Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People podcast

Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

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.

 

#455

Taking Off a Backpack Full of Rocks

This week’s caller is gearing up for a big move across the country. He calls to talk with Gethard about living his life as a trans man, some of the difficult reasons he’s making this move, and how, despite those difficulties, his life has opened up in some really beautiful ways. <a href= "https://firstpersonarts.org/event/our-america-now-beautiful-anonymous-with-chris-gethard-presented-as-part-of-the-first-person-arts-festival/"> Register for Your Free Tickets to Our America Now: Beautiful/Anonymous with Chris Gethard </a> Snapshot: LGBTQ Equality by State: <a href= "http://lgbtmap.org/equality-maps">lgbtmap.org/equality-maps</a> Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get ad free episodes and access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.  Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676 Get 15% off plus free shipping on your first set of sheets at <a href= "http://bollandbranch.com/beautiful">BollAndBranch.com/beautiful</a>.  Receive 50% off your first order of Hiya Health. Go to <a href= "http://hiyahealth.com/BEAUTIFULSTORIES">hiyahealth.com/BEAUTIFULSTORIES</a> and get your kids the full-body nourishment they need to grow into healthy adults. Go to <a href= "http://joindeleteme.com/BEAUTIFUL">joindeleteme.com/BEAUTIFUL</a> and use promo code BEAUTIFUL for 20% off.  Stories Podcast is one of the longest running podcasts for kids with over 500 episodes. Search Stories Podcast in your podcast app and look for their green girl and dragon logo.   ... Read more

18 Jun 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:17

18 Jun 2024


#454

Rules of Combat

A martial arts instructor who definitely doesn’t have an accent calls Gethard to talk about running his own studio, making a big career change, and the rules of sparring if he and Geth ever meet on a random dock in Central Jersey. Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get ad free episodes and access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.  <a href= "https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laughing-together-with-chris-gethard-tickets-897292956387?aff=oddtdtcreator"> Tickets for Laughing Together with Chris Gethard</a> - June 13th, Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY.  --- a show raising money for mental health awareness in schools!. Feat: Chris Gethard, Michael Cruz Kayne, Milly Tamarez, Gianmarco Soresi, and Christi Somers. Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod </a>Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676 Pack your bags with high quality essentials from Quince! Go to <a href= "http://quince.com/beautiful">Quince.com/beautiful</a> for free shipping on your order and 365-day 21 returns.    ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:08

11 Jun 2024


#453

The Most Thoughtful Caller

A reluctant-but-proud military father who’s looking forward to seeing his son for the first time in seventeen weeks calls to talk with Gethard about being thoughtful, empathetic, and willing to have your worldview totally changed. It’s also about couples counseling, subduing a man on a plane, giving up an office job to become a truck driver, and, ultimately, embracing your true identity. Oh, and if you’re a Beautiful/Anonymous+ subscriber, and you stick around for the 5 Random Questions, it’s also about “Kinky Claus,” one of the greatest stories ever told on Beautiful/Anonymous. Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get ad free episodes and access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.  Get 20% off all IQBAR products, plus get FREE shipping. Text BEAUTIFUL to 64000. <a href= "https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laughing-together-with-chris-gethard-tickets-897292956387?aff=oddtdtcreator"> Tickets for Laughing Together with Chris Gethard</a> - June 13th, Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY.  --- a show raising money for mental health awareness in schools!. Feat: Chris Gethard, Michael Cruz Kayne, Milly Tamarez, Gianmarco Soresi, and Christi Somers. Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod </a>Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ ... Read more

04 Jun 2024

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:53

04 Jun 2024


#452

Raising the Roof Returns!

