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Author: Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett

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"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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"Justin Theroux"

"Justin Theroux"

2021-06-1401:07:1710

Our knockaround guy from the old neighborhood, Mr. Justin Theroux, arrives wearing two t-shirts, and departs in only one. Justin is an actor, writer, artist, and performer, known most notably for his shirtless airplane flights and pre-made smoothie recipes. He’s also written lil’ things like Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2, and is starring in The Mosquito Coast. But sometimes we just love him for how he stirs the gravy.
"Rob McElhenney"

"Rob McElhenney"

2021-06-0701:08:3620

Golf-buddy Rob McElhenney zips in for some hoots and hollers in Podville, USA. Rob is an actor, writer, director, producer... and co-owner of Wrexham Association Football Club (and you can bet hard money that Will is ready to talk-shoppe on this subject). Plus, allergy tips for extra-credit! Willkommen y bienvenue.
"Mitch Hurwitz"

"Mitch Hurwitz"

2021-05-3101:15:1423

The ultra-hydrated Mitch Hurwitz (writer, producer, creator of Arrested Development) rolls on through, teaching us a variety of skills that range from recycling Post-it notes to writing comedy. Welcome to '4 Skeletons on a Podcast,' otherwise known as SmartLess.
"Jake Tapper"

"Jake Tapper"

2021-05-2401:01:2724

Mr. Jake Tapper surprises & delights us this week. Journalist, CNN lead anchor, author, cartoonist, and cardio-enthusiast, Jake shares workout secrets and his love for Teen Wolf Too. Welcome back to another episode of SmartLess: your ticket to learnings.
"Zach Galifianakis"

"Zach Galifianakis"

2021-05-1755:1749

Zach Galifianakis is upon us. From deep within the Canadian wilderness, this bearded golden-cherub with gorgeously flowing locks helps us see into the future while simultaneously reconfiguring the past. G'Forces of Nature, probably.
"Tina Fey"

"Tina Fey"

2021-05-1056:1044

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.
"Gwyneth Paltrow"

"Gwyneth Paltrow"

2021-05-0356:2115

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!
"Amy Sedaris"

"Amy Sedaris"

2021-04-2659:0516

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.
"Jessica Meir"

"Jessica Meir"

2021-04-1956:2523

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.
"Bob Odenkirk"

"Bob Odenkirk"

2021-04-1201:06:3036

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.
"Ted Sarandos"

"Ted Sarandos"

2021-04-0501:08:5114

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!
"Stephen Colbert"

"Stephen Colbert"

2021-03-2901:08:4850

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.
"W. Kamau Bell"

"W. Kamau Bell"

2021-03-2243:5715

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.
"Brad Paisley"

"Brad Paisley"

2021-03-1501:01:4826

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.
"George Clooney"

"George Clooney"

2021-03-0801:06:0347

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.
"Awkwafina"

"Awkwafina"

2021-03-0152:3918

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!
"David Sinclair"

"David Sinclair"

2021-02-2201:07:3621

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.
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.
"Judd Apatow"

"Judd Apatow"

2021-02-0853:1136

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.
"Darius Rucker"

"Darius Rucker"

2021-02-0150:0726

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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Comments (170)

Denise Cooke

I can't listen to any if yr podcasts simple because you use inverted commas around your guest's name, for no reason

Jun 12th
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Heather Dodson

Do us all a favor guys - Will Arnett - STOP f&cking eating. Is this part of your "bit?" It is not funny, it is repulsive. Honestly, it makes you entirely irrelevant because I fast forward past your parts. If you can't schedule eating before/after the podcast - sit it out!! No one wants to endure it.

Jun 11th
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Jq Baker

Have to say that was very entertaining!

Jun 4th
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Julie Lepianka

You show up in Milwaukee (or Madison)and I am THERE!!! For as much as you destroy Wisconsin, we deserve a visit. You can stay in my son's room with our bearded dragon, Dumpster. He's got a bunk bed; you'll be fine. Can't wait to see you!!!

Jun 4th
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John Tye

That guest was full of crap on a number of levels. Especially his claims of what can be cured or reversed.

Jun 3rd
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Michael Paul

Jizz Prepulsion EXPERT! "CRUSHING ASS" almost died of laughter!!

May 29th
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Nancy Shillinger

Please come to Nevada City California. We have a house on a creek in the mountains. You can stay with us for sure. It's a cool little town with all kinds of outdoorsy things to do. Plus I would really, really like Jason to roll me a joint.

May 28th
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TMeyerDVM

#jasonbatemanforcongress Go for it Jason!!

May 25th
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Lou Israel

My God, Jake Tapper? CNN? A trusted news source? How many times have they been caught lying in the last year? I'm guessing these guys are not screening their guests carefully or else are wilfully blind to facts.... even Tapper had to be aware that most voters are neither Republican nor Democrat. ...and yet this is not assumed. fortunately I tune in to this show only to be entertained, not informed. oh, and Tapper? Julian Assange says hello from prison, and Ed Snowden from Russia, and Steven Donzinger from his house arrest. Gee, did you forget to convert these stories?

May 24th
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BluEyeDevil

mam. not bringing up *out cold?! super disappointed. that movie is a classic in my house. Hilarious

May 19th
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gina carpenter

boooooi

May 18th
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parpar ndr

You are the BEST.

May 16th
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Pam J

Love you guys, not too keen on this guest. Wantes to add that my kids have been drinking coffe since they were old enough to make their own. Theyre ok!

May 13th
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Krista Wieland Boos

Come to Minneapolis! It's way better than Wisconsin or at least on the way if you must go there 😀 (neighbor shade ) . Seriously, come to MN!!!

May 10th
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Krista Wieland Boos

20 year homeschooler here: we have our own community of homeschoolers so there is NO lack of education or academics. We, in fact, have so many social opportunities every week that we have to pick and choose carefully. It sounds like Billie and Fin were unschooled which is child led and less structured but we do more academics and my kids definitely know math. No shade to them and their experience, it was perfect for them. There are a lot of ways to Homeschool but pandemic schooling at home doesn't resemble actual homeschooling in any way.

May 8th
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JR Georges

come to MN please!

May 7th
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Wade Miller

How did they think it was a good idea to push goops products? it's a horrible company taking advantage of vulnerable people. what the hell guys!? maybe just stick to her acting career next time. very disappointing

May 7th
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William Van Camp

look u k I'm m m m lol lol y you n 990000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000)l m

May 5th
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Jim Bergmann

Love the podcast!--you 3 brighten my day and after every episode I can't wait til the next episode. As an aside, I thought it was funny when Gwyneth Paltrow, explaining how she started Goop, said (paraphrasing): "You know, I wanted to recommend things to my friends--like a taco--or a good doctor." OMG I thought that was funny and that you guys should have given her some razzing for sort of equating a taco with a good doctor. Ok I know some tacos are amazing though. You did start giving her some shit later in the episode though, which was funny. Thanks for the podcast!

May 4th
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Steve Savina

Giving this idiot scam artist a platform for dangerous pseudoscience is pretty surprising. She willfully lies about all of her bs products and happily takes people's money ij exchange for garbage that literally has no benefits and actually can and does harm people. No one should be validating this lunatic.

May 3rd
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