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Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Dax Shepard

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Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and I love talking to people. I am endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, and I find people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy. I invite you to join me as I e...Show More
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Ben Platt

1:51:39 | Jul 29th

Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen) is an American actor, singer and songwriter. Ben sits down with the Armchair Expert to talk about surprising Kristen for her birthday, having to go on silent vocal rest for 10 days and the m...Show More
Hasan Minhaj

1:59:49 | May 6th

Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show, Homecoming King, Patriot Act) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. Hasan sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss feeling overwhelmed by the balance of life a...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Esther Perel

2:22:13 | May 2nd

Esther Perel is a Belgian author and psychotherapist. Esther sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the true definition of eroticism, the unrealistic expectations we put on our partners and how the status of a couple affects the whole family. ...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Eric Topol

1:50:16 | Apr 25th

Dr. Eric Topol is an American cardiologist, geneticist, digital medicine researcher and the director and founder of Scripps research institute. The good doctor sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the benefits of applying Artificial intellig...Show More
Chelsea Handler

2:01:21 | Apr 1st

Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately, The Chelsea Handler Show, Chelsea Does) is an American comedian, actress, writer, television host, producer, activist and bonafide baller. Chelsea sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her very odorous experie...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: John Gottman

2:32:43 | Feb 28th

John Gottman is an American psychological researcher, an award-winning speaker, author, a professor emeritus in psychology and co-founder of the Gottman Institute. John sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his research on thin slicing and pr...Show More
LIVE FROM CHICAGO: Gillian Flynn

2:00:38 | Feb 21st

Armchair Expert Live from Chicago at the Chicago Theatre. December 1st, 2018.
LIVE FROM AUSTIN: Brené Brown

1:58:05 | Oct 25th, 2018

Armchair Expert Live from Austin at The Paramount Theatre. August 17th, 2018.
Mila Kunis

2:40:21 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, That 70’s Show, Friends with Benefits) is an American actress, producer and self-proclaimed armcherry. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her immigration to America at the age of seven...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Tal Ben-Shahar

1:56:07 | Aug 15th

Tal Ben-Shahar is American and Israeli professor and author in the areas of positive psychology, organizational psychology and leadership. Tal sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his road from squash player to Harvard professor, his trick f...Show More
Busy Philipps

2:14:59 | Aug 12th

Busy Philipps (Freaks and Geeks, Cougar Town, Vice Principals, Busy Tonight) is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. Busy sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss feeling creatively seen on Freaks and Geeks, individualists vs. c...Show More
LIVE: Peter Krause

1:38:26 | Aug 8th

Armchair Expert Live from Detroit at the Fox Theatre. June 21st, 2019.
Casey Affleck

2:00:03 | Aug 5th

Casey Affleck (Good Will Hunting, The Assassination of Jesse James, Gone Baby Gone, Manchester By The Sea) is an American actor and director. Casey sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his childhood in Boston, his lack of foresight in making...Show More
LIVE: Dan Savage

2:03:36 | Aug 1st

Armchair Expert Live from Seattle at the Paramount Theatre. June 1st, 2019. This episode features music from The Head & The Heart, performing “Missed Connections” from their new album “Living Mirage.”
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Mayor Eric Garcetti

1:37:36 | Jul 25th

Mayor Eric Garcetti is an American politician serving as the 42nd and current Mayor of Los Angeles since 2013. Mayor Garcetti sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his draw to public service, his love of jazz piano and the overwhelming issue ...Show More
Lake Bell

2:08:01 | Jul 22nd

Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer, No Strings Attached, It’s Complicated, Bless This Mess) is an American actress, director, screenwriter and TV wife to the Armchair Expert. Lake visits the attic to discuss her creative process, her evolution toward...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Rahul Jandial

1:44:10 | Jul 18th

Dr. Rahul Jandial, MD, Ph.D. is a dual-trained brain surgeon and neuroscientist at City of Hope Cancer Center in Los Angeles. Rahul sits down in the attic to discuss intermittent fasting, emigrating from India as an eight-year-old and how he redirect...Show More
Fred Savage

