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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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

USAreally.com – Burglar Breaks Into House to Watch TV, Convinces Homeowner to Give Him a Ride

NBCnewyork.com – Mysterious Floating Package Sparks Bomb Scare, Turns Out To Be NASA Experiment

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