The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner

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Subscribers: 1037
Reviews: 7

Stanley Hudson
 Oct 5, 2021
Where is Leslie David Baker?

Shawn
 Oct 4, 2021
Great podcast, but the ads are excessive and repetitive. Some of the ads actually have ads within them as well. It's ridiculous, I have to use the fast forward button liberally.


 Oct 4, 2021

Jana
 Sep 12, 2021
I have loved every episode. I'm so excited to hear you will be doing a spin off focused around the women in the industry. I absolutely loved Teri's interview. This podcast and Office Ladies are my most favorite podcasts around. Thank you for this!

Barbara
 Mar 27, 2021
love this podcast!!!

Description

With the success of his hit podcast, An Oral History of The Office, podcast host extraordinaire Brian Baumgartner (AKA Kevin Malone) is taking you even deeper inside the show, releasing his full-length, in-depth conversations with the cast and crew of The Office. Every week, Brian will sit down with one of his old pals and coworkers to talk about their best job ever: The Office. They’ll laugh, cry, and crack plenty of inappropriate jokes as they discuss the inner workings of the show, their favorite moments on set, never-before-told stories and secrets, and what makes the show even more popular today. 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 An Oral History of The Office, you’ll double love The Office Deep Dive, featuring full-strength interviews with Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Greg Daniels, and more!

Episode Date
Introducing: Welcome To Our Show
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Hi, Office fans! Real-life friends Zooey, Hannah, and Lamorne rewatch their Emmy nominated series, New Girl. True We think you'll enjoy this new podcast, but don't just take our word for it. Check out the trailer to decide for yourself! About Welcome to Our Show: Go behind the scenes of Apartment 4D with the crew who called it home for seven incredible seasons. Each week, real-life friends Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, and Lamore Morris rewatch their Emmy nominated series, New Girl, and reveal the never before told behind-the-scenes escapades. Join them as they go bear hunting for every grizzly hidden in the background. Plus, each week, they play a different version of the True American game. Here, the rules don't make any sense, and you'll leave more confused than when you arrived. But it's always a good time with best friends. Speaking of besties - they're inviting all of the loft's favorite guest stars, writers, and directors to share their adventures on set. Listen and subscribe to Welcome to Our Show on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 26, 2022
David Denman
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In another brand new interview, Brian talks to David Denman, who played Pam’s high school sweetheart and former fiancé, Roy Anderson. David talks about finding out there was such a thing as acting school, working with Kate Winslet and her Cheez Whiz, and makes a riveting case in defense of Roy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 25, 2022
Brian Wittle
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They say two Brians are better than one… Brian [Baumgartner] sits down with The Office boom operator Brian [Wittle] to talk about the soothing sounds of the show, the uncomfortable positions it took to get those sounds, and Brian Wittle’s namesake character with a bad rap for meddling in true love. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 18, 2022
Carey Bennett
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Did you ever wonder where Dwight’s mustard shirts, Pam’s cardigans, or Jim’s three-hole-punch costume came from? This week, costume designer extraordinaire Carey Bennett is ready to share it all. She and Brian dive into the intricacies of The Office costume design - from the show’s unfashionable fashion to collaborations with Rainn Wilson to helping create and define individual characters through their costumes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 11, 2022
The Office Deep Dive Call-In Edition - Pt. 3
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What better way to kick off the new year than with another call-in episode of The Office Deep Dive? Brian hears from fans about everything from the time an elderly woman misunderstood a “that’s what she said” joke to speculation about who we’d all actually want to work with in an office - before paying tribute to the Jims and Pams in all of your lives.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 04, 2022
The Office Deep Dive Call-In Edition - Pt. 2
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Brian brings it back to the fans in part two of this special call-in edition of the podcast. He takes calls from listeners to talk all things The Office, from Kevin’s evolution throughout the series to what it’s been like to grow up alongside the show. Then, the fans do their own deep dive into why young people respond so well to the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 28, 2021
The Office Deep Dive Call-In Edition - Pt. 1
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On today’s episode, YOU get to guide the conversation! Brian brings on listeners from all around the world to answer all of their burning questions, respond to their hilarious - and incredibly moving - stories about The Office, and spend some time getting to know the people who have made this whole thing possible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 21, 2021
