Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

By Earwolf & Chris Gethard

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.

Episodes

217. Touching Strangers Faces

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.
26/05/201h 2m

216. Quitting Weed

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.
19/05/201h 5m

215. Native Alaskan in Anchorage

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!
12/05/201h 6m

214. Quarantine Breakup

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.
05/05/201h 5m

213. Parkour Yoda

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.
28/04/201h 5m

212. EMT In The Epicenter

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.
21/04/201h 6m

211. My Partner is a Medical Mystery

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.
14/04/201h 7m

Don't Say The C Word

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.
10/04/202h 29m

210. How To Date A Sketch Comedian

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.
07/04/201h 1m

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
31/03/201h 2m

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.
24/03/201h 5m

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.
17/03/201h 8m

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.
10/03/201h 12m

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 StitcherPremium.com and use code STORIES.
06/03/2050m 4s

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.
03/03/201h 8m

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.
25/02/201h 5m

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.
18/02/201h 5m

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.
11/02/201h 4m

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 (www.trulygrassfed.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Joybird (www.joybirdcom/beautiful25).
04/02/201h 5m

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.
31/01/2037m 58s

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 (www.teladoc.com/stories) and Ritual (www.ritual.com/stories).
28/01/201h 8m

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 (www.teladoc.com/stories).
21/01/201h 7m

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 (www.brooklinen.com), Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories), and Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories).
14/01/201h 5m

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 (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Ritual (www.ritual.com/stories).
07/01/201h 4m

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 StitcherPremium.com and use code STORIES.
03/01/201h 55m

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.
31/12/191h 6m

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 (www.auraframes.com/stories).
24/12/191h 5m

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 (www.forthepeople.com/stories), Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com/stories), Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25), and Native deodorant (www.nativedeodorant.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
17/12/191h 5m

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 (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com/stories), and Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).
10/12/191h 4m

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 (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Natural Disasters (www.parcast.com/naturaldisasters), and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful).
03/12/191h 9m

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 (www.auraframes.com/stories), Native Deodorant (www.nativedeodorant.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com/stories).
26/11/191h 6m

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 (www.forthepeople.com/stories), Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25), and Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com/stories).
19/11/191h 5m

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 (www.teladoc.com/stories), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful), Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).
12/11/191h 5m

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 (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL)
05/11/191h 7m

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 (www.candidco.com/stories code: STORIES), and Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25).
29/10/191h 7m

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 (www.forthepeople.com/stories), Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com), and Living with Yourself on Netflix.
22/10/191h 5m

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 (www.bombas.com/STORIES), Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), and Bayer.
15/10/191h 7m

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 (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful).
08/10/191h 6m

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 (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL) and Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES).
01/10/191h 5m

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 (www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25), Candid Co (www.candidco.com/stories code: STORIES), and Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
24/09/191h 7m

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 (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Bombas (www.bombas.com/STORIES), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful).
17/09/191h 6m

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 (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).
10/09/191h 7m

179. The Size of a Cantaloupe

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).
03/09/191h 3m

178. Partner In Prison

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).
27/08/191h 4m

177. A True (Modern) Love Story

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).
20/08/191h 6m

176. The Choctaw & Irish Connection

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).
13/08/191h 5m

175. Fighting Through Life

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).
06/08/191h 6m

The Squirrel and the Giraffe

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).
30/07/191h 6m

I Found Closure

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).
23/07/191h 6m

Babysitting (Drunk People)

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).
16/07/191h 14m

I’ve Never Told Anyone

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.ziprecruier.com/BEAUTIFUL), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
09/07/191h 9m

No Guide Book to Grief

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.
02/07/191h 6m

The Raccoon Incident

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).
25/06/191h 5m

Clinical Psychologist

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).
18/06/191h 7m

Go With The Flow

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).
11/06/191h 8m

The Ultimate Bad Roommate Story

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).
04/06/191h 12m

Life Is Weird

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).
28/05/191h 11m

The Cuckoo’s Nest

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).
21/05/191h 12m

More Alike Than Different

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.
14/05/191h 13m

The Adventures of Glandon Oakfoot

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.
10/05/191h 2m

A Hero's Journey

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).
07/05/191h 12m

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 (www.proflowers.com code: STORIES), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL).
30/04/191h 25m

Kaleidoscope of Danger

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).
23/04/191h 11m

159. Called Once, Listened Never

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).
16/04/191h 12m

158. Broke In The USA

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.
15/04/191h 11m

157. Porn, Drugs, Murder & Learning To Love

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).
15/04/191h 12m

Episode 1: Harry’s Aussie Best Friend

New host Harry Nelson takes his first of many successful calls. He gets a caller from Australia on the line and talks about America, but also the writing process, the history of First Nations’ people, and why he’s already a better host than Chris Gethard ever was.
15/04/191h 6m

156. Hold My Caipirinha

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).
15/04/191h 13m

155. Jetmouth

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).
15/04/191h 12m

154. My Dad Owns A Strip Club

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).
15/04/191h 7m

153. Car Crash

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.
15/04/191h 9m

152. Love At First [blank]

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.
15/04/191h 9m

151. The King of Silver Linings

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).
15/04/191h 12m

150. Meta Millennial

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.
15/04/191h 12m

149. RINO

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).
15/04/191h 10m

148. In Loving Arms

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).
15/04/191h 7m

147. Crying Into My Boba

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).
15/04/191h 11m

146. American Ex-Pat & Berlin Go-Between

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).
15/04/191h 11m

145. My First Job Interview Ever

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.
15/04/191h 8m

Beautiful Follow-Ups: Love Goes On (#69 - Love Is Everywhere)

