kiro7.com – WATCH: Woman runs mile in under 6 minutes while 9 months pregnant

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Episode #130 – Copy Cat and Dynamite Whale

Episode #130 starts with Louie trying to figure out why Matt has an American Girl doll collection, and what he should do with it. Then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about the best way to clone your cat and how to properly memorialize the whale that you blew up!

You can watch historical video of the whale blowing up here:

Odd News Stories

People.com – Iowa Woman Has Her ‘Wonderful’ Cat Cloned After His Death

LiveScience.com – ‘Exploding Whale Memorial Park’ honors whale that went out with a bang

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Episode #129 – Offensive Parrots and Underpants Cash

Episode #129 begins with a deep dive into their favorite types of cookie. Then they talk about how gross people are at doctor’s offices are. Finally the get into the strange news! This week they chat about the parrots that heckle humans and the guy that hid his bribe money in his underwear!

Odd News Stories

TheManc.com – Five parrots removed from wildlife park for constantly swearing at visitors

Bloomberg.com – Bolsonaro Ally Resigns After Covid Cash Found in Underpants

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All that and much much more!

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Episode #128 – Pandemic Costumes and breathable Bacon

Episode #128 starts with Louie painting his bathroom and Matt not offering kids booze, but instead teaching them how to do graffiti! This week they chat about the Corona Virus masks for sale on Amazon and the bacon scented face masks!

You can enter to get a breathable bacon facemask at: https://www.breathablebacon.com/

Odd News Stories

Metro.co.uk – Amazon removes ‘distasteful’ coronavirus Halloween masks from sale

KSAT.com – Breathable bacon! Hormel launches exclusive bacon-scented face mask giveaway

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Episode #127 – Fake Bread and Vintage Sandwich Theft

Episode #127 – Starts with the guys going to a “COVID Safe” haunted house with teenagers, then Matt relives his favorite haunted house when he got to shoot zombies with paintballs in Georgia! Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about Ireland’s Supreme Court declaring the Subway’s bread is not bread and the 60th anniversary of the time a guy stole Nixon’s sandwich!

Odd News Stories

OilCityNews.com – SUBWAY BREAD ISN’T BREAD, IRISH COURT SAYS

FoxNews.com -Illinois man keeps sandwich Richard Nixon half-ate 60 years ago

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Episode #126 – Spicy Nugs and Baby Shark Torture

Episode #126 starts with Louie getting hustled by the guy checking for mold in the walls, and Matt getting into facebook fights. If that’s not enough excitement, this week they talk about the guy who is trying to get “boneless wings” renamed and the prison guards who forced kids to listen to Baby Shark.

Here’s the guy taking part in civics!

Odd News Stories

Boston.com – One man’s plea to his city council: Rename boneless chicken wings

Kold.com – Ex-jail employees charged for playing ‘Baby Shark’ on repeat in Okla.

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Episode #125 – Licorice Death and Carrot Art

Episode #125 begins with Matt learning to babysit a teenager, and teaching an adult how to hang out at a park. This week’s strange news is about the guy who died from eating too much licorice and the 32 of carrots that someone calls art!

Odd News Stories

TwinCities.com – A man died after eating a bag of black licorice every day

UPI.com – 32 tons of carrots dumped on London street for art installation

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Episode #124 – Topless Voting and Bottomless Transplants

Episode 124 begins with Matt learning how to talk to Santa Clause and Louie’s wife joining the Daughter’s of the American Revolution. Then they get into how to convince your polling place to allow topless voting and why you may need a poop transplant!

Odd News Stories

Boston.com – ‘Well then, can I vote naked?’: Topless N.H. voter said she doesn’t regret her decision

FoxNews.com – Poop transplant cures man’s ‘drunkenness disease’

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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 #119 – Iceland Scream and Eating Your Own Bits

Episode #119 starts with the guys checking in with each other. This week we learn about Matt rewatching the X-Files with new eyes and Louie shopping for car insurance for his sixteen year old. Then they get into the strange news. This week they yell at Iceland and learn about John McAfee having to eat his own junk!

Odd News Stories

THE JAKARTA POST – Iceland invites people to scream to release pandemic frustration

Tweaktown.com – John McAfee now has to ‘eat his own d*ck’ with BTC not at $500,000

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Episode #118 – Lemonade Bailout and Robot Fans!

Episode 118 starts out with Matt and Louie pitching their new idea to roast people you are in facebook fights with, and Matt’s nephew insulting him! This week they talk about a financial bailout for lemonade stands, and Japanese baseball fans that are robots!

Here’s some robots cheering on human baseball players!

