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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.

    Comedy-Themed Butt Tattoos

    Comedy-Themed Butt Tattoos

    This week’s caller joins Gethard for a good ol’ fashioned chit-chat. From working in the restaurant industry, to recreational substance-fueled movie marathons, to getting your DnD numbers just right, this call is a laidback hang with a cool, fun person.

    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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    Go to greenchef.com/stories50 and use code stories50 to get 50% off, plus 20% off your next two months.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 20 min
    Borehole Geologist

    Borehole Geologist

    This week, Gethard talks with a borehole geologist about his very unique career. He describes the perils of the job, like traveling 2000 feet underground into a mine with only one way out, the exciting parts of his career that most of us have never even thought about, and why he still gets jazzed about the same stuff that made him love rocks when he was a kid.


    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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    As a listener of this podcast, you’ll get $80 off of your first month with Talkspace when you go to Talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL and enter promo code SPACE80.
     

     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Medieval Recreator

    Medieval Recreator

    A medieval recreator calls to talk with Gethard about their shared love for her city, meeting her husband while dressed in medieval garb, why what she does isn't reeanctment, and how today's politics manage to show up no matter how far back you travel in time. Plus, a whole lot more about falconry, heraldry, and all kinds of truly nerdy stuff. Just don't confuse her with those LARP dorks, okay?
    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
    Follow The Cat in the Hat Cast on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to The Cat in the Hat Cast ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or Wondery Kids Plus in Apple Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    An Episode for Dave Matthews

    An Episode for Dave Matthews

    A dedicated Dave Matthews Band fan tells Gethard how her love for DMB led her to donate a kidney to a total stranger. She explains some of the more complicated aspects of the process and how donating her kidney set off a chain reaction that saved a total of 10 lives. Plus, she and Geth talk about cool party tricks, pretentious tattoos, and a whole lot more. The important thing though, is that if you're reading this right now and you know Dave Matthews, you send him this episode.
    If you’re interested in learning more about living donation, here’s a place to start: organdonor.gov
    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 and to learn why we've included a link to the University of Tennessee's Body Donation Packet.
    Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬
    Follow The Cat in the Hat Cast on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to The Cat in the Hat Cast ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or Wondery Kids Plus in Apple Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Mother, Woman, Artist

    Mother, Woman, Artist

    This week’s caller is an artist and a mother who called in to talk about the gifts and challenges of both of those aspects of her identity. She tells Geth about what it’s like making art with her dad, how being an artist informs how she’s raising her own daughter, and being part of an incredibly cool grassroots initiative and their mission to “Take Up Space” in galleries all over the world. She also drops a pretty big reveal in the 5 Random Questions segment of the show, so this week might be a good one to sign up for Beautiful/Anonymous+ if you haven’t already.
    Learn more about the Thrive Together Network and the Taking Up Space Initiative 
    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
    Follow The Cat in the Hat Cast on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to The Cat in the Hat Cast ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or Wondery Kids Plus in Apple Podcasts.
     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Imagine a Road Trip in the Sky

    Imagine a Road Trip in the Sky

    A unique soul with outer space on the brain, this week’s caller has never heard an entire episode of Beautiful/Anonymous and just called to see if our phone number was real. He talks with Gethard about going to the moon, bringing back blimp travel, reducing suffering on Earth, and a few of the million other things he’s got on his mind.
    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
    Follow The Cat in the Hat Cast on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to The Cat in the Hat Cast ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or Wondery Kids Plus in Apple Podcasts.
     

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

davidautrey ,

Take a beat

Anonymous is a "thing". The host has blurbs and commercials that skip. So hosts and sponsors have remained anon. And still....

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!

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