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If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.

Backlash (CRE228)
Last Thursday at 10:54 PM

A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the twenty eighth episode of our second season, Adam Savage of Mythbusters, the Sklar Brothers, and Jenny Slate tell stories of times they acted out... and got it right back in the face.

 

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Mercy
Last Tuesday at 4:00 AM

Taj Easton, A’Darius Bell and Terra Forgette share stories about what they learned about compassion from the deaths of animals. With special guest host Taj Easton.

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Introducing the Vintage Annals Archive Podcast
09/24/2022

RISK! is thrilled to announce that our good friend Rich Wexler, the creator of the wildly popular Vintage Annals Archive on Instagram — a magical mystery tour of the most weirdly wonderful culture of the past — has just debuted a podcast with that same passion for the off-the-beaten path sides of pop culture. Along with his creative partner Dr. Thunder, Rich interviews fascinating cultural figures (like none other than Kevin Allison on the 9/24/22 episode) so we hope all RISK! fans subscribe to the Vintage Annals Archive Podcast for more surprises.

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The General (CRS149)
09/23/2022

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that David Koechner first shared on the podcast in September of 2014 about not anticipating having so many kids.

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Effed Up
09/20/2022

Sean O’Brien, Hope Brush and Kurt Mullen share stories of altered states and impaired judgments.

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Try (CRE226)
09/15/2022

A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the twenty sixth episode of our second season, Dan Kennedy, Melanie Hamlett, Miguel de Leon and Dawn Fraser share stories of efforts messy and mad.

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Mistreated
09/13/2022

Sara Schaefer and Latasha Wright share stories about bullying and stereotyping.

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The Riverside (CRE225)
09/08/2022

A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the twenty fifth episode of our second season, Jan Scott-Frazier tells the tale of the mysterious woman she saw night after night staring out at the water from a bridge in Japan.

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Close to You
09/06/2022

Nzingha and Marya Morris share stories about the wrong fella and the wrong gal.

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Met on the Net (CRE224)
09/01/2022

A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the twenty fourth episode of our second season, AJ Jacobs, Adam Lowitt, and Erica Freeman tell stories of some pretty strange encounters, courtesy of the Interwebs.

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Devious
08/30/2022

Sophia Fern Brown and Will Clegg share stories about a shady con job in the music industry and a messy drug deal among teens.

 

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A Shot in the Dark (CRS148)
08/25/2022

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Joe Lo Truglio first shared on the podcast in September of 2014 about the deadliest weapon of all, wet toilet paper.

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Spellbound
08/22/2022

Matthew Dicks and Maritess Zurbano share about one attempt at being a male stripper and the lifelong journey of a Filipina magician.

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Close to the Edge (CRE222)
08/18/2022

A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the twenty second episode of our second season, Gary Belsky, Bodger Millerd, Cammi Climaco and Lynn Bixenspan share stories of close calls and brushes with rough stuff.

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Alive
08/15/2022

Annie Seymour and Adam Vibe Gunton share stories about addiction and recovery.

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Cock and Bull (CRS147)
08/12/2022

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Rojo Perez first shared on the podcast in October of 2016 about a surprising competition.

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At the Movies
08/09/2022

Jon Kranz and Jude Treder-Wolff share stories about movies that changed their lives.

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The Straightmen (CRE221)
08/04/2022

A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the twenty first episode of our second season, Barry Rothbart and Mike Ennis tell what it was like to be the only straight men among 900 gay nudists at a campground in the Poconos.

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Occupational Hazards
08/02/2022

Grace Helbig, Tim Lopez and Justin Willman share stories about getting drunk while working at a wedding, flailing at “flair bartending,” and watching a magician’s dove disappear for real.

 

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Bamboo (CRS146)
07/28/2022

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Christine Gentry first shared on the podcast in August of 2014 about processing the long term effects of being bullied.

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Orifices
07/25/2022

TaTa Sherise and Jonathan Euseppi share stories about trying cunnilingus for the first time and chemo leading to a poop crisis.

