Not-so-great-relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types. I am not a relationship expert. In fact, when it comes to giving relationship advice, I have zero qualifications. What I do have is a few (okay, 40-ish) years of life experience and a genuine interest in hearing your relationship stories. And with the help of my incredibly insightful celebrity guests, I’m on a mission to help you solve your relationship woes and improve your love life. With a few dating games...more
Today’s episode of Unqualified is a SLAM DUNK as Anna and Sim sit down with the legendary Kobe Bryant to chat about… …The NBA & History of Basketball …The Team Mentality …Vulnerability & Masculinity …Diversity in Animation …Kobe’s Book Series, The Wizenard Be sure to check out Kobe’s new book, The Wizenard Series: Training Camp, available on March 19! Join Anna and Sim on Thursday to chat with callers! Check out these amazing deal’s from Unqualified’s sponsors! Fabletics: Let Fabletics empower y...more
Anna, Sim, and Lena chat with two callers in need of advice… …Juliana confessed her romantic feelings to John, a guy in her close friend group, and was gently turned down - but after finding out that John’s roommate has had feelings for her, Juliana now wonders if John was just hiding his true feelings for her to honor the bro-code? …Ariana has always had a difficult relationship with her older sister which is why she finds herself in a dilemma now that she’s getting married. Ariana needs help d...more
We are in full-on House Lannister mode today and SO ready to hear the stunning Lena Headey ROAR as she joins Anna and Sim to chat about… …Worm Feces & Sexual Terminology …Game of Thrones & Littlefinger …Villainous Roles & Ghosts on Planes …Deathgasms & Horror Films …Instagram Influencers & Priests …Dating Deal-Breakers Catch Lena Headey’s new movie, Fighting With My Family, in theaters February 14th! Join us on Thursday as Lena and Anna talk to callers! Check out these amazing deal’s from Unqual...more
Tony Hale joins Anna and Sim as they offer advice to two callers today… …Jazmin, 36, from New York, and her husband have enjoyed ten years of blissful friendship with another married couple, but when that couple’s marriage recently hit a rough patch, Jasmine and her husband realized that they need help figuring out how to support their friends through this difficult time. …Danielle, a college senior studying in Los Angeles, is struggling to understand the current status of a complicated on-again...more
Veep, Veep! Make way for the brilliant and talented Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), joining Anna and Sim today to chat about… The Five Love Languages Pranks & Scary Movies The range of “Fuck You” Francis the Ferret VEEP Whiskey and Ghee Catch Tony on Netflix in A Series of Unfortunate Events, on HBO in VEEP, and in the upcoming Toy Story 4! Join us on Thursday as Tony and Anna talk to callers! Check out these great deal’s from Unqualified’s sponsors! ADT: When it comes to keeping our ...more
First on today’s episode, Nina Dobrev, Anna, and Sim chat with… …Caden in Utah who loves his wife of six months…but doesn’t love how he’s been losing friends since they got married and doesn’t know whether he should focus on his marriage or on his friendships. Then, we crack into the Unqualified caller vault to revisit a call from Jaime Pressly’s episode… …Breanne is 33 years old, newly single, and ready to mingle after recently moving to London! But she’s noticing that all the men she’s been da...more
Dear Listeners, we have a treat for you today as the beautiful and talented Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries, Fam) joins Anna and Sim to get into… …porn performances …multi-cam format …’actor’ versus ‘actress’ …smoking weed & scooters …Dating Deal Breakers & Après Ski Improv Catch Nina in Fam on CBS on Thursdays! And join us Thursday to hear Nina and Anna talk to callers! Check out these incredible deals from Unqualified’s awesome sponsors! Hello Fresh: 2019 is the perfect year to eat healthier ...more
First up on today’s Unqualifiedcalls: …Anna, Sim, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar chat with Tim from Nevada who is struggling to understand why his in-laws have stopped taking an active role in his 3-year-old son, Milo’s, life. Next, Unqualified travels back in time with a classic call from Ken Jeong’s episode: …Anna, Sim, and Ken chat with Rebecca, a 23-year old recent college grad who is concerned about how her boyfriend’s upcoming med school plans will impact the future of their relationship. Don’t f...more
There isn’t a bell loud enough to save this week’s Unqualified guest from Sim’s lifelong love and adoration…the talented Mark-Paul Gosselaar joins Anna and a starstruck Sim today to chat about… …Saved by the Bell nostalgia …Prostatitis & cleaning out the “pipes” …Going from teen heartthrob to well-respected actor …MP’s Dating Deal Breakers …a little improv with ‘Kayla’ Catch Mark-Paul Gosselaar on The Passage, every Monday at 9/8c on FOX! And don’t forget to tune in Thursday to hear Mark-Paul, A...more
Join Anna, Sim, and Colton as they chat with today’s first caller: Madison, 26, calling in all the way from Canada to discuss a guy that she matched with on an app and met while on vacation in Hawaii. After spending one incredibly romantic night together before Madison flew home, the two have stayed in touch, leaving Madison wondering if this long-distance love interest could become more… And you don’t want to miss the surprise celebrity guests joining Anna and Sim to chat with today’s second ca...more
It’s all coming up roses on this week’s episode of Unqualified as Anna and Sim hang out with former NFL player, philanthropist, and current star of ABC’s The Bachelor…Colton Underwood! On today’s Tuesday episode, Colton, Anna, and Sim get into… Football culture and the NFL The inside scoop on being The Bachelor Relationships and Colton’s Dating Deal-Breakers Social media and the ‘fame bubble’ Catch Colton on The Bachelor every Monday on ABC! And don’t forget to tune in Thursday to hear Anna an...more
Join Sarah Wright, Eric Christian Olsen, Anna, and Sim as they talk to two callers… …Jennifer, 39, is calling from Massachusetts to talk about co-parenting with her narcissistic ex-husband, who won’t allow Jennifer to meet his new girlfriend, a woman that is spending a lot of time with Jennifer’s daughter. Can the Unqualified team help Jennifer solve this co-parenting power struggle? …Kindra, 27, is calling from Edmonton, Canada to discuss a flirtatious new relationship that’s been developing...more
Make sure to tune in Thursday to hear Eric, Sarah, and the Unqualified team talk to callers! And today, it’s a mini-House Bunny reunion as Anna and Sim welcome the adorable power couple, Sarah Wright and Eric Christian Olsen, to chat about… Memories from The House Bunny How Eric and Sarah met Anna’s facial expressions Age and gender roles in the industry Red carpet improv with Beige Schumacher Smith It’s a new year and we thought what better time than now to try out a new format with t...more
The holidays may be over but here at Unqualified, we like to carry the spirit of giving well into the new year…which is why we’ve prepared this edition of ‘The Lost Tapes’ just for you – a collection of never-before-heard clips from some of our favorite 2018 episodes! Enjoy! BILL HADER talks about his project, Documentary Now, and re-making Grey Gardens (00:53) SOPHIA BUSH brings in Something Weird, talks literature, and makes a plan with Anna to re-vamp traffic signals (9:58) MACAULAY CULKIN b...more
Dear Listeners, We want to help you start 2019 off right, with lots of laughter and love - which is why we’ve put together Part 2 of Unqualified’s Memorable Moments from 2018! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and safe New Year! Love, Anna, Sim, and the entire Unqualified team BERT KREISCHER tells his notorious ‘Machine Story’ (1:04) TOPHER GRACE shares what it was like working with Anna, some pointed advice that he gave her (11:14), and going out on the town with Wilmer Valderrama (23:45) DAV...more
Dear Listeners, We love you all so much and want to wish everyone Happy Holidays (or Happy Christmas as Anna likes to say)! This holiday season we wanted to give you something special, so, we have compiled some of Unqualified’s most memorable moments from 2018 – please enjoy! Love, Anna, Sim, and the entire Unqualified team DAX SHEPARD discusses sex, parenting, and clickbait with Anna (1:26) KELLY RIPA talks aging, porn, and Kegels (13:40) JIMMY KIMMEL & MOLLY McNEARNEY play ‘Molly’s Game’ (19:...more
This week’s guest, Elizabeth Reaser (True Detective, The Haunting of Hill House) perfectly complements Anna’s comedic repertoire as the pair discuss... Juilliard, acting, and pussy with joy Oyster farmers, crime scene cleaners, and party clowns the Tit Look App and tits around the world You don’t want to miss this week’s calls as Anna generously opens up about her personal life while her, Sim, and Elizabeth help to unpack some intense situations for two dear listeners... Olivia, 21, is callin...more
We’re headed back to school this week on Unqualified as Professors Anna and Sim hang out with their students at USC and chat with the hilarious actor, Jake Johnson (New Girl, Safety Not Guaranteed, Tag), about topics like… Podcasting Acting and Embarrassing Auditions Tampon Commercials Bad Press and Clickbait Female Corrections Officers In lieu of callers this week, Anna, Sim, and Jake are talking to USC students and helping them with their relationship problems… Ashley is a USC junior dealin...more
Check out an all new episode of Unqualified family podcast "Inside of You" where Michael chats with Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani! Kumail joins Michael to talk about the differences between living in New York vs LA, coming to America from Pakistan, being bullied as a teenager, and finally realizing that he was funny when he went to college. To listen to the full episode as well as amazing interviews with past guests (Kristen Bell, Topher Grace, Colin Hanks, Seth Green, Rob McElhenney) subsc...more
It’s all about strong female vibes this week as Anna and Sim welcome the beautiful, brilliant Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill, Chicago PD) to chat about... College fashion and the Greek scene Self-confidence and self-acceptance Acting, stunt-work, and kissing on-screen Dating Deal-Breakers and some ski-trip improv On the phones this week... Courtney, 27, is calling from Seattle where she has a job and a boyfriend that she loves – but after finding out about her boyfriend out of state job offer, sh...more
BILL HADER (SNL, Barry, The Skeleton Twins) laughs so hard on this week’s episode that his glasses actually fog up as he chats with Anna and Sim about… …Saturday Night Live…Jerking Off…Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs…Genre, Anxiety, and Comic Con…Red Carpet Improv… ON THE PHONES THIS WEEK: …For the first time ever, the Unqualified team calls back a previous caller, Nicholas from Arizona, to dive a bit deeper into his situation involving a female classmate that him and his friend are both crush...more
It’s non-stop laughs this week on Unqualified as hilarious comedian, Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live) joins Anna and Sim to explore… Working retail and funky feet Porn preferences and thigh-high stockings Year-round Christmas decorations Peeing sitting down and genitalia Beverly Hills Cop improv with Karen Sarducci On the phones this week… Francisca, 27, is calling from Switzerland seeking advice on whether she should make a big, life-changing move in order to follow her dreams. Allison, 2...more
What do… Marriage and Divorce Euphoric Dementia Faberge Eggs and Losing Your Virginity …all have in common? They are just a few of the topics that Anna, Sim, and Unqualified’s stunning guest, Emily Ratajkowski, get into on this week’s hilarious episode! Callers this week include… Marie who is struggling with the slow progression and non-existent future timeline of her 6-year relationship with her boyfriend. Beth who is struggling to come to terms with the distant relationship that she has alw...more
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim welcome the incredibly talented, Golden Globe winning actress, Maura Tierney (NewsRadio, ER, The Affair)! Maura brings her acting chops and intellect to the table as her and Anna engage in some stimulating conversation about… The ins-and-outs of being an actor Whorehouses, stud farms, and Heidi Fleiss Maura’s volunteer experience in Greece Next, the ladies jump into an Unqualified game where Maura weighs-in on dating professions like… A brew-master...more
WARNING: The following episode will cause extreme, gut-busting laughter - listen at your own risk! This week, Anna and Sim welcome a guest that will have you rolling on the floor laughing until your sides hurt – get ready for non-stop fun with the hysterical actor and comedian, Bobby Lee (MADtv, Pineapple Express, The Dictator, Splitting Up Together). Anna and Bobby get down and dirty as they hilariously discuss… Masturbating with food and porn preferences some morning TV and radio talk show im...more
