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. Listen to SmartLess on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to episodes early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/smartless now.

Episodes

July 9, 2024 6 mins

This is a preview from episode one of The 82%: Modern Stories of Love and Family by This is Actually Happening, produced in collaboration with the Modern Family Institute. If you’d like to find out more about the Modern Family Institute, donate to help advance their work, or get engaged, please visit their website, modernfamilyinstitute.org. 

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It’s the great Henry Winkler! A leaf-blower, chocolate jewelry, the Limbo for self-esteem, the FBI, and being a complete human being. Please don’t discontinue the white cheddar; it’s an all-new SmartLess.

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July 1, 2024 71 mins

This week we teleport Andy Samberg from his massage parlor. A name-change, one ‘song-thing,’ kids having kids, and the Rashomon effect. Time for a top swap— it’s SmartLess!

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June 24, 2024 63 mins

It’s another birthday in a Ferrari with Mr. Jeremy Renner. Theoretical studies include: chutzpah, surrender, divine intervention, and the perfect parking spot. Grab your underwear from the sauna… it’s an all-new SmartLess.


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June 17, 2024 58 mins

Let’s get this poddy started with the incomparable John Williams. We get fortissimo with the great maestro, from escape velocity to the greatest possible luxury in a crowded urban area. We’re definitely gonna need a bigger boat… It's an all-new SmartLess.

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June 10, 2024 62 mins

We’re plonked in the Black Sea with the lovely Daisy Ridley. A cheeky pint, a modest Olympian, and an airport romance novel. Even a visit from Grogu!? …on an all-new SmartLess.


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June 3, 2024 53 mins

Our good man John Goodman joins us this week to explore human feelings, sexy indifference, and, of course, dinner theater. Jump into your rented Corvette and come along for the ride… on an all-new SmartLess.

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May 27, 2024 67 mins

Hop on your underwater moped, because Trevor Noah joins us this week to talk about thread count, a pocket of nothing, and the trappings of American fame and popularity. So come along and learn how knowing people works… on an all-new SmartLess.

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May 20, 2024 64 mins

Grab your tights and ballet shoes; we’ve got David Beckham! Teamwork, Ownership, Family… and the difference between football, soccer, and American football. So pull up a stool and join us for a pub lunch, a roast dinner, and some jellied eels… on an all-new SmartLess.


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May 13, 2024 56 mins

This week we fly-in the amazing Sarah Paulson, with whom we explore and examine the nooks and crannies of an English Muffin, a shared fear of flying, and how to eat air. So get ready, put on your bee-sized boxing gloves, and join us… for an all-new SmartLess.

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May 6, 2024 60 mins

Double the power, double the math; for our 200th episode, it’s double-trouble with Steve Martin and Martin Short. The talk-show anecdote, the best use of a time-machine, and have you ever heard of the word “combo?” Here come the smiles… on an all-new SmartLess.

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April 29, 2024 57 mins

On our first triple-guest podisode, we let our pal President Biden bring along two friends, Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Let’s get a little less-SmartLess together… on an all new SmartLess.

This episode was recorded on March 28th, 2024.

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April 22, 2024 54 mins

This week we host Mr. John Francis Bongiovi Jr, also occasionally known as Jon Bon Jovi. The chicken or the egg, a Golden Grahams commercial, and finding joy for the first time in a decade. And so, our dear listener: strum the tennis racket and think you can sing… on an all-new SmartLess.

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April 15, 2024 75 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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April 8, 2024 66 mins

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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April 1, 2024 56 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 58 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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March 18, 2024 51 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 56 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 77 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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