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Plans Are Optional

Your hosts, Andrew, Marty, and Neil will take you nowhere fast with this show about anything and everything. Join them as they debate, discuss, dissect, and deteriorate their topics!

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Episode #41 - New Year, Same Podcast

Andrew, Marty and Neil talk about some resolutions and even touch upon some movie that came out. Marty doesn't like it, naturally.

1hr 13mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Episode #14 - Mountain Mama

Neil takes the mic, Marty talks about a puzzle that is still under construction, and Andrew is just along for the ride. Who would you recast in a new X-Men series?


26 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Episode #34 - Strong, Dark and Bubbly

The guys finally choose a book, if you want to read "The Queue" by Basma Abdel Aziz with them start today! They also talk about nothing of relevance for the rest of the hour.


13 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Episode #13 - DadBod Delight

Blind reviews, beer controllers for games, breaking promises. This episode has it all.


19 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Episode #19 - Rockets Engaged

Aaron and Sara join to tell their improbable road, from, "What a save!" all the way to, "I do!".

1hr 16mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Episode #26 - Hogwarts: A Disaster

They try trivia again, this time with Harry Potter. Marty the Hufflepuff and Neil the Squib go head to head for the house cup.

1hr 24mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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Episode #30 - Missing Package

The closest to a true crime podcast we'll ever get. We investigate where a missing parcel is. We also talk about Microsoft's new flight sim coming out next year!

1hr 1min

16 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Episode #25 - Nailed It

They try to go further into Marty's love life, but the guys need your help.

1hr 6mins

11 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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Episode #37 - Turkeys Testicle's

Episode 37 show notes: Neil has a new mic. Marty keeps dying. Andrew likes it better with hot sauce.

1hr 4mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Episode #33 - Home Depot on Coruscant

Everyone is back and they decide to start a true crime podcast with alleged kickball nepotism that goes all the way to the top. sort of. A few bits about star wars, lack of rocket league and some talk about Halloween as well.

1hr 1min

6 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Episode #48 - Lost in Life

Later than we like to post, but we took a wrong turn and got lost.


27 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Episode #28 - Deep Space Wine

The crew is looking for book suggestions for the newly formed "Plans Are Optional Book Club", that name isn't official yet. They also take a quick dive into outer space with a pit stop in Detroit.

1hr 18mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Episode #40 - Queuing for Christmas

Special guest "The Librarian", joins the guys as they finally discuss their first attempt at a book club. I will probably re-edit this, I probably also won't. Time will tell.


25 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Episode #8 - Neil in the Stacks

First jobs, biggest regrets, lots of underwear. What else is there to say this week?

1hr 3mins

15 May 2019

Rank #14

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Episode #45 - Willful Disobedience

Marty blows up his computer, Neil masters the intro. What more could you want in an episode, really?

1hr 1min

5 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Episode #12 - Funky, Fortified, Franzia

They tried to do a podcast without Marty and everything backfired. Here we present our failings to you, for all to see.


12 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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Episode #27 - More Awesome Thing

The guys catch up this week and talk a little about their past few weeks. Then Andrew got sick and this is all he could muster for show notes.


25 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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Episode #7 - God Save The Queen

In this episode the crew discusses shows that didn't get their fair shake, why we don't have anyone talking to us on Twitter or Facebook among other things.


8 May 2019

Rank #18

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Episode #6 - Endgame Spoilers and Confusion

We discuss our viewing experiences with Avengers Endgame, then we struggle with everything else. So, back to normal. Send us questions on Facebook and Twitter!


1 May 2019

Rank #19

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Episode #10 - Things I Hate About You

The crew in this episode discusses the new Aladdin, Canada, and let the feelings flow. Sort of.


29 May 2019

Rank #20