The North South Divide

An eclectic feast of dialogue, character and sketch based comedy, to delight your ears. British comedy for an international internet.

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Merry Christmas Mr Bauble!
11 May 2017 @ 07:39 am

Welcome to the Christmas and New year edition of the North South Divide for 2008. This is special, as all of our podcasts are, but this one is special in an extra way; it is shorter than normal. I knew that you would like that.

Just over a week ago we discussed doing a 5 minute long Christmas edition, and here it is a snip at only 18 minutes! A credit crunch bargain ladies and gentlemen that we can all enjoy. See? We can raise interest.

We did make this in just over a week, from idea to now, so it goes to prove we can do it when we decide to. Thanks have to go to james who has toiled away while busy with proper work over the Christmas period, and both of us have also been ill. (In fact in most of the recording you can hear james coughing and sneezing and me succumbing to multiple organ failure. Still we carried on, that is how much we love you!)

If you want to get in contact you can use the email address, leave comments, join the Facebook North Douth Divide group or wave a stick at the moon, it is literally up to you!

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And here is your festive download (right-click, Save As)
NSD-08a-bauble-96k.mp3 (12MB MP3)

The "Sky" is falling in!
11 May 2017 @ 07:30 am

So then, here it is NSD 8 - "Sky". Out in time for the next ice age, here it is in all of it's comedy glory. It is a different style for us, but we have to keep on moving otherwise we drown. Or is that running because the rhino will catch us? I forget. This podcast is a multi media extravaganza (Not Tony Danza, that's different) of truly epic proportions. Well here it is in audio, and when I wrote it I printed it out on paper. That's multi media isn't it? You bet yo' ass it is. Sorry, Bebo moment, if you want to listen online then click that link down there, and if you want to download scrolllllllly time folks. Enjoy responsibly, and this one is a little more adult than our previous ones. You might be okay with your kids hearing it, but please listen yourself first. Okay? Okay!

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NSD-08-sky-96k.mp3 (23MB MP3)

'Thank you's go to all of the people that have helped in the making of this podcast, if you are interested in getting involved, feel free to get in touch. If you want to follow our Twitters then both of our own blogs have the details, you are more than welcome to join in. Email is comedy(at), as always.

Both james and I hope that you enjoy this podcast and come again. Well, not cum again, that would be disgusting. And the cleaning costs....

*trev toddles off, muttering incoherently to himself*

Woodn't it be good?
11 May 2017 @ 07:21 am

So then, it's been a while. How are you? You're looking great, and that new haircut really suits you. Anyway, I invited you here to have a listen to the latest North South Divide podcast. Yes we are still making it. I know it's been a while, and we haven't called, but we hope that you can forgive us.
There actually have been some very good reasons, most of this was written in June/July just after the last one. Unfortunately james studio was flooded (see his blog for details) and then I was away for all of October on a training course, then my PC died...

But still WE CONTINUE!

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NSD-07-wood-96k.mp3 (18.8 MB MP3)

We have started on the next one, so hopefully it won't be as long this time, but it is an intensive project for basically the two of us. If you are interested in writing, performing or anything else in the North South Divide please do get in touch. Thanks, and we hope that you enjoy it.

Salvage writes
11 May 2017 @ 07:14 am

Here we are, cool on the heels of the Rock podcast comes Salvage, the latest podcast from the North South Divide.

Like that difficult second album syndrome, Salvage took a little longer than we expected to produce, but that was due to james and me arguing, and our recreational drugs use.*

As is the usual state of affairs with us, as there has not been a podcast for a while, the next one will be along soon.

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NSD-06-salvage-96k.mp3 (18.8 MB MP3)

*this is almost definitely not true. I'll have to check.

The reckoning is upon us!
11 May 2017 @ 07:03 am

Well, who would have thought it possible? A Christmas North South Divide special, what were the chances eh?

So while you are tucking into the last mince pie, why not turn off the Queen and listen to our podcast instead? We promise that there are no guest appearances, no huge budgets allowing us to do much the same jokes, but in a different country. None of that here, our budget doesn't stretch even to a mince pie.

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NSD-05-thereckoning-96k.mp3 (11.5MB MP3)

I would like to take this chance to thank all of the people that make this podcast possible:

james, without whom... (Well without him, this wouldn't happen, I may have a lot of the ideas, but he makes me do it. Can I come out of the writing cell now please?) Seriously he has slaved away over a hot copy of Cool Edit Pro to do this in time for Christmas, a round of applause please.

Beth, for all of the help and support. And mainly for putting up with james and me in hysterics at inappropriate moments.

Also to all of the other people who have given us support over this first year of NSD's, from the other voice actors, to the people who gave us ideas for sketches, to the lovely listeners many of whom have been very supportive. Thank you, and I cannot believe that I am typing this, Merry Christmas. I hope that this helps get you through the Festive period.


'kranken' - finally brought fourth!
11 May 2017 @ 06:55 am

Like a workaday prank on a new starter, it's been a long weight, but it's been worth it, just to see the look on the poor sap's face (sorry about that, Trev).

Yes... this blog post marks the return of North South Divide comedy podcast action after a long hiatus.

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NSD-04-kranken-96k.mp3 (18MB MP3)
...a dose of comedy, ready to be downloaded to your Generic MP3 Player

Voice Talentry!
During this podcast, you will hear the following guest star voices:
Debs Clark
Beth Hart
Florida Goddess

and, of course, our Voiceover man Stephen!
Please feel at liberty to express yourself cathartically by clicking the handy 'comments' link below... your thoughts, remonstrations, requests and dedications are more than welcome.

If your fingers really are feeling itchy, an email to comedy(at) might help alleviate the symptoms, and it causes less injury than sandpaper*.


Trev 'n james

*Only as part of a calorie-controlled dietician. If in doubt about anything podcast related, always consult your GP. Objects in your rear view mirror may appear shinier than they are. Always read the label. Done, finished, good.

'gorgonzola' - from the cheesiest puffs...
11 May 2017 @ 06:50 am the world of podcasting. ;)

It's the podcast that you have all been waiting for, well, attempting to avoid...

Gorgonzola, the third North South Divide podcast is here, we hope that you like it. All of the usual lines of communication are open for any feedback. Remember we crafted this comedy nugget for you, because we love you.*

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NSD-03-gorgonzola-64k.mp3 (12MB MP3)

'knuckles' - the new episode - is here!
11 May 2017 @ 06:44 am

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The next North South Divide should be along in a couple of weeks this time. Sorry for the delay with this one, but I have been very ill.

If you like (or heavens to betsy, dislike) the podcasts please feel free to let us know. You can post comments on here, we will read them. Honest.

If you prefer the more personal approach, or simply want to send ill-thought-out abuse, why not try comedy(at)


The North South Divide
11 May 2017 @ 06:43 am

The North South Divide is a collaboration between myself (Trevor Ship) and James Hart. (Alternatively known, cryptically as trev & james. or sometimes, just for the sheer hell of it james & trev). We're two blokes who live either side of the Watford Gap in the UK.

Spoondance is the bizarre name for the episode known to its probation officer as 'number one'.

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