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RISK!

RISK!

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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 tru...Show More
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2:10:20 | Mar 6th, 2018

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

1:41:22 | Oct 31st, 2017

Robin Reiser, Ansley Isham, Kristen Ludwig, Burke Heffner and Erika Steigerwald share scary stories in our 2017 Halloween episode.
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59:45 | Sep 17th

Saku Yanagawa, Laura Burgess, and Shayna Hooker share stories about international dating, a complicated father, and a nearly deadly relationship.

16:47 | Sep 12th

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Julio Torres first shared on the podcast in September of 2016 about the side jobs he took before his career took off.

1:01:25 | Sep 9th

Susanna Lee, Avery Williams and Rosie May share stories about sex work, a racially loaded moment, and a fateful paycheck.

43:16 | Sep 5th

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that JP Michael first shared on the podcast in July of 2016 about a relationship with a girl that developed a mystery illness.

1:06:03 | Sep 3rd

Laura Kucenty, Jannelle Codianni and Calvin S. Cato share stories about a social worker's toughest case, a woman's work with a sex therapist, and a son's attempt to get closer to his dad.

17:55 | Aug 29th

Kris talks about how peculiar it was to be a trans man attending the various sex parties among the gay men on Fire Island, most of whom had never seen a vagina before.

1:04:12 | Aug 27th

Sophia Brown and Stefan Alexander share stories about coming face to face with racism and diagnosing a mysterious illness.

16:33 | Aug 22nd

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.

56:11 | Aug 20th

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.

04:22 | Aug 15th

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!

17:26 | Aug 15th

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.

57:30 | Aug 12th

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

10:16 | Aug 8th

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.

56:37 | Aug 6th

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

47:06 | Aug 1st

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 en...Show More

1:01:35 | Jul 30th

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

17:18 | Jul 25th

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.

1:03:42 | Jul 22nd

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

14:38 | Jul 18th

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.

1:35:22 | Jul 15th

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

16:39 | Jul 11th

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.

50:38 | Jul 8th

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

10:49 | Jul 4th

Kumail’s conservative Muslim family from Pakistan are not thrilled he’s marrying a white girl from North Carolina. Meanwhile, the imam marrying them keeps being interrupted by the chorus of Beyonce’s “Naughty Girls” as his phone’s ring tone.

1:00:43 | Jul 1st

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

15:33 | Jun 27th

Robert works at a tattoo and piercing parlor in North Carolina. One day, a customer wants his perineum pierced, but he has an erection and when the jewelry goes in, he ejaculates all over the table.

1:01:17 | Jun 24th

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.

11:17 | Jun 20th

Shon visits the gynecologist, undresses, and proceeds to fall right on top of him, smushing him with her boobs, while a Gullah nurse can only laugh in hysterics rather than help.

1:10:25 | Jun 17th

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

14:34 | Jun 13th

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.

1:09:58 | Jun 10th

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

19:48 | Jun 6th

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.

1:06:15 | Jun 3rd

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

27:07 | May 30th

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.

1:11:13 | May 27th

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

18:48 | May 23rd

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.

1:02:16 | May 20th

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

15:16 | May 16th

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.

1:37:25 | May 14th

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

10:11 | May 9th

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.

2:04:47 | May 7th

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

1:35:32 | May 6th

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

10:13 | May 2nd

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.

50:30 | Apr 30th

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

12:19 | Apr 25th

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.

55:12 | Apr 23rd

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

19:39 | Apr 18th

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

1:06:28 | Apr 16th

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.

21:20 | Apr 11th

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.

22:46 | Apr 10th

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.

1:06:38 | Apr 9th

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

12:42 | Apr 4th

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.

1:10:52 | Apr 2nd

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

16:20 | Mar 28th

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.

1:07:26 | Mar 26th

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

26:53 | Mar 21st

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.

1:00:29 | Mar 19th

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

10:24 | Mar 14th

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.

1:01:29 | Mar 12th

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

21:09 | Mar 7th

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.

1:10:54 | Mar 5th

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.

37:11 | Feb 28th

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.

1:01:17 | Feb 26th

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.

25:06 | Feb 21st

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.

1:00:49 | Feb 19th

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

13:17 | Feb 14th

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.

