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...more

Episodes

  • 223. Asexual Ex-Conservative Lunchlady

    Jul 14 2020

    A lunchlady and former conservative tells Geth about how having a miscarriage changed her political views and led to a deeper understanding of her sexuality. Also, is Friday still pizza day??

  • Introducing California Love

    Jul 09 2020

    Hello Beautiful/Anonymous fans! Enjoy this episode of a new show from LAist studios, California Love. The show seeks to understand what it means to belong and not belong to the places we are from.

  • 222. Stalked By My Ex

    Jul 07 2020

    A former engineer opens up to Geth about being stalked by her ex-boyfriend and why she decided to become a teacher. She reveals the difficulties of navigating the legal system as a black woman and the struggle to get her ex rehabilitated.

  • 221. Mexican American Iowan

    Jun 30 2020

    A recent high school graduate grapples with her dream of becoming a journalist and taking care of her brothers. She and Geth also discuss growing up in Iowa and her experience being sued for calling out a white woman’s racism.

  • 220. A Bar Star Comes Out, Again

    Jun 23 2020

    Gay conversion therapy, a failed marriage and finally coming out. A caller tells Geth about his religious upbringing and finding happiness later in life.

  • 219. Romantic Wrestler

    Jun 16 2020

    An indie pro wrestler tells Geth about going through a break up during the COVID crisis, proving that guys in the ring need love too.

  • 218. A Black Woman in America

    Jun 09 2020

    A caller navigates life as a black woman in America during a historic week of BLM protests. She and Geth also talk about microaggressions, the problem with "all lives matter," and her mother’s death.

  • 217. Touching Strangers Faces

    May 26 2020

    Going back to work amidst the pandemic is stressful for this cat-owning cosmetologist. She tells Geth her strategies to manage anxiety and gives him some advice involving a hair piece.

  • 216. Quitting Weed

    May 19 2020

    An all-day-everyday weed smoker considers quitting due to health issues (involving *enormous burps*). She tells Geth what it’s been like starting a new relationship during quarantine.

  • 215. Native Alaskan in Anchorage

    May 12 2020

    A Native Alaskan talks about life after thyroid cancer and fills Geth in on the music scene in Alaska. You'll never guess what happened when Pitbull performed in Kodiak!

  • 214. Quarantine Breakup

    May 05 2020

    A trans man talks about what it's like living with his gf post breakup and still sleeping in the same bed. He and Geth discuss masculinity.

  • 213. Parkour Yoda

    Apr 28 2020

    Physically conquering mental limitations is the ethos of Parkour according to this young psychology student. What really *is* parkour? Don't trust the click baity facebook posts, trust this guy. He tells Geth how jumping on random stuff helps him clear his mind.

  • 212. EMT In The Epicenter

    Apr 21 2020

    The emergency calls are at an all time high but she says "the darkness makes the light seem brighter". Geth helps lighten the mood by talking about the haunted spots in her Long Island hometown and they bond over their shared psych med prescriptions.

  • 211. My Partner is a Medical Mystery

    Apr 14 2020

    A young woman describes working as a nanny during quarantine with a toddler while having a sick partner in need of a transplant. She also opens up about almost being kidnapped and what she's looking forward to once lockdown is over. 

  • Don't Say The C Word

    Apr 10 2020

    Geth did something a little different. 75 phones calls, 2.5 hours. No names. No mention of Coronavirus. Chris talks to new dads, a lady with a fish named Slim Shady, someone with extensive knowledge of Harry Truman, a woman with an affinity for abandoned shopping carts, and many more.

  • 210. How To Date A Sketch Comedian

    Apr 07 2020

    Stuck at home under lockdown with her parents, an art student calls in and talks to Gethard about how coronavirus has affected their lives so far. Geth gives advice on dating a sketch comedian and she opens up about her experience dating a former child actor.

  • 209. Union Worker vs. Robot Dog Uprising

    Mar 31 2020

    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

  • 208. London Is Savage (in Quarantine)

    Mar 24 2020

    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.

  • 207. Love In The Time Of Coronavirus

    Mar 17 2020

    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.

  • 206. My Girlfriend Cheated, I Got A Dog

    Mar 10 2020

    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.

  • Beautiful Follow-Ups: 15 Months In Prison

    Mar 06 2020

    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 StitcherPremium.com and use code STORIES.

  • 205. I'm The Best Lyft Driver

    Mar 03 2020

    A former teen mom found happiness after a car wreck by becoming a Lyft driver. She also reveals a surprising connection to Chris.

  • 204. Hit By A Truck

    Feb 25 2020

    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.

