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June 29, 2020
Will BlaineTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know author Will Blaine. Will lives in Chilicothe, Ohio (and you all know how much I love that place!). In this episode, Will and I chat about what took him to this town, the massive Russian populace nearby, and why he started to write again after a several decade hiatus. We do talk about WHAT he is writing and his new story and forthcoming book. I am definitely looking forward to what else Will is cooking up!Follow Will on social media:Insta: @CuriousMindOfWill
June 22, 2020
Scott Kelly - NASA AstronautWelcome to the 200th episode of Fascination Street Podcast!Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Scott Kelly.Scott Kelly is a retired US Navy pilot, retired NASA astronaut, and retired commander of the International Space Station (ISS). In this episode Scott and I chat about the drive & perseverance that he and his twin brother Mark (also a retired NASA astronaut) learned from their parents. We also talk a bit about Scott's path to becoming an astronaut; before we discuss topics like: Flat Earthers, UFO's, and the corporate space race, and Scott's book ENDURANCE: My Year In Space.Follow Scott on social media:Twit: @StationCDRKellyInsta: @StationCDRKelly
June 15, 2020
Tiffany MacTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Tiffany Mac. Tiffany is a podcaster and experiencer who was recommended to the show by previous guest Kevin Hale. In this episode; Tiffany and I chat about where she is from and what got her into the paranormal. We also talk about her fascination with extraterrestrial life, and her podcast Universal Secrets. Tiffany also shares a story about when she almost dies from a very mysterious illness, and about the time she may have been probed by alien life!Follow Tiffany on social media:Twit: @TiffanyMac_ETInsta: @Tiffany.Mac_ETFB: Tiffany Maccheck out her show: Universal Secrets Podcast
June 8, 2020
Joe From The Shocking Details Podcast Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as we get to know even MORE about Joe From Thinking Sideways in this return appearance! Many of you know Joe from the mega hit true crime podcast Thinking Sideways; however, Joe is back to tell us about his NEW podcast The Shocking Details. In this episode, we chat about his new show, and his new co-host. We also talk about the likelihood of Thinking Sideways returning, plus, Joe and I chat about his recent television appearance, and what we have been watching during this nutty pandemic. Enjoy!Follow Joe on social media:Twit: @DangerProbeInsta: @DangerProbeFollow The Shocking Details:Twit: @ShockingDetailsFB: The Shocking Details PodcastEmail: TheShockingDetails@gmail.com
June 1, 2020
Derek Hynes - StorytellerTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Derek Hynes. Derek runs the 100 yr old family sweet shop in Ireland; but we barely talk about that because Derek shares wonderfully fascinating stories of trips all around the world; meeting folks like Stephen King, John Connolly, Chuck Palahniuk, and several of the Twin Peaks cast members. These stories are told with such enthusiasm and genuine gratitude that you cannot help but get excited right along with him. Derek, you are a fantastic storyteller!Follow Derek on social media:Twit: @CujoDerekInsta: @DerekHynes23FB: Derek Hynes (Galway)
May 25, 2020
General Robert SpaldingTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know USAF RET Brigadier General Robert S. Spalding. In this episode the General and I chat about why he joined the military, some of his roles in the United States Air Force, and his days as a pilot of both the B-52 and the B-2 (Stealth) Bombers. We also touch on UFO's, & extraterrestrial life, before finally diving into his book Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept. General Spalding wrote this book after years of extensive studying and research on China as he was the chief China strategist for the chairman of The Joint Chiefs, The Joint Staff at The Pentagon, and Senior Defense Official and Defense Attache to China in Bejing, ChinaFollow General Spalding on social media:Twit: @Robert_SpaldingWebsite: GeneralSpalding.com
May 18, 2020
Joe Lafferty (Part 2) - AuthorTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I continue to get to know Joe Lafferty. Joe is the author of the book Justin Time; A Memoir of Faith and the Fight For Life. In this episode we chat about his coaching career in which he has coached FIFTEEN players on their way to the NFL. We also talk about the time Joe died........ YES, you read that correctly. Finally we talk about the young man that changed Joe's life, and the importance of being an organ donor.Of course we talk about the UN-retirement of his buddy Rob Gronkowski.Follow Joe on social media:Twit: @TheJoeLaffertyInsta: @TheJoeLaffertyCheck out his website: thejoelafferty.comRegister to be an organ donor: OrganDonor.gov
May 11, 2020
Joe Lafferty (Part 1) - AuthorTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Joe Lafferty. Joe is the author of the book Justin Time; A Memoir of Faith and the Fight For Life. In this episode we chat about his triumphant battle with cancer before he was even a teenager. We also talk about his journey from playing high school football, to working in several different sports related industries all after his stint as a nationwide spokesperson for The Leukemia Society, and hanging with some pretty incredible sports heroes!Follow Joe on social media:Twit: @TheJoeLaffertyInsta: @TheJoeLaffertyCheck out his website: thejoelafferty.comRegister to be an organ donor: OrganDonor.gov
May 4, 2020
Chris Field - Mercy ProjectTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Chris Field. Chris has run 20+ marathons, run for mayor at 19, had an ice cream review go viral, and given TWO Tedx talks; but the most important thing he has done is create MERCY PROJECT which rescues, returns, educates, and trains children who have been sold into slave labor. So far Mercy Project has saved 160+ kids, and is showing no signs of slowing down. We chat about all of this and more as we get to know this miracle man.Follow Chris on social media:Twit: @DisruptionChrisInsta: @DisruptionChrisFB: @DisruptionChrisCheck out the great work he is doing:mercyproject.netmeetchrisfield.comdisruptionu.com