In June 2017, a mother of 5 spent an hour talking to Chris while in a waiting room, about to hear life or death test results from her daughter’s oncologist. A year later, she tells Chris that all her daughter wants is for her and her family to keep living life, to know it’s okay to be happy and to fight to keep her message, Love Is Everywhere, alive. Find more Beautiful Follow-Ups plus all of the Beautiful Anonymous archives, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/stories and use promo code 'STORIES'.
15/04/191h 13m

144.5 Bonus: Beautiful Resolutions for 2019

It’s time for the annual Beautiful Anonymous New Year’s resolutions episode. Listeners (and a couple special guests) called in for a series of brief one minute calls to tell Geth their goals, hopes and plans for 2019. 
15/04/191h 9m

144. Queer Feminist Pagan Yuletide

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).
15/04/191h 13m

143. 28-Year-Old College Student

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), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL), Stitch Fix (www.stitchfix.com/STORIES), Kopari’s Coconut Deodorant (www.koparibeauty.com/BEAUTIFUL).
15/04/191h 12m

142. A Bridge Between Humans

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: BEAUTIFUL), Stamps.com, and Caffe Monster.
15/04/191h 13m

141. Gay Mormon

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. 
15/04/191h 13m

140. I Lost 150 Pounds

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.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL).
15/04/191h 12m

139. Basement Infidelity

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).
15/04/191h 12m

138. House Burned Down

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/beautiful code: BEAUTIFUL), and Caffe Monster.
15/04/191h 10m

137. Color of Sunshine, Color of Moonlight

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’s Coconut Deodorant (www.koparibeauty.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Caffe Monster.
15/04/191h 11m

136. Wilderness Rehabilitation

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.stitchfix.com/STORIES), and Ulta Beauty (www.ulta.com).
15/04/191h 9m

135. Vanity & Sanity

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).
15/04/191h 3m

Bonus: An Excerpt from LOSE WELL Audiobook

Featuring laugh-out-loud, kick-in-the-pants advice on how to embrace failure and start living life on your own terms, Lose Well is Chris Gethard's new book. Enjoy this excerpt from the audiobook, narrated by Chris himself.
15/04/1918m 45s

134. Upward Slide of Happiness

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), Dream Corp LLC on Adult Swim, Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories code: STORIES), Caffe Monster, and The Hilarious World of Depression podcast.
15/04/191h 12m

133. Nap Time

“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).
14/08/191h 10m

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 (www.mergerecords.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Kopari (www.koparibeauty.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Caffe Monster.
02/05/191h 11m

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

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).
14/08/191h 12m

130. My Year of Sexploration

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. 
14/08/191h 12m

129. Not Afraid of Life

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).
14/08/191h 11m

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

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).
14/08/191h 17m

127. 40 Lbs of Cat

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).
14/08/191h 11m

126. A Saudi Student in Canada

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).
14/08/191h 18m

125. Major Postal Bitch

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.
14/08/191h 12m

124. Goose, Not Maverick

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.
14/08/191h 17m

123. Hanukkah With Fidel

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).
14/08/191h 19m

122. Northern Ireland

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 (www.madison-reed.com code: PEOPLE), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 15m

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 (www.halotop.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com code: PEOPLE).
02/05/191h 14m

120. Out Of The Closet

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).
31/05/191h 17m

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 (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Halo Top, and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com).
02/05/191h 14m

118. I Cry On The Toilet

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).
14/08/191h 13m

117. Smoking Weed in Christiania

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).
14/08/191h 13m

116. She Killed My Father

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).
14/08/191h 9m

115. The Chillionaire

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).
14/08/191h 11m

114. Charity Laundry

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.
14/08/191h 13m

113. Irish Wake

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).
14/08/191h 14m

112. Quiet Rage

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.
14/08/191h 11m

111. Death Row Lawyer

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.
14/08/191h 12m

110. Virtual Dominatrix

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.
14/08/191h 13m

109. If They Say No, They Mean No

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.
14/08/191h 12m

108. Road Dogs

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).
14/08/191h 13m

107. It’s Quiet Time

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).
14/08/191h 15m

106. Tasmanian Sex Ed Circus Performer

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.
14/08/191h 12m

105. Honne and Tatemae

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).
14/08/191h 11m

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 (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Your Mechanic (www.yourmechanic.com/STORIES), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 16m

103. Brady Bunch Wedding / Ron Paul’s Baby Returns

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).
14/08/191h 25m

102. Dealer Turned Surgeon

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.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Care/Of (www.takecareof.com code: STORIES).
14/08/191h 15m

101. English Idyll

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 (www.casper.com/beautiful) and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 14m

100. One Hundred Anonymous

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).
14/08/191h 12m

99. Sober Mathematician

Longtime listeners know: math is Chris Gethard's nemesis. A real-life mathematician calls in and gives Gethard the most thrilling math quiz ever on a podcast. (We feel safe making that claim.) He also talks about his struggle with substances in college and getting sober. Geth also tells a never-before-heard story about an unusual religious ceremony in the rainforest, which involves hallucinogens and terrible diarrhea.This episode is brought to you by Burrow.com (www.burrow.com code: STORIES), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 12m

