RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#719
  • Date:February 22, 2016
  • Run Time:1:01:08
  • Download: MP3


Ray Christian, Gail Thomas and Chad Duncan share stories about shifts in perspective.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Wiggle Waggle by Herbie Hancock

Live Story: Doing Good by Chad Duncan

Interstitial: Dark Star (excerpt) by John Carpenter

Live Story: The Candyman by Ray Christian

Song: Sugar Mountain by Neil Young

Live Story: Now or Never by Gail Thomas

Song: Movin’ On Up by Primal Scream


  1. Whose idea was the burping at the end? Made me nauseous.

  2. It was Ira’s idea.

  3. Perry was one sweet dog. Great episode!

  4. What great episode… minus the burping… kinda wrecked all the emotion from the actual stories…

  5. The stories were great but the burping is always the highest point for me. Please keep burping and farting and orgasming as much as possible. It’s what life is all about.

  6. I was fortunate enough to have been at the live show in Carrboro to see Ray Christian tell the story in this episode. I’ve always enjoyed his stories, but this one was especially powerful. That last line was just like BAM! It will stick with me for a very long time.


  7. Gail’s story really choked me up (at my standing desk, at work no less). My mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer about 10 years ago and underwent a dual mastectomy, 5 years of drug therapy, etc. She has been cancer free since. She too had a Dr. Kind and that made all the difference. I will forever be thankful to that guy. Loved the story Gail and all the best to you.

    Kevin, the burps were on target, don’t sweat the naysayers, homeboy.

  8. Love the “Kevin speaking as Buddha” intro-spection. That was awesome. 🙂

  9. Shannon – I got to finally meet Kevin in person in Denver and he was super-cool. Sooo much fun energy.

  10. I loved listening to Ray Christian’s story from beginning to end. Thank you so much for sharing.

  11. Lee – Thanks for your kind words, I’m so happy that my story touched you – that’s why I share. It’s magical how RISK! stories bring strangers together, transforming difficult times in healing, growth, changes in perception… Congrats to you, your mom and your Dr. Kind. xo (PS I agree with y’all: Kevin is super cool.)

  12. Absolutely loved this episode!! Especially Gail’s, really hit home and made me cry happy tears, the best kind. I’m super bummed about the 4/24/16 show being sold out already in Brooklyn! Wish I could see the show in person and bring my sister who turned me on to it. Listening to the podcast now for about 4 months and I’m addicted! Really gets me through my long commute to work.

  13. Marie, definitely show up for the show. “SOLD OUT” never means there’s no room left. There’s always no-shows and, for some reason, theaters always have extra seating beyond their ticket-selling cut-off. When everyone takes “SOLD OUT” notices literally, we’re bummed, because we’re left with empty seats!

  14. Ok! Guess we will “take a risk” and go to the 4/24/16 show after all! Also, I’m totally psyched I got a reply from THE Kevin Allison! Big fan, keep doing what you’re doing! We love you!!

  15. Love your story Ray.
    I think it’s really interesting to hear from a childs perspective how they can so easily not understand the wrongness of it. Really opened my mind.
    I think it was also some impressive storytelling skill to be able to put us right there in the mind of a child.

  16. Wow, Ray Christian. Really powerful. It was pretty unsettling after just listening to Last Podcast On The Left’s series about Dean Correl, a candy maker and child serial killer from Houston at the exact same time as Ray’s story takes place. So many similarities in the stories that I had to go back to the beginning to confirm Ray was in Virginia not Texas.

    Great podcast.

  17. Matty and Steve, thank you so much for your kind words.

  18. Is there a transcript of this episode anywhere?

  19. I loved this episode and the topic. The intro was fabulous – I absolutely love hearing stories about changing perception and therefore our own reality. All the stories were so good, loved Chad’s.. Gah they were all so good. Great lessons. Keep up the burps! They crack me up, as do the ad/songs. Seriously, I have had to pause the stamps.com commercial from laughing too hard at work. THANK YOU KEVIN – this is the best podcast. <3

  20. Ray Christian is a beautiful tale teller !

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