Review: Armchair Expert

 

Dax Shepard's “Armchair Expert” has to be my new favorite podcast. It is the perfect escape from reality when walking back to your room from classes. The podcast is basically Shepard asking the awkward questions that everyone is thinking but wouldn't have the courage to say. He interviews celebrities ranging from his own mother, to Lauren Graham, to Ellen Degeneres, all in the comfort of his own home. The reason I am so fond of it is because you learn about the lives of pretty random people. I was obsessed with Debby Ryan after I listened to her interview. No two interviews are the same and they don't seem to have an agenda which makes it get interesting. People seem to be pretty honest, including the host who continually refers to the fact that he did hard drugs and was an alcoholic. The podcast “celebrates the messiness of human beings” and is in no way censored. The episodes range from a half hour to two and a half hours. You are guaranteed a good laugh from each episode because--due to Shepard's rip-the-bandaid-off mentality--there are no elephants left in the room by the end of it, and no shame. He even interviews his wife Kristen Bell a few times and does not cut out parts of them fighting. He even starts it off by saying they are mad at each other and that there is tension. Dax Shepard's “Armchair Expert” is the perfect way to get to know a random celebrity and hear about their life growing up along with some funny stories while going about your day.

 

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