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SmartLess

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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Wondery Presents: Scamfluencers
17-05-2022
Wondery Presents: Scamfluencers
You never really know someone…especially online. In today’s world, the power of influence can be the quickest path to money and fame, and it often ends in ruin. These are the stories of the world’s most insidious Scamfluencers. And we are their prey. On Wondery’s new weekly series, join co-hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi as they unpack epic stories of deception from the worlds of social media, fashion, finance, health, and wellness. These influencers claim to be everything from charismatic healers to trusted financial insiders to experts in dating. They cast spells over millions. Why do we believe them, and how does our culture allow them to thrive? From Black Swan Murder to a fake social media influencer to an audacious Hollywood Ponzi schemer, each season will take the listener along the twists and turns, the impact on victims, and what’s left when the facade falls away.Listen to Scamfluencers: wondery.fm/SMART_ScamfluencersSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Jenny Slate"
1w ago
"Jenny Slate"
Our lovely surprise guest Jenny Slate joins from a supply closet to give us the 5-day weather outlook, the difference between drop and dropper, texts about ‘the patriarchy,’ and so much more. Come ruin your minds with us, here at Chateau SmartLess.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Chris Pratt"
13-06-2022
"Chris Pratt"
We are surprised and delighted this week by door-to-door salesman, Chris Pratt. We discuss the emotional rollercoaster of golf, pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich… anyway, welcome to SmartLess.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App:  support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Bradley Cooper"
06-06-2022
"Bradley Cooper"
Grab your Pepcid AC; it’s time for a spicy-hot Episode 100 of SmartLess. Come laugh and cry with us, as we wet the reed and snap with both hands for our special guest, Mr. Bradley Cooper. Shabbat shalom and good yontif.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App:  support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
“Phil Lord & Christopher Miller”
30-05-2022
“Phil Lord & Christopher Miller”
Our Surprise Guest(s) this week are the dynamic duo: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “The Hall & Oates of film & television” make us a few table-side Caesar salads and tell us their true Hollywood stories. After all, the ladies love a coupl’a cartoonists doodling away in the studio.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App: support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Kristen Wiig"
23-05-2022
"Kristen Wiig"
Go fig… it’s Kristen Wiig! Born in the Amazon basin, and having never used electricity prior to the age of 18 (when she began her journey as a world-class ballet dancer), Kristen turns things on, and leaves them on (to power her laptop for this humble podcast, of course). Welcome to SmartWiig; now go fill your pool with Skittles.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App: support us by supporting our sponsors!FanDuel - Join today with promo code SMARTLESS at in select states. First online real money wager of at least $5. $10 first deposit required. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable free bets that expire 14 days after receipt. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit FanDuel.com/RG (CO, IA, MI, NJ, PA, IL, VA), 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342 (AZ), 1-888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-877-770-STOP (LA), 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY), TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or visit www.1800gambler.net (WV).See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Wondery Presents: Scamfluencers
17-05-2022
Wondery Presents: Scamfluencers
You never really know someone…especially online. In today’s world, the power of influence can be the quickest path to money and fame, and it often ends in ruin. These are the stories of the world’s most insidious Scamfluencers. And we are their prey. On Wondery’s new weekly series, join co-hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi as they unpack epic stories of deception from the worlds of social media, fashion, finance, health, and wellness. These influencers claim to be everything from charismatic healers to trusted financial insiders to experts in dating. They cast spells over millions. Why do we believe them, and how does our culture allow them to thrive? From Black Swan Murder to a fake social media influencer to an audacious Hollywood Ponzi schemer, each season will take the listener along the twists and turns, the impact on victims, and what’s left when the facade falls away.Listen to Scamfluencers: wondery.fm/SMART_ScamfluencersSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Ben Stiller"
16-05-2022
"Ben Stiller"