Best Of - Pt. 2
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Brian takes one last look at the incredible guests who have joined us on this deep dive journey into The Office. He revisits everyone from the world’s best boss to the world’s worst HR representative as he uncovers why this little show stole the hearts of people all over the world and made a cast of misfits feel like family. Hear from: Steve Carell, Paul Lieberstein, Craig Robinson, Kate Flannery, Jenna Fischer, Claire Scanlon, Phyllis Smith, John Krasinski, Creed Bratton.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 14, 2021
Best Of - Pt. 1
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This week, we take a walk down memory lane with Brian as he revisits the best of the best from his deep dive interviews. From the inspiration behind the Dwight Schrute hair to the actress who would have changed her hair to anything to be a part of the Office family, we hear from some of the amazing cast and crew that helped make the show what it is today. Hear from: Ricky Gervais, Rainn Wilson, Ken Kwapis, Angela Kinsey, Mike Schur, Oscar Nunez, Ellie Kemper, Amy Ryan, and Greg Daniels. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 07, 2021
Bonus: Scranton Edition
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Brian takes us back to the very place where it all began, his second home, Scranton, PA. In this super special edition of the podcast, he talks with some of the people who have been on this journey with him since day one, and whose lives have been changed just as much by The Office as his own. So join us on a trip to the home of Dunder Mifflin, where everybody’s arms are always open to The Office family. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 30, 2021
Greg Daniels - Pt. 3
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On this week of giving thanks, Brian brings in the actual world’s best boss for the final installment of their conversation, the incomparable and unbelievably brilliant showrunner and creator of The Office, Greg Daniels. Greg and Brian discuss the way that Steve’s dedication to improv changed the show, the awards ceremony that went horribly wrong, and what the man that every single cast and crew member is thankful for - is thankful for himself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 23, 2021
Ed Helms - Pt. 2
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Tune in this week for part two of Brian’s conversation with the Nard Dog himself, Ed Helms. Ed tells Brian all about his real-life acapella experience, his weeks that started in Scranton and ended in Vegas - and then things get emotional as they start to reflect back on their time on The Office. Oh, and make sure to stick around for Brian’s huge announcement at the end of the episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 16, 2021
Mike Schur - Pt. 2
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Dwight’s weird cousin Mose AKA the incredible writer Mike Schur joins Brian in the studio for the second half of their conversation. Mike talks about being a part of the cult of Greg Daniels, all of The Office sequels that could have been, and the absolutely hilarious jokes that the writers’ room played on their fellow crew members. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 10, 2021
Jen Celotta - Pt. 2
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The laughiest writer on The Office, Jen Celotta, is back and better than ever for part two of her conversation with Brian. Jen reminisces about the greatest love stories that ever were, the time she forgot she was filming a show and Steve had to remind her, and her work day on WebMD that turned into an episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 09, 2021
David Rogers
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On this week’s episode, Brian brings in The Encyclopedia AKA the incredible editor David Rogers. David tells Brian all about his early days on The Office, from the 25 attempts it took to get the theme song right to his role in getting Meredith hit by a car - and landing her a spot on the Tonight Show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 02, 2021
Ken Kwapis - Pt. 2
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The man who always searched for the truth is back for round two of his interview. Director extraordinaire Ken Kwapis joins Brian in the studio to discuss why one should never write a complicated dialogue scene while people are playing volleyball, how he thought Brian’s basketball skills HAD to be visual effects, and the original ending for The Office that involved a very unsuspecting character (well, thing?). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 26, 2021
Craig Robinson
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Ah yes, the warehouse foreman who blessed us with “dinkin flicka” and served as the voice of reason in all the insanity. Craig Robinson AKA Mr. Darryl Philbin himself joins Brian in the studio to chat about singing his way into booty calls, Steve’s ability to make you laugh without using words, and the panic he felt in his audition with Greg Daniels. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 26, 2021
Chris Haston
