11 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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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

I visit Chicago painter Brian Wells to talk about his art, day-jobs, the art world, and his time in the city. You can see a bunch of his work at

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".
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