  • 203. Phone Call Hole In One

    Feb 18 2020

    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.

  • 202. An Octopus Living in Baltimore

    Feb 11 2020

    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.

  • 201. Dry Eyes But 2020 Vision

    Feb 04 2020

    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 (www.trulygrassfed.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Joybird (www.joybirdcom/beautiful25).

  • 200.5 Bonus: Two Hundred Things I've Learned From Beautiful/Anonymous

    Jan 31 2020

    In celebration of the 200th episode, Chris shares 200 lessons he’s learned from Beautiful/Anonymous, ranging from heartbreaking to hilarious.

  • 200. Citizen Of The World

    Jan 28 2020

    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 (www.teladoc.com/stories) and Ritual (www.ritual.com/stories).

  • 199. Bigot Chicken

    Jan 21 2020

    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 (www.teladoc.com/stories).

  • 193. Philosopher Chef

    Dec 09 2019

    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 ( www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), Morgan & Morgan ( www.forthepeople.com/stories ), and Bombas ( www.bombas.com/stories ).

  • 192. I Did Poopy & I Know Calculus

    Dec 02 2019

    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 ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Natural Disasters ( www.parcast.com/naturaldisasters ), and Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/beautiful ).

  • 191. Foster To Adopt

    Nov 25 2019

    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 ( www.auraframes.com/stories ), Native Deodorant ( www.nativedeodorant.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Morgan & Morgan ( www.forthepeople.com/stories ).

  • 189. Polyamorous Group Real Estate

    Nov 11 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.This episode is brought to you by Teladoc ( www.teladoc.com/stories ), ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful ), Bombas ( www.bombas.com/stories ).

  • 188. Aspiring Pro Wrestler

    Nov 04 2019

    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 ( www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/beautiful ), and Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 187. Motor City Mayhem (Murdered Dads)

    Oct 28 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 at Ant Hall in Detroit!This episode is brought to you by Bayer, Candid Co ( www.candidco.com/stories code: STORIES), and Joybird ( www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25).

  • 186. Ayahuasca

    Oct 21 2019

    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 ( www.forthepeople.com/stories ), Teladoc ( www.teladoc.com/stories ), ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com ), and Living with Yourself on Netflix.

  • 185. I Love You, Dad

    Oct 14 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. 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 ( www.bombas.com/STORIES ), Teladoc ( www.teladoc.com/stories ), and Bayer.

  • 184. Human Trafficking

    Oct 07 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.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/beautiful ), and ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful ).

  • 183. Bad Luck Johnny

    Sep 30 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 & kidnappings.This episode is brought to you by Magoosh ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL) and Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES).

  • 182. The Raccoon Roommate

    Sep 23 2019

    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 ( www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25), Candid Co ( www.candidco.com/stories code: STORIES), and Magoosh ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 181. Piles of Walking Goop

    Sep 16 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 brought to you by Magoosh ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Bombas ( www.bombas.com/STORIES ), Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), and ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful ).

  • 180. Jammers vs. Blockers

    Sep 09 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 ( www.fruit.com code: STORIES), Magoosh ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Circle Home Plus ( www.meetcircle.com/beautiful code: beautiful), and White Castle ( www.whitecastle.com/stories ).

  • 179. The Size of a Cantaloupe

    Sep 02 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.This episode is brought to you by Magoosh ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Fruit of the Loom ( www.fruit.com code: STORIES), White Castle, Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/beautiful ), and Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 178. Partner In Prison

    Aug 26 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 ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet Podcast, White Castle ( www.whitecastle.com/stories ), and Joybird ( www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25).

  • 177. A True (Modern) Love Story

    Aug 19 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. This episode is brought to you by Untitled Dad Project Podcast, ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Magoosh ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and White Castle ( www.whitecastle.com/STORIES ).

  • 176. The Choctaw & Irish Connection

    Aug 12 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 ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Circle ( www.meetcircle.com/beautiful code: beautiful), and Bombas ( www.bombas.com/stories ).

  • 175. Fighting Through Life

    Aug 05 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 ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ), ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and Magoosh ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 174. The Squirrel and the Giraffe

    Jul 29 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 line to reveal what about human interaction freaks him out.This episode is brought to you by Magoosh ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses ( www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL code: BEAUTIFUL), and Circle ( www.meetcircle.com/beautiful code: beautiful).

  • 173. I Found Closure

    Jul 22 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 Beautiful Anonymous.This episode is brought to you by Milkwaukee Tourism (www.visitmilwaukee.org/plan), Joybird (www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL code: BEAUTIFUL), Hamama (www.hamama.com code: STORIES), and Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES).

