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!
In this episode I chat with actress, baker, and caterer Ashley Arpel Greenwald. We chat about why she got into acting, some of her first roles (including Kevin Smith’s Cop Out), as well as getting to work with some of the greats: Bruce Willis, Russell Brand, Helen Mirin, and Nick Cage! We also chat about her recent films Destined To Ride and working with Joey Lawrence. Of course we talk about her baking and catering company, she teases a possible new show focusing on baking, and we find out what the cool kids are doing with OREOS!
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This episode is my conversation with Jesse Vest. Jesse is the founding bass player for the 90’s rock band Days Of The New and ALSO the founding bass player for the 2000’s rock band Tantric! This was a fun conversation with an actual rock star. In this episode we talk about what drew him to music, his time with Days Of The New and Tantric, as well as his past and present relationship with one time best friend Travis Meeks. We also talk about his podcast: CrasherCast, and his current band The Louisville Crashers. Also Jesse lets me play one of their songs!
Jesse’s social media:
Grab a copy of Jesse’s ICONIC work:
Days Of The New debut album: https://amzn.to/2CmKyZI
Tantric debut album: https://amzn.to/2CQffaO
Check out Jesse’s current band: TheLouisvilleCrashers.com
Check out Jesse’s podcast CrasherCast on iTunes or wherever.
Ok guys and gals! I managed to track down one of the three hosts of the world famous and insanely popular true crime podcast THINKING SIDEWAYS! This is my interview with Steve from Thinking Sideways. In this interview we chat about the many similarities between him and I, as well as what got him into podcasting. We also talk about how the three hosts met and why they decided to do a show together. Of course we talk about why they decided to end the show after 5 years and what the immediate future looks like for Steve.
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Check out Thinking Sideways Podcast on Apple or wherever!
This episode is my conversation with author Jennifer Irwin. In this episode we talk about why boarding school is a great idea, why fathers should stick around and help raise their kids, what got her into writing, and her new VERY popular book: A DRESS THE COLOR OF THE SKY. There is a give away in this episode so pay attention! #ADressTheColorOfTheSky
Follow Jennifer on Social Media:
FB: Jennifer Irwin (Novelist)
Jennifer’s website: JenniferIrwinAuthor.com
In this episode I sit down with acclaimed San Antonio Chef Steven McHugh. In this episode we talk about why he became a chef, how a trip to New Orleans changed the path of his career, his time working for the great John Besh, as well as his battle with cancer, his experience on Beat Bobby Flay, and his wildly popular Cured Restaurant at The Pearl Brewery in SATX.
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Also: @CuredAtPearl on Twitter and Instagram
This episode is my interview with Travelers tv show super fan Jennifer Ellis. I ran across Jennifer on social media due to a video she put up for a ‘What Travelers Means To Me’ project associated with the show’s fan page on Twitter. In this episode we talk about how she found the tv show Travelers, why she likes it so much, and how she used her love of this show as fuel in her journey to one of the most amazing transformations l have ever seen.
Link to Jennifer’s AMAZING video:
Travelers fan page on Twit: @Fan_Travelers
This episode is my chat with author, former youngest chief of staff in congress, and dealer of antiquities; Gerald Weaver. In this episode we talk about working for congress, getting caught up in some nefarious dealings, going to federal prison, and his two novels: Gospel Prism & The First First Gentleman. We also talk about being a lawyer and lobbyist, as well as what it’s like to be a Sicilian in prison. Enjoy guys, this is a VERY interesting episode!
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Buy his books:
Gospel Prism: https://amzn.to/2oj3O1X
The First First Gentleman: https://amzn.to/2PiuQ4T
In this episode we take a walk down Fascination Street and get to know actor Ali Agirnas. You have seen Ali in The Brave, Longmire, and Godless; now find out why he came to America, why he fit on so well with Santa Fe, NM culture, and why he got into acting. Reach out to him on Social media and tell him how much you liked his story!
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FB: Ali Agirnas
Have you ever wondered who in the hell makes CUSTOM sneakers? I mean the DOPE AF ones that you only see on super famous rich athletes, and TV stars? Me too; so I found one of the most creative and mind blowing sneaker artists in the game and had a super FASCINATING interview with him. This is that interview. His Name is Doug Romer, but he is most widely known as THE ORIGINAL SHOE CHEF. This guy is amazing. You can check out his shoes on Instagram and social media (scroll down), and you WILL be seeing this guy’s work very, VERY soon! Enjoy…..
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Insta: @TheOriginalShoeChef (Best contact)
This episode is with New Jersey actor and all around nice guy Scott Churchson. You know Scott from America’s Got Talent (what the hell is a finger contortionist?) as well as acting roles in: The Duece, and Gwendolyn. We talk about his podcast FILM YAP, as well as his involvement with A Shared Universe Podcasting Studio, being the voice of The New Jersey Devils, and his more than 700 days acting on set!
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FB: Scott Churchson
Check out Scott on Film Yap Podcast
Scott’s America’s Got Talent video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0YR9bm-nG4