Podcast Preview: Remembering Charlie Sample, The Famed (And Flirtatious) Silversmith

Charlie Sample was a ladies man, a soldier, and business-owner. His oldest friend shares his life story

You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is a weekly podcast series produced by Kim Cooper and Richard Schave in which the Esotouric founders talk with L.A. personalities about the city’s myths, contradictions, and inspirations.

This week, Richard and Kim discuss a Raymond Chandler dance tribute, the possibility of the original Der Wienerschnitzel stand becoming a landmark, as well as the arrival of the Sparkle Factory flagship store to the historic Burns building at 8th and Broadway.

In this exclusive clip, West Hollywood nightclub owner John Maljevic shares a story about friend and renowned silversmith Charlie Sample, whose flirtatious tendencies got him drafted in World War II (he was folling around with the wife of a draft officer), though his metal-working skills saved him from the front lines. Listen in for an exclusive performance of the poem called, “Composition in a New Key,” by Mike the PoeT (a.k.a Mike Sonksen), an artist who believes that using the Internet to connect to each other can lead to social change.

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Richard and Kim share highlights from the You Can’t Eat the Sunshine podcast every week at CityThink.