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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.

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The most fun-filled adventure in RISK! history is coming! This October, we're inviting RISK! fans to join us (Kevin and JC) in Portugal for a story-worthy celebration of our 15th Anniversary. Find out all about it in this announcement and at Risk-Show.com/Portugal • Come to Portugal for RISK!'s 15th Anniversary in October 2024: risk-show.com/portugal • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Blush

Blush

2024-05-1601:07:46

A Classic RISK! episode from our early years! In the fortieth episode of our third season, Michael Martin, Jolenta Greenberg, Omri Navot and Sam Mullins share tales of embarrassments, large and small. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mother and Child

Mother and Child

2024-05-1439:41

Kerri Kenney-Silver and Peter S. Kim share stories about moms of kids and kids of moms. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
To celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we’ve gathered a couple of classic sweet stories about moms. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hard-Learned Lessons

Hard-Learned Lessons

2024-05-0742:17

Rita Plush and Todd Shaffer share stories about learning the hard way. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Live From Albany!

Live From Albany!

2024-05-0201:00:40

A Classic RISK! episode from our early years! In the thirty-ninth episode of our third season, Chrissy Swanson, Michael Oatman, Ethan Ullman and Gregor Wynnyczuk share stories at our live show at the Linda Theater in Albany, NY • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Lost & Found

Lost & Found

2024-04-3041:50

Stories about finding missing personal items and parts. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mara Wilson and Kelly MacFarland share experiences from their formative years. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Innocence Lost

Innocence Lost

2024-04-2342:15

Barb Ponella and Katy Townsend share about growing pains. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Caitlin Gill and Sean O’Brien share classic stories in the spirit of 4/20 • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Boundaries

Boundaries

2024-04-1652:271

Quei Tann and Oliver Cromwell share stories about boundaries crossed. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Enjoy this special presentation of What Was That Like, a storytelling podcast with first-hand amazing, personal, true stories. In this episode, one guest shares the heartbreaking and wonderful story of her mom's decision to die. For more episodes of What Was That Like, be sure to check them out wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jen Bosworth-Ramirez and Christopher Ryan share some of our favorite stories of high stakes exploits. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Best of RISK! #30

The Best of RISK! #30

2024-04-0901:32:231

Our 30th compilation of some of our favorite recent stories shared on the RISK! podcast. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kevin Allison and Tara Clancy share more of our favorite feel-good stories from our 15-year history! • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
All The Wrong Places

All The Wrong Places

2024-04-0156:331

Marie Faustin and Russell Williams share stories about looking for love… you know where. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Larry Rosen and Julia Wiedeman share more of our favorite feel-good stories from our 15-year history! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Patreon Picks #4

Patreon Picks #4

2024-03-2601:03:51

To show what folks are missing out on if they’re not Patreon members, we’re featuring stories by David Feinberg and Geri Pratt, that were previously part of our library of Bonus Content at Patreon.com/risk • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Steve Heisler, Ben Lerman and Lily Be share stories about sharing or learning secrets. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow • Get tickets to RISK! live shows: risk-show.com/live • Get the RISK! Book and shop for merch: risk-show.com/shop • Take our storytelling classes: thestorystudio.org • Hire Kevin Allison as a coach or get personalized videos: kevinallison.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Face the Music

Face the Music

2024-03-1901:04:19

Lisa Cooper Ellison and Josiah Simpson share stories about great escapes and greater returns from and through music, with guest-host John LaSala. Plus the State of the Union of RISK! Address from JC Cassis. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Tricky Gazelle

"SHARDAY" ☹️😓

May 2nd
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Naomi Marie

this was beautiful! best show yet!😭🥰

Jan 31st
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Jennifer M

I grew up near Oakman, AL !!

Jun 9th
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Intrograted

haven't listened yet, but reading through the comments, you'd think the fact that a LOT of them complain about the intro and a lot more simply have helpful time markers to skip it might be a bit of a hint to the host, but apparently not I guess. something to do with comedians, love, and sound of their own voices, maybe?

Jun 8th
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Chaddy-Ann Newton

the story about Mrs. Blanco is one of my favorite Risk! stories of all.

May 12th
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Daniel Maisonneuve

From hilarious personal anecdotes to heart wrenching dealings with trauma to cathartic experiences, these personal human stories are the most raw and honest anywhere. The Risk team showcases these stories with great respect and appreciation, the entire podcast is a class act.

Sep 22nd
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Dayna Anokye

I love Melanie Hamlett so much! I had to start following her on social media and she never disappoints. can hear her stories and perspective all day

Sep 17th
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Tricky Gazelle

skip 10 min

Sep 16th
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bart joness

white people are F***** stupid quote from the show. Good stuff.

Aug 24th
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Tiffen Williams

wow!

Jul 16th
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Brittany Venable

I absolutely loved the second story. She was so amazing.

May 27th
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Death Doula ☠

"I can turn the gas off but you have to be the one to take your head out of the oven." 😂😝

Feb 9th
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Death Doula ☠

'...getting stabbed is really not that fucking bad' 🤣 '...I should be in the fucking gang now.' Beyond #ganggang

Feb 5th
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Death Doula ☠

...'on my Mom's bed with Barney's severed head.' Hilarious episode.

Feb 5th
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Drew Anderson

dude who needs to swallow his spit (3rd story teller?) really wants us to know that he loves his own voice.

Nov 4th
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Tracy Santimaw

the music is terrible and to have Kevin grunting along made me ears bleed

Sep 14th
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Naomi Marie

For sure my favorite risk story told!

Sep 6th
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Deanna Kuester Oestreicher

abortion is not not should it EVER be considered normal!!

Aug 20th
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Tracy Santimaw

Nathan + Joe = not funny

Jun 8th
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Death Doula ☠

The no pants story, the gas leak, the water bottle behind the oven, leaving drama at the door, wanting to leave the fire, being out of her depth...the whole get up, I am dying laughing. 10/10

Apr 20th
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