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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.



 

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EPISODE 169

Bob Cowsill & Raized Wrong: TikTok Teen Idols & Generations of Family Bands

Raized Wrong is two young brothers, Landon and Lyric Goldberg, and their father Donny. They are a newly minted but third generation family band. Donny, along with his dad and brother head up a Beach Boys tribute band called Surf’s Up. Having learned his trade well from his dad, Donny is passing it on to his sons, ages 12 and 13. Their tight vocal harmonies on classic hits have shot their TikTok following climbing quickly towards a million and Lyric and Landon are on a fast track to teen idol heights so we hooked them up with a man who’s been there, Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills.

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EPISODE 170

Behind The Scenes of 70s TV & An Uplifting Wings Guitarist with Laurence Juber & Shelley Herman

Our Media Path takes us to the influential and iconic 70s when Paul McCartney & Wings flew over Europe, The UK, and The World, lifted by the guitar mastery of Laurence Juber and when studio pages roamed the NBC hallways, collecting memorable celebrity encounters and handing gift cards to Johnny Carson.

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EPISODE 169

Bob Cowsill & Raized Wrong: TikTok Teen Idols & Generations of Family Bands

Raized Wrong is two young brothers, Landon and Lyric Goldberg, and their father Donny. They are a newly minted but third generation family band. Donny, along with his dad and brother head up a Beach Boys tribute band called Surf’s Up. Having learned his trade well from his dad, Donny is passing it on to his sons, ages 12 and 13. Their tight vocal harmonies on classic hits have shot their TikTok following climbing quickly towards a million and Lyric and Landon are on a fast track to teen idol heights so we hooked them up with a man who’s been there, Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills.

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EPISODE 168

Revealing Extremist Roots & The Role Of Faith In Politics with Dan Partland

Dan Partland has amassed an impressive body of documentary film work including, American High, Intervention, American Style, American Race and Apple’s top selling doc of all time, #Unfit, which studies the dangerous psychology of Donald Trump. Along with Rob Reiner, Dan is now bringing us God + Country, opening in theaters this Friday. 

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EPISODE 167

The Lotto-Winner Politician & A Primer On Nixon vs. The Anti-War Movement & Life After Leaving Leave It To Beaver

If you’ve ever wondered how Beaver’s pal Gilbert turned out, he’s doing real neat. Stephen Talbot moved on from Mayfield to become a broadcast journalist for PBS, making investigative, news-making documentary films for Frontline, Bill Moyers and American Experience. Steve joins us to discuss his boomer journey from the streets of mythical 50s suburbia to counter-culture activism, to groundbreaking documentary journalism.

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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