Ross Sutherland tries to train a neural net to do stand-up comedy.
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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.
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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 …
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)
Ross finds something in an old box of cassette tapes, and sets out to finish a story he started a long long time ago.
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Ross presents two stories on the afterlife:
1/ Hollywood Forever. Ross investigates the resting place of forgotten actors at London’s Cinema Museum …
Featuring guest John Osborne. Ross and John retell the making of Four Weddings and a Funeral, in wildly conflicting styles.
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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 …
(Repeat)A love story on the dancefloor. Remixed for 2018!
(Repeat) A man who spends his entire life trying to make a single podcast episode about the Baldwin brothers.
(Repeat episode) A rivalry, told across six fancy dress parties.
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.
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Ross Sutherland tries to expunge a bad memory by rewriting it over and over.
Ross Sutherland explores the relationship between cinema, poetry and magic.
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 …
Ross presents a special ghost story for Halloween: a young priest discovers the true relationship between Art and the Devil.
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Special announcement! I'll be doing a live show at Battersea Art Centre on Tuesday 7th November.
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For the third birthday of Imaginary Advice, Ross Sutherland presents a commentary track for his BBC2 TV programme, Missing Episode.
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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 …
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.
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.
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After 36 episodes, the podcast finally gets around to offering some advice. Featuring guest writer Chris Hicks (McSweeneys)
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.
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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.
An exorcist faces the toughest case of his career in a new story by Ross Sutherland (part 2 of 2)
An exorcist faces the toughest case of his career in a new story by Ross Sutherland (part 1 of 2).
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Ross Sutherland rewrites Jerusalem, in collaboration with Golden Age of Steam and composer Matthew Kaner.
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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 …
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.
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Ross Sutherland talks about using Hitler to win arguments.
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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.
Ross Sutherland mashes together the themes of two previous episodes, creating a brand new story about a dystopian theme park.
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Ross Sutherland talks about dreams and the things they fail to teach us.
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Ross Sutherland explores the consequences of repeating ourselves. With readings from Ryan Wan Winkle and Janice Acquah.
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Ross Sutherland reveals a brand new zodiac based on the videogame Street Fighter 2.
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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 …
Ross Sutherland remixes an episode of Radio 4's 'The Today Programme' into poetry. Also: the least inspired DJ set of all time.
Ross Sutherland spends National Poetry Day mashing keyboards with a class of seven-year olds
Ross Sutherland explains the background to a new poetry project that uses the mp3 shuffle function to create an endlessly regenerating poem.
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Ross Sutherland takes you through six house parties. To support the podcast, go to imaginaryadvice.tumblr.com
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A love story told through the eyes of an astronomer. What use is Carl Sagan to a man about to lose his family forever? …
Ross Sutherland visits the secret tunnels that run under Disneyworld.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Ross Sutherland tells the story of watching an IBM supercomputer compete on Jeopardy.
Ross Sutherland presents two pieces of science-fiction: poem "The Circus" and short-story "The Hand".
Ross Sutherland tells the story of how he invented a secret society by accident.
Ross Sutherland tells a true story about teaching poetry in prison. Also: a children's poem about shoes.
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 …
Ross Sutherland presents a monologue about a man trying to record a podcast. The Baldwin brothers feature heavily.
Ross Sutherland uses a dictionary to rewrite "Twas The Night Before Christmas"
Ross Sutherland postpones christmas cheer to talk about two near-death experiences.
Ross Sutherland shares some reviews of made-up art, disseminated during the Liverpool Biennial. Also: a monologue by a haunted abstract painting.
Host Ross Sutherland attempts to uncover the true story behind the film Braveheart.
Host Ross Sutherland tells the story of the worst job he was ever offered.