by Screenmancer Staff
Yes, this whole Hollywood sex pest thing has sucked — oops, you can’t even use words like that anymore… Suffice it to say nobody will ‘cut to the chaise’ with impunity now. But the show must go on, even if it’s just a hopeful podcast. “Armchair Expert” from facial-expressionist and funnyman Dax Shepard (WITHOUT A PADDLE) is the antidote, available today on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play.Why did Shepard, who is an actor/writer/director married to Kristen Bell (BAD MOMS, FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL), pick Valentine’s Day to launch this key-hole view into normal people’s problems?
“I love talking to people. I am endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, and I find people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy,” said Shepard, who has been open about his own struggles, and means this is all in a very non-scandalous kind of way.
“I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate their work and successes, but more importantly the challenges and set-backs that ultimately lead to growth and betterment.”
Yes, that really is Kristen Bell talking frankly on topics like “my hormones were rearranging themselves.”
Anywho, here’s how Dax and friends describe this new cheer-you-up venture… “Hello, Welcome to Armchair Expert…”
Los Angeles, CA (February 14, 2018) – On this day that celebrates love and connection, actor, writer and director Dax Shepard is launching his podcast ARMCHAIR EXPERT on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play.
Shepard will sit down with different creative personalities each week and put more than a decade of sobriety, a degree in Anthropology and years of improv training to work attempting to discover human ‘truths’ in the great tradition of 16th century scientists. That is, without any laboratory work, clinical trials or data collection, thus becoming an Armchair Expert.
In an original twist, Shepard will be independently fact-checked at the end of each episode, correcting his copious incorrect statements.
To date, ten ARMCHAIR EXPERT episodes have been recorded, with the first three available now: Kristen Bell, Ashton Kutcher and Joy Bryant.
Upcoming episodes include: Jimmy Kimmel, composer/actor Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), actor/director/creator Seth Green (“Robot Chicken”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), musician Van Hunt (FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL,“Six Feet Under”), actor/producer Chris Hardwick and musician/composer Bob Mervak (HIT AND RUN).
Find them on the interwebs
Or a Genuine APPLE PODCASTS LINK
Yes, It’s That Dax Shepard, Who Describes Himself As…
Dax Shepard was born in 1975 in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. And with both parents working in the automotive industry, his first love was cars, a passion he put to good use in his 2012 film HIT AND RUN, co-directed with David Palmer. He graduated in 1993 from Walled Lake High School, and moved to California in 1995 to attend UCLA, from where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Anthropology. While attending university, he trained at The Groundlings Theater for improv and sketch comedy, and landed his first TV role on “Punk’d” in 2003.
Shepard’s notable film credits include WITHOUT A PADDLE, IDIOCRACY, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, BABY MAMA, THE JUDGE and THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU and he memorably portrayed Crosby Braverman for six seasons on the hit NBC series “Parenthood,” for which he received a 2015 People’s Choice Award nomination and guest starred as Crosby on NBC’s “About a Boy.”
Shepard wrote, directed and starred in three features films: CHIPS, HIT AND RUN, and BROTHER’S JUSTICE (also co-directed with David Palmer).
He lives in LA with his wife and children, like we didn’t know that already.
So cheer up fans, executives, filmgoers, and disgusted ticket buyers, Hollywood is reinventing itself from the digital inside out here, plus the movie business has already bought stock in the public apology business… Are we there yet?
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