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The Best Episodes of Armchair Expert

By August 16, 2023September 8th, 2023No Comments
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While what the average person, especially on Reddit, considers to be the best episodes of the Armchair Expert podcast will be highly influenced by their favourite celebrities and guests appearing on the podcast, there are still some episodes that simply stand out from the rest.

Here is our list of the best episodes of the Armchair Expert podcast with Dax Shepard. 

Anna Kendrick

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In this infamous episode of Armchair Expert, Anna Kendrick, joins Dax to discuss a range of topics. During the conversation, Anna opens up about her ex-boyfriend, her experience dealing with a toxic relationship and her thoughts on the term “gaslighting.” She also shares her strategies for coping with traumatic events. 

Dax and Anna delve into the topic of apologizing after having fights with friends and why it’s important for people to sometimes vent about their problems. They also discuss the dynamic of women being the breadwinners in relationships. 

Monica Lewinsky

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In one of the best episodes of the Armchair Expert podcast, Monica Lewinsky shared her inspiring story of overcoming trauma and cyberbullying. As an American anti-bullying ambassador, Monica has been actively involved in various initiatives, including the Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Programme, Project Rockit, and The Childhood Resilience Foundation. 

A deeply moving and intimate episode not to be missed. 

Bradley Cooper

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Another terrific episode of Armchair Expert is a two-hour sit-down with actor Bradley Cooper. His tales of friendship, sobriety, and storytelling are a true joy to listen to and Bradley manages to drop some gems about how he almost didn’t land his breakthrough role in The Hangover. 

Rainn Wilson

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An American actor, comedian, writer, director, businessman and producer, Rainn Wilson (known for his roles in The Office, Six Feet Under, and The Rocker) joined Armchair Expert to chat about his experiences in the entertainment industry. 

Rainn opened up about his feelings towards The Office, his connection to the Baha’i faith, and his familial ties to acting. The conversation also touched on overcoming the need for universal approval, with Monica even admitting a personal confession.

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

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Renowned American pediatrician and Surgeon General of California, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris gained notoriety for her work in studying adverse childhood experiences. During the conversation with Dax, Nadine delves into the impact that early-life trauma can have on health and longevity and shared her own experience with childhood adversity. She also provided valuable tools for those who have had multiple ACEs. 

Jason Bateman Returns

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In this beloved episode of Armchair Expert, the guest is none other than Jason Bateman – an accomplished American actor, director, and producer. As a returning guest, Jason graces the podcast to discuss his new project, Smartless. 

During the conversation, Jason admits to having fears about coming across as overly opinionated and reveals how much he’s willing to divulge on his new podcast. Meanwhile, Dax opens up about his own insecurities and questions why they don’t hang out more.

Mila Kunis

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In her interview on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert, Mila Kunis, known for her roles in Black Swan, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, That 70’s Show, and Friends with Benefits, sat down to discuss her personal and professional journey. 

Mila opens up about her immigration to America at a young age and her passion for exploring diverse roles. She also shares her thoughts on self-acceptance and embracing her imperfections. 

Emilia Clarke

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Emilia Clarke opens up about her experiences as an English actress. Clarke spoke about her Hogwarts-inspired boarding school, as well as her impressive feats such as learning Dothraki. 

The conversation then took a more serious turn as Clarke discussed her experience with two brain hemorrhages. Dax shared his passion for male physiques, while Clarke appreciated a Boston accent. The two also touched on topics such as imposter syndrome and the difference between British and American sexual escalation.

Esther Perel (Experts on Expert)

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In this conversation, Esther Perel, a Belgian author and psychotherapist, shares her insights on various topics related to relationships. From the true definition of eroticism to the unrealistic expectations we often place on our partners, 

Esther provides thoughtful reflections on the nuances of human connection. She also speaks out against the current state of sex education, highlighting the need for more comprehensive and inclusive programs. During the conversation, Dax asks Esther about her personal life, including whether her husband feels intimidated by her success. Throughout the conversation, Esther draws on her own experiences, including growing up with parents who survived the Nazi concentration camps, to illustrate the lasting impact of trauma and resilience on our relationships.

Edward Norton

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Actor and filmmaker Edward Norton, known for his roles in Glass Onion, Motherless Brooklyn, and Fight Club, joined the Armchair Expert to discuss the importance of intellectual humility and the differences between cynicism and skepticism. They also touch on the challenges of not always being the first choice for roles, and how to find the strength to surf. 

Additionally, the two discuss the reasons why people strive to improve their appearance, and shared their favourite shows at the moment. Edward also shared his love for well-written monologues and the hard work that goes into producing his own projects, as well as what makes a great murder mystery.