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Fascinating People, Fascinating stories. If you're like me, you love to find out how people got to where they are in life, what makes them tick, some of their hurdles, and what made them think they could do it. If so, then join me every Monday as I 'take a walk down Fascination Street' and get to know the stories behind people from every walk of life. "Streetwalkers" include: actors, authors, directors, musicians, pop culture icons, social activists, athletes, screenwriters, comedians, artis ...
 
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Marilyn Ghigliotti Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Marilyn Ghigliotti. Most of you will recognize Marilyn as Veronica from Clerks and Clerks 3. In this episode, we chat about where she grew up and how her upbringing led her to become an actress. We also talk about how she came to be involved in Kevin Smith's first film;…
 
John Griffin Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know John Griffin. John is an actor that you may have seen in the television shows: Chuck, Castle, Lucifer, Dexter, Call Me Kat, and so many more. In this episode John explains what it was like growing up being pulled between acting and tennis. (He was a ranked tennis player as a …
 
Chris DeMakes Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Chris DeMakes. Chris is the lead singer and guitar player for the ska-punk band Less Than Jake. In this episode we chat about how the band started, why they chose that style of music, and some of the cool things they were able to do as a result of the band's success. Less Th…
 
Kool Rock-Ski Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Damon Wimbley. You may know Damon by another name... Kool Rock-Ski from the legendary rap group The Fat Boys. That's right Streetwalkers! I got to chat with none other than old school rap and hip hop LEGEND Kool Rock-Ski! In this episode we chat about how he met and formed T…
 
Andrea Osvart Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Andrea Osvart. Andrea is a model, turned actress & host, who also coaches other actors succeed in entertainment through conscious choices and managing their resources effectively. In this episode we chat about her growing up in Tamasi, Hungary; before moving to Budapest. We …
 
Dakin Campbell Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Dakin Campbell. After a fun stint working at The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Dakin decided to become a journalist. More specifically a FINANCE journalist. He reported for Bloomberg News for a decade before being poached to become the Chief Finance Correspondent at…
 
Dr. Drew Returns! Take a walk with me as I get to know even more about Dr. Drew Pinksy. Drew is a board certified physician and addiction medicine specialist who co-hosted the syndicated radio advice show Loveline for 32 years; as well as the MTV version and several other television programs. You know him. You love him. And he is back on the podcas…
 
Richard Chassler Take a walk down Fascination Street as I get to know actor & comedian Richard Chassler. In this episode, we chat about how & why Rich got into comedy, and which 1980's sit-com actor got him started. Rich shares stories about working with Stella Adler, and the impact she had on his life. We also discuss his love of The Grateful Dead…
 
Bullet to the Heart Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Draven and Brian from Bullet to the Heart; a hard rock / metal band out of the Chicago area. Draven and Brian sat down with me a little while back to talk about how they got into music, what drew them to hard rock specifically, and how the band met. Along the way, we d…
 
Ming Chen Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Ming Chen. In this episode, we find out what Ming wanted to be when he grew up (hint, it didn't exist). Ming tells us how he discovered the internet and website building, and how he came to be an owner of two very cool businesses! Finally, Ming tells us how Star Wars, the newly …
 
Liz Miele Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know comedian Liz Miele. In this episode we chat about being born in Columbus, Ohio and never visiting as an adult, how ancestry sites like 23 & Me is affecting our supposed heritages, and why she was drawn to comedy. Next, she shares some heartwarming stories about how legendary com…
 
Martin Harris Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Martin Harris. In this episode, we chat about how Martin went from being in punk bands in Poland, to being a best-selling sport author in Europe, to becoming a successful working actor in Hollywood. Along the way we discuss some great advice he was given by the late Kobe Bry…
 
Flarelight Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Rachel Brandsness and Tyler Warren from the rock band Flarelight. In this episode we chat about how they got into music, some of their separate musical career highlights including opening for bands like Evanescence, Neon Trees, and Halestorm, being selected to be the in the ban…
 
Jay Brown Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know singer-songwriter Jay Brown. In this episode we chat about how growing up in Pittsburgh made him move to warmer areas as an adult, and how working in asbestos made him strive even harder to follow his dreams of being a songwriter. Jay shares how a car accident helped direct his …
 
Jonathan Schmock Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Jonathan Schmock. While we all know him best as the snarky maitre d' from Ferris Bueller's Day Off; he has brought us so much more! In this episode we chat about his comedy duo (The Funny Boys) being on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson TWICE and subsequently banned FOR…
 
David Wood Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know David Wood. David is a former actuary who became a Life Coach and author. In this episode we chat about his path to become an actuary, and what the heck that even is! Then we discuss his transition into life coaching and ultimately why he authored two books. His most recent boo…
 
