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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

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1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! Theme song by Shellshag.

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1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! Theme song by Shellshag.

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7312 Ratings
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6804
240
98
74
96

Great but

By lilatomland - May 05 2020
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Love. But the amnt of adds is horrible

Love listening to Chris and guests

By Chris664518 - Apr 29 2020
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Episodes run long but good conversations usually

iTunes Ratings

7312 Ratings
Average Ratings
6804
240
98
74
96

Great but

By lilatomland - May 05 2020
Read more
Love. But the amnt of adds is horrible

Love listening to Chris and guests

By Chris664518 - Apr 29 2020
Read more
Episodes run long but good conversations usually
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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

Latest release on May 26, 2020

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1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! Theme song by Shellshag.

Rank #1: 1. Ron Paul's Baby

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A true underdog in Denton, Texas reveals his fascinating family history, and a pent-up passion.

Mar 15 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: 197. Kinda Famous Secret Half Brother

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This caller found out later in life that her dad isn’t her biological father. The story involves Gethard in a way you would never expect.

This episode is brought to you by You’re Not Listening, Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Ritual (www.ritual.com/stories).

Jan 07 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #3: 121. Prison Bound

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In a few days, this caller will turn herself over to federal authorities and begin a multi-year prison sentence. She tells Geth about how she ended up with a federal indictment, getting sober and all the fast food she’ll be eating before turning herself in.


This episode is brought to you by Halo Top (www.halotop.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com code: PEOPLE).

Jul 16 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #4: 0 Preview: Beautiful / Anonymous

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A sneak peek at Chris Gethard’s new show “Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People,” coming to Earwolf on March 15th! Subscribe now and you won't miss a thing.

Mar 03 2016

2mins

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Rank #5: 51. Made Out With My Teacher

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A chance encounter at a coffee shop unearthed difficult experiences from this caller’s high school years. The troublesome nature of the call brings out Chris’s anger and rarely-seen “North-Jersey-guy-ready-to-break-bones” side.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Seeso (www.seeso.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).

Mar 07 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #6: 212. EMT In The Epicenter

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The emergency calls are at an all time high but she says "the darkness makes the light seem brighter". Geth helps lighten the mood by talking about the haunted spots in her Long Island hometown and they bond over their shared psych med prescriptions.

Apr 21 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #7: 211. My Partner is a Medical Mystery

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A young woman describes working as a nanny during quarantine with a toddler while having a sick partner in need of a transplant. She also opens up about almost being kidnapped and what she's looking forward to once lockdown is over. 

Apr 14 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: Don't Say The C Word

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Geth did something a little different. 75 phones calls, 2.5 hours. No names. No mention of Coronavirus. Chris talks to new dads, a lady with a fish named Slim Shady, someone with extensive knowledge of Harry Truman, a woman with an affinity for abandoned shopping carts, and many more.

Apr 10 2020

2hr 29mins

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Rank #9: 206. My Girlfriend Cheated, I Got A Dog

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An extremely optimistic guy calls in to talk about how he got over his cheating ex by getting a dog, living in a tiny house, hopping freight trains and more. Plus, Chris shares what he’s learned on the cusp of turning forty.

Mar 10 2020

1hr 12mins

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Rank #10: 194. You Can Go Back To Your Seat Now, Thanks

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“It takes a toll on you quickly.” On her 22nd birthday, a former model who became a flight attendant talks to Gethard about her old career (scouted at a Jonas Brothers concert) and her new career (don’t go barefoot into the airplane bathroom).

This episode is brought to you by Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com/stories), Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com/stories), Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25), and Native deodorant (www.nativedeodorant.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

Dec 17 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: 193. Philosopher Chef

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Cocaine in kitchens, the widespread impact of a South Park episode on Yelp and review culture. A chef brings Geth behind the scenes of restaurant kitchens and then gets deep and reflective.

This episode is brought to you by Bayer, Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com/stories), and Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).

Dec 10 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #12: 204. Hit By A Truck

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Getting hit by a semi truck at work was only the beginning of this guy’s problems. With his future in doubt, he decided to buy his very own 10 acres.

