July 18, 2022

EP. 328 — Quitting Journalism

A queer journalist opens up to Geth about the pressure to be active on social media and feeling traumatized covering the news. They discuss the complicated relationship between comedy and journalism and what happened when he got called out in someone’s special. He also talks through his frustrations with clickbait headlines and famous comedians making jokes about trans people.


Chris [00:00:04] Hello to everybody who reads the last paragraph of an article to get emotional and inspired. It’s Beautiful/ Anonymous. One hour. One phone call. No names. No holds barred. Hi everybody. Chris Gethard here. Welcome to another episode of Beautiful Anonymous. You’ll have to pardon me. You can hear my voice probably sounds much weaker than usual. I’m recording this three days after having hernia surgery. A long overdue hernia surgery. And guess what? Everybody told me the recovery would be hard. And it is. Hope you’re doing well. Hope you’re recovering from whatever recent surgeries you’ve had or whatever traumatic things you’ve been through, physically or emotionally, otherwise, whatever. What a good- that’s a very on brand way to start this. That’s how I should start every week. Hope you’re recovering from any recent traumas. That fits for what we do around here. Hey, everybody. I got shows coming up. If you&#

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