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Episode #261 Utah’s Crass Condoms and Drug Boars

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

Odd News Stories – 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 #259 Dime Heist and the Dumpster Treasure

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

Odd News Stories – Truck carrying $750,000 in dimes robbed in Walmart parking lot, Pennsylvania cops say – Woman claims she makes up to $5,000 a month from dumpster-diving, calls it a ‘real-life treasure hunt’


Episode #258 – Spiral Lights and Freeway Cash

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

Odd News Stories – Rocket science: Alaska sky spiral caused by SpaceX fuel dump – Man throws $200K in cash out window onto Oregon freeway after draining family’s shared bank account


Episode #256 – Ghost Insurance and the Mammoth Meatball

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

Odd News Stories – Texas Man Blames ‘Mischievous Child Ghost’ for Pushing a Shopping Cart into His Mustang – I Can’t Shut Up About the Woolly Mammoth Meatball


Episode #254 Knitting Metal and Bags of Shame

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

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

Here’s the Heavy Metal Knitting Championship:


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


Episode #253 – Redneck Roast and Goose Dating

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

Here’s the obituary:

Odd News Stories – Georgia woman roasts ‘redneck’ dad in brutally honest, hilarious obituary

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


Episode # 251 – Octogenarian Forgery and Offensive Tofu Plates

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

Odd News Stories – 82-year-old charged with sale of fake Michael Jordan cards – Maine motorists appeal to keep naughty vanity license plates


Episode #250 – Science Fire and the Escobar Phone

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

Odd News Stories – 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 # 245 – Fajita Theft and Microwave Pee

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

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

Odd News Stories – “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”


Episode #242 – Left Puppies and Cop Movers

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

Odd News Stories – British hotel chain’s lost and found items include puppies, wedding cake – Florida sheriff: Burglars call 911 to get help moving stuff


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 – Baby names that are reportedly banned in America: What to know – Former Zulily software engineer charged for theft scheme inspired by ‘Office Space’ movie


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 – ‘You may call me Mistress’: 3 leather-clad women pitch building dungeon to Fort Lauderdale commissioners – South Korea lifts ban on imported sex dolls


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 – Deputy dressed as Grinch gives onions to speeding drivers – Little Girl Gets Approval for State License to Own a Living Unicorn (If She Can Find One)


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


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 – Yellowstone National Park identifies person whose foot was found in hot spring – Chinese man runs a 3:28 marathon while chain-smoking


Episode #234 – Vegan Mice and Self Abduction

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

Odd News Stories – Vegan who failed to deal with mouse infestation and fed them instead is fined by court – Sherri Papini, who faked her own kidnapping, should get 8 months in prison, prosecutors say


Episode #231 – 23 Contact Lenses and Donkey Kong IRL

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

Odd News Stories

Sky.News.Com – Doctor removes 23 contact lenses from eye of patient who ‘forgot to take them out for almost a month’ – New Hampshire Artists Transform Building Into Real-Life ‘Donkey Kong’ Level


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 – Candy corn bratwurst are being made in Wisconsin — and selling out – Beyond Meat suspends executive accused of biting another man’s nose


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 – Texas city shares photo of unidentified ‘object’ outside zoo – Ty Cobb’s dentures up for auction online


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 – Two fans removed from US Open quarterfinal match after haircut prank at Arthur Ashe Stadium – Oregon’s Swastika Mountain to soon be renamed


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 – Hungarian gravediggers face off in high-speed contest – Maniac punches carriage horse, attacks two others in Central Park: driver


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 – International Strange Music Day promotes expanding musical horizons – Who has the best kid mullet in America? Meet 8-year-old Emmitt Bailey.


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 – Couple arrested for having sex on Ohio amusement park’s Ferris Wheel – Miller High Life Launches Dive Bar Flavored Ice Cream


Episode #221 – Wrong Clean Up and Illegal Hairdoo

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

Odd News Stories – New Jersey house cleaner accidentally breaks into wrong home, cleans up

WGRZ – New York legalizes giving a haircut on Sundays


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 – Part of man’s hand cut off with a sword at a 7-Eleven, officials say – Diving into some tunes at Florida underwater music festival


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 – Man says he killed his friend because he ‘summoned Bigfoot,’ Oklahoma sheriff says – Scammers arrested after livestreaming fake IPL from farmer’s field to con gamblers in Russia


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:


Odd News Stories – 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


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 – Wife stabs husband over explicit photos with ‘another woman’, discovers images were of her younger self – NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches


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 – Welsh local councillor William Gannon resigns after repeated allegations that he is Banksy ‘undermining’ his ability to work – Airbnb is renting out the iconic Moulin Rouge for three one-night stays


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


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 – Pool noodle fight over the name Josh again attracts hundreds – Creepy dolls washing ashore on Texas coast: ‘There’s a lot of nightmares out there’


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 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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:

ear growing out of arm
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Here’s the unicorn sheep:

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #38 – Injecting Semen and Turtle Wheelchair

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

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

Here’s the turtle with the LEGO wheelchair:

Odd News Stories – Man Learns the Hard Way Why You Shouldn’t Inject Yourself With Semen – Injured turtle gets around on Lego wheelchair while healing


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 #35 – Eric Haines and the Airport One Man Band

Episode #35 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast has past guest Steve Hamilton in as an bonus host while Matt and Louie interview Eric Haines. We learn how Eric never ran away with the circus, his dad dropped him off at the circus! Then they get into the story of the a one man band that plays at the airport at 5am…and as luck turns out that one man band is their guest Eric Haines!

