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It would be useful if you specified what kind of violence is featured in a story in the form of a trigger warning. Simply stating that a story contains violence doesn’t help survivors avoid their triggers. Thank you for your time.
Hey there. Thanks for checking in. There are several lengthy conversations about RISK! and trigger warnings on the LISTEN pages and on RISK!’s Facebook pages and in the hosting segments of certain episodes.
At this point, there’s so many of them that I don’t know where they all are, but I’ll include a link to the little essay I wrote about it a few years back.
To make a long story short, my choice is not to spell out in specific details what is about to happen in the next story. But here is more about that:
I’m in agreement with the first comment. A warning should be provided describing the type of violence being shared. Let people know if this type of story triggers traumatic memories, they may not want to listen in. Otherwise, I’m a fan of the podcast and appreciate the format.
Regarding the trigger comments, I think its safe to say that anyone who has listened to a few episodes of Risk should understand by now that the whole of the show’s content is basically one big trigger. No one is safe here if you are vulnerable to such subject matter. The element of shock and surprise is part of storytelling. The world cannot be plastered with trigger warnings at every turn. Thanks Kevin.
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