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Story Worthy

By Christine Blackburn / Wondery

Hollywood’s most interesting talents telling true, personal stories. Christine Blackburn hosts Story Worthy, a weekly podcast, and Story Smash the Storytelling Gameshow LIVE every month at the Hollywood Improv! Past guests include Larry King, Marylynn Rajskub, Wayne Federman, Jimmy Pardo, Danny Zuker, Laurie Kilmartin, Jon Gabrus, Dave Koechner, Scott Ian, Randy Sklar, Heather McDonald, Kelly Carlin, Dan O'Shannon, Bobcat Goldthwait, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Toby Huss, Adam Carolla, Matt Oswalt, Phil Rosenthal, Dana Gould, Eddie Peppitone, Mindy Rickles, and many more talented comedians, writers and actors. New episode every Monday!

  1. 1.
    Story Smash the Storytelling Gameshow LIVE at the Hollywood Improv September 22nd10/15/2018
    1:02:01
  2. 2.
    How I Got My First Hollywood Job with Actress Stephanie Erb10/08/2018
    46:03
  3. 3.
    I Got Duped with Comic Sam Morril 10/01/2018
    34:28
  4. 4.
    My Brief Tragic Affair with Kolonopin with Writer/Comedian Dennis Hensley09/24/2018
    42:40
  5. 5.
    Story Smash The Storytelling Gameshow LIVE at the Hollywood Improv August 25th!09/17/2018
    1:10:28
  6. 6.
    Slap Bracelet with Actor/Filmmaker Andre Hyland09/10/2018
    33:28
  7. 7.
    I Was The Sick Kid with Writer Stephanie Mickus09/03/2018
    31:25
  8. 8.
    How I Got On The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich 08/27/2018
    52:48
  1. 9.
    Story Smash The Storytelling Gameshow LIVE at the Hollywood Improv July 28th08/23/2018
    1:09:18
  2. 10.
    The Most Expensive Meal I Ever Ate with Journalist Rico Gagliano08/20/2018
    36:40
  3. 11.
    Motivation with Dr. Janice Presser08/13/2018
    49:51
  4. 12.
    Conquering Kilimanjaro with Actress Roxana Ortega08/06/2018
    43:29
  5. 13.
    I Was Dragged Under A Train with Writer/Producer Sascha Rothchild 07/30/2018
    48:39
  6. 14.
    Story Smash The Storytelling Gameshow LIVE at the Hollywood Improv June 23rd! 07/23/2018
    1:09:10
  7. 15.
    Story Worthy's 8 Year Anniversary Special with Larry King!07/16/2018
    32:35
  8. 16.
    Inappropriate Fainting with Actress Rebekka Johnson 07/09/2018
    39:36
  9. 17.
    My First Job with Actor/Producer Diallo Riddle07/02/2018
    39:13
  10. 18.
    Story Smash the Storytelling Gameshow LIVE at The Hollywood Improv on May 26th 201806/25/2018
    1:01:36
  11. 19.
    LGBTQ'ing Is Harder Than I Thought with Comedian Helen Hong06/18/2018
    40:16
  12. 20.
    500th Episode!! Delivering Burt with Writer/Comedian Mike Carano06/11/2018
    45:30
  13. 21.
    Story Smash the Storytelling Gameshow LIVE at The Hollywood Improv on April 28th 201806/04/2018
    1:00:42
  14. 22.
    How To Mock A President And Not Get Caught with Voice Actor Chris Cox05/28/2018
    53:03
  15. 23.
    Death with Impressionist/Voiceover Artist Rachel Butera05/21/2018
    44:48
  16. 24.
    Story Smash the Storytelling Gameshow LIVE at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 22, 201805/14/2018
    57:34
  17. 25.
    Losing a Tooth in Paris with Writer/Comedian Steve Bluestein05/07/2018
    44:35
  18. 26.
    SPECIAL: My Tennis Buddies! Scenes From Parting with Director/Actor/Playwright Tony Tanner05/03/2018
    35:20
  19. 27.
