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Episode #192 – Fake Jail Guard and 18 Half Siblings

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

Odd News Stories – Corrections officer impersonator arrested at Miami school – Say What?!: Nebraska Man’s At-Home DNA Test Reveals He Has 18 Half-Siblings


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 – Alexa Attempts To Set Off Robot Revolt By Telling Kid To Touch Live Plug With Penny – Texas Town Experiences Strange Phenomenon of Fish Raining From the Sky


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 -Friendly, foul-mouthed crow befriends entire Oregon elementary school before state police are called in – Zebras on the run for months in Maryland have been captured


Episode #187 – Fake Arm Test and the Spicy Ad

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

Odd News Stories – Italian man uses fake arm in attempt to dodge COVID jab – Sex toy sponsorship “too racy for curling crowds”


Episode #186 – Pretty Camels and Pot Brownie

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

Odd News Stories – – Company weeds out competition, bakes 850-pound pot brownie


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

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

Odd News Stories – Ikea manager describes ‘fun’ sleepover after a massive snowstorm strands 31 people in giant furniture store – National Toy Hall of Fame welcomes American Girl dolls, Risk, sand as 2021 inductees


Episode #184 – Breastfeeding a Cat and the Stripper Monkey

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

!Odd News Stories – Woman ‘breastfed cat’ on plane and refused to stop as horrified passengers watched on – Monkey belonging to Texas special team’s coach stripper girlfriend bites child on Halloween


Episode #183 – Sleep Tour and VIP Autopsy

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

Odd News Stories – For sleepy Hong Kong residents, 5-hour bus tour is a snooze – Family of man dissected at autopsy event says they didn’t give consent


Episode # 182 – Pay It Forward and Mummy Twinkie

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

Odd News Stories – Starbucks barista says ‘pay it forward’ chain is actually ‘extremely annoying’ – Scientists Study Twinkie Mummified by Mold


Episode #181 swallowing bullets and delivery robots

Episode #181 the guys celebrate Matt’s 40th birthday and then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the prisoner that swallowed a shotgun shell and they robots that deliver food! – Shotgun Shell Found in Alabama Prisoner’s Stomach During Body Scan, Sent to Hospital – Food delivery robots huge hit on Ohio college campus


Episode #179 – Unemployed Wizard and Psychic Fraud

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

Odd News Stories – New Zealand City’s ‘Official Wizard’ Has Been Taken Off Its Payroll – California Man Sues Psychic Who Allegedly Promised to Lift Curse Placed by Ex-Girlfriend


Episode #178 Hamster Stockbroker and the Bear Pee Fire

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

Here’s the hamster picking stocks!

Odd News Stories – A Crypto-Trading Hamster Performs Better Than Warren Buffett And The S&P 500 – Hiker allegedly tried boiling bear urine to drink before starting Fawn Fire


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 – Drunk Turkish Man Reported Missing Joins Search Party for Himself – Catfish eaten before being verified can’t qualify for record


Episode #176 – Bootleg Chicken and Ghost Fudge

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

Here’s Marc’s Flamingo video:

Odd News Stories – Two men arrested for alleged illegal smuggling of Kentucky Fried Chicken – US man’s gravestone missing for 150 years was being used to make fudge; recognised during auction sale


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 – New Samuel Adams beer is so strong, it’s illegal in 15 states – Tiny town of Cope wants its phone booth back


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 – At 101, she’s still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop – Alleged Pizza Roll Pooper Apprehended After Oklahoma Grocery Store Incident


Episode #173 Banana Hole and Wacky Nobel Prizes

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

Odd News Stories

NBCphiladelphia – Florida Man Fed Up With Potholes Plants Banana Tree in Road – Ig Nobel Prize winners celebrate weirdest scientific discoveries


Episode #172 – Finding Grimace and COVID Barbie

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

Odd News Stories – What The Heck Is Grimace Anyway? McDonald’s Manager’s Answer Has People Shook – Barbie creates doll of vaccine scientist Professor Sarah Gilbert in hope of inspiring girls to get into STEM careers


Episode #170 – Illegible Robbery and Paranormal Structure Failure

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

Odd News Stories – Bank Robbery Goes Awry Because Of Some Bad Handwriting – Ghost hunt ends in fall through roof at Central Terminal


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


Episode #167 – Michelangelo’s Fingerprint and Bonus Watertower

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

Odd New Stories – Michelangelo’s fingerprint possibly found on 500 year old statue – Florida town accidentally sells water tower for $55,000


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

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

Odd News Stories – Chinese police academy auctioning off dogs too friendly for law enforcement – Commercial lobster diver survives terrifying moments inside whale’s mouth


Episode #163 – cat thief and flintstones fines

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

Odd News Stories

Yahoo News – An Adorable Cat Thief’s Owner Reveals Her Stealthy Exploits – Yabba Dabba Dispute Solved: Fred Flintstone House Can Stay


Episode #161 – Radioactive Booze and the Robot Artist

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

Odd News Stories

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

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


Episode #159 – Poop Wall and the Mummy Cult Leader

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

Odd News Stories – Michigan man builds ‘poop wall’ after dispute with neighbor: Report – Cult leader found mummified, wrapped in Christmas lights; 7 members charged with abuse of a corpse and child abuse


Episode #158 – Glue Eye and Pool Bones

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

Odd News Stories – Michigan woman glues her eye shut after mistaking nail adhesive for eye drops – Crew installing pool at Las Vegas home finds ice age animal bones


Episode #157 – 40 Day Cave and the Plane Baby

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

Odd News Stories – 15 volunteers emerge from dark cave in France after 40 days in total isolation – Nurses, doctor help ‘lucky’ mom who gave birth on flight


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