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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 • 65.7K 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.

    Woody Harrelson & Ted Danson

    Woody Harrelson & Ted Danson

    Woody Harrelson and Ted Danson (Where Everybody Knows Your Name) are award-winning actors. Woody and Ted join the Armchair Expert to discuss working together on Cheers, their brotherly relationship, and how much shame pains them. Woody talks about his motorcycle accident, how his ambitions have evolved, and why he doesn’t have a cell phone. Ted discusses his codependency, the growing awareness of his self deprecation, and what brought them together to start a podcast.
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Armchair Anonymous: Beach Stories

    Armchair Anonymous: Beach Stories

    Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us about a crazy beach story.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Alegra Kastens (OCD Specialist)

    Alegra Kastens (OCD Specialist)

    Alegra Kastens (Books, Looks, and Lobotomies) is a licensed therapist, OCD specialist, and writer. Alegra joins the Armchair Expert to discuss the difference between OCD and OCPD, what having onset OCD is like, and how some compulsive behaviors can be contagious. Alegra and Dax talk about what some of the misinformation is around OCD, what the difference between habitual and obsessive behaviors are, and how OCD is related to other compulsive disorders. Alegra discusses OCD showing up in dreams, the ineffectiveness of thought suppression, and the importance of accepting that you have OCD thoughts.
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    • 2 hr 2 min
    Synced: aMENds

    Synced: aMENds

    In this episode of Synced Monica shares a big life update, they talk about the 'four quadrants of dating,' and Liz recounts when she was hit by a car in her early twenties. They answer listener questions on pet names, initialed jewelry, and not being invited to a friend's wedding.
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    • 51 min
    Ke Huy Quan

    Ke Huy Quan

    Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once, Indiana Jones, The Goonies) is an Academy Award-winning actor. Ke joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his experience was like escaping Vietnam after the war, what it was like landing his role in an Indiana Jones at such a young age, and his decision to quit acting in his 20s. Ke and Dax talk about how he struggled to find his identity, how he got into fight choreography, and the impact of asian representation on his decision to come back to acting. Ke explains what it was like to make his comeback with a critically acclaimed independent film, doing animation voiceover work, and having the fear of losing his acting career again.
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    • 2 hr 12 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
65.7K Ratings

65.7K Ratings

Kryls ,

Love Dax

Love Dax! Monica adds nothing.
She’s gotten less interesting the longer the podcast has been on.

hbhb1919 ,

Love Monica!

I adore Monica!!!
Please don’t censor yourself!
All the Love!

traciejane ,

Wow!

I wish so very much that people would stop commenting on Dax’s Instagram page and feeding his ego or narcissism. He loves it. He also loves the feeling of being righteous and blocking people on Instagram. He blocks people on his page and the Armchair Expert page. So be prepared to only say butt kissing comments or you will be blocked. The only thing that they all care about is their fame and money and they will do anything for that. Fame is a drug and they are very much addicted to it! Rob is a snob. Monica is super judgemental. Dax is clearly bisexual. I find Kristen pathetic for staying with him. He knows that she keeps his career going and money flowing so he stays with her and then flirts with other females and males. I feel so bad for their daughters as their parents are greedy hypocrites. They are also frauds and a poor example of what a healthy marriage or relationship should be. And all of Dax and Kristen’s friends go along with it because they benefit from them financially. Am I the only one whom sees that? I hope that very soon they will all be exposed and cancelled.

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