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, 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.


Charles Barkley

The mic is turned around on Norman as he sits down for a conversation...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.   Show More

54:28 8/14/2017

Past Episodes

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.
59:57 8/7/2017
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.
40:13 7/31/2017
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.
01:03:32 7/24/2017
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.
51:30 7/17/2017
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.
01:08:36 7/10/2017
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.
01:00:25 7/3/2017
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.
01:06:46 6/26/2017
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.
01:03:41 6/19/2017
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.
01:23:08 6/12/2017
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.
01:08:26 6/5/2017
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.
54:41 5/29/2017
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.
32:28 5/22/2017
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.
46:43 5/15/2017
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.
01:04:06 5/8/2017
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.
47:34 5/1/2017
"All Of The Above with Norman Lear" premieres Monday, May 1, 2017.
59 4/19/2017

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