We go into some deep shoppe-talk with the hilarious and ultra-talented Ben Stiller. We cover all the necessary nuances, like applying makeup in front of your children, proper neck tattoos, and motivation behind a numb ear. Plus, Ben officially commits to giving Sean his Oscar Levant portrait.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"John Mulaney"
09-05-2022
"John Mulaney"
As John Mulaney always says: “sugar goes into this body.” This week’s guest gets deep about his former tag crew, hypnotism, and proper swaddle technique. Plus Sean pitches a new compost idea.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Mike Myers"
02-05-2022
"Mike Myers"
Will invites another Canadian treasure this week: Mr. Mike Myers. 18 seconds of pleasure and a lifetime of responsibility, 2% water and 98% ham, and a thousand-pound bull made entirely outta’ butter. Bienvenu á SmartLess.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
“Liam Neeson”
25-04-2022
“Liam Neeson”
Avid fly fisherman Liam Neeson brings his very particular set of skills (and his Stanley thermos) to the show this week. To Sean’s dismay, we don’t talk about Star Wars. However, of his over 100 film roles, we discuss Alfred Kinsey, Oskar Schindler… and Jesus. And the time he made Jason’s mom cry for a week.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Bill Maher"
18-04-2022
"Bill Maher"
Welcome to a large-scale diorama at the Museum of Natural SmartLess. This week Bill Maher teaches us about the finer details in life, like bottle service, gambling, and hosting 30 years of television. Please exit through the gift shop.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Craig Robinson"
11-04-2022
"Craig Robinson"
Sean’s old college buddy Craig Robinson hops aboard the SmartLess catamaran as we sail into a sea of laughs and journey through history. From Craig’s early days teaching K-8 while practicing stand-up on his students, to calling Sean’s Mom’s house for commercial audition advice, it’s a Hollywood education on the half-shell. Slurp!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Introducing: American Hostage
05-04-2022
Introducing: American Hostage
Based on a true story, American Hostage stars Jon Hamm as Fred Heckman, a beloved local radio reporter who is thrust into the middle of a life-or-death crisis when hostage-taker, Tony Kiritsis, demands to be interviewed on his popular radio news program. Kiritsis has tied a shotgun to his banker’s neck in grim fashion, but through Heckman's radio show he gradually becomes a media sensation and unexpected anti-hero during a nail biting 63-hour standoff.American Hostage is an 8-episode scripted psychological thriller from Amazon Music & Criminal Content starring Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm and directed by Academy Award® winner Shawn Christensen.Listen to American Hostage: wondery.fm/SMT_AmericanHostageSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Michael Lewis"
04-04-2022
"Michael Lewis"
We’re an island of misfit toys with big-brained Michael Lewis (author of books such as Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine). Michael teaches us how different objects drift at sea, Jason pitches him a book idea, Sean learns the importance of the left tackle, and Will reveals something, um, very private. Welcome to SmartLess.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Jon Hamm"
28-03-2022
"Jon Hamm"
The guys go full-Yamaha this week with avid golfer, Jon Hamm. It’s mad, man.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"David Spade"
21-03-2022
"David Spade"
On this diamond of an episode, ace comedian David Spade shuffles on in. Our hearts are captured as we get royally flushed, and you bet your bottom dollar that Sean reveals his alternate identity as the Seafood King. At the end of the day, let’s just get one thing straight: with us jokers, it’s all fun and gaming here at SmartLess.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood"
14-03-2022
"Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood"
This week’s smart-plate special: Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood from that tiny band Radiohead. Bon appétit.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Cate Blanchett"
07-03-2022
"Cate Blanchett"
We roll up our sleeves and get down to business with none other than Cate Blanchett. She reveals her aspirations to make cheese, Sean fans-out on Lord of the Rings, Will explains his rich history in lowered expectations, and Jason explores his elasticity challenges. Pass the honey butter; it’s SmartLess.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Paul Thomas Anderson"
28-02-2022
"Paul Thomas Anderson"
Italian candy expert, amateur filmmaker (and recipient of 11 Academy Awards) Paul Thomas Anderson joins us this week to dig into the businesstry and take a bite outta’ life. Motto panukeiku! Hai?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Charlie Day"
21-02-2022
"Charlie Day"
Wrap yourself in cashmere and come sit by the fire with Mr. Charlie Day, who joins us this week to give career advice and acting tips. Jason learns about ‘voluntary additional school,’ Sean wails on the slide-whistle, and Will teases us with intimate details about his relationship with Forte. Welcome to SmartLess.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at