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.

NWA Naturals GM Justin Cole & Rich Baseball Ops President Mike Buczkowski

When COVID19 and the ensuing quarantine struck, the MLB season was delayed-but at least they resumed play. All of the minor league baseball completely shut down for the entire 2020 season. Players were out of work, either being released or paid for only a limited amount of time, and even that ran out. And what about the rich tradition of minor league ballparks and the staff that keeps them running? Many counted on this seasonal income to get through the spring and summer. Hear from 2 GMs and how they’re staff is coping with one of the most difficult times in recent history…

Georgia native, KC Royals Ace RHP Brad Keller

An unlikely MLB star, Brad Keller was just hoping to have a taste of professional baseball. Hear how this avid golfer and humble athlete took a once-in-a-lifetime shot and turned it into a promising career as the Royals #1 starter.

“Fearless” Author Eric Blehm

Best-Selling Author Eric Blehm takes us into the life and tragic death of Us Navy Seal Team Six Operator ADAM BROWN in his Biography “Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown”.

Tax and Legal Expert, CPA/Attorney and CoHost of the “Refresh Your Wealth” podcast, MARK KOHLER!!

My guest tax/legal expert, author, investor, and “Refresh Your Wealth” podcast Co-host Mark Kohler!!
Mark will share some EXCLUSIVE advice not yet released in his books, podcasts, or videos!! Don’t miss this timely information, and why he believes EVERYONE should own a small business!!

Discovery ID’s “In Pursuit” Co-Hosts John & Callahan Walsh

In this episode, former “America’s Most Wanted” host, US Marshall, investigative reporter John Walsh, along with his son Callahan Walsh talk about their new show “In Pursuit W/John Walsh”, as well as their continued pursuit of fugitives at large and how the US is now the #1 country for sex trafficking. They also discuss how a world crisis (like COVID-19) may show a spike in DV calls and cases!

Legendary Hollywood Leading Lady, Actress Lee Purcell

This Hollywood legend received her big break from another legend, Steve McQueen. With a career spanning 5 decades, LEE PURCELL has also modeled, flown airplanes, rode motorcycles, competed in rodeos, and even did some of her own stunt work! Hard work and discipline continue to fuel her even today! Hear the story of a legendary acting life that continues!

World renowned Hollywood Legend Eric Roberts

Considered one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, ERIC ROBERTS has hundreds of credits to his name, from big and small screen roles to voiceover animation, narration, music videos and much more! With a Hollywood pedigree featuring sister and mainstream actress Julia Roberts to his singer/actor daughter Emma Roberts, he’ll share his over 40 years of experience in the business…and a new product he endorses for men everywhere!

80’s pop music icon, producer/director/writer/performer Taco Ockerse

80’s pop music icon TACO joins the show, sharing the real story behind his 80’s smash hit “Puttin’ On The Ritz”, the new work ethic of this generation, how the music industry has changed and much more!

Former Royals 1B/DH, MLB All-Star Billy Butler

Former Royals Slugging 1B/DH Bily Butler shares his take on the Astros cheating scandal (it’s not good!), how the game has changed, life after baseball, family and much more!

Former USC/NFL QB Todd Marinovich

Former USC/NFL QB Todd Marinovich pays another visit to the show to talk about art, the NFL and the Chiefs, life after football and family.

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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