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With the success of his hit podcast, The Office Deep Dive, actor and podcast host extraordinaire Brian Baumgartner (AKA Kevin Malone) is taking you even deeper (that’s what she said) into The Office AND more of your favorite TV shows. Each week, Brian will sit down with a new guest to talk about their favorite jobs. They’ll laugh, cry, and crack plenty of inappropriate jokes as they discuss the inner workings of the television industry, their favorite moments on set, never-before-told stories and secrets, and moving on from their most iconic roles. Fans will get to be the third wheel with their favorite stars as they learn everything they never wanted to know, and then some. If you loved The Office Deep Dive, you will truly love Off The Beat, featuring interviews with your favorite Office guest stars, TV personalities, athletes and more…
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Betsy Beers

Betsy Beers

2024-06-1801:16:141

Brian’s guest today is legendary producer Betsy Beers, the genius behind shows like Scandal, Private Practice, Inventing Anna, Grey’s Anatomy, and many more. While she won’t divulge any spoilers about the new season of Bridgerton (much to Brian’s chagrin), she will recount her days of auditioning badly across America, being brutally honest with fancy people, and 23 years of partnership with Shonda Rhimes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Joyelle Nicole Johnson

Joyelle Nicole Johnson

2024-06-1101:02:101

Joy is all around as Brian hangs out with comedian Joyelle Nicole Johnson, who confesses to talking to herself on the streets of New York, advocates for the value of truth in comedy, and looks forward to getting on her Meryl Streep shit as an actor.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kelly AuCoin

Kelly AuCoin

2024-06-0401:09:231

Today Brian is swapping hair care tips for the follicly challenged with actor Kelly AuCoin. The conversation highlights include Kelly's unique upbringing as a Congressman's son, the worst wig of his career, and his process for embodying Dollar Bill Stern on Billions (hint: it's more than just a closely shaved scalp). Listeners can see Kelly in his role as president of the LA Clippers on Hulu's Clipped, premiering this week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Josh Pais

Josh Pais

2024-05-2801:11:271

Wearing child-sized headphones, Brian hears from actor’s actor Josh Pais. Apart from his fruitful career in film and television, they go deep about physical acting technique, the theoretical physics of using a toaster oven, and uncovering his story to shed the image of “that guy”. Brian helps him uncover his own story, from being one of the original Ninja Turtles, developing his own method of actor training, and now writing his own book. Josh can be seen starring in A Man in Full, now streaming on Netflix.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Susan Kelechi Watson

Susan Kelechi Watson

2024-05-2101:10:51

Brian’s new friend and former co-star (though they didn’t even know it while voicing Rumble) Susan Kelechi Watson is in the house today, discussing the special coolness that comes from Brooklyn, saying goodbye to This is Us, and finally admitting that she’s bicoastal.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Folake Olowofoyeku

Folake Olowofoyeku

2024-05-1453:12

Today Brian sits down with the multi-talented actor and musician Folake Olowofoyeku. She talks about her diverse upbringing in Lagos watching Spanish telenovelas and listening to Irish music, moving to the US as a young student, and bringing it all back around to play a Nigerian woman on Bob Hearts Abishola. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Alex Neustaedter

Alex Neustaedter

2024-05-0701:00:25

Brian's conversation this week is with rising star Alex Neustaedter. The young actor shares details about his experience as a child model, how he avoided the Mickey Mouse Club, getting to know Meg Ryan over a slice of apple pie, and that time he snuck into the Pittsburgh Zoo. Alex can currently be seen in the second season of American Rust, now streaming on Prime Video.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

2024-04-3001:05:42

Brian's guest today is former professional basketball player and Lob City legend, Blake Griffin. The six-time NBA All-Star discusses his youth as a three-sport phenom, how he learned he would be selected as the #1 draft pick by the Clippers, and the excitement and heartbreak of play-off basketball. Plus, Blake details his retirement plans for keeping busy in the world of film and TV production.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Will Sasso

