Former CEO of Paramount Pictures Sherry Lansing joins Norman and Paul to talk about breaking doors down for women in the industry, the films she put in motion for Paramount, her marriage to director William Friedkin, and why she never pursued an acting career.
Director and legend Rob Reiner sits down with Norman and Paul to discuss what its like growing up around Norman and friends of his father, getting a helping hand from Cary Grant, being in High School drama class with Albert Brooks and Richard Dreyfuss, and working with Norman on getting his first films off the ground. Plus, he talks about his latest film with Woody Harrelson, LBJ.
Actor John C. McGinley sits down with Norman and Paul to talk about his work with Oliver Stone, putting your body through physical changes for a role, how actors self-sabotage themselves during the audition process, what it feels like when you've got Elvis dust, and advocating and working for people with down syndrome.
Producer Brian Grazer joins Norman and Paul to talk about his extensive career, how something like The Nutty Professor succeeds, his 16 Emmy nominations, how his career got started, writing Splash, his friendship/work with Ron Howard, and his maybe date with Princess Diana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!