Think of this podcast as The Moth's scrappier, freakier little sibling. The premise of the show — storytellers dishing tales they never planned to tell in public — means that the recordings are both honest and revealing. And while certainly touching on the heartfelt formulas one associates with The Moth, RISK encourages the comic mindset that makes all of the heartfelt bits serve a greater comedic purpose. (It doesn't hurt that the show tapes on each coast at a comedy theater once a month.) Former member of The State and exuberant "kinkster" Kevin Allison sets the tone himself, making sure that even pained tales of cancer or death contain one cathartic chuckle; more often than not, the laughs carry throughout.