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February 18, 2020
Does having an identical twin make you more competitive? This young, female athlete tells Geth about focusing her competitive twin energy into golf, while opening up about dealing with anxiety, politics, her sexuality, and twin "switcharoo" high jinks.
February 11, 2020
A Baltimorean waxes nostalgic about his hometown and talks about his near fatal encounter with a freight elevator. Things take an interesting turn when the conversation turns to toxic masculinity.
February 4, 2020
A Gen Z-er (or zoomer!) unpacks the complexities of being mixed race, her mom's secret pill business, why bird spit is a delicacy, and what it's like growing up in the age of climate change.   This episode is brought to you by Truly Grass Fed (www.trulygrassfed.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Joybird (www.joybirdcom/beautiful25).
January 31, 2020
In celebration of the 200th episode, Chris shares 200 lessons he’s learned from Beautiful/Anonymous, ranging from heartbreaking to hilarious.
January 28, 2020
A guy from the Deep South tells Chris some wild travel stories, and about the time he got hit by a car inside of a Waffle House.     This episode is brought to you by Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories) and Ritual (www.ritual.com/stories).
January 21, 2020
In the drive thru line to get some fast food chicken, this caller tells Geth about dealing with the aftermath of her husband’s psychotic break. This episode is brought to you by Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories).
January 14, 2020
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).
January 7, 2020
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).
January 3, 2020
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.
December 31, 2019
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.
December 24, 2019
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).
December 17, 2019
“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).
December 10, 2019
Cocaine in kitchens, the widespread impact of a South Park episode on Yelp and review culture. A chef brings Geth behind the scenes of restaurant kitchens and then gets deep and reflective.   This episode is brought to you by Bayer, Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com/stories), and Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).
December 3, 2019
What’s it like to be a public school teacher today? Gethard finds out from a fellow New Jerseyite.   This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Natural Disasters (www.parcast.com/naturaldisasters), and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful).
November 26, 2019
A parent talks about her family’s journey with foster care, adoption & a really long walk in Spain.   This episode is brought to you by Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com/stories), Native Deodorant (www.nativedeodorant.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com/stories).
November 19, 2019
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).
November 12, 2019
A caller is trying to get a mortgage to buy a duplex with a big group of polyamorous friends and family in Southern Maine.   This episode is brought to you by Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful), Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).
November 5, 2019
Geth loves pro wrestling. This caller does too, and so much that he’s trying to make it in that world.   This episode is brought to you by Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL)
October 29, 2019
Strip clubs, pickles and dad’s getting murdered, that’s what these bros bond over. In one of the most chaotic episodes ever, two callers are on the phone thousands of miles away while their buddy joins Gethard on stage at Ant Hall in Detroit!     This episode is brought to you by Bayer, Candid Co (www.candidco.com/stories code: STORIES), and Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25).
October 22, 2019
A committed follower of Santo Daime, a Brazilian religion and spiritual tradition, tells Gethard about her many (many, many, many) experiences with Ayahuasca.   This episode is brought to you by Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com/stories), Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com), and Living with Yourself on Netflix.
October 15, 2019
On the first anniversary of her dad passing away, this week’s caller spoke to Gethard about how cool her dad was and how her family grieved the loss. Meanwhile, she provides an explainer on British culture and accents that leads to Geth’s laughable take at cockney. This episode is brought to you by Bombas (www.bombas.com/STORIES), Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories), and Bayer.
October 8, 2019
Working at a residential program to help girls who have been trafficked or are at high risk, a caller tells Geth about how her job is the best thing that’s ever happened to her. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful).
October 1, 2019
This guy has had some really bad luck lately but he’s handling it as best as he can. Plus: epic dad stories involving: the mafia, drug busts & kidnappings. This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL) and Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES).
September 24, 2019
An illegal (rescued) pet raccoon who eats cap’n crunch out of a shoe, Al-Anon, society, sex, working through trauma.  This episode is brought to you by Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25), Candid Co (www.candidco.com/stories code: STORIES), and Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
September 17, 2019
This young Scottish caller has a checklist of things to discuss, including the question: Are Scottish people comfortable with depressing comedy because it rains a lot or are they just born a bit sad? This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Bombas (www.bombas.com/STORIES), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/beautiful).
