Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

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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.


Jon Meacham
May 28 • 100 min
Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer prize winning author, reviewer, and presidential biographer. Jon chats with the Armchair Expert about this early fascination with politics, attending Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as a young boy and the importance of delineating…
Melissa McCarthy
May 25 • 89 min
Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Mike and Molly, Spy, Identity Thief) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. Melissa chats with her old pal, the armchair expert, about how she found the Groundlings, tanking her Bridesmaids audition and her…
Laurie Santos
May 21 • 94 min
Dr. Laurie Santos is a cognitive scientist and Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast. Laurie chats with the armchair expert to discuss 5 ways to increase happiness during quarantine, the neuroscience behind deep…
50 Cent
May 18 • 62 min
Curtis Jackson better known as 50 Cent is an American rapper, actor, producer, and entrepreneur. 50 cent chats with the Armchair Expert about towing the line between Curtis and 50 Cent, hustling at age 12 and having to make the distinction between the one…
Rajiv Shah
May 14 • 114 min
Rajiv Shah is the President of the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a former American government official, physician and health economist who served as the 16th Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development from 2010–2015 under…
America Ferrera
May 11 • 88 min
America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, End Of Watch, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Superstore) is an American actress, voice actress, producer, and director. America chats with the Armchair Expert to discuss her feelings of insecurity when she won her…
Dan Heath
May 7 • 98 min
Dan Heath is an American bestselling author, speaker and fellow at Duke University’s CASE center. Dan chats with the Armchair Expert about why certain ideas stick, the emotionality behind urban legends and the benefit of thinking upstream. Dax implores…
Zoë Kravitz
May 4 • 108 min
Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road, Big Little Lies, High Fidelity) is an American actress and singer. Zoë chats with the Armchair Expert to discuss the differences between living with her mom versus her dad and her experience working with many powerful…
David Chang
Apr 30 • 98 min
David Chang is an American restaurateur, author, television personality and founder of the Momofuku restaurant group. David chats with the Armchair Expert about growing up Korean American, his first time eating ramen in Japan and how he found his way into…
Rob Lowe
Apr 27 • 102 min
Rob Lowe (The Outsiders, St. Elmo’s Fire, The West Wing, Parks and Recreation) is an American actor, producer, and director. Rob chats with the Armchair Expert about moving to Malibu as a child and feeling out of place, his time and ultimate departure…
Glennon Doyle
Apr 23 • 115 min
Glennon Doyle is an American author known for her #1 New York Times bestsellers Untamed and Love Warrior and bestseller Carry On, Warrior. Glennon chats with the Armchair Expert about her struggle with addiction, falling in love with a stranger and her…
Sheryl Crow
Apr 20 • 85 min
Sheryl Crow is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. She joins the armchair expert to discuss starting her career later in life, how breast cancer changed her perspective and her pattern of attraction. Dax wonders about her experience on…
Jessica Lahey
Apr 16 • 97 min
Jessica Lahey is an American teacher and author. She writes the bi-weekly ‘Parent-Teacher Conference’ advice column for the New York Times, is a regular contributor to the Atlantic and wrote the book, The Gift of Failure. Jessica chats with the Armchair…
Part 10: Monica & Jess Love Each Other with Dax & Kristen
Apr 15 • 69 min
In Part 10: Monica and Jess love each other, M and J chat with Kristen and Dax for their final episode. The four discuss what Monica and Jess learned from the experience, how they’ve grown and the things they can’t un-learn after this journey. Monica…
Ed Helms
Apr 13 • 94 min
Ed Helms (The Daily Show, The Office, The Hangover) is an American actor, comedian and musician. Ed chats with the Armchair Expert about his love of the banjo, feeling guilty about leaving The Daily Show and being self admittedly repressed. Dax asks about…
Andrew Marantz
Apr 9 • 103 min
Andrew Marantz is a journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker magazine and author of Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. Andrew sits down with the Armchair Expert (pre social distancing) to…
Part 9: Monica & Jess love Love Addiction with Dr. Alex Katehakis
Apr 8 • 83 min
In Part 9: Monica & Jess love Love Addiction, M and J chat with author and the Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, Dr. Alex Katehakis. Dr. Alex talks about the tenants of unmanageability and addiction. Monica wonders if you can be…
Alicia Keys
Apr 6 • 106 min
Alicia Keys is an American musician, singer, composer, actress and pianist. Alicia joins the Armchair Expert to discuss overcoming resentments, her pattern of people pleasing and releasing the notion that being overworked equals success. Dax relates to…
Stephen Dubner
Apr 2 • 130 min
Stephen Dubner is an author, journalist, and podcast/radio host. He is co-author of the Freakonomics book series and host of Freakonomics Radio. Stephen sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss being drawn to counterintuitive thinking, his journey to…
Part 8: Monica & Jess Love Cock Buffets with Dan Savage
Apr 1 • 86 min
In Part 8: Monica & Jess Love Cock Buffets, M and J welcome Dan Savage (author, media pundit, journalist, and LGBT community activist) to the attic via video chat. Dan delineates many differences between dating in the gay community vs. the straight one.…
Joy Bryant Returns
Mar 30 • 75 min
Joy Bryant (For Life, Parenthood, Get Rich or Die Tryin’) is an American actress. Joy returns to Armchair Expert and sits down with her ex-TV husband to discuss her new obsession with duck, living bi-coastal and the parameters of when she wears a…
Lydia Denworth
Mar 26 • 107 min
Lydia Denworth is a science journalist and author. She is the contributing editor for Scientific American and writes for Psychology Today. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time. Lydia…
Part 7: Monica & Jess Love Goblins with Esther Perel
Mar 25 • 79 min
In Part 7: Monica & Jess Love Goblins with Esther Perel, M and J are thrilled to welcome psychotherapist, Esther Perel to the attic. Esther makes the distinction between love and desire and she reminds them that having a lot of sex with many partners is…
Sanjay Gupta on COVID-19
Mar 23 • 54 min