Kayla Adams RETURNS! Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know even more about Kayla Adams. If you didn't catch her first appearance, go back and listen to it. That's where we did the whole "where are you from, what got you into acting" thing. In this return episode, we chat about how she spent her covid, her TWO new films: Hex a…
 
Paul Feig AGAIN! Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know EVEN MORE about three-time guest Paul Feig. In this episode we get caught up on how he spent his Covid quarantine time, we talk about his new Artingstall's gin, he tells us about a cocktail book he has coming out next month called "Cocktail Time: The Ultimate Guide to Gro…
 
John M. Phillips, Esq. Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know John M. Phillips, Esq. John is a Wrongful Death & Civil Rights attorney, and legal commentator based in Florida; and founding partner of Phillips & Hunt located in Jacksonville, Florida. In this episode we chat about why he became a lawyer, and how much Gregory Peck…
 
Andy Harris Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Andy Harris. Andy is a writer & producer in Los Angelas, and fellow podcaster. He has had a several different podcasts; with his most recent one being This American Laugh, a parody of the popular This American Laugh. In this episode, we chat about his career in radio, sports v…
 
Stephen Krueger Returns! Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know even more about previous guest, & my buddy, Stephen Krueger. In this episode, we chat about some of the specific projects Stephen has worked on, including Punk'd, Laguna Beach, and more. Stephen shares a frustrating encounter with famed director Tony Scott, explai…
 
John Graziano (Graz) Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know John Graziano; or Graz, as he likes to be called. In this episode, we find out what exactly is a maker, how Graz came to be a maker, and how he came to be associated with the most elite of The Maker Community. Naturally we discuss his Netflix show MAKING FUN, how thos…
 
Nick Leisure Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Nick Leisure. Born and raised in Sacramento, Ca. Nick is a screenwriter, producer, and director. In this episode, we chat about growing up in Sacramento in his stern Asian grandparents' home, stumbling into the hip hop recording business, and breaking into the film and televi…
 
Sarah J. Halstead Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know comedian and actress Sarah J. Halstead. In this episode we chat about her classical piano training, and how that helped her get her first stage acting gig, her career in the New York acting scene, and her transition to getting into the wine and champagne business. She sh…
 
John Pirruccello Returns! Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know even MORE about John Pirruccello, in this RETURN appearance. In this episode we chat about his family history of fighter pilots, his audition for the HBO show, Barry, and what it was like to work with Bill Hader. We also chat about how he became friends with an i…
 
Young and Restless Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know hip hop legends Mr. Charlie and P.O.D. Back in the 90's the hip hop / rap group Young and Restless stormed onto the scene with a new and fresh view: 'Let's have FUN!". They had a couple of chart-topping hits including: B Girls, and Poison Ivy. In this episode I chat wit…
 
Nicole Boggs and Alex Kramer Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Nicole Boggs and Alex Kramer from the band Nicole Boggs and The Reel. In this episode, we chat about what got each of them interested in music and how they came to form a band together in Nashville. We talk about how they got their name, who their third band m…
 
Stephen Tobolowsky Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Stephen Tobolowsky. Stephen in an actor who has appeared in nearly 300 film& TV shows. You know him as Ned Ryerson in the cult classic film Groundhog Day, and Clayton Townley in Mississippi Burning, and can currently be seen portraying Mr. Ball on the ABC show The Goldb…
 
Angela Parchetta Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Angela Parchetta. Angela is a singer songwriter currently based in Nashville, Tn. In this episode we chat about why she wanted to be a music teacher growing up, how she achieved that goal, and then set new goals for herself in becoming a passionate singer and songwriter. …
 
Scott Russo Returns! Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know MORE about return guest Scott Russo. Scott is the lead singer for the punk / pop punk band Unwritten Law. In this episode we chat about their new album THE HUM, which was just released three days ago. He shares his passion for this new music, as well as what it took t…
 
Simon Majumdar Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Simon Majumdar. After decades in the book publishing business, Simon decided to jump feet first into a new career. He became a world traveling food critic and author. That led to him becoming a frequent guest critic and personality on various Food Network programs, for over…
 
Chris Ballew Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Chris Ballew. Chris is a musician and founding member and lead singer of the alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America. Chris is also known as Caspar Babypants; catering music for parents and kids to enjoy together. In this episode we chat about why…
 
Tripp Mickle Take a walk with me down Fascination Street ss I get to know Tripp Mickle. Tripp is a journalist having previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and currently working at The New York Times. He is also the author of the new book 'After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul'. In this episode we chat abo…
 