1:10:54 | Jul 15th

Fred Savage (The Wonder Years, The Princess Bride, The Grinder) is an American actor, director and producer. Fred sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss being a child in the public eye and his singular goal of finding the emotional underpinnin...Show More
LIVE FROM SAN FRANCISCO: W. Kamau Bell

1:47:39 | Jul 11th

Armchair Expert Live from San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. May 31st, 2019.
Andy Richter

1:30:02 | Jul 8th

Andy Richter (Conan, Madagascar, Andy Richter Controls the Universe) is an American actor, voice actor, writer and comedian. Andy sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his childhood, the idiosyncrasies of growing up in a small town and the im...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Jennifer Newsom

1:26:07 | Jul 4th

Jennifer Newsom is an American documentary filmmaker and actress. Jennifer joins us on this episode of Experts on Expert to discuss her documentary The Mask You Live In, the value of teaching empathy at a young age and the fear surrounding the toxic ...Show More
Bill Hader

1:22:52 | Jul 1st

Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Barry, Trainwreck, Skeleton Twins) is an American comedian, actor and producer. Bill sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss growing up surrounded by females, his experience as a production assistant in LA and h...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Steve Madden

1:30:53 | Jun 27th

Steve Madden is an American fashion designer and businessman. Steve sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss feeling different from an early age, his experience going to prison and the surreality to watching his life on the big screen. Dax is ex...Show More
Aubrey Plaza

2:01:47 | Jun 24th

Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Legion, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) is an American actress, comedian and producer. Aubrey sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her desire to disrupt the norm, her experience in same-sex education an...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Alex Katehakis

2:01:22 | Jun 20th

Dr. Alex Katehakis Ph.D., MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S is the Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles and the author of Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction, Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulatio...Show More
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

1:54:34 | Jun 17th

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, Veep) is an American actress, comedian, producer and queen of the Armchair Expert’s heart. Julia sits down in the attic to discuss her childhood, her intense fear of horror films and her naivety sur...Show More
LIVE FROM SANTA FE: David Walton

1:29:22 | Jun 13th

Armchair Expert Live from Santa Fe at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. April 20th, 2019.
Jeff Garlin

1:36:10 | Jun 10th

Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs, Arrested Development) is an American comedian, actor, producer, director, and writer. Jeff sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the pursuit of being humble, utilizing respect as a parenting p...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Elizabeth Gilbert

2:14:39 | Jun 6th

Elizabeth Gilbert is an American author best known for her books Eat Pray Love, Committed and Big Magic. Elizabeth sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss growing up on a Christmas tree farm, her highest moment during the Eat Pray Love process ...Show More
Will Ferrell

1:29:28 | Jun 3rd

Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Saturday Night Live, Step Brothers) is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer. Will sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the impetus for Anchorman, his reverence for being on a team and his love for Sweden....Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Erin Lee Carr

1:40:13 | May 30th

Erin Lee Carr is an American documentary film director, writer, and producer. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her journey to sobriety, her interest in complicated humans and growing up with parents who are addicts. Dax asks about Er...Show More
Kumail Nanjiani

1:31:14 | May 27th

Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley, Adventure Time) is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer. Kumail sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his path to overcoming undiagnosed anger, he talks about t...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Samin Nosrat

2:17:21 | May 23rd

Samin Nosrat is an American chef and food writer. She is a regular food columnist for the New York Times magazine and has a docuseries on Netflix called Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Samin visits the attic to discuss how community is tied to food, her first...Show More
Craig T. Nelson

1:57:01 | May 20th

Craig T. Nelson (Coach, Poltergeist, Parenthood) is an American actor and the Armchair Expert’s TV dad. Craig sits down in the attic to discuss his struggle with aging, his journey to sobriety and he talks about the period in his life when he left LA...Show More
LIVE FROM DENVER: Monica Padman

1:41:18 | May 16th

Armchair Expert Live from Denver at the Buell Theatre. April 19th, 2019.
Justin Long

