Brian Baumgartner to publish “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 the podcast will be hosted by Baumgartner and will start exclusively on Spotify from July 14. Three episodes will be released on the first day. Then, a single new episode will fall every Tuesday. There will be 12 in total.
The publication also shared the new podcast will go back to “the beginning of the creation of the show”, in which Office American co-creator Ben Silverman and Office British designer Ricky Gervais discussed the adaptation for the first time.
“In the series, we will enter into the realization of Office to find out how a group of strangers overcame obstacles and changed the face of television, “said Baumgartner in the Spotify podcast trailer. ”
Meanwhile, Office fans can expect familiar voices from the cast and the team. This includes, but is not limited to, Steve Carell, John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson. Other guests such as singer Billie Eilish, who is a big fan of the series, will also stop by.
Brian Baumgartner explains how the podcast “An oral history of the office” will be different from “Office Ladies”
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On July 7, Baumgartner answered questions from Office fans at a Reddit AMA. The actor has revealed some of his favorite episodes, such as “Diversity Day”, “Stress Relief” and “Chrismas Party”. He also shared one of his favorite moments from Kevin: the famous spill of chili.
Meanwhile, Baumgartner explained how An oral history of the office will be “totally different” from that of Fischer and Kinsey Office Ladies podcast, noting that his two former co-stars will join him.
“Jenna and Angela participated in mine,” wrote Baumgartner. “The two sat with me for long interviews. An oral history of the office – you will hear all voices in the episodes. The interviews were therefore edited and combined to tell a complete story, from the beginning to today. ”
The actor also noted that there was a reason why he had not appeared on the podcast before. But he confirmed that he would Office Ladies in a close future.
“Jenna and Angela were interviewed for Oral History. I will appear on a Office Ladies soon, “wrote Baumgartner. “We waited until I was there until it was announced and created so that we could talk about the two together. I have been working on this podcast since last year. We had over 100 hours of interviews that we had to cut down to create the story. “
Brian Baumgartner reveals why ‘An Oral History of The Office’ was created
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As you may know, Andy Greene wrote The office: the untold story of the biggest sitcom of the 2000s: an oral story. The book provides an overview of the NBC comedy with interviews from the cast and the team. Then at the AMA Reddit, Baumgartner revealed how his new podcast, An Oral history of the office, will really give listeners the inner scoop.
“I haven’t read the book. It was written – you understand – by someone who was NOT inside, “wrote Baumgartner. “And he didn’t interview the majority of the people who were on or worked on the show. He found old interviews and simply interpreted quotes. ”
Then the actor explained that he had never been interviewed for the book. Baumgartner wrote, “Every quote he gave me was something I said at one point – but not to him. And potentially out of context. ”
But now the people behind Office finally share the story from their point of view.
« An oral history of the office was created in part in response to the book you refer to, “wrote Baumgartner. “We wanted to tell our own story. ”
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