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 James Moses Black. James is an actor who you may know from such shows as: Entourage, Criminal MInds, Dexter, Sons Of Anarchy, and Theis Is Us. In this episode we chat about where James grew up and the path that led him to acting, and some of the things he is currently writing. He also tells some stories about working with some pretty big names; and we do cover a couple of the biggest assholes he has ever worked with! Finally, we chat about his new film Black And Blue; which is a gritty cop thriller in the spirit of Training Day.
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FB: James Moses Black
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know television writer & producer Ken Kabatoff. Ken was a writer on the Showcase / Netflix science fiction series Travelers. Ken also worked on Falling Skies, Stargate Universe, and Emily Owens M.D.
In this episode we chat about the quaint Norman Rockwell-esque Canadian town he grew up in and what led him to writing for television & film. We also chat about some of the projects he has worked on, the day he almost quit writing, and what it is like to write a movie in between writing seasons of television. We also talk about how I came to be aware of Ken, and his impact on some of the Travelers fans.
Special shout out and Thanks to Jennifer Ellis for getting me way too excited about this wonderful show.
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Mitchell Levy. Mitchell is a Global Credibility Expert & Thought Leader, book publisher, and TED talker. In this episode we chat about his TED talk, his company that “pushes the easy button” to get your book published, and what exactly a ‘Global Credibility Expert’ is. We also chat about why he is known as ‘The AHA Guy’, and he gives a few tips on how to grow your social media presence while only spending 5 minutes per day.
Follow Mitchell on social media:
Twit: @HappyAbout / @ThinkAha
FB: Mitchell Levy / AHAThat
Mitchell’s website: MitchellLevy.com & MitchellLevy360.com
Take a walk with me as we get to know Lanie H. from the True Crime Fan Club podcast.
In this episode, we chat about where Lanie grew up and what got her into podcasting. We also talk about her THREE current podcasts:
True Crime Fan Club
Crimes Of Passion
It’s Haunted… What Now?
We also talk about the reasons that she created The Texas Podcast Union (and what exactly that is). Finally; we discuss her burgeoning voice over career!
Follow Lanie on social media:
Twit: @TCFCPod @Lanie_VO
FB: True Crime Fan Club Podcast
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Sandahl Taylor.
Sandahl is 2018 Mrs. Pennsylvania and 2020 Mrs. Germany World.
In this episode we chat about why she started competing in pageants, and why she advocates for so many causes and charities. We also talk a little about her time being homeless, as well as her experience as a domestic abuse survivor, and where she found the courage to leave that situation.
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FB: Sandahl Taylor
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as we get to know EVEN MORE about Director Paul Feig. In this episode; Paul RETURNS to chat about his latest film LAST CHRISTMAS (in theaters now). We talk about getting the movie made, how the casting process was, and what it was like to get permission from the George Michael Estate to include some of his songs in the film. We do briefly touch on Paul’s previous movie A SIMPLE FAVOR and how Aviation Gin came to be the drink of choice for the characters. Paul shares a heart warming story about the great Timothy Omundson; and finally, Paul hints about his next film!
Go See Last Christmas (In theaters now)
Watch A Simple Favor (Free for Amazon Prime members now)
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FB: Paul Feig
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Micah Brown.
Micah is a documentary film director for several films; including the most recent ESPN 30 For 30 documentary: Chuck & Tito.
In this episode we chat about why he chose University of Kansas from all of the schools that recruited him, and why he chose a film career. We also talk about his being mentored by a great film maker. Of course we touch on some of his previous work including a film called Prison Fighters; which highlights the Thailand prison system that allows inmates to literally fight for their freedom. And finally, we talk about the making of Chuck & Tito and what that experience was like.
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Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actor Roman Mitichyan.
Roman is an Armenian born Sambo national champion. (Soviet martial arts without weapons).We chat about why Roman came to America, how he was deported and finally able to return and fight in competitions for the U.S. Next we discover how Roman got into acting and we discuss some of his past and current projects including: Apple Tv’s Morning Show, the series finale of Homeland, and a few recent and upcoming films like: John Wick 3, Rogue Warfare, Trauma Center, and 10 Minutes Gone.
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FB: Roman Mitichyan
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Screenwriter Doug Richardson.
Doug has written some amazing films like: Die Hard 2, Hostage, and Bad Boys. He is also the first person to ever sell a spec script for a million dollars. In this episode we chat about what led him to screenwriting, some of his projects, and he tells wonderful stories about working with Bruce Willis. We also share fun stories about ourmutual buddy Vinnie Tortorich, before finally talking about Doug’s series of detective novels about Los Angeles cop Lucky Dey.
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FB: Doug Richardson
Take a walk with me as I get to know actor DaJuan Johnson. DaJuan can currently be seen playing Detective Pierce in the Amazon Detective series Bosch. In this episode we chat about growing up in Florida, what made him pursue acting, why he wants to share his knowledge and experiences with up and coming actors, and of course some of his past projects including Bosch. DaJuan also holds The Think Bigger Summit; which is a multi subject seminar of sorts that helps folks navigate the waters of the entertainment industry. Enjoy!
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FB: DaJuan Johnson
Learn more about Think Bigger at: TheThinkBiggerSummit.com