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out of 6444 ratings.

Listen. Every. Week.

by ashreclay on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is one of my fav podcasts. I’ve listened to every episode and learned so much about the lives of everyday people. I highly recommend listening every week. It’s always a treat

Love this podcast

by T$2015 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Chris has mastered the lost art of listening. So refreshing

A Window of Hope

by HannahBee on
Rating: ★★★★★

Every moment of this podcast is lovely. A window of hope into humanity. Wherever you are, whoever you are, this podcast will give you hope and insight into someone else’s experience. Get carried away by the humbling, beautiful stories from people all over the world. Chris is a remarkably insightful and hilarious host. Can’t get enough.

Heartwarming podcast

by SpiralingLight on
Rating: ★★★★★

Reviewing podcast overall and love it! Lots of young folk speaking, which is also relevant to someone older, like me (66). Often hearing of hardships overcome due to parents, and yet, as a parent of older children who are the age of many I hear in conversation with Chris, it’s important to realize these parents had parents too! And, it’s a blessing for me me to continue to grow as someone who can change the course of things for me while also representing for my grown children. So, this perspective of the older parents comes to my thoughts a lot while listening. In addition, of course, to the great inspiration to be open, communicate, and share in community. Love that there is s positive and protected community online!!! Bravo Chris and all at Earwolf!

A great way to spend one hour a week

by Cookiewonder22 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve been an avid listener since the beginning. Beautiful stories from anonymous people- pretty simple concept. Some stories are better than others but there are lots to enjoy! Many times I’m left thinking about these people days later. Chris seems like a genuinely caring guy. Prefer that he leave the politics out of this though, which occasionally come up. There are enough places we can go for those discussions.

Love this podcast!

by booknerd18 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Favorite podcasts! It really shows you that everyone has a story. Gethard is an incredible conversationalist and funny!!!

Great conversations

by Baron of Beverly on
Rating: ★★★★★

Geth is a great interviewer. He’s empathetic and interested and has a good sense of what will be interesting to the audience. No matter who he’s talking to the hour flies by

Everyone has a story

by LyaRQ on
Rating: ★★★★★

I listen to every episode because even when I think the call will be boring or irrelevant to me I always hear something interesting. Chris is a great host who has a great knack for connecting with each caller.

Most down to earth podcast around

by VermontNH on
Rating: ★★★★★

Chris Gethard hosts one of the most humbling and down to earth podcasts out there. Real people having real conversations about real life.

My favorite podcast!

by ortease23 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I listen to the show every week and I am never disappointed. It always brightens my day no matter what the subject is for the call. I know that the community surrounding this podcast is full of love and support and it warms my heart! Chris is such an amazing host and I feel like every caller feels some sort of connection to him and is always comfortable speaking with him. I love this podcast and I recommend it to everyone that asks for a good podcast to listen to.

Love Chris and his podcast

by nataliehberg7777! on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is so fun and humbling. I love hearing about other people’s experiences and lives. Chris is adorable.

Weekly Share-apy

by Ahwsuhm on
Rating: ★★★★★

Been listening since THIS AMERICAN LIFE. Good weekly juice.

I love this podcast!

by Amalea002 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I have been listening since it started, and I’ve never missed an episode. It’s a weekly must listen. Every episode is different and gives you a beautiful glimpse of the live of a stranger. Have you ever been in a crowded room and wondered what the person across from you has been through? This is like getting an opportunity to finally find out.

Makes your day better.

by Nick Pam Rowe on
Rating: ★★★★★

You know all those people that you’ll probably never talk to, but see everywhere, and you’ve always wondered what they’re thinking and why? Here’s a glimpse. Chris Gethard is one of the best conversationalists, and there is no better person on the earth to talk to strangers about the mundane and the fringe, with humility and empathy. Small views into the life of strangers, and at the end, they don’t feel like strangers - cause they aren’t anymore. Hats off to you Chris, you’ve created a simple and real safe space.

Best podcast! Love Chris G!

by boy_mom5 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Chris is such a kind soul and really takes the time to get to know each and every caller! Every show is different and awesome!

Da best

by mds116 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Loved this show from the beginning. Every episode offers a little something different.