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Today Brian talks to “the fastest gun in the west”, the man with arguably the best job in Hollywood - Chris Haston, the key photographer on The Office...who also happens to be Kate Flannery’s main man. Chris tells Brian about the days he had to bribe federales with Playboys, how he got his job at NBC by bugging one guy for five years, and his adorable love story with everyone’s favorite Office drunk. Oh, and you might just get a special cameo from her too!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 20, 2021
John Krasinski - Pt. 2
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Brian brings John Krasinski aka Jim Halpert back onto the podcast for the second half of their conversation, where they laugh, they cry, and they reveal a long-lost secret. Okay, two out of three of those are true. John talks about how hard he had to fight to stop Jim from cheating on Pam, the time a fan confused him for an old buddy from school, and why he had to lie to his TV dad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 19, 2021
Andy Buckley
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The man who brought Suck It into our lives joins Brian in the studio. Andy Buckley aka David Wallace, Dunder Mifflin’s very own CFO (and later CEO!), takes it back to the days he was only dreaming of becoming a brooding heartthrob, the time he tried to pull a Tony Soprano, and the special Office business cards he gives out to fans… and yes - he’s hiring! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 12, 2021
Veda Semarne
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Only one superwoman could keep the cast of The Office on track for 9 years, script supervisor extraordinaire Veda Semarne. She explains the complex charts and graphs it took to keep every detail of the show organized (especially the Yankee Swap episode), the difficulties of being a department of one, and even sings us a lullaby.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 05, 2021
Debbie Pierce & Kim Ferry
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Debbie Pierce and Kim Ferry, key hairstylist and department head respectively, join Brian to discuss all things hair on The Office...They talk about hair chair therapy, their close relationship with actors, all the crazy Halloween wigs, and - of course - Kevin’s toupee. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 29, 2021
Laverne Caracuzzi
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Sometimes she made them look fresh, sometimes she made them look like Michael Moore. Head makeup artist Laverne Caracuzzi joins Brian in the studio to talk about the ridiculously close bond hair and makeup shared with the cast, her trick for working with fluorescent lighting, and the jaw-dropping gesture that was made during the Writer’s Strike. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 28, 2021
Ellie Kemper
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Brian welcomes the loveable Ellie Kemper to the show - otherwise known as the equally wonderful Erin Hannon. Ellie recalls the time she peed her pants, why she let them dye her hair on day one, and the most perfect Office couple that never was - no matter how hard Brian pleaded. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 21, 2021
Bonus: Rainn Wilson Fantasy Edition
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Guess who’s back for another special edition of the podcast?! The one, the only, Rainn Wilson AKA Dwight K. Schrute AKA manager of “Satan’s Ballerinas”. Brian and Rainn go DEEP (that’s what she said) and talk about everything from fantasy football to zonkeys to Rainn’s alien upbringing. Let your interest pique as these comedians dive deep into life’s biggest questions (which he answers on his podcast Metaphysical Milkshake) … and The Office, of course. Oh, and if you want to skip the football talk, just jump ahead to 11:15. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 16, 2021
Claire Scanlon
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Continuing our celebration of women of The Office, Brian talks to editor-turned director extraordinaire Claire Scanlon. She explains what it was like working with a room full of comedy giants, reveals the scene that was cut from the Finale, and discusses her illustrious television alma mater - a Master’s from the University of Greg Daniels. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 14, 2021
Teri Weinberg
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The Office wouldn’t be what it is today without the amazing - and amazingly talented - women who contributed to its success. We’re kicking off a new mini deep dive into some of the incredible women of The Office - starting with the one who was there from the very beginning - executive producer Teri Weinberg. She gives Brian all the inside scoop from the network perspective, and talks about how she went from making skincare products in her kitchen to TV shows in some of the biggest studios out there. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 07, 2021
Amy Ryan
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Special guest having this week Brian does… that's right, Oscar-nominated Amy Ryan aka Holly Flax, the one who stole Michael Scott’s heart joins us on the podcast. They talk about going from serious drama to an off-the-wall comedy role, acting while drenched, how Holly broke the chain of Michael’s bad relationships, and the “special” relationship between Holly and Kevin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 31, 2021
Paul Feig