Dr. Sanjay Gupta (American neurosurgeon and medical reporter) joins us for an informative episode on COVID-19. Sanjay takes time out of his incredible busy schedule to answer Dax and Monica’s questions about the pandemic. He hits many topics such as…
Tom Silver
Mar 19 • 110 min
Tom Silver is a Hypnotherapist with over 35 years of experience developing powerful, proven therapeutic hypnosis methods. Tom sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his relationship with sobriety, how he stumbled into hypnosis and the depth of the…
Part 6: Monica & Jess Love Tough Love with Patti Stanger (the Millionaire Matchmaker)
Mar 18 • 69 min
In Part 6: Monica & Jess Love Tough Love with Patti Stanger, M and J welcome the Millionaire Matchmaker to the attic. Patti is direct and no-nonsense when giving her opinion on Monica and Jess’s love lives. She asks about their dream men, she prods for…
Lennon Parham
Mar 16 • 108 min
Lennon Parham (Playing House, Veep, Bless This Mess) is an American actress, comedian and improviser. Lennon sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss growing up in the deep south, feeling like she couldn’t find “her people”, and the balance of…
Adam Mosseri
Mar 12 • 115 min
Adam Mosseri is the current CEO of Instagram. Adam sits down in the attic to talk about how he landed a job at Facebook, the responsibility of social media and the rise of the individual. Dax wonders if Mark Zuckerberg likes McDonalds and Adam talks…
Part 5: Monica & Jess Love Getting Called Out on Their Bullshit with Dr. Drew
Mar 11 • 68 min
In Part 5: Monica and Jess Love Getting Called Out on Their Bullshit with Dr. Drew, M and J invite the esteemed addiction medicine specialist and personality Dr. Drew Pinsky to the attic. Dr. Drew cuts right to the chase asking Jess about his relationship…
Men’s Bodies with Kumail Nanjiani & Rob McElhenney
Mar 9 • 113 min
In this episode, Dax invites Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet) and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick) into the attic to discuss their obsession with male bodies. Dax remains shirtless through the…
BJ Fogg
Mar 5 • 105 min
BJ Fogg is an author and social science research associate at Stanford. BJ sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his approach to changing behavior, growing up in the Mormon faith and his new book Tiny Habits. Dax commends BJ’s approach of habit…
Part 4: Monica & Jess Love Therapy with Harry the Therapist
Mar 4 • 87 min
In Part 4: Monica and Jess Love Therapy with Harry the Therapist, M and J invite Harry - Kristen and Dax’s couples therapist, to the attic. Harry specializes in both personal and couples therapy and Kristen and Dax have credited Harry for giving them the…
Whitney Cummings
Mar 2 • 121 min
Whitney Cummings (Whitney, Two Broke Girls, Chelsea Lately) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, writer, director, and podcaster. Whitney sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her time in Al-Anon, her need to people please and the…
Peggy Orenstein
Feb 27 • 103 min
Peggy Orenstein is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Waiting for Daisy and Boys & Sex. Peggy sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her research in talking to young boys, why parents need to be…
Part 3: Monica & Jess Love Motherly Advice with Kristen Bell
Feb 26 • 87 min
In Part 3: Monica and Jess Love Motherly Advice with Kristen Bell, M and J invite their mom to the attic. Using her mother’s intuition, Kristen warns Jess on the falsity of butterflies, they discuss the prevalence of blocking people on apps and Kristen…
Ashton Kutcher Returns
Feb 24 • 116 min
Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch, Jobs, No Strings Attached, That 70s Show) is an American actor, producer, and entrepreneur. Ashton returns to the attic to discuss new decade resolutions, his goal to eliminate child pornography from the Internet and his…
LIVE: Jason De León
Feb 20 • 87 min
Armchair Expert Live from Los Angeles at UCLA. February 1st, 2020.
Part 2: Monica & Jess Love Boys who like Christmas
Feb 19 • 70 min
In Part 2: Monica and Jess Love Boys who like Christmas, M and J have one solo episode (before they bring in experts) where they dive deeper into their histories. They discuss their experiences completing last week’s challenge. Jess lived in fear all week…
Alison Brie
Feb 17 • 126 min
Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men, Glow) is an American actress. She sits down with the armchair expert to discuss the experience of filming Mad Men and Community simultaneously, why she doesn’t like WWE being referred to as “fake” and mental illness in her…
Part 1: Monica and Jess Love Boys with Dax Shepard
Feb 14 • 81 min
In Part 1: Monica and Jess Love Boys with Dax Shepard, M and J sit down with the Armchair Expert. Dax knows Monica and Jess better than anyone and he uses his previous knowledge to help diagnose individual and collective dating patterns. He asks Jess…
Ezra Klein
Feb 13 • 119 min
Ezra Klein is an American journalist, blogger, and political commentator who co-founded Vox. Ezra sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the current state of polarization, how liberty and equality can work in tandem and the impact of media on the…
Introducing: Monica & Jess Love Boys
Feb 12 • 2 min
Monica and Jess Love Boys is a 10 episode series brought to you by the Armchair Expert that follows the relationship struggles of two opposites. Jess, who dates too much and Monica who dates too little. They approach relationships from opposing ends but…
Josh Gad
Feb 10 • 103 min
Josh Gad (Frozen, Frozen 2, Book of Mormon, The Daily Show) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Josh sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss kindness in Hollywood, fatherhood, and his experience on Broadway. Dax claims Josh has won the…
Chris Voss
Feb 6 • 100 min
Chris Voss is an American businessman, author, and professor. Voss is a former FBI hostage negotiator, the CEO of The Black Swan Group Ltd, and co-author of the book, Never Split the Difference. Chris sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his time…
Will Arnett
Feb 3 • 100 min
Will Arnett (Arrested Development, BoJack Horseman, Blades of Glory, Lego Movie) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and producer. Will sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his friendship with Dax, feeling like people misconstrue his optimism…
Jared Cohen
Jan 30 • 127 min
Jared Cohen is an American businessman. He is currently serving as the CEO of Jigsaw and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has also served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as an advisor to…
Claire Danes
Jan 27 • 120 min
Claire Danes (Homeland, Romeo and Juliet, Temple Grandin, My So Called Life) is an American actress. Claire sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss growing up in an artistic environment, her feelings surrounding the final season of Homeland and her…
LIVE: Dierks Bentley
Jan 23 • 89 min
Armchair Expert Live from Nashville at Andrew Jackson Hall. November 1st, 2019.
