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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 • 65.3K 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: Stalking (Part 2)

    Armchair Anonymous: Stalking (Part 2)

    Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us more crazy stalking stories.
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    • 40 min
    Sanjay Gupta #4 (on dementia and weight loss drugs)

    Sanjay Gupta #4 (on dementia and weight loss drugs)

    Sanjay Gupta (Chasing Life, The Last Alzheimer’s Patient) is a neurosurgeon, medical reporter, and author. Sanjay joins the Armchair Expert again to discuss what some of the benefits to deregulating cannabis can be for people’s quality of life, the relationship between physical health and brain health, and what actions people can take to decrease their chances of developing dementia. Sanjay and Dax talk about the dyslexic things they both struggle with, what some of biggest predictors of Alzheimer’s are, and having a sick care system vs a health care system. Sanjay talks about the long term effects of obesity, the judgements and income inequality gap of weight loss drugs, and decoupling the correlation between weight and health.
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    • 2 hr 30 min
    Synced: Ross's Hot Dogs

    Synced: Ross's Hot Dogs

    In this episode of Synced Monica and Liz dig into the man versus bear debate, they check in about last week's date, and share important sidewalk rules. They answer listener questions on the pressures to get plastic surgery while aging and if/when one should pee in a pool.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Flightless Bird: Flights of Fancy

    Flightless Bird: Flights of Fancy

    We’re trying something a little different today - something we’re calling “Flights of Fancy.” Now awhile back, if you follow David Farrier on Instagram, you would have seen a prompt where he wanted you to pitch a deeply American topic YOU could speak on. Maybe it was a job you had, or some other personal insight you could give into something AMERICAN. Maybe you worked at Buckees, or in the depths of the White House. We heard from so many of you - like hundreds - with so many ideas. Rob made a fancy spreadsheet to collate all your responses, and we picked a bunch we liked. Then we zoomed with those people - getting them to explain their area of expertise. We met a true cross section of America - and some of the topics you’re about to learn about - some of them we’re gonna dive deeper later in the year. But for now, this is Flights of Fancy - where we talk Flightless Bird listeners about the what they want to see on Flightless Bird.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Bobby Lee

    Bobby Lee

    Bobby Lee (Sweet Dreams, TigerBelly, Bad Friends) is an actor and comedian. Bobby joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his complicated relationship with his parents, how he feels about dating a fan, and getting sober at a young age. Bobby and Dax talk about how they used to punish themselves for failing, what their experience with psychotherapy has been, and how far they would go with Brad Pitt. Bobby explains the pressures he felt getting cast on Mad TV, the guilt of relapsing, and the debate of audio vs video podcasts.
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    • 2 hr 15 min
    Armchair Anonymous: Stalking (Part 1)

    Armchair Anonymous: Stalking (Part 1)

    Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us about a crazy stalking story.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
65.3K Ratings

65.3K Ratings

Daemo gc ,

Picturing Monica.

Hey- re the Sanjay Gupta podcast fact check, I always pictured Monica as Mindy Kaling and it blew my mind when I saw her picture eventually. Monica is perfect as she is and so beautiful but I still secretly imagine her as Mindy sometimes. I can’t help it!!

notwirking ,

It doesn’t get any better than this!

Thank you for enriching my life. Love your episodes!

Linejenn ,

Updating my review - Monica is ruining it for me

As a fan from day one, I've loved Armchair. I've also enjoyed every show David is a part of. Synced is the worst thing I've ever heard, and I want it out of my feed.

Literally LOLing on the way to work. This is my new favorite podcast. I love how real Dax is, and the first few guests have been amazing!

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