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Time Tapes: Part 2: Velocity VHS
Etriiip returns with Cesar and Paul to continue what we began in Time Tapes Part 1: A Case of Cassettes. A detective with memory loss, hunting the truth about his past, an army of robot nuns, an expensive sound track and LOTS of explosions. The story so far:  After the Archbishop dies, the army of robot nuns sets out on a quest to find his killer. Meanwhile, the detective's head injury still prevents him from remembering that HE is the chosen one, and Mr. T and Jefferies are abroad, causing havoc.  This story is the second in a five part series of TIME TAPES.  Sound design by Paul Deichmann Graphic Design by Cesar Gozurreta  
46:13
March 2, 2021
[RE-RELEASE] Time Tapes: Part 1: a Case of Cassettes ft. Etriiip
In anticipation (there's MAJOR hype over hear folks) of our upcoming Part 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Time Tapes, we present to you a re-release of a classic Offer story so good, we wanted to make sequels! Time Tapes: Part 1: a Case of Cassettes. A detective is given two versions of an illegal art deal gone bad--it's up to Detective Jackson to sort the truth from the tapes--but it all goes astray when he finds the scene of the crime... has not been disturbed in hundreds of years. Thus begins a mind bending (entirely improvised) journey, battle, and struggle for survival--nay--struggle for purpose. With beloved characters like the itchy Jefferies dealing in illicit time travel tapes, a mysterious buyer known only as "Mr. Tapes," -- "Mr. T"-- and an ancient order of robotic nuns--there's something here for everyone to enjoy.  All March is Time Tapes sequels! Listening to this certainly isn't required to enjoy it, it'll help track all the characters.  Part 2 is coming tomorrow! Get hyped!
28:46
March 1, 2021
The Viral Wind ft. Darryl Charles
Darryl Charles (Comedy Album: Black Gentrifier, and much more) joins Paul and Cesar to create a story inspired by the frights and spooks of the Resident Evil franchise.  Windington is renowned for its peaceful harbor and yearly windy gusts. But one year... no wind. Something nefarious swirls at the heart of this idyllic town: will it blow over our heroes or will they escape unscathed? Find out!  Find Darryl Charles and all his projects on his website: http://www.darrylcharlescomedy.com/ Listen to his Album on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4FAqc4IYkRjDkuZ3N2mi8R Here's more about Darryl:  Darryl Charles is a comedian based mostly out of Philadelphia. His Debut Album "Black Gentrifier" debuted at #3 on the iTunes Comedy charts and is currently streaming on your favorite places to do that. He's been seen on The Travel Channels "Mysteries At The Museum" and the Comedy Central web series "Delco Proper", and some commercials. He does stand-up and has opened for a variety of better known performers like: Ted Alexandro, Justin Willman,Tommy Davidson, Dave Attell, Patrice O'Neal and Dick Gregory. He performs, teaches and coaches improv comedy and has been a member of ComedySportz Philadelphia since 2011. He is a sketch comedy writer and performer, doing most of that work with the sketch group The Layoff Kids. They have been featured performers on Funny or Die. He's also the co-host of DTF: The Darryl and Timaree Funhour, the greatest sex-ed/comedy/gameshow, and now podcast, in the known universe. Also, this story will come to our YouTube channel soon, where you can watch us improvise! Find the stories there already: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_dEFfqsg_dCzokLno6_bgw And sound design for this episode was done by the wonderful Marcus Tavani!
49:48
February 25, 2021
Programming Update! What's happening in March and April? I'll tell you!
Paul gives you a quick rundown of what's to come. On the Offer, spring is for sequels. In brief:  March: Time Tapes. We're creating a mega 4 part improvised event continuing one of our favorite stories. Listen to the first part here: https://anchor.fm/theoffercast/episodes/020-Time-Tapes-a-Case-of-Cassettes-ehm6lf April: The adventures of Star Kid and Darla continue! A series of episodes with a variety of guests follow our favorite cowboy spaceman and his talking ship.  Have a story YOU want us to continue? Tweet it at us @theoffercast. (Or post to us on facebook, or email us.... anyway you reach out, we will hear!) And the third and final gaming month episode will drop in just a few hours! It's a great one with the hilarious Darryl Charles, who you can find (and his podcasts!) on his website: darrylcharlescomedy.com See you in Spring! 
