Off The Beat with Brian Baumgartner

Off The Beat with Brian Baumgartner

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…

Episodes

November 22, 2022 50 min

Danica McKellar is a different type of triple threat than you’ve met before - she’s a mathematician, author, and actor all in one. She sits down with Brian to explain two-dimensional magnetic models, the magic of Christmas movies, and getting a round of applause for her first kiss.

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Comedian and SNL alum Taran Killam talks to Brian about his varied career, from the stage to sketch comedy to sports. They discuss Taran’s envious role in Hamilton, SNL’s infamous after-after parties, and the importance of monthly pedicures.

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November 8, 2022 65 min

Brian is joined by the one and only Rob Corddry to talk about his incredible acting career. They dive into everything from Rob’s penchant for embarrassing himself in front of celebrities, the “joke machine gun” that was Childrens Hospital, and the years of media plants that led to hosting Top Gear America.

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November 1, 2022 75 min

Penn Jillette, one of the greatest magic men in history, joins Brian for a fascinating dive into his career. They talk about the key ingredient in his 47-year partnership with Teller, the “scientist” who never deserved to have such an influence on his life, and how a career as “carny trash” would have been perfectly fine by him.

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This week, Brian tells John Krasinski and Craig Robinson (Jim and Darryl from The Office) “IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY.” To celebrate, he digs into the archives to hear all about the way John and Jenna constantly shut down production, John’s tendency to cry-laugh, and Craig’s unique method for wooing college sweethearts.

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October 18, 2022 58 min

Brian sits down with the prolific Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Oz, The Family Business) for a hilarious chat about how he started busting ghosts, Gordon Parks stumbling upon his resume, becoming a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, and working with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

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October 11, 2022 63 min

Brian gets to catch up with the legendary Linda Purl, whose acting, music, and baking credits are vast, but you might know as Pam’s mom on The Office. She talks about growing up in Japan, her two roles on Happy Days, and starting a new business in the bread industry.

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October 4, 2022 60 min

Lio Tipton joins Brian to talk about their ice skating days in The Minneapple, their experience on America’s Next Top Model, and what it was like to learn from Steve Carell on set of Crazy Stupid Love. Lio also dives into BJ Novak's Vengeance, and Jake Lacy's A Friend of the Family… you won’t want to miss this one!

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September 27, 2022 58 min

Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya, BlaKkKlansman, Richard Jewell, Cobra Kai), talks to Brian about finding the specific behaviors of his character, surprising little kids on the street as Stingray, and his story of running into Tony Hawk (we know everyone has one of those)

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September 20, 2022 58 min

Fellow actor, podcast host, and human person Busy Philipps joins Brian to talk about the golden age of teen television, wishing she were with her boyfriend instead of on the set of Dawson’s Creek, and creating her talk show with the help of Merv Griffin’s ghost. Listen to Brian’s episode on Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best here.

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September 13, 2022 57 min

Actor, comedian, and poker shark Kevin Pollak, currently starring as Moishe on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, tells Brian all about starting stand-up as a child at his family Seder, taking a chance on a little script called The Usual Suspects, and the best acting advice he ever got: do less.

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September 6, 2022 57 min

Brian’s new BFF Michael Rosenbaum (known for his role as Smallville’s Lex Luthor) joins him to discuss his relationship with his mother, being kind to everyone because you never know who they might be, and the stunt he pulled in his Lex Luthor audition that he doesn’t recommend (even though it worked).

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August 30, 2022 69 min

The Sopranos’ very own Drea de Matteo goes off the beat with Brian this week to talk about the shocking reason she became an actress, the art of truly committing to your character, and the moment she realized she was going to become a series regular as Adriana La Cerva.

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August 23, 2022 51 min

Brian flies solo for this week’s episode, answering fan questions and diving into everything you wanted to know about The Office fan theories, Off The Beat, Sports, and of course, what Kevin Malone might be up to in 2022.

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Hi, Off the Beat fans! We're excited to tell you about The Offical Game of Thrones Podcast, which takes a deep dive into House of the Dragon - the new Game of Thrones prequel from HBO. We think you'll want to hear this as you watch each episode of the TV show. Check out the trailer to see for yourself!

About the Podcast: Welcome to the Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon. This show is a place for the mega ...

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August 18, 2022 87 min

12 year veteran for the New England Patriots, 3x Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman joins Brian to share his ultimate underdog story - from fighting his way to the NFL to meeting Bill Belichick and running into Tom Brady for the first time… almost literally. We also get some breaking news about his brand new podcast, Games with Names.

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August 16, 2022 51 min

Known for her roles on Entourage and Superman & Lois, Emmanuelle Chriqui joins Brian to talk about everything from stagefright to Entourage reunions to defying her own expectations and working an Adam Sandler movie.

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August 9, 2022 62 min

Actor Leonardo Nam of Maggie, Westworld and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants tells Brian what it’s like to be an international man of mystery, using opera as his pump-up music, and performing Shakespeare as a drag queen on roller blades.

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August 4, 2022 55 min

On this episode of Off the Beat: Sports, Brian is joined by the President of Programming for NBC Sports, Jon Miller. Jon tells Brian all about the last 45 years of sports television, the unlikely origin story of the National Dog Show, and reveals the secret trophy room for NBC failures hidden inside 30 Rock. 

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August 2, 2022 58 min

Comedian Adam Conover of Adam Ruins Everything and The G Word stops by to share his fountain of knowledge with Brian. They discuss everything from whether alpha males exist to how a punchline is born - before Adam proceeds to ruin perfectly good topics like puppies and The Office.

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