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Mafia Hitmen. Elite Navy SEALS. Celebrity Tattoo Artists. Raw conversations with professional rule breakers that you'll never see on TV (or ANYWHERE ELSE). Hosted by Drew Plotkin, award-winning journalist, ad agency founder, world record-holding 'rule breaker', and because of Covid-19, a lonely, quarantine-driven podcast producer who thinks rules blow. So F#*! the rules and subscribe to get a new episode every week.
 
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 ...
 
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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…
 
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 …
 
This year, alcohol consumption has been on the rise! What about YOU? Time for a break? Join returning guest and celebrity sobriety coach Bob Marier, along with Drew and Adrian from the As Not Seen on TV crew as they discuss DRY JANUARY and their reasons WHY they want to give it a go. Plus, tips and tricks to succeed from Bob! If you’re considering …
 
An emotional episode of Think and Ink, as Drew honors his best friend Terry’s memory, by taking Terry’s daughter, Sage, to the world-famous Bang Bang tattoo shop in New York City for her 18th birthday. Sage, an aspiring singer and songwriter, embraces the memory of her dad by visiting some of his favorite places and hearing more about him from Drew…
 
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…
 
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…
 
The Pitchman and The Hitman ARE BACK! TV Pitchman Drew Plotkin is joined again by his close friend and FORMER BOSS, turned Mafia hitman Blake Yoon. And this time the girls are joining the conversation. That’s right, ANSOTV producers Dana and Adrian join the discussion on topics from US elections to 90 Day Fiancé and everything in between. Buckle up…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
With black people being murdered and brutalized by police, and police being targeted in retaliation, it is without a doubt a very heated and sided debate on what actions need to be taken to stop racial injustice and reinstate trust in law enforcement. In this episode, Drew and Adrian speak with LAPD Deputy Chief Emada Tingirides and Captain Giselle…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Relieve chronic pain with Rolfing! After years of stress and roughhousing with 4 kids, Drew’s body is well…f’ed up. He’s tried massages, chiropractors, physical therapists, you name it... but it wasn’t until he met Leila (a tiny woman with magical fingers) for him to finally FEEL relief. It’s called Rolfing. And her name is Leila, an Advanced Struc…
 
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! …
 
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 …
 
From starring as ‘Andrea Zuckerman’ in the original 1990’s hit TV drama Beverly Hills, 90210 to now President of SAG-AFTRA, a labor union representing approximately 160K+ entertainment professionals – Gabrielle Carteris is still leaving her mark in the TV industry. With the continuing COVID-19 crisis, the entertainment industry has taken a hard hit…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Johnny 2/3 is an American tattoo artist, ordained minister and activist who ended up shaping both the law and the lives of other entrepreneurs like himself. That’s right, he’s responsible for fighting the city of Hermosa Beach, CA for the right to open a tattoo shop…and guess what? Against all odds, he won. Meet our next ‘Think & Ink’ storyteller l…
 
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 …
 
Our nation erupts again as another black American, this time a 29 year old named Jacob Blake, is shot seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Blake is seen on video with his back towards police, entering his car where his three young children waited for him, when those seven shots rang out, leaving him paralyzed and in critical condition. In t…
 
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…
 
Follow Drew for 30 days of...torture?! Or, getting sober!?? Celebrity sober coach Bob Marier talks with Whiskey & Tequila loving Drew about his sober journey, and the mental & physical effects of giving up alcohol for 30 days. Some call it sobriety - others call it, clarity. What will Drew call it? AND the big question is did he SURVIVE 30 days??? …
 
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…
 
Brian Nguyen – Mark Wahlberg’s personal trainer is BACK! And this time, Drew is his victim! Ahem, oops – we mean CLIENT. COVID spikes & Drew turns his garage into a fitness sanctuary. But it turns out he's missing ONE key thing to get shredded & lean. After just one session with Brian - it all makes sense how he gets Mark Wahlberg in tip-top shape …
 
