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
|Number of Stories
|Avg Stories Per Episode
|Episode with Most Stories
|Episode with Fewest Stories
|Total Follow Up Stories
|Most Follow Up Stories
|Average Follow Up per Episode
|Percent of Episodes with Follow Up
|Average Character Count
|Average Word Count
|Total Unique Words
|Most Used Word
|Total Podcast time
|Average Podcast Length
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.
| Duration: 1:15| Recorded on January 17, 2016| File size: 2.79M
This week we follow up on a lawsuit and a sale, cover rides, problems with the sun, pictures, and ice cars.
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| Duration: 7:02| Recorded on January 16, 2016| File size: 11.84M
This week we follow up on Monkey rights, timing, pirates, relief, cats, debris, and a snowy owl.
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| Duration: 10:23| Recorded on January 9, 2016| File size: 16.71M
This week we cover a theft, a wrong number, a goat that didn't make it, a dispute, misstep when driving, and hoverboards.
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| Duration: 9:22| Recorded on January 2, 2016| File size: 15.33M
This week we cover Star Wars, Driving, and a bunch of Holiday stories.
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| Duration: 14:09| Recorded on December 26, 2015| File size: 22.51M
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.
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| Duration: 14:38| Recorded on December 19, 2015| File size: 23.9M
This week we cover finding funds, skiing, quitting and then not, reverse flow, tickets, communications, a wanted man, gouging, and advertising.
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| Duration: 16:33| Recorded on December 12, 2015| File size: 26.7M
This week we cover a trio of Holiday-related stories, two economic stories, a fight, and power struggles.
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.
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| Duration: 14:46| Recorded on November 28, 2015| File size: 24.4M
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.
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| Duration: 11:09| Recorded on November 21, 2015| File size: 19.2M
This week we follow up on a stolen car, cover reenactments, sandwiches, trees, cleaning, shoes, cash for food, driving, and a shopping squabble.
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| Duration: 13:14| Recorded on November 14, 2015| File size: 22M
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.
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| Duration: 15:13| Recorded on November 7, 2015| File size: 25.2M
This week we cover attempted records, sheep, Chewbacca, Indiana Jones, a wedding, cop tools, creepy dolls, a deer, and the Australian accent.
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| Duration: 12:35| Recorded on October 31, 2015| File size: 20.8M
This week we cover more food follow up, food records, citations, laziness, moving homes, signs of guilt, cheese, tickets, and an air record.
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| Duration: 12:16| Recorded on October 24, 2015| File size: 13.0M
This week we follow up on food, look at halloween pranks, pumpkins, dumb drivers, pesky birds, mascots, and megaphones.
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| Duration: 8:52| Recorded on October 17, 2015| File size: 10.0M
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.
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| Duration: 8:52| Recorded on October 17, 2015| File size: 10.0M
This week we cover a return, car troubles, lost time, mammoth finds, moving holidays, hiding, arguments, storms, and messing up.
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| Duration: 12:41| Recorded on October 10, 2015| File size: 13.7M
This week we discuss theft, escaped animals, weddings, and moon trees.
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| Duration: 8:30| Recorded on October 3, 2015| File size: 13.6M
This week we cover voting, selfies, deer, and records.
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| Duration: 7:44| Recorded on September 26, 2015| File size: 12.5M
This week we cover a bike, an expensive rock, twins, sealing records, selling body parts, and goats.
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| Duration: 9:13| Recorded on September 19, 2015| File size: 14.7M
This week we follow up on some banners, discuss heirs, the munchies, bands, haircuts, and schools.
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| Duration: 8:07| Recorded on September 12, 2015| File size: 13.1M
This week we cover selfies, bikes, lucky tickets, lost ordinance, proving yourself, another record, cards, toilets, huffing, legends, and wool.
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| Duration: 14:23| Recorded on September 5, 2015| File size: 22.2M
This week we cover another record, intruders, a hasty wedding, fire protection, and a bunch of stories from Pennsylvania.
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| Duration: 12:31| Recorded on August 29, 2015| File size: 19.3M
This week we cover bed bugs, drunk driving, small living spaces, petitions, fire weapons, prizes, signs, robbery, sinkholes, and a sale.
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| Duration: 11:12| Recorded on August 22, 2015| File size: 17.5M
This week we follow up on a theft, talk about explosive finds, alcohol, items out of reach, spilled items, cramped quarters, drugs, attackers, and shopping styles.
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| Duration: 9:28| Recorded on August 15, 2015| File size: 19.6M
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.
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| Duration: 11:09| Recorded on August 8, 2015| File size: 22.9M
This week we cover stenches, burning, slim downs, records, grabbing, sticky messes, and sales.
