Norman Lear Talks with Marty Kaplan

Marty Kaplan joins Norman and Paul to talk about the impact of news and entertainment on culture, their founding of the Norman Lear Center, the importance of Bollywood and Nollywood globally, and the sad truth about the amount of real news we actually receive.

ALL OF THE ABOVE WITH NORMAN LEAR takes listeners on an enlightening ride of conversation, from comedy to family, current events, music, politics, social issues and more. While topics will cover any and everything you can think of, the show will always feature the unique perspectives of celebrities, politicians and everyday folk. With co-host Paul Hipp, Lear brings his progressive and boundary-moving voice to the microphone with this rare and intimate weekly conversation. More Episodes  >>

Sherry Turkle in Conversation with Marty Kaplan
“The Assault on Empathy”

MIT’s Sherry Turkle talks about phone addiction, addiction to news, the attention economy and the importance of boredom and solitude in this inspiring podcast with Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan. READ the transcript.


Johanna Blakley with Guy Raz on TED RADIO HOUR
“Does Copying in Fashion Keep It Fresh?”

Guy Raz interviewed Lear Center Managing Director Johanna Blakley about the culture of copying in the fashion industry in what he called “maybe our best show ever.” During the TED Radio Hour, they discussed the cult of originality and the fashion industry’s constant creative incursions into the archives of fashion.