17 EpisodesProduced by Dmitry Samarov

Bits and pieces of what's on my mind. Maybe some talks with others about Chicago, about art, about music and movies. The things I love.More:

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Moby Dick, chapter 57

January 20th, 2019


Stan Klein talks art

December 7th, 2018


I talk to Stan Klein at Firecat Projects about how he got his start in art, opening a frame shop, working for other artists, and the whole kit and …

Filmfront talks film

November 28th, 2018


Cofounders Malia Haines-Stewart and Alan Medina talk about their Pilsen community storefront cinema. Then Ashley Cooper talks about her series of …

Krimstein talks Arendt

November 18th, 2018


Ken Krimstein visits the Dial Bookshop to talk about "The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt.

The Other Side of the Wind

November 3rd, 2018


Don De Grazia and I get together at the Music Box Lounge to talk about Orson Welles' "new" movie, toxic masculinity, film nerds, and the overall …

Skyler Rowe talks music

September 27th, 2018


I meet Chicago musician and man-about-town, Skyler Rowe, at Firecat Projects and The Handlebar to talk about how he became the drummer in seventeen local bands. The Rainbo Club, gentrification, and the eternal conflict …

CTA Drawings by Dmitry Samarov

September 7th, 2018


Dmitry Samarov and Northwestern University professor Bill Savage discuss Samarov's show of marker drawings done on CTA buses and trains on view at Firecat Projects in Chicago.

Rebekka Federle talks art

August 29th, 2018


I met Chicago collagist and sculptor Rebekka Federle—it's pronounced "fade-early", she insists—at Feed and, after eating some ribs, she talked to me …

Charles Bronson

July 27th, 2018


A story from cab-driving days. Written and read by Dmitry Samarov, with improvised music by Bill MacKay (guitar), Daniel Thatcher (bass), and Charles Rumback (drums). Recorded up on Frogg Mountain in Chicago, Illinois …

Brian Wells Talks Art

July 25th, 2018


Drink Any Music Good—A talk with John Vernon Forbes

July 5th, 2018


John Vernon Forbes visits Jackalope Coffee in Bridgeport to talk about art, Tijuana Hercules, childhood, and the whole kit and caboodle.

Old Fashioned Days

June 1st, 2018


Photographer/historian Paul Petraitis and filmmaker John McNaughton talk about shooting footage of Old Fashioned Days in the Roseland neighborhood of …

Paul Schrader's First Reformed

May 27th, 2018


Don De Grazia and Dmitry Samarov convene at the cocktail lounge of a movie theater, situated within a deadmall which just won't die, to discuss Paul …

Joaquin Phoenix

May 5th, 2018


Don De Grazia convene at the Chicago Cultural Center to debate the thespian talents of Joaquin Phoenix and the merits of Lynne Ramsey's 2018 film, …

Wendy Clinard Talks Art

April 27th, 2018


Choreographer/artist/dancer Wendy Clinard talks to Dmitry Samarov about her collaboration with Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda on a new multimedia …


April 23rd, 2018


Don De Grazia and Dmitry Samarov repair to an undisclosed Ecuadorean eatery to debate the merits of Ryan Prows' 2017 feature film, "Lowlife".

Jitney 2018

April 12th, 2018


About jitneys, the rideshare racket, and the end of the taxi industry as we know it.

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