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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 celebrated 10 years of podcasting in July 2020! Listen wherever you want and catch up on all the TRUE stories from your favorite comedians and writers! 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 need ...
 
INSPIRING SHOWS to support your SPIRITUAL AWAKENING _________________________________________________________________ CONVERSATION at the CUTTING EDGE . . Sandie Sedgebeer CONVERSATIONS WITH JIM SELF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Self HEART SIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nina Impala PLEIADIAN TOOLS for SELF-REALIZATION . . . . Christine Day PURE PRESENCE - ALIGNING TO SELF . . . . . . . . . . Suzy Miller PURE PRESENCE: ALL ABOUT the KIDS . . . . ...
 
Family, relationships, and comedy are the things that tie us all together. Host Dustin Nickerson brings us in to have a laugh about all of it. Each week, he's joined by fellow comedians coming from a diverse group of backgrounds and perspectives to chat about all things family. Parenting, marriage, childhood, siblings, and so much more. It's funny, and a little a bit serious. The best way to handle family.
 
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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 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…
 
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…
 
Melissa and Dustin are in the Frontseat to bring you lessons from almost 20 years of married arguments including how to fight in front of other people, why you should never claim you 'won' an argument, and why Dustin deserved to get punched in the stomach that one time. Gab Wireless makes safe phones for kids! All the stuff you want, none of the st…
 
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 …
 
Dustin and Melissa are back in the Frontseat to talk about why kids don't belong in first class, an embarrassing story about sweatpants and the anxiety of emailing your kids' principal. Overwhelmed, Dustin's debut comedy special, is available now to rent or own on Amazon and Gumroad. A GIANT thank you from our families to everyone who's already wat…
 
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…
 
As 2020 draws to a close, Dustin and Melissa reflect on their family's most important Christmas tradition: Crying under the Christmas tree. Overwhelmed, Dustin's debut comedy special, is available now to rent or own on Amazon and Gumroad. A GIANT thank you from our families to everyone who's already watched. It's fans like you who make all this pos…
 
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…
 
Dusty the Snowman and Melissa the Red Nosed Nickerson are in the Frontseat of Santa's sleigh to talk Christmas traditions including cured meats, opening gifts on Christmas Eve and last-minute Christmas list changes. Plus new listener emails! Overwhelmed, Dustin's debut comedy special, is available now to rent or own on Amazon and Gumroad. A GIANT t…
 
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…
 
Podcaster and performer, Christine Blackburn, joins Dustin in the Frontseat to chat about kids demanding sushi via text, surviving cancer, and the uselessness of school principals during quarantine. Christine Blackburn is a producer, comic and the creator and host of the Story Worthy Podcast and Story Smash: The Storytelling Game Show, played weekl…
 
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…
 
First of all...a GIANT thank you from our families to everyone who's checked out Dustin's DEBUT comedy special, Overwhelmed, on Amazon or Gumroad. It's fans like you who make all this possible. This week Mel and Dustin are back in the Frontseat to talk about the relief (and terror) they feel now that the special is out, a dish-by-dish break down of…
 
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…
 
The one and only Sam Morril joins Dustin in the Frontseat to talk about the emotional rollercoaster of releasing a comedy special during a quarantine, who they'd prefer to catch COVID from, and being comfortable writing jokes your mom won't like. Don't forget to check out Dustin's DEBUT comedy special, Overwhelmed, on Amazon or Gumroad. Sam's newes…
 
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…
 
Gobble gobble and pass the cranberries...Mel is back in the Frontseat with Dustin to talk all things Thanksgiving, including the superiority of dark meat, the hard truth that all kids (and most adults) hate the food and why Dustin wishes they would only ever celebrate it in Las Vegas. Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patreon.com/DontMakeMeComeBack…
 
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…
 
Dustin's back solo in the Frontseat with comedian, radio personality, author, podcaster and homeschooling mother of six, Jen Fulwiler, about having three kids in diapers at the same time, her late in life conversion to Catholicism and how homeschooling has helped her family stay connected even while she's out on the road. Check out her new special,…
 
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…
 
Melissa and Dustin are back in the Frontseat to talk about Gloria losing a birthday party for climbing too many roofs, balloon animal making Batmen and Melissa hating goodie bags. Plus, listener emails! Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patreon.com/DontMakeMeComeBackThere for exclusive bonus content and to help support the show. Also, don't forget …
 
