Contrived & Insufferable

Sam Rae

Guests are invited in for chat and improv with hosts, Sam Rae and Erin Enfys.

All Episodes

Taking a short break to move and get our heads in the game but we'll be back in the new year!

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Nov 2019

8 min 16 sec

Musician, free-style rap and improv. Literally everything you could ask for. Jennie Moloney and Gramski join Sam and Erin for more chat, improv and music. Find Jennie: https://soundcloud.com/jennie-moloney https://www.facebook.com/jenniemoloneymusic/ Find Gramski: https://www.facebook.com/mcgramski/

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Sep 2019

1 hr 25 min

Improviser and comedian Simon Goodway joins Sam and Annie for a very warm instalment of Contrived & Insufferable.

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Aug 2019

1 hr 22 min

Tim and Amy join Annie and Sam for a chaotic journey through comedy and improv. https://twitter.com/DynamiteImprov https://twitter.com/contrivedpod

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Jul 2019

1 hr 27 min

Eden joins Sam and Annie to talk about themed restaurants, silent clubs, pets and much more. Follow Eden: https://twitter.com/EAlexande Insta: https://www.instagram.com/EAlexande Leave a 5 star review on iTunes for the chance to win a limited edition Contrived & Insufferable t-shirt.

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Jul 2019

1 hr 34 min

Comedian Louise Leigh joins Sam and Annie for a raucous episode of fun, chat and improv. Louise's links: https://twitter.com/speshmagiclady http://www.funnylouiseleigh.com/

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Jul 2019

1 hr 16 min

Debbie Bridge and Gillian English join Sam and Annie for an excellent episode of chat and improv. Links for Debbie: https://twitter.com/debbiebridge Links for Gillian: https://twitter.com/Gillian_English https://www.facebook.com/GillianMarieEnglish Links for the podcast: https://twitter.com/contrivedpod https://twitter.com/realannieharris https://twitter.com/samuelrae_

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Jul 2019

1 hr 22 min

Aimee Cooper and Simon Goodway join Sam (and, later, Annie) for another excellent episode. Find Aimee on insta: https://www.instagram.com/aimeecooperforms/ Follow Simon: https://twitter.com/simongoodway Tea And Toast: https://www.instagram.com/teaandtoastimprov/ https://twitter.com/teaandtoastbtn

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Jul 2019

1 hr 16 min

Note: Apologies for any audio problems in the first part of this episode. Richard Pulsford joins Sam to talk about his new show and upcoming events. Microwaves, horny peacocks and outdated office supplies are the hot topics this week. Follow Richard: https://twitter.com/RichardPulsford Leave a five star review on iTunes for the chance to win a "Contrived & Insufferable" T-shirt. Tweet your intros to @contrivedpod using #intro In the format: "Welcome to C&I, the only podcast..."

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Jun 2019

1 hr 7 min

Elena and (slightly later) Matt join Sam for another episode of Contrived & Insufferable. "Orphan Voice", Basketball, 3D headsets are all discussed amongst some excellent improv.

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Jun 2019

1 hr 18 min

Thank you to everyone who watched and joined in and thank you to all the guests who made it such an amazing event. Hosts: Sam Rae and Annie Harris Guests: Alegna Dezlein Amy Dickinson Ben Stephens Ben Tucker Elena Kerrigan Helen B Jennifer Haufek Simon Goodway Simon Plotkin Tim Meredith

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Jun 2019

1 hr 35 min

Thank you to everyone who watched and joined in and thank you to all the guests who made it such an amazing event. Hosts: Sam Rae and Annie Harris Guests: Alegna Dezlein Amy Dickinson Ben Stephens Ben Tucker Elena Kerrigan Helen B Jennifer Haufek Simon Goodway Simon Plotkin Tim Meredith

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Jun 2019

2 hr

This episode should have been released on the 20th May but Sam messed up the scheduling because he is a bunch of crows in a hessian sack, pretending to be a human. Regular guest Simon Goodway of Tea and Toast joins Sam and Annie for another excellent episode. Follow Tea and Toast: https://twitter.com/teaandtoastbtn Follow Simon: https://twitter.com/simongoodway Follow Annie: https://twitter.com/realannieharris Don't follow Sam (because of the aforementioned crow thing): https://twitter.com/samuelrae_ Demi Adejuyigbe's 21st September video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG7YHFT4hjw

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Jun 2019

1 hr 18 min

Alan Byrne joins Sam and Annie for more improv and chat. The 8mm podcast network: https://www.8mmnetwork.com/ FUF: https://soundcloud.com/fufpodcast Michael Doesn't Know: https://podcasts.apple.com/mt/podcast/michael-doesnt-know/id816961504?mt=2 Broken Pieces podcast: https://soundcloud.com/brokenpiecespodcast Cool Alabanian language experiment guy: https://twitter.com/FatosVladi The festival mentioned by Alan: http://www.hearsayfestival.ie https://twitter.com/HearSayFestival

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May 2019

1 hr 8 min

Co-Author of "Listen! Say Yes! Commit", Harry Puckering joins Annie and Sam for more chat and improv. Note: This episode was recorded in late March and was originally meant to be released much earlier. As a result, it contains references to several "upcoming" events that have now passed. Out apologies for any confusion. This was also the first episode for which Annie was an the official co-host, so if you're updating the Contrived & Insufferable Lore Wiki, please make a note of that.