Odd News Stories

Fox10Phoenix.com – Coronavirus prompts Country Time to offer lemonade stand stimulus checks for kids

Reuters.com – Dancing robots replace fans at Japanese baseball game

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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 #115 – DemoCat and the TikTok Swim

Episode 115 starts with Matt and Louie talking about how the deal with strangers who say they don’t have COVID. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the dead cat that wants to vote and the guy who swam in the fish tank at the Bass Pro Shop to impress teenagers.

Odd News Stories

Fox5atlanta.com – Deceased cat gets voter registration application in the mail

InsideEdition.com – TikTok Prankster Kevin Wise Charged for Jumping Into Bass Pro Shops Fish Tank

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Episode #114 – Accidental Invasion and the Michigan Treasure Hunt!

Episode 114 begins with some morning whiskey drinking and getting COVID at the dog park! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about art imitating life as Poland plays out a 1980’s style polish joke when they accidentally annex part of the Czech Republic and the they guy in Michigan who buried treasure around the state!

Odd News Stories

NPR.org – Poland Accidentally Invades Czech Republic In ‘Minor Misunderstanding’

UPI.com – Michigan jewelry store’s inventory buried for statewide ‘treasure hunt’

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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 #112 – IKEA Wank and the Parallel Universe

Episode #112 is the final “pre-recorded” episode of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast. The guys talk about the Seattle protests and Louie’s daughter getting her driver’s license, then they get into some hard hitting news. This week they talk about the bulletin that IKEA put out asking their customers to stop masturbating in their stores and NASA’s evidence for a parallel universe!

Odd News Stories

Goat.com.au – IKEA Asks Customers Not To Masturbate In-Store, Cos It Happened

Forbes.com – Has NASA Found A Parallel Universe ‘Where Time Flows Backwards?’ The Truth Behind The Headlines

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Episode #111 – Toad Vomit Lozenges and the Beer Hike

Episode 111 begins with congratulations to Matt and Erika on having ten beautiful zygotes! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about Isaac Newton’s recipe for making lozenges out of toad vomit and how you can get paid to hike and drink beer!

Odd News Stories

LiveScience.com – Newton’s recipe for ‘toad vomit lozenges’ up for auction

Thrillist.com – You Can Get Paid $20K to Drink Beer & Hike the Appalachian Trail in 2021

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Episode #110 – Hitler’s Alligator and Wrong Fantasy Delivery

Episode 110 begins with the emergency introduction as both Matt and Louie are out of town and needed to use a pre-recorded intro that they made in case of dire emergencies. Then they get into the odd news. This week they pour out a drink for their homie alligator who died and the fantasy break in scenario that happened at the wrong address!

Odd News Stories

TheCut.com – Saturn, Rumored to Be ‘Hitler’s Alligator,’ Dies at 84

BBC.com – Men hired for sexual fantasy break into wrong house

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Episode #109 – Beard Punch and the Lost Amazon Ring

Episode #109 is the first of several episodes where both Louie and Matt are out of town going on separate adventures.

This episode starts with Matt telling us about shooting up is girlfriend with IVF drugs, then they get into the strange news. This week you’ll hear about why men have beards and why your Amazon Prime box is the new Cracker Jack box!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Beards evolved so men could take punches to the head, study finds
BBC.com – Amazon worker loses engagement ring in customer’s parcel

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Episode #108 – Fruit Bandit and Dark Web Eunuch

Episode 108 begins with Matt and Louie chatting about trying to remember the worst things they’ve ever done and their thoughts on the Seattle protests. Then they tackle this week’s strange news. They talk about the two people who used watermelons as a disguises and they man who set up a dark web castration!

watermelon bandits and strange news

Odd News Stories

GlobalNews.ca – ‘So stupid’: Police bust ‘watermelon head’ suspect after theft

Newsweek – Florida Man Arrested After Botched Home Castration on Man He Met Via Dark Web Eunuch Fetish Site

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Episode #107 – Concrete Pee and The Cannonball Run

Episode #107 starts with Louie learning Spanish, Matt trying to do an in-person show and their thoughts using electric toothbrushes. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about using pee to make concrete on the moon and the new Cannon Ball Run race records!

Odd News Stories

IndianExpress.com – Human urine could make lunar concrete for building Moon base

Driving.ca – People keep breaking illegal Cannonball Run records during lockdown

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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 #104 – Quarantine Vader and Stealing a Shark!

Episode #104 begins with Matt’s bonsai tree problems and Louie’s solutions to it. Then they shift to Louie’s bloody mary problems and Matt’s solutions to it. Finally they get into the strange news. This week they talk about Darth Vader enforcing quarantine in the Philippines and a couple of dudes that stole a shark!

Here’s Darth Vader:

and here’s the shark thief video

Odd News Stories

Huffington Post – ‘Darth Vader’ Enforces Coronavirus Lockdown In Philippines Villages

NBC News.com – Suspected shark thief in San Antonio Aquarium heist charged with felony robbery

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Episode #103 – Magnet Nose and the Chicken Poop Park

Episode #103 Matt and Louie debrief you on the first Odd and Offbeat Variety show and then try to figure out what Tik-Tok is, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the scientist who tries to fight the COVID-19 by getting magnets stuck up his nose and the city in Sweden that’s covering their parks in chicken poop!

Odd News Stories

BBC.com – ‘Virus-fighting’ scientist gets magnets stuck in nose

UPI.com – Swedish city dumps chicken poop on park to deter holiday celebrations

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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 #101 – El Chompo and the Brain Violin

Episode #101 opens with the guys promoting Zeus, and some projects they’re working on. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Guard Alligator and the lady that played a violin during her brain surgery!

Odd News Stories

CentreDaily.com – Guard alligator ‘El Chompo’ protected drugs for Pennsylvania dealers, prosecutors say

USAtoday.com – Woman plays the violin while undergoing surgery to remove brain tumor at hospital in London

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Episode #100!!!!!

Episode 100 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast celebrates all things 100! The guys interview three 100 year olds (with the help of some friends) and celebrate all that is odd and offbeat!!!

You can watch the live video of the show here:

Thanks for listening to us! We look forward to continuing to be your source for odd and offbeat news!

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Episode #99 – Trading TP and the Cocaine Hippos!

Episode #99 starts with Matt roasting Louie about his haircut, and Matt’s new bidet, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the guy trading TP on the streetcorner and Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos!

Odd News Stories

San Diego Union Tribune – An unlikely hero: Surfer sets up toilet paper exchange on Encinitas street corner

Flipboard.com – Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ may be helping river ecosystems in Colombia

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Episode #98 – TP Baby and the Leap Year Baby

Episode #98 starts with the Matt making fun of Louie’s “quarantine beard”, and Louie making fun of Matt’s lack of guns. Then they get into the strange news.

This week is all about babies! You’ll hear the guys talk about the lady that had a baby in the TP aisle of the Walmart and the couple that has two kids both born on Feb 29th, but 4 years apart!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Missouri woman gives birth in Walmart toilet paper aisle, report says

CNN.com – Couple beats astronomical odds with second baby born on Leap Day

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Episode #97 – Vintage LSD and the Samurai Weed Deal

Episode #97 – Starts with Matt’s challenges trying to renew his drivers license and Louie getting a flat tire, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about finding vintage LSD and the guy who got stabbed by a samurai sword because he forgot to bring week home for his partner!

Odd News Stories

Pitchfork.com – Synth Repairman Accidentally Gets High By Touching LSD Left in Vintage Buchla

MLive.com – Ypsilanti man stabbed with samurai sword after failing to buy marijuana for partner, police report says

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Episode #96 – Human Beer and the Ratmobile!

Episode #96 begins with Matt talking smack about the kids music and debate what the best Tupac song is, then they get to the strange news. This week they talk about the lady that brews beer in her bladder and teaching rats to drive cars!

Here’s the ratmobile!

Odd News Stories

HuffingtonPost.com – Doctors Discover Booze Brewing In Sober Woman’s Bladder

BBC.com – Rats taught to drive tiny cars to lower their stress levels

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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 #92 – El Chapo Beer and Gluing Dads Stuff to the Ceiling

Episode #92 starts with Matt and Louie talking about middle school kids and the hypnotist that wanted to do an X Rated show for them. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about El Chapo’s line of beer and the kid that slowly glued his dad’s stuff to the ceiling!

Here’s a pic of the ceiling:

from metro.co.ukhttps://metro.co.uk/2020/01/16/son-glues-dads-belongings-to-the-ceiling-and-adds-more-for-every-day-he-doesnt-notice-12066865/

Odd News Stories

Foodandwine.com – New ‘El Chapo’ Beer Readies for Release in Mexico

Metro.co.uk – Son glues dad’s belongings to the ceiling and adds more for every day he doesn’t notice

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Episode #91 – Mummy Talk and 55000 Letters

Episode #91 start with the guys talking about visiting Circus Circus in Reno, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about giving a literal voice to a 3,000 year old mummy and the overzealous student loan company that sent 55,000 statements to one person!

Odd News Stories

ScienceAlert.com – Scientists Recreate The Voice of a 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Priest’s Mummy

FoxNews.com – Ohio family gets 55,000 duplicate letters from student loan company

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Episode #90 – Reptile Tacos and the Superhero Drug Dealer

Episode #90 started with the guy chatting about overpriced airport cocktails they had this week, then they get into the strange news stories. This week they chat about tacos made from iguanas and the superhero drug dealer!

Odd News Stories

Miami Herald – Tacos, anyone? Iguanas are falling from trees, and people are selling the meat online

KOMO news – Real-life superhero ‘Phoenix Jones’ in super trouble, facing drug charges

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