18 episodes

Join Thomas, Emily, and Shep each week as they try to come up with stories based on everyday objects.

Almost Plausible Thomas J. Brown, Emily, F. Paul Shepard

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Join Thomas, Emily, and Shep each week as they try to come up with stories based on everyday objects.

    BBQ Grill

    BBQ Grill

    Memorial Day is next week, and for many people that means getting out in the backyard and grilling up something tasty. Whether you like steaks, veggies, or burgers and hot dogs (or all of the above!), there's nothing quite like the delicious, smoky flavor the BBQ grill imparts to your food. So with that in mind, the theme this week is BBQ Grill, and we assure this episode is grilled to perfection!

    References and Transcript: https://www.almostplausible.com/episode/bbq-grill/

    • 43 min
    Garden Hose

    Garden Hose

    Our pitches this week are anything but garden variety as we come up with a movie where a garden hose plays a big role. A couple of our ideas are all wet, but luckily the three of us are flexible. Thanks to Emily's decisiveness, we quickly choose one idea, which turns out to practically write itself. The story is built on tropes, but constantly subverts expectations, and in the end our hero overcomes his greatest enemy... With a garden hose.

    References and Transcript: https://www.almostplausible.com/episode/garden-hose/

    • 39 min
    Bread Maker

    Bread Maker

    Who doesn't love the smell of warm, freshly baked bread? We certainly do, which is why this week we're cooking up a story about a bread maker. Among several ideas for movies about bread based businesses, we come up with a tasty business venture of our own. We battle furiously to set ourselves apart from both common expectations and movies that already exist. And along the way we learn that Joseph Lee, the inventor of the commercial bread machine, was a fascinating guy.

    Also, we throw down a challenge for the audience to take a clip from the movie Encanto and... Er... Improve it? Perhaps the most amazing part of the episode is when we learn just how old one celebrity really is.

    References and Transcript: https://www.almostplausible.com/episode/bread-maker/

    • 57 min


    On this week's episode, we shine a light on a group of people living in the dark in more ways than one. They have only a single beacon to illuminate their world, and our story begins as their source of light is in peril. An unexpected answer is brought to light by a small faction, and it's up to them to help their compatriots see the light of day.

    References and Transcript: https://www.almostplausible.com/episode/flashlight/

    • 49 min
    Paper Clip

    Paper Clip

    This week, you may ask, "What's Cooking?" Well, "Today's Special" is nothing short of a "Big Night" for us when we come up with an "Off the Menu" story about a paper clip. There will be no "Waiting..." as we choose a pitch faster than we ever have.

    It's a fairly simple premise, but as we get "In the Weeds" we end up with a lot of "Spinning Plates" in fairly "Short Order." Things get "Heavy" fairly quickly, tensions rise, and pent-up frustrations become "Uncorked" as the story reaches its "Boiling Point." In the end, everyone gets their "Just Desserts," and realizes that "A Rising Tide" will, at least in this case, lift all ships.

    We're really happy with how this one turned out, and we don't think you'll feel "Burnt" after you listen to it. "No Reservations" are needed to enjoy this "Delicious" episode, just download, listen, and raise a "Toast" to our story about a paper clip.

    References and Transcript: https://www.almostplausible.com/episode/paper-clip/

    • 48 min
    Lunch Box

    Lunch Box

    We had to think outside the box this week, as we came up with ideas for a movie about a lunch box. There was some initial concern about lunch boxes being a container, and despite the issues we've faced with containers in the past, we manage to come up with an assortment of interesting ideas.

    If this movie were to be made, we think the box office numbers would probably be pretty good. So grab a box seat and get ready for a power lunch of an episode, filled with a cast of wacky characters. We know who we would cast for each role, but who would you like to see in the film?

    References and Transcript: https://www.almostplausible.com/episode/lunch-box/

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

FattyFaye ,

Highly entertaining

I absolutely love the refreshing and unique concept of this podcast. And they sound good and execute it well. I love shouting my plot ideas at them as I listen and wishing they could hear me. Overall, I’ve found each episode entertaining and they’ve got great humor and rapport as well

kaiwilson726 ,

If only the movies were real

Such a unique idea. Great audio experience. I listen with my eyes closed and it feels as if I’m in the movie theater relaxed with my favorite snacks. Keep up it going guys!!

carrcallen ,


The imagination and chemistry of these guys his really great. love this podcast!

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