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All of the Above with Norman Lear Podcast by Norman Lear

All of the Above with Norman Lear Podcast

by Norman Lear

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All of the Above with Norman Lear takes listeners on an enlightening ride of conversation, from comedy to family, current events, music, politics, social issues and more. While topics will cover any and everything you can think of, the show will always feature the unique perspectives of celebrities, politicians and everyday folk. Celebrity guests include Julia Louis Dreyfus, Jerrod Carmichael, Amy Poehler and more. Soon to be 95, World War II veteran, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms as All In The Family, Good Times, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Maude, and many others that defined and revolutionized American television, Lear brings his progressive and boundary-moving voice to the microphone with this rare and intimate weekly conversation.

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  • Judith Light
    Mon, Jun 18, 2018

    Actress Judith Light joins Norman and Paul to talk about the beginning of her career and her relationship with her parents, the importance of good writers and directors guiding you, saving the arts from being the first thing to be cut in schools, the significance of “Who’s The Boss?” and the play “Wit” on her career, and how no human being is one note.

  • Antonio Banderas
    Mon, Jun 11, 2018

    Actor Antonio Banderas talks to Norman and Paul about his role as Picasso on National Geographic’s “Genius”, the artist’s remarkably long name, his TV binge watching habits, starting his acting career without knowing English, finding performing after a halted soccer career, and the stage being his true love.

  • Lara Bergthold
    Mon, Jun 04, 2018

    RALLY Principal Partner Lara Bergthold joins Norman and Paul to help breakdown the shift is Conservative values, working to end gun violence, the important litigations she’s assisted with, and children being some of our best and most important messengers on issues.

  • Christine Lahti
    Mon, May 28, 2018

    Actress Christine Lahti joins Norman and Paul to talk about her new book, “True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age” and shares some important stories from it. Plus, winning an Oscar for her directorial debut, being in the bathroom when she won a Golden Globe, her challenging experiences as a feminist in Hollywood, and the honor of being called a “Feminazi” by Rush Limbaugh.

  • Joe Mantegna and Kirsten Vangsness
    Mon, May 21, 2018

    Actors Joe Mantegna and Kirsten Vangsness sit down with Norman and Paul to talk about Criminal Minds' 13 season run so far, its marathon running on WE TV through the summer, and raising awareness for National Missing Children's Day on May 25th.

  • Carol Burnett
    Mon, May 14, 2018

    The legendary Carol Burnett joins Norman and Paul to talk about her storied career, her new Netflix show "A Little Help with Carol Burnett", a chance encounter with the person who would send her to New York, and her upcoming Peabody Career Achievement Award.

  • Bob Greenblatt
    Mon, May 07, 2018

    Chairman of NBC Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt joins Norman and Paul to talk about his dream of wanting to be an executive, the power and importance of good show runners, how difficult producing is, and his involvement in Broadway.

  • Diane Warren
    Mon, Apr 30, 2018

    Songwriter Diane Warren joins Norman and Paul to talk about the unnecessity of learning scales, starting her song writing career at 15, the fortune of having talented performers take on her work, and Willie Nelson performing one of her latest songs.

  • Sean Penn
    Mon, Apr 23, 2018

    Actor and author Sean Penn sits down with Norman and Paul to talk about his new book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”, and the journey it took to write it, writing satire in a time of satire, taking time away from the collaboration of filmmaking to work alone, and using bad reviews to work in his favor.

  • William Friedkin
    Mon, Apr 16, 2018

    Director William Friedkin discusses his time with Sonny and Cher, the importance of “The People v Paul Crump”, his upcoming documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth”, and the present day concept of exorcism being based in fiction.

  • Todd Grinnell
    Mon, Apr 09, 2018

    Actor Todd Grinnell joins the show to talk about the announcement of “One Day at a Time” being picked up for a third season, originally feeling like he wasn’t right for the character of Schneider, finding sobriety when he moved to LA, and his humanitarian work with his company “This Bar Saves Lives”.

  • Mary Kay Place
    Mon, Apr 02, 2018

    Actress, singer, director Mary Kay Place sits down with Norman and Paul to talk about how she went from studio secretary to her big break on All in The Family, the origin of the character Loretta Haggers, growing up in a funny family, and how spirituality sustains her.

  • Gabe Fleisher
    Mon, Mar 26, 2018

    16-year-old “Wake Up to Politics” founder and editor-in-chief, Gabe Fleisher, joins the show to discuss the genesis of his non-partisan newsletter, publishing before going to school every morning, the potential for his generation to shape politics, and his journalistic ambitions.

