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.
Victor Varnado, Mike Bobrinskoy and Lizz Winstead share stories about dungeon masters, night visitors and fake abortion clinics.
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.
Jamie Kennedy, John Flynn and Carrie Poppy share stories about kidney trouble, pot cookies, and a difficult dog.
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that David Montgomery first shared on the podcast in September of 2015, about an unforgettable friendship.
Mary Cyn, CalCo and Ellen Acuario share stories about sweater fetishes, waiting for test results and a search for a birth mother.
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.
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.
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.
David Crabb, Christina Doll and Mike Schatz share stories about Goldbergian bidets, life after Lyme, and memories of Mitch Hedberg.
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.
Dionne Gray, Ray Christian and Eric McNeil share stories about a pregnancy scare, a death in the neighborhood, and a classroom full of stories.
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.
Our fifteenth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joel Kim Booster, Joe Mulligan, Monte Lamonte and Susan Kent share Christmas memories in our 2015 Holidays special.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leona Godin, Charlie Rucker, and Sam Blackman share stories about disabilities, an abortion fund, and a doctor's first hospital experience.
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.
Meghan DePonceau, Christian Finnegan and Jenn Gavlin share stories about a mushroom overdose, a tumultuous romance and living life to the fullest.
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.
Erin Popelka, Stefen Michael and Rod Hood share stories about a mysterious Japanese boyfriend, a fiancé with a knife, and consensual rough play.
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.
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.
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.
Sam Mullins, Ryan Estrada, Kelly Cupell, Ian Steffe and Moloch Masters share stories on our 10th Halloween Special.
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Alan Weber shares a story about a strange night visitor that first appeared on RISK! in October of 2016.
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.
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Katie Peabody shares a story about a strange drug trial that first appeared on RISK! in May of 2012.
Our 14th compilation of some the best recent true stories told on the RISK! podcast.
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Caitlin Gill shares a story about cannabis in classrooms that first appeared on RISK! in February of 2013.
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.
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.
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.
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Gretchen shares a story about spanking and surprises that debuted on RISK! in March of 2013.
Kent Whipple and Sarah Long Hendershot share about having a stoned encounter with a cop and witnessing a terrible crime.
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Danny Lobell shared this story in April of 2012 about working in a nursing home.
Jessica Lee Williamson, Dave Hill and Lucky Yates share stories about lists of sexual conquests, opening for Snoop Dog, and a violent gang initiation.
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Jamie Brunson shared this story about a haunting family secret at our Philadelphia show in 2012.
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.
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Our host, Kevin Allison, tells a story about a haunting encounter in Peru during his Catholic high school days.
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.
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.
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.
Lucas Brooks, Ryan Estrada, and Julia Christine share stories about a sexual discovery, 100 free hours of AOL, and a bad romance.
John Ball, Shane Smith and Terri Mintz share true stories about Jobitron of Azeroth, an irresponsible father, and a friend of the friendless.
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.
On the 400th episode of RISK!, Tori, Matthew Dicks and Glace Chase share stories about vibrators, arm wrestling and a rent boy's nightmare.
DC Benny, Ria Spencer, and Dylan Patrick share stories about a crazy cruise ship, a college application, and a woman who loved elephants.
Victoria Dym, Michael Soviero and Lucy Linden share stories about a sexual predator, a suicidal journey and a mother's struggle with alcohol.
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Robert Reed, Jessica Pepper and Paul Wilborn share stories about a hate crime, an accident, and an almost homeless poet.
Bob Brader shares the story of how he discovered just how much abuse his father was capable of.
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.
Jolenta Greenberg and David Crabb share stories about a pre-teen dastardly duo and a boy and his wonderful dog.
Ptolemy Slocum, Mara Wilson and Megan McGee share stories about placenta smoothies, scary colonoscopies and trying to have a baby one more time.
Rafe Williams, David Wraith, and Amy Brooks share stories about bullies, male sex workers and losing a father at an early age.
Jamie Brickhouse, Gianmarco Soresi, and Tija Mittal share stories about puppy love, battling step-dads and a bloody accident next door.
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.
Dana Norris, Ian McIntosh and Jamie Fadden-Cannon tell stories about postpartum blues, racism in dating, and a very dangerous love affair.
