‘The Office’: Brian Baumgartner Reveals How the New ‘Oral History’ Podcast Differs From the Rest

by Jeremy Spirogis
Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone on

The Office has boomed in recent times as one of many most-watched reveals on Netflix. The NBC collection initially ran between 2005 and 2013. But followers are nonetheless excited by all-things The Office, from the forged to the behind-the-scenes secrets and techniques. Now, Brian Baumgartner is about to launch An Oral History of The Office, by which the actor behind Kevin Malone will host a limited-series podcast in regards to the hit comedy. Then just lately, Baumgartner revealed what listeners can count on and the way it differs from Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey’s Office Ladies podcast and extra. 

Brian Baumgartner will launch ‘An Oral History of The Office’ on July 14

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On July 6, Entertainment Weekly confirmed the Oral History of the Office podcast can be hosted by Baumgartner and debut solely on Spotify beginning July 14. Three episodes can be launched on the primary day. Then a single new episode will drop each Tuesday. There can be 12 in complete.

The publication additionally shared the brand new podcast will return to the “beginning of the show’s inception,” by which The Office US co-creator Ben Silverman and The Office UK creator Ricky Gervais discussed the difference for the primary time. 

“In the collection, we’ll go contained in the making of The Office to learn how a bunch of unknowns overcame the percentages and altered the face of tv,” Baumgartner says within the podcast’s Spotify trailer. “

Meanwhile, The Office followers can count on acquainted voices from the forged and crew. This contains — however shouldn’t be restricted to — Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and Rainn Wilson. Other company resembling singer Billie Eilish, who’s an enormous fan of the collection, may also cease by.

Brian Baumgartner shares how ‘An Oral History of The Office’ podcast can be totally different from ‘Office Ladies’

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On July 7, Baumgartner answered questions from The Office followers throughout a Reddit AMA. The actor revealed a few of his favourite episodes, resembling “Diversity Day,” “Stress Relief,” and “Chrismas Party.” He additionally shared one in every of his favourite Kevin moments was the well-known chili spill. 

Meanwhile, Baumgartner defined how An Oral History of The Office can be “totally different” from Fischer and Kinsey’s Office Ladies podcast, noting each of his former co-stars can be becoming a member of him.

“Jenna and Angela participated in mine,” Baumgartner wrote. “Both sat down with me for intensive interviews. An Oral History of The Office – you’ll hear all voices in episodes. So the interviews have been edited and mixed to inform one full story- from starting by way of to today.”

The actor additionally famous there’s a motive why he hasn’t appeared on the podcast earlier than. But he confirmed he’ll be on Office Ladies someday within the close to future. 

“Jenna and Angela have been interviewed for Oral History. I can be showing on an Office Ladies quickly,” Baumgartner wrote. “We waited for me to be on there until this was announced and premiered so we could talk about both together. I have been working on this podcast since last year. We had over 100 hours of interviews we had to cut down to craft the story.”

Brian Baumgartner reveals why ‘An Oral History of The Office’ was created

Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone on 'The Office'
Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone from ‘The Office’ | Mitchell Haaseth/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

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As you could know, Andy Greene wrote The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History. The e-book takes a glimpse within the NBC comedy with forged and crew interviews. Then throughout the Reddit AMA, Baumgartner revealed how his new podcast, An Oral History of The Office, will actually give listeners the within scoop.

“I have not read the book. It was written- you understand- by someone who was NOT on the inside,” Baumgartner wrote. “And he did not interview the majority of people who were on or worked on the show. He found old interviews and simply interpreted quotes.”

Then the actor defined he was by no means interviewed for the e-book. Baumgartner wrote, “Every quote he attributed to me was something I said at some point- but not to him. And potentially taken out of context.”

But now, the individuals behind The Office lastly get to share the story from their perspective.

An Oral History of The Office was created partly in response to the e-book you seek advice from,” Baumgartner wrote. “We wanted to tell our own story.”

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