Jun 20, 2022 • 1HR 38M

532 - Kevin Allison (Host of RISK! Podcast)

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Chris Ryan
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Kevin is an actor, comedian, and host of the RISK! podcast — which Slate.com called “Hilarious, jaw-dropping and just plain touching,” and Rolling Stone named it one of its top podcasts. Kevin began his career as a founding member of the legendary sketch comedy group, The State, whose cult classic show aired on MTV from 1993-96. More recently, Kevin has appeared in shows such as Reno 911!, Flight of the Conchords, and more. Kevin is also the editor of the book adaptation of RISK!, which features many of the best true stories from the podcast (including one from me), with an introduction from Kevin. The RISK! book was published by Hachette Books in 2018.

Intro music “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Mr. Man,” by Raapta; Outro: “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.

A little something just for subscribers: Here’s that Spotify playlist I mentioned. And here’s me telling the scorpion story on Risk!

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