RISK!

RISK! Podcast

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.

Animal
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Molenna Williams-Haas first shared on the podcast in March of 2014 about her animal within....

Tramps Like Us
Jay Byrd, Sarah Brandt and Marcella Allison share stories about drag queens, a scandalous island romance, and a mother and son's transcendent journey through addiction and mental illness....

This Might Be Controversial
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Sara Barron first shared this story on the podcast in May of 2014, and you know what? It might just be controversial....


Ghosted
A special extra (and extra special) episode of RISK! brought to you by the LeVar Burton Reads podcast, featuring a story about puppy love from Julian McCullough....

Adulting
Adrien Behn, Tyson Robert and Susanne Binford share stories about painful sex and a family's loss....

Mother’s Little Helper
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Donna Steele first shared on the podcast in September of 2013 about a mom with unconventional personal hygiene habits....


Finding A Way
Margot Leitman and Adam Straughan share stories about the guiding light of Henry Winkler and coming out to the family in Newcastle, England....

Like That There
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Joe Mulligan first shared on the podcast in June of 2014 about a very strange peyote trip....

Unfamiliar Territory
Ryan Webster, Steph Riley, and Chris Garcia share stories about going shirtless, a kinky grandpa, and an expensive way to lose your virginity....


Living for Today
A Classic RISK! Singles episode. This week, we pay tribute to Jenn Gavlin, who passed away this past weekend. Here is the beautiful story Jenn shared on the show in Seattle quite recently, when she knew she was terminally ill....

Daddy Issues
Kevin Allison, Rick Dean, and Victoria Rocha share stories about Bangkok sex clubs and fathers lost or left behind....

Life After
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! An emotional story that Blaine Kneece first shared on the podcast in February of 2011, about the tragic death of his sister....


Renewal
Gianmarco Soresi, Nikki and Justin J Wee share stories about bloody faces, brothers in trouble, and gay, Asian fierceness....

How Can I Tell You?
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Susan Kent first shared on the podcast in September of 2012, about hiding her teenage pregnancy from her mother....

Hard Knocks
Pete Brown, Walter Zimmerman and Wanda Bowser share stories about bladder control, gays in the military, and a college dare that lead to an ugly revelation....


Kevin Goes to P-Town
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! The first radio-style story that RISK! host Kevin Allison ever shared on the show. Recorded just 3 days after the events described, this story of romance and heartbreak debuted in September of 2011....

Dicey
Mike Cho, Leland Carina, and Sean David Christensen share stories about a rock concert calamity, a kink play crack-up and a rapper's album art....

The Tricky Part
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Martin Moran first shared on the podcast in June of 2012, about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child and how it led to his search for healing....


Exposed
Brian Babylon, Eddie Brill and Jenna Brister share stories about Hitler, a long lost son, and short and scary marriage....

Hi, God
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Elna Baker first shared on the podcast in December of 2010, about Mormonism, Africa, and a 113-year old sex expert....

What's Happening?
Victor Varnado, Mike Bobrinskoy and Lizz Winstead share stories about dungeon masters, night visitors and fake abortion clinics....


Outside the Comfort Zone
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that the author of Sex at Dawn, Christopher Ryan, first shared on the podcast in May of 2013, about LSD, Mayan ruins, and a worrisome bug bite....

Discombobulated
Jamie Kennedy, John Flynn and Carrie Poppy share stories about kidney trouble, pot cookies, and a difficult dog....

Double Down
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that David Montgomery first shared on the podcast in September of 2015, about an unforgettable friendship....


Uncovering
Mary Cyn, CalCo and Ellen Acuario share stories about sweater fetishes, waiting for test results and a search for a birth mother....

Get In The Bentley
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Chad Zimmerman first shared on the podcast in March of 2011 about his hands-on way of training his dog....

Winging It
R. Ben Garant, Janet W. Hardy and Jude Treder-Wolff share stories about bad drugs, risky role playing, and a #MeToo moment from the '80's....


For Benjamin
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Joe LaSala first shared on the podcast in October of 2011 about the birth of his first child....

Adjustments
David Crabb, Christina Doll and Mike Schatz share stories about Goldbergian bidets, life after Lyme, and memories of Mitch Hedberg....

America For Us
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Jean LeBec first shared on RISK! in April of 2013 concerning a discovery she made about her parents....


Community
Dionne Gray, Ray Christian and Eric McNeil share stories about a pregnancy scare, a death in the neighborhood, and a classroom full of stories....

Blowup
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Michael Hirstreet first shared on RISK! in January of 2011 about an unexpected emergency in the classroom....

Best of RISK! Music #15
Our fifteenth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....


Snowglobe
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Kevin Bohl first shared on RISK! in December of 2017 about a very memorable Christmas time slice of life of two unlikely barflies in a blizzard....

Holiday Stories 11
Jiji Lee, Brendan Jay Sullivan, Matthew Dicks and DC Benny share seasonal tales about a Korean Christmas, a winter Transit Strike, a surprise on the Polar Express and a very Jewish Christmas in our annual winter holidays special for 2018....

The Present
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Sarah Long Hendershot first shared on RISK! in December of 2017 about a very memorable Christmas present....


For the Love of Nubbins
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Elna Baker first shared on RISK! in December of 2012 about a toy store job that got weird around the holidays....

Holiday Stories 8
Joel Kim Booster, Joe Mulligan, Monte Lamonte and Susan Kent share Christmas memories in our 2015 Holidays special....

An Eye for an Eye
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Elon James White first shared on RISK! in April of 2010 about school days fight that went too far....


With Bawdy in Brooklyn 4
We did it again! RISK! teamed up with the fabulous Dixie De La Tour of the Bawdy Storytelling live show and podcast for an evening of stories and songs about kink and community. E'eldji and Dixie share sexy stories in this second of two episodes from that night....

Life of a Smile
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Julia Whitehouse (Julia Wiedeman at the time) first shared this one on RISK! in December of 2012. It’s about a friendship and dental health....

With Bawdy in Brooklyn 3
We did it again! RISK! teamed up with the fabulous Dixie De La Tour of the Bawdy Storytelling live show and podcast for an evening of stories and songs about kink and community. Jamie Brickhouse and Fancy Feast share sexy stories in this first of two episodes from that night....


The Experiment
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Andres du Bouchet first shared on RISK! in December of 2010 about a very brief encounter with a very strange stranger....

Quality Time
Leona Godin, Charlie Rucker, and Sam Blackman share stories about disabilities, an abortion fund, and a doctor's first hospital experience....

Malted Milk Balls
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Seena Jon first shared on RISK! in September of 2011 about balls, milkshakes, and balls dipped in milkshakes....


Pulling Through
Meghan DePonceau, Christian Finnegan and Jenn Gavlin share stories about a mushroom overdose, a tumultuous romance and living life to the fullest....

Life Worth Living
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A harrowing story that Nancy Sullivan first shared on RISK! in October of 2011 about child molestation and a family in denial....

Daunting
Erin Popelka, Stefen Michael and Rod Hood share stories about a mysterious Japanese boyfriend, a fiancé with a knife, and consensual rough play....


