Podcast

RISK!

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.

Episodes

  • An American Family

    Aug 22 2019

    Nimisha’s Indian family is not happy to hear she’s marrying a Jewish guy. At the epic Indian wedding, Nimisha’s mom makes the groom a gift, emblazoned with a swastika. It’s an extremely awkward moment, but love saves the day.

  • Bounce Back

    Aug 20 2019

    David Arroyo, Diana Dinerman, and Mike Cotayo share stories about racial tension on the subway, car vandalism as revenge, and a sexual assault between gay men.

  • Important Announcement!

    Aug 15 2019

    How to get in on our #ListenToRISK social media campaign to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show between now and October 6. A fun way for all RISK! fans to spread the word and win prizes!

  • Bringing Up Baby

    Aug 15 2019

    An extra special episode of RISK! brought to you by the new podcast We Love You (and So Can You), featuring a Classic RISK! Single story that Jolenta Greenberg first shared on RISK! in 2012.

  • Jolts

    Aug 12 2019

    Paul Peglar, Emerson Dameron, and Amy Brooks share stories about wishing for kisses, a convoluted robbery, and the scars of a family loss.

  • The Grind

    Aug 08 2019

    A pubescent Gilulia learns that the new bean bag her parents put in the den is the perfect sex partner. A story of girl meets bag.

  • Oddballs

    Aug 06 2019

    Todd Shaffer, Julie Threlkeld and Regan Wann share stories about a nutty landlord, a bisexual reveal, and a CPR surprise.

  • Slave

    Aug 01 2019

    As a black woman, Mollena has very mixed feelings about her desire to engage in “race play,” a kind of BDSM role playing centered around racial division. During one especially intense session, Mollena lost her ability to tell reality from play and ended up feeling traumatized.

  • Touching

    Jul 30 2019

    Rafe Williams, Eleanor Brimley and Ken Cosby share stories about messages in bottles, self harm and a beloved father figure.

  • The Roof Is On Fire

    Jul 25 2019

    Recovery from a major surgery, Robert, a straight man, goes to Burning Man and is surprised to be welcomed and cared for by a camp of gay men. During the burning of the temple, he feels a deeper sense of compassion for his fellow humanity.

  • Setbacks

    Jul 22 2019

    Shauna McGarry, David Bell and Tracey Starin share stories about hot tubs for hemorrhoids, a Catholic divorce, and staying strong after going blind.

  • The Blindside

    Jul 18 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Brett Gelman first shared on the podcast in May of 2011 about being hit by a car.

  • The Best of RISK! Music 16

    Jul 15 2019

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

  • Breaking Through

    Jul 11 2019

    In his early 20s, Kevin falls in love with a close friend who doesn’t feel the same way for years. On Fire Island, on ecstasy and ketamine, Kevin has a hallucination that helps him finally get over the crush.

  • Rebounds

    Jul 08 2019

    John Cotrocois, Edith Gonzalez, and Daniela Mitrovic share stories about drama, experimental dating, and a healing trip.

  • The Marriage of Iman and Johnny Vagina

    Jul 04 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Kumail Nanjiani first shared on the podcast in February of 2013 about his unusual wedding day.

  • Changing Minds

    Jul 01 2019

    Cyndi Freeman, Jake Szczepaniak, and Ollie Gillett share stories about stripping, revisiting an abuser, and attending a sex party as a whole new self.

  • The Geesh

    Jun 27 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Robert Bland first shared on the podcast in March of 2013 about working at a piercing parlor.

  • Second Chances

    Jun 24 2019

    Seth Morris, Ronda Marwa and Christine share stories about the Kerouac lifestyle, a loved one with dementia, and a friendship that came from a kidney donation.

  • Legends of the Fall

    Jun 20 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Shon Kennedy first shared on the podcast in January of 2013 about a memorable gynocological visit.

  • Rarities

    Jun 17 2019

    Trystan Reese, Dick Richards and Pashen Black share stories about a pregnant man, a broken dick and a mother's passing.

  • Still Very Much In Love

    Jun 13 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Chris Garcia first shared on the podcast in February of 2013  about his mom and dad’s love for one another.

  • Flexible

    Jun 10 2019

    Jonathan Bradley Welch, Mav Viola and Sharon Spell share stories about politicians in the closet, a gender journey and a battle with booze.

