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Ch. 25: Kristen Bell, Actress

9/18/2018
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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, why she wants to know what Mike Schur really thinks of her and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:34:06

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

9/14/2018
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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 filmmaking, where Kim gets all the amazing props we see on the show and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:59:23

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

9/11/2018
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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, how Manny’s auditions are different now because of the show and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:47:21

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

9/7/2018
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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, an acting tip from Ted and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:48:39

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

9/4/2018
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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 Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and now The Good Place. They also talk about Jeff’s air-traffic-controller-like skills as a key second A.D. and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast...

Duration:00:52:44

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

8/31/2018
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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’s like to direct comedy with Mike Schur, why D’Arcy loves going to work with Kristen Bell, Ted Danson and the rest of the cast and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of...

Duration:00:42:18

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

8/28/2018
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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 complete the Kierkegaard rap and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:43:38

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

8/24/2018
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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 more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:41:08

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

8/21/2018
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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 character names and a shirt-ton more funny anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:48:53

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

8/17/2018
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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 puns, the decline of Jameela’s Instagram handle and a shirt-ton of funny behind-the-scenes stories about The Good Place. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:49:36

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

8/14/2018
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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 performance as Michael in Season 2 and a shirt-ton of funny behind-the-scenes stories. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:01:00:54

Ch. 13: Michael Schur, Creator

8/10/2018
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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 and Parks and Recreation, the differences in writing and producing artful media vs. big budget entertainment, his nods to Damon Lindelof's "Lost," the funny history behind his Twitter handle and a shirt-ton more. The Good Place: The Podcast is...

Duration:01:03:51

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

8/7/2018
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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 improv comedy and a shirt-ton more. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:42:29

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

8/3/2018
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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 Schur pays to food in his TV shows and a fork-ton of other hilarious topics. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:45:23

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

7/31/2018
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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 influenced their writing and performance process, behind-the-scenes stories including Joe Mande’s Frank Caliendo joke he couldn’t let go and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:39:21

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

7/27/2018
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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 folder” and a fork-ton more laughs and behind-the-scenes stories. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:40:56

San Diego Comic-Con Panel 2018

7/23/2018
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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 Executive Producers Michael Schur, Morgan Sackett, and Drew Goddard. It was a great forking conversation. Enjoy. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:37:18

Ch. 8: Ted Danson, Actor | Dan Schofield, Writer

7/20/2018
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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 1 and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:44:05

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

7/13/2018
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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 Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:41:38

Ch. 6: Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan, Writers

7/6/2018
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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 twist and a fork-ton more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:49:33