RISK!

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Ree
 Nov 6, 2018
I've been listening for years and this podcast never fails to make me laugh, cry, and feel a whole variety of emotions from a single episode.

Courtney
 Sep 26, 2018
my absolute favorite podcast

base20
 Jul 28, 2018
True stories people never thought they'd dare to share. Very interesting, some amazing, some sad, never dull.

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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.

Episode Date
For the Love of Nubbins
14:00

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.

Dec 20, 2018
An Eye for an Eye
14:15

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.

Dec 13, 2018
With Bawdy in Brooklyn 4
01:19:47

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.

Dec 11, 2018
Life of a Smile
12:04

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.

Dec 06, 2018
With Bawdy in Brooklyn 3
01:16:20

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.

Dec 04, 2018
The Experiment
12:32

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.

Nov 29, 2018
Quality Time
01:09:11

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

Nov 27, 2018
Malted Milk Balls
06:54

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.

Nov 22, 2018
Pulling Through
01:15:41

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

Nov 20, 2018
Life Worth Living
28:35

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.

Nov 15, 2018
Daunting
01:13:38

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

Nov 13, 2018
Sudden Blood
15:41

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.

Nov 08, 2018
Evolution
01:12:36

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.

Nov 06, 2018
But Now I See
17:49

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.

Nov 01, 2018
Gadzooks!
01:33:27

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

Oct 30, 2018
The Man in the Top Hat
15:27

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

Oct 24, 2018
America
01:10:23

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.

Oct 23, 2018
Side Effects
13:07

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

Oct 18, 2018
The Best of RISK! #14
02:06:57

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

Oct 16, 2018
Of Course I'm High Right Now
16:37

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Caitlin Gill shares a story about cannabis in classrooms that first appeared on RISK! in February of 2013.

Oct 12, 2018
Fright
01:00:51

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.

Oct 09, 2018
Bonecrusher
10:36

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.

Oct 04, 2018
Understanding
56:53

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.

Oct 01, 2018
The Same Brand of Pervert
19:49

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

Sep 27, 2018
Stunning
01:05:10

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

Sep 25, 2018
The Mayor of Mitchell Gardens
42:05

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

Sep 20, 2018
Confusion
58:17

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

Sep 18, 2018
My Mother Done Told Me
11:53

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

Sep 13, 2018
Live From Minneapolis 3!
01:10:00

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.

Sep 11, 2018
Man at Hawaii
26:30

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

Sep 07, 2018
Live From Chicago 6!
01:15:23

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.

Sep 04, 2018
The Minions
19:37

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.

Aug 31, 2018
Rattled
01:13:02

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.

Aug 28, 2018
Unpredictable
01:05:39

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

Aug 21, 2018
Coming Clean
01:02:24

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

Aug 14, 2018
Live From San Francisco 2!
01:15:01

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.

Aug 07, 2018
Persistence
01:00:43

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

Jul 31, 2018
The Best Laid Plans
01:25:32

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

Jul 24, 2018
Live From Orlando!
01:13:08

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

Jul 17, 2018
Important Message for RISK! Fans!
11:35

Important Message for RISK! Fans!

Jul 12, 2018
Live From Tampa!
01:19:40

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

Jul 10, 2018
Spitting In The Face Of The Devil
01:31:10

Bob Brader shares the story of how he discovered just how much abuse his father was capable of.

Jul 03, 2018
Live From Lawrence!
01:13:20

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.

Jun 26, 2018
Tough Love
01:35:25

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

Jun 19, 2018
Guts
01:01:32

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

Jun 12, 2018
Live From St. Louis 2!
01:08:30

Rafe Williams, David Wraith, and Amy Brooks share stories about bullies, male sex workers and losing a father at an early age.

May 31, 2018
Second Impressions
53:28

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

May 29, 2018
Parents
49:30

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.

May 22, 2018
Live From Pittsburgh 2!
01:08:24

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

May 15, 2018
Best of RISK! Music #14
02:06:45

Our fourteenth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.

