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The Good Place: The Podcast

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The Good Place: The Podcast
The Good Place: The Podcast

The Good Place: The Podcast

NBC Entertainment Podcast Network

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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 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. 


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Latest Episodes

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 they created the super slow-motion scene with a Phantom camera, explains how Mike Schur gives his departments the freedom to create with confidence, and then reveals a great Easter egg from Season 1. Frank discusses his role on the show and how vital it is to keep the team running smoothly. 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

49 MIN2 w ago
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Ch. 48: William Jackson Harper, Actor | Eric Kissack, Editor | Frank Sackett, Co-Producer

Ch. 47: JoshSiegal, Writer | Dana Powell, Actress | Kimberly Wannop, Set Decorator

The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with writer JoshSiegal, 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 decorating for a show set in the afterlife. Dana Powell chats about her experience acting as a member of the Good Place Committee and the friendships she's made on set. 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

69 MIN3 w ago
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Ch. 47: JoshSiegal, Writer | Dana Powell, Actress | Kimberly Wannop, Set Decorator

Ch. 46: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Dave King, Writer | AmandaBoisselle, 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 AmandaBoisselle 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. 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

54 MINNOV 8
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Ch. 46: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Dave King, Writer | AmandaBoisselle, Production Assistant

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! The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network 2019

54 MINNOV 1
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Ch. 45: Ben Koldyke, "Brent" | Lizzy Pace, Writer | Steve Day, Director

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. 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

56 MINOCT 25
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Ch. 44: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Joe Mande, Writer

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, performance notes and shirt-ton more! The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network 2019

54 MINOCT 18
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Ch. 43: Cord Jefferson, Writer | Tom Zawacki, Props | Josh Siegal, “Glenn”

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 inspirations for building his personality. They also talk about how collaborative the set is, how much fun it is to act and direct on such a supportive show and all their favorite moments and on-set anecdotes. 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

54 MINOCT 11
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Ch. 42: Brandon Scott Jones, “John” | Anya Adams, Director

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 similarities between Brent and Eleanor’s chaos sequences. Dana talks about the writers’ process for creating “Brent” and the delicate balance between making him hilariously terrible and not tipping off the other humans to the experiment. Be sure to subscribe for more behind-the-scenes stories, performance notes and hilarious anecdotes. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network 2019

53 MINOCT 4
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Ch. 41: Alexis Jacks, Costume Supervisor | Matt Freund, Editor | Dana Sayles, Writers’ Assistant

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 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

61 MINSEP 27
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Ch. 40: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Actress | Andrew Law, Writer

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

23 MINSEP 19
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Bonus Episode: Our Hot Girl (Not a Girl) Summer

Latest Episodes

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 they created the super slow-motion scene with a Phantom camera, explains how Mike Schur gives his departments the freedom to create with confidence, and then reveals a great Easter egg from Season 1. Frank discusses his role on the show and how vital it is to keep the team running smoothly. 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

49 MIN2 w ago
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Ch. 48: William Jackson Harper, Actor | Eric Kissack, Editor | Frank Sackett, Co-Producer

Ch. 47: JoshSiegal, Writer | Dana Powell, Actress | Kimberly Wannop, Set Decorator

The Good Place: The Podcast’s host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with writer JoshSiegal, 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 decorating for a show set in the afterlife. Dana Powell chats about her experience acting as a member of the Good Place Committee and the friendships she's made on set. 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

69 MIN3 w ago
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Ch. 47: JoshSiegal, Writer | Dana Powell, Actress | Kimberly Wannop, Set Decorator

Ch. 46: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Dave King, Writer | AmandaBoisselle, 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 AmandaBoisselle 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. 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

54 MINNOV 8
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Ch. 46: Manny Jacinto, Actor | Dave King, Writer | AmandaBoisselle, Production Assistant

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! The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network 2019

54 MINNOV 1
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Ch. 45: Ben Koldyke, "Brent" | Lizzy Pace, Writer | Steve Day, Director

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. 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

56 MINOCT 25
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Ch. 44: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Joe Mande, Writer

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, performance notes and shirt-ton more! The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network 2019

54 MINOCT 18
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Ch. 43: Cord Jefferson, Writer | Tom Zawacki, Props | Josh Siegal, “Glenn”

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 inspirations for building his personality. They also talk about how collaborative the set is, how much fun it is to act and direct on such a supportive show and all their favorite moments and on-set anecdotes. 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

54 MINOCT 11
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Ch. 42: Brandon Scott Jones, “John” | Anya Adams, Director

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 similarities between Brent and Eleanor’s chaos sequences. Dana talks about the writers’ process for creating “Brent” and the delicate balance between making him hilariously terrible and not tipping off the other humans to the experiment. Be sure to subscribe for more behind-the-scenes stories, performance notes and hilarious anecdotes. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network 2019

53 MINOCT 4
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Ch. 41: Alexis Jacks, Costume Supervisor | Matt Freund, Editor | Dana Sayles, Writers’ Assistant

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 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

61 MINSEP 27
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Ch. 40: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Actress | Andrew Law, Writer

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

23 MINSEP 19
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Bonus Episode: Our Hot Girl (Not a Girl) Summer
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