  • 172. Babysitting (Drunk People)

    Jul 15 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 the regulars. Plus, Caleb Gethard makes his podcast debut.This episode is brought to you by Sword of Trust ( www.swordoftrust.com ), Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Hamama ( www.hamama.com code: STORIES), and Bombas ( www.bombas.com/stories ).

  • 171. I've Never Told Anyone

    Jul 08 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 school.This episode is brought to you by Life is Good Ping Podcast, ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 170. No Guide Book to Grief

    Jul 01 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 crikey & blimey across the pond.

  • 169. The Raccoon Incident

    Jun 24 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 ferocious and heinous things. This episode is brought to you by Honey ( www.honey.com/stories ).

  • 168. Clinical Psychologist

    Jun 17 2019

    A psychologist talks about the emotional toll of tough conversations, selflessness vs. selfishness & Geth asks: have you ever had to step out mid session because you had to pee or poo? This episode is brought to you by Milwaukee Tourism ( www.visitmilwaukee.org/plan ), Life is Good Ping Podcast, Honey ( www.honey.com/stories ), and Joybird ( www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 167. Go With The Flow

    Jun 10 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 ( www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 166. The Ultimate Bad Roommate Story

    Jun 03 2019

    Recently declared PTSD free, a caller is interrupted by a cute little mouse while telling Geth about being emotionally and psychologically manipulated by someone very close to her.This episode is brought to you by Family Ghosts Podcast, Bombas ( www.bombas.com/STORIES ), and Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 165. Life Is Weird

    May 27 2019

    A caller tells Geth what it’s like to be a young, single, punk rock mom.This episode is brought to you by Airbnb Experiences ( www.airbnb.com/experiences ), The Skimm ( www.theskimm.com/STORIES ), and ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 164. The Cuckoo's Nest

    May 20 2019

    Suffering from a physical injury from working too much & too hard, this week’s caller takes a break from building sets to get Geth excited about theme restaurants (Mars 2112, Jekyll & Hyde...Medieval Times!).This episode is brought to you by Oh My Gut ( www.ohmygut.info/podcast ), The Skimm ( www.theskimm.com/STORIES ), Aura Frames ( www.auraframes.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Joybird ( www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 163. More Alike Than Different

    May 13 2019

    You don’t want to mess with a punk rock mom! Geth talks to a proud mother about how lucky she is to have a very unique daughter.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Aura Frames ( www.auraframes.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ), The Skimm ( www.theskimm.com/STORIES ), and Stop Doing That Shit.

  • 162.5 The Adventures of Glandon Oakfoot

    May 09 2019

    You don’t really know someone’s complex, warped brain until they’ve been your Dungeon Master. For this bonus episode, a caller with lots of D.M. experience guides Glandon Oakfoot, Jomar Salveston and Tyrone The Terrible on a vital quest.

  • 162. A Hero's Journey

    May 06 2019

    A screaming cat with a rubber band around it’s head, Dungeons & Dragons, and an emergency suicide intervention road trip. This caller hasn’t slept in days because she recently leapt in her car to go help someone she’d never even met in person.This episode is brought to you by The Skimm ( www.theskimm.com/STORIES ), ProFlowers ( www.proflowers.com code: STORIES), and Oh My Gut ( www.ohmygut.info/PODCAST ).

  • 161. Sky Full of Ghosts

    Apr 29 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 (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 ( www.proflowers.com code: STORIES), Casper Mattresses ( www.casper.com/beautiful ), Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 160. Kaleidoscope of Danger

    Apr 22 2019

    Calling from a country described as filled with cognitive dissonance and very passionate people, this caller provides Geth a powerful portrait of her country, talking about LGBTQ rights & the most dangerous karaoke song ever. Plus, a very important request for whenever you talk to someone at a call center. This episode is brought to you by Vrbo, Aura Frames ( www.auraframes.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 159. Called Once, Listened Never

    Apr 15 2019

    A guy who has never even listened to this podcast talks to Gethard about a bunch of stuff for an hour.This episode is brought to you by Vrbo, Joybird ( www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Aura Frames, Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 158. Broke In The USA

    Apr 08 2019

    Living in New Jersey and hating it, the gig economy and trying to get by being broke in the USA are on this caller’s mind. This episode is brought to you by Vrbo and Bombas.

  • 157. Porn, Drugs, Murder & Learning To Love

    Apr 01 2019

    Kidnapping, murder, sex, cocaine, ketamine and porn. This caller’s family is at the center of a true crime story. She tells Geth about how she’s suffered on her journey to learn how to be loving.This episode is brought to you by Vrbo app and Madison Reed ( www.madison-reed.com code: PEOPLE).