Drew Carey
Jan 20 • 103 min
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…
Sam Harris Returns
Jan 16 • 143 min
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…
January Jones
Jan 13 • 118 min
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…
Ronan Farrow
Jan 9 • 118 min
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…
Rainn Wilson
Jan 6 • 118 min
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…
Holiday Spectacular 2019
Dec 23, 2019 • 84 min
In our final episode of 2019, we send out the year by inviting friends and family to sing, laugh and be merry. Please enjoy our 2019 holiday spectacular with Kristen Bell, Sean Hayes and Scotty Icenogle. Music performed by David Schuler and routine…
Best of 2019
Dec 19, 2019 • 185 min
On this special episode, we revisit some of our favorite moments from 2019.
Keri Russell
Dec 16, 2019 • 112 min
Keri Russell (Felicity, Mission: Impossible III, The Americans) is an American actress and dancer. Keri visits the attic to discuss her time on the all new Mickey Mouse club, meeting Dax’s mom and sacrificing a normal childhood for work. She talks about…
BONUS: Rhys Darby (Live)
Dec 14, 2019 • 41 min
Armchair Expert Live from San Antonio at the Dad 2.0 Conference.
Malcolm Gladwell
Dec 12, 2019 • 116 min
Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist, author, speaker and podcast host. Malcolm joins the Armchair Expert to discuss the value of gleaning information from other cultures, growing up in a college library and our inability as humans to read others.…
T.I.
Dec 9, 2019 • 118 min
T.I. is an American rapper and actor. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his foray into entrepreneurship as a child, narcissistic patterns and developing desensitization. Dax asks Tip to acknowledge his trauma and T.I. refuses to accept that…
Adam Grant
Dec 5, 2019 • 137 min
Adam Grant is an American psychologist and author who is currently a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania specializing in organizational psychology and the host of the TED podcast WorkLife with Adam Grant. Adam visits the…
Sam Elliott
Dec 2, 2019 • 94 min
Sam Elliott (Mask, The Big Lebowski, Road House, A Star is Born, The Ranch) is an American actor. Sam sits down with the Armchair Expert to talk about fighting fires in Malibu, having a crush on his now wife and his introduction into the business. Dax…
Laura Beil
Nov 28, 2019 • 125 min
Laura Beil is a journalist and podcast host. Laura sits down with the Armchair Expert on this Thanksgiving day episode to talk about having to work on your feet as a journalist, her specific draw to the medical field and how she stumbled into podcasting.…
Tony Hale
Nov 25, 2019 • 121 min
Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Toy Story 4, Veep) is an American comedian and actor. Tony joins the attic to discuss his tools for combating anxiety, his relationship to religion and being present with his daughter. Dax wonders if Tony ever felt career…
LIVE: Martina McBride
Nov 21, 2019 • 99 min
Armchair Expert Live from Nashville at Andrew Jackson Hall. November 1st, 2019.
Emilia Clarke
Nov 18, 2019 • 142 min
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…
Jonathan Safran Foer
Nov 14, 2019 • 151 min
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…
Judd Apatow
Nov 11, 2019 • 129 min
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…
Richard Dawkins
Nov 7, 2019 • 102 min
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…
Kate & Oliver Hudson
Nov 4, 2019 • 121 min
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…
Liz Plank
Oct 31, 2019 • 114 min
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…
Edward Norton
Oct 28, 2019 • 111 min
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…
LIVE: Andrew Zimmern
Oct 24, 2019 • 105 min
Armchair Expert Live from Minneapolis at the Orpheum Theatre. June 29th, 2019.
Elizabeth Banks
Oct 21, 2019 • 115 min
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…
Monica Lewinsky
Oct 17, 2019 • 112 min
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…
Jim Jefferies
Oct 14, 2019 • 115 min
Jim Jefferies (Legit, The Jim Jefferies Show) is an Australian-American stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, and writer. Jim visits the attic to discuss his early negative experience doing standup, his mothers end of life and his relationship…
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
Oct 10, 2019 • 135 min
Nadine Burke Harris is an American pediatrician who is the 1st and current Surgeon General of California. She is known for her work in adverse childhood experiences. Nadine visits the Armchair Expert to discuss the impact childhood trauma has on health…
Adam Devine
Oct 7, 2019 • 99 min
Adam Devine (Workaholics, Pitch Perfect, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and singer. Adam sits down with the Armchair Expert to talk about managing ego, the series of events that led…
Lori Gottlieb
Oct 3, 2019 • 98 min
Lori Gottlieb is an American author and psychotherapist. She sits down in the attic to discuss her transition from entertainment to therapist, her willingness to listen to career advice and the importance of the patient/therapist relationship. She talks…
The Avett Brothers
Sep 30, 2019 • 123 min
The Avett Brothers are an American folk rock band. They sit down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the experience of being in a family band, the balance between touring and home life and the connection between artist and audience. The two talk about how…
LIVE: Monica Potter
Sep 26, 2019 • 86 min
Armchair Expert Live from Cleveland at KeyBank State Theatre. June 23rd, 2019.
