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Author: Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett

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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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"Awkwafina"

"Awkwafina"

2021-03-0152:1113

We are joined this week by the wonderful Awkwafina. She happens to be an expert on the 1999 filmic masterwork: 'Love Stinks' and we're proud to explore these issues in-depth with her (amongst other things). Listen folks, it's the first day of March and we're all super excited about it!
"David Sinclair"

"David Sinclair"

2021-02-2252:1012

Included in the Time 100 as one of the hundred most influential people in the world, David Sinclair parachutes in to learn us some things. Dr. Sinclair is an award-winning Biologist, Professor of Genetics, and highly-regarded for his profound work in the Ageing & Anti-Ageing field. Listen folks, he’s reversed the age of an eye in a mouse and made the mouse see again. So grab a green-juice and listen up.
Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell are our esteemed first-time-ever Duo Guests in Podland, USA. Welcome to SmartLess, friends. Please keep all arms and limbs safely inside the vehicle and be sure to wear these neon protective goggles, conveniently referred to as Ocean Eyes.
"Judd Apatow"

"Judd Apatow"

2021-02-0853:1129

Female ice-skating protégé Judd Apatow flies-in to this week's podisode. Wait, hang on. Ok, we're learning now that he’s actually a director. And he also writes and produces and is a father and a husband and also a human being. Anyway, we're big fans of Mr. Apatow over here at Team-SmartLess, so we asked, listened, learned, and are currently considering investing in his new lip-balm startup.
"Darius Rucker"

"Darius Rucker"

2021-02-0150:0121

Mr. Darius Rucker (singer, songwriter, inspiration) jumps into this week's episode with an apropos hand-held mic. From his Hootie & The Blowfish days and all the way through his current imprint on the country music scene, we giggle with Darius and learn from him... while Sean and Darius bond over their shared experiences with Kenny Rogers.
"Sam Harris"

"Sam Harris"

2021-01-2554:1230

The gang takes a journey through the mind of Sam Harris. Sam is a neuroscientist and philosopher who writes and lectures around the world. He is also a teacher of meditation through his app "Waking Up," as well as host of his podcast "Making Sense." Make sure to stretch your brain both before and after listening, and stay hydrated.
"Julia Louis-Dreyfus"

"Julia Louis-Dreyfus"

2021-01-1843:0131

The exquisite and incomparable Julia Louis-Dreyfus joins us this week on the show. Recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Julia has won more Emmy awards than any other human being. We live and we learn; we laugh and we cry... and we pitch Julia a new podcast idea.
"Bryan Cranston"

"Bryan Cranston"

2021-01-1155:3938

Bryan Cranston, aka 'the man with two fake-fingers,' joins us this week for some jolification on the pod. An unbelievable talent on-screen and behind the camera, Bryan talks about his early life growing-up, his colorful journeys through Hollywood, and he even gives us a taste of his Vince Gilligan impression.
"Martin Short"

"Martin Short"

2021-01-0450:2045

Strap on / strap in for one of the funniest men in all the land, Martin Short. He joins us this week to start-off the year with billowy laughs, his own true-Hollywood-stories, the “Nine Categories” he lives by, and of course some psychological self-analysis. Because why not – it’s SmartLess, and we go deep.
"Megan Rapinoe"

"Megan Rapinoe"

2020-12-2845:5420

Megan Rapinoe (professional soccer player / international warrior) kicks-off the week on another wonderful pod with the fellas, and a final toast to 2020. Cheers to a beautiful new year, fam.
"James Corden"

"James Corden"

2020-12-2101:01:2833

The electrical & incredible James Corden joins us this week for a true gentlemens' sit-down and a journey through the brain of a real talent, who's usually on the other side of the interview. Happy Holidays from the whole SmartLess gang!
"Ron Howard"

"Ron Howard"

2020-12-1451:5331

The great Mr. Ron Howard joins us this week on the wonderpod. (Let us not forget his wildly formative films like Willow, Cocoon, Splash, A Beautiful Mind, and most recently: Hillbilly Elegy). The gang talk shoppe, they talk life; it’s an arresting conversation.
"Ricky Gervais"

"Ricky Gervais"

2020-12-0701:14:0663

His name is Ricky Gervais. He likes a crisp IPA, a ripe international spy thriller, and he also happens to care deeply about humanity. Welcome to another wild & crazy episode of SmartLess.
"Sarah Silverman"

"Sarah Silverman"

2020-11-3044:5834

The pod gets electric when surprise guest Sarah Silverman flies in to shock the guys with her charm, sass, and funny-bone. A stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and host of The Sarah Silverman Podcast, Sarah gets down and dirty with the guys, and Will gets a rapid Covid test.
"Paul McCartney"

"Paul McCartney"

2020-11-2301:07:2739

We got this guy on the show. Forgetting his name, but we think he was in the Beatles. It's Paul something. New album coming December 18th. Let us introduce you to this modest newcomer on the scene.
"David Chang"

"David Chang"

