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English, Literature, 1 season, 118 episodes, 2 days, 17 hours, 18 minutes
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A miscellany of stories, written and presented by Ross Sutherland.
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103 Third Phase [iii. Escalating Oh F**k Scenario]

Audio drama miniseries. A man on drugs attempts to purchase a pig. Part 3 of 5. Content warning: drug use, domestic abuse, missing parent, random violence, cannibalism Story written and produced by Ross Sutherland Contains samples from Hauntology by Meavy Boy (Free Music Archive) and When the World Goes Quiet pt.VI byRydox (Archive.org) Featuring additional music by Jeremy Warmsley (www.jeremywarmsley.com) Recorded at Backland Studios (backlandstudios.co.uk) Imaginary Advice is free to all listeners To support the future of the podcast: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
6/10/202449 minutes, 29 seconds
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102 Third Phase [ii. Hunting Party]

Part 2 of a new fiction miniseries, in which a man on drugs attempts to purchase a pig. Content warning: drug use, random violence, cannibalism Story written and produced by Ross Sutherland Contains samples from Hauntology by Meavy Boy (Free Music Archive) and When the World Goes Quiet pt.VI byRydox (Archive.org) Featuring additional music by Jeremy Warmsley (www.jeremywarmsley.com) Recorded at Backland Studios (backlandstudios.co.uk) Imaginary Advice is free to all listeners To support the future of the podcast: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
5/13/202438 minutes, 15 seconds
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101 Third Phase [i. Pig]

content warning: graphic death, ref to domestic violence, drug use The start of a new fiction miniseries. A classic film is dismantled and rebuilt. Support Imaginary Advice: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
4/14/202455 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bonus: YOUR AGONY AUNT FOR A PHANTOM PAIN

Bonus episode! Accompanying the 100th episode extravaganza, Imaginary Advice looks back over some highlights from the last 10 years. Support the pod: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Or, for a one-off donation go to: www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice Selected clips: 37 Dear Chris (podcast title) 1 Crying at the back of an Ed Byrne Show (wardrobe) 23 Nice My Selector [returns throughout episode] 21 Gooey Soporific Blurg (Mystikal) 41 In Which I Confess to Many Murders (Octopus) 39 I Heart 1984 31 You Can’t Go Home Again (podcast party) 48 Naked People Have More Explaining to Do (Sport Chat) 49 Re: The Moon 56 HORSE FACTS 41 In Which I Confess to Many Murders 86 How to Write Badly Well (lose track mid-sentence) 64 Dream Your Way to a Happier You (froggy)
3/15/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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100th Episode (feat. Avery Trufelman, Eric Molinsky, Helen Zaltzman, Joe Dunthorne & Joseph Fink)

Imaginary Advice celebrates its 100th episode with special guests Eric Molinsky, Avery Trufelman, Joe Dunthorne, Helen Zaltzman and Joseph Fink. Consider supporting the show: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Or, to make a one-off donation: www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
3/11/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 2 seconds
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99 Hallucinations (Part 2)

Did you know that hearing loss can cause hallucinations? No, neither did I. That is, until my son was born & I started hearing his cry coming out of air conditioning vents. The first part of this episode was originally broadcast on Radio 4's Short Cuts. It was produced by Eleanor McDowell for Falling Tree Productions. The rest of episode was written and produced by Ross Sutherland, with additional music by Jeremy Warmsley. OPERA TICKET LINK: https://bit.ly/GiantOpera Giant is playing at the Linbury Theatre from March 8th - 15th Support the podcast: www.Patreon.com/rossgsutherland Or, to give a one-off donation: www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
2/12/202452 minutes, 45 seconds
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98 Hallucinations (Part 1)

Content warning: discussion of cancer, infertility, pregnancy, assault, mental health. Returning from a year-long podcast break, Ross tells two true stories about losing the boundary between real-life and the imagination. Written and produced by Ross Sutherland Contains additional music by Jeremy Warmsley (www.jeremywarmsley.com) Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Or for a one-off donation: www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
1/8/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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BONUS: Repeat After Me (Repeat) | But Sometimes I Worry

A repeat of a past episode. Then again, as music. Part 1: Repeat After Me - audio essay by Ross sutherland Part 2: But Sometimes I Worry - music composed by Nathaniel Parks Recorded Nov 11th, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore Concert programme: https://bit.ly/3RTlP5p Video version: https://youtu.be/0Tt2JqBySE0?si=J7PR8tmd9yCYXTqn https://nathanielparksmusic.com/ https://www.imaginaryadvice.com/ NEW SEASON OF IMAGINARY ADVICE BEGINS JAN 8TH 2024
12/26/202356 minutes, 34 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Making of "Exorcist Dave Stewart" (Part 2)

Imaginary Advice is still on paternity leave! The podcast is scheduled to return with new episodes in early 2024. In the meantime, here's the second of two unlocked episodes from the IA Patreon... This episode: Ross Sutherland and special guest Angus Dunican discuss the story Exorcist Dave Stewart (Part 2). To listen to the original episode, click here: https://soundcloud.com/ross-sutherland/34-exorcist-dave-stewart-pt-2 Angus Dunican is a writer, actor & comic. For more on Angus, goto www.AngusDunican.com If you'd like to support the show in the meantime, you can still sign up to the Patreon (www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland) or make a one-off donation via www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
10/31/202347 minutes, 8 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Making of "Exorcist Dave Stewart" (Part 1)

