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 down Fascination Street with me as I get to know Emma Faye Rudkin. Emma is two time Miss San Antonio and 4th tunner up for Miss Texas who started an international charity to help the hard of hearing and the deaf communities. She started this organization when she was an eighteen year old college freshman. Emma not only operates and fund raises for her charity AID THE SILENT; she also does the same for the GOOD VIBRATIONS music festival. Besides being named San Antonio’s Woman Of The Year for 2018’s 40 under 40; Emma is also a council member on the committee for People With Disabilities at the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Also Emma lets me play one of her beautiful songs!
Did I forget to mention that she is deaf? I didn’t forget, its just not in the top 5 things that make this young lady so remarkable.
Follow Emma on social media:
Twit: @EmmaFayeRudkin / @AidTheSilent #GoodVibrationsMusicFest
Insta: @EmmaFayeRudkin / @AidTheSilent
FB: Emma Faye Rudkin / Aid The Silent
YouTube link to Love Hears: In The Silence Video:
Take a walk down Fascination Street with me as I get to know Canadian born speed skater for Team Ireland; Sean McAnuff. In this episode Sean and I chat about him growing up in Canada and playing hockey, and lacrosse before moving onto speed skating. We also talk about why lacrosse players get the most ladies, and why he chose to skate for Ireland rather than Canada. Plus we talk about how Sean holds the Irish national record for speed skating in two events!
Follow Sean on social media:
Insta: @Elite_Performance_Training / @Sean_Ton_Soup
FB: Sean McAnuff
Take a walk down Fascination Street as I get to know Texas Chef Sarah Penrod. Sarah first came to my attention as a contestant on season 10 of Food Network Star. Not long after I saw her, I reached out via social media and we have been chatting like school girls ever since! In this episode we talk about her career: which includes graduating from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, being a personal chef for some pretty elite athletes, some hosting and other appearances, and her very popular You Tube show The Urban Cowgirl.
Follow Sarah on social media:
FB: Sarah Penrod
Visit her blog: UrbanCowgirlLife.com
Check out her You Tube Channel: The Urban Cowgirl
Grab her cookbook on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ww6s4v
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Irish Speed Skater Ryan McAnuff. In this episode we talk about Ryan being a dual citizen; born in Canada and skating for Team Ireland. We also talk about which national speed skating record he holds for Ireland, what his plans are for his future, as well as how he plans to keep involved with Team Ireland moving forward. Many years ago, Ryan was a DJ of sorts and used to put ‘mash-ups’ on YouTube; he lets me play his most popular one which has nearly a million downloads. Enjoy!
Follow Ryan on social media:
Insta: @HolyMcAnuff & @Elite_Performance_Training
YouTube: Elite Performance Training
Take a walk with me as I get to know the host of Shooting From The Lip podcast; Louisville, Kentucky’s very own, Kevin Hale. In this episode we talk about growing up in Louisville, Kevin’s first foray into podcasting (Shooting From The Lip is NOT his first podcast). We talk about his paranormal podcast, how & why he started Shooting From The Lip podcast, why he added a video element to it after 3 years, and we brainstorm ideas to make both of our podcasts more successful.
Follow Kevin on social media:
Twit: @SFTLexperience @KevinHale423
Insta: @ShootingFromTheLip @KevinHale423
FB: @ShootingFromTheLip @Kevin Hale
The Shooting From The Lip Experience YouTube Channel
You guys and gals remember my interviews with Fitness Confidential podcast host and celebrity fitness trainer and #NSNG guru Vinnie Tortorich, You good folks may also remember that we helped fund his health documentary FAT: A DOCUMENTARY. Well this is my interview with that film’s director; Peter Pardini. Peter first made a name for himself by directing several projects with and for the iconic rock band CHICAGO, culminating in the ultimate Chicago documentary. From this amazing experience came a meeting of the minds so to speak. In this episode we chat with Peter about his journey from out of work college grad to the youngest director to have a feature film screened in over 500 theaters. We also talk about some of his other projects including: Black Cat, and the upcoming Rolling Thunder; and lastly we finish the episode talking about his forthcoming documentary FAT: A DOCUMENTARY with Vinnie Tortorich.
Follow Peter on Social media:
Check out Peter’s Film Black Cat on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/black-cat/id1394383792
Trailer for Rolling Thunder: https://vimeo.com/275360536
Trailer for Fat: A Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-onXpXUovc
This episode is with actor, musician and arguably the most supportive husband on the planet; Kirk Bovill. We first heard about Kirk from his lovely wife Joni Bovill, (actress, singer, and daughter of a sharecropper). In this episode we chat with Kirk about how he got his very unusual start in show business. We talk about Kirk’s time at the world famous Comedy Store, as well as some of his most successful projects to date including the new Cheney / Bush film VICE (Kirk plays Henry Kissinger). We also talk about all things “Team Bovill”.
Plus Kirk lets me play a song written and performed by both Kirk and Joni Bovill called: There Is Joy.
Follow Kirk on social media:
FB: Kirk Bovill
Get Kirk’s album here: https://amzn.to/2W5kF8h
Welcome back folks! This episode is with veteran actor of stage, screen, and film; Tommy G. Kendrick. Tommy has been a working actor for sixty years and is showing no signs of quitting any time soon! This ‘Texas Proud’ actor chats with me about getting started in ‘the biz’ and we also discuss how the Texas Legislature dropped the ball with regard to the film incentive program (you’re welcome Georgia and Louisiana). Tommy also tells us a few stories from some of his past and current projects, including a story or two of working with FSP super guest and fan favorite: Rance Howard. Plus Tommy and I talk about the possibility of him resurrecting his podcast ACTORS TALK. Enjoy!!
Follow Tommy on Social Media:
FB: Tommy G Kendrick
Feel free to email Tommy with acting / industry questions: TxActor@gmail.com
Visit Tommy’s website: TommyGKendrick.com
Tommy’s latest short: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL https://amzn.to/2T1gJ6y
THIS IS THE 100TH EPISODE OF FASCINATION STREET PODCAST!!
An event such as this could only be celebrated with THE KING OF PODCASTING; Adam Carolla. You know Adam from Loveline, The Man Show, Crank Yankers, syndicated morning radio, and for the last 10 years, the most successful podcaster on the planet. In this episode Adam and I chat about why he got into podcasting, he shares his philosophy on making money, and we talk a little about his massive Paul Newman racecar collection. We also talk a little bit about my personal favorite episode of The Adam Carolla Show, and some of the events that led up to it.
Follow Adam on social media:
Follow The Adam Carolla Show:
Check out The Adam Carolla Show: AdamCarolla.com
Adam’s podcasts on the Carolla Digital Network:
The Adam Carolla Show
The Adam And Drew Show (with Dr. Drew Pinsky)
Reasonable Doubt (with Mark Geragos)
Car Cast (with Matt D’Andria)
Ace Of The House (with Eric Stromer)
In this episode I interview my father in law as we travel to a Pacific War Museum. We chat in the car both ways and a little at the museum. This guy is full of stories that include being shot at, being shot, the CIA, the FBI, and even a monkey. There is some road noise, but its worth it. Enjoy!
Unfortunately Billy is not on social media.