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Mafia Hitmen. Elite Navy SEALS. Celebrity Tattoo Artists. Raw conversations with professional rule breakers that you'll never see on TV (or ANYWHERE ELSE). Hosted by Drew Plotkin, award-winning journalist, ad agency founder, world record-holding 'rule breaker', and because of Covid-19, a lonely, quarantine-driven podcast producer who thinks rules blow. So F#*! the rules and subscribe to get a new episode every week.
 
Celebrating over 11 years and 680 episodes as Producer and host of the weekly storytelling podcast Story Worthy, Christine has interviewed some of the biggest names in show business like Larry King, Kevin Nealon, Judy Gold, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Gethard and on and on. Over the last 11 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 every month at t ...
 
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Actor Willie Garson (Sex in the City, White Collar, Hawaii Five-O) shares the best decision he ever made- adopting his son Nathan. Plus, Willie and Christine talk about Hollywood and the elephant in our nation- Trump.Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw With your host Christine Blackburn and comedi…
 
New York Times best selling author and co-host of the Tiny Victories podcast Annabelle Gurwitch invited two complete strangers into her home and found out who was the sketchy one in the house! It's the story from her new book "You're Leaving When?" that she's adapting as a pilot for HBO. Listen and enjoy!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show…
 
Carole Baskin (Big Cat Activist, Tiger King, Dancing with The Stars) shares a story about saving the lives of 2 tigers and a liger that were abandoned by their owner. Plus, Christine and Carole talk about Tiger King and her appearance of Dancing With The Stars. Listen! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/…
 
Join Host and Creator of Story Smash Christine Blackburn, Writer Danny Zuker, Comedian Melissa Peterman and Comedian Blaine Capatch in the FIRST show back at the Hollywood Improv! Spinning the wheel are Comedians Jacob Rosalez, Rachel Dee, Craig Applebaum and Audience member Alistair Walford! Say it with me- SPIN THAT WHEEL!!! Watch Story Smash the…
 
Comic Josh Gondelman, (Make My Day Podcast, Author of Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions & Mixed Results, Writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Desus & Mero) decided to adopt a dog with his wife, but there were none available in the NYC shelters. So Josh trusted a guy on Twitter, who turned out not to be who he said was. Watch Story S…
 
Comic Rhonda Hansome (Saturday Night Live, Louie, Evening at the Improv) has seen a lot in her life. In this story hear how she recovers from false promises and invests in new beginnings. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw With your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blaine Capatch, writer Dan…
 
Ballerina/Authoress Georgina Pazcoguin (Swan Dive: The Rogue Ballerina, New York City Ballet, Cats) has been dancing her entire life and on today's show we hear about the art form of ballet, the dedication, and backstage antics, of the New York City Ballet. Introducing the good, the bad, and the absolutely hilarious life of The Rogue Ballerina. Sto…
 
Comic Debra DiGiovanni (Comedy Central, Just For Laughs, Last Comic Standing) was bedridden, with damage to her Achilles heel, when a family of raccoons decided to move in. I mean, FAMILIES of raccoons decided to move in! Listen and enjoy this hilarious story about her most troublesome apartment, now on Story Worthy! Watch Story Smash the Storytell…
 
Erika Schickel (“The Big Hurt,” “You’re Not the Boss of Me”) talks about her memoir, “The Big Hurt,” the story of how she blew up her marriage and life for the twisted love of an infamous novelist, only to realize the deeper pattern of abuse and neglect that led her there. The Big Hurt confronts the trope of the “bad girl/tainted woman” in a societ…
 
Richard Marx (Author of "Stories to Tell," Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Limitless) met Paul Newman a few times and each time was better than the last. Plus, Christine and Richard discuss the mastery of Peter Gabriel, Richard’s musical parents, and how to roll your r's. Listen this fabulous episode wherever you hear your podcasts!Watch St…
 
Celebrating over 11 years and almost 700 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, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Nealon and on and on. Over the last 10 …
 
Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer (HBO Comedy Special, We Have To Stop Here, Live From The Village) was waiting outside a restaurant for the valet to bring her car around, when she blacked out. Suzanne woke up in the hospital 3 weeks later. Listen to this extraordinary story from Suzanne Westenhoefer, a true trailblazer in comedy and a survivor. Watch …
 
Join us for fabulous stories from author/thinker Kelly Carlin, comedian Sam Morril and music producer David Wild!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime. With your host Christine Blackburn, comedian Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker and many more talented people like Wayne Federman, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Ed Cr…
 
Comic Felicia Madison (The Westside Comedy Club, NY) went to school for pre-med, but that wasn't her real career choice, it was her parents. Her passion came to her much later in life and guess what it was? Yep! Stand-up comedy!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime. With your host Christine Blackburn, comedian Blaine Capat…
 
Actress Roxana Ortega, Actor Larry Clarke, Comic Jon Reep and Host Jordan Harbinger, are 4 of Christine's 11 favorite stories over the last 11 years on Story Worthy! Actress Roxana Ortega climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro, Actor Larry Clarke caters a party for Lauren Bacall, Comic Jon Reep's father tried to fix the pool by going under water with a backpack of…
 
