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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.

    Taking Off a Backpack Full of Rocks

    Taking Off a Backpack Full of Rocks

    This week’s caller is gearing up for a big move across the country. He calls to talk with Gethard about living his life as a trans man, some of the difficult reasons he’s making this move, and how, despite those difficulties, his life has opened up in some really beautiful ways.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Rules of Combat

    Rules of Combat

    A martial arts instructor who definitely doesn’t have an accent calls Gethard to talk about running his own studio, making a big career change, and the rules of sparring if he and Geth ever meet on a random dock in Central Jersey.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Most Thoughtful Caller

    The Most Thoughtful Caller

    A reluctant-but-proud military father who’s looking forward to seeing his son for the first time in seventeen weeks calls to talk with Gethard about being thoughtful, empathetic, and willing to have your worldview totally changed. It’s also about couples counseling, subduing a man on a plane, giving up an office job to become a truck driver, and, ultimately, embracing your true identity. Oh, and if you’re a Beautiful/Anonymous+ subscriber, and you stick around for the 5 Random Questions, it’s also about “Kinky Claus,” one of the greatest stories ever told on Beautiful/Anonymous.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    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.
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

Burlington street ,

Great podcast!!

I have been listening since I saw you preform at the office reunion!!

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Let’s go Brandon!

🤮🤮woke garbage

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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.

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