The Taxi Tapes
By Sam Dingman
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The Taxi Tapes are true tales from Sam Dingman's adventures as a cab driver in New York City.
||Episode 12: Pac-Man||Sam meets a fellow driver who is fearful of the past.||8 5 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 11: Sandra From Avenue Z||Sam knew something crazy was going to happen when the couple got in and asked to go to Avenue Z; what eventually transpired was indeed crazy, but not at all in the way he was expecting…||19 3 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 10: Sweat and Fortified Wine||Sam’s interactions with a passenger of uncertain means teaches him a valuable lesson. Another clip from the live stage version of The Taxi Tapes, as performed at the People’s Improv Theater on November 12, 2011.||26 12 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 9: Strawberries or Bussed||A group of drunken Brits guides Sam directly into the path of an oncoming MTA bus, with unexpected results. This episode is an excerpt from the live version of “The Taxi Tapes,” as performed at the People’s Improv Theater on November 12||19 12 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 8: A Brush With Fame, or The Time I Almost Killed Jon Stewart||One time Sam almost killed Jon Stewart with his cab. An excerpt from the live version of The Taxi Tapes, performed at The PIT on November 12, 2011.||11 12 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 7: Taxi Tapes||Actual audio from inside Sam’s cab, recorded live throughout a frozen February day in 2007. There is some freestyle singing.||28 11 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 6: The Real Thing||While driving along the Grand Central Parkway, minding his own business, a song by The Hold Steady blindsides Sam with the realization that the Plan may have gone horribly awry.||19 10 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 5: Phantom Planet||Sam makes a not-so-triumphant return to the Hilton, where an old nemesis rears its ugly head.||28 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 4: The Phantom Fifty||As his taxi dies on McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn, Sam recalls an orange naugahyde sofa, a pay-phone, and a river of chicken blood.||15 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 3: The Ersatz Calm of Teaneck||The perilous clutches of 31st Street interfere with Sam’s burgeoning confidence in himself as his first day of taxi driving draws to a close.||7 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 2: The 44th Street Shuffle||Sam meets the mysterious Man in the White Van, who rents him a beat-up taxi, which he uses for his first fare, which nearly destroys him.||1 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 1: The Second Thought||A complex set of circumstances results in Sam awakening at 4:30am on a frigid January morning for his first day as a New York City cab driver.||23 8 2011||Free||View In iTunes|