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The Good Place: The Podcast

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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 Ma...Show More
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Ch. 39: Ted Danson, Actor | Michael Schur, Creator

1:10:15 | Jan 25th

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 app...Show More
What’s Good: Paul Scheer

38:47 | May 6th

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 ch...Show More
What’s Good: Busy Philipps

32:09 | Apr 8th

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 Ariz...Show More
SPECIAL BROOKLYN NINE-NINE EPISODE! Part 2 of 2: Melissa Fumero, Actor | Dan Goor, Executive Producer | Luke Del Tredici, Executive Producer

23:41 | Feb 11th

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 f...Show More
SPECIAL Brooklyn Nine-Nine Episode! Part 1 of 2: Melissa Fumero, Actor | Dan Goor, Executive Producer | Luke Del Tredici, Executive Producer

29:04 | Feb 4th

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 ...Show More
Ch. 38: Jason Mantzoukas, Guest Host and Actor| David Niednagel, Digital Effects Supervisor| Joe Mande, Writer | Marc Evan Jackson, Actor

1:02:25 | Jan 18th

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’ vi...Show More
Ch. 37: William Jackson Harper, Actor| Nicole Byer, Guest Star| Matt Quezada, Associate Producer

53:34 | Jan 11th

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 gues...Show More
Ch. 36: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Josh Siegal, Writer | Dylan Morgan, Writer | Morgan Sackett, Executive Producer/Director

1:06:46 | Dec 7th, 2018

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, h...Show More
Ch. 35: Tiya Sircar, Actress | Bambadjan Bamba, Actor | Ben Harris, Casting Director | Andrew Law, Writer | Jeff Imada, Stunt Coordinator

1:02:18 | Nov 16th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Ch. 34: Jen Statsky, Writer | Debbie Pearl, Animal Trainer

48:38 | Nov 9th, 2018

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 lak...Show More
Ch. 33: Andy Daly, Actor | Rebecca Hazlewood, Actress | Graham Ratliff, Graphic Designer

1:00:53 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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 an...Show More
Ch. 32: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Matt Murray, Writer | Mitch Narito, Actor

55:16 | Oct 26th, 2018

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...Show More
Ch. 31: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Megan Amram, Writer | Eric Kissack, Editor

1:16:11 | Oct 19th, 2018

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 “...Show More
Ch. 30: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Director | Ian Phillips, Production Designer

44:49 | Oct 12th, 2018

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 sh...Show More
Ch. 29: Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Actress | Dan Schofield, Writer

48:54 | Oct 5th, 2018

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 S...Show More
Ch. 27/28: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Jen Statsky, Writer

1:00:51 | Sep 28th, 2018

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 un...Show More
Ch. 26: Michael Schur, Creator

1:10:58 | Sep 21st, 2018

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...Show More
Ch. 25: Kristen Bell, Actress

34:06 | Sep 18th, 2018

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,...Show More
Ch. 24: David Miller, Director of Photography | Kim Wannop, Set Decorator

59:06 | Sep 14th, 2018

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 fil...Show More
Ch. 23: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Tyler Straessle, Writer | Tom Zawacki, Props

47:04 | Sep 11th, 2018

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,...Show More
Ch. 22: Ted Danson, Actor | Eric Kissack, Editor

48:39 | Sep 7th, 2018

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,...Show More
Ch. 21: Jason Mantzoukas, Actor | Jeff Rosenberg, Second Assistant Director

52:44 | Sep 4th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Ch. 20: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Dean Holland, Director

42:18 | Aug 31st, 2018

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...Show More
Ch. 19: William Jackson Harper, Actor | Dr. Todd May, Philosophy Advisor

43:38 | Aug 28th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Ch. 18: Andrew Law, Writer | Marques Ray, Actor

41:08 | Aug 24th, 2018

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 m...Show More
Ch. 17: Lizzy Pace, Writers’ Assistant | Matt Freund, Editor | David Schwartz, Composer

48:53 | Aug 21st, 2018

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 cha...Show More
Ch. 16: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Megan Amram, Writer

49:36 | Aug 17th, 2018

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...Show More
Ch. 14/15: Jen Statsky & Joe Mande, Writers | Trent O’Donnell, Director

1:00:54 | Aug 14th, 2018

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 perfo...Show More
Ch. 13: Michael Schur, Creator

1:03:52 | Aug 10th, 2018

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...Show More
Ch. 12: Maribeth Monroe, Actress | David Niednagel, Visual Effects Supervisor

42:13 | Aug 7th, 2018

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 impr...Show More
Ch. 11: Andrew Law, Writer | Kirston Mann, Costume Designer

45:23 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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 Schu...Show More
Ch. 10: William Jackson Harper, Actor | Demi Adejuyigbe, Writer

39:21 | Jul 31st, 2018

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 in...Show More
Ch. 9: Tiya Sircar, Actress | Jen Statsky, Writer

40:54 | Jul 27th, 2018

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 fo...Show More
San Diego Comic-Con Panel 2018

37:18 | Jul 23rd, 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 Executiv...Show More
Ch. 8: Ted Danson, Actor | Dan Schofield, Writer

44:05 | Jul 20th, 2018

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...Show More
Ch. 7: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Megan Amram, Writer

41:38 | Jul 13th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Ch. 6: Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan, Writers

49:33 | Jul 6th, 2018

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 tw...Show More
Ch. 5: Kristen Bell, Actress | Morgan Sackett, Executive Producer

49:40 | Jun 29th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Ch. 4: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Joe Mande, Writer

38:08 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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-to...Show More
Ch. 3: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Camille Bratkowski, Set Designer

40:56 | Jun 15th, 2018

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 h...Show More
Ch. 2: Allison Jones & Ben Harris, Casting Directors | Alan Yang, Writer

37:46 | Jun 8th, 2018

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.  ...Show More
Ch. 1: Michael Schur

51:39 | Jun 1st, 2018

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, ...Show More
Welcome! Everything is Fine

01:15 | May 24th, 2018

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...Show More