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Each week Hollywood’s most talented people in the entertainment industry share true, personal stories on the Story Worthy Podcast. Story Worthy celebrates 11 years of podcasting in July 2021! Listen wherever you want and catch up on all the TRUE stories from your favorite talents! Christine Blackburn is the creator and host of Story Worthy. Brand new episode every Tuesday! Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is LIVE every Friday night on Facebook and YouTube! No tickets needed! Join host ...
 
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Dancer/Actress Heather Morris, (The Bystanders Podcast, Glee, background dancer for Beyonce, Dancing With the Stars) took the trip of a lifetime to Africa, and ended up having dinner next to a pride of lions with a fresh zebra kill. Listen to this fantastic story about going on safari in Africa with the talented Heather Morris! Join us EVERY Friday…
 
Asher Gottesman is a spiritual entrepreneur, human connection coach and Rabbi in Southern California. Asher was 33 when he lost his multi-million-dollar business, with the resulting bankruptcy destroying what little self-worth he had as a provider to his family – he had hit rock-bottom. Asher found his road to recovery through the rooms of Alcoholi…
 
Melanie Chartoff, actress (on Broadway, Fridays, Newhart, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Seinfeld, the Rugrats series and films) and author of "Odd Woman Out"--a five star hit on Barnes & Noble and Amazon-- has experienced what few ever get to experience. The feeling of celebrity. In this fantastic episode she discusses how she was affected by the phenom…
 
Actress Mary Kennedy (Shameless Hall of Shame, Shameless, ER, Conan) grew up managing her mother's band, The Mood Swings, at the age of 15. If that doesn't prepare you for a life in show business, what would? Plus, Mary and Christine chat about "Shameless" and Mary's role as New Fiona. Listen! Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm PST for Story Smash t…
 
Comic Jimmy Shin (Wok of Shame, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel) was going to law school while dealing huge amounts of drugs. Surprise surprise, that was against the law, and when he got busted it all fell apart. Listen to this incredible story about a father’s love, a son’s desire, and how drugs made it all ok. Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm PST…
 
Stewart J. Zully (My Life in Yankee Stadium: 40 Years as a Vendor and Other Tales of Growing Up Somewhat Sane in the Bronx, The Sopranos, Speed Kills, Vice) worked as a vendor selling beers and hotdogs for over 40 years and on one magical night, after they won a championship, he got to run the bases with the cops he worked with. Plus, if you want t…
 
Christine is the Producer and Host of the weekly storytelling podcast Story Worthy… celebrating 11 years in July. And she is also creator and host of the game show, Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show, now played WEEKLY streaming on Facebook and YouTube at 7pm PST Friday nights. She also produces a monthly storytelling show, The Story Worthy Hou…
 
Comic/Actress Mollie Heckerling (RATSO) had a babysitter who decided to take on their family friend- Gilbert Gottfried. This argument landed them on the Howard Stern Show. Listen to Mollie recount this and many more stories growing up with her mom Amy Heckerling. Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm PST for Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show! LIVE…
 
Comic/Actor Greg Baldwin (The Actors Theater, The Improv ) knew he liked sugar, alcohol, cocaine, and other addictive substances.... but meth? Plus, Greg had a great job, why would he risk it? Answer- Meth is goooodddddd..... Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm PST for Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show! LIVE and STREAMING on Facebook and YouTube…
 
Wayne Federman (stand-up, actor, and author) began his comedy career, in high school, as a ventriloquist. He then attended NYU to study acting with Stella Adler. Federman, with his dummy Beuford in tow, had a life-changing epiphany while waiting to audition for a television commercial. Listen to find out what happened. Plus, Christine and Wayne dis…
 
Washington Post features writer Travis M. Andrews (Because He’s Jeff Goldblum) is as fascinated by actor Jeff Goldblum as we all are. But who amongst us has written a solid, well crafted, hilarious biography about him? Travis M. Andrews! That’s who! Listen to this fabulous discussion about how to write for major publications like GQ, Esquire and Th…
 