    Hanging Out With The Olsen Twins with Comic/Writer Jennifer Vally04/30/2018
    37:15
  20. 28.
    An Evening Of Overconsumption with Actor/Comic Jon Gabrus04/23/2018
    50:13
  21. 29.
    A Horse Died in My Arms with Comic Matt Ritter04/16/2018
    48:58
  22. 30.
    Story Smash the Storytelling Gameshow! Live At The Hollywood Improv March 24th 201804/12/2018
    1:05:17
  23. 31.
    Goodfellas to Gotti with Comedian/Actor Bob Golub04/09/2018
    41:11
  24. 32.
    I Was In A Southern California Wildfire with Actress Olivia Taylor Dudley04/02/2018
    38:14
  25. 33.
    Hillbilly Houseboat with Comedian Laura House03/26/2018
    51:12
  26. 34.
    Introducing Safe For Work03/19/2018
    12:02
  27. 35.
    My Son Went To The Naval Academy with Brand Expert Nancy Hala03/19/2018
    49:28
  28. 36.
    SPECIAL: My Tennis Buddies! Aging with Dr. Ed Schneider03/15/2018
    36:49
  29. 37.
    Sudden Death with Comedian Jaclyn Marfuggi03/12/2018
    45:14
  30. 38.
    My Life Took An Unexpected Turn with Writer Christopher Brune-Horan03/05/2018
    49:01
  31. 39.
    Dead People Suck with Comedian Laurie Kilmartin02/26/2018
    53:35
  32. 40.
    Story Smash the Storytelling Gameshow! Live At The Hollywood Improv February 15, 201802/22/2018
    1:14:24
  33. 41.
    I Was A Local News Reporter with Actor/Comedian Bob Wiltfong02/19/2018
    52:57
  34. 42.
    Busboy To The Stars with Actor Mike McShane02/12/2018
    47:42
  35. 43.
    My Near Death Experience with Comedian/Actor Johnno Wilson02/05/2018
    53:36
  36. 44.
    Story Smash The Storytelling Gameshow! Live At The Hollywood Improv January 20th, 201802/01/2018
    1:04:30
  37. 45.
    Misdiagnosed With Two STD's with Comedian/Actor Benji Aflalo01/29/2018
    48:59
  38. 46.
    Introducing Launch01/23/2018
    18:07
  39. 47.
    Landing My Dream Job with Producer Sheri Salata 01/22/2018
    56:41
  40. 48.
    Story Smash The Storytelling Gameshow LIVE at The Hollywood Improv December 30th, 201701/18/2018
    47:46
  41. 49.
    Turning No's Into Yes's with Hollywood Manager Barry Katz01/15/2018
    1:06:02
  42. 50.
    BONUS STORY! Barry Katz (Industry Standard) 01/14/2018
    12:57
  43. 51.
    Frozen Yogurt With Elaine May with Writer/Producer Phil Rosenthal 01/08/2018
    49:27
  44. 52.
    My Worst Interviews Ever with Talking Tech's Jefferson Graham01/01/2018
    46:07
  45. 53.
    I Kept Running Into John Lennon with Comedian/Actor Rick Overton12/25/2017
    36:45
  46. 54.
    SPECIAL: Closet Confessional! Love Hurts with Host Christine Blackburn12/21/2017
    22:55
  47. 55.
    Thank You For Being A Friend with Comedian/Actor John Flynn12/18/2017
    41:11
  48. 56.
    The Walking Dead with Guitarist/Author Scott Ian of Anthrax12/11/2017
    1:05:47
  49. 57.
    Kleptomaniac with Actor/Master Storyteller Christopher Rivas12/04/2017
    35:07
  50. 58.
    Brush With The Law with Comedian Matt Knudsen11/27/2017
    40:40
  51. 59.
    I Was A Cross Eyed Kid with Comedian Kristen Carney11/20/2017
    43:17
  52. 60.
    Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge11/16/2017
    5:52
  53. 61.