Sudden Blood
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Tim is suddenly, for no reason, attacked by a crazed neighbor with a butcher knife. He literally runs through the neighborhood being pursued by this person having a mental breakdown and trying to stab Tim more. This story first appeared on RISK! in May of 2012....

Evolution
Christopher Hoffmann, Jenn Kamara and Cheryl Hamilton share about a prostate massage, a mom with dementia and a new romance haunted by an old memory....

But Now I See
Shen grows up in poverty in a Shanghai slum. His father is a working class man who Shen assumes knows nothing about art. When Shen becomes an artist, the relationship seems as distant as can be. But years later, they go to a museum in the US together and have a transcendent bonding moment....


Gadzooks!
Sam Mullins, Ryan Estrada, Kelly Cupell, Ian Steffe and Moloch Masters share stories on our 10th Halloween Special....

The Man in the Top Hat
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Alan Weber shares a story about a strange night visitor that first appeared on RISK! in October of 2016....

America
Oz, Vara Cooper and Britt Adams share stories about kinky online auctions, an old drug buddy, and a family's intolerance toward their son. Special thanks goes to Patreon member Britny Carr....


Side Effects
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Katie Peabody shares a story about a strange drug trial that first appeared on RISK! in May of 2012....

The Best of RISK! #14
Our 14th compilation of some the best recent true stories told on the RISK! podcast....

Of Course I'm High Right Now
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Caitlin Gill shares a story about cannabis in classrooms that first appeared on RISK! in February of 2013....


Fright
Craig Conant, Susan Lieu, and Heather Minter share stories about a drug raid, a daughter's grief, and a frightening time on a Christian mission....

Bonecrusher
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Dustin D'addato shares a story about bowling and bad parenting that first appeared on RISK! in August of 2011....

Understanding
Nimisha Ladva, Paul Gilmartin, and Jillian Szafranski share stories about a Mother in Law, a crisis at a 12-step meeting, and a postcard from another era....


The Same Brand of Pervert
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Gretchen shares a story about spanking and surprises that debuted on RISK! in March of 2013....

Stunning
Kent Whipple and Sarah Long Hendershot share about having a stoned encounter with a cop and witnessing a terrible crime....

The Mayor of Mitchell Gardens
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Danny Lobell shared this story in April of 2012 about working in a nursing home....


Confusion
Jessica Lee Williamson, Dave Hill and Lucky Yates share stories about lists of sexual conquests, opening for Snoop Dog, and a violent gang initiation....

My Mother Done Told Me
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Jamie Brunson shared this story about a haunting family secret at our Philadelphia show in 2012....

Live From Minneapolis 3!
Lila Yang, Lydia Reece and Jamie Brickhouse share stories about a DEA raid, a trip to a mental institution, and a boy's first time....


Man at Hawaii
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Our host, Kevin Allison, tells a story about a haunting encounter in Peru during his Catholic high school days....

Live From Chicago 6!
Lily Be, Joel Barrett and Chad Duncan share stories about a queen of the tunnels, a closeted clergyman and a dog that just keeps going....

The Minions
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Every Thursday, we release one of these special episodes featuring just one story from our archives. This week, Peyton Clarkson tells the tale of a madman, a cat's balls and a pile of British pounds....


Rattled
Byron Bowers, Susan Kent and Marlene Nichols tell stories about psychedelic tripping, an interracial friendship in the South, and a gift for an ailing brother....

Unpredictable
Lucas Brooks, Ryan Estrada, and Julia Christine share stories about a sexual discovery, 100 free hours of AOL, and a bad romance....

Coming Clean
John Ball, Shane Smith and Terri Mintz share true stories about Jobitron of Azeroth, an irresponsible father, and a friend of the friendless....


Live From San Francisco 2!
Jesse Aaron Bee, Joni O’Halloran and Liz Hedlund share stories about transformational surgery, a strange way to take MDMA, and a family's battle with opioid addiction....

Persistence
On the 400th episode of RISK!, Tori, Matthew Dicks and Glace Chase share stories about vibrators, arm wrestling and a rent boy's nightmare....

The Best Laid Plans
DC Benny, Ria Spencer, and Dylan Patrick share stories about a crazy cruise ship, a college application, and a woman who loved elephants....


Live From Orlando!
Victoria Dym, Michael Soviero and Lucy Linden share stories about a sexual predator, a suicidal journey and a mother's struggle with alcohol....

Live From Tampa!
Robert Reed, Jessica Pepper and Paul Wilborn share stories about a hate crime, an accident, and an almost homeless poet....


Live From Lawrence!
Philip Blue Owl Hooser, Jeanette Powers and Susanna Lee share about boyhood exploration, a teenage transition, and a viral video that changed a few lives....

Tough Love
Jolenta Greenberg and David Crabb share stories about a pre-teen dastardly duo and a boy and his wonderful dog....


Guts
Ptolemy Slocum, Mara Wilson and Megan McGee share stories about placenta smoothies, scary colonoscopies and trying to have a baby one more time....

Live From St. Louis 2!
Rafe Williams, David Wraith, and Amy Brooks share stories about bullies, male sex workers and losing a father at an early age....

Second Impressions
Jamie Brickhouse, Gianmarco Soresi, and Tija Mittal share stories about puppy love, battling step-dads and a bloody accident next door....


Parents
Franchesca Ramsey, Mollena Williams-Haas and Christina Bondurant share stories about trips on mushrooms, journeys to Africa, and stumbles out of the closet with their parents....

Live From Pittsburgh 2!
Dana Norris, Ian McIntosh and Jamie Fadden-Cannon tell stories about postpartum blues, racism in dating, and a very dangerous love affair....

Best of RISK! Music #14
Our fourteenth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.   This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE organic groceries + free shipping and 30 day trial membership by going to ThriveMarket.com/RISK. Thrive Market’s prices are already 25- 50% below retail because they cut out the middleman. And now they’re offering $60 of free organic groceries + free shipping! Go to ThriveMarket.com/RISK and get $20 off your first 3 orders of $49 or more + f...


Shook
Gastor Almonte, Beowulf Jones and Tracy Rowland share stories about the birds and the bees, the wrong place to masturbate, and taking risky leaps....

Where I'm From
Melissa Slaughter and Jill Chenault tell stories of finding community among other Asian-Americans and growing up in a family of kickass African-American women....

The Best of RISK! Celebrity Stories
Kumail Nanjiani, Pete Holmes, Samantha Bee, Aubrey O'Day, Sarah Silverman and Trevor Noah tell outrageous true stories in our look back at some of our favorite celebrity appearances on RISK!...


Outlets
Amy Gordon, Fran Tirado and Sara Faith Alterman share about very wet accident onstage, sex after Taco Bell, and a very naughty book about pussies... or cats. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE organic groceries + free shipping and 30 day trial membership by going to ThriveMarket.com/RISK. Thrive Market’s prices are already 25- 50% below retail because they cut out the middleman. And now they’re offering $60 of free organic groceries + free shipping! Go to Thriv...

Changes
Vanessa Golenia, Paul Gilmartin and Jezebel Express share stories about plastic surgery, a distant father and surviving a stroke....