Imaginary Advice is still on paternity leave! The podcast is scheduled to return with new episodes in early 2024. In the meantime, here's the first of two unlocked episodes from the IA Patreon... This episode: Ross Sutherland and special guest Angus Dunican discuss the story Exorcist Dave Stewart (Part 1). To listen to the original episode, click here: https://soundcloud.com/ross-sutherland/33-exorcist-dave-stewart-pt-1 Angus Dunican is a writer, actor & comic. For more on Angus, goto www.AngusDunican.com If you'd like to support the show in the meantime, you can still sign up to the Patreon (www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland) or make a one-off donation via www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
10/31/202349 minutes, 44 seconds
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46 Incantations (repeat)

Ross explores the connections between poetry and spellcasting. Nb. This episode was originally broadcast in 2018. To support the podcast, goto www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
12/31/202222 minutes, 32 seconds
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"Imaginary Advice" Will Return

The final piece of music in this episode is "Bleaky Enchanting" by Jonnie Common from the Missing Episode soundtrack. For more of Jonnie's music go to: http://www.jonniecommon.com/ Thanks so much for listening to Imaginary Advice in 2022! To support the podcast during the hiatus, goto www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
12/31/202217 minutes, 35 seconds
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97 The Signalman

In homage to the Charles Dickens ghost story, The Signalman, Ross Sutherland spends a night in one of the last working signal boxes in the UK. A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3 Written by Ross Sutherland Produced by Jack Howson and Joby Waldman Sound Design by Chris Watson and Steve Bond Contributor: Dave Beckett Support Imaginary Advice: www.Patreon.com/rossgsutherland Or make a one-off donation: www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
11/30/202233 minutes, 6 seconds
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96 Zeno's Library

Following the acquisitions director of an infinite library on their last day of work. Written by Nick Douglas (nickdouglas.me) Performed by Ross Sutherland Produced by Ross Sutherland Contains music by Jeremy Warmsley (jeremywarmsley.com) Support the show on Patreon: patreon.com/rossgsutherland Or make a one-off donation: buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
11/1/202226 minutes, 51 seconds
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95 The True Crime of Your Frozen Death

A homage to the Giallo film genre, set within the True Crime podcasting scene. Story by Ross Sutherland Translated by Cristina Marras (cristinamarras.com) Performed by Cristina Marras and Ross Sutherland Additional voice acting by Andrea de’Cesco, Gianfranco Bitti, Fausta Laddomada Original music by Jeremy Warmsley (jeremywarmsley.com) Produced by Ross Sutherland Consider supporting Imaginary Advice! Make a monthly donation: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Make a one-off donation: buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice To hear an English-subtitled version of this episode, subscribe to the Radio Atlas podcast. (radioatlas.org). RA episode released Oct 7th. For further listening on a similar theme, I recommend Cristina's story "Games We Play in the Dark": https://soundcloud.com/kommunic8/explorations-on-darkness-1-games-we-play-in-the-dark
9/30/202244 minutes, 37 seconds
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94 Locked Room Mystery (Side B)

Basically a dance-music remix of last month’s episode. "Locked Room Mystery Side B" is set in the same country manor as Side A, but 76 years later, during a shitty rave. Written and produced by Ross Sutherland Additional music by Jeremy Warmsley (jeremywarmsley.com) Buy the Imaginary Advice Guided Writing Journal: www.imaginaryadvice.com/merch Support the show: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
8/31/202238 minutes, 36 seconds
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93 Locked Room Mystery (Side A)

Part one of an Agatha Christie-inspired murder mystery, set inside a butler academy. Written & Produced by Ross Sutherland Score includes music by Jeremy Warmsley (www.jeremywarsmley.com) Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
8/1/202229 minutes, 40 seconds
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Teaser: Charlie Shackleton on The Shining

Full episode unlocked at www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
7/15/20225 minutes, 11 seconds
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92 The Coolest Guy Who Ever Lived

A radio advice show takes a hostile caller. Story by Ross Sutherland Performed by Katie Bonna and Ross Sutherland Produced by Ross Sutherland Buy Imaginary Advice tee-shirts / mugs www.imaginaryadvice.com Join my Patreon for a monthly bonus podcast www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Alternatively, buy me a coffee? www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
6/30/202252 minutes, 10 seconds
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91 You Are Ant

An attempt to combine two beloved forms of 80s story-media: the Talking Tape and the Choose Your Own Adventure Novel... BONUS TEXT ADVENTURE VERSION: https://imaginaryadvice.itch.io/you-are-ant Story written and produced by Ross Sutherland. Additional music by Jeremy Warmsley (jeremywarmsley.com) Imaginary Advice teeshirts and mugs now available at imaginaryadvice.com/merch IA is funded exclusively through Patreon. Supporting the show gets you access to a bonus monthly podcast, plus other perks. For more info goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
6/1/202258 minutes, 12 seconds
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Imaginary Reprise: Tim Clare on S.E.I.N.F.E.L.D.