  • Me and My Shadow

    Jun 06 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Chelsea Hostetter first shared on the podcast in May of 2014 about a suicidal period she made it through.

  • Cleaning Up

    Jun 03 2019

    Ryan Heller, Krystyna Hutchinson and Lauren Cook share stories about exorcisms, the creepiest karaoke night ever, and the messiest kind of Pussy Power.

  • Spindrift

    May 30 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Laurel Holland first shared on the podcast in July of 2012 about the mysterious disappearance of her father.

  • Fundamentals

    May 27 2019

    Christiaan van Bremen, Charlie and Masha Shukovich share stories about a Shakespearian sissy, an alcoholic dad, and an abusive relationship left behind.

  • Absorption

    May 23 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Nayland Blake first shared on the podcast in September of 2013 about a visit to New York’s famous Black Party.

  • Resetting

    May 20 2019

    Monica Day, Tracey Segarra and Amanda Wood share stories about an open relationship, a mother's feelings about abortion, and a sister's memory.

  • Judgment Day

    May 16 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that JJ first shared on the podcast in December of 2013 about a day he nearly threw it all away.

  • Masculinity

    May 14 2019

    Vin Brue and Melanie Hamlett share stories about a boyhood hero and an outdoor educational trip for troubled boys.

  • The Nutcracker

    May 09 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Dawn Fraser first shared on the podcast in September of 2010 about a hamster and an unfortunate accident.

  • The Best of RISK! #16

    May 07 2019

    Our 16th compilation of some the best recent true stories told on the RISK! podcast.

  • The Best of RISK! #15

    May 06 2019

    Our 15th compilation of some the best recent true stories told on the RISK! podcast.

  • The Long Goodbye

    May 02 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Jennifer McClelland first shared on the podcast in October of 2012 about a visit to her mother’s gravesite.

  • Live From Richmond!

    Apr 30 2019

    Lucy Bonino, Rose Grant and Sumer Gilmore share about disastrous flirtation, caring for the dying, and a baby gone missing.

  • Strangers in the Night

    Apr 25 2019

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Elise Pettus first shared on the podcast in March of 2012 about a night of babysitting gone wrong.

  • Live From Salt Lake 2!

    Apr 23 2019

    Brian Higgins, Chris Green, and Melissa Collins share stories about anal drug smuggling, home intruders, and a lover's last days.

  • Animal

    Apr 18 2019

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

  • Tramps Like Us

    Apr 16 2019

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

  • This Might Be Controversial

    Apr 11 2019

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

  • Ghosted

    Apr 10 2019

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

  • Adulting

    Apr 09 2019

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

  • Mother’s Little Helper

    Apr 04 2019

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

  • Finding A Way

    Apr 02 2019

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

  • Like That There

    Mar 28 2019

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

  • Unfamiliar Territory

    Mar 26 2019

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

  • Living for Today

    Mar 21 2019

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

  • Daddy Issues

    Mar 19 2019

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

  • Life After

    Mar 14 2019

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

  • Renewal

    Mar 12 2019

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

  • How Can I Tell You?

    Mar 07 2019

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

  • Hard Knocks

    Mar 05 2019

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

  • Kevin Goes to P-Town

    Feb 28 2019

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

  • Dicey

    Feb 26 2019

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

  • The Tricky Part

    Feb 21 2019

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

  • Exposed

    Feb 19 2019

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

  • Hi, God

    Feb 14 2019

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

  • What's Happening?

    Feb 12 2019

    Victor Varnado, Mike Bobrinskoy and Lizz Winstead share stories about dungeon masters, night visitors and fake abortion clinics.

  • Outside the Comfort Zone

    Feb 07 2019

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

  • Discombobulated

    Feb 05 2019

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

  • Double Down

    Jan 31 2019

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

  • Uncovering

    Jan 29 2019

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

  • Get In The Bentley

    Jan 24 2019

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

  • Winging It

    Jan 22 2019

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

  • For Benjamin

    Jan 18 2019

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

  • Adjustments

    Jan 15 2019

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

  • America For Us

    Jan 10 2019

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

  • Community

    Jan 07 2019

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

  • Blowup

    Jan 03 2019

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

  • Best of RISK! Music #15

    Dec 31 2018

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

  • Snowglobe

    Dec 27 2018

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

  • Holiday Stories 11

    Dec 25 2018

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

  • The Present

    Dec 20 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.

