Ridesharing Stories

Dmitry Samarov Interview

An episode of Ridesharing Stories

By Mark Smithivas
Stories from the world of on-demand work in a 24/7 culture.
Cover art photo provided by Evgeny Tchebotarev on Unsplash: unsplash.com/@ev25
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On the Road
Karen and I discuss our respective trips to east coast and Europe
August 17, 2019
Truth Is: Second Chance
The story I'll read as part of the Truth Is live show in Chicago Illinois on May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019
Live story preview: second chance
preview of a live story by yours truly tomorrow in Chicago
May 21, 2019
Catching up with my friend Karen from a hotel room in Peoria
March 5, 2019
Vampire Hours
More late night thoughts from the apocalyptic landscape of the airport. Plus a quick NYE recap.
January 7, 2019
Episode 19: Ubered - Evan Kail Interview
I interview Evan Kail, former rideshare driver and author of Ubered, a 2 part book about his memoirs as a Minneapolis-based driver.
December 10, 2018
North Shore
Karen and I chat on the way to see the Dollop podcast in Chicago from the backseat of a Lyft ride
December 2, 2018
Uber cuts rates again for Chicago drivers
Breaking news announced today by Uber
October 18, 2018
Ari Khan
My interview with Chicago ride share driver Ari Kahn
October 17, 2018
Halal Truck
Late night do-gooder
October 6, 2018
October Update
Sorry for the delay. I'm back with a new update from downtown, with some news about future topics and partnerships.
October 3, 2018
Karen B. from Charleston SC
My old friend Karen B. visits me in Chicago and we talk about what it's like being a woman driver in a smaller, southern market while riding around Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. In Part 2 on the way to the airport, we talk about the wonders of delivery and why drivers lie to their passengers.
July 30, 2018
Dmitry Samarov Interview
My first long-form episode, where I interview Chicagoan and former taxicab driver Dmitry Samarov. We recorded this while I drove him around the south side of the city. He is the author of two books on his days as a taxi driver.
April 11, 2018
NCAA bust
April 4, 2018
Underage Riders: an interview
I spoke with a panel of young people who use ride share unaccompanied.
November 8, 2017
Brief court appearance
Went up to Skokie again but not much happened.
October 26, 2017
Memorable Riders
Memorable Riders
October 9, 2017
First call-in interview
I called my friend Karen who's a ride share driver in South Carolina
October 3, 2017
Ride share weekend
Stuff going on around Chicago this beautiful warm weekend
September 15, 2017
Ride sharing Diary
Ride sharing diary
August 15, 2017
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