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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.

Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People Chris Gethard

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 8.3K 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.

    Bonus: Gethard on Paul Giamatti's CHINWAG Podcast

    Bonus: Gethard on Paul Giamatti's CHINWAG Podcast

    Happy to bring you all a little preview of Gethard's recent appearance on the great Paul Giamatti's podcast, CHINWAG, recorded live in San Francisco at Sketchfest 2024. Geth joins Paul and his cohost Stephen Asma to talk about Paul's connection to The Chris Gethard Show and to tell just a whole bunch of ridiculous stories. It's a good time. Check out the clip and then head over to CHINWAG to hear the rest. of the conversation. And make sure you subscribe so you don't miss part two next week!

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    https://link.chtbl.com/beautifulanonxchinwag

    • 8 min
    Single on Valentine's Day

    Single on Valentine's Day

    We all know Valentine's Day is bogus, but that doesn't mean it isn't a bummer to spend it alone. This week's caller talks with Geth about dating as a queer man in the digital age and how past trauma makes things even more complicated. They also talk about making art, making connections, and why more people should go to the movies alone.

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    Tickets for Laughing Together with Chris Gethard: A Comedy Benefit Supporting Mental Health Resources in Our Schools with Joe Pera, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Kenice Mobley, and Kate Nichols!

    Tickets for Beautiful/Anonymous at Treefort Music Fest
    Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @beautifulanonymouspod
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    Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Heir to a Kite Store

    Heir to a Kite Store

    A puzzle enthusiast calls to talk with Gethard about running her family's kite store. She breaks down the various fart-themed products she keeps behind the counter, tells Geth about the niche world of kite-flying, and describes how her store acts as a surprisingly good barometer for the country's current political climate.
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    Read Geth’s new book, Dad at Peace, for free on Everand.
    Tickets for Laughing Together with Chris Gethard: A Comedy Benefit Supporting Mental Health Resources in Our Schools with Joe Pera, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Kenice Mobley, and Kate Nichols!

    Tickets for Beautiful/Anonymous at Treefort Music Fest
    Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @beautifulanonymouspod
    Sign up for Beautiful/Anonymous+ to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.
    Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Pecking Order Is Real

    The Pecking Order Is Real

    This week, Gethard talks with someone whose youth was affected by the “troubled teen industry.” He and Geth talk about that experience, what it means to be a “troubled teen,” and how that time shaped his adult life. Also? Way more talk about chickens than you might expect.
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    Tickets for Laughing Together with Chris Gethard: A Comedy Benefit Supporting Mental Health Resources in Our Schools with Joe Pera, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Kenice Mobley, and Kate Nichols!

    Tickets for Beautiful/Anonymous at Treefort Music Fest
    Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @beautifulanonymouspod
    Sign up for Beautiful/Anonymous+ to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.
    Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Bonus: Dad at Peace

    Bonus: Dad at Peace

    We've got a special bonus excerpt of Gethard's new book for you! In Dad at Peace, Geth opens up about growing up, ditching the ego, and re-evaluating priorities. Read or listen to it for free at everand.com now! 

    • 11 min
    In Search of a City

    In Search of a City

    This empty-nester tells Gethard about the year she and her husband spent driving around the Southwest looking for a new city to call home. She and Geth discuss the ways that traveling throughout the USA can make you a more connected, empathetic person. Then, she breaks down what it means to be a little woo-woo and shares her favorite ghost story.
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    Tickets for Laughing Together with Chris Gethard: A show raising money for mental health awareness in schools.

    Tickets for Beautiful/Anonymous at Treefort Music Fest
    Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @beautifulanonymouspod
    Sign up for Beautiful/Anonymous+ to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.
    Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.3K Ratings

8.3K Ratings

jojocross16 ,

Best podcast

This show is a gem. Love hearing everything about random, normal people. It’s worth the listen.

Hadia Joukhaji ,

I have been listening for years…

Chris teaches humanity in every episode, one of my favorite podcasts!

M Ready WW Operator ,

just trying to help.

Long time listener. Many very interesting topics covered. Often unexpected. Need to catch a inperson show at some point. LOVE IT.

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