RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#928
  • Date:April 23, 2018
  • Run Time:1:12:48
  • Download: MP3

Where I’m From

Melissa Slaughter and Jill Chenault tell stories of finding community among other Asian-Americans and growing up in a family of kickass African-American women.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Change by DJ Premier

Live Story: Less Alone by Melissa Slaughter

Song: This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) by Kishi Bashi

Radio Story: One of Them by Jill Chenault

Song: Superwoman by Alicia Keys


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  1. Hi guys. Jill’s story is by far my favorite Risk story ever! I love her voice, I love her tone, I love her rhythm. And that music!!
    Fantastic job! Well done 🙂

  2. Thanks so much Jewel! One bit of trivia about that story is that all the music, spanning lots of decades and genres, is by African-American artists.

  3. What are the music tracks behind this story?

  4. Great podcast today!!
    Oh, my got, Jill!! You are a strong woman and I love you!! Such a well told story!! Thank you for sharing !

  5. Oops. Typed my name wrong.

  6. Is that Shooby Taylor in the background at the end, there? LOOOOVE HIM, and haven’t heard a Shooby track in so long. Nice!

  7. Ms. Chenault’s story is the very definition of epic. I am in awe of her, her family, and their legacy.

  8. Hey all! Here’s that track list for Jill’s story, supplied by the story editor, John LaSala:

    from Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone:
    “Good Bait”

    from The Pawnbroker by Quincy Jones:
    “Theme From ‘The Pawnbroker’ (Instrumental Version)”

    by Mississippi John Hurt:
    “Avalon Blues”

    by Muddy Waters:
    “Walkin’ Blues”

    from Mississippi Fred McDowell In London by Mississippi Fred McDowell:
    “Amazing Grace”

    from The Slender Thread by Quincy Jones:

    from The Deadly Affair by Quincy Jones:
    “Main Theme: The Deadly Affair (Version 1)”

    from Malcolm X Jazz Suite by Terence Blanchard:

    from Mirage by Quincy Jones:
    “Mirage (Instrumental Version)”

    from Moanin’ by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers:

    from Smackwater Jack by Quincy Jones:
    “What’s Going On”

    from The Pawnbroker by Quincy Jones:
    “Main Title” and “Harlem Drive”

    from They Call Me Mr. Tibbs by Quincy Jones:
    “Call Me Mister Tibbs (Main Title)”

    from Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock:

    from Ascenseur pour l’échafaud by Miles Davis:
    “L’assassinat de Carala” and “Julien dans l’ascenseur”

    from Jazz Funk Sessions by Prince, et al.:
    “Instrumental #1”

    from The Pawnbroker by Quincy Jones:
    “Death Scene”

    from As I Am by Alicia Keys:

  9. Amazing podcast this week. Jill’s story was so enthralling. I sat in my car in the parking lot at work for 10 minutes because I couldn’t wait until after work to hear the end. The women in her family are my heroes!

  10. OMGGGGG Jill Chenault’s story is EVERYTHING!!!!!

    She and the women in her family are a force to be reckoned with – this story is inspirational!! <3<3<3

  11. Jill Chenault’s story pumped me up at work so much! I was like fuck yea, no one is gonna fuck with me! Lol I loved it.

  12. Just listened to this show…wow! Jill’s story was incredible and just sucked you right in! I’m glad that the women in her family were smart, strong, and made sure they had each other’s back.

  13. Ms. Chenault’s story was auditory heaven. On all levels. That is all.

  14. Jill Chenault –

    I do not know you. I have never met you. Yet, all of the EVERYTHING in your story IS my story. Your voice is light, breezy, beautiful – and to those of us who are familiar – unrelentingly formidable.

    My story is the “Roadside Assistance” story after yours in the Black Lives Matter Series.
    Thank you so much for sharing. I’m going to have a very long talk with Kevin about your story. It did all of the things a Risk story is supposed to do – and then some.

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