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The 25 Best 'Armchair Expert' Episodes Yet

June 9, 2020 235 votes 23 voters 1.0k views25 items

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Actor, writer, and director Dax Shepard's podcast Armchair Expert is an insightful peek into the lives of our favorite entertainers. Along with his co-host Monica Padman, Shepard interviews a variety of celebrities and notable figures from his very own attic studio setup. With over 200 episodes, it's hard to listen to them all. Luckily, we compiled a list of the very best episodes of Armchair Expert to help you decide which ones to start with. 

You're bound to listen to the episodes that feature your favorite celebs, but sometimes the best Armchair Expert episodes feature a subject you're unfamiliar with. This Armchair Expert episode list highlights key subjects that bring their A-game to the mic. You'll laugh, maybe you'll cry, and often times, you'll learn something. The interviews are raw, real, and shockingly honest. There's no sugar-coating here, but that's what makes this podcast stand out from the rest. 

Keep reading to learn more about the best Armchair Expert episodes, and vote up your favorites! 

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  • Episode 184 - "Ashton Kutcher  is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25 Best 'Armchair Expert' Episodes Yet
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    Ashton Kutcher appeared on Armchair Expert not once, but twice. And the second time is much different from the first. While the first interview was spent reliving Punk'd memories, this second one was much deeper and more intense. Kutcher shared his goals to reform the foster care system in the US as well as eliminate child p*rnography from the Internet. You go, Ashton Kutcher. We believe in you. 

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  • Episode 14 - "Seth Green" is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25 Best 'Armchair Expert' Episodes Yet
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    Long-time buds Seth Green and Shepard make excellent conversation buddies on this episode of Armchair Expert. The two know each other from working on the 2004 movie Without A Paddle, and bring that familiarity to their segment. Green delves into his extensive career in Hollywood, everything from the highly personal film Changeland to the Adult Swim animated series Robot Chicken. As far as repertoire goes, Green has all the bases covered. 

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  • Episode 1 - "Kristen Bell" is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25 Best 'Armchair Expert' Episodes Yet
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    Of course, Dax Shepard would make his wife, Kristen Bell, his first podcast guest. Shepard and the actress/singer have been married since 2013 and have two children together. The trademark of the couple's relationship is their ability to remain brutally honest about the struggles of marriage. And you can bet they brought that honesty straight to the studio. There's plenty of uncomfortable moments, but they remind us that Shepard and Bell are just normal humans. No filter needed. This was a bold first episode move, but its candidness really captures the energy of the show overall. 

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  • Episode 12 - "Lauren Graham" is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25 Best 'Armchair Expert' Episodes Yet
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    Gilmore Girls fans in the house! Lauren Graham and Shepard have a history of working together on Parenthood, and their rapport is clear on this episode of Armchair Expert. Shepard tells the ultra-cute tale of how Graham and co-star Peter Krause fell in love on set. Plus, we get an inside look at Graham's childhood, which was spent between Japan and Europe. Seriously, Graham has one interesting backstory. 

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