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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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A divorcée shares details from the ledger of the 35 men she's dated since her marriage ended and some of them are wild. From hitting on someone else during a date to commitment issues, welcome to the "The Gong Show" dating game.
226. Math Guy vs. Geth

226. Math Guy vs. Geth

2020-08-0401:12:06

A doctor of mathematics has a bone to pick with Chris about his dislike of the subject. They get into what schools could be doing differently to teach math and the surprising connections between their chosen fields.
A magician explains why she doesn’t like other magicians and describes what it’s been like attending protests in Portland. She and Chris also unpack her first crush as a kid: Encyclopedia Brown.
224. A Posh Perspective

224. A Posh Perspective

2020-07-2101:08:241

A young British woman opens up her experiences with racism in England and provides her perspective on the legacy of colonialism.  Also: saving Prince William's life, squirrel fights & the time her mom attacked her girlfriend with ice cream.
A lunchlady and former conservative tells Geth about how having a miscarriage changed her political views and led to a deeper understanding of her sexuality. Also, is Friday still pizza day??
Hello Beautiful/Anonymous fans! Enjoy this episode of a new show from LAist studios, California Love. The show seeks to understand what it means to belong and not belong to the places we are from.
222. Stalked By My Ex

222. Stalked By My Ex

2020-07-0701:11:451

A former engineer opens up to Geth about being stalked by her ex-boyfriend and why she decided to become a teacher. She reveals the difficulties of navigating the legal system as a black woman and the struggle to get her ex rehabilitated.
221. Mexican American Iowan

221. Mexican American Iowan

2020-06-3001:11:162

A recent high school graduate grapples with her dream of becoming a journalist and taking care of her brothers. She and Geth also discuss growing up in Iowa and her experience being sued for calling out a white woman’s racism.
Gay conversion therapy, a failed marriage and finally coming out. A caller tells Geth about his religious upbringing and finding happiness later in life.
219. Romantic Wrestler

219. Romantic Wrestler

2020-06-1601:08:052

An indie pro wrestler tells Geth about going through a break up during the COVID crisis, proving that guys in the ring need love too.
A caller navigates life as a black woman in America during a historic week of BLM protests. She and Geth also talk about microaggressions, the problem with "all lives matter," and her mother’s death.
Going back to work amidst the pandemic is stressful for this cat-owning cosmetologist. She tells Geth her strategies to manage anxiety and gives him some advice involving a hair piece.
216. Quitting Weed

216. Quitting Weed

2020-05-1901:08:49

An all-day-everyday weed smoker considers quitting due to health issues (involving *enormous burps*). She tells Geth what it’s been like starting a new relationship during quarantine.
A Native Alaskan talks about life after thyroid cancer and fills Geth in on the music scene in Alaska. You'll never guess what happened when Pitbull performed in Kodiak!
214. Quarantine Breakup

214. Quarantine Breakup

2020-05-0501:08:471

A trans man talks about what it's like living with his gf post breakup and still sleeping in the same bed. He and Geth discuss masculinity.
213. Parkour Yoda

213. Parkour Yoda

2020-04-2801:10:50

Physically conquering mental limitations is the ethos of Parkour according to this young psychology student. What really *is* parkour? Don't trust the click baity facebook posts, trust this guy. He tells Geth how jumping on random stuff helps him clear his mind.
212. EMT In The Epicenter

212. EMT In The Epicenter

2020-04-2101:09:423

The emergency calls are at an all time high but she says "the darkness makes the light seem brighter". Geth helps lighten the mood by talking about the haunted spots in her Long Island hometown and they bond over their shared psych med prescriptions.
A young woman describes working as a nanny during quarantine with a toddler while having a sick partner in need of a transplant. She also opens up about almost being kidnapped and what she's looking forward to once lockdown is over.
Don't Say The C Word

Don't Say The C Word

2020-04-1002:34:563

Geth did something a little different. 75 phones calls, 2.5 hours. No names. No mention of Coronavirus. Chris talks to new dads, a lady with a fish named Slim Shady, someone with extensive knowledge of Harry Truman, a woman with an affinity for abandoned shopping carts, and many more.
Stuck at home under lockdown with her parents, an art student calls in and talks to Gethard about how coronavirus has affected their lives so far. Geth gives advice on dating a sketch comedian and she opens up about her experience dating a former child actor.
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Tim Nagel

love it, Chris! and you're character is awesome in SPACE FORCE.

Jun 18th
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Karlie Hensel

I loved this call, I'm in Australia where we have hardly any new cases, yet I'm anxious about going back to work. Chris, you are an amazing human being and your reply to this called was brilliant. I needed to hear this right now as well. Thank you for being you and for producing this show 🧡🧡

Jun 6th
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0OOXOO0

wtf...

Apr 1st
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Crystal Dimas

shes so annoying. sounds like she enjoys the attention. she knew what she was doing at the young age otherwise she wouldnt continue crossing that bridge.

Mar 27th
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Emma Domrow

I simply adored this one. I was driving the long trek home at 9:30pm from Brisbane and was listening to this one in my car. I literally LOL'd in many places. Thanks for an easy, carefree, funny call. You sir, are my kind of human

Mar 4th
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Ekansh Bhatnagar

A wholesome call.

Feb 26th
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Japgar

I felt like Chris was a little rude in this episode

Feb 17th
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Michele B

#childfreebychoice girlfriend!

Feb 11th
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Lauren B

I Love you guys! Caller... I know exactly how you feel in the mental, unappreciated self defeating rut. I'm so isolated socially and medicated to give me a reasonable shot at getting out of bed. Appreciate the opportunities you have by having a foundation of friends to get out with. I might be without, but YOU just made me so delighted. A much deserved brain break. Thank you😊 You owe it to me to pick up your damn stapler wave goodbye to the Bob's and go have a riot!

Jan 30th
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Janelle Gootee

Love this show and really wanted to hear this story but I agree with the post above..

Jan 27th
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Mo Mcgarry

Her high pitch voice very hard to listen too

Jan 22nd
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Cindy Roush-Cheroske

This chick is a ditz

Jan 7th
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Bonnie D

I can't finish listening to this because she just keeps laughing about it. what the hell?

Jan 3rd
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Bonnie D

what in the actual f@c+ is wrong with this jag off? how is holding children down appealing?

Dec 31st
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Moana Nelio

WTF

Dec 26th
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Russell lee

the interviewer is a nitwit. listen to it twice for him to fumbling and bumbling along TRYING to interview this woman. what a noob

Dec 8th
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ellcee79

Painful....ugh

Nov 14th
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Eduardo

You know, maybe someone who only experiences about Brazil are its language and drugs shouldn't be talking about how Brazil and its people are like. This lady doesn't know shit. Ayahuasca is not even that common around here.

Nov 4th
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Emma Domrow

I love this podcast. The anonymity of the callers just adds to its charm. Chris Gethard is funny, quirky and easy to listen to. This is my number 1 podcast by a mile.

Oct 30th
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Andrea Mandt

one of my favorites, for SURE. as a woman in my mid-twenties, who was in just a crappy place all of college, and is now in another place that is better, I found myself fist pumping and standing up, cheering for this woman and for gethard. especially the positive anger that you can harness to be a badass and make your life awesome, thank you both so much.

Oct 11th
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