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Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett

"SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life... more

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Listen Now: Sports Explains the World

Sports Explains the World unveils some of the wildest and most surprising sports stories you’ve never heard - And they’re... more

19 Sep 2023 · 6 minutes
"Matthew McConaughey"

Matthew McConaughey: Take 2. We get the legend back on the pod for a second time… and this time, we... more

18 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
"Kara Swisher"

Relish this dish, an ep not to squish… espesh hackers, crackers, and phishers. Ladies and gents, it’s our guest Kara... more

11 Sep 2023 · 56 minutes
"Willem Dafoe"

Animal husbandry, Wisconsin, the craft of acting, and most importantly, the craft of being a good human being. Welcome to... more

04 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
“Jimmy Kimmel: LIVE in Los Angeles”

Night Nurse Jimmy Kimmel prepares our warm milk and rocks our 6-City-Tour to beddybyeeeeee, LIVE from Los Angeles. (Recorded Feb.... more

31 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Wondery Presents - Over My Dead Body: Gone Hunting

When Mike Williams vanishes on a hunting trip, the authorities suspect he was eaten by alligators but the true predators... more

29 Aug 2023 · 5 minutes
"Jen Psaki"

Press room’s graceful guide,  Jen Psaki’s words, truth and tide,  Wisdom flows inside.  Welcome to an all-new-HaikuLess. This episode was recorded on July 11,... more

28 Aug 2023 · 56 minutes
"Kevin Hart: LIVE in Los Angeles"

We Hart LA… LIVE with Kevin Hart. (Recorded Feb. 12, 2022) Listen to “SmartLess Live” episodes four weeks early and ad-free... more

24 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
"Rose Byrne"

Stop and smell the Roses, but don’t get Byrne’t by the molten lava of sheer podcast excellence - we’ve got... more

21 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
“Matt Damon (and Tracey!) LIVE in Madison”

This week Matt-is-on from Madison… Matt Damon, that is (with a quick visit from Tracey) comin’ atcha LIVE from Wisconsin.... more

17 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
"Jessica Chastain"

We’re serving up poached pears with sweet potato ice cream as we slow-roast with the great Jessica Chastain. So kick... more

14 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
"Mark Cuban: LIVE in Chicago"

Mark Cuban sends us to business school, LIVE in Chicago. (Recorded on Feb 08, 2022) Listen to “SmartLess Live” episodes four weeks... more

10 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
"Paul Giamatti"

All’s well that end-swell with the illustrious Paul Giamatti. Moth protection, boxing tips, the Hummus Diet, and everything in-between (colonoscopies... more

07 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
"Andy Richter: LIVE in Chicago”

It’s hard to find a descriptor… for the delights of Andy Richter. (Recorded on February 08, 2022) Listen to “SmartLess Live” episodes... more

03 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
"Greta Gerwig"

Greta Gerwig joins us from atop a Fire Station on this scorching summer morn. We chat in-depth about the importance... more

31 Jul 2023 · 59 minutes
"AOC: LIVE in Brooklyn"

We sat down in Brooklyn with the lovely Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to talk Harry Potter, edible gummies, and Sean For President. (Recorded... more

27 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
"Steven Soderbergh"

A shot, a line, a transition, an idea, a font, anything. It’s Bolivian spirit dealer and ‘the Taylor Swift of... more

24 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
"David Letterman: LIVE in Brooklyn"

We went to Brooklyn and sat down with both David Letterman and his sidekick (The Beard) for a hell of... more

20 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
"Danny McBride"

This week we’ve got the Mayor of Laughland coming to us live from Charleston: Mr. Danny McBride. We discuss vacation... more

17 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
"MIT Professor Max Tegmark: LIVE in Boston"

Find out more about mechanical cats doing Cats on Broadway… with our esteemed surprise guest: physicist, cosmologist, and machine-learning researcher... more

13 Jul 2023 · 50 minutes
"Tom Holland"

Happy 3rd Birthday, SmartLess! On another trip around the sun, a limerick for our guest:   There once was a lad named... more

10 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
“Conan O’Brien: LIVE in Boston”

We had a wicked pissah with "the opposite of Tom Brady" a.k.a. Conan O'Brien. (Recorded on February 04, 2022) Listen to “SmartLess... more

06 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
"Idris Elba"