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He directed Dinner Party, Niagara, and Office Olympics, among many others. And since then, the man, the legend, and everyone’s favorite “bundle of joy” has completely rocked the comedy genre. Director and producer Paul Feig joins Brian this week to jump head first into the big questions: why did the real documentary crew make us relate to the show? How did Paul end up directing Dinner Party? And the most important of all - was Michael *really* the bad guy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 24, 2021
Bonus: Stephen Saux
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In this special Thursday edition of the podcast, Brian kicks off his favorite time of the year (football season) with a new mini deep dive celebrating The Office’s Fantasy Football League, formed by the cast and crew of the show. As the league celebrates their 17th season, Brian will invite a new member each week to talk all things The Office… and maybe a little football. For this first podcast, Brian welcomes his friend and league commissioner, Stephen Saux, to discuss his role as stand-in extraordinaire and Office MVP. The duo dives into their favorite memories from set, Steve Carell’s influence on the show, the league’s formation, and - most importantly - which Office characters they would draft in fantasy football. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 19, 2021
Steve Carell & Billie Eilish + Mailbag Episode!
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As a surprise for the one and only Steve Carell, Brian invited pop icon and Office superfan Billie Eilish onto the podcast after her epic Grammy win in 2020 to talk about why The Office is her “strange addiction” and what she’s learned from the show. Plus, Brian opens the floor to fans in this special Mailbag episode: he answers all your questions, from comparing the cast with their characters to Brian’s favorite Kevin scenes to the iconic Stress Relief cold open. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 17, 2021
Brent Forrester
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We continue our dive into the writer’s room with writer, director, and producer Brent Forrester. Brent joined The Office in Season 3 and worked on highlight episodes like The Merger, but of course Brent’s #1 accolade is directing the iconic chili scene with Brian Baumgartner himself. This episode, Brent and Kevin spill (the chili) about the scene (did you know Brian actually carried the 74 pound pot?) and talk about the art of attention to detail in writing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 10, 2021
Lee Eisenberg
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Scott’s Tots, The Dinner Party - what do these episodes have in common? Besides being some of the most iconic episodes of The Office, they were both co-written by the legendary Lee Eisenberg. This episode, Brian brings Lee on the podcast to talk about the show’s on and off screen dynamics, including the Scott’s Tots cringe factor, the nostalgia of The Office, and building jokes through character relationships. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 03, 2021
Jen Celotta - Pt. 1
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Brian welcomes the beating heart behind the scenes of The Office - writer, director, producer Jen Celotta. On the show, Jen took us into the brains of our favorite characters and now we get to pick hers; this episode, Jen talks about the art of character crafting, what makes people tick and - of course - the madness that is Michael Scott. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 27, 2021
Greg Daniels - Pt. 2
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Brian brings back Greg Daniels - showrunner extraordinaire and the Office’s true regional manager - to kick off our mini deep dive into the writer’s room of The Office. As the showrunner, Greg knows the ins and outs of the writer’s room better than anyone; this episode, Greg shares it all - from writing on napkins to crafting the intricacies of Michael Scott to finding truth and beauty. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 20, 2021
Mike Schur - Pt. 1
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Brian welcomes Mike Schur, known for his iconic role as Mose Schrute on The Office. Oh, and also for his role as writer, director, executive producer/creator of America’s best comedies, from The Office to Parks and Recreation to The Good Place. This episode, Brian and Mike bring us into the writer’s room, discussing its “Unlikely Duo” segment, how chance contributed to the show’s writing, and - of course - Michael Scott’s idea of a good party. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 13, 2021
Matt Sohn
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The Office revolutionized the “mockumentary” — and we owe it all to the people behind the camera. Director of Photography Matt Sohn joins Brian on the podcast to talk all things production — from how the show highlighted background moments so effectively to Matt’s very own Season 9 cameo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 06, 2021
Rainn Wilson - Pt. 2
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Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica. Though Dwight never actually said the iconic phrase, the one and only Rainn Wilson returns to the podcast to share the story behind the line, as well as his favorite parts of working on the show -- including his classic comedy duo with Steve Carell and finding a “framily” in the cast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 29, 2021
