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Not Necessarily The Nose: Holy Shirtballs, This Is 'The Good Place'

Kristen Bell, Michael Jackson Harper, Ted Danson, and Marc Evan Jackson on 'The Good Place.'

Where We Live producer Carmen Baskauf has been badgering us to do a show about The Good Place for months on end at this point. (It's gotten kind of weird, to be honest. We're 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 night, this hour we're finally doing a show about The Good Place.

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

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Colin McEnroe, Carmen Baskauf, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. Jonathan can be reached at jmcnicol@ctpublic.org.

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