The Good Place: The Podcast

The Good Place: The Podcast Podcast

Holy motherforking shirtballs! This is the official comedy and entertainment podcast for NBC's TV show The Good Place. Subscribe and you'll get weekly behind-the-scenes stories, episode and performance insights and funny anecdotes. Hosted by actor Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) with a rotating slate of co-hosts and special guests, including actors, writers, producers and more, this podcast takes a deep dive into everything on- and off-screen. Follow: @nbcthegoodplaceNBC Entertainment Podcast Network ©2019

What’s Good: Fans and a Few Surprises, Part 3
Host Marc Evan Jackson is back for Part 3 to shoot the shirt with superfans of The Good Place from all over the world as they talk about the goodness they see around them in a special fan edition of “What’s Good.” We also get some surprise pop-ins from William Jackson Harper, D’Arcy Carden and Ted Danson as they delight fans and give us some updates on their lives in quarantine. A very special thanks to fans Damien Moloney, Ita Callagy, Natalie Mathes, Sammi Begelman, Cassidy Davis, Dawn Smith, Anne Mercogl...

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What’s Good: Fans and a Few Surprises, Part 2
Host Marc Evan Jackson is back for Part 2 to shoot the shirt with superfans of The Good Place from all over the world as they talk about the goodness they see around them in a special fan edition of “What’s Good.” We also get some surprise pop-ins from D’Arcy Carden and Manny Jacinto as they delight fans and give us some updates on their lives in quarantine. A very special thanks to fans Blake Blancett, Greg Thomas, Nicole Abley, Mariam Al-Dhubhani, Ariel Czarina, Marta Lobo, Erin Dowding, Sean Harrington, ...

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What’s Good: Fans and a Few Surprises, Part 1
Host Marc Evan Jackson shoots the shirt with superfans of The Good Place from all over the world as they talk about the goodness they see around them in a special fan edition of “What’s Good.” We also get some surprise pop-ins from D’Arcy Carden and Ted Danson as they delight fans and give us some updates on their lives in quarantine. A very special thanks to fans Fergie L. Philippe, Inga Meckel, Sarah Baar, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and family, Sergio Ribero, Muna Abadel, Shawn Shults, Lara Hauser and all the f...

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Bonus Episode: A Parks and Recreation Special Roundtable
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Parks and Recreation co-creator Mike Schur, Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) and writer Aisha Muharrar to shoot the shirt about making NBC’s Parks and Recreation reunion special benefiting Feeding America. They talk about why now is a good time for a Parks and Recreation special, how they overcame logistical hazards, getting the large ensemble cast (like, literally everyone) back together and more. Be sure to subscribe for more behind-the-scenes...

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Bonus Episode: Ted Danson on the Finale and the Future
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Ted Danson (Michael) to shoot the shirt about his experience on the show and Ted’s life after The Good Place. Ted reveals how important the bow tie was to his character, why the first season was difficult for him and the special scene between him and his real-life wife, Mary Steenburgen. Marc and Ted also talk about saying goodbye to castmates during an emotional filming of the finale episode and Ted’s new comedy coming to NBC this fall. Be...

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Bonus Episode: The Cast Finale Interview with Seth Meyers
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D'Arcy Carden open up to Seth Meyers about their feelings on the finale and saying goodbye to The Good Place. Be sure to subscribe for more behind-the-scenes stories, performance notes and a shirt-ton more!The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2020...

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Introducing Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Podcast
All episodes available now! Subscribe to the official podcast for NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Join host Marc Evan Jackson for a deep dive into each season of one of television’s biggest hit comedies with guests including co-creator Dan Goor, cast members Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz and more as they reveal behind-the-scenes stories, funny anecdotes, never-before-heard secrets and much, much more! Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast ...

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Series Forking Finale, Part 2: Mike Schur, Creator | Drew Goddard, Executive Producer
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with creator Mike Schur and executive producer Drew Goddard to resume their two-part chat about the series forking finale, “Whenever You’re Ready.” Mike Schur talks about drawing inspiration from the last passage of T.M. Scanlon’s book, “What We Owe to Each Other,” and his process for crafting the finale episode by using a piece of music to guide his writing. He also reveals some Easter eggs within the episode that Parks and Recreation fans migh...

