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!
This week acclaimed director & producer Paul Feig joins me on the show. We talk about why he got into show business, Freaks and Geeks, why he dresses like a dapper British spy, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, and his new Hitchcockian psychological thriller A Simple Favor (starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively) IN THEATERS NOW!
FB: Paul Feig
also: @ASimpleFavor on Twitter & Instagram
This episode is with actress Audrey Walters. Audrey can be seen in AMC’s Preacher, ABC’s Killer Women, and the upcoming western film Big Kill. In this episode we talk about her growing up in Texas, what got her into acting, and her organization Talk To The Camera; which is a program that helps get kids comfortable in front of a camera.
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FB: Audrey Walters
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FB: Talk To The Camera
This episode is with San Antonio based comedian A. J. Garces. In this episode we talk about his previous career as a pop musician, his getting into stand up comedy, his podcast Amine Boys, and his new comedy website ZeroAndSidekick.com *** A.J. will be performing stand up at The Aztec Theatre in downtown San Antonio on Sept 20th! join me, tweet at me, I have FSP stickers to give out.
Get tickets to see A.J. at The Aztec here https://www.rawartists.org/tickets/purchase/2458/352382
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FB: A.J. Garces
Follow Zero And Sidekick: ZeroAndSidekick.com
FB: Zero And Sidekick
This week Connecticut mother turned author Lisa Roisum joins me on Fascination Street to talk about what got her into writing and what her first two books are about. There is a give away in this episode do listen carefully!
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Amazon Book Link: https://amzn.to/2MWHJS7
On this episode I get to speak with Josh Scheinblum. Josh is a investigative reporter for KCRG TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In this episode we talk about how a YouTube contest basically got his career started. We also discuss the difference between a tv personality and an actual journalist.. are Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow journalists? We talk about his work on an Emmy winning CBS news story, and working with Katie Couric PLUS we end the show by discussing the difference between whiskey and bourbon. This is a very insightful episode.
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email Josh: Josh.Scheinblum@KCRG.com
Finally I get to meet Bill Watterson; Writer / Director / Actor and occasional co-host of the Nooner Podcast. Bill and I sit on his downtown L.A. rooftop and talk about traffic, his coming to L.A., his movie: Dave Made A Maze, and some new projects he has been working on.
***PLUS IM GIVING AWAY A DAVE MADE A MAZE MOVIE POSTER AUTOGRAPHED BY BILL WATTERSON*** (RT for a chance to win)
***Saturn Awards photo credit Albert L. Ortega 2018***
Follow Bill on Social Media:
FB: Bill Watterson (its the first one)
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Get it from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JJu262
This week, my guest is Braden Barrie, also known as SayWeCanFly. Braden is a musician and lyricist from Canada who has been writing, making, and distributing his own songs since he high school. He has a giant following in Canada and the U.S. A lot of his songs are thematically dark and contemplative; therapeutic in some ways. I really enjoy his songs and getting to know a little bit about him. I’m sure you will too.
Special thanks to Mikey Selenis for making this interview happen.
SayWeCanFly is opening for Plain White T’s Beginning in November.
Go to Plainwhitets,com for tour info and tickets!
Coffee Thoughts Podcast is available on iTunes and Soundcloud
Braden’s Social Media:
FB: Braden Barrie
Amazon Link his album Between The Roses: https://amzn.to/2tJ6Mz1
Join me this episode where I am honored to get to speak with Neil Sandilands. Neil has been acting for a number of years, and you know him from: CW’s The Flash, Hap & Leonard, The 100, and The Americans. Neil and I talk about some pretty interesting stuff AND he lets us hear a beautiful song he did a few years ago called ‘BREINSKADE’ sung entirely in his native language of Afrikaans!!
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This episode is with actor & director Sam Medina. We talk about growing up in Viet Nam, the process of coming to the U.S., surviving hurricane Katrina, and launching his acting career, his inspirations, and working with Kimbo Slice. You can see Sam in theaters now in the Mark Walberg action movie MILE 22, in October in Tom Hardy’s VENOM, and in December in James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez animated film ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL.
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Lucky me! I got to hang out with Mary Yu at his home in L.A. I have been listening to Marty’s podcast; THE NOONER, since it debuted in June of 2011. It is the first show I listen to every week. In this episode we get to know Marty: where he grew up, what got him into acting & podcasting, we find out he was an athlete (what?) and Marty tells us a story about him, raw clams, and Jimmy Kimmel.
Check out Marty’s podcast THE NOONER on The Smodcast Network and everywhere podcasts are available.
Follow Marty & Nooner Podcast on social media:
Twit: @MartyYu @NoonerPodcast
Insta: @MartyYu1 @NoonerPodcast
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