ODO 94: Everything Is Not What It Seems

Everything comes with a twist this week. According to the facebook groups, I’m not that much of an asshole. In podcast land I’m a nice guy. I don’t know how that happened but let’s roll with it. With that in mind, I’m  throwing a twist into thhings and starting a series in “Recommended Listening” featuring all of the guests of the upcoming Sunshine and PowerCuts “Sunshine Summit 2018” leading up to the event. All of the news this week comes with a bit of a twist in each story. From movie theaters, to drug dealers, to severed fingers, “everything is not what it seems.” 

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 -WEIRD NEWS- 

  • Theater Accidentally Plays “Fifty Shades Freed” Instead Of “Black Panther”

An Atlanta theater accidentally played “Fifty Shades Freed” instead of Marvel’s “Black Panther” over the weekend. After five minutes of laughing and complaining, the theater eventually got the movies switched. 

With an outbreak of yellow fever wrecking havoc throughout Brazil, one drug dealer decided he had to protect his operation. He kidnapped 2 nurses and stole all of the vaccine he could find. He then forced the nurses to vaccinate his entire neighborhood and base of operations.

Police in Peru have finally caught an escaped inmate who had switched places with is twin brother. While being visited by his twin, the inmate sedated him with a drug-laced soda, took his clothes and walked out the front door. The brother was investigated as an accomplice, and the director of the prison and the guards on duty were fired.

 -JACKASS OF THE WEEK- 

Woman Cuts Off Finger And Wears It On A Necklace

A woman obsessed with piercings and body modification decided to chop her finger off with bolt cutters. After leaving it in her freezer for a year, she decided to put it in a vile of alcohol and wear it as a pendant because she thought it was “cute.”

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“Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer host a weekly podcast dedicated for the Hobby Podcaster with tips and tricks on how to get started, sound great, have fun and not break the bank. Each week they talk about a podcasting topic in depth within an arc (like how to start a podcast, podcast gear for the hobby podcaster, and tips on different types of presenting-announcing-hosting) and then run down a current news item of importance to podcasting. They also run down any feedback and offer advice on how to make your hobby podcasting time better, easier and more fun.” 
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“The Varmints! podcast is an education/comedy podcast that’s all about animals! Every week two nerds name Paul and Donna do a whole bunch of research to bring you a mix of science, education, pop culture and comedy about all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, jump, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time.”

 

 -Promos And Shout-Outs-

Work Life Imbalance
Varmints
Sometimes Geek
Film Roast

The Story Behind
Pizza Podcaster
Epic Film Guys
Livestream For the Cure
The Podstuff

Surprise Mother Fuckers

ODO 89: Jury Duty and A Trip To China

Good news everyone! I’ve got jury duty this week! And it’s not the first time either. Somehow the news took me on a strange trip through China. Even the Jackass of the Week goes there with a guy who thinks tofu is only for vegans. Then I lighten things up and learn something as I’m joined by a couple very special guests to talk about this week’s featured podcast: Varmints.

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 -WEIRD NEWS- 

An architect in Honk Kong, one of the most populous cities in the world, has created a tiny house from old concrete water pipes. The 8 foot diameter pipes make for 1000 square feet of living space including mini fridge, shower, and convertible bench/ bed. Too bad they’re illegal in Hong Kong.
A Chinese man, who sells dresses on Aliexpress, has gone viral for posting images of himself modeling his products. 
After her live-in boyfriend of over a year mysteriously disappeared, a  Chinese woman discovered that “he” was in fact a woman in disguise. She is now looking into taking legal action against her ex- and his/her parents after having spent over 300,00 yuan on him/her and feeling scammed.
In China heavy drinking is a major part of negotiating a business deal. One service offers not only designated drivers to get the men and their cars home safely, but also a designated drinker service to do the drinking for them.

 -JACKASS OF THE WEEK- 

An unnamed vegan began ranting at a girl online after complimenting her on her tofu recipe, because he found out she wasn’t also vegan. The ranter raged at the young lady claiming that tofu is for vegans and that her eating it is appropriating it to be hip. (Spoilers- It’s not. It was invented by the Chinese.)

