Norman Pattiz was pleased to bring on board veteran entertainment guru Norman Lear into the PodcastOne fold. Lear will premiere his program called ‘All of the Above,’ an intimate weekly podcast that will air every Monday. Debuting on May 1, its episodes will be released weekly on PodcastOne.com, iTunes, and PodcastOne app.
Norman Lear has been in the entertainment business for nearly half a century. He fought in the First World War before starting his long stint in the world of entertainment. He has written, produced, directed, and created many legendary sitcoms including The Jeffersons, Maude, All in the Family, and Good Times.
This is the first time Lear will be hosting a podcast. His program will tackle all topics including current events, music, conversation, comedy, politics, and social issues. It will also feature celebrities, everyday folk, and politicians. Lear will co-host with friend and sidekick, Paul Hipp. Some of the confirmed celebrity guests include America Ferrera, Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jerrod Carmichael.
Norman Pattiz said that he has admired Norman for long and having him join PodcastOne was cool and gigantic. He welcomed his fellow Norman aboard.
On his part, Norman Lear said that 95 was the perfect time to start a podcast hinting that he waited for over half of his life to do it. He was confident that despite his advanced age, he still considered himself everybody’s peer. He launched People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group, and is a recipient of the National Medal of the Arts.
Norman Pattiz founded PodcastOne towards the end of 2012. He is experienced in radio syndication boasting of over 40 years in the field. He started Westwood One, a company that flourished under his management becoming the largest provider of news, talk, entertainment, traffic, and sports programming in the US. It owned and managed the biggest radio networks like CBS News, The Super Bowl, and NFL Football.
Pattiz founded Courtside Entertainment Group in 2010. It produces and distributes quality programming. Two years later he launched PodcastOne, which is presently the leading producer and distributor of entertaining audio on-demand programming. Some of its brands include Larry King, Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Shaquille O’Neal, and more than two hundred popular podcasts. Pattiz has served on the US Broadcasting Board of Governors and is a recipient of the esteemed Giants of Broadcasting Award given by Library of American Broadcasting.