Michelle Walson


The Story Whisperers

Michelle Walson is the founding producer of the live storytelling show and podcast, RISK!, which gets over 1.1 million downloads every month and has been hailed as one of the best podcasts of 2015 by iTunes. From SNL’s Rachel Dratch and The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi to professionals from IBM, Google, Time and Saatchi & Saatchi, she has spent the past seven years helping people hone their true stories for performances and presentations.

Michelle has taught storytelling at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Peoples Improv Theater, The Story Studio and The Women in Comedy Festival, and her students have won Moth StorySLAMS, performed solo shows and published memoirs.

Michelle earned an MFA in Film Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, an MS in Television Production from Boston University and a BA in Creative Writing from Brown University. She lives with her husband and 2-year-old son in Park Slope, and she tells a mean bedtime story. www.michellewalson.com