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Connections: Analyzing NBC's "The Good Place" and its take on heaven and hell


What if there’s a heaven, but it’s kind of… boring? That’s just one of the many questions explored by the recently departed NBC series, “The Good Place,” which aired its finale last week. The show takes a humorous look at the afterlife, with some not-so-humorous ideas sprinkled in.

What kind of standards would be realistic to determine who gets into heaven, and who gets into hell? Are they the same for all people? Should there be a sliding point scale? Our guests explore it:

  • Deanna Spiotta, non-profit sector employee, songwriter, and worship leader at a local church
  • Jake Wojtowicz, ethics and philosophy writer, and professor of ethics at Brockport