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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 teacher talks to Geth about moving out of the country for a new position. She also shares what it was like getting married during lockdown and how spite can be motivating.
I'm A Surrogate: Part 2

I'm A Surrogate: Part 2

2021-04-0901:08:43

A couple months after speaking with a surrogate, Geth follows up with her because she had some unfortunate news. They speak frankly about a difficult, taboo subject but express an enduring hopefulness for the future. Listen to part 1 here.
261. I'm A Surrogate

261. I'm A Surrogate

2021-04-0601:09:401

A surrogate explains why having a baby for someone else is so meaningful to her. She and Geth also get into the difficulty of infertility.
A Chinese American woman shares her thoughts on the uptick in violence against Asians in the U.S. She also talks with Geth about what it’s like having white, adoptive parents, and the layer of complexity it adds to the topic of race. Check out our show and many hilarious other pods featured on Stitchers first ever Comedy week! In app or at Stitcherapp.com/comedy
A 19 year old looks back at her progress on the one year anniversary of her suicide attempt. She also talks with Geth about how her viral TikTok video led to successfully selling her art online.
259. Analyze My Dreams

259. Analyze My Dreams

2021-03-2301:07:453

A woman who loves working at a psychiatric hospital shares her dream journal with Geth and he loosely analyzes them.
258. Let's Talk About Sex

258. Let's Talk About Sex

2021-03-1601:32:263

A sex educator shares her research on sexless marriages and why scheduling sex is actually a good idea. She also tells Geth what got her love life going again after being married for 20 years.
From Woodstock to raising 3 kids as a single mom to switching careers, a retired woman in lockdown has got a lot of stories to tell and so much more life to live.
257. Hallucinating Gremlins

257. Hallucinating Gremlins

2021-03-0901:08:191

A former vet talks to Geth about channeling his experiences in the military into comedy. He also shares his thoughts on the rise of militias in the United States and why he hates knitting.
256. Choose Love Everyday

256. Choose Love Everyday

2021-03-0201:12:352

A young woman opens up to Geth about falling asleep while breastfeeding and losing her baby. She theorizes about how much her being black had to do with being charged with manslaughter after the tragic event.
A woman studying the effects of poverty on the mental health of low income mothers shares what she's learned. She also opens up to Geth about her struggles with depression and how Ketamine treatments changed her life.
255. Unhoused

255. Unhoused

2021-02-2301:11:114

A woman shares how she went from being unhoused to getting her own place. She also educates Geth on day to day life as an unhoused person and how it changed her political views.
254. Widower Remarried

254. Widower Remarried

2021-02-1601:07:071

A psychotherapist in Israel talks to Geth about losing his first wife and how it opened his heart for another love. He also discusses getting remarried, being an older parent, and using his life as a tool in therapy.
A trans woman speaks with Geth about the secret joys of transitioning and what happened when she came out to her conservative, Southern Baptist family.
253. My Son Is Deaf

253. My Son Is Deaf

2021-02-0901:11:111

A mom opens up to Geth about her unique hearing condition and raising a deaf son. She also talks about his career as a professional gamer.
A young woman opens up about her best friend's suicide and the emotional toll it's taken on her. If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a loved one, or just need emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
We're bringing you a special bonus release of Chris Gethard's new podcast series New Jersey Is The World! Geth's new project is an umbrella of podcasts exploring, celebrating, and laughing at the culture of America's most ridiculous state. He's gathered a bunch of Jersey guys who grew up together so they can combine forces in their quest to break down all things Jersey. And it also invites you, the public at large, to get involved.
A woman describes what it's like being narcoleptic with cataplexy. She shares her wildest episodes, including when she's collapsed mid sex and mid laugh.
A wildlife biologist has a message for closeted first generation Chinese American boys. He and Geth also chat about the gay volleyball scene, why bats are cool (should Geth get a bat box?!) and nerd out about comic books.
A recently unemployed woman talks to Geth about why she started an OnlyFans account and her complicated relationship with an older man.
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Comments (129)

alex

I dislike the quietness of Chris on this one. I get the caller interrupted and was on a lot of tangents, but the silence was hurting me a bit :(

Mar 12th
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Kaumudi H

Don't Forget to Be Awesome??? Asking Chris about his favourite bridge? Heck yesss, we got a Nerdfighter right here! ❤️

Jan 14th
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Vic

While I love the name Glandon Oakfoot, I still don't get Dungeons and Dragons.

Dec 13th
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Ashley Perry

😋🎀😋🎀

Nov 20th
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Jeff Morgan

A pox on your house! Go take a holiday and go camping. Right now Puss-n-Boots is more manly than you are!

Nov 9th
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CBS Girl

You both make me smile!! ♡

Nov 5th
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Vic

Finally! I wondered how "Sorry Sally" started. Now I know!😃

Nov 5th
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BillyG

At 18:30 I swear Chris is taking a piss

Aug 30th
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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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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 Cheroske - Roush

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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