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.


May 31, 2023 67 mins
In this special flashback episode, Jurnee Smollett [Birds of Prey, Friday Night Lights, True Blood, Lovecraft Country, Underground] talks with Anna about growing up in the industry, friendships, being uncool, work ethic, artistic integrity, marriage, divorce, inspiration, age, raisin bran, road-tripping and more.

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In this special flashback episode, Anna talks with author, activist, actress, producer, model, and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.

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May 17, 2023 69 mins

In this Unqualified classic, Alison Brie [Mad Med, Community, GLOW] introduces Anna to her alter ego Zoya. Anna and Alison discuss meeting on the set of “The Five-Year Engagement”, a Super Bowl worthy performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, Christmas vs. Thanksgiving, funny Halloween costumes vs. sexy Halloween costumes, on set deal breakers and much more.

Later, they give advice to callers Lauren and Liv.

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May 10, 2023 69 mins

We will be taking a brief hiatus after today’s special episode and re-releasing a few oldies but goodies until we return. With that in mind, we wanted this episode to be what Unqualified is all about, and that’s you, our listeners. 

Joining Anna today is dating and relationship coach April Beyer. April has been a matchmaker for more than 20 years and is the founder of LEVEL Connections, a unique dating service bridging the ...

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May 3, 2023 47 mins

Minka Kelly [Friday Night Lights, Euphoria, Titans, (500) Days of Summer] talks with Anna about her recently released memoir Tell Me Everything, her relationship with her mother who worked as an exotic dancer, her truly terrible high school boyfriend, turning trauma into a superpower, and a lot more.

After spending a perfect week with a younger man in a distant city, today’s caller Brady returned home and began realizing he had ...

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April 26, 2023 36 mins

Alexander Ludwig [Vikings, The Hunger Games, Lone Survivor] talks with Anna about masculinity, jumping out of airplanes, good and bad relationships, his new movie Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant and much more.

Today’s caller Jonas recently ended a long relationship and feels he isn’t ready for something serious. Meanwhile when he tells women about his desire for something casual but consistent, his honesty isn’t being rewarded.

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April 19, 2023 39 mins

Toni Collette [The Sixth Sense, About A Boy, Little Miss Sunshine, Knives Out, Muriel’s Wedding] talks with Anna about their roles as sisters on The Estate, Toni’s decision to leave school to pursue her acting career, their shared love of Italy, Toni’s new film Mafia Mamma and much more.

Next Anna and Toni talk with Michelle whose fiancé has a habit of leaving whenever things get hard.

Mafia Mamma starring Toni Collette is av...

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April 12, 2023 44 mins

Dancer, choreographer, actor, singer and six-time Dancing With the Stars champion Derek Hough talks with Anna about his upbringing, proposing marriage, planning a wedding, family dynamics, the benefits of divorce, his upcoming tour, and much more.

Later, Anna and Derek talk with Matt whose recent heartbreak led to some bad behavior, before coming full circle.

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April 5, 2023 47 mins
In this Unqualified classic, Gwyneth Paltrow [Shakespeare in Love, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Iron Man, Seven, Sliding Doors ] talks with Anna about quarantine, soft sweaters, being a homebody, fame, good and bad press, the value of hard work, romance, fulfillment, forgiveness, accountability, the mission that is Goop, a crazy idea for a dinner party and more. Later in the episode Anna is joined again by be...

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March 29, 2023 32 mins

Award-winning screenwriter, actor, and comedian Mae Martin [Feel Good, The Flight Attendant, SAP] talks with Anna about the 90s, Mae's rebelliousness (putting bacon fat on a customer’s vegan pizza) and getting kicked out of home. They ponder the benefits of LA residents being less genuine, Mae’s experiences with addiction, gender identity, comedy, relationships, and Mae's almost calling in for Unqualified advice from Anna.


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March 22, 2023 49 mins

Zach Braff [Scrubs, Wish I Was Here, Garden State] is back to talk about his new movie A Good Person, what it means to “show up” for friends, the makings of a good and bad director, Zack and Donald Faison’s podcast, Fake Doctors and Real Friends, and much more.

Today’s caller, Lena, wonders how to connect with her siblings despite their age differences and geographical distance.

A Good Person, starring Florence Pugh, Morgan F...

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March 15, 2023 38 mins

Kaitlyn Bristowe [The Bachelor Season 19, The Bachelorette Season 11, Dancing with the Stars seasons 17 and 18] describes what it’s like behind the scenes of Anna’s favorite series, the public pressure on a relationship after The Bachelorette, starting over after a break-up, getting engaged, planning a wedding, and much more.

Today’s caller Kelsie wants to be a mother and is exploring how to make it happen on her own terms.


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March 8, 2023 53 mins

Torrey DeVitto [One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, Chicago Med] tells Anna about her farm in Michigan, what being a doctor on TV is really like, volunteering at a hospice, working with SafeBAE, and much more.

Today’s caller is Caroline who, after ending a 6-year relationship, ponders the mysteries of dating.

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March 1, 2023 39 mins

Peyton List [Cobra Kai, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jessie, Bunk’d] talks with Anna about love, envy, breakups, being a twin, her upcoming show School Spirits, and much more.

Today’s caller Sadie loves her job but despises her coworker, leaving her to wonder if she can remedy the situation or if she needs to move on.

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February 22, 2023 54 mins

Penn Badgley [You, Gossip Girl] talks with Anna about love, heartbreak, the science behind relationships, artistic integrity, and much more.

To hear more of Penn, check out his podcast Podcrushed!

Gioia, today’s first caller, questions if she should give up on a friendship with someone who continually lets her down.

Next, Anna and Penn talk with Shaneen who, after breaking a little boy’s heart twenty-two years ago on Valen...

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February 15, 2023 46 mins

Alison Brie [Community, Glow, Mad Men] returns to Unqualified! Alison talks with Anna about women in Hollywood, good and bad relationships, hooking up with her husband (Dave Franco), her first movie, her new movie Somebody I Used to Know and a lot more.

Somebody I Used to Know is available for streaming now on Prime Video.

Today’s caller is Matthew, who, after his first serious relationship, is struggling to find his place in...

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February 8, 2023 53 mins

Hilarie Burton [One Tree Hill, White Collar, Grey’s Anatomy, The Secret Life of Bees] talks with Anna about her true crime show It Couldn’t Happen Here, the power of community, criminal injustice, the dangers of being polite, and much more.

Then Anna and Hilarie talk with Niah, whose remorseful ex wants to get back together after he recently broke off their engagement.

Next, they talk with Katie, who is trying to figure out h...

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February 1, 2023 38 mins
Blake Anderson [Workaholics, Woke, Dope] talks with Anna about his many nicknames, delivering pizza, comedy, sports, relationships, and much more.

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January 25, 2023 63 mins

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 w...

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January 18, 2023 36 mins

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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