Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

26 EpisodesProduced by Earwolf & Chris GethardWebsite

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 … read more

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181. Piles of Walking Goop

September 17th, 2019

1:11:42

This young Scottish caller has a checklist of things to discuss, including the question: Are Scottish people comfortable with depressing comedy because it rains a lot or are they just born a bit sad?


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180. Jammers vs. Blockers

September 10th, 2019

1:11:56

Things just kinda suck at this point in life, but this caller found sanctuary in roller derby.


This episode is brought to you by Fruit of the Loom (

179. The Size of a Cantaloupe

September 3rd, 2019

1:09:09

This caller gives listeners a PSA: go to the doctor! She's managed to maintain an inspiringly positive disposition even after what she thought was just bloating turned out to be something much more serious.


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178. Partner In Prison

August 27th, 2019

1:11:31

Some addictions don’t get discussed that often. A caller talks about sex and love addicts anonymous and discusses the need to save oneself before trying to save the world.


This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (

177. A True (Modern) Love Story

August 20th, 2019

1:13:24

Celebrating her first birthday with friends, family & her girlfriend after 3 years in a mental health treatment center, a caller talks to Geth about falling in love inside the facility. 

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176. The Choctaw & Irish Connection

August 13th, 2019

1:10:16

Having lived all over the world, a member of the Choctaw Tribe talks to Geth about finding a sense of belonging when visiting home from abroad.

This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), …

175. Fighting Through Life

August 6th, 2019

1:11:42

Finding empowerment over past trauma through martial arts. This caller is a true badass.


This episode is brought to you by Life is Good Ping Podcast, Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL), ZipRecruiter (

174. The Squirrel and the Giraffe

July 30th, 2019

1:11:56

Hearing other people talk about themselves makes this caller uncomfortable. "It makes me cringe," he says, "being on the show is a terrible idea." Will this be Chris' second-ever hang up, or will the caller stay on the …

173. I Found Closure

July 23rd, 2019

1:11:39

A caller opens up about a stigmatized condition and tells Geth about finding closure to a chapter of her life after hearing an old friend on …

172. Babysitting (Drunk People)

July 16th, 2019

1:19:52

A bartender tells wild stories (murder!), how to get free stuff (drinks and rides home). Also, the found family & new home she’s established with …

171. I’ve Never Told Anyone

July 9th, 2019

1:14:23

A college student home for the summer, sitting on a living room floor with dog on lap, talks to Geth about an eating disorder that started in high …

170. No Guide Book to Grief

July 2nd, 2019

1:10:02

Planning a posh goth Halloween wedding, taking care of a 3 legged cat and processing grief after the death of a family member who had been hiding big secrets, this British caller prompts Geth to try bring the words …

169. The Raccoon Incident

June 25th, 2019

1:08:39

An online slang dictionary editor and vicious rabid animal attack survivor who had too much cold brew and ritalin talks to Geth about dealing with …

168. Clinical Psychologist

June 18th, 2019

1:12:46

A psychologist talks about the emotional toll of tough conversations, selflessness vs. selfishness & Geth asks: have you ever had to step out mid …

167. Go With The Flow

June 11th, 2019

1:12:30

Geth gets a peek into the chaotic life of a stay at home dad with 3 kids, a 4th on the way, and a daughter in the hospital.


This episode is brought to you by The Life is Good Ping Podcast, Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com

166. The Ultimate Bad Roommate Story

June 4th, 2019

1:12:47

Recently declared PTSD free, a caller is interrupted by a cute little mouse while telling Geth about being emotionally and psychologically …

165. Life Is Weird

May 28th, 2019

1:11:46

A caller tells Geth what it’s like to be a young, single, punk rock mom.

This episode is brought to you by Airbnb Experiences (www.airbnb.com/experiences), The Skimm (www.theskimm.com/STORIES), and ZipRecruiter (

164. The Cuckoo’s Nest

May 21st, 2019

1:12:36

Suffering from a physical injury from working too much & too hard, this week’s caller takes a break from building sets to get Geth excited about theme restaurants (Mars 2112, Jekyll & Hyde...Medieval Times!).

163. More Alike Than Different

May 14th, 2019

1:13:44

You don’t want to mess with a punk rock mom! Geth talks to a proud mother about how lucky she is to have a very unique daughter.

This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Aura …

The Adventures of Glandon Oakfoot

May 10th, 2019

1:02:55

You don’t really know someone’s complex, warped brain until they’ve been your Dungeon Master. For this bonus episode, a caller with lots of D.M. experience guides Glandon Oakfoot, Jomar Salveston and Tyrone The Terrible …

162. A Hero's Journey

May 7th, 2019

1:12:28

A screaming cat with a rubber band around it’s head, Dungeons & Dragons, and an emergency suicide intervention road trip. This caller hasn’t slept in days because she recently leapt in her car to go help someone …

161. Sky Full of Ghosts

April 30th, 2019

1:25:09

A past caller who’s made strides in living with grief, learning to tell her story and finding a path of acceptance catches up with Gethard in studio …

160. Kaleidoscope of Danger

April 23rd, 2019

1:11:19

Calling from a country described as filled with cognitive dissonance and very passionate people, this caller provides Geth a powerful portrait of her …

159. Called Once, Listened Never

April 16th, 2019

1:12:51

A guy who has never even listened to this podcast talks to Gethard about a bunch of stuff for an hour.


This episode is brought to you by Vrbo, Joybird (www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL), Aura Frames, Talkspace (www.talkspace.com

158. Broke In The USA

April 9th, 2019

1:11:05

Living in New Jersey and hating it, the gig economy and trying to get by being broke in the USA are on this caller’s mind. 


This episode is brought to you by Vrbo and Bombas.

157. Porn, Drugs, Murder & Learning To Love

April 2nd, 2019

1:12:04

Kidnapping, murder, sex, cocaine, ketamine and porn. This caller’s family is at the center of a true crime story. She tells Geth about how she’s suffered on her journey to learn how to be loving.


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