02:33
February 24, 2021
Momma Kombat ft. Etriiip
What happens when Mom disappears ... INTO the game? Young Jeremy wakes up to an update to his SegaPlaystation One to find that his Mother is a new player in his favorite game--will he manage to defeat the Grimantor and rescue her from the interdimensional tournament?   Find Etriiip on Instagram at @etriiip. Do it, he's great.  Also, find us on facebook and twitter--we're planning an end of month Among Us stream with our lovely guests, details will be announced there!  twitter.com/theoffercast facebook.com/theoffercast theoffercast.com
49:56
February 16, 2021
The Hunt For Leadership ft. Charmika Stewart!
Charmika Stewart of ZMACK fame joins Cesar and Paul for our first gaming month episode: our conversation about DUCK HUNT leads us into an adventure into the distant past (or perhaps a desolate future) where one young hunter's crisis leads him on a long journey of self discovery. Wild characters, fearsome tribes, and ... the advent of painting! It's a rocking good time. Also very much NSFW.  The story begins at 14:25, if you want to skip our opening chatter. February is gaming month here on the offer. Each episode will be inspired by our relationship to a video game. We will also be streaming at the end of month playing GTA V as a roleplaying first-of it's-kind improvised experiment! Follow us on twitter, facebook, youtube, and/or twitch, to make sure you don't miss it!  https://www.twitch.tv/theoffercast twitter.com/theoffercast facebook.com/theoffercast You can find Charmika on twitter, instagram, and soon, youtube. Details and specific handles will be added to this episode soon! 
01:02:06
February 9, 2021
The R's Don't Mix ft. Tara Gadomski!
Tara Gadomski (Vitamin G Films, voice actor, film maker, MENSA member, and much more) joins Cesar and Paul to tell a story of dueling towns, a campaign to get a pool (and therefore Lollapalooza) for their town, and a quest which everyone sets out on but only one person has the guts to ACTUALLY do it.  And much more!  Find out all about Tara at her website: https://taragadomski.com/ And make sure to find her on instagram where she's speaking Hungarian! She's pretty cool.   @taragadomski
55:53
February 1, 2021
The Fire Below ft. Tony Perea!
Tony Perea joins Paul and Cesar for a Revolutionary Steam Punk story!  If you want furious attempts to overthrow an unjust monarchy, under appreciated staff, and dastardly dungeon escapes—we have all that AND MORE!    Tony is a member of the UNDER CONSTRUCTION Zmack Shanghai team, and he’s really great. Find Zmack on Facebook or WeChat to find out about their first shows!   Sound design by the wonderful Marcus Tavani  Performed by Cesar Paul and Tony
44:19
January 27, 2021
The Paradox of Simian Freedom ft. Victoria Bender!
Victoria Bender (Mind Bender Trivia, and much more!) joins Cesar and Paul to weave a story of two people fleeing oppression toward freedom... which is magic? Join them as they learn the consequences of their wishes and explore the paradoxes of love and freedom. Along the way, they'll learn something about the nature of work, of love and... minks!  To skip our opening chat, hop to 07:35! But you don't want to, it's a good chat. Find Victoria Bender in all these lovely places:  Mind Bender Trivia:  Bullcitytrivia.com (every Sunday at 8pm EST!) also on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindbendertrivia/ also Instagram: @mindbendertrivia And her personal self: Instagram: @bendini_creative http://linkedin.com/in/vjbender Our Improv Daddy (paternity test proved it!) wants to tell you about this:  Check out Zmack's IMPROV BEYOND: advanced improv workshops (online!) starting Feb 7th. Find out more on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/zmackcomedy/posts/3758526894193994
48:00
January 18, 2021
Sneak Peek to THE PARADOX OF SIMIAN FREEDOM with Victoria Bender! Meet our sponsor.