Will Sasso

2024-04-2301:06:48

Actor, podcast host and wrestling dork Will Sasso is on the podcast today. He and Brian discuss Will's start on Canadian teen dramas, his breakout performance on legendary sketch show Mad TV, and recurring roles on some of our favorite TV shows over the past 3 decades. Plus Will dives into the kayfabe and controversy behind his "AI-influenced" podcast, Dudesy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Torrey DeVitto

Torrey DeVitto

2024-04-1601:05:08

Brian sits down with actor, model, and violin prodigy Torrey DeVitto to learn about what makes a great classical musician, hitting the teen mecca of television jobs, and why she can’t bring herself to eat eggs from her own duck.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sarah Drew

Sarah Drew

2024-04-0901:11:50

On today’s episode, Brian speaks with the fabulous Sarah Drew. Sarah talks about her youth being as inspired by musical theater as her father's church sermons, her professional stage experience and pivot to screen acting, and how a small collaboration with Shonda Rhimes blossomed into a career defining role on Grey's Anatomy. Sarah can be seen starring in Branching Out, premiering this month on the Hallmark Channel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jason Tartick

Jason Tartick

2024-04-0201:04:19

Brian sits down with Bachelor-turned-business guru Jason Tartick. Jason talks about the business side of reality television, how to balance love and checkbooks in his new book “Talk Money to Me”, and challenges Brian to consider his own relationship to financial transparency.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Alisyn Camerota

Alisyn Camerota

2024-03-2601:10:10

Brian is swapping secrets with broadcast journalist Alisyn Camerota this week. She pulls back the "anchor mask" and delves into her rebellious youth, the conflicts with Roger Ailes during her tenure at Fox News, her transition to the culture of CNN, and what to do when the constant firehose of a 24-hour news cycle gets overwhelming. These stories and many others can be found in Alisyn's new book, Combat Love: A Story of Leaving, Longing, and Searching for Home, out this week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
David Dastmalchian

David Dastmalchian

2024-03-1950:25

David Dastmalchian is on the pod this week proving once again that there are no small parts, just small actors. He and Brian discuss the rigor of traditional theater training, the joys of digging into character creation, David's struggles with mental health and overcoming addiction, and the edgy breakout roles that turned him into a recognizable creep. Catch David in the new movie Late Night with the Devil, in theaters this week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas

2024-03-1201:12:13

This week Brian is searching for his "missing" invitation to Augusta National with PGA Tour golfer, Justin Thomas. From youth phenom to the #1 professional in the world, Justin has dominated the game of golf over much of the last decade and is just hitting his stride. In this episode, he details memories of witnessing an inspiring Tiger Woods shootout, his early rivalry with Jordan Spieth, his legendary 59 shot round in Hawaii, and the mental strength it takes to face down the back nine with a one stroke lead.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ronald Gladden

Ronald Gladden

2024-02-2737:17

Brian’s guest today is none other than Juror #6, Ronald Gladden of the hit show Jury Duty. Ronald talks about his start in construction engineering, being the last person on Craigslist, and building his new life among the stars.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil Moon Frye

2024-02-2057:02

Brian talks with actress, documentarian, and multi-generational icon, Soleil Moon Frye. Best known for her breakout role as the young Punky Brewster, Soleil reflects on Punky's continuing influence, how supportive family and close friends allowed her to have a childhood through the pressures of network success, and how an appreciation of the world brought her behind the camera and lead to the creation of her 2021 documentary film, Kid 90. The pair also cover Soleil's current work with the Ask2BSure campaign to raise awareness about the Meningitis B vaccine. More information can be found at www.Ask2BSure.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John Smoltz

John Smoltz

2024-02-1301:15:30

Brian's attention turns from football to baseball this week as he gets into the spring training mindset with Fox Sports analyst and Hall of Fame pitcher, John Smoltz. A veteran of over 20 years in professional baseball, "Smoltzy" takes us behind the scenes of his storied career from star high school athlete and Detroit Tigers prospect, to playoff near-misses and eventual World Series redemption as part of the dominant Atlanta Braves starting rotation alongside Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and how overcoming injuries forced him to relearn the game from the bullpen where he excelled as the Braves' closer. Plus, John details why you should never talk trash to Tiger Woods and shares his early thoughts on the upcoming 2024 baseball season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It’s Brian’s favorite time of the year…Super Bowl week! To celebrate, he brings on NFL Network’s analytics expert Cynthia Frelund to talk about the Big Game. They discuss everything from the tough Detroit Lions loss, to Cynthia’s multiple degrees, to their picks for the Super Bowl. Plus, Brian takes a moment to share about his most recent trips to golf tournaments and charity events.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jay Glazer

