Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

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


January 25, 2023 63 min

WWE star Zelina Vega talks with Anna about growing up, losing her father in the world trade center on 9/11, playing a WWE villain, meeting The Rock, meeting her husband, and much more.

Today’s first caller is Nina who doesn’t know what to do after her long-term boyfriend told her he wants an open relationship.

Next, Anna and Zelina talk with Molly whose sister is in a relationship with a man no one in her family likes and Molly wonde...

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Lake Bell [Pam and Tommy, Harley Quinn, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever] talks with Anna about her work (as an actor, writer, director, and producer), dating at different ages, and Lake’s new audio book, Inside Voice, which explores the way we sound and how our voices might define us.

Content warning: violence, sexual abuse.

Today's caller Sally is still coming to terms with the trauma inflicted by her older brother and has kept h...

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January 11, 2023 48 min

Scott Adkins [The Bourne Ultimatum, The Tournament, Ip Man 4: The Finale, X-Men Origins: Wolverine] talks with Anna about his latest films Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday and John Wick: Chapter 4, if he gets upset when someone hits him, what Scott would do if Anna broke into his house, the “art” in martial arts, meeting his childhood hero, meeting his wife, and much more.

Calling in today is Kristen who formed a strong friend group w...

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January 4, 2023 43 min

Ed Helms [The Hangover, The Office, The Daily Show] tells Anna the story of Able Archer 83 from his new podcast SNAFU which, in Ed’s words, focuses on history’s greatest screw-ups. We also hear about Ed’s high school experience, early relationships, alternate career paths, the benefits of therapy, Bob Dylan’s authenticity, and a lot more.

Today’s caller Amanda was on our show back in 2021. Now divorced, Amanda faces a new challenge…...

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December 14, 2022 57 min

Digital content creator, comedian, writer, influencer, and podcaster Elyse Myers talks with Anna about her Funny Cuz It’s True podcast, her unusual childhood, falling in love with a terrible person, joining a church by accident, meeting her husband at that church, moving to Nebraska and much more.

Today’s caller is Lacey, who describes herself as being happily married and very much in love but wants advice on how to address her husb...

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December 7, 2022 46 min

Actress, podcaster and talk show legend Ricki Lake talks with Anna about overcoming past traumas, the idea of home, Rikki’s new podcast Raised by Ricki, trying to fix people, being cast in Hairspray and a lot more.

Today’s first call is with Steven who at age 16 moved from Haiti to the United States with only his little brother. Now, 12 years later, their mother will finally be joining them, but they can’t agree on who she should li...

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November 30, 2022 55 min

Broadcast journalist and talk show host Tamron Hall talks with Anna about embracing age, different styles of parenting, Tamron’s family history, realizing childhood dreams, love, heartbreak and much more.

Today’s first caller is Brooke whose long-distance relationship will finally come to an end when she and her boyfriend move in together. Because Brooke works remotely, she has agreed to move closer to her boyfriend’s job but is ner...

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November 23, 2022 67 min

Paul Scheer [Black Monday, Veep, The League, Human Giant] talks with Anna about career choices, unexpected casting, the benefits of being naïve, surviving on Subway sandwiches, good movies verses favorite movies, and much more. For more of Paul, check out his podcasts How Did This Get Made? and Unspooled.

Today’s first call is with Mya whose decision to pursue her master’s degree prompted her boyfriend of four years to propose they ...

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November 16, 2022 53 min

Magician, author, actor, musician, and inventor Penn Jillette talks with Anna about the allure of magic and the need for skepticism, how he thought he was following in Bob Dylan’s footsteps, what he learned on Celebrity Apprentice, how he fell out of favor with Donald Trump, early loves, predicting the future and much more.

Today’s first caller is Ashley who married her boyfriend in a rushed courthouse ceremony so he could apply for...

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November 9, 2022 56 min

Television personality, podcaster, and former playboy model Bridget Marquardt talks with Anna about first loves, Hugh Hefner’s bedroom, Bridget’s high school experience, the A&E playboy documentary, Bridget’s podcast Ghost Magnet, and a lot more.

Today’s first caller is Emma who after being roommates with a guy for two years realized that she was starting to crush on him. Now Emma wonders if he might be feeling the same way and ...

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November 2, 2022 66 min

Jacob Batalon [Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Avengers: Infinity War] talks with Anna about his new show Reginald the Vampire, the differences between life in Hawaii and New York, his high school reputation as a stoner, getting the role in Spider-Man and not telling anyone, romantic dealbreakers, falling in love during the pandemic, and much more.

First to call in today is Brandon who after the death of his father ...

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October 26, 2022 54 min

Comedian, actress, writer, and producer Iliza Shlesinger and Anna discuss childbirth, early crushes, how Iliza met her husband and why she married him, appreciating honest advice, work ethic, and a lot more.

Today’s caller is Jessica whose long time BFF refers to Jessica’s husband as their “community husband” and to the three of them as a “throuple”. But as Anna and Iliza find out, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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October 24, 2022 56 min

Relationship expert April Beyer is back as Anna’s qualified counterpart.

In today’s special episode, April tells Anna an inspiring story about her wedding anniversary and the lasting effects of treating her husband to the very private “Club Indigo”. Then they talk with Bridget who met a man during the pandemic and recently moved across the country to be with him. Now, after spending more consistent time together, Bridget is discover...

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October 19, 2022 51 min

Lena Dunham [Girls, Sharp Stick, Catherine Called Birdy] and Anna talk about The Housebunny in light of the Secrets of Playboy documentary, the conflict of wanting and not wanting to be noticed, the difference between British and American men, learning from heartbreak, how Lena met her husband, directing, acting and much more.

Then, Lena and Anna talk with Haley who, after a drunken night, slept with a good friend after he told her ...

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October 12, 2022 43 min

John Stamos [General Hospital, Full House, ER, Necessary Roughness, Grandfathered, Thieves, Big Shot] talks with Anna about how he got punched in high school and vowed to become famous, walking in on a girlfriend and discovering an extra pair of feet, the legacy of Bob Saget, mediocre parenting advice, John’s upcoming memoire If You Would’ve Told Me, how John met his wife, how Anna met her husband, making time for the important thi...

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October 5, 2022 41 min

Alisha Boe [13 Reasons Why, Poms, Teen Wolf, Do Revenge] talks with Anna about the challenges of press tours, her new Netflix movie Do Revenge, what happened when her high school classmates discovered she was acting and modeling, learning from bad relationships, being stuck in Rome during quarantine and much more.

Our first caller today is Alli, who after overcoming an eating disorder when she was younger was understandably upset wh...

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September 28, 2022 44 min

This week’s guest and co-host is skateboarding pioneer, philanthropist, and podcaster Tony Hawk. Tony tells Anna about his discovery of skateboarding, surviving high school, early relationships, empty swimming pools, the X games, recovering from injuries, extended family, his podcast Hawk vs Wolf and much more.

Today’s caller is Jenny, who after recently losing her mother, has fallen out with her siblings in the aftermath. Jenny’s r...

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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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September 14, 2022 59 min

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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