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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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LIVE FROM CHICAGO: Gillian Flynn

2:00:30 | Feb 21st

Armchair Expert Live from Chicago at the Chicago Theatre. December 1st, 2018.

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

2:15:02 | 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 Center for Individual Opportunity, 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...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

2:40:41 | 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

2:14:12 | 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

2:04:00 | 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

LIVE FROM AUSTIN: Brené Brown

1:58:05 | Oct 25th, 2018

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

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

2:08:50 | 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

Mila Kunis

2:40:20 | 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

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)

2:39:20 | 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

2:15:10 | 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

2:05:20 | 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, Even 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