Office Ladies Podcast review

Cody Clemenson , A&E Multimedia Specialist

NBC has always had excellent shows but nothing sticks out quite like “The Office.” “The Office,” an American spin-off of the British comedy of the same name, premiered in 2005 and was met with outstanding praise. The show ran from 2005 to 2013, and while it was airing, audiences everywhere fell in love with its diverse cast of characters. Between the iron-willed Dwight Schrute, the fun and loveable Kelly Kapoor, and the exploits of the charismatic Michael Scott, there is a character for everyone. Now, there is a podcast to relive the fond memories of the show and fall back in love with the characters, and it is hosted by two actresses who were on the show during its run.

Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, who played Pam Beasly and Angela Martin, respectively, announced in the fall of 2019 that they would be hosting a podcast called “The Office Ladies,” where they would be talking about each episode until they have covered all 201 episodes through the show’s nine seasons. So far, they have kept up (aside from holidays) with their word. Every week, the podcast gets updated with a new episode already covering fan favorites like “Basketball” and “Office Olympics.” Guests like Creed Bratton, who plays Creed Bratton on the show, as well as Ken Jeong, who guest starred on the episode “Email Surveillance,” have also appeared on episodes of the podcast. The hosts recall what it was like filming the show with all the antics with their fellow crew members and charming stories viewers would not hear elsewhere. The hosts also tell touching anecdotes from outside the show, such as being with Steve Carell, who notoriously played branch manager “Michael Scott,” after he won his Golden Globe for the aforementioned role in 2006.

Listening does not come without issues though, there are typically two to three long ad breaks per episode, which really slows the pace of the podcast down to a crawl.

Overall, I would highly recommend this podcast for any fans of “The Office” who want to rewatch the series and want to learn more behind the show’s history and hear what filming the beloved comedy was like from two people who were a part of the show. The podcast can be listened to on earwolf.com and on major podcast and music streaming services such as Spotify.