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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 493 Ratings

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.

    My Friend Murdered Someone

    My Friend Murdered Someone

    A woman learns from local news reports that her friend recently murdered someone. She discusses her relationship with him leading up to the murder.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    A Pirate's Life

    A Pirate's Life

    Ahoy, matey! Geth talks to (and sings sea shanties with) a real life present day pirate.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Everyone Is A Survivor (Tanya from Motor City Mayhem)

    Everyone Is A Survivor (Tanya from Motor City Mayhem)

    Geth chats one on one with Tanya from Motor City Mayhem (episode 187) about the aftermath of the home invasion that left his father dead and brother unable to speak. They discuss coping with ongoing grief, with some laughs along the way.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Beautiful Follow-Ups: Goosey Bumpies (#187 Motor City Mayhem)

    Beautiful Follow-Ups: Goosey Bumpies (#187 Motor City Mayhem)

    Geth catches up with the Motor City Mayhem guys and sees if they've calmed down. He chats with them all together and then one on one to see how they're individually doing. The results are surprisingly heartwarming. Find more Beautiful Follow-Ups plus all of the Beautiful Anonymous archives, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    My Husband Cheated With My Best Friend

    My Husband Cheated With My Best Friend

    Religious cults, vehicular manslaughter, and an extra marital affair. This caller has a lot to get off her chest. She also opens up to Geth about the fact that both she and the woman who had an affair with her husband are bisexual.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    Distract yourself from election forecasting with the original forecasters. A caller introduces Geth to the world of Groundhog Day predictors including Clucksatony Hen and Buck Eyed Chuck.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
493 Ratings

493 Ratings

Vivalajanet ,

Chris is gold

Love him so much and he deals with tough topics and he just gets it

Simon v, another Aussie fan ,

Thank you, Chris, for this Pure Gold

Such a wonderful and eye opening show. Each caller has a unique set of experiences and in sharing them they give us the opportunity to learn from them. I’ve gained a lot of perspective, compassion and appreciation from listening to their stories. Gethard has a warm and inquisitive heart. He manages to ask the right questions, pushing the callers in intriguing directions without pushing too hard. Basically, he keeps the show entertaining without exploiting his guests. Thank you, Chris!

Tris1983new ,

Thank you

Thanks Chris and the team. I love the range of topics covered and find it one of my favourite podcasts for relaxing. It makes me feel connected, more understanding of people and calm. Keep up the amazing work.

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