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My name is Steve Owens and I meet a lot of people; sometime in my travels, sometimes in my own home town. Several times (quite by accident), I have stumbled into what I consider to be fascinating stories. So after way too many got away, I decided to start recording them. Some of these conversations…

Fascination Street Pod

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    Chrystee Pharris - Actress (Passions, Scrubs, Monogamy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 33:14

    Chrystee PharrisTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actress Chrystee Pharris. In this episode we chat about when she decided that she wanted to be an actress, (it was younger than anyone I have ever had on the show!). We also talk about her time on the daytime soap opera Passions, she tells a great story about auditioning for Scrubs, and her show Monogamy, which recently finished it's third season. I ask Chrystee about her one woman show, and the TWO talk shows that she is working on! Of course I had to ask her about her friend and mentor Ted Lange! Follow Chrystee on social media:Twit: @ChrysteePharrisInsta: @ChrysteePharrisFB: Chrystee Pharris

    Chuck Shute - Podcaster (The Chuck Shute Podcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 60:00

    Chuck ShuteTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know podcaster Chuck Shute. Chuck is the host of the Chuck Shute Podcast, which features a variety of guests. Everything from world famous music legends, hilarious comedians, ex-Navy Seals, celebrity fitness trainers, and TV & movie stars! In this episode we chat about his career in education, and what made him leave that field to start a podcast. We discuss some of the mutual guests that we have both had on our respective shows, and how our interview styles differ. Then we get into what his hopes for the future of his show are, and the steps he is taking to ensure that it happens. You can find The Chuck Shute Podcast on Apple, Spotify, everywhere you get podcasts.Be sure to check out his show on YouTube as well.Follow Chuck on social media:Twit: @ChuckShuteInsta: @ChuckShute / @ChuckShutePodcast

    Anna Vocino - Comic / Podcaster (Fitness Confidential) / Cookbook Author (Eat Happy & Eat Happy Too)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 60:11

    Anna VocinoTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Anna Vocino. I first hear Anna on the podcast Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich, and I finally got her on the show. Anna is an actress, voice over actress, comic, cookbook author, podcaster, and she even sells her own line of foods; like pasta sauces and spice blends! In this episode we chat about all of that, and why she decided to each of these things. We also discuss how she came to be part of the NSNG universe, why she started selling her own branded foods, and what is coming up next for her. We trade Paul Cappelli stories (R.I.P.) We laugh all through this thing! Go get her cookbooks: Eat Happy & Eat Happy Too!Follow Anna on social media:Twit: @AnnaVocinoInsta: @AnnaVocinoFB: Anna VocinoWebsite: EatHappyKitchen.com

    Marc David Levine - Tony Award Winning Producer (Company / Fly More Than You Fall / American Buffalo)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 49:07

    Marc David LevineTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Marc David Levine. After starting many businesses while growing up, and into his adulthood; Marc found himself in the business of producing Broadway Musicals. Marc has had a hand in producing tons of shows including: On Your Feet, Tina: The Tina Turner Story, Company, Hadestown, Fly More Than You Fall, American Buffalo, and Mr. Saturday Night. Marc won his Tony award for producing Hadestown. In this episode we talk about a few of those musicals, and some of the companies that Marc has started including Gemini Theatrical Investors, Premier Party, and Model Bartenders. Marc shares a fun story about partying so hard he got thrown out of a hotel, and I share an embarrassing story about one of my experiences on Broadway. Follow Marc on social media:Insta: MarcDLevineFB: Marc LevineFollow Gemini Theatrical Investors on social media:Insta: GeminiTheatricalFB: Gemini Theatrical Investors LLC

    Peter Jason - Actor (Deadwood / Deep In The Forest)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 33:50

    Peter JasonTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know veteran actor Peter Jason. In his episode we chat about why he became an actor, and some of his more memorable roles. We talk about working on 48 Hours with director Walter Hill, his connection to Frank Marshall, as well as working with John Carpenter, and some of the fun he has had on the sets of Deadwood and Baskets.Then we jump into his new film Deep In The Forest; which is released TOMORROW! (May 31st). NO SPOILERS!! But he does lay out the premise of the film and it sounds FASCINATING!Follow Peter on social media:Insta: PeterJason99FB: Peter JasonWebsite: PeterJason.net

    Stuart Pankin - Actor (NNTN/ Dinosaurs / Fatal Attraction / Deep In The Forest)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 48:56

    Stuart PankinTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Stuart Pankin. Stuart is an actor who has been in just about everything you have ever seen. From Not Necessarily The News, to Dinosaurs, to Fatal Attraction, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, and Zenon; you have seen him in everything! In this episode, we chat about why he decided to get into acting, what made him move to Los Angeles, and some of the highlights of his career. We have a ball with him telling stories about working on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and I hilariously get Fatal Attraction confused with Basic Instinct! Finally, we discuss Stuart's new film Deep In The Forest, which is available EVERYWHERE on VOD starting May 31st.Follow Stuart on social media:Twit: @Stuart_Pankin FB: Stuart Pankin

    Moriah Formica - Singer / Guitarist (Plush)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 47:38

    Moriah FormicaTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Moriah Formica. Moriah is the lead singer and guitarist for the new rock band PLUSH. In this episode we chat about how she got pulled into music at a VERY early age, who her inspirations were and are, and how the overwhelming support from her parents has really helped her succeed and thrive in the music business. Moriah and her band mate collaborated on their version of Barracuda (By Heart), put it up on YouTube, and started getting attention from the right people. Shortly thereafter they added a couple more ladies and formed PLUSH. Since then; Plush has played with: Halestorm, Evanescence, Seether, Mammoth WVH, Daughtry, and Seven Dust. Plush is currently on tour supporting Seven Dust for a second time. Moriah tells me what she writes about, or rather WHO she writes about in her lyrics. I made a VERY embarrassing faux pas and look like an ass, and I play the new single from Plush's self titled debut album.She also lets me play a song from her first EP as a solo artist when she was 13.For tickets and tour info, check out: PlushRocks.netFollow Moriah on social media:Twit: @MoriahFormicaInsta: @MoriahFormicaFB: Moriah FormicaTikTok: @MoriahFormicaFollow Plush on social media:Twit: @PlushRocksInsta: @PlushRocksTikTok: @PlushRocksOfficial

