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.

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May 10, 2021 54 min
What can we say about the lovely Tina Fey? The talented actor, writer, creator and producer is granted 1-hour of time from her parole officer / daughter to blast out a quick pod with her GPS ankle-bracelet triangulated by 3 cell towers. It's explosive, it's magical, and it Juliennes fries.
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The group goes Goop this week with the one-and-only Gwyneth Paltrow. Academy Award winning actor, mom, author, businesswoman, and lover of bone broth, G.P. gives us a solid hang, a swift education, and a refreshingly delightful vibe. Plus we learn about the birds and the bees... finally!
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April 26, 2021 59 min
We are surprised this week by our dear friend, and one of the most hilarious people on the entire planet, Amy Sedaris. She discusses her favorite golf autobiographies, old cooking shows, and her upcoming imaginary houseware store. Let's just say we feel truly At Home... with Amy Sedaris.
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April 19, 2021 57 min
Jessica Meir is truly out of this world. NASA astronaut, marine biologist, physiologist, and role-model-for-all, Jessica joins us this week and shows us how to use our brains for the first time in lightyears.
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April 12, 2021 66 min
We welcome writer, director, actor, and now fight-trained action hero Bob Odenkirk to the show for a strut down the promenade of life. Bob tells us about everything from the early days to yesterday, the genesis of his new film Nobody, and his favorite chicken pot pie recipe, of course. Bon appétit.
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April 5, 2021 68 min
The gents are thrilled to host their dear friend and boss on the pod this week: Mr. Ted Sarandos (Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer for Netflix). They talk shoppe, they talk turkey, and Will finallllly explains to the guys what "Netflix and chill" means. Ta-dum!
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March 29, 2021 69 min
This week we take a wild ride through the brain of Mr. Stephen Colbert (host, comedian, pro skier). The gang examines Jason's 'pleasant hostility,' Stephen's Lord of the Rings memorabilia, and a few '100% true' stories.
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March 22, 2021 44 min
We are joined this week by Mr. W. Kamau Bell, television host and stand-up comic, and wicked smart dude. He tells us about the birds and the bees, when to teach your children new things, and his grand ideas for Ozark's next season.
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March 15, 2021 62 min
The incredibly talented Brad Paisley shares his perfect blend of country and comedy while we all blush with a crush. "I'm takin' my baby out into this cornfield tonight"... is exactly how we felt after the interview too.
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March 8, 2021 66 min
George Clooney joins us this week for a hurricane of tears... of joy. Between his ridiculous horseplay and profound, prolific involvement in human rights issues and philanthropy, Clooney's got all bases covered. And he's definitely someone who you can trust with your cat.
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March 1, 2021 52 min
We are joined this week by the wonderful Awkwafina. She happens to be an expert on the 1999 filmic masterwork: 'Love Stinks' and we're proud to explore these issues in-depth with her (amongst other things). Listen folks, it's the first day of March and we're all super excited about it!
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February 22, 2021 68 min
Included in the Time 100 as one of the hundred most influential people in the world, David Sinclair parachutes in to learn us some things. Dr. Sinclair is an award-winning Biologist, Professor of Genetics, and highly-regarded for his profound work in the Ageing & Anti-Ageing field. Listen folks, he’s reversed the age of an eye in a mouse and made the mouse see again. So grab a green-juice and listen up.
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February 15, 2021 71 min
Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell are our esteemed first-time-ever Duo Guests in Podland, USA. Welcome to SmartLess, friends. Please keep all arms and limbs safely inside the vehicle and be sure to wear these neon protective goggles, conveniently referred to as Ocean Eyes.
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February 8, 2021 54 min
Female ice-skating protégé Judd Apatow flies-in to this week's podisode. Wait, hang on. Ok, we're learning now that he’s actually a director. And he also writes and produces and is a father and a husband and also a human being. Anyway, we're big fans of Mr. Apatow over here at Team-SmartLess, so we asked, listened, learned, and are currently considering investing in his new lip-balm startup.
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February 1, 2021 50 min
Mr. Darius Rucker (singer, songwriter, inspiration) jumps into this week's episode with an apropos hand-held mic. From his Hootie & The Blowfish days and all the way through his current imprint on the country music scene, we giggle with Darius and learn from him... while Sean and Darius bond over their shared experiences with Kenny Rogers.
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January 25, 2021 54 min
The gang takes a journey through the mind of Sam Harris. Sam is a neuroscientist and philosopher who writes and lectures around the world. He is also a teacher of meditation through his app "Waking Up," as well as host of his podcast "Making Sense." Make sure to stretch your brain both before and after listening, and stay hydrated.
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January 18, 2021 42 min
The exquisite and incomparable Julia Louis-Dreyfus joins us this week on the show. Recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Julia has won more Emmy awards than any other human being. We live and we learn; we laugh and we cry... and we pitch Julia a new podcast idea.
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January 11, 2021 56 min
Bryan Cranston, aka 'the man with two fake-fingers,' joins us this week for some jolification on the pod. An unbelievable talent on-screen and behind the camera, Bryan talks about his early life growing-up, his colorful journeys through Hollywood, and he even gives us a taste of his Vince Gilligan impression.
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January 4, 2021 51 min
Strap on / strap in for one of the funniest men in all the land, Martin Short. He joins us this week to start-off the year with billowy laughs, his own true-Hollywood-stories, the “Nine Categories” he lives by, and of course some psychological self-analysis. Because why not – it’s SmartLess, and we go deep.
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December 28, 2020 45 min
Megan Rapinoe (professional soccer player / international warrior) kicks-off the week on another wonderful pod with the fellas, and a final toast to 2020. Cheers to a beautiful new year, fam.
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