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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 • 8.4K 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.

    Raising the Roof Returns!

    Raising the Roof Returns!

    This week’s caller is back to make history a second time. Two weeks ago, our caller hung up early on Geth, and we’ve all been debating what happened there ever since. Well, guess what, she somehow managed to get back through a second time–no easy feat. So, Gethard gets to ask her about what really happened. Plus he checks in on the bus situation, and then the call goes in many other directions. Different day. Different call. That’s just how it goes.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Our Nerdiest Caller Ever?

    Our Nerdiest Caller Ever?

    A clinical researcher who works in oncology talks with Gethard about the advances that have been made in the field and why there’s something bittersweet about making strides. And learning about this caller’s life–from where they met their husband, to their various hobbies–leads Gethard to declare her as quite possibly our nerdiest caller ever.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Raising the Roof (Skoolie Life)

    Raising the Roof (Skoolie Life)

    This week's caller is finally going to embrace her tiny home dreams. That is, if her husband can stop jumping off roofs long enough for them to finish the bus renovation they started three years ago. This one starts out easy enough. How does one become involved in skoolie life? What makes someone want to live in a school bus in the first place? What's all this drama about raising the bus roof? But things take a turn when Gethard and our caller start to unpack some of the more serious motivations for wanting to live a bit more off the grid. Then, something happens that has only ever happened once before in the history of Beautiful Anonymous. You can probably guess what it is, but you'll have to listen to find out for sure.
    Head to chrisgeth.com to check out Gethard's new and improved website where you can get tickets to all of his upcoming tour dates and watch his special Half My Life for free!
    Go to joindeleteme.com/BEAUTIFUL and use promo code BEAUTIFUL for 20% off. 
    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
    Waiting for the Shame to Kick In

    Waiting for the Shame to Kick In

    This week's caller is queer, polyamorous, and on ADHD-related academic probation in seminary school. These are all fairly new developments in her life. She talks to Gethard about how opening herself up to exploration and possibility led her to a life she says the old her would have been "appalled" by and why–even if this new life is a little more chaotic–she's so much happier now.
    Head to chrisgeth.com to check out Gethard's new and improved website where you can get tickets to all of his upcoming tour dates and watch his special Half My Life for free!
    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
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Local TV News Producer

    Local TV News Producer

    A local TV news producer talks with Gethard about telling local stories, connecting with her community, the changing news landscape, and how to stay human in a field that expects you to distance yourself from the people you’re covering.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Wrote the New Bible

    Wrote the New Bible

    A signmaker calls to talk to Gethard about the novel she spent 35 years writing, tapping into life on the quantum level, and a whole lot of stuff we honestly aren’t sure we understand. It’s a fascinating call. Some of you are going to love this one. Some of you are going to feel like you stepped into a weird alternate dimension you can’t escape. And some of you are going to love this one because it will make you feel like you stepped into a weird alternate dimension you can’t escape. This caller has a story to share, and what is Beautiful/Anonymous, if not a place for people to share their stories?
    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
    We've worked out a special deal with Hiya for their best selling children's vitamin. Receive 50% off your first order. To claim this deal you must go to hiyahealth.com/BEAUTIFULSTORIES. 
    As a special, limited-time offer for our listeners, get 15% off your purchase of a Skylight Calendar when you go to SkylightCal.com/STORIES
    Give all the “moms” in your life a unique, heartfelt gift you’ll all cherish for years—StoryWorth! Right now, save $10 on your first purchase when you go to StoryWorth.com/beautiful!
    Upgrade your wardrobe. Go to Quince.com/beautiful for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns.

    To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL and enter promo code SPACE80 to get $80 off of your first month and show your support for the show.
     

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

zorbit23 ,

Humanity, humility, beautifully anonymous.

Been listening to this show since the first episode aired on TAL. This is an absolute gem and I’ve proudly been sharing it with people ever since. Thanks to Chris and all others who work hard to bring it to everyone.

879323 ,

Have loved your podcast since 2018.

Great Podcast!

madi3h ,

Long time favorite

I’ve been listening since the beginning and this show never gets old. It keeps getting better. I look forward to it every single week! Highly recommend going to the live shows if you can.

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