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Off The Beat with Brian Baumgartner
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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…
On this episode of Off the Beet [Farm], Brian catches up with his dear old friend Rainn Wilson. Instead of talking about The Office, they go much deeper into how he harnessed his childhood struggles to play some of the weirdest characters out there, traveling the world for his new show Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss, and okay fine, they do talk about The Office a little too.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today’s episode, star of stage and screen Garret Dillahunt talks about the whirlwind of creativity on the set of Deadwood, the third director on the set of No Country for Old Men, and never being too proud to take a paycheck.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Famously Canadian actor Tom Cavanagh gets what he’s been waiting for - to be a guest on Off The Beat. He uses the opportunity to tell Brian about his screen-less childhood in Africa, being the worst singer in every musical he’s ever done, and playing the same character many different ways on The Flash.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brian’s fellow Southerner, high school debate team champion, and friend of John Krasinski John Hoogenakker is on the podcast today. He shares how he managed to be a big-time actor without ever living in New York or LA, traveling the world for beer commercials, and balancing his resume of extremely dark stories (like Dopesick and Waco: The Aftermath) with lighter fare (Dilly Dilly!).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jason Alexander & Peter Tilden
Best friends and TV/radio legends Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Peter Tilden (Writer/Producer) sit down with Brian to chat about everything from how Jason found out he couldn’t cut it in magic, the ways Jason may be more like George Costanza than he admits, and their brand new podcast “Really? No Really?”, an iHeartPodcasts series that you can listen to now at https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-really-no-really-107027693/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It’s always a great episode when Brian meets one of his idols - and today’s guest is not only a legend in her own right but the daughter of one as well. Star of stage, screen, and ABC’s new dark comedy Not Dead Yet, Angela Gibbs sits down to talk about breaking into Hollywood alongside her mother Marla Gibbs, moving to Africa and changing her name, and helping Michael Keaton win an Oscar.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brian is joined today by the legend who “met everyone there was to meet”, the incredible actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell. In a beautifully candid conversation, the two discuss everything from the hilarious way Rosie got her start in show biz to the unbreakable sisterhood she formed with Madonna and why the “Queen of Nice” title was never quite right.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week Brian is joined by 9-1-1 and Into the Badlands star, Oliver Stark. The duo dive deep into Oliver’s early acting days in London, the time Idris Elba did (and didn’t) recognize him, and what it’s been like playing a firefighter on the small screen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As he gears up for his next tour, actor and comedian Maz Jobrani regails Brian with tales of getting recognized by Spike Lee, filming his seventh stand-up special, and fighting for democracy through comedy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hanging out with Brian today is stand-up comedian, actress, and author Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. She tells stories about following a producer into 7-Eleven, going viral before going viral was a thing, and the joke that’s lived a thousand lives. They also get into her book, Who Do I Think I Am: Stories of Chola Wishes and Caviar Dreams (now available in paperback) and her sixth comedy special which will be released on YouTube May 14th! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brian gains yet another new best friend today - this time it’s Yellowjackets star Steven Krueger. Steven nerds out with Brian about their time in high school speech & debate, shares how he changed his dream from being a lawyer to being an actor, and issues an apology to Canada for the crimes he committed while filming in Vancouver.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Katie Lowes & Guillermo Díaz
Scandal co-stars and rewatch podcast co-hosts Katie Lowes & Guillermo Díaz are on with Brian today for a very fun episode, in which they discuss their roots in New York and the never-ending hustle of actor life, give a glowing report from the magical world of Shondaland, and share their safe word (oops - they don’t have one!).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jenna Fischer Rerun
First aired in 2021. As a special happy birthday treat to the “heart of The Office”, we are revisiting Brian’s full interview with receptionist and vet technician Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly). Jenna discusses the time she laid everything down to protect the Office pilot DVD, DMing fans on Myspace from set... back when Myspace was a thing, and her only regret from the show (ugh, thanks, Toby!).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
He’s an executive producer and director these days, but Brian knows him better as the director of photography on an old show called The Office. Randall Einhorn is back on the podcast to share stories about his life in the wilderness, moving from behind the camera to behind the cameraman, and turning teachers into heroes on Abbott Elementary.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
His name is Kyle Bornheimer, but you might know him as The 30-Second Man, as Adman on The Office, or maybe as Steve Martin if you knew him when he was little. Whatever you want to call him, he talks to Brian about his dreams of tap dancing, guest starring in almost all your favorite TV shows, and how he became a joke on BoJack Horseman without ever appearing on the show.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brian’s newest bestie, NBC meteorologist and 3rd Hour of TODAY co-host Dylan Dreyer is on the podcast to teach Brian many things, like how to read a weather report, what Lake Effect Snow is, and her name (which maybe Brian had some trouble with when they first met).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Super Bowl Edition: Kay Adams and Stephen Saux
It’s that time of year again… Super Bowl season! Brian brings on sportscaster extraordinaire Kay Adams and esteemed commissioner of The Office Fantasy Football League Stephen Saux to talk Super Sunday. From the hottest takes on the big game to the worst trade Rainn offered this year, Brian, Kay and Stephen have you covered.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dog mom and gymnast Nastia Liukin joins Brian to share her inspiring journey to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They discuss everything from how she convinced her dad to coach her to being mentored by Kobe Bryant and the time she gave a gymnastics lesson to Brian (yes, the host of this podcast, Brian). Check her out in Fox’s new competition series Special Forces.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, the hilarious Richard Kind breaks it to Brian he can’t join his exclusive dinner club. He also tells him all about his philosophy of life, bringing a sense of realism to his role as an NYPD officer, and all the people he’s wanted dead over the years (it’s a long list).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fresh off the set of their new show The Other Black Girl, Brian’s friend and recent co-star Bellamy Young is on today’s episode. She tells him about her pageant days in North Carolina, her time as POTUS Mellie Grant on Scandal, and vows to teach Brian to sew.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Might be my favorite episode. My favorite Ricard Kind character was on Scrubs.
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
Holy cow. what a roller-coaster to getting her role in Boy meets world. It was meant to be.
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?
Great episode, Brian!
This interview is insantly one of my favorites, not only hilarious but great advice!
Yay!! Scrubs and The Office Combined!! lol
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
Hard to listen to. Editing was really off :/
Happy Birthday Briaaan 😍😍🌹❤🎉🎊🎁🎀
I'm a huge fan of youu. Brian why don't you do a interview with Kevin Malone?! That would be hillllarious....
I love Ellie Kemper and Erin 🥺 she's so innocent and pure , Thanks for the great interview Brian
Love it! ❤️
Bluray directors cuts of Office Episodes sounds amazing YES PLEASE.
At 32 minutes it totally skips from one conversation to another. 🥴
steve carell is the symbol of comedy
I'm so glad to know I wasn't the only one who had issues watching Scott's tots.
absolutely love this podcast. Listened to about 6 episodes so far and enjoyed hearing them all.
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!
I just love Phyllis. She is such a sweet personality. I was getting ready for work, putting my makeup on and crying it off. Great interview.