The upcoming episode THE PARADOX OF SIMIAN FREEDOM with Victoria Bender is sponsored by Picasso Boxes*. Unlock your deep inner wellsprings today!  The Paradox of Simian Freedom, in which escaped Soviet scientists must suffer the consequences of their newfound freedom--or lose their beloved project-turned-friend forever.  Coming to the pod-theatre on January 18th!  In the meantime, check out Victoria Bender's online trivia nights--> facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindbendertrivia/  instagram: @mindbendertrivia And find her creative work on Instagram: @bendini_creative *Picasso Boxes Inc are not responsible for actions resulting from opening the boxes, including but not limited to self-mutilation, random acts of aggression, sudden reunification with spouses or spontaneous divorce. Picasso Boxes Inc also claims no knowledge of art history,  no credentials, and no certification by any governmental or nongovernmental entity. 
02:14
January 14, 2021
The Bumbling Amulet: Gary Scott Yarbrough!
Gary Scott Yarbrough (Frame rate podcast, Zmack!) joins Paul and Cesar to create a YA Fantasy of narrative--full of young boys trying to be men, sports being neglected or overtaking the rest of life, and of course, love.  Happy New Year! Sorry the episode is late --there was a whole thing in the US, but it's better now?  Stay safe all! 
45:25
January 10, 2021
Sneak peak: Mr Nice Guy Sponsor!
Anyone else get distracted yesterday and not get work done? Just me? Ok Anyway, today's episode will be coming out tomorrow! To tide you over, please enjoy this sneak peak of our next episode with Gary Yarbrough!  MR NICE GUY: delivering the bad news,  but in a nice guy way! 
02:17
January 7, 2021
The Ghost of Christmas Diehard: It's Movie Time ********ers!
Etriiip (Find him on instagram @Etriiip) joins Paul and Cesar to weave a wholesome family action killing spree in the spirit of the season--exactly the release you're looking for after a year like this one.  Will our hero manage to defeat the vaguely foreign villain with evil (somewhat unclear plans)? Will his girlfriend take him back, or will she run away with aforementioned bad guy?  Will the hostages get to see what happens to Nemo? Find out in MOVIE TYME!  Wishing everyone out there a happy holidays, a joyous new year, and the best of luck in the year's reboot upcoming. Thank you for listening!  Credits and Attributions:  Paul as "Luke" and Barry and several other bad guys and cops Cesar as Allen and Manny as several other bad guys and cops Etriiip as Britney and Steven (RIP) and several other bad guys and cops Edited by Paul Deichmann Graphic Design by Cesar Gozurreta  We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Carol Of The Bells by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/
51:57
December 31, 2020
The Future Ghost of Christmas Cyberpunk: Upload w/ Julien Bertrand!
It's a Christmas story! Our second to last. How the month has flown! And now for your listening pleasure, our gift this holiday season: a wild romp through the not so distant future when the human mind can be uploaded to the internet... or can it?  I can't think of anything better for the holidays! Happy Holidays all! Stay safe, and look forward to our last December episode: The Ghost of Christmas Diehard, with Etriiip. Find out all about Julien at his website: https://www.julienbertrand.me/ He has a play coming up in the spring!  And be sure to subscribe! TO EVERYTHING
48:03
December 24, 2020
The Ghost of Christmas Present: The Christmas Corn Pipe Rescue with Sonia Zhang!
Sonia joins Cesar and Paul for our Christmas present adventure: a story of a family fighting to find their children, disasters and evil media aside! It's a rolling good time for the whole family, with all the hallmarks of Christmas today: disaster, disreputable news anchors, and a sick heist. 
