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Almost Plausible

24 EpisodesProduced by Thomas J. Brown, Emily, F. Paul ShepardWebsite

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

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Cat Toy

July 5th, 2022


What do Indiana Jones, Winston Churchill, Al Capone, and a cat toy have in common? Previously the answer was, "nothing," but listen to this week's episode and you'll see how we manage to tie them all together. Joining …


June 28th, 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 …


June 21st, 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 …

Bowling Pin

June 14th, 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 …


June 7th, 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 …


May 31st, 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 …

BBQ Grill

May 24th, 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 …

Garden Hose

May 17th, 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 …

Bread Maker

May 10th, 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 …


May 3rd, 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 …

Paper Clip

April 26th, 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 …

Lunch Box

April 19th, 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 …

Jelly Beans

April 12th, 2022


Easter is a few days away, so to celebrate we're putting our own spin on a classic English fairy tale. It's a tale of magical candy, giants, talking …


April 5th, 2022


Extra, extra! The latest issue of Almost Plausible is hot off the press and available now! This week's headline is "newspaper," and our talking heads …


March 29th, 2022


This week on Almost Plausible, we attempt to decide which story to develop through a literal coin toss. Our protagonist finds a penny, but will it …

Paper Bag

March 22nd, 2022


Pack your lunch in a paper bag because on this week's episode, we explore ideas for a movie about a paper bag. It's time for another quirky romantic comedy from your favorite fake screenwriting trio. How can a paper bag …

Toilet Brush

March 15th, 2022


You probably don’t think much of your toilet brush. Oh sure, you may be grateful it gets shoved into your toilet to do the cleaning so you don’t have …


March 8th, 2022


Printers have come such a long way in our lifetimes. Forty years ago we had noisy dot matrix printers that frequently jammed. Today we have mind-boggling 3D printers that frequently jam. Progress!

As we explore a …


March 1st, 2022


This week’s theme is one you probably know very well. Most of us spend several hours every day with our pillow, but have you ever thought about how a …

Ceiling Fan

February 22nd, 2022


Are you a fan of this show yet? Well perhaps after this episode you will be, because this week we tackle ceiling fans. This was a tricky subject for us, and all three of us had a hard time coming up with pitches. We …

Chicken Noodle Soup

February 15th, 2022


What’s more comforting than chicken noodle soup? Whether it’s homemade or out of a can, there’s just something about it that we all love.

In this week’s episode, chicken noodle soup steps into the spotlight. Once again …


February 8th, 2022


Is that a new episode of Almost Plausible in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us? Probably both! Have you ever thought about how weird pockets are? They’re like little pouches that live inside your clothes. And …


February 1st, 2022


Welcome to Almost Plausible! We're three friends who love movies and making up stories. On this podcast, we have less than an hour to take an …

Almost Plausible Trailer

January 20th, 2022


Welcome to Almost Plausible! The podcast that takes ordinary ideas and turns them into stories. Join Thomas, Emily, and F. Paul Shepard as they come …

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