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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!
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
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Darcey Steinke. Darcey is an author who has just put out her SEVENTH book! In this episode we chat about some of her previous books, that time she was in a punk rock band, the TWO times she interviewed Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, and of course we chat about her newly released book FLASH COUNT DIARY: MENOPAUSE AND THE VINDICATION OF NATURAL LIFE. This is a good book for women who have gone, or will go through “The Change”. This is also a GREAT book to help men understand just what the hell is going on during and post menopause. I H-I-G-H-L-Y recommend this book. Enjoy!
Follow Darcey on social media:
FB: Darcey Steinke
check out her website: DarceySteinke.com
Get the book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Rzl2FX
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Josh Sutherland. Josh is the director of a new indie film called CHASING MOLLY which is available right now on Amazon Prime. In this episode we chat about what got Josh into the entertainment industry, and some of the visual effects jobs he has worked on including: Jack Reacher, Pirates Of The Caribbean, and the Bourne movies. Finally, we chat about his new film CHASING MOLLY, and how him and writer Shelley Pack managed to get this thing made. Its a great film, I saw it and really enjoyed it.
Follow Josh on social media:
FB: Sutherland Film
Chasing Molly: https://amzn.to/2J1yHC3
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know writer & actress; Shelley Pack. In this episode we chat about what led her to get into the entertainment business, and we chat about her new film CHASING MOLLY. Her new film is available on Amazon Prime and I watched it and it was hilarious! Shelley tells us all about this film; from inception to completion, and just how much work it is to undertake a task like that. We do get an insight into what makes Shelley tick, and how her character in this film diverges from how most people see her, given her body of charitable work. Enjoy!
Follow Shelley on social media:
Twit: @Pack_Shelley & @Chasing_Molly
Insta: @ShelleyPack & @ChasingMollyMovie
FB: Shelley Pack & Chasing Molly
Amazon link to CHASING MOLLY: https://amzn.to/2WRNkwy
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know veteran, business owner, hip hop beat maker, and music producer 850 Quisy. In this episode, we chat about his growing up as an athlete in Florida, his decision to join the U.S. Army, being in Iraq and why he chose to make San Antonio his new home. We also talk about the path to becoming a self employed business owner, and of course, we talk about his new company Good Dope Records; where he makes beats, and is a music producer. This is a super nice dude, I hope that if you are in need of any of his services, you will reach out to him. This man is going places!
Follow 850 Quisy on social media:
FB: 850 Quisy
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actress and director: Laura Niemi. Laura is a seasoned actress that you know from Veep, Justified, NCIS LA, Bones, Rizzoli & Isles, FIREFLY, & THIS IS US! In this episode we chat about her being in an alternative band that toured the country opening for Marilyn Manson, her getting into acting, and ultimately directing. We also talk about her time working on FIREFLY, Castle, and of course the biggest show on television: THIS IS US! …. What is it like to work with Milo???? Find out now! Enjoy!!
Follow Laura on social media:
FB: Laura Niemi