46:59
December 18, 2020
The Hams of Christmas Past with Ben Browder Thompson
The wonderful BBT joins Paul and Cesar for a holiday story of the joys of serving... in the serve off! To save his poor poor master and the kingdom, Rodger will serve as powerful as he can! Will he manage to defeat the Hunkerdink champion, Phillip? Will Esmeralda's cider stand take off? Find out! 
53:21
December 14, 2020
BONUS: Episode coming Saturday. Until then, enjoy this Ad!
Welp, what a year. Recording is hard, so we haven't done it yet! We will record this week's episode on Friday, and have it to you over the weekend! Until then, enjoy this improvised ad.  Featuring: Cesar G Paul D Sonia Z
02:21
December 10, 2020
034: You Should Have That Checked Out (The Offer does FRIENDS!)
Julien Bertrand (https://www.julienbertrand.me) joins Cesar and Paul to do our last TV tribute episode, this time to the classic sitcom Friends! Will this group of friends manage to pull off a beautiful Friendsgiving? Or will the divorce and remarriage of Johnny The Money pull the twins Jessica and Messica apart? And will Jennifer EVER stop smoking? Find out in this peak at season 4 of YOU SHOULD HAVE THAT CHECKED OUT!  Find us and all our socials at : theoffercast.com ALSO! A special apology from The Offer's resident apologist on why this episode is SO late! Hope you enjoy! 
49:11
December 3, 2020
033: El Amor y el Odio (Tribute to Telenovelas)
The long wait is over! The Offer presents: TV or TB presents: El Amor y el Odio (The Love and the Hate) the best telenovela you've never heard of!  Etriiip joins Paul and Cesar to weave a story of Love, of Hate, of hot priests and morally bankrupt doctors! Evil lurks in the house... but who is it?  Sorry this is late! We did such a bang-up job improvising it our editor had to take EXTRA time finding enough sound effects for it.  Roll credits!  Improvisarios: Etriiip, Paul, Cesar Graphic Designer: Cesar Editor: Marcus Tavani
59:32
November 16, 2020
032: The Way We Are (Tribute to Daytime TV!)
This month on the Offer: each week is a tribute to a beloved genre of television. Curt Mabry joins Paul and Cesar to create a trashy late afternoon/early morning talks show.  What could better suit this dramatic moment in world history than a dramatic talk show host like Courtney Crox. She brings on only the best guests, with the best codpieces, who bring the most sexual appeal of any greasy singer you've ever seen.  This tribute comes via TV or TB: your guide through the greatest untold gems of the television world. 
52:10
November 5, 2020
031: Garbage Day (Spooky Episode #4! The Halloween one!)
Thank you so much for your patience! This episode was a nightmare to edit.... And we continue our journey of making scary improvised stories! This one is loosely based on 'slasher' killer films!  Julien joins Cesar and Paul for a wild adventure of teen rebellion, tragic bike rides, and brand new cars.  Enjoy!  Find Julien, and all his new upcoming things on his website: https://www.julienbertrand.me
01:03:52
October 30, 2020
030: It Wasn't There... When I Looked.... (Spooky Month #3!)
Sonia joins Paul and Cesar to improvise a story of alien invasion, martial relations at work, and mossy hijinks!  In case you're confused: 1) it's still season 1, even though we say otherwise, and 2) our new episode release day is Tuesday!* *and yes this episode is a day later than that! Good things take time.  Please subscribe to the Offer and tell a friend! Find all our socials on our website: theoffercast.com ROLL CREDITS! Produced by Paul and Cesar Special Guest and original OG: Sonia Editing and Sound Effects by Marcus Tavani Artwork by Cesar
59:32
October 21, 2020
029: The Lake House, By The Shore... OF DARKNESS: Halloween Month #2
Cesar, Paul and Etriiip make a horror story about a mysterious house, a struggling couple and their dear friend.... who is very tall.  And introducing Marcus Tavani, our fabulous new editor! Sound effects! Music! Ambience! We are finally a true improvised audio drama! It's wild and crazy!  This is part of our scary stories series: each week of October we are experimenting with improvising in genres of horror and fright!  Sponsored by: Dramatic Enforcement Services
55:06
October 12, 2020
028: Billy and His Bat (Spooky month #1)
The Offer goes Dark! Or at least, less bright. Err...  It's spooky month! Each episode for the month of October is themed like the frightening stories told around the camp fire, and in theaters every year in October. Enjoy your Halloween with the Offer's improvised terror! Matt! Cesar! Paul! A terrifying story of a young boy coming to grips with why his town is disappearing all around him.  The episode of the Offer was produced by Paul and Cesar. Special thanks to Tinder Investigators, this weeks sponsor. Editing by Paul.  Find us on YouTube as well! That's right mom, We're on the Tubes! Also, I know I said this was going to be season 2... but Cesar thinks it's still season 1.... so we've compromised, and it's still season 1. That's how compromise works, right?