 

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May 07, 2018
Shook
01:08:42

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

May 01, 2018
Where I'm From
01:12:49

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.

Apr 24, 2018
The Best of RISK! Celebrity Stories
01:31:24

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!

Apr 16, 2018
Outlets
01:05:20

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 ThriveMarket.com/RISK and get $20 off your first 3 orders of $49 or more + free shipping.

Apr 10, 2018
Changes
01:00:50

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

Apr 03, 2018
Babies
01:27:27

Sina Grace and Mariah MacCarthy share stories about gay sex in high school and having a baby for an open adoption.

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Mar 27, 2018
Drugs
01:16:31

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

Mar 20, 2018
Live At Caveat!
01:09:34

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

Mar 12, 2018
The Best of RISK! #13
02:10:20

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

Mar 06, 2018
Am I Doing This Right?
01:02:58

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.

Feb 27, 2018
Taken Aback
56:53

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.

Feb 20, 2018
Off Balance
01:03:20

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.

Feb 13, 2018
Help!
58:46

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.

Feb 06, 2018
Disorienting
01:04:58

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.

Jan 30, 2018
Out of the Blue
01:17:01

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

Jan 23, 2018
Disruption
01:05:34

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

Jan 16, 2018
Staying Power
01:10:02

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

Jan 09, 2018
Try a Little Tenderness
54:09

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.

Jan 01, 2018
Holiday Stories 10
01:18:00

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.

Dec 22, 2017
Holiday Stories 9
57:51

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

Dec 18, 2017
Live From Chicago 5!
01:04:38

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.

Dec 11, 2017
Bring the Pain
01:09:52

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

Dec 05, 2017
Live From Detroit!
01:02:59

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!

Nov 28, 2017
Live From Baltimore!
01:22:41

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

Nov 21, 2017
Rejection
01:15:51

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

Nov 14, 2017
Under the Surface
01:08:33

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

Nov 07, 2017
Scary Stories 9: Muahaha!
01:41:22

Robin Reiser, Ansley Isham, Kristen Ludwig, Burke Heffner and Erika Steigerwald share scary stories in our 2017 Halloween episode.

Oct 31, 2017
Urgent
57:39

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

Oct 24, 2017
With Bawdy in Brooklyn 2
01:04:32

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.

Oct 17, 2017
With Bawdy in Brooklyn Part 1!
01:37:51

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.

Oct 10, 2017
Precarious
59:32

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.

Oct 03, 2017
The Best of RISK! Music #13
01:52:04

Our thirteenth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.

Sep 25, 2017
First Impressions
59:40

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.

Sep 19, 2017
Unsettling
01:06:22

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.

Sep 12, 2017
Uncharted Territory
01:16:15

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

Sep 05, 2017
Connection
01:03:32

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.

Aug 29, 2017
Full Disclosure
01:15:42

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

Aug 22, 2017
Out of Bounds
01:13:15

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.

Aug 15, 2017
True Romance
01:00:47

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

Aug 07, 2017
The Best of RISK! #12
02:27:35

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

Aug 01, 2017
Role Models
57:20

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

Jul 25, 2017
The Monster and the Man
54:42

Larry Talbot shares about about an abusive relationship in which he was the abuser.

Jul 18, 2017
Unbreakable
01:11:23

Melanie Hamlett shares about a very bad romance.

Jul 15, 2017
Reversals
01:04:35

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.

Jul 11, 2017
Yes You Can
52:24

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.

Jul 04, 2017
Pickles
01:03:59

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

Jun 27, 2017
Live From Seattle 3!
01:24:26

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

Jun 20, 2017
Fish Out of Water
01:11:35

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

Jun 13, 2017
Live From Denver!
01:25:28

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.

Jun 06, 2017
Great Pretenders
01:06:30

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

May 30, 2017
Tangled
01:19:56

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

May 23, 2017
Identity Crisis
01:04:58

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

May 16, 2017
Triggers
01:16:59

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

May 09, 2017
Live at the Bellhouse 3!
01:22:02

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

May 02, 2017
Make Believe
01:14:30

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.