98. Chemo Chameleon

Headed to her first chemotherapy treatment after a recent cancer diagnosis, this young woman is naturally a little stressed and nervous. However, spirits are soon lifted in a call that includes stories of haunted apartments, puns and a doctor’s note to party.This episode is brought to you by Merge Records (www.mergerecords.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Adam and Eve (www.adamandeve.com code: STORIES), and RXBAR (www.RXBAR.com/stories code: STORIES).
14/08/191h 16m

97. In The Candy Aisle

A man narrates his stroll though a Wal-Mart. As he peruses the aisles, from guns to kitchen appliances, the discussion ranges from philosophical to farcical.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful) and Zola (www.zola.com/STORIES).
14/08/191h 10m

96. Boy Crazy

She does improv, lives in New Jersey and considers herself a "niche person." Needless to say, this week’s caller bonds pretty easily with Gethard. She explains what it’s like to be on summer break from college and a little boy crazy. This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 11m

95. Monogamous Animals

"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.
14/08/191h 16m

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 (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Audible (www.audible.com/CG), and HBO’s Crashing.
02/05/191h 14m

93.5 Bonus: Beautiful Resolutions

Beautiful Anonymous fans called in for a series of brief one minute calls to tell Chris their goals, hopes and plans for 2018. 
15/04/1934m 30s

93. Successful Stalker

Can stalking your crush lead to a successful long-term relationship? A young woman tells Gethard about her years-long pursuit.This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses, Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Sonos (www.sonos.com).
14/08/191h 14m

92. Wisdom From The Bushman

Unsure of her future, a young German woman finds herself in Australia picking cherries with a group of ex-cons & social outcasts. She passes the phone to a fellow picker and mentor of sorts who opens up about finding solace in the wilderness. He shares some practical tips, like how to hunt and cook wild pig. Hint: Don't use a fishing spear.This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful code: BEAUTIFUL), and Zelle (www.zellepay.com).
14/08/191h 15m

91. Picture A Sunset

The unusual malady that afflicts this caller stirs up a philosophical discussion about how we, as humans, experience and remember our lives and craft our stories.This episode is brought to you by Sock Club, Squarespace, Casper Mattresses, and Zelle.
14/08/191h 15m

90. Hipster Hospice Chaplain

Gethard has a surprisingly light-hearted chat about death with an expert in the field.This episode is brought to you by Zelle, Talkspace, Hello Fresh, Sock Club, and Brooklinen.
14/08/191h 14m

89. Black Cloud of a Husband

A mother of four tells Gethard about going from med school to motherhood, and how she escaped a troubled marriage with a controlling, manipulative man. 
14/08/191h 13m

88. Cadaver Epiphany

A first year medical student tells Gethard how dissecting dead bodies changed her feelings on death. She opens up about how her mother inspired her to study medicine and some of the worst smells she’s encountered, like when she had to dissect a human rectum. Recorded live in Gainesville, Florida.This episode is brought to you by CanvasPop (www.canvaspop.com code: BA50), Sonos (www.sonos.com), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 13m

87. Head Injury

A guy got hit really hard in the head. He tells Gethard all about it.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful), and Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 13m

86. Plant Splooge

A bonafide geologist tells Geth about fossilized dung fungi and the behind the scenes secrets of the Museum of Natural History. They also talk about how quickly the Earth is dying and weigh the likelihood of colonizing Mars.This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com), Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: STORIES30), Audible (www.audible.com/esther).
14/08/191h 12m

85. Moravian Trademonk

“You can’t give puppies cow vaccines.” That’s how this caller ends her hour with Gethard. The journey to that moment takes us through: Italian Madrigals, getting licked by a baby cow, going on a tour of a cranberry marsh, and a very personal story about the loss of a friend. All this while she's prepping to perform a show that starts right when the call ends.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Sonos (www.sonos.com).
14/08/191h 11m

84. A True Crime Investigator

Usually this caller is the one conducting the interview. He’s a police officer by trade, but he works a little differently than your average cop. He investigates major crimes including sex crimes, shootings, robberies and murders. He tells Geth about some major cases from his career as well as his opinion on the podcast Serial.This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: STORIES30), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Sonos (www.sonos.com).
14/08/191h 13m

83. The Relaxed Satanist

Gethard has a meandering chit chat with a photographer and former photo developer who details the unusual things people put on film, like nazi motorcycle gang orgies and police crime scene photos. The caller opens up about his interest in the macabre and surprises Geth with his unusual tattoos. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and ZIpRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 10m

Bonus: FOUND with special guest Chris Gethard

This week we're bringing you a special bonus release. Gethard guests on the Found podcast, the podcast where host Davy Rothbart explores personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes. Chris and Davy talk with the elusive author of a fiery, found letter of resignation from a NJ water park.
14/08/1936m 46s

82. Sex Toys and Bourbon

A nice midwestern girl moved to LA. While fixing herself a drink, she tells Gethard tales of porn, vomit, hair extensions and an elopement.This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Sonos (www.sonos.com).
14/08/191h 14m

81. Rabbits and Catholics

Recently engaged to a deeply Catholic man, this week’s caller asks Gethard for some guidance. Also in this week’s call: weird stuff at cybernetic garage sales, near death experiences at jury duty, and an answer to the question: How do rabbits react to the sound of Gethard’s voice?This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 10m

