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.

LATEST EPISODE

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Musician and producer T-Bone Burnett joins Norman and Paul to discuss...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.   Show More

01:05:13 10/16/2017

Past Episodes

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.
57:55 10/9/2017
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 voicesforpuertorico.com for more information.
47:49 9/28/2017
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.
01:03:37 9/25/2017
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.
52:48 9/18/2017
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!
41:02 9/11/2017
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.
01:07:46 9/4/2017
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.
01:04:04 8/28/2017
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.
01:06:19 8/21/2017
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.
54:28 8/14/2017
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.
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.
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