Anna and Sim get up close and personal this week with an incredibly brilliant director, producer, actor, musician, screenwriter, and author – it’s Mark Duplass (The League, Room 104, Black Rock, Your Sister’s Sister)! Anna and Mark take their friendship from ‘mild’ to ‘spicy’ as they explore a wide range of topics like… threesomes with Helen Mirren their fantasy way of dying diphallia, bunk-bed coffins, & Mark’s fears Anna’s experience on Mom & Mark’s creative projects Next, Mark weighs-in on ...more
This week, Anna and Sim welcome a very talented actress who also happens to be a DIE-HARD fan of Unqualified – it’s the beautiful Skyler Samuels (The Gates, Scream Queens, The Gifted)! On Deal Breakers, Anna, Sim, and Skyler explore… sperm donation medical marijuana handwashing exotic male dancers John Mayer pregnant-women porn…which leads to a very stimulating convo on the role of porn in relationships! Next, Anna and Skyler jump into some hilarious role-playing with ‘Kayla’, who’s auditionin...more
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim welcome the incredibly relatable, very charming, and brilliantly funny actress and comedian, Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Talking Dead, Mom)! Anna and Yvette dissect the dating world as they cover balancing a career and relationship, break-ups, celebrity dating apps, and what Yvette is looking for in a man. On “Deal Breakers”, Yvette weighs in on male waxing habits, a peculiar career move, and cringey pet names before engaging in some hysterical role-pla...more
This week’s episode of Unqualified offers equal parts laughter and life lessons as Anna and Sim welcome podcasting-aficionado, talented filmmaker, actor, comedian, comic book writer, and author - the legendary Kevin Smith (aka Silent Bob)! You’ll quickly learn that there’s nothing silent about Silent Bob as he opens up about everything from the Fleshlight to his near-death experience to his most important life lessons. The episode kicks off with Kevin’s personal account of his recent massive hea...more
This week’s episode of Unqualified feels like a good ol’ fashioned girl’s night as Anna and Sim welcome the incredibly smart, sexy, talented actress, Constance Zimmer (UNReal, Entourage, House of Cards)! The conversation and laughter flow freely as these two long-time friends chat about what it’s like to be a blonde versus a brunette, Constance’s guest appearance on Mom, and the juicy details from a very memorable, very star-studded group vacation where the two first met. “Dating Deal Breakers” ...more
Break out your skates and spandex and get ready to fall in love with this week’s talented and charming Unqualified guest…Adam Rippon, American figure skater and Olympian! Anna wastes no time breaking the ice with Adam, kicking off the episode by asking, “Would you wipe Dame Judi Dench’s butt?” (Spoiler Alert: He would!) Clearly, no topic is off-limits this week as Anna and Adam candidly converse about everything from Adam’s accomplished figure skating career to condoms and hooking up at the Olym...more
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim welcome the creative mind behind countless iconic films and TV series like Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Pineapple Express, Freaks and Geeks, and so many more -it’s none other than the incredibly talented, Judd Apatow! In honor of talking with such a comedic force and creative mind, Anna is abandoning the Unqualified game segments and using her witty interviewing skills to ask Judd the really hard-hitting questions on dating, family, his career, and m...more
This week, Jerrod Carmichael (THE CARMICHAEL SHOW, NEIGHBORS) joins Anna and Sim to talk about being a creative introvert and his bias against a certain brand of bottled water. Then, they play a round of profession-centered deal breakers and call Jamie, who feels left out with her couple-friends, and Jordan, who is confident on stage but nervous when it comes to dating. Check out our deals! To start building a “Ring” of security around your home, go to ring.com/unqualified Check out http://t...more
The enchanting Kat Dennings is Unqualified’s guest this week. First, Kat and Anna talk about their education and reminisce about working together on “The House Bunny”. Then, they play a round of deal breakers, exchange dating anecdotes, and hit the phones to talk to Brittany, who is struggling to choose between two romantic interests, and Mary-Kate who wants to know when a friendship is inappropriate. Check out our deals! Order your 23andMe Health and Ancestry Service Kit at 23andme.com/unqu...more
David Spade (FATHER OF THE YEAR, A POLAROID GUY IN A SNAPCHAT WORLD) joins Unqualified this week! First, David delves into his childhood and bonds with Sim over a party they both attended where David earned the title of “lady’s man” in Sim’s eyes. Next, David and Anna role-play a date and David coaches Anna about how to attract men. Next, they talk stand-up, and David talks about his crazy experiences working with Rob Schneider and they play a round of deal breakers. After, they call Brittany, w...more
Check out an all new episode of Unqualified family podcast "Inside of You" where Michael chats with his good buddy Dax Shepard! Dax Shepard (CHiPs, Parenthood, Hit and Run, Idiocracy, Armchair Expert) opens up about his drug addiction, life threatening run-ins with gangs while living in a rough neighborhood, getting clean, his marriage to Kristen Bell, and parenthood. To listen to the full episode as well as amazing interviews with past guests (Kristen Bell, Topher Grace, Colin Hanks, Seth Gre...more
The hilarious and innovative Bo Burnham (EIGHTH GRADE, MAKE HAPPY) joins Unqualified this week to discuss the stress of going on talk shows, the making of his directorial debut, how to elicit vulnerable and truthful performances from young actors, and why it was crucial for the lead of Eighth Grade to be female. Next, Bo answers some deal breakers and Anna auditions for Eighth Grade 2: Ninth Grade. Later, they call Jesse who is struggling to handle social anxiety in friend groups and Madeline, w...more
This week’s Unqualified brings you more SDCC interviews. First, some hilarious Kelly Ripa bonus material in which Anna, Kelly and Sim discuss talk show jitters, and female envy, and tips for new parents. Then, Camila Mendes (RIVERDALE) joins Anna and Sim on the SDCC boat! Camila and Anna touch on past SDCC experiences. Then, Camila answers some deal breakers, explains why cats are the way to her heart, and they call Haley who wants the boy she’s seeing to text back more promptly. Check out our...more
This week is part two of Unqualified at San Diego Comic Con! First, Colton Haynes and Stephen Amell (ARROW) discuss set life and working together on Arrow, and advise Ashley, who wants to know if it’s weird that she hasn’t met her boyfriend’s friends and family after six years. Then, Anna and Sim are joined by Grant Gustin (THE FLASH), who talks about being a Comic Con veteran and Anna grills Grant and his fiancée LA Thoma about engagement details, their social media meet-cute, and wedding plann...more
The gregarious Kelly Ripa (LIVE! WITH KELLY AND RYAN) joins Anna and Sim on Unqualified this week at San Diego Comic-Con. First, Kelly and husband Mark Consuelos (RIVERDALE) share how they sustain a happy marriage. Then, Kelly delves into the talk show world and how she makes her guests feel comfortable. After, Anna and Kelly talk about being considered “old” in the industry as well as sex and motherhood. Then, the gang plays a round of deal breakers and they call Ann, whose boyfriend is caught ...more
The incredibly talented Shiri Appleby (UNREAL, ROSWELL) joins Anna and Sim on this week’s Unqualified. First, Shiri talks about the best acting advice she ever received and how best to dominate in an audition room. Next, Anna asks Shiri about the nuances of having a relationship with a chef, and then Shiri answers some deal breakers. Afterward, Shiri takes a meeting with Karen Sarducci. Finally, they call Lydia who is struggling to find the right moment to have kids, and Kaz whose boyfriend doe...more
Versatile actor Topher Grace (BLACKKKLANSMAN, THAT 70’S SHOW) joins Anna and Sim on this week’s Unqualified. First, Topher touches on the value of failure and what he’s learned from creative flops. Then, Topher and Anna reminisce on the project they worked on together and the time Topher gave Anna some much-needed relationship advice. Later, Topher answers some dating deal breakers, talks about the lively clubbing adventure he shared with Wilmer Valderrama, and plays “Know your Lines.” Finally, ...more
Unqualified family member "Inside of You" just released an incredible interview with Jennifer Love Hewitt that was too good not to share here! In her very first podcast interview, Jennifer Love Hewitt (Heartbreakers, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Ghost Whisperer) opens up for the first time publicly about losing her mother in a battle with cancer...how catastrophic and devastating it was to lose her best friend and what she’s done to deal with the pain since. Then, she talks about coining the...more
Podcast legend Pete Holmes (CRASHING, YOU MADE IT WEIRD) joins Anna and Sim on this week’s Unqualified. First, Pete walks us through how he “charmed” his way through his English degree in college and the gang talks about the nuances of liberal arts education. Then, Pete touches on how he discovered the path to comedy by becoming a provocateur at his boring Christian college. Afterward, Pete compares show business to Lord of the Rings, commiserates with Anna over the perils of dating a performer,...more
The brilliant Mayim Bialik (THE BIG BANG THEORY) is here for a brand new episode of Unqualified! First, Anna surprises Mayim with an armful of kittens before they talk about baking, the experience of being a woman in entertainment, and making friends outside of the industry. Then, Mayim tells us what it was like to be recognized as a child star in college and Anna reminds us of her Red Robin training video. Next, the group has a powerful conversation on co-parenting, divorce and raising children...more
The hysterical Bert Kreischer (BERT THE CONQUEROR, TRIP FLIP) is here for a new episode of Unqualified! First, Bert describes his friendship with comedian Tom Segura and discusses the importance of acknowledging mistakes made as a performer. Next, he gushes over his favorite Anna Faris movies and artfully tells us his notorious “Machine” story. After that, Bert describes some of his wild adventures around the world, his insecurities as a stand-up and some of his incredible celebrity encounters. ...more
This week, the incredible Logan Browning (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE) joins Anna and Sim on the couch to discuss being an introvert in a very extroverted industry and where to go for the best brunch in LA. Then, Anna grills Logan on some dating deal breakers! Later, they call Megan, who is facing the end of a long-term committed relationship, and Malia, who was recently rejected from a professional dance team. Tune in & enjoy! This week’s Unqualified is presented by Set It Up, Le Tote, and Peloton. In ...more
Comedic power-couple Natasha Leggero (ANOTHER PERIOD) and Moshe Kasher (HONEYMOON STANDUP SPECIAL) are here for a brand new episode of Unqualified! First, Moshe describes his regrettable roof-climbing experience and the group discusses the stereotypes of stand-up comedians. After that, they talk about dating within the same profession and getting their starts in Hollywood. Then, Anna asks some dating deal breakers and Moshe recounts an interesting sexual encounter of his single days. Later, they...more
America’s most eligible, Becca Kufrin (THE BACHELORETTE), is here for this week’s episode of Unqualified! First, Becca and Anna talk about making girl friends in college and play a round of dating deal breakers. Then, they discuss what it’s like to constantly be in the public eye and how her family felt about her very public breakup. After that, Becca gives us some insight into the process of filming The Bachelorette before they call Erin, whose Bumble match keeps making excuses not to meet her,...more
Today we're welcoming a new podcast to the Unqualified family. Inside Of You is a show where actor/comedian Michael Rosenbaum has in depth conversations with his celebrity friends. It's funny, it's raw, it's brutally honest, and it's available right now on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever good podcasts are found. As a special sneak peek, here's an amazing interview with the very lovely and very charismatic Kristen Bell (FROZEN, FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, VERONICA MARS). Michael and Kris...more
The fabulous Erika Jayne (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS) joins Anna and Sim for an all-new episode of Unqualified! Plus, our GAPPS contest winner, Lindsay, is here! First, Anna and Erika reveal their thoughts on marriage and the group discusses the differences between raising a boy vs. a girl. Then, a conversation on female grooming trends before Erika answers some deal breakers and describes her experience on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. After that, Anna hosts a new rendition of “F*...more