80. Hiding In A Storage Space

Today's caller is a dad with two sons who just dropped his 5 year old off for his first day of Kindergarten and he and his wife have their first couples therapy appointment that afternoon. The caller says that recent professional changes, growing confidence and a desire to get more out of life are driving him and wife apart but Gethard notices him expressing strong feelings toward a female coworker.This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: STORIES30).
14/08/191h 12m

79. Civil War Survivor

Today’s caller was injured by grenade shrapnel as a young child and brought to the U.S. by her mother to receive medical treatment. She tells Chris about her family’s experience living through an extended civil war and building a life in the United States.This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 14m

78. Bloomin' Love

Santería, possible mafia connections and digestive troubles are a part of this week’s caller’s complicated family history. Calling from a Dunkin’ Donuts bathroom, this rambunctious fun-loving bartender tells Chris hilarious, bizarre, and gross anecdotes about her family, drunken adventures, and her pro golfer BF. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 11m

77. Coming Out with Katie Couric

Iconic journalist Katie Couric joins Gethard as guest co-host. They chat with a college student in an early stage of major life changes. The caller bravely opens up about some very personal and emotional stuff...and also talks about having a unique emotional connection to Gethard because she’s seen people eat burritos off of his belly.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), RXBAR (www.rxbar.com/beautiful code: BEAUTIFUL), Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Sonos (www.sonos.com).
14/08/191h 16m

76. A Big Hole

Eight months pregnant and she loves messing with people, this week’s caller is celebrating her birthday on Beautiful Anonymous. She tells Gethard about some pregnancy-driven life hacks. Controversial birthing practices? They go there.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/beautiful), and Bound to Delight (www.bookofthemonth.com/stories).
14/08/191h 11m

75. Charlottesville

An African American military vet living in Charlottesville discusses the recent protests in his town. He tells Chris about confronting KKK rallies and how to deal with white supremacists. He’s also playing Mario Kart and really hates Peach.This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Brooklinen (www.brooklinen code: BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 15m

74. Holy Moly

Having dealt with mental health issues and an eating disorder this caller now helps others confront those problems. She tells Chris about the repercussions of coming out in a small town, and the two discuss their strategies for dealing with anxiety, including the best funny animal videos on YouTube.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Book of The Month: Bound to Delight (www.bookofthemonth.com/STORIES).
14/08/191h 11m

73. Homeschooled Bigfoot Hunter

Sasquatch. Bigfoot. Skunk-Ape. Yeti. Whatever you want to call it, this week's caller is on the hunt. A homeschooled paranormal enthusiast, he tells Chris about some of the things he believes in.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson (www.audible.com/butterfly), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Honest Tea (www.honesttea.com/podcast).
14/08/191h 13m

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 (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL) and Book of the Month: Bound to Delight (www.bookofthemonth.com/STORIES).
15/04/191h 11m

71. American Studies

What college major could possibly involve writing an academic paper comparing the 1968 film “The Parent Trap” with the 1998 remake starring Lindsay Lohan? It could only be Gethard’s major, American Studies! This week’s caller chats about what it’s like to be an American Studies major during the Trump era and Chris shows off his talent for generating a good thesis.This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Redbox (www.redbox.com/games code: STORIES5), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/beautiful), and Bound to Delight (www.bookofthemonth.com/STORIES).
14/08/191h 14m

70. Tattoo Parlor

Calling in from a tattoo parlor, this week’s caller is getting inked up to commemorate a grim experience. Some wild tattoo stories are told as the phone gets passed around. Secret family drama gets dissected: an estranged brother, internet stalking, rumors of the mafia.This episode is brought to you by Redbox (www.redbox.com/games code: STORIES4), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and HBO’s Insecure.
14/08/191h 14m

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 (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 Delight (www.bookofthemonth.com/STORIES), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL).
15/04/191h 13m

68. Married The Day We Met

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).
14/08/191h 14m

67. Country AF

On her lunch break, today’s caller engages in some light hearted chit chat about office gossip and her (sometimes frustrating) side gig as a wedding photographer. But then, when a hot button political issue comes up, things start to get heated.This episode is brought to you by Redbox (www.redbox.com/games code: STORIES), Subaru (www.meetanowner.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Hulu Plus (www.huluplus.com).
14/08/191h 18m

66. Sex Drugs and Retail

Ever wonder what it's like to be paid to secretly watch shoppers on camera? This week's caller works in the retail field of "loss prevention." He tells Gethard about the time he confronted a shoplifter and got punched in the face, and discusses how the American heroin epidemic is directly correlated with retail theft. Plus, Gethard hears a little bit about the caller's unorthodox personal life. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Hulu Plus, Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/beautiful), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG).
14/08/191h 13m

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 (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/Esther), and Detour (www.detour.com/BEAUTIFUL).
15/04/191h 17m

64. Mother Moon (Live in Portland, Oregon)

A poet-to-be calls in to the Beautiful Anonymous live tour. She and Gethard get off to a slow start. That might work in the studio, but the live audience gets a little restless! So the caller turns to the people closest to her to help ramp up the excitement. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Detour (www.detour.com/beautiful) and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 4m

63. Singer Who Won't Sing

Struggling to realize her creative ambitions in early adulthood, this week’s caller confronted body image issues when younger. Gethard gives her a pep talk and discusses the challenge of being creative while dealing with other people's judgement. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel from Audible (www.audible.com/Esther), and Detour (www.detour.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 11m