1:58:39 | May 13th

Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers, Dodgeball, Alvin and the Chipmunks) is an American actor and comedian. Justin sits down in the attic to discuss growing up in a religious family, feeling protective of his older brother and he shares the moment he reali...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Bill Nye

1:57:42 | May 9th

Bill Nye (Bill Nye the Science Guy) is American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. Bill sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the importance of facts, the pros and cons of shooting Bill Nye the Science guy in...Show More
Stephen Merchant

1:46:49 | Apr 29th

Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show) is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian and actor. Stephen sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the pros and cons of being tall and his philosophy on directing. ...Show More
Norah Jones

2:11:02 | Apr 22nd

Norah Jones is a Grammy award-winning American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the trajectory of her career, her commitment to music and dealing with public criticism. Norah admits she is attracted t...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Michael Gervais

2:25:46 | Apr 18th

Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist and co-founder of Compete to Create. In this episode of Experts on Expert, Michael sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss working on the RedBull Stratos project, the nuisance of overcoming men...Show More
Will Forte

2:05:48 | Apr 15th

Will Forte (SNL, MacGruber, Nebraska, The Last Man on Earth) is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer. Will sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss turning down SNL, living with OCD and the experience of creating his own show. Dax ha...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Sanjay Gupta

1:37:51 | Apr 11th

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon, medical reporter and CNN medical correspondent. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss wanting to change his name to Steve as a child, performing surgery in a wartime environment and he breaks t...Show More
Adam Pally

1:56:10 | Apr 8th

Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project, The Presidents Show) is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer. Adam stops by the attic to discuss feeling bitter toward the industry, loving the feeling of losing and his newfound look on Judai...Show More
LIVE FROM SAN ANTONIO: Michael Rosenbaum

2:04:34 | Apr 4th

Armchair Expert Live from San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre. February 23rd, 2019.
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: John Kim

2:09:48 | Mar 28th

John Kim is a licensed therapist, life coach and author. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his commitment to redefining masculinity, why he created The Angry Therapist blog and his view on expired relationships. John talks about the de...Show More
Chris D'Elia

1:55:24 | Mar 25th

Chris D’Elia (Whitney, Undatable, The Good Doctor) is an American stand up comedian, actor, writer and podcast host. Chris sits down in the attic to discuss his relationship patterns, his young obsession to resemble Luke Perry and his terrible memory...Show More
LIVE FROM LA: Thomas Middleditch

1:54:14 | Mar 21st

Armchair Expert Live from Los Angeles at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. January 17th, 2019. This episode features “Sisyphus” by Andrew Bird off his new album “My Finest Work Yet” and “Oopsies” by Bob Mervak & Kristen Bell.
Gwyneth Paltrow

2:03:38 | Mar 18th

Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love, Emma, Seven, Iron Man) is an American actress and owner of a natural health company, Goop. Gwyneth sits down with the Armchair Expert in this special crossover episode to talk about her relationship to fear and c...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Johann Hari

2:25:04 | Mar 14th

Johann Hari is a Swiss English author and journalist. Johann sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the many factors  that have impacted his research on addiction and mental health, he explains why he is disillusioned by the idea that addictio...Show More
Evan Rachel Wood

2:07:48 | Mar 11th

Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, Across the Universe, Mildred Pierce, Westworld) is an American actress, activist, and musician. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her childhood growing up amongst adults, her young foray into the entertainm...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Reshma Saujani

2:20:48 | Mar 7th

Reshma Saujani is an Indian American lawyer, author, politician and founder of the tech organization Girls Who Code. She sits down in the attic to discuss how she spent her childhood trying to assimilate, what it felt like when she reached a lifelong...Show More
Pete Holmes

2:10:37 | Mar 4th

Pete Holmes (Crashing, The Pete Holmes Show, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes podcast) is an American comedian, actor, writer and podcaster. Pete sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his three-way marriage with comedy, the book that got hi...Show More
Jake Johnson