This week, the remarkable Bella Thorne (MIDNIGHT SUN, FAMOUS IN LOVE) joins Anna and Sim for an all-new episode of Unqualified! First, Bella introduces us to her puppy, Tampon, and tells us about her crying habits, both on and off camera. Then, Bella talks about her favorite character role and why she loves living in Los Angeles. Next, Anna hosts a round of deal breakers before she and Bella discuss murder methods and recurring dreams. After that, Anna proposes a new reality show based on the in...more
The amazing Dax Shepard (CHIPS, PARENTHOOD) returns for this week’s episode of Unqualified! First, the group has a conversation about intimacy in long-term relationships, the societal pressures faced by young women. Next, they reminisce on losing their virginities before Dax answers some dating deal breakers and plays a round of “How Would You Proceed?” After that, Anna and Dax discuss the power of name-dropping and talk about celebrity stalker experiences. Later, they call Allie, who is unsure ...more
The charming and talented Eugenio Derbez (OVERBOARD, INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED) is here for this week’s episode of Unqualified! To begin the show, Eugenio discusses going to the Oscars for the very first time and describes what it was like to grow up with a famous mother. Then, Eugenio details his experience of moving to Los Angeles from Mexico City and he and Anna reminisce on last summer’s filming of Overboard. Next, Sim attempts to read a “Spanish” script, Eugenio plays a game of “How Would Y...more
The hilarious Billy Eichner (BILLY ON THE STREET, DIFFICULT PEOPLE) joins Anna and Sim for this week’s episode of Unqualified! First, Billy discusses what he likes about LA and reflects on his musical theater upbringing. Then, Billy tells us about the different types of people he would encounter while performing Billy on the Street and Anna reveals her experience with a run-in with the cast of The Real World: Seattle. After that, they talk about the growth of podcasting and Billy answers some da...more
The remarkable Hayley Atwell (AGENT CARTER, HOWARD'S END) joins Anna and Sim for this week's episode of Unqualified! First, Hayley discusses her opinions on Los Angeles and how it differs from living in the UK. Then, Anna talks about why she loves waving at people and Hayley reflects on growing up with a particular British accent. After that, Anna and Hayley have a conversation on how success has affected their friendships before they bring up the issue surrounding the sexualization of young ...more
The amazing Zoey Deutch (FLOWER, BEFORE I FALL) is here for a brand new episode of Unqualified! First, Zoey talks about the relationship she has with her mother, actor Lea Thompson (5:39), as well as her fun family dynamic (8:26). Then, a round of deal breakers (15:36) before Zoey and Anna dish out their opinions on dating actors (18:03). Next, Sim hosts a round of “Zoey 101”, a new game where Anna guesses two truths and a lie about Zoey (25:37). Later, they call Lisa (35:37), who is coming to t...more
The multi-talented Shay Mitchell (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) is here for this week’s all-new episode of Unqualified! First, Anna and Shay talk about working as both actors and producers (7:35) and Shay discusses her experience as part of a predominately female cast on Pretty Little Liars (9:20). Then, Shay answers some deal breakers (12:44) and Anna hosts a round of “How Would You Proceed?” (22:58). Later, they call Lindsay (29:10), who has experienced relationship troubles after revealing her “number...more
This week’s episode of Unqualified starts off with a very special announcement from Sim and Amy as well as some incredible feedback from our dear listeners. Then, the wonderfully talented actor and filmmaker Zach Braff (SCRUBS, GARDEN STATE) joins us (15:22)! First, Anna pitches a new podcast idea to Zach, “Bros Before Hoes” (16:02) and Zach gives us his thoughts on tattoos (18:54). After that, they play a round of “Just Answer” (23:44) and have a conversation on dating within the entertainme...more
The one and only Macaulay Culkin (HOME ALONE, MY GIRL) joins Anna and Sim for this week’s episode of Unqualified! Anna starts off the show by asking Macaulay what qualities he looks for while searching for a romantic partner (8:52) followed by a round of “Just Answer” (13:24). Then, Macaulay reminisces on the time he lost his virginity (21:10) and reveals his favorite meal to cook while stoned (22:04). After that, Anna gives us her renowned voice performance of a Washington state pornstar (24:39...more
The incredible actress, writer and director Heather Graham is on this week’s episode of Unqualified! In this episode, Heather talks about the rewarding experience of directing her first film (6:10) and the group gets into a powerful conversation on sexism in the entertainment industry (8:02) before revealing their favorite romantic comedy guilty pleasures (13:50). Then, Heather plays a round of deal-breakers (16:40) and the gals tell us what qualities they look for in a partner (19:28). After th...more
The lovely Olivia Cooke (BATES MOTEL, THOROUGHBREDS) and Anya Taylor-Joy (SPLIT, THOROUGHBREDS) join us for this week’s brand new episode of Unqualified! To begin, Anna and Olivia talk about the realities of life as an actor (6:38) before Anya arrives to join the party (10:20). Then, Olivia and Anya discuss working on-set with each other as two female leads and the outrageous questions they are asked by the press (11:05). Next, Olivia and Anya play a round of “Friendship Deal-Breakers” (15:16) a...more
She’s back! This week, the brilliant Allison Janney (I, TONYA, MOM) returns to Unqualified for an unforgettable episode. First, Anna and Allison reminisce on the time they photo-bombed a group portrait celebrating TV writer Chuck Lorre (4:38). Then, Allison reveals the most stressful part of awards season (6:45) and Cherry, from BWT, makes a cameo to interview Allison on the red carpet (9:00). Next, Anna and Sim do a few rounds of dealbreakers - first, with the cast of Paramount Network’s “H...more
Talented stand-up comedian and writer Tom Segura (NETFLIX’S DISGRACEFUL, MOSTLY STORIES) is on this week’s episode of Unqualified! First, Anna and Tom discuss the differences between being an actor and a comedian (5:32) and Tom tells us his favorite thing to do after a show (10:30). Then, they have an insightful discussion on overcoming self-doubt (15:00), Anna talks about how the plot of House Bunny was developed (21:25), and Sim reflects on how he and Anna first met (29:40). After that, Tom an...more
This week on Anna Faris is Unqualified, Anna, Sim and Jack Faris chat with Jena Friedman (THE DAILY SHOW, SOFT FOCUS WITH JENA FRIEDMAN) about her new Adult Swim special (8:58) before Anna hands off the reins of the interview to a VERY serious journalist. (13:45) After the break, they call Dr. Craig Rubens to talk about premature births and how GAPPS is helping to prevent them (23:25) before getting an update from past caller Dave about his girlfriend who put an expiration date on their relation...more
On an all new Unqualified, Whitney Cummings (THE FEMALE BRAIN, WHITNEY) returns to the show to meet Kayla at the Sutton Place Hotel (4:48), play a round of Deal Breakers (10:46), and talk "making sex" with Chad (20:50). Later, they chat about Whitney's directorial debut: The Female Brain and first date ettiquette (37:00) before taking a call from Alex, who's long distance boyfriend is considering a female roommate (50:05). All that and more on a brand new Unqualified! Go to crowdrise.com/unqua...more
Anna and Sim are joined this week by Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney (JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE) to chat about how he and his show have evolved over the years (6:10) and interviews up-and-coming actress Shelby Lee about her new horror film: How Did That Happen? (8:50) Then they play some Deal-Breakers (16:00) and a round of Molly's Game! (28:25) After the break, they call Caitlin who needs advice about her boyfriend who hasn't divorced his wife after a year of dating each other. Go to crowdris...more
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim sit down with Colin Hanks (THE HOUSE BUNNY, KING KONG, LIFE IN PIECES) to chat about working on teen movies and avoiding type-casting (9:52) and play some Deal-Breakers! (23:45) Later they play a round of House Bunny trivia (56:05), then call Bridget (1:06:00) who's starting a relationship podcast and wants to know how much she should reveal about something in her past. Tune in! This episode is sponsored by MeUndies, Blue Apron, and Postmates. MeUndies is t...more
On an all new episode of Unqualified, Anna and Sim talk with Brittany Snow (PITCH PERFECT 3) about the Pitch Perfect franchise (4:45), hypothetical murder scenarios (8:25), and play a new segment called On A First Date (11:30) and a round of How Would You Proceed? (25:20) Later they call Kelsey (38:00) who's worried about seeing her ex-boyfriend at her friends upcoming wedding and Kristen (53:15) who has an old flame trying to reconnect with her years after breaking up. Tune in! This episode is ...more
This week, Anna and Sim chat Ed Helms (FATHER FIGURES, THE OFFICE, THE HANGOVER). They reveal their worst talk show experiences (2:45), searching for their identity in school(7:12), then play a round of deal breakers (22:45) and How Would You Proceed? (33:05) Later they call Julia (51:00) who wants her boyfriend to get to know her family better and needs advice on making that happen. Tune in! This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron, Uber, and Quip. Blue Apron is a meal delivery service that prov...more
On a brand new Unqualified, Anna and Sim talk to actor/musician Nick Jonas (JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, CHAOS WALKING, HOME) about being nominated for a Golden Globe (2:40), not having an ego about fame (4:40), and his ideal relationship (10:35). Then they play a round of Deal Breakers (13:30) and How Would You Proceed? (20:10) After the break, they play a new game called What's Your Mood? (34:00) and take a call from Samantha, who's suspicious of her boyfriend's relationship with his ex gir...more
This week, we're looking back at some out our favorite moments in Unqualified 2017! Featuring incredible conversations, awesome games, calls from listeners, and unexpected cameos from the most memorable interviews of the year! In this episode there are clips from our chats with Malin Akerman (3:14), RuPaul (20:17), Nick Kroll (22:38), Thomas Middleditch (25:12), Terry Crews (26:40), Eva Longoria (1:00:00), Sharon Stone (1:08:10), Lee Daniels (1:16:03), Maria Bamford (1:22:42), Andy Cohen (1:27:3...more
On an all new Unqualified, Anna and Sim welcome Denis Leary (RESCUE ME, SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL) to chat about working with Clint Eastwood (13:00), James Woods pickup attempts (16:00), and accepting praise as Willem Dafoe (30:00). After the break, they play a round of Deal Breakers (39:00) and How Would You proceed? (46:00) before calling David (53:30) who's trying to save his relationship that has a fast approaching expiration date. Le Tote Select is a service that delivers brand new clothing to yo...more
This week, Anna and Sim chat with the wonderfully funny Jesse Tyler Ferguson (MODERN FAMILY). They talk about painful high school theater memories (3:24), unspoken birthday problems (8:12), and play a round of deal breakers (13:00)! Later they call Kelly (35:30) who needs help dealing with her dad who only wants to talk about politics, and Ally (51:45) who's having a problem with her fiance's family. Tune in! This episode is sponsored by Uber and by Quip Toothbrushes. Uber is a ride-sharing app ...more
On a spectacular birthday episode of Unqualified, Rob Riggle (21 JUMP STREET, THE HANGOVER, STEP BROTHERS) joins Anna and Sim to try his signature vodka (6:30) and talk about the worst job he's ever had (22:20)! They also play some deal breakers (28:30) and a quick round of How Would You Proceed? (45:00) Later, they call Amanda (54:30) who's boyfriend planned to go to a concert on her birthday without telling her, and Delia (1:06:30) who needs help finding a Christmas gift for her boyfriend who ...more
From inside the chapter room of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority house at USC, Anna and Sim discuss Tinder Live with comedian Lane Moore (3:10)! We can't tell guys how to make the perfect Tinder profile but Lane can tell you how NOT to do it. Then we play a round of Deal Breakers (35:34) and chat with some of the girls in the house! Peyton talks about hooking up without falling in love (42:00) and Bree tells us about guys not expecting her to be intelligent (52:00). Then we wrap up the show by giving...more
Happy Thanksgiving, dear listeners! Given the holiday this week, we wanted to share something a little different and close to our hearts. First, Anna interviews Sim and Amy about how they met and fell in love (and what misconception Amy had about Anna!). They share their engagement story and Sim asks Anna a very important question. After that, get ready to laugh with the premiere of a new Unqualified spin-off: "Javier" Es Qualified! In it, Sim and Javier Bardem (a.k.a UCB alum/improv genius Brad...more