April 27, 2020
Jason Ritter - Actor - Part 2Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I continue my conversation with actor Jason Ritter. This is part 2. If you haven't listened to part 1; go back now and check that one out. In this episode we talk about; his very unique relationship with the WARNING family and two tv shows that he is currently on (A Million Little Things on ABC, and Raising Dion on Netflix). We also talk a little about a documentary he was part of that focuses on Huntington's Disease; before finally talking about whats it's like to be a brand new father!Follow Jason on social media: Twit: @JasonRitter Insta: @Jason_Ritter FB: Jason Ritter
April 20, 2020
Jason Ritter - Actor - Part 1Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actor Jason Ritter. This is part 1. Make sure to come back next week for part 2. In this episode; Jason and I chat about: his growing up a third generation Hollywood actor, how much we miss the social media platform VINE, what he was voted 'most likely' to do in high school, and how difficult it was managing his fledgling acting career in the midst of his father's unexpected passing. This episode does have some somber moments, but also a ton of laughs.Follow Jason on social media:Twit: @JasonRitterInsta: @Jason_RitterFB: Jason Ritter
April 13, 2020
Sandi Morris - Olympic Pole Vaulter (Silver, 2016)Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Sandi Morris. Sandi is an Olympic pole vaulter (USA) who won the silver medal in the 2016 games held in Rio De Janeiro. This interview happened quite accidentally. My friend works for an airline and noticed her pole vault bag and posed with it outside her terminal window. Sandi took some photos and posted them on social media. My friend's wife saw those posts, and reached out. So thank you to both Laura, and John Barnett!In this episode Sandi and l chat about why she decided that pole vaulting was for her, and we talk about some of her path to get to where she is. We also laugh hysterically at the verbiage that is used in her sport, and how the current pandemic could alter her 2020 Olympic goals.Follow Sandi on social media:Twit: @SandiCheeksPVInsta: @SandiCheeksPVFB: Sandi Morris Pole VaulterTiktok: @SandiCheeksPV
April 6, 2020
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know MORE about Jason 'Lord Honey' Smith. Jason is a chef and television personality; and is making his SECOND appearance on the show. In this episode, we catch up on what he has been doing since he was last on. We chat about his various cooking shows, his semi recent involvement with GiGi's Cupcakes, his new apparel line, and how he is determined to help those who need help learning to cook even during this era of social distancing! Enjoy!Follow Jason on social media:Twit: @LowCarb77Insta: @official_ChefJasonSmithFB: Chef Jason Smith - Lord HoneyTiktok: @BaconBourbon2017
March 30, 2020
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Colton Valentine. Colton is a street artist and muralist I met in San Antonio. In this episode we chat about how he got started in art, in street art, and we then move on to some of his previous and current subject matter. We were recording in Colton's back yard while he was setting up and beginning his 6ft x 6ft Kobe Bryant piece; which was supposed to be on display at South By South West in 2020.Follow Colton on social media:Twit: @Colton_Valentine_Insta: @Colton_Valentine_FB: @Colton_Valentine_Tiktok: @Colton_Valentine_
March 23, 2020
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I chat AGAIN with Ashley Arpel Greenwald. In this episode we chat about her new cookbook; with her fiance's mother Jyl Steinback. Think Outside The Lunchbox cookbook is 100% 'plant nutrition' based. (That means vegan, folks) In this episode we chat about how and why she teamed up with her future mother in law for this book, some of the recipies, the new and interesting page layout of this cookbook, and we (I) give her fiance a hard time for dragging his feet!Follow Ashley on social media:Insta: @Ashley.Arpel.Grgeenwald @ThatsAshleysKitchenFB: @AshleyGreenwald
March 16, 2020
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know contemporary christian musician Briana Dominica. In this episode we chat about where and how she grew up, and what led her to performing music. We also talk about her faith; how it waivered, why it waivered, and how she found her way back. Plus, Briana lets me play T-H-R-E-E songs!***This is a very intense conversatio that includes talk about suicice and suicide prevention.***Follow Briana on social media:Insta: @BrianaDominicaMusic
March 9, 2020
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Ronnie Pierce. Ronnie is a musician located in the Flatwoods, Kentucky area.In this episode we chat about growing up in that neck of the woods, and who else is from there. We chat about when Ronnie fell in love with music and decided to become a musician himself. We also discuss some of his influences, and what he wants out of his music career; plus, he lets me play two of his songs. Follow Ronnie on social media:Twit: @HogLipInsta: @RonCPierceCheck out his work at: ReverbNation.com/RonPierce
March 2, 2020
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Zak Pashak. Zak is the founder and CEO of Detroit Bikes. In this episode, we chat about some of his other ventures, which include a music venue and a bar in Canada. Zak tells us about the time a 2020 presidential candidate announced the campaign from the Detroit Bikes warehouse, plus we discuss why Zak started Detroit Bikes, and who the target demographic is for his bikes. If you have some time, I highly recommend you check out these gorgeous bicycles at DetroitBikes.comFollow Zak on social media:Twit: @ZakPashakInsta: @ZakPashakFB: Zak PashakDetroitBikes.com
February 24, 2020