2:05:44 | Feb 25th

Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Let’s Be Cops) is an American actor and comedian. Jake sits down in the attic to discuss his early misconception of school, he pinpoints a career moment where he felt humbled and talks about ...Show More
Chelsea Peretti

1:55:48 | Feb 18th

Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, The Sarah Silverman Program) is an American writer, comedian and actress. Chelsea sits down with the armchair expert to discuss her resistance to ambition, the intrigue behind successful sibl...Show More
Best of Year One

1:54:38 | Feb 14th

Happy one year anniversary to us! On this special episode, we revisit some of our favorite moments from our first year in the attic(t). February 14, 2018- February 14, 2019.
Jason Mantzoukas

2:15:30 | Feb 11th

Jason Mantzoukas (The League, The Dictator, Parks and Recreation, How Did This Get Made Podcast) is an American actor, comedian and improviser. Jason sits down in the attic to talk about Bostonian culture, his early goal of being on The Daily Show an...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Phil

2:07:26 | Feb 7th

Dr. Phil McGraw is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil. Dr. Phil comes to the attic after accidentally going to the wrong house and happily surprising a nice woman. He sits down to di...Show More
Ryan Hansen

2:41:26 | Feb 4th

Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, Party Down, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes in Television) is an American actor, comedian and best friend of the Armchair Expert. Ryan sits down in the attic to discuss his insecurity about coming on the show, his time as a part...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Todd Rose

2:00:22 | Jan 31st

Todd Rose is the co-founder and president of the Populace, author of multiple books and a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Todd sits down in the attic to discuss his research on dark horse achievers, he talks about his low ...Show More
Michael Peña

2:14:51 | Jan 28th

Michael Peña (Crash, End of Watch, Ant-Man, The Martian, CHiPs) is an American actor and musician. Michael sits down with the armchair expert to discuss his love of rehearsal, feeling like a man without a country and his experience overcoming the lac...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Bret Weinstein

2:51:18 | Jan 24th

Bret Weinstein is an American biologist and Evolutionary theorist. Bret sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the boundaries of empathy, the concept of metaphorical truth and the bonding dynamics between males and females. Dax and Bret advoca...Show More
Jay Leno

2:03:10 | Jan 21st

Jay Leno (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Jay Leno Show, Jay Leno's Garage) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, television host and true legend. Jay sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his early years as a comedian, he rec...Show More
LIVE FROM TORONTO: Lil Rel

1:59:09 | Jan 17th

Armchair Expert Live from Toronto at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. September 29th, 2018.
Sarah Silverman

2:39:33 | Jan 14th

Sarah Silverman (Saturday Night Live, The Sarah Silverman Program, Wreck-It Ralph, I Smile Back) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, writer and benevolent goddess. Sarah sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the sexual double...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Scott Harrison

1:59:19 | Jan 10th

Scott Harrison is the founder and current CEO of the non-profit charity, Charity: Water. Scott sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his unconventional childhood and his career as a club promoter turned philanthropist. He attempts to disarm D...Show More
Josh Hutcherson

2:18:07 | Jan 7th

Josh Hutcherson (Zathura, The Kids are Alright, The Hunger Games) is an American actor, producer, director and prodigal son to the Armchair Expert. Josh sits down in the attic to discuss his brother's obsession with Ken Jennings, why it’s easy to fal...Show More
Armchair Expert Holiday Spectacular

1:28:44 | Dec 24th, 2018

Join us for our first annual holiday party featuring musical guests Jackie Tohn, Hannah Anderson and Kristen Bell. Also, Monica, Dax and Wobby Wob reflect on the year.
Josh Duhamel

1:34:30 | Dec 20th, 2018

Josh Duhamel (Transformers, NBC's Las Vegas, When In Rome, Love, Simon) is an American actor, model and director. Josh sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his dad's breed of tough love, his struggle to become less of a people pleaser and ho...Show More
Sean Hayes

