This revealing podcast, created by Kevin Allison of The State, features people telling true stories they never thought they'd share in public. The tales run the gamut from sacred to profane, hilarious to horrific. Allison likens the podcast to This American Life or The Moth, but says what separates Risk! is that many of these stories are controversial, embarrassing or full of raw emotion—sometimes people are sharing things for the very first time. "Nothing is inappropriate, until maybe something is," says Allison. "It's downright life-affirming to hear such candor." The show is hosted by Pete Holmes and Kumail Nanjiani (not Allison himself), and past guests have included Kevin Nealon, Janeane Garofalo and Adam McKay.
Live tapings: Fourth Thursday of every month at NerdMelt, 9pm. $10.