Episode #848

Date September 11, 2017

Run Time 1:06:21

Morgan Jones Phillips, Donna Bailey and Samira Sahebi share about the morbid humor of EMTs, a scary dinner party and a mother’s touch in Iran.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Oscillate Wildly by The Smiths

Live Story: What’s in a Name? by Morgan Jones Phillips

Song: The Name Game by Shirley Ellis

Radio Story: The Dinner Party by Donna Bailey

Interstitial: Swingset (Ft. Don Argott) by Jeff Barr

Live Story: Her Touch by Samira Sahebi

Song: When It Don’t Come Easy by Patty Griffin



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6 years ago

Samira’s story was one of the best I’ve heard on Risk. Her pacing, willingness to cry, and vibrant descriptions reveal that she is a great writer and story teller. When she described being in her mother’s room after her death, I felt as if I was right across the bed there with them. I am moved by her courage and candor.

6 years ago

Donna Bailey’s story was incredibly powerful to me. I will certainly be sharing it. What an incredibly strong person she must be to share this most vulnerable moment.

6 years ago

Bailey’s description of that “look of hate” @37:36 is totally spot on…where someone doesn’t even have to do or say anything…they just have the “look.”

I’ve experienced that quite a few times myself. It’s pretty scary how hate can resonate so much within some people that it just beams through their eyes.

This was a great episode filled with some powerful stories. Thanks for sharing.

6 years ago

Donna, Donna, DONNA! What a beautiful voice. I loved her on your past episode and loved her even more with this one. I’m a Black woman and I connected with the story so much. Powerful delivery. I felt like I was runninf down those stairs with her. Please bring her back in future episodes. I could listen to her for forever. <3

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6 years ago

Ooof, way to go the low road with making fun of the “foreign” name, much less in a situation in which someone’s loved one has passed on. 😐 As if Asian Americans don’t get enough of that nonsense. Disappointed that this went through for an inclusive podcast like RISK!.

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