This week we have a world-famous DJ, undefeated kickboxer, land-speed record holder at 180 mph in a Bentley on a... more

03 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
“Will Ferrell: LIVE in Washington DC”

We met the exotic big cat named Will Ferrell in our country's capital... and we let him out of his... more

29 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
"Simon Pegg"

We fit a round Pegg in a round pod with this week’s guest, the incredible Simon Pegg. Agent Lorenzo Zoil... more

26 Jun 2023 · 54 minutes
"Jennifer Garner"

“When’s the last time you dealt with a parabola?” is one of the many questions we explore with the lovely... more

19 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
"Pedro Pascal"

Pull over and turn the car off— it’s “the ultimate Daddy” a.k.a. Pedro Pascal, stuck in an empty interrogation room... more

12 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
"Kaley Cuoco"

A haiku for Kaley Cuoco: Comedy's delight, Kaley's wit ignites laughter, Podcast joy takes flight. Please support us by supporting our sponsors. See Privacy Policy... more

05 Jun 2023 · 55 minutes
“Depeche Mode”

We speak & spell with Dave Gahan and Martin Gore of [the French fashion magazine] Depeche Mode. Truly, we just... more

29 May 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
"Matthew Rhys"

Open a bottle of beer with a key and grab a fire poker, we’ve got Matthew Rhys on the horn... more

22 May 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
"Paul Anka"

Drink some olive oil with a squeeze of lemon – it’s Paul Anka Day! We’re at the end of the... more

15 May 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
"Bill Hader"

Things we discuss with the insanely talented Bill Hader:   Portal-to-portal A hat on a hat Pot roast for breakfast Nut allergies How high can you... more

08 May 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
"The Russo Brothers"

The bread market is skyrocketing this week at a dollar a slice and 50 cents for the heels, ‘cause we’ve... more

01 May 2023 · 56 minutes
"Joaquin Phoenix"

“Whatever happens is a part of it, and it’s ok.” Well it’s more than ‘ok’ this week, and we’re not... more

24 Apr 2023 · 59 minutes
"Simon Le Bon"

Put on your smokey-eye and come out from behind the soda machine, because we’ve got a le-bona-fide rock star on... more

17 Apr 2023 · 53 minutes
"Rob Lowe"

How lowe can we go? Yeah, it’s Rob Lowe. So grab your lollipop and wait in line for three hours…... more

10 Apr 2023 · 1 hour,
"Ben Affleck"

Ben Affleck comes to us from his lair to let down his hair, talk about Air, splitting incomes as a... more

03 Apr 2023 · 59 minutes
"Keanu Reeves"

We welcome fellow goalie “cool breeze over the mountains” a.k.a. Keanu Reeves to the show to discuss sellin’ cornflakes, workin’... more

27 Mar 2023 · 58 minutes
"Jon Favreau"

"So a bounty hunter walks into a bar..." Jump into the ring with none other than Mr. Jon Favreau. We're... more

20 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
"Al Michaels"

In the words of Al Michaels, “please God, when I open my mouth, let air come out.” Join us for... more

13 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
"Natasha Lyonne"

Gather ‘round for some storytelling with this week’s guest, Natasha Lyonne. The flock flies us through ATM shenanigans, toasties &... more

06 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
"Brendan Fraser"

Weaze the juice…it’s Brendan Fraser. Items you’ll need for this ep: a punch card, a video magnetofon, prison WIFI, pork... more

27 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
"Billy Crudup"

This week let’s suit-up with Billy Crudup! We all sit down and indulge in some ‘Classic Crudup,’ like priceless voiceover... more

20 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
"Eugene Levy"

Find an excuse to cancel dinner and let’s take a journey through the brain of the great Eugene Levy. We... more

13 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
"Tracee Ellis Ross"

Put on your uniform and get your wiggles out: it’s Tracee Ellis Ross. We sit down and explore a cappella... more

06 Feb 2023 · 47 minutes
"Dana Carvey"

We go on a hike with the incredible Dana Carvey. This week we’re plonkin’, we’re chuggin’ vitamins, and we’re explorin’... more

30 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute

We needed a lead vocalist, so we got Bono. Come join us for breaking-news, the similarities between Ireland and Jamaica,... more

23 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
"Steven Spielberg"

