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Christine Blackburn

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Christine Blackburn: Smashing Stories and The Art of Listening

Campfire Sht Show

We welcome comic, producer, and podcaster Christine Blackburn inside our sleeping bag this week! She sits around the campfire with us to talk about her award-winning podcast Story Worthy and monthly show Story Smash: The Storytelling Game Show, and how she has seen podcasting change in her over 10+ years and 700 episodes in the biz. 


12 Apr 2022

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HILF 12: Freaks with Christine Blackburn

HILF: History I'd Like to F**k

Christine Blackburn is not only the guest for this episode, but also the gracious host as we recorded at her kitchen table in Los Feliz, California. Christine is the host of the long-running and much-loved podcast, Story Worthy - and it's live show counterpart, Story Smash. 00:01:53 - Thanks for being here. We’ve shared a joint… you’re holding a cat. No two women have been more prepared. Dawn introduces  Christine. Her podcast, Story Worthy has had over 725 episodes, running 12 years. 00:04:04 - Dawn and Christine commence fucking the history of FREAKS! Dawn asks Christine why the subject interests her and she said that it is the combination from the performers themselves of joy and laughter (sometimes) along with their deformities and apparent suffering. 00:06:04 - Dawn presents her primary source of information regarding Joseph Merrick and much of the Freak Show culture in Europe in the 1880's. The True History of the Elephant Man by Michael Howells and Peter Ford00:06:43 - We take a moment to discuss the word, “Freak”.  It's modern usage appears to arise in 1847 in reference to a ‘freak of nature’ a malformed member of a species. Annie Jones - an early and famous 'bearded lady' - did take vocal objection to the word but seems to be an outlier. 00:08:32 - Dawn commences The Story of The Elephant man, Joseph Merrick. How he came to meet Dr. Treeves and how he became more than just a 'freak' but a cultural icon featured in theater, film, and music over many decades.00:13:57 - Dawn asks Christine: Do you think Freak Shows are good or bad? Dawn compares it as 'a living' to sex work and child labor (in so far as we discuss it today with minor athletes and artists). We can't really evaluate how 'good or bad' it is until we know how emancipated the individual who is doing it is. Are they empowered or exploited? Are they making this choice freely and being compensated fairly? ...then we may not need to worry how 'happy' they are with their work any more than we do with anyone else. 00:19:13 - There were several so-called 'freaks' who made good as freak show performers over the years leading up to Joseph Merrick, and he would have been aware that displaying himself was a fair alternative to poverty. For example:00:19:40 - Lazarus and Joannes Baptista Colloredo: Conjoined twins from 17th Century Europe.00:21:21 - Matthew Buckinger. No hands, no feet - he’s known for his micograhy. 4 marriages, 14 children (at least) by 8 different women... probably because he was an excellent listener.00:22:48 - They come back to Joseph Merrick. Not only his life up to meeting Dr. Treeves (spoiler alert, there is an honest-to-goodness wicked step mother) but up to his death.  A beautiful death, if ever such a thing were possible. 00:34:49 - Having heard his story, Christine has some questions: Did they ever pitch him as psychic? No, Dawn says, what was amazing about him was his normalcy. The dichotomy of his look to his being. Tom Norman sold him as amazing to look at, and more amazing because he's just like us. BREAK00:39:53 - Dawn thanks Christine for sharing her dope and providing the 'OPP' that was so celebrated at the top of the show. She also introduces our modern-day freaks like some of the cast of American Horror Story - season 4.00:42:38 - Christine shares a story from her time at a ski resort in Colorado "back in the day." The premise is that wealth is great... but sometimes you get a perfect day for free.00:43:14 - Dawn begins her list of  FILF’S - Freaks I’d Like to Fuck (with consent, of course). The first - a featured performer from the classic 1932 film FEAKS: Schlitzie Surtese. The Pinhead. 00:46:00 - The 'Siamese' Twins. Chang and Eng Bunker.00:48:16 - Frank Lentini, the 3-legged man. He has 3 fully-functioning legs. Full set of fully-functioning genitals. “Very well-liked. Dawn and Christine discuss how that act would go. Christine is against it, Dawn thinks it could have its advantages.00:49:51 - Ella Harper, The Camel Girl. The first Merch Success Story.00:52:37 - Prince Randian - The Living Torso. No arms, no legs - he could roll a cigarette, could play virtually every instrument, spoke 5 languages, had 5 kids and was brought to the circus by PT Barnum, and made a fortune. Died a very old, wealthy man. Christine and Dawn discuss a variety of tangents before signing off, including what our particular act would be in our own sideshow...THANK YOU - listener - for tuning in and reading this far. We appreciate you and thank you and can't wait to see you next time. When we do it will be for COLONIAL COCKTAILS with RASHID GREEN one of the hosts of THE BARLESS TENDER.In the meantime...Please leave us a review!And follow us on Instagram! 