Angela Kinsey - Pt. 2
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In this bonus episode to celebrate her birthday, the wonderful Angela Kinsey returns, sitting down with Brian to reminisce over the accounting they did (or didn’t do) over the years. They dive further into the show to discuss the camera as a character, the Dwangela romance, on-set injuries, a possible The Office reunion, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 25, 2021
Randall Einhorn
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On The Office, the camera is a character -- and so is the person behind it. Brian welcomes Director of Photography, Randall Einhorn onto the podcast to talk about how he went from shooting extreme sports to The Office, using the camera to create the show’s “ultra-real” world and bring iconic moments like Jim and Pam’s first kiss to life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 22, 2021
Melora Hardin
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What do pantsuits, candlemaking, and Sandals, Jamaica have in common? The one and only, Jan Levinson (Gould), of course. Actress Melora Hardin joins Brian to talk about her time on the Office, from portraying Jan’s struggle with femininity to keeping a straight face while throwing Dundies during the Dinner Party episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 15, 2021
Steve Carell
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The verdict is in, and everybody agrees that Michael Scott really was the world’s best boss! The incredible Steve Carell joins Brian in the studio for an extended interview to talk all things The Office. They go back to the days when they were working the best job in the world, when Michael Scott had a hunger for acceptance but didn’t know how to get it, and the emotional torture of his endless goodbyes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 08, 2021
Jenna Fischer - Pt. 2
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Brian returns to his conversation with the “heart of The Office”, Jenna Fischer aka Pam Beasley. Jenna reveals her only regret from the show (ugh, thanks, Toby!), how Rainn is both deeply soulful and a curmudgeon, and how Steve has a really good idea for a reboot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 01, 2021
John Krasinski - Pt. 1
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Today we hear from Big Tuna himself, Jim Halpert AKA John Krasinski. He rewinds with Brian to the moment in casting that John knew Jenna was the one, the time he inadvertently filmed one of the most iconic shots in the opening credits (and how naive he was when he sold that shot), and the lesson he’s carried with him ever since the show ended. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 25, 2021
Kate Flannery
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Kate Flannery, who you may know as Meredith Palmer, stumbles into this week’s episode to talk all things The Office with Brian. They discuss the origins of her character, how she was a 40 year old waitress when Steve was a 40 year old virgin, and, of course, boobs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 18, 2021
Oscar Nunez
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Brian is joined by another member of the accounting trio, the hilarious Oscar Martin AKA Oscar Nuñez. Oscar attempts to build his own soundscape as they talk about the comedy icons that influenced him as a kid, the time he had to duck into the warehouse to cry, and what life would be like if The Office were shot now... and the YouTube videos that could have been. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 11, 2021
Paul Lieberstein
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Today we hear from the man everybody at Dunder Mifflin loved to hate, Toby Flenderson aka Paul Lieberstein. Brian and Paul go over the moment that Michael Scott’s hatred for Toby welled up inside of him, the many ways Paul was the unheralded hero of the show, and their dreams to bring the Dwight spin-off “The Farm” to the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 04, 2021
Creed Bratton
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An enigma wrapped in a riddle... Creed Bratton is full of surprises as always when he sits down with Brian. Creed tells tales from his rock-n-roll days and reveals the name that is actually on his passport, PLUS a special bonus interview about writing our Deep Dive theme song, Bubble and Squeak. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 27, 2021
Phyllis Smith
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Brian finally gets his Oprah moment when he surprises his former castmate Phyllis Smith with a very special guest, her old boss and friend Allison Jones. They reunite to talk about the child actor that blew their mind with only one line, how Phyllis really got into showbiz, and that time Greg Daniels jumped out of a window. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 20, 2021
Allison Jones
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What do The Office, Freaks and Geeks and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air have in common? If you said one of the greatest comedy casting directors of our time, you would be correct! Brian welcomes legendary casting director Allison Jones into the studio to chat about how bad stand-up comedians are at auditions (God bless them), the time she talked back to a studio executive, and the shame she feels after passing up Kristen Wiig for a reading. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 13, 2021
