Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Join host Anna Faris, in an ongoing weekly experiment where she attempts to gain insights into the world by talking to celebrity guests and by giving out completely unqualified advice to callers, often with the help of much more qualified expert guests.

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December 6, 2021 60 min

Actress, producer, singer, author and activist Alyssa Milano [Charmed, Melrose Place, Who’s the Boss?, Mistresses, Insatiable] talks with Anna about her new book Sorry Not Sorry, activism, heartache, relationships, perseverance, and more. 

Our Unqualified segment begins with a call from Peter who wonders if he might be looking for love in all the wrong places. Anna and Alyssa’s next conversation is with Vanessa who has found the lov...

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Amanda Seales [Insecure, Get Your Life, Smart Funny & Black, The Real, I Be Knowin’] talks with Anna about the future of America, humanity, versions of crazy, sexual firsts, past relationships and the one that took 20-years to happen.

In this week’s Unqualified segment, Anna and Amanda first talk with CJ, a British expat who, after recently moving to his husband’s hometown in Utah, isn’t quite ready to make new friends. Their ne...

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November 22, 2021 49 min

Fred Armisen [Saturday Night Live, Portlandia, Big Mouth] talks with Anna about bonding with fans, appreciating a moment, infinity, curiosity, and much more. Fred and Anna then talk with Cierra who wishes that her boyfriend was more romantic and wonders if there could be a larger problem. Their next call is with Sara who, after getting married at 21, has been feeling lonely when her husband is away working. After a flirtation with ...

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November 18, 2021 69 min

April Beyer is back as Anna’s qualified co-host in this month’s special episode. April has some unexpected advice for Summer, who asks how and when to bring up her anxiety issues with the men she dates. Their next call is with Zoë who wonders what she can do when her mom’s chronic pain is affecting everyone in her family.

If you’re in need of unqualified relationship advice, please write to us at bit.ly/ASKANNA.

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November 15, 2021 39 min

Academy award winner Matthew McConaughey [Dallas Buyers Club, True Detective, Interstellar, Contact] and Anna talk with a listener who wonders whether or not to reach out to her high school crush after not talking with him for five years. Matthew also tells Anna about his prom experience, the talent he’d most like to have, where he goes to get away, the advice he’d give to his younger self, what romance means to him, how to make a ...

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November 8, 2021 71 min

Timothy Simons [Veep, Christine, The Boss, HouseBroken] and Anna talk about a raccoon threesome, twins, high school, first loves, break-ups, childbirth and more. Later in the episode Anna and Timothy offer their best Unqualified advice to a listener going through divorce and wondering how to get back into the dating scene. Their next call is with a listener who questions why her friends take so long responding to texts despite bein...

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November 1, 2021 70 min

Journalist, television personality and author Lisa Ling (Take Out, This is Life with Lisa Ling, National Geographic Explorer, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Our America with Lisa Ling) talks with Anna about courage, her experience in North Korea, human resilience, early loves, meeting her husband, pick-up artist camp, the effects of social media, her new show Take Out on HBO Max and more. Later in the episode, Lisa and Anna talk...

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October 28, 2021 51 min

In this special episode, April Beyer is back as Anna’s co-host with more “qualified” advice and guidance. Anna and April’s first call is with a listener who is being asked to choose sides when a couple in her friend group beaks-up. Next they talk with a young woman who doesn’t know how to deal with her sister’s husband and his inappropriate behavior. 

If you have a question and would like to talk with Anna, please reach out! Go to: ...

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October 25, 2021 76 min

Sophia Bush [One Tree Hill, Chicago P. D., John Tucker Must Die] returns to Unqualified to discuss early relationships, first date challenges and how she knew she found the right guy. After catching up, Sophia and Anna talk with Bailey, a listener whose falling-out with a cousin seems to be spreading through her family. Their next conversation is with Carmella, who wonders if her relationship is worth saving despite the conscious o...

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October 18, 2021 65 min

Michelle Gomez [Green Wing, Doctor Who, The Flight Attendant] is Anna’s co-host for the day. After getting to know each other, Anna and Michelle talk with listeners and offer their best Unqualified advice. Their first conversation is with a young woman who questions her fiancé’s reluctance to add her name to the title of their new house. They then talk with a listener who recently met the love of his life but his financial situatio...