Babies
Sina Grace and Mariah MacCarthy share stories about gay sex in high school and having a baby for an open adoption. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE organic groceries + free shipping and 30 day trial membership by going to ThriveMarket.com/RISK. Thrive Market’s prices are already 25- 50% below retail because they cut out the middleman. And now they’re offering $60 of free organic groceries + free shipping! Go to ThriveMarket.com/RISK and get $20 off your first...


Drugs
Moses Storm, Andrea Allan, and Stephanie Lyons share stories about cooking on LSD, partying on cocaine and turning in your brother to the FBI....

Live At Caveat!
Joyelle Nicole, David Drake and Richard Cardillo share stories about bad roommates, banana theft and cholera in Peru....

The Best of RISK! #13
Our 13th compilation of some the best recent true stories told on the RISK! podcast....


Am I Doing This Right?
Brad Lawrence, Elena, and David Crabb share stories about 8th grade bullies and nerds, sexual exploration between kids, and a strange way of seeing Sleep No More....

Taken Aback
Al Jackson, Lesley Jones and Rachel Anne Warren share stories about a bad magician, being suspended by ropes, and attempting a strange miracle for a dying brother....

Off Balance
Gastor Almonte, Liz Miele and Biz Ellis share stories about being pantsless with the police, a beloved brother's mental illness and the mixed blessings of being a mom....


Help!
Carl Yard, Kate Dowden, and Brian Higgins share stories about racism in America, in vitro fertilization, and a not so holy Christian boy's camp director....

Disorienting
Malie Mason, Cameron Harrie and Nate Romero share stories about a dad in transition, an episode of derangement and a love not meant to be....

Out of the Blue
Abby Schachner, Susan Trout and D.K. Anderson share stories about kicking cars, losing loved ones and munchin' on butt nuggets....


Disruption
Jeff Simmermon, Anwar Newton, and Julie Brister share about kangaroo hunting, a confusing carjacking, and a sister gone too soon....

Staying Power
Nicole Gruter, Daniel Franzese and Muna share stories about shamanic sex, being both gay and Christian, and surviving female genital mutilation....

Try a Little Tenderness
Mike Lawrence, Miles Walser and Atsuko Okatsuka share about working in a fast food joint, transitioning with testosterone and reuniting with a parent in Japan....


Holiday Stories 10
Cyndi Freeman, Kevin Bohl, Jamie Brickhouse, and Sarah Long Hendershot share seasonal tales about Jewish Christmas elves, barflies in a blizzard, photos of dear old Mama, and a precious gift in our annual winter holidays special for 2017....

Holiday Stories 9
Danny Lobell, David Hu, Tracey Segarra, and Megan Hayes share seasonal tales in our annual winter holidays special for 2016...

Live From Chicago 5!
Emma Alamo, Jacoby Cochran, and Maureen Muldoon share stories about a blowjob in a tree, a kids' production of the Passion, and a few jars of babies....


Bring the Pain
Andrew Collin, Stephanie Andros, and Amy Salloway share about a bulletproof vest, a breaking and entering trauma, and parental threats that became unexpectedly real...

Live From Detroit!
Tommy Nugent, Patricia Wheeler and Satori Shakoor share about teenage sexual exploration, grieving a lover who passed away, and a lifetime of reasons to say, "Thank you!...

Live From Baltimore!
Joe Belknap Wall, Rachel Hinton and Shamyla Tareen share stories about a bukkake party, a brutal romance, and a difficult childhood move from Maryland to Pakistan...


Rejection
Matt Koff, Laura Swearingen-Steadwell and Patti Smith share stories about a wedding engagement, an encounter on a Greyhound, and good girls breaking bad....

Under the Surface
Thomas Attila Lewis, R. Ben Garant, and Julissa Arce share stories about a Peeping Tom, the punk rock uniform, and un padre amoroso....

Scary Stories 9: Muahaha!
Robin Reiser, Ansley Isham, Kristen Ludwig, Burke Heffner and Erika Steigerwald share scary stories in our 2017 Halloween episode....


Urgent
Rich Monahan, Sammy Sponenburg, and Nisha Coleman share stories about grapefruit fucking, anaphylactic shock and the loss of a dear friend....

With Bawdy in Brooklyn 2
Rachel Lark, Bex Caputo and Mollena Williams-Haas share about the pleasures of pee-play, a sex party on Queer Prom night, and the ultimate union between "Master" and "slave" when RISK! and Bawdy Storytelling teamed up in Brooklyn....

With Bawdy in Brooklyn Part 1!
Corinne Fisher, Dick Wound and Dixie De La Tour tell about vagina pics confiscated by the FBI, a fetish for murderesses, and the science of semen flavors when RISK! and Bawdy Storytelling teamed up in Brooklyn....


Precarious
Ray Christian, Jane Steckbeck, and Mike Sharp share about a bathroom disaster in Korea, a workshop that brought sexual healing, and a mother and son who agreed to disagree about Mormonism....

First Impressions
Kathryn Wood, Michele Carlo, and Marc Abbott tell stories about blindfolded sex with strangers, a 70's high school's "Kill Whitey Day," and the son of a cop learning about race in America....


Unsettling
Morgan Jones Phillips, Donna Bailey and Samira Sahebi share about the morbid humor of EMTs, a scary dinner party and a mother's touch in Iran....

Uncharted Territory
Andy Christie, Terry Wolfisch Cole and Scott Thompson tell stories of testicle injuries, losing a friend to AIDS, and spiritual intoxication...

Connection
Jean Le Bec, Danny Artese, and Sarah Long Hendershot share stories about a nudist colony, a bully teacher, and an unlikely friendship with a grumpy old man....


Full Disclosure
Elna Baker, Elliot Maxwell and Mike Brown share about peak moments of revelation....

Out of Bounds
Our 350th episode. Kevin checks in about the state of the union. Then Rocky Wing, Dave Terruso and Donna Bailey share about an illicit romance, some iffy priests, and a Margot who had no time for silent t's....

True Romance
Cole Kazdin, D'Arcee Neal and Asher Novek tell tales of seductive penne recipes, wheelchair sex and a high school romance turned tragic....


The Best of RISK! #12
Our 12th compilation of some the best recent tales told on the RISK! podcast....

Role Models
Alix Born, Shane Torres and Graham Isador share stories about a not so cool mom, a homeless dad and an intimate hair washing....

The Monster and the Man
Larry Talbot shares about about an abusive relationship in which he was the abuser....


Unbreakable
Melanie Hamlett shares about a very bad romance....

Reversals
Christine Gentry, Richard Cardillo and Dan Wilbur share stories about teaching tough kids, oral sex in Peru and a high school romance cut short by illness....

Yes You Can
Samantha Ruddy, Mark Redmond and Jerry Franklin share about coming out at the dentist, coaching at-risk kids basketball and discovering the dildos of the deceased....


Pickles
Rob Lauta, Hallie Bulleit and Jonah Ray tell stories about streaking, mermaids and record sales on 9/11....

Live From Seattle 3!
Erin Popelka, Thandi Davis and Tim C. share stories of a Japanese flasher, a Christian cult and couple of kids saved from sex trafficking....

