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Off The Beat with Brian Baumgartner

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Comedy, Society & Culture, Tv & Film

4.83.8K Ratings

Overview

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…

194 Episodes

Betsy Beers

Brian’s guest today is legendary producer Betsy Beers, the genius behind shows like Scandal, Private Practice, Inventing Anna, Grey’s Anatomy, and many more. While she won’t divulge any spoilers about the new season of Bridgerton (much to Brian’s chagrin), she will recount her days of auditioning badly across America, being brutally honest with fancy people, and 23 years of partnership with Shonda Rhimes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 June 2024

Joyelle Nicole Johnson

Joy is all around as Brian hangs out with comedian Joyelle Nicole Johnson, who confesses to talking to herself on the streets of New York, advocates for the value of truth in comedy, and looks forward to getting on her Meryl Streep shit as an actor.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 June 2024

Kelly AuCoin

Today Brian is swapping hair care tips for the follicly challenged with actor Kelly AuCoin. The conversation highlights include Kelly's unique upbringing as a Congressman's son, the worst wig of his career, and his process for embodying Dollar Bill Stern on Billions (hint: it's more than just a closely shaved scalp). Listeners can see Kelly in his role as president of the LA Clippers on Hulu's Clipped, premiering this week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 June 2024

Josh Pais

Wearing child-sized headphones, Brian hears from actor’s actor Josh Pais. Apart from his fruitful career in film and television, they go deep about physical acting technique, the theoretical physics of using a toaster oven, and uncovering his story to shed the image of “that guy”. Brian helps him uncover his own story, from being one of the original Ninja Turtles, developing his own method of actor training, and now writing his own book. Josh can be seen starring in A Man in Full, now streaming on Netflix.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 May 2024

Introducing: Bridgerton The Official Podcast Season 3

Hi, SMNTY listeners! We are super excited about the return of Bridgerton: The Official Podcast and want you to share in the excitement with us. Alongside a new season of the TV show the companion podcast, which takes you behind the scenes through interviews with actors, writers, directors, and more. We think you'll want to tune in, but don't just take our word for it. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself! Ready for more? Tune in weekly to Bridgerton: The Official Podcast. Available on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2024

Susan Kelechi Watson

Brian’s new friend and former co-star (though they didn’t even know it while voicing Rumble) Susan Kelechi Watson is in the house today, discussing the special coolness that comes from Brooklyn, saying goodbye to This is Us, and finally admitting that she’s bicoastal.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 May 2024

Folake Olowofoyeku

Today Brian sits down with the multi-talented actor and musician Folake Olowofoyeku. She talks about her diverse upbringing in Lagos watching Spanish telenovelas and listening to Irish music, moving to the US as a young student, and bringing it all back around to play a Nigerian woman on Bob Hearts Abishola. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Introducing: Rapaport's Reality with Kebe & Michael Rapaport

Mr. & Mrs. Rapaport are bonded by their love of Reality Television & are inviting you into their living room. Rapaport's Reality is hosted by Kebe Rapaport & Michael Rapaport. They’re talking tea, dissecting the drama, and giving praise to the greatest form of entertainment on television today. They're diving into real time shows & re-watching all the biggest and the best. Subscribe to tap in with our Superfans & go behind the ropes with the new "it couple" of the Reality World with new episodes every week! Listen here and subscribe to Rapaport's Reality with Kebe & Michael Rapaport on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 May 2024

Alex Neustaedter

Brian's conversation this week is with rising star Alex Neustaedter. The young actor shares details about his experience as a child model, how he avoided the Mickey Mouse Club, getting to know Meg Ryan over a slice of apple pie, and that time he snuck into the Pittsburgh Zoo. Alex can currently be seen in the second season of American Rust, now streaming on Prime Video.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

Blake Griffin

Brian's guest today is former professional basketball player and Lob City legend, Blake Griffin. The six-time NBA All-Star discusses his youth as a three-sport phenom, how he learned he would be selected as the #1 draft pick by the Clippers, and the excitement and heartbreak of play-off basketball. Plus, Blake details his retirement plans for keeping busy in the world of film and TV production.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

Will Sasso

Actor, podcast host and wrestling dork Will Sasso is on the podcast today. He and Brian discuss Will's start on Canadian teen dramas, his breakout performance on legendary sketch show Mad TV, and recurring roles on some of our favorite TV shows over the past 3 decades. Plus Will dives into the kayfabe and controversy behind his "AI-influenced" podcast, Dudesy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

