You may think you know all there is to know about Dax Shepard. That's kind of the area we personally believe in. Welcome to the Armchair Expert, a podcast that celebrates the messiness of being human. [1], Featured guests have included celebrities such as Kristen Bell, Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. On “Armchair Expert,” as in real life, Mr. Shepard is inclined toward self-analysis of his insecurities, motivations and shortcomings. I'm not very starstruck by celebrities, but once I was staying at the same resort as Molly and Jason [Mesnick, Season 13 The Bachelor] and I lost my breath. I've been watching 60 Minutes every Sunday for 40 years, and hope to for another 40. DAX 1. Concerned about the audio quality of my recording — “Can I be controlling and make a suggestion?” — Mr. Shepard relocated Ms. Padman’s chair between us so that she could be closer to the microphone. Dax Shepard and Monica Padman are the hosts of “Armchair Expert,” a long-form interview podcast that has become popular for its candid conversations with celebrities. Often Monica pulls him up when he is being to weird. If I couldn't have my job, and I had the talent, I would want to race in Moto GP (mostly so I could see Valentino Rossi every weekend). So we're just sort of rolling with it. [7] The final episode of the mini-series aired April 15, 2020. “But I would interview a serial killer in two seconds,” Mr. Shepard said. There’s no long-form interviewer he respects more than Howard Stern. She was first hired by him and his wife, Kristen Bell, as a live-in babysitter. The show closed out 2018 as the most downloaded new podcast on iTunes and won “Breakout Podcast” at the 2019 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards. In partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment, Omarosa Makes Bombshell Trump Predictions Ahead of Election Night, Honey Boo Boo Looks So Grown Up! I might even say that she enables it. One skill I would like to learn is calligraphy. Monica has suspected Dax fell off the wagon for months, dating back to early on in the pandemic, because she was in charge of administering Dax’s pain pills, and she noticed that some pills were missing, because she was counting the pills. I assess my health, and the health of others, solely on how white the eyeballs are.7. At first, it was a fascination with Dax and his family, but lately, it’s more about his guests, so I will only listen if I’m interested in his guests. Much of the work that Ms. Padman does on the show — the fact-checking, the editing, the scheduling — takes place off-mic. After turning to video calls and bringing in Dr. Sanjay Gupta for a COVID-19-centered chat, Shepard and Padman talked to The Hollywood Reporter about their new approach to the show, booking challenges and handling the pandemic anxiety. Monica Padman, a 32-year-old actress, is his quieter co-host; she also handles the behind-the-scenes work of wrangling guests and editing interviews.

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I'm working on it. I thought I would be able to slide in-between, but someone turned in and I was already under full brake and I couldn't go anywhere.".

“It feels like Dax is a much more enlightened Howard Stern,” said Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist, whose interview aired in December.