Let’s all go to the movies… with Steven Spielberg. We fall in love with Doctor Zhivago, indulge in some tainted... more

16 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
"John Krasinski"

We spend a fortnight in the future with our dear friend, John Krasinski. Baby weight record-holder a.k.a. ‘Kras’ schools us... more

09 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
"Alejandro Iñárritu"

We suspend reality with the one and only Alejandro Iñárritu, discussing bear attacks, finger dexterity exercises, and a little bit... more

02 Jan 2023 · 44 minutes
"Edward Norton"

History major Edward Norton swims with the pod this week, uncovering rare treasures like a Portillo’s private plane, Asian long-horned... more

26 Dec 2022 · 58 minutes
"James Cameron"

It’s raining Skittles this week, as the ultra-cool James Cameron shows us how to swim. We dive into the abyss... more

19 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
"Emily Blunt"

We find our Quiet Place with the wonderfully charming Emily Blunt. Will auditions for Friends, Emily pronounces “Arnold Palmer” with... more

12 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
"Sigourney Weaver"

The illustrious Sigourney Weaver trains us to breathe underwater, look into camera, and make chocolates for agents. “Get off my... more

05 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
"Rian Johnson"

Pull those Knives Out and lay some Brick: it’s writer/director Rian Johnson. We discuss ‘making movies with a bunch of... more

28 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
"Kumail Nanjiani"

This week we host the illustrious Kumail Nanjiani to discuss weight gain tips, the definition of a real man, and... more

21 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
"Charlize Theron"

Welkom by ‘n nuwe SmartLess, where Sean makes Sloppy Joes, we all get tattoos, and we finally get to talk golf,... more

14 Nov 2022 · 55 minutes
"Wayne Gretzky"

You’re gonna give a puck about this week’s guest, Mr. Wayne Gretzky. We sit down with The Great One to... more

07 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
"President Joe Biden"

Welcome to SmartLess… with The 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden. Need we say more? Please support us by... more

02 Nov 2022 · 55 minutes
"Elisabeth Moss"

We have our cake (and eat it too) with the ultra-talented Elisabeth Moss. Sean gets Lizzy’s address, Will tries to... more

31 Oct 2022 · 56 minutes
"Steve Carell "

Sapphire-Steve Carell joins us this week via Wicked SmahtLess Satellite-Uplink. We review his resume from resident DJ to mail carrier…... more

24 Oct 2022 · 55 minutes
"Tony Hale"

Set your sails, it’s Tony Hale! We’ve got the double-Emmy winner and good friend of the show Busting in this... more

17 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
"Kevin Bacon"

We sizzle up some Kevin Bacon on this week’s ep of our little pea pod. Sean almost reinterprets Footloose, while... more

10 Oct 2022 · 49 minutes
"Anderson Cooper"

Strap on your helmet and grab your go-bag; we’ve got Anderson Cooper live on the scene. We go floor-to-floor via... more

03 Oct 2022 · 48 minutes
"Allison Janney"

Figure skating champ, Allison Janney rolls between takes on your favey poddy. We learn some hand-to-hand combat, how to smoke... more

26 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
"Katy Perry"

We’ve got the lovely Katy Perry on the mic this week, who gives parental advice, talks pop anthems and halftime... more

19 Sep 2022 · 42 minutes
"Ethan Hawke"

The uber-talented Ethan Hawke joins us this week on the wunderpod. We talk acting, directing, and of course, alternate Elvis... more

12 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
"John Legend"

Legend has it, we got an EGOT on the pod. John Legend joins us this week and we hum some... more

05 Sep 2022 · 44 minutes
“Ewan McGregor”

We rustle up a motorcycling Obi-Wan-of-a-kind: Mr. Ewan McGregor, coming to us from the sanctum of his tiny house. The... more

29 Aug 2022 · 57 minutes
"Kenan Thompson"

Kenan Thompson, SNL’s longest-tenured cast member, joins us this week from Atlanta. Everyone has a go at their best Lorne... more

22 Aug 2022 · 47 minutes
"Shawn Levy"

Talk about great hair… it’s Shawn Levy comin’ through from a Hungarian hotel to educate us on cinematic heft and... more

15 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
"Arcade Fire"

Grab your joystick and a handful of kindling; Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire join us from New... more

08 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
"Kerry Washington"