 -RECOMMENDED LISTENING-

http://www.blazingcariboustudios.com/shows/varmints/
“The Varmints podcast is an education/comedy podcast that’s all about animals! And who better to teach you than two nerds named Paul and Donna? They aren’t exactly animal experts. More like animal enthusiasts. Anyway, every week they do a whole bunch of research to educate themselves and you the listener on all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time. It’s just like one of those fancy nature documentaries on PBS except without David Attenborough. Or any kind of expertise. Or fancy, polished production values by viewers like you. They might make tote bags someday, though.”

 -Promos And Shout-Outs-

Couch Potato Files

ODO 83: Family Chaos W/ Raevyn Lunatik and Little Jae Sinclair

 

There are no words to describe what happens when my family comes on the podcast other than pure chaos. This week I’m joined by my sister, Raevyn Lunatik, and her daughter, Little Jae Sinclair. These are professional names of course. Raevyn, apart from being my oldest sister, is also a skater for the AZ Derby Dames and a personal trainer. She is here both for fun but also to announce the launch of LunatikFitness.com and her Lunatik Fit Camps. Little Jae Sinclair is a rising star in the Phoenix and Los Angeles burlesque and fetish dance scene. She can be found performing with both traditional burlesque and horror/ fetish style groups throughout the Phoenix and Los Angeles area.

 

http://lunatikfitness.com/

Raevyn Lunatik:

Twitter @LunatikFitness

Instagram raevyn.lunatik
Facebook @RaevynLunatik

Little Jae Sinclair

Facebook @littlejsinclair
Instagram littlejsinclair



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ODO 81: Landscaping Woes, Meatless Balls, and Other “Podcasts We Listen To”

After being kept up extra late with a couple sick boys, I’m getting sick myself, but “the show must go on!” After my sick boys chat, things turn toward my recent HOA “violation” and my twisted history with those. Oddly it all ends up back on landscaping for some reason. The news brings tales of mistaken identity, death threats, and a national emergency. In my sick brain I completely forgot to do the Jackass of the Week, but that’s fine because I went extra long talking about this week’s “Recommended Listening” feature, “Podcasts We Listen To.”


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 -WEIRD NEWS- 

A man in England suffers from a rare condition that causes him to hear a version of England’s National Anthem on a continuous loop. It’s said to be a result of hearing loss.

A German man reported what was believed to be an unexploded WWII bomb in his garden. When authorities arrived it was good to be a zucchini. Although they agreed it did look like a bomb.

  • Chef Gets Death Threats Over Vegan Meatballs

A chef began receiving death threats after entering vegan meatballs into a meatball competition.
Conflict between dairy farmers and retailers has created a price war in the largest butter consuming nation that has lead to a retail shortage of butter. As retailers refuse to pay higher prices, dairy producers are taking their products across the border where they can sell .

 -RECOMMENDED LISTENING-

Podcasts We Listen To

http://podcastswelistento.libsyn.com/website

“Everyone wonders about their favorite podcast hosts. Join Jeremy every Wednesday as he sits down with a host from the…Podcasts We Listen To”

 -Promos This Week-

The Story Behind

The Countdown Movie and TV Review

The Unwritable Rant

Twisted Philly

ODO 80: Good Lord That’s A Lotta Money!

Halloween has passed and we had fun taking the boys Trick-or-treating. We may not have gone to the most houses, but the boys definitely cleaned up in the candy department. In the news: it’s all about the big money. From noise cancelling forks, to diamond encrusted stilettos, and even a guy claiming, the long dead, Sam Walton owes him money.

 -WEIRD NEWS-

Nissin, the company that invented instant ramen noodles, has created a fork that generates a sound to cancel out the sound of noodle slurping. In Japan, it is proper form to slurp noodles to enhance the flavor but western tourists are not too keen on the sound.

Serenity 3, in New York City, makes a grilled cheese sandwich using French bread baked with Dom Perignon champagne and 23-karat gold. It’s filled with imported caciocavallo podolico cheese and gilded with 23-karat gold leaf. It’s then served up with a tomato bisque with lobster.

