RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#413
  • Date:December 14, 2015
  • Run Time:1:20:41
  • Download: MP3

Holiday Stories #3

Mara Wilson, Margot Leitman, Jefferson, Julie Threlkeld, Matteson Perry, and Jean Shepherd share more true tales of the Yuletide.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Little Drummered by Jeff Barr

Live Story: Happy Accidents by Margot Leitman

Radio Story: Ex-Mas by Jefferson

Song: Christmas in the Room by Sufjan Stevens

Live Story: Reconcilable Differences by Mara Wilson

Radio Story: Enjoy Your Holiday by Julie Threlkeld

Song: The Christmas Waltz by Nellie McKay

Live Story: The Exorcist by Matteson Perry

Song: Auld Lang Syne by Andrew Bird

Radio Story: Bushel of Apples by Jean Shepherd


Want to hear more yuletide and other end-of-year stories? Find all of our of Holiday Stories episodes here!


  1. Am I the only one who always has problems with the audio player here?

  2. No Ben, it never works for me either

  3. I had trouble with the player too, so I just downloaded the MP3. Worked great.

  4. Any idea why this episode isnt showing up on Stitcher?

  5. Is it me, or does Julie T’s story just seem not to resolve?

  6. Kurt,
    Yeah I thought the same thing. I was waiting for her to come back after the song and tell us about her lymph nodes.

  7. Yeah, I got that a lot. So I updated the story for last year’s RISK! live holiday show. This one has an ending in which you learn what the deal was with my lymph nodes. Thanks for listening! http://modernstories.com/2015/01/01/hospital-cornered/

  8. If they gave out Emmys or Oscars for individual podcast episodes, this one, Holiday Stories 3, would get the “Poddy” or something. Kudos Kevin. this episode was just perfect in every way. Thank you storytellers for your generosity, honesty, courage and candor. Thank you Kevin. I just love everyone associated with Risk. It’s so rich. So beautiful. Truly makes me happy and humbled at the same time. Merry ExMas everyone.

  9. Excelsior, You Fathead!

  10. the player not working and download link leads to error: not ofund

  11. Thank you for letting us know! It should be working now.

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