Feb 25 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #13: 207. Love In The Time Of Coronavirus

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An American living in China describes what it was like living with his other half's entire family for 3 weeks during the Coronavirus. He also shares the surprisingly romantic story of meeting his wife.

Mar 17 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #14: 205. I'm The Best Lyft Driver

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A former teen mom found happiness after a car wreck by becoming a Lyft driver. She also reveals a surprising connection to Chris.

Mar 03 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: 195. Dredging It Up Again

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Years ago, this caller dropped their phone while on the line with Chris and the call was lost forever. They finally re-connect and discuss passing for cis, family, masculinity and the musical Hamilton.

This episode is brought to you by Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com/stories).

Dec 24 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #16: Beautiful Follow-Ups: 15 Months In Prison

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Want to know how much inmates get paid for working in prison? Gethard catches up with the caller from episode 121, Prison Bound, 15 months into her prison stint. He asks if the system is built wrong and how do those inside talk about it and also, how do you train a bomb sniffing dog in jail? For more Beautiful Follow-Ups & the full Beautiful/Anonymous back catalog, go to StitcherPremium.com and use code STORIES.

Mar 06 2020

50mins

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Rank #17: 203. Phone Call Hole In One

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Does having an identical twin make you more competitive? This young, female athlete tells Geth about focusing her competitive twin energy into golf, while opening up about dealing with anxiety, politics, her sexuality, and twin "switcharoo" high jinks.

Feb 18 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #18: 198. Punky Brewster Saves The World

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A caller in London talks to Geth about British & European politics, noting that there might be a problem with political parties founded by comedians.

This episode is brought to you by You’re Not Listening, Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com), Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories), and Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories).

Jan 14 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #19: 199. Bigot Chicken

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In the drive thru line to get some fast food chicken, this caller tells Geth about dealing with the aftermath of her husband’s psychotic break.

This episode is brought to you by Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories).

Jan 21 2020

1hr 7mins

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217. Touching Strangers Faces

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Going back to work amidst the pandemic is stressful for this cat-owning cosmetologist. She tells Geth her strategies to manage anxiety and gives him some advice involving a hair piece.

May 26 2020

1hr 2mins

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216. Quitting Weed

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An all-day-everyday weed smoker considers quitting due to health issues (involving *enormous burps*). She tells Geth what it’s been like starting a new relationship during quarantine.

May 19 2020

1hr 5mins

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215. Native Alaskan in Anchorage

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A Native Alaskan talks about life after thyroid cancer and fills Geth in on the music scene in Alaska. You'll never guess what happened when Pitbull performed in Kodiak!

May 12 2020

1hr 6mins

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214. Quarantine Breakup

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A trans man talks about what it's like living with his gf post breakup and still sleeping in the same bed. He and Geth discuss masculinity.

May 05 2020

1hr 5mins

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213. Parkour Yoda

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Physically conquering mental limitations is the ethos of Parkour according to this young psychology student. What really *is* parkour? Don't trust the click baity facebook posts, trust this guy. He tells Geth how jumping on random stuff helps him clear his mind.

Apr 28 2020

1hr 5mins

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212. EMT In The Epicenter

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The emergency calls are at an all time high but she says "the darkness makes the light seem brighter". Geth helps lighten the mood by talking about the haunted spots in her Long Island hometown and they bond over their shared psych med prescriptions.

Apr 21 2020

1hr 6mins

Play

211. My Partner is a Medical Mystery

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A young woman describes working as a nanny during quarantine with a toddler while having a sick partner in need of a transplant. She also opens up about almost being kidnapped and what she's looking forward to once lockdown is over. 

Apr 14 2020

1hr 7mins

Play

Don't Say The C Word

Podcast cover
Read more

Geth did something a little different. 75 phones calls, 2.5 hours. No names. No mention of Coronavirus. Chris talks to new dads, a lady with a fish named Slim Shady, someone with extensive knowledge of Harry Truman, a woman with an affinity for abandoned shopping carts, and many more.

