The Odd World News Podcast is going on indefinite hiatus. After fifty eight episodes that encompasses five hundred and fifty seven stories, and is just over nine hours in total audio, it is time to end the podcast. There are a multitude of factors that have gone into the decision to end the show. The biggest is the amount of time needed to prepare and produce the podcast. Between writing, recording, editing, preparing the graphics, adding chapter marks, and all of the other aspects that go into the podcast, there are weeks that it takes upwards of ten hours to complete all of the tasks. Considering the average episode is approximately nine minutes and twenty one seconds, spending up to ten hours working on an episode is a significant amount of time. Here are some of the stats for the entire 58 episode run of the podcast:
Number of Episodes 58
Number of Stories 558
Avg Stories Per Episode 9.62
Episode with Most Stories 11 (16)
Episode with Fewest Stories 29 (5)
Total Follow Up Stories 24
Most Follow Up Stories 12 (3)
Average Follow Up per Episode 0.41
Percent of Episodes with Follow Up 33%
Total Characters 286,682
Total Words 49,816
Average Character Count 4,942.79
Average Word Count 89.28
Total Unique Words 8,675
Most Used Word police (297)
Total Podcast time 09:00:10
Longest Podcast 00:16:33 (52)
Shortest Podcast 00:04:22 (29)
Average Podcast Length 00:09:18
I would like to thank everyone who has downloaded, subscribed, or told others about the podcast. The existing episodes will remain up for quite a while, so you can listen to them again at your leisure. I hope you have enjoyed the show.
Download episode| Duration: 1:15| Recorded on January 17, 2016| File size: 2.79M
Posted on January 17th, 2016

53: December 13th, 2015: Thieves, Charges, and Holiday Shenanigans

This week we discuss cleaning up after a crash, stopping and getting back at thieves, not using facts, trees, another record, a failed escape, and a fight between elected officials.

New Stories

Short Takes

Download episode 53| Duration: 14:38| Recorded on December 19, 2015| File size: 23.9M
Posted on December 19th, 2015

52: December 6th, 2015: Communications, Advertising, and a Ticket

This week we cover finding funds, skiing, quitting and then not, reverse flow, tickets, communications, a wanted man, gouging, and advertising.

New Stories

Short Takes

Don't forget to take the 2015 Listener Survey.
Download episode 52| Duration: 16:33| Recorded on December 12, 2015| File size: 26.7M
Posted on December 12th, 2015

51: November 29th, 2015: Lights, Economics, and a Sale

This week we cover a trio of Holiday-related stories, two economic stories, a fight, and power struggles.

New Stories

Short Takes

Posted on December 5th, 2015

50: November 22nd, 2015: Music, Food, Home, and a Drone

This week we follow up again on Mac and Cheese, talk about Music, Food, Three thefts gone wrong, drunk calls, noise, and a home for sale.

Follow Up

New Stories

Short Takes

Don't forget about the 2015 Survey

Download episode 50| Duration: 14:46| Recorded on November 28, 2015| File size: 24.4M
Posted on November 28th, 2015

49: November 15th, 2015: Protecting Yourself, Double Takes, and an Innovative Vehicle

This week we follow up on Salsa and gum. We also covers loose animals, a double take, a new head protection mechanism, footwear, unique vehicles, weather pictures, and being the best.

Follow Up

New Stories

Short Takes

Download episode 49| Duration: 11:09| Recorded on November 21, 2015| File size: 19.2M
Posted on November 21st, 2015

48: November 8th, 2015: Real Reenactment, Shoes, and a New Tree

This week we follow up on a stolen car, cover reenactments, sandwiches, trees, cleaning, shoes, cash for food, driving, and a shopping squabble.

Follow Up

New Stories

Short Takes

Download episode 48| Duration: 13:14| Recorded on November 14, 2015| File size: 22M
Posted on November 14th, 2015

47: November 1st, 2015: Traffic Stops, Walking Fast, and Fire Detection

This week we cover dentist buying back items, stopping traffic, walking fast, sleeping, Star Wars, Maus, fire detectors, bannings, vegan, certain skills, bags, fires, and bulls.

New Stories

Short Takes

Download episode 47| Duration: 15:13| Recorded on November 7, 2015| File size: 25.2M
Posted on November 7th, 2015

46: October 25th, 2015: Missed Record, Namesakes, and a Creepy Doll

This week we cover attempted records, sheep, Chewbacca, Indiana Jones, a wedding, cop tools, creepy dolls, a deer, and the Australian accent.

New Stories

Download episode 46| Duration: 12:35| Recorded on October 31, 2015| File size: 20.8M
Posted on October 31st, 2015

45: October 18th, 2015: More Food, More Records, More Dumb Criminals

This week we cover more food follow up, food records, citations, laziness, moving homes, signs of guilt, cheese, tickets, and an air record.

Follow Up

New Stories

Download episode 45| Duration: 12:16| Recorded on October 24, 2015| File size: 13.0M
Posted on October 24th, 2015

Announcing Enhanced Podcasts

Since Episode 0 of the Odd World News Podcast, I have been using MP3s as the file format. With the release of Overcast 2.0 and its support for chapters, I have now changed over to using M4A files. M4A files will allow for enhanced podcasts, which will include the ability for chapters. Starting with episode 43, which is available now, Chapters will be enabled. Alongside chapters, I have also begun adding the episode number and title to the artwork. There is nothing you have to do to get the new enhancements, the new enhanced will automatically be in the podcast feed. If there are any questions or problems feel free to email us at oddworldnewspodcast [at] gmail [dot] com.
Download episode 44| Duration: 8:52| Recorded on October 17, 2015| File size: 10.0M
Posted on October 10th, 2015

38: August 30th, 2015: Luck, Records, and Cards

This week we cover selfies, bikes, lucky tickets, lost ordinance, proving yourself, another record, cards, toilets, huffing, legends, and wool.

New Stories

Download episode 38| Duration: 14:23| Recorded on September 5, 2015| File size: 22.2M
Posted on September 5th, 2015

34: August 2nd, 2015: Luck, Extra Ingredients, Drugs, and an Accident

This week we follow up on a trial, look at extra ingredients, protesting, paying, an accident, rivals, drops, unsightly bikes, tossing the wrong things, and lyrical lawsuits.

Follow Up

New Stories

Download episode 34| Duration: 11:09| Recorded on August 8, 2015| File size: 22.9M
Posted on August 8th, 2015

19: April 19th, 2015: Bees, Geese, Goats, and Killing Technology

This week we cover roaming, bees, media and school, zebras, goats, books, ninjas, gold coins, pot holes, and killing technology.

New Stories

Download episode 19| Duration: 11:37| Recorded on April 25, 2015| File size: 12.91M
Posted on April 25th, 2015

18: April 12th, 2015: DJs, Bedbugs, Wolverines, and License Plates

This week we cover Disc Jockeys, License Plates, missing features, car thefts, desserts, lawsuits, fashion no-no’s, strange removal techniques, spelling, partial escapes, and a fire.

New Stories

Download episode 18| Duration: 11:22| Recorded on April 18, 2015| File size: 11.79M
Posted on April 18th, 2015

17: April 5th, 2015: Dog Poop, China Visitors, Surprises, and House Problems

This week we look at dropped money, Life lessons, dog remnants, crazy vacations, visitors, wedding gifts, surprise meetings, house problems, running free, and head butting.

New Stories

Download episode 17| Duration: 10:27| Recorded on April 11, 2015| File size: 12.26M
Posted on April 11th, 2015

16: March 29th, 2015: Horses, Bulls, Rooster, and Birds

This week we cover impersonators, horses, bulls, roosters, arguments, drunks, boats, surgery, and birds.

Follow Up

New Stories

Download episode 16| Duration: 11:03| Recorded on April 4, 2015| File size: 11.5M
Posted on April 4th, 2015

15: March 22nd, 2015: Pools, Jail Time, and Social Media Mistakes

This week we cover pools, disputes, more cheating, stolen items, bites, Most Interesting Ideas, jail time, dogs, bad directions, getting accosted, and dumb social media mistakes.

New Stories

Download episode 15| Duration: 9:20| Recorded on March 28, 2015| File size: 9.93M
Posted on March 28th, 2015

14: March 15th, 2015: Beer, Bathrooms, Bills, and Brawls

This week we cover additional questions, beer, bathrooms, bills, Darwin attempts, the US governments, butt dialing, cheating, brawls, and British Rule.

Follow Up

New Stories

Download episode 14| Duration: 13:01| Recorded on March 21, 2015| File size: 13.31M
Posted on March 21st, 2015

13: March 8th, 2015: Prom, Booze, and Drugs

This we we cover Prom, Booze, Border Crossing, Underwear, Awards for impounding, Trespassing, Fugitives, Raccoons, Maps, Green Acres, and Semi-Lawful Drugs.

