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The Good Place: The 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.

Episodes

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: Ch. 46: Manny Jacinto | Dave King, Writer | Amanda Boisselle

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 talks about Ted Danson's dedication to learning the magic tricks in the episode and the joy of playing loveable dumb-dumb Jason Mendoza.
posted by bq on Nov 9 at 1:08 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: 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 Office. Steve describes the difference between directing and assistant directing on The Good Place and his excitement when Mike Schur told him he'll be directing a Season 4 episode. Be sure to subscribe for more behind-the-scenes stories, performance notes and shirt-ton more!
posted by bq on Nov 7 at 3:26 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: 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 Place that contain a Parks and Recreation crossover. [more inside]
posted by bq on Oct 28 at 10:14 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: Ch. 43: Cord Jefferson Tom Zawacki Josh Siegal

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, performance notes and shirt-ton more! The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019 [more inside]
posted by bq on Oct 23 at 10:12 AM - 5 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: Ch. 40: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Actress

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 range as a stressed-out Janet, the many jokes that hit the cutting room floor and many more behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019
posted by bq on Oct 18 at 8:54 AM - 1 comment

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: 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 of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018
posted by bq on Oct 17 at 10:01 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: 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. [more inside]
posted by bq on Jul 11 at 1:50 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: Ch. 2: Allison Jones & Ben Harris, Alan Yang

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]
posted by bq on Jul 10 at 12:23 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: 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 [more inside]
posted by bq on Jul 9 at 7:14 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: 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 [more inside]
posted by bq on Jul 8 at 3:04 PM - 1 comment