Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know fascinating people and their fascinating stories. Join me every Monday as I chat with a guest and find out how they got to where they are. Guests like: Actors, Musicians, Directors, Authors, Comedians, Podcasters, Athletes, and more.
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Tim DeKay. Tim is an actor, producer, and director who you most likely know from the USA Network TV show White Collar. In this episode Tim and I chat about the journey of his remarkable career, and some of the stops along the way. We discuss his roles in: White Collar, Seinfeld, and his new show 68 Whiskey. Plus, Tim makes millions of men jealous when he talks about getting to play the husband of Tiffany Amber Thiessen for 6 seasons! Finally we chat about Tim's voicing the audiobooks for the Lucky Dey series of detective novels written by previous guest Doug Richardson.Follow Tim on social media:Twit: @TimDeKayInsta: @Tim_DeKay
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know gossip columnist and podcaster AJ Benza. AJ was the gossip columnist for The New York Daily News for 7 years or so, and has hosted his own podcast for the past several years called Fame Is A Bitch. In this episode we chat about how he got his start, what his podcast is about; PLUS, AJ tells stories about: Frank Sinatra, Robert Downey Jr, Patty Davis, Kevin Smith, John Gotti..... and most importantly... AJ tells us which presidents he is eskimo brothers with!Follow AJ Benza on instagram: @RealAJBenza
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Scott Shay. Scott is the founder of Signature Bank; as well as the author of the new book In Good Faith. In this episode we chat about where and how he grew up. We talk about his father's experience in TWO Jewish concentration camps, and how this affected (and affects) Scott's life. We discuss why he decided to start another bank, before finally we dive into his book and why he wrote it. Very theological discussion in this one!Follow Scott on social media:FB: Scott A. Shay (Author Page)Scott's website: ScottShay.com
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Angela Predhomme. Angela is a singer, songwriter, and musician. In this episode we chat about where she grew up, what got her into music, and of course we chat about her new album. We also talk about the business of getting your music played in film and television. Angela and I touch on some of the musical infuences that helped to develop both of our musical tastes; and she graciously allows me to play one of her new songs in this episode!Follow Angela on social media:Twit: @AngelaPredhommeInsta: @APredhommeFB: Angela PredhommeWebsite: AngelaPredhomme.com
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know David Mauro. David Mauro is only the 65th American in recorded history to have stood atop the highest peak on each of the seven continents! In this episode, we chat about why in the hell someone would do one, let alone all seven. We talk about David's book; which is compiled from the journals he kept during each of these insane adventures. David also shares a few stories from some of these climbs. As a side note; David is VERY funny, and I recommend you check out his blog which is findable from his website DavidJMauro.comFollow David on social media:Twit: @DavidJ_MauroInsta: @DavidJMauroFB: TheAltitudeJournalsGrinder: FIND IT YOURSELF YOU WEIRDO!
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Chris Smith. Chris is a veteran of not one, but TWO different branches of the US Military. (I didnt even know you could do that!) He is also a songwriter and a GREAT musician. In this episode we chat about his decision to join the military and what led him to jump from one branch to the other. We also talk about why he decided to become a songwriter and later a performer. Of course we discuss his new project FITUMI, and he graciously lets me play TWO of his new songs. Follow Chris on social media:Twit: @FITUMImusicInsta: @FITUMImusicFB: @FITUMImusicCheck out Chris's website: FitumiMusic.com
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know THE REAL Rachel Dolezal. In this episode we chat about where she grew up and what it was like to grow up feeling like she did not belong. We also talk alot about race and it's place in society; as well as some of the differences in which different people are treated. Of course we talk about the events that catipulted her name into the public eye, the family events that instigated that entire mess; and what she is doing now.I know a lot of folks have a preconceived idea about this young lady; but my hope is that you will listen to this woman's story with an open mind. Maybe, just maybe, by the end of this episode; you will have attained a touch more compassion and understanding about what she went (and is still going) through. This was a very big honor for me and my sincerest wish is that all of you enjoy it as well.Follow Rachel on social medis:Twit: @RachelADolezalInsta: @RachelADolezalFB: @Rachel DolezalCheck out her website: RachelDolezal.com
