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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
    • 4.8, 189 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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
189 Ratings

189 Ratings

Allie Perkins ,

Listening since day ✌🏼

Honestly I feel like I’m there in the room. I’m so invested in the archairy fan club I want to write Dax and Monica a letter after every episode. Laugh out loud, honest, passionate

New Zealand Ben ,

Great podcast

Dax has an uncanny ability to get his guests to discuss raw personal issues, no small feat given they are celebrities used to publicists controlling how they present themselves. I particularly appreciate Dax’s ability to use his own stories which enable the guest to open up in response. While the guests’ stories are often interesting and inspiring, it is Dax’s own background (raised by a single mother with several partners) that keeps me coming back to the podcast. I come from a similar upbringing and his ability to articulate what he went through and how cognisant he is of its impact on him today is incredibly inspiring. Monica is a great foil who masters the difficult art of finding the right time to jump in with pertinent questions for the guests. Keep up the amazing work, you guys keep me going when it’s all a bit tough.

Kerryn g ,

Great show

Dax and Monica are a great team and I love listening to the way they communicate together and with their guests. I love hearing the story of people’s lives and how they ended up where they are each week.
Every episode makes me smile and laugh.

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