115 episodes

A miscellany of stories, presented by Ross Sutherland.

Imaginary Advice Imaginary Advice

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 171 Ratings

A miscellany of stories, presented by Ross Sutherland.

    Bonus: YOUR AGONY AUNT FOR A PHANTOM PAIN

    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)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    100th Episode (feat. Avery Trufelman, Eric Molinsky, Helen Zaltzman, Joe Dunthorne & Joseph Fink)

    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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    99 Hallucinations (Part 2)

    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

    • 52 min
    98 Hallucinations (Part 1)

    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 hr 14 min
    BONUS: Repeat After Me (Repeat) | But Sometimes I Worry

    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

    • 56 min
    UNLOCKED: Making of "Exorcist Dave Stewart" (Part 2)

    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

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

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iMaGiNaRy AdViCe:

Pieces of a quizzical and creative young man’s life, during the beginning days of mankind’s extinction (1983-203?).

JudetheAbsurd ,

Astounding.

This podcast is always entertaining and enriching — better, it is sometimes sublime.

groguy ,

Favorite pandemic discovery

Supremely well edited and produced, what stands out above all is the quality of story telling and the host’s endearing humanity in the face of inscrutable and baffling mystery. A truly lovely quest for meaning.

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