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’s nervous about attending a big work event because SMALL TALK IS THE WORST GUYS. Listen in and hang out with us!
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, and Laura, who’s boyfriend really loves football, maybe even a little too much. Listen in and hang out!
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. They also give unqualified advice to Rachel, who doesn’t know what to do when a family she used to babysit for ropes her into the drama of an affair! Oh no! Turbulence! Tune in!
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 story of how they fell in love, and the gang calls Gabby who’s deciding whether to meet up with someone she’s met online. OH, AND DID WE MENTION IT’S ANNA’S BIRTHDAY? Don't miss the party!
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 quesitons 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 if she gets the job!
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 for some listener calls!
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 previous callers to see how their unqualified advice panned out. They first follow up with Giovanni (Julia Stiles episode), who was contemplating whether to tell his family that he’s gay and living with his boyfriend. Next, they talk to Polly (Jason Mantzoukas episode), who decided to tell her conservative Christian parents that she’s in love with a Jewish man. Tune in and see how they're doing now!
On part two of this week’s Unqualified, Anna and Sim take some calls with Chris Hardwick (@Midnight, Nerdist)! First, the team calls Rebecca, who has recently become a nanny and is now being blamed by the mom for the kids bad grades. The team then calls Sharleen, who has started receiving notes from a secret admirer at her work which have started to become a little crazy! Listen to find out what happens!
"PODSWAP! On part one of this week’s Unqualified, Anna and Sim hang out with the podcast king himself, Chris Hardwick (@Midnight, Nerdist)! They talk about navigating Potterworld, running into celebrities, nerd trivia, hookup culture and also meet Paul Bunyan’s great great great niece!" We love him! You love him! Tune in!"
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 call tomorrow for Part 2! If you enjoyed the episode, we would really appreciate review on iTunes.
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.
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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 Politician?" and Katie teaches Anna a "valley girl" cheer (as well as correct Hebrew pronunciation).
Join us tomorrow for Part 2, when Katie dishes about engagement ring and we hit the phones for some listener calls!
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!