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Ridesharing Stories

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
35:15
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
08:44
May 22, 2019
Live story preview: second chance
preview of a live story by yours truly tomorrow in Chicago
12:00
May 21, 2019
Peoria
Catching up with my friend Karen from a hotel room in Peoria
46:35
March 5, 2019
Vampire Hours
More late night thoughts from the apocalyptic landscape of the airport. Plus a quick NYE recap.
09:22
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.
26:35
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
17:07
December 2, 2018
Uber cuts rates again for Chicago drivers
Breaking news announced today by Uber
03:01
October 18, 2018
Ari Khan
My interview with Chicago ride share driver Ari Kahn
09:41
October 17, 2018
Halal Truck
Late night do-gooder
05:25
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.
04:12
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.
42:43
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.
45:18
April 11, 2018
NCAA bust
01:10
April 4, 2018
Underage Riders: an interview
I spoke with a panel of young people who use ride share unaccompanied.
09:59
November 8, 2017
Brief court appearance
Went up to Skokie again but not much happened.
02:53
October 26, 2017
Memorable Riders
Memorable Riders
07:16
October 9, 2017
First call-in interview
I called my friend Karen who's a ride share driver in South Carolina
05:16
October 3, 2017
Ride share weekend
Stuff going on around Chicago this beautiful warm weekend
01:03
September 15, 2017
Ride sharing Diary
Ride sharing diary
03:28
August 15, 2017