Thanksgiving, Birthdays, live events and what they’re reading are first on the docket for your friends in podcasting to discuss.
Then it’s onto a free-for all analysis of sequels, remakes, Hunger Games, Leonardo DiCaprio, a Broadway adaptation and a few Oscar hopefuls.
Finally, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness remember an improv comedy great, a young leading man, an animation heiress, a screenwriting guru and a publishing titan.
Happy December! It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour …
45 complete trips around the sun ago, your friend in podcasting, Phil Leirness, was born. We here at YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour wish him Many Happy Returns and we’re celebrating with one of our funniest episodes ever.
Long before Dean Haglund was the host of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour and even before he was “Langly” on a certain television series, Dean was “Spock” in a long-running, live musical stage version of “Star Trek” in Vancouver, B.C. Like his Vulcan first officer, the “Kirk” from that show also went onto great success in a long-running sci-fi television franchise …
Actor, writer, improv comic and voice artist Gary Jones is perhaps best known for playing “Sgt. Walter Harriman” on “Stargate SG-1″, “Stargate: Atlantis” and “SGU Stargate Universe”. For years, we’ve been trying to get him onto the show and schedules have never alligned.
This week, we’ve got him on a long layover from Australia and he’s armed with hilarious stories about “Stargate”, Peter Deluise, Dean Haglund, Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte and there’s even an hilarious recurring joke about Rae Dawn Chong! What other show can claim that?!
In fact, this week’s show is so consistently hilarious that our friends over at Succotash (the comedy podcast podcast) needn’t bother clipping together excerpts from any other shows this week and should just replay ours (er, yours) in its entirety!
Before we sign off … It’s Thanksgiving week here in the USA and WE are truly grateful for all of you. Thanks for continuing to make this show happen!
The phrase May you live in interesting times is considered to be a curse, and though no actual origin source for this purported curse can be found, there is no denying these ARE interesting times.
Fortunately, you have your friends in podcasting around to try to make sense of a world going wild …
On this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness tackle such topics as Gun Violence on screen, whether Andy Kaufman is still alive, Nikki Finke’s departure from Deadline Hollywood, the death of Blockbuster Video, the end of The Onion, a classic silent film, two classic Val Lewton-produced horror films, Oscar-winning Alexander Payne’s latest, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Dean finally caught up with Gravity … And, oh yes, BatKid!
All that, plus what Dean is reading, a movie trailer you need to see and another in the list of ways our brains lie to us every day …
And if that weren’t enough, we’ve journeyed deep into the archives to makes one of the earliest episodes available for the first time in years!
Enjoy show #14 (from back when we still were called “From the Heart of Hollywood”) and brand new episode #340 this week at YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
This week’s show opens with four emails from listeners like you, prompting discussions about Henry Fonda, spaghetti westerns, the LAX shooting, depression, kindness, listening, a sketch comedy podcast, the Nielsen television ratings and digital piracy.
That’s not all, though …
There’s a live event involving actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and filmmaker Nicole Holofcener.
There are movies like The House on Haunted Hill, The Grapes of Wrath and three of this year’s Oscar hopefuls.
And there’s even the “sunk cost fallacy”, the third of eight ways our brains lie to us every day.
It’s all in an hour (and two minutes) of work for your friends in podcasting!
Without live mixing, the audio quality is questionable, distorting even, but with 3 live events of the week, 3 celebrity deaths, several films and television shows and another way our brains lie to us each day it’s still YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, full of the kind of free-wheeling, irreverent, insightful and occasionally inspiring conversation you’ve come to expect from your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness!
Please enjoy responsibly.
For six and a half years, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness have been changing the way people listen to the internet. That’s one of the reasons they’ve been dubbed “Podcast Royalty”.
On this week’s show, Dean and Phil iscuss what imapct podcasting might have on stand-up comedy. They also discuss what four visionaries had to say about the possibility of using the internet to communicate with … Animals!
Last week’s show was recorded live at the Los Angeles Podfest. This week, your friends in podcasting conduct a post-mortem and get into a discussion of how physically unhealthy so many comedians seem to be, especially in light of Craig Robinson’s latest drug arrest.
In “Celebrity Deaths”, Dean and Phil will remember two giants of Italian Cinema and a pioneer in talent representation.
Acclaimed international filmmaker Jim Sheridan became the latest the declare the death of Hollywood movies and Dean and Phil will analyze his statements, perhaps in context with three notable 2013 releases – Mud, Oblivion and Captain Phillips. Who knows, Dean might even have finally caught up with the juggernaut that is this season’s “ultimate thrill ride”, Gravity.
And speaking of thrill rides, a future “Lawsuit of the Week” may just involve what happened to 10 people on a roller coaster in Orlando, Florida …
All that, and much much more, including the possibility that Christopher Columbus saw a UFO!
This week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Live from the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Podfest, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness on stage with special guest Marc Hershon of Succotash and cameo appearances by Lily Holleman and Jake Johannsen.
Topics range from Miley Cyrus to “Mr. Paramount”, from “Breaking Bad” to Gravity, from Tom Clancy to The Lone Gunmen, from Emo Phillips to the medium of podcasting.
If you’ve never before heard and episode of the show, this is a great place to start!