Podcast Recommendation: Armchair Expert

It’s my experience that Dax Shepard is polarizing to people. You either love him or you hate him. I for one thought I kind of hated him, then I tuned into his podcast Armchair Expert. With a catchy intro song, it grabs your attention and doesn’t let go until two hours later when you’ve finished an episode. Or maybe that’s an incorrect assumption. It grabs your attention until your 45-minute commute to work is over and you wonder how you got to work.

Each episode is a little more endearing than the last, and surprisingly, I got over his incessant need to interrupt people or answer questions before they’re even asked.

What I liked most though was how I felt reassured by him and his guests. For example, his first guest was wife Kristen Bell and they bickered the entire time. He came on before the episode and admitted to wanting to withhold the episode because he sounds like a jerk in it, but he didn’t because he wanted to show that his marriage was just like anyone else’s.

It’s overall a breath of fresh air from someone I didn’t expect to like all that much. So far, he’s knocked it out of the park with every guest on the show. Oh, and he totally converted me from a Jimmy Fallon fan to a Jimmy Kimmel fan. Whoa.

You can check it out on iTunes or my favorite Overcast.

Starter PacK

in order of episodes I’ve listened to & loved

  • Kristen Bell
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Pete Wentz


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