Jim Gaffigan
Sep 23, 2019 • 124 min
Jim Gaffigan (Away We Go, 17 Again, Mr. Universe, Obsessed) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Jim joins the armchair expert to discusses his desire to revolt against expectations, his relationship to religion and his…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dave Asprey
Sep 19, 2019 • 120 min
Dave Asprey is an entrepreneur and author. He founded Bulletproof 360, Inc., and Bulletproof Nutrition Inc. He has also written multiple books. Dave sits down in the attic to discuss his transition from tech to nutrition, his experience working through…
Charlie Day
Sep 16, 2019 • 144 min
Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Horrible Bosses, Pacific Rim) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, director and musician. He sits down the with Armchair Expert to discuss growing up amongst musical PHD’s, his biggest fear as a…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dog the Bounty Hunter
Sep 12, 2019 • 125 min
Duane “Dog” Chapman aka Dog the Bounty Hunter is an American reality TV star and bounty hunter. Dog sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss why he joined the Devil’s Disciples, how he got the name Dog The Bounty Hunter and his longest hunt. Dog…
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Sep 9, 2019 • 130 min
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock From the Sun, 500 Days of Summer, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, and entrepreneur. Joseph visits the attic to discuss the differences between enjoying science vs. art, his…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Pete Carroll
Sep 5, 2019 • 113 min
Pete Carroll is an American football coach who is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is a former head coach of the New York Jets, New England Patriots, and the USC Trojans of the…
Kal Penn
Sep 2, 2019 • 136 min
Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar, The Namesake, House) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and former civil servant. Kal sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss developing his stage name, not being able to please everyone and lying on his resume.…
LIVE: David Koechner
Aug 29, 2019 • 104 min
Armchair Expert Live from Chicago at the Chicago Theatre. June 28th, 2019.
Beanie Feldstein
Aug 26, 2019 • 128 min
Beanie Feldstein (Neighbors 2, Lady Bird, Booksmart) is an American actress. Beanie sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss growing up in LA but always feeling like a New Yorker. She talks about her experience falling in love and the merit of summer…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Steven Gundry
Aug 22, 2019 • 116 min
Dr. Steven Gundry is an American doctor, former cardiac surgeon and author. Dr. Gundry sits down in the attic to discuss his early work in heart transplants, the degeneration of the human microbiome and his theory on lectins as they impact health. Dr.…
Danny McBride
Aug 19, 2019 • 98 min
Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down, Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder, Alien: Covenant, Vice Principals) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. Danny sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his conflict between taking work and being with his…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Tal Ben-Shahar
Aug 15, 2019 • 116 min
Tal Ben-Shahar is American and Israeli professor and author in the areas of positive psychology, organizational psychology and leadership. Tal sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his road from squash player to Harvard professor, his trick for…
Busy Philipps
Aug 12, 2019 • 134 min
Busy Philipps (Freaks and Geeks, Cougar Town, Vice Principals, Busy Tonight) is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. Busy sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss feeling creatively seen on Freaks and Geeks, individualists vs.…
LIVE: Peter Krause
Aug 8, 2019 • 98 min
Armchair Expert Live from Detroit at the Fox Theatre. June 21st, 2019.
Casey Affleck
Aug 5, 2019 • 119 min
Casey Affleck (Good Will Hunting, The Assassination of Jesse James, Gone Baby Gone, Manchester By The Sea) is an American actor and director. Casey sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his childhood in Boston, his lack of foresight in making…
LIVE: Dan Savage
Aug 1, 2019 • 123 min
Armchair Expert Live from Seattle at the Paramount Theatre. June 1st, 2019. This episode features music from The Head & The Heart, performing “Missed Connections” from their new album “Living Mirage.”
Ben Platt
Jul 29, 2019 • 111 min
Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen) is an American actor, singer and songwriter. Ben sits down with the Armchair Expert to talk about surprising Kristen for her birthday, having to go on silent vocal rest for 10 days and the moment…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Mayor Eric Garcetti
Jul 25, 2019 • 97 min
Mayor Eric Garcetti is an American politician serving as the 42nd and current Mayor of Los Angeles since 2013. Mayor Garcetti sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his draw to public service, his love of jazz piano and the overwhelming issue of…
Lake Bell
Jul 22, 2019 • 128 min
Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer, No Strings Attached, It’s Complicated, Bless This Mess) is an American actress, director, screenwriter and TV wife to the Armchair Expert. Lake visits the attic to discuss her creative process, her evolution toward…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Rahul Jandial
Jul 18, 2019 • 104 min
Dr. Rahul Jandial, MD, Ph.D. is a dual-trained brain surgeon and neuroscientist at City of Hope Cancer Center in Los Angeles. Rahul sits down in the attic to discuss intermittent fasting, emigrating from India as an eight-year-old and how he redirected…
Fred Savage
Jul 15, 2019 • 70 min
Fred Savage (The Wonder Years, The Princess Bride, The Grinder) is an American actor, director and producer. Fred sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss being a child in the public eye and his singular goal of finding the emotional underpinning in…
LIVE FROM SAN FRANCISCO: W. Kamau Bell
Jul 11, 2019 • 107 min
Armchair Expert Live from San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. May 31st, 2019.
Andy Richter
Jul 8, 2019 • 90 min
Andy Richter (Conan, Madagascar, Andy Richter Controls the Universe) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, comedian and late night talk show announcer. Andy sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his childhood, the idiosyncrasies of growing up…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Jennifer Newsom
Jul 4, 2019 • 86 min
Jennifer Newsom is an American documentary filmmaker and actress. Jennifer joins us on this episode of Experts on Expert to discuss her documentary The Mask You Live In, the value of teaching empathy at a young age and the fear surrounding the toxic…
Bill Hader
Jul 1, 2019 • 82 min
Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Barry, Trainwreck, Skeleton Twins) is an American comedian, actor and producer. Bill sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss growing up surrounded by females, his experience as a production assistant in LA and his…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Steve Madden
Jun 27, 2019 • 90 min
Steve Madden is an American fashion designer and businessman. Steve sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss feeling different from an early age, his experience going to prison and the surreality to watching his life on the big screen. Dax is excited…
Aubrey Plaza
Jun 24, 2019 • 121 min
Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Legion, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) is an American actress, comedian and producer. Aubrey sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her desire to disrupt the norm, her experience in same-sex education and her…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Alex Katehakis
Jun 20, 2019 • 121 min
Dr. Alex Katehakis Ph.D., MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S is the Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles and the author of Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction, Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A…
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Jun 17, 2019 • 114 min
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, Veep) is an American actress, comedian, producer and queen of the Armchair Expert’s heart. Julia sits down in the attic to discuss her childhood, her intense fear of horror films and her naivety…
LIVE FROM SANTA FE: David Walton
Jun 13, 2019 • 89 min
Armchair Expert Live from Santa Fe at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. April 20th, 2019.