30 Mar 2022

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Story Worthy with Christine Blackburn

No Harm In Asking

In this episode Mike and Eric review the podcast "Story Worthy" hosted by Christine Blackburn. Each week, as she's done for over 700 episodes, Christine talks to, laughs with and asks probing questions to Hollywood’s most talented comedians and entertainment writers. The opening banter is all a precursor to the reason people tune in, when each guest shares a true, personal story delivered to the best of their comedic ability. Why has this format lasted so long (11 years and counting)? What makes Christine so fun to listen to? What consistent strategy does she use during the first few minutes to "break the ice" and promote past episodes? How does she reel us in with the great titles she uses on each of her episodes? These questions and more are discussed in what has now become a mainstay in the Los Angeles podcasting scene. For this review we will focus on episode #706 - The Dark Side of Disney with animator and podcaster Frank Sasso. More info is available on the website: https://www.storyworthypodcast.com Follow Story Worthy on Twitter and Instagram at @StoryWorthy


16 Mar 2022

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Comedian and Story Worthy Host - Christine Blackburn

The Walkshow

This week we are exploring the walk of life with Comedian, Actor, and Host of the Story Worthy Podcast, Christine Blackburn.  Christine moved to Los Angeles over 20 years ago to pursue her dream of comedy and continues performing and entertaining to this day.  Christine and I have a wonderful conversation about what goes into being a comedian, her journey with hosting the Story Worthy podcast which has interviewed successful funny people for over a decade, and hilarious anecdotes from her career and life.  Music by Misha Zarins.Show Links: Christine's Twitter: https://twitter.com/StoryWorthyChristine's LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/ChristineBlackburnWalkshow Website: https://thewalkshowpodcast.com/Walkshow Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWalkshowPodWalkshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_walkshow/Walkshow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewalkshow/Walkshow Email: walker@thewalkshowpodcast.comMisha YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf1hf_KEOaqnq3q6Yb3_hbw


30 Jan 2022

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Christine Blackburn Is Story Worthy

Classic Conversations

For my 75th episode, I am joined by comedian, podcaster, and author Christine Blackburn. Ever wonder what happens when someone dies on a plane? Wonder no more, we discuss it in detail. That and more with Christine who is the host of the Story Worthy podcast, now in its 11th year. Christine is also the host of Story Smash: The Storytelling Game Show. Christine and I have an amazing conversation and share numerous stories with each other. Highlights include our spirited discussion on my love and Christine's dislike for Disney World. We also dive into a few stories from Christine's amazing book PIT to LAX: My Story Worthy Life. We discuss our favorite Monkee, raising daughters, the power of imagination, my fear of flying, Hamilton and so much more. Our Guest, Christine Blackburn http://christineblackburn.com/ https://www.storyworthypodcast.com/ https://www.storysmashshow.com/ https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/?hl=en PIT To LAX: My Story Worthy Life: (BOOK)  http://christineblackburn.com/book-1/o8z78i00nky8b4sl2axw484momv7fd  JOIN OUR MAILING LIST! https://jeffisfunny.com/mailing-list/Buy me a coffee!https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JeffDwoskinShowJeff Dwoskin Presents: Crossing the Steams: Every Wednesday at 9:30 PM ET we are LIVE discussing the best TV shows to binge-watch. I'm joined by a panel of TV-watching experts. You don't want to miss the fun! (Watch past episodes)Watch Crossing the Steams LIVE: @bigmacher on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigmacher The Jeff Dwoskin Show on YouTube Subscribe to YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/CTSYouTubeSubscribe Hashtag Fun: Jeff dives into recent trends and reads some of his favorite tweets from trending hashtags. The hashtag featured in this episode is #UnlikelyDisneyPlotTwistsSocial Media: Jeff discusses tips on TwitterFeatured on the show:Hashtag Game:#UnlikelyDisneyPlotTwists#Game Hosted by: https://twitter.com/TheUnlikelyGame Follow Hashtag Roundup to tweet along with fun hashtags daily!https://twitter.com/HashtagRoundupDownload the Hashtag Roundup app at https://app.hashtagroundup.com/Follow Jeff Dwoskin: Jeff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigmacher The Jeff Dwoskin Show: https://twitter.com/JeffDwoskinShow Podcast website: https://jeffisfunny.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/JeffDwoskinShow The Jeff Dwoskin Show is available on Castbox, Podchaser, Humbly, Goodpods, iHeart Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, and more!Award-winning podcast! Live From Detroit: The Jeff Dwoskin Show: WINNER TOP 25 INDIE PODCASTS 2020 from Indie Pods United! Live From Detroit: The Jeff Dwoskin Show: 1st Annual Snobby Awards: WINNER: Best Comedy Podcast, Best Interview Podcast, and Podcaster of the year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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11 Oct 2021