Apr 25, 2017
The Best of RISK! #8
02:10:40

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

Apr 20, 2017
The Best of RISK! #4
01:15:03

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

Apr 20, 2017
Kevin Goes to Kink Camp, Part 1
34:02

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. 

Apr 20, 2017
Kevin Goes to Kink Camp, Part 2
55:19

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

Apr 20, 2017
Altered States
01:03:08

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

Apr 18, 2017
Fight or Flight
55:21

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

Apr 11, 2017
Perilous
53:50

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

Apr 04, 2017
Best of RISK! Music 12
01:32:36

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

Mar 22, 2017
Embattled
01:09:08

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

Mar 21, 2017
Heart and Arrow
01:02:18

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

Mar 14, 2017
Getting to Know You
55:47

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

Mar 07, 2017
Outsiders
01:09:15

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

Feb 28, 2017
Face Off
01:03:05

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

Feb 21, 2017
Resisters
01:02:07

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

Feb 14, 2017
Uncompromising
01:11:24

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

Feb 07, 2017
Southern Folk
01:05:02

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

Jan 31, 2017
Side Effects
01:09:27

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

Jan 24, 2017
The Way Home
01:08:37

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

Jan 17, 2017
Danger Signs
01:04:03

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

Jan 10, 2017
Live From L.A. 2!
01:22:32

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.

Jan 03, 2017
Raw
01:11:28

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

Dec 13, 2016
Respect
01:13:10

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

Dec 06, 2016
The Best of RISK! #11
01:45:36

Our 11th compilation of our favorite stories featured on the podcast

Nov 28, 2016
Hope
01:20:15

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

Nov 22, 2016
Unthinkable
01:21:08

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.

Nov 15, 2016
Big Entrance
01:04:34

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

Nov 08, 2016
Egad!
01:12:29

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

Nov 01, 2016
Not As It Seems
53:34

Seaton Smith, Rojo Perez and Geraldine Buckley share stories about first and second impressions.

Oct 18, 2016
Raging
58:49

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

Oct 11, 2016
Live From Nashville!
01:12:39

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

Oct 04, 2016
Curveballs
01:01:33

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

Sep 27, 2016
Dissatisfaction
01:05:26

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

Sep 20, 2016
Flustered
01:03:22

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

Sep 13, 2016
Best of RISK! Music 11
01:31:22

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

Sep 05, 2016
Naughty Bits
01:03:15

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

Aug 30, 2016
Remembering The State
01:37:56

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.

Aug 23, 2016
O Canada!
01:06:59

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

Aug 16, 2016
On Second Thought
58:20

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

Aug 10, 2016
Live From St. Louis!
01:20:46

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

Aug 02, 2016
Live From San Fran 2016
01:30:44

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

Jul 26, 2016
Hurt Joy
01:02:23

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

Jul 19, 2016
Heartburn
58:23

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

Jul 12, 2016
Lovesick
01:13:12

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

Jul 05, 2016
Live from Philly 5!
01:21:45

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

Jun 28, 2016
Live From Minneapolis 2!
01:31:41

Patrick Susmilch, Amanda Payne, Amy Salloway and Justin Aufwerk share stories in Minneapolis

Jun 21, 2016
The Best of RISK! #10
02:00:41

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

Jun 12, 2016
Outta Control
01:16:01

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

Jun 07, 2016
Unexpected
01:05:15

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

May 31, 2016
Stumbling Blocks
01:05:37

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

May 24, 2016
The Age of Innocence
01:18:21

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

May 17, 2016
Shame
01:12:09

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

May 10, 2016
Live at the Bell House 2!
01:34:46

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

May 03, 2016
New Kids
59:40

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

Apr 26, 2016
The Long Road
51:05

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

Apr 19, 2016
Distortions
58:46

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

Apr 12, 2016
Delusional
01:17:14

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

Apr 05, 2016
Live From Chicago 4!
01:32:04

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

Mar 29, 2016
Crushed
01:07:32

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

Mar 22, 2016
Against the Grain
01:08:52

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

Mar 15, 2016
Best of RISK! Music #10
01:23:01

Our tenth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.