Jeff Garlin
Jun 10, 2019 • 96 min
Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs, Arrested Development) is an American comedian, actor, producer, director, and writer. Jeff sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the pursuit of being humble, utilizing respect as a parenting…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Elizabeth Gilbert
Jun 6, 2019 • 134 min
Elizabeth Gilbert is an American author best known for her books Eat Pray Love, Committed and Big Magic. Elizabeth sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss growing up on a Christmas tree farm, her highest moment during the Eat Pray Love process and…
Will Ferrell
Jun 3, 2019 • 89 min
Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Saturday Night Live, Step Brothers) is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer. Will sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the impetus for Anchorman, his reverence for being on a team and his love for Sweden. Will…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Erin Lee Carr
May 30, 2019 • 100 min
Erin Lee Carr is an American documentary film director, writer, and producer. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her journey to sobriety, her interest in complicated humans and growing up with parents who are addicts. Dax asks about Erin’s…
Kumail Nanjiani
May 27, 2019 • 91 min
Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley, Adventure Time) is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer. Kumail sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his path to overcoming undiagnosed anger, he talks about the…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Samin Nosrat
May 23, 2019 • 137 min
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…
Craig T. Nelson
May 20, 2019 • 117 min
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…
LIVE FROM DENVER: Monica Padman
May 16, 2019 • 101 min
Armchair Expert Live from Denver at the Buell Theatre. April 19th, 2019.
Justin Long
May 13, 2019 • 118 min
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…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Bill Nye
May 9, 2019 • 117 min
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…
Hasan Minhaj
May 6, 2019 • 119 min
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…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Esther Perel
May 2, 2019 • 142 min
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…
Stephen Merchant
Apr 29, 2019 • 106 min
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…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Eric Topol
Apr 25, 2019 • 110 min
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…
Norah Jones
Apr 22, 2019 • 131 min
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…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Michael Gervais
Apr 18, 2019 • 145 min
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…
Will Forte
Apr 15, 2019 • 125 min
Will Forte (SNL, MacGruber, Nebraska, The Last Man on Earth) is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer. Will sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss turning down SNL, living with OCD and the experience of creating his own show. Dax has…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Sanjay Gupta
Apr 11, 2019 • 97 min
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…
Adam Pally
Apr 8, 2019 • 116 min
Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project, The Presidents Show) is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer. Adam stops by the attic to discuss feeling bitter toward the industry, loving the feeling of losing and his newfound look on Judaism.…
LIVE FROM SAN ANTONIO: Michael Rosenbaum
Apr 4, 2019 • 124 min
Armchair Expert Live from San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre. February 23rd, 2019.
Chelsea Handler
Apr 1, 2019 • 121 min
Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately, The Chelsea Handler Show, Chelsea Does) is an American comedian, actress, writer, television host, producer, activist and bonafide baller. Chelsea sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her very odorous experience…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: John Kim
Mar 28, 2019 • 129 min
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…
Chris D’Elia
Mar 25, 2019 • 115 min
Chris D’Elia (Whitney, Undatable, The Good Doctor) is an American stand up comedian, actor, writer and podcast host. Chris sits down in the attic to discuss his relationship patterns, his young obsession to resemble Luke Perry and his terrible memory.…
LIVE FROM LA: Thomas Middleditch
Mar 21, 2019 • 114 min
Armchair Expert Live from Los Angeles at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. January 17th, 2019. This episode features “Sisyphus” by Andrew Bird off his new album “My Finest Work Yet” and “Oopsies” by Bob Mervak & Kristen Bell.
Gwyneth Paltrow
Mar 18, 2019 • 123 min
Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love, Emma, Seven, Iron Man) is an American actress and owner of a natural health company, Goop. Gwyneth sits down with the Armchair Expert in this special crossover episode to talk about her relationship to fear and…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Johann Hari
Mar 14, 2019 • 145 min
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…
Evan Rachel Wood
Mar 11, 2019 • 127 min
Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, Across the Universe, Mildred Pierce, Westworld) is an American actress, activist, and musician. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her childhood growing up amongst adults, her young foray into the entertainment…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Reshma Saujani
Mar 7, 2019 • 140 min
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…
Pete Holmes
Mar 4, 2019 • 130 min
Pete Holmes (Crashing, The Pete Holmes Show, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes podcast) is an American comedian, actor, writer and podcaster. Pete sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his three-way marriage with comedy, the book that got him…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: John Gottman
Feb 28, 2019 • 152 min
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…
Jake Johnson
Feb 25, 2019 • 125 min
Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Let’s Be Cops) is an American actor and comedian. Jake sits down in the attic to discuss his early misconception of school, he pinpoints a career moment where he felt humbled and talks about his…
LIVE FROM CHICAGO: Gillian Flynn
Feb 21, 2019 • 120 min
Armchair Expert Live from Chicago at the Chicago Theatre. December 1st, 2018.
Chelsea Peretti
Feb 18, 2019 • 115 min
Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, The Sarah Silverman Program) is an American writer, comedian and actress. Chelsea sits down with the armchair expert to discuss her resistance to ambition, the intrigue behind successful siblings…
Best of Year One
Feb 14, 2019 • 114 min
Happy one year anniversary to us! On this special episode, we revisit some of our favorite moments from our first year in the attic(t). February 14, 2018- February 14, 2019.