62. Just Like A Johnny Cash Song

Raised in a tumultuous household and married at eighteen to the pastor’s son, today’s caller was divorced before she turned twenty. Betrayal, love triangles and shotgun deaths are all a part of the wild ride that she’s lived in her twenty-six years. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Detour (www.detour.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 6m

61. Rekindling An Old Friendship

Against the odds, a caller from one of the earliest, most listened-to calls manages to get through for a second time. Unprecedented! The caller gives Gethard an update on what's happened in his life since his first call over a year ago. They chat about dealing with internet commenters (which might instigate some more internet comments). This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/beautiful), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 12m

60. Public Defender

Big parties with lawyers gathered around piles of cocaine. Inequality in the criminal justice system. Huge corporations ripping off the families of jailed inmates. Gethard talks to a public defender about these topics, and discovers her favorite word: alleged. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful) and Adam and Eve (www.adamandeve.com code: STORIES).
14/08/191h 13m

59. First Kiss

One hour ago, in the rain, this week’s caller experienced her first kiss. She tells Gethard about the high school experience in 2017 covering the new (Snapchat, group texting, nerd culture being cool) and the established (SATs, teen pregnancy, crushes). She also explains how writing Harry Potter fan fiction in the 6th grade led to her current hobby, writing romance novels. This episode is brought to you by Subaru (www.meetanowner.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Adam and Eve (www.adamandeve.com code: STORIES).
14/08/191h 24m

58. Vinyl Market Researcher

Should this week's caller quit his lucrative corporate job to pursue his passion? His dream is to purchase a small business but he's nervous that he'll lose his financial stability. Chris chats with him about the plusses and minuses at play in this big life decision.  This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Subaru (www.meetanowner.com), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful), and Uber (www.uber.com/drivenow).
14/08/191h 18m

57. Swingers

Gethard has a threesome! Okay, okay...it's just a three-way phone call, but this week's callers are a married couple who talk to Chris about their swinging lifestyle. Find out how they meet other swinger couples, what the proper etiquette is in an 8-person orgy, and how they make sure their babysitter doesn’t find out. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Subaru (www.meetanowner.com), Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/beautiful), Uber (www.uber.com/drivenow).
14/08/191h 20m

56. A Midwife Discusses Birth Schmutz

Chris asks a midwife some real questions: has she ever seen someone in labor punch someone else? And, what happens to the schmutz left behind after a birth? Politically divisive topics are covered and important lessons are learned (like, never tell a family that the baby looks just like the dad). This episode is brought to you by Subaru (www.meetanowner.com), Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com/stories), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful), and Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).
14/08/191h 20m

55. Trail Blazer

It's a story like something out of a surreal American novel, with wealth and poverty intertwined. On the phone while hiking a mountain, this week’s caller tells Chris about his youth, spent experimenting with every drug known to man. Chris was reminded of the famous quote from professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes: “I have wined and dined with kings and queens and I’ve slept in alleys and dined on pork and beans.”This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Subaru (www.meetanowner.com), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful), Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories), Uber (www.uber.com/drivenow).
14/08/191h 21m

54. What Not To Ask A Trans Person

Assigned as a female at birth, this week's caller has been socially and medically transitioning for close to four years. He answers some of the most common questions cis people have for trans people. He also tells Gethard what questions you probably should not ask a trans person. And somehow, this involves the Italian ham known on The Sopranos as "gabagool."This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).
31/05/191h 17m

53. Cruise Ship Mafia

After graduating from the actual (pre-Jack Black) School of Rock, playing with the likes of Peter Frampton, this week’s caller found himself traveling the world as a cruise ship musician. Get the behind-the-scenes details on life at sea and its secret black market economy, plus hear a very special Springsteen sing-a-long between two Jerseyites. This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Seeso (www.seeso.com/beautiful), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 12m

52. Ron Paul's Baby Part 2

For the one-year anniversary episode, Chris reunites with the very first Beautiful Anonymous caller: Ron Paul’s Baby. Find out if having his story told to millions of people has changed him for better or worse. Did the spotlight destroy him or save him? Most importantly - has it gotten him some dates?This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Seeso (www.seeso.com), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful), and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 15m

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 (www.mailchimp.com), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Seeso (www.seeso.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).
15/04/191h 14m

50. Fugitive Father

Having a reformed criminal kingpin for a dad has made it difficult for this week’s caller to find his path in life. At his father’s urging, he studied water systems engineering, which means he can answer a serious question that’s been on Geth’s mind: Why does the tap water smell so weird in Florida? The answer to that question may be a bit hard to grasp, but understanding will be found in the idea that a good father will respect his child’s hard work and dedication.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com/stories).
14/08/191h 15m

49. Bisexual Brahmin

The caste system, religion, arranged marriages and bisexuality are on the mind of this caffeinated caller. Raised in Kenya and India, educated in California and currently living on the East Coast, he opens up about dealing with his conservative religious family. The conversation spans from breaking down western stereotypes about Indian culture, to the amazing dosa place that Gethard goes to in Queens. This episode is brought to you by Seeso (www.seeso.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 12m

48. Power Grid of Love

Interested in the intricacies of how the US electrical grid functions? No? Well, you will be interested in hearing about how the caller wants to “disconnect from her ex-boyfriend’s power grid”. Love, in the language of electricity. Sit back and soak up the metaphors. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/beautiful), and Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 11m

