Floatin’ In The Ether

James “The Oil Man” Redmond
From left to right, James "The Oil Man" Redmond shows off his arsenal of body oils to comedian Dave Helem. Bia Medious / WBEZ
James “The Oil Man” Redmond
From left to right, James "The Oil Man" Redmond shows off his arsenal of body oils to comedian Dave Helem. Bia Medious / WBEZ

Floatin’ In The Ether

What does it take to be a street vendor? That’s what comedian Dave Helem looks to find out. He spends a day with James “The Oil Man” Redmond, a longtime vendor who crisscrosses the city selling body oils. Dave travels with The Oil Man by train, bus, and foot as he attempts to make some sales for the day.

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