Episode #725

Date April 04, 2016

Run Time 1:17:13

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

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Don’t Move by Phantogram

Live Story: All That Jizz by Livia Scott

Interstitial: Where Did You Go? by Jets Overhead

Live Story: Curriculum Vitae by Kevin Allison

Song: Where I Belong by Bobby Bazini

Live Story: Mission Improbable by John F. O’Donnell

Song: A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix) by Elvis Presley



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8 years ago

TIL that there is more than one meaning of the word “chode”.

8 years ago

Someone should ask the girl near the microphone if she knows how to say “yes”. I bet I know what she would say.

8 years ago

That was indeed a vocal couple of audience members near the mics on Livia’s story. Then again, I’ll bet a lot of podcast listeners out there are saying, “Yes!” to various parts of that story this week as well.

As for choad or chode, the kids in my old neighborhood used to say it described a penis that’s wider than it is long OR the perineum. Urban Dictionary also suggests it could mean “Justin Bieber.”

8 years ago

“described a penis that’s wider than it is long OR the perineum.”

Yes! I didn’t hear the former until college, however. The pink half-softball.

8 years ago

Livias story is the worst I’ve ever heard on risk. I think she’s the one who needs to get over herself

8 years ago

we’ve all had that “friend” at one point that is either a. only interested in talking about what a brilliant, luminous goddess they or, b. their rage at somebody/nobody around them properly recognizing what a brilliant, luminous goddess they are.

livia, um…no. dear god, just no. your flailing, graceless narcissism is completely repulsive and, more importantly, teeth-grindingly dull. please do not ever get in front of a microphone ever, ever again.

Matt R
8 years ago

The stories by Livia and John were TERRIBLE. The only story worth listening to in this episode was from Kevin. I am actually amazed I managed to listen to the entire episode. There were a few times during John’s story that I came close to changing to another podcast. I kept hoping that there would be some payoff. I was wrong. Learn from my mistake folks, just skip this one.

8 years ago

I’ve listened to this show for years and enjoyed nearly every story, but this episode was a miss all-around except for Kevin.

8 years ago

Oh my gosh Livia’s story was terrible. Not funny at all. She doesn’t look like the better person in this really stupid and childish story.

8 years ago

Glad I’m not the only one. Listening to the Livia story now. She’s definitely not winning me over to her side. Very off-putting.

8 years ago

Fuck everyone that’s saying Livia’s story sucks. A lot of people out there can relate to this and have had TOTAL repeats of what happened to her, happened to them. Myself included. She made a joke out of a painful situation that happens to a lot of us. It’s about time it’s recognized that a million of us have TOTALLY been in this situatiOn. Let the jizzes of the world be showcased !

8 years ago

I LOVED Livia’s story and thought it was very funny and I loved the way she read his email. What is narcissistic about it? Can’t handle hearing a woman tell a story that mocks a man who treated her like garbage? All you haters you can suck on a chode!!

Jeff Q
8 years ago

The man seriously mistreated her a few times in the early part of their relationship, showing his true colors it seems. Livia is surely not to blame for this, as far as we listeners can tell. Then, after having learned his nasty ways, she spent years and years sustaining a weird, unhealthy little connection with him, and (according to her) building up her sense of vast superiority over him. This isn’t an account of a man treating a woman poorly. It’s an account of two people clumsily and chronically hurting each other for murky emotional reasons the narrator evidently doesn’t care to address, though the sharing of such emotions might seem to be part of what this show is about. If a million people have been in this situation, and identify with Livia’s interpretation of it, and don’t see why both sides were guilty, then… a million people need therapy I guess.

Jeff Q
8 years ago

Also, Steve from Blue’s Clues was perfectly well allowed to be unhappy with his career, no matter how rich he may have been, and did not deserve to be trashed on stage for it. That was a pointlessly low blow. Mocking somebody is not automatically “punching up” just because they live in an expensive apartment and are male.

8 years ago

Well said, Jeff Q. Thank you.

7 years ago

Livia Scott’s story left me asking myself some tough questions. I played the story for my wife and looked at her and said, “I was that guy when I met you.”
She said, “I know baby but that was a long time ago and that’s not who you are now.”
Kind wife… but ouch.

7 years ago

I enjoyed Livia’s story, but I do admit that some of my favorite Risk stories are the ones where the storyteller lacks a certain self awareness. What he did to her was sad and immature, and it must have really hurt when she was a college student. But years later, he sends her a friend request and she says, “I rubbed my hands and set my mothafuckin trap!” which was…to unfriend him? Oh, noes! Then he sends her a letter of apology, which she doesn’t have to accept. But she responds by telling him, “I haven’t thought about you in years,” and in the same letter, she tells him she read his letter on stage the night before, which proves she has thought about him a lot. She is delivering a monologue about him to prove how little she thinks about him. But I find the irony entertaining and interesting.

Sheryl Sandberg
7 years ago

Women aren’t funny.

7 years ago

I love this show!

I thought Livia’s story was hilarious. This is my second time listening to it and it’s still as funny as it was the first time. I think the audience genuinely added to the story, especially that really keen lady going “YAASS!” – that was just making it funnier!

I think many people, of all genders, can relate to coming across someone like “Jizz”, and I think she indirectly summed up how this can make the person on the receiving end of this behaviour feel, whilst keeping the story fun and interesting.

And Sheryl, Sandberg, what do you mean “Women aren’t funny.” !? That’s hilarious, you should be a comedienne.

Erik N
6 years ago

Livia’s story was funny, she seems to have a good stage presence, but at the same time she seems to come across just as delusional and narcissistic as “Jizz”. She definitely has some power issues of her own.

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