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Bush School Uncorked: The Effects of COVID-19 with Dr. Christine Blackburn

Public Problems

On this episode, join our hosts as they discuss the effects of COVID-19 with Dr. Christine Blackburn. Topics include the longterm symptoms of COVID-19, COVID-19’s impact on the health infrastructure and economy, and the relation between pandemics and national security. This is a foreign policy and domestic policy podcast that spotlights international, national and local news topics the U.S. faces today.


19 May 2021

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Christine Blackburn's Second Chance

Second Chances

Christine is the Producer and Host of the weekly storytelling podcast Story Worthy… celebrating 11 years in July. And she is also creator and host of the game show, Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show, now played WEEKLY streaming on Facebook and YouTube at 7pm PST Friday nights. She also produces a monthly storytelling show, The Story Worthy Hour of Power, at Flappers Comedy Club, the third Sunday of every month. Find out more at StoryWorthyPodcast.com

1hr 6mins

19 May 2021

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The Effects of COVID-19 with Dr. Christine Blackburn

Bush School Uncorked

On this episode, join our hosts as they discuss the effects of COVID-19 with Dr. Christine Blackburn. Topics include the longterm symptoms of COVID-19, COVID-19’s impact on the health infrastructure and economy, and the relation between pandemics and national security. This is a foreign policy and domestic policy podcast that spotlights international, national and local news topics the U.S. faces today.


2 May 2021

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Christine Blackburn

The Verbal Gym

In this episode we sit down with Christine Blackburn the host and creator of the hilarious Storyworthy & Storysmash shows. After over 600 episodes she gives her insight into starting projects from scratch and how to adapt to the changing comedy world during the pandemic.


6 Mar 2021

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248 Christine Blackburn - The Ingenuity of Podcasting with Podcast Ambassador

Podcast Junkies

06:00 – Harry welcomes Christine Blackburn back on the podcast to discuss her thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 and the growth of her podcast, Story Worthy20:17 – The decision to launch new shows, such as Story Worthy Hour of Power  30:28 – Christine speaks to the caliber of guests she’s had on her show and how remote interviewing has changed her approach and strategy  35:17 – Highlights and takeaways from Christine’s presentation at Podcast Movement  40:05 – Christine talks about what continues to motivate and drive her as well as her latest podcast, My Life in Three Songs  1:00:57 – What is something that excites Christine about the future of podcasting  1:03:08 – Harry thanks Christine for joining the show, and let’s listeners know where they can connect with herTWEETABLES“I’m blown away by how some people are so cavalier and they don’t get the gravity of the [COVID-19] situation.” (15:36)  “As you know, podcasting is so hard. You either have that in you or you do not.” (25:03)“I have fans in South Korea and all over Africa. I have fans from Story Worthy so this is exciting in a way. To take something away from the pandemic is our ability to stay in touch and how small the world really is.” (30:09)“People that have ingenuity are able to rise up.” (32:30)“I would say the most important thing is to focus. You should already be focused when you’re podcasting anyway. And since they see you, clear up your background. Be normal, be professional. Understand that it’s important that they’re giving you their time.” (34:36)“I know I’m onto something good when I truly can’t sleep because I’m so excited.” (51:36) THANK YOU SPONSORS!Focusrite  FullCastLINKS MENTIONED*FullCast Website *Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook GroupPodfest Expo Virtual SummitChristine’s PodcastStory Worthy Hour of PowerLink to the Story Smash ShowChristine’s EmailChristine’s WebsiteChristine’s InstagramChristine’s TwitterChristine’s FacebookChristine’s YouTube ChannelLink to the movie Young AdultLink to Thousand True FansLink to I’ll Be Gone In The Dark BookLink to Screwed-Up Stories PodcastLink to StreamYardLink to Island Idylls Podcast🎧Podcast Production & Marketing by FullCast This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

1hr 2mins

22 Jan 2021