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Michael Gibson Jr. Michael is a podcaster, film maker, and improvisational sketch artist. In this episode we chat about where Michael grew up and what got him into improv comedy. Then we move onto the details of his podcast: Avert Your Eyes, which is an interview show where he interviews talent all around the great state of Texas. Finally, we discuss his new short film Alora. We talk about how it came to be, some of the steps along the way, and where it can be seen on the festival circuit.Enjoy!Follow Michael on social media:Twit: @Nebula_One / @AYE_Pod_Insta: @_Nebula_One_ / @aye_pod_FB: Michael Gibson Jr / Avert Your eyes
February 17, 2020
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
February 10, 2020
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
February 3, 2020
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
January 27, 2020
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
January 20, 2020
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!
January 13, 2020
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
January 6, 2020
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
December 30, 2019
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
December 23, 2019
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
December 16, 2019
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
December 9, 2019
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
December 2, 2019
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
November 25, 2019
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
November 18, 2019
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
November 11, 2019
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
November 4, 2019
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
October 28, 2019
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
October 21, 2019
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
October 14, 2019
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
October 7, 2019
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
September 30, 2019
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
September 25, 2019
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.
September 23, 2019
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
September 16, 2019
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.
September 9, 2019
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.
September 2, 2019
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!
August 26, 2019
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!
August 19, 2019
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!
August 12, 2019
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!
August 5, 2019
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!
July 29, 2019
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!
July 22, 2019
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.
July 15, 2019
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!
July 8, 2019
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.
July 4, 2019
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.
July 1, 2019
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!
June 27, 2019
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!
June 24, 2019
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!
June 20, 2019
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!
June 17, 2019
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!
June 13, 2019
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.
June 10, 2019
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.
June 6, 2019
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!
June 3, 2019
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.
May 30, 2019
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.
May 27, 2019
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!
May 23, 2019
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.
May 20, 2019
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!
May 16, 2019
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!
May 13, 2019
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!
May 9, 2019
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.
May 6, 2019
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!
May 2, 2019
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!
April 29, 2019
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!
April 25, 2019
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!!
April 22, 2019
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!
April 18, 2019
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!
April 15, 2019
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!
April 11, 2019
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
April 8, 2019
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!
April 4, 2019
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!
April 1, 2019
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.
March 28, 2019
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.
March 25, 2019
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!
March 21, 2019
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.
March 18, 2019
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.
March 14, 2019
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.
March 11, 2019
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.
March 7, 2019
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!
March 4, 2019
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.
February 28, 2019
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.
February 25, 2019
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.
February 21, 2019
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!
February 18, 2019
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!
February 14, 2019
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.
February 11, 2019
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.
February 7, 2019
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
February 4, 2019
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'!
January 31, 2019
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.
January 28, 2019
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
January 24, 2019
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
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