Apr 10 2020

2hr 29mins

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210. How To Date A Sketch Comedian

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Stuck at home under lockdown with her parents, an art student calls in and talks to Gethard about how coronavirus has affected their lives so far. Geth gives advice on dating a sketch comedian and she opens up about her experience dating a former child actor.

Apr 07 2020

1hr 1min

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209. Union Worker vs. Robot Dog Uprising

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Fired from his union position, this guy turned to gig economy jobs in the midst of coronavirus. Things are serious right now, but Geth still gets a chance to find out if he ever steals a jalapeno popper and they muse about a future filled with robot dogs

Mar 31 2020

1hr 2mins

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208. London Is Savage (in Quarantine)

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An Englishwoman is passing the time while self-isolating with a dry cough. She and Chris discuss Coronavirus in England and what it's like growing up with a bipolar mom. She also reveals her surprising connection to The Great British Bake Off.

Mar 24 2020

1hr 5mins

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207. Love In The Time Of Coronavirus

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An American living in China describes what it was like living with his other half's entire family for 3 weeks during the Coronavirus. He also shares the surprisingly romantic story of meeting his wife.

Mar 17 2020

1hr 8mins

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206. My Girlfriend Cheated, I Got A Dog

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An extremely optimistic guy calls in to talk about how he got over his cheating ex by getting a dog, living in a tiny house, hopping freight trains and more. Plus, Chris shares what he’s learned on the cusp of turning forty.

Mar 10 2020

1hr 12mins

Play

Beautiful Follow-Ups: 15 Months In Prison

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Want to know how much inmates get paid for working in prison? Gethard catches up with the caller from episode 121, Prison Bound, 15 months into her prison stint. He asks if the system is built wrong and how do those inside talk about it and also, how do you train a bomb sniffing dog in jail? For more Beautiful Follow-Ups & the full Beautiful/Anonymous back catalog, go to StitcherPremium.com and use code STORIES.

Mar 06 2020

50mins

Play

205. I'm The Best Lyft Driver

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A former teen mom found happiness after a car wreck by becoming a Lyft driver. She also reveals a surprising connection to Chris.

Mar 03 2020

1hr 8mins

Play

204. Hit By A Truck

Podcast cover
Read more

Getting hit by a semi truck at work was only the beginning of this guy’s problems. With his future in doubt, he decided to buy his very own 10 acres.

Feb 25 2020

1hr 5mins

Play

203. Phone Call Hole In One

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Read more

Does having an identical twin make you more competitive? This young, female athlete tells Geth about focusing her competitive twin energy into golf, while opening up about dealing with anxiety, politics, her sexuality, and twin "switcharoo" high jinks.

Feb 18 2020

1hr 5mins

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202. An Octopus Living in Baltimore

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A Baltimorean waxes nostalgic about his hometown and talks about his near fatal encounter with a freight elevator. Things take an interesting turn when the conversation turns to toxic masculinity.

Feb 11 2020

1hr 4mins

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201. Dry Eyes But 2020 Vision

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A Gen Z-er (or zoomer!) unpacks the complexities of being mixed race, her mom's secret pill business, why bird spit is a delicacy, and what it's like growing up in the age of climate change.

This episode is brought to you by Truly Grass Fed (www.trulygrassfed.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Joybird (www.joybirdcom/beautiful25).

Feb 04 2020

1hr 5mins

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200.5 Bonus: Two Hundred Things I've Learned From Beautiful/Anonymous

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In celebration of the 200th episode, Chris shares 200 lessons he’s learned from Beautiful/Anonymous, ranging from heartbreaking to hilarious.

Jan 31 2020

37mins

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iTunes Ratings

7312 Ratings
Average Ratings
6804
240
98
74
96

Great but

By lilatomland - May 05 2020
Read more
Love. But the amnt of adds is horrible

Love listening to Chris and guests

By Chris664518 - Apr 29 2020
Read more
Episodes run long but good conversations usually