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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

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Rank #92 in Comedy category

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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.

iTunes Ratings

7170 Ratings
Average Ratings
6694
229
93
72
82

Great episode

By Jctlly - Feb 19 2020
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Fun to listen to the caller. Even though I didn’t agree with everything, I enjoyed her reasoned views. Great twin dynamics with her sister and growing up. Obviously a great relationship with her dad too!

Beautiful Follow ups!

By sipasah - Feb 18 2020
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Not a fan!

iTunes Ratings

7170 Ratings
Average Ratings
6694
229
93
72
82

Great episode

By Jctlly - Feb 19 2020
Read more
Fun to listen to the caller. Even though I didn’t agree with everything, I enjoyed her reasoned views. Great twin dynamics with her sister and growing up. Obviously a great relationship with her dad too!

Beautiful Follow ups!

By sipasah - Feb 18 2020
Read more
Not a fan!
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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.

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: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #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: 187. Motor City Mayhem (Murdered Dads)

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Strip clubs, pickles and dad’s getting murdered, that’s what these bros bond over. In one of the most chaotic episodes ever, two callers are on the phone thousands of miles away while their buddy joins Gethard on stage at Ant Hall in Detroit!

This episode is brought to you by Bayer, Candid Co (www.candidco.com/stories code: STORIES), and Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25).

Oct 29 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: 189. Polyamorous Group Real Estate

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A caller is trying to get a mortgage to buy a duplex with a big group of polyamorous friends and family in Southern Maine.

This episode is brought to you by Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful), Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).

Nov 12 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #8: 186. Ayahuasca

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A committed follower of Santo Daime, a Brazilian religion and spiritual tradition, tells Gethard about her many (many, many, many) experiences with Ayahuasca.

This episode is brought to you by Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com/stories), Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com), and Living with Yourself on Netflix.

Oct 22 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: 192. I Did Poopy & I Know Calculus

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What’s it like to be a public school teacher today? Gethard finds out from a fellow New Jerseyite.

This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Natural Disasters (www.parcast.com/naturaldisasters), and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful).

Dec 03 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 191. Foster To Adopt

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A parent talks about her family’s journey with foster care, adoption & a really long walk in Spain.

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

Nov 26 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 190. Chill (with Justifiable Rage)

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In her work as a community organizer, this caller loves listening to other people’s stories and asking tough questions. She tells her story and it includes a lot of struggles particularly with her father and his alcoholism including things like a warrant for murder and being surveilled by the State Police.

This episode is brought to you by Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com/stories), Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25), and Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com/stories).

Nov 19 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: 184. Traffic

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Working at a residential program to help girls who have been trafficked or are at high risk, a caller tells Geth about how her job is the best thing that’s ever happened to her.



This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful).

Oct 08 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: 188. Aspiring Pro Wrestler

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Geth loves pro wrestling. This caller does too, and so much that he’s trying to make it in that world.

This episode is brought to you by Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL)

Nov 05 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #16: 183. Bad Luck Johnny

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This guy has had some really bad luck lately but he’s handling it as best as he can. Plus: epic dad stories involving: the mafia, drug busts & kidnappings.


This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL) and Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES).

Oct 01 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: 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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Rank #19: 185. I Love You, Dad

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On the first anniversary of her dad passing away, this week’s caller spoke to Gethard about how cool her dad was and how her family grieved the loss. Meanwhile, she provides an explainer on British culture and accents that leads to Geth’s laughable take at cockney.


This episode is brought to you by Bombas (www.bombas.com/STORIES), Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), and Bayer. 

Oct 15 2019

1hr 7mins

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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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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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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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200. Citizen Of The World

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A guy from the Deep South tells Chris some wild travel stories, and about the time he got hit by a car inside of a Waffle House.

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

Jan 28 2020

1hr 8mins

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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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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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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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Beautiful Follow-Ups: The Rise of Oakfoot

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Glandon Oakfoot, Jomar Salveston and Tyrone The Terrible reunite for one last adventure. They’re joined by their trusted Game Master, a parade of familiar friends and intern Gingerburg in an effort to revive the Princess from catatonic busy signal sickness. For more Beautiful Follow-Ups & the full Beautiful/Anonymous back catalog, go to StitcherPremium.com and use code STORIES.

Jan 03 2020

1hr 55mins

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196. Beautiful Resolutions for 2020

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Listeners (including a surprising number of aspiring novelists) called in for a series of brief one minute calls to tell Geth their goals, hopes and plans for 2020.

This episode is brought to you by Joybird.

Dec 31 2019

1hr 6mins

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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

Play

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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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

Play

192. I Did Poopy & I Know Calculus

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What’s it like to be a public school teacher today? Gethard finds out from a fellow New Jerseyite.

This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Natural Disasters (www.parcast.com/naturaldisasters), and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful).

Dec 03 2019

1hr 9mins

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191. Foster To Adopt

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A parent talks about her family’s journey with foster care, adoption & a really long walk in Spain.

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

Nov 26 2019

1hr 6mins

Play

190. Chill (with Justifiable Rage)

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Read more

In her work as a community organizer, this caller loves listening to other people’s stories and asking tough questions. She tells her story and it includes a lot of struggles particularly with her father and his alcoholism including things like a warrant for murder and being surveilled by the State Police.

This episode is brought to you by Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com/stories), Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25), and Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com/stories).

Nov 19 2019

1hr 5mins

Play

189. Polyamorous Group Real Estate

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A caller is trying to get a mortgage to buy a duplex with a big group of polyamorous friends and family in Southern Maine.

This episode is brought to you by Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful), Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).

Nov 12 2019

1hr 5mins

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188. Aspiring Pro Wrestler

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Geth loves pro wrestling. This caller does too, and so much that he’s trying to make it in that world.

This episode is brought to you by Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL)

Nov 05 2019

1hr 7mins

Play

187. Motor City Mayhem (Murdered Dads)

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Strip clubs, pickles and dad’s getting murdered, that’s what these bros bond over. In one of the most chaotic episodes ever, two callers are on the phone thousands of miles away while their buddy joins Gethard on stage at Ant Hall in Detroit!

This episode is brought to you by Bayer, Candid Co (www.candidco.com/stories code: STORIES), and Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25).

Oct 29 2019

1hr 7mins

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iTunes Ratings

7170 Ratings
Average Ratings
6694
229
93
72
82

Great episode

By Jctlly - Feb 19 2020
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Fun to listen to the caller. Even though I didn’t agree with everything, I enjoyed her reasoned views. Great twin dynamics with her sister and growing up. Obviously a great relationship with her dad too!

Beautiful Follow ups!

By sipasah - Feb 18 2020
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Not a fan!