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

June 30, 2022 70 min

Legendary NFL running back and Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson joins his good friend Brian to kick off the Off The Beat: Sports Edition! Eric sets the record straight on his football beginnings, the infamous Pontiac Trans-Am controversy, and how his mother was the guiding force behind it all. Check out Eric’s new book, Watch My Smoke: The Eric Dickerson Story, today: https://a.co/d/738FLGM

 

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Brian sits down with his old friend Kevin Rahm to reminisce about the greatest movie they ever made - Moosecock. Plus, he’ll talk about working on legendary shows like Desperate Housewives and Mad Men, being mistaken for James Spader, and his namesake golf tournament that has raised $1.7 million for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital - visit therahmgolf.org for more information.

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June 21, 2022 61 min

In today’s episode, Brian goes even further “off the beat” and interviews his good friend and legendary sportscaster, Joe Buck. This is the first of some sports guests to come - Joe dives deep into his career from becoming Fox’s youngest NFL announcer to his favorite baseball and football calls to signing on to broadcast for ESPN. 

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June 14, 2022 48 min

What do graphic novels, the Boondocks and the LA Lakers have in common? Winning Time’s Writer and Executive Producer Rodney Barnes, of course! Rodney joins Brian to talk about how he slid his way into his first Writers’ Room, the way comic books prepared him for the world, and what it’s like to write about a living history.

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June 7, 2022 42 min

Actress and creator of the term “LA-ien” Anne Winters joins Brian to talk about performing live with a cucumber, how she builds an emotional arc for her characters, and joining the cast for the new season of The Orville: New Horizons, now streaming on Hulu.

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May 31, 2022 67 min

Brian is joined by one of the stars of his new favorite show, Severance, Tramell Tillman. They talk about Tramell’s original path to become a surgeon, creating the unpredictable character of Milchick and the world of Lumon, and the five minutes of frivolity that is the Music Dance Experience. Beware - Severance spoilers ahead! 

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May 24, 2022 55 min

Dan Whitney, also known as Larry the Cable Guy, joins his golf buddy Brian to talk about his start in shock radio, the secret allure of Nebraska, and speaking to friends and fans on both sides of the aisle.

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May 17, 2022 56 min

Brian meets a new friend, the talented actress and fellow podcaster Jenna Elfman. She tells him about her almost-career as a professional ballerina, how she created the quirky character of Dharma on Dharma & Greg, and what it was like to enter the zombie world of Fear the Walking Dead.

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May 10, 2022 59 min

Actor, writer, and theater-lover Aasif Mandvi joins Brian to talk about growing up across three separate countries, how he talk-sang his way through the musical Oklahoma!, and how he almost missed his audition for The Daily Show.

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May 3, 2022 58 min

Brian sits down with the hilarious Catherine Tate to talk about her journey from Catholic School to the stage. They discuss the time she got to play “Girl 1” alongside Daniel Craig, the word she created that has become a part of the lexicon, and how she went from hater to fangirl of the US Office.

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April 26, 2022 40 min

One of 2010’s Sexiest Man Alive and the iconic star of AMC’s Mad Men, Jon Hamm, sits down with Brian to discuss his years as a drama teacher at John Burroughs High School, how he developed the Don Draper character, and the two big movie franchises he gets to work on now. 

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April 19, 2022 49 min

Brian’s dear friend from the accounting department, Oscar Nunez joins him to share some stories even Brian never knew - including his fascinating family history and his stint in fashion school. Move over, Oscar de la Renta, we’ve got Oscar Nunez!


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April 12, 2022 48 min

Wendie Malick joins Brian to discuss her incredible life, from working on Capitol Hill to becoming an Emmy nominated actress. They dive into her career - starring on Dream On, Just Shoot Me, and most importantly, working with Brian on Hot in Cleveland.

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April 5, 2022 42 min

From his years on The Johnny Carson Show and SNL to his second career as a caricaturist - Kevin Nealon has done it all. On today’s episode, join Kevin and Brian as they dive deep into Nealon’s career, his hilarious audition stories, and the time he almost got cast as Sam Malone for Cheers. 

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March 29, 2022 50 min

Brian welcomes the one and only Lamorne Morris AKA Winston Bishop from New Girl to the show. They chat about Lamorne’s never-ending audition process, his complicated relationship with cats in real life, and the wrap party with Prince.

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March 22, 2022 54 min

Creed Bratton finally sets the record straight about his wild stories in a game of “Fact or Fiction”, being attacked by wild dogs in Libya, and his life in the metaverse as Cryptocreed with his new series of Non-"Sponge"able Tokens.

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March 15, 2022 52 min

Jamie-Lynn Sigler (known for her role as Meadow Soprano) chats with Brian all about her childhood in musical theater, her relationship with the late great James Gandolfini, and what it was like to win the Super Bowl…in Brian’s eyes, at least.


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March 8, 2022 40 min

Brian and Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl’s Vanessa Abrams) - Hollywood’s most unlikely duo - have been through more together than you might think. From being snowed in at Justin Timberlake’s house to plenty of Packers games, they discuss their friendship and favorite memories together. Be sure to check out Jessica's podcast, XOXO at https://link.chtbl.com/XOXOwithJessicaSzohr

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March 1, 2022 60 min

For the first time in… weeks, Brian talks to fellow actor and golfing buddy Rob Riggle - or you might know him as Captain Jack (among many other amazing credits). Rob talks about his 23 years in the Marines, the unusual way he hypes himself up when he gets down, and the correct pronunciation of “Wallenpaupack”.

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February 22, 2022 56 min

Brian is joined today by a man who we dare you to not like, Eric Stonestreet AKA Cam from Modern Family. Brian and Eric talk about everything from Eric’s evolution from a “pig grazin’ farm guy” to the king of commercials to the never-before-heard Emmy story that will move you to tears.

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