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October 11, 2021 71 min

Evanna Lynch [Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2] talks with Anna about Ireland, podcasting, veganism, relationships, heartbreak, and her new book The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting. After getting to know each other, Anna and Evanna talk with listeners and offer their best Unqualified advice. Their first conversation is with a listene...

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October 4, 2021 72 min

Actress, author, businesswoman and wellness advocate Brooke Burke joins Anna as her co-host for this episode. After talking about previous relationships, Brooke’s recent engagement, and Anna’s recent marriage, it’s time for some Unqualified advice. Their first call is with a listener trying to mend the relationship between her stepfather and her half-siblings. Next, they talk with a young woman whose jealous colleague has created a...

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September 27, 2021 59 min

Cameron Diaz [Vanilla Sky, There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels] and entrepreneur Katherine Power talk with Anna about life, relationships and the genesis of their clean, organic wine, Avaline. Cameron, Katherine and Anna then share their best unqualified advice with a listener suffering from heartbreak, and a soon-to-be married schoolteacher who is worried about her stepmother crashing her wedding.

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September 20, 2021 65 min

Emily Hampshire [Schitt’s Creek, 12 Monkeys] and Anna talk with a listener whose proposal to his wife was a disaster and he wants a do-over (even though she did say “yes”). Next, they talk with a young woman whose new boyfriend is intimidated by her previous sexual partners (and he might have good reason).

If you have a question and would like some unqualified advice, please reach out at: https://unqualified.com/talk-with-anna

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September 13, 2021 56 min

Finn Wittrock [American Horror Story, The Big Short, Green Lantern] joins Anna as she takes the show back to its origins, the desire to talk with you, her dear listeners. It’s been nearly seven years since that first inspiration when the goal was to build a community that could learn and grow from one another’s experiences. This new format is all about that connection. In this episode, Anna and Finn share their thoughts, stories an...

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September 6, 2021 80 min

Lucy Lawless [Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation, Ash vs Evil Dead, My Life is Murder] talks with Anna about getting married young, the loyal fans of Xena, struggling with self-control, not taking yourself seriously, cultivating chestnut trees, Anna getting banned from New Zealand, why you should cut the feet off a dead possum before feeding it to your dog, and more. Later in the episode Anna and April talk with a listene...

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August 30, 2021 77 min

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu talks with Anna about emigrating from China at the age of five, the meaning behind “eating bitter”, wistful first loves, being agreeable when you shouldn’t, relating to 500 Days of Summer, how getting fired from his accounting job turned out to be a good thing, the amazing story of how a tweet led to a starring role in a Marvel movie, an unexpected afternoon playing volleyball...

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August 23, 2021 71 min

Actress, singer and songwriter Elizabeth Gillies [Victorious, Animal, Dynasty] talks with Anna about breaking up, moving out, moving back in, getting married, why she didn’t take an elevator for ten years, reading old texts from exes, organized hoarding, whether you can watch a Holiday movie any time of the year, falling asleep at work, and more. Later in the episode, Anna and April talk with a caller who would have to leave her fa...

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August 16, 2021 86 min

Tanner Buchanan [Cobra Kai, Designated Survivor, He’s All That] talks with Anna about growing up in a small town, his appreciation of tap dancing, Cobra Kai, reality stars, restoring cars, strip clubs, insomnia, Singin' in the Rain, and more. After describing his worst heartbreak, Tanner’s girlfriend Lizzie joins the conversation and explains how Tanner managed to win her back. Later in the episode Anna and April talk with a li...

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August 9, 2021 81 min

Ben Platt [The Politician, The Book of Mormon, Pitch Perfect, Dear Evan Hansen] and Anna talk about first loves and heartbreak, family, fame, writing music, the magic of Wicked and The Wizard of Oz, the role of a lifetime, learning to cook, meeting Barbra Streisand, and more. Later in the episode, Anna and April talk with a young woman who can’t decide whether to marry or break up with her long distance boyfriend.

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