Jason Mantzoukas
Feb 11, 2019 • 135 min
Jason Mantzoukas (The League, The Dictator, Parks and Recreation, How Did This Get Made Podcast) is an American actor, comedian and improviser. Jason sits down in the attic to talk about Bostonian culture, his early goal of being on The Daily Show and his…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Phil
Feb 7, 2019 • 127 min
Dr. Phil McGraw is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil. Dr. Phil comes to the attic after accidentally going to the wrong house and happily surprising a nice woman. He sits down to discuss…
Ryan Hansen
Feb 4, 2019 • 161 min
Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, Party Down, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes in Television) is an American actor, comedian and best friend of the Armchair Expert. Ryan sits down in the attic to discuss his insecurity about coming on the show, his time as a party…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Todd Rose
Jan 31, 2019 • 120 min
Todd Rose is the co-founder and president of the Populace, author of multiple books and a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Todd sits down in the attic to discuss his research on dark horse achievers, he talks about his low point…
Michael Peña
Jan 28, 2019 • 134 min
Michael Peña (Crash, End of Watch, Ant-Man, The Martian, CHiPs) is an American actor and musician. Michael sits down with the armchair expert to discuss his love of rehearsal, feeling like a man without a country and his experience overcoming the lack of…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Bret Weinstein
Jan 24, 2019 • 171 min
Bret Weinstein is an American biologist and Evolutionary theorist. Bret sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the boundaries of empathy, the concept of metaphorical truth and the bonding dynamics between males and females. Dax and Bret advocate…
Jay Leno
Jan 21, 2019 • 123 min
Jay Leno (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Jay Leno Show, Jay Leno’s Garage) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, television host and true legend. Jay sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his early years as a comedian, he recounts…
LIVE FROM TORONTO: Lil Rel
Jan 17, 2019 • 119 min
Armchair Expert Live from Toronto at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. September 29th, 2018.
Sarah Silverman
Jan 14, 2019 • 159 min
Sarah Silverman (Saturday Night Live, The Sarah Silverman Program, Wreck-It Ralph, I Smile Back) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, writer and benevolent goddess. Sarah sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the sexual double…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Scott Harrison
Jan 10, 2019 • 119 min
Scott Harrison is the founder and current CEO of the non-profit charity, Charity: Water. Scott sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his unconventional childhood and his career as a club promoter turned philanthropist. He attempts to disarm Dax’s…
Josh Hutcherson
Jan 7, 2019 • 138 min
Josh Hutcherson (Zathura, The Kids are Alright, The Hunger Games) is an American actor, producer, director and prodigal son to the Armchair Expert. Josh sits down in the attic to discuss his brother’s obsession with Ken Jennings, why it’s easy to fall in…
Armchair Expert Holiday Spectacular
Dec 24, 2018 • 88 min
Join us for our first annual holiday party featuring musical guests Jackie Tohn, Hannah Anderson and Kristen Bell. Also, Monica, Dax and Wobby Wob reflect on the year.
Josh Duhamel
Dec 20, 2018 • 94 min
Josh Duhamel (Transformers, NBC’s Las Vegas, When In Rome, Love, Simon) is an American actor, model and director. Josh sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his dad’s breed of tough love, his struggle to become less of a people pleaser and how…
Sean Hayes
Dec 17, 2018 • 119 min
Sean Hayes (Will and Grace, The Bucket List, Sean Saves The World) is an American actor, comedian, producer and worlds most lovable human. Sean sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss diffusing hardship with humor, he examines the bedrock for his…
LIVE FROM BROOKLYN: Jason Biggs
Dec 13, 2018 • 121 min
Armchair Expert Live from Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. September 22nd, 2018.
Sophia Bush
Dec 10, 2018 • 108 min
Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill, John Tucker Must Die, Chicago P.D.) is an American actress and activist. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her love of stunt driving, her experience being a woman in Hollywood and the steps she’s taken toward…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Jonathan Haidt
Dec 6, 2018 • 129 min
Jonathan Haidt is an author, moral psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss moral panic on college campuses, the benefits of independence in…
Andrea Savage
Dec 3, 2018 • 126 min
Andrea Savage (Step Brothers, Veep, I’m Sorry) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. Andrea sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her family of teeth, her profound realization after getting cut from the Groundlings and her physical…
LIVE FROM BROOKLYN: Ethan Hawke & Vincent D’Onofrio
Nov 29, 2018 • 104 min
Armchair Expert Live from Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. September 22nd, 2018.
Conan O’Brien
Nov 26, 2018 • 120 min
Conan O’Brien (Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Late Night, Conan) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. Conan sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the sad truth of bicycle accident funerals, his propensity for…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Sam Harris
Nov 22, 2018 • 157 min
Sam Harris is an American author, neuroscientist and podcast host. As the most referenced person on Armchair Expert, Sam enters the attic with an unparalleled reverence. On this special Thanksgiving episode of Experts on Expert, Sam makes our podcast…
Debby Ryan
Nov 19, 2018 • 132 min
Debby Ryan (The Suite Life on Deck, Jessie, Insatiable) is an American actress, singer and the youngest guest thus far on Armchair Expert. Debby sits down in the attic to discuss her childhood in Germany, her struggle with body dysmorphia and her…
LIVE FROM DALLAS: Gordon Keith
Nov 15, 2018 • 113 min
Armchair Expert Live from Dallas at The Majestic Theatre. August 18th, 2018.
Ira Glass
Nov 12, 2018 • 119 min
Ira Glass is an American public radio personality and the host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life. The armchair experts travel to NYC to record in the esteemed This American Life studios. In this special remote episode, Ira…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Jerry Buting
Nov 8, 2018 • 116 min
Jerry Buting (Making A Murderer) is an American criminal defense attorney and author. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the mechanics of the justice system, his perpetual desire to root for the underdog and his recent book- Illusion of…
Mark Duplass
Nov 5, 2018 • 120 min
Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Jeff Who Lives at Home, The League) is an American film director, film producer, actor, musician, screenwriter, author and old buddy of the Armchair Expert. Mark sits down in the attic to discuss his happiness living in the…
Lena Dunham
Oct 29, 2018 • 123 min
Lena Dunham (Girls, Tiny Furniture, Camping) is an American actress, writer, producer and director. Lena sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss body image in Hollywood, how she handles haters on social media and the series of events that led to her…
LIVE FROM AUSTIN: Brené Brown
Oct 25, 2018 • 118 min
Armchair Expert Live from Austin at The Paramount Theatre. August 17th, 2018.
Rob McElhenney
Oct 22, 2018 • 143 min
Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Fargo) is an American actor, director, producer, writer and one of Dax’s idols. Rob sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss raising young boys, he ponders celebrities role in social media and he…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Dr. Drew
Oct 18, 2018 • 141 min
Dr. Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew on Call, Loveline, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew) is a board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality. On this episode of Experts on Expert, Dr. Drew discusses balancing ambition and family, how…
Amy Schumer
Oct 15, 2018 • 99 min
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck, I Feel Pretty) is an American stand-up comedian, actress and Queen of all things. Amy sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss body confidence, how she met her husband and her general contentment with…
LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES: Jason Ritter
Oct 11, 2018 • 119 min
Armchair Expert Live from Los Angeles at Largo at the Coronet. June 30th, 2018.
