RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#1047
  • Date:August 19, 2019
  • Run Time:56:10
  • Download: MP3

Bounce Back

David Arroyo, Diana Dinerman, and Mike Cotayo share stories about racial tension on the subway, car vandalism as revenge, and a sexual assault between gay men.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Ju Ju by Capiozzo & Mecco

Live Story: Undercover Puerto Rican by David Arroyo

Interstitial: ¡Yo soy Boricua! by Robert Fullum

Live Story: The Windshield Wiper by Diana Dinerman

Song: I Get Up by The Teskey Brothers

Live Story: What Happened on My Way to the Holocaust Museum by Mike Cotayo

Song: Woodland by The Paper Kites

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3 Comments

  1. I’m a huge fan of the show and I listen every week. I love the work you do and feel it is important!

    That being said, I was disappointed to hear the second story featured. To me, she sounds like an abuser. Stalking and destroying someone’s property in the face of rejection is not cute, it’s scary textbook abuse. I don’t mind hearing stories from that perspective, as long as there’s some acknowledgment of wrongdoing. The flip handling of this subject matter left a bad taste in my mouth. Just my two cents

    I love the work you do regardless, please just be aware this is how some of your listeners will react to this story.

  2. Kevin,

    I’m a huge pan of the show, and I’ve listened for many years. Thank you so much for what you do and what your show contributes to my life.

    To be honest, the second story left a bad taste in my mouth. What he did was inconsiderate, and asshole-ish at worst, but what she did was both textbook abusive AND illegal. I was disappointed to hear it presented in such a flip way, without an ounce of self-awareness or sensitivity. Let’s not normalize stalking and abuse, k?

  3. Loved and related to Diana’s story. Brilliantly written and performed. Bravo. Diana, you’re amazing.

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