    BONUS: Joe Lafferty's 2 Parts (Joined) Re-Release

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 123:36

    Joe Lafferty (Rest In Peace) Roughly 3 years ago Joe Lafferty reached out to me to see about being a guest on my show.He is the author of Justin Time: A Memoir of Faith and The Fight For Life; and he wanted me to read it before coming on the show, so he sent it to me.By the time I finished the book and our schedules allowed recording an interview; nearly a year had passed. When the interview was completed; it was almost 2 hours long. We talked for another hour after that.At the end of that 3-hour conversation; Joe told me that we would be friends. As a matter of fact; his exact words were, “We are either going to be friends, or you're going to change your phone number”.Then he asked if I would mind being added to his list of morning texts; where he sends texts and inspirational messages every morning to a few friends, and people that are important to him. Of course, I said yes.Since Joe was an hour ahead of me; his was the very first text I received EVERY SINGLE DAY. His words of inspiration and faith were my first contact with the outside world, every day, for more than two years.Not long after, he started calling me. Our conversations got longer and more intimate. Before I knew it; we WERE friends. Just like Joe said we would be.We talked every weekday for two years. Monday through Friday, we would chat. Sometimes it would be 10 minutes, sometimes it would be 2 hours. Some days it would be a quick phone call once, other days it would be 4 or 5 phone calls in a day. We would talk between his work meetings, or while he was running errands. We would talk while I was working at my job, and standing on a ladder all day.We would shoot the shit, we would tell each other jokes, we would make each other laugh.We talked every week day for two years.Joe has had a lot of milestones in his life.He coached 15 young men on their way to the NFL. That is to say, Joe Lafferty helped 15 men realize their dream, and help them on their journey to become professional football players. Joe has many, MANY friends. Some are very famous, most aren't; but he has A LOT of friends.When Joe was a small child he beat Leukemia and became a spokesperson for his regional chapter of The Leukemia Society. Later in life, due to a one in a million infection; he lost an eye. Not long after that, Joe died….. for 7 minutes, the story is more involved than that;, but that's what happened.Shortly after that, Joe received a double organ transplant on Valentine's Day, 2010; and every day after that he lived on borrowed time. Or as Joe would say "Justin Time"; because Justin was the name of the young man whose organs he received. Joe's daily goal was to positively affect those around him; as many people as he could. He inspired some, motivated others, cheered and guided where he could.On May 1st, 2022 Joe was visiting his mother in Pittsburgh, and helping her clean out her garage. That evening he Face Timed his wife, who was at their home in Florida. Shortly after that Joe went to sleep, and he didn't wake up.Throughout his life Joe Lafferty was many things, to many people.He was:*A coach*A mentor*An athlete*A brother*A son*A husband*A father figure*A creator*An author*A podcaster*An advocate*A hard worker*A man of principle.*And A man of faith.But most importantly to me; JOE LAFFERTY WAS MY FRIEND.I miss him all day, every day; and I didn't even know him that long. I can't imagine what his other friends and family are going through, I honestly can't.For those of us lucky enough to have known him, he touched us.For those of us blessed to have befriended him; we are forever changed, for the better.What follows is parts 1 & 2 of Joe Lafferty's appearance on Fascination Street Podcast; joined into one nearly 2 hour long episode with as limited commercial breaks as possible.This 2 part conversation originally aired May of 2020.This is how I got to know him, and the seeds of a great relationship with my friend Joe Lafferty.Please enjoy my conversation with my friend.You can get Joe's book at: TheRealBionicMan.com or on Amazon.

    Catherine McCord - Chef (The Food Network)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 49:06

    Chef Catherine McCordTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Chef Catherine McCord. Catherine is a celebrity chef that can be seen regularly on Guy's Grocery Games and other shows on The Food Network. In this episode we chat about an early start to her modeling career. Before she was even 16 years old; she had worked as a model in New York and Japan. She quickly went on to work with: Elite modeling, Calvin Klein, Elle magazine, Glamour magazine, and Victoria's Secret; just to name a few. After that she transitioned into television & hosting; including being a co-host on over 100 episodes of the syndicated MTV dating advice show Loveline (with Dr. Drew and Adam Carolla). THEN, she went to the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City; where she obtained her culinary degree and became a chef. She started a blog and a couple of businesses: Weelicious & One Potato, and written FOUR cookbooks. She has also turned her culinary knowledge and experience into being a recurring judge on Guy's Grocery Games, and various other Food Network appearances.I also get her to share her experience of being in NYC on September 11th, 2001.Check out Catherine's cookbooks including her upcoming 4th cookbook Meal Prep Magic.Follow Catherine on social media:Twit: @WeeliciousInsta: @WeeliciousFB: @WeeliciousTikTok: @Weelicious

    Jeremy Popoff - Guitarist & Founding Member (Lit)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 41:51

    Jeremy PopoffTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Jeremy Popoff. Jeremy is the guitarist and a founding member of the rock band Lit. In this episode we chat about what made Jeremy want to be a rock star, and how Lit came to be. We talk about the struggle of the early years and their smash hit My Own Worst Enemy. He also tells us about the first time he heard their song on the biggest radio station in the world (at the time) KROQ in Los Angeles. We discuss what makes Lit's endurance and relevance. Then we talk about Lit's upcoming new album Tastes Like Gold (6/17), their new singles (I get to play TWO of them!) and the new 2022 Spring Loaded tour!Follow Jeremy on social media:Twit: @LitBandOfficialInsta: @JeremyPopoff / @LitBandOfficialFB: Jeremy Popoff / LitFor tour info and tickets go to: LitBand.com

