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Office Ladies: Refreshingly funny, heartwarming recaps of one of the best TV shows ever

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

The Premise (from Apple Podcasts):

The Office co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, are doing the ultimate The Office re-watch podcast for you. Each week Jenna and Angela will break down an episode of The Office and give exclusive behind the scene stories that only two people who were there can tell you.


Series or standalone:

Series


Begin listening to:

The Pilot


Format:

Recap with discussion/chat


Host(s):

Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey (Pam & Angela, respectively, from The Office)


Sound/production quality:

Very good


Rating/age suitability:

Adult (appeal-wise). I believe there’s also some language on occasion.


Approximate length of episodes:

60 minutes, typically. Some episodes go up to 90 minutes.


Curricular ties:

N/A


Similar recommended pods:

This is the only TV recap podcast I listen to besides Watch What Crappens (all Bravo shows). But there are probably podcasts for most popular series like this at this point!


Podcast Librarian’s Review:

Congratulations! If you’re reading this in real time, you are now almost 9 months into surviving a global pandemic. We all handle this kind of constant stress and virus-induced vigilance in different ways, but lately, I’ve been doing a full re-watch of The Office, from the very first season. I’m on season 6 currently. There’s something about the show that is just so relaxing and comforting (though obviously, hysterical). Once I committed to the re-watch, I knew I had to check out this podcast, hosted by the real-life actresses who played Pam and Angela. Each episode of the podcast correlates to an episode of the TV show, and they reveal behind-the-scenes information about the actors, set, props, writing, last- minute improvs, and anything else they can recall. They also bring on guests, like co-stars and producers. These include Creed Bratton (Creed), Rainn Wilson (Dwight), Mindy Kaling (Kelly), B.J. Novak (Ryan the temp), and John Krasinski (Jim--AKA my biggest celeb crush circa 2005-2013). They answer fan questions in every episode, so if you have any burning questions about episodes, you can email Jenna and Angela to get answers!


Each episode is always upbeat, hilarious, and fun, and the best part is that Angela and Jenna are real-life besties. Their chemistry is what makes this podcast so fun to listen to, and it’s heartwarming to hear how the entire cast are still like family to each other, even 7 years after the final episode aired. I suggest listening from the beginning, not only for the sake of plot points, but also because there are some running jokes and themes in the podcast--like how the entire cast was convinced that they would be canceled after a single season. You really need to be a super-fan of the TV show to appreciate and enjoy this show, so granted, it’s not for everyone. But if you ever loved The Office, you’re likely to love this fun, entertaining podcast!



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