UNLOCKED! From the Patreon bonus podcast, an episode of Imaginary Reprise. Ross Sutherland talks with author Tim Clare about the story "S.E.I.N.F.E.L.D." from 2018. Tim's new book is in shops now: "Coward, Why We Get Nervous and What We Can Do About It." https://www.waterstones.com/book/coward/tim-clare/9781838853105 To hear the rest of this bonus series, become a Patreon supporter www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
5/20/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 51 seconds
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45 S.E.I.N.F.E.L.D. (repeat)

Ross Sutherland teaches an AI to do stand-up comedy (Repeat: first aired 2018.) $5+ Patreon supporters get access to the bonus podcast series, IMAGINARY REPRISE. For more info, goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Alternatively, you can buy me a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
5/20/202227 minutes, 47 seconds
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90 Lessons on Fealty

Story by Tim Harding (@hotfingersclub). A Bed and Breakfast is terrorised by a flock of carnivorous starlings. Sound design by Ross Sutherland Additional music by Jeremy Warmsley (jeremywarmsley.com) NEW! IMAGINARY ADVICE CORPORATE LOGO TEESHIRTS: www.imaginaryadvice.com/merch Support the show: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice
5/1/202231 minutes, 2 seconds
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89 Wiki-Heist (Part 3)

The final act of IA's procedurally generated heist movie. Written and produced by Ross Sutherland. Original music by Jeremy Warmsley (www.jeremywarmsley.com) Support the show: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
4/1/202252 minutes, 54 seconds
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88 Wiki-Heist (Part 2)

The new IA miniseries "Wiki-Heist" continues (part 2 of 3). Having recruited his crew, Ross sets the heist in motion... Featuring music by Jeremy Warmsley. www.Jeremywarmsley.co, Want to help keep the podcast going? For more info goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland www.imaginaryadvice.com
3/1/202242 minutes, 30 seconds
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87 Wiki-Heist (Part 1)

Imaginary Advice returns from hiatus! The new season begins with a procedurally-generated heist story. Part One of Three. Want to help keep the podcast going? For more info goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland www.imaginaryadvice.com
1/31/202254 minutes, 55 seconds
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Podcast Returns 1st Feb 2022

Imaginary Advice returns for a brand new season, starting 1st February 2022.
12/3/20211 minute, 1 second
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"Imaginary Advice" Will Return

Imaginary Advice is going on a short break! The hiatus is probably going to last around six months, but after that, IA will be back, bigger and better than before. All Patreon payments are paused (I'll give plenty of notice before unpausing). You can still access the bonus material during the break. If you're a new listener, and would like to donate some money towards the show during the break, you can buy me a coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/imaginaryadvice Or alternatively, you can send money direct to my Paypal: "[email protected]" I can't wait to be back posting on this channel again. Take care -Ross
5/31/20213 minutes, 32 seconds
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86 How to Write Badly Well (w/ Joel Stickley)

Ross Sutherland presents an audio adaptation of Joel Stickley's anti-writing manual, "100 Ways to Write Badly Well". Episode written by Joel Stickley. Produced by Ross Sutherland. Performed by Joel Stickley and Ross Sutherland with additional voice acting by Lizzy Dening. Score includes pieces by Jeremy Warmsley, as well as music licensed through melodyloops.com Patreon supporters will receive a free e-book copy of Joel's "100 Ways to Write Badly Well". Also, $5+ supporters will receive access to the new bonus podcast, Imaginary Reprise. For more, goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
5/25/202135 minutes, 47 seconds
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85 Boy

Ross Sutherland interviews prop artist Graham Owens, the “true” author of the famous manuscript prop used in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. (Part 3 of 3) Featuring music from Jeremy Warmsley (www.jeremywarmsley.com) To support Imaginary Advice: https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
4/30/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds
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84 Makes Jack a Dull....

Ross Sutherland interviews prop artist Graham Owens, the “true” author of the famous manuscript prop used in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. (Part 2 of 3) Featuring music from Jeremy Warmsley (www.jeremywarmsley.com)
3/26/202157 minutes, 2 seconds
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83 All Work and No Play...

Ross Sutherland interviews prop artist Graham Owens, the “true” author of the famous manuscript prop used in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. (Part 1 of 2) To support Imaginary Advice (and get access to the bonus behind-the-scenes podcast)goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
3/3/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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82 My Car Plays Tapes (by John Osborne)

Imaginary Advice returns with a new autobiographical story from John Osborne, MY CAR PLAYS TAPES: a story about getting older, failing cars, and what to do with all those old cassette tapes. Written by John Osborne www.johnosbornewriter.com/ Produced by Ross Sutherland for Imaginary Advice. www.imaginaryadvice.com Additional score by Jeremy Warmsley www.jeremywarmsley.com Support the show on Patreon and get access to my new "making-of" series: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
1/26/202154 minutes, 21 seconds
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81 Snowman Emoji [6TH BIRTHDAY EPISODE]

The podcast celebrates its six-year anniversary by ruining a party, cutting up all the mail, then flipping a kilogram of cocaine To support the podcast, goto: https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
12/4/202022 minutes, 54 seconds
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80 The Outsider / Pterodactyls (feat. Emmy the Great)

A special bumper collaborative episode with musician Emma-Lee Moss AKA Emmy the Great. Golden House Walkthrough Guide: https://bit.ly/TGHGuide Episode features following music: Maisie Lee (Blue Dot Sessions) "Mary" from album April by Emmy the Great To support this podcast, goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
11/23/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Golden House (Episode 6)

