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Imaginary Advice

A miscellany of stories, presented by Ross Sutherland.

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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/rossgsutherlandWritten & 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


16 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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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


15 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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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


15 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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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.


30 Jul 2016

Rank #4

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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


18 Aug 2015

Rank #5

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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/rossgsutherlandMore info on supporting the podcast at http://imaginaryadvice.tumblr.com


21 May 2016

Rank #6

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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


13 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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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/rossgsutherlandVisit the website for more info on the podcast:https://www.imaginaryadvice.com/


9 Jan 2017

Rank #8

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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


5 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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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/rossgsutherlandCome watch my new palindromic play, PARTY TRAP at Shoreditch Town Hall:http://shoreditchtownhall.com/theatre-performance/whats-on/event/ross-sutherland-party-trap


17 Sep 2016

Rank #10

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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


21 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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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


10 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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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/


28 Jul 2015

Rank #13

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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.


30 Mar 2015

Rank #14

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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 athttps://rosssutherland.bandcamp.com/


16 Sep 2015

Rank #15

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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


10 Jan 2016

Rank #16

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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 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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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.


30 May 2015

Rank #18

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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


22 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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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.


12 Jul 2017

Rank #20