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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 • 8.1K 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.

    Foster Parents Who Love D&D (Live from Seattle)

    Foster Parents Who Love D&D (Live from Seattle)

    A married couple who recently became foster parents talk about what motivated them to foster and how it’s dramatically changed their lives.

    They open up about how everyday is "emotional limbo" because they don't know if the kids will return to their birth parents. They also share their love of D&D, revealing character names such as Trina Tinkleberry the gnome.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Two Married People Have An Affair

    Two Married People Have An Affair

    Chris speaks with a man about having an affair with a married woman he met at work and the aftermath of his decision. He opens up about getting divorced and losing friends. He also shares how his bipolar disorder affected the marriage and the importance of focusing on his mental health now.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Big Time Goof (Live from Ann Arbor)

    Big Time Goof (Live from Ann Arbor)

    A self described “big time goof” with a laugh you won't forget opens up to Geth about his dreams of becoming a traveling musician. The former children's librarian discusses his favorite children's book "Everybody Poops" and explains why he calls himself "the king of cats." He also plays a song inspired by his life loosely titled “Narrow Urethra.” You can guess what that’s about. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Queerness and Faith

    Queerness and Faith

    In order to keep her faith, she had to accept who she really was. A woman speaks with Geth about going through a breakup and bringing her queerness and spirituality into alliance. She opens up about being part of a church that did more harm to her than good and finding a higher purpose. She also discusses moving back in with her parents post breakup and a potential autism diagnosis. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Drug Money For Law School

    Drug Money For Law School

    A law student shares how he ended up paying for school selling weed on the dark web. He explains why he thinks college is a scam and how dealing drugs is a study in human behavior. He also confirms Geth's suspicions that law students like to party with a story about a mimosa brunch gone awry. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Improvisational Jazz

    Improvisational Jazz

    A piano playing jazz musician improvises songs with Chris about his son's tummy troubles, art, and life. She also opens up about doing a stand-up set for her musical hero and experiencing harassment as a woman in the jazz world.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.1K Ratings

8.1K Ratings

Indie Macky ,

Such an interesting podcast!

Never know what you will listen too the episodes are so random and interesting love it thanks and keep it going!!

L_Lanoue ,

Different, refreshing, different world views

Community. This community is everything. You will learn about the world around you and become educated.

MamaGyesSirE ,

Let me just say...big GOOf!

Real life, real people, incredible stories!

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