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Gastor Almonte, Beowulf Jones and Tracy Rowland share stories about the birds and the bees, the wrong place to masturbate, and taking risky leaps.
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.
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!
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!...more
Vanessa Golenia, Paul Gilmartin and Jezebel Express share stories about plastic surgery, a distant father and surviving a stroke.
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 of...more
Moses Storm, Andrea Allan, and Stephanie Lyons share stories about cooking on LSD, partying on cocaine and turning in your brother to the FBI.
Joyelle Nicole, David Drake and Richard Cardillo share stories about bad roommates, banana theft and cholera in Peru.
Our 13th compilation of some the best recent true stories told on the RISK! podcast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abby Schachner, Susan Trout and D.K. Anderson share stories about kicking cars, losing loved ones and munchin' on butt nuggets.
Jeff Simmermon, Anwar Newton, and Julie Brister share about kangaroo hunting, a confusing carjacking, and a sister gone too soon.
Nicole Gruter, Daniel Franzese and Muna share stories about shamanic sex, being both gay and Christian, and surviving female genital mutilation.
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.
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.
Danny Lobell, David Hu, Tracey Segarra, and Megan Hayes share seasonal tales in our annual winter holidays special for 2016
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.
Andrew Collin, Stephanie Andros, and Amy Salloway share about a bulletproof vest, a breaking and entering trauma, and parental threats that became unexpectedly real
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!
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
Matt Koff, Laura Swearingen-Steadwell and Patti Smith share stories about a wedding engagement, an encounter on a Greyhound, and good girls breaking bad.
Thomas Attila Lewis, R. Ben Garant, and Julissa Arce share stories about a Peeping Tom, the punk rock uniform, and un padre amoroso.
Robin Reiser, Ansley Isham, Kristen Ludwig, Burke Heffner and Erika Steigerwald share scary stories in our 2017 Halloween episode.
Rich Monahan, Sammy Sponenburg, and Nisha Coleman share stories about grapefruit fucking, anaphylactic shock and the loss of a dear friend.
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.
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.
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.
Our thirteenth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
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.
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.
Andy Christie, Terry Wolfisch Cole and Scott Thompson tell stories of testicle injuries, losing a friend to AIDS, and spiritual intoxication
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.
Elna Baker, Elliot Maxwell and Mike Brown share about peak moments of revelation.
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.
Cole Kazdin, D'Arcee Neal and Asher Novek tell tales of seductive penne recipes, wheelchair sex and a high school romance turned tragic.
Our 12th compilation of some the best recent tales told on the RISK! podcast.
Alix Born, Shane Torres and Graham Isador share stories about a not so cool mom, a homeless dad and an intimate hair washing.
Larry Talbot shares about about an abusive relationship in which he was the abuser.
Melanie Hamlett shares about a very bad romance.
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.
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.
Rob Lauta, Hallie Bulleit and Jonah Ray tell stories about streaking, mermaids and record sales on 9/11.
Erin Popelka, Thandi Davis and Tim C. share stories of a Japanese flasher, a Christian cult and couple of kids saved from sex trafficking.
Adam Wade, Melanie Hamlett and Craig Mangum share about public bathroom drama, nerve-wracking weddings and Mormon missions.
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.
DC Benny, RJ Walker and Devyn McNicoll share stories about the ice cream man, a bad billionaire and a mother with a secret.
Sovereign Syre, Reid Mihalko and Christina Carberry share stories about cam sex, 12 Steps to non-monogamy and couples therapy gone wrong.
Lyssa Sparrow, Matt McCarthy and Toni Nagy tell tales of lesbian firsts, drunken debacles and a one-man witch hunt.
Brian Babylon, Moloch Masters and Tammy Ray tell stories of bad parents, MDMA madness, and cannibal cures.
Alex Brightman, Donwill, Laurence O'Keefe and Michelle Buteau tell of virginity lost, downfall averted, a prom ruined and problems with pregnancy.
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.
Chris Gethard and others share jaw-dropping true stories in this compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast
Lisa Lampanelli and others share jaw-dropping true stories in this compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast recently.
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.
Kevin Goes to Kink Camp, Part2. Our host concludes his odyssey through a camping retreat for the proudest of perverts.
Under the influence, Margot Leitman, Jupiter Diego and John Murray discover the horror movie Orphan, head-over-heels adultery and clown envy.
