Calling all psychology enthusiasts, talk show fans, and Armcherries: We have some exciting news. The podcast Armchair Expert, cohosted by actor, filmmaker, and comedian Dax Shepard and Emmy-nominated producer and personality Monica Padman, is coming exclusively to Spotify. All past and new episodes, which are produced by Rob Holysz, Monica, and Dax, will remain free and available to stream exclusively on the platform starting July 1. The partnership also includes a first look deal with Armchair Umbrella Network.
“Moving to Spotify is a huge opportunity for us. I am especially grateful for the work Monica and Rob have done to get us to this point. We are all bathing in the excitement of knowing we will get to do what we love most for the coming years,” shares Dax.
Armchair Expert has grown exponentially since its launch in 2018, becoming one of the world’s most listened-to podcasts and attracting a loyal fan base of “Armcherries.” Each episode, Dax and Monica invite listeners to join them and their guests for intimate, honest, and judgement-free discussions. At its core, the show is meant to “celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment.”
From discussing inequitable standards with Hillary Clinton to opening up about Dax’s struggles with addiction, the Armchair Expert hosts take a unique approach to interviewing celebrities, artists, and world leaders. The resulting conversations are challenging and vulnerable and allow interviewees to share the toughest and most triumphant moments that have defined their lives. Recent guests include John Legend, Bill Gates, and Salma Hayek.
“We are very excited to embark on this journey with Spotify. Armchair Expert will remain the same show it has always been, but with added opportunities that only Spotify can offer us,” says Monica. “We look forward to continuing to bring our human driven content and doorless bathroom to our audience through this exclusive platform.”
Tune into this week’s episode, on Thursday, May 13, to hear Dax and Monica discuss the new partnership with a surprise guest you won’t want to miss.
Pull up a chair and listen to Armchair Expert below.