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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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    • 4.8 • 1.4K 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.

    I'm A Surrogate: Part 2

    I'm A Surrogate: Part 2

    A couple months after speaking with a surrogate, Geth follows up with her because she had some unfortunate news. They speak frankly about a difficult, taboo subject but express an enduring hopefulness for the future. Listen to part 1 here. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    I'm A Surrogate

    I'm A Surrogate

    A surrogate explains why having a baby for someone else is so meaningful to her. She and Geth also get into the difficulty of infertility.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Chinese American Adoptee

    Chinese American Adoptee

    A Chinese American woman shares her thoughts on the uptick in violence against Asians in the U.S. She also talks with Geth about what it’s like having white, adoptive parents, and the layer of complexity it adds to the topic of race. Check out our show and many hilarious other pods featured on Stitchers first ever Comedy week! In app or at Stitcherapp.com/comedy

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Beautiful Shorties: One Year Later

    Beautiful Shorties: One Year Later

    A 19 year old looks back at her progress on the one year anniversary of her suicide attempt. She also talks with Geth about how her viral TikTok video led to successfully selling her art online. 

    • 32 min
    Analyze My Dreams

    Analyze My Dreams

    A woman who loves working at a psychiatric hospital shares her dream journal with Geth and he loosely analyzes them.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Let's Talk About Sex

    Let's Talk About Sex

    A sex educator shares her research on sexless marriages and why scheduling sex is actually a good idea. She also tells Geth what got her love life going again after being married for 20 years.

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Boomer9779 ,

Thank you 🙏🏻🇨🇦

I came across your podcast last week. I’m addicted!! Thank you from New Brunswick, Canada 🍁🇨🇦🙋‍♀️

mloones ,

Sorry Sally. A man who respects the hell out of his mom

A great podcast that promotes mental health, kindness, empathy and curiosity about thehuman condition. Yours is the most relevant of all the podcasts out there. Initially it felt a bit like the island of misfit toys but now... it’s a whole beautiful display of all of us living our own human lives. They’re messy and beautiful and you help us see that with your lack of judgement and care for every caller. Thank you Chris for continuing to say we will all get a chance to spend an hour with you. You do this very well, you should do it for a long time. Your work makes a difference❤️

mrsmmorse ,

OG listener

Why haven’t I reviewed this before? I’ve been listening since episode 1, and I’ll never stop. Utterly fascinating to get a glimpse into the lives of others. Chris is an amazing host and really knows how to carry the conversation when necessary without taking over too much. Moments of real humor and humanity. Amazing!

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