Aggregated reviews for Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

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.

What? Why?   (1/5)

These hosts just kiss the butt of the guests! How is this interesting? Come on!

Just gross   (1/5)

Can you PLEASE stop discussing the pee baby? It’s not funny.

You Rocked it with Bill Gates!   (5/5)

This was one of my favorite podcasts ever! Dax, you are so smart and charming. Your respect for intelligence is clear. Monica, you were a perfect balance to this “chat”.

Dax is a douche   (1/5)

And it comes out in his interviews.An idiot who thinks he's so smart.

Fact check   (2/5)

Your “fact check” segment is no longer an actual fact check. It’s become a 30 min podcast of Monica, which a lot of us are not happy with 🙋🏽‍♀️👎🏽 Please focus on the guest and reviewing/fact checking their interview. Otherwise, please make a separate podcast under the umbrella of Armchair Expert and re-title it something like “Dax and Monica Catch Up”, then we can sort through what we want to listen to aka don’t want to listen to Monica. I find myself forwarding through most of the last 30 minutes or honestly skipping it all 🤦🏽‍♀️👎🏽😔

Interesting segway, invisibilia   (5/5)

Have always loved this podcast!! Big fan! Listened to all/not most episodes including the experts episodes. But today’s episode led me to go back and listen to the invisibilia episode. Can you have Daniel Kish as a guest on experts? The story is soooo interesting!! I wonder how he feels about Helen Keller? Love, love, love this podcast!!!

FACT CHECK :))   (4/5)

Essentially I like your show!! Bravo-But as a nurse I cringe at your pronunciation of the word intravenously... you seem to add some random syllables. Show with Ibram X. Kendi great-but glaring IV word!!

Don’t eebm’ cayur.   (5/5)

I don’t even care who the guest is. I just really like hearing my friends, Dax and mini mouse, talk. They ask the questions I’m curious about. And I feel like I’m hanging out with them during every fact check.

Surprisingly Good   (5/5)

I didn’t have super high expectations for this podcast as my only exposure to Dax was from Parenthood. I listened to several episodes while driving 500 miles to help my son move into his college apartment. Listening made my drive fun and the time fly by. Great guests, awesome conversations, highly recommended!

Good but some annoying things   (4/5)

I enjoy the guests and find their stories very interesting. HOWEVER... Unfortunately I pick up on little details, but the littlest things can annoy me with podcasts. The low voice Dax uses to introduce the podcast in the beginning is unnecessary but the worst is Monica’s fake laugh. It’s almost as if she doesn’t get the joke and feels obligated to laugh. It’s so distracting and many times has made me want to leave. Ugh.

Stop already   (1/5)

Great if you want to hear Dax talk over the guests, and brag about fighting and riding motorcycles 5 times an episode. How does his wife listen to that?

Phenomenal podcast   (5/5)

Insightful, funny, will make you laugh and cry at the same time! I’m officially in love with both Dax and Monica at this point and have discovered so many amazing creators, leaders, and thinkers thanks to their interviews.

Seriously?   (5/5)

I live the podcast. I wanna be friends with Monica; Dax annoys me a lot of the time. The guests are always interesting and entertaining. However I reviewed this to comment that all you dum dums here to spread Bill Gates conspiracies are UTTER MORONS.

If   (4/5)

If I were a fiction movie person, I’d rate this podcast at a 5. Please keep posting content. Audio is 5+, content is 4.5, guests are 5+ stars. Who am I to judge? Nobody

Dax is a GREAT Host & Interviewer   (5/5)

I knew nothing about Armchair Expert and just decided to listen one day. Embarrassingly the only thing I knew about Dax was that he was in the show Punk’d, he’s an actor (didn’t know he was a director & writer too) & married to Kristen Bell. This podcast is awesome! Dax is very intelligent, does the research before having someone on, asks great questions & has a familiarity to him where he gets the guests to talk. Monica is a wonderful addition and they make a great team! I loved the Sean Penn interview, I was pleasantly surprised by his depth & intelligence. If you’re on the fence whether to listen or not, definitely give it a go. You won’t be disappointed.

Sean Penn, Bill Gates   (5/5)

Wow! Such great scores for your team. Both were very interesting. I gave you the highest rating available, job well done. If you were to go back and listen to both of those interviews, do you think you Dax, might be able to pare back10% of the “you” in your line of questioning? I know that everyone emerges from their own time and place and experiences, and that’s what makes you, you. But if you were to not preface lines of questioning with examples from your own life - I think you would get even more out of your guests. All those things you’ve done, the challenges you’ve overcome don’t need to be said out loud. Keep up the great work, wishing you well.

Authentic, raw, emotional, “going there” storytelling genius   (5/5)

There is a reason Armchair is a top 20 podcasts, and to be viscerally honest, it has nothing to do with the celebrity reach or connection to Dax. It’s because Dax and Monica are so genuinely human, kind, curious and unapologetic in how they ask the questions we are all wondering but too fearful to ask. It’s because they’re natural curiosity to know a human being - how they think, what they feel, what pisses them off, what inspires them - drives them to go deeper with their conversations and ultimately reveals a richer, more complex person at the core. We no longer see movie stars, titans of industry, great thinkers as people on their pedestals. We see them as us. The environment that AE creates feels safe - as if we get to see behind a curtain that’s not exposed to the public. And you know what? It builds empathy, compassion and understanding for their guests. I absolutely love how humanizing this is and underscores that if we simply sit at the feet of a stranger and hear their story, our own compassion and connection grow. And doing it with salty tongue, humor and self-deprecating stories just seriously make it the best! I used to think Stern was one of the greatest interviewers, but I think Dax (and Monica!) has him beat, because it’s more than an interview here. It’s storytelling at its finest, and that story weaves a rich experience where I think I’m there. And it’s not one-sided either. We hear Dax and Monica’s fears, flaws, and epiphanies which endears them to us further. I love Dax’s (and Kristen) fierce protection of their daughters. I have two daughters as well, and my profound sense of wanting them to be protected and their innocence to remain intact grows as I “get to know” them through these stories. And Monica mic-drop-moment-Padman with the absolute truth bombs that come at the most unexpected time and shake the foundations of what I think I believe = perfection. Bill Gates, Malcom Gladwell, Conan O’Brien, and Dax’s mom are some of my absolute favorites. This is my first podcast review ever, and I couldn’t be more happy to give it to my favorite team. Thank you, Dax and Monica, for uncovering our flawed-ness and celebrating it. Thank you for sprinting toward greater humanity, uplifting philanthropy and challenging us all to enrich our lives through listening first, speaking second. This is the precise tactic we need to create a massive shift for good in the world. I feel completely fed when I‘m here. This is important work. Don’t slow down; I won’t stop listening. Also, I hope you had a bathroom door put in the attic, but if you didn’t, that’s authentically awesome too. Love from Oklahoma.

Please Read!!! Please Read!!   (5/5)

Hey Dax Huge fan !!! You have to do a podcast episode talking about your experience filming and directing your movie Hit n Run... I would like to know how much fun you had filming it and driving all those cars. Where any of them your own cars ? Maybe you can invite Bradley cooper and talk about the film !!! .... I have been watching it on Netflix non stop !!! Also I would like to hear more about your knowledge on RZRs and off road vehicles , I always get excited when you start talking about off road a podcast about that would be awesome. Huge fan by the way , your podcast are awesome. Hope to see you out in glamis one of these days 🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼

Cannot get past the insufferable moments   (2/5)

I always end up turning off this podcast because Dax says things that are incredibly offensive and annoying! First of all, unless it’s a stand out celebrity, he always goes through his list of insecurities with the guest. Stop it!! It’s repetitive and uninteresting. Second, cut it out with the arrogant discussion about billionaires and wealth inequality. He does not know what he’s talking about and comes off as extremely self absorbed. He talks about politics as if he’s the only one affected by taxes and political circumstances. Do better!!! It’s absolutely unreal that he keeps repeating these things and that Monica hasn’t put a stop to it.

You lost me at Bill Gates!   (1/5)

He should be in jail for crimes against humanity, you fell for his rebranding, are you willing to inject your kids with his vaccines?! just unsubscribed!

Starting to get too political   (3/5)

I loved Dax because while he states he a liberal he never really pushed that in his podcasts. Lately the guests are left leaning but he doesn’t have any right leaning people on. Doesn’t really fit with his “not wanting to alienate listeners” this podcast used to be an escape now it’s just drivel

Daxs voice impersonations   (5/5)

I wake up and I hear Dax saying welcome welcome welcome. Only slightly unnerving but otherwise reminds me to listen to tune in and see who you’ve interviewed next

love your show, but Bill Gates is a killer   (1/5)

Hello! your show is great & funny, but your last guest is a strait up killer. Bill Gates is a monster. He wants to force vaccines and talks about them as if hes a doctor but yet REAL doctors are against it and are being censored and fired for telling people whats in them. His human guinea pigs in South Africa are having adverse reactions but he blows it off, saying its not that bad. Why doesnt he and his family take it? its all about money $$$$$. He should be locked up for life.

Favorite Podcast!!   (5/5)

Love Dax and the banter, the guest interviews and both of there honesty about themselves!! Thx Dax and Monica!! Ps...I agree with the review that mentioned having real people on and not just two could make a tree talk!! I’m just sayin!! Keep it up!! I’m a fan and will continue to be one!!

Hey-o   (5/5)

Love the long form and conversational tone including the fact check AND Monica. Was so confused reading some of the reviews to the contrary. Only question is where the girls at recently? In the last 15 or so episodes, feels like far more guy interviews. Just an observation, keep up the good work!!

The Absolute Best   (5/5)

Monica, we love ya! Great show. I actively root for Monday morning! Thursday’s too, of course :)

Monica needs her own laugh   (2/5)

I enjoy the interviews and I enjoy listening to Dax Shepard. What I don’t enjoy is listening to Monica echoing Dax’s laugh in the cringing way she mimics it. I can’t listen anymore. 4 stars to Dax, no stars to Monica, 2 stars overall for entertainment value.

I love listening to Dax...   (3/5)

While I enjoy this podcast, I can’t stand listening to Monica’s’s so irritating! Dax has some great guests....

Please have more POC and Women Guests   (5/5)

I’ve loved this podcast since the beginning. I’m a Dax fan. I would love more POC and women guests. I’m tired of the same comedy white male actor interviews. Please diversify your guests. Kerry Washington, Issa Rae, Michaela Coel, Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Mindy Kaling, Trevor Noah, Micheal B Jordan.... the list is long 😁

A Rising Force   (4/5)

I think Dax and Monica are putting out a podcast that is steadily improving. I like the diverse mix of guests and topics and I especially enjoy the underlying positive attitude.....a refreshing break from the torrent of bad news that blankets the media world. Learning new things and talking about ideas is so much more interesting than conflict and anger. Keep going!

Love the show!   (5/5)

Seriously love hearing Dax talk to the likes of Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. This show was a new find for me this week and can’t believe I’ve been missing out for so long!! Keep it going Dax!!

YES!   (5/5)

Dax’s podcast is everything! If I could be as good at conversations as Dax, I would be thrilled. The way he runs the show, flows the conversation, and makes you think as a listener is inspirational. I always feel smarter, entertained, and happy after listening to AE. I also truly appreciate his and Monica’s honesty and straight forward-ness. Thank you, Dax!!

The only podcast that needs to exist   (5/5)

I have tried to get into other podcasts and I can’t. This is the only one that ever needs to exist. There’s humor and reality and humility and honesty. I truly appreciate how Monica and Dax can differ and have a debate and show multiple Viewpoints. I have learned (many) things, been given so much to think about and take away into my own life, and laughed...hard.

So GrEaT!   (5/5)

My favorite episodes are of Dax’s mom, Chelsea, Whitney, Joy, Ethan, and Vincent. The thing that I love the most is that Dax allows himself to be so vulnerable about his first thoughts and his insecurities. It makes him very real and relatable. What’s interesting is... would Dax (like us all), given the choice, get rid of all his insecurities. I think I would want to get rid of my insecurities but that is what I like about Dax the most. Thanks for allowing yourself to be vulnerable. It shows a strength that we want to hide, but I wish we wouldn’t. Your podcast is great!

Simply the Best   (5/5)

Better than all the rest. Yes, it’s largely celebrity interviews, but it’s from such an authentic place. I love knowing what makes people tick and hearing others’ journeys is thought provoking and helpful. Dax and Monica have great chemistry. Saw this live in Nashville last year and enjoyed it, as well.

🤍💛💚🧡💜   (5/5)

Love Dax! What a great, funny and charming podcast!

Educational, emotional, and entertainingly funny.   (5/5)

One of the best podcasts. Dax and Monica are awesome. I’m an armchair psychologist, no wait, I’m a real psychologist and appreciate Dax’s psychological analyses and input on topics, himself, and guests. He and Monica are so intelligent, articulate, and (helpfully) self-disclosing. (Brene Brown would be proud). ** fact-check: You do have at least one female arm cherry (myself) who loves and knows what a 450, 250, 2-stroke, 4-stroke, and a side-by-side means. -AZ native

Get rid of Monica   (2/5)

Dax is great. Monica needs to goooooooo. Can’t wait until she finally comes out and admits she’s in love with Dax. are no KB! Pathetic the way you swoon over him. Go away!!!!

Fantastic   (5/5)

I love Dax and his attitude, my current favorite podcast. The Sean Penn episode is exceptional.

LOVE!   (5/5)

I'm obsessed with this podcast. I eventually broke away from all the crime podcasts and found this one and I LOVE hearing how cool and laidback most of these celebs are. I'm bouncing around but I've loved Mila and Ashton a freaking ton. I've taken away so much and really liked Ashtons letters he wrote and have tried that. Dax is real entertaining but he sells himself short sometimes and doesn't give himself enough credit. I would love to hear from Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively in the future.

My go to   (5/5)

Love the fluid, personal and deeper dialogue. Didn’t know who Dax Shepard and his soulmate were until this podcast. Thanks for keeping my solo car rides entertaining.

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

I love this podcast so much! Dax and Monica make life so much better! Is it weird that I feel like I’m friends with them just from listening to the podcast? Love you guys!

Weekly necessity   (5/5)

This podcast gets me through my week. You guys are the right mix of intellectual realness! Keep them coming 🍒 #lovedax

Great for long car rides   (5/5)

Loves this podcast, in particular for long car rides/road trips. I don’t think there are many podcasts I could listen to for 90+ minutes but the conversations are always smart and funny and not at all your typical interviews.

White people 🙄   (1/5)

I like the long style form of the interviews, but I can’t stand Dax. I had to stop listening once Dax said that he made a guest in their home move out of Monica’s seat #thingswhitepeopledo. Everything is a possession. Also, he constantly inserts himself in the interview, which just shows his narcissistic personality. This podcast just doesn’t fit with my ethos.

