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Stories that affect our society, testimonials of survivors, their personal experiences, and the different ways in which each of them was pushed to the limit. In each episode they speak up, creating a support community for all the listeners that might be going through similar situations. Executive Produced by: Dafnne Wejebe Iberri
 
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! Each week Hollywood’s most talented people in the entertainment industry share true, personal stories on Story Worthy! Christine Blackburn is the creator and host of Story Worthy (brand new episode every Tuesday) The Story Worthy Hour of Power (at Flappers Virtual Comedy Club starting monthly Dec. 20th 2020, and Story Smash the S ...
 
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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…
 
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.…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
Brandt Tobler, comedian (Free Roll, Token White Boy, Gamblin’ and Ramblin’) shares a story about a night of debauchery in Las Vegas that culminates in a very happy ending. Check out the brand new show The Story Worthy Hour of Power every Sunday night at 6:00pm Pacific Time. You'll see LIVE entertainment from the best talents from Story Worthy! And …
 
Lauren Weedman, actress/author/theater artist, (Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All from Someone Who is NOT OKAY, Hung) shares a very personal story about a psychic, her husband, and the babysitter. Listen to this breathtaking tale from one of the most talented women in the business, Lauren Weedman! Check out the brand new show The St…
 
Comic Chris Duffy (Come On Down You're Already Here!, You're The Expert! You Get A Spoon) took a tour of the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory and his life was forever changed. Not really, but what a tour! Enjoy this episode of Story Worthy! Check out the brand new show The Story Worthy Hour of Power every Sunday night at 6:00pm Pacific Time. You'll…
 
Jill Kimmel, comedian (TED Talk, AFE Tours) was recently divorced and on a hiking date, when she shouted into the wind a song she was thinking about “I Been Waiting...” and someone in the wild sung out a response “For a Girl Like You..” and the game was on! Listen to this hysterical story from the fabulous Jill Kimmel!…
 
James Veitch is a comedian and quasi-professional golfer whose publisher told him he needed to do “more” to “promote the book.” So here he is. What’s his book you don’t ask? It’s a book email conversations he’s had scamming Nigerian princes & affluent widows. James is hoping this podcast will boost sales and really "push" him into the mainstream so…
 
April Macie (No Shame, "Hottest and Funniest Chick" award on Howard Stern) was more than affected by the recent travel ban. After a romantic wedding in Santorini, Greece, April flew home to the states, but her Iranian born husband had to stay behind. Listen to this difficult story made hilariously funny, by the talented April Macie! Look what’s new…
 
Madeleine Smithberg (Co-Creator and original EP of The Daily Show, longtime Late Night with David Letterman producer, Mad In The Kitchen) describes one of the funniest segments ever on Late Night with David Letterman “Border Collies Herding Sheep.” Listen to this hysterical story now! Visit Story Worthy's website and join my mailing list! And pleas…
 
Iris Bahr (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Award Winning Solo performer and playwright, X-RAE podcast) was relaxing in the Sinai desert when that time of the month hit. A personal affair quickly turned into a public debacle. Listen to her harrowing tale and much more this week on Story Worthy. Visit the Story Worthy's website and join my mailing list! And pl…
 
David Wild (Writer-Producer, "Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince," longtime "Rolling Stone" journalist) shares two remarkable stories about Prince. The first one happens in Paris after an arena show and the second one about a private Prince concert with an audience of two people. Visit the Story Worthy's website and join my mailing list! A…
 
Larry King (The Larry King Show, Larry King Live, Larry King Now, Politicking with Larry King) shares stories about Trump, his family, and Tiger King. Listen to legendary broadcaster Larry King now on Story Worthy! This episode is sponsored by Bose Headphones 700. You can now personalize your environment with 11 levels of noise cancellation. Whethe…
 
Comedian Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil, The Simpsons, The Dana Gould Comedy Hour) shares two stories that are stranger than fiction. The first involves getting pulled over with drugs in his socks and the second involves auditioning for Saturday Night Live with two other HUGE comedians and guess who got the job? Visit the Story Worthy's website and …
 
Director/Cinematographer/Author Barry Sonnenfeld (Barry Sonnenfeld Call Your Mother, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Addams Family, Men in Black) shares a story about flying alone on a corporate jet and a very harsh landing at the Van Nuys airport. Plus, Barry chats about living in Telluride, Colorado, getting tested for the coronavirus, shooting t…
 
