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If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.

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.

Location:

New York, NY

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@RISKshow

Language:

English


Episodes

CRS123: Fights

1/14/2021
A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In our thirteenth episode, storytellers share stories about fights, spats, tussles, struggles, scrapes, disputes, and wars. It features stories from writer Ellen Tarlin (Slate), comedian Zach Broussard, improv impresario Matt Higgins (Centralia), comedian Catie Lazarus (Employee of the Month), and RISK! creator and host Kevin Allison (The State). Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at...

Duration:00:55:33

Justice

1/12/2021
Mav Viola, Rich Tackenberg, and Ellie Dvorkin share stories about step sister love, when non-actors act, things that get stuck in orifices. At the end of the episode, Kevin reflects on the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan 6. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at...

Duration:01:05:40

CRS122: Pure Fuckmachine

1/7/2021
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Kumail Nanjiani first shared on RISK! in March of 2015 about self discovery and wardrobe malfunction. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at...

Duration:00:11:19

2020 Check In

1/5/2021
On Patreon, Kevin does audio-journaling check ins, sharing how we’re doing behind the scenes. In this episode, several members of the staff do just that, about the year that was and where we’re at now. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin...

Duration:01:42:55

CRS121: Obsessions

12/31/2020
A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! Our twelfth episode features stories recorded live at our Feburary 11, 2010 show at 92Y Tribeca by comedian Michael Showalter, monologuist Mike Daisey, co-host of UCB’s Stripped Stories, Giulia Rozzi, and our very own Kevin Allison. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at...

Duration:00:53:00

Best of RISK! Music #18

12/28/2020
Our eighteenth collection of our favorite music from the most recent RISK! episodes. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison as a coach at KevinAllison.com Text...

Duration:01:44:57

Holiday Stories 13

12/22/2020
Vin Brue, Amy Brooks, Kevin Allison, Rob Penty and Jude Treder-Wolff share seasonal tales in our annual winter holidays special for 2020. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison...

Duration:01:17:43

CRS 17: For the Love of Nubbins

12/17/2020
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. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at...

Duration:00:13:59

Howdy Stranger!

12/14/2020
Jessie Rosen, John Blesso, and Roy Lazorwitz share stories about Mischief Night, Aussie cougars and an unforgettable uncle. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin...

Duration:00:58:26

CRS 120: The Power

12/10/2020
A Classic RISK! Singles episode. A story that Tori Weston first shared on the podcast in August of 2014 about saving the life of a rapist. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison...

Duration:00:27:39

The Power

12/10/2020
Tori Weston shares about being sexually abused in her childhood and learning to stand up for herself. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison as a coach at KevinAllison.com See...

Duration:00:36:03

There and Back

12/7/2020
Jamie Brunson, Sasha Lilac, and Dakota Piver share stories about psychic dreams, test results, and an allergic reaction. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison...

Duration:00:49:57

CRS 119: Secrets Revealed

12/3/2020
A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In our eleventh episode, storytellers share their secrets from secret obsessions to family secrets to embarrassing experiences they’d rather you not know about. The episode features stories by Jeff Seal (Neon Lights), Moth-regular Juliet Wayne, Michael Newman (No Phone Sex), and Leslie Goshko (Vodka Shoes). Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at...

Duration:00:32:31

Run for Your Life

11/30/2020
Michael Shibley, Sandi Marx, Seaton Smith and Susanna Lee share stories about customers not always being right, the upside of breaking bones, marathon running and a sex worker's first gig. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a...

Duration:01:01:43

CRS 118: Remembering Mike Cho

11/26/2020
This week, we celebrate the life of our dear friend Mike Cho, a brilliant and beloved member of the NYC storytelling scene. This Thanksgiving, we are grateful to have known Mike, who passed away last week. Here are two stories he shared on RISK! that paint a portrait of what a wonderful individual he was. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at...

Duration:00:28:47

Tricks

11/23/2020
Mark Redmond, Aditya Surendran and DJ Crystal Clear share stories about arson, pyramid schemes and one badass mother. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at Cameo.com/TheKevinAllison Hire Kevin Allison as...

Duration:00:55:13

CRS 117: Good Grief

11/19/2020
A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In our tenth episode, Michael Ian Black, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Luke Cunningham, Margot Leitman, and host Kevin Allison share stories of wrenching failure and growing pains. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at...

Duration:01:01:06

Suddenly

11/17/2020
Julie Polk, Nick Astle, Jacoby Cochran and Jessieca McNabb share stories about school secrets, cheddar babies, scary hostels and battling bullies. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at...

Duration:00:59:35

CRS 116: Like Lovers Do

11/12/2020
A Classic RISK! Singles episode AND an extra treat! First, we have this story that Tyler Greene first shared on the podcast in July of 2015, about how his family started. Then, we include an excerpt from Tyler’s brand new podcast called This Is My Family, where this story continues at TIMFShow.com Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get...

Duration:00:29:03

Turning the Corner

11/10/2020
Jason Burke, Maryam Zaringhalam and James Busam share stories about a surprise at a church retreat, a mother's brain surgery and an amazing roadside rescue. Support RISK! on Patreon at Patreon.com/RISK Make a one-time donation to RISK! at PayPal.me/RISKshow Get tickets to RISK! live shows at RISK-show.com/tour Get the RISK! book at TheRISKBook.com Get RISK! merch at RISK-show.com/shop Take storytelling classes at TheStoryStudio.org Hire Kevin Allison to make a personalized video at...

Duration:00:57:47