Fish Out of Water
Adam Wade, Melanie Hamlett and Craig Mangum share about public bathroom drama, nerve-wracking weddings and Mormon missions....


Live From Denver!
Kevin T. Phillips, R. Alan Brooks, Jared Ewy and Rachel Weeks share about oral sex, a school shooting, a teacher-student romance and surviving a brain injury....

Great Pretenders
DC Benny, RJ Walker and Devyn McNicoll share stories about the ice cream man, a bad billionaire and a mother with a secret....

Tangled
Sovereign Syre, Reid Mihalko and Christina Carberry share stories about cam sex, 12 Steps to non-monogamy and couples therapy gone wrong....


Identity Crisis
Lyssa Sparrow, Matt McCarthy and Toni Nagy tell tales of lesbian firsts, drunken debacles and a one-man witch hunt....

Triggers
Brian Babylon, Moloch Masters and Tammy Ray tell stories of bad parents, MDMA madness, and cannibal cures....

Live at the Bellhouse 3!
Alex Brightman, Donwill, Laurence O'Keefe and Michelle Buteau tell of virginity lost, downfall averted, a prom ruined and problems with pregnancy....


Make Believe
Playing their parts, David Crabb, Jamie Denbo and Kevin Allison battle Crohn's disease, parody The Apprentice and, of course, drink a whole lotta pee....

The Best of RISK! #8
Chris Gethard and others share jaw-dropping true stories in this compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast...

The Best of RISK! #4
Lisa Lampanelli and others share jaw-dropping true stories in this compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast recently....

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Kevin Goes to Kink Camp, Part 1
In "Kevin Goes to Kink Camp, Part 1," we present the most explicit story yet told on RISK! The names and biographical information for most of the people mentioned in this story have been changed....

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Kevin Goes to Kink Camp, Part 2
Kevin Goes to Kink Camp, Part2. Our host concludes his odyssey through a camping retreat for the proudest of perverts....

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Altered States
Under the influence, Margot Leitman, Jupiter Diego and John Murray discover the horror movie Orphan, head-over-heels adultery and clown envy....


Fight or Flight
Jeff Hiller, Kate Caldwell and Mark Redmond share stories of unsafe encounters....

Perilous
Jessica Delfino, Danny Lobell and Doug Smith tell of times they averted fatality....

Best of RISK! Music 12
Our twelfth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....


Embattled
Rebecca Vigil, Ray Christian and Paul Gilmartin share stories about conflicted relationships....

Heart and Arrow
Jeffrey Lan shares a remarkable story of the love, loss and growth he experienced with his partner Ed....

Getting to Know You
Jeff Gandell, Jillian Richardson and Samuel Routh share stories about intimate relationships that got really interesting, really fast....


Outsiders
James Urbaniak, Byron Bowers, and Sovereign Syre share stories about being strangers in strange places....

Face Off
Tara Clancy, Selena Coppock and Hal Karp share stories of standing up....

Resisters
Caitlin Gill, Sian Mason and Eddie Hejka share stories about refusing to stay silent about justice....


Uncompromising
Lady Bunny, Mary Theresa Archbold and Marcy Bryant tell stories of times they would not give up....

Southern Folk
Donna Edwards, Dave Kendall and Randall Robinson share stories of growing up down South....

Side Effects
Redd Jefferson, Jonelle Bowers and Tania Tomilonus share about tumultuous experiences with drugs....


The Way Home
Dario DiBattista, Hallie Bulleit and Ian Steffe share stories about where they came from versus where they've gone....

Danger Signs
Janelle James, Tommy Craven and Ryan Stroud share stories of perilous times....

Live From L.A. 2!
Jackie Hoffman, Dan St. Germain, Moses Storm, James Gangl, and Caroline Weiss share stories at our monthly LA show at the Bootleg Theater on a night hosted by Beowulf Jones and Amanda Seales....


Raw
Lily Be, Joel Kim Booster and Dennis Monn share especially unfiltered stories....

Respect
Carolyn Castiglia, Maribel Hernández Rivera, Jason Kim and CalCo share stories about R-E-S-P-E-C-T....

The Best of RISK! #11
Our 11th compilation of our favorite stories featured on the podcast...


Hope
Linda Bailey Walsh, Pollo Corral and Mara Wiles share about times they were in very tough spots, but never gave up....

Unthinkable
We react to the results of the 2016 Election, then distract ourselves with funny stories by Josh Gondelman, Adam Newman, Jillian Welsh and Jay Flewelling....

Big Entrance
Charles Busch, Mark Pagan and Jess Lombardo share stories of starting with a bang....


Egad!
R. Ben Garant, Michaela Murphy, Ryan Stroud and Alan Weber share spooky stories in our 2016 Halloween episode....

Not As It Seems
Seaton Smith, Rojo Perez and Geraldine Buckley share stories about first and second impressions....

Raging
Smith Galtney, Milana Vayntrub and Ray Christian share stories of times that emotion or impulse got the best of them....


Live From Nashville!
Malcolm Anderson, Laura Wimbels, Brenda Lenard and Gary Fletcher share stories at our first-ever visit to Nashville, Tennessee....

Curveballs
Katie, Benari Poulten and Jack Lincoln share stories of surprise....

Dissatisfaction
Cyndi Freeman, Nisha Coleman and Chris Hoffmann tell stories of times love and sex were vexing....


Flustered
Amanda Seales, Julio Torres, Mark Redmond and T.S. Madison share stories of distressing situations....

Best of RISK! Music 11
Our eleventh collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....

Naughty Bits
Victor Varnado, Sam Jay and Shane O'Neill share stories about sexual situations gone weird....


Remembering The State
On the 300th episode of RISK!, all 11 members of the comedy troupe The State recall working and playing together in the 90s. That's David Wain, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Tom Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Showalter, Michael Patrick Jann, Ken Marino, Todd Holoubek, Michael Ian Black, Ben Garant, and your host, Kevin Allison. With special guest Janeane Garofalo....

O Canada!
Morgan Jones Phillips, Dale Corvino and Sarah Long Hendershot share stories in our 2016 visit to Toronto and Montreal....

On Second Thought
Al Jackson, Curtis Ferlisi and Tracey Segarra share about situations they have a new perspective on...


Live From St. Louis!
Suzanne Roussin, Regan Wann, Amy Brooks and Matt McGaughey share stories in our first trip to St. Louis....

Live From San Fran 2016
Marga Gomez, Dixie De La Tour, Jake Arky and Mark Davey tell stories at our summer 2016 show in San Francisco....

Hurt Joy
Samm Levine and Peter Neofotis share stories about how beautifully horrible life can be...


Heartburn
Robin Cloud, David Crabb and Anna Seregina share stories both heartwarming and heartbreaking....

Lovesick
Two tales of romance that fared for better and for worse....

Live from Philly 5!
Tom Brennan, Kristie Evans, David Montgomery and Pam Latta tell true stories at our 2016 trip to Philly....


Live From Minneapolis 2!
Patrick Susmilch, Amanda Payne, Amy Salloway and Justin Aufwerk share stories in Minneapolis...

