Sample Size: 1
About This Show
A podcast about unrepeatable experiment in music and art.
"Then there’s “Sample Size: 1,“ which bills itself as being “about unrepeatable experiments in music and art,” hitting a lot of words that we enjoy (“unrepeatable,” “experiments,” “music,” “art”) in one fell swoop. Hosted by Dave Hilowitz, the show’s first episode follows his attempt to remotely re-record one of his band’s songs, using only collaborators he finds on quick-gig site Fiverr — an endeavor entertaining and fascinating enough for even non-musicians to dig." – The Huffington Post
"What I'm loving about this new podcast (aside from how well it's made) is how drastically different episodes one and two are. I have no idea what to expect from the show's third episode or even when it'll drop, but I know I'm really excited to hear it. If you haven't already, I'd highly recommend checking out Sample Size: 1. It's definitely a new favorite of mine." – Between Two Earbuds.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 4: Dolgeville
Dec 17 17
In upstate New York, about an hour and a half northwest of Albany, sits the small town of Dolgeville: population 2,000. The scenery is beautiful: nestled in a valley surrounded by gentle green hills, forests of elm trees, and a rushing river that further downstream turns into a series of picturesque waterfalls. The town itself is somewhat less remarkable. To anyone passing through, it looks like a typical northeastern mill town: a few stores, a high school, a vacant former mill. In fact, there’s pretty much nothing about this place that would lead you to believe it had been the testing ground for some of the major progressive innovations we all take for granted now: things like kindergartens, hydroelectric power, and even Social Security.
In this episode, we explore a major social experiment—a utopian feat of town planning with world-changing ambitions—one that’s now barely a footnote in U.S. history. At the center of this story is the German industrialist Alfred Dolge, the man who gave the town its name.