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 This 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.Follow James on social media:Insta: @JamesMosesBlack_FB: James Moses Black
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know television writer & producer Ken Kabatoff. Kenwas 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.Follow Ken on social media:Twit: @Ken_KabatoffInsta: @Ken_Kabatoff
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 / @ThinkAhaInsta: @Mitchell.LevyFB: Mitchell Levy / AHAThatMitchell'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 ClubCrimes Of PassionIt'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_VOInsta: @TCFC_PodcastFB: 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.Follow Sandahl on social media:Twit: @SindelPGHInsta: @SandahlTaylorFB: 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)Follow Paul on social media:Twit: @PaulFeigInsta: @PaulFeigFB: Paul FeigFollow the film:Twit: @LastChristmasInsta: @LastChristmasTheMovie
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.Follow Micah on social media:Twit: @MIcahBrownFilmInsta: @MicahBrownFilm
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.Follow Roman on social media:Twit: @RRomanMitichyanInsta: @HollywoodRoman_MFB: 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.Follow Doug on social media:Twit: @ByDougRichInsta: @ByDougRichFB: Doug RichardsonWebsite: DougRichardson.com
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!Follow DaJuan on social media:Twit: @DaJuanJohnsonInsta: @DaJuanJohnsonFB: DaJuan JohnsonLearn more about Think Bigger at: TheThinkBiggerSummit.com
Take a walk with me as I get to know actress Kayla Adams. In this episode; we chat about growing up in Canada, getting into acting, and some of her projects. Her recent and upcoming projects include: Ad Astra (Brad Pitt, Donald Sutherland), Bliss (Salma Hayek, Owen Wilson), and Rogue Warfare (In theaters now). Follow Kayla on social media:Twit: @SugarKAYneInsta: @KaylaAdamsLifeFB: @KaylaAdams
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as we get to know hip hop artist and sci-fi rapper; Ambush Vin. In this episode we chat about where he grew up, and what got him into the super unique art of science fiction based rap. Along the way we talk about how growing up in 'the hood', amid 'Urban Plight' / 'white flight' informed his art. We also touch briefly on his other job working at U.S. Steel, and how he was able to creat his Star Wars based music. A.K.A. Nerdy Hip Hop.Vin does let me play one of his songs in this episode, so enjoy!Follow Ambush Vin on social media:Twit: @AmbushVinInsta: @AmbushVinFb: Ambush Vin also Ambush Vin SciFinatik FamWebsite: AmbushVin.com
Take a walk with me as I get to know Brad Fanshaw. Brad is TRULY a 'jack of all trades' with his fingers in many pies. Brad hosts TWO wildly successful podcasts, owns a high end Swiss Watch company, a high end wheel manufacturing company, was co-owner of Boyd Coddington Hot Rods, was VP of the American Bicycle Association (BMX), was an executive for Vision Streetwear, and an automotive reality tv star. If you think all of that is a lot to cover, you are correct! We cover just about all of that and it was so much fun doing it. Brad is super fun to chat with and one of the most energetic and inspiring guests ever to appear on FSP. Check out Brad's podcasts: Shift And Steer AND Man Seeks AdventureFollow Brad on social media:Twit: @BradFanshawInsta: @Bradley_FanshawFB: Brad Fanshaw
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know more about actor Will Beinbrink. Will was most recently in the number 1 movie WORLD WIDE (2 weeks in a row) IT: Chapter 2. You may also recogize will from films like: Cellular, Sin City, I saw The Light, and Manhattan Night. In this episode we chat about his getting into acting, some of his projects, plus he shines a bit of realism on the business.Follow Will on social media:Twit: @WillBeinbrinkInsta: @WillBeinbrinkFB: Will Beinbrink
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know my father in law; Billy Smith. 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.
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actor David Starzyk. David has over 120 acting credits in film & television and you may know him from: CSI, NYPD Blue, Melissa & Joey, Hot In Cleveland, or Veronica Mars. In this episode David and I chat about where he grew up and what let him to acting. We also talk about some meaningful advice he received shortly after he got to L.A., and David shares stories about working with: Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, James Spader, and Tim Allen. Don't forget to catch the newest season of Veronica Mars on Hulu!Follow David on social media:Twit: @DStarzykInsta: @DStarzykFB: David Starzyk
Join me as I get to know actor James Dumont. James has nearly 200 acting credits and can currently be seen in HBO's The Righteous Gemstones, and is in the upcoming Wonderland on Netflix. In this episode we chat about what got him into acting, some of his projects, he favorite pizza style, and James gives some helpful advice to up and coming actors.
