Rank #1: Aubrey Plaza
In this week's episode of "Unqualified," Anna welcomes 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 friends for an uncensored conversation that's sure to have the internet buzzing! (Hint: they're co-stars in an upcoming movie.) Later, Anna, Sim and Aubrey offer unqualified advice to a woman having trouble navigating shared friends post-breakup, and try to help a man hopelessly in love with a woman who's about to go back home to Australia...where she has a boyfriend.
Jan 12 2016
Rank #2: Chelsea Handler Pt. 1
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 new segment, Sim gives Anna and Chelsea twenty guesses to identify a mystery celebrity guest-caller. (See if you can figure out who it is before they do!) After Anna’s unbridled excitement subsides, the trio reflects upon the “intoxicating” effect of fame and the ups and downs of life in the Hollywood spotlight.
May 17 2016
Guys We F****d
2 Dope Queens
RuPaul: What's The Tee with Michelle Visage
WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
Women Of The Hour
ID10T with Chris Hardwick
Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig
You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
The Hilarious World of Depression
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Stuff Mom Never Told You
How Did This Get Made?
Rank #3: Aubrey Plaza & Retta Pt. 1
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 Anna, Sim, and the Parks and Rec crew take calls from listeners.
Jul 05 2016
Rank #4: David Spade
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, who doesn’t know how to tell her romantic interest that he smells bad, and Megan, who is conflicted about reconnecting with a guy that ghosted her. Sit back, relax and prepare to laugh!
David Spade: @davidspade
Anna Faris: @annakfaris
Aug 21 2018
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Rank #5: Dax Shepard Pt. 1
Loveable goofball Dax Shepard joins Anna and Sim for another hilarious two-part Unqualified episode. Dax and Anna talk about a couple's 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!
Oct 18 2016
Rank #6: Kat Von D
In this episode...
- Bathing suits and tattoos
- The Ellen show
- Fixing a bad relationship with a tattoo
- Anna vs. Hanna
- A David Lynch wedding
- The sound of something weird
- Tattooing at age 14
- Punk rock and freedom
- The weird girl in the corner and Edgar Allan Poe
- Sobriety and loneliness in LA
- Cheating boyfriends and trusting your intuition
- Falling in love
- Advice to callers Rachel and Christina
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Dec 02 2019
Rank #7: Bill Hader
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 crushing on.
…Kaycie, 23, is calling from Oklahoma seeking advice about a douchey co-worker who won’t leave her alone.
Congratulations to Bill Hader on his Emmy win for HBO’s Barry!!
Anna Faris: @annakfaris
Nov 27 2018
Rank #8: Dax Shepard Returns!
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 if she should rekindle a relationship with her ex, and Lauren, who is worried about her boyfriend’s health habits. Tune in and enjoy!
Dax Shepard: @daxshepard
Anna Faris: @annafaris
May 08 2018
Rank #9: Chris Evans and Jenny Slate
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, and the pressure to look great in the digital age. Plus, Chris and Anna improvise an absurd traffic stop, Jenny discloses who her (unconventional) celebrity crush is, and the crew re-casts “Three Men and a Baby” with Captain America, Star-Lord and Iron Man.
Apr 05 2016
Rank #10: Milo Ventimiglia
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 dealbreakers, 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!
Dec 13 2016
Rank #11: Nick Kroll
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 nightlife 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 seeing for two years has been in a long term relationship, and Katie, whose best friend unknowingly named her baby the same name she was planning on naming her own baby!
Nick Kroll: @nickkroll
Anna Faris: @annafaris
Jun 13 2017
Rank #12: Lauren Graham
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.
Feb 28 2017
Rank #13: Charlie Day
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.
Feb 14 2017
Rank #14: Nina Dobrev
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…
…’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!
Anna Faris: @annakfaris
Nina Dobrev: @ninadobrev
Jan 29 2019
Rank #15: Adam Scott
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) who wants to help her daughter have a closer relationship with her long-distance father. Tune in!
Adam Scott: @mradamscott
Anna Faris: @annafaris
Nov 14 2017
Rank #16: Billy Eichner
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 dating deal breakers. Later, Billy has a conversation about the expectation of being “in character” at all times and then they call Kayla, whose boyfriend has been unemployed for over a year. Tune in and enjoy, dear listeners!
Billy Eichner: @billyeichner
Anna Faris: @annafaris
Apr 24 2018
Rank #17: Jake Johnson
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…
- 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 dealing with a hook-up that moved way too quickly then fizzled out suddenly; she’s seeking advice on how to proceed with this hook-up to avoid awkward encounters in the future.
- Elise is a USC senior from New Jersey who will be graduating soon and is confused as to what her next move should be and how to prioritize her career with her relationships.
Go check out Jake’s new film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Anna Faris: @annakfaris
Dec 11 2018
Rank #18: Seth Rogen
Join in the fun at Entertainment Weekly's PopFest when Anna and Sim headline with funnyman 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!
Nov 08 2016
Rank #19: Dax Shepard Pt. 2
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!
Oct 19 2016
Rank #20: Aubrey Plaza & Retta Pt. 2
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.
Jul 06 2016