Torrey DeVitto

Brian sits down with actor, model, and violin prodigy Torrey DeVitto to learn about what makes a great classical musician, hitting the teen mecca of television jobs, and why she can’t bring herself to eat eggs from her own duck.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

Sarah Drew

On today’s episode, Brian speaks with the fabulous Sarah Drew. Sarah talks about her youth being as inspired by musical theater as her father's church sermons, her professional stage experience and pivot to screen acting, and how a small collaboration with Shonda Rhimes blossomed into a career defining role on Grey's Anatomy. Sarah can be seen starring in Branching Out, premiering this month on the Hallmark Channel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Jason Tartick

Brian sits down with Bachelor-turned-business guru Jason Tartick. Jason talks about the business side of reality television, how to balance love and checkbooks in his new book “Talk Money to Me”, and challenges Brian to consider his own relationship to financial transparency.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Alisyn Camerota

Brian is swapping secrets with broadcast journalist Alisyn Camerota this week. She pulls back the "anchor mask" and delves into her rebellious youth, the conflicts with Roger Ailes during her tenure at Fox News, her transition to the culture of CNN, and what to do when the constant firehose of a 24-hour news cycle gets overwhelming. These stories and many others can be found in Alisyn's new book, Combat Love: A Story of Leaving, Longing, and Searching for Home, out this week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

David Dastmalchian

David Dastmalchian is on the pod this week proving once again that there are no small parts, just small actors. He and Brian discuss the rigor of traditional theater training, the joys of digging into character creation, David's struggles with mental health and overcoming addiction, and the edgy breakout roles that turned him into a recognizable creep. Catch David in the new movie Late Night with the Devil, in theaters this week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Justin Thomas

This week Brian is searching for his "missing" invitation to Augusta National with PGA Tour golfer, Justin Thomas. From youth phenom to the #1 professional in the world, Justin has dominated the game of golf over much of the last decade and is just hitting his stride. In this episode, he details memories of witnessing an inspiring Tiger Woods shootout, his early rivalry with Jordan Spieth, his legendary 59 shot round in Hawaii, and the mental strength it takes to face down the back nine with a one stroke lead.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

Ronald Gladden

Brian’s guest today is none other than Juror #6, Ronald Gladden of the hit show Jury Duty. Ronald talks about his start in construction engineering, being the last person on Craigslist, and building his new life among the stars.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

Soleil Moon Frye

Brian talks with actress, documentarian, and multi-generational icon, Soleil Moon Frye. Best known for her breakout role as the young Punky Brewster, Soleil reflects on Punky's continuing influence, how supportive family and close friends allowed her to have a childhood through the pressures of network success, and how an appreciation of the world brought her behind the camera and lead to the creation of her 2021 documentary film, Kid 90. The pair also cover Soleil's current work with the Ask2BSure campaign to raise awareness about the Meningitis B vaccine. More information can be found at www.Ask2BSure.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

John Smoltz

Brian's attention turns from football to baseball this week as he gets into the spring training mindset with Fox Sports analyst and Hall of Fame pitcher, John Smoltz. A veteran of over 20 years in professional baseball, "Smoltzy" takes us behind the scenes of his storied career from star high school athlete and Detroit Tigers prospect, to playoff near-misses and eventual World Series redemption as part of the dominant Atlanta Braves starting rotation alongside Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and how overcoming injuries forced him to relearn the game from the bullpen where he excelled as the Braves' closer. Plus, John details why you should never talk trash to Tiger Woods and shares his early thoughts on the upcoming 2024 baseball season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Introducing: The History of Curb Your Enthusiam

Jeff Garlin and Susie Essman are joined by cast, crew, and superfans of Curb Your Enthusiasm to break down every episode of the HBO show…ever. You can also watch the podcast on YouTube.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

Super Bowl Edition: Cynthia Frelund

It’s Brian’s favorite time of the year…Super Bowl week! To celebrate, he brings on NFL Network’s analytics expert Cynthia Frelund to talk about the Big Game. They discuss everything from the tough Detroit Lions loss, to Cynthia’s multiple degrees, to their picks for the Super Bowl. Plus, Brian takes a moment to share about his most recent trips to golf tournaments and charity events.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

Jay Glazer

We are counting down to the big game this week as Brian is joined by author, podcaster, and "Best in the Business" NFL insider, Jay Glazer. The Fox Sports contributor breaks down his keys for getting the big scoop, the lessons of his short-lived MMA career, how teams can be powerful assets off the field, and his current charity work with organizations like Merging Vets & Players. Jay is also the host of the Unbreakable Podcast, which features his candid conversations with athletes, celebrities, coaches and mental health experts about the challenges of living with ADHD, depression and anxiety and tips and tools to navigate those issues.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

