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 Thomas McClary. Thomas is the founder of the funk / soul band The Commodores. In this episode we chat about what it was like to be THE FIRST African American to be bussed in his county to a white school. We talk about The Civil Rights movement of the mid 60’s and his involvement in that. Then we get into his time at Tuskegee University, and a chance meeting that would change the course of his life. We also discuss The Commodores time with Motown Records and how some of the decisions they made impacted future artists with that label. And finally, Thomas let’s me play my favorite song of theirs, plus I get to play his BRAND NEW song called Yes (I Still Have Joy)!
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Kimberly Ewertz. Kimberly is an author who has spent decades writing for magazines, etc. In this episode we chat about how her parent’s love for each other was ever present, and then we shift into how conversations with her own adult child informed her decision to write her first book: Family Redefined: Childhood Reflections on the Impact of Divorce. I had the opportunity to read a couple of chapters ahead of the book’s release; so we chat a little more in depth about those chapters, as well as why she wrote the book and what she hopes readers gain from it.
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Get the book: FamilyRedefinedBook.com
Ambush Vin RETURNS!
Take a walk with me dawn Fascination Street as I get to know even MORE about Ambush Vin. This is his second appearance on the show and in this episode we get caught up on life in the time of Covid19. Ambush Vin also tells a story about how he almost got locked out of the country, plus we talk about what inspired his new EP called Shakespeare. The five songs on this project are about the stages of grief, and each song is associated with those stages. We do play one of those tracks so get ready to wiggle that booty!
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Rich Manley. Rich is a life long magician, adventurer, and recently an actor. In this episode we chat about how and why he became a magician. We also talk about his new Tubi TV series called Culture Shock: Bridging Cultures Through Magic. In the series, Rich travels to various countries and villages and gets to know their culture and their people while performing amazing illusions. He tells us about acting with the great James Caan in a film that was based on a book Rich wrote, and some upcoming projects.
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Website: CultureShockMagic.com & ExpeditionRich.com
Vinnie Tortorich #4
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I chat with the first ever F-O-U-R time guest Vinnie Tortorich! In this episode we chat about why he and his lovely lady Serena Scott Thomas finally made the move from Los Angeles to somewhere in Virginia. How house hunting is going, and why he started yet ANOTHER company. Vinnie’s newest venture is NSNG Foods and it’s first product is Ultra Fat Nut Butter. We talk about why he felt the need to start this company and he gives us some details on this new nut butter product; and it’s intended use. As usual; Vinnie is a delight to speak with and this episode is just as fun as his previous appearances.
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Check out NSNGFoods.com
Check out: Fitness Confidential Podcast
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Tamara Pennington.
Tamara is a live event and key note producer, who also happens to be married to one curmudgeonly fellow. In this episode we chat about Tamara’s path to becoming a live event producer after a few short careers as a stand up comedian and an actress. She tells stories about performing at The Comedy Store, her big acting break on the hit television show Friends, and for some reason she cant stop bringing up her ex boyfriend WhatsHisName! Finally we end the show talking about her new podcast called Affected By… in which she and her co-host Pavel talk to folks in varying industries about how they have been AFFECTED BY Covid; and how they “cope, pivot, and make it work”. Tamara is quite charming folks; you will love her!
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Cheyenne Benton. Born to sing and write music; we talk about how she ended up being so creative being the daughter of two engineers, and then we jump right into what is expected of women in the music industry, and where she thinks those expectations are headed. PLUS, Cheyenne lets me play TWO of her songs. These are both poppy and fun! Enjoy!!
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Mobley.
Mobley is a singer / songwriter in Austin, Tx. In this episode we chat about growing up living all over the world and how that helped frame his views and passion for life and music. We also talk about what got him into music, and what Covid 19 did to his profession and income. Mobley is kind enough to let me play his new single James Crow! Make sure to follow Mobley because when he is allowed to…. he WILL be touring like crazy!!
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Kyle Bornheimer. Kyle is an actor that you may recognize from anything you have ever watched on television, and a lot of films as well. His more recent credits include Brooklyn 99, Marriage Story, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, The Disney / Pixar film Onward, and the HBO series Avenue 5.
In this episode, Kyle and I chat a little about his upbringing, how he got started in show business, some of his previous & current projects, his experience working with Kathleen Turner and Dolly Parton, plus the podcast The Movie Court that he does with his brother and Stephen Krueger (previous guest).
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Peter Pardini RETURNS!
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to speak once again with filmmaker Peter Curtis Pardini. In this episode, we catch up with how each of us has been doing with the NSNG dietary lifestyle, plus we talk about Peter’s new feature film Rolling Thunder. He also explains how this project came to be, plus how he was able to get such amazing talent in this film. This film was shot IN ONE DAY! I really enjoyed this film and I think you all will too. (Psst, this film has SEVERAL previous guests in it!). Rolling Thunder (2020) is available on itunes right now!
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