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Series Forking Finale, Part 1: Mike Schur, Creator | Drew Goddard, Executive Producer
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with creator Mike Schur and executive producer Drew Goddard to shoot the shirt about the series forking finale, “Whenever You’re Ready.” In Part 1 of this two-part podcast finale episode, they discuss the finale in depth, including Michael’s (Ted Danson) groovy songwriting origin, getting the huge guest cast together, Mike Schur’s penchant for numbers, young Doug Forcett’s appearance in the real Good Place, Mike’s belief in the benevolent nature...

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Ch. 51: Morgan Sackett, Executive Producer/Director | Andrew Law, Writer
The Good Place: The Podcast's host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with executive producer/director Morgan Sackett and writer Andrew Law to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 12, "Patty." They discuss casting special guest star Lisa Kudrow as "Hypatia," courting the Getty Museum as a filming location for the real Good Place, avoiding visual allusions to The Wizard of Oz, Michael's (Ted Danson) unease at being a demon in the real Good Place, the big twist that the Good Place committee is eager to transfer t...

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Ch. 50: D’Arcy Carden | Tiya Sircar| Jen Statsky, Writer
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with D’Arcy Carden (Janet), Tiya Sircar (Vicky) and writer Jen Statsky to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 11, “Mondays, Am I Right?” They discuss inside jokes from the episode, the cast’s “senioritis,” Vicky’s return to the Bad Place and much more. Be sure to subscribe for more behind-the-scenes stories, performance notes and a shirt-ton more! The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019...

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Ch. 49: Kristen Bell| Matt Murray, Writer
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Kristen Bell and writer Matt to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 10, “You’ve Changed, Man.” Kristen Bell shares her experience directing a previous episode including asking Maya Rudolph to sing Bone Thugs N Harmony’s “Crossroads.” Matt Murray talks about the show’s bible – a document of all the rules of the show’s universe and mythology and much more. Be sure to subscribe for more behind-the-scenes stories, performance notes and shir...

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Bonus Episode: Something Good for the Holidays
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson presents his favorite “What’s Good?” segments from past episodes. Be sure to subscribe for more behind-the-scenes stories, performance notes and a shirt-ton more! The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019...

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Bonus Episode: The Writers' Room with Jen Statsky, Joe Mande, Dan Schofield & Lizzy Pace
The Good Place: The Podcast's host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with writers Jen Statsky, Joe Mande, Dan Schofield and Lizzy Pace to shoot the shirt during the hiatus. They talk about Mike Schur's management style and his qualities they'd like to bring to their next jobs. They also discuss their writing process and how they make sure the earnest, sweet moments between Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and Chidi (William Jackson Harper) are earned. Marc asks what they are all working on now that the show has wrapped and...

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Ch. 48: William Jackson Harper, Actor | Eric Kissack, Editor | Frank Sackett, Co-Producer
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with William Jackson Harper, editor Eric Kissack and co-producer Frank Sackett to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 9, “The Answer.” Marc runs down the plot of the episode, along with some key insights. William talks about a special place on The Good Place set that makes him swoon, gives us some insight into the characters’ choices in this episode and tells a story about his one and only foray into stand-up comedy. Eric talks about how the...

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Ch. 47: Josh Siegal, Writer | Dana Powell, Actress | Kimberly Wannop, Set Decorator
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with writer Josh Siegal, actress Dana Powell and set decorator Kimberly Wannop to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 8, “The Funeral to End All Funerals.” Josh Siegal talks about co-writing the episode and the significance of the characters’ eulogies. He also discusses Janet’s human-like characteristics and how they surface in high-stress moments. Kimberly Wannop reveals the details in Chidi’s apartment and discusses the freedom in set deco...

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Ch. 46: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Dave King, Writer | Amanda Boisselle, Production Assistant
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Manny Jacinto (Jason/Jianyu), writer Dave King and production assistant Amanda Boisselle to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 7, “Help Is Other People.” Amanda dishes on Ted Danson and the rest of the cast’s hilarious snack routine, the arduous process of becoming an assistant director and the real magic performed on set. Dave reveals how Season 4 was broken in the writers’ room and the joy of watching Manny perform as Jason. Manny ta...

