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Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

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Hi, Dax Shepard here. I’m fascinated by smart people with a unique point of view. On this show, I leverage people’s vague awareness of me as an actor to talk with a bunch of bona fide experts. It’s a soothing mix of brain candy and defensive humor (my response to feeling intellectually outclassed). Join me on a layman’s journey through the Land of Specialists!
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Samin Nosrat

Samin Nosrat

2019-05-2302:17:211

Samin Nosrat is an American chef and food writer. She is a regular food columnist for the New York Times magazine and has a docuseries on Netflix called Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Samin visits the attic to discuss how community is tied to food, her first experience at Chez Panisse where she eventually worked and her realization that mistakes lead to growth. Dax describes some of his favorite at home recipes and Samin talks about how she cried in every episode of her documentary series. The two talk about food systems, the importance of asking for help and Samin wishes Americans had more words for “restaurant”.
Bill Nye

Bill Nye

2019-05-0901:57:33

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.
Esther Perel

Esther Perel

2019-05-0202:19:552

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.
Dr. Eric Topol

Dr. Eric Topol

2019-04-2501:50:16

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.
Michael Gervais

Michael Gervais

2019-04-1802:25:461

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.
Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

2019-04-1101:37:511

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon, medical reporter and CNN medical correspondent. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss wanting to change his name to Steve as a child, performing surgery in a wartime environment and he breaks the misconception that brain size is the primary factor in intelligence. Dax and Sanjay share a Michigander past and they discuss some of the failing components of our current healthcare system. He talks about recent findings in CTE and leaves us with advice on ways to maximize health and prolong life.
John Kim

John Kim

2019-03-2802:09:482

John Kim is a licensed therapist, life coach and author. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his commitment to redefining masculinity, why he created The Angry Therapist blog and his view on expired relationships. John talks about the deep communication barrier with his parents and Dax wonders if John's marriage was a result of feeling "other" his whole life. The two talk about living in a fatherless nation, they discuss what it means to live a "through me" life and John tells a notable story involving sexual exploration and a stone fruit.
Johann Hari

Johann Hari

2019-03-1402:25:044

Johann Hari is a Swiss English author and journalist. Johann sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the many factors  that have impacted his research on addiction and mental health, he explains why he is disillusioned by the idea that addiction is purely chemical, and he talks about the importance of community and love in depressive people. Johann talks about his own personal experience with anti-depressants, trauma and familial addiction that led him to his exploration. Dax debates Johann about the importance of tough love and he wonders if models of rehabilitation in other countries can be mapped on to America. Johann is the author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections: Uncovering the real causes of depression and the unexpected solutions.
Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

2019-03-0702:20:482

Reshma Saujani is an Indian American lawyer, author, politician and founder of the tech organization Girls Who Code. She sits down in the attic to discuss how she spent her childhood trying to assimilate, what it felt like when she reached a lifelong status goal and she talks about her mission to promote bravery. Dax asks Reshma about what she learned from two failed elections and Reshma discusses her relationship with religion. Dax and Reshma debate the roles of biology and culture on gender differences and Dax wants to go back in time and visit Monica’s grandma.
John Gottman

John Gottman

2019-02-2802:32:4311

John Gottman is an American psychological researcher, an award-winning speaker, author, a professor emeritus in psychology and co-founder of the Gottman Institute. John sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his research on thin slicing and predicting marital success. He notes how having a daughter turned him into an instant feminist and He talks about the different ways men and women view sex. The two talk about a father's crucial role to a child, they delve into the four horsemen of the apocalypse and John urges couples to foster curiosity.
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Tracie Sikorski

I listened to this one twice and told friends to listen too. This one is so good for everyone to listen and learn.

Apr 21st
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Tracie Sikorski

omg John sounds like Casey Kasem ! what a great speaker

Apr 17th
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Jane Evangeline Antonia Feast

Sanjay was not referring bro Stone Cold Steve Austin. He was talking about The Six Million Dollar Man. 1970s TV show.

Apr 11th
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Archana Singh

I learn so much from this podcast. That its priceless to me. Can't express enough gratitude.

Apr 9th
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Amanda Hopp

I totally agree with Johann Hari.After being a heroin addict myself for 12 years, the only thing that has changed my life after multiple rehabs and prison time was with medication assistance being Methodone. How we are currently fighting addiction in this country IS NOT WORKING! Awesome episode Dax!! #Lifechanging

Mar 19th
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Jane Evangeline Antonia Feast

While listening to Reshma Saujani, I got a notification from our daughter's school about careers in STEM!

Mar 14th
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Elizabeth Nelson

Monica I got your reference of 182.

Mar 3rd
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Jane Evangeline Antonia Feast

Data is the plural of datum.

Feb 28th
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Vidushi Chaudhry

Brilliant podcast. I love that my world view has been expanded by the variety of worldviews and expertise here. I also like this ambitious podcast has led me to so many quality thinkers and their podcasts. Dax, do "Experts" more often!

Jan 20th
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Rebecca Hinson Beck

Wow! While I love "Armchair Expert", I adore "Experts on Expert". This is a highly intelligent and thought-provoking series. Thanks for diving into the deep end with us, Dax Shepard!

Jan 2nd
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