September 10, 2019
Things just kinda suck at this point in life, but this caller found sanctuary in roller derby. This episode is brought to you by Fruit of the Loom (www.fruit.com code: STORIES), Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Circle Home Plus (www.meetcircle.com/beautiful code: beautiful), and White Castle (www.whitecastle.com/stories).
September 3, 2019
This caller gives listeners a PSA: go to the doctor! She's managed to maintain an inspiringly positive disposition even after what she thought was just bloating turned out to be something much more serious. This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Fruit of the Loom (www.fruit.com code: STORIES), White Castle, Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/beautiful), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
August 27, 2019
Some addictions don’t get discussed that often. A caller talks about sex and love addicts anonymous and discusses the need to save oneself before trying to save the world. This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet Podcast, White Castle (www.whitecastle.com/stories), and Joybird (www.joybird.com/beautiful25 code: BEAUTIFUL25).
August 20, 2019
Celebrating her first birthday with friends, family & her girlfriend after 3 years in a mental health treatment center, a caller talks to Geth about falling in love inside the facility.  This episode is brought to you by Untitled Dad Project Podcast, ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and White Castle (www.whitecastle.com/STORIES).
August 13, 2019
Having lived all over the world, a member of the Choctaw Tribe talks to Geth about finding a sense of belonging when visiting home from abroad. This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Circle (www.meetcircle.com/beautiful code: beautiful), and Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).
August 6, 2019
Finding empowerment over past trauma through martial arts. This caller is a true badass. This episode is brought to you by Life is Good Ping Podcast, Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
July 30, 2019
Hearing other people talk about themselves makes this caller uncomfortable. "It makes me cringe," he says, "being on the show is a terrible idea." Will this be Chris' second-ever hang up, or will the caller stay on the line to reveal what about human interaction freaks him out. This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL code: BEAUTIFUL), and Circle (www.meetcircle.com/beautiful code: beautiful).
July 23, 2019
A caller opens up about a stigmatized condition and tells Geth about finding closure to a chapter of her life after hearing an old friend on Beautiful Anonymous. This episode is brought to you by Milkwaukee Tourism (www.visitmilwaukee.org/plan), Joybird (www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL code: BEAUTIFUL), Hamama (www.hamama.com code: STORIES), and Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: STORIES).
July 16, 2019
A bartender tells wild stories (murder!), how to get free stuff (drinks and rides home). Also, the found family & new home she’s established with the regulars. Plus, Caleb Gethard makes his podcast debut. This episode is brought to you by Sword of Trust (www.swordoftrust.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Hamama (www.hamama.com code: STORIES), and Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories).
July 9, 2019
A college student home for the summer, sitting on a living room floor with dog on lap, talks to Geth about an eating disorder that started in high school. This episode is brought to you by Life is Good Ping Podcast, ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruier.com/BEAUTIFUL), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
July 2, 2019
Planning a posh goth Halloween wedding, taking care of a 3 legged cat and processing grief after the death of a family member who had been hiding big secrets, this British caller prompts Geth to try bring the words crikey & blimey across the pond.
June 25, 2019
An online slang dictionary editor and vicious rabid animal attack survivor who had too much cold brew and ritalin talks to Geth about dealing with ferocious and heinous things.  This episode is brought to you by Honey (www.honey.com/stories).
June 18, 2019
A psychologist talks about the emotional toll of tough conversations, selflessness vs. selfishness & Geth asks: have you ever had to step out mid session because you had to pee or poo?  This episode is brought to you by Milwaukee Tourism (www.visitmilwaukee.org/plan), Life is Good Ping Podcast, Honey (www.honey.com/stories), and Joybird (www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL).
June 11, 2019
Geth gets a peek into the chaotic life of a stay at home dad with 3 kids, a 4th on the way, and a daughter in the hospital. This episode is brought to you by The Life is Good Ping Podcast, Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL).
