65 episodes

"SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.

SmartLess Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 26.7K Ratings

"SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.

    "Ken Burns"

    "Ken Burns"

    We are blessed to have Ken Burns sit down with us this week. Ken clears up the rumors about George Washington’s wooden teeth and teaches us how much sap it takes to make syrup... amongst other things like The Civil War, Baseball, and his upcoming series, Muhammed Ali. After all, history is “story” plus ‘hi.” 

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    "Tiffany Haddish"

    "Tiffany Haddish"

    Actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish sits down with us on 'opportunity day.' She tells about growing up in South Central Los Angeles and her journey to the present, the transformative power of Roger Rabbit, her new grocery store project, and of course, the healing benefits of the soursop fruit. As lovers of stone fruit, it's time to add some soursop to the mix here at Camp SmartLess.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    "Fred Armisen"

    "Fred Armisen"

    Our hombre Fred Armisen comes to us via satellite uplink on another extra-special episode in Podland, USA. The hijinks never end, with Will & Sean making a documentary about Fred’s life from his actual childhood home, the dynamics of “the real wink,” and strategy-talk on getting to the right elevator at the doctor’s office. It’s a real whirlwind folks: take your omega-3 fatty acids.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    “Sean Penn”

    “Sean Penn”

    Yo, folks– it’s Sean Penn. Humanitarian, actor, director, writer, and surfer, Sean Penn joins us for a chat and a smoke break.  We discuss his new film, his old films, and everything in between– like the world.  Plus Sean H. formally thanks our guest for teaching his educators how to pronounce his first name correctly. T.G.I.M!

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    "Octavia Spencer"

    "Octavia Spencer"

    We are blessed by our guest Octavia Spencer this week. Octavia is an Academy Award winning actor, producer, and author, and the first black actress to receive two consecutive Oscar noms. But we love her because she's an absolute joy to be around... and because her germ management skills are completely in-line with ours. Wipe down your surfaces & seat-back buttons, recline and relax, because we're at cruising altitude here on Air SmartLess.

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    • 56 min
    Introducing - Dr. Death: Miracle Man

    Introducing - Dr. Death: Miracle Man

    Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil.

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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26.7K Ratings

26.7K Ratings

dno11 ,

Luv the Show -Hate their “Byeees”

This a great show but it literally hurts my ears when the say their stupid “byeeees”. It’s like chalk on a chalk board and this an audio only media. Stop it now boys!

Jeninor ,

Great conversations, but occasionally political

The guys ask some really great questions and have an incredible chemistry together. Minor irritation at occasional political commentary, even when I agree with the points being made. I’m just burnt out on politics and the conversation is at its best when they’re not giving their woke takes.

greg allen 81 ,

Listen to Tiffany Haddish interview

Much of the time it’s yes and, and riffing on stuff because most in Hollywood don’t get real. Most podcasts will try to drive the conversation to what it is. This is comedy, but they let it get emotional without having their personal agenda and were great at letting her (and others) tell their story. They work great together, but they also know the room and have great timing. It seems like being with friends even though I’m far from the spotlight.

Unrelated, but I’ve had a few friends who are and have been in this life on TV and movies. They want to be seen as regular people with real struggle but they usually are elevated unfairly and expected to always ‘be on’. It’s a breath of fresh air to hear these kinds of podcasts that humanize Hollywood.

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