Bad ChoicesDec 30, 2019
Episode 1.13 Other People
You did it! You made it to Episode 13! Your prize is... this episode? Congratulations! We're talking about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 13, "Michael's Gambit," and asking whether or not hell actually IS other people. The answer may surprise you. We're also bringing back all our favourite segments for this special season finale. Return guest James "Jim-Jams" Faulds wants you to rethink your relationship to social media, but Hannah just wants you to consume MORE media, and honestly, who are you going to listen to, someone named Jim-Jams or the person writing these episode summaries? That's what I thought.
Episode 1.12 Save It for Therapy
Oh no! It's almost over! This is the dozenth episode, and we're talking about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 12, " Mindy St. Claire." Also: moral neutrality, getting over the past, and Sexy Things. Guest Wendy Wan and Hannah BOTH have podcast recommendations, which you should absolutely listen to after you're done consuming this one.
Episode 1.11 Moral Calvinball
Are you ready to talk about values, intentions, and making mistakes? Too bad, because that's what we're doing. We're also talking about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 11, "What's My Motivation." Guest Katie Shocrylas has a pet care suggestion, and Hannah finally has something to suggest that isn't a book, so you have that to look forward to!
Episode 1.10 Big Choices
In this episode, we're talking about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 10, "Chidi's Choice," and answering the age-old question: how do you make a Big Life Choice? Also, you're about to hear Hannah's favourite ever segment stinger, so gird your mother-forking loins. Guest Lucia Lorenzi has a tip for handling yourself with care, and Hannah has MORE BOOKS... ugh why is she LIKE this?
Episode 1.9 Casual Trauma Pals
Warning: this episode is SPICY! We're talking about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 9, "... Someone Like Me as a Member," and we're blaming our parents for all of our problems. We are also cramming an astonishing number of segments into a single episode, so brace yourselves. Guest Cynara Geissler has a recommendation for dealing with stress, and Hannah has a seasonal eating habit to suggest. Is that eating habit spicy? No, the spice was metaphorical, and also inside you the whole time.
Episode 1.8 Ethics Through Osmosis
We're past the halfway mark now, and you can really tell that we've figured out how to use our microphones (brag). We're talking about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 8, "Most Improved Player," all while debuting a new segment, probing the links between morality and comedy, and figuring out if there's such thing as good and bad people. Guest Zander Chila has a musician AND an attitude to recommend, and Hannah has some more homework cuz she's fun like that.
Episode 1.7 The Three C's
In this episode, we talk about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 7, "The Eternal Shriek." In retrospect, it would have been really funny to release an episode that was just a single hour-long scream, but instead, you get this conversation about morals versus ethics and a brand new segment with a brand new song. Guest James Faulds has a tip for self-improvement that won't cost you anything, and Hannah has a pretty unpopular take on a genre.
Episode 1.6 Friends with Boundaries
What does it mean to be a good friend? How do you make people trust you, but not for crime reasons? These are the SERIOUS QUESTIONS we tackle as we talk about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 6, "What We Owe to Each Other." Guest Sarah Sangster has a hot tip for being less hard on yourself, and Hannah watched a movie and wants to tell you about it. Is she running out of ideas? She sure is!
Episode 1.5 Skin That Feelings Fish
You know that hot new segment sound you've been looking for? We've got it for you right here, as we talk about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 5, "Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis." Here are some other things we have: emotional boundaries, ideas about utilitarianism, and low key validation. Guest Kyle Siemens also has a book recommendation for you, and holy shirt so does Hannah. It's a forking library in here!
Episode 1.4 It Depends
Are you ready for some new segments? TOO BAD. In this episode, we discuss The Good Place Season 1 Episode 4, "Jason Mendoza," and then give you a heart-pounding workout in our brand new ethical gym. Guest Emma Cawood has something she wants you to rethink, and Hannah has a book she wants you to read. Is this homework? Maybe!
Episode 1.3 F*ck You, You're Not Better Than Me
Comin' in hot, it's Episode 3, in which we teach you how to be good in a bad world, the difference between being right and being righteous, and also what happens in The Good Place Season 1 Episode 3, "Tahani Al Jamil." Guest Caitlin Quinn teaches you some rules about basic humanity, and Hannah encourages a simple bodily function. We're keeping it simple, baby!
Episode 1.2 Systems & Communities
Awwww shit it's the second episode, and we have the same! four! segments!!! But also we figure out how to achieve the common good, which is objectively impressive, all while talking about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 2, "Flying." Guest Travis Gertz recommends his favourite way to think, and Hannah validates you. Put this one in your earholes!
Episode 1.1 Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
In this, our firstliest of episodes, we're talking about The Good Place Season 1 Episode 1, "Everything is Fine." We make some promises we can't keep, contemplate death, and try in vain to become good people. We also introduce four! brand! new! segments!!! Guest Jessica Faulds offers some hot tips for public transit and Hannah tells you how to be a little bit less of an asshole. Also, the audio isn't great yet WE'RE SORRY OKAY.
Bad Choices Trailer
Hannah and Marshall introduce Bad Choices—a podcast about The Good Place, imaginary froyo flavours, questionable puns, and how to (maybe) become a better person. Get ready... All 13 episodes of Season 1 will be blasted into your earballs very, very soon.