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This week’s featured cabbie is Oleg Roitman, a New York hack whose nickname is the human computer. In addition to speaking English, Russian and Hebrew, he can tell you precisely which day of the week you were born if you just tell him your birth date.

Featured Cabbie: Oleg Roitman

Oleg Roitman (L) and Andrew Vollo (R). Photo courtesy of Storycorps
Oleg Roitman (L) and Andrew Vollo (R). Photo courtesy of Storycorps

Every week, we focus the spotlight on a taxi driver from some part of the globe whose story inspires us to look at the world through a different lens.

This week’s featured cabbie is Oleg Roitman, a New York hack whose nickname is the human computer. In addition to speaking English, Russian and Hebrew, he can tell you precisely which day of the week you were born if you just tell him your birth date. Though he’s a slow driver, Oleg says his passengers often tell him he’s the best cabbie they’ve ever had.

Click here to listen to a snippet of Oleg’s interview with Andrew Vollo, courtesy of Storycorps.


Do you know a taxi driver whose story deserves to be shared? Send an email to layne@taxigourmet.com with ‘Featured Cabbie‘ in the subject line.

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