The final part of our puzzle miniseries, THE GOLDEN HOUSE. “These six episodes were originally broadcast between September 2018 and January 2019. They were pulled from the internet shortly after. Each episode seems to contain a coded message…perhaps a password of some kind. I’m reposting in the hope that someone can shed light on what happened here. For clues and updates, follow me on Twitter” - @ImogenShelfTest For full miniseries credits, goto: www.the-golden-house-podcast.com
10/5/20209 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Golden House (Episode 5)

The penultimate part of our puzzle miniseries, THE GOLDEN HOUSE. “These six episodes were originally broadcast between September 2018 and January 2019. They were pulled from the internet shortly after. Each episode seems to contain a coded message…perhaps a password of some kind. I’m reposting in the hope that someone can shed light on what happened here. For clues and updates, follow me on Twitter” - @ImogenShelfTest For full miniseries credits, goto: www.the-golden-house-podcast.com
10/5/202017 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Golden House (Episode 4)

Our six-part puzzle miniseries, THE GOLDEN HOUSE continues... "These six episodes were originally broadcast between September 2018 and January 2019. They were pulled from the internet shortly after. Each episode seems to contain a coded message...perhaps a password of some kind. I'm reposting in the hope that someone can shed light on what happened here. For clues and updates, follow me on Twitter" - @ImogenShelfTest For full miniseries credits, goto: www.the-golden-house-podcast.com
9/28/202018 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Golden House (Episode 3)

The next instalment of our six-part puzzle miniseries, THE GOLDEN HOUSE, written by Ross Sutherland. "These six episodes were originally broadcast between September 2018 and January 2019. They were pulled from the internet shortly after. Each episode seems to contain a coded message...perhaps a password of some kind. I'm reposting in the hope that someone can shed light on what happened here. For clues and updates, follow me on Twitter" - @ImogenShelfTest For full miniseries credits, goto: www.the-golden-house-podcast.com
9/21/202024 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Golden House (Episode 2)

The next instalment of our special six-part puzzle miniseries, THE GOLDEN HOUSE, written by Ross Sutherland "These six episodes were originally broadcast between September 2018 and January 2019. They were pulled from the internet shortly after. Each episode seems to contain a coded message...perhaps a password of some kind. I'm reposting in the hope that someone can shed light on what happened here. For clues and updates, follow me on Twitter" - @ImogenShelfTest For full miniseries credits, goto: www.the-golden-house-podcast.com
9/14/202020 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Golden House (Intro / Episode 1)

A new six-part miniseries, dropping weekly over September & October: THE GOLDEN HOUSE "These six episodes were originally broadcast between September 2018 and January 2019. They were pulled from the internet shortly after. Each episode seems to contain a coded message...perhaps a password of some kind. I'm reposting in the hope that someone can shed light on what happened here. For clues and updates, follow me on Twitter" - @ImogenShelfTest For miniseries credits, goto: www.the-golden-house-podcast.com
9/7/202027 minutes, 46 seconds
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73 Ten Thousand Years (Part 2)

(This episode follows on directly from the essay in episode 72) Ross invites four artists to help him rewrite the film Groundhog Day. In the original film, Bill Murray’s character leaves the time-loop after 35 years, but what if Bill was trapped in there for a bit longer... say, 10,000 years? Featuring new writing from Vanessa Kisuule, Daniel Cockburn, Lenni Sanders and Kim Noble. Additional readings from Rachael Ofori and Tim Clare. To support Imaginary Advice on Patreon:
www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Imaginary Advice is represented by Trigger This episode contains samples from: Sleep by Daniel Birch From “Ambient Volume 3” https://www.freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch/Ambient_Vol3 Genus Part 2 by Deru From Genus https://deru.bandcamp.com/album/genus Lose Yourself by Nicholas Szczepanik from The Chiasmus https://nszcz.bandcamp.com/album/the-chiasmus
8/4/202055 minutes, 28 seconds
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72 Ten Thousand Years (Part 1)

Ross Sutherland revisits Harold Ramis’s 1994 comedy Groundhog Day to see whether the film feels different in 2020 (essay). To support Imaginary Advice on Patreon:
www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Imaginary Advice is represented by Trigger
8/4/202033 minutes, 31 seconds
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71 Sex and the City: The Return (Part 2)

The concluding part of IA's audio fiction miniseries. To support Imaginary Advice on Patreon: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Imaginary Advice is represented by Trigger Includes samples from: Revenge by Daniel Birch from "Distorted Chaos" https://www.freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch/Distorted_Chaos Traditional Romantic Folksongs 9 licensed through Epidemic Sounds Senseless licensed through the "Sound of Picture" Library Sex And The City by Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Quartet https://youtu.be/2TdlG2Ts0OA
6/30/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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70 Sex and the City: The Return (Part 1)

A vast immersive theatre show (inspired by the TV show "Sex and the City") is constructed in the centre of New York. (Part 1 of 2). To support Imaginary Advice on Patreon: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Imaginary Advice is represented by Trigger. Includes samples from: Traditional Romantic Folksongs 9 licensed through Epidemicsound.com Dark Mood Woods / The Red Room Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks (Limited Event Series Soundtrack) Thank God for the Rain Bernard Herrmann Taxi Driver OST Genus pt 2 Talbot & Deru Genus
5/14/202054 minutes, 15 seconds
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69 The Air Year (feat. Caroline Bird)