A Canadian Instagram model known as Scarlet Vixxen claims she earns over $70,000 per year from fans who regularly send her money and gifts in exchange for custom pictures of her feet. Despite frequent requests, she does not take nude photos.

The worlds most expensive pair of high heels have been unveiled. The stiletto heels contain over 1000 diamonds of various color and rarity set in platinum. They are made of 24-karat gold painted leather, stitched using real 18-karat gold thread, solid gold zippers, and rose gold accents.

 -JACKASS OF THE WEEK-

Man Eats His Way Through Wal-Mart Claiming Sam Walton Owes Him $50

A Pennsylvania man was arrested for misconduct and theft after walking through a Wal-Mart eating donuts and drinking apple cider claiming that Sam Walton owed him $50.

 -RECOMMENDED LISTENING-

Surprise Mother Fucker Network

http://surprisemfer.com/

 

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 -Promos This Week-

Gareth’s Random Ramblings

Podcasts We Listen To

Couch Potato Files

LWAF Podcast

ODO 78: A Long Night

I’m more than a little sleepy this week. On my 3 am drive home from work, my wife informed me that our 2 year old is sick. This meant I was up with him the whole rest of the night, clear up to recording time this morning. The news brings several women who seem to be “weird adjacent,” including the return of the McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce. The “Jackass Of The Week” left me with more questions than answers, and at long last This week’s “Recommended Listening” feature goes to the Brand X Podcast.

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 -WEIRD NEWS-

A 16 year-old girl’s lung collapsed while screaming at a “One Direction” concert. Doctors found a small tear in her lung and air pockets in multiple other organs. They sent her home saying that the tear will heal and air will reabsorb on it’s own.
After driving 45 minutes and waiting in line for hours, one of the few people to get a packet of McDonald’s Szechuan sauce actually managed trade it for an entire car.
Three Chinese women were left stuck in a South Korean airport after traveling to have extreme plastic surgery. The women’s faces were extremely swollen and bandaged and they were completely unrecognizable compared to their passport photos.

 -JACKASS OF THE WEEK-

Man Tries To Light Cigarette With Gas Pump

A North Dakota man was arrested at a gas station after he was seen trying to light his cigarette with the gas pump handle. Let’s be fair, he was arrested for possession of meth, but it was the gas pump bit that he got everyone’s attention in the first place.

 -RECOMMENDED LISTENING-

Brand X Podcast

http://brandxpodcast.com

 

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 -Promos This Week-

Long Winded As F***

#PodernFamily

Nerds With Words

Parent Teacher Conferences and Pizza Delivery: ODO 73

Part of my job as the daytime parent at home is going to school functions. Most annoying of these is parent/teacher conferences. Maybe I’m a little harsh on them, but I’ll leave that for you to decide. In the News: Hurricane Irma hitting Florida brought out all sorts of crazies #BecauseFlorida. Plus, a few really dumb thieves, a jackass who wants to marry his computer, and a pizza guy who may be my new spirit animal on “The Pizza Podcast.”


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 -WEIRD NEWS- 

  • Florida Residents Fight Against Hurricane Irma

Some people tried to redirect the storm using fans
Others just wanted to let out their frustrations by shooting into it.

  • ASL Interpreter Translates Hurricane Emergency Press Conference Wrong

  • Two Men Try To Rob Bar Full of Cops

 -JACKASS OF THE WEEK- 

Man Sues Multiple States Over Gay Rights, So He Can Marry His Computer

 -RECOMMENDED LISTENING-

Pizza Podcast

http://pizzapodcast.libsyn.com/
“This is a podcast based on all the crazy s**t that goes through my head

 as I deliver pizza.”

  

 -Promos This Week-

ODO 42: Defending Barbie

Defending Barbie

 This week news broke that Amy Schumer is in talks to lead a Barbie movie. I can’t get behind this, but not for the reason you might think. Plus I launch a new “Recommended Listing” segment by talking about “PreRecorded Live.” As always there’s “BS from the News.” And in the the “Jackass of the Week” I have a word or two about being a responsible smoker.

Adam’s Rant

Amy Schumer is in talks to write and star in a live action Barbie movie.