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May 2019

1 hr 14 min

Three members of the Black Cherry Company improv sqaud join Sam and Annie for more chat and improv! Black Cherry Company https://www.blackcherrycompany.co.uk/ Back To Front @ The Brighton Fringe: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/back-to-front-132428/ Annie's "Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors": https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/sht-scripts-bad-manors-130690/

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May 2019

1 hr 6 min

Simon Plotkin and Alex Shaw join Sam Rae and Annie Harris for more chat and improv. Military drama etiquette, body hair and the hilarity of owning a penis are all discussed. Do The Thing @ The Brighton Fringe: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/do-the-thing-the-made-up-musical-132383/ Chaotic Biopic @ The Brighton Fringe: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/off-the-cuffs-chaotic-biopic-132469/ Annie's "Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors" https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/sht-scripts-bad-manors-130690/ Follow the podcast: twitter.com/contrivedpod Follow Sam: twitter.com/samuelrae_ Follow Annie: twitter.com/realannieharris

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May 2019

1 hr 11 min

Simon, Katharine and Josh join Sam and Annie for more improv and chat. What's the difference between muffins and cupcakes? Should you co-operate with a murder investigation? All this and more. Tea & Toast at the Brighton Fringe: https://www.facebook.com/events/392948541470118/ Annie's "Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors" https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/sht-scripts-bad-manors-130690/ Follow Contrived & Insufferable twitter.com/contrivedpod Follow Sam twitter.com/samuelrae_

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Apr 2019

1 hr 12 min

Returning guests Helen and Kathy join Sam and Annie to talk about their new Two-prov act as well as other exciting projects. Fake News, Daylight savings and many other subjects are covered in exhaustive detail. Follow Tiny Dynamite: https://twitter.com/DynamiteImprov Tea and Toast at the Brighton Fringe: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/bla-bla-land-134480/ Tea & Toast social media: https://www.facebook.com/teaandtoastimprov/ https://twitter.com/teaandtoastbtn https://www.instagram.com/teaandtoastimprov/ Annie's "Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors" https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/sht-scripts-bad-manors-130690/

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Apr 2019

1 hr 17 min

Joshua, Alex and Rocco of "All Men Must Sing: A Parody of Ice & Fire" join Sam and Annie to talk about their show at the Brighton Fringe and talk about Hip Hop Times Tables, the possible passing of the Olsen twins and unrelated, fantasy shows on HBO. https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/all-men-must-sing-a-parody-of-ice-fire-132984/

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Apr 2019

1 hr 16 min

Debbie Bridge and Blossom Yoda Bridge join Sam and Anne for calm episode of chat and improv with our first non-human guest. Follow Debbie on twitter: https://twitter.com/debbiebridge Annie's Brighton Fringe show: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/sht-scripts-bad-manors-130690/

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Apr 2019

1 hr 8 min

Jenny, Helen and Ben of Tiny Dynamite join Annie and Sam for more chat and improv. Follow Tiny Dynamite: https://twitter.com/DynamiteImprov Annie's "Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors" https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/sht-scripts-bad-manors-130690/ Follow Annie: https://twitter.com/realannieharris Follow Sam: https://twitter.com/samuelrae_ Follow the podcast: https://twitter.com/contrivedpod

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Apr 2019

1 hr 11 min

Chris, Ben and Tim join Sam and Annie for more chat and improv. Follow Tiny Dynamite: https://twitter.com/DynamiteImprov Annie's "Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors" https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/sht-scripts-bad-manors-130690/ Follow Annie: https://twitter.com/realannieharris Follow Sam: https://twitter.com/samuelrae_ Follow the podcast: https://twitter.com/contrivedpod

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Mar 2019

1 hr 12 min

Unofficial co-host Annie Harris and guest comedian Rebekka Turner join host, Sam Rae for another excellent episode of Contrived & Insufferable. Both Rebekka and Annie have shows in the Brighton Fringe. Annie's "Sh*t Scripts: Bad Manors" https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/sht-scripts-bad-manors-130690/ Rebekka's "Like a Porcelain Doll with a Chainsaw" https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/rebekka-turner-like-a-porcelain-doll-with-a-chainsaw-132348/ Follow Rebekka: https://twitter.com/BexTurnerComedy Follow Annie: https://twitter.com/realannieharris Follow Sam: https://twitter.com/samuelrae_ Follow the podcast: https://twitter.com/contrivedpod

