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Fritz and Weezie

Co-Hosted by L.A. Broadcasting Legends

Fritz Coleman
Host

Fritz Coleman was the weekday weathercaster at NBC4 LA for 39 years and as a comedian, he's been a working standup in Los Angeles since 1980. Fritz has made 8 appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Johnny Carson and opened for many showbiz icons including Ray Charles and Debby Reynolds. He has written and performed 4 one-person shows and had several comedy specials on NBC Los Angeles for which he has received 5 local Emmy Awards. 

Since retiring from NBC in 2020, Fritz has been co-hosting Media Path Podcast and devoting more of his time to his stand-up and charity work.








 

Frtiz Coleman

Louise "Weezy" Palanker
Host

Louise 'Weezy' Palanker is a co-founder of Premiere Radio Networks which is now a division of iHeart Media. Weezy is a writer, producer, director, comedian,  photographer, songwriter and drummer. A distinguished filmmaker, her documentaries include 'Family Band: The Cowsill Story,' exploring the dark truth behind the real-life band that inspired The Partridge Family and 'Margaret Singer: Seeking Light, which shares the art and wisdom of a 97 year old Holocaust Survivor.

Weezy is a trailblazer in the podcasting space, launching her first show in 2005. Media Path is her fifth and favorite podcast.

She grew up in Buffalo, NY and lives in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara with her husband Ron.



 

Weezy Palanker

Recent Episodes

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EPISODE 187

The Queen Of Iconic TV Appearances & Vegas Show Biz, Past & Present with Susan Anton

Susan Anton is a small town Yucaipa, CA girl who became Miss California and conquered the 70s and 80s media landscape. A triple threat, Susan sings, dances and acts and she quickly made her way into commercials, talk and variety shows, TV series, movies, and Broadway. And she opened for Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. Tom Jones and Kenny Rogers. 

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EPISODE 186

She Conquered Theater Then Brought Her Talents To Your Favorite TV Shows with Bonnie Bartlett

Bonnie Bartlett’s impressive career spans half a century beginning with three starring years on the 50s soap, Love of Life and building towards guest starring parts in Gunsmoke, The Waltons, Kojak, The Rockford Files, Home Improvement, and starring turns in St. Elsewhere, Little House on The Prairie and Boy Meets World. Additionally, she played the infamous Barbara Thorndyke on The Golden Girls. 

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EPISODE 185

Six Decades Of Showbiz Adventures & The Magic Of Classic Era Sci Fi with Veronica Cartwright

Veronica Cartwright is the queen of classic era genre film and TV. Every role iconic. Every story spine-tingling. Veronica joins us for a deep dive into her decades of action packed history making roles beginning with child actor turns on The Twilight Zone, The Birds, Daniel Boone and The Children’s Hour. Her early screen scream training prepared her for legendary grownup parts in Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Witches of Eastwick. We get a front row seat for all of the movie-making magic secrets and shocking behind-the-scenes revelations.

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EPISODE 184

Little House, Big Cultural Impact & The Sweethearts of Classic TV with Dean Butler

Little House on the Prairie takes us back to a time when modern distractions were stripped away and life was pared down to the values which define us: kindness, community, compassion and collaboration. Without the miracle of time travel, we do get to huddle together and gather ‘round the warmth of a streaming episode of Little House.  Dean Butler played the man who put the “Wilder” in Laura Ingalls Wilder. He was the Prairie heartthrob who lit up the heart of Half-Pint and Little House fans the world over. 

Media Path Podcast is a weekly, hour-long audio and video podcast co-hosted by L.A. broadcasting legends Fritz Coleman & Louise Palanker. Fritz and Weezy discuss current media and iconic entertainment history with guests who've made an enormous impact on the industry and culture. Past guests include Henry Winkler, Christopher Knight, Ed Begley, Jr., The Cowsills, Peter Noone, The Righteous Brothers, Jon "Bowzer" Bauman & many more.

 

Media Path has listeners all over the world and has charted globally in the Arts and Books categories, including in Norway, Denmark, Austria, Ireland, The Philippines and all of North America. Media Path's global rank is in the top 3% of all podcasts on Listen Notes, a leading podcast search engine.

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The interview [Media Path] did with Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys is quite simply one of the best interviews I have ever been a part of in the fifty years that I have been in the business. It is brilliant and I send it out all the time to people who interview Richard. If I was teaching a journalism class, I would have everybody watch that interview. I would say to them "this is how you do it."

Sandy Brokaw, Publicist

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I love this podcast. It is smart, fun, and the guests are fantastic. I really appreciate how much research goes into each guest. There is great chemistry between the hosts. I look forward to each show!

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Listening to the Media Path Podcast takes listeners on the road less traveled and much more interesting. The research they must have to do each show has to be extensive. Fritz & Weezy make me laugh, smile and sometimes want to research more. Glad to subscribe.

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