Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

By Earwolf & Chris Gethard

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Subscribers: 2019
Reviews: 18

 Jun 18, 2019

Bird G.
 Apr 24, 2019
I love this show!

 Apr 17, 2019
Consistently best podcast out there

 Apr 17, 2019

 Apr 16, 2019
One of the best podcasts out there.


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.

Episode Date
209. Union Worker vs. Robot Dog Uprising
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 about a future filled with robot dogs
Mar 31, 2020
208. London Is Savage (in Quarantine)
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 with a bipolar mom. She also reveals her surprising connection to The Great British Bake Off.
Mar 24, 2020
207. Love In The Time Of Coronavirus
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.
Mar 17, 2020
206. My Girlfriend Cheated, I Got A Dog
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 forty.
Mar 10, 2020
Beautiful Follow-Ups: 15 Months In Prison
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 inside talk about it and also, how do you train a bomb sniffing dog in jail? For more Beautiful Follow-Ups & the full Beautiful/Anonymous back catalog, go to and use code STORIES.
Mar 06, 2020
205. I'm The Best Lyft Driver
A former teen mom found happiness after a car wreck by becoming a Lyft driver. She also reveals a surprising connection to Chris.
Mar 03, 2020
204. Hit By A Truck
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.
Feb 25, 2020
203. Phone Call Hole In One
Does having an identical twin make you more competitive? This young, female athlete tells Geth about focusing her competitive twin energy into golf, while opening up about dealing with anxiety, politics, her sexuality, and twin "switcharoo" high jinks.
Feb 18, 2020
202. An Octopus Living in Baltimore
A Baltimorean waxes nostalgic about his hometown and talks about his near fatal encounter with a freight elevator. Things take an interesting turn when the conversation turns to toxic masculinity.
Feb 11, 2020
201. Dry Eyes But 2020 Vision
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 you by Truly Grass Fed (, Talkspace ( code: BEAUTIFUL), and Joybird (www.joybirdcom/beautiful25).
Feb 04, 2020
200.5 Bonus: Two Hundred Things I've Learned From Beautiful/Anonymous
In celebration of the 200th episode, Chris shares 200 lessons he’s learned from Beautiful/Anonymous, ranging from heartbreaking to hilarious.
Jan 31, 2020
200. Citizen Of The World
A guy from the Deep South tells Chris some wild travel stories, and about the time he got hit by a car inside of a Waffle House.     This episode is brought to you by Teladoc ( and Ritual (
Jan 28, 2020
199. Bigot Chicken
In the drive thru line to get some fast food chicken, this caller tells Geth about dealing with the aftermath of her husband’s psychotic break. This episode is brought to you by Teladoc (
Jan 21, 2020
198. Punky Brewster Saves The World
A caller in London talks to Geth about British & European politics, noting that there might be a problem with political parties founded by comedians.   This episode is brought to you by You’re Not Listening, Brooklinen (, Bombas (, and Teladoc (
Jan 14, 2020
197. Kinda Famous Secret Half Brother
This caller found out later in life that her dad isn’t her biological father. The story involves Gethard in a way you would never expect. This episode is brought to you by You’re Not Listening, Talkspace ( code: BEAUTIFUL), and Ritual (
Jan 07, 2020
Beautiful Follow-Ups: The Rise of Oakfoot
Glandon Oakfoot, Jomar Salveston and Tyrone The Terrible reunite for one last adventure. They’re joined by their trusted Game Master, a parade of familiar friends and intern Gingerburg in an effort to revive the Princess from catatonic busy signal sickness. For more Beautiful Follow-Ups & the full Beautiful/Anonymous back catalog, go to and use code STORIES.
Jan 03, 2020
196. Beautiful Resolutions for 2020
Listeners (including a surprising number of aspiring novelists) called in for a series of brief one minute calls to tell Geth their goals, hopes and plans for 2020.   This episode is brought to you by Joybird.
Dec 31, 2019
195. Dredging It Up Again
Years ago, this caller dropped their phone while on the line with Chris and the call was lost forever. They finally re-connect and discuss passing for cis, family, masculinity and the musical Hamilton.   This episode is brought to you by Aura Frames (
Dec 24, 2019
194. You Can Go Back To Your Seat Now, Thanks
“It takes a toll on you quickly.” On her 22nd birthday, a former model who became a flight attendant talks to Gethard about her old career (scouted at a Jonas Brothers concert) and her new career (don’t go barefoot into the airplane bathroom). This episode is brought to you by Morgan & Morgan (, Aura Frames (, Joybird (, and Native deodorant ( code: BEAUTIFUL).
Dec 17, 2019
193. Philosopher Chef
Cocaine in kitchens, the widespread impact of a South Park episode on Yelp and review culture. A chef brings Geth behind the scenes of restaurant kitchens and then gets deep and reflective.   This episode is brought to you by Bayer, Brooklinen ( code: STORIES), Morgan & Morgan (, and Bombas (
Dec 10, 2019
192. I Did Poopy & I Know Calculus
What’s it like to be a public school teacher today? Gethard finds out from a fellow New Jerseyite.   This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( code: BEAUTIFUL), Natural Disasters (, and Third Love (
Dec 03, 2019
191. Foster To Adopt
A parent talks about her family’s journey with foster care, adoption & a really long walk in Spain.   This episode is brought to you by Aura Frames (, Native Deodorant ( code: BEAUTIFUL), and Morgan & Morgan (
