Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types. New episodes every week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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September 21, 2022 72 min

Actress, podcaster and New York Times Bestselling Author, Becca Tobin talks with Anna about her surreal experience on Glee, female friendships and mean girls, infidelity, narcissism, love and heartbreak, her podcast LadyGang and LadyGang’s second book, LADY SECRETS, the things no one tells you about being pregnant, and much more.


Our first caller is Alyssa who, after the recent loss of her mother, feels selfish talking about what sh...

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Poet, artist, and author Rupi Kaur tells Anna about her latest book Healing Through Words, her difficult and confusing childhood, first love, the meaning of home, being the daughter of a revolutionary, the magic of vulnerability, and a lot more. 


Today’s Unqualified segment begins with a call from Hannah whose goal of attaining her college degree is now in jeopardy after her stepmother forbid Hannah’s father from continuing to co-si...

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September 7, 2022 41 min

Actor, comedian, and podcast host Michael Rapaport (True Romance, Beautiful Girls, Deep Blue Sea) talks with Anna about his long-lost innocence, a recent altercation at a sushi bar, not being a sex symbol, his deep love of New York, being your own biggest fan and critic, Brad Pitt, Mike Tyson and a lot more.


Today’s first caller is Tom, who’s obsession with exercising is having a negative impact on other areas of his life and often ...

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August 31, 2022 67 min

Dominic Monaghan [The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Lost, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker] talks with Anna about the first time they met, his passion for nature, irrational fears, his chance meeting with a chambered nautilus, recovering from a painful break-up, actors he admires, his new projects, Moriarty: The Devil’s Game and Moonhaven, and much more!


First to call in today is René who has always felt that she was asexual. Now, seve...

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August 24, 2022 58 min

Author, singer, director, and actor Jennette McCurdy and Anna talk about her incredibly powerful and very funny new book I’m Glad My Mom Died, the highs and lows of doing press, similarities between our families, keeping secrets, the life of a child actor, professional jealousy, recognizing a healthy relationship and much more.


First to call in today is Roz. She met a new guy mid-pandemic and their relationship looked promising … un...

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August 17, 2022 60 min

Kal Penn [Harold & Kumar, Designated Survivor, How I met Your Mother, House] talks with Anna about the challenges of writing his book You Can’t Be Serious, growing up the child of immigrants in New York, impressing the school bullies, being set on fire, working in the White House, his appreciation of NASCAR, and much more.


Our first call today is with Megan whose best friend’s husband kissed her unexpectedly. Making matters wors...

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August 10, 2022 70 min

Author, journalist, and podcast host Stephen Dubner talks with Anna about the lead up to his book Freakonomics, his new-ish podcast No Stupid Questions, meteorology, cryptocurrency, tastebuds, positive psychology, predicting the future, what America gets right, what is love, and a lot more.


In today’s Unqualified segment, first to call in is Ryan, whose partner of six months has recently and only tentatively come out. While Ryan is ...

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August 4, 2022 62 min

Matchmaker, relationship coach and CEO of LEVEL connections, April Beyer is back as Anna’s more qualified co-host in this special episode. 


This episode is all about moving on from heartbreak and figuring out when to start dating again. Anna and April’s first call is with Stephanie who broke up with her partner of fifteen years. While she’s confident that ending things was the right decision, Stephanie finds herself missing the rela...

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August 1, 2022 47 min

Kevin Bacon [Footloose, JFK, The Woodsman, Mystic River] talks with Anna about getting cast in his first movie, the 1978 classic National Lampoon's Animal House which he expected to change his life, his failed attempt as a waiter and the terrifying boss who remembered him years later, the advice Kevin would give his younger self, his favorite death scene, his new movie THEY/THEM, and much more. You also get to hear Kevin descri...

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July 25, 2022 44 min

Christina Ricci [Yellowjackets, Buffalo ‘66, Casper, Speed Racer, The Addams Family] and Anna discuss Christina’s recent Emmy-nomination, being unintentionally funny, navigating friendships as an actor, the appeal of isolation, not so irrational fears, why Christina considers her current relationship the first time she’s been in love and a lot more.


Today’s first caller is Jayse who, for the second time, discovered his long-term par...

