27 episodes

We're a mom (Michelle) and daughter (Ayla) who LOVE the TV show The Good Place. We're recapping every episode and talking about the philosophical questions it brings up along the way.

Trying Our Best: A Mother-Daughter Good Place Podcast An experiment from Dayla Learning

    • TV & Film

We're a mom (Michelle) and daughter (Ayla) who LOVE the TV show The Good Place. We're recapping every episode and talking about the philosophical questions it brings up along the way.

    Season 2, Episode 12: "We aren't in this alone."

    Season 2, Episode 12: "We aren't in this alone."

    What do you do when following the rules is actually unethical? What happens when the whole system is broken? Also, what's the point of being good if there isn't a reward?

    These are the questions we tackle as we look at Season 2, Episode 12 of The Good Place.

    • 14 min
    Season 2, Episode 11: "Just to spare yourself a little guilt?!"

    Season 2, Episode 11: "Just to spare yourself a little guilt?!"

    Season 2, Episode 11: "Just to spare yourself a little guilt?!" by An experiment from Dayla Learning

    • 14 min
    Season 2, Episode 10: "Not even to demons!"

    Season 2, Episode 10: "Not even to demons!"

    The humans are trying a plan that's almost certain to fail, and one member is definitely not okay with lying . . . no matter the consequences. We talk about moral particularism and whether it's okay to change our minds about our ethical principles.

    • 13 min
    Season 2, Episode 9: "And that's not always a good thing"

    Season 2, Episode 9: "And that's not always a good thing"

    Michael said he had a plan to get to the real Good Place, but it's falling apart quickly. What are we supposed to do with all these feelings, and when is it time to 'fess up when you've been deceiving someone? That's what we talk about as we explore Season 2, Episode 9 of The Good Place.

    • 12 min
    Season 2, Episode 8: "Everything he ever wanted"

    Season 2, Episode 8: "Everything he ever wanted"

    Michael gets everything he ever wanted, so why would he continue to help the humans he's always loathed now that there's nothing in it for him? We take a look at what it means to change your mind about what you think you know and try to figure out how you know who to trust.

    • 14 min
    Season 2, Episode 7: "I'm not that good at this whole ethics thing"

    Season 2, Episode 7: "I'm not that good at this whole ethics thing"

    Is keeping a secret the same thing as lying? Is being ethical hard? What if you do something good but it has a bad side effect? These are the questions we dive into as we look at Season 2, Episode 7 of The Good Place.

    • 13 min

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