1:59:15 | Dec 17th, 2018

Sean Hayes (Will and Grace, The Bucket List, Sean Saves The World) is an American actor, comedian, producer and worlds most lovable human. Sean sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss diffusing hardship with humor, he examines the bedrock for h...Show More
LIVE FROM BROOKLYN: Jason Biggs

2:01:53 | Dec 13th, 2018

Armchair Expert Live from Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. September 22nd, 2018.
Sophia Bush

1:48:07 | Dec 10th, 2018

Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill, John Tucker Must Die, Chicago P.D.) is an American actress and activist. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her love of stunt driving, her experience being a woman in Hollywood and the steps she's taken towa...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Jonathan Haidt

2:09:13 | Dec 6th, 2018

Jonathan Haidt is an author, moral psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss moral panic on college campuses, the benefits of independence in c...Show More
Andrea Savage

2:06:08 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Andrea Savage (Step Brothers, Veep, I’m Sorry) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. Andrea sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her family of teeth, her profound realization after getting cut from the Groundlings and her physical re...Show More
LIVE FROM BROOKLYN: Ethan Hawke & Vincent D'Onofrio

1:44:22 | Nov 29th, 2018

Armchair Expert Live from Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. September 22nd, 2018.
Conan O'Brien

2:00:47 | Nov 26th, 2018

Conan O'Brien (Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Late Night, Conan) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. Conan sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the sad truth of bicycle accident funerals, his propensity for ki...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Sam Harris

2:37:42 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Sam Harris is an American author, neuroscientist and podcast host. As the most referenced person on Armchair Expert, Sam enters the attic with an unparalleled reverence. On this special Thanksgiving episode of Experts on Expert, Sam makes our podcas...Show More
Debby Ryan

2:12:04 | Nov 19th, 2018

Debby Ryan (The Suite Life on Deck, Jessie, Insatiable) is an American actress, singer and the youngest guest thus far on Armchair Expert. Debby sits down in the attic to discuss her childhood in Germany, her struggle with body dysmorphia and her exp...Show More
LIVE FROM DALLAS: Gordon Keith

1:53:35 | Nov 15th, 2018

Armchair Expert Live from Dallas at The Majestic Theatre. August 18th, 2018.
Ira Glass

1:59:35 | Nov 12th, 2018

Ira Glass is an American public radio personality and the host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life. The armchair experts travel to NYC to record in the esteemed This American Life studios. In this special remote episode, ...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Jerry Buting

1:56:55 | Nov 8th, 2018

Jerry Buting (Making A Murderer) is an American criminal defense attorney and author. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the mechanics of the justice system, his perpetual desire to root for the underdog and his recent book- Illusion of...Show More
Mark Duplass

2:00:16 | Nov 5th, 2018

Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Jeff Who Lives at Home, The League) is an American film director, film producer, actor, musician, screenwriter, author and old buddy of the Armchair Expert. Mark sits down in the attic to discuss his happiness living in...Show More
Lena Dunham

2:03:59 | Oct 29th, 2018

Lena Dunham (Girls, Tiny Furniture, Camping) is an American actress, writer, producer and director. Lena sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss body image in Hollywood, how she handles haters on social media and the series of events that led t...Show More
Rob McElhenney

2:23:53 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Fargo) is an American actor, director, producer, writer and one of Dax’s idols. Rob sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss raising young boys, he ponders celebrities role in social media and h...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Drew

2:21:43 | Oct 18th, 2018

Dr. Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew on Call, Loveline, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew) is a board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality. On this episode of Experts on Expert, Dr. Drew discusses balancing ambition and family, ...Show More
Amy Schumer

1:39:39 | Oct 15th, 2018

Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck, I Feel Pretty) is an American stand-up comedian, actress and Queen of all things. Amy sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss body confidence, how she met her husband and her general contentment with...Show More
LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES: Jason Ritter

1:59:25 | Oct 11th, 2018

Armchair Expert Live from Los Angeles at Largo at the Coronet. June 30th, 2018.
Seth Meyers

