Norman Lear is lending his legendary voice to the podcast world. The veteran producer, writer, creator, and director of landmark sitcoms such as Good Times, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, All in the Family and Maude among others will be the profound host of a new weekly podcast on PodcastOne as announced by Norman Pattiz. The podcast, All of the Above with Norman Lear will cover topics ranging from family to comedy, music, current issues, politics as well as social events with a unique feature on the dynamic perspectives of politicians, celebrities, and everyday folk. Each week, Paul Hipp, a sidekick, friend, and actor-composer join Norman Lear.


In the extensive list of celebrity guests, the first stars will include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler, America Ferrera, and Jerrod Carmichael. In the podcast, discussion topics run from basketball endeavors of Louis-Dreyfus’ son and Veep, training for a triathlon with Ferrera, race in media with Carmichael as well as the religion with Poehler. During the announcement, Norman Pattiz posited to have known and admired Lear for long. Moreover, he noted that having Lear’s podcast on his PodcastOne network was gigantic and totally cool. Norman Pattiz is the founder and executive chair of PodcastOne. The Lear’s podcast made its debut on May 1, with new and engaging episodes available every Monday on the PodcastOne app,, and iTunes.


Norman Pattiz boasts of more than four decades of extensive experience, specially on radio syndication. The Forbes May 2016 issue on Global Change Makers celebrated him primarily for his robust role in the media sector. Norman Pattiz also founded Westwood One, which was later recognized as the largest conversation, entertainment, sports, news, and traffic broadcaster in the world during his leadership tenure. The entity also managed and produced other radio networks, including NFL Football, CNN radio, NCAA Basketball, CBS News, March Madness, and The Super Bowl among others ( Moreover, in 2010 Norman Pattiz created the Courtside Entertainment Group, which focused on the production and distribution of top-notch, nouveau programs and shows.


PodcastOne was launched in 2012 after Norman Pattiz realized opportunity underutilization in the audio sector. With a short span of time, the entity had emerged as the top producer and distributor of audio programs, which were highly demanded. Presently, the firm is working in collaboration with among the most eminent personalities, including Chris Jericho, Penn Jillette, Larry King, Heather Dubrow and Steve Austin. In 2009, due to his industrial excellence, the Library of American Broadcasting honored Norman Pattiz with the prestigious Giants of Broadcasting Award. He is additionally a Regent at the University of California. Learn more: