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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #590

Following up on one of their best episodes ever, your friends in podcasting return with the latest installment of Dean’s Down Under Bucket List (before he moves to Detroit)! Then, after a discussion of the visual symbolism of watching Aretha Franklin and John McCain memorialized in back-to-back days, Dean and Phil tackle the current season of “Better Call Saul”, the upcoming season of “Man in the High Castle”, the new movie from Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) and the Spike Lee joint Do The Right Thing (at almost 30!). Then, an actress with a once-promising, high-profile career who was shot and killed by police and the writer with the most ever combined Tony and Oscar nominations are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #420

Now that Dean Haglund resides in Sydney, Australia, we have to ask is Dean Haglund on the “down low from down under”? Is he “the thunder from down under”? Is the show “asunder from down under”?

In the weeks and months to come, your friends in podcasting will most certainly have to change the way they change the way you listen to the internet! For now, we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy a very special “theme show”. It’s all about Dean and Phil’s favorite funny ladies of stage and screen.

And, yes, it was pre-recorded.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #375

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.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #374

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 …

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #278

Dean Haglund has escaped from The Village and Phil Leirness has recovered enough from a nasty head cold that we are (finally) able to bring you this week’s episode, an installment that will leave you debating, “Did I just hear a great show, or the GREATEST show?!”

Topics include Dean’s travels to Wales and Ireland, Patrick McGoohan’s The Prisoner, publicity rights laws, vertical integration, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, fuji film, Clint Eastwood’s empty chair, the RNC, the DNC, prohibition, Pink Martini and Disney’s California Adventure.

All that, PLUS what your friends in podcasting are reading, the films they’ve seen and several Live Events of the Week.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #264

Happy June, everybody! Summer is on its way here in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, and YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour’s 6th year of changing the way you listen to the internet is really starting to heat up!

This week, your friends in podcasting welcome two special guests in their first ever show dedicated to a Chillpak Hollywood “Live Event of the Week” …

French Stewart is a marvelous actor, best known for his role as “Harry Solomon” on 3rd Rock From the Sun, and he is at the top of his game playing silent screen icon Buster Keaton in a new show at the Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles. Jaime Robledo, his director in the show, is one of the most gifted, most innovative talents working in theatre today. They both join Dean and Phil for an irreverent, hilarious, insightful and emotionally moving hour.

To learn more about Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton, please visit the show’s Official Site.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #252

Your friends in podcasting open this week’s show by discussing the early beginnings of the feature film era.

They close this week’s show by discussing … The beginnings of the feature film era!

In between, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness discuss romance in the movies, the state of romantic comedies, Star Wars, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, several weird and wonderful films you will never get to see (but can read about here), the origin and purpose of the legal system, Placido Domingo and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.

Please don’t let the slight audio hiss and hum prevent you from enjoying this latest serving of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. We were able to solve the problem about a third of the way through …

Have a great week, everybody!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #205

Much is on the minds of your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness. From wishing happy birthdays to loyal listeners, to answering your questions, to sharing what they’ve learned through the process of making their documentary, they really prove this week that it is YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. There’s the usual entertainment industry news and analysis, film and television reviews, irreverent insights and informative diatribes. So, enjoy, and if you are going to be in the London area, make sure to purchase tickets for the Saturday 30 April premiere of The Truth Is Out There!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #202

Last week, when Phil made a cleverly comedic call-back connection between McG (the auteur behind such cinematic classics as Charlie’s Angels, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and Terminator: Salvation) and McDonald’s (purveyor of meat and “other similar food products” according to their own internal memos), he had no idea he would be called upon to defend his “negativity” towards Mr. McG … Yet, called upon he was, and when tasked by loyal listeners of the show, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, talk about these things. That’s what we mean when we say that it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Other topics covered include: Dean’s new HBO show, Phil’s new short film, Dean’s new animated webisode series, Phil’s new documentary feature project, an opera production of A Turn of the Screw, Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Gnomeo and Juliet (in 3D), Rango, Unstoppable, Never Let Me Go, Source Code, and Dean Haglund’s audition advice for actors being “put on tape”.

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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