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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

Jul 16, 2024

An heirloom ring, a tiny island in the middle of a lake, a tragic murder, a malfunctioning gun, addiction, rehab, recovery, long-distance love, poetry. It’s the kind of story a true crime podcast could easily spend an entire season on. But we only get one hour with this week’s caller. And what a compelling hour...


Jul 9, 2024

A Philly transplant calls to talk with Gethard in front of a crowd of a few hundred Philadelphians at the First Person Arts Festival. She tells him all about being a victim of the Kia Boys, what it’s like to manage a tattoo shop, how she ended up on the East Coast, and why Black Metal is actually so girlypop.

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Jul 2, 2024

An occupational therapist calls to talk with Gethard about going back to school and becoming a professor at fifty. They discuss what an occupational therapist actually does, how different generations understand and interact with our changing world, why we need people who think differently, and a whole lot more.

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Jun 25, 2024

A thoughtful and resilient caller who has lived a lot of life calls to talk with Gethard about family, work, love, and loss. But also about adventures abroad, DFMOs (Dance Floor MakeOuts, obviously), cleaning out the most disgusting refrigerator, riding motorcycles . . . and all of that before she even mentions the...


Jun 18, 2024

This week’s caller is gearing up for a big move across the country. He calls to talk with Gethard about living his life as a trans man, some of the difficult reasons he’s making this move, and how, despite those difficulties, his life has opened up in some really beautiful ways.

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