Mar 08, 2016
Satisfaction
54:54

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

Mar 01, 2016
Perception
01:01:09

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

Feb 23, 2016
Trust
01:13:25

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

Feb 15, 2016
Who Are You?
01:19:33

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

Feb 09, 2016
Live at the Bell House!
01:19:02

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

Feb 01, 2016
Smashed
01:12:12

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

Jan 25, 2016
Tough Guys
01:04:32

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

Jan 19, 2016
Live From Salt Lake City!
01:33:10

Kate Kelly, Elna Baker, Blake Hoopes and R.J. Walker share stories at our first show in SLC.

Jan 11, 2016
Best of RISK! #9
01:45:25

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

Jan 04, 2016
Holiday Stories 7
01:06:46

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

Dec 28, 2015
Holiday Stories 8
01:09:59

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

Dec 21, 2015
Live From Milwaukee!
01:36:37

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

Dec 08, 2015
Confrontation
47:07

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

Dec 01, 2015
New To Me
59:11

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

Nov 24, 2015
Live With It
01:06:37

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

Nov 17, 2015
Scary Stories 7: Argh!
57:47

Myka Fox, Carrie Poppy, Marshall York and Thomas McKean tell more spooky tales.

Nov 10, 2015
Zoinks!
48:30

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

Nov 03, 2015
Troubled Love
58:06

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

Oct 27, 2015
Eek!
01:16:44

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

Oct 25, 2015
Scary Stories 2: Ick!
01:07:13

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.

Oct 25, 2015
Scary Stories 3: Ack!
46:39

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

Oct 25, 2015
Scary Stories 4: Yikes!
01:03:35

Scott Whitehair, Brett Wean, Heidi Galore and Jackson McKeehan tell spooky yarns in our 2013 Halloween episode.

Oct 25, 2015
Boo!
01:10:38

A bunch of scary tales in our annual Halloween episode!

Oct 25, 2015
Shock
01:01:35

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

Oct 19, 2015
Behind the Mask
55:13

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

Oct 13, 2015
Shake-Ups
01:05:48

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

Oct 06, 2015
Scarred
01:00:50

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

Sep 29, 2015
Unspoken
51:29

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

Sep 22, 2015
Druggy
56:56

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

Sep 15, 2015
It's Complicated
01:02:47

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

Sep 07, 2015
Live From DC 2!
01:01:33

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

Sep 01, 2015
Surrender
42:56

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

Aug 25, 2015
Best of RISK! Music 9
01:15:16

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

Aug 18, 2015
Live From Minneapolis!
01:13:50

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

Aug 11, 2015
Skin Deep
50:48

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

Aug 04, 2015
Loaded
57:54

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

Jul 27, 2015
Live From New York!
01:01:12

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

Jul 20, 2015
Meant For Each Other?
01:16:42

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

Jul 14, 2015
The Best of RISK! #7
01:43:54

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

Jul 06, 2015
The Best of RISK #6
01:31:25

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

Jul 06, 2015
The Best of RISK! #5
01:22:05

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

Jul 06, 2015
The Best of RISK! #3
01:22:15

Five favorite stories from the past 50 episodes, plus excerpts from some of our favorite long stories.

Jul 06, 2015
The Best of RISK! #2
01:12:50

More favorite stories and songs from our first two years. 

Jul 06, 2015
The Best of RISK! #1
01:12:26

Favorite stories and songs from our first two years of the podcast. 

Jul 06, 2015
Try
01:13:34

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

Jul 06, 2015
Beyond Kink Camp, Part 1
47:19

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

Jul 05, 2015
Beyond Kink Camp, Part 2
56:43

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

Jul 05, 2015
Slave
57:10

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

Jul 05, 2015
The Downward Spiral
01:03:04

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

Jul 05, 2015
Bodily Harm
46:31

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

Jul 05, 2015
The Sweet Hereafter
56:18

Christopher Ryan and Jefferson share stories of facing the abyss. 

