We have a special treat in store, dear listeners! Introducing the first episode of “Inside Unqualified,” an experimental bonus show that we’re trying out in addition to the show you heard this week. Sim hosts a roundtable discussion with Unqualified “insiders,” including his girlfriend, Amy; close friends/former musical guests Aria Pullman Ostrander and Josh Ostrander (who wrote and sang the “Uqualified” theme song); and Anna and Sim’s longtime friend, actress Alexandra Holden. The gang relives some of their favorite Unqualified moments so far and calls one of the most loyal Unqualified fans to get her take. Sim also shares some behind-the-scene stories, including the lead-up to Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt’s phone call on the first Aubrey Plaza episode, and what he and Amy observed while recording the Chris Evans and Jenny Slate episode. And while Anna isn’t on the inaugural episode of “Inside Unqualified,” trust us, she definitely feel the love!
Have you recovered from the all the craziness that was Part 1? I know you’ve been patiently waiting a whole 24 hours for Part 2 and we’re happy to say it doesn’t disappoint! Anna, Sim and Shane hit the phones to help Emily, whose simple disagreement with a close friend has turned into something so much bigger. The gang also offers very sweet words of encouragement to Maria, who’s nervous about losing her virginity next month on her wedding night! Oh, and Anna explains the science behind why her p###y is the “tightest in hollywood.” You don’t want to miss this.
Did you like this episode? If so, please write a review on iTunes! We love you.
For all that YouTube sensation Shane Dawson talks about his “dark side,” he’s pretty f*cking hilarious. Nothing is off-limits when he stops by Anna’s house for a riveting–and raunchy discussion–of topics including his recurring sexual nightmare and fantasy celeb sex tape participants. Later, Anna, Sim and Shane explore the ephemeral nature of celebrity, and Shane shares his unique perspective on digital media stardom. Anna also nails the role of Shane’s mom in an improv scene that will have you laughing out loud. Oh, and we promise that after listening to this episode, you’ll never look at ranch dressing the same way again!
Join the Unqualified gang tomorrow for Part 2 when we hit the phones for some listener calls!
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.
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!
Everyone’s favorite tough guy Frank Grillo (Purge: Election Year, Captain America: Civil War) joins Anna and Sim for another can’t-miss episode of “Unqualified.” Frank shares how he went from being a Wall Street stockbroker to being an actor — and what his hometown friends and Italian family thought about it. Anna and Frank also discuss ageism in Hollywood, loud lovers, and have an unforgettable exorcism voice-off. The gang also plays a rousing new game: MMA Star or Porn Star? Finally, they give advice to a caller who is uncomfortable about her colleagues’ wild partying on business trips, and a woman who wants to disinvite her fiancé’s best friend’s (terrible) wife from her wedding. But the main takeaway from this episode? F*******ck thoooose d******cks.
The uber-talented Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele, Keanu) joins Anna and Sim this week for another hilarious episode of Unqualified. Teeing off on themes from his new film “Don’t Think Twice,” Keegan and Anna offer reflections on fame, talent, success and providence. Keegan leaves no doubt that he’s among the best improv performers in Hollywood when he and Anna revisit the studio-executive scenario from prior episodes. His hysterical (and inspired!) pitches for sequels to Titanic and Rosemary’s Baby are sure to have you in stitches! Later, they talk to a woman whose high school boyfriend, (the “one who got away”) surprised her with a romantic — yet ambiguous — gesture nine years after their break-up. It’s up to the Unqualified crew to deduce what he meant–and what her next move should be.
Buckle up “Unqualified” fans, because sh*t is about to get real. In Part 2, James and Anna explore topics including sexual pressures imposed by society, fear of rejection, struggles with perfectionism, and what it means to be a leader. Later, James draws on his psychology degree even more when the gang calls a woman whose long-absent birth mother is suddenly seeking to reconnect. Listen in as Anna and James help her grapple with complex family dynamics and questions of self-identity.