58:03 | Feb 12th

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

24:31 | Feb 7th

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.

54:06 | Feb 5th

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

18:14 | Jan 31st

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

52:39 | Jan 29th

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

08:47 | Jan 24th

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.

1:02:44 | Jan 22nd

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.

14:50 | Jan 18th

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.

59:28 | Jan 15th

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

13:30 | Jan 10th

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.

1:02:25 | Jan 7th

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

09:50 | Jan 3rd

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.

2:05:40 | Dec 31st, 2018

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

13:31 | Dec 27th, 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.

1:15:33 | Dec 25th, 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.

15:46 | Dec 20th, 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.

14:00 | Dec 20th, 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.

1:14:17 | Dec 17th, 2018

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

14:15 | Dec 13th, 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.

1:19:47 | Dec 11th, 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...Show More

12:04 | Dec 6th, 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.

1:16:20 | Dec 4th, 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...Show More

12:32 | Nov 29th, 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.

1:09:11 | Nov 27th, 2018

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

06:54 | Nov 22nd, 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.

1:15:41 | Nov 20th, 2018

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

28:35 | Nov 15th, 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.

1:13:38 | Nov 13th, 2018

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

15:41 | Nov 8th, 2018

A Classic RISK! Singles episode! Tim Heidecker 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 mo...Show More

1:12:36 | Nov 6th, 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.

17:49 | Nov 1st, 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...Show More

1:33:27 | Oct 30th, 2018

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

15:27 | Oct 24th, 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.

1:10:23 | Oct 23rd, 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.

13:07 | Oct 18th, 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.

2:06:57 | Oct 16th, 2018

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

16:37 | Oct 12th, 2018

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

1:00:51 | Oct 9th, 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.

10:36 | Oct 4th, 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.

56:53 | Oct 1st, 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.

19:49 | Sep 27th, 2018

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

1:05:10 | Sep 25th, 2018

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

42:05 | Sep 20th, 2018

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

58:17 | Sep 18th, 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.

11:53 | Sep 13th, 2018

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

1:10:00 | Sep 11th, 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.

26:30 | Sep 7th, 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.

1:15:23 | Sep 4th, 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.

19:37 | Aug 31st, 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.

1:13:02 | Aug 28th, 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.

1:05:39 | Aug 21st, 2018

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

1:02:24 | Aug 14th, 2018

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

1:15:01 | Aug 7th, 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.

1:00:43 | Jul 31st, 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.

1:25:32 | Jul 24th, 2018

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

1:13:08 | Jul 17th, 2018

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

1:19:40 | Jul 10th, 2018

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

1:31:10 | Jul 3rd, 2018

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

1:13:20 | Jun 26th, 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.

1:35:25 | Jun 19th, 2018

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

1:01:32 | Jun 12th, 2018

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

1:08:30 | May 31st, 2018

Rafe Williams, David Wraith, and Amy Brooks share stories about bullies, male sex workers and losing a father at an early age. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE organic groceries + free shipping an...Show More

53:28 | May 29th, 2018

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

49:30 | May 22nd, 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. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $...Show More

1:08:24 | May 15th, 2018

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

2:06:45 | May 7th, 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 Thri...Show More

1:08:42 | May 1st, 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.

1:12:49 | Apr 24th, 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. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE orga...Show More

1:31:24 | Apr 16th, 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!

1:05:20 | Apr 10th, 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...Show More

1:00:50 | Apr 3rd, 2018

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

1:27:27 | Mar 27th, 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...Show More

1:16:31 | Mar 20th, 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.

1:09:34 | Mar 12th, 2018

Joyelle Nicole, David Drake and Richard Cardillo share stories about bad roommates, banana theft and cholera in Peru. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE organic groceries + free shipping and 30 day tr...Show More

1:02:58 | Feb 27th, 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. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE or...Show More

56:53 | Feb 20th, 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. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE o...Show More

1:03:20 | Feb 13th, 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.

58:46 | Feb 6th, 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. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE organic gr...Show More

1:04:58 | Jan 30th, 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.