  • 156. Hold My Caipirinha

    Mar 25 2019

    Gethard heard he has a cult following in Brazil, so this week the line was open to Brazilian numbers only. Immigration issues, education and social work are on the caller’s mind. She also opens up about sexual assault and abuse.This episode is brought to yo by Mack Weldon ( www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Drop ( https://b.ewd.io/Beautiful ).

  • 155. Jetmouth

    Mar 18 2019

    While smoking a bowl in his garage, a stay at home dad talks to Gethard about parenting. They share stories about protective dad instincts and recognizing mistakes.This episode is brought to you by Neou Fitness ( www.fitness.com code: STORIES), Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Joybird ( www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 154. My Dad Owns A Strip Club

    Mar 11 2019

    A few years ago, this caller took a job working at her dad’s strip club. There were duffel bags full of cash and other shady stuff. She thought showing tolerance for her father’s demons might help him understand her own, but things didn’t turn out as expected.This episode is brought to you by Drop ( https://b.ewd.io/Beautiful ).

  • 153. Car Crash

    Mar 04 2019

    Years later, this caller still hears the sounds of the tragic car accident he survived. He tells Geth how he won’t let the trauma of the crash revive the anxiety he overcame in his younger days. They also talk about an internet dating experience that turned into something like a Black Mirror episode.This episode is brought to you by OkCupid, eero ( www.eero.com/BEAUTIFUL code: BEAUTIFUL), and Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You podcast.

  • 152. Love At First [blank]

    Feb 25 2019

    A blind caller tells Geth his touching internet-era love story & explains why he considers himself a visual learner.This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You podcast.

  • 151. The King of Silver Linings

    Feb 18 2019

    A stress-free 34 year old who loves what he does for a living has to decide what to eat for lunch.This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Joybird ( www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 150. Meta Millennial

    Feb 11 2019

    A social media manager slash graphic designer pitches her podcast & gives Gethard instagram advice.This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon, Calm ( www.calm.com/beautiful ), OkCupid, and Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast.

  • 149. RINO

    Feb 04 2019

    Raised by liberals, after becoming a mom as a teenager, this caller’s politics shifted. Some would now call her a “Republican in name only” or a “compromising conservative,” but she disagrees. Her compelling life story is a jumping off point to search for a little common ground with Geth.This episode is brought to you by OKCupid and ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 148. In Loving Arms

    Jan 28 2019

    This episode includes: a double-headed red dildo, binders full of sperm, epilepsy, addiction & rehab. But most importantly, it’s about an inspiring mom who’s been through a whole heck of a lot to support and protect her family.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL ) and eero ( www.eero.com/BEAUTIFUL code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 147. Crying Into My Boba

    Jan 21 2019

    Too many edibles. A missing sister. Paranoia. Depersonalization & derealization. This week’s caller had a tough 2018, but with therapy and treatment, she’s conquering one thing at a time. This episode is brought to you by Joybird ( www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and Calm ( www.calm.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 146. American Ex-Pat & Berlin Go-Between

    Jan 14 2019

    A caller in Berlin connects Geth with someone in Finland who happens to be from Oklahoma. Should Geth move to Finland? An American ex-pat helps Geth decide.This episode is brought to you by Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), Simple Contacts ( www.simplecontacts.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 145. My First Job Interview Ever

    Jan 07 2019

    In 90 minutes, a graphic design student will have her first-ever job interview. Luckily, Gethard is on the phone to help her get calmed down and psyched up.

  • 144. Queer Feminist Pagan Yuletide

    Dec 24 2018

    Coming out of the closet to her family was this caller’s New Year’s resolution for 2018. As the year comes to close, she tells Geth whether she achieved the goal. One thing she definitely accomplished: getting her Trump-supporting neighbor to help her hang a pride flag. This episode is brought to you by Palm ( www.palm.com ), Sun Basket ( www.sunbasket.com ), and Calm ( www.calm.com/beautiful ).