  • Bruce Bozzi and Chris Brugler
    Mon, Mar 19, 2018

    The Palm restaurant owner Bruce Bozzi and Chris Brugler, founder of Chris Brugler catering, sit down with Norman and Paul to talk about the Bozzi family generations The Palm has seen, when Chris discovered his passion for cooking, his company being one of LA's premiere catering companies, the way The Palm has branched out to multiple locations and the intricacy of its management, and Bruce changing the landscape of the restaurant after coming out to his family.

  • Michael Angelakos
    Mon, Mar 12, 2018

    Passion Pit lead singer Michael Angelakos joins Norman and Paul to talk about his studying of Norman’s career, their both going to Emerson College, his bi-sexuality and his being bi-polar, using art to shield and expose yourself, his relationship with his former wife, and getting better with age.

  • Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline
    Mon, Mar 05, 2018

    The Middle creators Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline join Norman and Paul to talk about the show running 9 seasons, Norman’s shows inspiring them, their long careers working together, going to “The University of Murphy Brown”, Paul’s role as Reverend Tim Tom on the show, and breaking the last story for their final episode.

  • RuPaul
    Mon, Feb 26, 2018

    Norman and Paul sit down with RuPaul to discuss the political correctness of words and titles, the etymology of “Drag”, his mother as his strength, being a born entertainer, his background in musical theater, RuPaul’s Drag Con seeing the future of acceptance and celebration, and his dream of opening a daytime disco.

  • Katey Sagal
    Mon, Feb 19, 2018

    Actress Katey Sagal sits down with Norman and Paul to talk about Norman's role in her life as her Godfather, her career really taking off with "Married with Children", working with her husband, and her music career. Plus, her and Paul play a song together!

  • Jordan Peele and Catherine Keener
    Mon, Feb 12, 2018

    Writer, Director, Producer Jordan Peele and Actress Catherine Keener join Norman to talk about their Academy Award nominated “Get Out”. They discuss how he got started in comedy, getting out of acting and into the director’s chair, dealing with rejection as an actor, the editing process, and the importance of what “the sunken place” represents.

  • Rita Moreno
    Mon, Feb 05, 2018

    One Day at a Time actress Rita Moreno joins Norman and Paul in studio to talk about working on a show about serious issues, being a SKEGOT winner (SAG, Kennedy, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), what it’s like to date Elvis Presley, and her relationship with Marlon Brando.

  • Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce
    Mon, Jan 29, 2018

    One Day at a Time creators Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce join Norman and Paul to talk about season 2 of the show on Netflix, how to find the balance between hot and fresh, giving voices to Latina characters, how Gloria kickstarted her career, the difference between Network TV and Netflix, and not leaning on the crutch of profanity.

  • Peter Tolan
    Mon, Jan 22, 2018

    Writer, director, and producer Peter Tolan joins Norman and Paul to discuss their new show “Guess Who Died?”, getting started as an actor, moving to LA from New York at 30, his sexual discovery later in life, and his new life afterward.

  • Garry Marshall Theater - Modern Masters
    Mon, Jan 15, 2018

    All of the Above brings you Norman's evening at the Garry Marshall Theater as part of their "Modern Masters" series. Hosted by Christine Lakin and discussing Norman's incredible career and the changing landscape of television. Plus, he takes listener questions!

  • Rashida Jones
    Mon, Jan 08, 2018

    Actress Rashida Jones joins Norman and Paul to talk about her TV work and Angie Tribeca, being the child of famous parents, and the importance of having discussions about being bi-racial.

  • Steve Levitan
    Mon, Jan 01, 2018

    Writer/Producer Steve Levitan joins Norman and Paul to talk about his career, the enormous success of Modern Family, how he stays healthy, and adjusting to modern ways of life.

  • Bob Scheer
    Mon, Dec 25, 2017

    A re-airing of Bob Scheer's podcast, Scheer Intelligence in which he and Norman discuss the state of affairs today. Plus, Norman recaps his time at the Kennedy Center honors.

  • Gretchen Carlson
    Mon, Dec 18, 2017

    Journalist and author Gretchen Carlson sits down with Norman and Paul to talk about her new book, "Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Back Your Power".

  • Tavis Smiley
    Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    A re-airing of Norman's appearance on the Tavis Smiley podcast, Tavis Talks. The legendary television producer discusses the definitive chronicle documentary of his life, work, and achievements, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.

  • Adam Carolla
    Mon, Dec 04, 2017

    Funny man and fellow podcaster Adam Carolla joins Norman and Paul to talk about his myriad shows and his broadcast history.

  • Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsch
    Mon, Nov 27, 2017

    Actors Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsch join Norman and Paul to talk about their show, "Superior Donuts". Plus, their working together on the show, how they got stated in the industry, and upbringings.

  • Judd Apatow
    Mon, Nov 20, 2017

    Writer, Director, Producer Judd Apatow joins Norman solo in studio to talk about his upcoming projects, producing The Big Sick, his parents divorce helping influence his comedy, his upcoming stand up special, and how his kids contribute to his humor. Plus, Norman talks about working with Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis.

  • Sherry Lansing
    Mon, Nov 13, 2017

    Former CEO of Paramount Pictures Sherry Lansing joins Norman and Paul to talk about breaking doors down for women in the industry, the films she put in motion for Paramount, her marriage to director William Friedkin, and why she never pursued an acting career.

  • Rob Reiner
    Mon, Nov 06, 2017

    Director and legend Rob Reiner sits down with Norman and Paul to discuss what its like growing up around Norman and friends of his father, getting a helping hand from Cary Grant, being in High School drama class with Albert Brooks and Richard Dreyfuss, and working with Norman on getting his first films off the ground. Plus, he talks about his latest film with Woody Harrelson, LBJ.

  • John C. McGinley
    Mon, Oct 30, 2017

    Actor John C. McGinley sits down with Norman and Paul to talk about his work with Oliver Stone, putting your body through physical changes for a role, how actors self-sabotage themselves during the audition process, what it feels like when you've got Elvis dust, and advocating and working for people with down syndrome.

  • Brian Grazer
    Mon, Oct 23, 2017

    Producer Brian Grazer joins Norman and Paul to talk about his extensive career, how something like The Nutty Professor succeeds, his 16 Emmy nominations, how his career got started, writing Splash, his friendship/work with Ron Howard, and his maybe date with Princess Diana.

  • T Bone Burnett
    Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    Musician and producer T-Bone Burnett joins Norman and Paul to discuss how he got his nickname, his writing process, modern music mirroring the musical push-back of the 60's, the story of his new musical about Roy Rogers, and a little Buddy Holly jamming. Plus, he gives us a sneak peek at one of his new songs.

  • Jon Lovett
    Mon, Oct 09, 2017

    Writer, speechwriter, producer, and fellow podcaster Jon Lovett joins Norman and Paul to talk about his show Lovett or Leave It, working on Pod Save America, writing speeches for Hillary Clinton and jokes for Barack Obama, and having a personal experience when Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet on her TV show.

  • Voices for Puerto Rico
    Thu, Sep 28, 2017

    Norman is joined by guests Justina Machado, Luiz Guzman, Lisa Vidal, Mariem Perez & Carlitos Ruiz, and Roselyn Sanchez to discuss recovering after hurricane Maria and how people can offer relief to those in need in Puerto Rico. They ensure the donations that Voices of Puerto Rico receives go to non-profits on the Island as opposed to the government. Plus, they discuss the fact that they need more presence from the US and the strategy of the Puerto Rican government. You can go to for more information.

  • Ryan Murphy
    Mon, Sep 25, 2017

    Showrunner, creator, and young legend Ryan Murphy joins Norman and Paul to talk about All in the Family's influence on him, Donald Trump and Jim Jones influencing the premise for American Horror Story Cult, embracing his sexuality and using it to promote change, and the kinds of TV he watches.

  • DeVon Franklin
    Mon, Sep 18, 2017

    Film and TV producer and spiritual success coach DeVon Franklin joins Norman and Paul to talk about his new book The Hollywood Commandments, starting as an intern for Will Smith, the integrity of people in Hollywood, how his faith was defined and how it has defined him, and misusing Jesus as a political tool.

  • Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
    Mon, Sep 11, 2017

    Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer join Norman and Paul to talk about how the show got started, getting Amy Poehler to say yes to their web-series, improv versus scripted tv, and have a few questions for Norman. Plus, they all run an improv scene together!

  • Heidi Fleiss
    Mon, Sep 04, 2017

    The last madam, author, and parrot activist discusses how her prostitution ring in Los Angeles began, working with the crazy madam Alex, her clientele and their preferences, as well as her work in Las Vegas with Macaws and the madam she inherited them from.

  • Marty Kaplan
    Mon, Aug 28, 2017

    USC Professor Marty Kaplan joins Norman and Paul to talk about the impact of news and entertainment on culture, their founding of the Norman Lear center, the importance of Bollywood and Nollywood globally, and the sad truth about the amount of real news we actually receive.

