Breakin’ the Norm

Host Les Norman brings listeners the best in sports stories ranging from the biggest names in sports to the hometown ‘heroes’ you’ve never heard of.  He  also interviews some of the most fascinating people in the entertainment world, uncovering  rare, behind the scenes conversations. Breakin’ the Norm takes an introspective look into sports and life.

11x Bench Press World Record Holder Ginger Burton

Growing up, Ginger Burton was always small in stature, yet BIG in ability. An avid athlete, excellent student and power lifter, she graduated from a small Iowa high school and ventured out to California, where she landed a great job as a corrections officer. While attending her gym, she met the man of her dreams, has a child, and eventually moved back home so the kids could be closer to their grandparents. Then, tragedy struck….
Now crushing world records in the bench press, hear the amazing story of perseverance and heart from the inspiring woman who spends her time training and inspiring other women!

#1 NY Times Best-Selling author Scott McEwen

Scott McEwen, Co-author of the #1 NY Times Best Selling Novel AMERICAN SNIPER, has joined forces with former US Navy Seal and volunteer member of the Free Burma Rangers, Ephraim Mattos to write the novel “City of Death: Humanitarian Warriors in the Battle of Mosul”.
Hear McEwen’s account of Mattos’ efforts fighting alongside the Iraqi army in the battle against ISIS.

Former KC Chief, Baltimore Raven Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis started his NFL career as a member of the practice squad for 3 teams. He eventually settled in KC as a backup until an injury to a starter thrust him into the limelight. Not one of missing an opportunity, he stepped in and became the NFL Player of the Week. As his career skyrocketed, so did his ego. He eventually would win a Super Bowl ring with the Ravens, but an incident during and after the game caused him to rethink his path.

American Ninja Warrior Annie Dudek

Annie Dudek is at it again!! This past American Ninja Warrior, despite nagging injuries, wife and mother and teacher has managed to balance all of these necessities in life to train again for the obstacle course from the smash HIT TV show!!
Hear about how she met her hubby (a consummate gentleman) and what it’s like to live on a houseboat…in Hawaii!! This go-getter is the REAL DEAL!!
Will she make it back to the course in 2019? Stay tuned for updates!!

Veteran Action-Film Villain, Award-Winning Author, Director Patrick Kilpatrick

If you’ve EVER watched movies on the small or big screens, chances are you’ve met the Hollywood villain, and chances are even greater that my guest, Patrick Kilpatrick, has been that villain! With his new, award-winning memoir titled “Dying for Living: Sins and Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot”, Kilpatrick shares his over 170 TV/Film appearances, his zest for living life the right way, what motivates him, and why he’ll never stop working! Co-Starring with the likes of Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme and many more, this is truly an interview you won’t forget!!

Meet the newest partner of Rockhill Orthopedic Specialists, Dr. Megan Mayer!

Welcome the new addition to Rockhill Orthopedic Specialists, Surgeon Dr. Megan Mayer!! Dr. Mayer shares her passion for helping patients have a better quality of life, her own zest for sports, medicine and life, and much more! With a positive, joyful approach to work and life, she’s an inspiration to those who desire a career in orthopedic medicine!

Founder/CEO of Winner Circle Athletics, former NCAA/NFL player Jordan Campbell

Youth sports in America has become highly specialized; because of this trend, it’s also become highly competitive. As college programs seek out talented athletes as early as grade/middle school, parents are searching for programs that will help their kids get exposure and potential scholarship offers. Some probably aren’t worth the time and money, but former NCAA/NFL player Jordan Campbell is doing it right! Welcome to “Winner Circle Athletics”, Campbell’s training facility and fully accredited charter school in CA that’s helping student athletes meet and maintain high academic, athletic and nutritional standards on their way to success!

Award Winning Documentary Film Maker, former Yale Hockey Player GABE POLSKY

In arguably one of the greatest documentary films ever made, award-winning director/producer/writer Gabe Polsky brings us a deep look inside what makes the best of the best truly great at what they do…and the answers may surprise you! How does he do that? How long did he practice? How much of it is talent and hard work, or is it just luck? These questions, and many more, are answered by some of the greatest athletes in history, such as Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice, Pele and many more! Visit for tickets, showtimes in your area and more information.