1:24:07 | Oct 8th, 2018

Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers) is an American comedian, writer, political commentator, actor, and television host. The Armchair Expert travels to 30 Rock to discuss being beta to their female alpha counterparts and the...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Yuval Noah Harari

1:20:43 | Oct 4th, 2018

In this episode of Experts on Expert, the Armchair Expert speaks to author, professor and Israeli historian, Yuval Noah Harari. In this far too brief episode, Yuval discusses the differences between our experiential and narrative selves, he talks abo...Show More
Wendi McLendon-Covey

1:55:43 | Oct 1st, 2018

Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911, Bridesmaids, The Goldbergs) is an American actress and comedian. Wendi sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss their time at the Groundlings together, she talks about her family’s initial disapproval in her caree...Show More
The Good Place Week: Kristen Bell

1:52:14 | Sep 27th, 2018

She’s BAAAAAACKKKKK!!!!!! Kristen Bell rounds out The Good Place week by sitting down with the Armchair Expert (again) to discuss stereotypes, she gives advice on how to handle aggravating situations and she talks about why season 3 of The Good Place...Show More
The Good Place Week: Mike Schur

1:59:52 | Sep 26th, 2018

Episode 3 of The Good Place week shines a light on the man behind the curtain, Mike Schur. Mike (The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn 99) sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his philosophy on always “punching up”, he breaks down white...Show More
The Good Place Week: D'Arcy Carden

1:48:21 | Sep 25th, 2018

The Good Place week episode 2 is brought to you by American actress, comedian, and most lovable robot, D’Arcy Carden. D’Arcy sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her epiphany about confidence, she reveals which bodily function made her husba...Show More
The Good Place Week: Ted Danson

2:08:46 | Sep 24th, 2018

The Good Place week commences with American actor, producer and National Treasure, Ted Danson. Ted sits down with the Armchair Expert to reminisce on his early years in an unconventional upbringing, he explains the juxtaposition between playing a coo...Show More
Ike Barinholtz

2:14:46 | Sep 17th, 2018

Ike Barinholtz (Mad TV, The Mindy Project, Neighbors, Blockers) is an American comedian, screenwriter, actor and most likable human. Ike sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his time on Mad TV, he recalls lying to his parents about dropping ...Show More
Kathryn Hahn

2:46:40 | Sep 10th, 2018

Kathryn Hahn (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, Bad Moms, Transparent) is an American actress, comedian and special soul. Kathryn sits down with the Armchair Expert to talk about her early experience with facades and vulnerability...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Keith Morrison

2:05:06 | Sep 6th, 2018

In this episode of Experts on Expert, the Armchair Expert speaks with broadcast journalist and Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison about the difference between Canadian journalism and American journalism, his reluctance to appear self-aggrandizing ...Show More
Matthew Lillard

2:18:26 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Matthew Lillard (Serial Mom, Scream, Scooby Doo, The Descendants, Good Girls) is an American actor, voice actor, director, producer and human lighthouse. Matthew sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his early experience as a mime named TTAM,...Show More
Jason Bateman

2:19:23 | Aug 27th, 2018

Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Silver Spoons, Juno, Ozark) is an American actor, director, producer and longtime friend of the Armchair Expert. Jason sits down with Dax to discuss tales of sobriety, parenthood and the formula for a deadpan deli...Show More
Colin Hanks & Allison Tolman

2:54:29 | Aug 20th, 2018

In this special FARGO combo episode of Armchair Expert, Colin Hanks (Orange County, King Kong, Life In Pieces) and Allison Tolman (Downward Dog, Krampus, Good Girls) sit down with the armchair expert to discuss one of Dax and Monica's favorite TV sho...Show More
Seth Rogen

2:26:38 | Aug 13th, 2018

Seth Rogen (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Steve Jobs) is a Canadian actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, producer, director and one of the most prolific humans to walk into the attic. Seth sits down with the Armchair Exp...Show More
Vincent D'Onofrio

2:08:03 | Aug 6th, 2018

Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) is an American actor, producer and one of Dax’s acting heroes. Vincent sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his struggle during childhood, the series of events th...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Jon Favreau