This Week, Anna and Sim sit down with the hilarious Adam Scott (GHOSTED, PARKS AND REC, THE DISASTER ARTIST). In this episode, Anna and Scott discuss working on single-cam sitcoms vs multi-cam and early acting gigs (6:00), test out their new project "The Bro Show" (13:45), and answer some Deal Breakers (21:20). Later, they call Emma (38:35) who needs help replying to a text from someone she met at a bachelorette party, then our head writer Cassie jumps on mic to help give advice to Erin (54:20) ...more
This week, Anna and Sim sit down with the legendary Marc Maron (THE MARC MARON SHOW, GLOW). In this episode, Anna and Marc discuss high school reunions (7:00), the addiction of doing standup (18:30), answer some Deal-Breakers (42:00), and play “How Would You Proceed?” (1:00:00). Later, they call Joey (1:06:30), who is unsure how to talk to his mother after she started dating again, and Cynthia (1:23:00), whose close friendship with a guy is causing friction with the guy’s girlfriend. Tune in! Th...more
This week, Anna and Sim call Kelly Clarkson (MEANING OF LIFE, AMERICAN IDOL)! Kelly discusses how she handles fame (8:30), her pregnancy experience (14:00), and then answers some Deal-Breakers (16:00) and How Would Your Proceeds (26:30). Later, Anna and Sim do some caller updates! First they call back Elizabeth (41:30) from the Lake Bell episode. Did she resolve her awkward situation with her boyfriend’s sister? Then they call Liana (51:00) from the Maria Bamford episode. Did her long term boyfr...more
This week, Anna and Sim sit down with actress Arielle Kebbel (MIDNIGHT, TEXAS, JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE) and weigh in on an important topic at the forefront of current events: #MeToo. They begin with a call to Frances (16:30), whose experiences with sexual harassment have left her scarred, and uncertain about how to move forward - particularly in her relationships with men. Anna and Arielle share with Frances some of their own experiences with sexual harassment in Hollywood. Then they play deal-bre...more
Today we tackle one of the most powerful advice calls we've ever received (53:30) but first, Anna and Sim sit down with the hilarious Jim Jefferies (THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW, LEGIT) and discuss his best friend Brad Pitt (5:30), the top three things Jim misses about Australia (8:30), and burritos (15:00). Next they play a new game called “Pick Your Fate” (17:00) and then some wild deal-breakers (31:00). Later, they call at Miranda (53:30) which you DO NOT want to skip. Tune in! This episode is spo...more
It’s a brand new week, which means there’s a brand new episode of Unqualified! This week, Anna and Sim sit down with Anna’s Overboard co-star Mel Rodriguez (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, GETTING ON). Anna and Mel discuss things that make Mel nervous (8:30), Mel’s college experience in New York (17:30), the video “Two Girls, One Cup” (23:30), and the time Mel was homeless (43:00). Then, Mel has to answer some dating deal-breakers for guys that might date his daughter in the future (59:30). Also, don’t m...more
He’s the brain behind Cookie Lyon, Precious Jones, and Star Davis. Lee Daniels (EMPIRE, PRECIOUS, STAR) joins Anna and Sim on this week’s episode of Unqualified! In this episode, the Academy Award nominated director discusses narcissism (15:00), what is considered therapeutic (19:30), and why comedians make good dramatic actors (23:30). After Lee answers some deal-breakers (29:30), Anna auditions for a role in Empire (38:00). Get ready for a transformative performance! Then, they call Bridget (5...more
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and Alex Aldea take over the Unqualified feed to debut the world premiere of the Deadly Manners audio drama podcast. Chapter 1 In the opening chapter of Deadly Manners we are introduced to Billings family and their esteemed guests. Everything is going swimmingly... until the power goes out. Cast List: Narrator - LeVar Burton Veronica Billings - Kristen Bell William Billings - Denis O'Hare Olivia Billings - Alisha Boe Esther Feinstein - Michelle Visage Joseph Fein...more
Don’t let your dreams be dreams! The man with a voice that will make your heart melt, Jack Johnson (IN BETWEEN DREAMS, ALL THE LIGHT ABOVE IT TOO) is on this week’s episode of Unqualified!!! Anna and Sim sit down with the talented musician to learn about Jack’s favorite songs (9:00), how Jack handles a long lasting marriage (11:00), the making of the song “Bubble Toes” (14:00), and why Anna thinks women shouldn’t date musicians (22:00). Then, Jack answers some hard hitting deal-breakers (38:30) ...more
The beautiful and intelligent Elizabeth Olsen (WIND RIVER, INGRID GOES WEST) is on this week’s Unqualified! In this episode, Anna and Sim learn about the problematic shoot that resulted in the amazing Ingrid Goes West (9:00), Elizabeth’s thoughts on “tossing the salad” (10:20), and Anna’s experience taking mushrooms back in college (16:00). Next, Elizabeth answers some deal-breakers (18:00). Don’t ever call her “Lizzie Borden”! Later, the gang call Hillary (38:00), who is struggling trying to ba...more
Omg! The talented writer/director/actress LAKE BELL (I DO… UNTIL I DON’T, IN A WORLD…) is on this week’s episode of Unqualified!! In this episode, Anna and Lake discuss starting a celebrity breast milk franchise (7:18), Lake’s experience while working on a Mark Duplass film (10:00), and Anna’s thoughts on a particular sex act (21:00). Then, Anna and Lake play the game “Celebrity Baby Name or Celebrity Restaurant/Bar” (27:00). Later, they call Mallory, who is questioning whether her boyfriend’s j...more
Listen up queens, the talented Emma Roberts (AMERICAN HORROR STORY, SCREAM QUEENS) is on Unqualified this week! In this episode, Emma and Anna discuss their fears (11:30) and the most fun character Emma has played (14:30). Then, Emma answers some deal-breakers (19:00). Find out what one of Emma's real deal-breakers is! Later, Emma and Anna play the game "Not a Book or It is a Book" (41:00) and Emma saves the rest of the show (46:00)! How so? Tune in and find out! This episode is sponsored by Blu...more
We’ve got a brand new episode of Unqualified with the one and only Alanis Morissette (CONVERSATION WITH ALANIS MORISSETTE)!!! In this episode, Anna asks Alanis what it is like being a rock star (12:00), Amy tells Alanis about an encounter they once had (16:00), and Alanis discusses her transition into motherhood (23:00)! After some deal-breakers (30:00), the gang calls Amanda (51:00), whose revealing relationship could jeopardize her boyfriend’s job. Then, they call Keeria (59:30), whose husband...more
What goes well with a good murder? Karen and Georgia! We’ve got PART TWO of Unqualified with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark (MY FAVORITE MURDER). In Part 2, Anna shares the story of actress Rebecca Schaeffer (3:00). Then Georgia tells the group about the killer Charlie Brandt and how an early childhood murder led to no good (23:30). Later, the gang call Leah, who wants to know if it is okay to hook up with her cheating friend’s ex-husband (41:30). Tune in and find out! This episode is spo...more
We’ve got murders! We’ve got relationship deal-breakers! We’ve got a wild new TWO PART crossover episode of Unqualified with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark (MY FAVORITE MURDER). In Part 1, Karen tells the gang the tale of the BTK Killer, a man that would bind, torture, and kill his victim (9:00) and they find out which notorious serial killer Anna’s uncle lived across the street from (34:00)! Then Anna and Sim ask the girls their thoughts on relationship deal-breakers (41:00). Later, the ...more
Mondo Cozmo is in the house!!! On this week’s episode of Unqualified, Anna and Sim sit down with their good friend and musician Josh Ostrander (MONDO COZMO)! Anna and Josh discuss when Anna starred in one of his music videos (3:30) and how his career has recently started to skyrocket (3:50). Josh then dives deep into how he writes his music (17:00), and they ask some deal-breakers that Josh isn’t too judgmental about (31:00). Did we mention that Sim reveals how Unqualified was started? (51:00) L...more
The iconic Eva Longoria (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, OVERBOARD) joins Anna and Sim this week for a great show! Right off the bat, Eva and Sim go back in time to talk about the movie they worked on together! The gang then discusses the importance of spirituality and humankind, what would happen if women ruled the world, and their favorite holidays! Eva is then put to the test when she’s asked some of Anna’s classic Deal-breakers. Find out what makes her tick! Then, during some How Would You Proceed’...more
Andy Cohen is back!!! On this week’s episode, Anna and Sim call Andy Cohen (WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN) to determine whether Anna would make a good Real Housewife (10:30), they put him in the hot seat to ask some loaded deal breakers including what he would do if asked about Anderson Cooper’s d**k (19:00), they discuss how to handle high pressure Hollywood game-nights plus the time Anna ended up crying in Kate Hudson’s bathroom (30:00), then finally, they turn the tables on Andy wit...more
PSA to our dear listeners! We’ve got another special episode for you this week packed with never before heard recordings from two hilarious guests, Tiffany Haddish and Regina Hall, the stars of the movie Girls Trip out July 21st! In “The Lost Tapes Vol. 2”, Tiffany Haddish (GIRLS TRIP, THE CARMICHAEL SHOW) discusses how she conquered bullies growing up (3:30) and shows Anna and Sim the new “gadget” she bought on Amazon (12:30)! Then, they call Hilary, whose fiancé’s family makes her feel like an...more
Attention dear listeners! We’ve got a very special episode for you this week loaded with never before heard recordings from past guests! In “The Lost Tapes Vol. 1”, the show is opened with a song by Eli Braden (Howard Stern Show), just before Anna and Sim go back in time, pre-Unqualified, to practice giving advice to a caller named “Lewis” (played by Chris Pratt) who accidentally slept with his cousin (6:00)! Then, they interview Justin Long (19:30) to discuss how he met Anna and to ask him some...more
Maria Bamford (NETFLIX’s LADY DYNAMITE and OLD BABY) is here and she claims to have no deal breakers. Will she handle the questions Anna and Sim throw her way? On this episode, Anna discusses her parents' reactions to landing her first role in Scary Movie (9:00), Maria delivers a sneak peek of what she’ll say in her upcoming college commencement speech (11:00), and Jack Pratt makes another special appearance with his favorite movie quote (14:00)! Later, they call Tiffany (44:00), whose husband ...more
IT’S HERE! The legendary Hannibal Buress (BROAD CITY, THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW) and Lizzo join Anna and Sim on Unqualified's third live taping at Clusterfest! They talk about stand up, The Bachelor, and the time Hannibal threw himself a parade in New Orleans! Afterwards, Hannibal fields some Deal Breakers and "How Would You Proceed's?" before calling Melanie, who is nervous about seeing her brother's ex-wife for the first time in two years! The gang is then joined by another audience member, Emily, t...more
Nick Kroll (OH HELLO, THE KROLL SHOW, THE LEAGUE) joins Anna and Sim for this week’s episode of Unqualified! They talk about what REALLY happens when you take on the New Orleans night life after the Super Bowl, fart etiquette with your significant other, and the importance of dating passionate people! After Jack makes a surprise appearance to try out some new jokes, Anna and Nick go head to head in a round of "Know Your Lines!" They then call Kelly, who finds out someone she's been casually see...more
This week we’ve got a JAM PACKED episode of Unqualified for you! Up first, Anna and Sim talk to Carrie Goldberg, an attorney who specializes in online privacy and revenge porn. We then check in with some of our previous callers, Jeanine, who called about an affair she was having with a coworker, and Charlene, who was receiving anonymous notes at her desk! Then the gang is joined by the very talented Ari Graynor (I'M DYING UP HERE, WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER) to chat about double standards, snooping on s...more
Adam Pally (MINDY PROJECT, HAPPY ENDINGS, MAKING HISTORY) and Zoe Lister-Jones (BAND AID, LIFE IN PIECES) join Anna and Sim on this week's Unqualified! Anna and Sim quickly catch up before the show starts and talk about Sarah Silverman's newest special! Shortly after, they join Zoe and Adam to talk about what it’s like working on set with only women, high school social rankings, and historical re-enactments! They then call Payton, who is unsure of what to do when she meets someone she has a stro...more
Kelly Rohrbach (BAYWATCH MOVIE) joins Anna and Sim on this week's Unqualified! Kelly discusses getting Pam Anderson's blessing before taking on her iconic role, her collegiate golf career... and then tackles a few weird deal-breakers! They then call Olga, who had asked a friend to move with her to a new state and now her friend wants to bring her new boyfriend with them, and Haley, who is growing nervous about her boyfriend becoming more defensive. Tune in!