Considered one of LA’s finest vocal coaches, Katie Riggs has been teaching voice for over twenty-one years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Katie grew up at the knee of arguably the most distinguished and successful voice teacher in the business, her father Seth Riggs. His voice training has worked for many of the world’s best singers. It’s been st…
 
Ronit Plank author of the new memoir When She Comes Back talks about losing her mother twice to the cult leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh of Wild Wild Country fame and then joining a coven herself. Listen to this fantastic true story about what it's like to watch part of your family's story on Netflix and how one woman’s search for spirituality ultima…
 
Writer/Traveler Mike Reiss (The Simpsons, The Critic, the new podcast What Am I Doing Here?) was baffled when schools in Massachusetts, Iowa, and the entire state of Texas banned his innocent children's book. The reason turned out to be dumber and weirder than he could have imagined. Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm PST for Story Smash the Storyte…
 
Paul Costabile is a host, comedian, writer, producer and entertainment reporter. He is the newest face on Universal Kids as the host of the iconic revival of Beat The Clock. He also appears on daily segments on NBC's New York Live and is the host of Doodle Wars on NBC’s digital network Bluprint. Most recently, Paul interviewed the band One Republic…
 
What happens when a hard-boiled New York Times crime reporter on a book tour checks into his posh San Francisco hotel and can't find...the bed? Author Ralph Blumenthal ("The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack,") shares a mortifying story from his travels, before discussing his new biography of an esteemed Harvard…
 
Korey Coleman (Spill.com, Double Toasted) was part of a 48 hour filmmaking project when someone handed him a bottle of Maker's Mark. When he woke up the next morning he was wearing boxing gloves and laying next to a strange bedfellow. Plus, we talk about his YouTube channel, Double Toasted and Korey's review of the feature film, the thriller, "The …
 
“From Life in a Maze, to an Amazing Life” best describes De’Juan “DJ” Verrett. On February 6, 1990 DJ Verrett was arrested on drug charges at the age of 19, and was sentenced to 19 ½ years of imprisonment. After serving 16 years 10 months and 3 days in some of America’s most notorious federal prisons DJ Verrett was released on November 1, 2006. The…
 
Podcast Guru Harry Duran (Podcast Junkies, Vertical Farming) didn’t know what he wanted to do in life, so he went to Thailand to visit a friend and ponder. During a hike near a waterfall, Harry slipped on a rock and from that terrifying incident, Harry's choices became clear. Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm PST for Story Smash the Storytelling Ga…
 
Actress/Filmmaker, Victoria Lacoste (from French fashion and sport empire Lacoste, Edelweiss Productions, Asking For A Friend, The 4th Wall) rebelled against her famous family heritage to pursue a career in acting and filmmaking. Listen to the long path around the world it took Victoria, to find her passion. Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm PST fo…
 
JF Harris is a former NY now LA based stand up comic and writer. You may have seen his stand up on the Late Late Show with James Corden or Bill Burr presents The Ringers on Comedy Central. JF has written for big stars like Will Smith and shows like Netflix's Magic For Humans. He tours regularly in arenas with his good friends The Impractical Jokers…
 
Broadcaster Steve Mason (Mason and Ireland, ESPN'S First Take, Culture Pop Podcast) was a disc jockey in Toledo Ohio and decided he would raise money for the city school districts athletic program by being buried alive for 48 hours. No kidding. Listen to this common nightmare being lived out, by Los Angeles' favorite sports personality, Steve Mason…
 
Comic/Author Bassem Youssef (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Magical Reality of Nadia) was a star in Egypt with his show "El-Bernameg" until the government turned against him and he was, essentially, "cancelled." Listen to this incredible story about one man's quest for the truth, Bassem Youseff! This episode is sponsored by Juni Essentials! I…
 
Kyle Joachim is a third-generation Presbyterian pastor, a recovering alcoholic, and a compulsive people-pleasing do-gooder. After working with Middle Eastern refugee youth in Berlin, Kyle moved to Los Angeles to study theology at Fuller Seminary. He served at churches in Hollywood and The Valley, but then took a break from church work to get some s…
 
