22 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.

    Zipper

    Zipper

    According to Urban Dictionary, the irrational fear of zippers is called jumaphobia. It seems like a pretty rare phobia, but maybe after listening to this week's episode there'll be at least a few more cases. We promise it's not too scary! Maybe more unnerving? Either way, it's definitely entertaining.

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

    • 57 min
    Bowling Pin

    Bowling Pin

    What do stolen diamonds, a shady pawn shop, and a bowling pin have in common? They're all part of the story we came up with on this week's show. When a couple of brothers learn their grand plan has been derailed, they quickly discover a trap has been laid for them. And somehow there's a bowling pin at center of it all.

    References and Transcript: https://www.almostplausible.com/episode/bowling-pin/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Brick

    Brick

    This week on Almost Plausible we welcome our first guest host, Daniel Hess! Daniel chose "brick" for the subject of the episode, and the pitches were about as varied as possible. We must have ended up choosing the right one, though, because we never found ourselves up against the wall while coming up with a story. We enjoyed having Daniel on the show, and by the end we came up with a movie we all wanted to see. Hopefully you'll agree with us that this episode is out of this world!

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

    • 57 min
    Whiteboard

    Whiteboard

    Whiteboards. They’re big, they’re flat, the pens smell weird, but more than anything they're hard. A hard surface, yes, but also hard to write a movie about. Like, really hard. This week's episode was almost a complete failure, but after a pretty in-depth false start, we managed to backtrack and find a new, much more successful path. But hey, that's writing! You can't be too precious about what you've written, and sometimes the best idea is to throw it all out and start over.

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

    • 40 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

carrcallen ,

Hilarious!

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

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!!

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