This week’s caller is back to make history a second time. Two weeks ago, our caller hung up early on Geth, and we’ve all been debating what happened there ever since. Well, guess what, she somehow managed to get back through a second time–no easy feat. So, Gethard gets to ask her about what really happened. Plus he checks in on the bus situation, and then the call goes in many other directions. Different day. Different call. That’s just how it goes. Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get ad free episodes and access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.  <a href= "https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laughing-together-with-chris-gethard-tickets-897292956387?aff=oddtdtcreator"> Tickets for Laughing Together with Chris Gethard</a> - June 13th, Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY.  --- a show raising money for mental health awareness in schools! Featuring: Chris Gethard, Michael Cruz Kayne, Milly Tamarez, Gianmarco Soresi, and Christi Somers. Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod </a>Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Go to <a href= "https://joindeleteme.com/BEAUTIFUL">joindeleteme.com/BEAUTIFUL</a> and use promo code BEAUTIFUL for 20% off. ... Read more

28 May 2024

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:08

28 May 2024


#451

Our Nerdiest Caller Ever?

A clinical researcher who works in oncology talks with Gethard about the advances that have been made in the field and why there’s something bittersweet about making strides. And learning about this caller’s life–from where they met their husband, to their various hobbies–leads Gethard to declare her as quite possibly our nerdiest caller ever. Beautiful/Anonymous+ is now ad free! Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.  Head to <a href= "https://punchup.live/chrisgethard">chrisgeth.com</a> to check out Gethard's new and improved website where you can get tickets to all of his upcoming tour dates and watch his special Half My Life for free! Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod </a>Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Go to <a href= "http://greenchef.com/stories50">greenchef.com/stories50</a> and use code stories50 to get 50% off, plus 20% off your next two months We've worked out a special deal with Hiya for their best selling children's vitamin. Receive 50% off your first order. To claim this deal you must go to <a href= "http://hiyahealth.com/BEAUTIFULSTORIES">hiyahealth.com/BEAUTIFULSTORIES</a>. Upgrade your wardrobe. Go to <a href= "http://quince.com/beautiful">Quince.com/beautiful</a> for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. Give all the “fathers” in your life a unique, heartfelt gift you’ll all cherish for years—StoryWorth! Right now, save $10 on your first purchase when you go to <a href= "http://storyworth.com/beautiful">StoryWorth.com/beautiful</a>! ... Read more

21 May 2024

1 HR 31 MINS

1:31:06

21 May 2024


#450

Raising the Roof (Skoolie Life)

This week's caller is finally going to embrace her tiny home dreams. That is, if her husband can stop jumping off roofs long enough for them to finish the bus renovation they started three years ago. This one starts out easy enough. How does one become involved in skoolie life? What makes someone want to live in a school bus in the first place? What's all this drama about raising the bus roof? But things take a turn when Gethard and our caller start to unpack some of the more serious motivations for wanting to live a bit more off the grid. Then, something happens that has only ever happened once before in the history of Beautiful Anonymous. You can probably guess what it is, but you'll have to listen to find out for sure. Head to <a href= "https://punchup.live/chrisgethard">chrisgeth.com</a> to check out Gethard's new and improved website where you can get tickets to all of his upcoming tour dates and watch his special Half My Life for free! Go to <a href= "https://joindeleteme.com/BEAUTIFUL">joindeleteme.com/</a><a href= "https://joindeleteme.com/BEAUTIFUL">BEAUTIFUL</a> and use promo code BEAUTIFUL for 20% off.  Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod </a> Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.  Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ ... Read more

14 May 2024

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:39

14 May 2024


#449

Waiting for the Shame to Kick In

This week's caller is queer, polyamorous, and on ADHD-related academic probation in seminary school. These are all fairly new developments in her life. She talks to Gethard about how opening herself up to exploration and possibility led her to a life she says the old her would have been "appalled" by and why–even if this new life is a little more chaotic–she's so much happier now. Head to <a href= "https://punchup.live/chrisgethard">chrisgeth.com</a> to check out Gethard's new and improved website where you can get tickets to all of his upcoming tour dates and watch his special Half My Life for free! Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod </a> Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.  Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Right now, Aura has a great deal for Mother’s Day. Listeners can save on the perfect gift by visiting <a href= "http://auraframes.com">AuraFrames.com</a> to get $30−o plus free shipping on their best-selling frame. Use code BEAUTIFUL at checkout to save. Terms and conditions apply. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to <a href= "http://talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL">Talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL</a> and enter promo code SPACE80 to get $80 off of your first month and show your support for the show. ... Read more

