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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. [more inside]
Carlos Maza started posting videos on YouTube, and ran afoul of a guy who reminded him of his high school bullies. He asked YouTube to intervene, and then things got extremely complicated. [more inside]
The past few decades has seen explosive growth in the number of universities around the world, but it may not be for the noble reasons we would like. Decreased public funding, and new conceptions of universities as engines for economic growth has spurred an intensity of competition for student fees. This shift may help explain rising trends in managerialism, over-quantification of students and researchers, commodification of education, and an 'amenities arms race.' Not to mention staggering student debt, elitism, college admission scandals, and whole countries in protest. Will we be able to turn this failing grade around, or will class be dismissed? [more inside]
Everyone hates grammar and ethics cops. Until they need one.
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 [more inside]
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 [more inside]
Friends! We have a question for you: How many hot dogs did YOU eated last week? Did you do the most, out of everyone? Please tell us if you did the most, so we can give you the biggest trophy. Also, Jesse Eisenberg is in this one. Suggested talking points: Caesar Salad Contest, Viral Mom, Crush the Trash Real Small, Teen Donuts, Pee Mail (w/ Guestpert Jesse Eisenberg), Hermit Crab Distinction, Hair Ownership
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 [more inside]
All Aboard*! The Food Train's pulling into the station, and its sixty robot chefs are prepared to meet your every culinary desire! (* - Do not board the Food Train under any circumstances. Your body will be annihilated.) Suggested talking points: Songland, Stealing a Big Lamp, The Scullery, Vacation Clothes, Reba Mayo, Intangible Cutsies
As the town of Kepler recovers from an environmental disaster, the Pine Guard catch up with a long absent former member. A harrowing vision propels them into one final hunt; but can they bring potential allies together in time to stave off annihilation?
Catching the brunt of cold and flu season, which might be happening right now, we haven't checked? Sounds like you need to up your daily intake of Vitamin Cheese. GOTTA get that good stuff in your bones. Suggested talking points: BO Doctors, The Fussy Man, Weed Boy, Birthday Role-play, Donuts and to the Left, Pigland, Shaqaroni
The government protects us from some dangerous products, but not from others that, over time, ruin countless lives.
The IPBES Global Assessment summary is out and we're digging in to all 39 pages this week. The report lays out a grim picture of our current world in terms of life on earth, the ecosystems they create, and our relationship with them that our civilization as we know it depends upon. While not the full 1500+ page report due out later this year, this study is perhaps the most important look at the state of our world that we've ever seen - and if we don't act quickly to fix the problems it so clearly exposes, then nothing less than very the future of humanity may be at risk. [more inside]
We bumped the Grand Ole Opry from the Ryman lineup to present our own twisted, skewed comedy to the fine folks of Nashville, Tennessee. It was a momentous show, if only for the fact that we finally struck an accord with the Sky-Warriors, and put a climactic end to our centuries-long, unbelievably costly battle.
Rage at referees is all the rage in professional sports. Michael Lewis visits a replay center that's trying to do the impossible: adjudicate fairness.
DO YOU BELIEVE that Nicole Byer (@nicolebyer - Nailed it!, Why Won't You Date Me podcast) came through to absolutely bathe in Cher's 1998 hit "BELIEVE" ?!? WARNING: this episode contains what can only be described as "power giggling" so listen responsibly!!! [more inside]
One last Lunar Interlude. As Kepler recovers from the devastation of the last hunt, the Pine Guard reflects on the events that brought them to their final confrontation.
In this first episode of Making Gay History’s Stonewall 50 season, we hear stories from the pre-Stonewall struggle for LGBTQ rights. Travel back in time to hear voices from the turbulent 1960s and to understand the tinderbox that was Greenwich Village on the eve of an uprising. [more inside]
We believe in all our listeners' ability to enjoy the summer responsibly and jubilantly. BUT. You wanna push that stuff Over the Top? You wanna get wiiiiiiild? Then you've GOT to get this episode into your life. Suggested talking points: Summer Preview 2019, Daddy's Favorite Box, Elephant Heaven, Damages, Demogorgon Desserts, Popcorn Hat, Fried Secrets
Will is joined by legendary author Alan Moore to discuss evil architecture, magic & political power, fate & free will, and the enduring appeal of Lovecraft. [more inside]