WELCOME TO THE SHOW
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 get to know author Kristine Raymond. Kristine didn’t realize she was a writer until late in life; and since then, she has churned out 16 books! In this episode we chat about how writing chose her, we get into her writing process and what is involved in character development. We also talk about her previous work, the book she is currently writing, plus what lies ahead for her writing career.
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Checkout Kristine’s website: KristineRaymond.com
Check out Kristine’s books on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2UDfq1t
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actress Cecilia Leal. Cecilia is originally from Miami, but after attending NYU’s TISCH school of the arts, relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana to pursue her dream of acting. In this episode we talk about growing up in Miami, and what led her to become an actress. We also talk in depth about what she learned in the Experimental Theater Wing (ETW) at NYU TISCH. Cecilia was nice enough to explain Bouffon, the art of French Grotesque Clowning, and we discuss several of her recent projects including the hit film Five Feet Apart, the television series Cloak & Dagger, and the un named Joseph Gordon Levitt Netflix movie.
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Take a walk down Fascination Street with me as I get to know Vincent Strange. Vincent is the host of the super successful podcast: GONE COLD PODCAST – Texas True Crime. In this episode we chat about how Vincent got into podcasts and eventually into podcasting. We also talk about what drew him to the true crime genre, and why he chose to focus on unsolved cases in The Lone Star State. This is an amazingly well put together show with interviews and insight from some of the players involved in each case; including interviews from the victims’ families, friends, and even officers and agents that worked these cases. I’m not sure how they get such access….. but they do!
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street, as I get to know actress Trina LaFargue. Trina was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and can be seen currently in such projects as the TNT show CLAWS, the hit film FIVE FEET APART, and the upcoming Netflix movie THE PERFECT DATE. In this episode we chat about her growing up in NOLA, and what made her decide to become an actress. We also talk about some of the work she has done, and what she does when she isn’t in front of the camera. We also discuss some things that people can do to stay positive and upbeat when things aren’t going the way they planned!
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Brad Osborne. Brad is a: filmmaker, writer, director, producer, editor, and narrator. In this episode we chat about when he used to make the Subway commercials with Jared Fogle, and then get into talking about the THREE T.V. shows that he currently has on the air: Murder Made Me Famous, Scandal Made Me Famous, and The Price Of Fame. Plus we talk a little about some of his documentary work, and finally he tells us about his indie film Chariot. Enjoy folks!
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Give Brad’s favorite project a shot:
Amazon Link for I Am Alive: https://amzn.to/2FvU0d1
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Anna Jaller. Anna is an actress that you may know from the Entourage movie, and the hit television show Speechless on ABC. In this episode we talk about her going to the same high school as Ed Norton, and growing up in the community that Ed’s grandfather CREATED. We also talk about her time in New York and the reasons she moved to Los Angeles, plus her experience being hired for a Japanese commercial. We end the show discussing some very interesting Mercury Retrograde happenings!
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Visit Anna’s website: AnnaJaller.com
Watch her Japanese hair care commercials:
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Jaiden Rivera. In addition to owning his own business called Exotic Pools, in Austin, Tx; Jaiden has his own podcast called Talk Time Radio AND is the co-host of another podcast called Endless Ranters. In this episode we chat about both of those podcasts, and what made him decide to start them, as well as his pool company and we bond like school girls over our mutual affinity for The Adam Carolla Show!
Follow Jaiden on social media:
FB: Jaiden Rivera (Austin)
Twit: @TalkTimeRadio1 & @EndlessRanters
Check out Jaiden’s podcasts: Talk Time Radio & Endless Ranters
In the market for a private beach in your backyard:
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Paul Cappelli. Paul was for a time, an advertising executive in New York with a VERY big firm, back in the 80’s before starting his own firm in the 90’s. After a couple of decades of making a name for himself in that industry; Paul decided to move to Terlizzi, Italy and buy, and renovate an 11 room villa 7 miles from the Adriatic Sea and start an olive oil company! In this episode we talk about some of his more notable advertising campaigns, as well as what it takes to rehab a centuries old villa, and how one starts an olive oil company! Enjoy folks!!
Follow Paul on social media:
FB: Villa Cappelli
Check out Villa Cappelli: VillaCappelli.com
Book a room, or the ENTIRE VILLA:
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know (better) Ryan Kelly. Ryan is the owner and CEO of Pear Analytics and also my friend for the last ten or so years. Pear Analytics is a marketing and SEO company based in San Antonio, Tx. In this episode we get to hear Ryan’s journey from living in the Boston area to the San Antonio area, and he takes us on a journey of his career. From being an aerospace engineer, to starting his own marketing and SEO company! We also touch briefly on the work he did for the Trump family, and his connection to the current campaign manager for the Trump 2020 campaign. Enjoy!
Follow Ryan on social media:
Insta: @PearAnalytics & @RyanKellySanAntonio
FB: Ryan Kelly & Pear Analytics
Check out Ryan’s website: PearAnalytics.com
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know New York stand up comedian, and indie filmmaker Brian Lloyd. In this episode Brian and I chat about his getting into comedy, and how that’s going for him. We also talk about the rising number of women also in the stand up scene, as well as some of his work behind the camera, and his involvement with the Gotham Sports Network.
Follow Brian on social media:
Insta: @Easter_Bunny_Jesus & @IdiotsWithoutCredibility
Visit Brian’s website: TheBrianLloyd.com
and Dirty Bubble Media on You Tube
Check out his NYC sports coverage: GothamSN.com