Beautiful Stories...

Beautiful Stories...

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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. http://dongiovannirecords.com/release/shellshag-forever

Episodes

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).

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 ).

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.

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.

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 ).

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.

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).

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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