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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 explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment. What qualifies me for such an endeavor? More than a decade of sobriety, a degree in Anthropology and four years of improv training. I will attempt to discover human “truths” without any laboratory work, clinical trials or data collection. I will be, in the great tradition of 16th-century scientists, an Armchair Expert.

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard Armchair Umbrella

    • Comedy
    • 4.6 • 9K Ratings

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 explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment. What qualifies me for such an endeavor? More than a decade of sobriety, a degree in Anthropology and four years of improv training. I will attempt to discover human “truths” without any laboratory work, clinical trials or data collection. I will be, in the great tradition of 16th-century scientists, an Armchair Expert.

    Armchair Anonymous: Pooped Yourself

    Armchair Anonymous: Pooped Yourself

    Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us about a time they pooped themselves.
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    • 53 min
    Phil Elwood (on the dark side of PR)

    Phil Elwood (on the dark side of PR)

    Phil Elwood (All the Worst Humans) is a public relations operative and author. Phil joins the Armchair Expert to discuss what speed debating is, what astroturf organizations are, and how he’s trying to increase media literacy. Phil and Dax talk about his involvement with helping Qatar win the World Cup bid, how he instigated a trade war between Antigua and the US, and his trip to Vegas with a dictator’s son. Phil explains how psychological operatives attain information from their targets, being questioned by the FBI, and the effectiveness of sports washing.
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    • 2 hrs 16 min
    Synced: PJ Buffer

    Synced: PJ Buffer

    In this episode of Synced Monica is feeling summery, Liz shines light on an a growing health hazard, and they chat about men who ‘raw dog’ flights. They answer listening questions on kissing after oral sex, manscaping, and the merits of joining a bowling league to appease a partner.
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    • 56 min
    Meghan Trainor

    Meghan Trainor

    Meghan Trainor (Timeless) is a singer and songwriter. Meghan joins the Armchair Expert to discuss what it was like growing up on Nantucket Island, how she felt about the age gap between her parents, and having to move because of her allergies. Meghan and Dax talk about how she got into producing songs at a young age, why she loves the true crime genre, and song writing competitions. Meghan explains how she deals with negative comments on social media, how she has become more open about her medical conditions, and having dual toilets in her bathroom.
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    • 2 hrs 18 min
    Armchair Anonymous: Near Death

    Armchair Anonymous: Near Death

    Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us about a near death experience.
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    • 55 min
    The Avett Brothers Return

    The Avett Brothers Return

    The Avett Brothers are a Grammy-nominated American folk rock band. They return to the Armchair Expert to discuss how they decide to make big purchases, whether people actually have new thoughts, and the influences for their new self-titled album. Seth and Scott talk about what it’s like to be an opening act at this stage of their careers, how the human voice might be the best instrument, and why people are drawn to the themes of the country genre. They explain how it feels for their music to be accepted by a broader audience, what kinds of stories their dad tells their children, and the experience of being involved with a musical theater production based on their music.
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    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9K Ratings

9K Ratings

poooll883289394 ,

Billie Joe Armstrong

You guys got my favourite band on this show and I fall asleep to it all the time. Can we get Part 2?

supremeoperator ,

I Fell Off

Some more diversity in guests from different industries would be nice. Such as athletes from all different sports, YouTubers, Streamers, Adult Entertainers, Chefs, Musicians, Agents, Models, etc. The guests have been pretty boring to listen to lately

occam's sunrise ,

+ Dax + David + Rob - Monica

Unfollowing because I am sick of getting synced in my feed. Only one life, and that is not worth the listen.

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