You NEED this

by MGHeartbreaker on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love people. But sometimes I don’t want to talk to people. Thank you, Chris Gerhard and crew, for letting me find that joy of learning a human’s quirks and common threads... It means I can be “emotionally social” while walking my dog or grocery shopping with my headphones pressed in my ears.

So many beautiful people!

by Hartker7 on
Rating: ★★★★★

You never know what you are going to get! Eye-opening and a great does of perspective. Feels like an hour long bus ride next to a talkative stranger, except you can opt out whenever you want. Love this podcast!

Best podcast ever

by Keeli S M on
Rating: ★★★★★

This show gets me through long drives and reminds me of the beautiful thing that humanity can be. I love Chris’s approach to having a casual conversation with a random stranger and the wealth of thoughts, emotions, and experiences that are shared. This podcast makes me laugh, it makes me cry sometimes, but most importantly, it reminds me that the world is full of people out there just living life going through the same or similar experiences I am.

Pure, entertaining, honest, funny, REAL

by Lisaaa(: on
Rating: ★★★★★

Look into the lives of everyday people from across the globe and hear their stories. Have your eyes opened, your heart aching, your belly laughing, and your mind expanding. No one could host this show better than Chris.

Love this show

by Spy 102 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve been listening to this show for years and it’s full of love and all that is good in this world. Even though some subjects are hard the people are all doing their best and looking fir the good. Must listen!

Love this show!

by Shannnn24 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Entertaining and empathetic. SO GOOD!

Highlight of my Week

by KRP1066 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I discovered this podcast early on. Binged the first few episodes and then have listened every week. Chris is someone you would want to be friends with. Genuine guy.

Wholesome podcast

by Frozen story problems on
Rating: ★★★★★

I eagerly wait for the next episode to drop. The host has such an amazing personality and is so easy to listen to. I love the anonymity this show offers. There is always something new to learn based on various situations I’ve listened to. Highly recommend!

Please still try

by Artcolegrove on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast. Thank you for making it happen!

So good

by ConnerJay on
Rating: ★★★★★

This guy teaches me how to be a better active listener.

Compassion and humor

by sra73 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Chris Gethard has created a unique podcast where his charming humor and genuine curiosity and sense of compassion converge to make such a great listening hour for the rest of us. The conversations he has with anonymous strangers are intimate and fascinating, and my teenage son and I listen to these together and sometimes pause them to interject our own opinions or thoughts with each other.

humble, heartwarming, hilarious

by Peaches1234579 on
Rating: ★★★★★

That’s how describe Chris Gethard. I recommend this podcast to everyone because I think we all need to do more listening to one another. Chris is a natural conversationalist and genuinely is fascinated by people from all walks of life. I love his self deprecating humor as well. He’s brilliant but you’ll never hear him say that.

Gives me hope

by AmericaKay on
Rating: ★★★★★

This show is AMAZING! It has honestly restored my faith in humanity and made me see that there are still good people out in the world. The community surrounding the show is literally “beautiful”.

NNJ baby

by wattknott on
Rating: ★★★★★

Started listening about 2+ years ago after I saw Chris’s HBO special. Some very poignant episodes, some funny and insightful. The discussions with people of all ages helps bring insights into their approach to life. Hearing about his NJ experiences always bring a smile to my face although 30 years separates us, the NJ attitude has not changed. Lived in Clifton, JC and Waldwick and still love Taylor Ham. Living in Phoenix now. Thanks Chris!

One of the best podcasts out there

by Bryjj2574 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Everyone should listen to this podcast! It’s funny, heartwarming, thought-provoking, and Chris is the absolute best. Can’t help but love him. But perhaps most importantly - it’s one of the best ways I know of to learn about all kinds of people, and so many different ways of living. You won’t regret subscribing!

Everybody has a story

by FleurGirlBR on
Rating: ★★★★★

Chris is such a good listener.

Awesome sauce

by Saviodo on
Rating: ★★★★★

Beautiful show for beautiful humans

The perfect host to broadcast conversations with strangers

by AKByrne on
Rating: ★★★★★

Chris Gethard puts so much kindness and humility and empathy into the world, and he gets it back and shares it with everyone with these hour long conversation with strangers. Really lovely to listen to and peek into lives with Chris Gethard. He’s the perfect host for this kind of show.