An extract from poet Caroline Bird's new collection, The Air Year. Also: Ross Sutherland escapes into his sound effects library. To purchase The Air Year, goto: https://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781784109028 Imaginary Advice is represented by Trigger.
4/3/202029 minutes, 22 seconds
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68 Birthday in Shenyang

British rapper and poet Michael Riccardi (aka Mixy) is currently living in Shenyang, China. For his birthday, Mixy breaks quarantine in search of a beer. Produced by Ross Sutherland.
3/7/202010 minutes, 23 seconds
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67 Black Eye (w/ Abi Palmer)

Ross Sutherland and poet Abi Palmer collaborate on a modernisation of Francis Godwin's 1638 science-fiction novel The Man in the Moone. Warning: contains references to child death, drug abuse, animal cruelty. For more of Abi's Work, goto abipalmer.squarespace.com Her new book, Sanatorium, available for pre-order from pennedinthemargins.co.uk Commissioned and funded by Apples and Snakes. For more information, goto www.applesandsnakes.org Imaginary Advice is represented by Trigger.
2/21/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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66 Exquisite Corpse(with Clive Desmond)

Taking inspiration from the surrealist game "Exquisite Corpse", Ross Sutherland and Clive Desmond (Pod Planet) collaborate on an audio programme using the same rules. For more about Clive Desmond's podcast, goto www.PodPlanet.org To support Imaginary Advice on Patreon goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Imaginary Advice is represented by Trigger.
1/21/202048 minutes, 11 seconds
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65 We Are Legion (feat Neil Maskell)

A secret burial at sea, and the nightmares that come after. Story written by Ally Gipps. Read by Laurie Bolger and Neil Maskell. Music / produced by Ross Sutherland. To support the podcast on Patreon goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Imaginary Advice is represented by Trigger.
12/16/201920 minutes, 25 seconds
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64 Dream Your Way to a Happier You

A series of altered hypnosis cassettes tell the story of a toxic relationship. Support the programme on Patreon: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Written & produced by Ross Sutherland. Hypnosis Programme Narrator: Lizzy Dening. Imaginary Advice is represented by Trigger, supported by Arts Council England in partnership with Apples & Snakes. For more information goto imaginaryadvice.com
11/16/201934 minutes, 33 seconds
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63 Tony Gang Flame War (5TH BIRTHDAY EPISODE)

Imaginary Advice turns five with a special episode about pyromancy, punk rock, and the novelisation of RUMBLE IN THE BRONX. Imaginary Advice is represented by Trigger, supported by Arts Council England in partnership with Apples & Snakes. For more information goto imaginaryadvice.com
10/13/201932 minutes, 34 seconds
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62 Classic Boxing Narrative (feat. Rob Auton)

A traditional heroic tale of two boxers, one ring. Featuring extracts from Rob Auton's "The Time Show" (robauton.co.uk) If you'd like to support Imaginary Advice with a small monthly donation goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
9/5/201933 minutes, 53 seconds
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61 Mise en Abyme (with Luke Kennard)

Artworks within artworks within artworks. Featuring new poetry from Luke Kennard
7/13/201918 minutes, 24 seconds
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60 Mark Can't Rap / "Ab"

The first two episodes of "Mark Can't Rap", a new podcast series by Mark Grist. Mark sets out to teach himself the fundamentals of rap, through conversations with British MCs. Intermission: "Ab" - a piece on the Liverpool hiphop scene by Ross Sutherland.
6/10/20191 hour, 54 seconds
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59 Scarecrow

A new short story by Tim Clare. Tim's new novel The Ice House is out now: https://canongate.co.uk/books/2531-the-ice-house/
5/12/201920 minutes, 11 seconds
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58 Party on Earth 2.0

Ross transforms a word-search into a story about a house party. Score written by Jeremy Warmsley https://jeremywarmsley.bandcamp.com/
4/8/201921 minutes, 47 seconds
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57 Haunt Your Own House

Part one: Ross tries to re-establish his home town as the most haunted village in England (originally broadcast on Short Cuts, Radio 4) Part two: Ross explains the plot of Lovejoy Part three: Ross explores the phenomenon of "set-jetting" Part four: a ghost tour of Peterborough, voted worst place to live in England in 2019 To support the podcast, please visit: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
3/8/201940 minutes, 48 seconds
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56 HORSE FACTS

Wouldn't it be great if you could listen to podcasts ALL THE TIME FOREVER AND EVER? If you'd like to support Imaginary Advice, goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Show website: www.imaginaryadvice.com
2/12/201945 minutes, 18 seconds
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55 The Other Ross Sutherland

Ross Sutherland shares the same name as a Scottish Rugby team. If he searches for his name on Twitter, he tends to find a bunch of teenagers talking about murdering him at the weekend. Taken from a live show in Colchester Essex, December '18. Support the show on Patreon: www.Patreon.com/rossgsutherland
12/26/201814 minutes, 23 seconds
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54 One More Song

