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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #530

Your friends in podcasting open this week’s show by discussing whether California will cease to change their clocks back and forward in Fall in and Spring. They then leap into discussing movies, continuing last week’s conversations about Okja and The Beguiled, while also discussing the Clint Eastwood western Pale Rider and the 1930′s Hitchcock thrillers The Man Who Knew Too Much and The 39 Steps.. This week In “Celebrity Deaths” Dean and Phil remember past guest Stephen Furst (episode #124) and esteemed British film critic and journalist Barry Norman. They then continue to discuss current TV as they weigh the merits of the recently completed seasons of “Silicon Valley”, “Portlandia” and “Fargo”. They also venture into the business side of being an actor, as they discuss the 11th hour deal struck between SAG-AFTRA and the Producers, thereby avoiding a strike, AND they will discuss the upcoming union election and how nasty it is already becoming. Finally, in “Live Event of the Week”, Dean previews his solo art show taking place THIS WEEK in Los Angeles! Join us for that special event, won’t you?

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #125

This week, Dean and Phil discuss the feature documentary they are currently shooting, and analyze it in the context of one current and one recent documentary (Michael Moore’s Capitalism, A Love Story and Bill Maher’s Religulous). This leads into a discussion about film marketing, which in itself, serves as a beautiful segue-way to Part 2 of Dean and Phil’s conversation with actor-producer-director Stephen Furst. If you caught last week’s installment, you know that in addition to being talented and funny, Stephen is refreshingly honest. And if you haven’t caught last week’s episode … What’s wrong with you?! Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #124

Dean and Phil give a brief report on an event they attended. The event was Project Camelot’s Awake and Aware conference designed to “get the truth out” about a variety of topics, most of which are conspiracy-related and many of which involve extraterrestrials. Their report is brief because a future installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour will consist of excerpts from interviews Dean and Phil conducted at the event. This week’s show mostly focuses on the glorious tradition of actors who become producers, dating back to Chaplin, Pickford and Fairbanks and their United Artists. From Burt Lancaster in the ’50’s to Dean Haglund today, Dean and Phil converse about why so many actors make this move and they invite Actor-turned-director-turned-producer Stephen Furst to join the discussion.

You may know Stephen from his starring roles in such comedic blockbusters as Animal House and The Dream Team. You may know him from his starring roles on the hit television series St. Elsewhere and Babylon 5. If you’re a fan of science-fiction television, you might know him as the director of the TV Movies Dragon Storm, Path of Destruction and Basilisk: The Serpent King. Or perhaps you know him as the producer of this summer’s box office hit My Sister’s Keeper.

The point is, you SHOULD know him, and even if you don’t, he’s a funny, forthright man and you won’t want to miss his two part interview with your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness!

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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