Behaviorism   (5/5)

Just started listening to your show and I love the content especially the show with Dr. Vasan. In this show you mentioned that you take action instead of looking at your thoughts and reframing thoughts then action. In other words just do it. Well there’s a type of treatment that promotes action instead of trying to change thoughts It’s called ACT. CBT and ACT are two different theoretical frameworks ACT being about committed action and values. Anyways, all that to say I’m glad you discussed two different types of methods because there’s options for people. And of course I think your podcast is grounding, smart, funny, diverse in topics and guests. Definitely not ossified!

Super intellectual yet super fun podcast   (5/5)

Thanks Dax and Monica for creating such an amazing podcast. I always bring this podcast up with my friends and family. I learn so much from y’all and your guests! Love love love you guys

Morning walks   (5/5)

Thanks for being my informative “friends” each morning, on my walk, during this crazy time. I love that you have a variety of guests and enjoy the in depth conversations. Thanks also for introducing me to new podcasts, Netflix shows, products & music. Wish I could have been in Sedona w/ you I love fact checks except when you guys get way off topic & start bathroom talk like 5th grade boys. TMI

It’s good until..   (1/5)

These are good interviews until Dax makes it all about himself. Stop comparing yourself to the guests. With Colin Jost - you’re comparing Colin being with Scarlet Johansson to you being with Kristen Bell. Look, Kristen Bell is great and all but.... Scarlet Johansson is on a whole different stratosphere. Stop comparing yourself to these guests. It’s soooooo annoying.

Too darn long   (2/5)

I am a fan, but now work in an office cell phones are not allowed in. Just commuting it takes 2 1/2 days to get through an episode. I am a year behind!

Fancy cookie fact check! Re: Atul G episode   (5/5)

DAX & Monica: Le Petit Ecolier... the little school boy! Those are the shortbread cookies with the embossed chocolate... You guys are amazing and make the most mundane chores something to look forward to. I learn, I laugh, I ponder.... thank you for doing what you do!

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

Insightful, funny, and honest. What else would you want from a podcast? I love it!

Thumbs up   (4/5)

This has become a savior for me at work as our Nazi IT guy took away all of our WiFi at work . Thank you for making me smile and laugh through the day !

The best podcast   (5/5)

I love Dax and he really knows how to entertain!! This show is what I listen to while I work and it really makes me feel better during this uncertain time.

Thanks for sharing your journey!   (5/5)

Just listened to the Ibram X. Kendi and Bradley Whitford episodes back to back after having had a 6-month podcast break and I’m just so impressed and in awe of Monica’s evolution in talking about race and internalized racism and identity. That stuff’s not easy, thank you for sharing!

interview this woman?   (5/5)

folks - i generally love the way you conscientiously navigate topics and select guests com that are challenging and important. currently, I am reading Carmen Maria Machado’s In the Dream House — confident you would both enjoy the memoir and i would love to hear that interview.

A little creepy.   (4/5)

Whoever wrote the introduction for this podcast is a little perverted. Might wanna fix that. But overall, this is pretty good I suppose.

Never miss an episode   (5/5)

Such a great, intimate invitation inside the lives of celebrities and experts. Dax is an open book, always explaining this thought process and admitting to his flaws and faults. Such an honest conversation. Love this podcast.

My Saving Grace   (5/5)

Armchair Expert is my only sense of normalcy in my crazy life. It cures my mental illness, makes me laugh, and teaches me new things every time I listen. I cannot thank them enough for all the comfort and joy they’ve brought to my life!!

Dax is really smart!   (5/5)

I’ve liked Dax since he told Nick Lachey to go get his checkbook on Punked. Then I saw him on Parenthood and liked him even more. Just when I thought I couldn’t like him any more, I found out he is a proud Michigander like myself. I learn something every time I listen. Although I lean right and he leans left, I feel like he doesn’t cram his politics down your throat. He simply states his opinion in a way that is not argumentative and moves on without implying that anyone who feels differently is wrong. I like Monica too. Keep up the great work!

Best podcast I have ever listened to!   (5/5)

I was quickly absorbed into Armchair Expert since it was released! Over the past year plus I have consumed nearly every episode truly appreciating the levity, intelligence, and candor from Dax. It is so entertaining and smart, but I identify with so many of the topics and experiences. Thank you and I look forward to more episodes and years to come! Rich

Biggest Fan   (5/5)

My favorite podcast and heard every episode.....gonna need an update on Monica and Jess’s dating life! I miss their podcast!

Everything You Want in a Podcast   (5/5)

It’s funny, it’s thought provoking, it doesn’t feel like it’s some snobby podcast, it’s a ton of fun. People who don’t like it cherry pick the things that offend them, but dax and monica aren’t people who try to cater to everyone, they’re simply being themselves. That’s the best part. Truly the highlights of my week!

Phenomenal, Mind-Altering, and Hilarious   (5/5)

I’ve listened to every single episode released. I often refer to Dax and Monica like we’re friends in real life! Great podcast if you want to constantly learn, laugh, and expand your way of thinking. (P.S. Dax and Monica, if you’re reading this, I love both of your laughs and can’t imagine what that pee baby of yours will laugh like someday)

Thank you dax for such a great insightful podcast   (5/5)

Also, the Rocker movie is so good, funny and entertaining! I also loved his Cop show! Make more movies, shows Rainn! You are funny and clever and one of my favorite actors! Thank you Rainn for your work.

Best of 2019   (5/5)

As you can tell I’m a little behind on your podcasts, LOL. I’m listening to the best of 2019 and I absolutely love it but I just wish you would have announced who was going to be speaking next because I sometimes didn't recognize the voice so I didn't know who it was and a couple times they gave great advice but I didn’t know who was giving it. Just some feedback. Love you guys!

Perspective   (3/5)

I love this show, my fiancé and I have heard every episode. When we moved into our first house together, we spent 4 days unpacking and Armchair Expert was on so much it felt like Dax and Monica were our new roommates. That being said, I occasionally get exhausted listening to celebrities jack themselves off. I understand the idea of a platform for promotion but it can get really tone deaf at times. Especially now when a large part of the population is feeling the weight of their limitations. - Have you guys ever thought of doing a series of interviews with everyday people? You both are incredible conversationalists and could make anything work. I just think there are some great stories out there waiting to be told!

Dax’s Laugh   (5/5)

This podcast is absolutely beautiful! One of my favorite things about it is listening to Dax’s fun grandpa laugh. 10/10 do recommend.

Wish I had six stars!   (5/5)

Never miss an episode! Love the content and guests, and the host chemistry. I’ve gotten every friend into this podcast - it’s fantastic!

👍🏼   (5/5)

Great podcast!!

Laughing   (5/5)

Dax’s voice after the Bradley Edwards episode is absolutely hilarious!!! Love listening to these two chat

8/6/20 podcast   (3/5)

During your fact check on your experts on experts episode with Bradley Edwards, you talk about an Indian person who pronounces the word as TUR-MER-IC...because it is in fact spelled with an “r”...there was a bit of banter on the spelling of this and I feel like you both could have checked this during the fact check.

My first and favorite podcast   (5/5)

This was my first podcast I ever listened to. It soon became an addiction. While working, driving, exercising, I would listen to episodes until I finished all of them! Dax and Monika feel like friends at this point! I would love to sit in a room and chat with them. Monika and Jess love boys was SO relatable too! I highly recommend this podcast for anyone interested in people,life, personal experiences, diverse views, and all other things. It is not a cult but sometimes feels like one!

A+   (5/5)

such a good pod!

Interesting, real and funny   (5/5)

...I love these two. I like all the interesting and honest and real conversations with guests, but the fact check is where it’s at. The latest episode fact check (the one after with Leslie Odom Jr, which is a great interview, too!): I was in tears laughing so hard. In fact it’s why I’m writing a review now. It’s like any favorite sitcom where it might take you the first few episodes to warm up to the characters and figure them out - but these two real people are so lovely and I look forward to “hanging out” with them. And I’m totally donating to the 50 million that’s needed to put a snake in Monica’s butt.

Enjoying Butttttt.....   (5/5)

It would be nice if Dax Shepard let his guests talk more, instead of interrupting with long stories/experiences. He’s generally a good host and contributes interesting topics and thoughts to his guests in conversations, but there are times where he just talks too much. Ex. Of a bad interview—Ashton Kutcher (let him TALK!) Ex. Of a good interview— Drew Carey Update— there’s been some new formatting and the rapport since quarantine has been great 👍🏻. I really enjoy hearing Monica’s contributions to conversation, she extremely intelligent, articulate, and fun. (She also puts Dax in his place 😋 jk).

Teacher   (5/5)

A favorite podcast for me!! I love your interesting guests & honest conversations!! Thank you!!

Snake conversation   (5/5)

Recent snake convo was pure gold

Hate   (1/5)

that lady has the Janice laugh from Friends.

Great work   (5/5)

I’ve been listening for a bit and love your guys work. The next time your in MN I would like to take you Monica out to dinner. Of course Dad and Rob can come chaperone.

I had to unsubscribe   (1/5)

I used to listen to this podcast, but Dax constantly interrupts his guests and always circles back to himself and his own repeated anecdotes. Let the guests SPEAK. Learn how to listen. Unfortunately he seems to be just another self important celebrity that would benefit from more therapy and less fame.

This is my favorite podcast!   (5/5)

Every Monday and Thursday I get so excited for a new podcast! I’m always learning new information. My boyfriend literally makes fun of me because I am quoted saying “On a podcast this week....” he always says “Oh listening to Dax again?”

Hollywood   (1/5)

Amazing podcast where Dax and Monica interview people and shower them with compliments. After that they indulge in comparing themselves to the guest or just go on and on about each other. It’s groundbreaking LA nonsense.

My...   (5/5)

...babies/parents are the smartest, funniest, and most thoughtful in the biz!

All day every day fun   (5/5)

I think I’m drinking less and getting more done in the quarantine because of how sweet Dax and Monica are. Their friendship fills the god-shaped hole in my soul!

Love!!   (5/5)

Some of my favorite podcast episodes ever! I wish Dax would stop speaking for Monica though

Huge fans   (5/5)

I love this podcast! Thank you so much for keeping me company throughout quarantine

Very good   (5/5)

I don’t even listen to many podcasts but this one is great and the best one was Jason Bateman. It was SO funny.

Armchair Hypocrite   (2/5)

First off, I really like the podcast, but it’s very annoying how often they say they are apolitical, while only having liberal guests and talking liberal politics most episodes. Sorry Dax, but you are far from centrist, and I would like to hear you argue with conservatives every once in a while. They have had guests who haven’t talked politics at all, but never one who ever mentioned anything other than liberal politics.

CHAIR-ish this pod   (5/5)

In a world where there is nothing but bad news, this podcast is such an incredible breath of fresh air. It has the perfect combination of light-hearted & fun, serious, and informative topics/guests. Monica and Dax THANK YOU for all that you do. I find myself smiling the majority of every one of your podcasts. The world needs more of y’all!

Great podcast   (5/5)

Only podcast I listen to outside of sports and my industry of work. Tend to only listen when it’s a guest I’m familiar with but regardless i consider it one of the best.

Best Podcast Ever!   (5/5)

I just wanted all of you at Armchair Expert to know that this podcast is my favorite! I listen to it everyday when I go outside and take my 4 mile walk. It gets me through and is so fun to listen to. Dax has the best sense of humor and is such an open book with his guests and I love that. I love finding my favorite people I grew up watching and that I looked up to and listening to them on Armchair, it’s such a better more personal interview than anything else I’ve ever watched or listened to. Thanks for helping me get through these past few months of being stuck at home, it makes me feel better to listen to you and Monica! I hope you guys are doing well!

Very fun to listen   (5/5)

Make more episodes with more actors….

Worth a listen   (4/5)

Really like Dax and Monica, just feels like less of an interview sometimes than ingratiating the host. Don’t want to be mean! I do like the podcast sometimes, but some more journalistic techniques might be appreciated and keep us coming back for more.

Best podcast   (5/5)

I just love this podcast! I only wish there were new episodes daily! You guys are great and have helped me keep up my fitness routine during my mom’s diagnosis with dementia and our crazy COVID world. Thank you both for your insight and humor. In a world where everyone is in the podcast business you guys continue to be a class act ! I love you!!

Episode 229   (5/5)

Loved the convo at the end about numbers. Especially for the fact that Dax talked about his love of the date 8/8/88. I was 12 that date. Love that my birthday is a double *even* number.

Love the recovery   (5/5)

I love when they talk about recovery!

Some where along the way   (3/5)

Dax became a major k¡ss a$s, I’ve listen since episode 1, enjoyed it, I did my part sharing it with everyone. I don’t appreciate all the fake “yes man” stance he evolution into. So all guest are great? No real talk? everything everybody does is awesome, all the guest fart beautiful lavender aroma essence which he inhales gladly. Get a grip Shepard.

Stop pandering to Monica!   (1/5)

It’s obvious you censor your comments on your own freaking show while Monica “”Ponica” tee hee is chomping at the bit to correct you and tell you how stupid and out of touch you are for actually being willing to LISTEN to another point of view. Even though she is annoying as can be, she too is entitled to her opinion, but stop letting her lead the opinion portion of the show. Total turn off. Almost as bad as her fake laugh. Only done so she has “a thing”

Best Podcast EVER!!!   (5/5)

I have been a listener from the beginning! I love both Monica

Love Love Love Dave F.   (5/5)

I laughed out loud several times! I’m a huge Armcherry! This is one of the absolute funniest episode!

Most Excellent   (5/5)

Monday is the perfect day to release this podcast. I know I start every week with a little moment of joy!

Keep doing it Dax!   (5/5)

Dax you’re the best don’t listen to the internet trolls who have nothing better to do than try and bring you down! Rock on! Tell Monica the same!

5 Stars for Travis   (5/5)

I am not a regular listener but when I do listen it’s while I am at work. I was so excited when I saw Travis Pastrana was the guest I instantly played the episode. P.S. I am a girl and loved Nitro Circus!

Armchairie from southeast Michigan   (5/5)

This show bring so much honesty and joy. As I listen, I find myself laughing, crying, and learning. I enjoy hearing people’s different stories and perspectives. Dax and Monica are thoughtful and gracious. This is for everyone!

Dax is delightful!   (5/5)

I’ve been a listener of this podcast since the beginning. I love it so much! The show has grown so much and I love the depth of conversations and how much I learn with each episode. Dax is a great interviewer and Monica keeps him in check. Love it!!! MORE LIVE SHOWS IN CHICAGO PLEASE! :)

We are not all leftist liberals listening.   (1/5)

I enjoyed the conversations with the celebrities. I am a conservative MAGA woman. I don’t mind the small opinion of politics that comes ups once in awhile, no problem. I get it, Hollywood is liberal. I get it, you Hate President Trump. I want to get away from the Politics and just laugh with Dax and Monica about celebrities lives.

