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.
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 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!
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!