February 12, 2018

EP. 99 — Sober Mathematician

Longtime listeners know: math is Chris Gethard’s nemesis. A real-life mathematician calls in and gives Gethard the most thrilling math quiz ever on a podcast. (We feel safe making that claim.) He also talks about his struggle with substances in college and getting sober. Geth also tells a never-before-heard story about an unusual religious ceremony in the rainforest, which involves hallucinogens and terrible diarrhea.

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[00:00:45] CHRIS: Hello to everybody who knows how to solve five X plus three equals fifteen. It’s Beautiful Anonymous. One hour. One phone call. No names. No holds barred. [00:59] THEME MUSIC: I’d rather go one-on-one. I think it’ll be more fun and I’ll get to know you and you’ll get to know me. [00:01:11] CHRIS: Hello, everybody, it’s Chris Gethard. Welcome to another episode of Beautiful Anonymous, a podcast where you listen to people talking. Nice, simple, clean premise. Not much to explain there. I’m talking on the phone and you get to spy on with your ears while you’re driving or relaxing, whatever you do. Thank you for listening. It’s the best, best thing in my life. I tell you one thing that underlines how cool a gig this is, is so many people came out. We sold out The Bell House last week, had almost 400 people packed in there listening to a call. Got them to meet a bunch of you guys afterwards, including a bunch of m

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