Nov 26, 2019
190. Chill (with Justifiable Rage)
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 includes a lot of struggles particularly with her father and his alcoholism including things like a warrant for murder and being surveilled by the State Police.     This episode is brought to you by Morgan & Morgan (, Teladoc (, Joybird (, and Aura Frames (
Nov 19, 2019
189. Polyamorous Group Real Estate
A caller is trying to get a mortgage to buy a duplex with a big group of polyamorous friends and family in Southern Maine.   This episode is brought to you by Teladoc (, ZipRecruiter (, Bombas (
Nov 12, 2019
188. Aspiring Pro Wrestler
Geth loves pro wrestling. This caller does too, and so much that he’s trying to make it in that world.   This episode is brought to you by Brooklinen ( code: STORIES), Third Love (, and Talkspace ( code: BEAUTIFUL)
Nov 05, 2019
187. Motor City Mayhem (Murdered Dads)
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 at Ant Hall in Detroit!     This episode is brought to you by Bayer, Candid Co ( code: STORIES), and Joybird ( code: BEAUTIFUL25).
Oct 29, 2019
186. Ayahuasca
A committed follower of Santo Daime, a Brazilian religion and spiritual tradition, tells Gethard about her many (many, many, many) experiences with Ayahuasca.   This episode is brought to you by Morgan & Morgan (, Teladoc (, ZipRecruiter (, and Living with Yourself on Netflix.
Oct 22, 2019
185. I Love You, Dad
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. Meanwhile, she provides an explainer on British culture and accents that leads to Geth’s laughable take at cockney. This episode is brought to you by Bombas (, Teladoc (, and Bayer.
Oct 15, 2019
184. Traffic
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. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( code: BEAUTIFUL), Third Love (, and ZipRecruiter (
Oct 08, 2019
183. Bad Luck Johnny
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 & kidnappings. This episode is brought to you by Magoosh ( code: BEAUTIFUL) and Brooklinen ( code: STORIES).
Oct 01, 2019
182. The Raccoon Roommate
An illegal (rescued) pet raccoon who eats cap’n crunch out of a shoe, Al-Anon, society, sex, working through trauma.  This episode is brought to you by Joybird ( code: BEAUTIFUL25), Candid Co ( code: STORIES), and Magoosh ( code: BEAUTIFUL).
Sep 24, 2019
181. Piles of Walking Goop
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 brought to you by Magoosh ( code: BEAUTIFUL), Bombas (, Brooklinen ( code: STORIES), and ZipRecruiter (
Sep 17, 2019
180. Jammers vs. Blockers
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 ( code: STORIES), Magoosh ( code: BEAUTIFUL), Circle Home Plus ( code: beautiful), and White Castle (
Sep 10, 2019
161. Sky Full of Ghosts
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 (no phones!). They ask: Are we living in a simulation? What’s dark matter? What type of scientist parties the hardest? This episode is brought to yo by ProFlowers ( code: STORIES), Casper Mattresses (, ( code: BEAUTIFUL), and ZipRecruiter (
Apr 30, 2019
132. I Survived A Mass Shooting
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 Records ( code: BEAUTIFUL), Brooklinen ( code: BEAUTIFUL), Kopari (, and Caffe Monster.
Oct 01, 2018
121. Prison Bound
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 up with a federal indictment, getting sober and all the fast food she’ll be eating before turning herself in. This episode is brought to you by Halo Top (, Talkspace (, and Madison Reed ( code: PEOPLE).
Jul 16, 2018
119. 39-Year-Old Grandma
A young grandmother with a family tree that involves some unusually complicated math talks with Gethard about rolling with the punches and rising above the obstacles that life puts in her way.  This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon ( code: BEAUTIFUL), Halo Top, and Talkspace (
Jul 02, 2018
104. The Whirlpool Galaxy
Coping with tremendous grief from a recent tragedy, an astrophysics researcher talks to Geth about black holes, extraterrestrial life and the fate of humanity.  This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon ( code: BEAUTIFUL), Your Mechanic (, ( code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace (
Mar 20, 2018
94. The Puppet Master
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 changes everything about Gethard’s world. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (, Audible (, and HBO’s Crashing.
Jan 09, 2018
72. Aussie Best Friend
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 ( and Book of the Month: Bound to Delight (
Aug 01, 2017
69. Love Is Everywhere
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 (, Redbox ( code: STORIES3), Casper Mattresses ( code: BEAUTIFUL), Book of the Month: Bound to Delight (, and ZipRecruiter (
Jul 11, 2017
65. Deaf
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 (, Hulu Plus, ZipRecruiter (, Casper Mattresses (, Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel (, and Detour (
Jun 13, 2017
51. Made Out With My Teacher
A chance encounter at a coffee shop unearthed difficult experiences from this caller’s high school years. The troublesome nature of the call brings out Chris’s anger and rarely-seen “North-Jersey-guy-ready-to-break-bones” side.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (, Squarespace ( code: CG), Seeso ( code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace (
Mar 07, 2017
1. Ron Paul's Baby
A true underdog in Denton, Texas reveals his fascinating family history, and a pent-up passion.
Mar 15, 2016
0 Preview: Beautiful / Anonymous
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 a thing.
Mar 03, 2016