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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.

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.

Location:

New York, NY

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@RISKshow

Language:

English


Episodes

He's My Daughter Now

6/23/2022
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Justin Aufwerk first shared on the podcast in June of 2016 about parenting a transgender child. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison as a...

Duration:00:15:23

Trans Lives 1

6/21/2022
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to...

Duration:01:35:50

Take Freedom (0144)

6/19/2022
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin...

Duration:00:16:20

Discovery

6/13/2022
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire...

Duration:00:44:01

Joy (CRE216)

6/9/2022
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video...

Duration:00:57:25

Emotional

6/6/2022
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at...

Duration:00:51:46

I and Eye (CRS143)

6/2/2022
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Mindy Bilderback first shared on the podcast in August of 2014 about a surprising medical condition. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison...

Duration:00:10:20

The 600th Episode

6/1/2022
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at...

Duration:01:28:44

Asian American Lives 4

5/26/2022
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to...

Duration:01:13:11

Face It

5/23/2022
Jesse Warren, Gretchen Douma and Kristen Williams share stories about getting jacked, choosing childlessness, and passing a Navy swimming test. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison as a...

Duration:00:55:53

Asian American Lives 3

5/19/2022
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to...

Duration:01:37:36

Changeovers

5/16/2022
Erin Barker, Eitan Levine and Molly McCloy share stories about mismatches, grandmas, and a surprising turn between a father and daughter. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison as a coach...

Duration:00:49:24

Asian American Lives 2

5/13/2022
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to...

Duration:01:47:54

Asian American Lives 1

5/9/2022
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to...

Duration:01:30:11

#ProtectRoe

5/5/2022
A special episode featuring two stories about a woman’s right to choose, with Jen Montooth and Lizz Winstead. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison as a coach at KevinAllison.com

Duration:00:32:15

Family Business

5/3/2022
Maureen O'Malley Kirschner (with her sister-in-law Elizabeth) and Autumn Smith share stories about an early lockdown surprise and a difficult open secret. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin...

Duration:00:58:41

Surprise! (CRE215)

4/28/2022
A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the fifteenth episode of our second season, Brett Gelman, Gabe Liedman, Margot Leitman, Kathy Salerno and Will Ruehle share stories of unexpected and tumultuous circumstances, and their reactions under pressure. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at...

Duration:01:01:46

The Best of RISK! #24

4/25/2022
Our 24th compilation of some of our favorite recent stories shared on the RISK! podcast. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison as a coach at KevinAllison.com

Duration:01:25:54

A Tale of Two Virginities (CRS142)

4/21/2022
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Sam Jay first shared on the podcast in August of 2016 about losing virginities. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison as a coach at...

Duration:00:17:02

On Our Own Terms

4/18/2022
Kevin Allison, Caitlin Brodnick and David Hu share stories about football, opera, before, after and, inevitably, racists. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take our storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison as a coach at...

Duration:00:50:15