The Best of RISK! #10
Sean Patton and others share jaw-dropping true stories in our 10th compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast...

Outta Control
Aisling Bea, Shashi Musso, Anne Thomas and Jobim Robinsantos tell stories of times things went off the rails....


Unexpected
Eddie Brill, Bowen Yang and Eleanor Rush share stories that went places they had not foreseen....

Stumbling Blocks
Andrew Ritchie, Grant Robinson and Christine Gentry share stories on facing obstacles....

The Age of Innocence
Ken Reid, Markisha Bazile and Mike Carlip share about innocence lost in funny and not so funny ways....


Shame
Simon Basch, Tod Kelly and Thao Madsen share stories about transcending....

Live at the Bell House 2!
Carla Rhodes, Justin Sayre, Micaela Blei and Jacob Phillipsshare true stories at the Bell House in Brooklyn....

New Kids
Chris Redd, Jacob Penrod and Kate Fruhman are all newbies at storytelling and tell about times they were the new at life....


The Long Road
Leslie Sisson shares about the trauma she is healing from after one very harrowing night....

Distortions
Aaron Brooks, Brooke Lancaster and Andrew Aghapour see through a glass, darkly....

Delusional
Livia Scott, Kevin Allison and John F. O'Donnell share stories of misdirection....


Live From Chicago 4!
JT Nagle, Annalise, James Gordon and Archy Jamjun share stories at our 2016 Chicago show....

Crushed
John Fugelsang, Bianca Casusol and Stephanie Streeter share stories about tough times....

Against the Grain
Joshua Grannell, Jesse Martinez and Richelle King share stories about learning the learning of nonconformity....


Best of RISK! Music #10
Our tenth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....

Satisfaction
Jolenta Greenberg, Donna Edwards and Nessa Voss share about good, bad and ugly attempts at getting satisfaction....

Perception
Ray Christian, Gail Thomas and Chad Duncan share stories about shifts in perspective....


Trust
Baron Vaughn, Andrew Aghapour and Ashley Bayley share stories about learning to trust themselves...

Who Are You?
Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Sovereign Syre and Graham Isador share stories of relationships that became identity crises....

Live at the Bell House!
Kurt Braunohler, Julie Halston, A.D. Miles and Lauren Cook tell stories at our new home base, the Bell House in Brooklyn....


Smashed
Michelle Buteau, Sean Patton and Beowulf Jones share about things falling apart....

Tough Guys
Steve Di Schiavi and Hank Chen share stories of true grit....

Live From Salt Lake City!
Kate Kelly, Elna Baker, Blake Hoopes and R.J. Walker share stories at our first show in SLC....


Best of RISK! #9
Shashi Musso and others share jaw-dropping true stories in this 9th compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast...

Holiday Stories 7
Aubrey O'Day, Conner Habib, Matt Donnelly and Jenna Matthys share stories that are kinda sorta about the Holidays....

Holiday Stories 8
Joel Kim Booster, Joe Mulligan, Monte Lamonte and Susan Kent share Christmas memories in our 2015 Holidays special....


Live From Milwaukee!
Jeffrey Barsoum, Jacob Bach, Jess Leonard and Alecia Alstaetter tell stories of traumas and triumphs at our first live show in Milwaukee....

Confrontation
Speed Levitch, Lily Be and Karen Finneyfrock tell of altercations in the city....

New To Me
Kate Carroll de Gutes, Kevin Phillips and Julia Schertzer share stories of unexpected turns taken...


Live With It
Amber Nelson, Byron Bowers and David Koff share about getting through tough times....

Scary Stories 7: Argh!
Myka Fox, Carrie Poppy, Marshall York and Thomas McKean tell more spooky tales....

Zoinks!
Sharon Houston, Nelson Lugo and Chris Iacono share spooky tales in our annual 'ween-tide collection....


Troubled Love
Gail Thomas, Gillian English and Ben Stirling share about rocky romance...

Eek!
Spooky stories! Ben Garant of Reno 911! as well as Pete Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani, Ptolemy Slocum, JC Cassis, Heidi Rosebrugh and more....

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Scary Stories 2: Ick!
Ken Reid, Danny Lobell, Michele Carlo and Todd Dakotah Briscoe tell stories that go "Boo!" in the first episode of our Double Feature of Terror....

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Scary Stories 3: Ack!
R. Ben Garant, Susan Kent and Matt Mercier share stories that go "Boo!" in the second episode of our 2012 Double Feature of Terror....

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Scary Stories 4: Yikes!
Scott Whitehair, Brett Wean, Heidi Galore and Jackson McKeehan tell spooky yarns in our 2013 Halloween episode....

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Boo!
A bunch of scary tales in our annual Halloween episode!...

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Shock
Trevor Noah, TS Madison and Christopher Fox share stories of shocking moments in the lives, funny and frightening....

Behind the Mask
Jen Curran, John Flynn and Jude Treder-Wolff share stories about saving and losing face...

Shake-Ups
John Hodgman hosts as Bowen Yang, Sarah Skilling and Kahlie Towle share about startling surprises in life....


Scarred
Emmett Montgomery, Monica Welty and Tod Kelly share stories about challenging moments in family life....

Unspoken
Sarah Jones, Angel Yau and Morgan Pielli tell stories about things left unsaid....

Druggy
Kenny DeForest, Rob Christensen and Willa Quinn share stories about side effects....


It's Complicated
Michelle Walson, David Montgomery and Brad Lawrence share about situations that had no easy fix....

Live From DC 2!
Thomas Keegan, Elizabeth McCain and Melissa Murphy share stories at our Summer 2015 trip to Washington, DC....

Surrender
Marcy Langlois tells the story of recovering from a devastating tragedy....


Best of RISK! Music 9
Our ninth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....

Live From Minneapolis!
Nancy Donoval, Javier Morillo and Amy Salloway share stories of shock and awe during our second RISK! show in Minneapolis....

Skin Deep
Rob Penty, Jeffrey Jay and Jean Le Bec share stories about body image and other physical fears....


Loaded
Shashi Musso, Matteson Perry and Myriah Myers share stories in which key players are under the influence....

Live From New York!
David Montgomery, Spring and Julian Goldhagen share stories at the New York RISK! live show...

Meant For Each Other?
Margaret Cho, Al Jackson, Dixie De La Tour and Tyler Greene share stories about hook-ups good, bad and ugly....


The Best of RISK! #7
Ben Garant and others share jaw-dropping true stories in this compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast...

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The Best of RISK #6
Elna Baker and others share jaw-dropping true stories in the latest compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast...

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The Best of RISK! #5
Jay Mohr and others share jaw-dropping true stories in the latest compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast...

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The Best of RISK! #3
Five favorite stories from the past 50 episodes, plus excerpts from some of our favorite long stories....

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The Best of RISK! #2
More favorite stories and songs from our first two years....

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The Best of RISK! #1
Favorite stories and songs from our first two years of the podcast....

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Try
Dan Kennedy, Melanie Hamlett, Miguel de Leon and Dawn Fraser share stories of efforts messy and mad....

