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 are becoming a little too involved in her relationship. Anna, Regina, and Sim then give Jen advice about how to disinvite her drunk sister-in-law to her upcoming wine tasting bachelorette weekend.
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 we’ll meet another new character named Sasha. Oh, and Kayla returns.
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 hilarious audition improv, and role-play a mother/daughter-in law having an unusual heart-to-heart. Later, Regina, Anna, and Sim talk to a newly-engaged woman whose fiancé's family remains inappropriately close with his ex-wife.
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 in and find out what they have to say!
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 morning. Later, Anna and Johnny contemplate male vs. female sexual insecurity, and Johnny shares a hilarious story about dating a woman who did voodoo.
Join us tomorrow for Part 2 when the gang (plus Chris!) hits the phone to dish out some unqualified advice.
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 fantasy football a chance. But don't worry, it's not all football talk! Anna and Sim put Matthew through the ringer with a "Relationship DealBreaker or Not: Football Edition," and find out that football statistics aren't all he's good at analyzing. Enjoy!
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 reason for that. TWIDDLED MY BEAN! You’ll find out what that means as well!
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’re not going to want to miss out on Eric’s unqualified advice!
Be sure to check out Eric on Adult Swim. And if you really want to laugh, google “Eric Andre/Lauren Conrad” and “Eric Andre/RNC.”
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 never heard Anna like this before! Enjoy!
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 Imaginarium Films executive. And don't forget to tune in tomorrow for Part 2 when we go the the calls!
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 some unqualified advice. And be sure to catch Patti on "Million Dollar Matchmaker" on WE tv.
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!
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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 and Jamie try to help a listener who is worried about her brother's gold-digging fiancé.
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 some of their favorite Unqualified moments so far and calls one of the most loyal Unqualified fans to get her take. Sim also shares some behind-the-scene stories, including the lead-up to Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt's phone call on the first Aubrey Plaza episode, and what he and Amy observed while recording the Chris Evans and Jenny Slate episode. And while Anna isn't on the inaugural episode of "Inside Unqualified," trust us, she definitely feel the love!
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 p###y is the "tightest in Hollywood." You don't want to miss this.
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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 you laughing out loud. Oh, and we promise that after listening to this episode, you'll never look at ranch dressing the same way again!
Join the Unqualified gang tomorrow for Part 2 when we hit the phones for some listener calls!
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-running studio executive improv game in a new direction - you won't want to miss it!
Be sure to tune in to Part 2 tomorrow when when Anna, Sim, and the Parks and Rec crew take calls from listeners. And catch Aubrey's new movie, "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" out in theaters July 8th.
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 give advice to a caller who is uncomfortable about her colleagues' wild partying on business trips, and a woman who wants to disinvite her fiancé's best friend's (terrible) wife from her wedding. But the main takeaway from this episode? F*******ck thoooose d******cks.