SmartLess

By Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett

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Subscribers: 3937
Reviews: 14

Julia Ramos Coughlan
 Apr 5, 2021
pretty much the only reason I like Mondays


 Mar 30, 2021

jfl
 Feb 27, 2021
Uffda. A permanent circle jerk of flattery given and flattery returned. Insufferable despite the occasional but rare comedic interjections. I don't know why I'm still listening, but I can't continue long before I'd hate myself for doing so.


 Jan 30, 2021

Monica
 Dec 17, 2020
Love this podcast, love the hosts, love the people they interview!

Description

"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.

Episode Date
"Bob Odenkirk"
01:06:30
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.
Apr 12, 2021
"Ted Sarandos"
01:08:51
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!
Apr 05, 2021
"Stephen Colbert"
01:09:20
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.
Mar 29, 2021
"W. Kamau Bell"
00:44:24
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.
Mar 22, 2021
"Brad Paisley"
01:02:08
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.
Mar 15, 2021
"George Clooney"
01:06:30
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.
Mar 08, 2021
"Awkwafina"
00:52:11
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!
Mar 01, 2021
"David Sinclair"
01:08:06
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.
Feb 22, 2021
"Billie Eilish & Finneas O'Connell"
01:11:00
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.
Feb 15, 2021
"Judd Apatow"
00:54:00
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.
Feb 08, 2021
"Darius Rucker"
00:50:01
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.
Feb 01, 2021
"Sam Harris"
00:54:12
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.
Jan 25, 2021
"Julia Louis-Dreyfus"
00:42:46
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.
Jan 18, 2021
"Bryan Cranston"
00:56:33
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.
Jan 11, 2021
"Martin Short"
00:51:35
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.
Jan 04, 2021
"Megan Rapinoe"
00:45:54
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.
Dec 28, 2020
"James Corden"
01:02:48
The electrical & incredible James Corden joins us this week for a true gentlemens' sit-down and a journey through the brain of a real talent, who's usually on the other side of the interview. Happy Holidays from the whole SmartLess gang!
Dec 21, 2020
"Ron Howard"
00:51:09
The great Mr. Ron Howard joins us this week on the wonderpod. (Let us not forget his wildly formative films like Willow, Cocoon, Splash, A Beautiful Mind, and most recently: Hillbilly Elegy). The gang talk shoppe, they talk life; it’s an arresting conversation.
Dec 14, 2020
"Ricky Gervais"
01:15:05
His name is Ricky Gervais. He likes a crisp IPA, a ripe international spy thriller, and he also happens to care deeply about humanity. Welcome to another wild & crazy episode of SmartLess.
Dec 07, 2020
"Sarah Silverman"
00:44:00
The pod gets electric when surprise guest Sarah Silverman flies in to shock the guys with her charm, sass, and funny-bone. A stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and host of The Sarah Silverman Podcast, Sarah gets down and dirty with the guys, and Will gets a rapid Covid test.
Nov 30, 2020
"Paul McCartney"
01:07:53
We got this guy on the show. Forgetting his name, but we think he was in the Beatles. It's Paul something. New album coming December 18th. Let us introduce you to this modest newcomer on the scene.
Nov 23, 2020
"David Chang"
00:54:10
In this tasty episode of the pod, we bring in Mr. David Chang to have a seat at the table and indulge in a line of questioning by our gang of idiots. As one of the most important chefs and restaurateurs alive today (and he doesn't care), Dave educates the gents on food & the restaurant industry, being a dad, his early days as a golfer, and other juicy nugs. But most importantly: he's gonna' change Sean's life with the right way to make a tuna sandwich.
Nov 16, 2020
"Conan O'Brien"
01:17:00
This week we have a very serious guest to talk about very serious things; a true gentleman who will walk you to your car and clean your windshield if you ask to take a selfie with him. You guessed it: Sir Conan O’Brien. He discusses the collapse of the shelf of his hair and how he’s dealt with the trauma since, his resting heart-rate of a hummingbird, and historical moments with Tom Selleck’s mustache. Because it’s a podcast, and that’s what happens.
Nov 09, 2020
"Brendan Shanahan"
00:54:48
Brendan Shanahan skates on in for this barnburner of an episode. “Shanny” is a former pro ice hockey player and Hall of Famer who currently serves as the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Having won the three most prominent team titles in ice hockey (an Olympic gold medal, a World Championship, and a Stanley Cup) he is a member of the elite “Triple Gold Club.” He’s also a really cool dude.
Nov 02, 2020
"Reese Witherspoon"
00:47:03
