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"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.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 34.9K Ratings

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New episodes come out every Monday for free, with 1-week early access when you join Amazon Music or 1-week early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers

"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.

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    "Kenan Thompson"

    "Kenan Thompson"

    This episode comes out for free on 08/22, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Kenan Thompson, SNL’s longest-tenured cast member, joins us this week from Atlanta. Everyone has a go at their best Lorne voice, and we quickly realize “we’re just one hat and 40 buttons away from being Steve right now.” Welcome to SmartLess.

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    "Shawn Levy"

    "Shawn Levy"

    Talk about great hair… it’s Shawn Levy comin’ through from a Hungarian hotel to educate us on cinematic heft and settle-down hands. We try to quit him, but we can’t, because as Shawn L. would say: “when the tan fades, I’m concerned.” Bienvenue à MoinsIntelligent.




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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Wondery Presents: Who Killed Daphne?

    Wondery Presents: Who Killed Daphne?

    When a car bomb kills Daphne Caruana Galizia on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta, the hunt for her killers exposes secrets with consequences that go far beyond its shores. In the aftermath of her death an international team of journalists comes together to continue her work. Along the way they start to uncover clues that might lead to her killers. From Wondery, comes a new story about power, corruption and one woman’s fight for the truth. Hosted by investigative reporter Stephen Grey.

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    "Arcade Fire"

    "Arcade Fire"

    Grab your joystick and a handful of kindling; Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire join us from New Orleans to jam a bit and talk nimble futures. In the words of Win: "this isn't weird at all, this is super normal."




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    • 1 hr 14 min
    "Kerry Washington"

    "Kerry Washington"

    The incredibly talented actor/producer Kerry Washington joins us this week to give us a safer-sex education. Sean becomes our next Barbara Walters, Will makes a promise he’ll never break, while Jason confirms the level of college education in the group… and we’re just a few credits shy, folks. That’s why it’s called SmartLess. Kanpai!




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    • 1 hr 7 min
    "Jordan Peele"

    "Jordan Peele"

    Master of puppets, Mr. Jordan Peele surprises us this week on the pod. We of course cover the ‘illusion’ of le cinéma, the ‘spectacle’ of Hollywood, and a bit of Nope and Yep, for good measure. And we’re just so proud of Will for rocking it at Wordl yet again. So come Get Out with Us this week, gang, for another wet and wild episode of SmartLess.




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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34.9K Ratings

34.9K Ratings

1D143HashTagHarry ,

I wonder if Will knows

All 3 of these guys are amazing. I absolutely love this podcast. Will makes funny self loathing jokes but recently was really hard on himself. I hope he knows how unbelievably funny and beloved he is with ppl. Every friend and family member I have absolutely love him. Like in conversation someone will say, Will Arnett is funniest person alive. Outrageously funny and truly original. All you guys are great. Just passing on the word. Thanks

Barfly 13 ,

Wisconsin- but not Tracy

Huge fan, love the show.

Mr. Levy… you made my favorite movie (one of) This Is Where I Leave You is a brilliant, heartwarming, funny, genuine and amazing film.

In defense of Wisconsin listeners… I’m a Cinephile and I watch a ton of TV… former actor… I get all the references, I love the banter. Not everyone on WI is a rube… keep doing this forever please. It’s amazing.

The_Koury ,

Best laughs

This is one of my top two favorite podcasts. Absolutely the best pairing (thricing?) of hosts ever, obviously, cause they know each other so well and have for a while. I laugh out loud constantly and when I can’t sleep at night, this completely saves me. I hope it never ends.

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