  • 143. 28-Year-Old College Student

    Dec 17 2018

    A real-life Frank The Tank living with hard-partying 18-21 year old college kids is studying geosciences with the goal of one day improving global water supplies. He’s struggled with some mental health issues, which has helped him provide guidance to his younger peers but he’s also learned a lot from them. The phone signal is a little crunchy at times but the phone itself has an origin story that makes it all worth it.This episode is brought to you by Welcome to Marwen, Palm ( www.palm.com ), Th...more

  • 142. A Bridge Between Humans

    Dec 10 2018

    Raised in Japan, this week’s guest moved to Canada because of the freedom and culture of openness. Hardly able to speak the language, she now works a job where she literally helps people speak for themselves in difficult situations. Gethard met up with her and recorded this just outside of an acoustically perfect concert hall in a noisy Toronto park.This episode is brought to you by Welcome to Marwen, Fruit of the Loom ( www.fruit.com code: STORIES), Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUT...more

  • 141. Gay Mormon

    Dec 03 2018

    Imagine if your mom found out you were getting married because she saw your wedding on the TV news. He called in to point out an issue with episode 14 (that’s 127 episodes ago!) but also tells Geth about growing up Mormon and being a stepdad.This episode is brought to you by One Drop ( www.getonedrop.com code: STORIES), Betterhelp ( www.betterhelp.com/stories ), Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Sun Basket ( www.sunbasket.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Caffe Monster, and Poshmark.

  • 140. I Lost 150 Pounds

    Nov 26 2018

    What is it like to transform from very large to marathon runner very quickly? A polite but engaged audience in Toronto helps Geth out with some questions, like how her experience feels in the context of the body positivity movement (and they tweet some insults aimed at Buffalo). Then the audience really gets excited when they discuss tandem nursing!This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp ( www.betterhelp.com/stories ), Fruit of the Loom ( www.fruit.com code: STORIES), Brooklinen ( www.broo...more

  • 139. Basement Infidelity

    Nov 19 2018

    A cheating husband, drugs, stalkers, liars and flipping houses. This week’s caller is at a critical juncture in her life and is a little unclear on where the truth lies.This episode is brought to you by This Is Love podcast, One Drop ( www.getonedrop.com code: STORIES), Kopari ( www.koparibeauty.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Bombas ( www.bombas.com/STORIES code: STORIES), and Ulta Beauty ( www.ulta.com ).

  • 138. House Burned Down

    Nov 12 2018

    Her home is engulfed in flames. She brings the geckos, kittens & dogs to safety and checks on the donkeys, mules, chickens and horses to make sure they are safe as well. Three days later, lying under an electric blanket with her cat, this week’s caller tells Gethard and the live audience in Los Angeles how she can’t sit around and cry all day, so she laughs through it. This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses ( www.casper.com/beautifu...more

  • 137. Color of Sunshine, Color of Moonlight

    Nov 05 2018

    Days after the 2016 election, a mother of three was nervous about how the outcome of the election would impact her children and left an emotional voicemail for Beautiful Anonymous. Two years later, she talked to Geth about the challenges she and her kids face today and all the love and beauty that inspire them.This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon ( www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), One Drop ( www.getonedrop.com code: STORIES), ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Kopari...more

  • 136. Wilderness Rehabilitation

    Oct 29 2018

    On an eight hour solo road trip, a wilderness therapy guide takes a break from dreaming of the woods and insects to chat with Gethard. He’s a wanderer, a man of nature and a modern day philosopher and Gethard gets him to unleash some wisdom gleaned from his experiences outdoors: “You squat over a hole in the ground and everything just slides out”This episode is brought to you by Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Stitch Fix ( www.stitch...more

  • 135. Vanity & Sanity

    Oct 22 2018

    What is beauty? Maybe the answer is unknowable. For this week’s caller, searching for the answer to that question has been the source of a lot of emotions: anger, depression, anxiety, jealousy and sometimes happiness. This episode is brought to you by Ulta Beauty ( www.ulta.com ).

  • 134. Upward Slide of Happiness

    Oct 15 2018

    Sitting on a bench in a quintessentially British location, near Queen Mary’s Rose Garden in London, a young Brit opens up with Gethard in a way he never would with anyone in his normal life. From his parents divorce while living on a rural Scottish goat farm to a recent web design related break-up drama, it’s a very authentic conversation that might make you want to go exchange secrets with a stranger in a park for an hour.This episode is brought to you by Stitch Fix ( www.stitchfix.com/STORIES ...more

  • 133. Nap Time

    Oct 08 2018

    “Day care is wild though, let me tell ya!” It’s time to put down a bunch of one-year-olds for a nap and talk with Geth. Married young and facing a divorce in her 20s, this week's caller is ready to have some fun. Geth’s advice: She has plenty of time to make mistakes.This episode is brought to you by Hilarious World of Depression, Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 132. I Survived A Mass Shooting

    Oct 01 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.This episode is brought to you by Merge Records ( www.mergerecords.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Kopari ( www.koparibeauty.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and Caffe Monster.

  • 132. I Survived A Mass Shooting

    Oct 01 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.This episode is brought to you by Merge Records (www.mergerecords.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Kopari (www.koparibeauty.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Caffe Monster.

  • 131. What’s It Like To Be A Man Today?

