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

Sean Penn

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

Past Episodes

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
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.
00:54:15 3/26/2018
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.
00:59:36 3/19/2018
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.
00:59:36 3/12/2018
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.
00:51:02 3/5/2018
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.
01:12:26 2/26/2018
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!
00:58:15 2/19/2018
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.
01:01:02 2/12/2018
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.
00:57:59 2/5/2018
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.
00:51:47 1/29/2018
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.
01:02:17 1/22/2018
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!
01:10:30 1/15/2018

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