Have you ever become obsessed with a topic and taken a deep dive into consuming all you could uncover about it?
Media Path podcast is here to indulge your obsessions. hosted by Fritz Coleman and Louise Palanker, the show takes you along on a scenic tour through books, movies, TV, podcasts and music related to a given topic of captivation. We are exploring entertainment, politics, history, true crime, world events and all of their intriguing intersections.
Fritz Coleman is a legendary Los Angeles weatherman/humorist. Louise Palanker is a filmmaker/columnist and co-founder of Premiere Radio.
Hop aboard. Discover more layers, intrigue and substance. Go beyond binging with Media Path.
Today’s Obsession? Health and Healing
Kimberly Soenen is the creative director, curator and editor of “SOME People” (Every) Body, an ongoing, multiverse group project that raises questions about definitions of “health," "health insurance," “healthcare” and Public Health. A Best Practice and Public Health policy thought leader, Soenen has combined the creative and journalistic forces of photographers, artists, essayists and physicians to curate a mix of reportage and art that both challenges and inspires the ways in which we think about health and healthcare. Kimberly brings her experiences and expertise to a conversation with Fritz and Weezy on the Covid 19 pandemic, mental health, the future of the ACA, healthcare whistle blowers, the vaccination race and more. Plus Weezy and Fritz discuss, Showtime’s The Circus and The Comedy Store, Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s documentary, The Great American Lie and The Hallmark Channel’s When Calls The Heart.
Today's Obsession? Michael Reagan & Family Politics
Michael Reagan joins us for an engrossing conversation about finding your own voice while growing up in a Hollywood family and coming of age in a political family. Michael’s parents are Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. His step-mother is Nancy Reagan and he is an accomplished writer, political consultant and radio host. Plus Fritz and Weezy discuss the new James A. Baker book and the Netflix hybrid doc, Social Dilemma.
Today's Obsession? The Sound of Music & To Kill a Mockingbird
What is it about The Sound of Music? Story? Cast? Soundtrack? Message? Family? Ideals? A dash of magic? Or all of the above? The Sound of Music Story Author Tom Santopietro is captivated by Von Trapp family values and he joins us to share his enthusiasm with Fritz, Weezy and surprise guest, Sound of Music super fan, Rick Rosenfeld. Tom comes to us with insight into the real and fictional Von Trapps and how this very special film has affected all of the above and generations of viewers who have fallen in love with the movie. We also talk about the legacy of To Kill A Mockingbird, Fritz’s reading list and The Comey Rule.
Today's Obsession? Watergate & The FBI
Why did Mark Felt leak? Was he on a hero’s journey to save democracy, uphold justice, protect The FBI or was he engaged in an epic battle of succession to the seat of power recently held for 37 years by J. Edgar Hoover? Author journalist Max Holland joins us for a deep discussion about what motivated Deep Throat. Max also hold a fascinating theory about the Zapruder film and the assassination of JFK. Also, what or who exactly is Q Anon? Jake Palanker joins Fritz and Weezy for an enlightening conversation about the origins, beliefs and the of the Q cult.
Today's Obsession? Wendy Liebman & Jeffrey Sherman
Wendy Liebman and Jeffrey Sherman are among the world’s most adorable couples. The cutest thing about them being that they are each other’s biggest fans. Wendy is a comedian with a unique wordplay afterthought style that has taken her to The Tonight Show, Letterman, HBO and Comedy Central Specials. Her husband Jeffrey Sherman is an accomplished writer/producer/musician whose credits include Boy Meets World, Up The Creek and an award winning documentary about his father and uncle, Disney composers Robert and Richard Sherman. Plus Fritz and Weezy’s media path travels through the works of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Christopher Buckley, Barbara Kopple, and the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with books by Jeffrey Toobin and Jan Crawford Greenburg.
Today’s Obsession? The Black Dahlia
You may have a uniquely conflicted and complicated relationship with your father but until you discover him to be a serial killer, Steve Hodel wins. Steve was a retired L.A. police detective when he learned that his father George Hodel had been a suspect in the 1947 Black Dahlia murder. Steve’s efforts to clear his dad’s name led him to discover and face the dark and disturbing truth in his own family history. Plus, Fritz and Weezy sort through their reading lists with titles by Mary Trump, Michael Cohen, Stephanie Winston Wolcoff, Bob Woodward and Peter Strzok.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Always a fresh take
Love the banter and the fact that there’s serious and interesting topics that are navigated through with humor.
Always Something New to Discover
I love this podcast! I love that the interviews are in depth. I love hearing the stories from the guests. And I love the banter between Fritz and Louise. They both know their guests so well and are able to bring out the best, most interesting and funniest stories. Keep up the good work!!
Entertaining and insightful
Always fun, always illuminating.