47. Illness, Love & Dogs

Today's caller is recovering from a serious illness acquired while working on peace building in East Africa. He likes to give Chris a hard time but also talks about some deep stuff, like contemplating how to maintain one's idealism and passion when suffering from chronic illness. Also, he hopes the Beautiful Anonymous community can help him find a permanent home for a dog he's currently fostering.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Match.com (www.match.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 12m

In Your Dreams presented by Casper - Episode 7: Wyatt Cenac - Incepted by T-Boz

Gary makes a devil’s bargain with guest Wyatt Cenac to keep Chris from discovering his terrible secret. In the meantime, the dreams keep flowing: a salty dive off a waterfall, Jimmy Buffett’s parenting skills, and a McDonalds ball-pit… of death!Go to www.casper.com/dreams and use the offer code “DREAMS” for $50 off your next mattress purchase.
14/08/1929m 26s

46. 4 Kids 0 Spaghetti

At a young age, he found himself a divorced father of four. Battling depression, all he wanted was to find a nice girl to take on a date for some spaghetti and meatballs. Recovering from the low point in his life, and from career stagnation, this college dropout wants to finish his degree and become a teacher. This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com/stories), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 12m

45. Inside The Heroin Epidemic

Addicted to heroin for ten years, this week’s caller got clean because she wanted to be a good mother to her new son. She tells Chris about how she started using when a high school boyfriend introduced her to pills. Eventually she was living in her car and spending time in jail, where she networked with other addicts and dealers. She hopes that by speaking with Chris she can help those who may be dealing with addiction themselves or have friends or family who need help by making clear that they are not alone. If you're looking for a place to get help, some have found na.org and aa.org to be helpful.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 13m

44. American Daughter

Raised by parents who moved from Vietnam to the United States in search of a better life, this week’s caller is her family’s first American-born child. She talks about defying stereotypes and asserting her independence by dying her hair. Find out how her “Tiger parents” reacted when she embraced a goth punk identity in middle school and later when she went to work for a non-profit.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Secrets, Crimes and Audiotape podcast from Wondery, and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/beautiful).
14/08/191h 11m

43. Marching Band Teacher

How horny are high school marching band kids? Is it appropriate for a boy to dye his hair in the girls bathroom? This week’s caller drank a sh**-ton (sorry Sally) of coffee and raises these very important questions. She also uses her practiced ‘compassionate teacher’ voice on Chris, and gets him to open up about his feelings on creativity, fame and success.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp ( www.mailchimp.com ), Squarespace ( www.squarespace.com code: CG), Blue Apron ( www.blueapron.com/BEAUTIFUL ), and Casper Mattresses ( www.casper.com/beautiful ).
14/08/191h 11m

42. Queer Black Punk in Appalachia

Growing up as a black woman in rural Appalachia wasn't easy. She was different, and she was bullied. But punk rock saved her, and helped her form her own identity. Chris interrupts her Snapchatting at the start of the call, which leads to a discussion about their experiences with social media around the election.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp ( www.mailchimp.com ), Mack Weldon ( www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Adam and Eve ( www.adamandeve.com code: STORIES), and Texture.
14/08/191h 17m

Casper Presents: In Your Dreams - Episode 2: Enter the Bloodtality

Comedian Jo Firestone joins Chris and Gary for this week's dream analysis, tackling mysterious coded messages, robots who love flowers, and shark eyes! But tensions run high as details of Gary's "training" begin to come out.Go to www.casper.com/dreams and use the offer code “DREAMS” for $50 off your next mattress purchase.Photo by Eric Michael Pearson.
14/08/1936m 48s

41. Escape From A Cult

Brainwashed into a religious cult. Our caller escaped 10 years ago, but she's only now starting to process the trauma: from sexual manipulation and poison, to hallucinations and "mind melding". Chris talks about therapy (and discovers a mutual love for go kart rides). This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon ( www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Mailchimp ( www.mailchimp.com ), HUAWEI ( www.huawei.fit/AnonymousPeople ), Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Texture ( www.texture.com/beautiful ).
14/08/191h 12m

Casper Presents: In Your Dreams - Episode 1: The Richardsonian Method of Dream Analysis

Our inaugural episode kicks off with dreams about 80s pop superstar Huey Lewis, demon children with pink eye, and the age old question of whether Yoo-hoo is for children or adults. Plus, special guest Aparna Nancherla reminisces about the post-apocalyptic dreams of her childhood.Go to www.casper.com/dreams and use the offer code “DREAMS” for $50 off your next mattress purchase.Photo of Aparna by Robyn Von Swank.
14/08/1933m 31s

40. Single Mom Cancer Survivor

Today's caller discusses beating cancer and raising her son as a single mom. Through all of her struggles, big and small, she’s stayed relentlessly positive. Let’s just hope she doesn’t get fired for talking to Chris for an hour while at work!This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon ( www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Mailchimp ( www.mailchimp.com ), Harry’s ( www.harrys.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Stamps.com (code: BEAUTIFUL).
14/08/191h 7m

39. A Sister Scorned

A "dolphin" personality type. Betrayal. Anger. Lunch at a buddhist temple. This week's caller has it all.This episode is brought to you by AMEX, Mailchimp, Stamps.com, Harry’s, and Talkspace.
14/08/191h 9m

