218 episodes

"SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.
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    • 4.6 • 158 Ratings

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"SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.
New episodes on Mondays for free. Listen 1-week early and to all episodes ad-free with Wondery+ or Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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    "Trevor Noah"

    "Trevor Noah"

    This episode comes out for free on 05/27, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.
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    Hop on your underwater moped, because Trevor Noah joins us this week to talk about thread count, a pocket of nothing, and the trappings of American fame and popularity. So come along and learn how knowing people works… on an all-new SmartLess.

    "David Beckham"

    "David Beckham"

    Grab your tights and ballet shoes; we’ve got David Beckham! Teamwork, Ownership, Family… and the difference between football, soccer, and American football. So pull up a stool and join us for a pub lunch, a roast dinner, and some jellied eels… on an all-new SmartLess.




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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Listen Now: Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

    Listen Now: Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

    When Frank Farian first laid eyes on Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, he saw everything he wasn’t. They were handsome, young, and Black. But Frank had something they didn’t. He had power.




    So, Frank offered them a devil’s bargain. Almost overnight, Milli Vanilli’s debut album went five times platinum and scored a Grammy nomination. But when the lie at the center of their success started to unravel, Rob and Fab would discover the hard way the difference between star power and real power.




    From Wondery, Blame It on the Fame is a story about the lie that shot to #1 and what it cost to tell the truth. Hosted by Amanda Seales.




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    • 4 min
    "Sarah Paulson"

    "Sarah Paulson"

    This week we fly-in the amazing Sarah Paulson, with whom we explore and examine the nooks and crannies of an English Muffin, a shared fear of flying, and how to eat air. So get ready, put on your bee-sized boxing gloves, and join us… for an all-new SmartLess.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    "Steve Martin & Martin Short"

    "Steve Martin & Martin Short"

    Double the power, double the math; for our 200th episode, it’s double-trouble with Steve Martin and Martin Short. The talk-show anecdote, the best use of a time-machine, and have you ever heard of the word “combo?” Here come the smiles… on an all-new SmartLess.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    "3 Presidents"

    "3 Presidents"

    On our first triple-guest podisode, we let our pal President Biden bring along two friends, Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Let’s get a little less-SmartLess together… on an all new SmartLess.

    This episode was recorded on March 28th, 2024.

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

wonderohthree ,

Smart indeed

This is super funny, super smart and great chemistry between the 3 hosts. Love it

eamcw ,

Celebrity adulation

I like the hosts individually but when they come together on this pod it just becomes one big Hollywood circle jerk (for lack of a better term). They need to calm down with the insanely over the top praise (I’m SUCH a big fan, you were AMAZING in this). I can’t listen anymore, it’s too annoying, boring and comes across as very fake.

Orlarory ,

Let’s update the Irish !

This applies across the board - Conan, Always Sunny but just listening to you guys chatting with Dana Carvey and I really wish the Irish archetype could be re-examined. We don’t all have red hair, we aren’t just eating bread and we have probably one of the most liberal democracies in the world right now. Come visit !

Enjoy the Pod

Orla

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