Ken Kwapis - Pt. 1
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If The Office were a puppy, director Ken Kwapis would be “the country vet that birthed it” (according to Greg Daniels, at least). Ken speaks on the decisions he made that let the audience feel like they were catching the action on screen by accident, how no one was allowed on set while filming the first few episodes - not even hair and make-up - and the moment he knew that Phyllis just belonged in a paper company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 06, 2021
Kevin Reilly
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This week Brian sits down with the unsung hero behind the Office, the man who laid it all down for the show, former NBC executive Kevin Reilly. He and Brian discuss the casting process that felt too good to be true, how The Office was a generational turning of the page if you will, and the decidedly not-lame webisodes of The Accountants that ended up winning an Emmy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 30, 2021
The Office Sweet 16 Party
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The American Office turns 16 today! In this very special Sweet 16 episode, Brian responds to listener comments, questions, and reviews. He is joined by some VERY special guests and friends of the pod - Green Bay Packers QB and Office guest star, Aaron Rodgers, and Rainn Wilson himself as Terry Carnation from his new podcast, Dark Air with Terry Carnation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 24, 2021
Ben Silverman
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Sure, they made it look easy, but executive producer Ben Silverman knows the true struggles behind bringing The Office to American television. Ben tells the tale of his decision to adapt the British sitcom and the meeting with Ricky Gervais that followed only 24 hours later, and the time he found out about the show’s second season pickup … while watching Brad Pitt sleep on an airplane. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 23, 2021
Ricky Gervais
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To truly Deep Dive into The Office, Brian must go to the person who started it all - the creator and star of The Office U.K., the incomparable Ricky Gervais. In this episode, Ricky shares David Brent’s deepest desires, talks about the greatest love story ever told (hint: it’s The Office) and discovers a shocking truth about Steve Carell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 16, 2021
Stephen Merchant
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Brian is joined by The Office U.K. co-creator Stephen Merchant, all the way from London. Stephen talks about meeting the quintessential Hollywood producer, Ben Silverman, and finding just the right American counterparts to make The Office work on the other side of the Atlantic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 09, 2021
Ed Helms - Pt. 1
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High school sweethearts (well, classmates) Brian and Ed Helms (Andy Bernard) reunite to talk about... the weather. Ed also dives into his Daily Show years, the Stamford office, and what it took to play the yuppie bro with a heart of gold. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 02, 2021
Angela Kinsey - Pt. 1
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He drove her insane as Kevin in the accountant’s corner, but in real life Brian and Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin) are the very best of friends. After reminiscing about the time they both almost got fired for ruining a take, Angela talks about her first love (improv), Sprinkles the cat, and trading in her old Chevy Blazer for a Hummer limo to Scranton. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 23, 2021
Jenna Fischer - Pt. 1
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She may look a lot like Pam Beesley, but Jenna Fischer is actually pretty different from her character. Jenna discusses how she learned that drama "wasn't her thing," the time she laid everything down to protect the Office pilot DVD, and DMing fans on Myspace from set... back when Myspace was a thing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 16, 2021
Greg Daniels - Pt. 1
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We begin at the beginning, with The Office’s creator and showrunner Greg Daniels. He discusses “moving the ship of comedy” in a new direction, creating the world of Dunder Mifflin, and building a collaborative on-set dynamic. Brian reminisces about the first time he tried to make small talk with Greg - let's just say, it didn’t go great. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 09, 2021
Rainn Wilson - Pt. 1
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Rainn Willson, AKA Dwight Schrute, joins Brian in the studio for some salty nuts and Office talk. Rainn explains how he engineered the worst possible haircut for Dwight, his early rise to the throne of Twitter King, the constant feeling that the show would end in the first seasons—and Brian reveals an unaired scene that will shake you to your core. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 09, 2021
Introducing: The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner
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Feb 01, 2021