  • For the Love of Nubbins

    Dec 20 2018

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

  • Holiday Stories 8

    Dec 17 2018

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

  • An Eye for an Eye

    Dec 13 2018

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

  • With Bawdy in Brooklyn 4

    Dec 11 2018

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

  • Life of a Smile

    Dec 06 2018

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

  • With Bawdy in Brooklyn 3

    Dec 04 2018

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

  • The Experiment

    Nov 29 2018

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

  • Quality Time

    Nov 27 2018

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

  • Malted Milk Balls

    Nov 22 2018

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

  • Pulling Through

    Nov 20 2018

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

  • Life Worth Living

    Nov 15 2018

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

  • Daunting

    Nov 13 2018

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

  • Sudden Blood

    Nov 08 2018

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

  • Evolution

    Nov 06 2018

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

  • But Now I See

    Nov 01 2018

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

  • Gadzooks!

    Oct 30 2018

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

  • The Man in the Top Hat

    Oct 24 2018

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

  • America

    Oct 23 2018

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

  • Side Effects

    Oct 18 2018

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

  • The Best of RISK! #14

    Oct 16 2018

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

  • Of Course I'm High Right Now

    Oct 12 2018

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

  • Fright

    Oct 09 2018

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

  • Bonecrusher

    Oct 04 2018

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

  • Understanding

    Oct 01 2018

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

  • The Same Brand of Pervert

    Sep 27 2018

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

  • Stunning

    Sep 25 2018

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

  • The Mayor of Mitchell Gardens

    Sep 20 2018

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

  • Confusion

    Sep 18 2018

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

  • My Mother Done Told Me

    Sep 13 2018

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

  • Live From Minneapolis 3!

    Sep 11 2018

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

  • Man at Hawaii

    Sep 07 2018

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

  • Live From Chicago 6!

    Sep 04 2018

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

  • The Minions

    Aug 31 2018

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

  • Rattled

    Aug 28 2018

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

  • Unpredictable

    Aug 21 2018

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

  • Coming Clean

    Aug 14 2018

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

  • Live From San Francisco 2!

    Aug 07 2018

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

  • Persistence

    Jul 31 2018

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

  • The Best Laid Plans

    Jul 24 2018

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

  • Live From Orlando!

    Jul 17 2018

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

  • Important Message for RISK! Fans!

    Jul 12 2018

    Important Message for RISK! Fans!

  • Live From Tampa!

    Jul 10 2018

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

  • Spitting In The Face Of The Devil

    Jul 03 2018

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

  • Live From Lawrence!

    Jun 26 2018

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

  • Tough Love

    Jun 19 2018

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

  • Guts

    Jun 12 2018

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

  • Live From St. Louis 2!

    May 31 2018

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

  • Second Impressions

    May 29 2018

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

  • Parents

    May 22 2018

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

  • Live From Pittsburgh 2!

    May 15 2018

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

  • Best of RISK! Music #14

    May 07 2018

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

  • Shook

    May 01 2018

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

  • Where I'm From

    Apr 24 2018

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

  • The Best of RISK! Celebrity Stories

    Apr 16 2018

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

  • Outlets

    Apr 10 2018

    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

  • Changes

    Apr 03 2018

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

  • Babies

    Mar 27 2018

    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

  • Drugs

    Mar 20 2018

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

  • Live At Caveat!

    Mar 12 2018

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

  • The Best of RISK! #13

    Mar 06 2018

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

  • Am I Doing This Right?

    Feb 27 2018

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

  • Taken Aback

    Feb 20 2018

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

  • Off Balance

    Feb 13 2018

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

  • Help!

    Feb 06 2018

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

  • Disorienting

    Jan 30 2018

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

  • Out of the Blue

    Jan 23 2018

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

  • Disruption

    Jan 16 2018

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

  • Staying Power

    Jan 09 2018

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

  • Try a Little Tenderness

    Jan 01 2018

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

  • Holiday Stories 10

    Dec 22 2017

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

  • Holiday Stories 9

    Dec 18 2017

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

  • Live From Chicago 5!

    Dec 11 2017

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

  • Bring the Pain

    Dec 05 2017

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

  • Live From Detroit!

    Nov 28 2017

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

  • Live From Baltimore!

    Nov 21 2017

    Joe Belknap Wall, Rachel Hinton and Shamyla share stories about a bukkake party, a brutal romance, and a difficult childhood move from Maryland to Pakistan

  • Rejection

    Nov 14 2017

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

  • Under the Surface

    Nov 07 2017

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

  • Scary Stories 9: Muahaha!