    #MeToo with Comedian Ryan Doon11/13/2017
    43:04
  54. 62.
    Love and Basketball in Spain with Author Paul Shirley11/06/2017
    57:17
  55. 63.
    A Haunting in Hells Kitchen with Comedian Sharon Houston10/30/2017
    44:06
  56. 64.
    What I Would Do To Get A Playboy Magazine with Comedian Jason Horton10/23/2017
    46:02
  57. 65.
    Shotgun Story Worthy LIVE at the Hollywood Improv with Peter Mehlman, Spike Feresten and Gina Grad! 10/19/2017
    1:02:14
  58. 66.
    Comedy in The Middle East with Comedian Nemr10/16/2017
    52:59
  59. 67.
    A Dozen Celeb Stories with Comedian Tony Tripoli10/09/2017
    44:58
  60. 68.
    Soldiers Are Soldiers with Filmmaker Jordan Brady10/02/2017
    50:15
  61. 69.
    My Surprise Bosnian Brother with Writer/Comedian Brock Wilbur09/25/2017
    39:36
  62. 70.
    SPECIAL: Closet Confessional! College Sex with Host Christine Blackburn 09/21/2017
    19:27
  63. 71.
    Jokes and Death with Television Writer/Author Ian Gurvitz09/18/2017
    51:02
  64. 72.
    Embarrassed with Comedian Mindy Rickles09/11/2017
    47:35
  65. 73.
    Shotgun Story Worthy LIVE at the Hollywood Improv with Wendy Liebman, Matt Oswalt and Heather McDonald!09/07/2017
    55:05
  66. 74.
    From Lawyer To Comic with Comedian/Actress Gail Thomas09/04/2017
    36:53
  67. 75.
    Tinder with Writer Molly McAleer08/28/2017
    48:58
  68. 76.
    The Day I Had Enough Of This Shit with Writer Adrienne Airhart08/21/2017
    41:05
  69. 77.
    SPECIAL: Closet Confessional! Emergency on a 727 with Host Christine Blackburn 08/17/2017
    16:26
  70. 78.
    My Wedding Day with Comedian/Voiceover Artist Anna Vocino08/14/2017
    53:08
  71. 79.
    Shotgun Story Worthy LIVE at the Hollywood Improv with Rider Strong, Alison Rosen and Sascha Rothchild!08/10/2017
    49:10
  72. 80.
    Neighbors with Actress Annie Korzen08/07/2017
    40:43
  73. 81.
    Doing Mushrooms on Hollywood Boulevard with Writer Jason Shapiro07/31/2017
    36:40
  74. 82.
    Finding Closure with Comedian Hannes Phinney07/24/2017
    52:01
  75. 83.
    SPECIAL: Story Worthy's 7th Anniversary Show! My First French Kiss with Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey07/17/2017
    51:33
  76. 84.
    Meeting My Wife with Author/Creator of FOUND Davy Rothbart07/10/2017
    44:52
  77. 85.
    Ending a Friendship with Comedian Sarah Colonna07/03/2017
    43:58
  78. 86.
    Planning a Trip with Comedian Randy Sklar06/26/2017
    46:03
  79. 87.
    SPECIAL: Closet Confessional! I Was Bachelorette #2 on The Dating Game with Host Christine Blackburn 06/22/2017
    17:28
  80. 88.
    Misdiagnosed with Comedian Rachael O'Brien06/19/2017
    31:58
  81. 89.
    That Time I Tried To Kill My Dad with Comedian Brandt Tobler06/12/2017
    43:36
  82. 90.
    Hollywood Kids with Author/Thinker Kelly Carlin06/05/2017
    44:14
  83. 91.
    I Killed JFK with Hollywood Manager/Producer Barry Katz05/29/2017
    54:14
  84. 92.
    SPECIAL: Closet Confessional! Back Home For Chemotherapy with Host Christine Blackburn 05/25/2017
    19:56
  85. 93.
    My First Day At An Evangelical Psychiatric Institute with Author Maggie Rowe 05/22/2017
    40:05
  86. 94.
