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Story Worthy

Celebrating 12 years podcasting in July 2022 and over 730 episodes as producer and host of the weekly storytelling podcast Story Worthy, Christine Blackburn has interviewed some of the biggest names in show business like Larry King, Sugar Ray Leonard, Greg Proops, Blaine Capatch, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Judy Gold, Marian Keyes, Bobcat Goldthwait, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kevin Nealon and on and on. Over the last 12 years the stories have ranged from laugh out funny to heart-wrenching but always with a positive message. Christine is also creator and host of Story Smash: The Storytelling Game Show live at the Hollywood Improv every month. As a storyteller she is a 3-time MOTH story winner. She is the author of the book: PIT to LAX: My Story Worthy Life and has contributed to The Huffington Post. As an actress she hosted Ready for the Weekend Movies on USA Network for 2 years and has appeared in over 100 commercials. 

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739- Discovering My Father Was A Narcissist with Author Lynn Catalano

Author Lynn Catalano (Wrecking Ball Relationships: How to Identify, Live With or Leave the Narcissist in Your Life) was traveling home from her mother's funeral when her father started talking about his own future funeral, which he knew would be packed. That's when Lynn knew something was wrong. This wasn't normal behavior. She later learned her father's a narcissist. Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedians like Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker, Kira Soltanovich, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Greg Proops! Four comedians spin the Story Worthy Wheel of Truth and tell a true 1 or 2 minute story on the topic they land. The "expert judges" comment and everyone laughs their ass off. Come! It's a blast! Check out the Story Smash website here- https://www.storysmashshow.com Plus, you can watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw Please follow for free, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q It really helps. Follow Christine and Story Worthy on Social Media- Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy Facebook- https://facebook.com/StoryWorthy/ and at ChristineBlackburn.com. Thanks guys! Christine

57mins

17 May 2022

Rank #1

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738- The Business of Baking Weed Cookies with Writer/Actor John Flynn

Actor/Writer John Flynn ( Baked!: Sex, Drugs, and Alternative Comedy, Upright Citizen Brigade) was working with the UCB theater in New York and needed money to fly his acting troupe to San Francisco to perform in Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made! Ever! To get the capital, he started a VERY successful marijuana cookie business. And the rest is history! (well, for a few years anyways) Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedians like Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker, Kira Soltanovich, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Greg Proops! Four comedians spin the Story Worthy Wheel of Truth and tell a true 1 or 2 minute story on the topic they land. The "expert judges" comment and everyone laughs their ass off. Come! It's a blast! Check out the Story Smash website here- https://www.storysmashshow.com Plus, you can watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw Please follow for free, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q It really helps. Follow Christine and Story Worthy on Social Media- Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy Facebook- https://facebook.com/StoryWorthy/ and at ChristineBlackburn.com. Thanks guys! Christine

45mins

10 May 2022

Rank #2

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737- I Just Got Back From Ukraine with Journalist/Author Brian J. Karem

Brian J. Karem (Journalist and White House Correspondent for Salon.com, Author of Free the Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It, Host of Just Ask The Question Podcast) had seen a lot in his life and today he shares a story about his recent trip to Ukraine. Listen to this extraordinary story of war zones, politics, and Trump mishaps. Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedians like Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker, Kira Soltanovich, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Greg Proops! Four comedians spin the Story Worthy Wheel of Truth and tell a true 1 or 2 minute story on the topic they land. The "expert judges" comment and everyone laughs their ass off. Come! It's a blast! Check out the Story Smash website here- https://www.storysmashshow.com Plus, you can watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw Please follow for free, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q It really helps. Follow Christine and Story Worthy on Social Media- Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy Facebook- https://facebook.com/StoryWorthy/ and at ChristineBlackburn.com. Thanks guys! Christine

57mins

3 May 2022

Rank #3

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736- Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE at the Hollywood Improv 4-23-22

Join host Christine Blackburn and "Expert" Judges Comedians Blaine Capatch, Melissa Peterman and Danny Zuker at the Hollywood Improv! It's the funniest game show NOT on TV, yet! Contestants include comedians Christina DiBiase, Jeremy McKiernan, Les Kurkendaal-Barrett, and our audience member! Go to the Story Smash website to learn more https://www.storysmashshow.com/ and follow Story Smash on Insta https://www.instagram.com/storysmash/ Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedians like Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker, Kira Soltanovich, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Greg Proops! Four comedians spin the Story Worthy Wheel of Truth and tell a true 1 or 2 minute story on the topic they land. The "expert judges" comment and everyone laughs their ass off. Come! It's a blast! Check out the Story Smash website here- https://www.storysmashshow.com Plus, you can watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw Please follow for free, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q It really helps. Follow Christine and Story Worthy on Social Media- Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy Facebook- https://facebook.com/StoryWorthy/ and at ChristineBlackburn.com. Thanks guys! Christine

26 Apr 2022

Rank #4

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735- Why I Want To Be a Hollywood Kingpin with Comic Michelle Malizaki

Comic Michelle Malizaki (ICHIBAN Mom, Bagel) watched a lot of American television growing up in Japan. She decided when she grew up, she would go to America and become a Hollywood star. And here we are! Michelle has had many mishaps in LA and has learned a lot. Now she is ready to become a Hollywood Kingpin. Listen to this hilarious and remarkable story from the very talented Michelle Malizaki! Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedians like Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker, Kira Soltanovich, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Greg Proops! Four comedians spin the Story Worthy Wheel of Truth and tell a true 1 or 2 minute story on the topic they land. The "expert judges" comment and everyone laughs their ass off. Come! It's a blast! Check out the Story Smash website here- https://www.storysmashshow.com Plus, you can watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw Please follow for free, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q It really helps. Follow Christine and Story Worthy on Social Media- Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy Facebook- https://facebook.com/StoryWorthy/ and at ChristineBlackburn.com. Thanks guys! Christine