57:43
October 4, 2020
027: The touch of chill: a cyberpunk adventure
Cesar and Paul gear up for a weather adventure sponsored by: THE INTERNET
46:30
September 26, 2020
026: Quentins Quest
Curt! Cesar! Paul! Tim Burton-esque adventure to find the nature of wealth and happiness!  Wanna practice improv online? Check out Zmack's intensives, starting in November. Three levels, from beginner to advanced. Follow Zmack on Facebook for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/zmackcomedy
49:20
September 19, 2020
025: The Dark Dark Dark Love Potion Brew
The Offer does Fantasy! Ben Browder Thompson is our guest and we make a wild epic fantasy story, just for you.  If you want to send Ben Browder Thompson ideas for his stories, send him an email to: bthomps1992@gmail.com 
55:39
September 12, 2020
24: The Bus of Broken Dreams
Etriiip returns to weave with Paul and Cesar... a wild thriller based on the offer "dancing globetrotting" .... also we don't know what a thriller is, so.  Enjoy! 
45:40
September 6, 2020
023: Star Puppies: the adventures of Starkid and Bippity Brothers: DARK STAR
Genre week with Paul and Cesar! Join us for a story spanning galaxies and riding on horseback... it's sci-fi western week! Jump to 06:10 to skip straight to the story! 
01:01:41
September 1, 2020
022: The Law of the Land
Mathieu! Cesar! Paul! The King is living a great life.... And we object!   Join us as we weave a story of envious lawyers, disloyal advisors, and powerful fashion statements.    The Offer is an improvised (long-form) podcast. Each week, new stories--so new they've never been written or imagined before they are made. Join Cesar and Paul as we meet with wonderful people and make crazy stories. If you want to give us "an offer" go to https://anchor.fm/theoffercast/message and read us a line from a news article, book, or whatever set of macaroni instructions are nearest to you. You could inspire our next episode!
41:24
August 22, 2020
021: Baby Steps Across the Tracks
Blast from the past! An archived but hilarious episode salavaged from our heap of technical woes, this gem is the work of Cesar, Paul and Etriiip! (Two weeks in a row, could we be more blessed?) It's a hoot and half, as grandpappy would say.  Also, go to https://anchor.fm/theoffercast/message to "Offer the Offer an Offer to Offer." Say your name, and read a line from a book, poem, news article, or something you over heard someone say, and it may end up inspiring our next story! Thanks so much ! 
01:01:19
August 15, 2020
020 Time Tapes: a Case of Cassettes
It's genre week! Join Cesar Paul and Etriiip as we imagine a world where art is illegal and go on a mind bending adventure through perspective... and time and space.  If you're in the area near Hangzhou and you want to be involved in "I AM AN ARTIST, so...." with Etriiip,  dm him on instagram: @Etriiip.  And please go to https://anchor.fm/theoffercast/message to leave us an Offer to start an episode. Just say your name, and read a line from a book, a poem, something you heard someone say, or a warning label by your left elbow. Anything at all! It may inspire our next story. 