    Too Old For Backpacking with Author Matteson Perry05/15/2017
    36:50
  87. 95.
    Attacked By A Trump Supporter with Comedian John Caparulo05/08/2017
    39:52
  88. 96.
    Back To Church with Author Sandra Tsing Loh05/01/2017
    55:47
  89. 97.
    Mice, Bees, and Weed, Oh My! with Comedian Jen Kober04/24/2017
    39:35
  90. 98.
    SPECIAL: Closet Confessional! That Time I Got Medivacked Out Of The Peace Corps with Host Christine Blackburn04/20/2017
    20:24
  91. 99.
    Watching a Mob Hit with Singer/Actress Rena Strober (Veep, Les Miserables)04/17/2017
    38:24
  92. 100.
    Go or Don't Go with Dr. Michael Gervais04/10/2017
    40:03
  93. 101.
    Introducing I Hate My Boss04/04/2017
    18:03
  94. 102.
    I Found A Human Foot In The Woods with Writer Lauren Reeves04/03/2017
    36:22
  95. 103.
    Unusual Hobbies with Writer Dan O'Shannon03/27/2017
    41:48
  96. 104.
    The Heckler with Comedian Ritch Shydner03/20/2017
    45:34
  97. 105.
    SPECIAL: Closet Confessional! That Time I Joined The Peace Corps with Host Christine Blackburn03/16/2017
    21:52
  98. 106.
    Fat City- The Criterion Collection with Writer Matt Oswalt03/13/2017
    32:22
  99. 107.
    The Break Up with Comedian Lahna Turner03/06/2017
    35:53
  100. 108.
    Narcissistic Personality Disorder with Comedian Craig Shoemaker02/27/2017
    43:45
  101. 109.
    Nightmare Gig on a Cruise Ship with Comedian Cathy Ladman02/20/2017
    22:55
  102. 110.
    Serial Sister with Comedian Heather McDonald02/13/2017
    41:26
  103. 111.
    SPECIAL: Closet Confessional! I Went To The Middle East With Yakov Smirnoff with Host Christine Blackburn02/09/2017
    21:18
  104. 112.
    High School Reunion with Actor Dave Koechner02/06/2017
    17:46
  105. 113.
    Pot Cookies with Comedian Todd Glass01/30/2017
    17:07
  106. 114.
    Hollywood's Circle of Life with Humorist Mark Miller01/23/2017
    14:49
  107. 115.
    SPECIAL: Closet Confessional! Confessions From a Stewardess with Host Christine Blackburn01/19/2017
    16:09
  108. 116.
    I Love Weed with Comedian Jennifer Vally01/16/2017
    22:45
  109. 117.
    Overdeliver with Hollywood Manager Barry Katz01/09/2017
    21:06
  110. 118.
    Juice Cleanse with Writer Laura House01/02/2017
    18:33
  111. 119.
    SPECIAL: Closet Confessional! Me and Malibu: A Tale of Two Loves with Host Christine Blackburn12/29/2016
    22:22
  112. 120.
    Finding My Father with Comedian Darren Carter12/26/2016
    18:06
  113. 121.
    The Gift Of Listening: A Holiday Special12/20/2016
    32:48
  114. 122.
    White Water Rafting with Actress Iris Bahr12/19/2016
    14:27
  115. 123.
    I Was George Harrison's Ghost Writer with Author Ivor Davis12/12/2016
    13:57
  116. 124.
    The Birds and The Bees with Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey12/05/2016
    22:28
  117. 125.
    How Elmore Leonard Saved My Life with Writer Vito Lapiccola11/28/2016
    14:48
  118. 126.
    I Worked as a Page at NBC with Writer Matt Oswalt11/21/2016
    14:49
  119. 127.
    The Mattress Chick with Comedian/Author Amber Tozer11/14/2016
    14:27
  120. 128.
    Cancer with Actor Toby Huss11/07/2016
    20:59
  121. 129.
