All of the Above with Norman Lear

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, Jordan Peele, Rashida Jones, RuPaul, Katy Segal, Judd Apatow, Brian Grazer, Amy Poehler, Charles Barkley, Lilly Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, and more. At ninety-five years old, 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.

LATEST EPISODE

Bob Saget

Actor and comedian Bob Saget joins Norman and Paul to discuss how they became friends and bonded over cigars, censorship in entertainment, the upcoming documentary he's making on Martin Mull, and his most recent Amazon Prime special, "0 to 60."
01:01:03 7/9/2018

Past Episodes

Saxophonist and restaurateur Dave Koz joins Norman and Paul to discuss the joys of sharing food, cigars, and music with Norman and the gang, the power music has to bring people together, discovering the saxophone instead of sports, and finding his Dad's face in a cannabis store.
00:54:44 7/2/2018
Writer and Producer Greg Bertlanti sits down with Norman and Paul to talk about his managing 14 different shows, using TV to help influence society into new ways of thinking, Jim Henson influencing his storytelling from a young age, how his career got started in TV, and meeting Norman over the phone while working on Everwood, and working alongside his husband.
00:49:40 6/25/2018
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.
00:47:37 6/18/2018
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.
00:47:35 6/11/2018
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.
00:57:27 6/4/2018
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.
00:53:33 5/28/2018
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.
00:53:13 5/21/2018
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.
00:55:17 5/14/2018
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.
00:57:25 5/7/2018
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.
00:45:13 4/30/2018
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.
00:56:37 4/23/2018
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.
01:00:15 4/16/2018
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".
00:54:23 4/9/2018
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.
00:00:00 4/2/2018

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