Where We Live producer Carmen Baskauf had been badgering us to do a show about The Good Place for months on end. (It had gotten kind of weird, to be honest. We were a little worried about Carmen, to be honest.)
Partly to get her off our back, partly because The Good Place really is "a sitcom that's also a profound work of philosophy," and partly because its Season Three season finale aired last Thursday night, last Friday afternoon we finally did a show about The Good Place.
...And then we got preempted by the president halfway through the forkin' show!
So this hour, we try again.
Web extra: Producer Jonathan McNicol takes a longish look at the language and linguistics of all the almost bad words on The Good Place.
- Sam Anderson - Staff writer for The New York Times Magazine
- Susan Bigelow - Librarian, columnist for CT News Junkie, science fiction/fantasy novelist
- Rebecca Castellani - Director of venue operations and tour marketing for We Save Music
- Todd May - Philosophical advisor for The Good Place
Colin McEnroe, Carmen Baskauf, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired January 25, 2019.