  • Kris Bowers and Winky
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    Musician and composer Kris Bowers to talk about he and Norman's work together as well as his work on the new Netflix show Dear White People. Plus, friend of the show and Winky aka James Fairorth talks about his work in staging for live shows and how to bring audiences into an artists performance.

  • Charles Barkley
    Mon, Aug 14, 2017

    The mic is turned around on Norman as he sits down for a conversation with Charles Barkley on his new show American Race. Listen as they discuss his influence on creating monumental shows for the black community, where his inspiration for equality came from, the importance of President Obama, and racial stereotyping in entertainment and the media.

  • Iliza Shlesinger
    Mon, Aug 07, 2017

    Comedian Iliza Shlesinger joins Norman and Paul in studio to talk about her show Truth and Eliza, whats required of women in the world, her upcoming book Girl Logic, girls shaving the hairs on their big toes, millennials having the least sex of any generation, excessive capitalism taking advantage of people, and the difficulty of the human condition.

  • Geovanni Brewer and Jeffrey Fischgrund
    Mon, Jul 31, 2017

    TV producer Geovanni Brewer and Jeffrey Fischgrund discuss her career, taking risks, being in an interracial couple, and treating no one with a "less than" attitude.

  • Mauricio and Katie Mota with Dean Ernest Wilson
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017

    Writers and producers of the Hulu show "East Los High" Mauricio and Katie Mota join Norman and Paul with their mutual friend Dean Ernest Wilson to discuss Latino TV, that minority audiences are not niche, and the upcoming exciting movie to conclude the show.

  • Phil Rosenthal
    Mon, Jul 17, 2017

    Producer, writer, and host Phil Rosenthal joins Norman and Paul to talk about his success on "Everybody Loves Raymond", his travel and food show "I'll Have What Phil's Having", and his exciting upcoming Netflix project.

  • Jay Mohr
    Mon, Jul 10, 2017

    Comedian Jay Mohr joins Norman and Paul to discuss the modern eras lack of civility and our over dependence on technology, how bullshit cant save us, his being a sufficient narcissist, and how he got started. Plus, a very touching poem he wrote for his mother and plenty of Christopher Walken impressions.

  • Martin Sheen and Joe Torrenueva
    Mon, Jul 03, 2017

    Actor Martin Sheen joins Norman and Paul to talk about his recent work on Grace and Frankie, Hollywood history, and the difficult realities of world history. Plus, also joining is Martin and Norman's Barber Little Joe who talks about his long and celebrity filled career.

  • Kenya Barris
    Mon, Jun 26, 2017

    Showrunner, creator, and writer Kenya Barris joins Norman and Paul to talk about Black-ish, his new projects, the struggles of launching TV shows, the intricacies of the Obama Presidency, and the dangers of our political future.

  • Justina Machado
    Mon, Jun 19, 2017

    Actress Justina Machado joins Norman and fill in co-host Brent to talk about their work together on One Day at a Time, how her career got started, and all the ups and downs of being a working actor.

  • Stephen Tobolowsky
    Mon, Jun 12, 2017

    Actor Stephen Tobolowsky joins Norman and Paul to talk about his career, working on the new One Day at a Time, spirituality, and his new book.

  • America Ferrera
    Mon, Jun 05, 2017

    Actress America Ferrera joins Norman and Paul to discuss her acting career, how she got started, the new season of Superstore, and why it's important for actors to use their voice to talk about the issues that matter.

  • Kevin Bacon
    Mon, May 29, 2017

    Actor Kevin Bacon talks about his new Amazon show, "I Love Dick", his historic career, some of his favorite memories, and being part of a multi talented family.

  • Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda
    Mon, May 22, 2017

    Actresses Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda join Norman and Paul to talk about Grace and Frankie, laughter keeping you young, how social media affects activism, and the state of America's affairs today.

  • Julia Louis Dreyfus
    Mon, May 15, 2017

    Actress Julia Louis Drefus joins Norman and Paul to talk about the new season of Veep, how the show got started, Norman's shows influence on her career, and their mutual love for Northwestern.

  • Jerrod Carmichael
    Mon, May 08, 2017

    Norman and Paul welcome actor and stand up comic Jerrod Carmichael. He talks about his show, The Carmichael Show, his new stand up special, Donald Trump and the state of America, and the use of a particular word in our society today.

  • Amy Poehler
    Mon, May 01, 2017

    Amy Poehler joins Norman Lear and co-host Paul Hipp on the premiere episode of All of the Above! They chat about her new movie with Will Ferrell "The House, taking religion with a dash of humor, the All in the Family theme, and raising kids.

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    Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    "All Of The Above with Norman Lear" premieres Monday, May 1, 2017.

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