    Charlie Shrem - Entrepreneur / Bitcoin Advocate

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 48:26

    Charlie ShremTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Charlie Shrem. Aside from being the husband of previous guest Courtney Warner Shrem, Charlie is an entrepreneur and noted Bitcoin advocate. In this episode, we chat about where he grew up and why he felt like he didn't belong there. We also discuss how he came to be involved in the crypto finance world, more specifically in the early stages of Bitcoin. Of course Charlie explains why he went to prison for "aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business", and the valuable lesson he learned while incarcerated. I ask him why the Winklevoss twins sued him for 32 million dollars, how that ended, and why he started a podcast shortly after that time called Untold Stories. Lastly, Charlie explains to us who / what is Satoshi; and why these beliefs are important to him.Follow Charlie on social media:Twit: @CharlieShremInsta: @CShremFB: Charlie ShremCheck out his podcast Untold Stories everywhere podcasts are available, and UntoldStories.com

    Tommy Chong - Musician / Author / Comedian / Marijuana Advocate (Cheech & Chong) #300

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 80:06

    Tommy Chong*** THIS IS EPISODE 300 OF FASCINATION STREET PODCAST!! ***Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Tommy Chong.Tommy takes us on a journey of getting to know him. From the Canadian farm he was born and raised on, to starting the very first strip club in Vancouver, to getting signed by Motown Records and touring the world playing with acts like Diana Ross & The Supremes, to sharing a stage with Jimi Hendrix, and smoking pot with one of The Beatles and someone from Leave It To Beaver! Naturally Tommy tells me the story of how he met Cheech Marin, and the genesis of their very first recorded comedy sketch. All along the way, we chat about various fun things; from the T.actical W.omen's A.lert T.eam, to Basketball Jones, to prison and bunking with Jordan Belfort. Tommy let's me play their biggest Motown hit, and explains how he had a hand in getting Jordan Belfort to write the book that the movie The Wolf Of Wallstreet was based on. We also talk about a new 'At Home Weed Delivery Service', NFT's, spirituality, and a whole lot more! Plus, I share some Cheech & Chong stories from my youth. Follow Tommy on social media:Twit: @TommyChongInsta: @HeyTommyChong

    Rachel Dolezal Returns! - Artist / Advocate

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 57:00

    Rachel Dolezal RETURNS!Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know even MORE about Rachel Dolezal. Rachel initially made world- wide headlines for her advocacy for African Americans as a president of a regional chapter of the NAACP. We don't really talk about any of that this time; since we talked a lot about it on her first appearance. So if that is what you are looking for, go check out her first FSP episode. In this episode; we chat about her move to Arizona, why she did it and how it is going so far. We talk about starting her hair business from scratch in a new state, and we talk a lot about her art. Rachel is an amazingly talented fine artist; painter and sculptor. Finally, we discuss her Only Fans account; both what she does on it, and why she started that account. I enjoy speaking with Rachel very much and am honored yet again, that she feels comfortable coming on the show.Follow Rachel on social media:Twit: @DialloNkechiInsta: @RachelDolezalFB: @RachelDolezalOnly Fans: @RachelDolezalwebsite: RachelDolezal.com

    Lisa Zambetti - Casting Director / Podcaster (Killer Casting / Real Crime Profile)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 48:52

    Lisa ZambettiTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Lisa Zambetti. Lisa is a casting director for film & television based in Los Angeles, Ca. In this episode we chat about: her father's VERY fascinating profession, her moving to NYC as a young woman to become an actress, acting on Broadway, and directing plays. Lisa tells her experience of being in Manhattan on September 11th, 2001; and how it was a life changing moment. And finally we talk about her TWO podcasts: Killer Casting and Real Crime Profile.Follow Lisa on social media:Twit: @LisaZambetti2Insta: @LisaZambettiCastingFB: Lisa Zambetti Casting

    Sevier Crespo - Producer (Karen, And Others)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 51:31

    Sevier CrespoTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Sevier Crespo. Sevier is an actor as well as a film & television producer. In this episode, we chat about being born in Puerto Rico, growing up in Dallas and what led to his moving to Los Angeles. He shares with us his dream to become a professional baseball player; and what if felt like when he found and fell in love with acting, and what attracted him to producing. I can't help but ask Sevier to explain all of the different types of producers; and he explains them all! Finally, we chat about some of his more recent projects: like the recent film 'Karen', starring Taryn Manning, and how much he enjoyed filming in Atlanta.Follow Sevier on social media:Twit: @SevierOCrespoInsta: @SevierCrespoFB: Sevier CrespoWebsite: Seviercrespo.com / PeanutGalleryGroup.com

    Sir Daniel Winn - Fine Artist / Philanthropist

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 53:29

    Sir Daniel WinnTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Sir Daniel Winn. Daniel is a fine-artist, curator, and philanthropist. Because of his philanthropic work. Daniel was honored with the title of "Knight: in 2018. In this episode, we chat about his harrowing experience coming to America, living homeless on the streets AFTER medical school, realizing his passion for artistry, and eventually becoming a world-renowned fine artist and using his position to help those less fortunate. We discuss his contribution to the Asian World Film Awards; where he designed and crafted the award statuettes, and his personal philosophies with regard to universal truth and the impact of the kindness of strangers to one another. OBVIOUSLY, I ask how, why, and who knighted him!Daniel has TWO galleries in Beverly Hills and one in Vietnam.Follow Sir Daniel Winn on social media:Twit: @WinnSlavin Insta: @SirDanielWinnFB: Daniel WinnGalleries: WinnSlavin.com

    Phil Varone - Drummer (Saigon Kick / Panic Boom)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 68:29

    Phil VaroneTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Phil Varone. Phil is the drummer for the bands Saigon Kick and Panic Boom. In this episode, we chat about Saigon Kick and Phil let's me play their massive 1992 hit "Love Is On The Way". He tells us a little bit about his time with Skid Row and Vince Neil. Then we discuss his stint on the reality show 'Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew', and OF COURSE I ask him about his December 2010 cover & centerfold appearance for Playgirl magazine. Finally, we talk about his new band Panic Boom, and he let's me play their new single "Revolution"; before we close out talking about his upcoming documentary "Thirty Years A Drummer.Follow Phil on social media:Twit: @RealPhilVaroneInsta: @RealPhilVaroneFB: Phil VaroneWebsite: PhilVarone.com / 30yearsadrummer.com

    Courtney Warner Shrem - Crypto Advocate / Actress (Ask Me To Dance)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 43:44