Join me as I get to know Carl Anthony Stuck. Carl is a lifelong musician and has been touring in bands for most of his adult life. Because of this; he has some unique insights on the music industry, and a few ideas about how to (and how NOT to) travel on tours. In this episode we chat about those things, plus; what got him into music, and his current project Splintered Mind. Carl was kind enough to let me play their newest single: Times Up.
Join me as I catch up with Vinnie Tortorich on his THIRD appearance on the show! In this episode we chat about what he has been doing since the last time he was on. We chat about him meeting Steve Miller, climbing TWO mountains; and of course we talk about the release of his highly anticipated first film. Its called Fat: A Documentary, and we chat about what it was like to make the film, and how it has been received thus far. Enjoy!
Join me as I get to know Jeremy Asbrock. Jeremy is the touring guitar player for BOTH Gene Simmons AND Ace Frehley when they tour their solo projects. When he is not touring with these rock ICONS, Jeremy plays in his band The Rock N Roll Residency in Nashville. (Also, he is married to former FSP guest Hannah Fairlight!). Jeremy does let me play one of his band's songs, ENJOY!
Join me as I get to know Malcolm Brickhouse. Malcom is the guitarist, singer, and founding member of the heavy metal / hard rock band Unlocking The Truth. In this episode we chat about his getting into music at a VERY young age, starting a band with his best friend before they were 10 years old, playing with some legendary bands, and of course we talk about the record deal at 16, the book written about them, the documentary about them, AND Malcolm lets me play TWO of their songs!
Join me as I get to know automotive journalist JP Emerson. In this episode JP and I chat about what got him into cars, what got him into writing about cars, and some of his favorite cars of the past and present. We also talk about what makes a car story special, and where YOU can go to tell him YOUR car story!
Join me as I get to know actor and Texas boy Jay Pennington. In this episode we chat about his pre-acting career working with NASA and what led him to acting. Of course we talk about some of his past and future projects, and finally, Jay gives some tips to those actors who might be starting out. Enjoy!
This past weekend I went BACK to Chillicothe, Ohio and interviewed a few more of the actors in this year's production of Tecumseh Outdoor Drama. Join me as I get to know: Brandon Smith, Richard Neal, James Cunha, Lance Mendoza, and CeVonn Williams. Enjoy!
Join me as I get to know Pete Evick. Pete is the author of the book: THE MOMENTS THAT MAKE US, the owner & creator of the Shining Sol Candle company, and for the last 17 years; Pete is the guitar player for The Bret Michaels Band. We talk about all that stuff & more, plus I play 'This Ain't The Life' by his own band Evick.
Join me as I get to know film maker Christopher Downie. In this episode we chat about living in Scotland, going to film school, and some of his film project including his brand new feature film SHOOTING CLERKS which is based on Kevin Smith and the making of Clerks. This film will be shown THIS SATURDAY at San Diego Comicon!
It is my great honor to bring to Fascination Street Podcast, my conversation with the current and 47th Chief of the Choctaw Nation: Chief Gary Batton. This episode was made possible by previous FSP guest Shelley Dennis. In this episode Chief Batton and I chat about the history of the Choctaw Nation, some of the future plans for the Nation, and the current state of the Choctaw Nation. We also talk about why issues like health care as so important to the Chief, and his meeting the previous 3 U.S. Presidents.
Join me as I get to know Michael Ames; author of American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan. We chat about great Italian food in New Jersey, we have a lovely conversation about corduroy, and finally we delve into Michael's new book and why he decided to write it.
Join me as I get to know author Darcey Steinke. In this episode we chat a little about some of her previous work, as well as her new (7th) book FLASH COUNT DIARY: MENOPAUSE AND THE VINDICATION OF NATURAL LIFE. We also chat about that time she was in a punk band, those times she interviewed Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) and you will N-E-V-E-R guess who edited her first book!