Since news broke of the Amy Schumer lead Barbie movie, there has been more than enough hate thrown around. Most of that hate has to do with the fact that Amy Schumer bears ZERO resemblance to any Barbie doll. I don’t think she should be playing Barbie, but it has nothing to do with her looks. I honestly just don’t think she is the right person to play such an iconic character. The reported plot of the movie will be a comedy involving Schumer’s Barbie being an outcast who leaves the Barbie world for the “real” world. Lessons are learned and she returns to save the Barbie world… Blah blah blah. The problem is that Amy Schumer’s style of “funny” is completely counter to the wholesome image that Barbie represents. Plenty of people love her style of comedy. I don’t think she’s funny, but either way she is an “adult” comic. Barbie is a children’s character and should be given a treatment that is fitting of an icon of her stature. I honestly cannot picture any version of a comedy lead by Amy Schumer that could be true to who Barbie is and what she represents. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it can work. I just honestly feel like putting any comedienne like Amy Schumer in the iconic shoes of Barbie, is degrading to the legacy of the role, and fundamentally damaging to the brand that has been around for nearly 60 years.

Bullshit From the News

‘Full House’ Creator Jeff Franklin Purchases Tanners’ Real-Life Home

My new house in San Francisco. Look familiar?!
A photo posted by Jeff Franklin (@fullerhouseguy) on

 

Man breaks into neighbor’s apartment to steal Wi-Fi

 An Ohio man was arrested after breaking in to his neighbor’s apartment in order to steal her Wi-Fi password.

Jackass of the Week

 Christmas float catches fire after ‘Grinch’ flicks cigarette

An unidentified man flicked a lit cigarette at a Whoville themed float on it’s way to a parade in Huntsville, Alabama,  burning it to the ground.

Recommended Listening

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ODO 41: Getting Back to Chatting

Getting Back to Chatting

Recently the show has taken a wide turn from where it originally began. This week I bring things back with a good old fashioned chatting train of thought. I talk about why I took a break for a few weeks, some thoughts on the recent Presidential election, and some podcasts I’ve gotten into recently.

Thanks to Mark from “What’s Happening with the NewMan” and Matt from “PreRecorded Live” for really just being my friends and not letting me walk away from the show when I get a bit frazzled.

 

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Lessons From the Road: ODO 27/ MDC 10

Lessons From the Road

Crossover Show!!

This week we are knocking out two birds with one stone. This week I’m sharing Episode 10 of the “Mom and Dad Cuss” podcast which I share with my wife. Since both shows were going to discuss our recent vacation, I figured why record separate shows at all?

We are back from our annual vacation to Texas. After executing what we feel has been our most successful vacation to date, we decided to share some of our road stories and tips for surviving the experience.

This year we drove the family van the 1100 miles from Surprise, AZ to Corpus Christi, TX to visit our families. With 4 small children it is obviously no easy task. We made it a point this year to have some sort of activity planned each day of the vacation in order to avoid the dreaded cabin fever that has plagued us in years past. One morning we were even forced to get our day started early by a fire alarm in our hotel. (false alarm by the way) But it was an overall highly successful vacation. and we definitely learned some things worth sharing this year.

Our Vacation Pro Tips:

  • If you can stand to do it, driving is much more economical. Our total fuel cost round trip was less than the cost of a single plane ticket. With a family of 6 flying would have beyond broken our budget.
  • Staying with family is always a handy was to save a bit on hotels. It also means you’ll have a kitchen handy to have home cooked meals. This also helps reduce dependence on restaurants all the time.
  • If staying in a hotel, look into getting an extended stay suite with a  kitchen. They are typically a bit roomier and again having a kitchen severely reduces dependence on takeout. Considering the cost of dining out for every meal for a family of any size, the cost of the suite with kitchen is more than made up in the big picture.
  • Put your vacation budget on a prepaid gift card (Visa, AMEX, MasterCard.) It’s a great way to avoid overspending. We even separated out our projected gas budget for the trip on a second card to keep those funds safe from accidental spending.
  • Consider purchasing solid shampoo for the trip. We use a variety sold by LUSH. It is easier to pack/ use/ travel with than bottles. And, if you are flying, you avoid the hassle of TSA security trouble over a bottle of shampoo.