The Darkest Timeline with Ken Jeong & Joel McHale

The Darkest Timeline with Ken Jeong & Joel McHale

By Ken Jeong & Joel McHale

Quarantined and socially distant within Hollywood; join Ken Jeong & Joel McHale as they FaceTime each other during these strange times to answer all your questions about Community, Coronavirus and all things in between.


Episode 25 - ALISON BRIE LIVE!

Ken & Joel & special guest Alison Brie answer YOUR questions on this virtual live Q&A show! Enjoy! Special thanks to OMG VIP and Looped for arranging this special episode.
28/07/201h 36m

Episode 24 - Same-Sex Celebrity Crush - NATHAN FILLION

Joel remembers the time Ken passed on The Soup before they ever met each other and they unwrap the reason why. Special Guest Nathan Fillion pops in and they all discuss COVID and how he's handling the pandemic. They all discuss  his iconic career: Firefly, Slither, Saving Private Ryan, Castle, The Rookie (renewed for a third season), and even One Life to Live. Oh, and they discuss how Ken came up with his Nathan Fillion shout out on Community's Hot Lava episode and Nathan's subsequent cameos as Janitor Bob Waite in seasons 5 and 6.  Don't miss this one, it's one of our best.
13/07/201h 57m


Ken & Joel talk to Whoopi Goldberg about her iconic career, from her career-making award-winning Broadway play to The Color Purple to Star Trek The Next Generation to The View. All this and more, despite Ken getting the interview time wrong. Also, another Darkest Timeline LIVE this Friday July 3 at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST! Joel & Ken answer YOUR questions! Go to for tickets and information.
08/07/201h 22m

Episode 22 - Jesus Wept - JIM RASH

Ken & Joel & special guest Jim Rash answer YOUR questions on this virtual live Q&A show! Enjoy! Special thanks to OMG VIP and Looped for arranging this special episode.
08/07/201h 39m

Episode 23 - Most Dominant Guest Ever - SHAQ

COVID Correspondent Brent Terhune crashes the podcast and they all discuss masks, Mount Rushmore and how they spent their Fourth of July weekend. Then NBA Hall of Famer SHAQ appears and they discuss EVERYTHING: Kobe, Jordan, Barkley, his rap battle & pilot with Ken, and his show idea with Joel. Most Dominant Interview Ever.
08/07/201h 54m

Episode 20 - Wear A Mask - BONUS EPISODE

On this bonus episode, Joel & Ken discuss the latest COVID-19 updates. Also, they introduce their COVID Correspondent from Indianapolis Brent Terhune, who we find out is not familiar with the podcast. Also, another Darkest Timeline LIVE this Friday July 3 at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST! Joel & Ken answer YOUR questions! Go to for tickets and information.
01/07/2027m 23s

Episode 19 - Virtual Reality

Joel & Ken with their best guests ever: the fans! Community questions are answered on their first virtual live Q&A show. Special thanks to OMG VIP and Looped for arranging this special episode.
27/06/201h 25m

Episode 18 - Scrunch - SETH GREEN

Ken & Joel talk about their Father’s Day weekend. Then Seth Green pops in, and they discuss his iconic career from Buffy to Mr. Belvedere to Austin Powers to Robot Chicken to writing, directing & starring in Changeland. Oh, and they discuss how he got the call to appear on the series finale of Community and why Joel gives him coffee grounds in bulk. The Darkest Timeline LIVE this Friday June 26th at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST! Joel & Ken promise to answer YOUR questions! Go to for tickets and information.
23/06/201h 54m

Episode 17 - The Humble Outsider Who Came In And Nailed It - PAGET BREWSTER

Ken & Joel discuss a major breakthrough in COVID-19 treatment. Then Paget Brewster joins in and they all discuss her Emmy nomination, Criminal Minds, and the ABC pilot she did with Ken. And of course, they do a deep dive into her season 6 experience on Community.
18/06/201h 45m

Episode 16 - Hard Drive & Wing Man - KEITH DAVID

Ken & Joel discuss why they’ve been on hiatus for two weeks and why it's so hard to return. Then Keith David joins them and they all discuss his legendary career, from his very first movie to his current show Greenleaf (now entering its fifth season) and everything in between. And of course, his time on Community.
15/06/201h 43m

Episode 15 - Give Me What I Want with Dave Bautista

Our most intense episode ever as Ken and Joel emotionally discuss the tragedy in Minneapolis. Dave Bautista joins the crew and they all discuss how difficult it is to express their beliefs as actors and artists in today’s divisive climate. Joel and Ken then explore Bautista’s incredible journey from bouncer to WWE world champion to global movie star and how he stays motivated and passionate as an actor despite all of his incredible success. Don’t miss this one. It doesn’t get more real than this.
30/05/201h 35m

Episode 14 - Fake Endings with Daniel Dae Kim

Ken and Joel welcome Daniel Dae Kim and discuss everything from his long friendship with Ken to his bout and recovery from Covid-19. Nothing is off limits, and they get into a deep dive on the social ramifications of being an Asian-American in a country where the "China Virus" are still being tossed around. An amazingly deep and intense conversation among friends. Oh, and LOST questions are answered! For the PBS Documentary - Asian Americans please see the link below:
28/05/201h 48m

Episode 13 - The Changdalorian

Joel & Ken discuss their optimism about the Oxford vaccine when Pedro Pascal drops in and shares his incredible journey from Chile to Denmark to Texas and ultimately to Game of Thrones, of which Ken is a huge fan of their t-shirts. They also discuss his involvement in the Community table read, the journey of an actor and how the pursuit of perfection never ends. Oh, and one question is actually answered! Spoiler: it’s about Buffy.
24/05/201h 25m