Gary Robinson (Comedian and Video Producer) had a lot of film star heroes and what’s the best way to meet them? By sneaking into their film premieres of course! Listen to this hilarious story and others about Hollywood, stars, premieres and meeting your heroes, today on Story Worthy. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! …
 
Comic Chris Gethard (Half My Life, Conan, Beautiful Anonymous) bought a Christmas tree and had it delivered to his New York City apartment. The delivery man appeared to be an innocent goofy guy, but turned out to be anything but. Listen to this tense and horrific story wherever you listen to podcasts! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on…
 
Comedians Margot Leitman, Vir Das, Erica Rhodes and Theo Von are 4 of the 11 favorite shows over the last 11 years on Story Worthy! Margot Leitman meets her perfect match, Vir Das meets Rishi Kapoor, Erica Rhodes stars in her first feature film and Theo Von and his father killed a bunch of squirrels... via Kit Kat's. Watch Story Smash the Storytell…
 
Comic Shawn Pelofsky (Stretch it Out, The Comedy Store) like any comedian, will take pretty much any gig. But this gig? Doing comedy with porn stars on The Playboy Channel? It may have been a one time performance, but the PTSD is forever. Listen to this hilarious episode to find out what happened!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouT…
 
Dancer/Actress Heather Morris, (The Bystanders Podcast, Glee, background dancer for Beyonce, Dancing With the Stars) took the trip of a lifetime to Africa, and ended up having dinner next to a pride of lions with a fresh zebra kill. Listen to this fantastic story about going on safari in Africa with the talented Heather Morris!Watch Story Smash the…
 
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 phenom…
 
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!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube …
 
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. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Ga…
 
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 t…
 
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. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTd…
 
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.....Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw With your host Christine Blackburn an…
 
When it comes to burgers - the world votes IN-N-OUT #1 for a MUST-stop on every California trip! But the As NOT Seen on TV team questions the hype... so there is only one way to find out. A side by side TASTE TEST! Three meat eaters & one vegetarian (yes, you heard that right - one vegetarian) tasted both burgers side by side. The vote? Well.... yo…
 
Harvard Professor, Astronomer, Astrophysicist AND New York Times Best Selling Author Avi Loeb says ALIENS-ARE-REAL! And the proof is in the evidence! The US Defense Department has CONFIRMED that the leaked photos and video of "unidentified aerial phenomena" taken in 2019 are indeed LEGITIMATE images of unexplained objects. When asked if he thinks A…
 
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 dis…
 
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 GQ Esquire, and Th…
 
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 ultim…
 
What do a flashlight, a condom, a pen and a set of car keys all have in common? They're household items that can be used as life-saving WEAPONS! In today's episode - 100 Deadly Skills CLINT EMERSON shows us how to SAVE-OUR-LIVES using everyday items found around the house! Retired US Navy SEAL and total badass, Clint shares his insane tips on how t…
 
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. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
Drew gets inked by Pony Wave, a Russian native who moved to LA with only $600 in her pocket. Pony started tattooing,d modeling experience, she soon landing a prized gig on th a craft she learned back in Russia, and combined with her flair for style ane hit reality show Ink Master, working with mega tv ink legend, Kat Von D. Now a world-famous tatto…
 
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. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://…
 
You may know Drew as the host of 'As NOT Seen on TV' podcast - but did you know he was featured on a 60 Minutes episode as a ‘mega fan & STALKER?!’ And, he apparently is the Founder/CEO of Launch DRTV, a successful creative agency in Los Angeles - working with top celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams, Cindy Crawford, Kristin Davis, Jane…
 
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. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game …
 
You think you know Rebecca Parrott from 90 Day Fiancé? Think again. We talk about Real Rebecca VS. Reality TV Rebecca, her reaction to being titled "The Filter Queen" and how she claps back at trolls on social media. We all need to take a page from Rebecca's book on how to stay true to ourselves no matter what. This is the 90 Day Fiancé BEST OF epi…
 
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…
 
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! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on…
 
On this week's episode, Season 8 star of '90-Day Fiancé' Rebecca Parrott joins the As NOT Seen on TV Crew. Rebecca dishes on 90 Day Fiancé - How does she handle all the trolls? Will she and Zied make it? No topic is off the table: Turning 50, life as a PI, #freebritney, her epic tattoos, and her recent Sonobello makeover. Rebecca also reveals somet…
 
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.Watch Story Smash the Storytelling …
 
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! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling …
 
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 ot…
 
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. Watch Story Smash the S…
 
Larry King Broadcaster/Father/Comedian worked for CNN for 26 years. His awards included two Peabodys, an Emmy and ten Cable ACE Awards. He also hosted Larry King Now from 2012 to 2020, Politicking with Larry King until recently. Larry hosted over 60,000 interviews, but did you know he was a comedian? Enjoy this tribute to Larry King with two episod…
 
Rachel Wolfson, Comic/Marijuana Advocate, was at Walmart shopping for a television at 11pm. That's not the weird part. Wait until you hear what the sales clerk did! Plus Christine and Rachel talking about the current state of Marijuana. Listen and smoke'em if you got'em! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.l…
 
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