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I’m Laura Clery and I’m here to bring you funny stories, hilarious prank calls, more characters like Helen Horbath and the digital creator lifestyle. I want to make you laugh out loud while giving you a behind-the-scenes look at being a digital creator. Seriously. That’s my mission. (And also to annoy the sh*t out of my husband Stephen Hilton, my podcast co-host). Starting as a Hollywood actress, I also began making videos with snapchat filters on Facebook. With 7 years of sobriety and lots ...
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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