Join me as I get to know Josh Sutherland. Josh is a visual effects PIMP, turned film director. In this episode we chat about how and why he got started in the film industry, and some of the projects he work visual effects on, before finally talking about his new indie film CHASING MOLLY. This is a really funny and inventive film. I highly recommend it!
Join me as I get to know writer, actress: Shelley Pack. In this episode we chat about her path to the entertainment industry, as well as her new indie film Chasing Molly; which is available right now on all VOD platforms. I watched it and it is hilarious. I highly recommend grabbing some popcorn and making tonight a ton of fun!
Join me as I get to know 850 Quisy. I ran across Quis at the airport and eventually we got together and recorded this episode on my phone in his studio. Quis is an Army veteran turned self employed businessman and beats making music producer. In this episode we chat about growing up in Fla, joining the Army, and starting his new career making hip hop beats and producing music!
Join me as I get to know actress / director Laura Niemi. In this episode, we chat about her touring with Marilyn Manson, working with Joss Whedon & Nathan Fillion on Firefly, Milo Ventimiglia on NBC's THIS IS US, and her upcoming Netflix film: The Last Thing He Wanted by Dee Rees!
Join me for PART 2 of my interview with Stephen Jimenez; author of The Book Of Matt: Hidden Truths About The Murder Of Matthew Shepard. In this episode, we finish our conversation about the details and events that led to the tragic murder of a young gay man, in the middle of a field in Laramie, Wyoming. We also talk about the impact that this event had on the lives of those who live there, and it's impact on the author.
Join me as I get to know Stephen Jimenez; author of The Book Of Matt: Hidden Truths About The Murder Of Matthew Shepard. In this episode, we chat about why he wanted to be a screenwriter, and what led him to Laramie, Wyoming to research the horrific murder of a young gay man in October of 1998.
Join me as I get to know writer, director, and actor: Raffaello Degruttola. In this episode; we chat about working with Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg, plus being a filmmaker and what that means. We talk about some of his past projects and his upcoming projects including The Hustle (in theaters now) and Transference (in festivals soon). Enjoy!
Join me as I get to know Shelley Dennis. Shelley is an actress, producer, writer, and content creator in Los Angeles. In this episode we chat about growing up in a tiny town and making the big move to the west coast. We also talk about what got her into the entertainment business and how well its going, plus we discuss her current work in the virtual reality space.
Join me as I get to know Retired Homicide Detective Danny R. Smith. In this episode we chat about why he became a police officer, how he ended up as a homicide detective, and ultimately what led him to become a detective fiction author.
Get to know Rich Banks: voiceover talent and parody song creative funny man for The Adam Carolla Show. In this episode we chat about how Rich got started in music, and voiceover, as well as how he got connected with the good folks over at Carolla Digital and what inspired his hilarious song parodies!
Join me as I get to know comedian Alonzo Bodden, In this episode we chat about him learning how to work on airplanes in high school, transitioning into a comedian and the comic event that changed his life, plus we talk about NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, and finally we talk about his podcast: Who's Paying Attention.
Join me as I get to know Los Angeles filmmaker Adrian Picardi. In this episode we talk about film school, finding a job after film school, Adrian's experience on set directing his first big time film, plus he shares a simultaneous tragedy, and we talk about some of his upcoming projects. Enjoy!
Thanks for coming back for part 2 of my interview with the great Glenn Morshower. In this episode; we chat about why he loves teaching so much and what he gets out of it, plus he tells a heartwarming story about Martin Sheen, and finally, Glenn tells a thoughtful story about the time he swam with the fishes!
Walk with me as I get to know actor Glenn Morshower. This episode is part 1 (of 2) of my inspiring interview with this great actor. You know Glenn from: Tango & Cash, 24, Bloodline, Black Hawk Down, Transformers, and a TON of other stuff. In this episode we chat about why he got into acting, he tells some fun stories about a couple of previous guests of this show, plus he explains why we should all treat our surroundings like a campground! Enjoy!
Join me as I get to know bass player and all around good guy Aalics Bronson. In this episode we chat about his current band The Jean Marx Express, as well as some of the bands he has previously worked with. We chat about touring across Europe, and how its different than touring the U.S., plus Aalics shares some pretty funny stories from the road.