2:00:00 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Jon Favreau an American political commentator, creator and co-host of Pod Save America and the former Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama. In this chapter of Experts on Expert, Jon discusses his heartbreak on the 2004 Kerry campaign,...Show More
David Harbour

2:50:41 | Jul 30th, 2018

David Harbour (Stranger Things, The Green Hornet, Revolutionary Road) is an American actor and the man Dax deems the most masculine man to walk into the attic. David sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his proclivity for denouncing intellec...Show More
Nick Kroll

2:17:49 | Jul 16th, 2018

Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League, Big Mouth) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and Dax’s favorite person to run into on the street. Nick sits down with the armchair expert to discuss his inability to stay awake, his first game night ...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: David Sedaris

1:57:37 | Jul 12th, 2018

In this episode of Experts on Expert, the Armchair Expert speaks to author and humorist, David Sedaris about behavioral tics, and value of writing without preciousness and his provocative encounters at book signings. David talks about the authors he...Show More
Portugal. The Man (John Gourley & Zachary Carothers)

2:00:54 | Jul 9th, 2018

John Gourley and Zachary Carothers are members of the American Rock Band, Portugal. The Man. They sit down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the pressure of following up a Grammy, dog sled culture in Alaska, and the value of paying homage to other ...Show More
Dax's Mom (Laura Labo)

2:39:13 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Laura Labo (Dax's Mom) is an American entrepreneur, businesswoman and Dax's #1 love of his life. In this special episode, Laura sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her life story, the mistakes that made her and the struggle of raising a fam...Show More
Mae Whitman

2:16:27 | Jun 25th, 2018

Mae Whitman (Parenthood, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Hope Floats, Good Girls) is an American actress and singer, but paramount to all of that she is Dax's sweet bebe. Mae sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her 28 year long career as an ac...Show More
Kaitlin Olson

2:00:34 | Jun 18th, 2018

Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Finding Dory, The Mick) is an American actress, producer, comedian and one of Dax's first friends in Los Angeles. Kaitlin sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss a childhood accident that sparke...Show More
Talib Kweli

2:53:55 | Jun 11th, 2018

Talib Kweli is an American hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur and social activist. He sits down with the Armchair Expert where they have an honest debate about many social issues plaguing America today. They touch on all of the topics one would g...Show More
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Wendy Mogel

2:00:40 | Jun 7th, 2018

In this inaugural episode of Experts on Expert, the Armchair Expert speaks to author and child psychologist, Dr. Wendy Mogel about human patterns of behavior, the impact of social media on the family and the importance of free-reign grandparenting. ...Show More
Erika Christensen

2:14:05 | Jun 4th, 2018

Erika Christensen (Traffic, Swimfan, Parenthood) is an American actress and one of Dax's most beloved TV sisters. Erika sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her journey as a child actor, her emphasis on clarity and recall, and the areas in w...Show More
Johnny Knoxville

1:44:46 | May 28th, 2018

Johnny Knoxville (Jackass, Jackass The Movie, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Ringer) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and stunt performer. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his early relationship with hospitals, his lov...Show More
Marc Maron

1:19:45 | May 21st, 2018

Marc Maron (WTF with Marc Maron, Maron, Glow) is an American comedian, actor, podcast host and the impetus for Armchair Expert. In this episode, Marc discusses his trajectory toward success, the license that comes with playing flawed characters and t...Show More
Bob Mervak

1:55:37 | May 14th, 2018

Bob Mervak is an American pianist, vocalist, songwriter and studio writer. He sits down at his keyboard to share some music and conversation with the Armchair Expert. Bob discusses his childhood best friendship with Kristen Bell, the experience of co...Show More
Joel McHale

1:29:03 | May 7th, 2018

Joel McHale (The Soup, Community, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale) is an American comedian, actor and television host extraordinaire. Joel sits down with Dax to discuss his childhood diagnosis of “slow starter,” the trap of overcommitment and t...Show More
Chris Hardwick