Timothy Simons (VEEP) joins Anna and Sim on Unqualified this week to talk about childhood music, British etiquette and Anna announces another live show coming up in June! They then call Megan, who finds an acquaintance's husband on Tinder, and Jane, who is unsure whether or not she should have coffee with an ex-boyfriend! Tune in and hang out!
Terry Crews (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, WHITE CHICKS) joins Anna and Sim on one of Unqualified's most talked about episodes to talk about the politics of football, the power of pride, and the cult of masculinity! After Terry tackles some deal-breakers, he challenges Anna to a round of “NFL player or Real Housewife.” They then call Jacqueline, who's worried she slept with someone she’s interested in too quickly, and Alyssa, whose brother has become progressively more vocal about his controversial politi...more
Lance Bass returns to Unqualified this week with his husband, Michael Turchin! The gang talk about NSYNC, what it was like growing up in Mississippi, and the behind the scenes world of Vanderpump Rules! After taking on some relationship deal breakers, they call Crista, who is nervous about her potential future in-laws not being okay with a gay relationship, and Lizzy, whose boyfriend of five years believes that “kissing is not cheating.” Tune in! You don’t want to miss this one!
Thomas Middleditch (SILICON VALLEY) joins Anna and Sim this week to talk about Hollywood egos, spring cleaning, alternate careers and Anna pitches him a new app idea! Later, they call Kellie, whose family is having problems with her leaving the Mormon church with her husband, and Katie, whose friend is getting too involved with her dating life. Tune in! You don’t want to miss this one!
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim hangout with one of the most brilliantly talented people in show business, Kristin Chenoweth (WICKED, PUSHING DAISIES, THE WEST WING)! The gang talks about ageism in Hollywood, performing on Broadway, false compliments and get into some hilarious deal-breakers! They then call Leonela, who is concerned about her fathers suspicious behavior, and Hannah, who isn't sure what to do when she finds herself having feelings for a childhood friend. Listen in!
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim sit down with Hollywood legend, Sharon Stone (CASINO, BASIC INSTINCT)! The gang talks about unconventional beauty, what is "sexy," first date etiquette and Sharon takes down the infamous Karen Sarducci! After the break, they call Charlene, whose perfect boyfriend has a low sex drive, and Lauren, whose life was changed by Sharon's advice for her. Tune in! SHARON STONE YOU GUYS!
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim sit down with the very kind, Eric Stonestreet (MODERN FAMILY, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, BAD TEACHER)! They talk about ghosting friends, anatomy, Eric's new show "The Toy Box" and how a broken heart got him to audition for his first play! They do a few Deal-Breakers then call Jack, who’s having issues with an aggressive ex, and Hannah, who’s boyfriend is embarrassed to introduce her to his parents because of her tattoos. Listen in and hangout! The Toy Box pre...more
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim hangout with the very funny duo of Jillian Bell (WORKAHOLICS, IDIOTSITTER, 22 JUMP STREET) and Charlotte Newhouse (IDIOTSITTER)! They get into fetishes, apps they want to make, how they developed their show and Anna pitches new perfumes! They also play Friendship Dealbreaker’s and have a run in with someone from their past. Afterwards they call Janine, who’s mother-in-law has put her in an interesting position, and Kaelyn, who feels like she’s being benched...more
HEY YOU! LISTENER! Have you heard the news? Unqualified Media is expanding by adding another hilarious show to your queue! Introducing "Missy and Zach Might Bang" starring Missi Pyle and Zach Selwyn! We have the first 20 minutes for you right here! These two are hysterical and are kicking off their season with the show’s producers, Anna and Sim! Tune in as they talk about robots, electro shock therapy, and The Matrix! Did we mention that they’ll also be improvising music throughout the entire sh...more
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim sit down with the very funny, Michael Peña (ANT-MAN, END OF WATCH, THE MARTIAN)! They talk about diversity in Hollywood, EDM and Michael's new film CHiPS! They then call Michelle, who's trying to decide whether or not to start having kids, and Megan, whose friend has overstayed her welcome. Tune in and hang out!
This week Anna and Sim sit down with one of the coolest cats in Hollywood, Joel McHale (THE SOUP, COMMUNITY, THE GREAT INDOORS)! They talk about the Seahawks, facial hair and who they would cast to play themselves in a movie! Then after some Deal Breakers and How Would You Proceeds, the gang calls Matthew, who's wondering how to be friends with his ex, and Isabella, who's a college RA with a crush on a resident! You don’t want to miss this one!
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim hangout with the wonderful Malin Akerman (BILLIONS, WATCHMEN, THE COMEBACK)! Anna and Malin talk about being event buddies, female friendships, splitting the bill on the first date, and play "Finance Term or Sex Position?” Malin also braves some "Deal Breakers" and "How Would You Proceeds!” You don’t want to miss this one! Listen in and hang out!
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim sit down with Hollywood sweetheart Lauren Graham (GILMORE GIRLS, PARENTHOOD)! They talk about typecasting, interviews, Valentine’s Day and Lauren’s book “Talking As Fast As I Can"! Lauren also has a run in with Kayla and takes on some Deal Breakers! They then call Peter, who doesn’t know what to do when he falls in love with a man abroad, and Kirsten, whose husband is reluctant about her keeping her maiden name. Tune in! LAUREN GRAHAM! She rules!
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim sit down with comedy veteran Bob Odenkirk (BETTER CALL SAUL, BREAKING BAD, MR. SHOW)! They chat about making the switch to dramatic acting, dog strollers, armpit hair and so much more! Bob also runs into Kayla in the lobby of a hotel and has a high profile general meeting with Karen Sarducci. They then call Sophia, who doesn’t know what to do when her boyfriend's best friend is blatantly rude to her and Jamie, whose boyfriend becomes territorial about her p...more
This week on Unqualified Anna and Sim sit down with the hysterical Charlie Day (IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY, HORRIBLE BOSSES, FIST FIGHT)! They talk about pranks, rumpology, comic acting vs. dramatic acting and throw down on some Deal Breakers! Then they call Shelby, who finds out a guy that has been flirting with her is married with four children and Katie, who’s not sure what to do when she finds her new boyfriend on Bumble. Listen in!
This week on Unqualified Anna and Sim sit down with one of the most recognized comic book icons in history, Stan Lee (MARVEL COMICS, FANTASTIC FOUR, THOR, X-MEN, SPIDER-MAN)! The gang talks about human kindness, Stan’s organization "Hands of Respect,” and play a round of Not So Rapid Fire Questions! Then, they call Kayley who is having trouble getting her husband to eat right and work out. This is a very special episode!
This week on Unqualified Anna and Sim sit down with one of the kindest people in the world, the magnificent RuPaul (RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE: ALL STARS, WHAT’S THE TEE?)! Ru gives Anna and Sim their drag names, they talk about sexuality, spirituality, their first albums and play a winning round of Would You Rather! Later they call Jo, who doesn’t know what to do about her partners close friendship with an ex, and Jackie, who finds out the guy she’s been talking to is secretly an NF...more
This week on Unqualified Anna and Sim sit down with one of the most decorated comedians in history, Russell Peters (MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, 02 LODON, LAST COMIC STANDING)! They talk about life on the road, what it was like growing up Indian in Canada, and the time Russell punched someone during Scary Movie 2! After fearlessly taking on some wild deal-breakers, the gang calls Alex, who’s trying to navigate his dating life after constantly finding himself in the friend-zone, and Sarah, who doesn’t ...more
This week on Unqualified Anna and Sim sit down with the insanely hilarious Kaitlin Olson (IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY, THE MICK) and Scott MacArthur (THE MICK)! The gang reminisces about college, dating now vs. the past, human evolution and what it’s like to work on multiple shows at once! After playing How Would You Proceed, Deal Breakers and Obscure Parenting Trivia they call Kate, who’s not sure what to do when someone she has a past with won’t stop reaching out even after proposing to his girlfriend, ...more
Unqualified is back this week with an episode that is jam-packed with more of our favorite moments from 2016! Listen in as Anna and Sim give you a behind the scenes peek of past interviews with fantastic guests such as Keegan-Michael Key, Katie Couric, Chelsea Handler, Allison Janney, Courtney Love and so many more! They talk about past relationships, creative struggles in Hollywood, social media bullying and reflect on a seriously amazing year. HANG OUT WITH US!
From the whole Unqualified team we want to say thank you to all of our sweet sweet listeners for an absolutely stellar year! We wanted to throw together some of our favorite moments from 2016 to celebrate a great year so enjoy part one of Unqualified's memorable moments with guests that include Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Shaq, Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Aubrey Plaza and many more! We love you and can't wait to see what shenanigans we get into in 2017! STAY TUNED!