    Courtney Warner ShremTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Courtney Warner Shrem. Courtney is an advocate for crypto currencies and an actress in the new film Ask Me To Dance. In this episode, we chat about her previous career as a hip hop dancer, and why she made the move to acting. We discuss her new film Ask Me To Dance, which stars previous guests Gabriel Jarret, Jesse Kove, and Tom Malloy. She tells us how much fun it was to be on set, and how this experience made her and her husband (Charlie Shrem) want to get into the world of producing. Of course we discuss crypto currency, Bitcoin, and some of the infinite possibilities associated with this new wave of block chain technology. Look for Ask Me To Dance everywhere you watch movies!Follow Courtney on social media:Twit: @CourtMWarner Insta: @crtac4lifFB: Courtney Marie Shrem

    Tom Malloy Returns! - Actor / Producer (Ask Me To Dance)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 51:19

    Tom Malloy Returns!Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know even more about Tom Malloy. Tom is a writer, producer, actor, and now director. Having produced over a dozen films, Tom finally decided to direct one! In this episode, we chat about why he decided to finally take that next step, and how that made him want to type cast himself as a director. He tells us all about his new film Ask Me To Dance; which he wrote, starred, produced, and directed. It also stars previous guests Gabriel Jarret & Jesse Kove; as well as the enigmatic Joyce DeWitt!. Tom shares stories from the set, and even gives us some glimpses into some fun he had on other sets.... like when he got to dance with Betty White in a film! Tom explains what a producer is and what a producer does (because I am always confused about that); and finally, he explains a little about crypto currency and how it is making it's way into financing productions in film and television.Keep your eyes out for his new film: Ask Me To Dance!Follow Tom on social media:Twit: @TomMalloyInsta: @TomMalloyFB: Tom Malloywebsite: Filmmakingstuff.comWebsite: GlassHouseDistribution.com

    Dusty Grant - Musician (Dusty Grant)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 60:32

    Dusty GrantTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Dusty Grant.Dusty is a musician in Kansas who is quickly making a name for himself in and around the music scene; not just locally, but regionally, and even nationally. In this episode we chat about why he moved from the Omaha area to the Wichita area, and what got him into music. We discuss some of the pitfalls associated with the music business, and he stresses the importance of being prepared for when an opportunity presents itself. Because of his tireless dedication and persistence; Dusty has had a phenomenal past year and a half or so. He has opened for some giant national acts like: Danielle Nicole, Daughtry, Candlebox, Blacktop Mojo, and more. He even had a couple of songs make Stange Currency's top 10 list of local releases om NPR affiliate KMUW. Dusty lets me play one of those songs, and I think you will understand why it made the list, and why his star is rising.Follow Dusty on social media:Twit: @DustyGrant57Insta: @DustyGrant57FB: Dusty GrantTikTok: @DustyGrant57YouTube: Dusty Grant

    Steven O'Reilly Returns! - Musician (Soul Circus Cowboys)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 63:22

    Steven O'Reilly Returns!Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I catch up with previous guest Steven O'Reilly in his return appearance. In this episode, we chat about how it's going since he moved from Louisville, Kentucky to Tampa Bay, Florida a little over a year ago. He tells us about the status of his podcast: The Bar Star Podcast, his new band: Soul Circus Cowboys, and all about this new adventure his wife and he are about to embark on. Steven and I chatted for well over two hours, so it was really hard to get down to a reasonable length episode. We do play one of Soul Circus Cowboys' songs, and I think you're gonna dig it!Follow Steven on social media:Twit: @OreillyDrumsInsta: @OreillyDrumsFB: Steven O'ReillyFollow Soul Circus Cowboys on social media:Twit: @SoulCircusTweetInsta: @SoulCircusCowboysMusicFB: Soul Circus CowboysSoulcircuscowboys.com

    Richard Stanley - Bank Robber / Author (Up On Game Series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 72:05

    Richard StanleyTake a walk down Fascination Street as I get to know Richard Stanley.Richard was convicted of robbing thirteen banks in southern California in the early 2000's. Known as 'The Skinny Bandit'; Richard learned most of what he needed to know from a television show called The FBI Files. He used the show as a sort of 'how to' video series of what NOT to do. In this episode, we chat about what about growing up in Otay, Ca. would make him want to rob banks, and what made him think he could get away with it. He takes us step by step through the events of his very first bank robbery. We talk about how he got caught, and a little about his time in prison. Then we cover what some of his jobs were after prison, and why he decided to write the 'Up On Game' series of books. There are two in the series so far: 'Up On Game: From Robbing Banks To Stacking Bitcoin' and the sequel; "Up On Game: When I Ruled The World'.Previous guest Mike Dawson reads the audiobook versions of both books, which are available everywhere fine books & audiobooks are sold. We also touch briefly on his crypto trading and the world he is building in the metaverse on Decentraland.org. This was a very fascinating and engaging conversation. We didn't even really cover the second book, which was written after some statutes of limitations expired. If I had to guess, I would say that Richard will return for a second episode!Follow Richard on social media:Twit: @UpOnGameBookInsta: @Up_On_Game_BookMetaverse: Decentraland.org Coordinates: 59 -139

    Jason Ritter RETURNS! - Actor (Raising Dion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 54:52

    Jason Ritter RETURNS!***THIS IS PART OF MY RAISING DION SEASON 2 WEEK-LONG PODCASTING EVENT***Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know even more about Jason Ritter.Jason is a third generation actor who has more than a hundred acting credits, and counting. In this episode we chat about a fairly recent short form documentary about his father (John Ritter) that aired on ABC, called 'Superstar: John Ritter'. Then we get caught up with what it's like to be a dad, and how Jason and his family endured Covid. Finally; we discuss all things Raising Dion season 2 (no spoilers). Raising Dion season 2 is out now on Netflix. Revisit season 1 and then forge right ahead into season 2. This is a great family friendly show with excitement and plot twists.Follow Jason on social media:Twit: @JasonRitterInsta: @Jason_RitterFB: Jason RitterTikTok: JasonRitter1980

    Ja'Siah Young - Actor (Raising Dion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 28:46

