Podtalk: Louise Palanker is a Host on the ‘Media Path Podcast’

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CHICAGO – Recently topping over its 100th episode, the popular “Media Path Podcast” continues its eclectic journey through the podscape and the two host’s curiosity. Focusing on pop/media culture for boomers and beyond, Fritz Coleman and Louise Palanker covers the show biz culture of the 1960s, ‘70s and other fancies of that era. Their latest episode is number 115, entitled “A Cowsills Christmas.”

From politics, pop music and on-screen nostalgia, to for example the 1970s kitsch kids TV show “H.R. Pufnstuf,” the duo have developed a natural chemistry based on Coleman’s longtime on-air career … he was a iconic weatherman on KNBC-TV for forty years … and Palanker’s career-long inclination for research, organization and knowledge for the wide range of their podcast guests and topics.

Fritz Coleman and Louise Palanker of ‘Media Path Podcast’
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Fritz Coleman was discovered while doing stand up comedy, in the days when weather reporting was dissimilar and had less gravitas than in the age of climate change, and was hired by KNBC to anchor that beat. His laconic and looser style made him very popular and gave him a true longevity. Louise Palanker is a producer, writer, comedian and filmmaker, writing and co-directing “Family Band: The Cowsills Story” (now on Prime Video) about the real-life pop act that inspired “The Partridge Family.” Her media reach includes broadcasting as a co-founder of Premiere Radio Networks and a teen advice App called “Ask Weezy.”

In Part One of a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Louise Palanker reflects on the type of era that Media Path Podcast covers …

In Part Two, the Cowsills and the longevity of 1960s pop music and evolving the podcast …

The “Media Path Podcast,” featuring Fritz Coleman and Louise Palanker, is available on Apple, Spotify and other platforms. For complete information click MediaPathPodcast.com.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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