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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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.288A must-listen?
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.255A must-listen?
If you love Game of Thrones, you'll go nuts over this episode of AE featuring Emilia Clarke AKA Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons. But unlike her character on the show, Clarke is as sweet as can be. She has no issues dishing out plenty of GoT info, but the really fascinating part of her interview is where she discusses her brain hemorrhages. That's right, two of 'em. This well-rounded episode is full of tantalizing facts and surprising truths.172A must-listen?
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.218A must-listen?