Episodes

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New episodes come out every Tuesday.

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Fireworks

28 June 2022

Independence Day in the U.S. is right around the corner, so we’re celebrating with a Fourth of July classic: Fireworks! On this episode, we create some teenage characters who live where fireworks are illegal, but that doesn’t stop them from trying to get their hands on some. Things go hilariously wrong, and it’s up to our quick-witted high schoolers to figure out how to set it all right—or at least get their hands on the season’s most popular fireworks.

Previous Episodes

Zipper

21 June 2022

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.

Bowling Pin

14 June 2022

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.

Brick

07 June 2022

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!

Whiteboard

31 May 2022

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.

BBQ Grill

24 May 2022

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!

Garden Hose

17 May 2022

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.

Bread Maker

10 May 2022

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.

Flashlight

03 May 2022

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.

Paper Clip

26 April 2022

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.

Lunch Box

19 April 2022

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?