45:29
August 8, 2020
019: The Song of Love
Join Cesar, Paul, and special guest Sonia for an episode all about searching within yourself for your true self, or to replace that self with artificial intelligence. Goddesses, divas, engineers just wanting a better life, and more! For information on how to attend the Zoom show Sonia is playing in, please email: the.offer.podcast@gmail.com or message us on facebook.
41:14
August 1, 2020
Regular Episodes Resume Next Week
Paul and Cesar explain why there's no episode next week, suggest blasts from the past for you to listen to, and promise to give you an episodes next week. Sorry for the delay! 
04:20
July 25, 2020
018: The Scent of Freedom
When the only thing you can trust is someone's scent, where will you go? Join Cesar Paul and Curt Maybry (Zmack Improv!)  as we weave a tale of bearded mafias, complex weapons, and disastrous recipes--all this and more on this week's Offer. If you'd like to learn more about Zmack's online and offline shows, and online and offline workshops, follow them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zmackcomedy/
50:03
July 18, 2020
017: Border Crossings... Smithereens
This week on the Offer, meet Julien! You may know Julien from ZMACK, or from Paris Impro--however you know him, he's wonderful. This week, Paul, Cesar and Julien weave a story of long lost friends finding each other despite great obstacles, poetry, and just a bit of state sanctioned violence... Will love prevail? What will end this tyranny of waring kingdoms?? Listen to find out. Follow Julien everywhere: Insta: @julienactor, FB: julienactor Twitter: julienactor www.julienbertrand.me
51:56
July 11, 2020
Goofin With Guests 02: All I Want
This week, Mark, Lilian, Will, Paul, and (brand new to the podcast!) Alba (!!!!) goof about through space, time, and soudscapes galore to create a series of stories about our dreams meeting reality.
33:18
July 4, 2020
016: Florida Bound Bark Found
Very excited to welcome Etriiip to the podcast! Leaping off from a problem with names, we go on adventure to find one poorly named dog their inner bark, and in the process, change the world.... forever. Also, If you're in Hangzhou on July 1st, check out Etriiip in the Screaming Lemur's show at BREWGANG in the West Lake. Evening time!
01:12:53
June 27, 2020
015: Bianca's Crisis
This week, a confusion of genres... it's genre week!  Loosely inspired by whatever genre the film "La confusion des genres" (The Confusion of Genders) is, we weave a story of indecision, sensation, and caffeination.  This weeks guests are Sonia, Tom, and Clo! Clo is of ZMACK's Zut Alours, and she's wonderful. You've met Sonia and Tom, but it's worth repeating they're also wonderful.  Recorded at LIB studios, a creative consultancy in Shanghai. Find them on instagram at LIB_Let It Be
39:42
June 21, 2020
014: Love and Tube and Book and Death
This week on the Offer, Cesar and Paul weave a tale of an all powerful algorithm, a dedicated intern, and.... server room hostages? It's a wild ride.  The Story begins at 06:02, if you want to skip our chatter and great straight to it!
38:13
June 13, 2020
013: Clowns and Friendship
Speaking of justice (segue!) check out these organizations who are working to help people vote and encourage young candidates to run for local offices to transform the country:  https://www.whenweallvote.org/safevoting/ https://runforsomething.net Hope you're all safe and your right to protest are protected by those we trust to do so.
50:33
June 6, 2020
Goofin' with Guests 01: Mind the Gap
Five weekends a month? Who made this calendar?  Anyway, rather than an episode, This week, a short insight to our warm-up and playings around behind the curtain, as it were.  Mark, Lilian, and Paul sing with Will on the piano. It's wild, it's weird! We go to hell and back.... literally?
08:41
May 30, 2020
012: Travel Force: Ahead of the Game
This week join Florine Gillette, Tom Syzco (sounds like Cisco spelled like WHAT?) and Paul as they tell a story in the beloved genre of the police procedural.  Loads of fun, I loved listening to this one. Hope you enjoy!
50:47
May 23, 2020
011: (F)un-traditional Pirates
This week, Cesar and Paul ride their riff back into the past and tell a tale about forces that fight for and against change, with pirates who just wanna have fun, islanders who just wanna eat bananas, and everyone who just wants to live well.
