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After two weeks of special “theme” shows, your friends in podcasting are back and they bring an over-stuffed grab-bag of topics to delve into on this week’s episode … There is big news for Dean and Phil’s new movie, The Lady Killers. Phil has a brand new monthly show all about The Los Angeles Breakfast Club. Dean will be appearing alongside the other members of The Lone Gunmen in Texas in May. Dean will be having an art show in Los Angeles in July. All that gets discussed. There is an email from a loyal listener like you (yes, you) about science fiction novels and what Dean and Phil are reading. A beloved actor, a groundbreaking actress, a best-selling novelist and a film historian are all remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”. Finally, two weeks after the fact, your friends in podcasting weigh in on the Oscars, with detailed thoughts concerning host Jimmy Kimmel, the show’s ratings, the disastrous “In Memorium” tribute and oh, yeah, that little drama surrounding the Best Picture Award. All that plus such recent cinematic releases Get Out and Logan get reviewed.
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!
Phil is still on the road, so much like last week, there is only going to be a brief conversation between he and Dean at the top of this week’s show, before an interview Phil conducted with a special guest, a guest who serves as a perfect follow-up to the interview Dean conducted on last week’s show!
Charles A. Coulombe is a respected and sought-after commentator on culture, religion, history, and politics. A specialist in the history and government of the Catholic Church, Coulombe’s influence and expertise extend far beyond matters religious. He has written on topics ranging from the history of rum to haunted houses to a history of the United States.
Folklore, mythology, history, conspiracy and a ton of laughs on this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
What do The Lone Gunmen, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aleister Crowley, Scientology, Horror, Stan Freberg and dozens of classic female-driven films have in common? Why, they are all a part of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, of course!
The missing Malaysian Airlines Flight? Political correctness? Human decency? Crowd-sourcing? Movie Studio Tent-poles? The return of Kevin Costner? Role-playing games? Joss Whedon? Veronica Mars? Marathons?
If you are looking for YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, this must be the place!
You’ll have to forgive us, with some new equipment, there’s something just not quite right about the music and segment stings on today’s otherwise top-notch show, but we’ll get it figured out for next week!
Of course, if it’s artful audio mixing that brings you to this show, you are historically in the wrong place!
It’s the art of conversation that keeps people coming back for more of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour week after week …
This week’s often irreverent, frequently informative and occasionally inspiring conversation is all about earthquakes, snakes in Ireland, missing planes from Malaysia, brand new television series on Amazon Prime, lessons filmmakers can learn from Peter Bogdanovich’s first film, controversies surrounding Sarah Jones death and John Travolta’s recent Oscar appearance, “Hannibal”, “Broadchurch”, “Portlandia”, “True Detective” and your friends in podcasting start it all off by remembering a good friend (of “Truth”) who died this weekend.
Your friends in podcasting appeared at Paranoia Con this weekend, where they showed their film The Truth Is Out There and then recorded this show in front of a live audience.
If you were hoping to hear about Comic-Con, that will have to wait til next week. Rest assured, though, you are in for a treat this week as Dean and Phil take questions from the audience, riff irreverently, explore and examine, inspire, bicker and just plain change the way people listen to the internet …
Chris Bonno is an accomplished actor, comic and artist.
He has been friends with Dean Haglund for a long time, he’s been a good friend to YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour and he’s finally a guest, joining Dean and Phil for one of their funniest episodes EVER.
This installment also marks the introduction of the mysterious Dr. Castoreum …
And now, let the hilarity begin!
Back in January of 2010, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, were in Canada shooting footage for TWO projects: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE (a documentary about the world of conspiracy) and HELL GIGS (about a return to Dean’s roots as a comic).
While in Vancouver, they got together with Dean’s good friends Bruce Harwood and Tom Braidwood to record this week’s show. For those listeners who were not fans of The X-Files, Dean, Bruce and Tom played (respectively) Richard “Ringo” Langly, John Fitzgerald Byers and Melvin Frohike. Collectively, those characters are known to millions of fans the world over as “The Lone Gunmen”, conspiracy theorists, computer hackers, government watchdogs and publishers of The Magic Bullet newsletter, who aided agents Mulder and Scully through nine years of investigations and who were featured in their very own spin-off series.
This episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour has become a classic. And it’s available again for the first time in almost two years.
One of the all-time classics has returned. This episode has become known as “Live at Dragon*Con”. Here is the original description when the show was first published on 6 September 2009 …
Dean and Phil podcast LIVE from DragonCon, the world’s largest fantasy/SF convention, held annually in Atlanta, GA, on Labor Day weekend. And when we say “live”, we mean, in front of an audience that participates with a whole bunch of entertaining and thought-provoking questions. Dean holds forth on “The Lone Gunmen” and all manner of conspiracy theories (from the assassination of JFK to the real reasons behind the invasion of Iraq). This just might be our best show ever! And at the very least, you won’t think of Las Vegas, NASA or wrong numbers by sweet-sounding old ladies the same way ever again! Are cookies controlling Dean’s mind? Does the crowd turn on Phil? Find out in this DragonCon installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!