June 4, 2019
Recently declared PTSD free, a caller is interrupted by a cute little mouse while telling Geth about being emotionally and psychologically manipulated by someone very close to her. This episode is brought to you by Family Ghosts Podcast, Bombas (www.bombas.com/STORIES), and Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
May 28, 2019
A caller tells Geth what it’s like to be a young, single, punk rock mom. This episode is brought to you by Airbnb Experiences (www.airbnb.com/experiences), The Skimm (www.theskimm.com/STORIES), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL).
May 21, 2019
Suffering from a physical injury from working too much & too hard, this week’s caller takes a break from building sets to get Geth excited about theme restaurants (Mars 2112, Jekyll & Hyde...Medieval Times!). This episode is brought to you by Oh My Gut (www.ohmygut.info/podcast), The Skimm (www.theskimm.com/STORIES), Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Joybird (www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL).
May 14, 2019
You don’t want to mess with a punk rock mom! Geth talks to a proud mother about how lucky she is to have a very unique daughter. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL), The Skimm (www.theskimm.com/STORIES), and Stop Doing That Shit.
May 10, 2019
You don’t really know someone’s complex, warped brain until they’ve been your Dungeon Master. For this bonus episode, a caller with lots of D.M. experience guides Glandon Oakfoot, Jomar Salveston and Tyrone The Terrible on a vital quest.
May 7, 2019
A screaming cat with a rubber band around it’s head, Dungeons & Dragons, and an emergency suicide intervention road trip. This caller hasn’t slept in days because she recently leapt in her car to go help someone she’d never even met in person. This episode is brought to you by The Skimm (www.theskimm.com/STORIES), ProFlowers (www.proflowers.com code: STORIES), and Oh My Gut (www.ohmygut.info/PODCAST).
April 30, 2019
A past caller who’s made strides in living with grief, learning to tell her story and finding a path of acceptance catches up with Gethard in studio (no phones!). They ask: Are we living in a simulation? What’s dark matter? What type of scientist parties the hardest? This episode is brought to yo by ProFlowers (www.proflowers.com code: STORIES), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL).
April 23, 2019
Calling from a country described as filled with cognitive dissonance and very passionate people, this caller provides Geth a powerful portrait of her country, talking about LGBTQ rights & the most dangerous karaoke song ever. Plus, a very important request for whenever you talk to someone at a call center.  This episode is brought to you by Vrbo, Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL).
April 16, 2019
A guy who has never even listened to this podcast talks to Gethard about a bunch of stuff for an hour. This episode is brought to you by Vrbo, Joybird (www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL), Aura Frames, Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL).
April 9, 2019
Living in New Jersey and hating it, the gig economy and trying to get by being broke in the USA are on this caller’s mind.  This episode is brought to you by Vrbo and Bombas.
April 2, 2019
Kidnapping, murder, sex, cocaine, ketamine and porn. This caller’s family is at the center of a true crime story. She tells Geth about how she’s suffered on her journey to learn how to be loving. This episode is brought to you by Vrbo app and Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com code: PEOPLE).
April 1, 2019
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.
March 26, 2019
Gethard heard he has a cult following in Brazil, so this week the line was open to Brazilian numbers only. Immigration issues, education and social work are on the caller’s mind. She also opens up about sexual assault and abuse. This episode is brought to yo by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Drop (https://b.ewd.io/Beautiful).
March 19, 2019
While smoking a bowl in his garage, a stay at home dad talks to Gethard about parenting. They share stories about protective dad instincts and recognizing mistakes. This episode is brought to you by Neou Fitness (www.fitness.com code: STORIES), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Joybird (www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL).
March 12, 2019
A few years ago, this caller took a job working at her dad’s strip club. There were duffel bags full of cash and other shady stuff. She thought showing tolerance for her father’s demons might help him understand her own, but things didn’t turn out as expected. This episode is brought to you by Drop (https://b.ewd.io/Beautiful).
March 5, 2019
Years later, this caller still hears the sounds of the tragic car accident he survived. He tells Geth how he won’t let the trauma of the crash revive the anxiety he overcame in his younger days. They also talk about an internet dating experience that turned into something like a Black Mirror episode. This episode is brought to you by OkCupid, eero (www.eero.com/BEAUTIFUL code: BEAUTIFUL), and Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You podcast.