Here’s a video of Eric performing at the airport:

Odd News Story – This One-Man Band in the Seattle Airport Makes Us Incredibly Sad For Some Reason


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 #23 – Unluckiest Guy in the World and Jumping Dogs

Episode #23 opens with Matt and Louie chatting about “liquid gold” and getting Matt’s affairs in order, then get into the stories. This week they chat about the most unlucky guy in the world who was mauled by a bear, bitten by a rattlesnake and most recently attacked by a shark! Plus Samantha Valle from Mutts Gone Nuts calls in to talk about her world record jumping dogs!

Odd News Stories – “Man attacked by shark was previously mauled by a bear and bitten by a rattlesnake”
KYMA – “Rescue dogs achieve worldwide fame”

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Episode #22 – Stories of the End of the World

Episode #22 starts with the guys talking about their ideal qualities in a barista, their adventures in the Southern United States and flipping Huffy’s for cash! Then in this episode we learn about the cow that signals the end of the world and why “the family that gets naked and kidnaps together, stays together”.

Thanks to Terry Godfrey for sending in the Naked Kidnapping story!

Odd News Stories

The Guardian – “Demons and Armageddon: details emerge in naked kidnapping case”
Mirror – “Birth of ‘first red heifer in 2000 years’ fulfils Bible prophecy and signals ‘end of days'”

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Episode #21 – Smuggling an Iguana in a Bikini and Getting Stung by a Stingray in the Penis

Episode #21 opens with Louie and Matt chatting about the best Denny’s on the planet and trying to get rid of a mattress! It’s beach week at the Odd and Offbeat Podcast, this week’s news stories are about a lady smuggling an iguana into the USA in her bikini, and a guy getting stung in the penis by a stingray!

Odd News Stories – “Stowaway from Mexico found inside Peninsula woman’s bikini top” – “Guy’s Penis Stung By Stingray While Swimming In Ocean”

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Episode #20 – Kindergarten Pole Dancer and Lawn Theft

Episode #20 opens with the guys getting caught up after a week apart chatting about Matt’s near death experience visiting Cuba and Louie visiting a space alien’s grave in Texas!  In week’s news stories you will learn about the kindergarten that hired a stripper for the first day of school and stealing a California woman’s lawn.

Odd News Stories – “First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer” – “Out of the ordinary: Thieves steal California woman’s new lawn”

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Episode #19 – Boob Shirt and the Getting Locked in an Escape Room

Episode #19 opens with Matt and Louie talking about roping goats and underground gardens…and that’s just what they did last week!   Then they get into the news stories.  This week you will learn about the T-Shirt that makes your boobs look bigger.  We also call Ky Dobson who owns NW Escape on Wheels to help us understand the guy that broke into an escape room, and couldn’t get out!

Odd News Stories – “Clever 3D optical illusion t-shirt makes your boobs look bigger” – “Man accused of break-in at Hazel Dell escape-room business”

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Episode #18 – Life Saving Kiss and Googley Eye Fish

Episode #18 is full of unusual news stories.  Matt and Louie start by recapping their week in California and Arizona, then get into the stories.  This week they cover a life saving first kiss and a fish shop that puts googley eyes on it’s fish!  As a bonus you will get an updates to stories from episode 16 and 17!

Odd News Stories – “Dude Has A Heart Attack On His First Date With A Girl; They Have Their First Kiss Through Life-Saving CPR” – “VIDEO: SEAFOOD SHOP CAUGHT STICKING GOOGLY EYES ON OLD FISH IN BID TO MAKE THEM SEEM FRESHER”

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Episode #17 – Senior Citizens at a Metal Show and the Psychic Octopus

Episode #17 starts with a recap of Matt’s journey to New York, then we get into the strange news stories.  They guys talk about a couple of senior citizens who sneak out of the nursing home to go to a metal show. Also back by popular demand we have the Odd and Offbeat’s animal expert Karla Majewski of Pacific Animal Productions where she helps us learn more about octopuses (yes, that’s the correct plural of octopus) and why they might be psychic! Today’s episode is sponsored by Troubadour Botanicals.

Odd News Stories – “2 Nursing Home Escapees Attend Heavy Metal Concert Because, YOLO” – “Japan’s “Psychic” Octopus Was Butchered and Sold After Predicting Three World Cup Games”

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Episode #15 – Doll Face Transplant and the Military Dinosaur

Episode #15 starts with the guys talking about how annoying tourists are, then they get into the news stories.  The first story is about the little kid that gives face transplants (to dolls), then they get into the dinosaur that’s reenlisting in the military.

As a free bonus to this free podcast Louie and Matt introduce a new segment called, “Strange Stories” where you learn a quick odd fact  which will help you up your Trivial Pursuit game!

Here’s the pic of the face transplant!

Doll face transplant

Odd News Stories

Mashable – “Future doctor gets head start on career by doing doll face transplants” – “Airmen in ‘Dino Puppet’ Re-Enlistment Video Fired, Reprimanded”

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Episode #14 – Traveling Exorcism and the Cat Lawsuit

Episode #14 has Louie and Matt talking about how to “not” save a parking spot, how a cat sued a corporation for $700K and exorcism’s on a train.

Odd News Stories

NBC News – “Grumpy Cat’ wins $700,000 in federal case over identity” – “Man ‘performs exorcism’ on train as ‘possessed’ woman screams ‘devil’ in front of commuters”

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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 #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 #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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