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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #516

In an episode several hundred years in the making, your friends in podcasting count down their Top Ten All Time Favorite Visual Artist. Painting, photography, sculpture, design and more, all get discussed in depth in a rousing conversation between Dean and Phil. It’s the 8th Top Ten show of this year 10 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #472

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.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #444

In this week’s fascinating, thought-provoking installment, your friends in podcasting get passionate about comedy, live theatre, books, the need for empathy, The Paris Attacks, the lack of opportunity for women in media and more.

We think it’s Dean and Phil at their absolute best – irreverent, insightful, inspirational.

YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #354

Forgive us if the sound quality of this week’s show is a little shaky … With missed flights and broken laptops, it’s amazing we managed to get a new show produced this week at all (and closer to our usual Monday release than the past two weeks).

From the stumbling opening, to the less than elegant closing, your friends in podcasting are flying without a net this week. There’s no chance to edit or smooth out the audio levels.

The conversation is classic Chillpak, however, touching on topics ranging from the death of Harold Ramis to the careers of Boris Karloff and Preston Sturgess, from deadly on-set accidents to the difference between “victims” and survivors”, from Dean’s road trip with Billy Dee Williams to how the Oscar nominees for best picture rate in terms of their roles for women.

Don’t delay, enjoy YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour NOW!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #249

Because Dean Haglund is packing up for Galaxy Fest in Colorado Springs, Colorado (to perform comedy and show The Truth Is Out There), and Phil Leirness is hitting the road for the 2012 International UFO Congress in Fountain Hills, Arizona (where the TRUTH is also screening), this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is coming to you a few hours later than we like.

It is, however, one of our very best shows!

That it’s President’s Day in the U.S. leads to a discussion of presidential UFO lore, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball and Merv Griffin. The special friendship between The UK’s “The Midweek Drive” and YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, leads to a discussion of Phil’s pajamas and his forthcoming tour of the UK. The book The Wayfinders leads to a discussion of cultural relativism, the biosphere, the ethnosphere, the living history of Los Angeles, and Dreamtime and The Dream Factory. An Albert Einstein quote leads to a discussion of the intuitive mind and the rational mind and the way we might move beyond divisiveness in an effort to address the common challenges facing us all. The Chillpak Hollywood Live Event of the Week leads to a discussion of Phil’s admiration for an actress he had never before seen, the best director working in theatre today, and the way storytellers strengths in one medium can serve as weakness in another.

All that, plus TWO Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuits of the Week (the one involving Chris Pine, “Captain Kirk” from JJ Abrams’ re-booth of Star Trek is a paticular hoot.

Your friends in podcasting definitely brought their “A” game. We hope you will enjoy it enough to share it with others …

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #196

It’s Dean and Phil’s last show ever on the Farpoint Media Network. At some point this week, the switch over to a new server will be taking place and even your friends in Podcasting have no concrete knowledge of how this will affect their “back catalogue” of shows or their iTunes subscribers. What we do know is this: The newest installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour rocks! It begins with a touching look back at the history of the show and it’s humble origins. That segues into a forthright, honest discussion about the economic realities facing show sponsor Chillpak and in a larger sense about the nature and makeup of the entire economy … The usual topics are also touched on, of course, from the latest film and television news to feedback from you (yes, you), Dean and Phil’s partners in podcasting crime, who wrote in response to topics covered over the past few weeks. Enjoy, and know that one thing will never change: Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness will be bringing you a free hour of weekly podcasting goodness as long as they are able!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #193

Hilarious and informative, show and business, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. The future of the internet, the future of freedom of speech, the future of movies, the future of Dean Haglund as a new American citizen are all discussed. Phil discusses the past, focusing on his fascination with dreams and the dream language of films, as well as on several remakes of classic films in the development stage, as well as some cinematic “lost” treasures that might be coming to a screen near you. Something that WILL be coming to a screen near you is The Truth Is Out There, which has a sneak preview screening on Saturday 26 February in San Leandro, California as part of UFO X Fest. Trust us when we tell you that this week’s show is chock full of goodness. And the next two shows are already planned and promise to delight. Changes are afoot, however, so if you wish to keep enjoying YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour without interruption, please make sure to drop us a line at chillpakhollywood@yahoo.com and in case there’s complications, we’ll keep you directly informed!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #191

Holiday road trips. A Christmas horror film. Guild awards. The worst films of the year. Great television shows overlooked by Dean and Phil or criticized by Phil. Vampires. Zombies. Serial Killers. Questions from listeners. Celebrity impersonators on the internet. Tom Cruise. A cure for baldness. Dean Haglund. Phil Leirness. Your friends in podcasting. Your Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #190

Happy 2011! Welcome to a very special episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. This is the 4th year running that your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness will boldly proclaim their New Year’s Resolutions. First, they discuss the importance of resolutions before launching into a recap and appraisal of how each of them fared in living up to their resolutions for 2010. Finally, they state their goals for 2011, as well as the intent with which they intend to embody these resolutions.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #187

Dean Haglund has done his holiday baking and is about to hit the road for snowy Winnipeg! Before he goes, he sits down with your friend in podcasting, Phil Leirness, to his a wide variety of topics, including: The texture of Canadian movies, The Roundabout Theatre in NYC, the lack of commitment on the part of many actors on television vs. the incredible commitment of several others, the Blue Valentine ratings controversy, the flop that is The Tourist, the delightful remake that is True Grit, and the likelihood that independent films will dominate all the year end awards including the Oscars.

Finally, Dean and Phil preview their upcoming three shows (one features a guest, one is a “Top Ten” show, and one is an annual treat), and ask you to visit the following websites pertaining to their feature documentary: The Truth Is Out There and Facebook.com/truthmovie.

Thanks!

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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