Hope House CEO MaryAnne Metheny & Dr. Jay Rapley

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Hope House CEO MaryAnne Metheny discusses the epidemic, how victims can find hope, and what ‘Hope House’ does for those victims, as well as how people can help. Also, join Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jay Rapley, discuss youth sports injuries, how to treat/prevent them, and ways to be safe for future participation.

Canadian Long Drive Champion, Empowering Speaker and Brand Ambassador Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk

Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk does something that you can’t do-consistently drive a golf ball 350 yards…and straight! She’s won several Canadian Titles and consistently competes in the World LongDrive events. She also empowers women and audiences alike as an empowering and motivational keynote speaker, featuring her highly sought-after presentation titled “Drive Determines Distance”, among many others. With a live-out-loud personality that captivates audiences everywhere, Lisa Longball is not only changing the game from the tee box, but also from the heart and mind of the golfer!!
In this fun and uplifting interview, I ask Lisa Longball her thoughts on Serena Williams US Open outburst, inequality in women’s professional sports, and the responsibility of professional athletes to use their platforms wisely. You may be surprised what you hear!! Listen in as I talk to one of my all-time favorite guests!!

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Les and Kristin brought a very real, heartfelt, life changing and Christ-centered message.  People are still referencing the impact of their ministry here at our church.  I know that God is using them to confront issues in our culture today and bring true transformation.

Brian Ross
Head Pastor, Faith Chapel-Spring Valley, CA

We are celebrating our 33rd year in business here at Heartland Tan….Our 2016 EXPO featured Les Norman, former Kansas City Royal…. Les brought a humorous, thoughtful, and timely message for our customers… a fresh personal perspective from Les was well received-we had numerous compliments!  I really appreciated his related stories in context…..We plan to work again with Les in the future!

Brad Nelson
Co-Owner, Heartland Tanning

I really appreciate this follow up very much. It is difficult to explain how timely and how powerful the marriage conference was.  Your transparency and authority in the Word of God was JUST what I needed.  I appreciate this encouragement and I will definitely keep in touch!

Brandon H.
Conference Attendee

Our men’s TGIW Bible study group was deeply impacted by the raw and real words of Les & Kristin Norman as they shared on “Living Beyond The Masks.” It was especially meaningful to hear both of them communicate the pain, as well as the forgiveness, which they experienced…

Rod Handley
President & Founder, Character That Counts

Thank you for blessing the men of Mission Hills with your message this evening.  I believe hearts were changed and wives and children will reap the blessings of husbands and fathers who came home different men tonight because of the gospel they received tonight…

Gary G.
Men’s BBQ Attendee

“I’ve known Les almost 20 years since our playing days in Cleveland. Les is a man of many gifts… baseball player, teacher, speaker, communicator, motivator, friend, husband, and dad.
A man of character God has used to impact so many.”

Kevin Seitzer
11 yr. MLB Veteran, Atlanta Braves Hitting Coach

Each time I have shared a speaking engagement with Les whether in person or on the radio I have come away with such a great feeling. Les is very professional, adapts to his audience, shares a great passion for his listeners and challenges them to action. Les understands the importance of his faith, family and the influence he has as a former major league player. He has set the priorities for his life and is doing a great job communicating his message to all of us.

Bill Severns
Author "Keepers of the Sandlot"

Today was such a wonderful event – the energy in the room was palpable.  I have received numerous emails this morning and afternoon complimenting CASA on the breakfast – and everyone mentions how touched they were by your story and your support for our organization.  I can’t thank you enough for your heartfelt speech and wonderful endorsement – it made a huge difference today!  Thank you so much for all your help and inspiration – I am so glad that CASA brought you into our circle! It has been a true gift.

Martha Gershun
Executive Director, Jackson County CASA

Les is one of the most effective communicators that I know.  He has the ability to take a difficult or complex subject and break it down into practical information that you can not only understand, but, put into practice right away. Les speaks with conviction, compassion and knowledge.  He balances his subtle humor with a unique sincerity and as a result, his entire audience will come away from their time with Les extremely motivated and personally challenged.

Mike Lusardi
former KC Chiefs & KC Royals Chaplain