Norman Lear is lending his voice to the world of podcasts. The veteran writer, producer, director and creator of such landmark sitcoms as All in the Family, Good Times, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Maude and others will be hosting a new weekly podcast on PodcastOne.
All of the Above with Norman Lear will cover topics ranging from comedy to family, current events, music, politics and social issues featuring the unique perspectives of celebrities, politicians and everyday folk. Lear is joined each week by his friend and sidekick, actor-composer Paul Hipp.
Early celebrity guests include Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerrod Carmichael and America Ferrera. Conversation topics run from Veep and the basketball talents of Louis-Dreyfus’ son, race in media with Carmichael, training for a triathlon with Ferrera and religion with Poehler.
“I have known and admired Norman for a very long time. Having his podcast on our PodcastOne network is gigantic, not to mention totally cool,” said Norman Pattiz, PodcastOne founder and executive chairman. “From one Norman to another, ‘Welcome aboard.’”
The podcast will debut May 1, with new episodes available every Monday on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app and iTunes.