Happy Holidays from Unqualified! This week's guest is one of the kindest people in Hollywood: Zachary Levi (CHUCK, TANGLED, THOR)! In this episode, the gang covers everything from the rise and fall of stars, early careers, social media, and rejection. They also put Zach up to the test with some deal breakers and play a new game called “Name The Disney Mental Disorder!” Later, they call Haley, who’s on the fence about asking her boyfriend of a year to move across the country for her, and Meg, who...more
WHAM! This week Anna and Sim sit down with America’s tough guy and Anna’s next door neighbor, Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, Arrival, Avengers)! He gets the royal treatment at Imaginarium Studios where Hollywood legend Karen Sarducci pitches projects to him with heavy Oscar buzz. They also talk about the realities of fame and what's it's really like to be a working actor! Afterwards, the gang calls Kelsey, who needs advice on how to survive the holidays with a mother in law who doesn’t like her...more
Secure your oxygen masks, tighten the yellow straps, and breathe slowly because this week our guest is the man, the myth...Milo Ventimiglia (This is Us, Gilmore Girls, Heroes). Karen Sarducci calls a meeting with the man everyone in town is talking about, and even gets her son Milo (played by Paul Scheer) on the phone so the two Milos can meet! After some Unqualified deal-breakers, Anna, Sim, and Milo call Jenny, whose husband wants to get his PhD around the same time she wants to have kids. T...more
PODSWAP! In this week's episode, Anna and Sim sit down with the insanely funny hosts of the popular movie podcast HOW DID THIS GET MADE?, June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie, Ass Backwards), and Unqualified repeat guests Paul Scheer (The League, Fresh Off The Boat) and Jason Mantzoukas (The League, The Dictator)! June and Paul go on a double-date with Jason and his new girlfriend, Kayla, and take a meeting with the most powerful woman in Hollywood, Karen Sarducci! June and Paul also share the ...more
BONUS EPISODE: This week we go Inside Unqualified again as Anna and Sim sit down to interview a perspective intern named Nina! Both Anna and Sim ask the hard hitting questions about life, failures, and what it REALLY takes to be a an intern at Unqualified. What will happen when she shows up to the interview and Sim tells her Anna’s in a bad mood? Can she handle the pressure? Will she crack when Chris Pratt walks in? This 19 year old doesn’t know what’s coming so sit in on the interview and see i...more
On part two of this week’s episode, Anna, Sim, and Isla Fisher dial up some callers. First they call Dianne, whose boyfriend broke the one rule in their non-monogamous relationship by sleeping with a mutual friend who he claims was “in a dark place.” Next, the team dishes out some unqualified advice to Allison, who’s worried that one of her best friends could potentially be marrying the wrong person. Stakes are high this week, tune in!
This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim hang out with actress Isla Fisher (Nocturnal Animals, Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic). They talk about tabloid rumors, peaking at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, and what it’s like being a mom in Hollywood, before testing out how Isla would proceed in some crazy scenarios. Karen Sarducci also pencils in a visit with Isla to pitch some feature film ideas with major Oscar buzz! Will she sign on? Listen in and find out! And come back tomorrow f...more
This week's episode of Unqualified is extra special! Anna and Sim kick off the show with a call to Mr. Reality TV himself, the outrageously funny Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens Live)! Join in as the gang discusses three-ways and Andy shares how he almost lost his "gold star gay" status on a book tour. Anna and Sim also dish out juicy deal breakers to Bravo's king of drama, and Andy talks about his new hilarious book “Superficial," which is in stores now! Then, Anna and Sim check in with previou...more
In part two of this weeks Unqualified Anna, Sim and comedy Superhuman Seth Rogen (Superbad, Knocked Up, Sausage Party) take calls from Angel, who doesn’t know what to do about his relationship with a man who lied for three months about his identity, Stephanie, who's a law student that is recently divorced dealing with dating and her parents skepticism based on the past relationship, and Amy, who’s debating whether or not to date a guy her friend has a crush on. Plot twist HE WON THE BACHELOR!"
Join in the fun at Entertainment Weekly's PopFest when Anna and Sim headline with funny man Seth Rogen (Superbad, Knocked Up, Sausage Party)! Swoon! The show is opened by the USC marching band and is jam packed with hilarious moments! In true Unqualified fashion, the gang tests Seth’s knowledge on weed and dives into Seth’s deal breakers. Karen Sarducci makes an appearance, too. You DON'T want to miss this one, trust us!
Part two of this week's show with the return of the insanely cool Allison Janney (MOM, THE WEST WING) is kicked off with a call to Sarah, who needs advice on whether or not she should break up with her boyfriend, and is topped off with a call to Katie, who’s unsure whether or not to take an internship that has a very unexpected twist!
Back by popular demand, Allison Janney (MOM, WEST WING...and basically Queen of the Damn World, ugh) returns to Unqualified! Allison talks about getting her star on the Hollywood walk of fame and preparing for her Broadway debut. She also meets Karen Sarducci and auditions for a new (and bizarre) HBO show. Then Sim and Allison fight it out in a new game called Who Knows Anna Best? Come back tomorrow for Part 2 when the gang hits the phones for some listener calls!
BONUS EPISODE: You heard right! At Unqualified we treat you right baby, and this week we're dropping a bonus episode with Writer/Producer Susan McMartin (MOM) who pulls back the curtain and lets us in the Hollywood writers room. Anna, Sim, Susan and Cassie talk about their careers in LA, selling scripts, getting started and what it’s like being a woman in a male dominated industry.
Anna, Sim and Rachel Bloom (CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND) kick off part two of this weeks episode by playing a round of "How Would You Proceed?" They then take a call from Molly, who's confused on what to do when her best friend admits to having feelings, and Melissa, who wants to know how to confront a self-centered friend about being a more active listener. GUH, RELATABLE. The gang then caps off the show with some "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" talk.
This week Anna and Sim sit down with the raddest and the baddest Golden Globe winning actress, Rachel Bloom (CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND)! Anna, Rachel and Sim unpack their experiences clubbing now vs. the past, being teens in summer camp, being married and Rachel tells a story about a shocking social experiment conducted at her summer camp! Finally, Anna and Rachel blueprint their “Golden Girls” inspired retirement plan for 2056- you'll never guess what it is!
Part 2 picks up right where we left off with an incredibly weird "Deal breaker?." Then, Dax explains why actors are the worst people on the planet! Dax also meets film studio head Karen Sarducci to discuss a Kung Fu movie with a very controversial title. We move to calls and talk to Samantha, who wants to spice up her sex life with toys but she's worried her boyfriend will feel insecure. Finally, Dax and Anna perform the opening scene of PRETTY WOMAN 2!
Loveable goofball Dax Shepard joins Anna and Sim for another hilarious two-part Unqualified episode. Dax and Anna talk about a couples trip they took to Hawaii at the same time, Dax’s rise in Hollywood, and how men and women have different views on finding someone/being found naked. Dax even has the pleasure of meeting Kayla. The gang then breaks format and makes an early call to Megan, who is concerned about how her eight-month-old twins are affecting her marriage. More fun and another listener...more
Anna, Sim and Whitney dish out live unqualified advice in this episode - with a little help from the audience! First, they call Jen, who’s caught in the middle of a scandalous workplace affair. Then, one lucky audience member, Devlin, joins the gang onstage to get advice on how make his new partner feel comfortable with physical intimacy. Sounds like serious stuff but don’t worry - with Whitney and Anna, you're guaranteed a shit ton of laughs!
Bummed you couldn't attend the first live Unqualified show with Whitney Cummings? Well now you can get in on the fun! Join Anna, Sim and Whitney at the Nerdmelt Showroom in LA for a candid convo about Whitney's sexual past (11:30), bridal parties (17:00), and of course, some deal breakers! Anna also calls up on stage a very popular surprise guest (25:50). Don’t miss part two tomorrow when we take a live call and give one lucky audience member some unqualified relationship advice!
Katie's back, proving that she's far from unqualified when it comes to giving advice! First, the gang talks to Samantha, who is struggling with a very delicate family situation. Next, they help Connie and her fiancé reach a compromise about 90's music at their wedding. Plus, Katie shares a super romantic story about her engagement ring. Check out Katie's podcast, Katie Couric, on iTunes.
Katie Couric brings her warmth, wit, and wisdom to Unqualified this week. She and Anna delve into gender politics issues in journalism and Hollywood, and discuss Katie's work on a thought-provoking new documentary about gender identity. The conversation gets even more personal when Anna, Katie, and Sim discuss their experiences with internet trolls and cyber bullying. And you might be surprised about what Katie thinks are dating dealbreakers! The gang also plays a game called "Rapper or Politici...more
We're back for some calls and more improv in part 2! First, Anna, Ken, and Sim help Samantha decide whether to help keep her teenage daughter's lesbian relationship a secret from her daughter's girlfriend's strict Muslim parents. They also talk to Rebecca, who is unsure what effect her boyfriend starting medical school will have on their relationship. And prepare yourselves for Kayla's craziest Tinder date ever--with Mr. Chow from "The Hangover"!
Ken Jeong (DR. KEN, HANGOVER movies) is truly a national treasure. Listen in as Anna, Sim and Ken discuss Ken's remarkable transition from successful medical doctor to comedic superstar, and why practicing medicine is a lot like acting. There is also another hysterical, improv-packed “Dealbreaker" series, and more #FYS than in any other episode to date. And sure to stay tuned til the end for a surprise finale! Join us tomorrow for more fun when we take some listener calls in Part 2!
Part two of this week's episode has a little something for everyone! First, Anna and Regina discuss their early inspirations and explain why it takes thoughtfulness to play someone stupid or insane. The ladies then pitch a remake of "The Golden Girls"---and even improvise a scene from the show! Regina also educates Anna and Sim as to why the classic sitcom "Good Times" is the most frustrating show in history. From there, the gang turns to listener calls. They first talk to Carolyn, whose friends...more
Happy holidays, from Fistgina, aka Anna Faris and her Scary Movie co-star Regina Hall (WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS). Regina returns to Unqualified this week to reminisce with Anna about their Scary Movie days and even sing a few songs. (And yes, we explain what happened to Regina's first episode!) Regina also describes her perfect penis for Anna and Sim, and the the gang discusses a promising new cure for constipation. They also play a hilarious round of “DealBreaker" with a new character: Chad. Then...more
Regina King (American Crime, Southland, Jerry Maguire) reigns supreme on Unqualified this week. The 2015 Emmy winner and 2016 Emmy-nominated actress not only fields some of the most outrageous "Dealbreaker" questions to date (you'll never think of the name "Heather" the same way), but beats Anna handily in a game of "Football Player or Stripper" (same goes for "Lucious Pusey"). Regina and Anna also practice accepting Oscars on each other's behalf, read lines from a new stoner movie in a hilariou...more
The Unqualified crew calls in reinforcement from Chris Pratt to help out with some thorny issues this week. First, they talk to a married woman who is struggling to break off an affair with her married colleague—even though she knows it is both wrong and reckless. They then give some unqualified advice to a caller who has been secretly dating her BFF’s brother against her friend’s wishes. Anna, Chris, Sim, and Johnny have lots of thoughts about whether and how she should break the news—tune i...more
Before this week's episode, Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki was a podcast virgin. Anna and Sim make sure that his first recording experience is a memorable one, complete with with Unqualified-style relationship hypotheticals and, of course, a Tinder date improv with Anna. In Part 1, Johnny also explains why he gets excited about criticism, what advice Roseanne gave him upon getting his role on Big Bang Theory, and the surprising reason he got into a fistfight with his brother on Christmas morni...more
Anna and Sim are gearing up for football season and need some advice about how to get their significant others to enjoy their first fantasy football seasons. So who better to call than ESPN fantasy football guru Matthew Berry? Listen in as Anna and Matthew strategize about how she can help Chris win his celebrity league--and beat out Chris Evans and John Krasinski! Matthew and Sim also discuss why women who aren't normally football fans (like Matthew's wife and Sim's girlfriend) should give fant...more
Carrie finds herself in an awkward situation: after scrolling through her boyfriend’s phone, she discovered some incredibly inappropriate texts. Her call to the Unqualified gang leads to a surprisingly thoughtful discussion on what constitutes “cheating.” Then, Anna, Sim, and Eric talk to Jessica, who is freaked out because the rich guy she’s currently dating may be too good to be true. By the way, if at times you feel like you’re listening to a completely different Eric Andre, there is a reaso...more
Eric Andre is one of the most innovative—and unpredictable—comedians today, so get ready for a wild ride. On this week’s episode, Anna, Eric and Sim discuss Anna’s fan mail to the band 311, Eric’s sexual encounter outside of a castle in Prague, Anna’s kegal breaks on the set of MOM, “Precious” in IMAX 3D, and much more. At the end of the episode, Eric is pressured into taking a bite of something gross—you won’t believe what it is! Join us back here tomorrow for Part 2 when we hit the phones; you...more
Tavi Gevinson is many things: millennial icon, current TEEN VOGUE covergirl, editor-in-chief of ROOKIE, and the toast of Broadway. In this bonus episode, Anna and Tavi (and, unfortunately, Sim) have a frank and hilarious discussion about success at a young age, how Tavi got her start, and J.J. ABRAMS’ SON! You’ll have to hear Tavi’s story to believe it! No listener calls or games today, but we still find a way to fly off the rails. So stay tuned til the end and enjoy!