February 26, 2019
A blind caller tells Geth his touching internet-era love story & explains why he considers himself a visual learner. This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You podcast.
February 19, 2019
A stress-free 34 year old who loves what he does for a living has to decide what to eat for lunch. This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Joybird (www.joybird.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/BEAUTIFUL).
November 13, 2018
Her home is engulfed in flames. She brings the geckos, kittens & dogs to safety and checks on the donkeys, mules, chickens and horses to make sure they are safe as well. Three days later, lying under an electric blanket with her cat, this week’s caller tells Gethard and the live audience in Los Angeles how she can’t sit around and cry all day, so she laughs through it.  This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful code: BEAUTIFUL), and Caffe Monster.
October 1, 2018
A mass shooting survivor talks to Gethard about the love, positivity and beauty she has experienced in the year since the real-life nightmare she lived through in Las Vegas. This episode is brought to you by Merge Records (www.mergerecords.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Kopari (www.koparibeauty.com/BEAUTIFUL), and Caffe Monster.
July 16, 2018
In a few days, this caller will turn herself over to federal authorities and begin a multi-year prison sentence. She tells Geth about how she ended up with a federal indictment, getting sober and all the fast food she’ll be eating before turning herself in. This episode is brought to you by Halo Top (www.halotop.com), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com code: PEOPLE).
July 2, 2018
A young grandmother with a family tree that involves some unusually complicated math talks with Gethard about rolling with the punches and rising above the obstacles that life puts in her way.  This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Halo Top, and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com).
March 20, 2018
Coping with tremendous grief from a recent tragedy, an astrophysics researcher talks to Geth about black holes, extraterrestrial life and the fate of humanity.  This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Your Mechanic (www.yourmechanic.com/STORIES), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).
January 9, 2018
An art school grad talks about his success working in an emerging technological art form. Then, out of nowhere, something happens in this call that changes everything about Gethard’s world. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Audible (www.audible.com/CG), and HBO’s Crashing.
January 2, 2018
Beautiful Anonymous fans called in for a series of brief one minute calls to tell Chris their goals, hopes and plans for 2018.
August 1, 2017
An Aussie opens up about his family’s history which includes tales of drug dealing, substance abuse, mental illness, sex addiction and trying to find God in a hot yoga studio. Something really special clicks between Gethard and the caller, and not just because Americans love an Australian accent. Recorded in front of a live audience in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11, 2017. This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL) and Book of the Month: Bound to Delight (www.bookofthemonth.com/STORIES).
July 11, 2017
A mother calls in from a children’s hospital while waiting for her daughter's test results. Gethard & the caller shed some tears while discussing tragedy, sickness, pain and suffering. But it’s not all sad. Birthday parties, gelato, Disney World and other awesome things come up. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Redbox (www.redbox.com/games code: STORIES3), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL code: BEAUTIFUL), Book of the Month: Bound to Delight (www.bookofthemonth.com/STORIES), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL).
June 13, 2017
This week's caller is a somewhat unconventional podcast fan. He loves Beautiful/Anonymous even though he's never technically heard an episode. Hmmm. Mysterious. He shares his unique experience with the medium, his outlook on life, and his best party tricks.  This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Hulu Plus, ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/BEAUTIFUL), Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel (www.audible.com/Esther), and Detour (www.detour.com/BEAUTIFUL).
March 7, 2017
A chance encounter at a coffee shop unearthed difficult experiences from this caller’s high school years. The troublesome nature of the call brings out Chris’s anger and rarely-seen “North-Jersey-guy-ready-to-break-bones” side.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Seeso (www.seeso.com code: BEAUTIFUL), and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful).
March 15, 2016
A true underdog in Denton, Texas reveals his fascinating family history, and a pent-up passion.
March 3, 2016
A sneak peek at Chris Gethard’s new show “Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People,” coming to Earwolf on March 15th! Subscribe now and you won't miss a thing.
July 2, 1970
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