Well aren't we surprised by the miraculous Reese Witherspoon, who pops onto the show to discuss her new business venture "Reese's Peaches," amongst a variety of other things, like life. "Welcome to Hollywood, people!"
Oct 26, 2020
"Stacey Abrams"
00:44:40
Stacey Abrams is a political leader, activist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She is also this week's teacher to all of us who are SmartLess. We care about her message, we care about what she does, and we praise her for her activism. Please vote, use your voice to make a difference, and let us unite as a country.
Oct 19, 2020
"Adam Sandler"
00:59:19
"The Sandman" a.k.a. the unstoppable legend Adam Sandler, drives a golf-ball right onto the SmartLess fairway and we all take a ride on the cart of life through blackout nerves, comfort-zones vs. ambition, the importance of family, and the nuances of the comedy brain. Fore!
Oct 12, 2020
"Clayton Kershaw"
00:48:27
Clayton Kershaw is this week's batter up. As starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an eight-time All Star, and a brand new fan of left-handed scissors, Clayton flies in to gab with the gang and discuss critical topics like sweat wicking fabrics and lip-reading, amongst a variety of other things.
Oct 05, 2020
"Jennifer Aniston"
00:51:24
The one-and-only Jennifer Aniston joins us for a surprise-hang amongst true friends. We learn about The Businesstry, junk-food confidence, Fear & Courage... and (when it comes down to it) how the sausage is made.
Sep 28, 2020
"Gustavo Dudamel"
00:59:59
We are blessed by the one and only, maestro Gustavo Dudamel (Conductor, Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic), with a symphony of knowledge, passion & fun on this week's wondrous episode of SmartLess, Opus Numero 10. Esplora e divertiti.
Sep 21, 2020
"Jimmy Kimmel"
00:49:22
There’s a lot of love in the room as everyone’s favorite narcoleptic, Mr. Jimmy Kimmel, takes a moment out of hiatus to lead the fellas on a colossal journey through time and space. Night night, Apple Pie.
Sep 14, 2020
"Maya Rudolph"
00:50:26
Superhero Maya Rudolph skydives in for some cork-popping fun on another juicy episode of the pod. Songs are sung, stories are told, and Maya educates us all, by example, on how to be the coolest cucumber around.
Sep 07, 2020
"Robert Downey Jr.”
00:57:10
Robert Downey Jr. graces us en-studio... with a handful of custom-colored M&M's. A rich taste of friendship, a voyage through RDJ's various chapters, our hosts' shenanigans, and a little pee-pee in the potpourri as-needed.
Aug 31, 2020
“Will Ferrell”
00:47:15
The posse gets a wonderful surprise from comedy royalty Will Ferrell (Old School, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights) popping-through for some fresh kombucha. The foursome discuss formidable history with the Columbia House records club, throwing their sons’ cellphones out of moving vehicles, and other things like their careers, etc. “Keep your landlines, folks.”
Aug 24, 2020
"Kamala Harris"
00:41:49
We are lucky bambinos. Senator Kamala Harris joined us... (somehow!?)... as the last interview before she was selected as Joe Biden's running-mate. We approve this interview. Please enjoy.
Aug 17, 2020
"Seth Rogen"
00:58:36
A destined drop-in from writer, creator, and comedian-extraordinaire, Seth Rogen (An American Pickle, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up). The guys grill Seth on his newly brined movie, his early stand-up days, longstanding collaborations with Apatow and Goldberg... amongst a big bundle of other scintillations. Seth's new film "An American Pickle" is available on HBO Max.
Aug 10, 2020
"Melissa McCarthy"
00:44:29
Will surprises the gang with Oscar-nominated actress, Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Can You Ever Forgive Me?). They explore her early days at the Groundlings, strange auditions & on-stage disasters, her thoughts regarding salad etiquette, and much more. A guest who warms the heart while torturously tickling the funny bone.
Aug 03, 2020
"Neil deGrasse Tyson"
00:48:01
The guys are surprised by renowned astrophysicist, planetary scientist and author, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil teaches the guys about the wonders of the universe, the concept of infinity, the power of mind-blowing inspiration, and even his own potential parallel universe. Gravity and Levity all at once.
Jul 27, 2020
"Dax Shepard"
00:52:25
Celebrating the anniversary of our first moon-landing and the launch of SmartLess, the guys' old pal Dax Shepard surprises them on the pod. Dax is an Actor (Parenthood), Director (Chips), and renowned Podcaster (Armchair Expert). He introduces the gents to the world of podcasting, they talk ski-trips and adventures, and they all discuss their growth through personal experiences, stories and hijinks from memorable (and highly unmemorable) moments in life.
Jul 20, 2020
Trailer 2 "Surprise Guests Teaser"
00:01:37

"Surprise Guests" Trailer for SMARTLESS, with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett

Jul 13, 2020
Trailer 1 "Launch Trailer"
00:02:04

Launch Trailer for SMARTLESS with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett

Jul 07, 2020