Category Archives: Radio

Norman Pattiz And PodcastOne Release New, Interactive Features To Listeners

New technology was very recently introduced to PodcastOne listeners of the Adam Carolla podcast and has quickly branched out to other podcast hosts. PodcastOne is the first podcast media network to offer a virtual reality experience for its podcast listeners. Mandt VR has teamed up with PodCastOne to bring the listener several new features:


Listeners will be able to watch podcasts with a 360 degree virtual reality viewpoint. It will be as if the listener us sitting in the audience watching the live studio recording.


Listeners will be able to join the conversation in real time, message other audience members, and interact with the host for a more enjoyable experience.


Listeners can enjoy extras such as articles, photos, or build up reward points toward bonus features like discounts on products or accessing exclusive footage. Learn more:


Mandt VR and PodCastOne have already recorded over 1,000 hours of footage from some often more popular podcasts such as: Adam and Drew, Forbes Under 30, Geffen Playhouse Unscripted, Mohr Stories, and Koy Pond to name a few. Mandt VR as well as PodCastOne creator Norman Pattiz are very happy with the new format both stating that they are bringing cutting edge technology to podcasts.


Norman Pattiz is the founder of media giant Westwood One and is a pioneer in the art of media. Pattiz’s Westwood One is responsible for broadcasting some of the biggest media events such as: Summer and Winter Olympics, the Superbowl, NCAA, NBC radio, CBS news, CNN Radio, and March Madness to name a few. Pattiz left Westwood One to start PodCastOne in 2012.


In addition to running PodCastOne, Mr. Pattiz also serves as a regent at a college in California. Previously,Mr. Pattiz was appointed to the federal Broadcasting Board of Governors by Presidents Bush and Clinton. To read more about Mr. Pattiz, please click here.


Norman Pattiz Welcomes Norman Lear To PodCastOne

PodcastOne Founder and Executive Chairman Norman Pattiz announced April 24, 2017 that legendary writer, producer director and creator Norman Lear will be adding his talents to their weekly lineup with “All of the Above with Norman Lear”. Norman Pattiz was also founder of Westwood One in 1974 and made it into America’s largest source of news, sports, talk, entertainment and traffic programming in the broadcast industry. Westwood One owned, managed or distributed CBS News, CNN radio, NBC Radio Networks , NFL Football and NCAA Basketball along with both the Winter and Summer Olympics. Norman Pattiz has over 40 years of experience in radio syndication which naturally led to his decision to found and launch Courtside Entertainment Group in 2010. He recognized that the audio on demand industry was an untapped opportunity. After its launch in 2012. PodcastOne quickly became the leading producer and distributor in audio on demand programming. PodcastOne offered a popular line up of personalities and brands such as Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Larry King and over 200 more of today’s most popular podcast. Learn more:




Norman Lear’s comic genius created hit shows such as All In The Family, One Day At A Time, Good Times, Maude, and The Jeffersons. These revolutionary American television shows all shared Norman Lear’s progressive and boundary stretching voice. It will also offer listeners a variety of topics for conversation including current events, family, comedy music, social issues, politics and every topic you can think of. The podcast debut was scheduled for May 1 with a new episode every Monday on, the PodcastOne app and on iTunes. Norman Pattiz said that he has known and admired Norman Lear for a very long time and featuring his podcast was gigantic as well as cool as he welcomed him aboard “Norm to Norm” according to PR Newswire on Yahoo Finance. With guest including Amy Poehler, Jerrod Carmichael, America Ferrera and Julia Louis-Dreyfus the podcast is sure to be a success.




Norman Pattiz was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009 and appointed to serve on the Broadcast Board of Governors of the US in 2000 by then President Bill Clinton and again in 2002 by then President George W Bush. The Board of Governors oversee all US nonmilitary broadcasting services, which include “The Voice of America, “ Radio Liberty”. “Radio Free Europe, and Middle East Broadcasting” to name a few. Norman Pattiz was responsible for conceiving and launching Americas Arabic Language radio and television services to all 22 countries of the Middle East and Farsi Language Broadcasting to Iran. According to research results reported August 8, 2017, the listeners and advertisers both will benefit from “All the Above with Norman Lear”. Learn more:

Welcome Aboard Norman Lear

A veteran of the World War II, director, producer, writer plus the creator of such sitcoms as Maude, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, Good Times, and All in The Family that revolutionized and defined the American television. Norman Milton Lear brings his boundary-moving and progressive voice to his microphone with a weekly podcast that’s intimate.


Announced by the PodcastOne Executive Chairman and founder, Norman Pattiz, all the above with Lear was going to take listeners on an informative, conversation ride, from family to comedy, social, politics, music, current events, etc. Topics were to cover anything and everything that you could imagine, the show was always to feature the unique views of politicians, celebrities, and everyday people. Lear was joined every week by a great friend, composer, an actor and Paul Hipp, the sidekick.


Early celebrity guests included America Ferrera, Jerrod Carmichael, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Amy Poehler. Conversation topics ran the extent of the basketball talents of the son of Louis Dreyfus with Julia and Veep, raced in the media with Carmichael, trained for a religion with Poehler and triathlon with Ferrera. The podcast was to debut on 1 May, with new episodes available each Monday on iTunes,, and the PodcastOne app. Fans could pre-subscribe. Learn more:


Lear said that he was 95 years old, and he wanted to wait when half of his life over to start a podcast. He continued saying that whatever his age, he always thinks of himself as your peer, it doesn’t matter your age. You should subscribe and find out if you do not agree. Pattiz said that he had known, as well as admired Lear for many years. Having his podcast on their PodcastOne network was gigantic and cool. He concluded by welcoming Lear.


Pattiz stays in Beverly Hills with his spouse, Mary Turner Pattiz for almost three decades. On his interview with Ideamensch, Pattiz said that the idea for Podcast One came after he left Westwood One, he was introduced to Kit Gray, a person that was representing podcasts for other people, working out of his Marina Del Rey apartment. It struck him immediately, that was Westwood One for the modern digital world. Pattiz and Kit started their production to the mix. The strategy that has helped him to grow his business is being the last person out during the night and the first person in, in the morning, he stays excited, busy, and engaged. Learn more: