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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 – Indonesian groom goes to wrong wedding venue, nearly marries a stranger – Florida Couple Attempts to Hold Wedding in Vacant Mansion Passed Off as Their Own on Invitations


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


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 – British garden stores facing gnome shortage – Coinstar fixes Georgia man’s oily penny paycheck problem


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 – Woman charged $5,700 for cup of coffee, struggles to get refund – Jack Dorsey’s first ever tweet sells for $2.9m


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 – 150 Things To Do For $150 Or Less


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 – Mound of pennies dumped in man’s driveway; he blames feud over final paycheck – Bucks Co. Prosecutor Demoted for DoorDash Food Delivery Job During Work Hours


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 – Banger clanger: Half-eaten sausage helps police solve cold case – Barbie’s Friend Ken Turns 60 Years Old


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 – Woman bites off man’s tongue during street brawl, seagull swoops down and eats it – Wild Australian Sheep Gets Sheared Of 78 Pounds Of Wool


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 – Seattle woman finds 1 kilo of cocaine in crochet kit she bought at thrift shop, police say – Teen’s Civil War-reenacting pet chicken found in Alabama


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 – Man builds guitar out of his dead uncle’s skeleton, uses it to play black metal – BLUE DOGS DISCOVERED NEAR ABANDONED CHEMICAL PLANT


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 – Humans now being legally composted in Washington – Giant worm’s lair discovered underground in Taiwan


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 – Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants To Create An Official Bigfoot Hunting Season – A French woman who was ruled dead in 2017 is fighting to be declared alive


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 – Microsoft Granted Patent to Reanimate Dead People as 3D ‘Chatbots’ – Man Allegedly Hid From Coronavirus And Authorities In Chicago Airport For 3 Months


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 – Thief threatens to call police on mom who left child in the back seat of the car he stole – Man Spends Over $400 Treating Limping Dog, Only to Learn It Was Only Imitating Him


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 – 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


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


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 – Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home – Perfectly preserved Ice Age cave bear found in Arctic Russia


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 – Gym Declares Itself a Shop and a Church to Prevent Closing Down Because of Covid-19 – Deer snatches hunter’s rifle, prompting search for weapon


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 – Police ID pastor accused of urinating on female Delta passenger: ‘He peed on me!’ – Japan sushi chef using bodybuilder delivery to buoy COVID-19 hit business


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! – San Francisco Zoo offers $2,100 reward for missing lemur – Maki, lemur stolen from San Francisco Zoo, found safe in nearby city


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 – Former Amazon engineer creates app that reportedly translates your cat’s meows – Airport Staff Notices Man ‘Walking Strangely’ — Then Finds Over 2 Pounds Of Gold In His Rectum


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 – A man covered his face with tattoos and turned his eyes black. He says it cost him his kindergarten teaching job – Police seize 345,000 used condoms that were cleaned and sold as new


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 – Bizarre COVID-19 erotica novel goes viral – WATCH: Woman runs mile in under 6 minutes while 9 months pregnant


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 – Iowa Woman Has Her ‘Wonderful’ Cat Cloned After His Death – ‘Exploding Whale Memorial Park’ honors whale that went out with a bang


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 – Five parrots removed from wildlife park for constantly swearing at visitors – Bolsonaro Ally Resigns After Covid Cash Found in Underpants


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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:

Odd News Stories – Amazon removes ‘distasteful’ coronavirus Halloween masks from sale – Breathable bacon! Hormel launches exclusive bacon-scented face mask giveaway


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 – SUBWAY BREAD ISN’T BREAD, IRISH COURT SAYS -Illinois man keeps sandwich Richard Nixon half-ate 60 years ago


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 – A man died after eating a bag of black licorice every day – 32 tons of carrots dumped on London street for art installation


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 – ‘Well then, can I vote naked?’: Topless N.H. voter said she doesn’t regret her decision – Poop transplant cures man’s ‘drunkenness disease’


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!

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Here’s the sweet SOS in the sand:

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Odd News Stories – 62-year-old python lays eggs 15 years after last encounter with a male – Stranded Mariners Rescued From Island In Micronesia, Thanks To ‘SOS’ Etched In Sand


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 – 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


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


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! – 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


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


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 – Coronavirus prompts Country Time to offer lemonade stand stimulus checks for kids – Dancing robots replace fans at Japanese baseball game


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 – Cocaine found in hollowed-out coffee beans addressed to ‘John Wick’ villain, cops say – Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of space


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! – Man Collects $95 Million Jackpot Dressed as Darth Vader to Hide Identity – Police: West Virginia man faked wife’s disappearance so she’d avoid prison


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 – Deceased cat gets voter registration application in the mail – TikTok Prankster Kevin Wise Charged for Jumping Into Bass Pro Shops Fish Tank


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 – Poland Accidentally Invades Czech Republic In ‘Minor Misunderstanding’ – Michigan jewelry store’s inventory buried for statewide ‘treasure hunt’


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 – Not kidding around: Florida Woman sues for paternity test on goats – News anchor allegedly caught cheating when half-naked woman walks into live shot


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 – IKEA Asks Customers Not To Masturbate In-Store, Cos It Happened – Has NASA Found A Parallel Universe ‘Where Time Flows Backwards?’ The Truth Behind The Headlines


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 – Newton’s recipe for ‘toad vomit lozenges’ up for auction – You Can Get Paid $20K to Drink Beer & Hike the Appalachian Trail in 2021


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 – Saturn, Rumored to Be ‘Hitler’s Alligator,’ Dies at 84 – Men hired for sexual fantasy break into wrong house


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


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 – Human urine could make lunar concrete for building Moon base – People keep breaking illegal Cannonball Run records during lockdown


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 – Hands transplanted onto woman adapt to her body – Loose tiger lassoed on street in Mexican suburb


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

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

From the – California city official who threw cat and drank during video meeting resigns – Breast friends: Woman’s implants deflect bullet, save her life


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 – Suspected shark thief in San Antonio Aquarium heist charged with felony robbery


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 – ‘Virus-fighting’ scientist gets magnets stuck in nose – Swedish city dumps chicken poop on park to deter holiday celebrations


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!

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Odd News Stories – I Need More Beer!!’: 93-Year-Old Pa. Woman Goes Viral With Message While Staying Home During Coronavirus Outbreak – Website offers $636 to watch all 24 James Bond movies in 24 days


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 – Guard alligator ‘El Chompo’ protected drugs for Pennsylvania dealers, prosecutors say – Woman plays the violin while undergoing surgery to remove brain tumor at hospital in London


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!


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


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 – Missouri woman gives birth in Walmart toilet paper aisle, report says – Couple beats astronomical odds with second baby born on Leap Day


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 – Synth Repairman Accidentally Gets High By Touching LSD Left in Vintage Buchla – Ypsilanti man stabbed with samurai sword after failing to buy marijuana for partner, police report says


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 – Doctors Discover Booze Brewing In Sober Woman’s Bladder – Rats taught to drive tiny cars to lower their stress levels


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: – A little girl loves Target so much — she celebrated her 8th birthday there – Alaska newspaper for sale — for free — closing in on new owner


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 – Woman who consummated marriage to zombie doll says people think it’s a dead child – Wakanda free trade forever? Fictional nation removed from U.S. trade list


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:


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:


Odd News Stories – New ‘El Chapo’ Beer Readies for Release in Mexico – Son glues dad’s belongings to the ceiling and adds more for every day he doesn’t notice


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 – Scientists Recreate The Voice of a 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Priest’s Mummy – Ohio family gets 55,000 duplicate letters from student loan company


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


Episode #89 – Utah Condoms and Coked Up Boars!

Episode #89 starts with the guys talking about Louie filming a TV show in Los Angeles, and him trying to steal a rat’s tumor! Then they get into the odd news. This week they talk about the recalled Utah themed condoms and boars that have a cocaine addiction!

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Here’s Louie on the set of the TV show: – Utah’s governor defends decision to pull ‘crass’ condoms from HIV campaign – Wild boar discover and snort £17,000 of cocaine in Tuscan forest


Episode #88 Science Arson and the Drug Phone

Episode #88 starts out with Louie exploring castle remains in Vermont and Matt swimming with a bullshark in Belieze! Then they get into the 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!

Here’s the family putting out the fire!

Odd News Stories – 12-year-old Texas boy sets yard on fire with Christmas gift, family says – Pablo Escobar’s brother released a foldable smartphone that he claims can only be destroyed by fire


Episode #87 – Stolen Furry and Miss Miami’s Butt!

Episode #87 begins with Louie locking his keys in his car outside of Matt’s house. Then the chat about Matt’s epic return to visiting the dentist! Finally they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the case of the stolen furry costume and Miss Miami’s giant butt!

Here’s the furry costume to keep a look out for!


Here’s Miss Miami and her booty:

Odd News Stories – SA Police issue public appeal after thieves steal $4,000 furry fandom costume from Adelaide man’s home – ‘BIG BOOTY PROBLEMS’: Woman with 60-inch butt had six rounds of illegal injections


Episode #86 Tooth Nose, and the Great Cat Escape!

Episode #86 kicks off 2020 with the guys talking about their personal highlights of 2019 and then they get into the strange news. They start the new year by talking about the guy with a tooth growing in his nose and Quilty the escape cat!

Here’s the tooth

tooth in nose

And here’s Quilty!!

Odd News Stories – Man’s Blocked Nose Was Caused By Tooth Growing In His Nostril – A shelter cat freed his feline friends. So he got put in ‘solitary’ and won’t stop busting out


Episode #85 – Gravy Candle and Starling Deaths

Episode #85 starts with the guys recapping their 2019 and expressing their dreams for 2020. Then they kick off 2020 with stories about the gravy candle and the starling cult!

Odd News Stories – KFC’s Limited-Edition Candle Smells Like Gravy – Police called to solve mystery of deaths of hundreds of starlings in road


Episode # 84 – Unusual Christmas From Around The World

Episode #84 begins with the guys talking about their favorite Christmas traditions and discuss what to do if you need a last minute gift while on a cruise ship. Then this week they tackle the top unusual Christmas traditions from around the world!

Odd News Stories – Unusual Christmas Traditions From Around The World


Episode #83 – Cocaine Sweater and Cowboy Pigeons!

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

Here’s the offensive sweater:

santa cocaine sweater

Here’s a pigeon heading to the rodeo:

pigeon with cowboy hat

Odd News Stories – Colombia is threatening to sue Walmart over a cocaine-themed holiday sweater – Pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats spotted in Las Vegas


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

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

Dime art museum

Odd New Stories – Adoptee with dwarfism accused of posing as child: Michigan bone scan says I’m 14 – Bottle containing man’s ashes continues journey across Gulf of Mexico


Episode #81 – Brain Worm and the Glasses Ban

Episode #81 begins with Matt and Louie talking about the world’s greatest con, the Photo Booth! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the 15 year old worm living in a a man’s brain and Japan’s ban on wearing glasses!

Here’s what a tape worm looks like:

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Odd News Stories – FLESH-EATING TAPEWORM REMOVED FROM MAN’S BRAIN AFTER 15 YEARS OF INFECTION – Japan ban on women wearing glasses sparks backlash


Episode #80 – Fake Doctor’s Notes and the Solid Gold Toilet Heist!

Episode #80 begins with the guys talking about Louie going to a pho restaurant that prays over your soup, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about selling fake doctor’s notes to high school kids and the solid gold toilet heist!

Here’s the solid gold toilet to keep an eye out for:

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Odd News Stories – Sheriff: Louisiana woman sold medical excuse notes to students – Maurizio Cattelan’s solid gold toilet was stolen from a British palace.


Episode #79 – Pastafarian Prayer and the Two Faced Kitten

Episode #79 begins with Matt talking about doing business with pregnant ladies and Louie’s stalkers. Then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about the Pastafarian prayer and Louie’s two stalkers!

Here’s the cat with two faces doing things that a cat with two faces does:

Odd News Stories

NY Post – Pastafarian pastor wears colander, leads prayer at government meeting – 2-Headed Cat Twice As Lucky To Be Adopted By Vet


Episode #78 – The Punk Rock Motivational Speaker

Episode #78 has the guys welcome Greg Bennick into the studio! Greg is the lead signer of the punk rock band Trial, a motivational speaker, author and much more! Greg talks about doing spoken work in Serbia, juggling at corporate gigs, and teaches us about the straight edge punk scene.

Visit Greg online at:


Episode #77 – Eating a Ring and TV Head Addendum

Episode #77 – Begins with Louie’s story about they lady at the airport who didn’t believe her metal hip would set off the metal detector. Then they get into this weeks stories. The guys talk about the lady who had a dream she ate her wedding ring, and really did. They also do follow up on the TV Head Story from a previous Odd and Offbeat episode.

Odd News Stories

KTLA – San Diego Woman Dreams She Swallowed Her Engagement Ring, Wakes up to Discover She Actually Did – Police believe they know the identity of the masked man leaving vintage TVs on doorsteps


Episode #76 – Spy Pigeons and the Bull Semen Explosion

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

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Odd News Stories

The Mirror – Declassified CIA documents show secret use of photographer spy-pigeons in Cold War – ‘Mass Explosion’ of Bull Semen After Fire at Genetics Lab


Episode #75 – Kermet Apio In Studio

Episode #75 welcomes comedian Kermet Apio into the Odd and Offbeat Podcast’s basement studio! They talk about counting tiny airplane liquor bottles and doing comedy for a falcon!

Here’s Kermet doing some stand up:


Episode 74 – Quarter Heist and Teen Prison Break

Episode 74 begins with the guys talking about Matt’s pet bunny that only lasted a single day. Then they get into the strange news. This week they riff on the lady who stole $6,000 in quarters and the gang leader that dressed like his teen daughter to escape from jail!

Here’s the gang leader dressed as his daughter:

Odd News Stories – Woman caught pushing $6,000 worth of stolen quarters in a baby stroller in East Bakersfield – Brazilian Gang Leader Dresses as His Teen Daughter in a Failed Attempt to Break Out of Prison


Episode 73- Erin Ingle In Studio and Eels on the Road!

Episode 73 has comedian Erin Ingle visit us at the Odd and Offbeat Podcast studio (aka Matt’s basement) where we chat about comedy, and disappointing your parents. Then we get into the strange news. This week we talk about the 7,500 pounds of slime eels on the road in Southern Oregon!

Here’s the awesomeness of the slime eels on the road:

Visit Erin online at:

Odd News Stories – Truck full of eels overturns on U.S. 101, dousing sedan with slithering sea creatures


Episode #72 – Drone Bombs and Biting a Camel in the Testicles

Episode #72 begins with Matt telling Louie how shady his daughter’s school is after Louie reveals there have been 3 murders at the school. Then they get into the odd news. This week they talk about the man who used a drone to drop bombs on an ex’s house and a woman biting a camel in the testicles!

Odd News Stories – Man allegedly used drone to pelt ex-girlfriend’s home with bombs – Woman bites camel’s testicles in bizarre truck stop showdown


Episode #71 – Emotional Support Clown and the TV Man

Episode #71 begins with Matt sharing his experience in the Bahamas a week after Hurricane Dorian. Then they get into the hard hitting strange news stories. This week they explore the man who hired an emotional support clown and the TV man leaving TV’s on peoples porches!

Here’s video of the TV man:

Odd News Stories – A New Zealand Man Hired An Emotional Support Clown To Sit In On His Redundancy Meeting

The Verge – Human dressed as TV trolls town by leaving TVs on people’s porches


Episode #70 – World’s Chillest Man and Protesting Vegans

Episode #70 begins with the guys talking about riding miniature horses, then they get into the news stories. This week the talk about the World’s Chillest Man who wouldn’t stop smoking and drinking during an armed robbery and the meat eater’s protesting vegans by eating a squirrel!

Here’s the World’s Chillest Man in action:

Odd News Stories – Meet the ‘World’s Chillest Man’ Who Sipped Beer During Robbery

Sky News – Anti-vegan protesters who ate raw squirrels outside food stall fined


Episode #69 – Offensive Plate and Wife Carrying

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

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

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Odd News Stories – A governor intervened so this mom could keep her hilarious license plate – Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title


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

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

Here’s the super sweet car on car action:


Odd News Stories – Man Ticketed for Driving With Car Strapped to His Roof Admits Was “Stupid Thing to Do” – Australian border officers find $1M worth of crystal meth in snow globes


Episode #67 -More Steve and Drunk Seagulls!

Episode #67 episode has Steve Hamilton in studio where we talk about drunk seagulls!

drunk seagulls

Odd News Stories

Sky News – “Dozens of ‘drunk’ seagulls found on South West beaches”

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Episode #66 – Faja Heist and the Poop Museum

Episode #66 begins with the guys drinking a 60 year old bottle of Guinness that Louie bought at a junk shop in Wyoming! Spoiler Alert: It doesn’t kill Matt or Louie.

Then they get into the odd news stories. This week they talk about stealing $2 million in body shaping undergarments and the poop museum in Japan!

Odd News Stories – Burglars Lift $2 Million Worth Of Body-Shaping ‘Faja’ Undergarments – Japanese poop museum turns bodily function into a ‘cute’ and fun exhibition for children and adults alike


Episode #65 – Tupac Firing and the Devil Party

Episode #65 is the second installment of Matt and Louie’s adventures in Wyoming where they visit ghost towns and the world’s largest mineral hot springs! Then they get into the stories. This week they talk about the guy that got fired from his job because he loved Tupac too much and the devil visiting a kids birthday party!

Plus we get our weekly visit from Life Coach Randy!

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

Here’s the video so the New Jersey Devil crashing a kids party:

Odd News Stories

Consequence of Sound – Iowa government employee ousted after constantly emailing his colleagues about Tupac – New Jersey Devils Mascot Runs Through Window At Boy’s Birthday Party


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

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

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

hot dog water

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

Odd News Stories – Couple caught with rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey in stolen car, Okla. police say

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


Episode #63 – Heavy Metal Knitting and Shame Bags

Episode #63 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:


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


Episode #62 – Coffee Beer and Beijing Bikinis

Episode #62 of The Odd and Offbeat Podcast begins with Matt giving an amazing example of why he shouldn’t be a parent. Then they get into the odd news stories. The first story combines two of the guys favorite beverages, coffee and beer into one amazing can! The second story is china cracking down on men wearing “Beijing Bikinis”!

Plus we get out weekly visit from Life Coach Randy!

Odd News Stories

Click Orlando – Like your coffee spiked? Pabst Blue Ribbon has the can for you – Chinese city to clamp down on ‘Beijing bikinis’ in hot weather


Episode #61 – Cow Sax and Donuts for Deputies

Episode #61 begins with Louie talking about a unique opening act he had in Sonora, CA and Matt watching little kids light off fireworks. Then they get into the odd news. This episode they chat about a guy playing sax to cows and the guy that broke into a police station to give the cops donuts!

Odd News Stories – Watch This Dad Serenade a Herd of Cows With His Saxophone Skills – Burglar arrested who brought deputies doughnuts as ‘peace offering’


Episode #60 – Styrofoam Cake and Bubble Tea Bowels

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

Plus we get our weekly visit from Life Coach Randy!

Here’s the video of the cake:

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

Odd News Stories – They cut into Walmart graduation cake and found styrofoam – More than 100 bubble tea balls found stuck in girl’s body


Episode #58 – Twin Paternity and Cheese Rolling

Episode #58 begins with Matt and Louie chatting about the etiquette of a therapeutic massage, then they get into some weird news. The first story is about the twins that a both the parents of the same child. Next they cover the nail biting results of the world cheese rolling competition!

You can watch the cheese rolling here:

Odd News Stories

The Guardian – Brazil: judge rules identical twins must both pay support for nine-year-old girl – Cheese rolling race crowns new champion


Episode #57 – Likes Wanted and Free Viagra!

Episode #57 begins with Matt and Louie trying to decide if Louie’s is an A-hole and Matt wine tasting with a sheep dog. This week they riff about the fugitive who for a mere 15,000 likes on his wanted poster would turn himself in and the french town that’s offering free Viagra to residents!

Plus we get our weekly visit from Life Coach Randy!

Odd News Stories – Fugitive Refuses To Surrender Unless 15,000 People ‘Like’ His Wanted Photo – Mayor Offers Free Viagra to Couples Who Move to his French Village in Hopes of Boosting Population


Episode #56 – Human Compost and Naked Art

Episode #56 starts with the guys talking about seeing Jurassic Park at the symphony and Matt’s “coffee name”. Then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about people turning people into dirt and getting naked to check out an art gallery!

Plus we get another visit from our favorite lifecoach Randy!

Odd News Stories – Washington could add ‘human composting’ option to burial, cremation

Vaping Underground – Unclothed man displays more than art in Moscow gallery stroll


Episode #55 – Ear in a Arm and the Unicorn Sheep

Episode #55 starts with the guys chatting about society expecting Matt to know how to speak Spanish and Louie to know karate. Then they get into the strange news. This week they cover 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 a picture of the ear:

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Here’s the unicorn sheep:

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Odd News Stories – Perth artist Stelarc grows ear on his arm, plans to connect it to internet – Strange ‘unicorn’ sheep saved from death by two cases of beer


Episode #54 – High Tech Burglar and Internet Witches

Episode #54 begins with the guys talking about mysterious packages showing up at Louie’s home and Matt’s becoming fluent in Australian slang. Then they get into the strange news. This week they cover a hi-tech burglar and Witches finally getting on the information superhighway!

Plus episode #54 has the first installment of a new segment from Life Coach Randy, the official life coach of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast!

Odd New Stories – Oregon Man Called Police About A Burglar. Armed Officers Found A Rogue Roomba – Romania’s witches harness the powers of the internet


Episode #53 – Shawn Farquhar and Easter Bunny Fight Update

Episode #53 begins with Matt talking about how the genius bar called his iPhone “vintage” and how Louie became the “narc” in his town.

Then they have a special guest Shawn Farquhar in studio in an interview. Shawn is a two time world champion magician and tells us how to save people from a burning building and get a lot of air time when you are on a talk show…and much more!

Odd News Story – Punching Easter bunny who broke up fight has rap sheet


Episode #52 – The Alligator Man and the £7,000 Breakup

Episode #52 opens with Louie talking about his troubles parking in Chinatown and Matt being upset that no one recognizes his made up movie quotes. Then they get into the strange news. The first story about firefighters rescuing a man, who was actually an 11 foot alligator! Then the guys talk about the woman that broke up with her fiance for
£7,000…and you’ll never guess who paid her!

Odd News Stories – Unconscious person spotted by firefighters was 11-foot gator – Woman offered £7,000 to break up with fiancé – and she took it


Episode #51 – Naked Karate at the Walmart and the Easter Bunny Fight

Episode #51 starts with the guys talking about Matt getting to hold a plast cast of Jimi Hendrix’s penis, then they get into the strange news. The first story is of a family that trashes a Walmart and ends up doing naked karate in the parking lot.

They give a quick shout out to the band The It City, and get into the next story. This story is about the Easter Bunny getting into a fight! Here’s video of it:

Odd News Stories – Chaos at Walmart as woman performs karate, son exposes himself, dog steals food, police say – Easter Bunny gallantly hops to the rescue of woman in Florida brawl


Episode #50 – One Year Spectacular!!

Episode # 50 marks one year of Matt and Louie doing the Odd and Offbeat Podcast. The show starts with them reflecting on the last year, then they to a top ten odd news stories countdown that would make Casey Kasem roll in his grave! They then get into an addendum to a story that they’ve talked about in a previous episode.

Odd News Story

National Post: Naked kidnapping case: Court hears of shared psychotic disorder and Armageddon fears


Episode #49 – Cats in Pants and the Entrance to Hell

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

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

Entrance to hell

Odd News Stories

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

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


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

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

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

Odd News Stories

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


Episode #47 – Mannequin Party and the Arrow Phone

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

Also as promised, here’s Buzz Aldrin wrestling:

Here’s the arrow through the phone:

and here’s the mannequins!

Odd News Stories – Man saved from ‘bow and arrow attack’ by his mobile phone – Man forced to shorten fence gets even with nude mannequins


Episode #46 – Cow Tinder and Trapped in a Window

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

Odd News Stories – New app functions like Tinder for cows – Woman trapped in window trying to retrieve poo after Tinder date


Episode #45 – Emergency Math and the sky penis

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

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

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

Odd News Stories – Boy calls 911 for homework help, dispatcher comes to his aid – Pilot draws penis in the sky


Episode #44 – Burgler Buddy and Not A Bomb Scare

Episode #44 starts with Matt and Louie chatting about people who talk loudly about very personal stuff in public on their cellphones and how to diffuse fights on the train. Then they get into the odd news stories. They start with the guy that gave the guy that robbed his house a ride home, and the NASA package labeled “Not A Bomb” that creates a bomb scare.

Odd News Stories – Burglar Breaks Into House to Watch TV, Convinces Homeowner to Give Him a Ride – Mysterious Floating Package Sparks Bomb Scare, Turns Out To Be NASA Experiment


Episode #43 – Scotty McQueen and The Mindreading Car

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

Odd News Stories – Why mind-reading is a science, not a magic trick


Episode #42 – Drinking With Cops and Africa in Africa

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

Odd News Stories – Police Seek Volunteers To Drink To Excess – ARTIST WANTS TO LOOP TOTO’S ‘AFRICA’ IN DESERT ‘FOR ALL ETERNITY’


Episode #41 – Sushi Grenade and Guy With 9 1/2 Digits

Episode #41 has the guys chatting about Matt’s trip to Morocco a decade ago, and then they get into the strange news stories. This week the discuss the guy that made a grenade in a sushi restaurant and they have Hypnotist Chris Mabrey in studio and they chat about when he was attacked by an eagle!

Odd News Stories – Iowa man built grenade at sushi restaurant to prove a point, police say


Episode #40 – Snake Butt Bite and the Chinese Anger Room

Episode #40 begins with Matt laying out what’s in his will if he dies while he’s on vacation and Louie’s brand new bidet! Then they get into the stories. This week the guys chat about the lady who got bit in the butt by a snake and Karla from Pacific Animal Productions calls in to answer their questions about snakes. Then they talk about the “Anger Room” in China where pay to smash stuff!

Odd News Stories – Snake in toilet bites woman on the butt – Chinese ‘anger room’ lets customers smash stuff with baseball bats


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

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

Odd News Stories – To avoid arrest, Bluffs man throws playhouse at police officer


Episode #37 – Faking Your Death and the World Record Tuna!

Episode #37 begins with the guys talking about the world’s largest colon, then they get into the news stories. They talk about an international plot to fake a mans death and the world’s most expensive tuna!

Odd News Stories – Court: Man put clothes, ID on stand-in corpse in $2M scheme – Tuna sells for record $3 million in auction at Tokyo’s new fish market


Episode #36 – The Emotional Support Squirrel and Divorcing a Ghost

Episode #36 opens with Louie and Matt chatting about their techniques to avoid interaction with people on airplanes, and Louie’s cat having explosive diarrhea, then they get into the news stories. This week they talk about the emotional support squirrel that got kicked off a plane, and they lady that divorced a ghost!

Odd News Stories – A woman brought her ‘emotional support’ squirrel on a plane. – Jack Sparrow Impersonator Claims To Have Divorced A 300-Year-Old Ghost Pirate


Episode #33 – Gay Penguins and Cotton Candy Meth!

Episode #33 is a very special New Year’s edition of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast. The guys talk about their new year resolutions, Matt getting impeached as student body president in high school, and then they get into the strange news stories! Learn about how Penguins are free loving then humans and cotton candy that can get you arrested.

Odd News Stories

CBS NEWS – Gay penguin couple hatches egg, welcomes first baby

FOX NEWS – Georgia woman who spent months in jail over cotton candy mistaken for meth sues police department


Episode #32 – Bah Humbug Lights and Snowball Fights

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

Odd News Stories

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

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


Special Christmas Podcast…

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

Here’s a preview of the episode:


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

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

Here’s a picture of the Human Blockhead stunt:

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

Odd News Story

For your amusement, Gibsonton is a historical sideshow


Episode #29 – Koala STD and the Overdue Book!

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

Here’s Matt on the show:

Here’s a peek at the toilet seat museum:

And the overdue book:

Odd News Stories

TheWeek – “Vaccine for koala chlamydia in sight” – “50 years overdue: Georgia man returns Lexington public library book”


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

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

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

Odd News Stories – “Man sings Garth Brooks’ ‘Friends in Low Places’ for 36-hours straight” – “Dave Chappelle sang Radiohead at Portland strip club karaoke, Reddit says”


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

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

Odd News Stories – “Mysterious Hole Shooting Out Flames in Arkansas Is Definitely ‘Not Satan,’ Officials Say” – “Four year old girl brings home crack cocaine from daycare”


Episode #26 – Coin Flip for Jail and the Face Fart

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

Odd News Stories

Reuters – “Georgia police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman” – “Farts can leak out through your mouth if you hold them in, expert says”


Episode #25 – Marijuana Lobster and Produce Butt

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

Odd News Stories

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

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


Episode #24 – Mummy Juice and Sleeping In A Coffin

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

Here’s what the mummy juice looks like:

Odd News Stories – “Man Stabbed at Haunted House by a Friend Who Was Handed a Real Knife by Someone Wearing a Costume” – “People want to drink the red liquid from newly-opened 4,000-year-old sarcophagus”

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


Episode #12- Lovers Are Brothers, and Getting Blasted in the Face With a Hotdog!

Episode #12 The guys talk about two lovers that discover they are actually brothers, and the what happens when you get blasted in the face with a hotdog shot out of a cannon!

PLUS, they break down the news story below:

Odd News Stories – “Gay lovers Paul and Lee discover they are half brothers on The Jeremy Kyle Show” – “Phillie Phanatic Shoots Woman In Face With Hot Dog Gun, Sends Her To Hospital”

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

Episode #11 The guys reveal the winner of the “who can buy the best panhandler sign” contest, then get into some strange stories. You’ll hear about the Stork’s cellphone bill and learn why the stinky guy on the plane died!

Odd News Stories

href=””>AP News – “Polish stork vanishes from GPS but delivers huge phone bill”
href=”″>KOCO News – “Report: Passenger who smelled so bad plane had to make emergency landing dies”

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Episode #10 – Armless Guy Stabs Tourist and the In Studio Mystery Guest!

Episode #10 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast is here!

This week we have a visit from a “mystery guest” who yuks it up with the guys in the studio. We’ll talk about the strangest thing the mystery guest has ever seen AND the Miami man with no arms that stabs a tourist!

Odd News Stories

Miami Hearld – “A homeless South Beach artist has no arms. But he stabbed a tourist, police say”

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Episode #9 – Living Dead and the Penis Mural!

Episode #9 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast is full of strange to make your day more exciting!

This week the guys talk about real life zombies (aka people who are supposed to be dead, but not) and why the Penis Mural should be a tourist attraction!  As a bonus Steve Hamilton clears up a couple of questions about dead people!

Odd News Stories – “‘Dead’ woman found alive in morgue fridge” – “Giant penis mural has to be painted over”

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Episode #8 – The Great Fajita Heist of 2018 and Nuking Pee at the 7-11

Episode #8 is an all about crime!

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

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Episode #7 – Cocaine Turtle and the Alligator Gender Reveal

Episode #7 is an all amphibian episode of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast!

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

Odd News Stories – “Sea turtle found trapped among bales of cocaine” – “Louisiana family uses alligator for their ‘gender reveal’”

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Episode #6 – Barney The Purple Dinosaur’s New Job!

Episode #6 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast is fresh off the presses!

This week Matt and Louie talk about Barney the Dinosaur’s new job…and it’s not what you’d expect!

Odd News Stories – “Actor Who Played Barney the Dinosaur Now Works as a Tantric Sex Therapist'”

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

Episode #5 Matt and Louie talk about two stories involving texting gone bad. One has 65,000 texts delivered correctly and the other story is one text that took a wrong turn!

Odd News Stories

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

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

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Episode #4 – Horton See’s a Poo and the Locked iPhone

Episode #4 Matt and Louie relate their real life experiences to the lady who pooped at the Tim Hortons and decide what’s worse being locked out of your iPhone for 47 years, or doing a factory reset.  The guys also chat about their trips to California!

Odd News Stories

The – “Woman Furiously Sh!ts On Floor Of Tim Hortons, Throws It At Employee'”

Popular Mechanics – “Mother Claims Child Locked Her Out Of Her iPhone For 47 Years”

Here’s The Tim Horton’s Pooping Video!

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Episode #1 – Marrying a Tree / Jars of Junk

Episode #1 – The inaugural episode of Odd and Offbeat!

This week Louie and Matt cover a Florida woman who in an attempt to save a ficus tree ends up marrying it, and a Houston man whose collection of jarred penises lead to his arrest. The world is a strange place!

Odd News Stories

People – “Florida Grandmother Marries a 100-Year Old Tree to Save It from Being Cut Down”

World News Daily Report – FBI Seises Over 3,000 Penises During Raid at Morgue Employee’s Home”

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