RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#1136
  • Date:June 08, 2020
  • Run Time:1:12:13
  • Download: MP3

Rise Up

Victoria Rocha, Manolo Matos, Andrea Coleman and Melissa Bond share stories about phone sex, family secrets, virginity lost and radiant boys.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Moanin’ by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers

Live Story: 1-900-What?! by Victoria Rocha

Interstitial: 1-900-What-What-In-the-Butt by Olivia Oyama

Radio Anecdote: Overheard by Manolo Matos

Livestream Story: Simply Divine by Andrea Coleman

Song: Love’s In Need of Love Today by Stevie Wonder

Radio Story: Beautiful Boy by Melissa Bond

Song: Wrapped Around Your Finger by The Police

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8 Comments

  1. Melissa Bond’s story was SO UTTERLY SCRUMPTIOUS on every level of being! THANK YOU!!!

  2. Wow. I just listened to Melissa Bond’s story about the Radiant Boy and I feel like doing cartwheels! What a perfectly rendered story. And what an epiphany at the end. I’ll be thinking about this one for a long time.

  3. Great episode! I especially loved the last story by Melissa Bond. What a captivating story shared by a master storyteller. I can’t wait to see what comes next for her. I hope there’s a book in the works!

  4. I want more Melissa Bond! THAT VOICE! I am moved and changed by listening to her. I need more. Give us more, please and now. Great show all! 🙂

  5. Melissa Bond’s story was so beautiful! I could feel her emotions through the speakers. She gave me so much perspective on the meaning of life!

  6. Oh my word, does Melissa Bond know how to tell a story! I was right there with her at every funny, profound, and moving moment. So, so good.

  7. Loved Melissa Bond’s story. The images were wonderful (doctor with the “air of a monk”, “bird wrists”, “drop like a mango”.) She described a life-changing moment so powerfully! She brought me right along with her! I hope this story will change me! At the least it makes me want to live my life more “uncloaked” and more “connected”. Thank you Melissa!!

  8. Shout out to the producers of RISK! This episode is so good, and I’ve got to agree with the other comments – that radiant boy piece is something special.

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