27:08
May 14, 2020
The Offer Trailer
1 minute of me trying to explain what this thing is Just search "The Offer: original stories podcast" wherever you get your podcasts.  Find all our social media links and the latest episode at: theoffercast.com
01:04
May 10, 2020
010: The Party That Changed Everything
This week on the Offer, Matt Lovelace, Sonia Zhang, and Paul weave a story of a party, where one boy discovers things about himself that will change not just his life, but the whole town, forever.  The story begins at 00:07:12
44:38
May 9, 2020
009: Commune For All?
It's musical week! Mark, Lilian and Paul and Will on the keys. Loads of fun to make. Is a world without rules really the thing for everyone? Or do we need a form to request dinner time adjustments? Hippies, riots, interrogations and much more!
54:58
May 2, 2020
008: The Watch Everyone Loved
Genre week: sci fi! Flo, Matt, and Paul improvise, and Dan Richard Fister provides live sound on a keyboard! What if a trinket in your home was the key to an inter-dimensional plot? But plot against who? Listen to find out!
33:07
April 25, 2020
007: Mall Love and Lockdown
This week, join Paul and Cesar as they weave a story about the love of malls in an age of lockdown, the consequences, and of grandparents whose dark past comes in handy.  Also, introducing Cesar! Co-producer of this podcast, technical difficulties prevented him from coming on air with Paul, but no longer!  Story starts at 00:08:41
38:59
April 18, 2020
006: The Not-So-Sad Tale of Johnny and Lucas
This week on The Offer, join Ben Browder Thompson, Sonia Zhang and Paul as they weave a story of a friendship tested, relationships dashed, binging spiritual retreats, and more.  Also big thanks to Dan Richard Fister who mixed the episode and provided superlative sound support.  Story stars at 00:08:10
44:29
April 11, 2020
005: (Un)Structured Play
This week on The Offer, join Mark, Lilian, William and Paul as they tell a story about scary parents, teachers exploring new methods, and much more! This is musical week on The Offer! William plays piano and we all sing along. It's a story with music! Be sure to subscribe, and find us on Facebook and Twitter. I hope you enjoy the episode! Story starts at 00:03:28 !
26:09
April 5, 2020
004: The Sandstorm That Stole Jack
This week on The Offer join Paul, Matt Lovelace (Zmack, Zut Alors), and Mathilde Chirol (Impro Fou Fou) for a story of resolutions gone wrong, hooligans and their dreams of movie star success, and ... sand. A lot of sand.  If you want to skip our opening talk and jump straight into the story go for: 00:06:24
35:44
March 28, 2020
003: The Margarita Plot
This week on the Offer, it's genre week. Join us as dive into the dark world of noir, with an experiment in live foley.Guests:Ben Browder ThompsonMatthew Lovelaceand ft Tom Szyszko doing live improvised foleyThe Margarita Plot: the Offer goes deep into a world swirling with conspiracy and cold drinks. Follow Sunny Johnny, Cynthia, Agent Thompson Johnson and others as they try to navigate the dark underworld they find themselves locked in and try to come out in one piece on the other side, and maybe learn a
55:47
March 22, 2020
002: Forgive Or End the World
This week, join Lilian Shen and Mark Skinner of ZMACK Shanghai and Paul as they race against the world to avert .... the end times. This week's episode is sponsored by Shanghai Brewhouse, who now delivers in Shanghai! Search for them on WeChat or follow us on twitter or Facebook to scan their QR code--with your first order you get a beer, FREE! Story starts at 00:10:25 -- skip to there if you're not here for the banter.
47:18
March 14, 2020
001: The Baijiu Curse
With COVID-19 on the brain, we met in Shanghai and made this story for you. This week, daring escapes from quarantines, furious news teams, helicopter crashes, and more. Guests: Mademoiselle Zhang (Sonia)Matheiu Lovelace
32:34
March 5, 2020