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Beyond Kink Camp, Part 1
Your fearless host applies lessons he learned last fall at Kink Camp to a friendship here in the real world. WARNING: Explicit sexual content....

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Beyond Kink Camp, Part 2
While visiting Amsterdam, your fearless host leaps further into sex adventures... and catastrophes. WARNING: Explicit sexual content....

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Slave
Mollena Williams tells the story of how mixing racial tension with erotic role-play can become a very high-risk activity....

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The Downward Spiral
JC Cassis tells of a scary and heartbreaking experience in her family....

Bodily Harm
Buck Angel, Kumail Nanjiani and Lindsay Hoffman share about times they were in physical danger....

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The Sweet Hereafter
Christopher Ryan and Jefferson share stories of facing the abyss....

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The Power
Tori Weston shares about being sexually abused in her childhood and learning to stand up for herself....

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The God Problem
Kevin Allison shares two faith-shaking stories about grappling with angels and demons in his very Catholic youth....

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The Third Man
Mani Sheriar tells how she fought one battle to have a baby and another to keep him....

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Live From San Francisco!
Kumail Nanjiani, Chris Garcia, Caitlin Gill and Glenn Wool tell stories at our spectacular third visit to San Francisco Sketchfest at the Eureka Theatre, Feb 2013....

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Nancy Sullivan
A close look at the trauma of a child and the healing of the young lady she became. The names of people mentioned in this story have been changed. This episode is graphic and delves into disturbing subject matter....

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How Can I Tell You?
Susan Kent tells how, as a teenager, she hid her pregnancy from her mother....

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Morgan
How an ironworker named Joe became a comedienne named Morgan....

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Live With Bawdy Storytelling!
Caitlin Gill, Allison Moon, Geoff Millard and Lesley Jones share kinky true stories when RISK! teams up with Dixie De La Tour's Bawdy Storytelling show in San Francisco....

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The Same Brand of Pervert
Gretchen of Raleigh's Mouth of the South kinky storytelling show shares a tale about spanking and surprises....

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What I'm Made Of
Shen Wei and Ed Gavagan share about how they became who they are now....

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Kevin Goes to P-Town
Kevin Allison tells a longform story about the Asian guy he had a fling with in Provincetown just days prior to recording this episode. Music by The Leisure Society. (The names and other biographical information about people mentioned in this story have been changed.)...

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Odd Couples
Greg Barris, Anna Seregina and Cole Kazdin share stories of mating rituals between unexpected couplings....

Girl Sex
Dixie De La Tour, Elka Karl and Kathleen Auterio tell tales of trying new things in the sex lives....

Boyhood
Wonder Dave, Ray Christian, and David Crabb share tales of times before they were men....


Turning Points
R. Ben Garant, Jude Treder-Wolff and Allison Moon share about difficult passages in life....

Family Planning
Dave Ross, Daniel Sloss and Toni Nagy tell stories of times their families dropped the ball or had to pick it up again....

Hush Hush
David Crabb, Reba Sparrow and Kevin Allison share stories of secrets revealed....


Casual Sex?
Kate Willet, Sandra Elliot and Shannon Cason share stories about sex that was supposed to be no big deal, but then was....

Brain Matter
Winter Tashlin, Amy Salloway and Kevin Allison share stories of neurological weirdness....

Live From Chicago 3!
Peter Kim, Lily Be, Don Hall and Mikey Manker share true stories of times things got freaky at Lincoln Hall in Chicago....


Deviance
Ts Madison, Christopher Ryan, Aaron Kheifets and Ceara Lynch share stories of deviating from the norm....

Live From Portland 2!
Chris Gray, Kyla Hines and Danny Felts share stories of freaky, funky times....

Panic
Chris Gethard, Christian Finnegan, Ophira Eisenberg, and Pat Dixon all share personal tales of anxiety...


Intimates
Mollena Williams, Andrew Aghapour, and Melanie Hamlett tell true stories that get very up close and personal....

Gross
Selena Coppock, James Judd, Jamie Pinto and Travis Cook tell stories of icky life and yucky times....

Best of RISK! Music 8
More of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....


Hazardous
Kyle Gest, Myka Fox and Tara Clancy share stories of dangerous days....

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Live From Chapel Hill 2!
Kevin Allison, Amy Allen, Ray Christian and Bianca Casusol share stories of mad love at the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival 2015....

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Cripes
Rye Silverman, Steve Belanger and Andrea Allan share stories of cripes-tastic crises....

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Live from San Fran 2015
James Adomian, Leo Allen, Janine Brito, Dominic Dierkes and DC Pierson share stories about times things got a bit too intense....

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In a Tizzy
Julia Wiedeman, David Montgomery and Jessica Wise share stories of hilarious and harrowing crises....

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Live From NYC Podfest 2!
AJ Jacobs, Sasheer Zamata, Jackie Kashian, Eddie Brill and Matt Braunger share stories that kind of aren't about butts at NYC Podfest 2015....

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Live From Seattle 2!
Dan Savage and other Seattle storytellers share outrageous true stories of blood, sweat and tears. And pee....

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Holiday Stories 6
Hank Chen, Nicole Byer, Danny Lobell, Sandi Marx and Sam Feirstein share stories happy and horrific on The Holidays....

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Live Sex Show! Part 2
Genevieve Mueller, Eric Mack, Mauro Montoya and Dixie De La Tour share sexy stories at Pornotopia in Albuquerque and Bawdy Storytelling in San Francisco....

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Live Sex Show! Part 1
Reid Mihalko, Waverly Jane and Kate Smith share stories of sexual boundaries crossed at Albuquerque's Pornotopia and San Francisco's Bawdy Storytelling....

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Living Big
Marc Amigone, Meagan Voss and Justin Hall share stories about choosing a bigger way to be....

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Live From Atlanta!
Rob Lathan, Rachel Pendergrass, Emily Parker and Cory Byrom share stories at our first visit to Atlanta....

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Body and Soul
Paul Cibis, Anne Thomas and Andrew Solmssen share stories of bodily dysfunction....

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Double Take
Ben Garant, Kristina Wong, Greg Stone and Amy Shephard share stories of surprises they found inside themselves....

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Dicks!
David Crabb, Tara Clancy, Danny Hatch, and Rachel Rosenthal share stories about dicks, dongs, and dildos....

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Misfits
Ken Reid, Jessie Chappe, and Erik Hoofnagle tell about the many ways they just don't fit in....

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All-Star Episode #5
David Koechner, Jason Biggs, Ilana Glazer, Joe Lo Truglio and Sasheer Zamata tell uncensored true stories about big surprises....

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Live From Austin 2!
Stories of heartbreak and hilarity from our second visit to the town that keeps it weird....

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Best of RISK! Music 7
More of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....

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Blown Away
J. Lalonde, Katharine Heller, Joe Schiappa and Shaina Feinberg share tales of an overwhelming nature....

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Live from DC 2!
Kami Ugel, Rich Bennett and Jennifer Tress share stories at our second visit to Washington DC....

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Humiliating
Christine Gentry, Roger Hailes and Anne Thomas share stories of mortification....

