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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.

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    • 4.7, 37.2K 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

4.7 out of 5
37.2K Ratings

37.2K Ratings

jessicadizzy ,

YAS Dog Chapman, YASSS

So..I’ve always been a huge fan of the dog. People laugh when I tell them this- as if Its a joke- but It is an incredibly serious fandom! There is just something about him that is so warm and loving but he’s also absolutely fascinating and unique. I really enjoy this podcast but this episode in particular was absolutely riveting. I learned so much about Duane and his insane, beautiful life. And the story Dax told about his vacation 15 years ago had me sobbing in my car on the highway. Also, their chemistry was incredible. Almost like a father and son catching up. Just A++...10 outta 10 would recommend. Aloha and mahalo!

Unmatchedsock ,

Enough. White. Male. Voices

With your career and your connections you have the ability to probably get almost anybody you want to appear on your podcast, but you continually have white males. If it isn’t a white male it’s a white female. It would be nice if you could broaden your horizons and expose your listeners to a broad variety of voices. Have some more diversity learn about different people other than just those who look like you. Especially in this day and age, it comes off as seriously tone deaf and willfully ignorant.

And while Dax tried to get better about interrupting guests, he still manages to make most conversations about him. Maybe if he talked less and listened more the episodes wouldn’t need to be 2-3 hours. Dax - we hear you every week; you don’t need to be the center of attention every episode. It’s about your guest, not you.

I just can’t support this pod anymore.

livy.e ,

Unexpectedly emotional

The episode with Dog made me super emotional & I got a little choked up listening to him. This episode really made me think about how someone’s past and/or appearance can cause me to be judgemental, & I don’t want to do that anymore. One of my favorite episodes, thanks for sharing these moments.

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