New Stories

Download episode 13| Duration: 6:36| Recorded on March 14, 2015| File size: 7.44M
Posted on March 14th, 2015

12: March 1st, 2015: Runways, Portraits, and Throwing Bricks

This week we have three follow up stories, white stuff, stink, couples, runways, portraits, lack of questions, drills, and getting caught.

Follow Up

New Stories

Download episode 12| Duration: 10:35| File size: 11.07M
Posted on March 7th, 2015

11: February 22nd, 2015: Cheese, Jars, and Wasps

This week we cover a bank robberies, haircuts, cheese, cars, renting towns, blaming, tunnels, stadiums, and running amok.
Download episode 11| Duration: 12:22| File size: 12.7M
Posted on February 28th, 2015

10: February 15th, 2015: Snow, Monuments, and Labs

This week we follow up on mayors, creatures that are delaying things, dumb drivers, donations, tourism, double duty, watches, shrinking monuments and snow, snow, and more snow. Follow Up: New Stories:
Download episode 10| Duration: 9:27| File size: 10.05M
Posted on February 21st, 2015

9: February 8th, 2015: Bad Parking, a Summons, and Puzzles

This week we follow up on bacon smearing, look at bad sleeping and parking choices, London history, summoning diplomats, poor choices, geocaches, and film-related puzzles. Follow Up: New Stories:
Download episode 9| Duration: 7:45| File size: 8.48M
Posted on February 14th, 2015

8: February 1st, 2015: Arrests, Groundhogs and Condoms

This week we look at lottery tickets, condoms, bills, a couple of arrests, groundhogs, karate skills, BBQs, Monopoly in France and dumb criminals.
Download episode 8| Duration: 8:49| File size: 9.46M
Posted on February 7th, 2015

7: January 25th, 2015: Kangaroos and Cows

This week we cover Fast Food, Police, revenge, thieves, police cars, nuggets, cows, kangaroos, and political shoveling.
Download episode 7| Duration: 6:49| File size: 6.31M
Posted on January 31st, 2015

6: January 18th, 2015: Pizza Man Gets Big Tip

This week we cover pizza delivery men, birthday parties, oregon joggers, a man being fined, New Hampshire lottery, activists who like to deface things, a woman who robbed a store with a taxi, fleeing from the police and lazy workers.
Download episode 6| Duration: 07:10| File size: 4.32M
Posted on January 24th, 2015

5: January 11th, 2015

In this week's episode we cover drunk drivers, unusual tactics for protestors, cross-border pizza delivery, spending a lot on a little, intelligent dogs, icicles, neighborhood rewards, two food burglaries, and joy riding in Pennsylvania.
Download episode 5| Duration: 5:56| File size: 2.79M
Posted on January 17th, 2015

4: January 4th, 2015

Here are the stories for the week of January 4th, 2015. This week we cover McDonald's French Fries, Car Parts, Rescuing Elk and a Moose, Bobcats, Novelty Flasks, Snakes in toilets, Emus running on a road, settling of a Scrabble Squabble, Profanity on broadcasts, and minivans and semi trucks.
Download episode 4| Duration: 7:10| File size: 3.35M
Posted on January 10th, 2015

2: December 28th, 2014

Here are the stories for the week of December 28th, 2014. This week we cover bacon smearing, drunk birds, ways to irritate your parents, possum dropping, toilet paper, toilets and tablets, poop smearing, phallic toys, and hidden cash.
Download episode| Duration: 6:16| Recorded on January 3, 2015| File size: 2.95M
Posted on January 3rd, 2015

1: December 21st, 2014

Here are the stories for the week of December 21st, 2014. This week we cover Rudolph's Recovery, a man chugging Eggnog, what a kayaker and Charlie Brown have in common, a loose bear cub, A "Fra-gee-lay" leg lamp, and Nevada Goats.
Download episode| Duration: 4:41| File size: 2.22M
Posted on December 27th, 2014

0: December 14th, 2014

Here are the stories for the Week of December 14th, 2014.
Download episode| Duration: 5:31| File size: 2.61M
Posted on December 23rd, 2014


Welcome to the Odd World News podcast. A weekly podcast where we will discuss the strange and odd news that has occurred throughout the world.
Download episode| Duration: 5:31| File size: 2.61M
Posted on December 22nd, 2014