Jeff Hiller, Kate Caldwell and Mark Redmond share stories of unsafe encounters.
Jessica Delfino, Danny Lobell and Doug Smith tell of times they averted fatality.
Our twelfth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
Rebecca Vigil, Ray Christian and Paul Gilmartin share stories about conflicted relationships.
Jeffrey Lan shares a remarkable story of the love, loss and growth he experienced with his partner Ed.
Jeff Gandell, Jillian Richardson and Samuel Routh share stories about intimate relationships that got really interesting, really fast.
James Urbaniak, Byron Bowers, and Sovereign Syre share stories about being strangers in strange places.
Tara Clancy, Selena Coppock and Hal Karp share stories of standing up.
Caitlin Gill, Sian Mason and Eddie Hejka share stories about refusing to stay silent about justice.
Lady Bunny, Mary Theresa Archbold and Marcy Bryant tell stories of times they would not give up.
Donna Edwards, Dave Kendall and Randall Robinson share stories of growing up down South.
Redd Jefferson, Jonelle Bowers and Tania Tomilonus share about tumultuous experiences with drugs.
Dario DiBattista, Hallie Bulleit and Ian Steffe share stories about where they came from versus where they've gone.
Janelle James, Tommy Craven and Ryan Stroud share stories of perilous times.
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.
Lily Be, Joel Kim Booster and Dennis Monn share especially unfiltered stories.
Carolyn Castiglia, Maribel Hernández Rivera, Jason Kim and CalCo share stories about R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Our 11th compilation of our favorite stories featured on the podcast
Linda Bailey Walsh, Pollo Corral and Mara Wiles share about times they were in very tough spots, but never gave up.
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.
Charles Busch, Mark Pagan and Jess Lombardo share stories of starting with a bang.
R. Ben Garant, Michaela Murphy, Ryan Stroud and Alan Weber share spooky stories in our 2016 Halloween episode.
Seaton Smith, Rojo Perez and Geraldine Buckley share stories about first and second impressions.
Smith Galtney, Milana Vayntrub and Ray Christian share stories of times that emotion or impulse got the best of them.
Malcolm Anderson, Laura Wimbels, Brenda Lenard and Gary Fletcher share stories at our first-ever visit to Nashville, Tennessee.
Katie, Benari Poulten and Jack Lincoln share stories of surprise.
Cyndi Freeman, Nisha Coleman and Chris Hoffmann tell stories of times love and sex were vexing.
Amanda Seales, Julio Torres, Mark Redmond and T.S. Madison share stories of distressing situations.
Our eleventh collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
Victor Varnado, Sam Jay and Shane O'Neill share stories about sexual situations gone weird.
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.
Morgan Jones Phillips, Dale Corvino and Sarah Long Hendershot share stories in our 2016 visit to Toronto and Montreal.
Al Jackson, Curtis Ferlisi and Tracey Segarra share about situations they have a new perspective on
Suzanne Roussin, Regan Wann, Amy Brooks and Matt McGaughey share stories in our first trip to St. Louis.
Marga Gomez, Dixie De La Tour, Jake Arky and Mark Davey tell stories at our summer 2016 show in San Francisco.
Samm Levine and Peter Neofotis share stories about how beautifully horrible life can be
Robin Cloud, David Crabb and Anna Seregina share stories both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Two tales of romance that fared for better and for worse.
Tom Brennan, Kristie Evans, David Montgomery and Pam Latta tell true stories at our 2016 trip to Philly.
Patrick Susmilch, Amanda Payne, Amy Salloway and Justin Aufwerk share stories in Minneapolis
Sean Patton and others share jaw-dropping true stories in our 10th compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast
Aisling Bea, Shashi Musso, Anne Thomas and Jobim Robinsantos tell stories of times things went off the rails.
Eddie Brill, Bowen Yang and Eleanor Rush share stories that went places they had not foreseen.
Andrew Ritchie, Grant Robinson and Christine Gentry share stories on facing obstacles.
Ken Reid, Markisha Bazile and Mike Carlip share about innocence lost in funny and not so funny ways.
Simon Basch, Tod Kelly and Thao Madsen share stories about transcending.
Carla Rhodes, Justin Sayre, Micaela Blei and Jacob Phillipsshare true stories at the Bell House in Brooklyn.