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Live From Chicago 2!
Four knock-out stories from our latest trip to the town that Billy Sunday couldn't shut down....

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Make It Stop!
Winter Tashlin, Sam Mullins, and Anne Thomas share stories about pickles and predicaments...

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Live From London!
Four fantastic stories from our very first RISK! show outside the US, in conjunction with the fabulous Spark London story show....

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3 Women
Betty Dodson, Cameron Esposito and Amber Drea tell true stories of survival and transcendence....

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Live from MaxFunCon!
Al Letson, Beowulf Jones and Jordan Morris share stories at Lake Arrowhead for our parent network's weekend-long fanjets, MaxFunCon!...

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Seedy
Jake Hart, Cathy Smith and Brian Cirmo share stories from the seedier side....

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Live From Chapel Hill!
Ray Christian, Andrew Aghapour and Lauren Patton tell true stories from our June 2014 visit to Chapel Hill....

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The Riverside
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. Music by Agnes Obel....

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Stung
Jen Kirkman, Janine Brito, Matt Kirshen and Eli Olsberg share stories of being... wait for it.... stung....

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Second Wind
Danny Lobell, Joe Mulligan and Olga Schmutz share stories of second comings....

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Live From Boston!
Lillian DeVane, Josh Pourier and Will Luera tell stories at our April 2014 show at the Nameless Coffeehouse in Cambridge....

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Inappropriate
Sara Barron, Carolyn Castiglia and Moses Storm share stories of situations out of bounds....

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Live From Pittsburgh!
Three stories from our first ever show in Pittsburgh, PA....

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Death Defying
Dave Hill, Chelsea Hostetter and Tyler Phillips share stories of fearing for their lives....

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Live from Reno 2!
The second half of our phenomenal April, 2014 show from Reno, Nevada....

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Live From Reno 1!
The first half of our phenomenal April, 2014 show from Reno, Nevada....

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Best of RISK! Music 6
More of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....

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Freedom
Sean Crespo, Jeff Simmermon, Kate Greathead, John F. O'Donnell and Jean Le Bec tell stories at the RISK! NY live show of March 2014....

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Things Fall Apart
John Flynn, Melanie Hamlett and Brett Wean share stories of times things went from from dysfunctional to dysfunctional-er....

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Mixed Feelings
Mollena Williams, Vicki Tollemache and Kevin Allison share stories of battles between the voices within....

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Live From San Diego!
The first ever RISK! show in sunny San Diego at the Finest City Improv....

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Vagina Vagina Vagina!
Elna Baker, Josh Healey and Amy Salloway share stories that are downright vag-riffic....

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Live from San Fran 2014
Dana Gould, Brendon Walsh, Stephen Tobolowsky and Nato Greene share stories at our 2014 return to San Francisco Sketchfest....

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Live From Seattle With Dan Savage!
Dan Savage and other Seattle storytellers share stories of jolting shocks and amazing surprises....

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Into the Mystic
Jen Kwok, Lori Baird and Christine Lee share stories of bumping up against what might just be the Higher Power....

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Fascination
Adam Wade, Brad Lawrence, Lori Baird and Ryan Britt share stories of obsession....


Fighting Back
Ellie Jackson and Liz Stewart tell stories about facing traumas of their pasts and moving on....

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Live From NYC Podfest 2014
Keith and the Girl, Selena Coppock, Alex Edelman and Kevin Allison share confessions at NYC Podfest 2014....

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I'm Okay, You're Okay
Dylan Brody, Joel Kim Booster and Jolenta Greenberg share stories about remembering to love yourself....

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Holiday Stories 5
Satya Bhabha, James Adomian, Leslie Goshko and Will Luera share more holiday stories....

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Holiday Stories 4
Christmas stories from Kevin Allison, Alex Edelman, Jude Treder-Wolff and Danielle Kramer....

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Impulsive
Lauren Cook, Danny Lobell and J.J. share stories about making rash choices and facing repercussions....

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Live From Philly 4!
Dawn Fraser, Andrew Panebianco and Katie Samson tell stories at our latest trip to the City of Brotherly Love....

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Family Secrets
Kitty Hailey, Christine Lee and Josh Healey share stories of surprising family situations....

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Live From Brown/RISD
Students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design share true stories at the 2013 RISK! live show on campus....

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Messssy
David Crabb, Melanie Hamlett, Nhu An Do and Shawn Donovan tell of times they were stuck in a muck....

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Live From LA Storytelling Fest
Brian Finkelstein, Carrie Wade and Matt Oberg tell true stories at the live RISK! show for the 2013 LA Storytelling Festival....

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Casualties
Janine Latus, Scott Whitney and Dan Telfer tell stories about brushes with madness that left scars....

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Live From Chicago!
Stephanie Douglass, Shannon Cason, Lily Be and Jim Padar at our very first show in that toddlin' town!...

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How Embarrassing
Kevin Allison, Jen Bosworth, Donna Steele and Darren Infinity share stories of humiliation....

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Desire
Amanda Egge and Nayland Blake share stories about reconciling their own desires with the desires of others....

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Live From Austin!
Our first RISK! live show in the city that keeps it weird, Austin, Texas....

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Boys and Girls
DC Pierson, Selena Coppock, Brad Lawrence and Nina Davis share stories of love and loss....

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My Old Man
Dan Kennedy, Chesley Calloway, Gretchen Menter and Colleen Hindsley tell surprising tales about their dads....

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Edge Play
Mather Zickel, Jen Curran, Joel Kim Booster and Julie Threlkeld tell stories of times they crossed over the edge....

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Live From Norfolk 2
More stories from our shows at the 2013 Norfolk Comedy Festival....

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Stories from our shows at the 2013 Norfolk Comedy Festival....

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Live From DC!
Stories told at our first RISK! live show in Washington, DC in association with SpeakeasyDC....

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Queer
Cameron Esposito, Kris Grey and Kevin Allison share radically different stories of LGBT life today....

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Hurt
Trevor Noah, Ptolemy Slocum and Robin Gelfenbien tell of scars they've healed from....

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Young Rebels
Rob Lathan, Katy Frame, Ben Lerman and Ethan Ullman share stories of their rebellious younger days....

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Live From Charleston 2!
Some of our favorite stories from our 2nd visit to Charleston's Theatre 99!...

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Incompatible
Marie Cecile Anderson, Julie Polk, Mark Szlachetka and Alex Wilkie share stories about being bad fits....

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Mother Lovers
Tommy O'Malley, Jenny Smith and Moses Storm share surprising stories about moms and stepmoms....

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Live From Philly 3!
Brady Dale, Elna Baker and Marjorie Winther share stories at the 4/20/13 RISK! show in Philadelphia presented by First Person Arts....

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Live From Philly 2!
Giulia Rozzi, Nimisha Ladva and Kevin Allison share stories at the 4/20/13 RISK! show in Philadelphia presented by First Person Arts....

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Parental Advisory
Andy Livengood, Julie Threlkeld, Jean LeBec, and Jon Gabrus all share tales of learning life lessons from their folks....

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Virgins
Mara Wilson, Michael Stahl-David, Tommy O'Malley and David Crabb tell tales from their more innocent years....

