February 26, 2018

EP. 101 — English Idyll

Ever heard of “granary bread?” Yeah? Then you’re probably British, like this week’s caller. If not, then get out your malted barley and listen to Gethard celebrate cultural differences with a mother and social media expert from England’s rural south. Opening up about difficulties in her past, she says: “you know, it was 14 years ago, but it’s still one of those things, when I open my heart to a stranger on the phone, can still make me cry.”

This episode is brought to you by Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), and Today, Explained.


CHRIS [00:00:47] Hello to all my potty trained listeners. It’s Beautiful / Anonymous. One hour. One phone call. No names. No holds barred. [THEME MUSIC] CHRIS [00:01:11] Hello, everybody. Welcome to another episode of Beautiful / Anonymous, the podcast where I, some guy, relatively low level comedian who has been doing a little better since I got started, talks to people on the phone. Talks to people on the telephone. And that’s the whole podcast. And people listen, because there’s a lot of people out there in the world who, it turns out, enjoy intimate human connections, empathetic conversations, and all that other good stuff. I’m recording this intro from backstage at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. About to record the podcast live in front of between 300 and 400 very good friends. This is the third of three at the Bell House, and I want to thank the Bell House for having us this month. Over the course of the past three shows, over 1,000 people have atte

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