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| Duration: 7:32| Recorded on August 1, 2015| File size: 15.9M
This week we discussion expirations, fines, counting, breaks, failures, success, sea creatures, and painting.
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| Duration: 9:00| Recorded on July 25, 2015| File size: 18.7M
This week we follow up on snow, thwarting thieves, capturing escapees, plowing in July, and advertising.
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| Duration: 6:13| Recorded on July 18, 2015| File size: 13.4M
This week we cover fizzles, pranks, a movie re-enactment, nut theft, rare creatures, justice, and home living.
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| Duration: 7:26| Recorded on July 11, 2015| File size: 15.7M
This week we cover buzzing, forgetting things, bad luck, art, and bank robberies.
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| Duration: 4:22| Recorded on July 4, 2015| File size: 5.6M
This week we losing. Losses of power, baggage, records, sight, wallets, and losing a truck.
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| Duration: 5:58| Recorded on June 27, 2015| File size: 7.2M
This week we follow up on pigs and food, look at protests, wrong seals, closing roads, puzzles, service animals, and fan revelry.
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| Duration: 6:01| Recorded on June 20, 2015| File size: 7.2M
This week we look at bills, trucks, robberies, plane crashes, pets, and jury duty.
This week we cover pigs, restaurants, and a couple of vehicle accidents.
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| Duration: 5:03| Recorded on June 6, 2015| File size: 6.3MB
This week we cover a couple of major milestones, three dumb criminals, and some hidden trash.
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| Duration: 5:24| Recorded on May 30, 2015| File size: 6.6M
This week we look at beavers, bison, another big rig crash, big birds, and politics.
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| Duration: 6:09| Recorded on May 21, 2015| File size: 7.3MB
This week we follow up on bees, Real Estate sales, sending notes, vacations, ringtones, salad, losing subsidies, and being dumb.
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| Duration: 7:11| Recorded on May 16, 2015| File size: 7.0M
This week we follow up on buffalo, cover medieval battles, caning, a koala, pizza help, cattle wrangling, and paternity tests.
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| Duration: 5:55| Recorded on May 9, 2015| File size: 6.8M
This week we cover subway fights, stealing ice cream, bombs, geese, fines, twerking, police chases, failures, and beer.
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| Duration: 7:10| Recorded on April 30, 2015| File size: 7.94M
This week we cover roaming, bees, media and school, zebras, goats, books, ninjas, gold coins, pot holes, and killing technology.
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| Duration: 11:37| Recorded on April 25, 2015| File size: 12.91M
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.
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| Duration: 11:22| Recorded on April 18, 2015| File size: 11.79M
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.
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| Duration: 10:27| Recorded on April 11, 2015| File size: 12.26M
This week we cover impersonators, horses, bulls, roosters, arguments, drunks, boats, surgery, and birds.
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| Duration: 11:03| Recorded on April 4, 2015| File size: 11.5M
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.
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| Duration: 9:20| Recorded on March 28, 2015| File size: 9.93M
This week we cover additional questions, beer, bathrooms, bills, Darwin attempts, the US governments, butt dialing, cheating, brawls, and British Rule.
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| Duration: 13:01| Recorded on March 21, 2015| File size: 13.31M
This we we cover Prom, Booze, Border Crossing, Underwear, Awards for impounding, Trespassing, Fugitives, Raccoons, Maps, Green Acres, and Semi-Lawful Drugs.
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| Duration: 6:36| Recorded on March 14, 2015| File size: 7.44M
This week we have three follow up stories, white stuff, stink, couples, runways, portraits, lack of questions, drills, and getting caught.
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| Duration: 10:35| File size: 11.07M
This week we cover a bank robberies, haircuts, cheese, cars, renting towns, blaming, tunnels, stadiums, and running amok.
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| Duration: 12:22| File size: 12.7M
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.
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| Duration: 9:27| File size: 10.05M
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.
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| Duration: 7:45| File size: 8.48M
This week we look at lottery tickets, condoms, bills, a couple of arrests, groundhogs, karate skills, BBQs, Monopoly in France and dumb criminals.
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| Duration: 8:49| File size: 9.46M
This week we cover Fast Food, Police, revenge, thieves, police cars, nuggets, cows, kangaroos, and political shoveling.
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| Duration: 6:49| File size: 6.31M
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.
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| Duration: 07:10| File size: 4.32M
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.
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| Duration: 5:56| File size: 2.79M
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.
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| Duration: 7:10| File size: 3.35M
This is a special episode of the podcast. In this episode we look at the strange laws that have became enforceable as of January 1st, 2015.
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| Duration: 5:27| File size: 2.57M
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.
| Duration: 6:16| Recorded on January 3, 2015| File size: 2.95M
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.
| Duration: 4:41| File size: 2.22M
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.
| Duration: 5:31| File size: 2.61M