Actor, writer and director Dax Shepard is launching his podcast ARMCHAIR EXPERT on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play.
Shepard will sit down with different creative personalities each week and put more than a decade of sobriety, a degree in Anthropology and years of improv training to work attempting to discover human ‘truths’ in the great tradition of 16th century scientists. That is, without any laboratory work, clinical trials or data collection, thus becoming an Armchair Expert.
“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,” said Shepard, who has been open about his own struggles. “I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate their work and successes, but more importantly the challenges and set-backs that ultimately lead to growth and betterment.”
In an original twist, Shepard will be independently fact-checked at the end of each episode, correcting his copious incorrect statements.
To date, ten ARMCHAIR EXPERT episodes have been recorded, with the first three available now: Kristen Bell, Ashton Kutcher and Joy Bryant.
Upcoming episodes include: Jimmy Kimmel, composer/actor Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), actor/director/creator Seth Green (“Robot Chicken”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), musician Van Hunt (FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, “Six Feet Under”), actor/producer Chris Hardwick and musician/composer Bob Mervak (HIT AND RUN).