The move will mean that the popular podcast series, which the Parenthood actor hosts with Monica Padman, becomes exclusive to Spotify. The company has also signed a first-look deal with the Armchair Umbrella Network.
It is the latest major podcast deal for Spotify, which signed up controversial podcast Joe Rogan to bring his show exclusively to the service.
Armchair Expert, which is produced by Rob Holysz, Padman and Shepard, will move to Spotify from July 1. It is a weekly show that features in-depth interviews with celebrities, artists, authors and global thought-leaders.
It has broken a number of stories recently including an apology from Hank Azaria and discussion of Macklemore’s recent relapse.
Other recent guests include John Legend, Bill Gates, Salma Hayek, Shawn Mendes, Dr. Sanjay Gupta,