Chris Redd, Jacob Penrod and Kate Fruhman are all newbies at storytelling and tell about times they were the new at life.
Leslie Sisson shares about the trauma she is healing from after one very harrowing night.
Aaron Brooks, Brooke Lancaster and Andrew Aghapour see through a glass, darkly.
Livia Scott, Kevin Allison and John F. O'Donnell share stories of misdirection.
JT Nagle, Annalise, James Gordon and Archy Jamjun share stories at our 2016 Chicago show.
John Fugelsang, Bianca Casusol and Stephanie Streeter share stories about tough times.
Joshua Grannell, Jesse Martinez and Richelle King share stories about learning the learning of nonconformity.
Our tenth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
Jolenta Greenberg, Donna Edwards and Nessa Voss share about good, bad and ugly attempts at getting satisfaction.
Ray Christian, Gail Thomas and Chad Duncan share stories about shifts in perspective.
Baron Vaughn, Andrew Aghapour and Ashley Bayley share stories about learning to trust themselves
Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Sovereign Syre and Graham Isador share stories of relationships that became identity crises.
Kurt Braunohler, Julie Halston, A.D. Miles and Lauren Cook tell stories at our new home base, the Bell House in Brooklyn.
Michelle Buteau, Sean Patton and Beowulf Jones share about things falling apart.
Steve Di Schiavi and Hank Chen share stories of true grit.
Kate Kelly, Elna Baker, Blake Hoopes and R.J. Walker share stories at our first show in SLC.
Shashi Musso and others share jaw-dropping true stories in this 9th compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast
Aubrey O'Day, Conner Habib, Matt Donnelly and Jenna Matthys share stories that are kinda sorta about the Holidays.
Jeffrey Barsoum, Jacob Bach, Jess Leonard and Alecia Alstaetter tell stories of traumas and triumphs at our first live show in Milwaukee.
Speed Levitch, Lily Be and Karen Finneyfrock tell of altercations in the city.
Kate Carroll de Gutes, Kevin Phillips and Julia Schertzer share stories of unexpected turns taken
Amber Nelson, Byron Bowers and David Koff share about getting through tough times.
Myka Fox, Carrie Poppy, Marshall York and Thomas McKean tell more spooky tales.
Sharon Houston, Nelson Lugo and Chris Iacono share spooky tales in our annual 'ween-tide collection.
Gail Thomas, Gillian English and Ben Stirling share about rocky romance
Spooky stories! Ben Garant of Reno 911! as well as Pete Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani, Ptolemy Slocum, JC Cassis, Heidi Rosebrugh and more.
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.
R. Ben Garant, Susan Kent and Matt Mercier share stories that go "Boo!" in the second episode of our 2012 Double Feature of Terror.
Scott Whitehair, Brett Wean, Heidi Galore and Jackson McKeehan tell spooky yarns in our 2013 Halloween episode.
A bunch of scary tales in our annual Halloween episode!
Trevor Noah, TS Madison and Christopher Fox share stories of shocking moments in the lives, funny and frightening.
Jen Curran, John Flynn and Jude Treder-Wolff share stories about saving and losing face
John Hodgman hosts as Bowen Yang, Sarah Skilling and Kahlie Towle share about startling surprises in life.
Emmett Montgomery, Monica Welty and Tod Kelly share stories about challenging moments in family life.
Sarah Jones, Angel Yau and Morgan Pielli tell stories about things left unsaid.
Kenny DeForest, Rob Christensen and Willa Quinn share stories about side effects.
Michelle Walson, David Montgomery and Brad Lawrence share about situations that had no easy fix.
Thomas Keegan, Elizabeth McCain and Melissa Murphy share stories at our Summer 2015 trip to Washington, DC.
Marcy Langlois tells the story of recovering from a devastating tragedy.
Our ninth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
Nancy Donoval, Javier Morillo and Amy Salloway share stories of shock and awe during our second RISK! show in Minneapolis.
Rob Penty, Jeffrey Jay and Jean Le Bec share stories about body image and other physical fears.
Shashi Musso, Matteson Perry and Myriah Myers share stories in which key players are under the influence.
David Montgomery, Spring and Julian Goldhagen share stories at the New York RISK! live show
Margaret Cho, Al Jackson, Dixie De La Tour and Tyler Greene share stories about hook-ups good, bad and ugly.