    Ja'Siah Young.***THIS IS PART OF MY RAISING DION SEASON 2 WEEK-LONG PODCASTING EVENT***Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actor Ja'Siah Young. Ja'Siah is a ten-year-old actor who stars in the hit Netflix show Raising Dion (now in it's second season). In this episode, Ja'Siah and I chat about what made him want to become an actor, what he wants to be when he grows up, and what it feels like to be the lead character of a show at such a young age. He tells us how he spent his time during Covid, and how he likes to spend his time when he isn't working. This episode is part of my week long special podcast event focusing on the release of Season 2 of Raising Dion. Make sure you catch all 5 episodes in the series!Catch Raising Dion on Netflix (OUT NOW!)Follow Ja'Siah on social media:Twit: @Ja'SiahYoungInsta: @Ja'SiahYoungOfficialFB: Ja'Siah YoungTikTok: Ja'SiahYoungOfficialand his YouTube channel: Ja'Siah Young

    Sammi Haney RETURNS! - Actress (Raising Dion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 38:13

    Sammi Haney RETURNS!***THIS IS PART OF MY RAISING DION SEASON 2 WEEK-LONG PODCASTING EVENT***Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know even more about return guest Sammi Haney. This is Sammi's second appearance on the show, and she holds the record for being the youngest guest ever to appear on Fascination Street Podcast. Sammi is an actress and inspiration. She plays Esperanza on Netflix's Raising Dion, which just released their second season. In this episode we chat about Sammi, Ja'Siah (Dion), and Gavin (Johnathan) playing on the set, and getting up to shenanigans when they aren't working. We also talk about how much she is looking forward to season two. Sammi tells us how she spent her Covid, about some recent surgeries, and her new pet! We also have some laughs about how much fun it is to work on Raising Dion and to be best friends with the other kids on the show. I mean they all play Minecraft together!Obviously there are no spoilers for season two; but go back and watch season one if you haven't. Special thanks to Sammi's parents Matt and Priscilla for once again making this happen. Follow Sammi on social media:Insta: @SammiHaneyFB: Disability ShirtsCheck out her website: DisabilityShirts.com

    Gavin Munn - Actor (Raising Dion / The Righteous Gemstones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 38:02

    Gavin Munn***THIS IS PART OF MY RAISING DION SEASON 2 WEEK-LONG PODCASTING EVENT***Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Gavin Munn. Gavin is a child actor who is quickly making a name for himself. Starting at age 5; Gavin is fairly well accomplished at the tender age of 12. Having starred in a film with Robert Deniro, and currently acts on not one; but TWO very popular tv shows! Gavin stars as Abraham Gemstone on HBO's The Righteous Gemstones (currently in its second season) and as Jonathan King on Netflix's Raising Dion (currently in its second season). In this episode, we chat about what it is like to work with Robert Deniro, as well as John Goodman, and Danny McBride. We also talk about being real life friends with his co-stars on both sets, plus what kinds of daredevil activities he likes to get up to while not filming. Gavin is pretty down to earth and has just about as much fun working, and he does playing. Check out Season 2 of The Righteous Gemstones and season 2 of Raising Dion; both available now!Follow Gavin on social media:Insta: @GavinWMunn

    Carol Barbee - Show Runner / Executive Producer / Writer (Raising Dion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 51:58

    Carol Barbee.***THIS IS PART OF MY RAISING DION SEASON 2 WEEK-LONG PODCASTING EVENT***Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Carol Barbee. Carol is a television writer and show runner; currently for the Netflix show Raising Dion. In this episode we chat about her journey to become a writer in Hollywood, some of the previous shows she worked on including Judging Amy and Providence. We discuss some very important advice and tips to anyone who wants to become a television writer; and we talk all about how she came to be part of the great TV show Raising Dion. Along the way; we talk about her involvement with Donate Life Hollywood, and how important their mission is. Raising Dion season TWO is now available on Netflix!Follow Carol on social media:Insta: @CBarbee1

    Jesse Kove - Actor (Cobra Kai / Ask Me To Dance)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 30:44

    Jesse KoveTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actor Jesse Kove.Jesse is an actor in such films as: As Night Came, D-Day: The Battle of Omaha Beach, On Wings Of Eagles, Psycho Stripper, Christmas On The Menu, and the upcoming Ask Me To Dance and A Taste Of Love. He has been in TV shows like: Gravesend, Steve The Intern, and Cobra Kai. In this episode we chat about why he chose to get into the family business, what it's like to work with his father Martin Cove on a few projects, some of his past projects, as well as some of his upcoming projects. OF COURSE we talk about what an impact original The Karate Kid trilogy had on him growing up, and what it was like to get the call, and to be part of Netflix's Cobra Kai series.Keep an eye out for his upcoming films Ask Me To Dance / A Taste Of LoveKeep an eye out for his upcoming arc on Gravesend (Amazon TV)Follow Jesse on social media:Twit: @JesseKoveInsta: @JesseKove

    Kordel K. France - CEO / Founder (Seekar Technologies)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 45:20

    Kordel K. FranceTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Kordel France.Kordel is the CEO and c-founder of Seekar Technology; an artificial intelligence technology company based in Dallas, Tx. Seekar offers an "Advanced Technology Platform" for a more "Mobile, Explainable, and Ethical AI". In this episode, Kordel explains what exactly is AI or artificial intelligence, and why he decided to get into that field after growing up on an Idaho potato farm. He also explains some of the things that can go wrong if AI isn't monitored, and what can go wrong if it IS monitored. We explore some of the potential uses for AI going forward, and then we discuss what exactly his company Seekar Technology DOES. Generally speaking, I would say that an in-depth discussion about artificial intelligence would be boring and dry as hell; but not this time! Kordel brings wit and humor along for the ride. We have fun the whole way through. You might even learn some things AND have a good time doing it! Finally, we end the show with what I thought was a ridiculous question about crypto currencies; but Kordel brings the knowledge in on this subject as well! Follow Kordel on social media:Twit: @KordelKFranceInsta: @KordelFranceWebsite: Seekartech.com

    Gabriel Jarret - Actor (Real Genius / Ask Me To Dance)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 46:23

