When it comes to celebrity crushes, I have a few. The Rock, obviously. Chris Pratt, when he’s being a superhero. And Dax Shepard. There are more, but they fluctuate according to what I’m watching.
I first started my Dax crush when I saw Without a Paddle.
That movie, by the way, is still one of my favorites and I literally cry with laughter every time I see it. He’s super cute, tall, hilarious, really earnest and smart, oh and he is married to Kristen Bell. They are basically everyone’s idea of #couplegoals, because of how funny and honest they are about their lives together and their relationship. At least, the part of it they share on social media.
So, when I saw that he started a podcast called Armchair Expert I was like, um hell no. I’m not a podcast person.
But then, he kept posting about the guests that would be joining him each week, and I still thought. Nope, that sounds cool… but still not a podcast person.
And then, one day on my 90 minute drive to work I couldn’t find any good music to listen to. All of the radio stations were disappointing me, I was bored of my Pandora offerings and I really need to update my iPhone music playlist. So, I decided to throw on the Armchair Expert podcast episode where Dax interviews Ellen DeGeneres.
And it was SOOOO GOOOD.
I turned it up and listened hard to every single moment of that show. Then, because the last 10 minutes stuck in my head for the next few days, I commented on his Instagram… and he liked my comment AND RESPONDED!
And then, it still stuck in my head so I made my husband listen to the last 10 minutes of the podcast and then we talked about it for 30+ more minutes.
I figured, if I liked that episode maybe, just maybe, I’d try another one. So, I listened to the Armchair Expert with Anna Faris (crush #2’s soon-to-be ex-wife, and superstar of her own right). And it was really good too.
There are 11 episodes so far, and I’ve only had the chance to listen to 2 of them… but now it’s totally on my ‘to do’ list for long workday car rides. Without Jack in the car, because there is some salty language.
While I still can’t say I’m a podcast person, I can say that I’m an Armchair Expert podcast person. And I *might* branch out and try Anna Faris’ podcast too when I run out of episodes. Maybe.
Do you listen to Armchair Expert? Are you a “podcast” person?