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…
 
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…
 
From Paris Hilton and other celebs to spreading like wildfire across TikTok and other platforms, the #FreeBritney movement seems to be growing larger. And louder! On this episode of As NOT Seen on Tv, Drew is joined by two very active, long time members of the #FreeBritney Movement as they talk about their opposition to the conservatorship, as well…
 
Comic Hannes Phinney, the Story Worthy co-host for 6 years, shares a story about flying during the pandemic, to visit his mother n' law ill with the coronavirus. Look what’s new! 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 Ticket Link is he…
 
Drew gets inked by Rafael Valdez, one of the hottest in-demand tattoo artists in Hollywood. But it's not just the permanent impressions he leaves on A-list celebs that makes Rafael unique. He's a tattoo artist that also sings... Mariachi. See and HEAR the story of a storyteller himself - Rafael Valdez.…
 
Damona Hoffman (Dating Coach, Dates and Mates Podcast) shares her dating tips while discussing how she met her husband. Listen and pick up some tips yourself! Look what’s new! 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 Ticket Link is here.…
 
Drew talks with Bryan Spears – older brother of iconic pop star Britney Spears. This exclusive Spear’s family interview takes place on the day Britney's highly controversial conservatorship goes back to court in Los Angeles, while sparking a #FreeBritney movement that even has celebrities weighing in! Plus, what was it like for Bryan Spears to grow…
 
From wiping his *ss in a Panama prison with a newspaper with his own mug shot on the front page to play-by-play comparing his own life to The Sopranos or GoodFellas - former Mafia enforcer Blake Yoon “tells all” about what it’s like to move 'heavy weight' as a career. (Heavy weight means, well…you'll see!) Drew adds in his own colorful commentary t…
 
Comic Bill Dawes (Broadway, The Afterlaugh Podcast) shares the harrowing story of being interrogated and detained in Egypt for 48 hours last summer. What did he do? Find out today on Story Worthy! Look what’s new! 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 …
 
Can Drew say goodbye to his two best friends, Casa Amigos and McCallan 18, for an entire month?? Famed Sober Coach Bob Marier thinks he is the man for the job! Tune in as Drew and Bob discuss the cause of addiction, along with Bob’s one-of-a-kind approach to recovery (it involves a few F-BOMBS). They also kick off #DrewsSoberChallenge, where Drew c…
 
Kevin Nealon (Saturday Night Live, Weeds, Blended, Hiking with Kevin) helps celebrate Story Worthy's 10 Year anniversary and shares a story about hot strippers and Point Barrow, Alaska. Do not miss this episode! Enjoy! Look what’s new! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EVERY Sunday night on Zoom at 6:00pm pacific time. Watch and hear Story Worthy’s…
 
Comic Tammy Pescatelli (Way After School Special, Finding The Funny, Netflix) was involved with a violent, obsessive guy. So what did Tammy do to finally get him to leave her alone? Listen to find out! Happy 10 Year Anniversary Story Worthy! If you or anyone you know is interested in interviewing Christine, just shoot me an email. christineblackbur…
 
Drew chats with his longtime friend, and award-winning actress Jane Seymour about founding the Open Hearts Foundation in honor of her late Mother. She also talks about her journey to Hollywood, her divorce and the threat of losing her home, her special relationship with Christopher Reeves and Roger Moore, and her quest to inspire and empower people…
 
Rajiv Satyal, a Cincinnati-born, LA-based comic (NPR, Nickelodeon), took the opportunity to travel to Antarctica this past December. Today we hear all about the expedition that made Satyal the first person ever to perform standup comedy on all 7 continents. Enjoy! Look what’s new! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EVERY Sunday night on Zoom at 6:00…
 
Drew chats with Dr. Judy Ho, frequent guest of the Emmy Award winning TV show The Doctors, Access Hollywood and author of ‘Stop Self-Sabotage’. Dr. Ho is a Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist, as well as a tenured Associate Professor at Pepperdine University. Drew and Dr. Ho talk dating in 2020, mental wellness during COVID, triggers and warnin…
 
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