Jul 05, 2015
The Power
36:04

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

Jul 05, 2015
The God Problem
44:12

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

Jul 04, 2015
The Third Man
49:55

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

Jul 04, 2015
Live From San Francisco!
01:07:58

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.

Jul 04, 2015
Nancy Sullivan
34:33

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. 

Jul 04, 2015
How Can I Tell You?
29:08

Susan Kent tells how, as a teenager, she hid her pregnancy from her mother.

Jul 04, 2015
Morgan
28:10

How an ironworker named Joe became a comedienne named Morgan.

Jul 04, 2015
Live With Bawdy Storytelling!
01:32:39

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.

Jul 04, 2015
The Same Brand of Pervert
28:34

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

Jul 04, 2015
What I'm Made Of
45:52

Shen Wei and Ed Gavagan share about how they became who they are now.

Jul 04, 2015
Kevin Goes to P-Town
43:54

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.) 

Jul 04, 2015
Odd Couples
57:10

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

Jun 30, 2015
Girl Sex
01:07:58

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

Jun 16, 2015
Boyhood
46:37

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

Jun 08, 2015
Turning Points
01:02:26

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

Jun 02, 2015
Family Planning
57:53

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

May 26, 2015
Hush Hush
56:05

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

May 18, 2015
Casual Sex?
58:56

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

May 04, 2015
Brain Matter
01:10:51

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

Apr 28, 2015
Live From Chicago 3!
01:30:33

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

Apr 21, 2015
Deviance
01:08:12

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

Apr 14, 2015
Live From Portland 2!
01:00:52

Chris Gray, Kyla Hines and Danny Felts share stories of freaky, funky times.

Apr 07, 2015
Panic
01:14:57

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

Mar 31, 2015
Intimates
01:06:02

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

Mar 23, 2015
Gross
01:08:18

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

Mar 17, 2015
Best of RISK! Music 8
01:29:09

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

Mar 09, 2015
Hazardous
57:15

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

Feb 24, 2015
Live From Chapel Hill 2!
01:17:37

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

Feb 17, 2015
Cripes
01:00:15

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

Feb 10, 2015
Live from San Fran 2015
01:18:27

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

Feb 03, 2015
In a Tizzy
01:06:59

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

Jan 27, 2015
Live From NYC Podfest 2!
01:44:04

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

Jan 19, 2015
Live From Seattle 2!
01:37:29

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

Jan 12, 2015
Holiday Stories 6
01:27:49

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

Dec 23, 2014
Live Sex Show! Part 2
01:12:22

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

Dec 09, 2014
Live Sex Show! Part 1
01:02:59

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

Dec 02, 2014
Living Big
53:23

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

Nov 25, 2014
Live From Atlanta!
01:13:39

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

Nov 17, 2014
Body and Soul
49:22

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

Nov 11, 2014
Double Take
56:13

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

Nov 04, 2014
Dicks!
01:13:44

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

Oct 21, 2014
Misfits
01:05:51

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

Oct 14, 2014
All-Star Episode #5
01:38:56

David Koechner, Jason Biggs, Ilana Glazer, Joe Lo Truglio and Sasheer Zamata tell uncensored true stories about big surprises. 

Sep 29, 2014
Live From Austin 2!
01:12:10

Stories of heartbreak and hilarity from our second visit to the town that keeps it weird.

Sep 16, 2014
Best of RISK! Music 7
01:20:10

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

Sep 08, 2014
Blown Away
01:01:28

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

Sep 02, 2014
Live from DC 2!
58:26

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

Aug 19, 2014
Humiliating
44:51

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

Aug 12, 2014
Live From Chicago 2!
01:12:01

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

Aug 05, 2014
Make It Stop!
51:42

Winter Tashlin, Sam Mullins, and Anne Thomas share stories about pickles and predicaments

Jul 28, 2014
Live From London!
01:25:35

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

Jul 22, 2014
3 Women
53:12

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

Jul 15, 2014
Live from MaxFunCon!
52:01

Al Letson, Carrie Poppy and Beowulf Jones share stories at Lake Arrowhead for our parent network's weekend-long fanjets, MaxFunCon!

