Podcast Picks // Welcome to Our Show
Hosted by: Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, and Lamorne Morris // iheart.com
Welcome to Our Show has all the ingredients that make a rewatch podcast successful. Hosting together are on-screen and off-screen best friends Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, and Lamorne Morris. Viewers will know that Deschanel portrayed the titular New Girl herself, Jessica Day, while Simone served as Jess's best friend Cece Parekh, with Morris playing Jess's goofy roommate Winston Bishop.
Fans of New Girl (2011-18) will get behind-the-scenes intel on how characters were cast, which lines were improvised, the development of particular show quirks, life outside the studio for the cast members, and the writing process behind significant storylines. In episode three of the podcast, "Kryptonite: 102," Deschanel shares that writers didn't want to put her and Jake Johnson, who plays fan-favorite Nick Miller, together in too many storylines because they initially had too much chemistry. "And I was like 'What? Isn't that a good thing?'"
The structure of the podcast is lax which allows for plenty of conversation, digressions, and comedy bits from the three. They all share memories and anecdotes from that week's focused episode and conclude by playing "True American," a game from New Girl that doesn't seem to have any true rules, but has been reinvented by the hosts for the podcast. The chemistry and rapport between the loft 4D gang that drew viewers in for seven seasons easily translates to audio, providing fans with more much-needed New Girl content.