The incredibly talented actor/producer Kerry Washington joins us this week to give us a safer-sex education. Sean becomes our next... more

01 Aug 2022 · 54 minutes
"Jordan Peele"

Master of puppets, Mr. Jordan Peele surprises us this week on the pod. We of course cover the ‘illusion’ of... more

25 Jul 2022 · 58 minutes
"James Burrows"

James a.k.a. “Jimmy” Burrows (co-creator of Cheers and prolific television director of shows such as Taxi, Frasier, Friends, Will &... more

18 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
"Jack Black"

Thomas Jacob Black, a.k.a. “Jack Black” reveals himself from behind a piece of toilet paper for this week’s rich and... more

11 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
"Jeff Bridges"

We come to you from the ranch, where we do some trim tabbing and advanced pretending with Jeff Bridges, a.k.a.... more

04 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
"Jenny Slate"

Our lovely surprise guest Jenny Slate joins from a supply closet to give us the 5-day weather outlook, the difference... more

27 Jun 2022 · 44 minutes
"Chris Pratt"

We are surprised and delighted this week by door-to-door salesman, Chris Pratt. We discuss the emotional rollercoaster of golf, pineapple... more

20 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
"Bradley Cooper"

Grab your Pepcid AC; it’s time for a spicy-hot Episode 100 of SmartLess. Come laugh and cry with us, as... more

13 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
“Phil Lord & Christopher Miller”

Our Surprise Guest(s) this week are the dynamic duo: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “The Hall & Oates of film... more

06 Jun 2022 · 55 minutes
"Kristen Wiig"

Go fig… it’s Kristen Wiig! Born in the Amazon basin, and having never used electricity prior to the age of... more

30 May 2022 · 51 minutes
"Ben Stiller"

We go into some deep shoppe-talk with the hilarious and ultra-talented Ben Stiller. We cover all the necessary nuances, like applying... more

23 May 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
"John Mulaney"

As John Mulaney always says: “sugar goes into this body.” This week’s guest gets deep about his former tag crew,... more

16 May 2022 · 56 minutes
"Mike Myers"

Will invites another Canadian treasure this week: Mr. Mike Myers. 18 seconds of pleasure and a lifetime of responsibility, 2%... more

09 May 2022 · 53 minutes
“Liam Neeson”

Avid fly fisherman Liam Neeson brings his very particular set of skills (and his Stanley thermos) to the show this... more

02 May 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
"Bill Maher"

Welcome to a large-scale diorama at the Museum of Natural SmartLess. This week Bill Maher teaches us about the finer... more

25 Apr 2022 · 41 minutes
"Craig Robinson"

Sean’s old college buddy Craig Robinson hops aboard the SmartLess catamaran as we sail into a sea of laughs and... more

18 Apr 2022 · 52 minutes
"Michael Lewis"

We’re an island of misfit toys with big-brained Michael Lewis (author of books such as Moneyball: The Art of Winning... more

11 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
"Jon Hamm"

The guys go full-Yamaha this week with avid golfer, Jon Hamm. It’s mad, man. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California... more

04 Apr 2022 · 47 minutes
"David Spade"

On this diamond of an episode, ace comedian David Spade shuffles on in. Our hearts are captured as we get... more

28 Mar 2022 · 55 minutes
"Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood"

This week’s smart-plate special: Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood from that tiny band Radiohead. Bon appétit. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy... more

21 Mar 2022 · 54 minutes
"Cate Blanchett"

We roll up our sleeves and get down to business with none other than Cate Blanchett. She reveals her aspirations... more

14 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
"Paul Thomas Anderson"

Italian candy expert, amateur filmmaker (and recipient of 11 Academy Awards) Paul Thomas Anderson joins us this week to dig... more

07 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
"Charlie Day"

Wrap yourself in cashmere and come sit by the fire with Mr. Charlie Day, who joins us this week to... more

28 Feb 2022 · 51 minutes
“Courteney Cox”

The universe served up Ms. Courteney Cox this week for an education on steak sauce recipes, upgrading your home decor,... more

21 Feb 2022 · 44 minutes
“Eddie Vedder”

A song comprised of quotes from this episode: Midnight shifts, foiling 3 feet off the water The waves are X amount of... more

14 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
“Adam McKay”

