Stumbled upon this podcast about a month ago and Iâve listened to almost every single available episode. This is real, raw and thought provoking. Makes the work day feel less like work!
Both the callers and the host are so vulnerable and really allow the listener to share in their triumphs, defeats, hopes, and fears. This is a real look into the human experiance that I have to stop listening to in public beaucse it makes me cry.
Beautiful/Anonymous will always be my favorite podcast (and thatâs saying a lotâI keep up with at least a dozen). Chris is kind, clever, self-deprecating, and skilled in the art of human connection. The premise of this show is so simple, and yet it brings me so much joy.
I am a 68 year old grandma and my daughter told me about this podcast and now I listen every week! Thank you!
my favorite podcast!!!
I look forward to this podcast every week
Beautiful/Anonymous has become one of my favorite podcasts. I don't even know how I heard about it about 4 months ago but it's a rare episode when I'm not completely invested in it. The stories of the variety of callers is brought out so fantastically by Gethard who does so by actually listening and not telling jokes to impress the audience. It's hard to pick a favorite because all the episodes are so unique.
As someone who loves connecting with people and hearing their stories, this podcast has been an awesome past time. The conversations are great, I love Chris' support of mental health, and the Facebook community provides a great space to give feedback on episodes - AND it's always respectful. Thanks, Chris, for bringing real conversations back into the world.
I came into podcasts a couple of years ago and stumbled onto this, and itâs been the most amazing ride. Iâve loved hearing the stories of a different person each week, and hearing Chris genuinely engage and feel for them, try to relate, and lend an ear. Itâs one of only a couple pods that I religiously listen to each week!
Literally the best podcast available, I am constantly referencing it and telling my friends to listen. It is so beautiful, so thoughtful, so real. The honest conversations make you get out of your own head a bit, and realize that everyone has a story to tell. Brilliant, raw, mind bending, and emotional.
After listening to the same Pandora station for what seemed like 80,000 hours, I decided to see what podcasts were all about. I landed on Beautiful/Anonymous and was instantly hooked! I listed to 3 episodes (?) back to back and can't wait to listen to more!
I really enjoy this show, some of the episodes are so captivating and a great listen. While i feel like lately all the epidsodes are people just calling in to tell their life stories. No one just calls to talk about what they're doing in the moment or just shoot the breeze. This podcast is becoming way too doom and gloom and pitty me. When the epiosdes aren't so eager to hop into the woe is me catagory, it'd give it 5 stars.
Love this show! So many great stories from wonderful people. Even when an episode is lacking, Geth makes it entertaining and worth listening to. Thanks for creating this podcast, you can make someone's stroll through Walmart hilarious and worthwhile even though you're struggling to keep it together through their nonsense ð.
This podcast is the opposite of boring.
This is my all-time favorite podcast. Iâve listened for years now, and I always feel like Iâm learning about people and society when I do. Itâs real and very authentic in my opinion, even despite it being more popular every day. Thanks to Chris for putting this amazing work and platform together for people to share their experiences (anonymously)!
First: Chris is the most incredible host- kind, funny, and honest. When I listen, I canât help but feel that he is the most genuine podcast host known to man. Second: Itâs so interesting to hear about the lives of strangers. Itâs brought interesting moments that Iâm happy to have experienced.
Iâve been a fan of Chris Gethardâs since 2010 and he just keeps making better and better content. Love this podcast!
I enjoy every minute -no matter the story, because Chris takes genuine interest in every caller! You are a remarkable man Chris Gethard!! ð
If you haven't heard it, this podcast features comedian Chris Gethard taking an anonymous phone call and talking with the person for 60 minutes. The stories vary, but the connecting thread is that people get really real - exploring relationships, their past, etc. Occasionally light and funny, often deep, always enjoyable. Chris does a great job of listening and connecting with the callers - I feel like he almost always asks the questions that I'm dying to know the answers to. Definitely worth a listen.
Chris, the host is akin to a college frat nice guy in the way that he talks to women guests. Flirtatious, and fakely overprotective of them. Some of the stories seem like they could be passable but he is impossible to get passed. He tries WAAAY too hard with every word he speaks. This is basically a very poor manâs version of âThis is Actually Happening,â a podcast 100x better than this.
My favorite podcast! Iâve laughed, cried, felt inspired, depressed, and understood. Iâve heard perspectives, Iâve never even thought about... And learned so much. Thank you CG. My only issue is trying not to sing âEARRRRR WOOOOOOLLLFFFâ out loud in public places.
This is my absolute favorite podcast. I look forward to it each week!
The quality of this podcast varies a lot from one episode to the next. There have been some boring episodes, and some of the callers make stuff up. The most pathetic call was episode number 95, because almost everything that caller said was clearly a lie.I wish they wouldnât release the terrible episodes, because this podcast also has some really good episodes.
I recently discovered this podcast and after listening to the first episode, I was addicted. My mom is dealing with cancer and Iâm at the hospital, or home with her, or taking her to the docs, listening to the first few episodes, REALLY enjoying that they take me away. What GREAT STORIES. Then suddenly Iâm listening to episode 100. Wait, why did it skip all those episodes?Now I have to pay to get them, just because I was late to the party? Not cool, Earwolf.