Jay Glazer

2024-01-3001:04:58

We are counting down to the big game this week as Brian is joined by author, podcaster, and "Best in the Business" NFL insider, Jay Glazer. The Fox Sports contributor breaks down his keys for getting the big scoop, the lessons of his short-lived MMA career, how teams can be powerful assets off the field, and his current charity work with organizations like Merging Vets & Players.  Jay is also the host of the Unbreakable Podcast, which features his candid conversations with athletes, celebrities, coaches and mental health experts about the challenges of living with ADHD, depression and anxiety and tips and tools to navigate those issues.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Comments (35)

Farnaz jolfaee

can't wait for the accounting spinoff!!!

Feb 19th
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waytobeap

Might be my favorite episode. My favorite Ricard Kind character was on Scrubs.

Jan 31st
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Timothy Drummond

That's crazy to think how close he came to Green Bay. Think about that alternative universe lol. What a crazy route he had to get to what he became

Aug 19th
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Timothy Drummond

Holy cow. what a roller-coaster to getting her role in Boy meets world. It was meant to be.

Jul 27th
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dp

a thought about the mystery of why so many young kids(preteen and teens) are attracted to the US Office and why so popular now: what do you think? Given the backgrounds of Greg and Paul in animated comedy one can almost envision the characters in the Office as cartoon-like. It's like the reverse of King of the Hill or South Park, where cartoon characters are adult-humanlike. One can imagine the Office characters as an animation. Not in any way to denigrate the performances of professional actors. Just saying I can easily imagine many of the episodes and characters as animation, with voice-overs, very easily. Maybe that "connection" and ease of understanding them, to the characters, their traits, the zany comedy and and subtle humor is probably magnetic to younger kids as it is for us adult fans. why it's timeless?

May 10th
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frunchroom

Great episode, Brian!

Mar 16th
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Josh

This interview is insantly one of my favorites, not only hilarious but great advice!

Feb 2nd
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Timothy Drummond

Yay!! Scrubs and The Office Combined!! lol

Jan 13th
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Randy Lee

Tremendous! While I enjoy the office ladies podcast - Brian's is truly a "deep dive" and a fan's dream podcast!! I can't wait yo listen to them all!! Thanks for the effort! -Randy Lee, Host of Flipping Genius

Dec 9th
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Andrew Hiday

Hard to listen to. Editing was really off :/

Dec 7th
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Dr. Shayan Mirbabaei

Happy Birthday Briaaan 😍😍🌹❤🎉🎊🎁🎀

Nov 29th
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Dr. Shayan Mirbabaei

I'm a huge fan of youu. Brian why don't you do a interview with Kevin Malone?! That would be hillllarious....

Nov 28th
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Michael Scott

I love Ellie Kemper and Erin 🥺 she's so innocent and pure , Thanks for the great interview Brian

Oct 4th
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Kati Merkley

Love it! ❤️

Sep 29th
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Josh

Bluray directors cuts of Office Episodes sounds amazing YES PLEASE.

Sep 8th
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Brandi Vinson Ripple

At 32 minutes it totally skips from one conversation to another. 🥴

Sep 8th
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Matin Teimoori

steve carell is the symbol of comedy

Aug 18th
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Linda Taylor

I'm so glad to know I wasn't the only one who had issues watching Scott's tots.

Aug 3rd
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Barry Morrison

absolutely love this podcast. Listened to about 6 episodes so far and enjoyed hearing them all.

Jun 24th
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Miranda Haun

Love this Podcast! Great interviews with awesome people. Judging by some other comments I may be in the minority here, but I love that some of the longer interviews are being broken up into parts! Hearing the Jenna pt. 2 right after the interview with John was so perfect!

Jun 11th
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