    Gabriel JarretTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Gabriel Jarret. Gabe is an actor who has been in the business for more than 30 years. His very first film role was the lead in the cult classic film: REAL GENIUS! In this episode we chat about his experiences on that film, including some stories from the set. Next we move onto some of his memorable experiences on the set of Karate Kid III, and then we talk a bit about the Howard brothers (Clint and Ron). Finally, we chat about Gabe's THREE new projects! Ask Me To Dance is an upcoming film starring legendary actress Joyce DeWitt and Jesse Kove; written, directed, and also starring previous guest Tom Malloy. Already out is the Anne Heche led 13 Minutes; which is based on the true story of a small town devastated by tornados. Also upcoming is the Kate Bosworth series Bring On The Dancing Horses. Gabe is also a certified (and well respected) American Sign Language interpreter; so naturally that comes up as well.Follow Gabriel on social media:Insta: @GabrielJarretFB: Gabriel Jarret

    Vinnie Tortorich #5 - Filmmaker (Beyond Impossible)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 65:21

    Vinnie Tortorich #5Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I chat with Vinnie Tortorich in his record FIFTH appearance on the show! In this episode; Vinnie and I chat about his new documentary film: Beyond Impossible. We catch up a little, and then Vinnie tells me WHY he made this film and WHO he made it FOR. We do discuss some of the content in the film, and some of the people in it; as well as some of the parts that stood out to me... even some parts that made me laugh! Lastly, we discuss how the current global supply chain issues have affected his other businesses: Pure Vitamin Club, Pure Coffee Club, and NSNG Foods. Beyond Impossible is available on iTunes right now, so go get it!Follow Vinnie on social media:Twit: @VinnieTortorichInsta: @VinnieTortorichFB: Vinnie TortorichHis podcast: Fitness Confidential Website: FitnessConfidential.com

    Phillip Greenwald - Start Up Guru and Co-Founder (HiWave)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 52:18

    Phillip GreenwaldTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Phillip Greenwald.Phillip is a Start Up guru and the co-founder of HiWave. In this episode, we chat about Phillip's getting into the start-up world, teaching classes at Harvard, eventually becoming the Associate Director of Technology and Lead Technology Advisor there. We talk about several novice Start-up mistakes, and finally we discuss Phillip's newest venture; HiWave. HiWave is a sticker with NFC technology that allows you to put your contact information, social media info, website, and even Venmo info onto the HiWave sticker so that when you meet people, they can just tap their smartphone to your sticker and BOOM, they have all of your contact info!Follow Phillip on social media:Insta: @HiWave.co / @ThePhilGreenwald FB: HiWave.coWebsite: HiWave.co

    Colleen Foy - Actress (Blonde)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 45:49

    Colleen FoyTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actress Colleen Foy.In this episode we chat about how Colleen found her calling as an actress, and we discuss some of her projects like: There Will Be Blood, Castle, and her newest project the upcoming Netflix film Blonde which covers the life of Marilyn Monroe and is slated for an early 2022 release. She shares her experience working on Sesame Street; and Colleen tells us about why she learned American Sign Language and how that helped her get a few key roles.Colleen also tells us what it is like to work with some of the biggest stars of our time; including: Nathan Fillion, Shonda Rhimes, Daniel Day Lewis, Bobby Cannavale, Big Bird, and Ana de Armas.Follow Colleen on social media:Twit: @ColleenFoyInsta: @ColleenFoy

    Morris Miller - CEO (Xenex Disinfection Service)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 58:35

    Morris MillerTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Morris Miller.Morris is the CEO of Xenex Disinfection Service in San Antonio, Tx. In this episode we chat about' Xenex and his previous / other endeavors; Rack Space, Curtis Hill Publishing, and Golfballs.com. Morris explains in pretty good detail how he went from medical school, to law school, to company founder and beyond. Moving through his career at several different start-ups and businesses until we wind up at Xenex. We get to know what Xenex does, why he got involved with it, and how the Xenex LightStrike Robot is saving lives and changing the world. Follow Morris and Xenex on social media:Twit: @MorrisAMiller @XenexDisinfectInsta: @XenexDisinfectFB: Morris MillerWebsite: MorrisMiller.com / Xenex.com / TectonicVC.com

    Judi Beecher - Actress (Tango Shalom)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 43:46

    Judi BeecherTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actress Judi Beecher. Judi is an actress, singer, and songwriter. In this episode; we chat about her: banking, acting, modeling and singing in France, Italy, and Spain, and Germany. Performing with The Gypsy Kings in Europe, and working with Danny Boone. We also talk about her extreme love of Paris and her TWO new projects. My Name Is Ronya is still in production, and Tango Shalom is in theaters now, (and maybe streaming). She also tells us what it was like to work with Woody Allen and why she does so many acting projects in France. Enjoy!Follow Judi on social media:Twit: @JudiBeecherInsta: @ActressJudiBeecherOfficialFB: Judi BeecherWebsite: TangoShalomMovie.com

    Maria DiLorenzo - Journalist / Author (True Crime)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 39:42

    Maria DiLorenzoTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Maria DiLorenzo. Maria is a true crime journalist and author. In this episode we chat about some of her articles on TheCrimeReport.org which focus on the New York criminal justice system and some of the new laws that could potentially go into effect. Then we focus on her website: BeyondTheCrime.com where she helps convicted murderers tell THEIR side of the story. Lastly, Maria tells us about her upcoming book; which is basically the authorized biography of spree killer Maksim Gelman who killed 4 people and wounded 5 others around Valentine's Day in 2011. She tells us why she embarked on this book; and what her experiences were like going into Riker's and sitting down with a spree killer.Follow Maria on social media:Insta: Beyond_The_CrimeFB: Beyond The CrimeWebsite: BeyondTheCrime.com

    Dusty Bo - Musician

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 57:58

    Dusty BoTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Dusty Bo. Dusty is a singer / songwriter and guitar player from Louisville, Kentucky. In this episode, we chat about why he left Louisville to case his rock star dreams in Los Angeles. He tells us about some of the bands he played with, some of the iconic venues he played in, and what it was like to support a nationally touring act. Then we talk about his new music project; an album called The Vulture and The Fox, and how he is going about releasing the tracks one at a time in this new digital age, Finally, Dusty lets me play a track off of that album; a beautiful song called No One Else.Follow Dusty on social media:Twit: @DustyVoxInsta: @DustyvoxFB: Dusty Bo Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5o7tPbaAEhaAtOYd83Njs8?si=zTyuIq_JRLOj8iM_sG4zgAYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzNXOG12eDQ

