RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#926
  • Date:April 09, 2018
  • Run Time:I'm gonna guess 1:03:48
  • Download: MP3


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.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Space Is the Place by Ezra Collective

Live Story: Splash by Amy Gordon

Interstitial: HaHa the Wiz by Jeff Barr

Live Story: Taco Night by Fran Tirado

Song: O’Lawd Oye by Nailah Blackman

Live Story: Games People Play by Sara Faith Alterman

Song: Don’t Talk About It by Ruby Boots


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  1. Isn’t the third story a repeat? :/

  2. Nope, that’s the first time we’ve had Sara on the series. It could be you’ve heard her tell a version of the story elsewhere.

  3. Sara also shared this story on the Mortified podcast, episode 121, which might be where you heard it. It’s a great one, I laughed all over again listening to her retell it here.

  4. Sara also told this story on the Bawdy Storytelling podcast last year – she sure gets around, doesn’t she? (Love you, Sara Faith!)
    Risk, this is a great episode. Thanks for doing what you do! (also, I’m sorry about texting Kevin all those poop pics today 😉 )

  5. Poop pics for everyone!

  6. Great episode — didn’t see the plot twist of Sara’s story coming at all, which was really fun!
    Anytime I hear “Popcorn,” I feel obliged to share this:

  7. This is the best story podcast ever….Not even that can save me though. I can’t handle “like” assassins 🙁 It’s abuse of the English language.

  8. It’s a weekday, so we might as well have this conversation again.

    RISK! consistently and rigorously edits out “like” “um” “uh” “you know” “so” etc. etc. etc. But editing those verbal fillers from live show recordings is extremely difficult, due to room echo, where one word is still audible while another word is being spoken, so we are not able to remove a lot of them.

    RISK! also works very hard to create a space where people who are not trained public speakers can share in a raw, unfiltered way about their real life experiences, in the conversational way that they might share such experiences with close friends.

    If, during the workshopping process, we were to spend a great deal of time policing people about the unconscious use of everyday speech patterns — insisting that storytellers be as focused as possible on NOT saying “like” “um” “uh” “you know” “so” etc. — they would be very likely to become too self-conscious and stilted to be speaking in a natural sounding way.

    In other words, the reason you hear human beings using verbal fillers on RISK! is that that is how human beings speak.

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