Laura Petro

Knock-Offe: Joust the Two of Us (w/ Gwen Hope)

Knock-Offe: Joust the Two of Us (w/ Gwen Hope)

It’s a new year at the popular Midwest attraction, Ye Olde Time Fun Zone, and the knights of the realm are gathered once again to run the rides, games, and stunt show that make the park a hit with families. The Kings, the adorable older couple that own the park, have new ideas for the year that, while VERY similar to existing fantasy properties, are legally safe homages, and in no way infringing on any trademarks or copyrights…probably. Can Summer romance bloom in this land of fair use enchantment? Can Sir Ron, with the help of his stoner companion, win the hand of Princess Jane? Or will the machinations of jealous exes ruin a storybook romance for the ages?

New Look, Same Great Taste (w/ Andreas Aristides)

 New Look, Same Great Taste (w/ Andreas Aristides)

Helmut and Heidi Tübgürte own a small, artisanal yogurt company in a small nordic city where their family has always supplied the locals with some of the best yogurt in the world. A dream of expansion and a chance meeting with an enthusiastic American inspires them to take their brand to the USA, but unbeknownst to them, their new partner Tanner is more interested in branding and turning a quick profit than keeping any of his promises. With corners being cut and regulations being ignored, Tube-Gurt prepares to launch in the US and the results could ruin the family yogurt business forever. 

Last Call (w/ Chris Jordan)

Last Call (w/ Chris Jordan)

Death has always been a big part of Carson’s life. Really, it’s a big part of everyone’s lives since everyone knows exactly when and how they are going to die. When it’s time for you to know, a mysterious call center calls to inform you of your upcoming demise. For many people, this information gives them a sense of purpose and drive. People organize lavish “Last Day” parties for their friends and family, enjoy extreme sports, and become closely connected to the people who are part of (or responsible for) their deaths. Unlike many people, Carson’s fate keeps changing. Left guessing what the end of his story will be, he lives his life navigating a world of certainty, uncertain of when his last call will be.

Something Unpredictable (w/ Chance Nichols)

Something Unpredictable (w/ Chance Nichols)

Ten years ago, eight friends made a pact to accomplish big(ish) things after high school. They mostly went their separate ways and left their small town of Nixa, Missouri, but now they’re back. It’s the night of their ten-year high school reunion and the most successful among them, Toni, has reminded them all of their dreams and aspirations. Will reminiscing about who they were hold them back as the night reveals their secrets, failures, and conflicts? Or is a list from the past what they need to go forward?

Minisode 27: Tales from the Scrypt: Untitled Magicians Romantic Comedy (w/ Laura Petro)

Minisode 27: Tales from the Scrypt: Untitled Magicians Romantic Comedy (w/ Laura Petro)

Scyrptkeeper Hobert sits down with new Please Make This host Laura Petro and old host Spencer to discuss Laura’s college-era opus: Untitled Magicians Romantic Comedy. Sure, it never got a title, but it does have mean spirited magicians, romantic heel turns, and one very large rabbit. Abraca-Daring!!!

Steel Toed (w/ Will Stagg)

Steel Toed (w/ Will Stagg)

Gabe is a simple guy. Gentle and kind, he loves his life working at a shoe store in suburban Ohio, he loves his girlfriend, Miranda, and he loves heavy metal music. There was a time in his life when he might have wanted to play professionally, but those days are long gone. Moments from closing the shop on an average Friday the 13th, a mysterious man arrives with an unusual request and Gabe suddenly finds himself in the body of Gabriel, the man he would have been if he’d stayed in his high school metal band, Steel Souls. As the two Gabes adjust to very different lifestyles, both walk a mile in a different pair of shoes and find out both paths would have offered them something they were missing.

Minisode 26: Laura, Please Make This

Minisode 26: Laura, Please Make This

This week on PMT, we are excited to introduce our new cohost, Laura Petro! You might remember Laura as the guest writer behind Danto Inferni's Party Castle, our first anthology film and inspiration for the PMT koozie. In this minisode we learn more about her and ourselves as we list our top three movies and suggest new ones for each other to listen to. After this, take a listen to Danto Inferni's Party Castle and reacquaint yourself with the fun, creativity, and joy that Laura will be bringing to PMT in the future!

Danto Inferni's Party Castle

Danto Inferni's Party Castle

Parties, get-togethers, gatherings, hootenannies, jamborees, keggers, ragers…Danto Inferni’s Party Castle contains many a festive occasion. Do you dare open the doors to this most tubular of establishments, or will the fear of committing a party foul keep you standing outside? DARE, friends! Open those doors and come inside, there’s many hors d’oeuvres and refreshments in here, and you might even discover…yourself??

Black Hats (w/ Jacob Eugene Horn)

Black Hats (w/ Jacob Eugene Horn)

No one is bigger, badder, or meaner than feared outlaw “Cactus” Jack Marshal. After years of cutting a bloody swath through the Southwest, Cactus Jack kidnaps a young boy to train to carry on his infamous legend. With Buck at his side, Cactus Jack goes to settle an old score only to find out someone’s already beat them to it. After assembling a colorful gang of killers and thieves, Jack and Buck set out for revenge…and destroy anything and anyone that stand in their way.

Super Duper (w/ Hannah Daniel)

Super Duper (w/ Hannah Daniel)

In a world where everyone has a superpower—ranging from incredible to the incredibly mundane—Claire is one of the few with no idea what she can do. Fresh out of college, Claire has to face the daunting forces of uncertainty, parental disappointment, and envy of her friends’ wide array of abilities. Will a seminar with a noted self-help hero help her unlock the power within her, or will Claire never know what makes her Super Duper?