Episode 12 - BONUS EPISODE

VIRTUAL TABLE READ of COMMUNITY followed by Q&A with Variety's MIchael Schneider   Please donate to World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts. The Darkest Timeline Podcast also donated to both organizations as well. TABLE READ CREDITS: Community Created by Dan Harmon Season 5, Episode 3 “Cooperative Polygraphy” Written by Alex Rubens JOEL McHALE “Jeff Winger”   GILLIAN JACOBS "Britta Perry" ALISON BRIE “Annie Edison”   DONALD GLOVER "Troy Barnes" YVETTE NICOLE BROWN “Shirley Bennett”     DANNY PUDI "Abed Nadir" KEN JEONG “Ben Chang” JIM RASH "Dean Pelton" PEDRO PASCAL "Mr. Stone" Theme written and performed by KEITH SLETTEDAHL TABLE READ DIRECTED BY Jim Rash EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Dan Harmon PRODUCERS Daniel Gross, Caddie Hastings EDITOR Matt Marhefka The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used in the Table Read are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional. The views and opinions expressed by the Q&A participants are their own. This program is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries, and its unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution. Copyright © 2020 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All rights reserved. Sony Pictures Television Inc. is the author of this program for the purposes of Article 15 (2) of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto.
19/05/201h 21m

Episode 11 - Unusable Content

The complete Danny Pudi episode. Ken and Joel talk to Danny about EVERYTHING from working at the United Center during Bulls games, freak jogging accidents, his new show Mythic Quest, and of course all things Community. A fun random chat between really good friends. And Joel.
17/05/201h 59m

Episode 10 - The John Elway of Asian Doctors

Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame director and one of Community's founding fathers Joe Russo joins Joel and Ken for their widest ranging podcast yet! Everything from Community to Covid-19 is covered, with Joel's Tiger King and I and Ken's Endgame cameo sandwiched in between.
14/05/201h 41m

Episode 9 - 8 Podcasts and a Zoom Chat

Bonus episode - a Conversation with the whole cast of Community & Dan Harmon! Thank you to Sony & Jim Rash for arranging this! Please tune-in to the Community table read and Q&A, which will be posted on the Sony Pictures Television Community YouTube page on Monday, May 18 at 2pm PT. The table read will raise money for José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods to support COVID-19 relief efforts. The Darkest Timeline Podcast has also made a donation to both charities as well. PLEASE DONATE: Thanks!
09/05/2057m 32s

Episode 8 - Dusty Album Cuts

On the COVID-19 front, Ken and Joel discuss the challenges of reopening without testing and which coronavirus tests are reliable. Then a friend pops in and they all go over background filters, Masked Singer, and who had the better cameo in Avengers Endgame. And multiple questions are answered!
08/05/201h 37m

Episode 7 - There Will Be Zings

Finally, a dose of good news on the Covid-19 front as Joel and Ken discuss remdesivir and optimistic forecasting on a vaccine. Then Jim Rash pops in and they all discuss the concept of zings, talking from the back of your throat, and how to accept an Academy Award.

Episode 6 - The 2010 Guys Choice Awards

While Ken and Joel discuss the economic ramifications of a Coronavirus vaccine, a Gillian Jacobs pops in to reminisce on all things Community with topics ranging from stolen props, incredible fan art and tears shed on the final day of filming. Oh, and they answer four questions!
28/04/201h 48m

Episode 5 - #DeathMechanic

Coronavirus update: While Ken stresses out bigly about protesters who want to reopen the economy, Joel calms his friend down by bringing in a special guest, who tears the house down. Oh, and no questions are answered.
22/04/201h 40m

Episode 4 - A Very Special Letter From a Lady in Reno, NV.

Joel tells us what it was like to interview several of the key TIGER KING players on Netflix’s THE TIGER KING AND I. Ken & Joel talk Coronavirus. Ken gives us his update on where we are at in terms of peak days and the challenges ahead. The guys attempt to do a "rewatch" of the Community episode "Critical Film Studies" (S 2, E 19). This proves to be way harder than either of them expected so they enlist the help of a special guest. The boys answer questions about everything from Anthony Michael Hall, John Oliver and whether or not they have been to New Zealand. And Ken reminisces about a very special letter from a lady in Reno, NV.
17/04/201h 29m

Episode 3 - Meanwhile at the Hearst Castle

Joel and Ken sit down to answer your questions about COMMUNITY. Joel and Ken ponder the structure of their podcast and look to outside sources for help. Joel tells Ken a few of his stories concerning the Hearst Castle, Character Actor Richard Erdman and what it was like to portray Chevy Chase. Ken explains elements of Coronavirus to Joel including the pros and cons of Hydroxychloroquine as a means of therapy for Covid-19. Ken also recalls a chance encounter on the Sony Lot with Tim Tebow. For more on legendary hollywood character actor Richard Erdman. See below for his iMDB page. Joel stars in A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE as Chevy Chase. The film is about comedy legend Doug Kenney. A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE is now streaming on NETFLIX along with every season of COMMUNITY. 
10/04/201h 32m

Episode 2 - Reboot

Joel and Ken talk to Andrew Yang about his foundation, Humanity Forward.  See below for the link: Andrew Yang talks about the Justine Bateman film, Satisfaction.  See below for a trailer: Joel and Ken call up Gillian and they talk about Community. Now streaming on Netflix. 
03/04/201h 18m

Episode 1 - Pilot

Quarantined and socially distant within Hollywood; join Ken Jeong & Joel McHale as they FaceTime each other during these strange times to answer all your questions about Community, Coronavirus and all things in between.
27/03/201h 30m
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