Send tweets to those three publications. Include either the URL www.risk-show.com, or our twitter handle @RISKshow. And remember, the hashtag is #ReviewRISK!
Let’s see if we can get some journalists listening to RISK! and writing about it this year. Because they deserve to be as in-the-know as you are.
Footage from our college touring show at Brown University! If you’d like RISK! to come to your college drop us a line at tour[at]risk-show.com!
This is the second RISK! All-Star episode with exclusive stories from RISK! superstars Lisa Lampanelli, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Samantha Bee, Michael Ian Black, Paul F. Tompkins and more! Buy the All-Star Episode on iTunes!
Every week RISK! can be downloaded for free on iTunes, but this is our annual extra-special All-Star Episode for $2.99!
On last week’s episode Best of RISK! – Part 2 Kevin read a deeply touching marriage proposal from RISK! fan Patrick Cohoon in which he asked his (then) girlfriend Christy Overly, “Will you marry me?” Well, we’re happy to report that she said YES! Here’s a picture of the newly engaged couple and an email response from Christy.
Hi Kevin, I wanted to thank you for helping Pat with the engagement, I said YES!! I thought it was awesome and I was completely shocked! We are fans of your show, so when he put it on the speakers Saturday morning while in our pjs and making breakfast as we usually do, I thought nothing of it. Then when you said his name and then mine, I was confused at first, but quickly realized what was going on. A random Saturday morning at home, it was perfect. Thanks again for helping make this engagement so special, I am a lucky gal
Best of luck to you two crazy kids!
Kevin & The RISK! Team
Since August of 2009, RISK! has been operating on a budget of… well, almost nothing.
RISK! is a labor of love. We have a large team of people who each spend a tremendous amount of time making the RISK! podcast every week.
In addition to making the podcast, the RISK! team runs weekly free open story slams, produces 2-4 monthly live shows around the USA, runs a storytelling school, and does everything it can to keep a This American Life-style show running without a This American Life-style budget of any kind. We don’t have enough income to cover our payroll costs, let alone our additional costs for website maintenance, bandwidth for the podcast, publicity and marketing, touring, class space rental, and on and on and on. So now, we’re doing a public radio-style fundraiser here on IndieGoGo.com to keep RISK! running.
Until now, we’ve been getting by on favors, miracles, volunteers, a small amount of advertising income and one large donation from one of our biggest fans, but the till is almost empty, and the last thing we want to do is close shop.
Where The Money Goes
With your financial support, we can improve our recording equipment to give you a better-sounding show for a more pleasurable listening experience. We can put more effort into getting out on the road and bringing a live RISK! show to your hometown. We can stop worrying about how to pay our bills and get back to doing all we can to constantly improve our fans’ favorite show.
Ok, so what do I get if I give to RISK!?
The rewards you get for donating to RISK!’s fund raising campaign are one-of-a-kind gifts that you can’t get anywhere else, and that you’ll want to run out and tell all your friends about. Check out the all the rewards you can get for donations of anywhere from $10 to $10,000, and everywhere in between.
Have you ever wanted to share the RISK! podcast with friends? But perhaps an hour of Kevin Allison was too much to chew on all at once?
Ok great, then this is for you! We’ve chopped out 3 of our favorite stores from full RISK! episodes… you can think of them as snack sized RISK!-lets.
So now go forth… Facebook, Twitter, Girlfriend, Grandma, Creepy Uncle Gary… go out and share away! (Nom nom nom)
Also, we’re in the process of making an archive of all our favorite stories, and so if you’re interested in having your opinion heard you can vote here.
Elna Baker’s “Like a Virgin” from Faked
A.D Mile’s “The Deuce” from Blindsided
Giulia Rozzi’s “The Grind” from Obsessions