Join me as I get to know Reyne "Mugzy" Brady. Reyne is an Australian actor and hip hop artist living in Sydney. Reyne and I have an easy conversation about growing up in Sidney, getting into hip hop, what he loves about the culture, and some of his acting projects. He even lets me play one of his songs! Enjoy!
Join me as I get to know Nicole Butler. Nicole is an actress, speech pathologist, and an adventure seeker. In this episode, we talk about her acting, her reasons for becoming a speech pathologist, her experience living in NYC on 911, and her nutty adventure seeking ways!
Join me as I get to know Christie Bishop. Christie is a long time advertising executive who recently started a podcast called COMMERCIAL GRADE; where she talks about the behind the scenes of advertising. Christie is also the ANGEL wife of Bald Bryan Bishop from the Adam Carolla Show. In this episode we get to Christie, she tells some advertising stories, and she tells the Bryan Diagnosis story from her perspective!
This is part 2 of my conversation with the great Aaron Hagar! In this episode we chat about podcasts, Norton motorcycles, Mini Coopers, Land Rover Evoques, and "receiving delivery" of his dad's LaFerrari! Plus we chat about those legendary Hagar Family Vacations. Enjoy!!
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Aaron Hagar. Aaron is an amazingly talented artist in many MANY media. Cars, canvas, paper, stage, podcast, and screen; this guy does it all while still remaining one of the most down to earth people I have ever come across. This was a lot of fun and couldn't fit into one episode; so come back for part 2!
Seth Harwood is BACK! This time we chat about his newest novel THE MALTESE JORDANS in which we follow a private detective of sorts across America looking for a pair of legendary, one of a kind pair of Michael Jordan sneakers, that could be worth MILLIONS! Great story, fun interview; and I bet you learn something about sneaker culture if you're not careful!
Join me as I get to know author Kristine Raymond. We chat about how she didn't know she was a writer until later in life; and since then she has pumped out 16 books! We also talk about her writing process and what is involved with character development; and of course we talk about her previous , current, and future work!
Take a walk with me as I get to know actress Cecilia Leal. Cecilia can currently be seen in the hit film Five Feet Apart, as well as the very popular Cloak & Dagger tv series. In this episode Cecilia tells us about growing up in Miami and deciding to become an actress. She also talks about her time at NYU TISCH and we chat about her recent projects
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know a little bit about Vincent Strange from the Gone Cold Podcast. In this episode we talk about how Vincent got into podcasting, and what drew him to the true crime genre and eventually into starting his own show. This show has some of the most amazing access to victims' families, friends, and even agents on the actual cases!
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street, as I get to know actress Trina LaFargue. Trina was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and can be seen currently in such projects as the TNT show CLAWS, the hit film FIVE FEET APART, and the upcoming Netflix movie THE PERFECT DATE!
Walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know filmmaker, director, writer, producer, editor, and narrator; Brad Osborne. In this episode we talk about Brad's career; from directing Jared Fogle in Subway commercials, to his THREE shows currently on television: Murder Made Me Famous, Scandal Made Me Famous, and The Price Of Fame.
Join me as I get to know actress Anna Jaller. You know Anna from ABC's Speechless, and The Entourage movie. And if you have been to Japan, you may know her from her series of hair care commercials. In this episode we chat about acting, NYC vs LA, and Mercury Retrograde.
Join me as I get to know Jaiden Rivera; a self employed Texas native who also happens to host TWO very popular podcasts! In this episode we chat about BOTH of his podcasts, his unique pool company, and we bond like second grade girls over our mutual fondness for The Adam Carolla Show!
Join me as I get to know New York advertising exec, turned Italian olive oil magnate; Paul Cappelli. In this episode we talk about some of the more notable ad campaigns that Paul worked on, as well as why he decided to move to Italy and start an olive oil company, as well as buy and restore a beautiful 11 room villa 7 miles from the Adriatic Sea.
Walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know (better) Ryan Kelly. Ryan is my friend of 10 years and the owner and CEO of Pear Analytics; an SEO and internet marketing company. We learn all about why Ryan switched from being an aerospace engineer, to running an SEO & marketing company. Plus he tells us about some work he did for the Trump family.