Angela Kinsey

Brian is back in the accountant's corner this week with returning favorite, Angela Kinsey! The long-time friends share stories about the time they unknowingly met at a Señor Frog's, tips for getting an internship in New York City, their big TV show pitch to Telemundo, and the conclusion (and exciting future) of Angela's Office Ladies podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2024

Rich Eisen

Brian is feeling the postseason excitement this week with former SportsCenter host and current NFL Network star Rich Eisen. After celebrating the recent Michigan national championship win, Rich shares highlights from his career as a sports journalist and stories of some of the big personalities that influenced his approach, finally he shares his thoughts on the NFL playoff matchups going into Wild Card Weekend.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 January 2024

Angelique Cabral

Brian's New Years' wishes are answered this week as Angelique Cabral is on the podcast. She details her humble beginnings in the commercial acting world, her time honing her skills with regular appearances on everything from soap operas to sitcoms, and how her deep love of Broadway informed her role as Queen Amaya in Disney's Wish.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 January 2024

Chris Long

Brian goes "long" this week with former NFL defensive end Chris Long! In a spirited and open discussion the two-time Super Bowl champ details his early life as the son of NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long, dealing with the pressures and high expectations from the football world as well as from around his dinner table, and later successes on his own terms with the Eagles. Listeners can catch Chris in his second career as host of the Green Light Podcast and regular panelist on the weekly highlight show, Inside the NFL now on CW. Listen to new episodes of Chris' podcast, Green Light.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 January 2024

That’s A Wrap! - Scranton Rerun

First aired in 2021. To wrap up the year and the holiday season, we are revisiting Brian’s trip to Scranton, Pennsylvania! 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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 December 2023

Best of 2023 - Pt. 2

Brian looks at just a few more of his favorite moments from the year on the podcast, including Landon Donovan’s determination to uplift soccer in the US, Jason Alexander’s hair journey, and how Eric McCormack magically learned to play piano just like Elton John. Hear from: Alex Caruso, Landon Donovan, Jason Alexander & Peter Tilden, Eric McCormack, and Rosie O’Donnell.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 December 2023

Best of 2023 - Pt. 1

Brian’s getting sentimental, looking back on his amazing guests and favorite moments of 2023. He revisits the origins of the Law & Order franchise, and an extremely authentic, not-made-up recipe for hot dog pizza. Hear from: Angela Gibbs, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Kevin Reilly, Maz Jobrani, and Rainn Wilson.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 December 2023

Kel Mitchell

Welcome to Off the Beat, home of the Off the Beat interview. Can I take your order? Brian serves up a fresh podcast hot off the griddle for you today as he talks with actor and comedian, Kel Mitchell! The pair discuss Kel's early start in acting, the pressures of success at a young age, his creative partnership with comedian Kenan Thompson, and revisiting his character of Ed in this year's Good Burger 2.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 December 2023

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

This week Brian has a neighborly conversation with actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar. The pair cover MPG's lengthy career from Indonesia to Bayside High and beyond, including stories about his friendly childhood rivalry with Paul Walker, the origins of the character Zack Morris and reinventing himself as an actor with grittier and riskier roles on "NYPD Blue" and his current character of Sir on NBC's "Found".See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 December 2023

Josh Brooks

Just before the past weekend’s SEC Championship game, University of Georgia Athletic Director Josh Brooks sat down with Brian in anticipation of the big game. They reminisce about their viral beginnings, playing sports in suits, and their beloved Dawgs. See Josh throw a javelin in his business attire here, and the video that made them friends here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 December 2023

Ashleigh Murray

Brian is back with The Other Black Girl herself, Ashleigh Murray. Ashleigh schools Brian on the difference between Kansas City in Kansas and Missouri, the pearls and pitfalls of adapting a beloved comic book character, and nearly calling a SWAT team over a mysterious bottle of champagne in her hotel room.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 November 2023

Sinclair Daniel

This week Brian celebrates the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike with star of Hulu's The Other Black Girl, Sinclair Daniel. They discuss Sinclair’s bi-coastal beginnings, how New York City shaped her early acting experiences, and the highs and lows of releasing a TV show during the actors' strike.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 November 2023

Bomani Jones

Brian is on today with sports journalist extraordinaire Bomani Jones. Bomani tells Brian how he ended up with three separate economics degrees, his hot take on hot takes, and his very favorite part about sports: the petty dramas behind the scenes of college football.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 November 2023

