I’m not one to bad mouth another’s work. Indeed, I like to spend my time putting light and good into the world as much as humanly possible. Every now and then, however, something comes along that compels me to comment in the negative. A thing so monstrous and confrontationally horrible that I simply must warn people about it, causing them to wonder what is going on in our world that a thing like this can attain any status at all. The monster to which I refer is the recent podcast Unqualified by Anna Faris.
Though, I have to give her credit for aptly naming it, I don’t think labeling something correctly gives you a pass. In fact, I think it incriminates you more as it shows that you are well aware of what you’re putting out. I could almost be more forgiving if Faris called it “An Hour with Howard Stern’s Protégée.” At least this would be closer to what she’s going for. At least this would be honest.
To give a little background on Faris, she is famously married to mega-star Chris Pratt. If you listen to her podcast for 10 minutes she’ll be sure to mention this like some archaic throwback to the fifties who lives in the shadow of her husband’s superstardom.