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Ch. 45: Ben Koldyke, "Brent" | Lizzy Pace, Writer | Steve Day, Director
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Ben Koldyke (Brent), writer Lizzy Pace and director Steve Day to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 6, “A Chip Driver Mystery.” Ben talks about auditioning for Allison Jones, his time as a quarterback at Dartmouth College and how he got into acting at a late age. Lizzy reveals how Mike Schur surprised her by giving her an episode to write, the inspiration for “Chip Driver” and how the character is an homage to Michael Scarn from The Of...

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Ch. 45: Ben Koldyke, "Brent" | Lizzy Pace, Writer | Steve Day, Director
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Ben Koldyke (Brent), writer Lizzy Pace and director Steve Day to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 6, “A Chip Driver Mystery.” Ben talks about auditioning for Allison Jones, his time as a quarterback at Dartmouth College and how he got into acting at a late age. Lizzy reveals how Mike Schur surprised her by giving her an episode to write, the inspiration for “Chip Driver” and how the character is an homage to Michael Scarn from The Of...

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Ch. 44: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Joe Mande, Writer
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Jameela Jamil and writer Joe Mande to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 5, “Employee of the Bearimy.” Jameela talks about the faux-abusive email she sent to Mike Schur; Joe describes the green screen process behind filming Michael (Ted Danson) and Jason’s (Manny Jacinto) hand car scene and reveals a writers’ room Easter egg. They also talk about Jason Mantzoukas’ insatiable impulse to ad-lib in scenes and the Easter eggs in the Bad Pl...

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Ch. 43: Cord Jefferson, Writer | Tom Zawacki, Props | Josh Siegal, “Glenn”
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Tom Zawacki from the props department, writer Cord Jefferson and Josh Siegal, who plays “Glenn,” to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 4, “Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy.” They discuss the origin of Daisy the blob-horse, how Ted Danson pulled off playing “Vicky,” who’s playing “Michael,” Team Cockroach’s reaction to Michael when he admits to lying and many other great forking topics. Be sure to subscribe for more behind-the-scenes stories,...

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Ch. 42: Brandon Scott Jones, “John” | Anya Adams, Director
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with actor Brandon Scott Jones, who plays “John,” and director Anya Adams to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 3, “Chillaxing.” Anya talks about coming up as an assistant director on Black-ish, while Brandon cut his teeth as an improvisor at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Getting into the episode, they talk about using the sets as a pacing device to keep the show visually interesting, and Brandon’s character, “John,” and the inspira...

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Ch. 41: Alexis Jacks, Costume Supervisor | Matt Freund, Editor | Dana Sayles, Writers’ Assistant
The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with costume supervisor Alexis Jacks, editor Matt Freund and writers’ assistant Dana Sayles to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 2, “A Girl from Arizona, Part 2.” Alexis talks about Eleanor’s signature look with her suit and “greeked” Adidas sneakers as the neighborhood’s reluctant new architect. Matt describes the process for editing a visual effects-heavy episode and some clever Easter eggs sprinkled throughout the episode, including the...

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Ch. 40: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Actress | Andrew Law, Writer
The Good Place’s D’Arcy Carden (Janet), Kirby Howell-Baptiste(Simone) and writer Andrew Law shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn). In this Season 4 premiere episode, they talk about how the writers’ room approached breaking the story for the final season, the calming presence of director Drew Goddard and Kristen Bell’s nuanced performance as Eleanor playing the architect. They also discuss the incredible performances of the actors playing the new humans in the neighborhood, D’Arcy’s impressive...

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Bonus Episode: Our Hot Girl (Not a Girl) Summer
The Good Place’s D’Arcy Carden (Janet), Kirby Howell-Baptiste(Simone) and writer Andrew Law shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) before the final season premieres. They take a look back at their summers and at shooting the final season of The Good Place. They also chat about their experiences at Comic-Con. Marc shares a touching story about Mike Schur giving him a very personal gift, and Andrew shares some details about a writers’ trip to Las Vegas. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production...

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Bonus Episode: Full Panel at ATX Television Festival with Marc Evan Jackson and D’Arcy Carden
In this bonus episode, Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) and D’Arcy Carden (Janet) join ATX Television Festival panel host Ben Blacker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast) to talk about what happens behind the scenes of The Good Place: The Podcast. They also discuss lots of great anecdotes about shooting the show, including the cast meeting for the first time, the table read for Season 3’s finale episode, Marc Evan Jackson doing his own stunts and lots more. For information on how to attend next year’s festival (...

