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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

39 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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I Did Poopy & I Know Calculus

December 3rd, 2019


What’s it like to be a public school teacher today? Gethard finds out from a fellow New Jerseyite.


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Foster To Adopt

November 26th, 2019


A parent talks about her family’s journey with foster care, adoption & a really long walk in Spain.


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Chill (with Justifiable Rage)

November 19th, 2019


In her work as a community organizer, this caller loves listening to other people’s stories and asking tough questions. She tells her story and it …

Polyamorous Group Real Estate

November 12th, 2019


A caller is trying to get a mortgage to buy a duplex with a big group of polyamorous friends and family in Southern Maine.


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Aspiring Pro Wrestler

November 5th, 2019


Geth loves pro wrestling. This caller does too, and so much that he’s trying to make it in that world.


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Motor City Mayhem (Murdered Dads)

October 29th, 2019


Strip clubs, pickles and dad’s getting murdered, that’s what these bros bond over. In one of the most chaotic episodes ever, two callers are on the phone thousands of miles away while their buddy joins Gethard on stage …


October 22nd, 2019


A committed follower of Santo Daime, a Brazilian religion and spiritual tradition, tells Gethard about her many (many, many, many) experiences with …

I Love You, Dad

October 15th, 2019


On the first anniversary of her dad passing away, this week’s caller spoke to Gethard about how cool her dad was and how her family grieved the loss. …


October 8th, 2019


Working at a residential program to help girls who have been trafficked or are at high risk, a caller tells Geth about how her job is the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

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Bad Luck Johnny

October 1st, 2019


This guy has had some really bad luck lately but he’s handling it as best as he can. Plus: epic dad stories involving: the mafia, drug busts & …

The Raccoon Roommate

September 24th, 2019


An illegal (rescued) pet raccoon who eats cap’n crunch out of a shoe, Al-Anon, society, sex, working through trauma. 

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Piles of Walking Goop

September 17th, 2019


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?

This episode is …

Jammers vs. Blockers

September 10th, 2019


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 (

The Size of a Cantaloupe

September 3rd, 2019


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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Partner In Prison

August 27th, 2019


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 (

A True (Modern) Love Story

August 20th, 2019


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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The Choctaw & Irish Connection

August 13th, 2019


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 ( code: BEAUTIFUL), …

Fighting Through Life

August 6th, 2019


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 (, ZipRecruiter (

The Squirrel and the Giraffe

July 30th, 2019


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 …

I Found Closure

July 23rd, 2019


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 …

Babysitting (Drunk People)

July 16th, 2019


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 …

I’ve Never Told Anyone

July 9th, 2019


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 …

No Guide Book to Grief

July 2nd, 2019


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 …

The Raccoon Incident

June 25th, 2019


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 …

Clinical Psychologist

June 18th, 2019


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

Go With The Flow

June 11th, 2019


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 (

The Ultimate Bad Roommate Story

June 4th, 2019


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

Sky Full of Ghosts

April 30th, 2019


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 …

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.

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …


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. …

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 …

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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