Norman Pattiz

On April 27, 2017, Norman Pattiz announced that Norman Lear, creator of many well liked sitcoms, has started an intimate weekly podcast. Lear plans to enlighten listeners with great conversation including topics such as: comedy, current events, music, politics etc. The show will also feature creative perspectives from celebrities, politicians, and regular people. Each week, Lear will be joined by his great friend, Paul Hipp. Some of Lear’s celebrity guests will include: Amy Poehler, America Ferrera, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Topics will include the basketball skills of Dreygus, triathlon training with Ferrera, and religion with Amy Poehler ( The podcast debuted on May 1 and new episodes are available every Monday. These podcasts may be found on, the PodcastOne app and iTunes. Lear made a statement saying that he wanted to wait until half of his life was over to make a podcast. Pattiz stated that he has known and admired Norman for a very long time and that having his podcast on his PodcastOne network is huge.


Norman Pattiz was born in 1943 and he is an American Brodcast Entrepreneur. Pattiz has over 40 years of experience in radio syndication and he founded the radio network called Westwood One. Westwood One is America’s largest news, sports, and entertainment programing in the broadcast industry. Pattiz serves as the chairman of the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. He is also a member in the Council of Foreign Relations.


In 2010, Pattiz founded the Courtside Entertainment Group. This group is based in Los Angeles and it produces and finances quality programming. This is a popular radio home for Laura Laura Ingraham, Bill O’Reilly, and Ron Paul. In 2000, Pattiz was appointed by President Clinton and then again by President Bush to serve on the Broadcast Board of Governors of the United States of America. This board is in charge of all US nonmilitary broadcasting services. Learn more: