Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett


57 episodes

"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.

  • 02 AUG 2021
    "J.J. Abrams"
    1h 10m 6s

    We’re surprised and delighted this fine Monday… by Mr. J.J. Abrams. This wildly creative filmmaker and musician gives us an hour inside his brain. We’re humbled by his request to audition for SmartLess advertising reads, we’re warned not to...

  • 26 JUL 2021
    "Joy Reid"
    46m 37s

    Joy Reid blesses us with her magical presence on this week’s episode of ChairPod SmartArm. Joy is host of MSNBC's "The ReidOut," and (this just in…) a wonderful human being too. Plus she likes all of Sean’s favorite content so it’s been a r...

  • 19 JUL 2021
    "Ryan Reynolds"
    1h 17m 51s

    The super-handsome, ultra-talented, and mildly-funny Ryan Reynolds joins us this week on the show. We go deep with the double-R, from stocking shelves label-out, to vulnerability as a performer and business owner… while touching on his “hum...

  • 12 JUL 2021
    "LeBron James"
    57m 25s

    It's been a whole year, gang. Happy Anniversary... and we love you so damn much it hurts. Also, we found this guy named LeBron James and we went ahead and interviewed him. Because we're "just for the helluvit" kinda guys. Happy 1-year. Will...

  • 05 JUL 2021
    "Elizabeth Banks"
    1h 6m 0s

    The incred Elizabeth Banks joins us this week from Ireland. Elizabeth is an actor, director, writer, producer, and all-around baller. She teaches us about pet-care in exchange for lodging, Jason learns what the word “college” means, and a f...

  • 28 JUN 2021
    "José Andrés"
    1h 10m 8s

    We've got electrolyte-specialist José Andrés on the horn this week for episode numero 50. World-changing Chef, Restauranteur, and Generous Human, José teaches us about humanitarian journeys, the love for a ripe gooseneck barnacle, and his a...

  • 21 JUN 2021
    "David Cross"
    1h 1m 53s

    Our dear old pal David Cross (comedian, actor, writer, director) jumps into the jacuzzi with us this week. We discuss jail stories, a love for lamp posts, the demise of Company Video... and Sean pitches "Arrested Development" to the gang....

  • 14 JUN 2021
    "Justin Theroux"
    1h 7m 16s

    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...

  • 07 JUN 2021
    "Rob McElhenney"
    1h 8m 35s

    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...

  • 31 MAY 2021
    "Mitch Hurwitz"
    1h 5m 46s

    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,' otherwi...

  • 24 MAY 2021
    "Jake Tapper"
    53m 45s

    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...

  • 17 MAY 2021
    "Zach Galifianakis"
    44m 54s

    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. See P...

  • 10 MAY 2021
    "Tina Fey"
    44m 57s

    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'...

  • 03 MAY 2021
    "Gwyneth Paltrow"
    46m 54s

    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 w...

  • 26 APR 2021
    "Amy Sedaris"
    50m 49s

    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 jus...

  • 19 APR 2021
    "Jessica Meir"
    49m 29s

    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. See Privacy Policy at https://...

  • 12 APR 2021
    "Bob Odenkirk"
    57m 6s

    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 h...

  • 05 APR 2021
    "Ted Sarandos"
    1h 25s

    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...

  • 29 MAR 2021
    "Stephen Colbert"
    59m 25s

    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. See Privacy Policy...

  • 22 MAR 2021
    "W. Kamau Bell"
    37m 23s

    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. See Pri...

  • 15 MAR 2021
    "Brad Paisley"
    53m 41s

    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. See Privacy Polic...

  • 08 MAR 2021
    "George Clooney"
    59m 55s

    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...

  • 01 MAR 2021
    44m 14s

    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...

  • 22 FAB 2021
    "David Sinclair"
    59m 28s

    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 profou...

  • 15 FAB 2021
    "Billie Eilish & Finneas O'Connell"
    1h 1m 19s

    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, conv...

  • 08 FAB 2021
    "Judd Apatow"
    46m 41s

    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'r...

  • 01 FAB 2021
    "Darius Rucker"
    42m 57s

    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 Dar...

  • 25 JAN 2021
    "Sam Harris"
    47m 40s

    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 "Makin...

  • 18 JAN 2021
    "Julia Louis-Dreyfus"
    36m 1s

    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 la...

  • 11 JAN 2021
    "Bryan Cranston"
    48m 50s

    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 Ho...

  • 04 JAN 2021
    "Martin Short"
    47m 17s

    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 psycholog...

  • 28 DEC 2020
    "Megan Rapinoe"
    40m 5s

    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. See Privacy Policy at

  • 21 DEC 2020
    "James Corden"
    56m 39s

    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! S...

  • 14 DEC 2020
    "Ron Howard"
    44m 32s

    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 ar...

  • 07 DEC 2020
    "Ricky Gervais"
    1h 2m 13s

    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. See Privacy Policy at an...

  • 30 NOV 2020
    "Sarah Silverman"
    35m 50s

    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,...

  • 23 NOV 2020
    "Paul McCartney"
    57m 21s

    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. See Privacy Policy at

  • 16 NOV 2020
    "David Chang"
    46m 11s

    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), Da...

  • 09 NOV 2020
    "Conan O'Brien"
    1h 10m 22s

    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 col...

  • 02 NOV 2020
    "Brendan Shanahan"
    47m 37s

    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...

  • 26 OCT 2020
    "Reese Witherspoon"
    39m 55s

    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!" See Privacy Policy at...

  • 19 OCT 2020
    "Stacey Abrams"
    37m 10s

    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...

  • 12 OCT 2020
    "Adam Sandler"
    51m 37s

    "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...

  • 05 OCT 2020
    "Clayton Kershaw"
    40m 51s

    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 wic...

  • 28 SEP 2020
    "Jennifer Aniston"
    44m 22s

    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. See Privacy Policy at http...

  • 21 SEP 2020
    "Gustavo Dudamel"
    51m 58s

    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. Es...

  • 14 SEP 2020
    "Jimmy Kimmel"
    43m 58s

    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. See Privacy Policy at https://art...

  • 07 SEP 2020
    "Maya Rudolph"
    45m 2s

    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. See Privacy Policy at https...

  • 31 AUG 2020
    "Robert Downey Jr.”
    51m 25s

    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. See Privacy Pol...

  • 24 AUG 2020
    “Will Ferrell”
    43m 9s

    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, throwi...

  • 17 AUG 2020
    "Kamala Harris"
    34m 56s

    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. See Privacy Policy at an...