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Dirty Work
Kurt Braunohler, Melinda Hill, Dave Ross and Cyndi Freeman share stories of messes they got into pursuing their careers....

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The Roof Is On Fire
Robert Hurst finds catharsis in the Temple at Burning Man....

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Laughs, Groans & Weiners
Nayland Blake, Sarah Bell and Kevin Allison share stories about putting fondles on gnomes, hot dogs in vaginas and animal tranquilizer up nostrils....

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Live From North Carolina!
Our wonderful show from the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival in February. Stories from Josh Gondeman, Jane Borden, Robert Bland and Paula Pazderka....

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Greg Proops
Live from San Francisco, Greg Proops shares a story about the dazed and confused 1970's at our Feb 2013 Sketchfest show....

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Between Friends
Sarah Bell tells about the best friend who made her finally feel not weird. And then weird again....

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Live From Charleston!
Michael Ian Black, Vic Henley, Adam Newman and Shon Kennedy do RISK! at the Charleston Comedy Festival in South Carolina....

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The Walking Wounded
Dave Hill and Candice Guardino go through rough rites of passage....

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Sex, Death & High School
Dave Ross and Kelly MacFarland share stories of innocence lost in their high school years....

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Holiday Stories 3
Mara Wilson, Margot Leitman, Jefferson, Julie Threlkeld, Matteson Perry, and Jean Shepherd share more true tales of the Yuletide....

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Holiday Stories 2
Elna Baker, Michele Carlo, Scott Whitehair, Christine and Steve Spatucci share true tales of the Yuletide....

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Transcendent
Becca reflects on what she went through in sharing one of the riskiest stories of the series yet on the "Live From Philly" episode....

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Women on Men
Aubrey O'Day, Lillian DeVane, Melanie Hamlett and Julia Wiedeman share stories of adventures with the opposite sex....

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In My Own Skin
Lee Harrington and Andrew Solmssen tell true stories that get physical....

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Live From Philly!
R. Eric Thomas, Jamie Brunson, Becca and Bernardo Morillo share surprising and revealing stories the night that RISK! hit the First Person Arts Festival....

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Square Pegs
Cooper Barnes, Dana Rossi, Aaron Wolfe and Larry Rosen tell of times they made for a bad fit....

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Mommeee!!!
Jennifer McClelland and Jean Le Bec tell stories of daughters reconnecting with their parents....

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Here Comes Trouble
Kambri Crews, David Balutanski, Allison Moon and Steve Heisler share stories of bad guys and brats....

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Everybody Naked!
Dave Hill and Allison Moon share stories of moments when clothing was optional....

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Brutal Youth
In our 100th episode, we look back at some of the funniest moments of the series so far. Plus new stories of growing pains by Seth Morris, Helen Hong, Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes....

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Fraught
Reggie Watts, Brent Sullivan and Frankie Fellini share stories about moments loaded with emotion....

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Dwayne Perkins and Melinda Hill share stories of dating gone awry....

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Blush
Kerri Kenney-Silver, Michael Martin, Jolenta Greenberg, Omri Navot and Sam Mullins share tales of embarrassments, large and small....

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Live From Albany!
Chrissy Swanson, Michael Oatman, Ethan Ullman and Gregor Wynnyczuk share stories at our live show at the Linda Theater in Albany....

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Live From The Story Studio!
Story Studio students JC Cassis and Dionna share personal stories at our school's latest live show....

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Treacherous
Selena Coppock, William Mullin, Ariana Seigel, Eric Martin, and Julie Threlkeld share stories from the danger zone....

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Simon Amstell & Tom Shillue
Stories of surviving single life from comedians Simon Amstell and Tom Shillue....

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Life or Death
Scott Whitehair, Laurel Holland and Michael Shawki share about the thin line between here and the hereafter....

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Martin Moran
Martin Moran shares about the abuse he suffered as a child and how it led to his search for healing....

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Indecent?
Dave Hill, Elna Baker, Carlos Kotkin, Michael Pope and Kelli Dunham share stories they would never tell Miss Manners....

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Jackie Kashian
Jackie Kashian tells a story about a friendship that became more than a friendship before becoming a disaster....

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Live From L.A.!
Greg Fitzsimmons, Pete Holmes, Brian Babylon, Jillian Lauren and Jenna Brister at our crazy, monthly NerdMelt Theater show....

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Kurt Braunohler
Kurt Braunohler deals with two traumatic horrors. A panic attack... and a Top 40 song....

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State of Emergency
Tim & Eric's Tim Heidecker and others share stories of crisis and catastrophe....

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Sean Patton
Sean Patton tells a tale of ghosts, surprise punches and an explosive vagina in the Bayou....

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Live From Portland!
Maria Bamford, Baron Vaughn, Adam Newman, Janine Brito and Giulia Rozzi share stories at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon....

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Danny Lobell
Danny Lobell finds laughter and heartbreak on the job in a Long Island nursing home....

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Your Attention Please!
David Crabb, Beowulf Jones, Margot Leitman and Kevin Allison tell tales that scream Achtung, baby!...

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Al Madrigal
Al Madrigal tells how, before he got hired by The Daily Show, his job was firing everyone else....

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What's Going On?!
Helen Hong, Steve Agee, Chris Castiglione, Mike Amato and Elise Pettus come face to face with their own cluelessness....

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Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell wows the crowd at our big Wesleyan University shows....

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Unintended
Bobcat Goldthwait, Mollena Williams, Vanessa Ragland, Reid Mihalko and Beowulf Jones forge the gap between expectations and results....

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Outta Place
R. Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Sheng Wang and Nikki Glaser tell of times things were off kilter and over the line....

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Peyton Clarkson
Peyton Clarkson tells the tale of a madman, a cat's balls and a pile of British pounds....

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Shady
Carlos Kotkin, Mike Blejer, Trouble Jones and Christine Woodward share about the shade they've thrown and the shade they've been thrown....

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Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Lampanelli and Kevin listen to and discuss the first story she told at a RISK! live show....

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Damaged Goods
James Reichmuth, Kent Shelton, Kim Nguyen and Drew Prochaska share tales of damage done....

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Holiday Stories 1
Elna Baker, Matteson Perry, Tracy Rowland and Brad Lawrence share wondrous tales of Christmas past....

Matt McCarthy
Matt McCarthy recalls his freshman year in high school and a boozy mess of an Easter weekend spent with his older brother....

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The Family
Lili Taylor and Sara Benincasa share about their nearest, dearest and weirdest....

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Gil Ozeri
Gil Ozeri shares about a bloody night in Queens back in his awkward high school days....

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New At This
Christian Finnegan, Brian Babylon, Ophira Eisenberg, Vince Gatton and Joe LaSala recall times they faced frighteningly new challenges....

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The Best of RISK! Music: Part 1
A mix of our favorite music from the podcast so far....

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The Best of RISK! Music: Part 2
More of our favorite music from the podcast so far....

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The Best of RISK! Music: Part 3
More of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....

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The Best of RISK! Music: Part 4
Still more of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....

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Best of RISK! Music: Part 5
More of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes....

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