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The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner podcast

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!

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!

 

#45

Chris Haston

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 ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:13

20 Oct 2021


#44

John Krasinski - Pt. 2

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 ... Read more

19 Oct 2021

54 MINS

54:53

19 Oct 2021


#43

Andy Buckley

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 ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

47 MINS

47:16

12 Oct 2021


#42

Veda Semarne

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 ... Read more

05 Oct 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:46

05 Oct 2021


#41

Debbie Pierce & Kim Ferry

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 ... Read more

29 Sep 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:43

29 Sep 2021


#40

Laverne Caracuzzi

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 ... Read more

28 Sep 2021

53 MINS

53:46

28 Sep 2021


#39

Ellie Kemper

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 ... Read more

21 Sep 2021

47 MINS

47:33

21 Sep 2021


#38

Bonus: Rainn Wilson Fantasy Edition

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 ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

58 MINS

58:38

16 Sep 2021


#37

Claire Scanlon

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 ... Read more

14 Sep 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:44

14 Sep 2021


#36

Teri Weinberg

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 ... Read more

07 Sep 2021

44 MINS

44:41

07 Sep 2021


#35

Amy Ryan

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 ... Read more

31 Aug 2021

41 MINS

41:47

31 Aug 2021


#34

Paul Feig

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 ... Read more

24 Aug 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:42

24 Aug 2021


#33

Bonus: Stephen Saux

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 ... Read more

19 Aug 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:40

19 Aug 2021


#32

Steve Carell & Billie Eilish + Mailbag Episode!

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 ... Read more

17 Aug 2021

53 MINS

53:34

17 Aug 2021


#31

Brent Forrester

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 ... Read more

10 Aug 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:17

10 Aug 2021


#30

Lee Eisenberg

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 ... Read more

03 Aug 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:06

03 Aug 2021


#29

Jen Celotta - Pt. 1

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 ... Read more

27 Jul 2021

56 MINS

56:38

27 Jul 2021


#28

Greg Daniels - Pt. 2

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 ... Read more

20 Jul 2021

56 MINS

56:58

20 Jul 2021


#27

Mike Schur - Pt. 1

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 ... Read more

13 Jul 2021

53 MINS

53:56

13 Jul 2021


#26

Matt Sohn

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 ... Read more

06 Jul 2021

59 MINS

59:03

06 Jul 2021


#25

Rainn Wilson - Pt. 2

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 ... Read more

29 Jun 2021

48 MINS

48:57

29 Jun 2021


#24

Angela Kinsey - Pt. 2

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 ... Read more

25 Jun 2021

43 MINS

43:45

25 Jun 2021


#23

Randall Einhorn

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 ... Read more

22 Jun 2021

57 MINS

57:46

22 Jun 2021


#22

Melora Hardin

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 ... Read more

15 Jun 2021

53 MINS

53:00

15 Jun 2021


#21

Steve Carell

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 ... Read more

08 Jun 2021

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:55

08 Jun 2021