How does a show that begins with a lengthy discussion of Phil’s hairstyles thru the years end up being so darn inspiring?
When it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, of course!
On this week’s show, Dean and Phil discuss The Paramount Ranch, westerns, Chaplin, Alexander Payne, the moon landing and history belonging to those that move and delight us.
Dean shares great advice for comedy writers.
Phil explains both the good and the bad in our move to BlogTalkRadio.
Then, your friends in podcasting remember a famous werewolf, a punk rock icon, the Grand Dame of Broadway, the preeminent bass player of his generation, the last “real man”, a war hero and Olympian, and a 21 year-old actress and filmmaker.
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first feature film made in Hollywood by joining your friends in podcasting on location as they take a tour through Hollywood History with their guides John Girodo and Marc Wanamaker of Hollywood Heritage.
Learn all about The Squaw Man, Cecil B. Demille, The Lasky Feature Play Company, the transformation of sleepy Hollywood into “The Dream Factory”, the first female Sheriff in the U.S. and the first director of “talkies” (also a woman!).
It’s an informative, inspiring, and frequently hilarious 68 minutes from a “secret location” somewhere in America …
Comedy continues to be the theme foremost on the minds of your friends in pocasting. This week, Dean and Phil are proud to welcome as their guest Karen Forman, one half of the Funny Or Die duo Donna and Leslie, and co-author/co-performer of the hilarious new comedy LP, “The Big Tickle”.
And if you’re in the L.A. area, make sure to check out the fortnightly comedy show co-hosted by our very own Dean Haglund -Steven Benaquist’s Big & Tall Show!
Do you like comedy?
Well, then you won’t want to miss this week’s episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour! Your friends in podcasting welcome special guest Steve Kaplan. For more than a decade, Steve has been the industry’s most sought-after expert on comedy writing and production. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale, and other top universities, Steve created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program, and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan’s Punch Line Theatre. He has served as a consultant to such companies as DreamWorks, Disney, Aardman Animation, HBO, and has worked with producers and production companies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, London, Ireland, and Sweden. He’s also the author of a great book – The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny. In short, he’s a really big deal!
Trust us, you won’t want the hour to end.
Back when YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour was just getting started (as “From the Heart of Hollywood”), it’s quite likely that Erynn Petrulis was the youngest listener of the show, teen-ager, living in the UK, who had already acted on-stage with Dean Haglund (while he was touring the UK with his one-man “X-Files” improv).
Now, 7 years later, Erynn is a college graduate and a budding actress, having appeared in dozens of plays and short films. More important, she becomes the youngest guest yet on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
So, join us poolside, high atop the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, as the delightful Miss Petrulis swaps stories with her two mentors, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness.
It’s all about comedy on this week’s show … From Dean Haglund’s one-man improv at Sci-Fest 2014 to Dean and Phil’s movie The Lady Killers,, from a video demonstrating what comedic filmmakers can learn from Edgar Wright to the foreign distribution of American comedies, your friends in podcasting get serious about the subject of laughter. Heck there’s even the possibility of Phil directing a remake of Notting Hill set in … China?! All that, plus the peerless Maya Angelou is remembered. This week, on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Your friends in podcasting are back from trips to Texas, Cleveland, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and deep space (!) and they are doing what they do best: Turning a world gone wild into fodder for informative, insightful, irreverent and inspiring conversation.
Topics this week include: The Granbury Paranormal Expo, what really happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, climate change, gun violence, the Sarah Jones lawsuit, a lawsuit involving your friends in podcasting, the arrest of Batman, the death of an Oscar-winning cinematographer, the suicide of an Oscar-winning documentarian, Sci-Fest 2014 and Baltimore’s Visionary Art Museum.
All that, PLUS Phil opens the show with a very personal story about how the world just keeps getting smaller and closes the show with a plea to support independent film, talent and diversity by clicking HERE.
Year 8 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour continues with part 2 of a 2 part special episode “authored” by our loyal listener in Germany, Ulrike, and this is one sequel that is even better than the original!
Dean and Phil reset many topics dear to their hearts and integral to the show’s past, sharing new insights in an episode that will be great fun for longtime listeners and a superb introduction to the show for newcomers!
This week, those topics include The Truth is Out There, reviews, actors unions, road trips, Lily Holleman, Dean’s painting, the “founding fathers”, and the importance of gratitude.
Also, the climax of the show is the ultimate throw-down over the feature film The X-Files: I Want to Believe. As longtime listeners know, Dean has been a severe critic of it whereas Phil has defended its merits. This week, the debate is reset … And Phil blows Dean’s mind! X-Philes won’t want to miss it. Nor will anyone who enjoys good, free-wheeling, irreverent, insightful and often inspirational conversation!