    Oct 31 2017

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

  • Urgent

    Oct 24 2017

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

  • With Bawdy in Brooklyn 2

    Oct 17 2017

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

  • With Bawdy in Brooklyn Part 1!

    Oct 10 2017

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

  • Precarious

    Oct 03 2017

    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.

  • The Best of RISK! Music #13

    Sep 25 2017

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

  • First Impressions

    Sep 19 2017

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

  • Unsettling

    Sep 12 2017

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

  • Uncharted Territory

    Sep 05 2017

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

  • Connection

    Aug 29 2017

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

  • Full Disclosure

    Aug 22 2017

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

  • Out of Bounds

    Aug 15 2017

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

  • True Romance

    Aug 07 2017

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

  • The Best of RISK! #12

    Aug 01 2017

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

  • Role Models

    Jul 25 2017

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

  • The Monster and the Man

    Jul 18 2017

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

  • Unbreakable

    Jul 15 2017

    Melanie Hamlett shares about a very bad romance.

  • Reversals

    Jul 11 2017

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

  • Yes You Can

    Jul 04 2017

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

  • Pickles

    Jun 27 2017

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

  • Live From Seattle 3!

    Jun 20 2017

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

  • Fish Out of Water

    Jun 13 2017

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

  • Live From Denver!

    Jun 06 2017

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

  • Great Pretenders

    May 30 2017

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

  • Tangled

    May 23 2017

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

  • Identity Crisis

    May 16 2017

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

  • Triggers

    May 09 2017

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

  • Live at the Bellhouse 3!

    May 02 2017

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

  • Make Believe

    Apr 25 2017

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

  • The Best of RISK! #8

    Apr 20 2017

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

  • The Best of RISK! #4

    Apr 20 2017

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

  • Kevin Goes to Kink Camp, Part 1

    Apr 20 2017

    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, Part 2

    Apr 20 2017

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

  • Altered States

    Apr 18 2017

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

  • Fight or Flight

    Apr 11 2017

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

  • Perilous

    Apr 04 2017

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

  • Best of RISK! Music 12

    Mar 22 2017

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

  • Embattled

    Mar 21 2017

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

  • Heart and Arrow

    Mar 14 2017

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

  • Getting to Know You

    Mar 07 2017

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

  • Outsiders

    Feb 28 2017

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

  • Face Off

    Feb 21 2017

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

  • Resisters

    Feb 14 2017

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

  • Uncompromising

    Feb 07 2017

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

  • Southern Folk

    Jan 31 2017

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

  • Side Effects

    Jan 24 2017

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

  • The Way Home

    Jan 17 2017

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

  • Danger Signs

    Jan 10 2017

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

  • Live From L.A. 2!

    Jan 03 2017

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

  • Raw

    Dec 13 2016

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

  • Respect

    Dec 06 2016

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

  • The Best of RISK! #11

    Nov 28 2016

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

  • Hope

    Nov 22 2016

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

  • Unthinkable

    Nov 15 2016

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

  • Big Entrance

    Nov 08 2016

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

  • Egad!

    Nov 01 2016

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

  • Not As It Seems

    Oct 18 2016

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

  • Raging

    Oct 11 2016

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

  • Live From Nashville!

    Oct 04 2016

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

  • Curveballs

    Sep 27 2016

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

  • Dissatisfaction

    Sep 20 2016

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

  • Flustered

    Sep 13 2016

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

  • Best of RISK! Music 11

    Sep 05 2016

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

  • Naughty Bits

    Aug 30 2016

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

  • Remembering The State

    Aug 23 2016

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

  • O Canada!

    Aug 16 2016

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

  • On Second Thought

    Aug 10 2016

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

  • Live From St. Louis!

    Aug 02 2016

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

  • Live From San Fran 2016

    Jul 26 2016

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

  • Hurt Joy

    Jul 19 2016

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

  • Heartburn

    Jul 12 2016

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

  • Lovesick

    Jul 05 2016

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

  • Live from Philly 5!

    Jun 28 2016

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

  • Live From Minneapolis 2!