    How I Met Piggy Demon with Comic Dana Gould10/31/2016
    17:50
  122. 130.
    My First Big Feature Film with Comedian Erica Rhodes10/24/2016
    16:44
  123. 131.
    Stalker with Author Charles Freericks10/17/2016
    20:44
  124. 132.
    Meeting The President with Comedian Matt Knudsen10/10/2016
    14:14
  125. 133.
    The Lipstick Effect with Author/Actress Annabelle Gurwitch10/03/2016
    23:32
  126. 134.
    Shitting Your Pants with Comedian Tony Tripoli09/26/2016
    23:06
  127. 135.
    Panic Attack at Gelson's with Writer Brian Finkelstein09/19/2016
    16:08
  128. 136.
    Grief with Actor Jim Beaver09/12/2016
    13:13
  129. 137.
    Burning Man with Writer Penelope Lombard09/05/2016
    17:11
  130. 138.
    Orgies with Comedian/Actor Rick Overton08/29/2016
    16:04
  131. 139.
    How I Met My Husband with Personality Leigh Koechner08/22/2016
    15:23
  132. 140.
    BEST of Legendary Musicians with Comedian Murray Valeriano and Writer/Journalist David Wild 08/15/2016
    37:23
  133. 141.
    Beverly Hills with Comedian Jennifer Vally08/08/2016
    51:01
  134. 142.
    You Can Never Go Home with Comedian Cathy Ladman08/01/2016
    1:13:42
  135. 143.
    Commercial Directing with Director Jordan Brady07/25/2016
    1:06:24
  136. 144.
    I Saved A Lady In The Jungle in Thailand with Comedian Dennis Gubbins07/18/2016
    47:49
  137. 145.
    The Hugging Amma with Comedian Kirk Fox07/11/2016
    51:31
  138. 146.
    BEST of America with Comedian Ed Crasnick and Comedian Yakov Smirnoff07/04/2016
    51:44
  139. 147.
    Hooking Up With A High School Crush with Author Matteson Perry06/27/2016
    1:01:17
  140. 148.
    I Was Accidentally In A Threesome with Comedian Kira Soltanovich06/20/2016
    1:03:21
  141. 149.
    Hell Gig or What I Did For Stand-Up with Comedian Ed Crasnick06/13/2016
    49:08
  142. 150.
    The Opening Act with Comedian/Musician Henry Phillips06/06/2016
    1:08:37
  143. 151.
    When I First Got To Hollywood with Writer Dan Frischman05/30/2016
    1:03:02
  144. 152.
    Killing Squirrels With My Father with Comedian Theo Von05/23/2016
    1:03:42
  145. 153.
    How I Became a Hollywood Stylist with Stylist Jen Rade05/16/2016
    1:20:40
  146. 154.
    BEST of Sexual Confusion with Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey and Actor/Comedian Kevin Allison05/12/2016
    51:01
  147. 155.
    Show Business Faux Pas with Writer Tracy Newman05/09/2016
    58:38
  148. 156.
    My First Girlfriend with Writer Ken Levine05/02/2016
    1:00:23
  149. 157.
    I Spoke With A Clairvoyant with Comedian Greta Titelman04/25/2016
    1:02:39
  150. 158.
    How My Wife Yelled At Me and Saved The World with Writer David Wild04/18/2016
    50:00
  151. 159.
    Trying To Fit In with Artistic Director Jamie Flam04/11/2016
    49:15
  152. 160.
    BEST of Dating Troubles with Alex M. Stein and Matteson Perry04/07/2016
    37:48
  153. 161.
    The Family Business with Hair Colorist Marco Pelusi 04/04/2016
    58:42
  154. 162.
    Laughter Heals with Comedian Craig Shoemaker03/28/2016
    1:10:17
  155. 163.
    The Mile High Club with Comedian Mark DeCarlo03/21/2016
    57:52
  156. 164.
    I Was George Harrison's Ghost Writer with Ivor Davis03/14/2016
    57:05
  157. 165.
