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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #569

Your friends in podcasting have a lot of personal news to share: Dean’s continued recovery from knee surgery, details for the upcoming release of their movie The Lady Killers, the latest on Fuzz Aldrin’s miraculous return to health, and where in the world Dean will be living next! A couple of conversation threads from past weeks are picked up and amplified, as Dean and Phil discuss Dean’s feelings about film noir and why the box office success of the Star Wars franchise has always been unrelated to the films’ quality (or lack thereof). More than a half dozen current and recent movies get analyzed, including Atomic Blonde, A Quiet Passion, Blade Runner 2049, Red Sparrow, Ready Player One, A Quiet Place, Game Night and more.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #421

Dean Haglund is down under, enjoying his new home in Sydney, Australia. And if this show is to be believed, Phil Leirness is on his way to visit Dean via “swim” (is that a new mobile app?). So, talented, funny, and razor sharp ladies Karen Forman and Lily Holleman step in to help your friends in podcasting change the way they “change the way you listen to the internet”!

There is the familiar – Live Events of the Week, movie reviews, the Bechdel test, appeals for racial and age diversity in mainstream media, and an appeal for more opportunity for women both in front of and behind the camera. Bottom line: “Shame on you, Hollywood!”

Karen and Lily also celebrate the Tony Awards, Lifetime Movies, and “Game of Thrones”.

All in all, it’s an “outward display of inner self-love” and it just might save Christmas!

One day late, but well worth the wait.

Am I right, ladies?

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #345

Let’s not kid ourselves … The holidays are never easy. And putting together this week’s episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour was particularly trying …

In fact, after an hour-long Skype-based conversation with their trans-Atlantic guest, Alex Lewczuk, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, were shocked to discover that almost none of it was recorded!

So, they just kept talking … Without starting over! If it seems a little bit like joining a conversation in the middle, well … that’s EXACTLY what it IS! It’s a fun, free-wheeling conversation, however, about such a wide range of topics as ageism in the media, science-fiction, academia, Roman settlements, ancient cathedrals, Christmas markets … and more!

Those of you familiar with Phil’s extra-curricular activities know that he is a regular contributor to Alex Lewczuk’s Midweek Drive program(me) for Siren FM and Southside Broadcasting in the UK. You also might remember hearing Alex as part of the 28 hour Mayan podcastathon Dean and Phil conducted last year at this time.

Though, it lacks structure, due to the structure not being recorded, this week’s show is sure to stuff your stocking with audio good cheer. The elves at Rational Exuberance have edited together several holiday-themed goodies for inclusion in this week’s show – another way in which its like no other episode you’ve heard!

Happy Holidays, one and all!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #243

After last week’s New Year’s Resolutions show, your friends in podcasting are back doing what they do best, dissecting the world in general and the world of show business in particular with insightful, irreverent discussion. This week brings the return of The Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week, The Chillpak Hollywood Wingnut of the Week as well as several brand new surprises. One Hollywood landmark, two books and more than ten films are discussed. Dean Haglund. Phil Leirness. YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #236

If what we hear from you is true, then last week’s show (Chillpak Hollywood Hour #235) was one of best episodes of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour in quite some time!

How will your friends in podcasting possibly follow that up?

By trying to give you an EVEN BETTER hour of entertaining, inspiring, insightful, irreverent and free conversation that helps change the way you listen to the internet!

Join Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness as they discuss ….

The sexiest man alive …

Thanksgiving and the holidays of the past year …

Phil’s just completed short film …

Dean and Phil’s forthcoming trip to the Pacific Northwest …

Hollywood divorces, Hollywood murders, Hollywood bullies and Hollywood pedophiles …

The return of “Arrested Development” …

Hollywood and social networking …

All that PLUS the Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week, the Chillpak Hollywood Wingnut of the Week and the Chillpak Hollywood Explanation of the Week.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #201

From McDonald’s to McG, today’s action-packed installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour covers the importance of critics, the future of film and television distribution, the end of ageism, and how these are magical times. Buckle up, this is a rather inspirational hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #183

Your friends in podcasting compare notes on their recent respective adventures in acting before launching into a diatribe on the bizarre way Hollywood casts ladies relative to their real ages. From there, it’s fond remembrances of two entertainment giants, actress Jill Clayburgh and international producer Dino De Laurentiis. Then, it’s onto questions from listeners Lejon Johnson and Monika Leopold, the former about producing, the latter about shooting and editing documentaries. Then, Phil quizzes Dean on his thoughts about some recent developments that might just help indie filmmakers in particular. Finally, there’s time for a heads-up on a GREAT animated film from last year before Dean and Phil close the show by debating the merits (or lack thereof) of AMC’s smash hit “The Walking Dead”. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, so keep those questions and comments coming!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #166

It’s the sequel of the summer! This week, Dean and Phil follow up on last week’s blockbuster by revisiting (and going deeper into) the legal fate of Roman Polanski, the furor over The Hulk re-casting, ageism in Hollywood, the “simulation argument” posed by listener Anthony Kilna, and the film school reference book recommended by listener Effie Dee. Of course, like any good sequel, new characters and topics are tackled. This week, your friends in podcasting offer rather staggering, surprising and insightful analysis into the troubles in which former A-Listers Mel Gibson and Wesley Snipes find themselves. All that, plus they weigh in on Despicable Me, Winter’s Bone and Departures.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #163

Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness really get around. We know this. That’s why they’ve been dubbed the “Thelma and Louise of Podcasting”. So, it’s only appropriate that they open this week’s show by (re)visiting the “Saudi Arabia of lithium deposits”. From there, it’s off to Mexico for the murder investigation of a “Survivor” producer’s wife, and outer space for the return of “Futurama”. Along the way, they discuss ageism, violence against women and children, Disney films, Jerry Bruckheimer, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Nolan, Inception, the Oscars, Betty White, Tom Cruise, Knight and Day, Toy Story 3, Current TV and Al Gore. This week the U.S. celebrates its Independence Day and YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is providing the fireworks!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #146

It’s the USA vs. Canada, Thelma vs. Louise, Batman Begins vs. The Dark Knight, the 3-D Avatar vs.the black and white The White Ribbon … Dean and Phil are back from Laughlin, Nevada, where they attended the UFO Congress and interviewed David Sereda and Jordan Maxwell. Along the way, they tried to visit Baghdad and got stopped for felony speeding! All that, plus what harmonic bowls can teach us about the end of the Mayan Calendar, what it means to be over forty and interested in writing for television, and the return of Jay Leno on this free-wheeling installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

About the show
Dean Haglund, the actor, improv comic and inventor (best known as “Langly,” one of the three computer-hacking geeks on “The X-Files” and their spin-off series “The Lone Gunmen”) engages in thought-provoking, insightful, and irreverent cultural conversation with his co-host and producing partner, independent filmmaker and certified violence prevention specialist Phil Leirness in the production offices of Rational Exuberance. Warning: Dean and Phil's usually hilarious and frequently inspiring discussions are habit-forming, so please, enjoy responsibly!
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