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12 best Armchair Expert episodes updated 2024

Step into the world of Armchair Expert with me. From heartfelt chats to eye-opening stories, these are the listens you shouldn’t miss.

Have you ever stumbled across a podcast that feels like a hidden gem, just waiting to be discovered? That’s exactly how I felt listening to Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. It’s a place where conversations flow as freely as coffee in a cozy cafe. With a lineup of hundreds of episodes, picking the best can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. But fear not. I’ve done the legwork for you. From laugh-out-loud moments to stories that tug at your heartstrings, I’ve handpicked the best Armchair Expert episodes that struck a chord with me and will resonate with you, too. So, are you ready to find out which are absolute must-listens? Let’s jump right in.

Paul Giamatti

  • Release date: January 8, 2024
  • Duration: 2 hours
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He will teach you a thing or two. Here’s to starting the year with a bang. Paul Giamatti chats about his acting path, spilling details about growing up in a family of actors and his passion for the stage. He gets real about his own challenges and guilty pleasures. Listening to him, you really get pulled into the world of a dynamic performer. How does it feel to be the bad guy in the movie? His tales and thoughts genuinely grabbed my attention.

David Letterman

  • Release date: March 22, 2023
  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

A legend’s perspective. David Letterman dives into his life after hanging up his late-night suit, sharing how he approaches interviews and the lessons he’s learned since his heart surgery. Chatting with Dax, he sprinkles in wisdom, humor, and even some unexpected bear chatter. If you love deep talks with a quirky edge, you will find this episode fantastic.

Nov ’21 Spotify Exclusive: Bradley Cooper

  • Release date: November 29, 2021
  • Duration: 1 hour 53 minutes

A peek behind the curtain. Bradley Cooper joins his old friend Dax Shepard in this laid-back chat. They dive into everything from their journey to sobriety to Cooper’s infectious laughter. It’s like sitting in on a conversation between two pals, full of light-hearted yet meaningful stories. This one had me smiling from start to finish.

Episode 171 – Ronan Farrow

  • Release Date: January 13, 2020
  • Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Intrigue and Inspiration. Ronan Farrow brings intrigue and inspiration to the attic. His stories, from being a child prodigy to a journalist exposing Hollywood’s dark secrets, are nothing short of compelling. I found myself hanging on every word. This episode isn’t just informative; it’s a fascinating look into a life that’s anything but ordinary.

Episode 158 – Emilia Clarke

  • Release date: November 18, 2019
  • Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes

Hey, Game of Thrones fans! Ever wondered what Daenerys Targaryen is like in real life? Emilia Clarke spills the beans in this Armchair Expert episode. She’s surprisingly down-to-earth, sharing juicy Game of Thrones details and opening up about her challenging experiences with brain hemorrhages. It’s a mix of fun facts and deep, personal stories. You won’t want to miss this one.

Episode 149 – Monica Lewinsky

  • Release Date: October 14, 2019
  • Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

Resilience and New Beginnings. Monica Lewinsky steps into the attic, and the atmosphere shifts to something deeply meaningful. She talks about her past with a rare, raw honesty. But it’s her transformation into an advocate against bullying that really impressed me. Listening to her story, you can’t help but feel empowered and moved. It’s an episode that reminds us of the power of resilience and new beginnings.

Episode 147: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

  • Release date: October 10, 2019
  • Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes

Eye-opening and empathetic. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris discusses Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with Dax, explaining how childhood trauma impacts life. This talk is a real eye-opener. It helps you get where others are coming from and really amps up your empathy. If you want to learn about public health and personal stories, this is your go-to episode.

Episode 35 – Jason Bateman

  • Release Date: June 25, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes

A Lesson in Friendship. Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during a celebrity heart-to-heart? Episode 35 is your ticket. Dax Shepard and Jason Bateman chat about everything from sobriety to their early scumbag days. It’s honest, it’s relatable, and it’s filled with moments that’ll have you nodding along. Not just a conversation but a lesson in friendship and the journeys we all navigate.

Episode 25 – Dax’s Mom (Laura Labo)

  • Release Date: May 7, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

A Warm Hug in Audio Form. Picture this: a podcast episode with your mom as the guest. That’s the charm of Episode 25. Dax and his mom, Laura Labo, share a chat that’s as real as it gets. They go back to Dax’s childhood with laughs and love that’ll make you want to call your own mom. Laura’s playful jab about Dax being an ‘ugly baby’ is just the icing on the cake.

Episode 59 – Conan O’Brien

  • Release date: November 26, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hour, 56 minutes

Get ready to laugh! Conan O’Brien brings his unique humor to this episode. From hilarious stories about bicycle accidents to his views on life, O’Brien doesn’t hold back. It’s a playful, engaging conversation that proves why late-night hosts are great interviewees.

Esther Perel

  • Release date: May 2, 2019
  • Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes

A deep dive into relationships. In this episode, Dax teams up with Esther Perel, the famous therapist, to dive into some pretty fascinating stuff like eroticism, what we expect from relationships, and how a couple’s vibe affects their family. They really get into challenging what we think is normal and how we see ourselves. If you’re curious about the nitty-gritty of relationships, you’ve got to give this one a listen.

Episode 1 – Kristen Bell

  • Release date: February 14, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hours

A raw, honest look at a Hollywood couple. Dax Shepard starts his podcast journey with his wife, Kristen Bell. They’re open about their relationship’s ups and downs, giving us a real peek into their lives and making a fresh start for this podcast. It’s a bit tense but sincere and relatable. You’ll see why they’re a couple we all love and relate to – flaws and all.

Jumping into Armchair Expert feels like opening a box full of fascinating stories. Every episode has its unique charm, offering new perspectives on the world. Looking for laughs, inspiration, or just great entertainment? These episodes got you covered. Why not tune in? Your new favorite story could be just a play away. Here’s to continuing our adventure, episode by episode.

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