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A Slippery Slope (CRE220)
07/21/2022

A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the twentieth episode of our second season, Steve Agee, Moshe Kasher and Kerri Doherty tell stories of times things got very slippery indeed.

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Empathy
07/18/2022

Daniele Bolelli and Abby Jo Morris share about the connection between a father and his newborn, a queer kid and their Evangelical father, and a moment of grace with a sex worker.

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Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy (CRS145)
07/14/2022

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Mike Schmidt first shared on the podcast in June of 2011 about an erotically incorrect phone call.

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Schlongs
07/12/2022

Dani Faith Leonard and Bryan Kett share stories about pleasures and pains of the penile varitey.

 

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Crisis (CRE218)
07/07/2022

A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the eighteenth episode of our second season, Jesse Thorn, Kevin Allison, and Hallie Haglund share stories of times the fecal matter collided with the blower of air.

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Fight the Power
07/04/2022

Nibs Stroupe and DJ Crystal Clear share stories about confronting anti-Black racism in decades past, and again today.

 

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Remembering Shashi Musso
07/01/2022

A Special RISK! episode. This week, we celebrate the life of a one of a kind person, Shashi Musso, a multitalented artist and queer rebel who sadly passed away this month. Here are two stories he shared on RISK! that paint a portrait of what a unique individual he was.

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Patreon Picks #3
06/28/2022

To show what folks are missing out on if they're not Patreon members, we're featuring 6 stories on this episode that were previously part of our library of Bonus Content at Patreon.com/risk

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He's My Daughter Now (CRS144)
06/23/2022

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Justin Aufwerk first shared on the podcast in June of 2016 about parenting a transgender child.

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Trans Lives 1
06/21/2022

We celebrate this Pride Month by listening back to some of the most wonderful stories shared by our trans friends on the show over the years. Stories by Ts Madison, Morgan, Kris Grey, Jesse Aaron Bee and Ames Beckerman.

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Take Freedom (CRS143)
06/19/2022

In honor of Juneteenth this year, we’re revisiting this extraordinary story shared by painter, poet and activist Maya James when she was 17-years old.

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Discovery
06/14/2022

Mark Redmond, Jenice Matias and Aleah Liebenau share stories about making a difference with charity, helping young women in need, and a night of having too much.

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Joy (CRE216)
06/09/2022

A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the sixteenth episode of our second season, Wyatt Cenac, Adam Wade, Kevin Allison and Mike Lawrence tell stories of euphorias, simple and not.

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Emotional
06/07/2022

Emily Pitts, Ezra Holmlund and Erin Lessin Mahone share stories about an online friendship, an encounter with a wild cougar, and a high school stunt that went very wrong.

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I and Eye (CRS142)
06/02/2022

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Mindy Bilderback first shared on the podcast in August of 2014 about a surprising medical condition.

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The 600th Episode
06/01/2022

On our 600th Episode, Sean Patton, Tracey Segarra, and Laura Bearing share stories about an emotional night in a strip club, a marriage at a low point, and a family's custody battle. We also hear from lots of RISK! fans celebrating what the show means to them.

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Asian American Lives 4
05/27/2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate, we’re looking back at 20 of our favorite stories shared about the life experiences of Asian Americans over the course of four episodes. We’re also calling on listeners to get involved with initiatives like NonviolentPeaceforce.org where our friend Kalaya’an Mendoza trains citizens how #WeKeepUsSafe.

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Face It
05/24/2022

Jesse Warren, Gretchen Douma and Kristen Williams share stories about getting jacked, choosing childlessness, and passing a Navy swimming test.

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Asian American Lives 3
05/20/2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate, we’re looking back at 20 of our favorite stories shared about the life experiences of Asian Americans over the course of four episodes. We’re also calling on listeners to get involved with initiatives like NonviolentPeaceforce.org where our friend Kalaya’an Mendoza trains citizens how #WeKeepUsSafe.

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