1:17:01 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Abby Schachner, Susan Trout and D.K. Anderson share stories about kicking cars, losing loved ones and munchin' on butt nuggets. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE organic groceries + free shipping an...Show More

1:05:34 | Jan 16th, 2018

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

1:10:02 | Jan 9th, 2018

Nicole Gruter, Daniel Franzese and Muna share stories about shamanic sex, being both gay and Christian, and surviving female genital mutilation. This episode of RISK! is brought to you in part by Thrive Market. Get $60 of FREE organic groceries + ...Show More

54:09 | Jan 1st, 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.

1:18:00 | Dec 22nd, 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.

57:51 | Dec 18th, 2017

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

1:04:38 | Dec 11th, 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.

1:09:52 | Dec 5th, 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.

1:02:59 | Nov 28th, 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!"

1:22:41 | Nov 21st, 2017

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.

1:15:51 | Nov 14th, 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.

1:08:33 | Nov 7th, 2017

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

57:39 | Oct 24th, 2017

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

1:04:32 | Oct 17th, 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.

1:37:51 | Oct 10th, 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.

59:32 | Oct 3rd, 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.

1:52:04 | Sep 25th, 2017

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

59:40 | Sep 19th, 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.

1:06:22 | Sep 12th, 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.

1:16:15 | Sep 5th, 2017

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

1:03:32 | Aug 29th, 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.

1:15:42 | Aug 22nd, 2017

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

1:13:15 | Aug 15th, 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.

1:00:47 | Aug 7th, 2017

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

2:27:35 | Aug 1st, 2017

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

57:15 | Jul 25th, 2017

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

54:42 | Jul 18th, 2017

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

1:11:23 | Jul 15th, 2017

Melanie Hamlett shares about a very bad romance.

1:04:35 | Jul 11th, 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.

52:24 | Jul 4th, 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.

1:03:59 | Jun 27th, 2017

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

1:24:26 | Jun 20th, 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.

1:11:35 | Jun 13th, 2017

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

1:25:28 | Jun 6th, 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.

1:06:30 | May 30th, 2017

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

1:19:56 | May 23rd, 2017

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

1:04:58 | May 16th, 2017

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

1:16:59 | May 9th, 2017

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

1:22:02 | May 2nd, 2017

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

1:14:30 | Apr 25th, 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.

2:10:40 | Apr 20th, 2017

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

1:15:03 | Apr 20th, 2017

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

34:02 | Apr 20th, 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.

55:19 | Apr 20th, 2017

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

1:03:08 | Apr 18th, 2017

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

55:21 | Apr 11th, 2017

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

53:50 | Apr 4th, 2017

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

1:32:36 | Mar 22nd, 2017

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

1:09:08 | Mar 21st, 2017

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

1:02:18 | Mar 14th, 2017

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

55:47 | Mar 7th, 2017

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

1:09:15 | Feb 28th, 2017

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

1:03:05 | Feb 21st, 2017

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

1:02:07 | Feb 14th, 2017

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

1:11:24 | Feb 7th, 2017

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

1:05:02 | Jan 31st, 2017

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

1:09:27 | Jan 24th, 2017

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

1:08:37 | Jan 17th, 2017

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

1:04:03 | Jan 10th, 2017

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

1:22:32 | Jan 3rd, 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.
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58:08 | Dec 26th, 2016

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

1:11:28 | Dec 13th, 2016

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

1:13:10 | Dec 6th, 2016

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

1:45:36 | Nov 28th, 2016

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

1:20:15 | Nov 22nd, 2016

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

1:21:08 | Nov 15th, 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.

1:04:34 | Nov 8th, 2016

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

1:12:29 | Nov 1st, 2016

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

53:34 | Oct 18th, 2016

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

58:49 | Oct 11th, 2016

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

1:12:39 | Oct 4th, 2016

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

1:01:33 | Sep 27th, 2016

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

1:05:26 | Sep 20th, 2016

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

1:03:22 | Sep 13th, 2016

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

1:31:22 | Sep 5th, 2016

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

1:03:15 | Aug 30th, 2016

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

1:37:56 | Aug 23rd, 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...Show More

1:06:59 | Aug 16th, 2016

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

58:20 | Aug 10th, 2016

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

1:20:46 | Aug 2nd, 2016

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

1:30:44 | Jul 26th, 2016

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

1:02:23 | Jul 19th, 2016

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