Ben Garant and others share jaw-dropping true stories in this compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast
Elna Baker and others share jaw-dropping true stories in the latest compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast
Jay Mohr and others share jaw-dropping true stories in the latest compilation of the best tales told on the RISK! podcast
Five favorite stories from the past 50 episodes, plus excerpts from some of our favorite long stories.
More favorite stories and songs from our first two years.
Favorite stories and songs from our first two years of the podcast.
Dan Kennedy, Melanie Hamlett, Miguel de Leon and Dawn Fraser share stories of efforts messy and mad.
Your fearless host applies lessons he learned last fall at Kink Camp to a friendship here in the real world. WARNING: Explicit sexual content.
While visiting Amsterdam, your fearless host leaps further into sex adventures... and catastrophes. WARNING: Explicit sexual content.
Mollena Williams tells the story of how mixing racial tension with erotic role-play can become a very high-risk activity.
JC Cassis tells of a scary and heartbreaking experience in her family.
Buck Angel, Kumail Nanjiani and Lindsay Hoffman share about times they were in physical danger.
Christopher Ryan and Jefferson share stories of facing the abyss.
Tori Weston shares about being sexually abused in her childhood and learning to stand up for herself.
Kevin Allison shares two faith-shaking stories about grappling with angels and demons in his very Catholic youth.
Mani Sheriar tells how she fought one battle to have a baby and another to keep him.
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.
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.
Susan Kent tells how, as a teenager, she hid her pregnancy from her mother.
How an ironworker named Joe became a comedienne named Morgan.
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.
Gretchen of Raleigh's Mouth of the South kinky storytelling show shares a tale about spanking and surprises.
Shen Wei and Ed Gavagan share about how they became who they are now.
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.)
Greg Barris, Anna Seregina and Cole Kazdin share stories of mating rituals between unexpected couplings.
Dixie De La Tour, Elka Karl and Kathleen Auterio tell tales of trying new things in the sex lives.
Wonder Dave, Ray Christian, and David Crabb share tales of times before they were men.
R. Ben Garant, Jude Treder-Wolff and Allison Moon share about difficult passages in life.
Dave Ross, Daniel Sloss and Toni Nagy tell stories of times their families dropped the ball or had to pick it up again.
David Crabb, Reba Sparrow and Kevin Allison share stories of secrets revealed.
Kate Willet, Sandra Elliot and Shannon Cason share stories about sex that was supposed to be no big deal, but then was.
Winter Tashlin, Amy Salloway and Kevin Allison share stories of neurological weirdness.
Peter Kim, Lily Be, Don Hall and Mikey Manker share true stories of times things got freaky at Lincoln Hall in Chicago.
Ts Madison, Christopher Ryan, Aaron Kheifets and Ceara Lynch share stories of deviating from the norm.
Chris Gray, Kyla Hines and Danny Felts share stories of freaky, funky times.
Chris Gethard, Christian Finnegan, Ophira Eisenberg, and Pat Dixon all share personal tales of anxiety
Mollena Williams, Andrew Aghapour, and Melanie Hamlett tell true stories that get very up close and personal.
Selena Coppock, James Judd, Jamie Pinto and Travis Cook tell stories of icky life and yucky times.
More of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
Kyle Gest, Myka Fox and Tara Clancy share stories of dangerous days.
Kevin Allison, Amy Allen, Ray Christian and Bianca Casusol share stories of mad love at the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival 2015.
Rye Silverman, Steve Belanger and Andrea Allan share stories of cripes-tastic crises.
James Adomian, Leo Allen, Janine Brito, Dominic Dierkes and DC Pierson share stories about times things got a bit too intense.
Julia Wiedeman, David Montgomery and Jessica Wise share stories of hilarious and harrowing crises.
AJ Jacobs, Sasheer Zamata, Jackie Kashian, Eddie Brill and Matt Braunger share stories that kind of aren't about butts at NYC Podfest 2015.
Dan Savage and other Seattle storytellers share outrageous true stories of blood, sweat and tears. And pee.
Hank Chen, Nicole Byer, Danny Lobell, Sandi Marx and Sam Feirstein share stories happy and horrific on The Holidays.
