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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

Earwolf

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.

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.

Location:

United States

Networks:

Earwolf

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

277. Diagnosed with Parkinson's At 30

7/27/2021
A woman with Parkinson's talks about how getting brain surgery changed her life. She also educates Geth on the definition of masking and how medical marijuana has helped her. We decided to make a special t-shirt in honor of today's caller. Go to Podswag.com/beautiful to grab your new favorite shirt, available in blue or red. All proceeds will be donated to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Duration:01:09:51

276. Hippie Dippie Public Speaking Consultant

7/20/2021
A former Peace Corps volunteer explains to Geth what being a public speaking coach for Reiki healers and dentists entails. She also opens up about the strange journey that led to her current role.

Duration:01:11:21

275. A Posh Liver Transplant

7/13/2021
The 'Posh Perspective' caller updates Geth on a recent liver transplant. She talks about the difficulty of processing that someone had to die for her to survive. Her girlfriend also shares what the experience was like advocating for a loved one in the hospital.

Duration:01:12:02

274. Dating During COVID

7/6/2021
What’s it like to fall in love during lockdown? A thirtysomething aspiring gardener shares the pros and cons of dating during the pandemic. He also opens up to Geth about his journey to body positivity as “the big guy.”

Duration:01:07:47

273. Odd Duck Trucker

6/29/2021
The deregulation of the US trucking industry led to major changes including the decline of unions over the last few decades. A Minnesotan truck driver tells Geth about his experience, how immigrant truck drivers are being taken advantage of, and how he feels as a liberal "odd duck trucker.

Duration:01:01:08

272. It Happened For A Reason

6/22/2021
A mom calls in from the hospital after her baby’s abdominal surgery. She opens up to Geth about the ups and downs of having 2 kids with the same genetic condition.

Duration:01:04:45

271. Marijuana Mansion

6/15/2021
A stand up comedian reveals to Geth why her AA group calls her “the real Mrs. Maisel.” She also talks about her time in the “marijuanna mansion” and what it’s like hanging out with hard partying symphony musicians.

Duration:01:11:11

270. Love Addict

6/8/2021
A woman opens up to Geth about being a love addict and why it's different from sex addiction. She also talks about her struggle with only being interested in unavailable men.

Duration:01:08:11

269. Mr. Postman

6/1/2021
Geth finds out whether dogs actually dislike postal delivery workers from an actual mailman. The postman also opens up about his dreams of becoming a chef and the weirdness of having to deliver penis pumps.

Duration:01:02:45

268. Native American Biological Engineer

5/25/2021
A young woman opens up to Geth about having imposter syndrome as one of the few WOC biological engineering students in her program. She also describes being rejected by NASA and her dream of growing plants in space.

Duration:01:08:51

267. Saved By The Meow

5/18/2021
A man opens up to Geth about being abused by a family member. It's a difficult conversation, but his meowing cat has strangely good therapeutic timing. If you've been affected by sexual violence or abuse, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN. Call 24/7: 800-656-HOPE

Duration:01:18:55

266. The Real Netherlands

5/11/2021
A Dutch woman shares her feelings about being from a “progressive country” and her thoughts on the United States. She also opens up about the difficulty of losing her dad to an illness that spanned 12 years.

Duration:01:08:50

265. Apple Watch Saved My Life

5/4/2021
A 52 year old woman explains how her Apple Watch alerted her to a serious health issue. She also opens up to Geth about how she became such a positive person despite a difficult childhood in Colombia.

Duration:01:09:27

264. Black Teacher In Minneapolis

4/27/2021
A teacher from Minneapolis opens up about what life in his hometown has been like since the murder of George Floyd. He also shares with Geth what he thinks others can do to combat systemic racism.

Duration:00:56:31

263. 27, Dating A 53 Year Old

4/20/2021
A woman shares what it’s been like dating a man almost twice her age. She also talks about what led to her making it to a 30 under 30 list.

Duration:01:12:45

Introducing Real Good

4/16/2021
Hello Beautiful/Anonymous fans! Enjoy this episode of a new show that focuses on systematic equality. This episode features an interview with the Director of the Black Mental Health Alliance

Duration:01:12:29

262. Moving To Another Country

4/13/2021
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.

Duration:01:11:22

I'm A Surrogate: Part 2

4/9/2021
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.

Duration:01:13:39

261. I'm A Surrogate

4/6/2021
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.

Duration:01:13:33

260. Chinese American Adoptee

3/30/2021
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

Duration:01:07:19