    Tony Winters - Actor (Yellow Jackets / National Champions)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 47:29

    Tony WintersTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actor Tony Winters. In this episode, we chat about why Tony became an actor, a terrible frost bite that almost left Tony's hands permanently damaged, and my favorite 80's TV show Hunter; where Tony had a recurring role. Then we move on to some more recent projects; including the Showtime drama Yellowjackets, and the new film National Champions released Nov 24th, 2021. Tony shares a wonderfully charming story about working with the great Sydney Poitier, and a hilarious story about working with legend James Earl Jones! Finally, Tony tells us about the upcoming season 2 of a show called Two Degrees. He acts in it and also wrote and directed one of these episodes in his directorial debut!Follow Tony on social media:Twit: @TonyWinters128Insta: @PrettyTonyWintersFB: Tony Winters

    Ebin Antony - Actor (Spoken / Butterfly)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 37:01

    Ebin AntonyTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Ebin Antony. Ebin is an actor currently based in the New Orleans area. In this episode we chat about his growing up in India, getting into the voice over scene over there; where he voiced over 100 projects, before deciding to pursue an engineering degree in America. He tells us why he chose to study in The U.S.; and then explains how he got the confidence to follow his life long dream to become an actor. Of course we discuss his two new projects: Spoken (available now on Amazon Prime) and Butterfly (to be released soon). Finally, Ebin talks about what it is like to act against a pretend monster against a green screen, and which of his careers he likes the most.Follow Ebin on social media:Twit: @ActorEbinAntonyInsta: @ActorEbinAntonyFB: Ebin Antony

    Kate Weiser - Chocolatier (Kate Weiser Chocolate)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 52:07

    Kate WeiserTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know chocolatier; Kate Weiser. In this episode, Kate and I talk about why she wanted to get into the culinary arts, what made her decide on the chocolate side of the industry, and how much she hates making bread. We also chat about how she partnered up with one of the biggest names in the restaurant business to open Kate Weiser Chocolate; plus she tells us about the mysterious Carl The Snowman!Follow Kate on social media:Insta: @OfficialKWChocolateFB: Kate Weiser ChocolateWebsite: KateWeiserChocolate.com

    Rick Ferrari - Commercial Talent Agent (Ferrari Talent)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 44:07

    Rick FerrariTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Rick Ferrari. Rick is a commercial talent agent located in Los Angeles; who recently started Ferrari Talent. In this episode; Rick and I chat about his growing up in New York and some of the crazy antics he got up to while there. He explains how he got into the talent agent business; and tells some great stories about some of the people he has worked with and some of the fascinating ways he has made things happen and moved up in the business. Rick also tells us about his time working on award winning music videos, working with Dolly Parton, and why he chose to move to LA. Finally, we hear all about his new agency: Ferrari Talent, and why he and his partner decided to start their own agency during a pandemic!Follow Rick on social media:Twit : @RickMFerrariInsta: @RickFerrari_biz / @Rick_Ferrari / @FerrariTalentAgencyFB: Rick FerrariWebsite: FerrariTalent.com

    Carl Ray - Singer / Songwriter

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 41:24

    Carl RayTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Carl Ray.Carl is a country music singer / songwriter who has been writing and playing music for the past few decades. In this episode; we chat about how he got into the music business, and how he came to be best friends with, and mentored by the legendary Johnny Nash. Carl tells some stories about his buddy, and shares some of the advice he got from Johnny. Carl has a hit song that some waves in 2020 and he graciously lets me play it on the show. Then we talk about how Johnny Nash and Carl always meant to do a song together; but never got to is before Johnny's passing last year. So Carl chose one of Johnny's biggest hits, added some lyrics, put a few twists on it; and released it to growing acclaim. I can't wait for you to hear it. Finally, Carl tells us about a Spotify playlist he has put together celebrating Black country music artists, and where you can find it.Follow Carl on social media:Twit: @OfficialCarlRayInsta: @OfficialCarlRayFB: Country Music Artist Carl RayWebsite: CarlRay.com

    Patrick Gibson - Singer / Songwriter

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 30:13

    Patrick GibsonTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Patrick Gibson. Patrick is a singer / songwriter from Florida who is starting to make a name for himself with his faith based country music and story telling lyrics. He has a new single out called The American Prayer that is making waves all over the country. In this episode, we talk about why he got into the music business, and how its going so far. He shares what his faith means to him, and why he tells the stories he tells with his music. While he does offer me the opportunity to play his newest single (The American Prayer); I chose not to because I think the music video tells a wonderful story as well. So I suggest you go check that out. Patrick does; however agree to let me play one of his earlier songs that means a lot to him, and I think you're going to enjoy that one as well.Follow Patrick on social media:Twit: @PGCountryInsta: @PGCountryFB: @PGCountry / @PatrickGibsonMusicWebsite: PGCountry.com

    Introducing: Vanishing Postcards

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 13:44

    Introducing Vanishing Postcards.This is a little treat for those of you who may not have found this new podcast yet.It is called Vanishing Postcards, and it's my new favorite show.Join host Evan Stern as he travels the back roads and small towns of Texas and stops into places a little off the beaten path. Get to know some of the folks and places that make it with your time to venture off of the big highways; like we used to do before we were in such a rush to get to where we were going.You can find Vanishing Postcards wherever you get your podcasts.--Steve

    Evan Stern - Podcaster (Vanishing Postcards)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 53:19

    Evan SternTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Evan Stern.Evan is a Texas native who eventually moved to The Big Apple in pursuit of following his performance dreams. Although he loves NYC; there is a nagging part of Evan that misses the great state of Texas. So he took some time off, flew to Texas, and then drove across The Lone Star State to visit tiny towns, and unique destinations that aren't on any map......... and then he turned that into a podcast! Vanishing Postcards is a documentary style podcast of sorts where Evan goes to out of the way places and talks to the people who inhabit them. Getting both their story AND the story of the area and businesses. In this episode, we chat about why he moved to New York, why he misses Texas so much, and what made him start a podcast dedicated to these unsung people and places. We talk about his podcast; and we have a lot of fun along the way. I talk about my favorite episode of his show, and Evan tells us what we can expect from Vanishing Postcards in the future. Enjoy!Follow Evan on social media:Twit: @EvanCSternInsta: @VanishingPostcardsFB: Evan Stern & Vanishing Postcards