Love this podcast. One of the few hour-long-plus ones that feels worth the time.
True to its original name of beautiful stories from anonymous people. Lots of fascinating discussion topics. Calls range from deeply intense and emotional to whimsical. Average episode length does make it a bit difficult for me to keep current with though.
Literally the only podcast where Iâve listened to every episode without skipping anything
So, why the one star? Well sorry to say it is because of the Facebook group...which I used to love. That was until I found out they will kick you for questioning anything the random/anonymous callers say. I know that the show is predominantly liberal based and the groups moderators are too, so me being more on conservative side might clash some, but them being more liberal would make me think they were more accepting of comments that werenât to their thinking, especially when comments that were said were not meant to be harsh. But, oh well I love to show...but, dislike the over-sensitive moderators. Guess hoping to like both was asking too much! Tempted to ditch the podcast all together, cause if the podcast accepts anonymous callers views/and these moderators canât handle questions or opposing views of people in the group...and the podcast backs the moderators stance just hypocrisy. But, if I dip out, doubt they would care or notice. Probably just happy that I wonât step on any toes of anyone. Just maybe by giving this review the podcast staff will take notice that not everyone is happy with the groups moderators our way or the highway mentality...kicked with no warning.
Iâve been listening to this podcast nearly since the beginning and canât put it down! Itâs funny & heart wrenching & ridiculous & gross at times & awkward & GOOD. It brings out all the emotions. And itâs genuine and entertaining. Love the human connection and realness. Thanks for what you & your team have created, Chris!Also, Iâve listened to Chris ask us to rate and review this podcast for the past couple years. Iâve felt a twinge of guilt every time because I love it so much (and if I love it that much I should rate & review it, right?!) ... so finally. Here I am. Putting that guilt to shame! Did I grow up Catholic?.. Maybe.
I hardly know where to start with this review. What a great way to get small glimpses into strangers lives. Geth has an uncanny way of getting people to open up to share about themselves- sometimes mundane, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious. I cannot recommend this podcast enough.
Chris is so relatable and heâs pretty hilarious too!
Iâm addicted to this podcast. The host is so real. As a result I am grateful for the authentic conversations
This is such a great podcast. Chris is great and I love his work. This is another excellent thing he has done. I love hearing him connect with so many different people, and that he gives them a platform in a simple and beautiful way. Everyone has a story. Yeah, this means that some episodes are better than others, but I get something out of just about all of them. Itâs nice that some are light, some are serious, and you never quite know what to expect. I have been binging episodes and am so glad I still have so many to go through!
But it had poignant moments, too. I hope he did the open mic night. I hate not knowing.
I just spent most of the last couple of nights listening to the Beautiful/Anonymous podcast. I figure eventually I will sleep but for now these are just too good and I have so many to catch up on. Excellent podcast.
I drive around 2 hours a day and I absolutely love love love this podcast. Sad to say Iâm almost completely caught up so I wonât be able to binge listen anymore but itâs amazing! Gets me laughing crying thinking... it hits every aspect of life. Thanks for what you do Chris!
Iâve been listening since the beginning and never missed an episode. Gethard is a great conversationalist and very funny! Hope to get on the line one day! :)
This podcast lets you live a thousand lifetimes. It is fascinating on entirely new level.This podcast inspires myself to work on my own podcast and it has aided me in opening my eyes to empathize with other people along the walk of life.I can't speak highly enough of this show.
I am a new listener, and Iâm hooked!
finally caught up to recent episodes. i'll miss the binge listening, but now have a new appreciation for tuesdays. chris is himself, and encourages others to be authentic as well. refreshing.
Such a great feel good listen, I always look forward to Tuesdayâs for new episodes to drop!
Episode 102 in which Chris Gethard eggs on the caller to tell the most disturbing animal exploitation story he can think of. I hope that move got you a lot of subscribers, Chris. I hope that variety of "entertainment" makes you rich.
This is the highlight of my Tuesdays.
Beautiful/Anonymous is a unique gem, like its host and most of its callers. Gethard manages the impossible, which is keeping an hour-long conversation going with every caller without any preparation or information to go off of, and they're always fascinating. He is empathy personified while also being hilarious, and the callers are usually more interesting than any fictional characters. I get excited for every new episode. I hope it runs forever.
Thanks (in part) to this podcast :)-UFGG
This is legitimately the best podcast on the internet. Itâs 100% the therapy I needed when I needed it. It is so helpful to hear that youâre not the only person facing the problems youâre facing. It takes a lot of the loneliness out of life. So thankful I found this podcast.
I stumbled upon (not through StumbleUpon, although that would be pretty rad) this podcast a few months ago while looking for literally anything to drown out the slurping/loud chewing of the guy in the cubicle next to mine. I'm now eternally indebted to the guy, because this podcast is incredible. I honestly look forward to Tuesdays. I know. Bizarre. Chris, if you ever happen to read this, thanks for making work tolerable...seriously. I was contemplating shoving pens into my ears. It wasn't pretty. Haha
Love hearing from diverse callers. Vulnerable and insightful.
At times, this is the best podcast you've listened to. Other times, this the most dry podcast you've listened to. Quality is dependent on the caller. Worth the uncertainty every week.Thanks for the show Geth!