Pioneer   (5/5)

Dax has amazing insight, always takes his interviews so seriously and he always talks about recovery. As a person of AA as well, he helps keep me sober and love that he is public. We need more like him!

Dax please shut up more   (2/5)

I usually enjoy the show a lot but I find myself literally yelling for him to shut up at least every other episode because the guests barely get to talk because he cuts them off sooooo much to tell his own story that we’ve already heard, make his own drawn out analogy (especially frustrating when there is a bona fide expert who came to talk about it?!) or somehow relate whatever they are saying to himself. Also he tends to ask questions that are not at all open ended and are clearly directing the guest to answer in a particular way that he wants. He also seems to find it really impressive and interesting that he can even comprehend points of view that are more progressive than some of his own weirdly antiquated thoughts on certain topics.

“Fact” Checking   (1/5)

I don’t understand why the fact check exists, the majority of it is Dax claiming “facts” or stating opinion that are usually not correct. For example offhand the Lucchese crime family was way before the Genovese family or the Gotti’s. Yet Monica googles Dr Phil’s textbook facts and claims them him to be wrong. Also Dane Cook was not the first “Good-looking, white male comedian”. Just because Dax wasn’t funny, doesn’t mean it was because “good looking” comedians weren’t good yet. I’ve listened to many armchair podcasts in the past 3 months and the only reason I continued was for the guests, and I’m shocked that you haven’t offended more of them. Or maybe you have. Also, thinking that you are a more enlightened white person because you grew up poor is so off. There are far more people who grew up poor, but also in the black community, not in the middle of Michigan. Also plantar fasciitis is in the feet not hands, but you don’t fact check Dax. In conclusion, call it “our opinions that our guest can’t dispute” not fact checking. Oh also, with everything going on TODAY, you should realize that thinking most people have liberty in America is not the case. Can Breonna Taylor go live her life and do well? The thank you video you talked about with about a dozen Brittany’s and Heathers should show you, you appeal more to white entitled people more than anyone else.

John Legend...seriously.   (1/5)

I enjoy listening to your interviews. They are funny, light...a break from the heavy news. As soon as John gave “examples” of how black people are oppressed, you lost a fan. When he said that white people are able to buy homes easily because they have a “cushion” or someone helps them buy real estate. For you not to push back or minimally make a comment that it isn’t the case for ALL white people. Nothing in life comes easy for ALL people. I grew up in a poor neighborhood, my parents didn’t have money, but they busted their ass for me and my siblings. I busted my ass to get where I am. NO ONE gave me money for college or money for my first house. Don’t ask questions like that if you are going to gloss over their answer. Not during a time like this. You’re going to lose fans.

Love the show! Except 1 thing....   (4/5)

Love this show! Dax does a great job of interviewing and you get get an inside look at these amazing celebrities’ lives and how they became so successful. The ONLY reason why I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is honestly Monica’s laugh. Not trying to be mean, but it’s super annoying and I really want to turn it off just because of that.


Dax!! how dare you assume girls didn’t watch Nitro Circus! I’m 25 living in Austin, Texas and my sister and I grew up watching Jackass, Nitro Circus, Scarred, and Viva la Bam religiously! Girls loved those shows too c’mon now

Yesssssss!   (5/5)

I absolutely love this show. Dax and Monica are smart and curious. I really look forward to this podcast!

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

Monday and Thursday mornings are like Christmas! I get so excited to wake up to new Armchair episodes. Dax and Monica are the best.

Always Love but this last one was awesome!   (5/5)

Dax and Monica always bring the great convos.... but this last Travis Pastrana episode was great! I am 38 and watched the x games since high school...I got my husband and his kids into it over the year’s now it’s a family event to watch the X games every year. Travis is always one of our favorites. It was great to hear him talk about lots of his life... thanks💗💗💗

I would hope people would take another look at Ryan Hansen’s interview   (1/5)

The episode with Ryan Hansen really hurt. 1. The discussion around CYT disregarded the statements sexual assault survivors have made about the CYT founded and organization. Also, as a person that identifies as non-binary, I found you discussion about pedophiles quite Tone deaf. Having been the victim of sexualization as a minor I don’t think the double standard you spoke about in your episode is okay at all. An adult female sexualizing a minor is very harmful. I have experienced this abuse as a minor and your statements on this podcast said this kind of abuse is acceptable. Your words on this podcast have perpetuated the abuse I have faced in life. I went to high school with Ryan: you were a bully until you graduated. You made me feel less than important.

persistance is key   (5/5)

i love how often you have new podcasts !

❣️❣️   (5/5)

Thank you Dax. Thank you!

Grow Up, Sidekick.   (2/5)

For those that have written reviews about Monica’s phony laugh and lack of contribution: Dax the narcissist can’t have anyone by his side that’s smarter or more charming than he is. So, she’s not going anywhere. His infantilization of this grown woman is so gross and crazy-making not to mention how she gobbles it up by jumping right into baby talk. Monica has some real self-loathing going on - she repeatedly talks about how bad she wants to be white - (get it together, you’re an adult woman with a beautiful heritage - own it) - and yes, totally: her laugh is unbearably fake and insanely disrespectful to guests.

Used to love this podcast….   (1/5)

This used to be my favorite podcast….still love Dax but Monica has made it impossible to listen to anymore. And now she is given her own podcast! WOW…talk about riding on the coat strings of a celebrity that she has clearly latched onto (both Dax and Kristen). Who is she anyway??? She is nothing without Dax….Too bad because I really enjoyed the first year of podcasts….back when Monica barely spoke. Took a long break from this podcast due to annoying Monica. Just listened to the Rob Corddroy interview and it was almost unbearable with Monica’s sheep laugh and adding yet again her obsession with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Grow up Monica. Please take the microphone away from her….she adds NOTHING to the podcast!

100% Real Talk   (5/5)

I’m only just getting into this and, Wow! I’m hooked after your first two episodes. Bravo for keeping it real. It’s like nothing is off the table, just straight shooting. In a way it’s simply inspiring to people who feel they have to hide on the regular. 100👍’s up dude!!!

Love. This. Podcast!!!   (5/5)

I am a new fan, but now a fan for life. I love Dax and Monica. Their playful banter/converse opinions/mutual respect/loveable discourse makes all make for a perfectly dynamic pair. Hearing them interview such a wide variety of guests is a treat every show! I have learned, been challenged, and best of all entertained. It’s a wonderful mix of everything... humor and seriousness. Thank you guys. You have helped keep the sanity through this strange year 2020.

Kudos to Dax and Monica!   (5/5)

I felt compelled to follow up on a review I left a couple years ago: I used to struggle and cringe when this podcast first started. Dax was constantly interrupting the guests and going on long tangents and it made me so uncomfortable. BUT I will say, it’s obvious Dax is reading reviews and has changed dramatically. He has gotten so much better at interviewing and asking his guests thoughtful questions. Dax and Monica, keep doing what you’re doing. Thank you for taking constructive criticism and listening to your subscribers!

Expand Your Mind   (5/5)

If you want to learn, be entertained, and be challenged every week, this is your podcast. I hope they stay true to their pledge of including more sports stars in the future, but I enjoy nearly every guest from science, research, and entertainment/music realms. Do yourself a favor and subscribe today!

And now for something completely different   (5/5)

I enjoy the variety of guests. Dax and Monica have great chemistry.

Rob Corddry sounds like Paul Rudd!   (5/5)

I can barely focus 🤣 also when he does the Shakespeare speech it sounds like Dwights Speech from the Office. Xx

Fantastic conversations with interesting people   (5/5)

This is the podcast I never knew I needed. I have always liked Dax (based almost exclusively on watching his appearances on Ellen), but I had no idea he was so smart and thoughtful about life in general. And having Monica fact-check each episode is brilliant. I think Dax does have a tendency to interrupt his guests (which he mentions he’ll work on), but it’s very obviously coming from a place of excitement and connection, not ego. He also mentions that he’ll talk less, but I don’t want that - his stories are inspiring and I like seeing who he is as a person, not just his Hollywood public life. Because he truly does seem like a good person who is constantly working on himself, and that’s admirable. Count me among the armcherries!

This podcast is sooo dope🙌🏾   (5/5)

I gotta say I’ve never really got into Dax, the actor, but OMGGG this guy needs to make this podcast into a movie or something!! He always has fascinating guests and is always asking poignant, thought provoking questions. He’s also so straightforward and honest about his truth and what trials he’s gone thru in his life and I love that from a podcast host, so he drew me in with all of that. Andddd he’s hella funny!😂 (who knew)lol and his co-host Monica is adorable, I love the dynamic between the two of them. I’d give it 10 stars if I could. Keep up the great work Dax & Monica!!!!

your podcast is helping raise the level of our conversations   (5/5)

Hello! I sent the below via message on Instagram over the Fourth of July weekend but realized I should have posted here: Hi Dax - I just felt compelled to to tell you I adore your podcast! Thank you to you, Monica and all the behind the scenes people who make this podcast so fabulous. I believe your podcast is helping raise the level of our conversations on American culture and society. Your thought provoking questions and honest comments (mixed with your much appreciated humor :) do a far better job than most news talk shows at helping uncover the real issues behind the headlines. I’m currently re-listening to your conversation with Jennifer Newsom. Just realized it’s exactly a year old but probably even more relevant in 2020. So just wanted you to know that what you’re doing is valued and important! And on a completely different note, it’s so nice to hear from another person who deals with having their birthday in early January. My birthday is a day after yours on January 3rd. I share your same feelings and experiences about my birthday. It’s just nice to know I’m not alone! Anyway, thank you again for your podcast. Hope you enjoyed a safe and fun Fourth of July holiday with your family and friends!

This is Awesome   (5/5)

Love the dynamic and the chemistry between the three wonderful talents . I enjoyed it tremendously and wished it was longer. 🙏🏽

Stop laughing Monica! Baaahhh!   (3/5)

Dax is a unique and interesting personality and honest and open. But can’t stand Monica’s laugh!! Baaaahhh.!! Not only does she sound like a sheep, her laugh seems so fake and gratuitous... like she just wants to be part of the conversation. Dax clearly has a big heart but maybe too loyal to the people he and Bell “love, love, love”. Also getting a little tired listening to him toe the politically correct line when it goes against his clear desire for logical thinking. Sorry Monica, not being a hater, just saying, please don’t laugh!

The best   (5/5)

My favorite podcast. I look forward to new episodes every Monday and Thursday.

Great!   (5/5)


Ugh   (1/5)

...should have guessed where legend interview would go -ask a real question that no one else asks- Goya- we can reduce the police when 13 percent of the population stops committing 55 percent of the homicides- also said 13 percent wants special holidays ,special groups BLACK BIRD WATCHING GROUPS etc- shouting the N-word but you better not use that word if your white- John Q PUBLIC is getting so tired of celebrities

Used to be more entertaining   (4/5)

I loved this show for the first couple of years, but I think Dax has made a mistake by giving his experts equal footing with more well known celebrities. I think Dax and Monica are great when interviewing people Dax has worked with or other entertainers with which I may already be familiar, but I don’t think he’s strong enough as an interviewer to maintain my interest with an expert whose name means nothing to me prior to listening. I’m finding it harder and harder to stay interested.

Awesome   (5/5)

Monica and Dax are a great team. I love their earnestness, enthusiasm, and curiosity. I learn so much from the interviews, and the Fact Check is my favorite part. I appreciate both of them for their openness and vulnerability.

5 Stars all around   (5/5)

I LOVE this show. Honestly it’s a fun part of my day where I get to learn and listen to people I would not have otherwise been introduced. Their guests are quality, and Dax and Monica have a way about them that makes the conversation more friendly and not so much of a question and answer format. It’s perfect. 5 stars.

Monica is a light and she is important   (5/5)

I just want to say that I love both dax and monica. But monica has stood up for and been a voice of reason and conscience for people of color, women, and everyone who is different. she is just a light. I hope she doesn’t take stock in the negative comments because a lot of them sound as if those people aren’t around many people who look or think differently. Monica continue to stand your ground and hold tight to your beliefs. You are beautiful and are so so appreciated. Dax also has shown compassion and understanding that the world needs and he continues to put his best foot forward in all he does. Monica is the perfect co host for this show. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Love! More! More! More!   (5/5)

The David Sinclair episode is still blowing my mind. Funny, interesting, thought provoking- is there anything he can’t commentate on? And sound knowledgeable while doing it? Love all of the AA step insights as well. Good for all humans.

Enjoyable   (2/5)

Update again: what’s up with the editing? So choppy. I was following along with Bradley Whitford, yes I’m behind, and all his stories were cut off or mixed one into the other. Fast and snappy is okay, but the quality loss is off the charts. Long time listener and I like the podcast, but I used to like it a whole lot more. Dax is great, the interviews are interesting, and i like Monica, but the fact check, which was once my favorite part of the show, I now fast forward through most of. When Monica starts pushing forward her baby voice and Dax encourages the behavior I just cringe with crawly skin. It’s so unpleasantly intimate that I occasionally wonder if Bell has raised an eyebrow about their relationship. It’s icky sticky and a bit of a turn off. I enjoy the friendship, I don’t enjoy the mutual aural cuddles. Update: Star loss because Ronan Farrow☠️

Favorite   (5/5)

I feel like I learn so much listening! The interviews seem so genuine and thought provoking. Dax and Monica have become such an important part of my Mondays and Thursdays :)

All your favorite Chocolates in one box.   (5/5)

Trying to explain to someone of all the great raw conversations you will hear on this podcast and variety is so great. They respond “like a box of chocolates”I respond with “better because sometimes you don’t like some of the pieces in the box, so this is a box of all your favorite Chocolates.”

Love it!   (5/5)

Love listening to you both!! Makes my slow run around the neighborhood enjoyable, maybe more like palatable!

New subscriber   (5/5)

Your podcasts have been a life saver over this virus. I am a new subscriber listening to at least one per day. On one occasion I found your best of 2019 compilation but couldn’t figure out who was speaking. Is there any way to slate or identify the person your speaking to instead of just segueing into the next story? Because their story was so interesting I’d like to go back in your archived shows and pull up that person and listen to the entire podcast. Keep up the good work love em all.

Want to like it   (2/5)

If you didn’t know that Dax is now sober, struggled for many years, is married to an actress and has many famous friends don’t worry, he will tell you. In every episode

Why Monica?!   (4/5)

I really enjoy Dax and this show, but I do not understand the value he sees that Monica brings to the show. Maybe she is fantastic behind the scenes, but I don’t find her input or horrible humor on the mic enjoyable or valuable.

Michael Gungor: Religious Person Episode   (5/5)

I second bringing Michael Gungor (and Lisa) and Mike McHargue on the podcast!!! The whole Liturgist podcast team is amazing and aren’t necessarily religious but spiritual and rooted in science.

Not really a review   (5/5)

Episode 225. Fact check NYC has a $6 billion operating budget. They recently cut $1 billion maybe that’s why Dex mixed it up with the $2 billion LA budget.