    Mia St. John (The Knockout) - 5 Time World & International Boxing Champion (WBC, IBA, IFBA)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 26:16

    Mia St. JohnTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Mia St. John.Mia is a FIVE TIME boxing champion including: WBC, IBA, and IFBA. In this episode we chat about why she got into boxing, and how & why she initially worked with legendary boxing promotor Don King. Mia shares an epiphany she had during a fight with her career long arch rival; Christy Martin. Then we shift gears a little bit to talk about addiction & sobriety, as well as some of the tragic losses she and her family have suffered over the past few years. We discuss the Mia St. John Foundation; what they do, and how you can help. She also explains why she felt it was necessary to hire Mark Geragos to sue the mayor of Los Angeles (Eric Garcetti) due to his Covid shut down of Alcoholic's Anonymous support groups; and how that turned out. Finally, we chat about Mia's new book called "Fighting For My Life" available NOW for pre-order. Mia advocates for mental health as well as the homeless in and around Los Angeles.Enjoy this conversation with boxing legend Mia St. John.Follow Mia on social media:Twit: @MiaStJohnBoxerInsta: @MiaStJohnBoxerFB: Mia St. JohnMIaStJohnFoundation.org

    Kelly Lang - Singer / Songwriter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 29:04

    Kelly LangTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Kelly Lang. Kelly is a singer / songwriter who has worked with some of the biggest stars in country music. In this episode we chat about: her time on the television talent show Star Search, some of the cool people she has worked with including Lorrie Morgan and previous guest BJ Thomas. Kelly also shares a story about her struggle with breast cancer, and her new song 'I'm Not Going Anywhere'; which is currently being used in a national advertising campaign for a nationwide hospital system. It's a touching and moving song, and she lets me play it on the show. Enjoy!Follow Kelly on social media:Twit: @KellyLangMusicInsta: @KellylangMusicFB: Kelly LangWebsite: KellyLang.net

    Nikki Dixon & Nicholas Rice - Actors / Producers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 45:04

    Nikki Dixon & Nicholas RiceTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Nikki Dixon & Nicholas Rice. These two actors have been is tons of stuff, including; Queen Of The South, Claws, Fear The Walking Dead, and Cruel Summer. In this episode we chat about some of those things, as well as why and how they came to be in the film & television business. We talk about the acting class that they met each other in, which is also how they came to be on my show! (Thanks to Stephanie Carter). However, MOSTLY we talk about the new project they are working on which is a film called Preemptive Strike and some of the names that are associated with it. Enjoy!Follow Nikki & Nick on social media:Twit: @TheNikkiDixon / @TheNicholasRiceInsta: @TheNikkiDixon / @TheNicholasRiceFB: Nikki Dixon / Nicholas RiceTikTok: @NicholasAndrewRice

    James Moses Black Returns! - Actor (Soldados O Zombies / Lansky / Queenpins)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 43:47

    James Moses Black Returns!Take a walk with me as I get to know even more about James Moses Black in his return appearance on the show. In this episode; we chat about his new Amazon Prime series Soldados O Zombies, and his new films: Lansky and Queenpins. James also tells us about his time during Covid, some really fun stories about working on set in Mexico, and he catches us up on how development is coming along with his passion project 55. This episode has it all: AK47's, Mexican drug cartels, Mezcal, and "more cocaine than I have ever seen for $15"!Enjoy!Follow James on social media:Insta: @JamesMosesBlack_FB: James Moses Black

    BONUS: Ed Asner's 2 Appearances (Joined) Re-Release

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 80:22

    Ed Asner 1929-2021This is a bonus episode (re-release) of Ed's two prior appearances on the show; joined into one episode.On Sunday, August 29th, 2021 we lost an American icon.Ed Asner was an actor from the mid 1950's up until the day he passed; with roles in 13 films yet to be released and roles in 7 television shows, also yet to be released.Ed served 2 terms as the president of The Screen Actors Guild from 1981 to 1985.He won 7 Primetime Emmy Awards, was beloved by generations, and was consistently a polarizing and outspoken political activist.More important than any of that (at least to me), is that Ed was a guest on my show not once, but twice. He could not have been more of a delight either time. Both appearances were to promote new books he had authored; and the second appearance was at his request!This bonus episode is those two conversations; joined into one episode.The first one was released July 25th, 2018 and at that point; the audio quality of the show wasn't the best. Please hang in there as it is a fun episode.The second episode was released August 10th, 2020; little more than 1 year before his passing.In the second episode, Ed speaks fondly of his family and talks about them in great detail. This is heartfelt and you can feel the love and the longing for days long passed.Ed was more kind to me than I could ever have hoped for; and will always hold a special place in my heart.Blessings on a life well lived Mr. Yitzhak Ed Asner; thank you for your kindness, you will be missed.--Steve

    Don McLean - Music Legend / American Icon (American Pie)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 32:14

    Don McLeanTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Don McLean. Legendary singer / songwriter; Don is most known for his super smash hit AMERICAN PIE, which was released FIFTY YEARS AGO this year! In this episode, Don and I chat about: some of his songs, his new and upcoming projects, including: a new album of originals, a new album of covers, a new documentary, a play, a movie, and a new children's book called "American Pie: A Fable" which drops in October. Then he tells us about the true story behind the hit song "Killing Me Softly"; which is not his song, but has a very interesting connection that I bet you didn't know about. Don was kind enough to let me play some of his classic songs during this episode, as well as one of the covers off of his new album of covers called "Still Playin Favorites". Be sure to check out his website for upcoming tour dates (covid permitting). Don McLean is a legend, a brilliant poet and songwriter; but more importantly, he was a super king and generous to me! Enjoy this conversation with a LEGEND.Follow Don on social media:Twit: @DonMcLeanInsta: @TheDonMcLeanFB: Don McLean (Musician)Website: DonMcLean.com

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