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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 will be fascinating ONLY to me. Some will be fascinating to you too. In the end, I guess this podcast is just an excuse for me to get to travel, meet, and talk to more people. So if you are so inclined…
Walk with me, down Fascination Street!
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I chat once again with Vinnie Tortorich. As you may already know; Vinnie is a celebrity fitness trainer, fitness book author, podcaster, and now DOCUMENTARIAN. In this episode we catch up on what Vinnie has been up to since he was last on the show. We talk about him getting to meet Steve Miller, and what that was like. We talk about Vinnie climbing two of the tallest mountains in the world, and of course we talk about the highly anticipated release of his first film titled: FAT: A Documentary.
Follow Vinnie on social media:
FB: Vinnie Tortorich
Podcast: Fitness Confidential
Watch the film: https://amzn.to/2MMIfF8
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Jeremy Asbrock. In addition to being married to the lovely (and previous guest) Hannah Fairlight; Jeremy is a lifetime rock and roll guitar player. Jeremy has been playing guitar in bands for decades, and is currently the touring guitar player for BOTH Gene Simmons AND Ace Frehley when they tour their solo projects. In this episode we chat about what got Jeremy into music, and how it came to be that he gets to tour with these ICONS of rock. We also chat about some of the off stage experiences of hanging with these guys, as well as Jeremy’s band The Rock N Roll Residency. Jeremy does let me play one of their songs! Enjoy…
Photo by: Words Cant Explain Creations (Somonauk, Illinois)
Follow Jeremy on social media:
FB: Jeremy Asbrock
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Malcolm Brickhouse. Malcolm is the guitar player and singer / songwriter for the band Unlocking The Truth. In this episode we chat about how Malcolm got into music at a VERY young age and formed a band with his best friend before they were 10 years old. We touch on some of the band’s success: becoming a viral sensation on You Tube, being the youngest band to play at The Van’s Warped Tour and Coachella in 2014, playing with some of the biggest bands in the world, and even the book & the documentary about the band. PLUS, Malcolm lets me play a couple of their songs! Get ready for some face melting fun!
Follow Malcolm on social media:
and : @UnlockingTheTruth
FB: Unlocking The Truth
Visit the website: UnlockingTheTruthBand.com
Their album CHAOS: https://amzn.to/2KmDAHR
The Documentary: https://amzn.to/2YSmqpc
The Book: https://amzn.to/2YO5osA
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know automotive journalist JP Emerson. JO and I met tangentially as mutual fans of a few automotive related podcasts; and JP was kind enough to chat with me for a bit about what he does and why he does it. In this episode JP and I chat about what got him into cars, what got him into writing about cars, and I put out a request for all of you STREETWALKERS to send him your stories. We also touch on some cars that would be really nice to have, and what makes car stories so precious. Enjoy!
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Check out his website: jpemerson.com
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actor and Texas boy Jay Pennington. I was very excited to find out that Jay lives in the same small town as I do, just outside of San Antonio. This is the first episode of Fascination Street recorded in person AT MY HOUSE! It was a lot of fun and I hope you streetwalkers enjoy it too.
In this episode Jay and I chat about his career before he got into acting, (its quite historic actually). We also talk about how he discovered acting and what led him to it. Of course we discuss some of his past and future projects, and along the way Jay gives some advice and a few tips for those who may be just getting started in the acting business. Enjoy!
Follow Jay on social media:
Face Book: Jay Pennington
IMDB: Jay Pennington
This past week, I had the opportunity (for the third time) to fly to Chillicothe, Oh. to see the extraordinary outdoor drama TECUMSEH! Each time my wife and I go, the CEO / producer Brandon Smith is kind enough to gather a few of the actors and let me interview them for my show. This year the episode participants are:
Brandon A. Smith: CEO / Producer
Richard Neal: Simon Kenton
James Cunha: Red Horse
Lance Mendoza: Chiksika & White Loon
CeVonn Williams: Spemica-Lawba
As always; I had so much fun chatting with these actors and am super grateful to them and Brandon for their time and their fun spirits!
GET TICKETS: TecumsehDrama.com
Follow them on social media:
Brandon on FB: Brandon A. Smith
Richard on Insta: @RichWitchIsWhich
James on Insta: @The_CunhaMatata
Lance on FB: Lance Mendoza. Twit: @LanceDamnet
On YouTube: Lance’s Logic
CeVonn Williams on FB: CeVonn Williams
Follow their show everywhere: TecumsehOutdoorDrama
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Pete Evick. Pete is the guitar player for The Bret Michaels Band. In this episode we chat about when and how he got into music, how he ended up playing with Bret Michaels, and some of the cool shows, and places they have played. We also talk about Pete’s book: THE MOMENTS THAT MAKE US, and his candle company SHINING SOL. We talk a little bit about how time seems to fly faster the older you get, and we close the show talking about why we should all be nicer to each other…plus I play ‘This Ain’t The Life’ by his own band Evick. ENJOY!
Follow Pete on social media:
Insta: @Pete_Evick & @ShiningSolCandle
FB: Official Pete Evick & Shining Sol Candle Company
Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2k3WngA
Visit the candle store: www.shiningsol.com
Catch Pete on tour with Bret Michaels Band: BretMichaels.com
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Christopher Downie. Christopher is a film maker from Scotland who has made several short films based on, and / or inspired by Kevin Smith. In this episode we chat about growing up in Scotland, deciding to go to film school, and of course we talk about his short films and his first feature film called SHOOTING CLERKS. Shooting Clerks is a film that tells the story of Kevin Smith and the making of Clerks. As it so happens; Shooting Clerks will be shown at the San Diego Comicon THIS SATURDAY, JULY 20th!
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***THIS IS A VULGARITY & PROFANITY FREE EPISODE***
A couple of months ago, I got to speak with a wonderfully charming young lady named Shelley Dennis. During that interview, she mentioned that she is part Choctaw and also happened to mention that she knows the Chief of the Choctaw Nation. So I wish to extend a VERY SINCERE “Thank You” to Shelley, and to Angela Batton as well. BOTH of these ladies helped to make this episode possible. I cannot thank you both enough, honestly.
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know the current, and 47th Chief of the Choctaw Nation: Chief Gary Batton. In this episode we chat about some of the history of the Choctaw Nation, some of the things that the Choctaw Nation does to make sure that it’s members are taken care of, and we also talk about Gary’s meeting the most recent 3 U.S. Presidents. This is a wonderful conversation with a man who is a leader of his people, a man who has gone to great lengths to ensure his people are protected and that their health is being taken care of. It is my great honor to bring to Fascination Street Podcast Choctaw Nation’s Chief Gary Batton.
Follow Chief Batton on social media:
Twit: @Gary_Batton or @ChiefBatton
FB: Chief Gary Batton
Visit the site: www.ChoctawNation.com
Visit the online store: www.OurChoctawStore.com
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Michael Ames. Michael is an author who grew up on the East coast and eventually found himself in Idaho (yes, that’s a real place). In this episode we chat about great Italian food in New Jersey, then we move on to some hot corduroy talk, before diving head first into his new book. AMERICAN CIPHER: Bowe Bergdahl And The U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan. This is a pretty fascinating interview and we learn that once again, media coverage of this event was wildly misinformed and widely misreported. Enjoy!
Follow Michael on social media:
Michael’s website: Michael-Ames.com
Buy American Cipher from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2xd7sil