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What’s Good: Mike O’Malley
During the show’s hiatus, host Marc Evan Jackson shoots the shirt with celebrity fans and cast of The Good Place. In this episode, Mike O’Malley talks about his multifaceted entertainment career, from acting, to playwriting, to showrunning and more. Mike also talks about his near-casting as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation and how Mike Schur makes it up to him. Mike O’Malley names the Innocence Project for his “What’s Good?” segment. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcas...

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Bonus Episode: Full Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019
Listen to the full panel from San Diego Comic-Con 2019 as Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) hosts the cast and producers of The Good Place. During the panel, they talk about the series finale, take fans' questions and tell a fork-ton of behind-the-scenes stories. William Jackson Harper even sings about his dog!The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019...

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What’s Good: Lin-Manuel Miranda
During the show’s hiatus, host Marc Evan Jackson shoots the shirt with celebrity fans of The Good Place. In this episode, Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his role opposite William Jackson Harper as a rapping apple in The Electric Company, playing Amy Santiago’s brother on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, his inspiration and process for writing Hamilton and much more.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019...

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Event: Emmys "For Your Consideration" Panel 2019
Join host Marc Evan Jackson as he learns about a big announcement from show creator Mike Schur. Marc also chats with Mike and cast members D’Arcy Carden, Ted Danson, Manny Jacinto, Jameela Jamil and William Jackson Harper about Season 3 and Mike's plans for the future.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019...

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What’s Good: Paul Scheer
During the show’s hiatus, host Marc Evan Jackson shoots the shirt with celebrity fans of The Good Place. In this episode, Paul Scheer talks about “secreting” his way into the show by talking about it with everyone he knows. He also talks about his character on The Good Place, an actual Good Place resident, and recalls all his previous characters from other Mike Schur shows like Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. His favorite charities are the USO and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.The Good Place:...

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What’s Good: Busy Philipps
During the show’s hiatus, host Marc Evan Jackson shoots the shirt with celebrity fans of The Good Place. In this episode, Busy Philipps talks about how The Good Place brings her pure joy and how she identifies with Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and her Arizona upbringing. Busy also tells us what’s good in her life, like her five-year-old, and Baby2Baby and Hollygrove, two charities she works with. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019...

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SPECIAL BROOKLYN NINE-NINE EPISODE! Part 2 of 2: Melissa Fumero, Actor | Dan Goor, Executive Producer | Luke Del Tredici, Executive Producer
In Part 2 of 2 of this special forkin’ episode, host (and actor on both The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine) Marc Evan Jackson talks with Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero (Amy) and Executive Producers Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici. They answer fan questions from around the world and discuss show crossovers, balancing heart and humor, guest stars, and more. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019...

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SPECIAL Brooklyn Nine-Nine Episode! Part 1 of 2: Melissa Fumero, Actor | Dan Goor, Executive Producer | Luke Del Tredici, Executive Producer
In Part 1 of 2 of this special forkin’ episode, host (and actor on both The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine) Marc Evan Jackson talks with Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero (Amy) and Executive Producers Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici. They discuss the show’s origins, cast diversity, place in pop culture, cancellation/renewal, and more. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019...

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Ch. 39: Ted Danson, Actor | Michael Schur, Creator
The Good Place star Ted Danson (Michael) and show creator Michael Schur shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about the emotional season finale, where Season 4 is heading, the casting of William Jackson Harper (Chidi), the show's approach to writing, and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019...

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Ch. 38: Jason Mantzoukas, Guest Host and Actor| David Niednagel, Digital Effects Supervisor| Joe Mande, Writer | Marc Evan Jackson, Actor
Guest host and The Good Place actor Jason Mantzoukas (Derek) delves into episode 312, “Chidi Sees the Time-Knife,” with writer Joe Mande, digital effects supervisor David Niednagel and actor Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about all the crazy forkin’ visual effects in the episode, the origin of the Niednagel creature, Joe’s writing process, drinking Spanish olives, and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.    The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Net...

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Ch. 37: William Jackson Harper, Actor| Nicole Byer, Guest Star| Matt Quezada, Associate Producer
The Good Place associate producer Matt Quezada, actor William Jackson Harper (Chidi), and guest star Nicole Byer (Gwendolyn) shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about shooting a “bottle” episode (all in one location), Nicole’s guest spot as the mailroom clerk and how she approached playing someone in the actual Good Place, Chidi and Eleanor’s (Kristen Bell) date, the evolution of Janet’s (D’Arcy Carden) character, and a fork-load of funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good ...

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Ch. 36: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Josh Siegal, Writer | Dylan Morgan, Writer | Morgan Sackett, Executive Producer/Director
The Good Place writers Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan, actress D’Arcy Carden (Janet) and executive producer/director Morgan Sackett shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about D’Arcy’s performance as all the characters in Janet’s body, how they balanced the complexity of the concept with the budget of a network TV show, the very unsexy kiss between D’Arcy and Kristen Bell and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entert...

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Ch. 35: Tiya Sircar, Actress | Bambadjan Bamba, Actor | Ben Harris, Casting Director | Andrew Law, Writer | Jeff Imada, Stunt Coordinator
The Good Place writer Andrew Law, actress Tiya Sircar (Vicky), actor Bambadjan Bamba (Bambadjan), casting director Ben Harris and stunt coordinator Jeff Imada shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about catching up with Doug Forcett (Michael McKean) and finally satisfying fans’ questions about him, how Damon Lindelof’s TV show "Lost" informs the writers’ choices, Nick Offerman’s rejection for the role of "Shawn" and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Pla...

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Ch. 34: Jen Statsky, Writer | Debbie Pearl, Animal Trainer
The Good Place writer Jen Statsky and animal trainer Debbie Pearl shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about how they capture the animals’ performances on the show, Kristen Bell’s rogue iguana, Chidi getting pushed into the Jaws lake on the Universal backlot, the philosophy behind the episode and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 33: Andy Daly, Actor | Rebecca Hazlewood, Actress | Graham Ratliff, Graphic Designer
The Good Place guest stars Andy Daly (Dave) and Rebecca Hazlewood (Kamilah), as well as graphic designer Graham Ratliff shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about Kristen Bell’s “umbrella rig;” Andy’s portrayal of Ben Franklin on another Mike Schur show, The Office; Graham’s unique graphic design predicaments; the character Rebecca originally auditioned to play and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainmen...

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Ch. 32: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Matt Murray, Writer | Mitch Narito, Actor
The Good Place writer Matt Murray, actor Manny Jacinto (Jason Mendoza) and actor Mitch Narito (Donkey Doug) shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk Mitch’s audition for Mike Schur, why Jaguars fans yell “Duval,” the one thing Matt didn’t want to get cut from the episode and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 31: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Megan Amram, Writer | Eric Kissack, Editor
The Good Place writer Megan Amram, actress D’Arcy Carden and editor Eric Kissack shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about how Eric and Mike Schur decide on what scenes to cut when editing an episode, where the afterlife timeline “Jeremy Bearimy” comes from, William Jackson Harper revealing his ripped body on TV and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 30: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Director | Ian Phillips, Production Designer
The Good Place production designer Ian Phillips and TV director Beth McCarthy-Miller shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about the differences between the art department jobs, how Beth approaches directing an episode on a new TV show, Mike Schur’s love for cake and banners, Jacksonville Jaguars fans’ influence on the writing and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 29: Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Actress | Dan Schofield, Writer
The Good Place writer Dan Schofield and actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Simone) shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about Kirby’s audition and her background in improvisation, how the writers’ room named Simone, the return of Adam Scott as Trevor, Marc’s favorite romantic comedy scene in this episode and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 27/28: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Jen Statsky, Writer
In the Season 3 premiere, The Good Place writer and comedy maven Jen Statsky and actress Jameela Jamil shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about the writers’ room’s excitement to write Season 3, how Jameela didn’t watch Season 1 until it was over, Mike Schur’s additions to the writers’ room this season, the explanation for Chidi’s American accent and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Netw...

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Ch. 26: Michael Schur, Creator
The Good Place creator, executive producer, writer and director Michael Schur shoots the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about the season 3 premiere, how his impeccable memory of other TV shows helps him write The Good Place, the writers’ room’s unique approach to packing more story into a season, the writers’ love for Maya Rudolph’s comedy skills and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network ©...

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Ch. 25: Kristen Bell, Actress
Actress Kristen Bell shoots the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about the joys of acting with Maya Rudolph with her ability to improv, Kristen’s love of Friday Night Lights and Kyle Chandler, the importance of reactions in a performance, why she wants to know what Mike Schur really thinks of her and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 24: David Miller, Director of Photography | Kim Wannop, Set Decorator
Director of Photography David Miller and Set Decorator Kim Wannop shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about veteran actors like Ted Danson and Kristen Bell making David’s job easier, how David’s career switched from pharmacy to filmmaking, where Kim gets all the amazing props we see on the show and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 23: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Tyler Straessle, Writer | Tom Zawacki, Props
Actor Manny Jacinto, writer Tyler Straessle and Tom Zawacki from props shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson to talk about Tyler writing his first episode of The Good Place, the casts' Comic-Con experience, the comedic specificity of the props, how Manny’s auditions are different now because of the show and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 22: Ted Danson, Actor | Eric Kissack, Editor
Actor Ted Danson and editor Eric Kissack shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson about the challenges of editing a TV show with such great comedy writing and performances, Kristen Bell’s acting secret, who has been hiding Easter eggs in episodes, an acting tip from Ted and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 21: Jason Mantzoukas, Actor | Jeff Rosenberg, Second Assistant Director
Actor Jason Mantzoukas (Derek) and second assistant director Jeff Rosenberg shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about Jason’s improv and sketch-comedy acting background and discuss performing in the Mike Schur universe in TV shows Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and now The Good Place. They also talk about Jeff’s air-traffic-controller-like skills as a key second A.D. and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of...

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Ch. 20: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Dean Holland, Director
Actress D’Arcy Carden (Janet) and director Dean Holland shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about how Mike Schur has created an impressively complex TV show, how the writing is tailored to the actors and their acting style, what it’s like to direct comedy with Mike Schur, why D’Arcy loves going to work with Kristen Bell, Ted Danson and the rest of the cast and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Po...

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Ch. 19: William Jackson Harper, Actor | Dr. Todd May, Philosophy Advisor
Actor William Jackson Harper (Chidi) and philosophy advisor Dr. Todd May shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about how philosophy informs Mike Schur and the writing team, where “the trolley problem” comes from, William's desire to complete the Kierkegaard rap and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 18: Andrew Law, Writer | Marques Ray, Actor
Comedy writer Andrew Law and actor Marques Ray shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about the joy of writing jokes for Tahani, Ted Danson’s acting chops, how Michael’s existential crisis hilariously presents itself and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 17: Lizzy Pace, Writers’ Assistant | Matt Freund, Editor | David Schwartz, Composer
Writers’ assistant Lizzy Pace, editor Matt Freund and composer David Schwartz shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about life in a comedy writers’ room, the composing process for music on The Good Place, how Mike Schur generates character names and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 16: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Megan Amram, Writer
Actress Jameela Jamil and comedy writer Megan Amram shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson about Jameela’s first performance acting drunk, how her posh accent slips when she argues, Megan’s hilarious obsession (or maybe mental health issue) with puns, the decline of Jameela’s Instagram handle and a shirt-ton of funny behind-the-scenes stories about The Good Place.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 14/15: Jen Statsky & Joe Mande, Writers | Trent O’Donnell, Director
The Good Place writers Jen Statsky and Joe Mande and director Trent O’Donnell shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson. They talk about how Mike Schur forces the writers to act on TV, Jameela Jamil’s stunning fashion, Ted Danson’s phenomenal performance as Michael in Season 2 and a shirt-ton of funny behind-the-scenes stories.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 13: Michael Schur, Creator
Chapter 13: The Good Place creator and executive producer Michael Schur takes a break from the writers' room to shoot the shirt with host and performer Marc Evan Jackson. Michael talks about identifying with TV characters he's written from The Office and Parks and Recreation, the differences in writing and producing artful media vs. big budget entertainment, his nods to Damon Lindelof's "Lost," the funny history behind his Twitter handle and a shirt-ton more.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NB...

