If you like ‘Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,’ you’ll like ‘Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People’

Society & Culture October 22, 2021
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Earwolf and Chris Gethard present “Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People.” Each episode, comedian/host Chris opens his phone line and accepts a random call for a one-hour discussion where nothing is held back. The only rule is he can’t hang up first. Chris will hear secrets, confessions, philosophical musings, and anonymous insights from his callers, as listeners are in for a surprise with each turn the conversations take. And sometimes, Chris serves as an armchair analyst weighing in with the callers’ situations.

Since 2016, Chris has spoken with a congressional campaign staffer, people in isolation, a surrogate mom, a lady who fell in love with a hobo, a startling murder revealer, and a monk-turned-mailman. Phone calls have illustrated parades of tragedies, tales of betrayal, and how a former office worker quit her job after facing sexism and became a Twitch streamer, among other unexpected stories.

In a recent episode of Podsauce, Dax and Alesha recommend “Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People” for fans of “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” in their “If You Like This, You’ll Like That” segment. Alesha listened to a bunch of episodes, including one that was like a real-life rom-com.

A Canadian lady called Chris about her fiancé who is in Australia. She hasn’t seen her partner in months and they are awaiting their wedding date. She tells Chris about her love story and how she met her fiancé in Tuscany. Alesha also tuned into the episode where a woman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at 30 and shared how getting brain surgery and medical marijuana changed her life. The “Love Addict” episode was fascinating for Alesha, when a caller told Chris about her addiction to love, but not sex, and explained how she differentiates the two.

Chris has previously worked on The Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, and “This American Life,” just to name a few. He was chosen for Time Out’s “10 best comedians of 2015″ list.

With over 250 episodes to choose from, and phone calls running the gamut of emotions, you’ll get swept up in each true story. New episodes are available weekly.

Listen to ‘Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People’

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