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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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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
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 might catch, the scenes that eventually hit the cutting room floor, the symbolism of Eleanor’s wardrobe and much, much (seriously) 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 © 2020
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 of the universe and much, much (seriously) 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 © 2020
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 their responsibilities to Michael and much, 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 © 2020
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
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 shirt-ton more! The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019
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
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 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
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
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 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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 (June 4-7, 2020), please visit: atxfestival.com. To hear and see more panels, Q&As and conversations from ATX: Subscribe to ATX's own original podcast, The TV CampfireSubscribe to ATX's official YouTube channelFollow ATX on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @ATXFestivalThe Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019
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 Podcast Network © 2019
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Comments (20)

Emily Jackson

so sad that it's all over....I was hoping for a full cast final interview...mostly cause I wanted to know what they all took from set! Lol

Feb 8th
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Eden Davis

The finale was perfect! 😍

Feb 5th
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Oliver Fenelon Chee

anyone else feeling grief?

Jan 25th
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Ellen Hillbeck

really nice.

Jan 7th
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Emily Jackson

Continuity issue I noticed right away in this episode....right at the beginning. Micheal walked up to bad Janet with nothing in his hand but then after the break, you come back he has the book in his hand...I'd say he summoned it, but he was holding it pretty clearly in his right arm as bad Janet finished her fart...the first big continuity issue I've noticed...which is pretty awesome....if it wasnt done on purpose for some reason?

Nov 4th
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Zack

There seems to be an audio problem on this episode, maybe because of the phone call

Oct 11th
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musicworm

if you're gonna go through the trouble to start a b99 podcast just so you can throw shade at fox . . . then sign me up lol

Feb 8th
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phxflurry

omg. the ASU ad, as someone who lives in Arizona, is the best ever. Wish there was an easy way to share it with everyone I know, including my son, who graduated from there

Jan 26th
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Douglas Campbell

love this podcast. I want there to be a million episodes of it and the show

Jan 21st
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Ek Sutto

beautiful podcast - great discussion between two intelligence and funny people

Dec 11th
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Stephanie Acosta

can't handle how much I love this show. And apparently the writers are fanboys to my other super favorite show, The Leftovers. I can just go to the bad place now and be forever happy.

Nov 16th
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chibi — ♡

holy mother forking shirt balls ♡

Nov 5th
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John Harding

The audio quality is terrible...

Oct 29th
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Michelle Maitland

why was reviewing season 2 episode 12 skipped?

Sep 21st
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KarlettaA

haha, the shoes William 'stole'. Love it.

Sep 15th
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Flic Hop

listening to this on my Friday commute home is THE BEST stat to the weekend

Jul 27th
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Rithwick Surya

yay!! The GoodPlace podcast!?

May 25th
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