Genevieve Mueller, Eric Mack, Mauro Montoya and Dixie De La Tour share sexy stories at Pornotopia in Albuquerque and Bawdy Storytelling in San Francisco.
Reid Mihalko, Waverly Jane and Kate Smith share stories of sexual boundaries crossed at Albuquerque's Pornotopia and San Francisco's Bawdy Storytelling.
Marc Amigone, Meagan Voss and Justin Hall share stories about choosing a bigger way to be.
Rob Lathan, Rachel Pendergrass, Emily Parker and Cory Byrom share stories at our first visit to Atlanta.
Paul Cibis, Anne Thomas and Andrew Solmssen share stories of bodily dysfunction.
Ben Garant, Kristina Wong, Greg Stone and Amy Shephard share stories of surprises they found inside themselves.
David Crabb, Tara Clancy, Danny Hatch, and Rachel Rosenthal share stories about dicks, dongs, and dildos.
Ken Reid, Jessie Chappe, and Erik Hoofnagle tell about the many ways they just don't fit in.
David Koechner, Jason Biggs, Ilana Glazer, Joe Lo Truglio and Sasheer Zamata tell uncensored true stories about big surprises.
Stories of heartbreak and hilarity from our second visit to the town that keeps it weird.
More of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
J. Lalonde, Katharine Heller, Joe Schiappa and Shaina Feinberg share tales of an overwhelming nature.
Kami Ugel, Rich Bennett and Jennifer Tress share stories at our second visit to Washington DC.
Christine Gentry, Roger Hailes and Anne Thomas share stories of mortification.
Four knock-out stories from our latest trip to the town that Billy Sunday couldn't shut down.
Winter Tashlin, Sam Mullins, and Anne Thomas share stories about pickles and predicaments
Four fantastic stories from our very first RISK! show outside the US, in conjunction with the fabulous Spark London story show.
Betty Dodson, Cameron Esposito and Amber Drea tell true stories of survival and transcendence.
Al Letson, Carrie Poppy and Beowulf Jones share stories at Lake Arrowhead for our parent network's weekend-long fanjets, MaxFunCon!
Jake Hart, Cathy Smith and Brian Cirmo share stories from the seedier side.
Ray Christian, Andrew Aghapour and Lauren Patton tell true stories from our June 2014 visit to Chapel Hill.
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.
Jen Kirkman, Janine Brito, Matt Kirshen and Eli Olsberg share stories of being... wait for it.... stung.
Danny Lobell, Joe Mulligan and Olga Schmutz share stories of second comings.
Lillian DeVane, Josh Pourier and Will Luera tell stories at our April 2014 show at the Nameless Coffeehouse in Cambridge.
Sara Barron, Carolyn Castiglia and Moses Storm share stories of situations out of bounds.
Three stories from our first ever show in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dave Hill, Chelsea Hostetter and Tyler Phillips share stories of fearing for their lives.
The second half of our phenomenal April, 2014 show from Reno, Nevada.
The first half of our phenomenal April, 2014 show from Reno, Nevada.
More of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
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.
John Flynn, Melanie Hamlett and Brett Wean share stories of times things went from from dysfunctional to dysfunctional-er.
Mollena Williams, Vicki Tollemache and Kevin Allison share stories of battles between the voices within.
The first ever RISK! show in sunny San Diego at the Finest City Improv.
Elna Baker, Josh Healey and Amy Salloway share stories that are downright vag-riffic.
Dana Gould, Brendon Walsh, Stephen Tobolowsky and Nato Greene share stories at our 2014 return to San Francisco Sketchfest.
Dan Savage and other Seattle storytellers share stories of jolting shocks and amazing surprises.
Jen Kwok, Lori Baird and Christine Lee share stories of bumping up against what might just be the Higher Power.
Adam Wade, Brad Lawrence, Lori Baird and Ryan Britt share stories of obsession.
Ellie Jackson and Liz Stewart tell stories about facing traumas of their pasts and moving on.
Keith and the Girl, Selena Coppock, Alex Edelman and Kevin Allison share confessions at NYC Podfest 2014.
Dylan Brody, Joel Kim Booster and Jolenta Greenberg share stories about remembering to love yourself.
Satya Bhabha, James Adomian, Leslie Goshko and Will Luera share more holiday stories.
Christmas stories from Kevin Allison, Alex Edelman, Jude Treder-Wolff and Danielle Kramer.
