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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

42 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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227. Caught My Husband With A Sex Worker

August 11th, 2020


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" …

226. Math Guy vs. Geth

August 4th, 2020


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 …

225. Protesting Magician In Portland

July 28th, 2020


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

July 21st, 2020


A young British woman opens up her experiences with racism in England and provides her perspective on the legacy of colonialism.  Also: saving Prince …

223. Asexual Ex-Conservative Lunchlady

July 14th, 2020


A lunchlady and former conservative tells Geth about how having a miscarriage changed her political views and led to a deeper understanding of her …

Introducing California Love

July 9th, 2020


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 …

222. Stalked By My Ex

July 7th, 2020


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 …

221. Mexican American Iowan

June 30th, 2020


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 …

220. A Bar Star Comes Out, Again

June 23rd, 2020


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

June 16th, 2020


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.

218. A Black Woman in America

June 9th, 2020


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.

217. Touching Strangers Faces

May 26th, 2020


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 …

216. Quitting Weed

May 19th, 2020


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 …

215. Native Alaskan in Anchorage

May 12th, 2020


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 …

214. Quarantine Breakup

May 5th, 2020


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

April 28th, 2020


Physically conquering mental limitations is the ethos of Parkour according to this young psychology student. What really *is* parkour? Don't trust …

212. EMT In The Epicenter

April 21st, 2020


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 …

211. My Partner is a Medical Mystery

April 14th, 2020


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 …

Don't Say The C Word

April 10th, 2020


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 …

210. How To Date A Sketch Comedian

April 7th, 2020


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 …

209. Union Worker vs. Robot Dog Uprising

March 31st, 2020


Fired from his union position, this guy turned to gig economy jobs in the midst of coronavirus. Things are serious right now, but Geth still gets a chance to find out if he ever steals a jalapeno popper and they muse …

208. London Is Savage (in Quarantine)

March 24th, 2020


An Englishwoman is passing the time while self-isolating with a dry cough. She and Chris discuss Coronavirus in England and what it's like growing up …

207. Love In The Time Of Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020


An American living in China describes what it was like living with his other half's entire family for 3 weeks during the Coronavirus. He also shares the surprisingly romantic story of meeting his wife.

206. My Girlfriend Cheated, I Got A Dog

March 10th, 2020


An extremely optimistic guy calls in to talk about how he got over his cheating ex by getting a dog, living in a tiny house, hopping freight trains and more. Plus, Chris shares what he’s learned on the cusp of turning …

Beautiful Follow-Ups: 15 Months In Prison

March 6th, 2020


Want to know how much inmates get paid for working in prison? Gethard catches up with the caller from episode 121, Prison Bound, 15 months into her prison stint. He asks if the system is built wrong and how do those …

205. I'm The Best Lyft Driver

March 3rd, 2020


A former teen mom found happiness after a car wreck by becoming a Lyft driver. She also reveals a surprising connection to Chris.

204. Hit By A Truck

February 25th, 2020


Getting hit by a semi truck at work was only the beginning of this guy’s problems. With his future in doubt, he decided to buy his very own 10 acres.

203. Phone Call Hole In One

February 18th, 2020


Does having an identical twin make you more competitive? This young, female athlete tells Geth about focusing her competitive twin energy into golf, …

202. An Octopus Living in Baltimore

February 11th, 2020


A Baltimorean waxes nostalgic about his hometown and talks about his near fatal encounter with a freight elevator. Things take an interesting turn …

201. Dry Eyes But 2020 Vision

February 4th, 2020


A Gen Z-er (or zoomer!) unpacks the complexities of being mixed race, her mom's secret pill business, why bird spit is a delicacy, and what it's like growing up in the age of climate change.


This episode is brought to …

132. I Survived A Mass Shooting

October 1st, 2018


A mass shooting survivor talks to Gethard about the love, positivity and beauty she has experienced in the year since the real-life nightmare she lived through in Las Vegas.

This episode is brought to you by Merge …

121. Prison Bound

July 16th, 2018


In a few days, this caller will turn herself over to federal authorities and begin a multi-year prison sentence. She tells Geth about how she ended …

119. 39-Year-Old Grandma

July 2nd, 2018


A young grandmother with a family tree that involves some unusually complicated math talks with Gethard about rolling with the punches and rising …

104. The Whirlpool Galaxy

March 20th, 2018


Coping with tremendous grief from a recent tragedy, an astrophysics researcher talks to Geth about black holes, extraterrestrial life and the fate of …

95. Monogamous Animals

January 16th, 2018


"If anybody has seen hell, it would be me.” What starts as an immigrant success story ends up weaving through prostitution, revenge, tragedy, …

94. The Puppet Master

January 9th, 2018


An art school grad talks about his success working in an emerging technological art form. Then, out of nowhere, something happens in this call that …

72. Aussie Best Friend

August 1st, 2017


An Aussie opens up about his family’s history which includes tales of drug dealing, substance abuse, mental illness, sex addiction and trying to find God in a hot yoga studio. Something really special clicks between …

69. Love Is Everywhere

July 11th, 2017


A mother calls in from a children’s hospital while waiting for her daughter's test results. Gethard & the caller shed some tears while discussing …

65. Deaf

June 13th, 2017

This week's caller is a somewhat unconventional podcast fan. He loves Beautiful/Anonymous even though he's never technically heard an episode. Hmmm. …

51. Made Out With My Teacher

March 7th, 2017


A chance encounter at a coffee shop unearthed difficult experiences from this caller’s high school years. The troublesome nature of the call brings …

1. Ron Paul's Baby

March 15th, 2016


A true underdog in Denton, Texas reveals his fascinating family history, and a pent-up passion.

0 Preview: Beautiful / Anonymous

March 3rd, 2016


A sneak peek at Chris Gethard’s new show “Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People,” coming to Earwolf on March 15th! Subscribe now and you won't miss …

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