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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 get to know Elaine Palance. Elaine is a philanthropist and board chair for many charities in the San Antonio area. She is also widow to the late, great Jack Palance. In this episode we chat about her career as a stewardess for Braniff Airlines and how she met Jack. She also shares stories of their time together including the script he didn’t want to do, but she insisted on! Elaine tells us some things about Jack that most of us probably don’t know, and shows me some of his artwork. We end the episode discussing the charities she helps and the kind of work they do. I had a blast getting to know Elaine and I hope you enjoy it as well.
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Joseph Poliquin. Joesph is an actor and musician. You may have seen him in the new Tom Hanks WW2 thriller Greyhound on Apple TV, or you may know him from American Horror Story Freak Show. In this episode we chat about getting started as an actor and some of his experiences on set, we also talk about what pulled him into music and he lets me play one of his songs. And finally, we discuss his upcoming work and his new Netflix film Project Power.
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Take a walk with me down fascination Street as I get to know Amy Stoch.
Amy is an actress whom you have seen in such iconic tv shows & films like: Dallas, Days of Our Lives, Gunsmoke, Sumer School, however: Amy may be best known for her role as Missy: Bill’s hot stepmom from the Bill & Ted series of films. In this episode Amy and I chat about when she knew she wanted to be an actress, how she got her start, and some of her memorable roles and experiences on set. Plus we discuss why she became a doctor, and of course we talk about her new film Bill & Ted Face The Music, which is the third film in the franchise.
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Aimee Banks.
Aimee is an Irish Soprano Opera singer who lives in Galway, Ireland. In this episode we chat about how a young woman falls in love with opera music before she is even a teenager! We also chat about some of her vocal training and some of her more memorable performances, including The Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Carnegie Hall, and Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Aimee may have very adult musical tastes and career passion; but deep down she is still a fun loving teenager, so we end the episode talking about the nutty Irish stereotypes! This episode is a lot of fun, Aimee lets me play one of her songs from her upcoming album, and she has a truly fascinating story.
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Ollie Horn. Ollie is a comedian who hales from The UK and has performed stand up comedy all over the world. In this episode we chat about some of the differences between The UK and The US, we get into a small argument about what worldwide brands are owned by what companies (only one emerges victorious), and we talk about how the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is different from just about any other festival. Also, Ollie tells us how to get his recently recorded and as yet UNRELEASED comedy special! Don’t tell him I said so, but Ollie is A LOT of fun. In over 200 episodes; there has not been this much laughing.
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Ed Asner RETURNS!
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get reacquainted with Hollywood Legend Ed Asner. In this episode, we chat about Ed’s new book SON OF A JUNKMAN. We start off with him telling me stories about working at his dad’s junkyard as a kid, and then Ed tells me a little something about each of his siblings and what he learned from them. They have all passed and Ed misses them very much. He tells fun stories about them, about his time in the U.S. Army, a fun story about Betty White, and why he felt the need to publicly apologize to his first wife in his new book.
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know singer / songwriter Scott Russo; from the punk band Unwritten Law. In this episode, Scott and I chat about: his pre music professional career, how he got into music and Unwritten Law, the song that put them on the map, and some of the other things he is working on currently. It was an honor to speak with Scott, who doesn’t really do very many interviews. So thanks Scott!
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Walt Flanagan (Part 2)
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street As I finish up my conversation with Walt Flanagan. As you know; Walt is from the popular Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave podcast, on the Smodcast Podcast Network, and the Comic Book Men tv series which ran for 7 seasons on AMC. In this episode we chat about: the cancelation of his tv show, when he figured out he could draw comics, whether or not he thinks he already caught Covid19 and if he thinks Covid19 will kill Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash comic book store in Red Bank, NJ.
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Walt Flanagan (Part 1)
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Walt Flanagan. You know Walt from the wildly successful podcast Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave, the AMC tv show Comic Book Men, and most of Kevin Smith’s films. In this episode, Walt and I chat about what he did before running Jay And Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, how he came to be at The Stash. Walt also shares some fun stories about TESD, and Comic Book Men, plus we talk a bit about Sunday Jeff, and some of the Patreon shows. This is part 1; so make sure you come back next week for part 2. Walt is considered an “un-getable” guest, so I am very honored to have had the chance to speak with him. (Thanks Walt!)
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Chris Laxamana. Chris is the audio engineer & producer of the Adam Carolla Show and many other podcasts. He also has his own podcasts and fronts the rock band Laxi. In this episode we chat about why Chris went to school to be an audio engineer, how he came to be part of the Adam Carolla Digital Podcast family, and we reminisce about the times he and I met. Chris does let me play one of the songs from his band Laxi. Enjoy!
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