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…
 
There's literally nothing going on today but if you STILL need a distraction, Dustin and Mel are in the Frontseat sharing funny family stories about iconic laughs, inconvenient apple pie shopping, an original Christmas song that will truly melt you heart and much more! Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patreon.com/DontMakeMeComeBackThere for exclus…
 
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 …
 
Bales of Hay! Surly farm animals! Corn! Dustin and Melissa hop in the Frontseat to discuss the thrilling experience that is a family trip to the pumpkin patch from teenaged 'influencers' taking pictures in skimpy outfits to muddy disasters in the Pacific Northwest. Plus, a great listener email about keeping faith after leaving a church. Our Patreon…
 
Emmy Award Winning Writer Eddie Feldmann (SuperFunny, Dennis Miller Live, Show Biz Show with David Spade) was working on the NBC lot in Burbank the night Johnny Carson died. Listen to his Hollywood story about this night to remember as Eddie takes you backstage in the green room with some of the biggest names in comedy as he attended the memorial o…
 
A live guest? Producer Steven? What is this, 2019??? We're back to (mostly) normal this week as comedian and radio personality, Mary Santora, hops in the Frontseat to talk about growing up with a hoarder mom and a gambler dad, leaving pharmacy school to pursue comedy and coming to terms with her own addiction. Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patr…
 
Stef Zamorano (The Jimmy Dore Show) was teaching high school English when drug dogs arrived on campus. Then Stef got called to the office and questioned by the sheriff. Listen to find out what happened today, on Story Worthy! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EVERY Sunday night on Zoom at 6:00pm pst. Watch 5 true stories in 1 hour THEN we play Stor…
 
Melissa and Dustin jump in the Frontseat to talk about the struggle of being a centrist, why the word 'sheeple' is so stupid and the importance of charisma in politics. Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patreon.com/DontMakeMeComeBackThere for exclusive bonus content and to help support the show. Also, don't forget to check out Dustin's calendar to …
 
Jeff Harry, founder of Rediscover Your Play, went to a party in junior high where all the cool kids would be and had two huge epiphanies- teenagers can be evil and embracing his full nerdy, weird self by playing more, gave him the belonging he was desperately seeking. Listen and you may just rediscover your play! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is E…
 
Dustin and Mel are getting spooky in the Frontseat to talk costume fails, the struggle of your pre-teen wanting to be Harley Quinn and trying (but failing) to save money with a DIY costume. Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patreon.com/DontMakeMeComeBackThere for exclusive bonus content and to help support the show. Also, don't forget to check out …
 
Monica Piper, Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and stand up comedian (Rugrats, Mad About You, Veronica’s Closet, Roseanne, “Not That Jewish") made a promise to her baby she found hard to keep. Listen to this touching yet hysterical story from one of the most talented women in the business, Monica Piper! Check out the BEST underwear I've ever worn! …
 
Dustin and Melissa are in the Frontseat to talk about Dustin's dislike for gender reveal parties, Melissa's dislike for toddler birthday parties and their mutual dislike for engagement parties. Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patreon.com/DontMakeMeComeBackThere for exclusive bonus content and to help support the show. Also, don't forget to check …
 
Debbie Kasper, comedian and author of "You're Not That Pretty & Other Things My Parents Told Me," was working at a restaurant in NYC, when Billy Joel stumbled into her station and propositioned her. But was it really Billy Joel? Listen to master storyteller Debbie Kasper and find out! You guys have to try Eby underwear! They're completely seamless …
 
Melissa and Dustin are in the Frontseat to talk about noodle to sauce ratio, insulting mom's cooking, and why dinner is usually a kid's least favorite meal of the day. Plus, your listener emails about pets! Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patreon.com/DontMakeMeComeBackThere for exclusive bonus content and to help support the show. Also, don't for…
 
Feminist Comedian Bobbie Oliver (Tao Comedy Studio, The Tao of Comedy Embrace the Pause) posted something on Twitter that somehow enraged an anonymous man who tweeted back vile threats. Bobbie blocked him, but it didn't stop there. Listen now to an intense story that will leave you frightened to find about what lurks on social media. The Story Wort…
 
