Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and 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. I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment. What qualifies me for such an endeavor? More than a decade of sobriety, a degree in Anthropology and four years of improv training. I will attempt to discover human “truths” without any laboratory work, clinical trials or data collection. I will be, in the great tradition of 16th-century scientists, an Armchair Expert.
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Hello and welcome to the armchair expert. I'm deck Shepard and Monica Patman welcome. Monica, looks tell everyone what this podcast is all about because there are so many? How would you select one day there's one there's over a billion known pod, as some of them are uneven known yet in we just want to tell you a little bit more about what makes this when unique. First of all, it has a stupid name. So it's called the arm. Chair acts were right, yeah yeah. Why is a car back? It's called. because I learned this expression in a biology class in college, and it was in reference to these seventeenth century evolutionary biologist who sat in arm chairs in they Theo raised about how the world worked, how evolution work and then they did so lately no lab work, no field work, no studying whatsoever. They just said this makes sense and if people thought that made since then, everyone ran with it very it's very me right, yeah cause. I make a lot of big sweeping statements?
generalizations and I rarely back them up with any kind of research yeah. You bring a lot of fervour ideas, However, I do have conviction when I say them: now, so that you might might take it as a fact. So that's where Monica gonna come in. she's gonna, give keep me honest at the end of every one of these conversations. She's gonna fat check me and he's gonna expose me when I'm a fraud, probably gonna, be very rare, mangoes ascended, because now I know my shit inside now well see and we're. Gonna talk to a bunch of people. Ass very interesting, Yeah from a variety of disciplines will will have some actors and will have actors and they will have more actors, and then I think we have some actors. Reasoner can have some thespian than in some stage. People now were actually in We're gonna, have musicians, we're gonna, have a house, two things: we're gonna make it.
I'm excited Morgan at people who wrote books, we're gonna talk to people that we find interesting and when we do so we're going to be trying to find out how they one not how they stood on the podium at some point, but rather how did they recover from the little failures? We all experience? Yeah personal histories yeah that led us to where we are because I've been sober for thirteen years, and I talk to. Ought to people who are also trying to get sober in rarely do I learned something a value from someone's story of triumph, but I always learn a lot from people's failures in near that's really fucked up, Sweden, which I have a ton of an on going to be dead, honest about I only have two: you ve heard footsteps: water yeah well well more than a lot. We live in your lesson and throughout the podcast. So there's that was the Easter egg by it.
so do hundred you will learn Monaco to care to defects. So please subscribe and listen. Do us talk to really interesting people and try to get them to be honest about The messy business have been human. I love you subscribe review Isn't it.