Lauren Cook, Danny Lobell and J.J. share stories about making rash choices and facing repercussions.
Dawn Fraser, Andrew Panebianco and Katie Samson tell stories at our latest trip to the City of Brotherly Love.
Kitty Hailey, Christine Lee and Josh Healey share stories of surprising family situations.
Students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design share true stories at the 2013 RISK! live show on campus.
David Crabb, Melanie Hamlett, Nhu An Do and Shawn Donovan tell of times they were stuck in a muck.
Brian Finkelstein, Carrie Wade and Matt Oberg tell true stories at the live RISK! show for the 2013 LA Storytelling Festival.
Janine Latus, Scott Whitney and Dan Telfer tell stories about brushes with madness that left scars.
Stephanie Douglass, Shannon Cason, Lily Be and Jim Padar at our very first show in that toddlin' town!
Kevin Allison, Jen Bosworth, Donna Steele and Darren Infinity share stories of humiliation.
Amanda Egge and Nayland Blake share stories about reconciling their own desires with the desires of others.
Our first RISK! live show in the city that keeps it weird, Austin, Texas.
DC Pierson, Selena Coppock, Brad Lawrence and Nina Davis share stories of love and loss.
Dan Kennedy, Chesley Calloway, Gretchen Menter and Colleen Hindsley tell surprising tales about their dads.
Mather Zickel, Jen Curran, Joel Kim Booster and Julie Threlkeld tell stories of times they crossed over the edge.
More stories from our shows at the 2013 Norfolk Comedy Festival.
Stories from our shows at the 2013 Norfolk Comedy Festival.
Stories told at our first RISK! live show in Washington, DC in association with SpeakeasyDC.
Cameron Esposito, Kris Grey and Kevin Allison share radically different stories of LGBT life today.
Trevor Noah, Ptolemy Slocum and Robin Gelfenbien tell of scars they've healed from.
Rob Lathan, Katy Frame, Ben Lerman and Ethan Ullman share stories of their rebellious younger days.
Some of our favorite stories from our 2nd visit to Charleston's Theatre 99!
Marie Cecile Anderson, Julie Polk, Mark Szlachetka and Alex Wilkie share stories about being bad fits.
Tommy O'Malley, Jenny Smith and Moses Storm share surprising stories about moms and stepmoms.
Brady Dale, Elna Baker and Marjorie Winther share stories at the 4/20/13 RISK! show in Philadelphia presented by First Person Arts.
Giulia Rozzi, Nimisha Ladva and Kevin Allison share stories at the 4/20/13 RISK! show in Philadelphia presented by First Person Arts.
Andy Livengood, Julie Threlkeld, Jean LeBec, and Jon Gabrus all share tales of learning life lessons from their folks.
Mara Wilson, Michael Stahl-David, Tommy O'Malley and David Crabb tell tales from their more innocent years.
Kurt Braunohler, Melinda Hill, Dave Ross and Cyndi Freeman share stories of messes they got into pursuing their careers.
Robert Hurst finds catharsis in the Temple at Burning Man.
Nayland Blake, Sarah Bell and Kevin Allison share stories about putting fondles on gnomes, hot dogs in vaginas and animal tranquilizer up nostrils.
Our wonderful show from the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival in February. Stories from Josh Gondeman, Jane Borden, Robert Bland and Paula Pazderka.
Live from San Francisco, Greg Proops shares a story about the dazed and confused 1970's at our Feb 2013 Sketchfest show.
Sarah Bell tells about the best friend who made her finally feel not weird. And then weird again.
Michael Ian Black, Vic Henley, Adam Newman and Shon Kennedy do RISK! at the Charleston Comedy Festival in South Carolina.
Dave Hill and Candice Guardino go through rough rites of passage.
Dave Ross and Kelly MacFarland share stories of innocence lost in their high school years.
Mara Wilson, Margot Leitman, Jefferson, Julie Threlkeld, Matteson Perry, and Jean Shepherd share more true tales of the Yuletide.
Elna Baker, Michele Carlo, Scott Whitehair, Christine and Steve Spatucci share true tales of the Yuletide.
Becca reflects on what she went through in sharing one of the riskiest stories of the series yet on the "Live From Philly" episode.
