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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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Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

2019-11-1802:22:3930

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Me Before You, Terminator Genisys) is an English actress. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to talk about her Hogwarts-esque boarding school, learning Dothraki and her experience having two brain hemorrhages. Dax describes his love of male physiques and Emilia appreciates a Boston accent. The two discuss round features, struggling with imposter syndrome and Emilia weighs in on the difference between British and American sexual escalation. 
Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer

2019-11-1402:32:1115

Jonathan Safran Foer is an American novelist. He is known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Eating Animals and We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. Jonathan sits down with the armchair expert to discuss his struggle to eat vegetarian, his first book getting  rejected by every publisher and he walks us through a traumatic childhood event he experienced. Dax wonders if Jonathan was nervous to write a second book following the success of his first and Jonathan talks about the efficacy of moderate changes. The two talk about climate change, hypnosis and there is a special visitor in the fact check. 
Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow

2019-11-1102:06:1317

Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks, The 40 Year old Virgin, Knocked Up, This is 40, Trainwreck) is an American filmmaker, producer, actor and comedian. Judd sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss interviewing comedians as a teenager, what he’s learned from his marriage and the experience of delving into Gary Shandling’s life posthumously. Dax wonders if Judd feels a loss when his projects end and Judd talks about growing up in a spiritual void. The two talk about being children of divorce and Judd talks about his commitment to personal growth. 
Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

2019-11-0701:43:2915

Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science until 2008. Richard joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his draw to science, his theory on evolution and the lack of language diversity in English cultures. Dax admits he has been a fan of Richard since college and Richard declares what shows he’s watching on Netflix. The two talk about atheism, the evolutionary cause of death and the distortion of objectivity due to human filters. 
Kate & Oliver Hudson

Kate & Oliver Hudson

2019-11-0402:00:4241

Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days) and Oliver Hudson (Nashville, Splitting Up Together) are American actor/producer siblings. The two sit down with the Armchair Expert to discuss their new podcast, they talk about their relationship to their father and how sibling perspectives differ. Kate tells a story of when she went to Valentino’s house and Oliver discusses unearthing old trauma. Kate and Dax talk about their past relationship and what they learned, stifling children’s aspirations and watching the OJ chase.
Liz Plank

Liz Plank

2019-10-3101:54:1317

Liz Plank is an author, journalist and political correspondent at Vox. Liz sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss how to include men in the conversation on masculinity, her observation on American race relations and her solution to Twitter negativity. Dax praises Liz for changing Olympic guidelines and Liz delineates the components to a female orgasm. The two debate gender in sports, responsibility of the media and Dax experiences an unexpected mishap while taking a picture with Liz.
Edward Norton

Edward Norton

2019-10-2801:51:5043

Edward Norton (Fight Club, American History X, Birdman, Grand Budapest Hotel) is an American actor and filmmaker. Edward sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his new film Motherless Brooklyn, his relationship to privacy and his thoughts on storytelling. Edward talks about how he always felt on the outside of cool and Dax wonders if Edward seeks control. The two discuss iconic vs. shapeshifting actors and they tell the sad origin story of how they met. 
LIVE: Andrew Zimmern

LIVE: Andrew Zimmern

2019-10-2401:45:1724

Armchair Expert Live from Minneapolis at the Orpheum Theatre. June 29th, 2019.
Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

2019-10-2101:55:1939

Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, 40 Year Old Virgin, Pitch Perfect) is an American actress, writer, director and producer. Elizabeth sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss going to a uniphile school, turning 40 on the set of the Hunger Games and her producorial recipe.   Elizabeth talks about her positive disposition and Dax recalls meeting her at a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The two talk about wanting their kids to feel a sense of danger, the sexiness of a capella singers and female empowerment.
Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky

2019-10-1701:52:4043

Monica Lewinsky is an American anti-bullying ambassador to the Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Programme, on the advisory board of Project rockit, founding board member of The Childhood Resilience Foundation and contributing editor to Vanity Fair. She sits down with the armchair expert to discuss overcoming trauma, cyber bullying and her experience being publicly labeled as a negative archetype. Monica talks about being an upstander and Dax is impressed by Monica’s resilience. The two discuss chasing and breaking patterns, public shame and the ways in which they both seek safety.
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Adem Reasoner

id marry this woman for her personality alone

Nov 19th
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Nerina Enslin

Love love love this episode ❤️

Nov 19th
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Xiyan Han

like

Nov 19th
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ambernicole534

so please keep fact checks I listen to every one because you two are why I listen, so the end is always such a treat 😍 thank you both!

Nov 17th
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Alex Nollet

That’s kinda sad. It stinks that people feel that way. I’ve been researching national crime rates and believe it or not, the western world is actually safer than it has ever been by a long shot. But because of how much news and information we are all filled with about the current crimes we fill differently. Look into for yourself. It may surprise you. 👌🏻👍🏻

Nov 16th
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Dylan Bradley

Begins 3:17

Nov 15th
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registeredhuman

shallow pool

Nov 13th
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Androiid24

monica legit adopted dax's laugh. lmao fucking fake LA douches

Nov 13th
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Ryce Davis

this guy is way to into himself what a name dropper as well.

Nov 12th
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anthony tenorio

fuck this guy

Nov 11th
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Amy

Great interview just like the rest.

Nov 11th
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Pete John

99% of the time keep my opinion to myself.

Nov 11th
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Nancy Bezanson

I love the podcast! and also Dax, your wife wears the best fucking boots!

Nov 9th
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Debbie Christman Torbitt

i work nights and enjoy listening to your podcast. It gets me thru the night.

Nov 8th
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Syl Grant

But 'jerk' comes from what men do alone to their dicks. Or at least it use to be. That is why people were offended by the band 'Circle Jerks' for example. Not sure why humans use their opposite sex's private bits to insult each other. Humans are just so weird. Hey you two might have some underlying issue cause you are picking on each other tonight. On last thing, on occassion and I am ashamed to to say, I have called someone a pussy and I am female.

Nov 8th
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Teresa Lacey

Love the raw honesty. Thank you!

Nov 8th
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Casey Wollberg

Farts are microaggresions. Cancel this podcast immediately!

Nov 7th
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Matteo Pilon

I've been listening to a bunch of episodes now and the thing I really like about this podcast is how your group of friends come across. So genuine, open minded and excited to talk about everything and analyze yourself. Which I thought it was hard to find in your world. It's nice to peek inside your life for a bit. You guys reached me till the Italian Alps, so thanks from this Italian fan!

Nov 7th
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Dirk Faires

everyone's a victim! I was so angry I couldn't be apart of this. I was yelling to myself about everything I disagreed with.

Nov 5th
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Tara Rebekah

3:03 starts

Nov 5th
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