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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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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.

    LIVE: Dierks Bentley

    LIVE: Dierks Bentley

    Armchair Expert Live from Nashville at Andrew Jackson Hall. November 1st, 2019.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Drew Carey

    Drew Carey

    Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show, The Price is Right) is an American comedian, actor, voice actor, sports executive, and game show host. Drew sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his experience with meditation, his interest in gambling and being able to see his childhood with clarity as an adult. Dax asks about the phenomenon of The Price is Right and Drew invites the AE team to Disneyland. The two talk about overcoming less than ideal circumstances, their relationship to money and Drew shares his secret to show business.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Sam Harris Returns

    Sam Harris Returns

    Sam Harris is an American author, neuroscientist, philosopher, and podcast host. In Sam’s return to Armchair Expert, he discusses what it means to live an examined life. He touches on the concepts of being deliberate with one’s attention, consciousness as experience and the value of meditation. Dax believes Sam holds paradoxical interests and Sam admits he is increasingly leaning away from controversy. The two start the episode with an interesting thought experiment and they discuss the complexity of gurus.

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    January Jones

    January Jones

    January Jones (Mad Men, Last Man on Earth, Anger Management) is an American actress and model. January joins the Armchair Expert to discuss her obsession with reality TV, moving to Los Angeles with Ashton Kutcher in her early 20s and noting people don’t expect her to be smart. Dax is excited they are both named after fictional characters and January gives her opinion on why Mad Men was so successful. The two talk about social anxiety, January talks about her fear of fear and she discusses her experience as a single mother raising a young boy.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Ronan Farrow

    Ronan Farrow

    Ronan Farrow is an American journalist. Ronan sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his childhood growing up among 10 siblings, the discomfort of having a public family and his commitment to uncovering the truth. Dax is obsessed with Ronan’s wunderkind status and Ronan corrects Dax on calling him the “vanguard of the me too movement.” The two talk about universal insecurities, Ronan gives a piece of advice to celebrity parents and Dax and Monica beg him to be their best friend.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Rainn Wilson

    Rainn Wilson

    Rainn Wilson (The Office, Six Feet Under, The Rocker) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, businessman and producer. Rainn joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his feelings about The Office, his experience with the Baha’i faith and his familial connection to acting. Dax commends Rainn’s approach to comedy and Rainn talks about using the position of celebrity for good. The two talk about overcoming the need for global approval, Monica admits a big confession and Rainn explains that we will all meet again and on the next spiritual plane.

    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

nina hastie ,

I’m not alone in the world

This podcast gives anyone who thinks they’re the only person in the world - an option to listen to some other inquisitive weirdos interview people and chew the fat with your favs, you didn’t even know were you’re favs. Also, Dax’s recovery lexicon helps me, because as someone in recovery - I literally use the same language in my life. And Monica is the BFF we all wish we had. I’m at the top of the world in South Africa - and I’m not alone xxx

lambchopcharperry ,

You’re cooler than the lions in my backyard

Fan from South Africa. Love the diversity of guests, the actors are always great but I’ve found the doctors, therapists, documentary and book writers arrestingly amazing! I listen to your podcast and find myself wrapped up researching w Ed person you speak to afterward which leaves me with so much insight! Love Mon and Dax as a duo and Mon, your laugh is the cutest and Dax even if Mon doesn’t love your impressions I do! Love Char from Sandton City

Marshjr84 ,

Caribbean queen!

I've never actively sought to rate & review anything, but this pod is just SO funny... people need to know. I sit listening to it as I breastfeed my son... a weekly highlight. Regardless of the guest, the fact check has consistently been my favourite part. Great work...

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