Aubrey O'Day, Lillian DeVane, Melanie Hamlett and Julia Wiedeman share stories of adventures with the opposite sex.
Lee Harrington and Andrew Solmssen tell true stories that get physical.
R. Eric Thomas, Jamie Brunson, Becca and Bernardo Morillo share surprising and revealing stories the night that RISK! hit the First Person Arts Festival.
Cooper Barnes, Dana Rossi, Aaron Wolfe and Larry Rosen tell of times they made for a bad fit.
Jennifer McClelland and Jean Le Bec tell stories of daughters reconnecting with their parents.
Kambri Crews, David Balutanski, Allison Moon and Steve Heisler share stories of bad guys and brats.
Dave Hill and Allison Moon share stories of moments when clothing was optional.
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.
Reggie Watts, Brent Sullivan and Frankie Fellini share stories about moments loaded with emotion.
Dwayne Perkins and Melinda Hill share stories of dating gone awry.
Kerri Kenney-Silver, Michael Martin, Jolenta Greenberg, Omri Navot and Sam Mullins share tales of embarrassments, large and small.
Chrissy Swanson, Michael Oatman, Ethan Ullman and Gregor Wynnyczuk share stories at our live show at the Linda Theater in Albany.
Story Studio students JC Cassis and Dionna share personal stories at our school's latest live show.
Selena Coppock, William Mullin, Ariana Seigel, Eric Martin, and Julie Threlkeld share stories from the danger zone.
Stories of surviving single life from comedians Simon Amstell and Tom Shillue.
Scott Whitehair, Laurel Holland and Michael Shawki share about the thin line between here and the hereafter.
Martin Moran shares about the abuse he suffered as a child and how it led to his search for healing.
Dave Hill, Elna Baker, Carlos Kotkin, Michael Pope and Kelli Dunham share stories they would never tell Miss Manners.
Jackie Kashian tells a story about a friendship that became more than a friendship before becoming a disaster.
Greg Fitzsimmons, Pete Holmes, Brian Babylon, Jillian Lauren and Jenna Brister at our crazy, monthly NerdMelt Theater show.
Kurt Braunohler deals with two traumatic horrors. A panic attack... and a Top 40 song.
Tim & Eric's Tim Heidecker and others share stories of crisis and catastrophe.
Sean Patton tells a tale of ghosts, surprise punches and an explosive vagina in the Bayou.
Maria Bamford, Baron Vaughn, Adam Newman, Janine Brito and Giulia Rozzi share stories at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon.
Danny Lobell finds laughter and heartbreak on the job in a Long Island nursing home.
David Crabb, Beowulf Jones, Margot Leitman and Kevin Allison tell tales that scream Achtung, baby!
Al Madrigal tells how, before he got hired by The Daily Show, his job was firing everyone else.
Helen Hong, Steve Agee, Chris Castiglione, Mike Amato and Elise Pettus come face to face with their own cluelessness.
W. Kamau Bell wows the crowd at our big Wesleyan University shows.
Bobcat Goldthwait, Mollena Williams, Vanessa Ragland, Reid Mihalko and Beowulf Jones forge the gap between expectations and results.
R. Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Sheng Wang and Nikki Glaser tell of times things were off kilter and over the line.
Peyton Clarkson tells the tale of a madman, a cat's balls and a pile of British pounds.
Carlos Kotkin, Mike Blejer, Trouble Jones and Christine Woodward share about the shade they've thrown and the shade they've been thrown.
Lisa Lampanelli and Kevin listen to and discuss the first story she told at a RISK! live show.
James Reichmuth, Kent Shelton, Kim Nguyen and Drew Prochaska share tales of damage done.
Elna Baker, Matteson Perry, Tracy Rowland and Brad Lawrence share wondrous tales of Christmas past.
Matt McCarthy recalls his freshman year in high school and a boozy mess of an Easter weekend spent with his older brother.
Lili Taylor and Sara Benincasa share about their nearest, dearest and weirdest.
Gil Ozeri shares about a bloody night in Queens back in his awkward high school days.
Christian Finnegan, Brian Babylon, Ophira Eisenberg, Vince Gatton and Joe LaSala recall times they faced frighteningly new challenges.
A mix of our favorite music from the podcast so far.
More of our favorite music from the podcast so far.
More of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
Still more of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.
More of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes.