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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #511

The 7th of ten planned “Top Ten” shows your friends in podcasting are doing to commemorate Year 10 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is one of their most personal and unusual shows of the year … Back when they were shooting their epic documentary The Truth Is Out There, someone asked Phil whether he and Dean do the podcast to promote their movies, or whether they make movies to promote their podcast. Phil found amusing the assumption that promotion MUST be a part of what he and Dean were doing and yet found the question an interesting one. Almost six years since the World Premiere of that film, which is truly equal parts comedy, consciousness and conspiracy, it is apparent that what motivates them to keep making films is the same thing that motivates them to keep doing this show: A desire to engage in conversation. Join them this week, as they take a look back at “TRUTH” and count down the top ten things that strike them now when watching their prescient, disturbing, moving and truly funny documentary. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, you will find the discussion about it inspiring, insightful, irreverent. It is YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, after all!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #496

Longtime listeners know this about their friends in podcasting: They are often at their best making sense of a world seemingly gone wild, and boy, does that seem to be needed this week! No sooner had they finished recording this show than news came in about the death of musical great Leon Russell, so Phil opens the show with a tribute to him and some thoughts about the election before joining with Dean for remembrances of another legendary musician (and poet and artist) as well as an actor who once embodied the epitome of suave cool. A few different and worthwhile films get celebrated, including Loving, the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the modern western gets discussed. The Presidential election results and how those results might serve by leading to positive change get analyzed in depth. Often YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour proves to be irreverent, informative and insightful. This week it is downright nourishing.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #297

Leonard Da Vinci, The Last Supper, Alex Jones vs. Piers Morgan, 2nd Amendment vs. 1st Amendment, gun control, consciousness, aliens, the importance of “toasts”, authors Jonathan Littman, Marc Hershon and Magi Fowler, filmmaker Nagisa Oshima, actor Conrad Bain, an overrated Lincoln, a modern sci-fi classic …

What show would be audacious enough to tackle all of that (and more) in a mere sixty minutes?

Why, YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, of course!

Hear what Dean and Phil are reading …

Hear about two “Live Events of the Week” …

Learn about three “Wingnuts of the Week” …

Learn about two “Celebrity Deaths” …

AND enjoy a preview of NEXT week’s spectacular (an annual tradition).

Trust us, this episode is AWESOME.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #290

Start with the end of the world …

Throw in a World Premiere, holiday-themed “Live Event of the Week” penned by a Pulitzer Prize-winner …

Add a giant helping of Stanley Kubrick …

Stir in a letter from a listener in Ireland …

Mix in a pinch of James Bond, Alex Jones, “confirmation bias” and Chris Tucker to augment the flavor …

Warm with fond memories of the late Larry Hagman …

Serve with the Independent Spirit nominations for the best in independent film …

All in all, it’s a perfect recipe for a delicious serving of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Dig in! And remember to follow your friends in podcasting on Twitter.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #281

The month just ended (September 2012) saw the most downloads of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour since the show went independent in January of 2011 and your friends in podcasting celebrate this news with perhaps the most hilarious opening they’ve ever had!

Even when the irreverence ends, the jokes and witty bon mots continue in full effect as Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness take on (or revisit) such topics as Catholic weddings, fluoridation of water, Monsanto’s House of the Future, educational institutions, corporate culture, government bureaucracies, a murder mystery in Phil’s neighborhood of Los Feliz, celebrity deaths, emails from listeners and a wide range of films dealing with mental health issues.

And remember, The Truth Is Out There is now out there on BLU-RAY!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #279

Fires in Los Angeles, triathlons in Long Beach, weddings in Virginia, award ceremonies in Washington, D.C., anti-Islamic YouTube videos, the mysterious Toynbee tiles, the fluoridation of our water supply …

What AREN’T your friends in podcasting talking about on this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour?!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #271

Alex Jones vs. Jon Stewart vs. President Obama. Daniel Tosh. The First Amendment. Fred Willard. Lewd Behavior. The Dark Knight Rises. Aurora, Colorado. Gun Control. The Second Amendment. Violence in movies. The disappearance of Katherine Jackson. We Need to Talk About Kevin. Dean Haglund. Phil Leirness. YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #144

Filmmaker and podcast host Kevin Smith was removed from an airline flight this weekend, allegedly for being “too fat”. Obesity and the industrialization of food are foremost on Dean and Phil’s minds, and on the minds of such individuals as Dr. Stanley Monteith and Alex Jones, individuals that have been interviewed for THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE, individuals who believe that the New World Order is here and that its agenda involves a massive reduction in the human population. Meanwhile, it’s President’s Day here in the U.S., so Dean and Phil discuss some of their favorite stories relating to their favorite presidents. Finally, Phil dusts off his soapbox and unleashes a beauty of an oratory on subjects ranging from the Jungian “shadow” archetype to our intuitive understanding of the world and the need for biological diversity. The real question is What DON’T Dean and Phil talk about on this installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour?

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #143

Charlie Sheen reports his car as stolen hours AFTER it’s been found demolished at the bottom of Mulholland Drive … Phil worries about the budget cuts to state parks and facilities in Arizona … Tucson is apparently in dire need of toilet paper … The autopsy results in the death of actress Brittany Murphy rule that death accidental … Dean Haglund gets threatened with deportation in Texas … Dean and Phil visit the Benini Sculpture Ranch … The Oscar Nominations are announced … Dean Haglund makes a guest appearance on Alex Jones’ syndicated radio and internet show … Dean receives antagonistic emails as soon as he finishes his appearance on the Alex Jones’ syndicated radio and internet show …
Has the whole world gone insane? No, it’s just business as usual on the latest 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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