Jul 07, 2014
Seedy
56:01

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

Jun 30, 2014
Live From Chapel Hill!
57:10

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

Jun 23, 2014
The Riverside
21:19

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. 

Jun 11, 2014
Stung
01:06:36

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

Jun 09, 2014
Second Wind
56:44

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

Jun 03, 2014
Live From Boston!
01:09:08

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

May 26, 2014
Inappropriate
59:30

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

May 19, 2014
Live From Pittsburgh!
01:03:54

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

May 12, 2014
Death Defying
01:05:12

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

May 06, 2014
Live from Reno 2!
51:22

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

Apr 28, 2014
Live From Reno 1!
59:22

The first half of our phenomenal April, 2014 show from Reno, Nevada.

Apr 21, 2014
Best of RISK! Music 6
01:18:12

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

Apr 14, 2014
Freedom
01:12:05

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.

Apr 08, 2014
Things Fall Apart
01:04:04

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

Apr 01, 2014
Mixed Feelings
01:02:17

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

Mar 25, 2014
Live From San Diego!
01:21:34

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

Mar 18, 2014
Vagina Vagina Vagina!
59:32

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

Mar 11, 2014
Live from San Fran 2014
01:06:02

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

Mar 03, 2014
Live From Seattle With Dan Savage!
01:11:34

Dan Savage and other Seattle storytellers share stories of jolting shocks and amazing surprises.

Feb 16, 2014
Into the Mystic
45:56

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

Feb 11, 2014
Fascination
01:06:47

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

Feb 04, 2014
Fighting Back
42:19

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

Jan 28, 2014
Live From NYC Podfest 2014
01:08:30

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

Jan 21, 2014
I'm Okay, You're Okay
45:57

Dylan Brody, Joel Kim Booster and Jolenta Greenberg share stories about remembering to love yourself.

Jan 14, 2014
Holiday Stories 5
01:10:01

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

Jan 07, 2014
Holiday Stories 4
57:46

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

Jan 01, 2014
Impulsive
01:00:04

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

Dec 10, 2013
Live From Philly 4!
01:01:29

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

Dec 03, 2013
Family Secrets
51:05

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

Nov 26, 2013
Live From Brown/RISD
01:05:42

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

Nov 19, 2013
Messssy
01:04:00

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

Nov 12, 2013
Live From LA Storytelling Fest
49:33

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

Oct 28, 2013
Casualties
55:55

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

Oct 21, 2013
Live From Chicago!
01:12:02

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

Oct 07, 2013
How Embarrassing
01:01:14

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

Oct 01, 2013
Desire
37:04

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

Sep 23, 2013
Live From Austin!
01:13:02

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

Sep 17, 2013
Boys and Girls
01:19:49

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

Aug 26, 2013
My Old Man
01:08:09

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

Aug 19, 2013
Edge Play
01:04:39

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

Aug 12, 2013
Live From Norfolk 2
58:24

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

Aug 05, 2013
Live From Norfolk 1
47:19

Stories from our shows at the 2013 Norfolk Comedy Festival.

Jul 29, 2013
Live From DC!
01:01:11

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

Jul 15, 2013
Queer
01:03:13

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

Jul 08, 2013
Hurt
58:15

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

Jul 01, 2013
Young Rebels
01:00:26

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

Jun 24, 2013
Live From Charleston 2!
01:02:24

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

Jun 10, 2013
Incompatible
55:19

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

Jun 03, 2013
Mother Lovers
41:58

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

May 13, 2013
Live From Philly 3!
01:00:09

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

May 06, 2013
Live From Philly 2!
56:45

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

Apr 30, 2013
Parental Advisory
01:13:14

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

Apr 23, 2013
Virgins
54:16

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

Apr 08, 2013
Dirty Work
58:15

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

Apr 02, 2013
The Roof Is On Fire
24:44

Robert Hurst finds catharsis in the Temple at Burning Man.