My favorite podcast!!   (5/5)

I could listen to these two all day. It makes me sad seeing all of the hatred towards Monica, and I can’t help but feel that it’s largely because she’s a woman and a POC. Let’s spread love and keep listening and informing ourselves. Aloha!

No Ka Oi!   (5/5)

Mahalo for making your guests someone I can love! You two have magic!

Too far for this Grandma   (4/5)

I love the show. Got so much out is this episode....right up until you started talking about people doing drugs and Dax dosing people. I’m just not that liberal.


If you want a religious person on your show, reach out to Michael Gungor! He has a podcasts called The Litugists, is a music artist, and really interrogates the Christian church and how religion has warped how we view god

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

Monica 👑👑👑

Yea...   (1/5)

One word. Monica

Pretty great   (4/5)

A couple of recent highlights have been the delightful & fascinating America Ferrera & Emily Mortimer interviews.

unfortunately changing my review   (2/5)

I used to absolutely love this podcast. Hearing different sides of celebrities, experts with super dee meaningful conversations, etc. Since the pandemic hit the format has really suffered. Very random unrecognizable guests, all intimacy of the interviews is gone, Dax and Monica seem to have a hard time connecting to the guests via zoom. The podcast now seems super awkward as Dax flounders trying to force a connection in a once meaningful way.

Trying listening!!!   (3/5)

It’s a love/hate review. Lots of charm, but too much ego. Stop interrupting. “Talk less, smile more.”

Go away Monica   (2/5)

I liked the early episodes but lately it’s so rambly and Dax just talks about his own issues. And PLEASE, no one wants to hear from you, Monica. The most fake laugh and whiney voice. Unsubscribing.

Entertaining & Educational   (5/5)

So far, this is the one podcast I’ve listened to that doesn’t get old. Dax & Monica have conversations with people of all backgrounds + skill sets & every episode results in me picking up snippets of knowledge + culture + facts + perspective. As a stay-at-home mom of 3 youngins, I miss intellectual conversations. & though I’m normally not into extra background noise as quiet moments are precious these days, I gleefully listen to these every chance I get. I’m so grateful for the opportunities this show gives me to question my own narrative & make room for progress - while also satisfying my desire to shamelessly “check out” with some light amusement. 1000% yes to Armchair!

Becoming a little too “Hoytie Toytie” Smarty Pants   (3/5)

Keep to the celebrity-funny stories and comedian guests on. Look at the past 10 guest compared to the first guests and why this show was awesome in the first place. Keep the “Expert types” on the Expert podcast. I’m listening to be entertained. Some education is fun, but I want to laugh, not slit my wrists while I listed to Wilfred Brimly cupcake stories.

Self absorbed, ignorant host, terrible interviewer   (1/5)

I really wanted to like this podcast. Very interesting guests. I was especially excited about, the “expert” episodes. But, sadly, it’s impossible to hear the guests’ stories or what they have to say, because Dax constantly interrupts them and starts talking about himself. He has a few stories, that he keeps recycling. In pretty much every single interview, he hijacks the conversation and forces his opinion on the guest (and listener). He asks questions, but won’t allow anyone to finish their sentence or train of thought. He cuts in, talks over people and makes the whole conversation about himself. You actually can’t even call it a conversation, because it’s very one sided. Sometimes, it’s good to stop talking and listen. You might actually learn something interesting about the other person, Dax! The fact check portion of the episodes is boring and unbearable, because the hosts just banter and talk about themselves.

Smart and Funny   (5/5)

A Podcast I can listen to with my husband and talk about. We love it!

Love it.   (5/5)

First podcast I’ve ever loved. I’ve listened to every episode. Just waiting for a live show to be close to me one day!!

Informative, compassionate & funny   (5/5)

I save Armchair for weekly paperwork and genuinely enjoy both the content and the hosts! I’m a therapist and a person in long term recovery —I recommend it to clients and fellow folks in recovery often. Grateful for access to big ideas, heartfelt conversations and content that challenges my autopilot assumptions.

We need Monica’s parent(s) on!!!   (5/5)

FANTASTIC show- I listen to every episode and it’s oftentimes the funniest part of my day!! Thank you Dax and Monica!

Diversify interviewees!   (4/5)

Love the podcast but cmon.. back off psychology and shrinks... not all of your listeners are self involved and in need of psycho babble! Stretch a little Dax.... you have some in your audience that are not so liberal. Talk to us too!? I like Monica....although it’s clear she is hurting, about life in general. Just try to live it Monica w/o overthinking it. It was what it was and it is what it is.....analyzing it won’t change how you became you. Just live and be happy, nothing is perfect!oh and Dax... I love your stories and how you relate... but.... remember to keep it real (like the rest of us)and try not to interrupt too much!

Mad respect   (5/5)

Thank you, Dax, for pointing out the differences between Types 1 and 2 diabetes in episode 221 with Dr. Vasan. As a mom to a child with type 1 and a healthcare provider, it gets frustrating when those 2 conditions are lumped together. Both are dangerous and need awareness, but the pathophysiologies are different. Kudos.

The Best!   (5/5)

I’ve listened to every single interview. Dax and Monica are a great team and really bring out the best (and most relatable side) of their guests. If you are thinking “they are just celebrities talking to celebrities and I can’t relate to that conversation” you’d be wrong. The Expert on Expert episodes are my absolute favorite- I have learned so much. I recommend this podcast to everyone I know.

Screen the guests   (5/5)

I listen to this podcast regularly and love it. Please consider the “energy” a guest may give off with their voice, energy, and the speed in which they talk. A recent guest was so high strung, I had to stop listening after a few minutes. It was almost stressful listening to her speak.

Has anyone noticed   (4/5)

That Monica laughs like Sponge Bob Square Pants? Great podcast but Jesus Lord, he laugh is too annoying lol

Ugh Monica   (1/5)

Used to love the show but Monica’s condescending know-it-all attitude is so off-putting. Like so many others her age (which she seems to mention in every episode), she is absolutely unwilling to see another point of view. I find her input immature and very distracting to the overall discussion.

Great show   (5/5)

I really enjoy these interviews. The laid back personal style is so refreshing. This is my favorite podcast, look forward to it every week.

Best Of The Best!   (5/5)

My favorite podcast!

defended the confederate flag   (1/5)

He defended the confederate flag as ‘heritage’ no need to listen to any further.

Love Mondays & Thursdays   (5/5)

LOVE the expert episodes and my curiosity and worldview expands with each of them. Would be interested to hear more non-Hollywood celebrities only because there are so many podcasts covering TV/film actors. One guest I’m dying for even if he’s now in the Hollywood sphere: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Interview with J Eberhardt   (5/5)

Dax—you kept interrupting Dr Eberhardt as she tried to tell us about her experience of getting pulled over. I never feel like I heard the conclusion. We would have benefitted more from her words in that moment versus you discussing your experience of fathering two girls.

Terrific Podcaat   (5/5)

I've been listening for a year and the podcast is always entertaining. The episodes are always interesting and I love the conversational style. It's a great insight into differing viewpoints. Dax and Monica are fabulous in what they do and I'll continue to listen to all of the episodes. Thanks so much for what you guys do.

LOVE   (5/5)

I really love this podcast, such great conversations and funny too. I can also tell Dax has been letting the guest talk more and interrupts less which is awesome. My only minor criticism is Monica’s laugh, my god it really puts me out of the conversation when she laughs.. but apart from that love her too!

Please spell names of BOBs!   (5/5)

I love the podcast and that you shared some black owned businesses on the most recent episode, but please spell out the names of the businesses to make sure people know how to look them up! Took me a while to find Rayo and Honey. Love y’all!

My favorite podcast of all-time!   (5/5)

Love both Monica and Dax! I love experts episodes and the regular episodes. I love to re-listen to episodes. Monica and Dax are so good. I love how vulnerable they are at times and how human they sound! Sometimes the episodes of unorganized and the fact checks are just two friends going back and forth and I think that’s what makes the show so unique. I love it!

Love this podcast!   (5/5)

What is wrong with all of you?! Why are you being so mean about a Woman you don’t even know?! Is it because she’s a woman with opinions?! That’s fine if Monica is not your favorite part of the podcast, but saying mean things about her is only telling of who YOU are as a person. Not her!

Love this podcast!!!!   (5/5)

Love your podcast. I just listened to the Jeffery Sachs episode. Omg. I love him!!!!!

Monica makes the show great   (5/5)

I really enjoy her perspective and how her role has become more defined and involved on the show since it’s beginning.

Big Fan!   (5/5)

I love Dax and Monica. Can you be my bestie Monica!?

Long time listener first time caller   (5/5)

What I really admire about this podcast is the addition of the experts series. It has introduced me to some names I know but a lot of names I don’t. Also shown me sides I didn’t know like the Vivek Murthy episode, which was so spectacular. Very poignant episode that was on my mind for days. Keep it up!

Nina Interview   (1/5)

Could not listen to after 5 minutes. She spoke as if in a manic state.

Zoe Kravitz interview, fact check portion. This was the last one   (3/5)

The fact check portion of this episode was brutal. Dax had great points earned a degree in medicine, should be called a Doctor even though they’re not practicing. Monica adamantly states they should not. MD is an earned title. The job is physician. But they will always be “Doctor”. It was an earned degree. A cheerleader is not an earned degree. People who legitimately identify as something, who are you to take that away from them? I’d love to see her argue with a retired Navy Seal, saying they have no right to refer to themselves as that. “You mean you WERE one.” Listening to Monica, it’s obvious she is young, or young-minded, hasn’t had a lot of life experience. To say she “hates” when the child of your best friends plays pretend is not a mature person. And regarding sports...This is the type of parent who wonders why their once happy child has grown sullen...and is clueless as to why...well it’s bc their whole childhood they’ve heard their parent say Sports is the best and I was a cheerleader and I was amazing and won so you should have the same experience...when all their child wants to do is make music or cook or write or or and feel they are such a disappointment to them. You may not say it, but an attitude speaks volumes. Take heed. To hear her argue with Dax seems like a big brother and baby sister dynamic. I get that. But, as in real life, it’s exasperating to listen to and embarrassing for the one who is not being flexible. Just uncomfortable. Letting fact check go un-listened to for awhile.

Stop the wrong intros!   (3/5)

Good podcast except for the Dan shepherd and miniature monsoon Monica!!! Can’t stand! Also on the side of hate Monica’s laugh. It sounds so fake.

Love this podcast   (5/5)

Dax is great with his guests and his guests are great with him. Can listen to this show for hours.

Massive Fan   (5/5)

Sorry, but how does this podcast not have 5 stars? It ‘s enlightening, hilarious, educational, and I never get bored. Also, great voices. That’s a big one for me. Y’all rock! Cheers from Asheville, NC!

Ramble   (1/5)

I tried it - downloaded several and started with the Beastie Boys interview. But mostly it was just ramble that could have been any random people going on about nothing and finally when they got lost on babble about cooking wings, I stopped it and deleted them all. No focus and disappointmenting.

Love the show!   (5/5)

I just wish the Melissa McCarthy episode was one of your 3 hour episodes.

Check check   (4/5)

Check check

Monica!   (4/5)

Monica, don’t listen to the bs. You’re the best. Hoping the Armchair Expert team makes a commitment to having a more diverse set of interviewees very soon.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!   (5/5)

This is by far my favorite podcast!

Fell in love with the 1st episode .   (5/5)

It’s simple , he is funny and raw and it’s a refreshing and fun podcast ! I’m glad I found this podcast , during these chaotic times , as a nurse ( even those that are not nurses ) we are going through so many ups and downs and .. Dax Shepard , to me is such an amazing storyteller and just makes me escape some of the horrors of everyday life !!

Awesome   (5/5)

Hilarious & entertaining!

Great Interviews and great style   (5/5)

Love this podcast- funny, intelligent, insightful, educational, sincere, REAL and utterly entertaining. During this time of social distancing, I take long, long walks alone in Central Park daily, listening to Dax Shephard and Monica Padman and all of their absolutely fascinating interviews and banter- this helped me get through these challenging times!

The best   (5/5)

Absolute best podcast!

Dax Rules   (4/5)

LuV Dax.....the girl is useless. Have no clue who she is but time to let her go.

Both entertaining and informative   (5/5)

The Bradley Whitford has to be one of my favorite episodes! It’s like they were bouncing off of each other with all the silliness. To those of you who said that his guests aren’t diverse enough for the climate, he’d said in a prior episode that he’s had a hard time booking them on his show, and he makes the effort. You may want to contact these possible guests and recommend they go on. Having said that, kudos to Monica for the huge “get” with Heather McGhee. Outstanding episode.

Dax Shepard - Actor   (5/5)

Dax, I just wanted to let you know how much I and my wife love your podcast! We first fell in love with your work on Punk’d and truly got excited about seeing you in all of your following work, Zarhura, Without a Paddle, seeing you join the Ranch and especially Bless this Mess. You’re a great actor and your work is one of our favorites we are always on the look out for, and watch purely because Dax is in it. We love hearing you on Armchair Expert and are always on the look out for more from you! Thanks for what you do! Sam

Kicked off my Podcast listening   (5/5)

Thank you Daxouroarus & Monicando! Thanks for always welcome, welcome, welcoming me & all your listeners. So glad my sister highly encouraged your podcast as my first go to. Between all your silly & lighthearted banter, curiosity, your own unique lingo (uniphiles & pee baby) you keep me laughing & hooked with each episode. Love your honest & brave candor into your past, and present. The only podcast out of my library that I never fail to listen to! As long as your recording I’ll continue to tune in!!! Much love. Holly in Wisconsin!

Favorite Podcast   (5/5)

I love every single thing about this podcast. I started listening by picking and choosing different episodes based on which guest was on but then quickly realized it doesn’t matter what guest is on, it’s always incredible! I’ve learned so much. Dax asks the best questions and has an amazing ability to ask an uncomfortable question without it being uncomfortable. Monica is an absolute joy. If you do nothing else, listen to the episodes of Monica and Jess love boys! I want more of these! I’d love to hear an update! I could listen to Jess talk forever. Thanks for keeping me company during quarantine. You guys are amazing humans!

Kudos   (5/5)

I commend Dax and Monica for bringing on such dynamic and relevant guests to help educate about Black Lives Matters and other social issues affecting us all right now. I originally subscribed mostly for the celebrity content but am thoroughly enjoying the recent guests and having my mind opened and challenged with new thinking. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Love it!!   (5/5)

I am obsessed with this podcast! The honesty and deep dives into uncommon topics talked about in Hollywood is such a relief. Dax and Monica’s relationship is so fun to listen to and be apart of and they are always so aware about their guests and subjects they talk about. I listen to this podcast all the time, it helps a lot with my anxiety and is always a nice break away from my days.

