I am obsessed with podcasts. It is probably one of my favourite things to do. I enjoy listening to them while on my way to work, while cleaning my house and occasionally I’ll listen to it before going to bed. With such a large variety to choose from, it’s sometimes difficult to pick the best from the rest.
I recently listened to the podcast ‘Armchair Expert’ with Dax Shepard. The podcast, which features a variety of celebrities, has a candid interview style on a range of serious topics and makes use of occasional comic relief.
I rather enjoyed listening to the conversational style of the interviews with some of my favourite celebrities and felt I got to know them more personally.
The episodes of Armchair Expert are quite long, usually between an hour and a half to two hours, so you need to set out quite a bit of time to listen to a full episode. However, if you have a long commute to work or, like me, enjoy listening to podcasts while cleaning your house and washing the dishes, this podcast is perfect for you.
Some celebrities Shepard interviews include Mila Kunis, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Green and many, many more. Shepard also recently added the ‘Experts on Expert’ segment which are interviews with experts in their fields, like psychologists, authors, and political commentators on a variety of subjects.
A shorter episode to listen to if you’re interested in giving the podcast a go, is Episode 8 with Ellen DeGeneres. In the episode, Shepard and DeGeneres talk about the development of her comedic career, how the industry reacted to her publicly coming out and reinventing her career at the age of 45. The episode is a total of 53 minutes, and if you’re a fan of Ellen DeGeneres, it’s a really interesting interview to listen to and get to know Ellen on a deeper level.
Each episode is wrapped up by producer Monica Padman who fact-checks everything that was said in the episode.
What do you think of the ‘Armchair Expert’, let us know in the comments below.