RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#818
  • Date:February 13, 2017
  • Run Time:1:02:06
  • Download: MP3


Caitlin Gill, Sian Mason and Eddie Hejka share stories about refusing to stay silent.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Open Season by Orgone

Live Story: Three Times by Sian Mason

Song: Respect Yourself by The Staple Singers

Live Story: Busted by Eddie Hejka

Interstitial: Black Parents Explain How to Deal with the Police by WatchCut (music by Maybeshewill)

Live Story: Huh by Caitlin Gill

Song: Don’t Worry (feat. Ray Dalton) by Madcon

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  1. Kevin, just wanted to say your new podcast idea sounds amazing and I really hope you go through with it. Risk! has been a great source of comfort, inspiration and motivation since Nov. last year, and I bet if your new podcast will do real good for a whole lot of people. Best of luck, hope to hear more soon!

  2. Hey Guys
    i love the so i listen to it all the time.
    i was upset about the last statement form the first story this week. she said we need to move forward from thinking that accusing guys of rape will ruin their lies. i disagree due to some false accusations. i agree yes if they have or tried to do a horrendous crime do report it but don’t just accuse guys of it. i personally was accused when i was younger from a female that only knew me from science class and i had to prove my innocence and if i was a little older it could have costed me severely.

  3. Hey Joanthan (or Jonathan maybe),

    Thanks for writing. I hear you. That might actually be a powerful story to share with us if you feel up to it. Remember we’re always at pitches@risk-show.com. Or if you have any questions, I’m at kevin@risk-show.com.

  4. Hey Kevin,

    Eddie Hejka’s story changed my life.
    Thank you.

  5. 3 incredible stories this week!

  6. Wow, Jamie. Thank you.

    It was a pleasure to work with Kevin.

  7. Listening to Sian’s story was painful. Her upward inflection jabbed at my ear and distracted me from feeling any sort of empathy towards her. This speech pattern causes people to lose all credibility in my eyes.

  8. Listening to Sian’s story was painful. Her upward inflection jabbed at my ear the whole time, i lost focus and couldn’t focus on her story at all. That speech pattern causes people to lose all credibility in my eyes. They sound either unsure or stuck-up.

  9. Sian Mason, your story is my story. Thank you for sharing.

  10. “joanthan,” I’m sorry you had a false accusation made against you, but nothing in Sian Mason’s story was advocating false accusations. The point is, women are discouraged from reporting rape, because it “may ruin some poor guy’s life.”

  11. Caitlin’s story was the silliest thing I have heard in a long time. It really lifted my heart, especially after the first 2 (great) stories. Thank you!!

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