Two people putting their faith in music: Part One: Ross resurrects an old writing exercise to find his way out of writer's block, assisted by Magic 105.4. Part Two: a hapless artist moves to the Appalachian mountains to DJ for bears. If you'd like to support Imaginary Advice, consider giving a small monthly donation: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
12/12/201838 minutes, 49 seconds
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53 Make It Real

Ross explores the craft of storytelling in the British professional wrestling scene. (Originally broadcast on Radio 4. Produced by Eleanor McDowell for Falling Tree productions)
10/29/201832 minutes, 19 seconds
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52 The Man Who Saw Tomorrow [4TH BIRTHDAY EPISODE]

Ross finds something in an old box of cassette tapes, and sets out to finish a story he started a long long time ago. Imaginary Advice needs your help! To support the show on Patreon, goto: www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
9/27/201859 minutes, 24 seconds
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51 After This

Ross presents two stories on the afterlife: 1/ Hollywood Forever. Ross investigates the resting place of forgotten actors at London’s Cinema Museum (Originally broadcast on Radio 4’s Short Cuts programme). 2/ Please Hold: a short story about a life on the line. To help keep Imaginary Advice going, please goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
8/22/201835 minutes, 37 seconds
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50 Four or Five Weddings and One or Two Funerals

Featuring guest John Osborne. Ross and John retell the making of Four Weddings and a Funeral, in wildly conflicting styles. Thanks for listening! To support Imaginary Advice on Patreon, goto: https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
7/21/201845 minutes, 42 seconds
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49 Re: The Moon

Ross tries to get people to look at the moon. Part one: an essay on the the moon's special place in poetry. Part two: a school tries to stop its werewolf problem before it begins. Part three: a story of teenage wasters, told using one vowel only. Support the show through Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
6/15/201825 minutes
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23 Nice My Selector (repeat)

(Repeat)A love story on the dancefloor. Remixed for 2018!
6/4/201824 minutes, 17 seconds
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6 "Episode One" (repeat)

(Repeat) A man who spends his entire life trying to make a single podcast episode about the Baldwin brothers.
5/31/201816 minutes, 27 seconds
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17 Six House Parties (repeat)

(Repeat episode) A rivalry, told across six fancy dress parties.
5/28/201820 minutes, 9 seconds
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48 Naked People Have More Explaining To Do

Ross presents four love poems. Poems are "Here", "Nude", "Things To Do Before You Finally Leave Town" and "The End of our Marriage". Also includes a special intermission on sport. Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
5/14/201822 minutes, 55 seconds
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47 Me Versus The Spar (Parts 1 to 7)

Ross Sutherland tries to expunge a bad memory by rewriting it over and over.
4/3/201831 minutes, 32 seconds
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46 Incantations

Ross Sutherland explores the relationship between cinema, poetry and magic.
2/26/201822 minutes, 30 seconds
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45 S.E.I.N.F.E.L.D.

Ross Sutherland tries to train a neural net to do stand-up comedy. To support the podcast through Patreon, goto: https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
1/15/201826 minutes, 40 seconds
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44 Now You See It (LIVE SHOW w/ Chris Hicks and Joe Dunthorne)

A special live edition of the podcast, recorded at Battersea Art Centre on 7th November 2017. Ross Sutherland talks about real versus imaginary versions of DJ Steve Lamacq. Born with no sense of smell, Chris Hicks talks about the bizarreness of perfume adverts. Joe Dunthorne presents a short-story written as a collection of authors' biographical notes. Please support the podcast through Patreon! Help me break even on this thing. https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
12/7/201746 minutes, 43 seconds
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43 Exorcist Martin Cole

Ross presents a special ghost story for Halloween: a young priest discovers the true relationship between Art and the Devil. NB. This story is a follow-up to 'Exorcist Dave Stewart" (episode 33/34). You don't have to listen to that episode first. However, if you enjoy this one, make sure you check the other too. Tickets to the Imaginary Advice Live Show in London: https://www.bac.org.uk/content/44239/whats_on/whats_on/shows/imaginary_advice_live Support the podcast through Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
10/31/201750 minutes, 24 seconds
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Imaginary Advice: Live in London (Tues 7th Nov '17)

Special announcement! I'll be doing a live show at Battersea Art Centre on Tuesday 7th November. For more details, check the Imaginary Advice Facebook group, or go to www.bac.org.uk
10/11/20172 minutes, 14 seconds
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42 Missing Episode Commentary Track [3RD BIRTHDAY EP]

For the third birthday of Imaginary Advice, Ross Sutherland presents a commentary track for his BBC2 TV programme, Missing Episode. Watch the programme on iPlayer (throughout October 2017) https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b098tcwd/performance-live-missing-episode After that, you can find the film at www.imaginaryadvice.com
10/11/201739 minutes, 36 seconds
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41 In Which I Confess to Many Murders

In place of a regular episode, Ross presents five new poems. Discover the rich history of blue rectangles, take an octopus onto the streets of Cambridge, write a love letter to a telepath, all the while becoming an accessory to a series of (grossly under-appreciated) murders.
8/28/201723 minutes, 11 seconds
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40 The Sutherland Dunthorne Luck Index (featuring Joe Dunthorne)