It's raining cats and dogs over here as Dustin and Mel get in the Frontseat to discuss what pets match specific personality flaws, why a terrible cat is still 1,000% better than a terrible dog and prepping your kids for the eventual death of their beloved pets. Also, more listener emails! A great way to support our show is to support our sponsors: …
 
Actress Cheyenne Rae Hernandez (The Tax Collector, Hawaii Five-O) was raised in El Paso, Texas. After suffering a horrific family tragedy, Cheyenne summoned her strength and headed out to Los Angeles to fulfill her dream of being an actress. Many hardships and detours ensued, including living in her car and joining the U.S. Army as a medic. Her per…
 
Dustin and Mel are in the Frontseat to discuss the challenges of how much Dustin travels to work, from getting to the airport at the crack of dawn, to the stresses of missing your kids' games. A great way to support our show is to support our sponsor, EveryPlate. Get 3 weeks of EveryPlate meals for only $2.99 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and…
 
Comic Wendy Liebman (The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Late Show with David Letterman, Showtime "Taller on TV" ) went to Camp Trywoodie as a kid and her canoe capsized. Later in life, she reunited with the guy who was also in the boat, but he didn't remember her... Listen to the hilarious Wendy Liebman today on Story Worthy! Here's Wendy on …
 
Schools back in session, so you know that means...Zoom classes, Zoom parent teacher conferences and Zoom playdates! This week, Dustin and Mel talk about the challenges of at-home schooling and offer Mel's tips to making it a little less terrible. Plus, we read some listener emails. Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patreon.com/DontMakeMeComeBackThe…
 
Dustin and Mel are in the Frontseat to talk about the "Do's", the "Don'ts" and the "For the Love of God, Please Don'ts" of sleep training children. PLUS, some bonus potty training tips! Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patreon.com/DontMakeMeComeBackThere for exclusive bonus content and to help support the show. Also, don't forget to check out Dust…
 
Judy Gold, comic/author/thinker (Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble) knew she was gay at the age of 3, but coming out took another couple of decades. The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EVERY Sunday night on Zoom at 6:00pm pacific time. Watch and hear Story Worthy’s best talents telling true stories! The Tick…
 
Model/Comic Eugenia Kuzmina (Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler Ads for Hermes, Armani jeans, Dior sunglasses, GAP, and L'Oreal) was fired from a Zac Efron movie because she was playing a bartender and kept breaking the glasses. Plus, Christine and Eugenia talk all about modeling and walking the cat walk in 15 inch heels. The Sto…
 
Mel and Dustin just celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary are they're in the Frontseat to share their tips for the perfect anniversary, discuss why #beattheaverage is a dumb social media trend and anniversary experiences vs. anniversary gifts. A GREAT way to support the pod is by supporting our sponsors: Gold Standard Prep uses top scoring tuto…
 
Nicky Hinrichsen (co-founder of Carlypso and Refinance With Clutch) shares a story about how he and his friend Chris Coleman discovered a new way to sell cars and then sold that company to Carvana, the largest used car retailer in America. And learn about Nicky's new venture, refinancing cars WithClutch. Look what’s new! The Story Worthy Hour Of Po…
 
Mel and Dustin are back in the Frontseat to drop some tips to make a better road trip including: frequent stops, the beautiful efficiency of not letting your kids pick what they eat and the hotel pool being better than ANY national park. A GREAT way to support the pod is by supporting our sponsors: Gold Standard Prep uses top scoring tutors to desi…
 
Comedian, podcaster, actress and LAWYER(!), Jackie Fabulous hops in the Frontseat to talk about walls of boots, hometown jokes that work a little too well and moving back home when nobody cares. Our Patreon page is LIVE! Head to Patreon.com/DontMakeMeComeBackThere for exclusive bonus content and to help support the show. Also, don't forget to check…
 
Tom Dreesen (Comedian, Author "Still Standing Today," Over 60 Appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dozens of episodes of Letterman, Opening Act for Sinatra 14 Years) has been in show business for over 50 years, a career rich in stories. Today Tom shares stories about his years with close friend, Frank Sinatra. This is an insanely GRE…
 
You might be stuck at home but the Nickersons are on the road. This week, Mel and Dustin talk about packing for family trips, taking the roll away when sharing a room and the struggle of getting comics to show up early to almost anything before noon. A great way to support our show is to support our sponsor, EveryPlate. Get 3 weeks of EveryPlate me…
 
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