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know NYC comedian, and indie filmmaker Brian Lloyd. In this episode we talk about the NYC comedy scene, getting into comedy, being a budding film maker, and we talk about some of his sports coverage as a writer for The Gotham Sports Network.
Join me as I get to know the 40th podcaster EVER! Evo Terra first began podcasting in 2004, later started a website helping authors share their work via serialized audio episodes; which is how I first found him. In this episode we talk about all of that, as well as the books he has written, the podcasts he has done, the company he runs, and his current project: Podcast Pontifications.
In this episode I chat with lawyer, comedian, and Alpha Bitch: Lindsay Glazer. As l get to know Lindsay, she tells me all about why she became a lawyer, why she decided to get into comedy, plus, she tells me about her current lawsuit in which she is being sued by sports icon Scottie Pippen!
In this episode I chat with prominent attorney Ben Meiselas. We chat about why he decided to become a lawyer, as well as some of his cases including: Colin Kaepernick, Fyre Festival, Shaver vs the City of Mesa, Az, and Jussie Smollett. We also learn all about Ice Cube's BIG 3 basketball league and how Ben is involved in it.
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know French actress Selynne Silver. IN this episode we chat about coming to America, getting into acting, and some of her recent and upcoming projects.
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know super prolific and fellow podcaster Darren Husted. Darren and I chat about our mutual love of The Nooner podcast as well as the ELEVENTY podcasts that Darren has helped create; plus his current project Prince Track By Track, and his future project The Social Minute.
Take a walk with me down fascination street as I get to know podcaster, and all around funny guy: Brian Maxwell. Brian is a frequent guest on the Tell Em Stave Dave podcast on the Smodcast Podcast Network. This may be the funniest and most explicit episode of my show to date!
Take a walk down Fascination Street with me as I get to know lawyer turned talent agent turned talent manager for Adam Carolla and the CFO of Carolla Digital. In this episode we talk about MIke's journey and how (and why) he and Adam started the biggest and most successful podcast in the world. We also talk about the upcoming 10 year podcast anniversary event bash on March 10 in Los Angeles!
Join me as I get to know Emma Faye Rudkin. Emma is a 2 time MIss San Antonio and 4th runner up for Miss Texas who started a non profit charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of the deaf community...… when she was 18 years old! She is a musician, a singer, and an internationally known public speaker. Also... She is Deaf.
Join me as I get to know Canadian born speed skater for Team Ireland: Sean McAnuff. We chat about hockey, lacrosse, speed skating, plus the Irish national speed skating team, and Sean holding multiple national records in the sport, and of course what the future may hold for him.
Join me as I get to know Texas Chef Sarah Penrod. We talk about everything from her time in culinary school, to her experience 'personal chefing' for some pretty elite athletes, to meeting Michelle Obama, and working with The Food Network and Good Morning Texas. PLUS we talk about what we can find in her cookbook: Urban Cowgirl
Join me as I get to know more about Canadian born Irish speed skater Ryan McAnuff. We talk about speed skating, national records, training, and the future for both him and Team Ireland. Plus he lets me play one of his old 'Mash-ups'!
This week I chat with fellow podcaster Kevin Hale. We talk about him growing up in Louisville, Ky and starting his first podcast. We also talk about how that morphed into a paranormal podcast and then eventually his starting Shooting From The Lip podcast; which focuses on the Louisville pop culture scene and those artists and characters that make is unique.
This episode I chat with director and filmmaker Peter Pardini. Peter is a documentary filmmaker who made a name for himself with exclusive and behind the scenes access to the iconic rock band CHICAGO. In this episode we talk about some of his previous and upcoming projects including: Black Cat, Rolling Thunder, and Fat: A Documentary
This episode is with actor, musician and husband of the daughter of a sharecropper; Kirk Bovill. In this episode we chart about his improbable start in show business, his wonderful music career, and his current hit film VICE, where he plays Henry Kissinger. Also I get to play one of his songs!! There Is Joy
60 year veteran of stage, screen, and film chats with me about getting started, some of the hurdles of show business, as well as some of his past and present projects including Walker Texas Ranger, and The Alamo. Tommy also shares some Rance Howard stories; and you know we LOVE that!
