This series is all about libsyn’s newest podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Christine Blackburn from Story Worthy
When did you start podcasting?
I began the Story Worthy Podcast in April of 2010. The first showed aired a few months later, July 19th, with guest comedian Sharon Houston.
Why did you start podcasting?
I used to perform a lot of stand-up comedy, but it turns out, I’m not funny. However, I do have a lot of stories. I am a former flight attendant, Peace Corps Volunteer, cancer survivor, and television host.
I got my best friend Hannes Phinney to join me in starting Story Worthy. Hannes and I have been friends for years. He’s actually the second person I ever met in Los Angeles. Hannes is very low key and that seems to counter my high energy.
Also, I have to say, the MOTH, which features true stories, had a huge impact on me.
I have performed at many shows here in LA. And I must give Adam Carolla a huge amount of credit. The first time I heard his podcast, which is so much better than his old radio show, I knew I loved podcasting.
His show remains at the top of the pack and is well-deserved.
So to answer the question, I would say I started podcasting to reach and entertain the largest number of people possible, with the art of Storytelling, Comedy, and in Stephen Colbert’s word, Truthiness.
What’s your show about?
Story Worthy features true 5 minute stories from Hollywood’s most creative talents; mostly comedians, writers, musicians, and actors. Co-hosts Christine Blackburn and Hannes Phinney discuss the topic of the week
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
I use a sound engineer, Jorge Reyes. Jorge costs money, but this is an area that I would rather have an expert handle. I’ll ask him!
How have you promoted your podcast?
I perform the podcast LIVE here in Los Angeles, Facebook, Twitter, Independence Podcast Alliance and Podcast Fandom.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Like Shakespeare said “Brevity is the soul of wit!”
Are you up for the bit of truthiness? Well then you must subscribe or listen straight from Facebook. If you wanna reach out to Christine or Hannes you can do it by emailing info (at) storyworthypodcast (dot) com!
We know you wanna start podcasting.