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 strangers and why having a flattering headshot is crucial if you are ever abducted by a serial killer, the allure of reality TV, the connection between Satanic Panic and Q-Anon, magical thinking and the idea of having a soulmate, different categories of heartbreak, acknowledging personal change, and a lot more.If you like this episode and want to hear more stand-alone interviews, please reach out and let us know. Leave a review or go to our website at Unqualified.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 Romania where he remembers an idyllic childhood. While Meagan is open to the idea, she questions the practicality of such a big change and whether the timing is right.Our next caller Emily went through a painful breakup and as a result also lost one of her closest friends, her ex-boyfriend’s sister. Now she questions if she is ready to rekindle her friendship with someone who will be a constant reminder of the relationship she still mourns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.Today’s first call is from Monica whose boss continues to make unwanted advances despite her repeated rejections. Monica lives in Spain, and she would most likely lose her job if she were to call out the inappropriate behavior. Next to call in is Rebecca whose career as a Disney animator ended more than a decade ago when her department was shut down. Now working as a medical assistant, Rebecca finds herself missing the art world and has begun pursuing the career she was forced to give up. Unfortunately, her husband is not supportive, and she can’t understand why. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 Sam holds her breath hoping he will commit.Next to call in is Claire who wants to be more supportive of her husband’s business decisions but doesn’t always agree with how he manages his employees. Claire wonders if she should keep quiet or make suggestions on how he might improve his managerial skills. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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, dealbreakers, finding inspiration, and much more.Today’s first caller is Allison whose maid of honor doesn’t like her husband-to-be and has been blatantly disrespectful. To complicate matters, she’s also Allison’s boss.Next, Anna and John talk with Ashley who has always felt like an outsider when spending time with her father and sister. After her mother passed away, Ashley hopes to become closer to the rest of her family but doesn’t know how to start. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.