Story Worthy

Story Worthy

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 Christine Blackburn and expert judges Blaine Capatch, Danny Zuker and fabulous other comedians for a round of Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show! FRIDAY NIGHTS at 7pm PST. I guarantee you'll laugh! #SPINTHATWHEEL! The Story Worthy Hour of Power presented by Flappers Comedy Club the third Sunday of every month (virtually.) The next show is March 21st, 2021. Get your tickets here to see 5 of your favorite comedians telling true 10 minute stories! And please follow Story Worthy on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. (I'm mostly on Twitter.)Thank you! Past Story Worthy guests include Larry King, Sugar Ray Leonard, Comedians Kevin Nealon, Judy Gold, Wendy Liebman, Greg Proops, April Macie, Sam Morril, Theo Von, Marylynn Rajskub, Wayne Federman, Monica Piper, Debbie Kasper, Jimmy Pardo, Danny Zuker, Laurie Kilmartin, Heather McDonald, Kelly Carlin, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Gould, Eddie Pepitone, Mindy Rickles, Jon Gabrus, Kira Soltanovich Actors- Ed Asner, Dave Koechner, Vince Van Patten, Melissa Peterman, Mary Birdsong, Sean Giambrone, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Toby Huss, Willie Garson, Broadcaster Adam Carolla, Photographer/Writer Matt Oswalt, Director Barry Sonnenfeld, Executive Producers Phil Rosenthal, Madeleine Smithberg, Mark Brazil, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, and on and on. Start listening anywhere in the catalog, or look for your favorite guest or story topic. New episode every TUESDAY! Subscribe, rate and review wherever you are listening. AND Watch Story Worthy on HBO’s “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark” with Michelle McNamara. Thank you so much for all of your support everybody! Make it a Story Worthy week! xoxo, Christine Blackburn

Episodes

June 15, 2021 52 min

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 phenomenon of Celebrity.

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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!

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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. 

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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 to be an actor, or you know anyone who wants to be an actor, Stewart gives invaluable ...

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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.

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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.....

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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 discuss his new book, The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle

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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 GQEsquire and The Atlantic, the secrets behind a book deal and everyone’s favorite enigma, Jeff Goldb...

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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 ultimately created in her an extra sharp bullshit detector for coercive religions, ...

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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.

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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 psychiatrist who risked his career to research alien abduction.

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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 Guest House."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 podcasts or easily at StoryWorthyPodcast.com

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February 9, 2021 47 min

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 other side. If you’re struggling, this is the one to listen to!

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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.

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