Episodes
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.
Published 12/05/23
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.
Published 11/21/23
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.
Published 11/14/23
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.
Published 11/07/23
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...
Published 10/31/23
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.
Published 10/24/23
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.
Published 10/10/23
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.
Published 10/03/23
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.
Published 09/26/23
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.
Published 09/19/23
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.
Published 09/12/23
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 -...
Published 09/07/23
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.
Published 09/05/23
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.
Published 08/29/23
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.
Published 08/22/23
Kevin Reilly, the former network exec behind shows like Saved by the Bell, The Sopranos, The Shield, The Office, and more talks about falling in love with television and the palm tree silhouettes of Los Angeles, drinking Evian on Brandon Tartikoff’s sofa, and his perspective on the strike from a network insider. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/15/23
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.
Published 08/08/23
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.
Published 08/01/23
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.
Published 07/25/23
This week, Brian sits down with Crash and Narcos star Michael Peña (or as we like to call him, the King of Hilarious Callbacks.) The two chat about everything from the double-life Michael lived as a child to the confidence that Sidney Poitier instilled in him and the embarrassing moments on set of Jack Ryan that didn’t quite make it to final cut. This episode was recorded on July 6, 2023. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/18/23
For the second time on the podcast, Brian gets to pick the brain of the brilliant Ben Silverman, visionary executive producer behind The Office, Ugly Betty, Jane the Virgin, The Biggest Loser, and many more. He talks about his childhood being raised by theater and television in Manhattan, the disappointment of attaining his childhood dream, breaking into new fields in media, and he even gives Brian some Japanese lessons. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/11/23
On today’s episode, Brian speaks with the greatest US soccer player of all time, Landon Donovan. He talks about moving to Europe at 17, seeing the sport gain popularity in the US, and the influx of soccer teams coming to San Diego.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/04/23
Brian’s golf buddy, former Green Bay linebacker and current co-host of The Pat McAfee Show, AJ Hawk is going off (the beat) today, talking about his career in football, becoming a fixture at the American Century Golf Championship, and what he is (and isn’t) giving up as The Pat McAfee Show moves to ESPN. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/27/23
One of Brian’s favorite people (and everyone’s favorite HR rep) Paul Lieberstein is on the show today. He talks about his early, terrible spec scripts, his excellent new show Lucky Hank, and the real reasons behind the writer’s strike. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/20/23