Jump into a bouncy castle full of hyenas and long-stemmed wine glasses with this week’s guest, Adam McKay. It’s SmartLess.... more

07 Feb 2022 · 47 minutes
"Johnny Knoxville"

Welcome to another episode of JackLess: PJ teaches us how to be brave, Jason gets a new operating system, Will... more

31 Jan 2022 · 53 minutes
“Michael Moore”

It’s time for a Canadian strip-search this week: we have Michael Moore on the pod. And when it comes to... more

24 Jan 2022 · 49 minutes
“David Byrne”

We’re SmartLess, so things Stopped Making Sense a while ago… but it’s David Byrne, people! Please support us by supporting our... more

17 Jan 2022 · 59 minutes
"Kathryn Hahn"

First we cross Jordan then head to Serbia and Greece with the ultra-talented Kathryn Hahn. Kathryn makes us giggle uncontrollably,... more

10 Jan 2022 · 55 minutes
“Barry Sonnenfeld”

Barry Sonnenfeld, call your mother! The game-changing Director and Cinematographer joins us this week to teach us the rules: don’t... more

03 Jan 2022 · 53 minutes
"Woody Harrelson"

We dive into trash bags with Woody Harrelson, who comes to us live from Winnipeg. We explore Woody’s life and... more

27 Dec 2021 · 50 minutes
"Will Forte"

In the words of Will Forte, "It's almost too much for your eyes and ears to handle." See Privacy Policy at... more

20 Dec 2021 · 53 minutes
"Jimmy Fallon"

The host with the most Mr. Jimmy Fallon teleports to us from NYC. Jimmy takes over Lorne's office, he describes... more

13 Dec 2021 · 45 minutes
"Sandra Bullock"

Sandra Bullock speeds over for this week’s episode. Sandra teaches us German, Jason probes her on charcuterie, Will auditions for... more

06 Dec 2021 · 53 minutes
"Dave Grohl"

The pod’s like a house of mud-wrestlers this week when Dave Grohl rolls on through. We learn how to live... more

29 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
"Halle Berry"

We are surprised this week by the amazingly talented Halle Berry. Actor, director, activist, and mother, Halle joins us to... more

22 Nov 2021 · 55 minutes
“Dr. Vivek Murthy”

This week we welcome our nation’s doctor, The United States Surgeon General.  Dr. Murthy blesses us with his wisdom across... more

15 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
"Jerry Seinfeld"

Aspiring Little League coach Jerry Seinfeld joins us this week to talk about the History of the Pop-Tart and the... more

08 Nov 2021 · 54 minutes
"Tom Hanks"

We are very T.Hankful this week, with surprise guest Tom Hanks. Tom renames the show “HelpLess,” Sean practices his critically-recognized... more

01 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
"Joe Buck"

We go Buck wild with strong-shouldered sports commentator Joe Buck. From dads to daddy issues and hair transplants to high-intensity... more

25 Oct 2021 · 56 minutes
"Chelsea Handler"

Handler!? You hardly even knew 'er! But now you're gonna, on a wild ride through pinky rings, $2000 cab rides,... more

18 Oct 2021 · 48 minutes
"David Remnick"

Why is David Remnick always so cold? He’s surrounded by drafts. Editor of The New Yorker and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer... more

11 Oct 2021 · 45 minutes
"Jeff Daniels"

This wonderful week brings us thespian-extraordinaire Jeff Daniels. We deep-dive on craft, hear about collaborators from Sorkin to Cagney to... more

04 Oct 2021 · 48 minutes
"Jon Stewart"

Day bartender and Egyptian silk connoisseur Jon Stewart joins us for a chat. Comedian, writer, director, and television host, Jon... more

27 Sep 2021 · 51 minutes
"Ken Burns"

We are blessed to have Ken Burns sit down with us this week. Ken clears up the rumors about George Washington’s... more

20 Sep 2021 · 56 minutes
"Tiffany Haddish"

Actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish sits down with us on 'opportunity day.' She tells about growing up in South Central... more

13 Sep 2021 · 55 minutes
"Fred Armisen"

Our hombre Fred Armisen comes to us via satellite uplink on another extra-special episode in Podland, USA. The hijinks never end,... more

06 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
"Jerry Seinfeld"

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Aspiring Little League coach Jerry Seinfeld joins us this week to talk about the History of the Pop-Tart and the power of... more