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Fritz and Weezie

Co-Hosted by L.A. Broadcasting Legends

Fritz Coleman

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

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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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. 



Producing Pioneering Television & A Life Powered By Laughter with George Schlatter

George Schlatter is living a life full of legendary firsts and remarkable adventures because he embraces innovation. George’s captivating career path is documented in his book, Still Laughing: A Life In Comedy. It’s a hilarious page-turner that serves as a showbiz primer and history lesson. It’s also self-improvement manual for anyone in search of creative inspiration. One of George’s key mottos is: When all hope is fading, make them laugh. George has brazenly cracked up Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Cary Grant. Now it’s your turn.



Documenting Underground Culture & A Punk Perspective On Hollywood with Penelope Spheeris

Her films populate the most notable entries in underground and mainstream 20th century youth culture. Trailblazing filmmaker Penelope Spheeris joins us to share her cheeky Hollywood  outsider perspective which allowed her to break legendary ground, with Suburbia and the Decline of Western Civilization trilogy and make significant dents in mainstream film land with Wayne’s World, Black Sheep and Little Rascals.  Brace for Penelope’s snidely self-effacing perspective on movies, music, and Hollywood’s club and movie cultures.



Sharing The Limelight With Lassie & Behind The Scenes Of Classic TV with Jon Provost & Laurie Jacobson

We speak fluent Collie and Timmy got into plenty of trouble but he never fell into a well. What Lassie is trying to tell you there is that “Timmy,” Jon Provost, is doing very well. He’s an animal rights activist who has just launched a CBD spray to help calm pets and, along with his wife, Laurie Jacobson, he’s written a book chronicling his phenomenal show-biz history, including films with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Jane Wyman, Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, William Holden, Clinton Eastwood and Kurt Russell.

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!


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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