Dax Shepard | This Past Weekend w/ Theo Von #487

Dax Shepard | This Past Weekend w/ Theo Von #487

Dax Shepard's Comedy Show

  • Dax Shepard will perform at The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 11th.
  • Tickets for the Halifax show go on pre-sale on March 13th at 10:00 a.m. local time with the pre-sale code "Rat King".
  • General sale tickets will be available on March 15th at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Dax Shepard's Observations and Experiences

  • Dax Shepard discusses his discovery of the high number of missing person cases in Ohio basements and suggests mandatory basement sweeps for safety.
  • He speculates on the possibility of basement people becoming a mascot for a city football team.
  • Dax Shepard recalls the Oklahoma City bombing and describes the Oasis gas station as a "molesters gauntlet" due to truckers sleeping in their semis.
  • He talks about his family's summer trips to the sand dunes in California and compares the atmosphere to the movie "Road Warrior".
  • Dax Shepard mentions his encounter with Mel Gibson and his difficulty remembering names.
  • He discusses his nicotine addiction and vaping, expressing concerns about porn sites potentially recording users without their knowledge.
  • Dax Shepard shares his bedtime routine struggles, living in a tour bus, and feeling intimidated by truck drivers at a truck stop.
  • He recalls a childhood memory of Mr. Charlie taking him and his mom to a Chinese restaurant and Holiday Inn Express for breakfast.
  • Dax Shepard talks about his mom's relationships with older men and his decision to become emancipated at age 14 due to a lack of family connection.
  • He mentions his mom's jobs stocking impulse buys and working for a cookie company.
  • Dax Shepard suggests reenacting a childhood memory by filling a Cherokee with cookies as a cathartic experience.
  • He discusses having two sisters and a much older brother, feeling inferior to his brother, and developing an inferiority complex.
  • Dax Shepard reveals he is left-handed, dyslexic, and attended Santa Monica College, possibly earning an associate's degree.
  • He mentions rumors about famous people attending Santa Monica College and expresses appreciation for a YouTuber he considers a favorite on Instagram.
  • Dax Shepard admits to being bad at responding to messages and shares a story about not responding to Justin Bieber's DM for two years.
  • He praises Justin Bieber for being sincere and wanting to chat about his upcoming marriage, admiring his ability to take care of himself despite life challenges.
  • Dax Shepard reflects on setting a vehicle on fire as a child and considers how uppers might have influenced his behavior.

Dax Shepard's Promotions

  • Dax Shepard promotes DoorDash's Dash Pass, highlighting its benefits such as free delivery, exclusive promotions, and member-only menu items.
  • He emphasizes the importance of hydration and recommends Liquid IV for its great flavors and effective hydration.

Addiction and Recovery

  • Dax Shepard and other speakers discuss their experiences with addiction and recovery, emphasizing the importance of finding a supportive community.
  • They talk about the physiological and emotional effects of being in group settings like AA meetings and the sense of connection and belonging it creates.
  • The speakers discuss "super communication" and how conversations can fall into different categories, leading to misunderstandings.
  • They explore the concept of "hypervigilance" as a result of childhood trauma or neglect and share personal anecdotes about leaving home at a young age and finding support.

Dax Shepard's Relationship Struggles

  • Dax Shepard opens up about his struggles with dating and relationships in elementary school and junior high.
  • He describes feeling invisible and having low self-esteem, leading him to seek attention from girls.
  • Dax Shepard recalls a specific incident in sixth grade and acknowledges his pattern of cheating and using women to prop up his self-esteem, causing harm to others.
  • He reflects on how his need for attention from women became an addiction and affected his relationships.
  • Dax Shepard expresses regret for his past behavior and emphasizes the importance of faithfulness and respect in relationships.

Dax Shepard's Personal Reflections

  • Dax Shepard discusses his inconsistent relationship with his mother due to multiple stepdads and his craving for constant love and attention from women.
  • He acknowledges a Freudian slip during a breakup and realizes his lack of understanding in giving and receiving affection appropriately.
  • Dax Shepard admits to giving bad sex in the past and compares himself to George Zimmerman's personal trainer's low rating of his physical fitness.
  • He speculates on which holidays might be the worst for "chubby" inmates in prison.

Dax Shepard's Relationship Experiences

  • Dax Shepard and other speakers discuss their past relationships and experiences with monogamy and open relationships.
  • They describe a nine-year open relationship with a woman named Bri, which began after they met while cheating on their previous partners.
  • Dax Shepard acknowledges hurtful behavior within the open relationship and reflects on his past actions, drawing connections between his need for validation and his struggles with addiction.
  • He shares a personal experience from early sobriety, realizing similarities between his sexual behavior and cocaine addiction.
  • Dax Shepard discusses experiencing a sudden surge of horniness during a fight with his girlfriend and realizes it was a defense mechanism to avoid uncomfortable emotions.
  • He reflects on his difficulty with commitment and his desire for freedom without being defined by someone else.
  • Dax Shepard acknowledges his mother's lack of interest in his well-being may have contributed to his trust issues and difficulty imagining someone having his best interests in mind.
  • He expresses hope that having children in the future will change his perspective and allow him to be more compassionate towards himself.

Dax Shepard's Reflections on Wealth and Childhood

  • Dax Shepard discusses his childhood in a blue-collar suburb of Detroit and his hatred for rich people.
  • He talks about his rise to success and discomfort with wealth, fearing judgment from his former community and desiring to remain grounded.
  • Dax Shepard reflects on a vacation to Martha's Vineyard and realizes there is more to wealthy people than meets the eye.
  • He reminisces about a childhood memory of skateboarding on the beach in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Martha's Vineyard and Childhood Memories

  • Martha's Vineyard is known for its restrictions on house sizes, attracting millionaires rather than billionaires.
  • The island has a relaxed atmosphere with no stoplights and a preference for vintage cars.
  • Dax Shepard describes feeling wealthy due to luxuries like ordering multiple pizzas, not worrying about gas prices, and having a second fridge for beverages.
  • Endless shrimp at Red Lobster became so popular that it caused the restaurant to lose over $11 million, leading to changes in the offer.
  • Littering was common in the past, with people throwing trash out of car windows without considering the environmental impact.
  • Dax Shepard reminisces about childhood memories, including drinking orange soda from a McDonald's Barrel cooler at birthday parties.

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