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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #426

Brought to you by our good friends at Empire State Gas, this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour takes place on the road, after a surprise encounter between Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness at the Los Angeles International Airport (the first time they’ve seen each other since their fantastic “farewell”episode.

Dean reveals what he’s been up to, what conventions he’s attended, where he’s been performing comedy, how a certain graphic novel is coming along and how the Australian winter is treating him.

Phil follows up on the recent two-part episode about film literacy, wherein your friends in podcasting engage in subtextual, mythological, symbolic analysis of the 2nd X-Files movie, by asking several questions related to “The X-Files” revival, including whether the Lone Gunmen are still alive (a questioned answered by Chris Carter, as heard on this podcast, more than 2 years ago!). Dean shares bit of information not available through internet sleuthing!

Television binge-watching is discussed. “Silicon Valley”, “Veep”, and “Star Trek: Enterprise” season 4 are celebrated. “True Detective” season 2 and “Aquarius” are taken to task. The loss of “Hannibal” is decried.

The world-wide blockbuster movie season is discussed. Dean and Phil riff on “The Age of Ultron”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “Tomorrowland”, Pixar’s “Inside Out”, “Jurassic World” and Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man”.

Phil reveals how Turner Classic Movies has turned his summer into the “Summer of Darkness”.

Dean gets dropped off at a certain “historic building in downtown Los Angeles”.

Fun is had by all.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #378

This week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is action-packed. Dean’s birthday adventures and trip to Canada are recounted. YOUR comments regarding last week’s show are shared. The news of a potential X-Files reboot is analyzed from multiple angles. Emmy Awards nominations are praised and criticized. The good and bad of television development news is revealed. The brilliance of Louis CK is admired. Writers, actors and makeup artists are remembered. The question of racial inequality in movies is tackled. The deplorable treatment of Alexander Payne’s masterful “Nebraska” at the hands of Epix and Paramount Vantage is decried. A wise quote from Somerset Maugham is applied to an analysis of recent box office hits and misses … Phew. How did your friends in podcasting get to it all?! Find out …

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #369

It’s the return of Luke Y. Thompson! Whether as a film critic, the editor of Topless Robot, or as an actor who co-stars in an awesome sci-fi film released this week in the U.S.A., LYT Rules!

If you love movies, if you love popular culture, if you love journalism, if you love spirited, insightful and irreverent conversation, you’ll love episode 369 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #323

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 …

Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #321

The 4th of July is past, but here at YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, the fireworks are just getting started.

Dean Haglund talks about a wedding celebration he attended in Canada and a mayoral swearing in ceremony he attended in Los Angeles.

Phil Leirness ruminates on Independence Day, health care and the future of the USA.

Then, your friends in podcasting discuss Russell Brand, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, This is the End, The Lone Ranger, Monster’s University, subversive cinema, runaway production, the best plays of the last 100 years, the creator of “Family Ties” and “Spin City”, a martial arts legend, a classic Look Magazine photographer and a science-fiction legend.

All in all, it’s action-packed. And if you’re going to be in San Diego on Sunday 21 July, why not come see Dean and Phil (and their film The Truth Is Out There) at ParanoiaCon?

Right now, it’s episode 3-2-1 … Blastoff!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #317

It’s been a big week here in Los Angeles for your friends in podcasting.

Dean Haglund performed in a benefit for Chris Bonno, reviewed a documentary about a 1970′s punk band from Detroit, and is appearing this Saturday at a UFO Society event in Santa Monica!

Phil Leirness filmed a project with Hollywood legends John Saxon and Mariette Hartley, attended “A Prairie Home Companion”, a live cowboy poetry event, and went to see Iron Man 3.

Hear all about that as well as the deaths of a Broadway and television legend and an up-and-coming Bollywood Star, the latest mass gun shooting, the rumors circulating around a powerful show business columnist and the bizarre stories coming out of the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit.

Stop reading and enjoy it. Now and forever.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #316

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

Learn all about Chris at his official site and check out his amazing art work at Shea Magazine.

And now, let the hilarity begin!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #315

We hope everyone in the USA had a great Memorial Day, and that the rest of the world enjoyed Monday.

It was quite a trial getting this episode to you as several wordpress sites on several different servers were under attack. No attack can silence your friends in podcasting for long, however, and this week, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are on fire!

They discuss several “Live Events of the Week”, including a forthcoming Live Event Dean and Phil will be attending – Paranoia Con in San Diego (July 19-21), sponsored by Paranoia Magazine. And while they’re on the topic of San Diego, they discuss a very cool UFO sighting that took place recently at the haunted Edgemoor Barn in Santee.

They analyze the glut of apocalyptic-themed films as well as the mad dash to remake or reboot every 1960′s spy show.

They “trek” back Into Darkness, examining the conspiracy theories contained in Star Trek Into Darkness and the lack of good roles for women in the film, as well as the precedent-setting endorsement battle that’s taking place as a result of the film’s stars Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy doing a short film for Audi.

This leads to the topic of product placement as it pertains to their very own The Lady Killers.

All that, plus Judy Garland is appreciated, a rock legend is remembered, and a good fight is won in Portland, Oregon.

Full of riotous humor, inspiring insight, and “Brechtian existential musings”, it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Enjoy.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #309

Rob Simone goes way back with Dean Haglund. He’s a great guy and a good friend to both Dean and Phil. He makes an indelible contribution to their film The Truth Is Out There. He is an author, the host of The Rob Simone Talk Show and frequent guest host of Coast to Coast AM.

On this week’s show, the tables are turned and Rob becomes the interview subject.

Hear all about how we was turned onto the magic of radio at an early age and how he was inspired by the legendary Art Bell.

Hear about his involvement in the UFO disclosure movement.

Hear about the adventures in broadcasting that took Rob from Sedona, Arizona, to rural Australia to London, England and now, to YOU.

And hear about a wide range of mysterious subjects from asteroids to the hollow Earth theory to Black Eyed Children …

Hilarious, intriguing, irreverent and inspiring, it’s another top-notch installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #220

Your Chillpak Hollywood Hour has been graced by the presence of fantastic guests all summer long and this week’s installment is an incredible first, featuring THREE guests on one show!

Regular listeners to the show will remember the lovely, talented, funny and engaging Catherine Annette. She’s back and she brought along her best friend, the hilarious and infectiously enthusiastic Madison Dylan.

Catherine and Madison both acted with your friend in podcasting, Dean Haglund, on the “Girls Gone Dead” episode of this year’s Cinemax sensation Femme Fatales.

Joining Catherine and Madison on this week’s show is Femme Fatales co-creator and executive producer Mark A. Altman, and Phil Leirness could not be more thrilled. You see, Mark was once one of the preeminent entertainment journalists in the business before becoming a truly exciting independent filmmaker (writing and producing one of Phil’s favorite indies of the ’90′s, the spectacular Free Enterprise). And now, of course, he is a television producer and writer, whose credits before Femme Fatales included Castle and Necessary Roughness.

Television, movies, entertainment journalism, swordplay, comic-con, William Shatner … A lot will be discussed on this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

To learn more about Femme Fatales, please visit the show’s Official Site.

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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