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Ch. 12: Maribeth Monroe, Actress | David Niednagel, Visual Effects Supervisor
Actress Maribeth Monroe (Mindy St. Claire) and visual effects supervisor David Niednagel shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson about acting on a secretive TV show, the behind-the-scenes visual effects process, how Maribeth got her start in improv comedy and a shirt-ton more.The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 11: Andrew Law, Writer | Kirston Mann, Costume Designer
Comedy TV writer Andrew Law and costume designer Kirston Mann join host Marc Evan Jackson to share stories about The Good Place costume themes, writing for Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, conspiracy theorist fans, the attention Mike Schur pays to food in his TV shows and a fork-ton of other hilarious topics. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 10: William Jackson Harper, Actor | Demi Adejuyigbe, Writer
Actor William Jackson Harper (Chidi) and writer Demi Adejuyigbe join host Mark Evan Jackson to shoot the shirt about writing, the similarities between William and "Chidi," the challenges of joining a writers’ room in full swing, how philosophy has influenced their writing and performance process, behind-the-scenes stories including Joe Mande’s Frank Caliendo joke he couldn’t let go and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 9: Tiya Sircar, Actress | Jen Statsky, Writer
Actress Tiya Sircar (Real Eleanor/Vicky) and writer Jen Statsky shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson about how Tiya’s original audition was for “Tahani,” how the writers’ room is rarely about comedy writing, Mike Schur’s “good-for-something folder” and a fork-ton more laughs and behind-the-scenes stories. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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San Diego Comic-Con Panel 2018
This special bonus episode is from The Good Place panel at the 2018 Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, July 21. On the panel are Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto and Executive Producers Michael Schur, Morgan Sackett, and Drew Goddard. It was a great forking conversation. Enjoy.NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 8: Ted Danson, Actor | Dan Schofield, Writer
Acting icon Ted Danson and writer Dan Schofield join host Marc Evan Jackson to shoot the shirt about why Ted accepted his role on The Good Place, why bars freak him out, a behind-the-scenes story about performing his iconic laugh at the end of Season 1 and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 7: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Megan Amram, Writer
Actress D’Arcy Carden (Janet) and writer Megan Amram join host Marc Evan Jackson to shoot the shirt about D’Arcy’s bizarre audition experience, her brilliant performance as “Janet,” outsmarting audiences with smart writing and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 6: Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan, Writers
Host Marc Evan Jackson shoots the shirt with The Good Place comedy writing team Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan about the uniqueness of the writers’ room, insights into “Michael,” including Ted Danson’s amazing acting performance, protecting the plot twist and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 5: Kristen Bell, Actress | Morgan Sackett, Executive Producer
Actress Kristen Bell and legendary TV producer Morgan Sackett join host Marc Evan Jackson to shoot the shirt about how Kristen became “Eleanor,” the art department’s behind-the-scenes Easter eggs, producing calmly while under pressure, comedy acting and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 4: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Joe Mande, Writer
Manny Jacinto (Jason) and writer/co-executive producer Joe Mande shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson about Manny’s crazy audition, where the obsession with Bortles came from, how Manny’s life informs his acting on The Good Place and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 3: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Camille Bratkowski, Set Designer
First-time actress Jameela Jamil (Tahani) and set designer extraordinaire Camille Bratkowski shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson about acting for the first time, Ted Danson’s unconventional behind-the-scenes relaxation techniques to enhance his comedy performance, the amazing locations you can actually visit in Los Angeles and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 2: Allison Jones & Ben Harris, Casting Directors | Alan Yang, Writer
The Good Place casting directors Allison Jones and Ben Harris join comedy writer Alan Yang and host Marc Evan Jackson to discuss Jameela’s audition performance for Tahani, writing for demons, anecdotes about acting and writing and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Ch. 1: Michael Schur
Host Marc Evan Jackson shoots the shirt with storytelling mastermind, show creator and architect of The Good Place (the show, not heaven) Michael Schur. They discuss the backstory of Mike getting carte blanche to make the TV show he’s always wanted, the inner workings of Janet, dark corners of fringe ethics, plot development, behind-the-scenes anecdotes about writing and a fork-ton more.NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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Welcome! Everything is Fine
Holy motherforking shirtballs! This is the official podcast for NBC's The Good Place. We don't care how many points you have, subscribe and you'll get weekly behind-the-scenes stories, episode insights and anecdotes. Hosted by actor Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) with a rotating slate of co-hosts and special guests, including actors, writers, producers and more, this podcast takes a deep dive into everything on- and off-screen. @nbcthegoodplaceNBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018...

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