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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

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1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. That's 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 can't hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen!

1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. That's 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 can't hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen!
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1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. That's 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 can't hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen!

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English


Episodes

83. The Relaxed Satanist

10/17/2017
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Gethard has a meandering chit chat with a photographer and former photo developer who details the unusual things people put on film, like nazi motorcycle gang orgies and police crime scene photos. The caller opens up about his interest in the macabre and surprises Geth with his unusual tattoos. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and ZIpRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL).

Duration: 01:10:04


Bonus: FOUND with special guest Chris Gethard

10/12/2017
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This week we're bringing you a special bonus release. Gethard guests on the Found podcast, the podcast where host Davy Rothbart explores personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes. Chris and Davy talk with the elusive author of a fiery, found letter of resignation from a NJ water park.

Duration: 00:36:46


82. Sex Toys and Bourbon

10/10/2017
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A nice midwestern girl moved to LA. While fixing herself a drink, she tells Gethard tales of porn, vomit, hair extensions and an elopement.This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Sonos (www.sonos.com code: STORIES10).

Duration: 01:14:52


81. Rabbits and Catholics

10/3/2017
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Recently engaged to a deeply Catholic man, this week’s caller asks Gethard for some guidance. Also in this week’s call: weird stuff at cybernetic garage sales, near death experiences at jury duty, and an answer to the question: How do rabbits react to the sound of Gethard’s voice?This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

Duration: 01:10:55


80. Hiding In A Storage Space

9/26/2017
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Today's caller is a dad with two sons who just dropped his 5 year old off for his first day of Kindergarten and he and his wife have their first couples therapy appointment that afternoon. The caller says that recent professional changes, growing confidence and a desire to get more out of life are driving him and wife apart but Gethard notices him expressing strong feelings toward a female coworker.This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Squarespace...

Duration: 01:12:36


79. Civil War Survivor

9/19/2017
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Today’s caller was injured by grenade shrapnel as a young child and brought to the U.S. by her mother to receive medical treatment. She tells Chris about her family’s experience living through an extended civil war and building a life in the United States.This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com code: STORIES10), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

Duration: 01:14:37


78. Bloomin' Love

9/12/2017
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Santería, possible mafia connections and digestive troubles are a part of this week’s caller’s complicated family history. Calling from a Dunkin’ Donuts bathroom, this rambunctious fun-loving bartender tells Chris hilarious, bizarre, and gross anecdotes about her family, drunken adventures, and her pro golfer BF. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and...

Duration: 01:11:33


77. Coming Out with Katie Couric

9/5/2017
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Iconic journalist Katie Couric joins Gethard as guest co-host. They chat with a college student in an early stage of major life changes. The caller bravely opens up about some very personal and emotional stuff...and also talks about having a unique emotional connection to Gethard because she’s seen people eat burritos off of his belly.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), RXBAR (www.rxbar.com/stories code: STORIES), Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code:...

Duration: 01:16:18


76. A Big Hole

8/29/2017
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Eight months pregnant and she loves messing with people, this week’s caller is celebrating her birthday on Beautiful Anonymous. She tells Gethard about some pregnancy-driven life hacks. Controversial birthing practices? They go there.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/beautiful), and Bound to Delight (www.bookofthemonth.com/stories).

Duration: 01:11:14


75. Charlottesville

8/22/2017
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An African American military vet living in Charlottesville discusses the recent protests in his town. He tells Chris about confronting KKK rallies and how to deal with white supremacists. He’s also playing Mario Kart and really hates Peach.This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Brooklinen (www.brooklinen code: BEAUTIFUL).

Duration: 01:15:31


74. Holy Moly

8/15/2017
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Having dealt with mental health issues and an eating disorder this caller now helps others confront those problems. She tells Chris about the repercussions of coming out in a small town, and the two discuss their strategies for dealing with anxiety, including the best funny animal videos on YouTube.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Book of The Month: Bound...

Duration: 01:11:41


73. Homeschooled Bigfoot Hunter

8/8/2017
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Sasquatch. Bigfoot. Skunk-Ape. Yeti. Whatever you want to call it, this week's caller is on the hunt. A homeschooled paranormal enthusiast, he tells Chris about some of the things he believes in.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson (www.audible.com/butterfly), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Honest Tea (www.honesttea.com/podcast).

Duration: 01:13:34


72. Aussie Best Friend

8/1/2017
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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 Gethard and the caller, and not just because Americans love an Australian accent. Recorded in front of a live audience in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11, 2017.This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL) and Book of the Month: Bound to Delight...

Duration: 01:11:36


71. American Studies

7/25/2017
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What college major could possibly involve writing an academic paper comparing the 1968 film “The Parent Trap” with the 1998 remake starring Lindsay Lohan? It could only be Gethard’s major, American Studies! This week’s caller chats about what it’s like to be an American Studies major during the Trump era and Chris shows off his talent for generating a good thesis.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Redbox (www.redbox.com/games code: STORIES5),...

Duration: 01:14:28


70. Tattoo Parlor

7/18/2017
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Calling in from a tattoo parlor, this week’s caller is getting inked up to commemorate a grim experience. Some wild tattoo stories are told as the phone gets passed around. Secret family drama gets dissected: an estranged brother, internet stalking, rumors of the mafia.This episode is brought to you by Redbox (www.redbox.com/games code: STORIES4), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and HBO’s Insecure.

Duration: 01:13:55


69. Love Is Everywhere

7/11/2017
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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 tragedy, sickness, pain and suffering. But it’s not all sad. Birthday parties, gelato, Disney World and other awesome things come up.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Redbox (www.redbox.com/games code: STORIES3), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL code: BEAUTIFUL), Book of the Month: Bound to...

Duration: 01:12:42


68. Married The Day We Met

7/4/2017
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Gethard chats with a Soprano. As in the highest of the four singing voices in Opera, not a character from a popular HBO show. The caller speaks about troubled relationships from her past and, even more troubling, a serious childhood trauma. (Trigger warning: discussion related to childhood sexual abuse.)This episode is brought to you by Redbox (www.redbox.com/games), Honest Tea (www.honesttea.com/podcast), Away (www.awaytravel.com/stories), Thumbtack (www.thumbtack.com).

Duration: 01:14:20


67. Country AF

6/27/2017
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On her lunch break, today’s caller engages in some light hearted chit chat about office gossip and her (sometimes frustrating) side gig as a wedding photographer. But then, when a hot button political issue comes up, things start to get heated.This episode is brought to you by Redbox (www.redbox.com/games code: STORIES), Subaru (www.meetanowner.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Hulu Plus (www.huluplus.com).

Duration: 01:18:11


66. Sex Drugs and Retail

6/20/2017
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Ever wonder what it's like to be paid to secretly watch shoppers on camera? This week's caller works in the retail field of "loss prevention." He tells Gethard about the time he confronted a shoplifter and got punched in the face, and discusses how the American heroin epidemic is directly correlated with retail theft. Plus, Gethard hears a little bit about the caller's unorthodox personal life. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Hulu Plus, Blue Apron...

Duration: 01:13:51


65. Deaf

6/13/2017
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This week's caller is a somewhat unconventional podcast fan. He loves Beautiful/Anonymous even though he's never technically heard an episode. Hmmm. Mysterious. He shares his unique experience with the medium, his outlook on life, and his best party tricks.  This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Hulu Plus, ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL), Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel...

Duration: 01:18:02

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