Episodes
Happy to bring you all a little preview of Gethard's recent appearance on the great Paul Giamatti's podcast, CHINWAG, recorded live in San Francisco at Sketchfest 2024. Geth joins Paul and his cohost Stephen Asma to talk about Paul's connection to The Chris Gethard Show and to tell just a whole bunch of ridiculous stories. It's a good time. Check out the clip and then head over to CHINWAG to hear the rest. of the conversation. And make sure you subscribe so you don't miss part two next week! ...
Published 02/23/24
We all know Valentine's Day is bogus, but that doesn't mean it isn't a bummer to spend it alone. This week's caller talks with Geth about dating as a queer man in the digital age and how past trauma makes things even more complicated. They also talk about making art, making connections, and why more people should go to the movies alone. Step into the New Year with Vessi. Visit vessi.com/beautiful for 15% off your first purchase! Enjoy free shipping to CA, US, AU, JP, TW, KR, SGP Get 20%...
Published 02/20/24
A puzzle enthusiast calls to talk with Gethard about running her family's kite store. She breaks down the various fart-themed products she keeps behind the counter, tells Geth about the niche world of kite-flying, and describes how her store acts as a surprisingly good barometer for the country's current political climate. Start the year off right with The Good Habit by going to TryFum.com/BEAUTIFUL and getting the Journey pack today. Füm is giving listeners of the show 10% off with the code...
Published 02/13/24
This week, Gethard talks with someone whose youth was affected by the “troubled teen industry.” He and Geth talk about that experience, what it means to be a “troubled teen,” and how that time shaped his adult life. Also? Way more talk about chickens than you might expect. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL to ​get $80 off of your first month​ and show your support for the show. Read Geth’s new book, Dad at Peace, for free on Everand. Tickets...
Published 02/06/24
We've got a special bonus excerpt of Gethard's new book for you! In Dad at Peace, Geth opens up about growing up, ditching the ego, and re-evaluating priorities. Read or listen to it for free at everand.com now! 
Published 02/02/24
This empty-nester tells Gethard about the year she and her husband spent driving around the Southwest looking for a new city to call home. She and Geth discuss the ways that traveling throughout the USA can make you a more connected, empathetic person. Then, she breaks down what it means to be a little woo-woo and shares her favorite ghost story. Step into the New Year with Vessi. Visit vessi.com/beautiful for 15% off your first purchase! Enjoy free shipping to CA, US, AU, JP, TW, KR, SGP. ...
Published 01/30/24
This week's caller is dealing with the loss of a friend who died earlier this year. She and Geth talk about processing grief, honoring the people you love, what sobriety means to her, and how it feels to be a poet sharing her words with the world. Also, pickles.  Tickets for Laughing Together with Chris Gethard: A show raising money for mental health awareness in schools. Tickets for Beautiful/Anonymous at Treefort Music Fest Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram...
Published 01/23/24
This week's caller wanted to talk with Geth about the punk and hardcore music scenes. Pretty quickly, that subject became a vehicle for a conversation about community, found family, growing up lonely, and finding places to connect in a difficult world. Tickets for Laughing Together with Chris Gethard: A show raising money for mental health awareness in schools. Tickets for Beautiful/Anonymous at Treefort Music Fest Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @beautifulanonymouspod Sign up...
Published 01/16/24
A military veteran calls to talk with Gethard about co-parenting with her partner and his ex-wife who she was deployed with years ago. But this call goes in some directions neither she nor Geth expected. They talk about how rugby and one specific book led her to serve, what it was like being the only woman among 400 men while deployed, and how she thinks about the time she spent in Afghanistan today. Tickets for Laughing Together with Chris Gethard: A show raising money for mental health...
Published 01/09/24
From being more patient, to taking over the family business, to making a killer beef Wellington, we’re ringing in the new year–as always–with the traditional New Year’s Resolutions episode! Geth talks with dozens of callers, two minutes at a time, and we get to hear all of your fun, serious, exciting, simple, ridiculous, significant resolutions for 2024. Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @beautifulanonymouspod Sign up for Beautiful/Anonymous+ to get access to exclusive content...
Published 01/02/24
Our second Episcopal priest calls in, but this “professional Christian” has a totally different vibe. She talks about playing in a piano rock band, trying not to flip off other drivers on the road, and all the places we can find community–in and out of church. For more info on Geth’s upcoming tour dates head to chrisgeth.com  Sign up for Beautiful/Anonymous+ to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller. Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ ...
Published 12/26/23
Calling from New Zealand and nursing a hangover, this caller talks with Gethard about her Māori heritage, whether or not she feels compelled to make art with a message, and what the United States really thinks about New Zealanders.  Sign up for Beautiful/Anonymous+ to get access to exclusive content including 5 Random Questions with this week’s caller. Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on Instagram @beautifulanonymouspod As a listener of this podcast,...