Seth Meyers
Oct 8, 2018 • 84 min
Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers) is an American comedian, writer, political commentator, actor, and television host. The Armchair Expert travels to 30 Rock to discuss being beta to their female alpha counterparts and the…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Yuval Noah Harari
Oct 4, 2018 • 80 min
In this episode of Experts on Expert, the Armchair Expert speaks to author, professor and Israeli historian, Yuval Noah Harari. In this far too brief episode, Yuval discusses the differences between our experiential and narrative selves, he talks about a…
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Oct 1, 2018 • 115 min
Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911, Bridesmaids, The Goldbergs) is an American actress and comedian. Wendi sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss their time at the Groundlings together, she talks about her family’s initial disapproval in her career and…
The Good Place Week: Kristen Bell
Sep 27, 2018 • 112 min
She’s BAAAAAACKKKKK!!!!!! Kristen Bell rounds out The Good Place week by sitting down with the Armchair Expert (again) to discuss stereotypes, she gives advice on how to handle aggravating situations and she talks about why season 3 of The Good Place is…
The Good Place Week: Mike Schur
Sep 26, 2018 • 119 min
Episode 3 of The Good Place week shines a light on the man behind the curtain, Mike Schur. Mike (The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn 99) sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his philosophy on always “punching up”, he breaks down white…
The Good Place Week: D’Arcy Carden
Sep 25, 2018 • 108 min
The Good Place week episode 2 is brought to you by American actress, comedian, and most lovable robot, D’Arcy Carden. D’Arcy sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her epiphany about confidence, she reveals which bodily function made her husband…
The Good Place Week: Ted Danson
Sep 24, 2018 • 128 min
The Good Place week commences with American actor, producer and National Treasure, Ted Danson. Ted sits down with the Armchair Expert to reminisce on his early years in an unconventional upbringing, he explains the juxtaposition between playing a cool guy…
Ike Barinholtz
Sep 17, 2018 • 134 min
Ike Barinholtz (Mad TV, The Mindy Project, Neighbors, Blockers) is an American comedian, screenwriter, actor and most likable human. Ike sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his time on Mad TV, he recalls lying to his parents about dropping out…
Kathryn Hahn
Sep 10, 2018 • 166 min
Kathryn Hahn (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, Bad Moms, Transparent) is an American actress, comedian and special soul. Kathryn sits down with the Armchair Expert to talk about her early experience with facades and vulnerability, she…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Keith Morrison
Sep 6, 2018 • 125 min
In this episode of Experts on Expert, the Armchair Expert speaks with broadcast journalist and Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison about the difference between Canadian journalism and American journalism, his reluctance to appear self-aggrandizing and…
Matthew Lillard
Sep 3, 2018 • 138 min
Matthew Lillard (Serial Mom, Scream, Scooby Doo, The Descendants, Good Girls) is an American actor, voice actor, director, producer and human lighthouse. Matthew sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his early experience as a mime named TTAM,…
Jason Bateman
Aug 27, 2018 • 139 min
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Silver Spoons, Juno, Ozark) is an American actor, director, producer and longtime friend of the Armchair Expert. Jason sits down with Dax to discuss tales of sobriety, parenthood and the formula for a deadpan delivery.…
Colin Hanks & Allison Tolman
Aug 20, 2018 • 174 min
In this special FARGO combo episode of Armchair Expert, Colin Hanks (Orange County, King Kong, Life In Pieces) and Allison Tolman (Downward Dog, Krampus, Good Girls) sit down with the armchair expert to discuss one of Dax and Monica’s favorite TV shows,…
Seth Rogen
Aug 13, 2018 • 146 min
Seth Rogen (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Steve Jobs) is a Canadian actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, producer, director and one of the most prolific humans to walk into the attic. Seth sits down with the Armchair Expert…
Vincent D’Onofrio
Aug 6, 2018 • 128 min
Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) is an American actor, producer and one of Dax’s acting heroes. Vincent sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his struggle during childhood, the series of events that…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Jon Favreau
Aug 2, 2018 • 120 min
Jon Favreau an American political commentator, creator and co-host of Pod Save America and the former Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama. In this chapter of Experts on Expert, Jon discusses his heartbreak on the 2004 Kerry campaign, his…
David Harbour
Jul 30, 2018 • 170 min
David Harbour (Stranger Things, The Green Hornet, Revolutionary Road) is an American actor and the man Dax deems the most masculine man to walk into the attic. David sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his proclivity for denouncing…
Mila Kunis
Jul 23, 2018 • 160 min
Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, That 70’s Show, Friends with Benefits) is an American actress, producer and self-proclaimed armcherry. She sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her immigration to America at the age of seven, her…
Nick Kroll
Jul 16, 2018 • 137 min
Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League, Big Mouth) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and Dax’s favorite person to run into on the street. Nick sits down with the armchair expert to discuss his inability to stay awake, his first game night at…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: David Sedaris
Jul 12, 2018 • 117 min
In this episode of Experts on Expert, the Armchair Expert speaks to author and humorist, David Sedaris about behavioral tics, and value of writing without preciousness and his provocative encounters at book signings. David talks about the authors he is…
Portugal. The Man (John Gourley & Zachary Carothers)
Jul 9, 2018 • 120 min
John Gourley and Zachary Carothers are members of the American Rock Band, Portugal. The Man. They sit down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the pressure of following up a Grammy, dog sled culture in Alaska, and the value of paying homage to other…
Dax’s Mom (Laura Labo)
Jul 2, 2018 • 159 min
Laura Labo (Dax’s Mom) is an American entrepreneur, businesswoman and Dax’s #1 love of his life. In this special episode, Laura sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her life story, the mistakes that made her and the struggle of raising a family…
Mae Whitman
Jun 25, 2018 • 136 min
