Dmitry Samarov

Episode 436 – Dmitry Samarov

Virtual Memories Show 436: Dmitry Samarov “Basically I didn’t have to make anything up. I’ve never understood why anybody has to make anything up. The world is so weird, and the stories you get by shutting up and listening are all you’ll ever need.” With his new book OLD STYLE, artist & author Dmitry Samarov…

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Episode 416 – Wendung

Virtual Memories Show 416: Wendung “At 50, everyone has the face he deserves,” said George Orwell, but he died at 47, so what does he know? To celebrate turning 50, I use an obscure Woody Allen movie to talk about why I can’t take stock of my life. Then the good part: I ask nearly…

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Episode 412 – The Guest List

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2020 It’s time for our year-end Virtual Memories Show tradition: The Guest List! I reached out to 2020’s pod-guests and asked them about the favorite book(s) they read in the past year, as well as the books or authors they’re hoping to read in 2021! Thirty guests responded with…

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Episode 361 – Dmitry Samarov

Virtual Memories Show 361: Dmitry Samarov “I’ve been very fortunate to have an undying inner need to keep expressing myself, in the face of fairly universal indifference. It just doesn’t discourage me; it might be some sort of insanity.” With his new memoir, Soviet Stamps, artist & writer Dmitry Samarov explores his experience of emigrating…

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Episode 278 – Dmitry Samarov

Virtual Memories Show 278: Dmitry Samarov “The curse of knowing more is that you see more.” After our pre-opening tour of the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation museum, artist Dmitry Samarov and I repaired to a cafe where we recorded a noisy conversation while Dmitry sketched me. This ridiculously casual episode gets into artists…

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Episode 195 – Thanksgiving 2016

For Thanksgiving this year, I decided to eschew the regular interview-based podcast and ask all of my past guests what they’re thankful for. Since it’s a mere couple of weeks from the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, responses were all over the spectrum. Listen to the show via MP3 download or on iTunes! Here’s everyone who…

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Podcast 135 – Irvine Welsh / Dmitry Samarov

Virtual Memories Show #135: Irvine Welsh / Dmitry Samarov “What would young, pre-Trainspotting Irvine Welsh think of you now?” “He’d think I was a total wanker.” Irvine Welsh has created unforgettable characters in his novels, beginning with the cast of Trainspotting in 1993. We caught up in his Chicago home and talked about writing, boxing, the…

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Podcast – The Guest List 2014

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2014 Two years in a row? That makes The Guest List a Virtual Memories Show tradition! I reached out to 2014’s podcast guests and asked them about the favorite book(s) they read in the past year. More than 30 of them responded with a fantastic array of books. So,…

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Dmitry Samarov – A Sense of Someplace To Go

Season 4 Episode 38 Dmitry Samarov: A Sense of Someplace To Go “The great [storytelling] advantage to driving a cab is that you have the back of your head to the person. It makes them open up in a way that, if they saw my face, I don’t think they could have. Then they would…

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