Mar 25, 2013
Laughs, Groans & Weiners
53:34

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

Mar 11, 2013
Live From North Carolina!
01:12:34

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

Mar 04, 2013
Greg Proops
25:53

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

Feb 18, 2013
Between Friends
31:29

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

Feb 04, 2013
Live From Charleston!
01:08:12

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

Jan 28, 2013
The Walking Wounded
37:22

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

Jan 21, 2013
Sex, Death & High School
37:50

Dave Ross and Kelly MacFarland share stories of innocence lost in their high school years.

Jan 07, 2013
Holiday Stories 3
01:21:14

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

Dec 31, 2012
Holiday Stories 2
01:06:33

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

Dec 24, 2012
Transcendent
45:36

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

Dec 17, 2012
Women on Men
01:12:20

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

Dec 10, 2012
In My Own Skin
28:19

Lee Harrington and Andrew Solmssen tell true stories that get physical.

Dec 03, 2012
Live From Philly!
01:11:55

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

Nov 26, 2012
Square Pegs
01:01:03

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

Oct 20, 2012
Mommeee!!!
26:28

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

Oct 12, 2012
Here Comes Trouble
01:04:46

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

Oct 05, 2012
Everybody Naked!
36:38

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

Sep 21, 2012
Brutal Youth
01:00:30

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.

Sep 14, 2012
Fraught
44:19

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

Aug 31, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen
36:40

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

Aug 17, 2012
Blush
01:19:39

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

Aug 10, 2012
Live From Albany!
59:27

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

Aug 02, 2012
Live From The Story Studio!
32:40

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

Jul 26, 2012
Treacherous
01:04:34

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

Jul 19, 2012
Simon Amstell & Tom Shillue
34:04

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

Jul 13, 2012
Life or Death
01:00:58

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

Jul 04, 2012
Martin Moran
31:14

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

Jun 27, 2012
Indecent?
01:01:41

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

Jun 21, 2012
Jackie Kashian
24:43

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

Jun 14, 2012
Live From L.A.!
01:02:18

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

Jun 08, 2012
Kurt Braunohler
23:53

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

Jun 02, 2012
State of Emergency
01:05:08

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

May 23, 2012
Sean Patton
28:14

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

May 01, 2012
Live From Portland!
01:09:59

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

Apr 20, 2012
Danny Lobell
49:19

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

Apr 13, 2012
Your Attention Please!
56:11

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

Apr 02, 2012
Al Madrigal
31:08

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

Mar 16, 2012
What's Going On?!
01:06:54

Helen Hong, Steve Agee, Chris Castiglione, Mike Amato and Elise Pettus come face to face with their own cluelessness.

Mar 07, 2012
Kamau Bell
31:08

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

Feb 27, 2012
Unintended
01:08:33

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

Feb 22, 2012
Outta Place
01:00:16

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

Feb 08, 2012
Peyton Clarkson
26:30

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

Jan 23, 2012
Shady
56:21

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

Jan 14, 2012
Lisa Lampanelli
28:21

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

Jan 05, 2012
Damaged Goods
57:31

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

Dec 29, 2011
Holiday Stories 1
56:31

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

Dec 22, 2011
Matt McCarthy
29:15

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

Dec 16, 2011
The Family
55:18

Lili Taylor, Sara Benincasa and Curtis Gwinn share about their nearest, dearest and weirdest. 

Dec 06, 2011
Gil Ozeri
20:03

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

Nov 18, 2011
New At This
01:12:51

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

Oct 20, 2011
The Best of RISK! Music: Part 1
01:14:02

A mix of our favorite music from the podcast so far.

Mar 24, 2002
The Best of RISK! Music: Part 2
01:01:08

More of our favorite music from the podcast so far.

Mar 24, 2002
The Best of RISK! Music: Part 3
01:13:41

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

Mar 22, 2002
The Best of RISK! Music: Part 4
01:16:04

Still more of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.

Mar 21, 2002
Best of RISK! Music: Part 5
01:25:49

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

Mar 19, 2002