Smart, Earnest, Honest Perspectives.

by Amethyst Haze on
Rating: ★★★★★

“Ring. Thank you for calling Beautiful Anonymous. A beeping noise will indicate when you are on the show with the host. Beep. Hello?” So begins our weekly conversation with an anonymous stranger. Hosted by the unassuming, curious host Chris Gethard, this podcast is a gem. Each episode affords a chance to talk with someone who actively shares the more intimate aspects of their lives. Some are deep, some are chatty—and all give us a chance to hear unique life experiences firsthand from someone willing to tell their story. I love life stories—I’m a therapist, so I love listening and getting a chance to learn about how others experience life. You will love this quirky little corner of the world. Give it a few episodes and you will become fascinated with the diversity of lifestyles and experiences that are revealed through these chats. Have fun! Thanks Chris!

My Favorite

by debmcw on
Rating: ★★★★★

I look forward to this podcast every week. It's real, it's sincere, it's sometimes sad, sometimes funny and always relatable. The hour just flies by and I think you will love it. I look forward to hearing Chirs once his first baby arrives as many of us know how dramatically that changes our lives. Check it out if you want to feel "all the feels".

Moves me to Live My Best Life!

by Sofia tico on
Rating: ★★★★★

What beautiful stories from strangers. Feels like they could be my friends by the end of the show. Chris is a fabulous host.

Different, refreshing, different world views

by L_Lanoue on
Rating: ★★★★★

Community. This community is everything.

One of the best

by Olhado_ on
Rating: ★★★★★

I listen to a bunch of business and political podcast; but this one is the best for when I just want put all that aside and listen to real people talking about their lives. The way Chris Gethard is able to interact with them to get the listeners engaged is probably not something anyone could do - except for maybe Harry Nelson. ;)

The best podcast to hear honest conversation

by Bleakr on
Rating: ★★★★★

We hardly ever consume any media nowadays that has to do with honest conversation between regular people. This podcast provides just that, and with it a relief I didn't realize I needed from a podcast until I started listening to this show.By applying his improv skills and genuine curiosity for human beings, the host Chris Gethard gets to the heart of what's interesting about the average person on the street.I'm routinely impressed by the unexpected twists these conversations take, and I've yet to hear an episode where I'm not thoroughly entertained by the end.

Humanity at its best

by BAfan4lyfe on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’m completely hooked. This podcast lets you know you’re not alone and things are going to get better. It’s really great hearing stories every week. Some crazy, some ordinary. Chris infuses every interview with a lot of love and understanding. BA is a rare gem.

My favorite podcast

by Robs21 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Trevor from the office has the best podcast out there 🙌🏼👏🏻

Fun call from a totally random dude

by Typicalbureaucrat on
Rating: ★★★★★

Always fun to hear a chill caller interacting with Chris! This week a great example of why I am hooked on the podcast.

Chill as Heck

by Endothermic Robot on
Rating: ★★★★★

Everyone you will ever see has an ocean deep life. That’s easy to forget, but Chris is here every week with reminder examples. Hearing the most regular guy thrown into the water with another person has honestly helped me get confident to talk to strangers in the bar or at a gig. Sorry I was late Geth! Meant to hit it yesterday!

Great pod

by chicago jose on
Rating: ★★★★★

Chris is a great hosts and brings the best out of his guests

Great accidental find. But not letting go

by Socks The Dog on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you Google for finding this in a misspelled auto correct failure search. If you explained this idea to me I’d say it wouldn’t work. But after listening to one episode, I was sold. Chris has a unique way of interviewing his guests disguised as a conversation. So stoked to find this and hope to be listening to this for years to come


by Elmo Zaney on
Rating: ★★★★★

Only podcast worth listening to!

A treat and a half

by Sophie Rupa on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’m consistently charmed and engaged by this podcast. Absolutely worth a listen (or many a listen).

Perfect companion

by resiecakes on
Rating: ★★★★★

Like catching up with old friends every episode—even though it’s a new stranger each week. Have never laughed out loud so much listening to a podcast alone! Love it, can’t get enough. Highly recommend.

Real conversations about real life

by millxnial techster on
Rating: ★★★★★

This has been one of my favorite podcasts for a couple years now, with its heartfelt approach to shining a light on slice-of-life stories.