RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#718
  • Date:February 15, 2016
  • Run Time:1:13:24
  • Download: MP3


Baron Vaughn, Andrew Aghapour and Ashley Bayley share stories about learning to trust themselves.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Libra Stripes by Polyrhythmics

Live Story: Eye to Eye by Andrew Aghapour

Radio Story: 48 Laws by Ashley Bayley

Song: We Will Become Silhouettes by The Postal Service

Live Story: Me, Myself and I by Baron Vaughn

Song: Into My Soul by Gabin feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater

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  1. Hi Kevin! I just want to preface by saying that I have absolutely fallen in love with you and your show. I didn’t start getting into podcasts until I started my first office job this past year and I heard one of your best of risk episodes and I was hooked! You have opened my eyes to the fantastic world of storytelling and your podcast has literally changed my life. You make the long days at work fly by and a little more bearable.

    I did want to ask if there was anyway you could make accessing your earlier episodes a little easier? I have been listening to your podcast episodes in reverse order, and am at around the #400 mark… I lose track of where I left off often though, because of how your website is set up. Could you possibly make it so you can access the page numbers instead of just having the “previous episodes” link? I know I can’t be the only one that has just tuned in, and I would love to be able to go back to the start a little easier. Thanks again for making such a wonderful podcast!

    <3 Jeanne xoxo

  2. On the main LISTEN page, there is a search window where you can search for storytellers and titles. Does that help?

  3. How would I get to the first episode? I’ve tried putting in #001, 001 & 1, but I can’t seem to get to the first episode. Thank you for your response and it’s really not that big of a deal, but I appreciate you taking the time to help! <3

  4. Here’s those listen pages. You can type in 29, 28, 27 or whatever to get to more recent pages:

  5. Omgggggggg I’m from Birmingham and I know way too many Ashleys and Larrys

  6. Thanks Kevin! You’re amazing! 🙂


  7. My heart goes out to Ashley Bayley. Her story is fascinating, terrifying, and empowering all at once. I am shocked by the situations she barely escaped from, but I am so impressed by her strength and courage to rise above the ashes of this low in her life. I don’t know what I would have done if put in her shoes, but I applaud her bravery. Her journey was quite a roller-coaster, but ultimately, it helped her discover the happiness and harmony she needs and deserves. Thank you so much for sharing your story with listeners like me. I will remember it for all time. With love from Pittsburgh <3

  8. Hi! I second Jeanne’s request. Perhaps in a future website update you could add page numbers at the bottom. 🙂

    Thanks so much to Ashley for sharing her story. I’m sorry you had to suffer so much. You sound like a sweet gal and I know all the listeners are glad you’re better now.

  9. I’m so happy that the show is taking off. I’ve been listening for years. Thank up Kevin!

  10. Instead of academy awards I wish there were awards for people like Ashley who are able to overcome the truly horrendous hand they’ve been delt. Stories like that both make me appreciate what I have and keep me coming back for more.

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