Ross takes author Joe Dunthorne to a casino. Support the Imaginary Advice podcast through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland For more info, go to www.imaginaryadvice.com
8/3/201719 minutes, 17 seconds
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39 I Heart 1984

Ross exploits feelings of nostalgia with a poorly remembered celebration of the year 1984. Afterwards, he reads a depressing children's story about a boy who can look 180 degrees behind him.
7/12/201721 minutes, 18 seconds
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38 Scooby Doo & The Black Sea of Infinity (w/ Tim Clare)

Ross talks to author Tim Clare about how storytelling can be used in the face of nihilism. Meanwhile, Mystery Inc ends up trapped inside an HP Lovecraft story. To support the podcast through Patreon, goto https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
6/5/201719 minutes, 2 seconds
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37 Dear Chris

After 36 episodes, the podcast finally gets around to offering some advice. Featuring guest writer Chris Hicks (McSweeneys)
5/10/201717 minutes, 35 seconds
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36 Science For Wankers

Ross Sutherland explores the relationship between science and storytelling. Contains the poem 'Experiment To Determine the Existence of Love' and a new TV show pitch for Dr Brian Cox. I really want Imaginary Advice to continue, but to do so, I need your help! To donate to the show, visit https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
4/10/201751 minutes, 9 seconds
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35 Violence Makes Any Story Real

Ross Sutherland tells the story of the time he accidentally became a storyline in a UK wrestling promotion. Originally broadcast on Radio 4's Short Cuts for Falling Tree productions.
3/7/201710 minutes, 59 seconds
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34 Exorcist Dave Stewart (Pt 2)

An exorcist faces the toughest case of his career in a new story by Ross Sutherland (part 2 of 2)
2/2/201749 minutes, 56 seconds
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33 Exorcist Dave Stewart (Pt 1)

An exorcist faces the toughest case of his career in a new story by Ross Sutherland (part 1 of 2). Support the podcast through Patreon! Donate $5 or more and receive a secret bonus episode. www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Visit the website for more info on the podcast: https://www.imaginaryadvice.com/
1/9/201723 minutes, 32 seconds
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32 Jerusalem + 7

Ross Sutherland rewrites Jerusalem, in collaboration with Golden Age of Steam and composer Matthew Kaner. Listen to the full BBC episode here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04lkxh6 Support Imaginary Advice through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland New podcast website! For films, books and extra episodes: https://www.imaginaryadvice.com/
12/26/201616 minutes, 24 seconds
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31 You Can't Go Home Again [2ND BIRTHDAY EPISODE]

For a special second birthday episode, Ross Sutherland records a correspondence with poet Aaron Kent. Having stopped writing poetry in recent years, Ross tries to use the space to revisit his love of verse. Ross tries to investigate why he wrote and also come to terms with why he stopped. Support the podcast through Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Listen to all of Aaron's interviews: poeticinterviews.wordpress.com
11/22/201643 minutes, 33 seconds
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30 One Track Minds

This month, in a crossover with the One Track Minds podcast, Ross discusses his favourite song of all time. Recorded live at the Tabernacle in October 2016. For more about One Track Minds, goto http://www.onetrackminds.uk/
11/3/201618 minutes, 15 seconds
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29 Casino Exit

Ross Sutherland tells the story of his time working in a casino. Support the podcast through Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Come watch my new palindromic play, PARTY TRAP at Shoreditch Town Hall: http://shoreditchtownhall.com/theatre-performance/whats-on/event/ross-sutherland-party-trap
9/17/201646 minutes, 34 seconds
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28 If Hitler

Ross Sutherland talks about using Hitler to win arguments. To support the podcast, go to https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland to pledge a small monthly donation.
7/30/201637 minutes, 59 seconds
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27 The Artist As A Viable Alternative To Death

A short extract from Ross McCleary's new book, available to order from Maudlin House in July. Use the code ARTIST20 for a 20% discount on the book. To stream Ross Sutherland's film for free, go to: standbyfortapebackup.com More information on Ross' palindromic play, Party Trap, at: http://www.showandtelluk.com/event/party-trap/ To support the podcast, go to www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland to pledge a small monthly donation.
6/23/201612 minutes, 35 seconds
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26 Duck Family in Abandoned Fairground

Ross Sutherland mashes together the themes of two previous episodes, creating a brand new story about a dystopian theme park. Support the podcast through Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland More info on supporting the podcast at http://imaginaryadvice.tumblr.com
5/21/201650 minutes, 14 seconds
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25 Hug Freddy

Ross Sutherland talks about dreams and the things they fail to teach us. Consider supporting the podcast through Patreon! It'll help keep this going: https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland This year, we're releasing a film adaptation of our "Wash Club" episode! For more infomation: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/washclub
4/19/201633 minutes, 46 seconds
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24 Repeat After Me

Ross Sutherland explores the consequences of repeating ourselves. With readings from Ryan Wan Winkle and Janice Acquah. Support the podcast through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland Listen to the Joe Muggs remix of last week's episode: https://www.mixcloud.com/NTSRadio/love-drain-22nd-february-2016/
3/15/201635 minutes, 13 seconds
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23 Nice My Selector

Ross Sutherland presents a love story between a DJ and his number one fan. Support the podcast though Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland For more info on Ross' upcoming theatre tour: http://www.showandtelluk.com/event/standby-for-tape-back-up-tour-2016/
2/8/201625 minutes, 18 seconds
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22 "You Just Won The Game"