Comedian Greg Proops (The Smartest Man in the World, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Schooled) and host Christine Blackburn talk about being quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic. Check out the bedding and bath products from Ettitude! These are the softest sheets you'll ever feel! Made from Clean Bamboo, good for you and the environment. Get 20% off…
 
Join host Christine Blackburn and expert judges Writer Danny Zuker (Modern Family) Comedian Felicia Michaels and Comedian Wayne Federman for a fast and funny game of Story Smash The Storytelling Game Show! Contestants spin the Wheel of Stories and tell a true, 1, 2 or 3 minute story on whatever topic they land on. Contestants include Comedian Samps…
 
Comic Sampson McCormick (BET, VICELAND, Howard Theater) was the class clown until his new teacher, Ms. Williams, came along. She set him straight and put him on the path that he's still on today, a stand-up comedian. Check out the bedding and bath products from Ettitude! These are the softest sheets you'll ever feel! Made from Clean Bamboo, good fo…
 
Comic Caroline Georges (Manic Pixie Dream Vlog) grew up in Juneau Alaska. She was 15 years old when she joined her friend on vacation in Las Vegas. Boredom set in and the girls decided to chat with a guy online. And serious trouble ensued. Listen to hear what happened! Check out the bedding at Ettitude! These are the softest sheets you'll ever feel…
 
Hollywood’s most interesting comedians and writers tell true, personal stories on Story Worthy! Celebrating the 10 year anniversary in July of 2020, Story Worthy is an original! Listen to this trailer and then go back deep in to the catalog and hear from your favorite comedians and talents like Larry King, Ed Asner, Vince Van Patten, Felicia Michae…
 
Comic Cynthia Levin (The Comedy Store, The Improv) grew up feeling like a border in her own house. And given no guidance, she found it critical to cheat her way through school. But it wasn't just Cynthia who got in trouble. Listen to hear this wild story by one of the "Girls of the Comedy Store" Cynthia Levin! And check out Pro Collagen Marine mois…
 
Dan "Nitro" Clark (The Gladiator Way, F-Dying) had his genetics tested and was blown away to find out he had a son he hadn't met. And wait till you hear what happened next! This episode is brought to you by Podcorn. Podcorn is a fabulous marketplace where podcasters and sponsors can work together without the middle man. If you're a podcaster, you M…
 
Comic Joe Manente (4th Wall Comedy Cafe) was a substitute teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District. One day, he was sent to teach Special Ed, and folks, it did not go as planned. Listen to find out what happened! This episode is sponsored by Bark, the smart way to keep kids safe online. Head over to Bark.us and use the promo code STORY. You'…
 
Comic Felicia Michaels (The Liar's Club, Pervs, MILF and Cookies) shares stories about hauntings at the World Famous Comedy Store and being mentored by owner Mitzi Shore. Visit Story Worthy's website here! Please subscribe, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here. It really helps. And check out the funniest game show in LA, Story Smash…
 
Author Amber Tozer (Sober Stick Figure) moved to England to be with her husband. She started volunteering at a local high school and although she lost 3 kids, she thoroughly felt fulfilled. Listen to hear what happened! Visit Story Worthy's website here! Please subscribe, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here. It really helps. And ch…
 
Join host Christine Blackburn and expert judges Writer Danny Zuker (Modern Family) Author Amy Ephron (The Other Side of the Wall) and Comedian Ed Crasnick for a fast and funny game of Story Smash The Storytelling Game Show! Contestants spin the Wheel of Stories and tell a true, 1, 2 or 3 minute story on whatever topic they land on. Contestants incl…
 
Writer Chris Korbel was destined to become a third generation lawyer, but then he took a class in playwriting and his future was decided. Chris' works have been performed Off Broadway and in LA, plus he was a semi finalist at the Samuel French Festival of One Act Plays. Please visit storyworthypodcast.com and join my mailing list! And if you really…
 
Allie Goertz, writer/musician (Round Springfield, MAD Magazine, @Midnight) had a minor car accident and was standing between the 2 vehicles, when another car came speeding toward her. Listen to Allie's wild and terrifying story about the car accident thad changed her life. Please visit storyworthypodcast.com and join my mailing list! And if you rea…
 
Comedian Greg Proops (The Smartest Man in the World, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Schooled) helps celebrate the 600th episode of Story Worthy with stories about traveling to France, England and Turkey. Listen now! Please visit storyworthypodcast.com and join my mailing list! And if you really want to do me a solid, subscribe, rate, and review Story Wor…
 
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