Use your platform to elevate the voices of the oppressed   (4/5)

I really thought that during this time we would be hearing more from leaders and shakers in the BLM movement. I was disappointed to come on and see another interview with a white male. Use your platform that reaches MANY people to continue to educate and broaden people’s perspectives, specifically on racial inequality in the US. Continue to do good and broaden the voices your bring onto the show. -An avid listener

Love! Only one irritation.   (4/5)

One of my favorite podcasts- love so many of the episodes! Only complaint is that I used to get most excited to hear Kristen come on with Dax and sadly I’m starting to get exhausted. Kristen is a hero of mine, but also kind of a know-it-all! It would be great to not have her teach a lengthy life lesson based on her perspective of every small thing. She says she’s open but the overall vibe to me is that “Kristen is always right and always does the right thing”. Sheesh.

Terrible interview.   (1/5)

Dax ... you were a jerk during the interview on race. Just be quiet, Let your guest educate us. We don’t care what you think. You are often missing the point.

Love this podcast!   (4/5)

I am so grateful that I stumbled on this podcast! Enlightening, funny, smart and well rounded. An incredible breadth of topics and a great introduction to new writers, artists and personalities. Dax’s curiosity and exploration of topics is fulfilling and entertaining. Only negative is that I can barely listen to Monica’s vocal fry, affectation and annoying laugh. Sorry, she seems like a good foil and I really like their friendship but the voice detracts from the contest like nails on a chalkboard.

College educated?   (3/5)

Monica, Every time you start a sentence with “Me and......” or end a sentence with “her and I, it’s like fingernails on a blackboard Also you pronounce the word picture like pitcher. You give your college’s English Dept a bad name. Maybe you could go back for a refresher.

I’m so grateful for this podcast   (5/5)

A friend turned me on to yous and I’m hooked, I love the serious deep topics yet entertaining commentary....I’m a single parent of 3 and don’t have too many close friends or family so being able to have an intellectual one ended conversation with you in my ear while I tend to my chores, especially while being laid off from both jobs because of COVID19, has literally saved my brain. Love love love yous!! Xoxo

Great show...but pls stop referring to Milford as white trash   (5/5)

I know what it was like in the area of Highland years back, but Milford is now a super cute town with as many homes over 400k as under it. Also, a well-educated group of residents with many still at Gm, Ford, or Chrysler. Becoming a bit more diverse as well. I take nothing away from your past, but I think your description of (at least) Milford is now dated. Monica-if you want to check the fact, come on out and we will show you around....

Ew   (1/5)

Everything goes back to sex with him. He will find a way to make anything his guest says perverted. In the way that the creepy guy thinks he’s funny but then you know that’s what he thinks about all the time

I love you!   (5/5)

I love Monica! And you too Dax - I really appreciate how real you are and dedicated to telling the truth. Monica, I’d love to hear an up date on Monica and Jess Love Boys - how’s it going now? Have you kept any of the changes you so bravely faced? How about Jess? Also appreciate the truth about addiction, addictive behavior and your good humor! I LOVE you guys! I’d give you 10 stars if I could!

Wonderful - thank you   (5/5)

I do enjoy and LOVE your podcast but today your guest was so well spoken and insightful. Thank you !!

Haters gonna hate but I’m not them! ❤️🍒   (5/5)

Wow! There are some really mean people out there. Monica is so not unhappy. And this podcast is NEVER BORING. My New Years resolution 2 years ago was to turn off the tv, disconnect cable, not listen to US radio and delete Facebook. All of these things were making me angry and hyper-anxious because of the political climate and everyone’s opinions being put in my face. Instead, I switched to IG because photos are always happy and I decided to start listening to podcasts and spend more time reading books. Someone suggested this podcast and it has been the one I go to all the time. It gets me to and from work and makes me more calm and wound down after a long stressful workday or a frustrating commute. It’s taken me on a round trip cross country trip in the car with my dog to visit my parents for Christmas and makes all other long road trips so much more interesting. I also love all the little random things I am learning on various topics but also hearing different points of view to help me change or form an opinion. Keep on keeping on and don’t let the haters get to you. You know there are sooo many of us 🍒 who love and support you with each episode. Thanks guys!!!

Maybe a new cohost?   (5/5)

Love the podcast but feel it would be better without Monica. Not sure what she brings to the table.

Arm 🍒   (5/5)

Thank Dax and Monica for providing such engaging, entertaining, and often important content every week! As a white person, I applaud you both for dedicating more time to discussing racial inequality and police brutality as we move forward. Thank you again - dedicated Arm Cherry

Had to take a break.   (3/5)

Decided to take a break and it felt really good. Just listened again and confirmed my previous thoughts. Monica wears me out. Life and this world is so much better than she will except. It must be exhausting to be so unhappy.

Can’t stop listening   (5/5)

His interviews are fascinating. His podcast is like being at a restaurant and you overhear a really interesting conversation and wish you were sitting at that table. He’s naturally curious, asks insightful questions and brings out thoughtful conversations from his famous friends. He also thankfully doesn’t get political. It’s just great escapism into pop culture, life lessons and philosophy. His co-host seems sweet but could use more Dax & longer interviews.

Booooorrrrrring   (1/5)


MONICA, I feel you!   (5/5)

My mom gave me the same mushroom haircut when I was in 4th grade. It was AWFUL! Was that a trend then, and if so why!! It was my worst yearbook, EVER! So I feel your pain on that haircut :)

Loved Listening   (5/5)

I just finished Monica and Jess Love Boys. I just kept thinking these are genuine and great people! Monica, Jess, Dax and Kristen all are so different from me and have opinions/experiences that are very different from mine. That just makes me love it so much more. I have learned a lot and enjoyed open and honest conversation.

How can you make interview with Jon Meacham this dull?   (2/5)

Dax is at his best when he interviews Hollywood airheads. Too bad the interview with Jon Meacham didn’t deliver as they don’t seem to be in the same level intellectually

I cannot get enough   (5/5)

Great podcast, great interviews & great guests!

New Chairy   (5/5)


Best Podcast!   (5/5)

As someone who had a REALLY hard time getting into podcast at first, yours is the only one I’ve found that I genuinely enjoy listening to! You all are funny, entertaining, and I love the guest interviews. Keep it up!

My Guilty Pleasure   (5/5)

This podcast is so charming , entertaining, and a cool blend of vulnerable and ebullient . Dax and Monica are bright and empathetic; they bring out the best in their wide variety of guests. My favorite podcast. . .

A must listen!!!!   (5/5)

Anymore, it seems like everyone has a podcast, BUT very few are worth investing your valuable time into taking a listen. Well, this is one of the few well worth your time. I’m addicted! One small issue (I can’t help it, guess my meds aren’t strong enough... lol) Monica’s laugh is like nails on a chalkboard.

Life saver!   (5/5)

Started listening as soon as Covid 19 started and I had to work from home. With my work day starting way before my husband even gets out of bed ,and trying to be as quite as I could, I turned to you guys to honestly be the background noice I was used to hearing at work and I found myself loving it!! I have started back to work just one day a week and I have found myself missing you in my life. Thanks for being so genuine and getting me through with laughter and some knowledge. I feel that you have become my light during this Covid darkness! Thank you from Colorado!!

Be better if Dax wasn’t on it   (1/5)

Dax is alright , just a shame he always has to crowbar AA and his psychoanalysis into every conversation though .

Still Listening!   (5/5)

Hi guys, I heard your (slight) worry about whether people are still listening and I just want to say I’m listening way more now than I usually can. Your show is so needed now. I’m a teacher and before school ended I even used clips from your show in discussions we had. So thank you for all you do, and please keep going!

Favorite Podcast   (5/5)

Love this podcast! Excellent guests and great conversations. Dax is so open and honest, and really gets his guests talking.

Top 5   (5/5)

Dax and Monica are by far one of my favorite podcasts! They’re vulnerable and hilarious. I’m continuously gaining different view points on people and topics they bring on all while laughing with them. Love it

Inter... upting... all the time   (5/5)

Updating my review. Feel like you’ve really listened to the comments and love this podcast still/ even more. I think Monica’s podcast with Jess was so great. We can all relate. I liked the hypnosis episode, although it was a departure. Reason being- women have so much pressure to be beautiful to standard and it makes us all feel so inferior, regardless of how we look. It can be debilitating and defeating to our self esteem. I love the jump from expert to actor, such a great balance. So, thank you for being real and entertaining. I always learn something about myself though you and guests.

Hit or Miss   (3/5)

I generally like this podcast, but every so often I notice that Monica gets left out of the conversations with guests. I was really happy hearing how inclusive America Ferreira was, and to be honest, she was actually just being a normal virtuous and polite person by acknowledging everyone in the conversation. It did sound intentional, as though she was pulling Monica back in, which is totally okay, but it reminded me of past podcasts because Monica has always seemed to be pushed to the side. I think Dax has a really strong personality and is probably used to being the center of these conversations, but it was refreshing to hear a guest recognize Monica’s presence for once. In contrast to this one, take a listen to the Kate Hudson episode. It was so cringey to listen to Kate and Dax go on and on about their past without ever attempting to include Monica. Every topic was something she couldn’t contribute to and it seemed really isolating for her. I hope this continues to improve!

My fav podcast   (5/5)

Armchair is by far my favorite! I had the pleasure of seeing them live in LA and even though it was the nosebleeds, it was one of my favorite memories. Dax and Monica couldn’t be more real or truthful of their opinion, while noting that they know not everyone things the same. The are very respectful of others but are blatantly honest in a very kind manor. I’ve been a die hard dax fan since the beginning and I have loved seeing this side of him as a person.

Starting to feel disappointed   (4/5)

I love this podcast and enjoy how Dax has really examined his life. The vulnerability he exposes continues to teach me about myself and help me reflect on my past. However, I was really disappointed that an entire episode was dedicated to hypnotizing Monica into “realizing” she was pretty. There’s a few things that just bother me about her,can’t quite express what it is. Anyway, it really turned me off. I think some of the earlier episodes were better. I will continue to listen but it’s not my favorite anymore.

Love the show   (5/5)

I love this podcast with its diverse guests and great banter. And to all the Monica critics- what the heck? Dax and Monica are BOTH flawed, normal, privileged people who are hosting this podcast to learn and be curious, and share this entertainment with us. The title says “Armchair expert” . They are lay people with unqualified opinions and are open to asking questions and being educated. For every callous comment Monica may make (which to me, is rare) Dax might make 10 more. The double standard in some of these reviews is astounding. Anyway to focus on the positive- love this podcast. Keep up the great selection of guests , topics and convo

Informative and Entertaining   (5/5)

Just began listening to this podcast over Memorial Day weekend, and I’m hooked. I like the length, because there are too many 30 minutes of less podcasts out there. Dax, I’ve been a fan since Parenthood, and you are equally brilliant and successful in this medium.

Laughter is the best medicine!   (5/5)

Loved the recent episodes on Happiness with Laurie Santos (Yale Professor) and the latest one with Melissa McCarthy (Comedic Prof). One helped me understand how to be happier in the long run; and the other made me happier while listening. Thanks for asking good questions which lead to interesting stories, meaningful content and a few laughs!

Avid listener since the beginning   (5/5)

I’ve been listening every Monday and Thursday since the beginning. I adore Dax and Monica’s openness and honesty with so many different topics. I also love hearing about Dax's life and experiences. There have been guests on that I wasn’t initially a fan of, but grew to respect more because of their podcast episode, as Dax brings out the best in people through conversation and allows you to seem them in a different light. I just want to say- Monica, you have been a huge asset to this podcast since the beginning, please continue chiming in and do so more! I love your input. This podcast is my favorite way to start the week!

Maybe the most underrated podcast in the world   (5/5)

What a treat to discover this show. Dax is humble, intelligent, balanced and seems like a really nice and honest guy. Wish we were friends

Learn something   (2/5)

Dax seems like a nice guy but needs a real world education. He lives in a bubble and speaks about world events like he knows what he’s talking about when it couldn’t be further from the truth. There should be a name for when celebrities get on their soap boxes and make jackasses out of themselves. CelebriDouche...that’s what I would call it :-)

Great!   (5/5)

Amazing! Listening to this reminds me why I love theatre and film. It drives me to want to pursue the acting career I put off. And I’d be willing to be a guest if you ever need anyone.

Thoughtful and interesting   (5/5)

Dax and Monica are a powerful duo who aren’t afraid to talk about anything. I see myself so much in Monica—she is so relatable and intelligent and not afraid to put up her dukes when she needs to! Sometimes I’m thinking something in response and she always ends up saying exactly what I was thinking. Keep doing what you’re doing exactly the way you are doing it :)

Thanks for being vulnerable!   (5/5)

Dax, thank you for opening up on the show and showing us your vulnerable side. I too am in the same camp you are in. I think this Covid 19 has been blown out of proportion and the long term effects on the economy scare me. It’s tough to feel so strongly about this thing and live with people who are letting fear rule their emotions. But thank you for communicating your feelings so articulately.

Hooked   (5/5)

Not a single episode goes by without me be grateful for: chats amongst friends, truths, humor, healthy debates, and of course, fact correcting. Don’t ever stop making these. Please and thank you.

Don’t hate on Monica!!!   (5/5)

The podcast is great. Their interviews are candid and funny. All of these comments saying how annoying Monica is...really harsh. I’d love to hear all of your podcasts and the lovely ladies who are willing to volunteer their knowledge to you. :-)

Love this podcast!   (5/5)

Dax and Monica are both awesome. Thanks for a great show. I enjoy the guests as much as I enjoy the Dax / Monica banter.

💗   (5/5)

Love you two and your banter so much

More Dax, less Monica   (4/5)

Nothing against Monica, but Dax and the guest are the reason I am listening.

Love the people they interview!   (4/5)

I appreciate that Dax and Monica interview non-stars. I find those interviews to be the most enriching and always feel like I’ve learned a lot. The conversations are really thoughtful. My only suggestion is for Monica to speak more - I really appreciate what she has to say and would add more to the interviews. Love Dax’s self awareness and interview questions. P.s. Cinco de Mayo is not a holiday in Mexico- it’s just another day for marketing in the US- do love my margaritas.

Brain Boners, erryday   (5/5)

You two are basically my new best friends, I’m plowing through like 2-3 a day, I’m so obsessed with your convos, can’t wait to be your third co-host/soulmate one day 😍 #hearditherefirst

Love the variety, challenging ideas, and generally positive vibe!   (4/5)

I love the variety of guests Dax and Monica have, and how thoughtful their conversations are with each guest. I want you guys to know, even though I’m not commuting anymore, I AM listening during the coronavirus crisis! In fact, I’ve taken this opportunity to get outside for long, solo walks, and it’s been a great way to keep listening!

More monica!!!   (5/5)

I think she’s wonderful and contributes so much to this podcast!!

