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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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Craig T. Nelson

Craig T. Nelson

2019-05-2001:57:01

Craig T. Nelson (Coach, Poltergeist, Parenthood) is an American actor and the Armchair Expert’s TV dad. Craig sits down in the attic to discuss his struggle with aging, his journey to sobriety and he talks about the period in his life when he left LA for something simpler. Dax asks Craig to regale us with some of his epic drug stories and Craig reflects upon his relationship with his father. The two talk about their time on Parenthood together, the bond over their mutual love of racing cars and they discuss the power of the ego.
Armchair Expert Live from Denver at the Buell Theatre. April 19th, 2019.
Justin Long

Justin Long

2019-05-1301:58:08

Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers, Dodgeball, Alvin and the Chipmunks) is an American actor and comedian. Justin sits down in the attic to discuss growing up in a religious family, feeling protective of his older brother and he shares the moment he realized adults can be wrong. Justin talks about his relationship with men who are physically larger than him and Dax is blown away by Justin’s Vince Vaughn impression. Dax as Justin talk about the rare experience of dating someone in the public eye, Dax lists reasons why he is jealous of Justin and Justin talks about getting abducted in Michigan. Listen and subscribe to Justin’s podcast Life Is Short: http://wondery.fm/lifeisshort
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Bill Nye

EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Bill Nye

2019-05-0901:57:28

Bill Nye (Bill Nye the Science Guy) is American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. Bill sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the importance of facts, the pros and cons of shooting Bill Nye the Science guy in Seattle and he declares all kids love science. Dax wonders if Bill has any taste buds left after eating too many frozen marshmallows and Bill talks about his parents' fascinating journeys. The two discuss the Wright brothers, the impact of Steve Martin and the future of Science.
Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj

2019-05-0601:59:37

Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show, Homecoming King, Patriot Act) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. Hasan sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss feeling overwhelmed by the balance of life and work and the effect of trends and forces in his life. Dax wonders if Hasan is attracted to people who resemble his mother and Hasan wants Monica to speak up. The two talk about Dax’s relationship insecurity, the current excitement around diverse cultures represented in art and Hasan gives the secret sauce to The Daily Show magic.
Esther Perel is a Belgian author and psychotherapist. Esther sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the true definition of eroticism, the unrealistic expectations we put on our partners and how the status of a couple affects the whole family. She finds the current lack of sex education unacceptable and Dax wonders if Esther’s husband is intimidated by her. Esther delineates the complexities of infidelity, she insists we break societal labels and she talks about the residual effect of growing up with parents who survived the Nazi concentration camps.
Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant

2019-04-2901:46:03

Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show) is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian and actor. Stephen sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the pros and cons of being tall and his philosophy on directing. Dax and Stephen reminisce on the pre-internet era when it was impossible to find answers to bizarre questions. They talk about the differences between English and American standards on alcohol consumption and mental health and Stephen talks about the success of The Office and its lasting impact. In the fact check, Monica and Dax reflect on past indiscretions at the bowling alley and they hope the statute of limitations is up.
Dr. Eric Topol is an American cardiologist, geneticist, digital medicine researcher and the director and founder of Scripps research institute. The good doctor sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the benefits of applying Artificial intelligence to our healthcare system, he talks about the concept of deep leaning and he relays the importance of human to human interaction in medicine. Dax wonders if we are spending too much money on end of life care and Eric debunks the notion that AI will fully replace humans. The two talk about the futile search for pain relief and the doctor gets everyone excited about the advent of a smartphone full body scan. Also, Monica and Dax get a special surprise call in the fact check.
Norah Jones

Norah Jones

2019-04-2202:11:02

Norah Jones is a Grammy award-winning American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the trajectory of her career, her commitment to music and dealing with public criticism. Norah admits she is attracted to musicians and Dax, in response, declares his rudimentary knowledge of drumming. The two talk about the value of relationships pre and post-fame, they bond over having powerful single mothers and Norah plays music for Dax and Monica making them feel like their live in a matrix.
Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist and co-founder of Compete to Create. In this episode of Experts on Expert, Michael sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss working on the RedBull Stratos project, the nuisance of overcoming mental obstacles and his work with Microsoft employees to maximize work performance. The two talk about the mindfulness revolution, optimal coaching techniques and steps to train your mind.
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Katie Romero

love!

May 21st
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Fernanda Balbinot

Katie Romero

May 21st
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Helen Becerra

4:10

May 20th
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Sam Clark

Monica as a child reminds me of Tina on Bob's Burgers because she was so boy crazy. haha

May 20th
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SushiDaddy S

Monica - Scientists 'once thought' ? is that better than 'used to think'? I snuck at grammar ✌🤟

May 20th
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Audrey Adams

So amazing. Thank you for sharing your story and being vulnerable. You both inspire me so much!

May 19th
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Gabriel Csaba

I can't stop maevelling at how Monica absolutely STEALS the show every time she opens her mouth. Ms Padman, you're a natural. And Dax, you've created the most adorable monster ever.

May 19th
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N!kk!

Love this podcast

May 17th
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Brian Ortiz

fact check on the fact check. the characters name from game of thrones was Walder Frey not Walter Frey

May 17th
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Brian Ortiz

Brian Ortiz later in the fact check they state the correct name

May 17th
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Adeline Francois

Loved her than & I love her now.

May 17th
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mari arana

I say Volvo like Monica and have only ever heard it said that way.

May 16th
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Ana 💛

the part that I found myself the most identified with was their reaction to french fries being bad for you lol

May 16th
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Tina Kuan

Incredible learnings

May 16th
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Atisha Patel

Enjoyed the dialogue on trends and forces, similar to Guy Raz's renowned question...but don't discount your talent Hasan!! You've changed the game too

May 16th
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Amy Rose

more reason to have Matt Damon on! Monica would swoon!

May 16th
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Gabriele Rocca

The best and the most interesting interview

May 16th
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Robert Huppie

that girls laugh is terrible

May 15th
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Molly Poplin Nau

I could listen to Van's speaking voice all day long.

May 15th
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jennifer shin

soooo i waited along time to listen to this one...you guys are great. thank you for being so real. i appreciate it.

May 15th
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Daniel Herrera

US Office was way better than the Brittish version, I watched them both. Dax you suck for that opinion.

May 15th
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Brittany Cohran

Awesome! Just started listening to podcasts! I love Armchair expert! Seriously though, Josh Duhamel I freaking adore you! So gorgeous and talented and sincere! Dax you called it, he does have a fantastic ass!!

May 14th
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