Posts Tagged ‘David McCullough’
From discussing a listener email about “negative thoughts” to answering questions from listeners regarding the documentary Paul Williams Still Alive and the Erick McCormack television series Perception, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are really putting the “your” into YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour this week!
Your friends in podcasting also discuss the supposed death of big screen comedy, plus what they’re reading, two “Live Events of the Week”, and they offer up a special helping of their pal Ethan Dettenmaier (the producer and host of the most excellent Combat Radio).
Finally, Dean and Phil remember the show business luminaries who left us during the past week as well as the twelve souls whose lives were taken in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado.
Princess Diana, political divisiveness, Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, Arsenic and Old Lace, Dr. Jack Daniels, Richard Burton’s Hamlet, the auteur theory, the return of Margaret, Miranda July, Woody Allen, People Like Us, Pariah,Veep, the Hatfields AND the McCoys, letters from listeners, rites, rituals and celebrity deaths … All that and much more, this week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Also, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, need your help. They have launched a brand new documentary project about an artist and philosopher and they hope you will check it out HERE.
How else would Year Six of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour begin, but with an on-air production meeting? Of course, having been away from the Rational Exuberance offices (inside an “historic building in downtown Los Angeles”) for the past two weeks, your friends in podcasting have many logistics to discuss, including their end of the Mayan Calendar show and the production of not one, but TWO sequels to their documentary The Truth Is Out There.
Dean discusses his road trip adventures in art, from studying Van Gogh in Philadelphia, to painting portraits in the West Hills of Texas, as well as the status of his Kickstarter campaign to create the graphic novel “Shock and Awesome”.
Phil discusses his travels throughout the UK, including screenings at Goldsmiths College, the University of Lincoln and the Birmingham UFO Group, attending the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival, co-presenting Alex Lewczuk’s top-notch Siren FM “Midweek Drive” shows, investigating the mystery of the Lincoln Cathedral, interviewing fascinating figures throughout the UK on topics ranging from bees to airport security scans, from Mary Magdalene to utopian societies.
Oh, and what’s the deal with all the strange cats in Brighton?!
All that, plus the books Dean and Phil are reading and plenty of big laughs. How could there not be big laughs? After all, your friends in podcasting are jet lagged!
Dean and Phil’s last “live” show for a few weeks is full of all the rich, delicious, nourishing podcasty goodness you’ve come to expect from YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Your friends in podcasting discuss their Sacramento adventures, the creators of Superman, a present-day comic book master, absurdist theatre, Samuel Beckett, Bully, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, the Occupy movement, the mysterious life of Frances Farmer, the brilliant writing of David McCullough, the best stage actor in Los Angeles, and Torchwood.
All that plus more on The Hunger Games, more on “pronoia”, a celebrity death and a lawsuit involving the paranormal …
And don’t worry, even though they are hitting the road, Dean and Phil have two special shows planned during their absence!
From artists and actors who have committed crimes to movie studios and authors’ estates suing each other, this installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is full of show people behaving badly. Not YOUR friends in podcasting, of course. Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are on their best behavior, discussing such a wide range of topics as …
The inspiration that can be drawn from a man like John Adams when dealing with issues like the proposed SAG-Aftra merger …
The storytelling AND marketing failures of John Carter …
More on the state of romantic comedies …
The lack of demand for any new books, movies or television shows and what that lack of demand might mean to storytellers and conglomerates …
And after all that, if you still haven’t had enough of your friends in podcasting, please enjoy their appearance on 16 March’s Combat Radio (you’ll learn why Dean is on “double-secret probation”).
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!