Ross Sutherland reveals a brand new zodiac based on the videogame Street Fighter 2. Visit the Penned in the Margins website to download a book of all twelve sonnets for free: http://www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk/index.php/2011/10/hyakuretsu-kyaku/ You can now support Imaginary Advice through Patreon. Pledge a small monthly donation to keep the podcast going: https://www.patreon.com/rossgsutherland
1/10/201640 minutes, 42 seconds
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21 "Gooey Soporific Blurg" [FIRST BIRTHDAY EPISODE]

Celebrating the first birthday of Imaginary Advice, Ross Sutherland leaves the comfort of his wardrobe and takes a walk into Peterborough, in the hope that an episode will just "happen" along the way. Also featuring the Grammy nominated rapper, Mystikal.
11/30/201526 minutes, 29 seconds
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20 The Questions John Humphrys Cannot Ask

Ross Sutherland remixes an episode of Radio 4's 'The Today Programme' into poetry. Also: the least inspired DJ set of all time.
11/6/20159 minutes, 6 seconds
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19 BLXVGHCFGX

Ross Sutherland spends National Poetry Day mashing keyboards with a class of seven-year olds
10/8/20159 minutes, 10 seconds
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18 Infinite Non-Linear Break-Up Speech

Ross Sutherland explains the background to a new poetry project that uses the mp3 shuffle function to create an endlessly regenerating poem. Download the album for free at https://rosssutherland.bandcamp.com/
9/16/201520 minutes, 44 seconds
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17 Six House Parties

Ross Sutherland takes you through six house parties. To support the podcast, go to imaginaryadvice.tumblr.com
8/18/201517 minutes, 58 seconds
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16 In the Beginning

(Story starts at 7min mark) A love story told through the eyes of an astronomer. What use is Carl Sagan to a man about to lose his family forever? Originally commissioned by the London Science Museum. Written and presented by Ross Sutherland. To support the podcast & learn more about the show, goto http://imaginaryadvice.tumblr.com/
7/28/201542 minutes, 57 seconds
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15 The Underground Kingdom

Ross Sutherland visits the secret tunnels that run under Disneyworld.
7/7/20158 minutes, 6 seconds
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14 My Belated Review of "The Matrix: Reloaded"

Once upon a time, Ross Sutherland was sent to review the second Matrix film for a UK magazine. That night turned out to be the most embarrassing night of his life. Consequently, the review was never written. Now, twelve years later, Ross is finally turning it in.
6/15/201525 minutes, 12 seconds
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13 The Black Album By Jay-Z (remixed as a short story)

Ross Sutherland remixes Jay-Z acapellas into a brand new short story. Lost inside the Tate Modern, a nine year old boy uses The Black Album as an audio-guide to try and understand the art.
5/30/201514 minutes, 35 seconds
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12 The Night Before The Battle Of The Bands

Ross Sutherland presents a story about a whole lot of bodies in a very small town. Originally written to accompany the new Summer Camp album, "Bad Love".
4/15/201515 minutes, 46 seconds
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11 Answer In The Form Of A Question

Ross Sutherland tells the story of watching an IBM supercomputer compete on Jeopardy.
3/30/201520 minutes, 13 seconds
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10 Fake Penis Memory Implants

Ross Sutherland presents two pieces of science-fiction: poem "The Circus" and short-story "The Hand".
3/9/201519 minutes, 4 seconds
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9 Are You A Member Of Wash Club?

Ross Sutherland tells the story of how he invented a secret society by accident.
2/18/201510 minutes, 30 seconds
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8 Welcome to the Big House

Ross Sutherland tells a true story about teaching poetry in prison. Also: a children's poem about shoes.
2/9/201526 minutes, 5 seconds
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7 All Outcomes Are Positive, Even If Not Desired (Found Text Special)

Ross Sutherland presents a series of "found" poems. Contains text stolen from IMDB, the obituary pages, an old journal and Johnny Cash's audiobook of the Bible.
1/24/201522 minutes, 30 seconds
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6 "Episode One"

Ross Sutherland presents a monologue about a man trying to record a podcast. The Baldwin brothers feature heavily.
1/14/201517 minutes, 10 seconds
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5 Twas The Nightmare Before CROM

Ross Sutherland uses a dictionary to rewrite "Twas The Night Before Christmas"
12/22/201410 minutes, 30 seconds
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4 Bart Simpson Carnival Balloon

Ross Sutherland postpones christmas cheer to talk about two near-death experiences.
12/12/201422 minutes, 11 seconds
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3 A Doctor With A Gun Heals Parts Other Doctors Cannot Reach

Ross Sutherland shares some reviews of made-up art, disseminated during the Liverpool Biennial. Also: a monologue by a haunted abstract painting.
11/28/201419 minutes, 39 seconds
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2 Wee City Of Porcelain, Poll-Tax, Kestrels, And Billy Bragg Cassettes

Host Ross Sutherland attempts to uncover the true story behind the film Braveheart.
11/13/201411 minutes, 50 seconds
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1 Crying At The Back Of An Ed Byrne Show

Host Ross Sutherland tells the story of the worst job he was ever offered.
10/26/201417 minutes, 11 seconds