1:52:18 | Apr 30th, 2018

Chris Hardwick is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, television host, writer, producer, podcaster and king of the world. Chris takes time out of his impossibly busy schedule to sit down with the Armchair Expert and discuss his road to...Show More
Seth Green

1:45:14 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Seth Green is an American actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, writer, director and one of Dax's true loves of his life. Seth sits down with the Armchair Expert to travel down memory lane and discuss how Seth got Dax cast in Without A Paddle, why...Show More
Katie Couric

2:05:11 | Apr 16th, 2018

Katie Couric is an American journalist, author and general badass. Katie sits down with the Armchair Expert to talk about her new documentary series, the current societal emphasis on political correctness, the influx of confirmation bias and her pers...Show More
Lauren Graham

1:51:17 | Apr 9th, 2018

Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, Bad Santa, Evan Almighty) is an American actress, author and is Dax's beloved TV sister. Lauren sits down with Dax to discuss her colorful childhood, the fear of slowing down and her lack of a maternal influe...Show More
Zach Braff

2:10:19 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State, Alex Inc.) is an American actor, writer and producer. In this doppelgänger episode, Zach and Dax discuss the unending hardship of being recognized as the other, the first time they were sexually aroused and their mut...Show More
Anna Faris

1:51:46 | Mar 26th, 2018

Anna Faris (Scary Movie, The House Bunny, Mom, Anna Faris is Unqualified Podcast) is an American actress, producer and comedian. Anna and Dax crack open a can of Redbull and discuss honesty in parenting, becoming the mayor of The Grove shopping mall ...Show More
Van Hunt

2:10:21 | Mar 19th, 2018

Van Hunt is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and one of Dax’s longtime obsessions. Van sits down with the armchair expert to discuss his colorful upbringing, his unconventional musical process and the connection ...Show More
Ellen DeGeneres

53:10 | Mar 12th, 2018

Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen, The Ellen DeGeneres show) is an American comedian, daytime talk show host, actress, writer, producer and one of Dax’s true loves. Ellen sits down with Dax in her podcast debut to discuss getting invited to Johnny Carson’s couc...Show More
Adam Scott

1:45:53 | Mar 5th, 2018

Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies, Step Brothers) is an actor, producer and genuinely one of the nicest people Dax has ever hated. Adam sits down with the armchair expert to discuss how he fell backwards into comedy after seeking a c...Show More
Pete Wentz

2:11:03 | Feb 26th, 2018

Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) is an American musician and the kindest rock star Dax has ever known. In this episode of Armchair Expert, Pete sits down with Dax to examine his journey as a young musician, he explains how his son pulled him out of a depres...Show More
Jimmy Kimmel

1:58:50 | Feb 19th, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Man Show, Win Ben Stein's Money) is a late night host, comedian and one of Dax's best friends who he never sees. In this episode of Armchair Expert, Dax and Jimmy discuss the origin of Jimmy Kimmel Live and why to...Show More
Joy Bryant

2:13:33 | Feb 14th, 2018

Joy Bryant (Parenthood, Good Girls Revolt, Antwone Fisher) is an actress, writer, model and played Dax's TV wife for 6 years on NBC’s Parenthood. In this episode of Armchair Expert, Joy and Dax touch on their favorite subject: race in America. They a...Show More
Ashton Kutcher

2:04:51 | Feb 14th, 2018

Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch, That 70's Show) is an actor, investor and the prime person Dax credits for his break into Hollywood. In this episode of Armchair Expert, Ashton and Dax discuss their time on Punk'd together, feeling stuck in the cultural ze...Show More
Kristen Bell

2:00:41 | Feb 14th, 2018

Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Veronica Mars, Frozen, Bad Moms) is an actress, singer, philanthropist and married to the most handsome man in the universe. In this inaugural episode of Armchair Expert, Kristen and Dax discuss what makes their marriage...Show More
Introducing: Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

03:32 | Feb 6th, 2018

Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and I love talking to people. I am endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, and I find people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy. I invite you to join me as I e...Show More