    Jun 21 2016

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

  • The Best of RISK! #10

    Jun 12 2016

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

  • Outta Control

    Jun 07 2016

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

  • Unexpected

    May 31 2016

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

  • Stumbling Blocks

    May 24 2016

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

  • The Age of Innocence

    May 17 2016

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

  • Shame

    May 10 2016

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

  • Live at the Bell House 2!

    May 03 2016

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

  • New Kids

    Apr 26 2016

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

  • The Long Road

    Apr 19 2016

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

  • Distortions

    Apr 12 2016

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

  • Delusional

    Apr 05 2016

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

  • Live From Chicago 4!

    Mar 29 2016

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

  • Crushed

    Mar 22 2016

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

  • Against the Grain

    Mar 15 2016

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

  • Best of RISK! Music #10

    Mar 08 2016

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

  • Satisfaction

    Mar 01 2016

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

  • Perception

    Feb 23 2016

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

  • Trust

    Feb 15 2016

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

  • Who Are You?

    Feb 09 2016

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

  • Live at the Bell House!

    Feb 01 2016

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

  • Smashed

    Jan 25 2016

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

  • Tough Guys

    Jan 19 2016

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

  • Live From Salt Lake City!

    Jan 11 2016

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

  • Best of RISK! #9

    Jan 04 2016

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

  • Holiday Stories 7

    Dec 28 2015

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

  • Live From Milwaukee!

    Dec 08 2015

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

  • Confrontation

    Dec 01 2015

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

  • New To Me

    Nov 24 2015

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

  • Live With It

    Nov 17 2015

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

  • Scary Stories 7: Argh!

    Nov 10 2015

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

  • Zoinks!

    Nov 03 2015

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

  • Troubled Love

    Oct 27 2015

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

  • Eek!

    Oct 25 2015

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

  • Scary Stories 2: Ick!

    Oct 25 2015

    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.

  • Scary Stories 3: Ack!

    Oct 25 2015

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

  • Scary Stories 4: Yikes!

    Oct 25 2015

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

  • Boo!

    Oct 25 2015

    A bunch of scary tales in our annual Halloween episode!

  • Shock

    Oct 19 2015

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

  • Behind the Mask

    Oct 13 2015

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

  • Shake-Ups

    Oct 06 2015

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

  • Scarred

    Sep 29 2015

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

  • Unspoken

    Sep 22 2015

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

  • Druggy

    Sep 15 2015

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

  • It's Complicated

    Sep 07 2015

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

  • Live From DC 2!

    Sep 01 2015

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

  • Surrender

    Aug 25 2015

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

  • Best of RISK! Music 9

    Aug 18 2015

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

  • Live From Minneapolis!

    Aug 11 2015

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

  • Skin Deep

    Aug 04 2015

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

  • Loaded

    Jul 27 2015

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

  • Live From New York!

    Jul 20 2015

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

  • Meant For Each Other?

    Jul 14 2015

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

  • The Best of RISK! #7

    Jul 06 2015

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

  • The Best of RISK #6

    Jul 06 2015

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

  • The Best of RISK! #5

    Jul 06 2015

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

  • The Best of RISK! #3

    Jul 06 2015

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

  • The Best of RISK! #2

    Jul 06 2015

    More favorite stories and songs from our first two years. 

  • The Best of RISK! #1

    Jul 06 2015

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

  • Try

    Jul 06 2015

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

  • Beyond Kink Camp, Part 1

    Jul 05 2015

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

  • Beyond Kink Camp, Part 2

    Jul 05 2015

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

  • Slave

    Jul 05 2015

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

  • The Downward Spiral

    Jul 05 2015

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

  • Bodily Harm

    Jul 05 2015

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

  • The Sweet Hereafter

    Jul 05 2015

    Christopher Ryan and Jefferson share stories of facing the abyss. 

  • The Power

    Jul 05 2015

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

  • The God Problem

    Jul 04 2015

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

  • The Third Man

    Jul 04 2015

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

  • Live From San Francisco!

    Jul 04 2015

    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.

  • Nancy Sullivan

    Jul 04 2015

    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. 

  • How Can I Tell You?

    Jul 04 2015

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

  • Morgan

    Jul 04 2015

    How an ironworker named Joe became a comedienne named Morgan.

  • Live With Bawdy Storytelling!

    Jul 04 2015

    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.

  • The Same Brand of Pervert

    Jul 04 2015

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

  • What I'm Made Of

    Jul 04 2015

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

  • Kevin Goes to P-Town

    Jul 04 2015

    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.) 