    Sep 24 2018

    A European nomad with 30% battery and a very full bladder is riding a ‘lift’ in the Parisian Metro as she chats with Geth (and a live audience in London). She’s curious: what’s it like to be a man in today’s changing society?This episode is brought to you by A Million Little Things on ABC, Calm ( www.calm.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Caffe Monster, and Bombas ( www.bombas.com/STORIES ).

  • 130. My Year of Sexploration

    Sep 17 2018

    Last time this caller got through she talked about being a marching band teacher. She got through again. This time she gets very detailed about a year of pushing and exploring boundaries.This episode is brought to you by Sun Basket ( www.sunbasket.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Amazon Prime Channels ( www.tryprimechannels.com/stories , Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and Caffe Monster.

  • 129. Not Afraid of Life

    Sep 10 2018

    A hard-working mom balancing multiple jobs and school has an inspiring approach to life. Geth tries to find out what it’s like when her Cuban side comes out: when she gets mad, she transforms, like The Incredible Hulk, and her soft spoken demeanor gives way to loud and boisterous anger.This episode is brought to you by Warby Parker ( www.warbyparker.com/stories ), Casper Mattresses ( www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 128. Nervous Interrupter (Let's All F***)

    Sep 03 2018

    A merch guy tells Geth about sexual experimentation on the road and coming to terms with his desires.This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon ( www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Calm ( www.calm.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 127. 40 Lbs of Cat

    Aug 27 2018

    Is Facebook evil? Can the internet become a more humane and civil place? Beautiful Anonymous’s first official cat lady has a suggestion: A Sorry Sally Detector for internet communication. This week’s caller has the inside tech scoop-- she worked at Facebook during the 2016 election and is currently at Google.This episode is brought to you by Pact Apparel ( www.wearpact.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ), and Bombas ( www.bombas.com/stories ).

  • 126. A Saudi Student in Canada

    Aug 20 2018

    A woman studying neurobiology in Toronto talks about her experience overcoming the cultural differences between Saudi Arabia, Canada & America. Get some veggie poutine, this call was recorded live at JFL Montreal.This episode is brought to you by Sun Basket ( www.sunbasket.com/BEAUTIFUL ), The Hilarious World of Depression Podcast, Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ), Pact Apparel ( www.wearpact.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Third Love ( www.thirdlove.com/beautiful ).

  • 125. Major Postal Bitch

    Aug 13 2018

    Drugs, rampages, the postal system. This call has it all. Buckle up and enjoy.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ), Pact ( www.wearpact.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Bombas ( www.bombas.com/STORIES ), and Caffe Monster.

  • 124. Goose, Not Maverick

    Aug 06 2018

    Herding fighter pilots like cats, taking “go pills” to stay focused for long flights, imposter syndrome, “don’t ask, don’t tell.” These are just some of the unique things this active-duty service member has experienced while serving her country and she tells Geth all about them.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ), Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful ), and Caffe Monster.

  • 123. Hanukkah With Fidel

    Jul 30 2018

    A Cuban refugee met up with Chris in a New York City park. The realities of Jewish life in Cuba, seeing snow for the first time, and falling in love are discussed as flying garbage and passing loud New Yorkers occasionally interrupt.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Halo Top (www.halotop.com), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 122. Northern Ireland

    Jul 23 2018

    Northern Ireland: come for the apple orchards and beautiful cathedrals, not the disaster tourism. Born to a Catholic mother and Protestant father, this week’s caller attended a segregated school where they had more bomb scare days than snow days. She and Geth play a game called “How long can a person from the island of Ireland tell a happy story before a sad detail comes up?”This episode is brought to you by Halo Top ( www.halotop.com ), Care/Of ( www.takecareof.com code: STORIES), Madison Reed...more

  • 121. Prison Bound

    Jul 16 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 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 (www.halotop.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com code: PEOPLE).

  • 0. 121. Prison Bound

    Jul 16 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 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 ( www.halotop.com ), Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ), and Madison Reed ( www.madison-reed.com code: PEOPLE).

  • 120. Out Of The Closet

    Jul 09 2018

    A young man who has never told anyone about his sexuality finally does. He and Geth talk online relationships, coming out in conservative parts of the country, and being completely unimpressed by Mt. Rushmore.This episode is brought to you by Halo Top ( www.halotop.com ), ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ), Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ).

  • 119. 39-Year-Old Grandma

    Jul 02 2018

    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 (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Halo Top, and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com).

  • 0. 119. 39-Year-Old Grandma

    Jul 02 2018

    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 ( www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Halo Top, and Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ).

