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.
I totally get that this one isn't for everyone. You have to enjoy hearing someone you don't know talk about themselves for an hour. That said, I really enjoy it. I enjoy hearing their stories, enjoy hearing how Chris interacts, the questions he asks and the comedic relief he brings. He's said it, and his callers have said, I think 45 minutes would be the magic time- but even with it being maybe slightly too long- it is still a great listen for people who are curious about how others live their lives.