The Gist: Kevin Allison from Risk and Americans recruited by ISIS.

The Not Ready for Public Radio Show

The Not Ready for Public Radio Show

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 9 2015 6:22 PM

Risk Lives Up to Its Name

Kevin Allison on the dark, kinky, and filthy storytelling podcast that’s too hot for public radio.

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Like those other storytelling shows you love, but filthy.

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Today on The Gist, Mike tests the assertion that tolerance is a two-way street. By consulting a map. Plus, Kevin Allison shares his journey from the legendary MTV sketch show The State to having his balls tied to his sneakers. He hosts the aptly named Risk podcast and teaches storytelling with the Story Studio. For the Spiel, are arrests of suspected terror recruits such as Joshua van Haften and Shahawar Siraj important steps to a safer world?


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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.