  • Odd Couples

    Jun 30 2015

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

  • Girl Sex

    Jun 16 2015

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

  • Boyhood

    Jun 08 2015

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

  • Turning Points

    Jun 02 2015

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

  • Family Planning

    May 26 2015

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

  • Hush Hush

    May 18 2015

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

  • Casual Sex?

    May 04 2015

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

  • Brain Matter

    Apr 28 2015

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

  • Live From Chicago 3!

    Apr 21 2015

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

  • Deviance

    Apr 14 2015

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

  • Live From Portland 2!

    Apr 07 2015

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

  • Panic

    Mar 31 2015

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

  • Intimates

    Mar 23 2015

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

  • Gross

    Mar 17 2015

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

  • Best of RISK! Music 8

    Mar 09 2015

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

  • Hazardous

    Feb 24 2015

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

  • Live From Chapel Hill 2!

    Feb 17 2015

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

  • Cripes

    Feb 10 2015

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

  • Live from San Fran 2015

    Feb 03 2015

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

  • In a Tizzy

    Jan 27 2015

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

  • Live From NYC Podfest 2!

    Jan 19 2015

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

  • Live From Seattle 2!

    Jan 12 2015

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

  • Holiday Stories 6

    Dec 23 2014

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

  • Live Sex Show! Part 2

    Dec 09 2014

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

  • Live Sex Show! Part 1

    Dec 02 2014

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

  • Living Big

    Nov 25 2014

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

  • Live From Atlanta!

    Nov 17 2014

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

  • Body and Soul

    Nov 11 2014

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

  • Double Take

    Nov 04 2014

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

  • Dicks!

    Oct 21 2014

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

  • Misfits

    Oct 14 2014

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

  • All-Star Episode #5

    Sep 29 2014

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

  • Live From Austin 2!

    Sep 16 2014

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

  • Best of RISK! Music 7

    Sep 08 2014

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

  • Blown Away

    Sep 02 2014

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

  • Live from DC 2!

    Aug 19 2014

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

  • Humiliating

    Aug 12 2014

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

  • Live From Chicago 2!

    Aug 05 2014

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

  • Make It Stop!

    Jul 28 2014

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

  • Live From London!

    Jul 22 2014

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

  • 3 Women

    Jul 15 2014

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

  • Live from MaxFunCon!

    Jul 07 2014

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

  • Seedy

    Jun 30 2014

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

  • Live From Chapel Hill!

    Jun 23 2014

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

  • The Riverside

    Jun 11 2014

    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. 

  • Stung

    Jun 09 2014

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

  • Second Wind

    Jun 03 2014

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

  • Live From Boston!

    May 26 2014

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

  • Inappropriate

    May 19 2014

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

  • Live From Pittsburgh!

    May 12 2014

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

  • Death Defying

    May 06 2014

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

  • Live from Reno 2!

    Apr 28 2014

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

  • Live From Reno 1!

    Apr 21 2014

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

  • Best of RISK! Music 6

    Apr 14 2014

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

  • Freedom

    Apr 08 2014

    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.

  • Things Fall Apart

    Apr 01 2014

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

  • Mixed Feelings

    Mar 25 2014

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

  • Live From San Diego!

    Mar 18 2014

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

  • Vagina Vagina Vagina!

    Mar 11 2014

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

  • Live from San Fran 2014

    Mar 03 2014

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

  • Live From Seattle With Dan Savage!

    Feb 16 2014

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

  • Into the Mystic

    Feb 11 2014

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

  • Fascination

    Feb 04 2014

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

  • Fighting Back

    Jan 28 2014

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

  • Live From NYC Podfest 2014

    Jan 21 2014

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

  • I'm Okay, You're Okay

    Jan 14 2014

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

  • Holiday Stories 5

    Jan 07 2014

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

  • Holiday Stories 4

    Jan 01 2014

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

  • Impulsive

    Dec 10 2013

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

  • Live From Philly 4!

    Dec 03 2013

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

  • Family Secrets

    Nov 26 2013

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

  • Live From Brown/RISD

    Nov 19 2013

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

  • Messssy

    Nov 12 2013

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

  • Live From LA Storytelling Fest

    Oct 28 2013

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

  • Casualties

    Oct 21 2013

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

  • Live From Chicago!

    Oct 07 2013

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

  • How Embarrassing

    Oct 01 2013

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

  • Desire

    Sep 23 2013

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

  • Live From Austin!

