RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#851
  • Date:October 02, 2017
  • Run Time:59:31
  • Download: MP3


Ray Christian, Jane Steckbeck, and Mike Sharp share about a bathroom disaster in Korea, a workshop that brought sexual healing, and a mother and son who agreed to disagree about Mormonism.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: The Last Fool by Orgone

Live Story: Going Native by Ray Christian

Interstitial: Squat by Princess Nauwisa
(with YouTube additions compiled by Jeff Barr)

Live Story: Yes, This by Jane Steckbeck

Song: Running for Cover by Ivan & Alyosha

Live Story: Out of the Cave by Mike Sharp

Song: Listen to Her Heart by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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  1. Oh em gee. Ray’s story was HILARIOUS!! I have enjoyed every story he’s told on Risk. Can’t believe other places would pass up this master storyteller!

  2. I loved all of these stories and the roller coaster ride they put me through. I definitely needed that hilarious story by Ray before Jane’s downer and then Mike’s to bring me back. They were all amazing.

  3. The last story really got me. I’ve never cried from a Risk story before this one. The way he describes his mother’s last few days is basically identical to my mom’s just a year ago. And then to top it off, Tom Petty comes on directly after. My maiden name is Petty and growing up Tom Petty was a staple in our immediate and extended family. I have so many memories of playing with cousins, camping and being in the car with Tom playing in the background. We would always call him Uncle Tom even though to our knowledge there’s no relation. This was a cathartic episode for me.

  4. Jane’s story was absolutely amazing, riveting and healing. She told it so honestly and well, and I wish I could go to a workshop like the one she went to.

  5. Hi Sabina, feel free to reach out to Jane herself! Click on the link in the Table of Contents. She can guide you to some sort of workshop or therapy in that vein.

  6. Mike Sharp killed it!

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