  • 0. 118. I Cry On The Toilet

    Jun 25 2018

    We live in a world that can be harsh, brutal and unfair. This week’s caller drives around and personally helps kids and parents in difficult situations. (Hint: The caller is not the one who cries on the toilet.)This episode is brought to you by Hearts Beat Loud film, Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ), and Casper Mattresses ( www.casper.com/beautiful ).

  • 117. Smoking Weed in Christiania

    Jun 18 2018

    Freetown Christiania is an area in Copenhagen where there are no laws and anarchy rules. This week’s caller is walking there to smoke weed with friends from all over Europe. She tells Gethard about life in Denmark in 2018 on the way.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ).

  • 116. She Killed My Father

    Jun 11 2018

    Just ten years ago, transgender was a new word for many people, including this caller. When a close family member transitioned, it was a complex and emotional journey.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ).

  • 0. 115. The Chillionaire

    Jun 04 2018

    A goblin fiction ghost writer and artist at heart has an identity crisis after inheriting a million dollars from a distant uncle.This episode is brought to you by Always Forever Maybe, Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Great Women of Business ( www.parcast.com/business ).

  • 0. 114. Charity Laundry

    May 28 2018

    Raised in a troubled home, with parents who lived a transient lifestyle and a father who eventually ended up in prison, this week’s caller was able to rise above his circumstances and now works to give back to the community. Also, a casual debate ensues over the best NBA player of all time (Jordan vs. LeBron).This episode is brought to you by Thomas’ English Muffins and Magoosh.

  • 0. 113. Irish Wake

    May 21 2018

    This week’s caller tells Chris about the very close relationship she had with her recently passed grandmother. Gethard cheers her up with funny stories and by doing his best Freddie Mercury impression.This episode is brought to you by Magoosh ( www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Thomas’ English Muffins, Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 0. 112. Quiet Rage

    May 14 2018

    How do you become successful in comedy? How do you know when you’ve made it? In a return to form for Beautiful Anonymous, Gethard chats with an aspiring stand-up comedian about getting out of her own way and making art, even if that means embracing her creepy, pervy side.This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL) and Thomas’ English Muffins.

  • 0. 111. Death Row Lawyer

    May 07 2018

    Growing up in Northern England, this week’s caller became unlikely pen pals with a death row inmate in the American South. That experience, along with an unusual proximity to murder that she describes as a “family quirk”, inspired her career path.This episode is brought to you by Brooklinen, Thomas’ English Muffins, and The Girl Who Smiled Beads.

  • 0. 110. Virtual Dominatrix

    Apr 30 2018

    A political science student and self-described ‘Robin Hood of sugar babies’ talks with Geth about the significant emotional labor that goes into online sex work and the commensurate earnings. She also discusses her political aspirations, including her ideal running mate (hint: together they'll make money moves).This episode is brought to you by 9 Days and 9 Nights, Thomas’ English Muffins, ZipRecruiter, and The Girl Who Smiled Beads.

  • 0. 109. If They Say No, They Mean No

    Apr 23 2018

    A young man describes three difficult experiences of being sexually assaulted and overcoming drug addiction. It's a raw, honest conversation that is occasionally interrupted by Snapchat notifications and a barking puppy.This episode is brought to you by Thomas’ English Muffins, Tripping.com, and The Girl Who Smiled Beads.

  • 0. 108. Road Dogs

    Apr 16 2018

    Driving 10-12 hours a day buying and selling machinery can lead to challenges like finding a good gym and getting sufficient protein while avoiding fast food. Gethard has a fun chat with two dudes on a long road trip about making major life changes, maintaining positivity after losing loved ones, and creatine farts.This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Thomas’ English Muffins, and Your Mechanic ( www.yourmechanic.com/STORIES ).

  • 0. 107. It's Quiet Time

    Apr 09 2018

    A mother of two talks about her youthful past as a wandering actor and the choices she made to change her life. Geth asks a question in this call that leads to the ultimate “Sorry Sally” moment: How much do Playboy models get paid?This episode is brought to you by Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Thomas' English Muffins, and ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ).

  • 0. 106. Tasmanian Sex Ed Circus Performer

    Apr 02 2018

    An aerialist turned sex education teacher from Australia chats with Gethard about her life on the road, falling in love and the challenge of explaining consent to high school kids.This episode is brought to you by Thomas' English Muffins.

  • 0. 105. Honne and Tatemae

    Mar 26 2018

    Stuck between two cultures, a punk rocker calls in from the other side of the world to chat about finding his identity, navigating his country’s social norms and tells a story about how hard it was to finish a huge American burrito.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ) and Tripping.com ( www.tripping.com/STORIES ).

