SmartLess

SmartLess

"SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind. New episodes on Mondays for free. Listen 1-week early and to all episodes ad-free with Wondery+ or Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Episodes

April 15, 2024 80 mins

We go in the weeds with Larry David on critical items: dinner parties, romance novels, The Golden Rule, Halloween… and we unsuccessfully debut our new Speed Round format. “He’d rather be doing nothing than talking to us,” on an all-new SmartLess. We love you.


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Watch out, folks— it’s Don Cheadle, a.k.a. “Donchalant.” What is Jazz? Did Don have a good slumber last night? Get ready for some hard-hitters, like a deadly mignonette, the most rarified air, and both Kansas Cities. From our lips to pods’ ears, it’s an all-new SmartLess.

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Have you ever wondered how some of the biggest companies were built? On the podcast How I Built This, host Guy Raz talks to the founders behind the world’s biggest companies and brands to learn the real stories of how they built them. How I Built This with Guy Raz is a master-class on innovation, creativity, leadership and how to navigate challenges of all kinds.

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April 1, 2024 61 mins

Take your beta blocker before chugging that milkshake: it’s Kristen Stewart. She dares to ask the question: “does anyone play golf?” What follows is an L-shaped couch, a Pomodoro with a bunch of butter, and a very meaningful tattoo. Welcome to SmartLess.


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March 25, 2024 68 mins

Ladies and germs, it’s Jake Gyllenhaal. The great Count Jakeula talks to us about bicycle Brazilians, a combo Bar Mitzvah/Quinceañera, and how to make ice cream in your mouth. Welcome to The Octagon: actually wait– it’s SmartLess.

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What if the NBA never vetoed the Chris Paul trade to the Lakers? What if the Seahawks ran the ball on the one yard line in the Super Bowl? Could a coin flip have landed Magic in Chicago, Michael in LA and made Charles Barkley the first Black President? Wait, what?!! Questions like these have broken the brains of sports fans since the beginning of time.

 

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March 18, 2024 58 mins

An unexamined life, a thirst for danger, and the Dalai Lama. In the words of John Oliver: “if I’ve got a microphone at the end of my arm and they’ve got a fist at the end of theirs, there’s definitely room to connect.” Welcome to SmartLess.

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March 11, 2024 64 mins

The talented and hilarious Amy Schumer joins us while color-coding her books. Some quick quests: peanut M&M’s, “the Process,” and a sad pile of stuffed animals. So take your Christmas growth hormone and start warming up… for another sizzling episode of SmartLess.

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March 4, 2024 81 mins

It's our favorite JB: the one and only Josh Brolin. El Pollo Loco commercials, contrast, a celebrity death match, and is Dune a real place? Rest your rifle on your boot… on an all-new SmartLess.

Also, our friend and actress D'Arcy Carden stops by to talk about her new SmartLess Media podcast, "WikiHole," a comedic trivia show about the bizarre and intriguing connections on Wikipedia.

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February 26, 2024 59 mins

“No stranger to a giggle,” we welcome the lovely Kelly Clarkson. Small towns & big cities, the art of the lie, and a gift horse’s mouth. Buy your friend their dream car… it’s an all-new SmartLess.

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February 19, 2024 51 mins

Be Professional… it’s Natalie Portman! Pie n’ Burger, la langue française, and a signature required for delivery. Plug in your power adapter— it’s an all-new SmartLess.

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February 12, 2024 75 mins

We cut some rug with the one and only Sam Rockwell. Batwing Lubricant, Fast & Furious with the sound off, and a longtime listener calls in! Don’t turn that dial — it’s SmartLess.

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February 5, 2024 66 mins

This week, we happily disturb the pre-show routines of Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers. Let’s kill some time and learn about the “steady incline of ‘how did we get here?’” ...on another killer episode of SmartLess.

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January 29, 2024 62 mins

Don’t hit snooze this morn; we’ve got Penelope Cruz on the horn! No free lunch, the light of Madrid in the summer, and the sneeze heard ‘round the world. Welcome to Cruz FM — and an all-new SmartLess.

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January 22, 2024 66 mins

Humble beginnings, motorcycle-hair, and a bean and cheese burrito cut in thirds. Welcome to Mark Ruffalo’s office… on an all-new SmartLess.

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January 15, 2024 58 mins

Come sleepwalk with us… it’s Mike Birbiglia! We chat all-things-funny; comedians who are too serious, intentional non-laughter, and crying at the ballet recital. Don’t leave the party early (or we’ll talk about it for days) – it’s SmartLess.

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January 8, 2024 56 mins

Gather ‘round listener, it’s Selena Gomez! We talk Craigslist, a hot Barney, and blissful ignorance. Practice your mirror-face; it’s an all-new SmartLess.

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January 1, 2024 60 mins

Guest what? It’s Adam Driver. A broken-down Lincoln Town Car, training on a busted sternum, and, well yeah, Sean gets to ask about Star Wars. Never say ‘skit’ and don’t have your parents teach you piano— it’s SmartLess.

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December 25, 2023 55 mins

Put that cookie down, let off some steam, and get in the chopper. It’s Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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December 24, 2023 22 mins

Unwrap yourself with this Clause for celebration, a SmartLess Christmas Bonus: SANTA!

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