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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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