Poetic polymath Ross Sutherland leaves the safety of his wardrobe recording studio to present a special live edition of his award-winning podcast series Imaginary Advice. Ross is always exploring new forms of storytelling; he has recorded love monologues at drum and bass raves, made cut-up poetry out of the Today Programme, and cross-bred Jay Z’s Black Album with the Tate Modern’s audioguide.

Written and presented by Ross Sutherland (BBC2’s Missing Episode; Stand By For Tape Back Up), Imaginary Advice has grown into one of the most popular storytelling podcasts in the UK (Best Fiction Podcast, The British Podcast Awards; Best Podcasts for Fiction, The Telegraph; Top Fifty Podcasts, Stylist).

‘A true adventurer in form’– The Stage

“A podcast that pushes the boundaries of the medium, and displays a level of creativity that is rarely seen on just one podcast. The writing is bold, the delivery is daring, and it takes the listener on a journey unlike any they will have encountered before.” – 2018 British Podcast AwardsWinner: Fiction

“Startlingly original” – The TelegraphBest Podcasts for True Stories, Books and Fiction

“As close as you can get to an audible psychedelic trip” – Stylist Magazine, Top 50 Podcasts

“A chemically altered epiphany-exchange in the smoking area of a club” – The Skinny

“Love monologues recorded at drum and bass raves; making cut-up poetry out of the Today Programme,  cross-breeding the Tate Modern’s audioguide with Jay-Z’s The Black Album…” –Grazia , ‘Top of the Pods’ 

Presented in association with Penned in the Margins



Approx 60 mins

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