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July 17, 2022 69 min

Karen Pittman [The Morning Show, The Americans, And Just Like That, Yellowstone] talks with Anna about her upcoming project Unthinkably Good Things, growing up as the “weird one” in her family, falling in love with someone’s potential, being loyal to oneself, learning from difficult times and more.


Our first call today is with Martha who recently broke up with her boyfriend of 12 years but due to their financial situation, still liv...

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July 11, 2022 54 min

Jordan Klepper [The Daily Show, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Kasich & Klepper] talks with Anna about the meaning and sentiment behind “Make America Great Again”, the normalization of extreme language and opinions, Jordan’s January 6th experience, why we find conspiracy theories so compelling, and much more.


Be sure to check out Kasich & Klepper wherever you get your podcast.


Today’s first caller is Kate who, after a te...

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July 4, 2022 72 min

Today’s guest is author, producer, and television host Nev Schulman. Nev’s life changing experience was chronicled in the documentary film CATFISH and led to the creation of the hit MTV docuseries CATFISH: THE TV SHOW.


Nev takes us back to the beginning and recounts the story about his relationship with a young woman who didn’t exist, the complicated emotions he felt before and after making that discovery, and how he became more emp...

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June 27, 2022 45 min

In today’s episode, Anna talks with writer, podcaster, and media critic Sarah Marshall. Sarah is the co-host and creator of the acclaimed modern history podcast You're Wrong About which focuses on clarifying our collective memory and how we define ourselves by popular narrative and myth. Sarah’s other podcast, You Are Good looks at how particular movies influence our feelings and worldview.


Sarah and Anna talk about our fear of ...

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June 20, 2022 46 min

Danny Trejo [Machete, Bad Ass, From Dusk Till Dawn, Heat, Spy Kids] talks with Anna about his formative childhood and his relationship with his parents, the adrenaline rush of conducting an armed robbery, how to survive prison and how to make prison booze (two unrelated ideas), early role models, early loves, the origin story of Trejos Tacos, and a lot more.


Our first caller is Meagan whose husband wants to move their family to Roma...

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June 13, 2022 41 min

Dan Fogler [Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Balls of Fury, The Walking Dead, The Goldbergs, Take Me Home Tonight] talks with Anna about his first job working for a moving company, his second job as “The Amazing Zoltar” selling discontinued toys at FAO Schwartz, how he landed the role of playing Francis Ford Coppola in The Offer, losing his virginity, sage advice from Philip Seymour Hoffman and a lot more.


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June 6, 2022 51 min

Morena Baccarin [Deadpool, Gotham, Homeland, Serenity, Firefly] talks with Anna about the moment you realize you’re in a bad relationship, how she unexpectedly met her husband, balancing work and family, what makes someone attractive, and a lot more.


Today’s first caller is Sam who was in the early stages of a relationship when her guy announced that he just wanted to be friends. Now they’re spending every free moment together while...

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May 30, 2022 60 min

John Bradley [Game of Thrones, Moonfall, Borgia, Marry Me], talks with Anna about his new movie Moonfall with Halle Berry, conspiracy theories, drama school, how Game of Thrones changed his life (and nearly ended it a few times), using the wrong accent for the entire series, meeting Emilia Clark for the first time in the final season (and finally believing he was part of the same show), ignoring bad career advice, early loves, deal...

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May 23, 2022 51 min

Dulé Hill [The West Wing, Ballers, Suits, The Wonder Years] talks with Anna about regaining confidence after divorce, getting out of the friend zone with his wife Jazmyn, unconditional love, conditional relationships, the misinterpretation of patriotism, Roe v. Wade and a lot more.


For the second week in a row, the father of a bride-to-be has threatened to boycott her wedding if his demands aren’t met. In this case, Angela and her f...

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May 16, 2022 54 min

Julie Bowen [Modern Family, Ed, Boston Legal, Happy Gilmore] talks with Anna about female rivalry, the pressure to be sexy, underwear, an audition reminiscent of Basic Instinct, marriage, divorce, people who are too good looking, Julie’s new podcast Quitters, and much more.


Today’s first call is with Jordan who introduced a friend to his crush which unfortunately resulted in them falling for each other. Now Jordan is wondering how t...

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