38. Fail Army Cop

A small town police officer chats with Chris about the current state of policing in the United States. They try their best to reconcile a divisive issue that incites a lot of passion on all sides. And this is all going on while our caller is on his couch watching Fail Army videos on YouTube.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp, AMEX, HUAWEI, Casper Mattresses, and Joyable.
14/08/191h 14m

37. 5% Romantic Interest

Hannibal Buress joins Chris on a call with a college freshman who is a lover of comedy struggling to find romance in his life. Should our caller ditch school and try his hand at comedy? Why were Chris and Hannibal crying last night? Is it normal to be aroused by stealing? These questions and many more will be answered.This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon, Mailchimp, Totes, Stamps.com, and Talkspace.
14/08/191h 12m

36. Cuddly Pudge

Adopting a child from a foreign country takes a lot of time, patience, and passion. This week’s caller has all of these things. He also has the hope that his son-to-be will have the opportunity to experience virtual reality toilets.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp, Mack Weldon, Stamps.com, Talkspace, and Grommet.
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35. Shakespeare On Molly

Burner, fire-performer-hoola-hooper-grinder-girl, and maybe, a modern-day Shakespeare (on molly) are a few labels we could ascribe to this week's caller. She's been through a lot, including the very shocking breakup of her up-and-coming band. Oh, and on a lighter note: heard of shirt-cocking? Guys, just don't do it.This episode is brought to you by AMEX, Mailchimp, Stamps.com, Casper Mattresses, and Joyable.
14/08/191h 12m

34. A Spooky Episode

Just in time for Halloween, Chris and this spirited artist trade spooky stories...until they are rudely interrupted by the ghost of an angry biker. But the corporeal beings prevail, if only for the caller to give Chris his least favorite nickname ever: Chris Giraffe-Herd.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp, Talkspace, and Totes.
14/08/191h 7m

33. IRL-ASMR

Did someone say "brain orgasms??" Today's caller did! She gives Geth a lesson in how to whisper in just the right way to make Beaut/Anon listeners' brains tingle & feel the stress melt away. ASMR me ASAP!This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp, Grommet, Psychic Source, and Stamps.com.
14/08/191h 9m

32. All About Cash

Dear Tom Waits, We look forward to hearing the song you write about this week's caller: falling in love with a stripper, skipping town in a blizzard, a christmas dinner in the demimonde of Boca Raton.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp, Mack Weldon, Psychic Source, Stamps.com, and Joyable.
14/08/191h 11m

31. 10,000 Pounds

London Calling! (or somewhere in England) Our caller works in the film industry, and in general she's a pretty happy person...except when her phone is being monitored by Jar Jar Binks, or when 10,000 pounds disappear. (That's GBP, y'all!)This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp, Stamps.com, Grommet, and Insecure on HBO.
14/08/191h 10m

30. Shopping at the Face Depot

This week's caller is a linguist who teaches Geth all about the "corpora." In case that's too nerdy for you, hang around for the story about a first date that was captured on a Coast Guard thermal camera. And if you're still not satisfied, we'll take you shopping at the Face Depot.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp, Talkspace, Audible, and Stamps.com.
14/08/191h 7m

29. The Mom is Anonymous Too

Chris Gethard's Mom, Sally, is the kind that doesn't like her son swearing so much. Our caller's Mom is the kind that cheers when her daughter gets a penalty in a youth hockey game. She's also the kind of Mom that picks up the phone at work to be on a podcast she's never heard of. This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron, Casper Mattresses, and Talkspace.
14/08/191h 12m

28. Daddy Dearest

Sure, there's stories about fighting neo-nazis, deranged tree-house guests, and a mom fetching her son's busted teeth. But peel back all the sensational layers and you'll find a man. A man trying to make sense of his childhood while trying to be a good father to his own child. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron, Stamps.com, and Talkspace.
14/08/191h 12m

27. Chronotopes in Paris

What is a Chronotope? And what does it have to do with time, space, love and sex? Come, walk with us through the streets of Paris, and everything will be explained. This episode is sponsored by DKMS, Mack Weldon, Stamps.com, and Talkspace.
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26. Hot Scoop

Poo-tiful stories flow freely from this anonymous caller. And Geth steps in it.This episode is sponsored by Magoosh, DKMS, Talkspace, and Blue Apron.
14/08/1956m 12s

25. Noodlebody

Morrissey sings, "It takes strength to be gentle and kind." Well, Geth hasn't eaten all day, and this self-avowed "Noodlebody" is about to find out if the two hard-boiled eggs Gethard bought from the midtown 7-11 will provide enough strength for gentleness & kindness.This episode is sponsored by DKMS, Magoosh, Stamps.com, Stitch Fix, and Talkspace.
14/08/191h 10m

24. I Cry When I Run

"You're about to hear me have more fun than I've ever had in the history of Beautiful/Anonymous." So sayeth Chris Gethard about this call, which moves from over emotional long distance running, to emo & screamo music, to a jaw dropping medical emergency. Chris is having so much fun that he invites a couple of the caller's friends to join the party. This episode is sponsored by Magoosh, DKMS, Talkspace, and Casper Mattresses.
14/08/191h 13m

