Field Trip feat. James Witt

Malcolm, Justin and and Francis head out into a field, hoping to put all the stresses of the city behind them. Can they ever truly clear their minds and focus on nothing?

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About the podcast

James and I improvise short surreal audio plays, where people have to adapt when the rules stop making sense. These plays are available as a podcast from iTunes and a range of other podcast apps. Each episode is some combination of gentle, wry, funny and unsettling. They play with the boundaries between things that feel real and things that feel absurd.

They are two Jameses based in London, UK where they perform as part of the improv comedy group Classic Andy. James Irving also performs with Impromptu Shakespeare, Bumper Blyton, The Concept and Dreamweaver Quartet. James Haskin has performed in several one-off twoprov shows and Nursery Originals: United. They perform regularly at The Nursery Theatre, in a live version of the show which has been described as “weird”.

Some great London-based improvisers have contributed to the podcast, with episodes featuring Rhiannon Vivian, Jennifer Jordan and Trilly Chatterjee.

A Ninja Slob Drew Me creates a unique soundtrack for each episode. He is a music producer and performer from Southampton, who improvises atmospheric compositions using a seven string bass and laptop. As well as composing music for the James and I podcast, A Ninja Slob Drew Me has a variety of albums available on a pay what you want basis from Bandcamp. He has had his music played on BBC Radio 6 Music and Amazing Radio. MintSouth described it as "chill-out music that is both awe inspiring for the musicians in the crowd and tastefully exquisite listening for the casual music fan".

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Previous episodes:

Construction

John is in the studio recording an audio book and everything seems to be going well so far, if only he can stay professional and stop getting distracted by the construction site across the road.

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Keeping Pace

A couple are chatting as they walk out in the countryside. The walk seems to go on for ages. One of them tries to enjoy it. The other wishes they could speed up.

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The Money

Two pensioners stand outside a house, trying to work out how to get a new sofa inside. Daphne is wondering why she offered to help with this latest impulse buy and whether they can get through it without argument or someone putting their back out.

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Hair feat. Trilly Chatterjee

A woman visits a quiet hairdressers, just hoping for a haircut. She encounters a passive aggressive hairdresser and his stressed, balding manager and ends up losing more than she had planned.

An audio play for Halloween by James and I, featuring Trilly Chatterjee.

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Upkeep

Outside a small house with ivy growing up the walls, two women chat about pens, bingo and online shopping.

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Onward

Two explorers pace out into a vast snow covered landscape. One is inexperienced and feeling nervous. One is a seasoned expert. Neither know if they will ever return.

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No Pressure feat. Rhiannon Vivian

David is nervous about his GCSE exams and the level of support offered by his parents doesn’t seem to be helping.

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Void feat. Audra Goffeney

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Alone at night in an observatory, two people on a date consider the vastness of the universe whilst waiting for their takeaway to arrive. The universe has other plans.

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Substitution feat. Trilly Chatterjee

Two mathematicians have been finding a series of post-it notes dotted around the office, written in code. After decoding them, they are ready to talk about the contents with the colleague who wrote them.

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Flash Flood feat. Audra Goffeney

A couple are alone in a countryside cottage during a storm, until they meet a friendly local farmer, who has no idea what he has let himself in for.

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