  • 104. The Whirlpool Galaxy

    Mar 20 2018

    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 (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Your Mechanic (www.yourmechanic.com/STORIES), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).

  • 0. 104. The Whirlpool Galaxy

    Mar 19 2018

    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 ( www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Your Mechanic ( www.yourmechanic.com/STORIES ), Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ).

  • 0. 103. Brady Bunch Wedding / Ron Paul's Baby Returns

    Mar 12 2018

    A juicy family history, a fast approaching wedding and upcoming gallbladder surgery are on the caller’s mind this week and Gethard helps her work through it all. After the call, stay tuned for a 2-year anniversary check-in (and live audience sing-along!) with caller #1, Ron Paul’s Baby.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ), ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and Brooklinen ( www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL).

  • 0. 102. Dealer Turned Surgeon

    Mar 05 2018

    How did this self-described East Coast dirtbag go from selling drugs out of his mom’s minivan to doing brain surgery? His answer: Donnie Darko. Gethard asks him some hard hitting questions like: What skills acquired in drug dealing are useful as a brain surgeon? Why did he go vegan? Can he control a monkey’s brain with a special USB stick?This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon ( www.mackweldon.com code: STORIES), RXBAR ( www.rxbar.com/beautiful code: BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace ( www.talkspac...more

  • 0. 101. English Idyll

    Feb 26 2018

    Ever heard of "granary bread?" Yeah? Then you’re probably British, like this week's caller. If not, then get out your malted barley and listen to Gethard celebrate cultural differences with a mother and social media expert from England’s rural south. Opening up about difficulties in her past, she says: “you know, it was 14 years ago, but it’s still one of those things, when I open my heart to a stranger on the phone, can still make me cry.”This episode is brought to you by Casper Mattresses ( ww...more

  • 0. 100. One Hundred Anonymous

    Feb 19 2018

    With a combined 200 years of life lived, a retired dentist and an amateur artist chat with Gethard about staying creative as you get older, living a fulfilling life, regrets and the fear of death. One key lesson: travel if you can, but skip The Mona Lisa, it’s just not that interesting.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ), Your Mechanic ( www.yourmechanic.com/STORIES ), and Adam and Eve ( www.adamandeve.com code: STORIES).

  • 95. Monogamous Animals

    Jan 16 2018

    "If anybody has seen hell, it would be me.” What starts as an immigrant success story ends up weaving through prostitution, revenge, tragedy, sexuality, morality and religion. Note that this episode contains difficult topics including sexual violence.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and HBO’s Crashing.

  • 94. The Puppet Master

    Jan 09 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 changes everything about Gethard’s world.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Audible (www.audible.com/CG), and HBO’s Crashing.

  • 0. 94. The Puppet Master

    Jan 09 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 changes everything about Gethard’s world.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace ( www.talkspace.com/beautiful ), Audible ( www.audible.com/CG ), and HBO’s Crashing.

  • 0. Bonus: Beautiful Resolutions

    Jan 02 2018

    Beautiful Anonymous fans called in for a series of brief one minute calls to tell Chris their goals, hopes and plans for 2018.

  • 0. 72. Aussie Best Friend

    Aug 01 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 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 (www....more

  • 72. Aussie Best Friend

    Aug 01 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 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 (www....more

  • 0. 69. Love Is Everywhere

    Jul 11 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 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 Deligh...more

  • 69. Love Is Everywhere

    Jul 11 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 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 Deligh...more

  • 0. 68. Married The Day We Met

    Jul 04 2017

    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).

  • 65. Deaf

    Jun 13 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. 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 (www.audible.com/Esthe...more

  • 51. Made Out With My Teacher

    Mar 07 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 out Chris’s anger and rarely-seen “North-Jersey-guy-ready-to-break-bones” side.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Seeso (www.seeso.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).

  • 0. Mountain Man Vs. City Boy

    Apr 12 2016

    This outdoorsman and mountaineer is in touch with nature and his Ford F250, he takes care of the people he loves, and is totally willing to share about anything, even poop soup.

  • 1. Ron Paul's Baby

    Mar 15 2016

    A true underdog in Denton, Texas reveals his fascinating family history, and a pent-up passion.

  • 1. Ron Paul's Baby

    Mar 15 2016

    A true underdog in Denton, Texas reveals his fascinating family history, and a pent-up passion.

  • 0 Preview: Beautiful / Anonymous

    Mar 03 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 a thing.

  • 0. Preview: Beautiful / Anonymous

    Mar 03 2016

    A sneak peek at Chris Gethards new show Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People, coming to Earwolf on March 15th! Subscribe now and you won't miss a thing.