Mae Whitman (Parenthood, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Hope Floats, Good Girls) is an American actress and singer, but paramount to all of that she is Dax’s sweet bebe. Mae sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her 28 year long career as an…
Kaitlin Olson
Jun 18, 2018 • 120 min
Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Finding Dory, The Mick) is an American actress, producer, comedian and one of Dax’s first friends in Los Angeles. Kaitlin sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss a childhood accident that sparked…
Talib Kweli
Jun 11, 2018 • 173 min
Talib Kweli is an American hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur and social activist. He sits down with the Armchair Expert where they have an honest debate about many social issues plaguing America today. They touch on all of the topics one would…
EXPERTS ON EXPERT: Wendy Mogel
Jun 7, 2018 • 120 min
In this inaugural episode of Experts on Expert, the Armchair Expert speaks to author and child psychologist, Dr. Wendy Mogel about human patterns of behavior, the impact of social media on the family and the importance of free-reign grandparenting. Wendy…
Erika Christensen
Jun 4, 2018 • 134 min
Erika Christensen (Traffic, Swimfan, Parenthood) is an American actress and one of Dax’s most beloved TV sisters. Erika sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss her journey as a child actor, her emphasis on clarity and recall, and the areas in which…
Johnny Knoxville
May 28, 2018 • 104 min
Johnny Knoxville (Jackass, Jackass The Movie, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Ringer) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and stunt performer. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his early relationship with hospitals, his love of…
Marc Maron
May 21, 2018 • 79 min
Marc Maron (WTF with Marc Maron, Maron, Glow) is an American comedian, actor, podcast host and the impetus for Armchair Expert. In this episode, Marc discusses his trajectory toward success, the license that comes with playing flawed characters and the…
Bob Mervak
May 14, 2018 • 115 min
Bob Mervak is an American pianist, vocalist, songwriter and studio writer. He sits down at his keyboard to share some music and conversation with the Armchair Expert. Bob discusses his childhood best friendship with Kristen Bell, the experience of…
Joel McHale
May 7, 2018 • 89 min
Joel McHale (The Soup, Community, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale) is an American comedian, actor and television host extraordinaire. Joel sits down with Dax to discuss his childhood diagnosis of “slow starter,” the trap of overcommitment and the…
Chris Hardwick
Apr 30, 2018 • 112 min
Chris Hardwick is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, television host, writer, producer, podcaster and king of the world. Chris takes time out of his impossibly busy schedule to sit down with the Armchair Expert and discuss his road to…
Seth Green
Apr 23, 2018 • 105 min
Seth Green is an American actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, writer, director and one of Dax’s true loves of his life. Seth sits down with the Armchair Expert to travel down memory lane and discuss how Seth got Dax cast in Without A Paddle, why Seth…
Katie Couric
Apr 16, 2018 • 125 min
Katie Couric is an American journalist, author and general badass. Katie sits down with the Armchair Expert to talk about her new documentary series, the current societal emphasis on political correctness, the influx of confirmation bias and her personal…
Lauren Graham
Apr 9, 2018 • 111 min
Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, Bad Santa, Evan Almighty) is an American actress, author and is Dax’s beloved TV sister. Lauren sits down with Dax to discuss her colorful childhood, the fear of slowing down and her lack of a maternal influence.…
Zach Braff
Apr 2, 2018 • 130 min
Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State, Alex Inc.) is an American actor, writer and producer. In this doppelgänger episode, Zach and Dax discuss the unending hardship of being recognized as the other, the first time they were sexually aroused and their mutual…
Anna Faris
Mar 26, 2018 • 111 min
Anna Faris (Scary Movie, The House Bunny, Mom, Anna Faris is Unqualified Podcast) is an American actress, producer and comedian. Anna and Dax crack open a can of Redbull and discuss honesty in parenting, becoming the mayor of The Grove shopping mall and…
Van Hunt
Mar 19, 2018 • 130 min
Van Hunt is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and one of Dax’s longtime obsessions. Van sits down with the armchair expert to discuss his colorful upbringing, his unconventional musical process and the connection…
Ellen DeGeneres
Mar 12, 2018 • 53 min
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen, The Ellen DeGeneres show) is an American comedian, daytime talk show host, actress, writer, producer and one of Dax’s true loves. Ellen sits down with Dax in her podcast debut to discuss getting invited to Johnny Carson’s couch,…
Adam Scott
Mar 5, 2018 • 105 min
Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies, Step Brothers) is an actor, producer and genuinely one of the nicest people Dax has ever hated. Adam sits down with the armchair expert to discuss how he fell backwards into comedy after seeking a career…
Pete Wentz
Feb 26, 2018 • 131 min
Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) is an American musician and the kindest rock star Dax has ever known. In this episode of Armchair Expert, Pete sits down with Dax to examine his journey as a young musician, he explains how his son pulled him out of a depression…
Jimmy Kimmel
Feb 19, 2018 • 118 min
Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Man Show, Win Ben Stein’s Money) is a late night host, comedian and one of Dax’s best friends who he never sees. In this episode of Armchair Expert, Dax and Jimmy discuss the origin of Jimmy Kimmel Live and why…
Joy Bryant
Feb 14, 2018 • 133 min
Joy Bryant (Parenthood, Good Girls Revolt, Antwone Fisher) is an actress, writer, model and played Dax’s TV wife for 6 years on NBC’s Parenthood. In this episode of Armchair Expert, Joy and Dax touch on their favorite subject: race in America. They also…
Ashton Kutcher
Feb 14, 2018 • 124 min
Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch, That 70’s Show) is an actor, investor and the prime person Dax credits for his break into Hollywood. In this episode of Armchair Expert, Ashton and Dax discuss their time on Punk’d together, feeling stuck in the cultural…
Kristen Bell
Feb 14, 2018 • 120 min
Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Veronica Mars, Frozen, Bad Moms) is an actress, singer, philanthropist and married to the most handsome man in the universe. In this inaugural episode of Armchair Expert, Kristen and Dax discuss what makes their marriage work…
Introducing: Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
Feb 6, 2018 • 3 min
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…