2020-11-1654:1023

In this tasty episode of the pod, we bring in Mr. David Chang to have a seat at the table and indulge in a line of questioning by our gang of idiots. As one of the most important chefs and restaurateurs alive today (and he doesn't care), Dave educates the gents on food & the restaurant industry, being a dad, his early days as a golfer, and other juicy nugs. But most importantly: he's gonna' change Sean's life with the right way to make a tuna sandwich.
"Conan O'Brien"

"Conan O'Brien"

2020-11-0901:16:2257

This week we have a very serious guest to talk about very serious things; a true gentleman who will walk you to your car and clean your windshield if you ask to take a selfie with him. You guessed it: Sir Conan O’Brien. He discusses the collapse of the shelf of his hair and how he’s dealt with the trauma since, his resting heart-rate of a hummingbird, and historical moments with Tom Selleck’s mustache. Because it’s a podcast, and that’s what happens.
"Brendan Shanahan"

"Brendan Shanahan"

2020-11-0254:3624

Brendan Shanahan skates on in for this barnburner of an episode. “Shanny” is a former pro ice hockey player and Hall of Famer who currently serves as the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Having won the three most prominent team titles in ice hockey (an Olympic gold medal, a World Championship, and a Stanley Cup) he is a member of the elite “Triple Gold Club.” He’s also a really cool dude.
"Reese Witherspoon"

"Reese Witherspoon"

2020-10-2646:4527

Well aren't we surprised by the miraculous Reese Witherspoon, who pops onto the show to discuss her new business venture "Reese's Peaches," amongst a variety of other things, like life. "Welcome to Hollywood, people!"
"Stacey Abrams"

"Stacey Abrams"

2020-10-1944:5920

Stacey Abrams is a political leader, activist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She is also this week's teacher to all of us who are SmartLess. We care about her message, we care about what she does, and we praise her for her activism. Please vote, use your voice to make a difference, and let us unite as a country.
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Comments (90)

Greg Flores

Normally not a bad podcast and gives me good laughs in the morning. This was an incredibly awkward episode from Jason and Sean. This needs more natural flow and whoever invites the guest needs to have more info and better questions for them.

Mar 3rd
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Jimmy Warzecha

You guys are some of my favorite actors and this podcast is very entertaining. Just sucks that Sean ruins so many good moments and kills good vibes trying to ask ridiculous and weird questions

Mar 1st
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Amanda Eller

Loved this one!

Feb 19th
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Ryan Willet

Stop doubting yourselves guys! The program is excellent and it's nourishing to the soul. A much needed reprieve from the circumstances we all find ourselves! And for the record, I enjoy the depth of Jason's questions. Stop picking on his lack of brevity! I love it!

Feb 18th
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Mary Martiniak

Now we'll never know the best advice Darius ever gave. Thanks, Jason.

Feb 2nd
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Jerry Loza

In the movie, "Oh God", God (George Burns) is asked who's right, which religion? He chuckles and says, "Religion is man-made, I'm God" Mind blowing moment for me

Feb 2nd
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Jennifer Smith- Shin

I Love this podcast! although I have unconsciously started saying byeeeee all the time and people look at me weird. small price to pay for an hour of fun!! Thank you!

Feb 1st
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Kim Cook

love the "byyyyyeee" at the end of the show. .never stop!!!!!

Feb 1st
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Jerry Loza

Melissa talking about bombing with the Groundlings was hilarious! And OMG! Medusa's and Berlin! flashback moment

Jan 29th
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Phily boy 214 215 affiliated for life #FUCK RATS

Talk about Bing fucking ignort buddy you win #GODBLESSYOU

Jan 26th
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Matt M

Dick

Jan 25th
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Valentin Calomme

"it's a podcast about nothing" great joke by Will that somehow wasn't picked up by the others

Jan 18th
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Stephanie Whitworth

Absolutely love you guys and adore Bryan Cranston, it felt like I was in this amazing casual chat with you all. You keep me laughing week after week. I can see one comment under mine, I believe we may account for your two listeners 🤣

Jan 15th
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Tosha Kilpatrick

You guys have some of the best guests! And you're petty funny, i guess ;)

Jan 13th
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ID19308221

Enjoyed the interview, but sad Bryan didn’t get a chance to talk about Your Honor.

Jan 11th
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JustThatGuy

Y’all should do an episode with Kevin James or Chris rock or David spade or maybe even all of them this podcast is hilarious ten out of ten

Jan 7th
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afan

I'm not sore if anyone from the show actually reads these comments but just in case they do i wanted to make a suggestion. I think that you should edit/cut the part of the intro where Sean says he wishes his voice was different. I think I understand the marketing/pr reasons behind it but it makes me a little sad when I hear him saying something negative about his voice when as a fan it's one of the things I love about him. I loved it on Will and Grace and love hearing it on this podcast. I listen to a lot of podcasts, audio books and all the other things people listen to and the one thing, for me, that makes or breaks any of those are boring voices. I think a script that has Sean acknowledge the ongoing feedback about his voice in a more positive way could connect better. I binge listened to your show today after discovering it. Great idea. A fan

Jan 7th
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Chris Rennaker

also, 💯 you guys are awesome!

Jan 1st
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Chris Rennaker

How about Woody Harrelson on the show?

Jan 1st
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Andrew Gardner

Always enjoyable. Even the product advertising is funny 😄

Dec 31st
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