Stephanie Szostak

Brian works on his French language skills this week with actor, author, and mental health advocate Stephanie Szostak! Stephanie surprises Brian with stories of her childhood in France, her brief career as a part-time model in New York, and her early successes working alongside legends like Meryl Streep and Steve Carell. The pair also discuss the inspiration behind Stephanie's new book, "Selfish: Step Into a Journey of Self-Discovery to Revive Confidence, Joy, and Meaning" which is available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 31 October 2023

Mailbag 2023

Brian responds to YOUR questions this week on a very special Mailbag episode of Off the Beat! We get the inside scoop about the highs and lows of Brian’s professional career, his preference for villains, hot takes on college football, and personal tips for always staying beautiful. Plus he spills the beans on his not-so-secret chili recipe!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 October 2023

Colt Knost

It’s all things golf this week when Brian is joined by his friend and retired PGA Tour golfer, Colt Knost. Colt doesn’t hold back as the two discuss highlights of his notable amateur career, the constant grind of making The Cut, finding his second life as a media personality for CBS Sports and Sirius XM, and his opinions on the challenges currently facing the game.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 October 2023

Alex Caruso

Chicago Bulls player and all-defensive first team NBA player Alex Caruso talks about fulfilling his destiny at Texas A&M, taking the long way to the NBA, and Brian and Alex both share their most embarrassing basketball moments.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 October 2023

Charley Hoffman

Live and in person from their shared home course in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Brian talks with his neighbor and friend PGA Tour pro Charley Hoffman about getting knocked down a peg by his excellent team at UNLV, stepping into a leadership role on the board of the PGA, and living in paradise in his hometown of San Diego.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 September 2023

We Love Our Writers

In honor of the amazing writers of The Office, Brian shares a compilation of his favorite moments interviewing the creative minds behind the show. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky talk about fan-favorite episodes: Dinner Party and Scott Tots, Mike Schur reflects back on the 2008 writers strike, and Jen Celotta remembers the love and passion every writer had for the show.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 September 2023

AJ Pierzynski

Baseball bad boy AJ Pierzynski remembers the days of waiting by the phone for important news, reveals how boos from the crowd actually made him play better, and gives his thoughts on the upcoming playoffs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 September 2023

Introducing: Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon

Hi, Off the Beat Fans! We want to share a new podcast that we think you'll love - Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon. About the show: A singular star, everyone ( and we mean everyone! ) is connected to ...KEVIN BACON. He has starred in some of the biggest films of the last 30 years – and after years of hearing his name used alongside ‘Six Degrees’ (the idea that everyone is separated by six people or less), Kevin decided to embrace it and turned the concept into a non-profit – SixDegrees.org - in 2007. Now, in his new podcast “Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon,” he will use his fame to feature celebrity guests and highlight their favorite charitable organizations! Each episode will feature inspirational conversations with extraordinary changemakers and how they are making a difference in the world every single day. Get ready to lean in, learn and be inspired to act. Tune in Tuesdays for your weekly dose of #dogooders. The 'Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon' podcast. Dancing will NOT be banned. Listen here and subscribe to Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 September 2023

Andrew Whitworth

Former NFL tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals and the LA Rams, Andrew Whitworth chats with Brian about his near-perfect game attendance record, helping develop the team culture at the Rams, and the most beautiful full circle moments of his career.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 September 2023

Sarah Wayne Callies

Brian gains a new friend in Sarah Wayne Callies, who speaks about her homeland of Hawaii, the beauty of live theater, and opening new frontiers in the podcast world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 August 2023

Lindsey Vonn

Brian chats with a rule breaker, record breaker, and bone breaker Lindsey Vonn. The Olympic medalist and skiing champion talks about her first hole in one, the topography of Minnesota, and breaking her body for her sport.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 August 2023

Peter Schrager

Sports reporter and NFL insider Peter Schrager talks to Brian about the best job in the world, managing his crazy schedule across two coasts, and running into celebrities in his neighborhood - plus his top pick for all you fantasy football players this year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 August 2023

Bob Parsons

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and golf enthusiast Bob Parsons is on the podcast today, talking about how he came up with the name GoDaddy, using psychedelics to heal PTSD, and the best golf clubs on the market.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 August 2023

Gene Stupnitsky

Brian catches up with his old colleague, former writer on The Office and co-creator of Jury Duty, Gene Stupnitsky. He talks about his childhood as a Ukrainian immigrant, getting fired from every assistant position he ever had, and the secrets of getting kids to say dirty jokes without ruining their innocence.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 25 July 2023

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