In this episode; actor, writer, producer, director, and filmmaker Michael Worth chats with me about all things filmmaker-y. We talk about how he got started, some of the pitfalls, he gives some great financial advice to show business new comers, and of course we talk about some of his past and future projects including the very last film staring Rance Howard.
On this special occasion of my 100th episode, I am joined by THE KING of podcasting; Adam Carolla. Adam and I chat about Paul Newman cars, why Adam got into podcasting, my favorite Adam Carolla Show episode, and some of his favorite guests. Enjoy!
This is a wonderful interview with an amazing musician named Angie Aparo. We talk about Angie getting into music, getting signed by Clive Davis, having a stroke, and recovering with A LOT of help from Siri. Plus, I play two of Angie's songs!
This is my interview with Chris Laudando. Chris is a frequent guest and honorary member of the popular podcast Tell 'Em Steve Dave on the Smodcast Podcast Network. Chris tells his 911 story, and clears up a few TESD misnomers. Enjoy!!
Welcome back to part 2 of my interview with Mike Cameron; founder of Devils River Bourbon Whiskey. We pick back up talking about how Mike decided to start a new whiskey venture and how he is building the ultimate bourbon speakeasy in downtown San Antonio!
This is part 1 of my interview with the founder of Devils River Bourbon; Mike Cameron. In this episode we chat a little about Prohibition, and how Mike got started in the distillery business. Come back for part 2 where we talk about the new products & the coming tasting room!
In this episode Christina Elizabeth Smith chats with me about getting into acting, the differences between Improv Olympic, Upright Citizens Brigade, and The Groundlings. We also talk about some of the amazing icons she has worked with, and some of her previous and current projects including NCIS: New Orleans.
Take a walk down Fascination Street with me as I get to know Angela Modifica, also known as "The String Sparrow". Angie is a luthier in Connecticut and she tells us all about that as well as some of the more interesting projects she has worked on.
This is my interview with 3 time Olympic Men's USA Bobsledder and Olympic Gold Medal Winning Coach for JImmy Shea in the Men's USA Skeleton. Super good guy with a great story and some interesting things coming up.
This is part 2 of my conversation with FOUR TIME OLYMPIC ATHLETE and member of the Jamaican Bobsled Team; Winston Watts. We cover his 4th Olympics, this one in Sochi, Russia. We also discuss what the future holds for him and he answers the question, "will you try for a FIFTH Olympics?"
This is part one of my interview with 4 time Olympic Jamaican Bobsledder Winston Watts. In this episode, we chat about him growing up in Jamaica, and the events that led him to be selected to the Olympic team. We also discuss his first couple of Olympic appearances.
This is part 2 of my interview with Evanston, Wyoming City Attorney and Director of Operations- North America for the Jamaican Bobsled Team. We discuss Paul meeting a Prince, and a King, plus Paul tells us about getting to attend the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Evanston, Wyoming City Attorney Paul Skog sits down with me to talk about being both a prosecutor and a defender, as well as why he moved from Omaha to Evanston and how he got involved with The Jamaica Bobsled Team. Paul is also the Director Of Operations - North America for the Jamaica Bobsled Team.
Get to know actor Wayne Pere with me as we discuss acting, his career, some tips for new actors, and we talk a little bit about why you shouldn't be a dick on set! You can catch Wayne's work in: Halts and Catch Fire, The Magicians, American Horror Story Apocalypse, the film Venom, and the forthcoming film Watchman.
This is my interview with television director and feature film maker Viet Nguyen. We talk about growing up in Austin and having Rob Thomas as a H.S. teacher. We also talk about his film CRUSH THE SKULL, and his directing episodes of multiple hit T.V. shows like: izombie, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Lucifer.
This episode is with recreational therapist Morgan Catron. She lets me know what its like to grow up in OK being a registered member of the Cherokee Nation & what some of those benefits are. She also tells me why she became a therapist and she plays a couple of hauntingly beautiful songs LIVE "in studio"! Enjoy.
In this episode I chit chat with actress Joni Bovill. Joni is an actress who has appeared in Bosch, How To Get Away With Murder, and others. She also has two albums of glorious uplifting music available on Amazon. (She lets me play one), and SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF A SHARECROPPER!!!