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.

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

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.

7: January 25th, 2015: Kangaroos and Cows

This week we cover Fast Food, Police, revenge, thieves, police cars, nuggets, cows, kangaroos, and political shoveling.

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.

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.

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.

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.

0: December 14th, 2014

Here are the stories for the Week of December 14th, 2014.