Joanna Kerns Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Joanna Kerns. Beginning her showbiz career as a dancer, Joanna worked with legends such as Gene Kelly and Dean Martin! We talk about those icons, and then discuss how she landed the historic role of Maggie Seaver on the hit TV show growing Pains. She shares stories about work…
 
Chrystee Pharris Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actress Chrystee Pharris. In this episode we chat about when she decided that she wanted to be an actress, (it was younger than anyone I have ever had on the show!). We also talk about her time on the daytime soap opera Passions, she tells a great story about auditioning …
 
Chuck Shute Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know podcaster Chuck Shute. Chuck is the host of the Chuck Shute Podcast, which features a variety of guests. Everything from world famous music legends, hilarious comedians, ex-Navy Seals, celebrity fitness trainers, and TV & movie stars! In this episode we chat about his career i…
 
Anna Vocino Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Anna Vocino. I first hear Anna on the podcast Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich, and I finally got her on the show. Anna is an actress, voice over actress, comic, cookbook author, podcaster, and she even sells her own line of foods; like pasta sauces and spice blends!…
 
Marc David Levine Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Marc David Levine. After starting many businesses while growing up, and into his adulthood; Marc found himself in the business of producing Broadway Musicals. Marc has had a hand in producing tons of shows including: On Your Feet, Tina: The Tina Turner Story, Company, Ha…
 
Peter Jason Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know veteran actor Peter Jason. In his episode we chat about why he became an actor, and some of his more memorable roles. We talk about working on 48 Hours with director Walter Hill, his connection to Frank Marshall, as well as working with John Carpenter, and some of the fun he h…
 
Stuart Pankin Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Stuart Pankin. Stuart is an actor who has been in just about everything you have ever seen. From Not Necessarily The News, to Dinosaurs, to Fatal Attraction, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, and Zenon; you have seen him in everything! In this episode, we chat about why he decided…
 
Moriah Formica Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Moriah Formica. Moriah is the lead singer and guitarist for the new rock band PLUSH. In this episode we chat about how she got pulled into music at a VERY early age, who her inspirations were and are, and how the overwhelming support from her parents has really helped her s…
 
Joe Lafferty (Rest In Peace) Roughly 3 years ago Joe Lafferty reached out to me to see about being a guest on my show. He is the author of Justin Time: A Memoir of Faith and The Fight For Life; and he wanted me to read it before coming on the show, so he sent it to me. By the time I finished the book and our schedules allowed recording an interview…
 
Chef Catherine McCord Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Chef Catherine McCord. Catherine is a celebrity chef that can be seen regularly on Guy's Grocery Games and other shows on The Food Network. In this episode we chat about an early start to her modeling career. Before she was even 16 years old; she had worked as a mode…
 
Jeremy Popoff Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Jeremy Popoff. Jeremy is the guitarist and a founding member of the rock band Lit. In this episode we chat about what made Jeremy want to be a rock star, and how Lit came to be. We talk about the struggle of the early years and their smash hit My Own Worst Enemy. He also tel…
 
Charlie Shrem Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Charlie Shrem. Aside from being the husband of previous guest Courtney Warner Shrem, Charlie is an entrepreneur and noted Bitcoin advocate. In this episode, we chat about where he grew up and why he felt like he didn't belong there. We also discuss how he came to be involved…
 
Tommy Chong *** THIS IS EPISODE 300 OF FASCINATION STREET PODCAST!! *** Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Tommy Chong. Tommy takes us on a journey of getting to know him. From the Canadian farm he was born and raised on, to starting the very first strip club in Vancouver, to getting signed by Motown Records and touring th…
 
Rachel Dolezal RETURNS! Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know even MORE about Rachel Dolezal. Rachel initially made world- wide headlines for her advocacy for African Americans as a president of a regional chapter of the NAACP. We don't really talk about any of that this time; since we talked a lot about it on her first appea…
 
Lisa Zambetti Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Lisa Zambetti. Lisa is a casting director for film & television based in Los Angeles, Ca. In this episode we chat about: her father's VERY fascinating profession, her moving to NYC as a young woman to become an actress, acting on Broadway, and directing plays. Lisa tells her…
 
Sevier Crespo Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Sevier Crespo. Sevier is an actor as well as a film & television producer. In this episode, we chat about being born in Puerto Rico, growing up in Dallas and what led to his moving to Los Angeles. He shares with us his dream to become a professional baseball player; and what…
 
Sir Daniel Winn Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Sir Daniel Winn. Daniel is a fine-artist, curator, and philanthropist. Because of his philanthropic work. Daniel was honored with the title of "Knight: in 2018. In this episode, we chat about his harrowing experience coming to America, living homeless on the streets AFTER …
 
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