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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

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    • 4.6 • 65.5K 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: Embarrassing Sex

    Armchair Anonymous: Embarrassing Sex

    Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us an embarrassing sex story.
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    • 56 min
    Michael Norton (on rituals)

    Michael Norton (on rituals)

    Michael Norton (The Ritual Effect, Happy Money) is a social psychologist and professor. Michael joins the Armchair Expert to discuss what it was like having his parents own a greeting card store, where his interest in psychology came from, and why he loves to design social experiments. Michael and Dax talk about humble bragging, why people don’t like braggers, and why studying people’s rituals can be an insight into their state of mind. Michael explains why people develop irrational habits to avoid admitting failure, why people need a diversity of emotions, and how couples create custom behaviors to show their affection for each other.
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    • 2 hr
    Synced: Mommy Issues

    Synced: Mommy Issues

    In this episode of Synced Liz gives some of her election predictions, Monica shares her frustrations with the Olympics marketing team, and they debate threesome preferences. They answer listener questions on whether it's appropriate for an adult man to refer to his mother as ‘mommy’, and whether a spouse is required to contribute financially to an asset that isn't technically shared.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Flightless Bird: Frozen Food

    Flightless Bird: Frozen Food

    In this week’s Flightless Bird, David Farrier sets off to understand America's frozen food obsession. Each year Over 80% of American households will eat frozen dinners this year - making the frozen food market worth over $65 billion dollars. Monica Padman takes Farrier frozen food shopping, introducing him to her favorite frozen foods. They then put on a fancy dinner for their friends featuring nothing but frozen foods.
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    • 45 min
    Ilana Glazer

    Ilana Glazer

    Ilana Glazer (Babes, Broad City, The Afterparty) is an actor and comedian. Ilana joins the Armchair Expert to discuss what growing up in the suburbs of Long Island was like, being part of an anti-drug Christian group when she was younger, and why she was good at being a telemarketer. Ilana and Dax talk about going through puberty at a young age, why they were attracted to being comedians, and what the rules are when working with bears on set. Ilana explains her aim to take pleasure in the process, how people’s personalities are a combinations of experiences and genetics, and how scary it was to end a successful show.
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    Armchair Anonymous: Dad Stories

    Armchair Anonymous: Dad Stories

    Dax and Monica talk to Armcherries! In today's episode, Armcherries tell us their best dad story.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
65.5K Ratings

65.5K Ratings

christopher Vedeloff ,

Smart and funny!

Great show

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.

DuchessofFerdinand ,

Love this show!

This is one of my favorite podcasts! I love Dax and Monica!

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