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.

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.

The Oak Ridge Boys Tenor & Spokesperson JOE BONSALL

‘The Oaks’ tenor Joe Bonsall joins the program, talking 46 years of singing with the group, his influences, passions, fine wine, his wife’s gourmet cooking and a lot of cats! If you’re a country music fan, listen to one of the voices of hits like “Elvira”, “Bobbie Sue” and “The Ya’ll Come Back Saloon”!!

KC Royals Broadcaster, Author Ryan Lefebvre

Royals Broadcaster, depression/anxiety advocate and Author of “The Shame of Me” shares his battle/recovery from depression & anxiety, the rigors of broadcasting away from family, the MLB cheating scandal and more!

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Author, Podcast Host and Retirement/Wealth Expert Chris Hogan

Podcast Host, Retirement Expert and Best-Selling Author of “Everyday Millionaires” shares his expertise and ‘secrets’ to retiring wealthy, smart investing and saving, having no debt and much more!

Former NFL Pro Bowler, AGT Finalist, Author Jon Dorenbos

At age 12, his father murdered his mother. After a brief stint in a foster home, he was adopted by his Aunt and introduced to magic, specifically card magic. When he shuffles cards, the entire world goes away, and he learned to cope with everything in life because of it. A successful career as an NFL longsnapper, AGT finalist, author, and new father have left him extremely thankful, but it was forgiveness that made him whole!

Daniel Lawrence Whitney, aka ‘Larry The Cable Guy’!

Daniel Lawrence Whitney, aka ‘Larry the Cable Guy’, got his break on Comedy Central’s record-breaking hit show “Blue Collar Comedy Tour”, created by Jeff Foxworthy. His albums have earned him multiple awards. He’s had hit movies, TV shows, and concerts that have earned millions. He’s a philanthropist and family man, but when asked about all of his worldwide success, his answer might surprise you!

Overlease Family/New Book “Hope Upon Impact”

After a giant tree limb fell on her daughter, Julie Overlease’s world came to a screeching halt. The next 7 days would bring about a mom’s biggest fear: she was powerless to save/heal her daughter. With faith, family and an amazing network of friends and supporters, this amazing wife and mother share her story depicted in her new book titled “Hope Upon Impact”.

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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