07 May 2024

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:14

07 May 2024


#448

Local TV News Producer

A local TV news producer talks with Gethard about telling local stories, connecting with her community, the changing news landscape, and how to stay human in a field that expects you to distance yourself from the people you’re covering. Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod </a>Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller. Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Get 15% off a Skylight Calendar at <a href= "http://skylightcal.com/STORIES">SkylightCal.com/STORIES</a> Right now, Aura has a great deal for Mother’s Day. Listeners can save on the perfect gift by visiting <a href= "http://auraframes.com">AuraFrames.com</a> to get $30−o plus free shipping on their best-selling frame. Use code BEAUTIFUL at checkout to save. Terms and conditions apply. Start the Good Habit at <a href= "https://tryfum.com/BEAUTIFUL">https://tryfum.com/BEAUTIFUL</a> to save 10% off the Journey Pack today. ... Read more

30 Apr 2024

1 HR 41 MINS

1:41:47

30 Apr 2024


#447

Wrote the New Bible

A signmaker calls to talk to Gethard about the novel she spent 35 years writing, tapping into life on the quantum level, and a whole lot of stuff we honestly aren’t sure we understand. It’s a fascinating call. Some of you are going to love this one. Some of you are going to feel like you stepped into a weird alternate dimension you can’t escape. And some of you are going to love this one because it will make you feel like you stepped into a weird alternate dimension you can’t escape. This caller has a story to share, and what is Beautiful/Anonymous, if not a place for people to share their stories? Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod </a> Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller. Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ We've worked out a special deal with Hiya for their best selling children's vitamin. Receive 50% off your first order. To claim this deal you must go to <a href= "http://hiyahealth.com/BEAUTIFULSTORIES">hiyahealth.com/BEAUTIFULSTORIES</a>.  As a special, limited-time offer for our listeners, get 15% off your purchase of a Skylight Calendar when you go to <a href= "http://skylightcal.com/STORIES">SkylightCal.com/STORIES</a> Give all the “moms” in your life a unique, heartfelt gift you’ll all cherish for years—StoryWorth! Right now, save $10 on your first purchase when you go to <a href= "http://storyworth.com/beautiful">StoryWorth.com/beautiful</a>! Upgrade your wardrobe. Go to <a href= "http://quince.com/beautiful">Quince.com/beautiful</a> for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to <a href= "http://talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL">Talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL</a> and enter promo code SPACE80 to get $80 off of your first month and show your support for the show.   ... Read more

23 Apr 2024

1 HR 27 MINS

1:27:32

23 Apr 2024


#446

Comedy-Themed Butt Tattoos

This week’s caller joins Gethard for a good ol’ fashioned chit-chat. From working in the restaurant industry, to recreational substance-fueled movie marathons, to getting your DnD numbers just right, this call is a laidback hang with a cool, fun person. Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod </a> Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.  Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ As a special, limited-time offer for our listeners, get 15% off your purchase of a Skylight Calendar when you go to <a href= "http://skylightcal.com/STORIES">SkylightCal.com/STORIES </a> Go to <a href= "http://greenchef.com/stories50">greenchef.com/stories50</a> and use code stories50 to get 50% off, plus 20% off your next two months. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to <a href= "http://talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL">Talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL</a> and enter promo code SPACE80 to get $80 off of your first month and show your support for the show.   ... Read more