Published 12/19/23
A novice Santero who recently completed his Year in White calls to talk with Gethard about finding his way to Santería. They discuss some of the many stereotypes that outsiders believe about the religion, the aspects it shares with other religions, and how this caller has found healing and community in his practice. Please visit www.cheekymaidensoap.com and use code BEAUTIFUL15 for 15% off your next order.  Visit AuraFrames.com today and get 30 dollars off their best-selling frames with the...
Published 12/12/23
Calling with a six month old baby asleep in her arms, this week’s caller is the ultimate multitasker. She and Gethard talk about comedy, children’s theater, grad school, switching careers while raising a newborn, and so much more, including the funny connection Geth has to her child’s birth. Get $80 off your first month at Talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL Please visit www.cheekymaidensoap.com and use code BEAUTIFUL15 for 15% off your next order. Visit AuraFrames.com today and get 30 dollars off...
Published 12/05/23
Cuddly as a cactus and charming as an eel, he’s your new favorite snarky talk show host. Join The Grinch (and his faithful dog Max) each week as he rants against Christmas cheer and roasts celebrity guests like chestnuts on an open fire. Starring Saturday Night Live’s James Austin Johnson as the notorious curmudgeon and broadcasting straight from Who-Ville, will The Grinch send these famous folks back down Mt. Crumpit, or will they soften his stance against Christmas and grow his heart three...
Published 12/04/23
For this, the 400th episode of Beautiful Anonymous, Gethard talks with a Gen Z law student who's getting ready to pick up her aunt, an 80 year old nun, so they can head home for the holidays. She catches him up on new slang, breaks down the specific horrors particular to each dating app, and then Geth puts her in the hot seat to help him understand exactly when he stopped being cool. We're also SO excited to finally announce that Beautiful/Anonymous+ is here, and you can sign up right now...
Published 11/28/23
This week's caller is a Buddhist by way of Satanism by way of the Jehovah's Witnesses. These days, he's a mindfulness teacher, but the road there was long and eventful. He tells Gethard about leaving the faith he was raised in and finding sex, drugs, and serial killers along the way. Content Warning: This episode contains discussions of sensitive topics, including explicit conversations about sex, drug use, and correspondences with a serial killer in prison. Visit AuraFrames.com today and...
Published 11/21/23
This week’s caller and Gethard have a lot in common. Two North Jersey guys with ties to the local music scene, who work hard to make their art, and have complicated feelings about how they define failure and success. They talk about all of this, plus the caller’s decision to retire as an artist now that he’s about to have a kid, and how all of this affects and is affected by moving through the world as an amputee with cerebral palsy. Join Füm in accelerating humanity's breakup from...
Published 11/14/23
This caller gave her dad a kidney just a few weeks ago. She called in to talk with Gethard about the importance of living donation, but this conversation ended up being about so much more: overwhelming loss, unbelievable resilience, and why sometimes you just have to laugh so you don’t lose it. If you’re interested in learning more about living donation, here’s a place to start: organdonor.gov As a listener of this podcast, you’ll get $80 off of your first month with Talkspace when you go...
Published 11/07/23
This week’s caller is a PhD student with a connective tissue disorder who owns a Mardi Gras float. And that barely scratches the surface of what she and Gethard talk about. From first tattoos, to quirky parents, to defining what constitutes partying to this caller, she and Geth pack a lot into this hour long conversation. To learn more about Laughing Together and the workshops it provides, head to laughingtogether.org Listen to Gethard’s newest special, A Father and the Sun Keep up with...
Published 10/31/23
Thirty-eight weeks pregnant and living on a mysterious (to Geth) island off the west coast of the United States, this week's caller talks to Gethard about packing up her life and moving from the mainland, taking a ferry to Starbucks, and why it's sometimes easier to connect with animals than children. Listen to Gethard’s newest special, A Father and the Sun Keep up with Gethard's tour dates at chrisgeth.com Leave us a voicemail at (973) 306-4676‬ Follow Beautiful/Anonymous on...
Published 10/24/23
Sharing something special from our friend Dan Heath, NYT bestselling author and host of the new podcast What It’s Like To Be... The show explores the world of work by interviewing interesting people with interesting jobs. You’ll be a fly on the wall as Dan talks to couples therapist Laura Heck: How can she spot a bad client before they walk in the door? What’s her favorite activity to try with struggling couples? You’ll hear what it’s like to walk in her shoes… You can hear more episodes...
Published 10/18/23
It's this visual artist's first day taking Adderall for ADHD. He talks to Gethard about the experience, about making art, about art making you uncomfortable, and why it's okay if your art doesn't always resonate with everyone. Plus, Gethard shares something he heard Henry Rollins say that affected how he's thought about his own art ever since. Listen to Gethard’s newest special, A Father and the Sun. Keep up with Gethard's tour dates at chrisgeth.com Leave us a voicemail at (973)...
Published 10/17/23
An ex-belly dancer waiting for her cat sitter to show up opens this call by telling Gethard about participating in whimsical hobbies on the Jersey shore. Then, she breaks down the social justice issues inherent in her former profession and the part those issues played in her recent transition into a new phase of life. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com/BEAUTIFUL to get $80 off of your first month and show your support for the show. Join Füm in accelerating...
Published 10/10/23