23. Anglican Bipolar Blacksheep

For generations her family has been preaching fire and brimstone in the Pentecostal church, but this caller had to find her own way. A self-described, "Anglican bipolar black sheep," she is now preaching a much different message, dedicated to the treatment of mental illness. This episode is sponsored by DKMS, Magoosh, Blue Apron, Stamps.com, and Squarespace.
14/08/191h 12m

22. A Competitive Spirit

This former professional soccer player's life hasn't turned out anywhere close to what she planned -- but she's happy. And as she tells Chris, she's learning how to tap into her competitive spirit every day.This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon, Talkspace, and Magoosh.
14/08/191h 12m

21. Make Fruit Baskets Great Again

She's a mother of two and domestic abuse survivor who wants to talk about Trump.  After hearing her life story Chris understands why she supports The Donald. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Talkspace, and Stamps.com.
14/08/191h 11m

20. Vegan Uncle Buck

He loves animals! But kids? Not so much. This caller delves into his own childhood, his dislike of hardware megastores, and though there's a little darkness, this is one of the more lighthearted calls we've ever had.This episode is sponsored by Magoosh, The Found Podcast by Wondery, Blue Apron, Stamps.com, and Now Hear This Podcast Festival.
14/08/191h 11m

19. Strangers on a Train

A lot of people call up and share stories from their past. But today we are very much living in the present. It's almost like we're experiencing this caller's life with him as it is happening. All aboard the SEPTA train.This episode is sponsored by Seat Geek, Stamps.com, and Squarespace.
14/08/191h 10m

18. OTL in a Hopeless Place

Loves hashtags & millennial abbreviations? Check. Has a deep knowledge of RomComs? Check. Found love in a hopeless place? Check. Name drops J-Lo and inspires Chris to sing some Peter Gabriel? Check.This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon.
14/08/191h 9m

17. Early Onset

She's just 25, but her mother has early onset Alzheimers. This is a call about remembering those who can no longer remember themselves.This episode is sponsored by Ibotta and Audible.
14/08/191h 10m

16. At Sea On a Cardboard Boat (Live at the Vulture Festival)

It's the first ever taping of Beautiful/Anonymous from the Vulture Festival in NYC. The caller is a creative Canadian looking to sail her cardboard boat in the rough waters of daily life. Luckily the audience is on her side.This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon, Casper Mattresses, Ibotta, and AMEX.Photos courtesy of The Vulture Festival.
14/08/191h 25m

15. The Hardest Part Is That You Love Me

This 25 year-old Californian is in the midst of a quarter-life crisis and turns to Chris for help. So they form a mutual appreciation society. #MAS This episode is sponsored by Ibotta, Chirpy, and AMEX.
14/08/191h 8m

14. Jack Mormon

A questioning Mormon and family man calls Chris up exactly 1 hour and 15 minutes before his final law exam of the semester. But this phone call is more important to him than the test.This episode is sponsored by AMEX, Mack Weldon, Chirpy, Stamps.com...
14/08/191h 12m

13. Married to a Monster

Two years ago a note came in the mail with surprising and horrifying news about her husband. But despite all the darkness that's crept into her life she is shining with positivity.This episode is sponsored by AMEX, Ibotta, Stamps.com, Chirpy, and...
14/08/191h 12m

12. Alcoholics Anonymous

We get our first hangup and it's pretty rattling. Let us know what you think.This episode is sponsored by AMEX, SundanceNow Doc Club, Framebridge, and Stamps.com.
14/08/1936m 14s

11. Jersey Boy

This entrepreneur seems like he's got it all figured out. But there are certain things he will never reveal to Chris. Plus: how a volcano inadvertently caused the best trip he's ever had in his life. Want to see Chris take a live Beautiful...
14/08/191h 10m

10. 4 Kids 0 Sex

After 8 years and 4 kids he is more in love with her than ever. But she may not be in love with him. This is the first time he's talking to anyone about it. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon, Squarespace, and Framebridge.Plus: Come see a...
14/08/191h 8m

9. Up All Night

This nurse has been up for 24 hours. Chris has the chance to ask her some questions that have been on his mind for a while.
14/08/191h 9m

8. Running Down a Stapler

The greatest songwriter of all time (self-proclaimed) has written 18,000 songs and counting, including one brand new song for us. Watch out, Tom Petty.
14/08/191h 7m

7. The Cycle of Life

Reflections on death and the value of a 401k turns into candid sex advice from Chris Gethard to his anonymous caller.
14/08/191h 11m

6. Mountain Man vs. City Boy

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.
14/08/191h 5m

5. A Real Life Superhero

Military veteran and writer talks about his WWII super-spy grandmother, a more recent sad and startling ouija board prediction, and how his life has changed since he left the service.
14/08/191h 5m

4. The Most Amazing Destruction

An aspiring voice actor talks about using jokes to help with the hard times, and explains how she frames success. Plus she asks Chris the most important question he has ever faced: if you were to be eaten by an animal of your choice, which one would...
14/08/191h 11m

3. The Illustrator

A young illustrator in New York City grapples with the line between fine art and commerce...and how to avoid parking tickets.
14/08/191h 5m

2. Passport, Exodus

An ex-Orthodox Jew answers Chris’s pressing questions about Kosher law, particularly as it relates to drinking wine and eating insects. He also reveals a clever passport hack.
14/08/191h 4m

1. Ron Paul's Baby

A true underdog in Denton, Texas reveals his fascinating family history, and a pent-up passion.
15/04/191h 4m

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