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Mar 2019

1 hr 13 min

Host Sam Rae is joined by Improvisers Katharine Steer and Simon Goodway for another round of upbeat improv and chat. Did you call it "Living Room" or "Sitting Room"? What's your favourite desert? These and other big questions will be answered. Tea & Toast at the Brighton Fringe: https://www.facebook.com/events/392948541470118/ Follow Contrived & Insufferable twitter.com/contrivedpod Follow Sam twitter.com/samuelrae_

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Mar 2019

1 hr 3 min

TEA AND TOAST at the Brighton Fringe!: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/bla-bla-land-134480/ The talented Elena Kerrigan and Kathy Manson of Tea and Toast join Annie Harris and host, Sam Rae for another superb episode of Contrived & Insufferable. Tea & Toast social media: https://www.facebook.com/teaandtoastimprov/ https://twitter.com/teaandtoastbtn https://www.instagram.com/teaandtoastimprov/ Tea & Toast will also be performing at the Feb performance of The Concept: https://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/comedy/the-concept/ Elena social media: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism-g187484-Santander_Cantabria-Vacations.html https://turismo.santander.es/en/home/?fbclid=IwAR1MY3LkVYkF7hpa4hW8yFT2INOATcT7BIyxJeaTNC0VH9o_WIsPDQOGlZ0 Annie Harris social media: http://twitter.com/realannieharris https://www.facebook.com/caraetutoring/ Sam Rae social media: http://twitter.com/samuelrae_

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Feb 2019

1 hr 11 min

Annie Harris joins host Sam Rae for another excellent episode of Contrived & Insufferable. Follow Annie on twitter: @realannieharris More Contrived & Insufferable: contrivedpod.com Follow Contrived & Insufferable on twitter: @contrivedpod Follow Sam on twitter: @samuelrae_

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Feb 2019

1 hr 10 min

Maydays: https://www.themaydays.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/maydaysimprov/ Maydays Studio: https://www.facebook.com/themaydaysstudio/ Buckbuck games: https://www.buckbuckgames.com/ Sam on twitter: @samuelrae_ Contrived and Insufferable on twitter: @contrivedpod Go to contrivedpod.com for more

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Dec 2018

1 hr 8 min

Jen Rowe of the Maydays and Simon Goodway of Tea & Toast join host, Sam Rae for another episode of chat and improv. Maydays: https://www.facebook.com/maydaysimprov/ Maydays Studio: https://www.facebook.com/themaydaysstudio/ Tea and Toast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teaandtoastimprov/ Sam on twitter: @samuelrae_ Contrived and Insufferable on twitter: @contrivedpod Go to contrivedpod.com for more

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Dec 2018

1 hr 25 min

Actual blood relations Louis and Jack Heriz-Smith join host, Sam Rae for another episode of Contrived & Insufferable. Amorphous Horse on twitter: https://twitter.com/amorphoushorse Sam on twitter: https://twitter.com/samuelrae_

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Nov 2018

1 hr 33 min

Louis Heriz-Smith joins me for another episode of your favourite podcast. Jam it into your brain.

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Oct 2018

1 hr 18 min

Heather's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Musicimprov The Concept: http://thenurserytheatre.com/the-concept/ The Maydays: https://www.themaydays.co.uk/ Ben's BuckBuckGames: http://buckbuckgames.com/ http://stanmerhouse.co.uk/phantasmagoria/ Sam's twitter: https://twitter.com/samuelrae_ Follow Contrived & Insufferable to stay up to date: https://twitter.com/contrivedpod

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Sep 2018

1 hr 44 min

Scoops 20th July: https://www.facebook.com/events/570421553352743/ Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3432493 Ben & Simon on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbsC2dN3t_Py1utngxz5TA Follow Contrived & Insufferable on twitter: https://twitter.com/contrivedpod Follow Sam on twitter: https://twitter.com/samuelrae_

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Jul 2018

1 hr 34 min

Simon and Ben of "Simon and Ben Do Improv Together" join host Sam Rae for a lively round of improv and chat. Improvised PG Wodehouse: https://www.facebook.com/theoldlemon Scoops @ Maydays Studios https://www.facebook.com/Scoops-Improv-Comedy-Brighton-602732320093495/

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Jun 2018

1 hr 41 min

Special guests Louis and Carrie bring some fresh perspectives to episode 2. Two-Prov Showcase: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408287395984295/ r/cospenis: VERY NSFW: https://www.reddit.com/r/cospenis/ The statue on the hove plinth: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43850966

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Apr 2018

1 hr 30 min

Matt Callaghan joins me for the inaugural episode of a new podcast or possibly a reboot of the old one.

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Mar 2018

1 hr 9 min