Jessica Winther, comic, was born in Montreal, raised in Las Vegas and always wanted to be in show business, so much that she accepted a job as a stuntwoman on the feature film Con Air, with no experience whatsoever. Plus, Jessica and Christine share stories about what it's like raising teenage girls, during covid. Join us EVERY Friday night at 7pm …
 
Comic Greg Fitzsimmons (Fitzdog Radio, Sunday Papers with Mike Gibson, Howard Stern Show, Adam Carolla Podcast) was part of the 80’s comedy boom. Getting ripped off by booking agents was NOT uncommon. But Greg had the opportunity to get revenge on an agent who screwed everyone. And wait till you hear what he did! Listen wherever you hear your podca…
 
Gregg Adams’s life was forever changed in 2015 with the death of his wife, Leslie, from a long-time battle with Lupus. He became a single parent to his teenage son Tyler, who during this same time was also diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. How he successfully dealt with these hardships and challenges eventually led to Gregg becoming an empowering and…
 
Comic/Host Ant (Celebrity Fit Club, Last Comic Standing, The United States of ANT, Follow My Ass!!) has been flying high hosting television shows and traveling around the world. His world came tumbling down after losing his sister, his partner, and his father. Today Ant shares the story about hitting rock bottom, finding faith and coming out the ot…
 
Katie Love, Writer-Comedian and Producer (Cubicide, Two Tickets to Paradise - From Cult to Comedy, The Laugh Gallery) grew up a Jehovah’s Witness, became a salesperson, and finally found her passion on stage and on the page. Listen to this extraordinary tale of finding your way out of a cult and on to your true path in life. Join us every Friday ni…
 
Jennifer Gimenez is an American model, actress, reality television personality, and addiction recovery advocate. She has appeared in music videos for Tupac Shakur, Babyface and Mick Jagger, in films such as Blow, Vanilla Sky, and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and on TV shows such as The Bold and the Beautiful and Karen Sisco. She ranked 77 on Ma…
 
Larry King Broadcaster/Father/Comedian worked for CNN for 26 years. His awards included two Peabodys, an Emmy and ten Cable ACE Awards. He also hosted Larry King Now from 2012 to 2020 and Politicking with Larry King until recently. Larry hosted over 60,000 interviews, but did you know he was a comedian? Enjoy this tribute to Larry King with two epi…
 
Rachel Wolfson, Comic/Marijuana Advocate, was at Walmart shopping for a television at 11pm. That's not the weird part. Wait until you hear what the sales clerk did! Plus Christine and Rachel talking about the current state of Marijuana. Listen and smoke'em if you got'em! Join us every Friday night as we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show L…
 
Comic Mav Viola, who has toured with Whitney Cummings and opened for Margaret Cho, shares a story about quarantining with her roommate who decided now was a smart time to go party in Mexico. Join us every Friday night as we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on Facebook and YouTube with your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blain…
 
Jason Horton (Ghost Town, The Thinning: New World Order, Strange Year Podcast) has an obsession with haunted places in Los Angeles. Is it because of the rejection of show business? The despair? Today he shares the story of The Murder House in Los Feliz, California. Join us every Friday night as we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on…
 
Tamer began his comedy career in Los Angeles and New York, but very quickly began to tour internationally. His over-seas experiences include tours for the troops in Afghanistan, performing at the American University in Cairo (during the Egyptian revolution) and the Edinburgh fringe in Scotland, where he received three 4 star reviews from internatio…
 
Each week Hollywood’s most talented people in the entertainment industry share true, personal stories on the Story Worthy Podcast. Story Worthy celebrated 10 years of podcasting in July 2020 and have over 650 episodes recorded. Christine Blackburn is the creator, host and producer of Story Worthy, Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show, and The Sto…
 
