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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.

RISK‪!‬ RISK!

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 5.2K Ratings

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.

    Cock and Bull

    Cock and Bull

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Rojo Perez first shared on the podcast in October of 2016 about a surprising competition.

    • 12 min
    At the Movies

    At the Movies

    Jon Kranz and Jude Treder-Wolff share stories about movies that changed their lives.

    • 41 min
    The Straightmen

    The Straightmen

    A Classic RISK! episode from our first two years! In the twenty first episode of our second season, Barry Rothbart and Mike Ennis tell what it was like to be the only straight men among 900 gay nudists at a campground in the Poconos.

    • 36 min
    Occupational Hazards

    Occupational Hazards

    Grace Helbig, Tim Lopez and Justin Willman share stories about getting drunk while working at a wedding, flailing at “flair bartending,” and watching a magician’s dove disappear for real.

    • 50 min
    Bamboo

    Bamboo

    A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Christine Gentry first shared on the podcast in August of 2014 about processing the long term effects of being bullied.

    • 11 min
    Orifices

    Orifices

    TaTa Sherise and Jonathan Euseppi share stories about trying cunnilingus for the first time and chemo leading to a poop crisis.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

Joewess1969 ,

Love this podcast

Hey, Kevin I’ve been “binge listening” to Risk
for the past month when I discovered it through Chris Ryan aka Tangentially Speaking podcast. Risk! My new favorite podcast… amazing!!! Dude you crack me up and I get a kick out of your antics. It’s comical to me when I’ve heard you say how you’ve had listener complaints about your commentary. For the love of god! Some of the audiences and story tellers are so obnoxious, I’ve had to fast forward. Love you man!!! Keep being yourself.

peterreader123 ,

My favorite Podcast

I started listening to podcasts in 2017 and I have listened to sooo many. This is still hands down my favorite one. I recently went on a road trip and went back again to the earlier years (which you get as a Patreon member ;-) ). I listened with my fiancé for his first time and it made our road trip and brought us closer. It reminds you that there are real people everywhere and reminds you to be real yourself. I can’t even explain how many days or possibly years have been saved by a good Risk episode or 10.

jc0v ,

Risk! Has Changed My Life

Hearing other people’s stories has broadened my perspective and also brought me comfort during difficult times. (Plus I’ve laughed till I cried.) Kevin Allison has become a beloved companion and mentor over the years. Risk! has a staple of my life for 6 years and I am so thankful! Keep up the great work

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