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19 Apr 2022

Rank #5

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734- My Babysitter Vs. Gilbert Gottfried with Comic Mollie Heckerling

Comic Mollie Heckerling had a babysitter named Barbara who decided to take on their family friend- Gilbert Gottfried. This incredible argument landed them on the Howard Stern Show! Listen to Mollie recount this and many more stories growing up with her mom Amy Heckerling. This episode originally aired May 18th, 2021Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedians like Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker, Kira Soltanovich, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Greg Proops! Four comedians spin the Story Worthy Wheel of Truth and tell a true 1 or 2 minute story on the topic they land. The "expert judges" comment and everyone laughs their ass off. Come! It's a blast! Check out the Story Smash website here- https://www.storysmashshow.com Plus, you can watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw Please follow for free, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q It really helps. Follow Christine and Story Worthy on Social Media- Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy Facebook- https://facebook.com/StoryWorthy/ and at ChristineBlackburn.com. Thanks guys! Christine

52mins

15 Apr 2022

Rank #6

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733- The Most Humiliating Night of My Life with Author Marian Keyes

Bestselling Author Marian Keyes (Again Rachel, Grown Ups, Under The Duvet) was invited to a swanky party in London for a style magazine. The theme was "Come as a Joan," so Marian designed an elaborate Joan of Arc costume and was the best dressed Joan at the party. But unfortunately, she was the only Joan there. Listen to this hilarious mix-up now on Story Worthy! Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedians like Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker, Kira Soltanovich, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Greg Proops! Four comedians spin the Story Worthy Wheel of Truth and tell a true 1 or 2 minute story on the topic they land. The "expert judges" comment and everyone laughs their ass off. Come! It's a blast! Check out the Story Smash website here- https://www.storysmashshow.com Plus, you can watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw Please follow for free, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q It really helps. Follow Christine and Story Worthy on Social Media- Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy Facebook- https://facebook.com/StoryWorthy/ and at ChristineBlackburn.com. Thanks guys! Christine

12 Apr 2022

Rank #7

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732- Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE at the Hollywood Improv 3-26-22

Join host Christine Blackburn and "Expert" Judges Comedians Blaine Capatch, Bruce Baum and Danny Zuker at the Hollywood Improv! It's the funniest game show NOT on TV, yet! Contestants include comedians Tyler Strauss, Sumi Folz, Aaron Marsh and our audience member! Go to the Story Smash website to learn more https://www.storysmashshow.com/ and follow Story Smash on Insta https://www.instagram.com/storysmash/Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker and many more talented people like Kira Soltanovich, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Ed Crasnick, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Greg Proops! Four comedians spin the Story Worthy Wheel of Truth and tell a true 1 or 2 minute story on the topic they land. The "expert judges" comment and everyone laughs their ass off. Come! It's a blast! Check out the Story Smash website here- https://www.storysmashshow.com Plus, you can watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw The Story Worthy Hour & 1/2 Of Power is now once a month on the third Sunday at 7:00pm PST, at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank California! More info on the website- https://www.storyworthypodcast.com Please follow for free, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q It really helps. Follow Christine and Story Worthy on Social Media- Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy Facebook- https://facebook.com/StoryWorthy/ and at ChristineBlackburn.com. Thanks guys! Christine

1hr 13mins

7 Apr 2022

Rank #8

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731- Why I Love Whiskey with Comic Dawn Brodey

Comic/Writer/Historian Dawn Brodey (HILF Podcast) loves history, especially if it involves whiskey and her boyfriend George Washington. Listen and raise a glass of whiskey to toast this episode of Story Worthy!Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedians like Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker, Kira Soltanovich, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Greg Proops! Four comedians spin the Story Worthy Wheel of Truth and tell a true 1 or 2 minute story on the topic they land. The "expert judges" comment and everyone laughs their ass off. Come! It's a blast! Check out the Story Smash website here- https://www.storysmashshow.com Plus, you can watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw Please follow for free, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q It really helps. Follow Christine and Story Worthy on Social Media- Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy Facebook- https://facebook.com/StoryWorthy/ and at ChristineBlackburn.com. Thanks guys! Christine

53mins

5 Apr 2022

Rank #9

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730- The Year That Changed My Life with Comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes

Comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes (Who Do You Think I Am? MADtv, The Real Dirty Dancing) made a pact with herself, that if she made cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, she'd move to LA and pursue her dreams. Guess what? In 1997, it happened. Listen to this magnificent story about the year that changed Anjelah Johnson-Reye's life. Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedians like Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker, Kira Soltanovich, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Greg Proops! Four comedians spin the Story Worthy Wheel of Truth and tell a true 1 or 2 minute story on the topic they land. The "expert judges" comment and everyone laughs their ass off. Come! It's a blast! Check out the Story Smash website here- https://www.storysmashshow.com Plus, you can watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw Please follow for free, rate, and review Story Worthy on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q It really helps. Follow Christine and Story Worthy on Social Media- Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/StoryWorthy Facebook- https://facebook.com/StoryWorthy/ and at ChristineBlackburn.com. Thanks guys! Christine

50mins

29 Mar 2022

Rank #10