The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner

The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner

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!

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November 30, 2021 48 min
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-c...
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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...
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November 16, 2021 40 min
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://ww...
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November 10, 2021 64 min
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
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November 9, 2021 54 min
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
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November 2, 2021 71 min
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
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October 26, 2021 45 min
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...
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October 26, 2021 42 min
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
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October 20, 2021 67 min
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 sp...
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October 19, 2021 54 min
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....
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October 12, 2021 47 min
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
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October 5, 2021 65 min
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
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September 29, 2021 64 min
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
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September 28, 2021 53 min
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
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September 21, 2021 47 min
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
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September 16, 2021 58 min
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 T...
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September 14, 2021 68 min
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
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September 7, 2021 44 min
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...
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August 31, 2021 41 min
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.iheartpod...
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August 24, 2021 65 min
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 Mich...
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