Love the Mouse and Dax   (5/5)

So these interviews are really like no other. It is just 3 people having frank conversations. I feel like the reason Monica’s questions are so great is because she is engaged in the person and genuinely listens and wants to hear the answer. Dax always finds some common ground with the person and expands that into great insight. Even if they may not have the same opinion, Dax is always first to admit his experience brought him to this place and others experience brought them to their place.Both are so genuine, you can see why almost everyone they meet is a friend.

One of my favorites   (5/5)

Such informative interviews! The down to earth relaxing nature of the hosts makes it easy and enjoyable to listen. Great work you guys :)

Monica is the REASON I listen   (5/5)

I LOVE you so much Monica! I started listening as a fan of Dax/ Parenthood, and stayed for your insight! You've taught me how to more confidently and eloquently stand up for my opinions, and I know I'm not the only one who feels this! Listening to healthy debates is so good for people to learn how to love and accept others with contrary opinions, and I've improved my own relationships from listening! Thank you thank you! ✨

More Monica   (5/5)

Love the banter. Ignore the haters :)

favorite podcast!   (5/5)

i love Dax and Monica. they’re so smart and funny, and great hosts. this podcast is funny, serious, informative and relatable. i also like how they post at least 2 videos a week! love it!!


Huge Dax fan and maybe even a bigger miniature mouse fan. Everything from their banter to insightful interviews is amazing. They ask questions that most interviews don’t have the time to ask and you’ll learn so much about people we have all grown to love and idolize. I hope they never stop! COME TO AUSTIN TEXAS once all the craziness is over! Whatever the price I want some VIP tickets so I can meet you guys!

Best podcast hands down   (5/5)

A huge fan of yours, have listened to almost every episode! Makes the days at work go by A LOT faster. Get Miles Heizer on soon please! Great job Dax + Monica!

Armchair Expert is Kick-Ass Edutainment!!!   (5/5)

I have been a long time fan of Armchair Expert...I first started listening because I wanted to see what Dax Shepard had to say and then I fell in love with the friendship of Monica and Dax. They have awesome balance in their friendship, opinions, and knowledge. Plus an array of guests that are both challenging and intriguing! I started out listening because of Dax’s personality, story, and charisma...although I stayed for an expansion of my mind. I love the episodes that make me re-examine a current pattern or viewpoint I hold dear. Dax and Monica have encouraged my thirst for knowledge in MANY areas, but fed my soul and love of pop culture. The display and candid conversations about the flaws and triumphs of the human spirit (not just famous ones), provide me with a thirst to examine my own life and live in a more purposeful way. It has encouraged me to dig into things that I have been ignoring myself for years. This show makes self improvement less scary. I am constantly floored by my enthusiasm to listen Monday and Thursday of each week immediately, when my eyes open. My dog knows it’s time to get out of bed when he here’s his cue...”Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to another episode of Armchair Expert”. I, too, know it’s my cue to learn something new, laugh, and closely examine humanity. Nope...he’s not an Expert, but he studies the hell out of life through many perspectives and lenses I respect this show, in format in content! I am a lifelong fan, with the fever for more interviews and fact-checks. Bring it on! Dax & Monica- do you guys need an intern? I am a teacher and have summers off. ❤️

Less Monica.   (5/5)

She has nothing of value to add to the podcast. So full of herself.

My go to podcast!   (5/5)

I love this podcast! I eagerly wait for new episodes to come out. Dax has great stories and is weird in the best way. His openness about his faults and his struggle with addiction is inspiring. If Monica and I ever met I feel like we could be great friends! I just want her and Jess to do more Monica and Jess love boys! Pleaseeeeee! Thank you for giving me something awesome to listen to every week 😊

Incredible, Amazing, the absolute best!   (5/5)

Oh boy I have so many thoughts and feelings after finding out you can review podcasts on here! First of all, this podcasts brings me JOY! Whenever I see there is a new episode I get excited and it instantly brightens my day. I love Dax and Monica’s relationship! I am a person that is easily convinced one way or the other which is why I love their debates! It keeps the debates fun and interesting and helps me form my own opinions when you get to hear from both sides. After reading reviews I am SHOCKED at how many people were throwing shade at Monica! She is honestly such a role model for women. She has helped me voice my own opinion at work just by listening to these podcasts! She is smart, humble, CONFIDENT, hard working and vulnerable in these podcasts. How do we still feel the need to tear women down? How is she supposed to change her laugh? Come on people!! Monica, don’t change a freaking thing! You are a star!☀️💕

So much love for Dax and Monica💪🍒   (5/5)

I’ve been a devoted fan of this podcast since day 1! It’s gotten me through so many road trips and long days at work. I always learn something new and find myself laughing out loud every episode. I honestly believe listening to this podcast has made me a better human being. Dax and Monica- Thank you for putting some much needed goodness and honesty out into the world. Please never stop making podcasts! Love you BOTH!❤️🍒

Bummer   (1/5)

This podcast is entertaining at times, but I am so confused who the random woman is who chimes in every so often. It’s as if someone is eavesdropping and jumps In haphazardly and interrupts. It’s so annoying and unnecessary. Who is she and why is she even involved in the actual interviews? I’m sure she’s a lovely person but she throws off the whole thing... The title is “...with Dax Shepard” so I’m just really not sure why she is so weirdly partially involved. It’s like she’s half in and half out. If she’s a cohost why doesn’t the title reflect that? Dax doesn’t want to give her credit or something. It’s very bizarre, messy, as well as really misleading. I’ll start listening again if it truly becomes Dax’s show and interviews again. Also, if people “love” her so much, they should go listen to a podcast that she creates and hosts herself. Not one with another person’s name on it.

My weekly dopamine hit!   (5/5)

Always so thought-provoking and funny! I really look forward to every guest that Dax and Monica have on and interesting, thoughtful conversations that are had. The always laugh-filled and sometimes emotional fact-checks are becoming my favorite part of the show. Thanks for your clear dedication to your listeners! 🍒🍒🍒

So glad I found this pod   (5/5)

Dax and Monica ..... love this team, Love this pod !!!

Love these talks with Dax...   (5/5)

These interviews have gotten me through this quarantine with laughter and insight...I listen every day and look forward to each episode...I love his candor and honesty about his really hits home for me and my marriage...thanks Dax and Monica!

He is an expert of nothing   (1/5)

Words that describe this podcast 1. Obnoxious 2. Stupid 3. Irritating 4. Loud 5. ( ok this one is a sentence) who cares what these losers think?

Thank you Monica!   (5/5)

I love this show, both Dax and Monica! I look forward to it every time. It’s so open hearted and thoughtful. Dax, please just adhere to the standards of the person who is most afraid during the corona virus pandemic. That’s what all the expert therapists say is the most loving thing to do! Monica, if have to move back home to feel safe and maintain your professional relationship and friendship, go for it! You can still zoom the podcast!

Comfortable   (4/5)

Great podcast. Repeating issues and Monica’s quirks are sometimes a bit annoying... but she does keep Dax’s ego in check. Interview Justin Willman!

Fun podcast   (5/5)

I’m really enjoying listening to Dax and Monica and their guests. Really loved the America Ferrara one - she is so smart and self aware. And Dax let her talk! Looking forward to listening to all of the episodes while I walk my dogs.

Surprisingly wonderful!   (5/5)

Sure, I know of Dax and his famous wife but I’m not really a “celebrity person” and usually don’t spend much time delving into their lives. BUT I happened to tune in because of something I heard on My Favorite Murder and I was happily surprised. I find Dax to be down-to-earth, genuinely interested in the world and other people, as well as being an excellent host. I love listening to his interviews even if I’m not very familiar with the guest. His intellectual curiosity has a way of making interesting topics out of people and situations I wouldn’t normally care about. Plus his willingness to share his personal experiences makes him just that much more human. It’s an excellent podcast and the times flies by even though they’re fairly long podcasts. One of my favorite parts of the show is when they fact check at the end.

Proud to be an arm cherry 🍒 & MONICA ROCKS   (5/5)

So down to earth, real, and thought provoking! But actually don’t listen to anything negative about Monica. She is insightful and asks meaningful questions and brings an extra level of awesomeness to the podcast. Monica, you’re a super star. And adding M&J❤️B was such an awesome treat. Thank you Dax, Monica, Wobby Wob, Jess, guests, and more!!

Love!   (5/5)

THE best podcast. Such interesting guests. Love Dax’s take on most things. I love his open mindedness. So funny and so sweet while highly intelligent!

Please send audio...   (5/5)

I want Monica’s stoner laugh as my ringtone.

Very Entertaining!   (4/5)

This podcast has made my long train ride into DC a time to look forward to. Dax and Monica have opened my mind to so many issues and topics that I wouldn’t seek out myself. Some of my favs have been most of the Experts on Expert. Loved Dog the Bounty Hunter, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Cohen proved to be one of the most fascinating. Please feature Shoshana Stern! I think you will find her interesting! Thanks for your honest insights! I hope you keep going for years to come! Big loves to you!

Monica and Jess love boys - LOVE LOVE!!! Season 2?   (5/5)

PLEASE GIVE US A SEASON TWO. Learned so much and I’m in a long term relationship and still I found myself learning so much about mySelf. I recommended to everyone I know and it’s been so helpful for people! More more!

Love the show!   (5/5)

First of all I love this show! I totally relate and think we could be friends lol. I haven’t heard Robbie Rob in awhile, is he still on? Thanks for getting me through the day!

Listen to the Feedback on Monica   (3/5)

I cringe every time Monica talks, she comes off as so self involved, uninteresting, and delusional. I’m not sure why she always has to bring everything back around to her but it takes me out of the conversation and is frustrating. I was just going to deal with it, but then she seriously equated herself to Michael Jordan because of some championship high school cheer thing. Please go away.

Improved over time!   (5/5)

I started listening to this from the beginning. I unsubscribed for a while because there was so much talking over the guests it was very frustrating as a listener. I recently resubscribed and I have to say the podcast has only improved with time! I do wish Monica would add more to all of the interviews. She offers a great contrasting opinion to Dax’s but for whatever reason during some interviews she is very quiet. I’d love to hear more from her as a co-host! And we all love it when Kristen is on! She offers so much to the show, please have her on with guests more!!

Thanks!   (5/5)

Best day when there’s a new episode! My favorite podcast!

Love the messages that love you back 💜   (5/5)

This podcast is A+++. Ya’ll are the Ivy League of podcasts and we arm🍒🍒🍒s are unifiles for you...that’s grammatically correct, yes...we’ll go with yes 😂. Seriously though the editing, interview skills, vulnerability, humor, guest booking chops are on point. Monica, Dax, Rob, and Jess (for Monica & Jess Love Boys), thank you. You’re consummate professionals in podcasting. I’m blown away by how much shade is being thrown at Monica right now. I find her presence and co-leadership on this podcast excellent. We’re all so programmed for sexism (especially towards women of color) in our cultural context and noting the tone of a woman’s laugh or voice is one of the examples of how we’ve been programmed to dismiss powerful women. I think that just might be happening here. Fellow armcherries 🍒 let’s be willing to check our sexism...not calling you specifically & intentionally sexist. We’re all swimming in the sea of patriarchy so it rubs off on all of us. Let’s do our work and not needlessly internet bash Monica, who is bringing so much leadership, humor, and vulnerability to the table. It’s okay for you to disagree with her or with Dax...that’s part of what makes this podcast engaging. I laughed with joy through much of the episode unpacking men’s bodies and thought the vulnerability was admirable, yet also felt that the conversation around weight perpetuated some harmful misconceptions. Things I say in my life I’m sure perpetuate harmful misconceptions. If you have content suggestions, suggest them kindly...don’t attack and shame an individual. Monica you’re wonderful. As you’ve taught us, “love what loves you back.” Please love the comments that love you back or help you love in a bigger way and ignore the rest. 💜💜💜

I Love Monica & Jess!   (5/5)

I love OG armchair expert. Dax is clearly such a good actor because I actually believed he was the Idiocracy / Baby Momma “hot white trash” character! And I was SO pleasantly surprised that I was so wrong. You are so insightful and delightful. Listening to you and your guests is like therapy - seriously, it gets me through. And then came Monica into my life. ❤️ And I was reluctant to start Monica & Jess Love Boys because of my own misconception that it might be caddy. Now I am so sorry and so glad that I was wrong AGAIN on my preconceived notions. Now I’m binging them and I LOVE the deep dive into dating. It is so relatable, convicting (in good ways), and incredibly useful advice. Thank you Monica, Dax and Jess for opening your hearts and putting this amazing content out there for the world 🍒🍒🍒

Love love love!   (5/5)

Throughout this pandemic, I’ve been working from home. I live alone and am definitely a people person. Listening to these podcasts has been my saving grace. Thank you, Dax and Monica, for your story telling, insight, humor and vulnerability. Makes me feel like I am not alone in this world and that the best is yet to come.

Thankful   (5/5)

I am so thankful for this podcast. I’ve been listening all quarantine as well. I love it. It keeps me informed as well.

Great Combo   (5/5)

No one is more memorable than Dax no one brings it out better than Monica

Wonderful   (5/5)

Such a great podcast! Dax and Monica are the best! I always learn so much from their discussions. Keep doing what you’re doing! I’m lovin’ it!

My Fav   (5/5)

Literally the only podcast I listen to! It’s funny, honest, and makes my day better. Dax & Monica kill it!

Love Dax and Monica!   (5/5)

Amazing podcast that covers a wide variety of subjects from the perspective of two people genuinely interested in learning. I love both Dax and Monica’s approach to the topics covered. This podcast has deepened my understanding of things I already knew, introduced me to new people and ideas, and has encouraged me to look inward and reflect numerous times. As a 33 year old WOC (living in Atlanta!), I love to hear Monica’s contributions to the interviews, and the respectful banter and occasional challenging between her and Dax. It is inspiring to hear her growth, both personal and professional. Also LOVED Monica & Jess Love Boys - again, it made me turn inward and explore my own habits. Thank you for the hard work, honesty, and friendship you’re sharing with your audience!

Monica is amazing. You all need to stop.   (5/5)

I adore both of these humans and this podcast. I especially appreciate Monica when she respectfully helps Dax understand other perspectives. You people all need to stop complaining about her voice and her comments. You’re being sexist and it’s gross. I image it’s mostly the women complaining about Monica and I beg you to stop tearing down other women, especially if you’re on an anonymous platform. Be a good person even when nobody knows. Nobody will read this, but I feel better.

Enjoy the show but enough of Monica   (1/5)

I enjoy the podcast and even though I don’t have some of your same views I can learn and hear others opinions. Monica is so full of herself and over the top about white privileged men. Monica is too much. Fact checks are sometimes just arguments of things not to do with the podcast. Because of her I have to give myself a break from the podcast for months at a time

all it took was a pandemic   (1/5)


The perfect balance   (5/5)

Dax and Monica have the perfect balance of both sides. If you don’t like that- find a new podcast.

Love   (5/5)

Both folks are such sparkling conversationalists and essential to the show. I just saw a review by someone asking to have less Monica and that person should go straight to h-e-double-hockey-sticks. Such a rude comment. She’s entirely loveable and I enjoy the back and forth she has with Dax. So there.

