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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Sep 11, 2018

Dennis visits the Los Feliz home of Christine Blackburn the host of the long-running podcast Story Worthy, which features all kinds of diverse interesting people telling stories from their lives. She talks about getting the inspiration for the podcast, why she loves comedians, spinning the podcast into a live stage storytelling game show Story Smash. She talks about the stories that made her laugh, made her cry and the one from July that almost made her faint. She talks about how the doing the podcast has changed her, what she's learned about people, settling vs. not settling and being diagnosed with cancer at 31 and how that changed the course of her life. She also recalls her first impressions of Los Angeles, her days as a flight attendant and all the fun gay guys she'd hang with on her trips, doing standup comedy all over the city and a stint in the Peace Corp that took her to Tonga. Other topics include: her one woman show Surviving the Ride, getting out of Pittsburgh, going to Larry King's house in Beverly Hills and Don Rickles' compound in Malibu, why flight attendants today have it way easier than she did, the greeting card that ended her first marriage and her first job in L.A. where she got to scream at people on Hollywood Boulevard.