16 Apr 2024

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:13

16 Apr 2024


#445

Borehole Geologist

This week, Gethard talks with a borehole geologist about his very unique career. He describes the perils of the job, like traveling 2000 feet underground into a mine with only one way out, the exciting parts of his career that most of us have never even thought about, and why he still gets jazzed about the same stuff that made him love rocks when he was a kid. Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod</a> Sign up for <a style= "font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.  Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Follow The Cat in the Hat Cast on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to The Cat in the Hat Cast ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or Wondery Kids Plus in Apple Podcasts. As a listener of this podcast, you’ll get $80 off of your first month with Talkspace when you go to <a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href= "https://Talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL">Talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL</a> and enter promo code SPACE80.     ... Read more

09 Apr 2024

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:54

09 Apr 2024


#444

Medieval Recreator

A medieval recreator calls to talk with Gethard about their shared love for her city, meeting her husband while dressed in medieval garb, why what she does isn't reeanctment, and how today's politics manage to show up no matter how far back you travel in time. Plus, a whole lot more about falconry, heraldry, and all kinds of truly nerdy stuff. Just don't confuse her with those LARP dorks, okay? Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod</a> Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller.  Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Follow The Cat in the Hat Cast on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to The Cat in the Hat Cast ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or Wondery Kids Plus in Apple Podcasts. ... Read more

02 Apr 2024

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:29

02 Apr 2024


#443

An Episode for Dave Matthews

A dedicated Dave Matthews Band fan tells Gethard how her love for DMB led her to donate a kidney to a total stranger. She explains some of the more complicated aspects of the process and how donating her kidney set off a chain reaction that saved a total of 10 lives. Plus, she and Geth talk about cool party tricks, pretentious tattoos, and a whole lot more. The important thing though, is that if you're reading this right now and you know Dave Matthews, you send him this episode. If you’re interested in learning more about living donation, here’s a place to start: <a href= "https://www.organdonor.gov/learn/process/living-donation">organdonor.gov</a> Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod</a> Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller and to learn why we've included a link to the University of Tennessee's <a href= "https://fac.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Body-Donation-Packet-8.22.pdf"> Body Donation Packet</a>. Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Follow The Cat in the Hat Cast on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to The Cat in the Hat Cast ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or Wondery Kids Plus in Apple Podcasts. ... Read more

26 Mar 2024

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:53

26 Mar 2024


#442

Mother, Woman, Artist

This week’s caller is an artist and a mother who called in to talk about the gifts and challenges of both of those aspects of her identity. She tells Geth about what it’s like making art with her dad, how being an artist informs how she’s raising her own daughter, and being part of an incredibly cool grassroots initiative and their mission to “Take Up Space” in galleries all over the world. She also drops a pretty big reveal in the 5 Random Questions segment of the show, so this week might be a good one to sign up for Beautiful/Anonymous+ if you haven’t already. <a href= "https://thrivetogethernetwork.com/taking-up-space">Learn more about the Thrive Together Network and the Taking Up Space Initiative </a> Tickets for <a href= "https://treefortmusicfest.com/tickets/">Beautiful/Anonymous at Treefort Music Fest</a> Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod</a> Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller. Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Follow The Cat in the Hat Cast on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to The Cat in the Hat Cast ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or Wondery Kids Plus in Apple Podcasts.   ... Read more

19 Mar 2024

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:37

19 Mar 2024


#441

Imagine a Road Trip in the Sky

A unique soul with outer space on the brain, this week’s caller has never heard an entire episode of Beautiful/Anonymous and just called to see if our phone number was real. He talks with Gethard about going to the moon, bringing back blimp travel, reducing suffering on Earth, and a few of the million other things he’s got on his mind. Tickets for <a href= "https://treefortmusicfest.com/tickets/">Beautiful/Anonymous at Treefort Music Fest</a> Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @<a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beautifulanonymouspod">beautifulanonymouspod</a> Sign up for <a href= "https://beautifulanonymous.com/">Beautiful/Anonymous+</a> to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller. Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Follow The Cat in the Hat Cast on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to The Cat in the Hat Cast ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or Wondery Kids Plus in Apple Podcasts.   ... Read more

12 Mar 2024

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:49

12 Mar 2024