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 actor Jesse Kove.
Jesse is an actor in such films as: As Night Came, D-Day: The Battle of Omaha Beach, On Wings Of Eagles, Psycho Stripper, Christmas On The Menu, and the upcoming Ask Me To Dance and A Taste Of Love. He has been in TV shows like: Gravesend, Steve The Intern, and Cobra Kai. In this episode we chat about why he chose to get into the family business, what it’s like to work with his father Martin Cove on a few projects, some of his past projects, as well as some of his upcoming projects. OF COURSE we talk about what an impact original The Karate Kid trilogy had on him growing up, and what it was like to get the call, and to be part of Netflix’s Cobra Kai series.
Keep an eye out for his upcoming films Ask Me To Dance / A Taste Of Love
Keep an eye out for his upcoming arc on Gravesend (Amazon TV)
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Kordel K. France
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Kordel France.
Kordel is the CEO and c-founder of Seekar Technology; an artificial intelligence technology company based in Dallas, Tx. Seekar offers an “Advanced Technology Platform” for a more “Mobile, Explainable, and Ethical AI”. In this episode, Kordel explains what exactly is AI or artificial intelligence, and why he decided to get into that field after growing up on an Idaho potato farm. He also explains some of the things that can go wrong if AI isn’t monitored, and what can go wrong if it IS monitored. We explore some of the potential uses for AI going forward, and then we discuss what exactly his company Seekar Technology DOES. Generally speaking, I would say that an in-depth discussion about artificial intelligence would be boring and dry as hell; but not this time! Kordel brings wit and humor along for the ride. We have fun the whole way through. You might even learn some things AND have a good time doing it! Finally, we end the show with what I thought was a ridiculous question about crypto currencies; but Kordel brings the knowledge in on this subject as well!
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Gabriel Jarret. Gabe is an actor who has been in the business for more than 30 years. His very first film role was the lead in the cult classic film: REAL GENIUS! In this episode we chat about his experiences on that film, including some stories from the set. Next we move onto some of his memorable experiences on the set of Karate Kid III, and then we talk a bit about the Howard brothers (Clint and Ron). Finally, we chat about Gabe’s THREE new projects! Ask Me To Dance is an upcoming film starring legendary actress Joyce DeWitt and Jesse Kove; written, directed, and also starring previous guest Tom Malloy. Already out is the Anne Heche led 13 Minutes; which is based on the true story of a small town devastated by tornados. Also upcoming is the Kate Bosworth series Bring On The Dancing Horses. Gabe is also a certified (and well respected) American Sign Language interpreter; so naturally that comes up as well.
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Vinnie Tortorich #5
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I chat with Vinnie Tortorich in his record FIFTH appearance on the show! In this episode; Vinnie and I chat about his new documentary film: Beyond Impossible. We catch up a little, and then Vinnie tells me WHY he made this film and WHO he made it FOR. We do discuss some of the content in the film, and some of the people in it; as well as some of the parts that stood out to me… even some parts that made me laugh! Lastly, we discuss how the current global supply chain issues have affected his other businesses: Pure Vitamin Club, Pure Coffee Club, and NSNG Foods.
Beyond Impossible is available on iTunes right now, so go get it!
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FB: Vinnie Tortorich
His podcast: Fitness Confidential
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Phillip Greenwald.
Phillip is a Start Up guru and the co-founder of HiWave. In this episode, we chat about Phillip’s getting into the start-up world, teaching classes at Harvard, eventually becoming the Associate Director of Technology and Lead Technology Advisor there. We talk about several novice Start-up mistakes, and finally we discuss Phillip’s newest venture; HiWave.
HiWave is a sticker with NFC technology that allows you to put your contact information, social media info, website, and even Venmo info onto the HiWave sticker so that when you meet people, they can just tap their smartphone to your sticker and BOOM, they have all of your contact info!
Follow Phillip on social media:
Insta: @HiWave.co / @ThePhilGreenwald
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actress Colleen Foy.
In this episode we chat about how Colleen found her calling as an actress, and we discuss some of her projects like: There Will Be Blood, Castle, and her newest project the upcoming Netflix film Blonde which covers the life of Marilyn Monroe and is slated for an early 2022 release. She shares her experience working on Sesame Street; and Colleen tells us about why she learned American Sign Language and how that helped her get a few key roles.
Colleen also tells us what it is like to work with some of the biggest stars of our time; including: Nathan Fillion, Shonda Rhimes, Daniel Day Lewis, Bobby Cannavale, Big Bird, and Ana de Armas.
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Morris Miller.
Morris is the CEO of Xenex Disinfection Service in San Antonio, Tx. In this episode we chat about’ Xenex and his previous / other endeavors; Rack Space, Curtis Hill Publishing, and Golfballs.com. Morris explains in pretty good detail how he went from medical school, to law school, to company founder and beyond. Moving through his career at several different start-ups and businesses until we wind up at Xenex. We get to know what Xenex does, why he got involved with it, and how the Xenex LightStrike Robot is making the world a cleaner place
Follow Morris and Xenex on social media:
Twit: @MorrisAMiller @XenexDisinfect
FB: Morris Miller
Website: MorrisMiller.com / Xenex.com / TectonicVC.com
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actress Judi Beecher. Judi is an actress, singer, and songwriter. In this episode; we chat about her: banking, acting, modeling and singing in France, Italy, Spain, and Germany. Performing with The Gypsy Kings in Europe, and working with Danny Boone. We also talk about her extreme love of Paris and her TWO new projects. My Name Is Ronya is still in production, and Tango Shalom is in theaters now, (and maybe streaming). She also tells us what it was like to work with Woody Allen and why she does so many acting projects in France.
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Maria DiLorenzo. Maria is a true crime journalist and author. In this episode we chat about some of her articles on TheCrimeReport.org which focus on the New York criminal justice system and some of the new laws that could potentially go into effect. Then we focus on her website: BeyondTheCrime.com where she helps convicted murderers tell THEIR side of the story. Lastly, Maria tells us about her upcoming book; which is basically the authorized biography of spree killer Maksim Gelman who killed 4 people and wounded 5 others around Valentine’s Day in 2011. She tells us why she embarked on this book; and what her experiences were like going into Riker’s and sitting down with a spree killer.
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FB: Beyond The Crime
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Dusty Bo. Dusty is a singer / songwriter and guitar player from Louisville, Kentucky. In this episode, we chat about why he left Louisville to case his rock star dreams in Los Angeles. He tells us about some of the bands he played with, some of the iconic venues he played in, and what it was like to support a nationally touring act. Then we talk about his new music project; an album called The Vulture and The Fox, and how he is going about releasing the tracks one at a time in this new digital age, Finally, Dusty lets me play a track off of that album; a beautiful song called No One Else.
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