    The Pink Marine with Greg Cope-White03/07/2016
    56:39
  158. 166.
    Overdeliver with Hollywood Manager Barry Katz02/29/2016
    1:09:39
  159. 167.
    Real Bodies, Real Issues with Actress Clementine Ford02/22/2016
    57:33
  160. 168.
    BEST of Comedy Store Comics with Filmmaker/Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait and Pauly Shore02/18/2016
    21:51
  161. 169.
    Stage Mom with Public Relations Expert Margot Black02/15/2016
    49:30
  162. 170.
    You Won't Like What You Smell with Filmmaker Jon Whelan02/08/2016
    55:42
  163. 171.
    Write What You Know with Writer/Creator Phil Rosenthal02/01/2016
    1:01:57
  164. 172.
    Inside Politics with Author Lance Simmens01/25/2016
    1:05:46
  165. 173.
    The Night My Mentalist Husband Went Mental with Author Vicki Abelson01/18/2016
    54:28
  166. 174.
    The Machine with Comedian Bert Kreischer01/11/2016
    1:03:22
  167. 175.
    Road Stories with Comedian/Actor Rick Overton01/04/2016
    46:24
  168. 176.
    The Energy Healer with Radio Personality Gina Grad12/28/2015
    1:05:02
  169. 177.
    Almost Famous with Writer/Creator Jon Hotchkiss12/21/2015
    1:08:36
  170. 178.
    Awkward Celebrity Encounters with Comedian Matthew Cole Weiss12/14/2015
    1:02:19
  171. 179.
    The Eggroll with Host Zach Brooks12/07/2015
    57:56
  172. 180.
    I Blame Dennis Hopper with Actress Illeana Douglas11/30/2015
    1:23:31
  173. 181.
    BEST OF Relatives with Comic Mike Siegel and Pittsburgh's Own Jim Krenn11/26/2015
    35:25
  174. 182.
    I Followed a DJ Around The World with Filmmaker Kandeyce Jorden11/23/2015
    49:08
  175. 183.
    My Bad Moondance With Van Morrison with Writer David Wild11/16/2015
    57:39
  176. 184.
    Wedding Anniversary Nightmares with Comedian/Author Dani Klein-Modisett11/09/2015
    58:16
  177. 185.
    Finding My Father with Comedian Darren Carter11/02/2015
    51:11
  178. 186.
    Bad Dad Decisions with Comic Jon Reep10/26/2015
    1:01:18
  179. 187.
    BEST of Sexy Ladies with Playmate Angel Boris and Choreographer Robin Antin10/22/2015
    46:09
  180. 188.
    Bodily Fluids with Comedian/Writer Sabrina Cognata10/19/2015
    51:59
  181. 189.
    Finding Bill Murray with Author/Entrepreneur Mike Bonifer10/12/2015
    1:09:05
  182. 190.
    The Impact We Make with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch10/05/2015
    1:04:41
  183. 191.
    Games Children Play with Comedian Travis Clark09/29/2015
    54:50
  184. 192.
    The Meaning of 69 with Writer Peter Mehlman09/21/2015
    1:06:33
  185. 193.
    The Birds and The Bees with Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey09/14/2015
    1:11:56
  186. 194.
    The Homeless People In My Neighborhood with Comedian Bronston Jones09/07/2015
    58:28
  187. 195.
    How I Became A Sexual Intuitive with Writer Susanna Brisk08/31/2015
    1:00:38
  188. 196.
    BEST Of Holidays with Writer Taylor Orci and Producer Mike Cioffi08/27/2015
    30:40
  189. 197.
    Pursuing Your Passion with Artist Julie Gardner08/24/2015
    44:15
  190. 198.
    Performing For The Juggalos with Comedian/Filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait08/17/2015
    1:00:31
  191. 199.
    I Got Slipped a Roofie with You Tube's Jason Horton08/10/2015
    1:01:34
  192. 200.
    Saying Goodbye To My Dad with Author Kelly Carlin08/03/2015
    1:08:20

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