Anna couldn't be more excited to host the legendary Courtney Love this week on Unqualified. Courtney describes the thrill of performing for a crowd, and gives some revealing answers when Anna and Sim ask her "Dealbreaker or Not?" dating questions. The gang also talks to a female caller whose live-in girlfriend hasn't come out to her family, and tries to help a woman having disagreements about finances with her boyfriend. And the last two minutes of the show may be our best ending yet - you've ne...more
Anna, Sim and special guest Mike Birbiglia (DON’T THINK TWICE) take listener calls for part 2! Brie’s in-laws are pressuring her to have a baby while Mariah can’t stand the fact that her boyfriend is an avid Trump supporter. Will their relationship survive the election? Don’t skip this one! And please don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes!
The brilliant and hysterical Mike Birbiglia (SLEEPWALK WITH ME, TRAINWRECK) joins Anna and Sim to discuss the phenomenal success of his indie DON’T THINK TWICE, starring Keegan-Michael Key. We also talk about Anna’s performance in LOST IN TRANSLATION, dating apps, and why Mike couldn’t cast Anna in his movie. Plus, Mike turns his awkward Uber ride to Anna’s house into another hilarious improv! The gang also plays "Dealbreaker?” and there may even be an appearance by everyone's favorite Imaginari...more
Judging from all the feedback on social media, you all love Patti as much as we do! Part Two is a little different; since Patti is our most “qualified” guest to date, we put her to the test. Two female listeners want to know why they can’t attract the men of their dreams…and boy does Patti let them know why! This episode may be a master class on what it really takes to have a fulfilling personal life. Whether you agree with Patti or not, prepare for some #truthbombs!
Million Dollar Matchmaker Patti Stanger holds nothing back when she joins Anna and Sim this week. Patti takes Sim to task about buying his girlfriend a ring, and gives Anna some tough love "Million Dollar Matchmaker" style. She also weighs in on relationship deal-breakers, and trades juicy dating stories with Anna. Packed with tips on dating, sex, and general negotiating strategy, you won't want to miss a minute of this riotous episode! Come back tomorrow when the gang hits the phones for som...more
Emmy-nominated “Orphan Black” superstar Tatiana Maslany dishes out some very impressive advice! First, Tatiana, Anna and Sim advise Amari, who’s unsure if her long-distance crush is manipulating her. The gang then attempts to help Priscilla figure out how help her best friend, who is suffering from an eating disorder. And you'll definitely want to stay until the end to hear what Tatiana will do to her Emmy if she wins! Please subscribe on iTunes, rate and leave us a review! We love you!
Emmy-nominated actress Tatiana Maslany stops by Anna's house this week to talk Orphan Black, Comic Con, "internalized misogyny," and the mystery that is lunch buffets at strip clubs. Anna and Tatiana perform an Imaginarium Entertainment improv scene and reenact a classic "Pretty Woman" moment. Anna also recounts the time Sim made the mistake of ranking her intelligence. Tune in tomorrow for some listener phone calls! And be sure to catch Tatiana on Orphan Black, airing on BBC America!
Did you listen to part one yet? Part two is even better! Before Julia Stiles owns the box office this weekend with “Jason Bourne”, prepare to be impressed by her amazing advice! Anna, Sim and Julia field one of our most emotional calls since we started the podcast, as Giovani discusses his heartbreaking yet inspiring situation.
"Bourne Ultimatum" star Julia Stiles joins Anna and Sim for this week's two-part episode of "Unqualified." Listen in as Julia opens up about her musical ambitions, her pigeon phobia, and why baseball is "her valium." Anna also recounts her mom's reaction to Scary Movie, and contemplates the many words for genitalia in the English language. Lastly, Sim and Anna give Julia some off-the-wall hypos involving garden gnomes and the Mets. You won't want to miss her answers!
The outrageously funny Phoebe Robinson, host of "2 Dope Queens" and "Sooo Many White Guys," joins Anna and Sim this week, along with her friend, comedian Jamie Lee. The gang discusses topics including flight attendants, "Sex and the City," nightmare auditions, Anna's Oprah encounter, and Donald Trump! Also, prior caller Katie (James Gunn episode, Part 2, 15:35 mark) calls in to give an update about the uncomfortable situation with her recently-discovered birthmother. Finally, Anna, Sim, Phoebe ...more
We have a special treat in store, dear listeners! Introducing the first episode of "Inside Unqualified," an experimental bonus show that we're trying out in addition to the show you heard this week. Sim hosts a roundtable discussion with Unqualified "insiders," including his girlfriend, Amy; close friends/former musical guests Aria Pullman Ostrander and Josh Ostrander (who wrote and sang the “Unqualified" theme song); and Anna and Sim's longtime friend, actress Alexandra Holden. The gang relives...more
Have you recovered from the all the craziness that was Part 1? I know you've been patiently waiting a whole 24 hours for Part 2 and we're happy to say it doesn't disappoint! Anna, Sim and Shane hit the phones to help Emily, whose simple disagreement with a close friend has turned into something so much bigger. The gang also offers very sweet words of encouragement to Maria, who's nervous about losing her virginity next month on her wedding night! Oh, and Anna explains the science behind why her ...more
For all that YouTube sensation Shane Dawson talks about his "dark side," he's pretty f*cking hilarious. Nothing is off-limits when he stops by Anna's house for a riveting--and raunchy discussion--of topics including his recurring sexual nightmare and fantasy celeb sex tape participants. Later, Anna, Sim and Shane explore the ephemeral nature of celebrity, and Shane shares his unique perspective on digital media stardom. Anna also nails the role of Shane's mom in an improv scene that will have yo...more
Moving on from the fascinating convo about porn in Part 1, the gang hits the phones in Part 2 to take calls from listeners. First, Aubrey, Retta, Chris, Anna and Sim help Gina from Calgary with a "bridesmaid issue." Then, they talk to Taylor from Boston whose live-in boyfriend wants to move out...without breaking up! Anna, Retta, and Aubrey dish out both tough love and hilarious advice in response.
Mini "Parks and Rec" reunion this week! Aubrey Plaza is back by popular demand, this time alongside fellow Parks and Recreation alums Retta and, of course, Chris Pratt. After recalling some hilarious behind-the-scene moments on the show, Aubrey shares her plan for terrifying children on Halloween and Chris posits a theory about the food court in heaven. Retta also keeps it real during an extensive discussion about whether porn is permissible in committed relationships. Plus, Anna takes the now-r...more
Everyone's favorite tough guy Frank Grillo (Purge: Election Year, Captain America: Civil War) joins Anna and Sim for another can't-miss episode of "Unqualified." Frank shares how he went from being a Wall Street stockbroker to being an actor -- and what his hometown friends and Italian family thought about it. Anna and Frank also discuss ageism in Hollywood, loud lovers, and have an unforgettable exorcism voice-off. The gang also plays a rousing new game: MMA Star or Porn Star? Finally, they g...more
The uber-talented Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele, Keanu) joins Anna and Sim this week for another hilarious episode of Unqualified. Teeing off on themes from his new film "Don't Think Twice," Keegan and Anna offer reflections on fame, talent, success and providence. Keegan leaves no doubt that he's among the best improv performers in Hollywood when he and Anna revisit the studio-executive scenario from prior episodes. His hysterical (and inspired!) pitches for sequels to Titanic and Rosemary's...more
Buckle up "Unqualified" fans, because sh*t is about to get real. In Part 2, James and Anna explore topics including sexual pressures imposed by society, fear of rejection, struggles with perfectionism, and what it means to be a leader. Later, James draws on his psychology degree even more when the gang calls a woman whose long-absent birth mother is suddenly seeking to reconnect. Listen in as Anna and James help her grapple with complex family dynamics and questions of self-identity. Credi...more
In the words of Chris Pratt, Guardians of Galaxy director James Gunn "runs deep." How did he get the GOTG gig? What inspired his vision for the franchise? And what in the world is a "bukaki"? James answers all these questions and more in Part 1 of this week's episode. Anna and James also bond over their competitive spirits, love of cream of wheat, and of course, their shared affection for Chris Pratt. And stay tuned 'til the end when Anna and James exchange outrageous Chat Roulette prank stories...more
Dave Bautista continues to surprise and delight in Part 2 of this week's episode. First, he, Anna, and Sim try to help a woman figure out the best way to propose to her long-term boyfriend. The gang (along with surprise guest Chris Pratt!) then talks to a woman who is having trouble getting her boyfriend to clean up after himself. Anna and Dave share their own cohabitation strategies; their advice may surprise you! And be sure to stick around until the last five minutes when Chris revisits t...more
For a total badass, former WWE star Dave Bautista (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Drax), SPECTRE, upcoming BLADE RUNNER) sure is a nice guy. In this week’s two-part episode, Anna and Sim meet up with Dave in Atlanta, on location for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOLUME 2. Dave shares his remarkable journey from the streets of San Francisco, to the WWE ring, to the set of a blockbuster franchise—with a few stints in jail along the way! The gang also discusses life on the set of GOTG2, Dave’s all-time favori...more
Everyone knows that VEEP star Anna Chlumsky is charming and impressive. You might not know, however, that she is also a Star Wars super nerd, a Belgian beer connoisseur, and is extremely well-informed about digestive health. Anna shares all this and more when she joins Anna and Sim in this week's episode. Listen in as both Annas and Sim talk about male vs. female gold-diggers, weird pregnancy cravings, and the importance of following one's instincts. They also play a hilarious new game: Politic...more
Part 2 picks up with calls from two Unqualified listeners in need of relationship advice. First, Anna, Sim and Paul talk to a woman whose husband is a terrible gift-giver. Listen in as Paul enlightens her about the "Languages of Love" and the gang brainstorms about how to point him in the right direction. Next, they call Brittany, a woman who has been involved for six months with a stand-up comedian she met on a dating app. Paul and Anna leave no stone unturned in trying to help her figure out ...more
Actor/Comedian and Improv genius Paul Scheer (The League, Fresh Off the Boat, “How Did This Get Made?” podcast) stops by Anna’s house this week for another hilarious two-part episode. Picking up where his podcast co-host/prior Unqualified guest Jason Mantzoukas left off, Paul and Anna role-play a scene in which an ebullient screenwriter (Paul) must come up with plots for hilarious movie titles proposed by his studio executive boss (Anna). Later, Paul offers everything from conversation etiquette...more
Chelsea Handler. Anna Faris. Marijuana-infused lubricant (yes, that’s a thing). Need we say more? Join in the fun in Part 2 of this episode, as Chelsea and Anna get a new -- and unusual -- kind of buzz. The gang then hits the phones to dish out some unqualified advice. First, Anna, Sim and Chelsea offer some tough love to a woman concerned that her sister is set to marry a guy she met just two months ago, despite NUMEROUS red flags. Then, the gang tries to help a caller figure out what to do af...more
Chelsea Handler is unfiltered, unapologetic and unlike anyone else. The comedian/talk show host joins Anna and Sim this week, bringing to bear her acerbic wit and take-no-prisoners approach to love and life. In Part 1 of this two-part episode, Chelsea explains why she hates compliments, terms she finds most offensive and what exactly it takes to be her friend. She and Anna also trade break-up stories (you won’t believe how ballsy Chelsea is!) and discuss other dating misadventures. Then, in a ne...more
