Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker
Song: Vert – Original Oddstep by Grand Unified
Live Story: Trigger by Lauren Patton
Live Story: New Shirt by Andrew Aghapour
Live Story: Comfortable in the Water by Ray Christian
Song: Fever by The Black Keys
This was a great podcast, but Ray Christian story was the best. I want to hear more stories by this guy.
Ray Christian, damn. Powerful words. Please have him on the podcast again. What an incredible story teller.
ray was a powerful story teller ..telling a story millions of kids can relate to
Lauren Patton’s story was outstanding. I hope you’ll invite her back to tell more stories on the podcast… I feel certain she has plenty of good ones.
Ray’s story was one of the best I’ve ever heard on any live story-telling program. I’m a middle-class white woman – with two sons – so I was definitely out of my comfort zone a number of times in the course of his telling. My fingers twitched over the Stop button as I listened, ready to snap the audio off. The story and characters are vivid and rough, and the telling is confrontational, but in a way that is not at all gratuitous or self-indulgent. I was utterly immersed. This was art in my ears. Thank you!
Ray was fantastic. And Andrew’s story was really funny. But I found Lauren’s story very troubling. She showed no remorse for nearly killing and crippling an uneducated young woman who was under the thumb of her father, just as she was. We can all forgive youthful ignorance and indiscretion, but to show no personal growth and realize that, in hindsight, what she did was wrong is pretty astounding. She didn’t “get back” at her dad. She seriously injured someone, albeit someone who got on her nerves, caught in between her and her father. That young woman was the real victim. I forget what she said verbatim, but at some point Lauren did say her dad, basically just being a giant asshole, was worse than being abused physically. The whole story lacked any kind of self awareness on Lauren’s part.
Erica, real life can be ugly, thank you for your kind words and willingness not to turn away when your instincts said maybe you should. That means a lot to me. Hope you will continue to listen as my stories continue to emerge
I live in Church Hill Richmond, Virginia!!! I could’t believe it when I heard it. I think it’s time Risk comes to Richmond. It’s a hell of a city.
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