Love it (+ stop hating on Monica)   (5/5)

Great podcast, I especially love the expert episodes because I always feel like I learn something new. Dad’s candidness lends to vulnerable conversations rather than interviews, which I love. People need to stop hating on Monica. I appreciate that she debates Dax on any topic so that we’re not totally overrun with hyperbole and random anecdotes by Dax (although I <3 him too)

Love Dax AND Monica   (5/5)

I have been listening to this podcast for years. I love the conversations that develop with guests and between the hosts. I really enjoyed Monica and Jess love boys too!

Monica   (5/5)

I’m seeing some reviews saying have less Monica and I can’t disagree more. I love how thoughtful both hosts questions are, how they can find common ground with any guest, and how they play off of each other. Great podcast! New listener and already obsessed.

Absolutely love but...   (4/5)

I have listened since day 1 and love the podcast. The best part is feeling like you can be in the conversation especially in these times of quarantine. Dax is careful at voicing his opinion and having deep conversation with genuine laughter. I can’t get enough of WHOEVER he interviews. I see that Monica is taking a hard hit lately but it’s honestly for a reason. I find myself not listening by the time fact check rolls around and get a little annoyed when I don’t get to hear any facts I thought I might. She is making things seem more argumentative rather then a healthy debate about different opinions. I know there is deep love and get she works hard for the podcast but that doesn’t make her enjoyable to listen to.

Pamela Adlon!   (5/5)

I love the show! I’ve been listening loyally to new shows for about a year and now I’m cruising through past episodes. More goodness! Love you Monica and Dax! I think Pamela Adlon would be a great great mix with you guys. I’ve been binging ‘Better Things’ and I’m in love! I know you would be too! Your pal Roy in Detroit

Love   (5/5)

This podcast is great and I love everything dax and Monica ( and Robbie rob ) bring to the table! Amazing interviews, hilarious stories. I always recommend the Seth Rogan episode to get people hooked, then they’re listening from the beginning and catching up. 5 stars!

Monica...   (1/5)

Please listen to the feedback to have less Monica on the podcast. In listening to the American Ferrera episode she was talking over her and her interjections really took away from the interview.

Race   (5/5)

I love your conversations about race. I Am it mixed race and I have had very similar experiences as Monica and Zoe. Keep up the good work!

Mantzoukas   (5/5)

I love this podcast! And the episode with Jason Mantzoukas made me love him. Tell him to call me♥️

I was a fan until   (2/5)

I was a huge fan of this podcast and Dax himself until I recently listened to the Chelsea Handler episode. I don’t understand how Dax, a man who is very accepting of all people no matter their race, beliefs, background, or practices, could demean an entire religion by spewing false facts and accusations based on inaccurate information. You’ve alienated an entire community of people and made them feel less than when the purpose of this podcast is to learn about people and their backgrounds and become more open and accepting of others. And the fact that this information wasn’t “checked” in the section of the podcast devoted entirely to checking facts is ridiculous.

Awesome, but...   (4/5)

I have always found Dax Shepherd humorously authentic and authentically humorous. This podcast is no exception. However, please for the love of god stop pushing Monica and Jess Love Boys down our throats. Honestly, it’s making me not want to listen to Armchair Expert anymore.

What a great podcast   (5/5)

Great podcast. Interesting and engaging. Listened to the Rob Lowe episode and both he and Dax are so down to Earth

More therapy/mental health interviews please   (5/5)

Love the mental health interviews! You should interview Dr. Kirk Honda of the “psychology in seattle” podcast about personality disorders or therapy in general.

Dax: 5 stars; Monica: 1 star   (4/5)

Time to find a useful co-host

Love <3   (5/5)

Love the podcast . Favorite episode so far was the episode about the male perspective on men’s bodies and respectively Monica opinion from the female perspective . Thank you 2 and all you have working behind the scenes for a lovely podcast . Look forward to it every week

Amazing podcast ❤️❤️❤️   (5/5)

Love this podcast! I hope Monica and Jess love boys has a part 2 because that was so amazing and insightful!

Wow   (4/5)

The Podcast that really spoke to me was the one with his mom, her single mom story. I’ve had moments of feeling like a failure. But listening to her made me feel normal, and that it was ok to go through the things that I did. Because where me and my children are now is incredible. Thank you for sharing! As I’m listening to other episodes, I love em! However, I find myself ending it at Monica’s’ portion at the end.

Love the podcast BUT...   (5/5)

Monica STOP arguing and disagreeing EVERY episode it’s ok every once and awhile but it’s becoming an every fact check thing! She always claims it’s Dax but it’s her, Dax is more open to see her point of view and will say agree to disagree BUT she keeps going 😩 Get to the facts and maybe a fun conversation once in awhile 🙂

Big fan of Armchair   (5/5)

Not so much monica and jess

Love The Show!!!!!   (5/5)

I really enjoy this podcasts (which is saying something because I’m very particular about what podcasts I listen to). I love what Monica adds to the podcasts!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Ignore those comments that say otherwise. 🙄 I really love when Kristen Bell is on it too! You’re relationship is so real and relatable. My only complaint is that I wish you would release more episode through the week, but I understand why that’s a big ask. But hands down one of the best podcasts out there!!!! 👏👏👏👏

Love this podcast...mostly   (4/5)

I really enjoy this podcast and find Dax to be an excellent host. I find Monica annoying, which is the reason for the 4 stars. Her voice and laugh are extremely grating, but even worse is her personality. Dax is extremely intelligent and it’s really hard for her to keep up. Her attempts to banter with him are so cringey. I used to think people were being way too harsh early on, but after listening to her compare her cheer wins to Michael Jordan’s career was embarrassing. And yes I understand sarcasm and when someone is deadpanning. Her takes are just so unfunny and scream immaturity and privilege. Please grow up! .

Fav podcast!   (5/5)

Frankly, this is the best podcast I listen to. I never miss an episode. There have been SO many episodes with celebrities that go in with an “eh not my favorite person, but what else am I going to listen to today” and I come out completely in love with that person. It’s opened my mind to new and broader opinions. I love it! Trust me when I say you want to listen through to the fact check— it’s 100% worth it. There’s always more engaging conversation and hilarious stories that you won’t want to miss!

Huge fan! But Monica’s laugh ruins it for me.   (4/5)

I’m a huge armchair fan and have listened to every episode up through February 2020 thus far. But I wish they’d take the complaints about Monica’s laugh more seriously. It’s not a personal attack on Monica’s thoughts, opinions or personality, it’s just an extremely irritating loud noise that disrupts the listener’s experience! My husband doesn’t listen to the show but I wanted to play him the Rhys Darby episode because he’s a fan of Flight of the Concords and he stopped it after 2 minutes and said he couldn’t listen anymore because of “that girl’s laugh is awful”. You respect your listeners who have misophonoa from eating sounds so why not respect the other noise complaints?! 😩

Fact Check is My Favorite!   (5/5)

Love the show! Guests are entertaining and educational. My favorite part though is the fact check. Monica and Dax debating points and sharing stories could be a show all it’s own!

Ugh   (3/5)

Love Dax. Monica certainly has her own agenda. Really tired of hearing her put down white people. Grow up Monica and quit playing the victim.

Let’s go to Prison   (5/5)

Hiiiiiiiiiiii!! I just found this podcast and I searched for which episode I wanted to listen to first and I saw Will Arnett and all I could think about was Let’s go to Prison aka one of my favorite movies since I was in middle school. I’m 26 now and I have shown so many humans this movie because it’s effin hilarious!! I’m glad you guys are talking about it and just know it’s not all valets and truckers who have seen that movie lol. Also I love Dax on Spin the Wheel and I love Will on LEGO Masters. You guys are great and super funny!! 🤣

Love the show!   (5/5)

Great guests, thought provoking convo, some humor thrown in. Really solid show. Not 5 stars due to unneeded and often long fact checks, Monica’s presence does not add to the show, and Dax can be a little self-indulgent at times. Otherwise keep up the good work!

Awesome Podcast, but...   (3/5)

Dax is a great at interviewing and has intriguing viewpoints. I enjoy listening him. Monica adds nothing to the show and her arguments are that of a 12 year old. Her comparing herself to Michael Jordan with her state cheer championship.. and was being serious?? Come on

Day 1 listener   (4/5)

Dax, mini mouse, please read this. I hope you guys do fan mailbag or something and more videos for the pods. People like to be heard and like to see ur wonderful faces

What you need   (5/5)

Soothing. Inspiring. Good. Listen to this one, folks.

Just dax.   (3/5)

Wish only dax was the host. Monica doesn’t add anything. I re listened to the Jeff Garlin episode and realized I was enjoying it so much bc Monica wasn’t there.

Intelligent   (3/5)

Dax Shepard is exquisite interviewing his guest with his true personality showing his intellectual side and comedic side while being nothing but honest. It sounds like so much fun. It has been a great distraction during this pandemic. I absolutely loved the Rob Lowe interview ❤️ keep up the great work! Thanks

Monica, really?   (2/5)

I have listened since the beginning and I used to think, everyone needs to cut Monica a break. Now it seems like Monica needs a break. I have always supported her previously, but following her reasoning of hard earned degrees following Zoe’s fact check, she’s a nanny who got a break. Now it doesn’t matter she earned degrees at what she thinks is a reputable school or a 4.0 in what most would say are pointless degrees... Signed a non-practicing lawyer acting as a consultant who continues CLE, on behalf of every other person who achieved a doctorate out there, and doesn’t or couldn’t work in their immediate field. Check your privilege and tone, Monica.

I love this show! (but...)   (5/5)

1) It makes me cringe when Dax comments on his female guests appearance (“You’re so gorgeous” “You’re my number one” etc) It’s hard to communicate in just a few words why I find this problematic and irksome, but to put it in as brief of terms as I can, America doesn’t need another guy offering up his opinions on the relative attractiveness of women. And before you say, “but it’s a compliment!” remember that the strangers catcalling us on the street say the same thing. 2) Your recent conversation about equality vs. liberty was compelling and I’d love to hear you two continue that conversation with a person of color who is more intimately aware of the actual effects that free/hate speech has on minorities, especially black people. Sean King would be an absolutely incredible guest and I think the three of you could have a fascinating conversation that could have far reaching impact. Thanks Dax and Monica, I love your show. ❤️

Still listening!   (5/5)

I heard you say a couple days ago, that you were worried we weren’t listening. WE ARE! Have been the last couple of years. Your show just gets better and better! Thanks! Also - what was the dateline episode that freaked you guys out the other day? You guys are the best! ❤️

Top Notch Hosts Deliver Thought Provoking Conversation   (5/5)

I would give this podcast all my stars. I am a (self proclaimed) podcast junkie and listen to everything under the sun. I am not sure what took me so long to get to this podcast because I had only heard rave reviews and their subject matter is right up my ally. Now, I understand why. Dax and Monica are great hosts and they have on amazing guests, some of which I have heard in other interviews and somehow I get to know them differently on this show. Every episode has made me think long after it ends. Dax and Monica have no problem keeping it real and asking their guest tough questions which makes this show a great cross section of entertainment and authenticity. The two are so open about their humanity which gives the listener permission to do the same. Thank you Dax and Monica! Love you!

Stimulating Talk   (5/5)

This is a wonderful podcast and Dax Shepard does a beautiful job of straddling the line between deep and meaningful conversations and fun, fluffy light talk. The episodes during quarantine are not as good as the one before, which I think has less to do with the hosts and more to do with changes that happen when a conversation is happening over the internet vs. face to face. It’s not as smooth, it’s not as heartfelt , and i believe that a person in the room with you, their energy, is what leads to the most stimulating talk. Quarantine episodes and still great though!

Still Listening   (5/5)

I’ve listened for a few years and now with quarantine my walks have gotten much longer so I can finish an episode! Monica is the perfect compliment to Dax. And I could listen to Rob Lowe or Zoe Kravitz all day long as well. You find great guests!

A solid meaningful podcast   (5/5)

This is a podcast that doesn’t require you to listen in order but there is such a joy in doing just that. Monica and Dax have both grown so much, not just from their discussions in the fact checks but also from their encounters with the people they interview. So much insight - just love it!

Best podcast ever   (5/5)

I have tried and tried and tried to get into podcast, as so many friends and people have recommended dozens for me listen to, and I can’t do it. HOWEVER!!! I have listened to EVERY episode of AE! It’s one of my favorite thing about my new routine! I live in LA and work not too far from the article, but I also grew up in Michigan all around where Dax did. I love these two so much and Dax was made for this!! Love you guys! Keep em coming!!!

No More Monica Please   (1/5)

How old is this woman? Sounds about 9 years old. Arrogant, uninformed and obnoxious. The Monica & Jess episodes only highlight this. Will miss the interesting and thought provoking sessions with people like Sam Harris and Sanjay Gupta. Unsubscribing....

Interview   (5/5)

@randyrainbow He’s the only good thing as a result of the Trump Era. Please!!

Adore!   (5/5)

I really enjoy listening to Dax and Monica. Their working dynamic is amazing and keeps you engaged. Thanks for keeping me entertained.

Monica please stop   (4/5)

If I didn’t know she was an adult I’d think she was 8 years old as far as her arguments with Dax are concerned. Also find it funny that she only gets pouty and combative with Dax alone and never voices a counterpoint or does anything other than nod and agree around a guest. She can only get away with being mouthy when most of the time she won’t be called out on it and gets a laugh from Dax about how feisty she is.

Dax is a gifted interviewer   (5/5)

Started adding more podcasts to my library during quarantine. Dax is a great listener. He and Monica create such a natural, conversational flow with their guests that I will lose track of time while I’m walking the dog or doing dishes. Funny, honest— highly recommend.

Great!   (5/5)


Still listening!!   (5/5)

I listen while working out or while I’m cleaning. You both bring me light and sunshine! Keep it up ❤️

Great listen!!   (5/5)

Due to the pandemic and current stay at home orders, I began to explore more podcast listening options. I listen to them when Im working out at home, going for a walk around the block, cooking, cleaning and when I can’t sleep! I came across this podcast and reviewed the list of episodes and guest list and I thought I’d give it a shot. I listened to Monica Lewinsky and I really enjoyed listening to her perspective and I am glad she was very transparent with the listener about her feelings and experiences. Dax’s voice is strong, clear and soothing! His ability to engage the listener through thought provoking and relatable conversations with his guests is very refreshing! There are a lot of commercials but they are easy to skip through. Thank you!

A must consume podcast!   (5/5)

I have listened since the beginning. I always learn something new and my Mondays and Thursdays are better because of that. I laugh. I think. I understand more and I relate. Become an arm cherrie! Dax and Monica are amazing!

Sit down Monica   (3/5)

Honestly, Monica gets fuller of herself and more condescending with each episode. Hearing her pontificate about her knowledge of comedy as it relates to Dave Chappelle getting the Mark Twain award was just wayyyyyy too much.