Tiffany Haddish tells it like it is. The breakout star of “Keanu” joins Anna and Sim this week, showcasing both her incredible comedic talents as well as her astounding personal resilience. Tiffany opens up to Anna about her journey from the “hood” to the Hollywood red carpet, discussing how she was shaped by her experience in the foster care system and how she found the strength to pursue—and accomplish—her dreams against all odds. As outrageously funny as she is inspiring, Tiffany also has Ann...more
Rising star Britt Robertson (MOTHER'S DAY, TOMORROWLAND, THE LONGEST RIDE) joins Anna and Sim for another fun-filled episode of “Unqualified.” Anna, Britt and Sim discuss why actors tend to date other actors and why becoming a yoga instructor is the most sure-fire way to marry someone rich—regardless of whether you’re male or female! Anna also describes her fantasy sleepaway camp and asks Britt “not-so-rapid-fire” questions involving jail, cliff-diving, and a man named Hudson. Plus, the gang hel...more
Jason Mantzoukas (The League, The Dictator, Sleeping With Other People) is one of the funniest guys in Hollywood. His madcap energy is on full display when he joins Anna and Sim for this week's episode of "Unqualified." Among other memorable moments, Jason shares an outrageous story about how one unfortunate incident forever changed his "laissez-faire attitude towards farting." Anna and Jason also showcase their improv skills by role-playing a scene in which a stoner college drop-out (Jason) app...more
Shaquille O'Neal may very well be Anna Faris's biggest fan -- both literally and otherwise! The mutual excitement is palpable as Shaq welcomes "his Anna" and Sim to Atlanta in this can't-miss episode. Inspiring, insightful, and inimitable, the larger-than-life NBA star recounts how he got the courage to ask out his high school crush and admits which NBA team he'd refuse to play for based on its mascot. Sim and Anna also put Shaq to the test by making him match rap lyrics to the NBA baller who ra...more
Olivia Munn is back in full force -- literally! In this action-packed segment, she whips out a 900,000 volt stun gun...and Sim nearly shoots himself! Olivia and Anna also delve into the complexities of female friendship, and discuss Olivia's first kiss -- a makeout session that lasted the entirety of Forrest Gump! Olivia even inspired a new game: Match the Hollywood Celeb to Her NFL Paramour. (We won't say who wins!) Finally, the crew gives unqualified advice to a busy twenty-three year-old EMT ...more
Olivia Munn truly is every guy's dream girl. Beautiful, brilliant, and funny as hell, the self-described "Prince Harry of Maxim" joins Anna and Sim for this week's two-part episode. Join in on the fun as Olivia and Anna discuss Olivia's desire to hold a baby panda, her deep-seated fear of brain-eating amoebas, and her search for the truth about post-baby vaginas. Olivia also explains why she froze her eggs, and (jokingly) offers to be Anna's surrogate. But don't worry, guys, there plenty of foot...more
Did you listen to the awesomeness that was Part 1 yet? If not, go back and listen...you won't be disappointed. We go to the phones for Part 2 where Anna, Sim, Chris Evans, and Jenny Slate are joined by Chris Pratt! The gang tackle three calls: Cait is hurt that her male best friend is marrying his girlfriend and this girlfriend disapproves of their platonic friendship, Ashley doesn't want to be the cause of a broken engagement and finally a woman is about to embark on a three-year adventure driv...more
Get ready for the ultimate Unqualified double-whammy! Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and Jenny Slate (Obvious Child, Parks and Rec) join Anna and Sim for a night of hilarious antics and unforgettable banter. This special two-part episode doubles down on everything you love—two sets of male/female BFFs, two brilliant comedic actresses, and even two superheroes named Chris! In Part 1, Anna, Sim, Jenny, and Chris Evans talk candidly about making friends in Hollywood, personal grooming habits...more
We have a special two-part episode for everyone today. For part one, Anna is joined by her amazing parents, Jack and Karen Faris! Listen in, as they share the hilarious and poignant story of their storybook romance...a romance that's lasted over 48 years! For the second part, Anna and Sim are joined by popular podcast host, Alison Rosen (Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend). Anna, Alison and Sim discuss the liberating feeling of having a podcast, "going out" in Los Angeles and Anna's love for M...more
SUPERGIRL herself, Melissa Benoist joins us on one of our most entertaining episodes to date! Anna, Melissa and Sim a wide variety of topics including Melissa’s first kiss, disdain for the term “preggers” and the brilliance that is THE NEVERENDING STORY. We also introduce a new segment called “Thank You For Bringing Something Weird…What Is It?” You will not believe the value of one of the items! Needless to say, Melissa left the house a VERY surprised and VERY happy woman. Plus a female caller’s...more
The dazzling Jenna Dewan Tatum (STEP UP, SUPERGIRL) stops by Anna’s house in this lively episode! Jenna shares her favorite show to binge watch and how she fights off assailants in her dreams. Anna, Jenna, and Sim also dish about Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt’s bromance, getting recognized at the grocery store and Anna’s brilliant performance in JUST FRIENDS. Jenna also teaches Anna a few dance moves—with stripper shoes on! (Check out the video on our Facebook and Twitter!) The gang then gives ...more
Missi Pyle (The Artist, Gone Girl) and Zach Selwyn (America's Secret Slang) join Anna and Sim for an "Unqualified" episode unlike any other. Join in as the gang plays a hilarious new guessing game called "Fake or Florida." They also discuss dating multiple people with the same first name and the pros and cons of telling a romantic partner about being hit on by someone else. Zach also spills about what happened when he and his wife spent a week on Tinder as an experiment. (Spoiler alert: it almos...more
Ellen Page is every bit as brilliant and cool as you've heard. The Oscar-nominated actress hangs out with Anna and Sim in this week's Episode, discussing Ellen's experience eating dog food, Anna's knowledge of Canadian provinces, and why it's Anna's dream to become a flight attendant. Ellen also talks about her new docu-series, GAYCATION, which literally moved Anna to tears. And you won't want to miss this week's calls! First, the gang offers unqualified advice to a woman who still has intense f...more
In this week’s episode of “Unqualified,” the gang welcomes a long-time FRIEND: Lisa Kudrow! Listen in as Anna and Lisa reminisce about Anna’s guest-starring role on the final season of FRIENDS. Then, in the most off-the-wall “Rapid Fire” series yet, Anna and Lisa deliberate about whether an Emmy or a SAG Award trophy is the deadlier weapon. Anna, Sim, and Lisa also talk to a woman who wants to know whether she should remain friends with a man for whom she has feelings, or whether it is time t...more
Emmy-winning actress Jaime Pressly brings her Southern charm and wit to this week's episode of "Unqualified." Tune in for some serious girl talk as Anna and Jaime dish about the pros and cons of dating rich men, "mom guilt," and how men and women act differently in relationships. Plus, Anna, Sim, and Jaime give unqualified advice to a woman who feels the men she dates are terrified by her age---of 33! Anna and Sim also check back in with Thomas from Edmonton (a caller from the Aubrey Plaza epi...more
Adam Carolla brings his signature style (and signature cocktail!) to "Unqualified" this week. Blunt, unapologetic, and always entertaining, Adam proves why he's been captivating audiences for fifteen years. Listen in as Adam and Anna spar over men's dating preferences, and discuss secrets for self-confidence. Adam also shares a hilarious story about the funniest prank ever pulled on him. Later, he brings his Love Line skills to bear when he, Anna, and Sim talk to Unqualified listeners, includin...more
Anna’s long-time friend Lance Bass joins her and Sim in this earnest and entertaining episode of “Unqualified.” Among other hilarious moments, Lance and Anna discuss Washington's thriving topless coffee-hut scene, assumptions made about Southerners, Lance’s early days as a boy-bander, and who he would cast to play him in the movie version of his life. The conversation also takes a more serious turn when Lance shares his struggles in coming out to his family and friends (including his band-mates ...more
In this week’s episode, Anna and co-host/producer Sim Sarna are joined by Ike Barinholtz, the hilarious, scene-stealing star of “The Mindy Project,” “Sisters,” “Neighbors” and more. Listen in as Ike and Anna compare 80’s crushes, discuss magicians’ sexual prowess (or lack thereof), and role-play awkward date scenarios. Ike also shares his most embarrassing date moment: the night he met his now-wife’s parents! Later, the gang tries to help a female listener cope with her fiance's declining sex dr...more
Michael Rapaport is not only an incredibly talented and respected actor...he's also adorably insane! Listen in as Anna and Michael go "toe-to toe" in their first meeting and discuss how Wikipedia pages can negatively affect lives, why women who know how to dive into swimming pools are sexier and how reality TV is similar to the UFC. In a hilarious exchange, Anna also refuses to let Michael live down the STD he may or may not have contracted back in high school! You'll also hear them role-play a ...more
You're in for a real treat today! In this week's episode of "Unqualified," Anna and cohost/producer Sim Sarna welcome one of the most unique comedic talents in Hollywood: the one and only Aubrey Plaza! Listen as they discuss Andy and April's relationship from "Parks and Rec," and Aubrey's audition for "Star Wars." Among other hilarious moments, Anna and Aubrey consider their preferred murder weapons and why mens' balls smell like stale cheerios. The gang also calls two of their movie star friend...more
David Krumholtz (Numb3rs, THE SANTA CLAUSE, and countless other movies/TV shows) joins Anna and co-host/producer Sim Sarna in this side-splittingly funny episode. An unexpected internet outage means there aren’t any listener calls in this episode, but David more than makes up for it with his hilarious insights into the male mind. He recounts how he began to date his now-wife on the heels of a tough breakup when he was just 25 years old and purposefully NOT looking for love. Anna and David also s...more
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our loyal "Unqualified" listeners! We have a special treat for you today: "Anna Faris is Unqualified" theme song performer/writer Josh Ostrander (@MondoCozmo) and his wife Aria Pullman Ostrander(@ariapullman) join Anna and cohost/producer Sim Sarna to belt out some of Anna's favorite Christmas songs...including a hilarious version Blue Christmas featuring the lyrical freestyle stylings of Anna as Elvis Presley! And this episode is not all music; hijin...more
The "World Champion" is in the building! On another uproarious episode of "Unqualified," Anna and producer/co-host Sim Sarna welcome comedian and "30 Rock" star Judah Friedlander! The trio compare dating in Los Angeles with dating in New York, and Judah explains why he prefers foreign porn to American porn. Anna and Judah also discuss marketing a "reverse Viagra" pill that women could “prescribe” to men who cheat! They also give (unqualified) advice to a male caller about how to rebound from his...more
Anna and producer/co-host Sim Sarna welcome the one and only Rosie O'Donnell! Join Anna and Rosie for a hilarious discussion about their awkward celebrity encounters, kissing Allison Janney, and how Rosie became close friends with Madonna at the height of her fame when the two filmed “A League of Their Own.” Then, in a surprise twist, Rosie takes a call from the supremely talented Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Rec). Aubrey shares how Rosie’s biography gave her the courage to become a Hollywood actress...more
Episode 1 of “Anna Faris is Unqualified” found Anna and co-host/producer Sim Sarna barely able to contain themselves with laughter thanks to guests T.J. & his wife k8. Listen as T.J. Miller, (the reigning Critics Choice Award winner for his role as Erlich Bachman on HBO’s hit show SILICON VALLEY) & his wife/muse k8 (artist RosePetalPistol), open up about their relationship, and share crazy stories along the way. Anna, T.J. and k8 also give callers hilarious—and definitely unqualified—advice abou...more
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