Kevin Nealon, Writer/Musician Allie Goertz, and Comedian Joe Manente are 3 of the storytellers that make the Best Stories of 2020! Listen as Kevin recounts performing at a strip club with Bob Saget in Point Barrow, Alaska; Allie shares the story of the car accident that saved her life; and Joe talks about teaching Special Ed and having to break up …
 
Jefferson Graham talks about wrapping up his 36 year career at USA TODAY, where he did over 10,000 interviews, with everyone from Jerry Seinfeld and Van Dyke to Steve Jobs and Wozniak, and moving on to videomaking and photography (Photowalks) and personal blogging at Subtack. Every Friday night we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on…
 
Actor Mark Teich (The Finchers, Monk) was working as a bartender in a Santa Monica bar when a scuffle broke out. Guess who tried to be a good guy? Yep, Mark Teich. Listen to find out what happened! Every Friday night we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on Facebook and YouTube with your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blaine Ca…
 
Comic Dustin Nickerson (Overwhelmed, Netflix, Comedy Central, Hulu) decided to create a comedy special but how do you pull that off during a pandemic? Listen to find out and watch Dustin's special "Overwhelmed" on Amazon Prime. Every Friday night we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on Facebook and YouTube with your host Christine Bl…
 
Screenwriter/Comedian Peter Gaulke (Divorced Parents, Black Knight, Ice Age the Meltdown) had a helluva weekend. It started off with a serious bicycle accident, then a huge scab falling off his chest while performing stand-up at The Ribtickler. Then a fire broke out (with mortalities!) in the comedy condo where he was staying. Other than that, Pete…
 
Comic Deanne Smith (Netflix, Just For Laughs) and their girlfriend were teaching English as a Second Language in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico, when the Mexican federales came knocking and kicked them out! Why? What in the world did they do? Listen to find out! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is once a month on the third Sunday of every…
 
Marsha Shandur (Yes Yes Marsha, True Stories Toronto) was in her dorm room one night when her roommate saw something horrific. Listen to find out what happened! Oh! And check out the secret website Marsha made just for us! Click here. The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is once a month on the third Sunday of every month at 5:00pm PST, via Flappers Comed…
 
Jeff Greenstein is a television writer, producer, and director known for his work on Friends, Will and Grace, Desperate Housewives, and countless others. Jeff was one of the writers on the Charmings. After that, he worked on Dream On for five seasons, before becoming a writer on the show Friends. He was the co-creator and co-showrunner of Partners …
 
Comedian Lahna Turner (Netflix, Hulu, Comedy Central) went through many tumultuous years of marriage wrought with addiction that sadly ended in the death of her estranged husband comedian Ralphie May. But after several years of putting her life back together she is now moving forward with her family, love life, and career. Listen to this episode fo…
 
Comic Laura House (Tiny Victories Podcast, Writer on CBS’s Mom, BBC’s Secret Life of Boys, Mouth Punch) grew up knowing she was adopted, but finding her real mom would turn out to be impossible. Until it wasn’t. Listen to this episode of Story Worthy and go on this incredible adventure with comedian Laura House. The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EV…
 
Comedy Writer Sue Kolinsky (Best Leftovers Ever!, The Osbournes, Top Chef, Sex and The City) was in no position to take in a dog but this one little puppy seemed destined to be a part of her life. Plus, Christine and Sue talk all about the original reality show, The Osbournes! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EVERY Sunday night on Zoom at 6:00pm p…
 
Megan Holiday has been obsessed with music for as long as she can remember and her record collection varies from Motown and The Beatles to Nirvana and Post Malone. Megan always had a love affair with listening to radio and it was when she first attended a local radio summer concert in college that she realized she could harness that passion into a …
 
Comic/Actor Adam Ferrara (30 Minutes You'll Never Get Back, Nurse Jackie ) was nominated for the Comedian of the Year from the American Comedy Awards and invited his parents to Los Angeles for the ceremony. How well did his parents do on the red carpet? Did Adam win? Listen and find out! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EVERY Sunday night on Zoom …
 
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