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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, 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.

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.
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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, 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.

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English


Episodes

Bob Saget

7/9/2018
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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.”

Duration:01:01:03

Dave Koz

7/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:54:44

Greg Berlanti

6/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:40

Judith Light

6/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:47:37

Antonio Banderas

6/11/2018
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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.

Duration:00:47:35

Lara Bergthold

6/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:57:27

Christine Lahti

5/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:53:32

Joe Mantegna and Kirsten Vangsness

5/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:53:13

Carol Burnett

5/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:55:16

Bob Greenblatt

5/7/2018
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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.

Duration:00:57:25

Diane Warren

4/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:45:13

Sean Penn

4/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:56:37

William Friedkin

4/16/2018
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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.

Duration:01:00:15

Todd Grinnell

4/9/2018
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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”.

Duration:00:54:22

Mary Kay Place

4/2/2018
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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.

Duration:01:03:44

Gabe Fleisher

3/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:54:15

Bruce Bozzi and Chris Brugler

3/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:59:36

Michael Angelakos

3/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:59:36

Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline

3/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:51:01

RuPaul

2/26/2018
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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.

Duration:01:12:25