Smug white guy   (1/5)

Another podcast by a straight white man who thinks he is WOKE.

Great conversation, guests, and topics (and hilarity)   (5/5)

Have enjoyed this podcast for quite some time but just now finally writing a review. Really enjoy the guests, deep and funny conversations, and the camaraderie between Dax, Monica, and every once in a while Rob. Rob is pretty quiet most of the time but I enjoy hearing him pipe in every once in a while. I’ve been introduced to many people and books through this podcast that have enriched my life. I admire Dax and Monica’s openness of their lives and struggles. Thanks to all involved in making this podcast and keep up the great work. You joke that you think people aren’t listening but I assure you, I’m listening. I’m also a Michigander born, raised, and still residing and definitely understand Dax’s perspectives growing up. Love you guys!!

LOVE   (5/5)

Started listening to this during quarantine as a way to stop myself from sitting in front of the TV all day. I treat myself to an episode while I do chores or cook. Basically it keeps me happy while I do things I don’t want to do. THANK YOU!

Starck   (5/5)

Rob Lowe episode is fantastic. Obsessing about Starck. Spotify has a great playlist. X’ed and danced my ass off there and the memories came flooding back. Thanks for the ride man

Great Podcast   (4/5)

Really good content. Monica’s laugh is a little grating but it’s still worth the listen.

Thank you!   (5/5)

Really love your podcast!! Thank you!!

Please stop eating when you’re recording...   (4/5)

I enjoy the show and have listened for long time. However, you make so many mouth noises when you record. It is also clear that you are often eating while recording. It’s not only weird and unprofessional, but it’s also just disgusting. I have had to turn off episodes because you are making so many mouth noises. Again, I enjoy the interviews and have been a longtime listener. It really bums me out when I cannot finish listening to entire episodes, though. It has happened more than once and they were interviews I was really excited to hear. Please just wait until after the recording session to eat, or eat before you record. You’re an adult. I’m confident you can get a handle on this. Otherwise, it’s a lovey show that I love to listen to every week.

Love show but.....   (5/5)

I find that I have decreased my listening due to Monica’s annoying laugh and comments. Hey Monica..... 😶🤫

Amazing and life altering   (5/5)

I just have never listened to something that has helped me so much in life. Not only with past issues family issues with addiction, abuse, depression and just self esteem. I tell my friends and family I love them at the end of pretty much every conversation! So I love you both!

Feels Like Home   (5/5)

Listening to this podcast for over two years now has gotten me through some difficult times. I travel for work and it’s such a comfort to even hear Dax and Monica’s voice - I feel like I’m right there with them laughing along! I’ve seen them twice live and it’s worth it!!!! Can’t wait for you guys to eventually do another tour. Xo - from Iowa ❤️

Life saver   (5/5)

Due to the quarantine I started looking for a podcast. I like having the freedom to go about my hobbies and house chores, listening to intelligent politics free conversations. Television and radio stations are currently all about the corona virus and Trump. I need a break from the current news! Fortunately Dax has been my life saver. He speaks clearly. Is a great interviewer and has very interesting guests. Thank you very much. Rebecca Schuette

Love This Podcast!!   (5/5)

I’ve been a fan of Mr. Shepard’s for a very long time. This podcast shines a light on Dax the man not the character he’s portraying. Super smart, and hilarious. You will not be disappointed.

Entertaining and insightful   (5/5)

Raw and honest conversation that gives us insights into stars, society, and human connection. I have enjoyed every episode!

LOVE   (5/5)

I love listening to this. Human stories and human connections. It’s delightful year round but particularly during quarantine.

What!????   (2/5)

Dax.. how are you going to say “I want to get to lone star 911 because that show is so great, but really quick did you like parks and rec?” You idiot

Entertaining and educational   (5/5)

I love how I can be entertained and learn something. I love Dax and Monica’s relationship and wish I lived next door, as I’m sure many do too. Dax is so self aware because of his experiences. I love listening to him make assumptions about others and either being vindicated or wrong. The expert episodes are just as entertaining as the episodes with celebrities for me.

Generous host   (4/5)

Pretty fun podcast, Dax Shepard is a generous, vulnerable host. His guests clearly open up to him and that benefits the listener. I only wish he’d read Catch and Kill before the Ronan Farrow interview, it was kind of embarrassing.

Love!!   (4/5)

I love armchair expert and have been listening since the beginning, but I’m a bit disappointed in Dax and his insensitivity about COVID. Saying people with compromised immune systems should wear a scarlet letter and how everyone is going to get it and it’s not a big deal so he’s not going to do anything about it. Some of us lost our jobs because of this. Monica should Edit these things he says out, as they are triggering.

Thank you   (5/5)

Love you both, love your honesty, love you and thank you. I am still listening, I work still at a power plant, keeping lights on, please post more, and thank you for what you have posted. I am listening on the way to work.

Not commuting but still listening!   (5/5)

Love this podcast & wanted to say that even though I’m commuting less I’m definitely still listening. Instead of listening while driving I’m now listening while walking to pass the corona time.

Love their insights and can relate every time   (5/5)

I find this podcast to be so insightful and therapeutic and it inspires me to do more! Glennon Doyle Hit me at the center of it all and Esther Perrell (do?) made me rethink my current knowledge on love and sex education especially raising a child in this day and age. Thank you for making this & Monica&Jess love boys needs a round 2

Love this podcast!   (5/5)

I’m so glad I found Armchair Expert! I love that there are always interesting guests and Dax’s approach that makes the interviews about real life rather than the superficial crap you find in most media. I really enjoyed the Monica and Jess love boys segments too!

Patty Stanger   (5/5)

I loved Patty on Monica and Jess. She should be a guest on Armchair. Monica, I related to so many things you said in this episode. I’m a Virgo too, so we will be the last to get married, together.

Triggering for those struggling during QUARANTINE   (2/5)

In Dax and Monica’s recent Sheryl Crowe interview I felt the urge to throw my phone into the wall when Sheryl is reveling in her quarantine experiences as “as the BEST time ever.” For MILLIONS of struggling Americans this global pandemic is NOT the best time ever right now, mentally, financially and physically. I found that including this conversation in this interview was extremely insensitive and tone deaf to regular people’s (his listeners) actual struggle. Which is also something that the majority of his guests are unable to relate to since they’re mostly wealthy and famous. I can not recommend listening to this podcast during a truly terrible and hard time in America and the World.

Getting me thru WFH   (5/5)

I actually rediscovered this podcast during the pandemic. So good, so real. Going back in time and listening to pre pandemic days. Keep up the analysis and good humor.

Favorite podcast   (5/5)

Dax and Monica are amazing- I love their rapport, both of their personalities, sense of humor, guests they invite and just overall everything. I’m a huge fan and regular listener. I would never have found my favorite tv shows without hearing about them on the podcast - Bless this Mess (where I got way too excited to see Mini Mouse’s cameo) as well as Parenthood.

Beyond Obsessed   (5/5)

I have been listening to each episode of your podcast from the beginning & always recommend to everyone I know. (side note I have been listening just as consistently through quarantine). There so much depth, authentic humor and familiarity with you Dax & Monica. On an overwhelming day, I can hit play on your podcast and feel soothed, like I have just been joined by two dear friends on the sofa. On my best days, I feel energized & stimulated by your conversations. My husband laughs at me all the time because I frequently talk back to you guys, laugh and answer questions as if I’m right there with you. What a brilliant beautiful way to slow down the discourse and bring it back to such open, warm dialogue. Also I find both of your willingness to be wrong & corrected inspiring. As a fiercely prideful creature, I know I can learn how to do that more & more. Love you both dearly. xo Daphne

I’ve been listening since the beginning!   (5/5)

I really enjoy the long-form interviews! I love Dax and Monica! I’m really offended by some of these reviews; it seems like there is some very thinly veiled misogyny in some of them. Monica plays a crucial role in keeping Dax in check and providing a different perspective, which is always a good thing. Keep up the good work, Dax and Monica!

I really want to like this show, but...   (1/5)

Dax Shepard is a really good interviewer and I love listening to him speaking with guests. There are episodes that I love (the one with his mom and Monica Lewinsky comes to mind), but this podcast is so lily white, it’s too much. And when he does speak with the few guests of color, the topic always turns towards race relations. I get it, but black people don’t always want to talk about race with white people! I’m black with loads of white friends, and we don’t always talk about race every time we see each other. There are SO many black & brown celebrities out there today, and they can’t find more to talk to? Another thing that’s annoying is that Monica comes off as whiny. I’m sorry, I don’t want to sound catty, but she’s annoying as hell. What a shame. I really want to like this podcast! But now, it’s annoying and I have to unsubscribe. If/when they get better, I’ll be back.

Decent   (3/5)

Show is ok. I don’t usually like to be personally harsh by I find Monica’s staccato laugh to be the annoying sound on the podcast stratosphere. And, she adds NOTHING to the show BUT that grating laugh. And, change that stupid face on picture of podcast. Can’t stand that.

I’m Listening....   (5/5)

It’s April 22, year of the Corona and I’m listening 🤙🏼. Keep up the good work you two. Thanks for the hours of ear candy. Micah, Santa Monica, Ca

Obsessed   (5/5)

Devoted arm cherry 🍒🍒 Love Dax and Monica-your laugh is amazing, don’t listen to idiots who say otherwise. M&J love boys-I learned so much from this podcast. More than anything I appreciate the vulnerability and honesty. It has encouraged me to do more of that in my own life. As a single 33 year old woman, I can relate to so many of the issues and challenges y’all spoke to. Please keep up this and all podcasts. I love hearing what you all have to say. Still listening during quarantine, just on walks instead of in the car. Xxoo

Why so slow?:/   (1/5)

Why does them talking sound so slow??

Super fan!   (5/5)

Super fan from the great state of MICHIGAN! And yes, I’m totally still listening. Everyday on my long walk. Can’t believe I’m just now writing a review but I had to after the Sheryl Crow interview because it was great as always, ESPECIALLY when the enneagram was brought up! I’ve been waiting for y’all to jump on the bandwagon! I nominate Ian Morgan Cron as an Expert on Experts for the Enneagram. He has his own fabulous podcast called, Typology! Ok, that’s all. Much Love!

Too many books 😂   (5/5)

I love listening to your podcast for the open mind you keep, the way you ask opposition questions so respectfully (REFRESHING), but especially hearing a man be so comfortable with his emotions and be willing to express them. I don’t know if I’ve ever heard two unrelated men say I love you to each other as comfortably as you do with your friends. It’s great for my teenage son to hear. My ONLY complaint is that you have such interesting guests, that I’m spending a fortune buying books they’ve written ! Currently in the middle of Tiny Habits, with Catch and Kill in queue ! Thanks for being an amazing human and sharing that with all of us !

Monica and Jess Love Boys   (5/5)

I am married and have a very good relationship and I absolutely loved Monica and Jess Love Boys. I waited every week for it to come out and as soon as it landed I was listening on my way to work. I loved how open Jess was about his experiences dating because we don’t get to hear very often all of the ups and downs in the lgbtq+ community. I would absolutely love it if you kept the podcast going. I know it was a 10 week challenge but I know I would love updates on how both of you are feeling. Plus I think it would be amazing if you had people with other perspectives come in to talk about their issues. Like people who are trans, non-binary, African American, lesbian, etc. I know it might throw stuff off a little here and there but my favorite part of the podcast was getting to hear the advice but also listening to just someone else’s experience that is different from me. I think everyone should listen to this podcast because it gives such great relationship advice to everyone. So please please please keep it going avid listener! Plus that song it would be stuck in my head all day at work. Love you guys! Thank you for such an amazing podcast

Monica and Jess were GREAT   (5/5)

I so enjoyed Monica and Jess Love Boys! It was fun to see inside of their friendship and learn from their journeys. I am married (since age 18) and I still learned so much! Thank you for being open and honest. I imagine it was scary but you both brought a humble willingness to learn that made you incredibly likable.

North Dakota Armcherry   (5/5)

I love your podcast and yes I am still listening. I live in North Dakota so my commute is 5 minutes😊. It has been a godsend with this quarantine. Keep up the good work.

Ed Helms   (5/5)

Listened to the Ed Helms interview over a two day time period while walking my dog. Loved it! I heard Dax wondering if anyone was still listening... wanted to reassure him that we are! It may take longer to listen to a full episode bc we aren’t in our cars, but we still hear you and appreciate your efforts!

Sheryl Crow episode so good   (5/5)

I’ve been a Sheryl Crow fan since 1993. This is the best interview I’ve heard with her. ❤️

Less Monica   (1/5)

I just unsubscribed because of her fake laugh always butting into the mix, completely unnecessary and dumb. Good luck with that

Thank you!   (5/5)

Monica and Dax- Thank you for staying the course with your Podcast. As a member of AA I treasure your candor. Your Podcasts offer opportunities to deepen friendships and experiences across the board. What a wonderful community you have created!

Love Armchair experts 🙌🏻🙌🏻   (5/5)

I hope Monica and Jess do another series! I absolutely loved Monica and Jess love boys.

M+J Love Boys!   (5/5)

Please Please keep it going!! Especially during this crazy time. Love Love LOVE!


Monica is my favorite part of the podcast and I love M+J Love Boys even more than the original AE. I want it to keep going in some capacity. Please have Monica do more episodes! I really appreciate her vulnerability and willingness to share her personal growth process with us <3

Love you guys ❤️   (5/5)

My friend recommended your podcast and I enjoy listening to you two very much! I love how well spoken you both are and even though I've only listened to two episodes so far I'm hooked! Hilarious, insightful, intriguing, educational, I will definitely be recommending your show! Side note: So I fell asleep listening to your podcast and I had a dream that I was in the passenger seat of a car that Dax was driving and when the car suddenly lurched heavily to the side, causing me to be thrown into Dax's arms, I felt very attracted to Dax and very much wished to stay in his arms but then I remembered you were with Kristen and so I sadly pulled away. Hahaha it felt so real.

Oh Dax! 🤦🏻‍♀️   (5/5)

Dax, Monica — of course we’re still here — we love you guys! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I’m going all the way back to the beginning to make myself feel better in these crazy times. Hang in there. Also, Monica and Jess Love Boys — SO SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Just as good as this show — but good in a different way 😉🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️ Dax, I always appreciate all of your honesty. I’m also sober (10 years). Monica, good job on putting yourself out there on the new podcast! Ok, I’m done! Wonderful! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

M&J love boys has changed me   (5/5)

I have loved armchair expert for a while now and am a loyal listener. Monica and Jess Love Boys has been my favorite podcast, even surpassing armchair expert. It is eye opening, vulnerable, and transformative. Thank you both so much for opening yourselves to the public and letting us take this journey with you!

Still listening !   (5/5)

Thanks for the continuous content to keep us going week to week!! Thank you.