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Visiting Haunts

As the veil thins and we approach the spooky season, I would like to announce Visiting Haunts. Visiting Haunts is a travel show hosted by writer and folklorist Jeff Provine as he visits haunted locations that you can visit too.

We’ve filmed our first episode, which features The Overholser Mansion and The Paramount Building in Oklahoma City. Today, the team is heading to Guthrie for the next episode. Jeff and I hosted Tales Unvieled for four years and wanted to take the storytelling in a new direction as a travel show of spooky places people can visit. While our first season will focus on Oklahoma, we have ambitions to travel out of state.

This show will be one of eight for The Show Starts Now Studios when my new streaming service debuts next month! I am working on launch party details and I’ll share those details we maters are confirmed.

Street Corner Waterfall at Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City

In celebration of getting fiber internet, I’ve uploaded this 4K hour-long video of the Street Corner Waterfall at Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City. This video took less than five minutes to upload when previously, such a large file would’ve taken a few hours.

This is part of a new series, Mesmerizing/Relaxation TV, which will feature videos of mesmerizing and/or relaxation scenes. My wife and I would put on similar videos during family brunch. This is more of a fun, artistic side project as I’ve done a few of these in the past, which people have enjoyed. 

Janice Yeary Photography at Project 3810

For September’s Project 3810 tenant profile story, I went to the Myriad Botanical Gardens, where Janice discussed two of her photographs on display in an art exhibition. See more of Janice Yeary’s photography at janiceyearyphotography.com.

Creative Burgers: Vol. 4

New episode of Creative Burgers with Justin Coleman and Undrell Maholmes! We visited BlueJ’s Rockin’ & Rollin’ Grill for a rockin’ spicy burger and a wow-worthy chicken Parmesan sandwich; Rice N Buns for burger buns made of rice and ramen; and Bar Arbolada, where Alton Brown said they “have the best double cheeseburger in America.”

You may notice that there are two camera operators with Lessa Keller-Kenton working with me as the wide camera operator. I’ve put what I’ve learned from past burger episodes and produced a great episode, improving audio quality, image style, and pacing from the previous installment. Lessa and I have also worked together on Take A Bite with Phi.

Thanks to my superstar supporters, Revolve Productions, the Keller-Kenton Family, and my supporters on Patreon. If you love what I’m doing, please join me on Patreon for bonus content, including early access to new episodes and shows!

Looking to mix up your wardrobe? I have some great Oklahoma-themed merch at my online store, and your purchases help supports this show. 

New Show: Take A Bite with Phi

A photograph of Phi Nguyen outside the patio of Cafe Kacao with food dishes and the Take A Bite with Phi logo in the upper left corner.

Show Reveal: We filmed the first episode of our new show, Take A Bite with Phi. Hosted by Phi Nguyen of the Take A Bite OK Instagram account, the food series is all about getting people to expand their food horizons while getting to know the stories behind the dishes and even how to make some of the meals at home yourself.

Photograph of Lessa, Dennis, and Phi holding up drinks inside the restaurant Cafe Kacao.

Phi is a born and bred Oklahoman who spent 10 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry before her current downtown management career in the heart of OKC. Her love of food and passion for the ever-growing restaurant scene in OKC was the catalyst for Take A Bite OK. The mission of her hyper-local account is to share the vibrant culinary landscape of Oklahoma with others.

Photographic of Dennis, Phi, Chef Jeff, and Lessa at a table with some food at Ma Der Lao Kitchen in Oklahoma City.

The series will premiere on The Show Starts Now Studios app later this fall. You can help us and get early access by joining us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TSSNStudios

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