    Sep 17 2013

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

  • Boys and Girls

    Aug 26 2013

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

  • My Old Man

    Aug 19 2013

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

  • Edge Play

    Aug 12 2013

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

  • Live From Norfolk 2

    Aug 05 2013

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

  • Live From Norfolk 1

    Jul 29 2013

    Stories from our shows at the 2013 Norfolk Comedy Festival.

  • Live From DC!

    Jul 15 2013

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

  • Queer

    Jul 08 2013

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

  • Hurt

    Jul 01 2013

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

  • Young Rebels

    Jun 24 2013

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

  • Live From Charleston 2!

    Jun 10 2013

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

  • Incompatible

    Jun 03 2013

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

  • Mother Lovers

    May 13 2013

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

  • Live From Philly 3!

    May 06 2013

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

  • Live From Philly 2!

    Apr 30 2013

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

  • Parental Advisory

    Apr 23 2013

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

  • Virgins

    Apr 08 2013

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

  • Dirty Work

    Apr 02 2013

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

  • The Roof Is On Fire

    Mar 25 2013

    Robert Hurst finds catharsis in the Temple at Burning Man.

  • Laughs, Groans & Weiners

    Mar 11 2013

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

  • Live From North Carolina!

    Mar 04 2013

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

  • Greg Proops

    Feb 18 2013

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

  • Between Friends

    Feb 04 2013

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

  • Live From Charleston!

    Jan 28 2013

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

  • The Walking Wounded

    Jan 21 2013

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

  • Sex, Death & High School

    Jan 07 2013

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

  • Holiday Stories 3

    Dec 31 2012

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

  • Holiday Stories 2

    Dec 24 2012

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

  • Transcendent

    Dec 17 2012

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

  • Women on Men

    Dec 10 2012

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

  • In My Own Skin

    Dec 03 2012

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

  • Live From Philly!

    Nov 26 2012

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

  • Square Pegs

    Oct 20 2012

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

  • Mommeee!!!

    Oct 12 2012

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

  • Here Comes Trouble

    Oct 05 2012

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

  • Everybody Naked!

    Sep 21 2012

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

  • Brutal Youth

    Sep 14 2012

    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.

  • Fraught

    Aug 31 2012

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

  • Ladies and Gentlemen

    Aug 17 2012

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

  • Blush

    Aug 10 2012

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

  • Live From Albany!

    Aug 02 2012

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

  • Live From The Story Studio!

    Jul 26 2012

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

  • Treacherous

    Jul 19 2012

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

  • Simon Amstell & Tom Shillue

    Jul 13 2012

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

  • Life or Death

    Jul 04 2012

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

  • Martin Moran

    Jun 27 2012

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

  • Indecent?

    Jun 21 2012

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

  • Jackie Kashian

    Jun 14 2012

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

  • Live From L.A.!

    Jun 08 2012

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

  • Kurt Braunohler

    Jun 02 2012

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

  • State of Emergency

    May 23 2012

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

  • Sean Patton

    May 01 2012

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

  • Live From Portland!

    Apr 20 2012

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

  • Danny Lobell

    Apr 13 2012

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

  • Your Attention Please!

    Apr 02 2012

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

  • Al Madrigal

    Mar 16 2012

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

  • What's Going On?!

    Mar 07 2012

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

  • Kamau Bell

    Feb 27 2012

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

  • Unintended

    Feb 22 2012

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

  • Outta Place

    Feb 08 2012

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

  • Peyton Clarkson

    Jan 23 2012

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

  • Shady

    Jan 14 2012

    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

    Jan 05 2012

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

  • Damaged Goods

    Dec 29 2011

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

  • Holiday Stories 1

    Dec 22 2011

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

  • Matt McCarthy

    Dec 16 2011

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

  • The Family

    Dec 06 2011

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

  • Gil Ozeri

    Nov 18 2011

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

  • New At This

    Oct 20 2011

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

  • The Best of RISK! Music: Part 1

    Mar 24 2002

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

  • The Best of RISK! Music: Part 2

    Mar 24 2002

    More of our favorite music from the podcast so far.

  • The Best of RISK! Music: Part 3

    Mar 22 2002

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

  • The Best of RISK! Music: Part 4

    Mar 21 2002

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

  • Best of RISK! Music: Part 5

    Mar 19 2002

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