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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #559

Dean is having surgery this week and Phil’s cat, Fuzz Aldrin, continues her brave recovery. Because some of you asked for updates on these matters, your friends in podcasting begin this week’s epic installment with fascinating and inspiring stories pertaining to them. Then, it’s all about movies …

The critics groups have all awarded their favorites. The professional guilds and unions have honored theirs. The Academy Award nominations were announced, which your Dean and Phil analyze a bit on the show. For the most part, however, this week it’s Dean and Phil’s turn. Keep those Netflix queues handy as the gents count down their Top Ten Films of 2017. And, of course, far more than 20 films will get discussed in what is an extra-long installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, one that truly stretches the definition of “hour”! Trust us, they go off the beaten path for their choices this year in an effort to champion some films that were sadly overlooked or under-marketed. Discover cinematic gems and regale in hilarious, irreverent, and occasionally insightful bickering.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #558

This week’s show begins with an update on how the fierce, determined and ridiculously cute cat Fuzz Aldrin is recovering (you can help with that recovery by visiting”). She had to have another emergency procedure this week, which leads to a rather hilarious story about Lily Holleman, “Junior Pet Detective”. It also leads to a conversation about a surgical procedure Dean Haglund will be undergoing the first week of February. Then, Dean and Phil Leirness discuss movies – two “classics” (the comedy To Be or Not to Be and the musical Brigadoon), and five recent releases (Darren Aronosky’s Mother!, Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq., Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water and the big winner at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MIssouri).

For the first time in weeks, your friends in podcasting tackle “Celebrity Deaths”, celebrating the life and careers of record producer Rick Hall, actress-singer Rose Marie and film noir icon Peggy Cummins. Then, they tackle the “small screen”, with Phil weighing in on the new Fox sitcom “LA to Vegas”, with Dean assessing the most recent “mirror universe” episode of “Star Trek: Discover” (“The Wolf Inside”), and the two of them discussing the thematic meanings of Season 11 of “The X-Files”, of the most recent episode (“Plus One”) and what the future might hold for the show with or without Gillian Anderson.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #499

This week’s show begins with Phil sharing a story about Sharon Jones (whose music is featured in our opening) before he offers a mea culpa about misinformation he relayed while discussing “La La Land” last week. Then, because a week seemingly can’t go by in 2016 without a “celebrity death”, Dean and Phil will remember a great character actress. They will then launch into the latest heartening and distressing news about the new CBS All Access/Netflix series “Star Trek: Discovery”. As promised at the end of last week’s show, your friends in podcasting will tackle the topic off diversity on the small screen before launching into extended analysis of the latest developments in the movie awards season. Finally, they will discuss the merits of such films as “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “Fences”, “Manchester by the Sea” and perhaps one or two more.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #324

It’s Dean Haglund’s birthday and in honor of the occasion, he and Phil Leirness deliver one of their most free-wheeling, diverse shows yet …

Your friends in podcasting discuss autographs, Comic-Con, UFO cults, Asian airlines suing for slander, the 20th Anniversary of The X-Files, Leonard Maltin, Space Command, Femme Fatales, Cory Monteith, Dennis Farina, 56 Up, The Conjuring, Blue Jasmine and much, much more …

In fact, Paul Weller drops by with a musical birthday greeting for Dean and Phil surprises Dean with an audio snippet of the Comic-Con panel featuring Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson that Dean moderated!

Wondering what to give Dean Haglund for his birthday? Why not help him produce his new film The Lady Killers? Every single donation makes a big difference.

Now enjoy, a special birthday installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #268

Dean discusses east coast adventures past and future, a great new web series called Electric Bonno Land and the death of Leroy Neiman.

Phil discusses the Live Event of the Week, his crush on actress Teresa Ganzel, Combat Radio host Ethan Dettenmaier’s 40th birthday party and the filmmaker that might just be the most important working in U.S. independent film today.

Independence Day will be celebrated here in the U.S.A. this week and Dean and Phil mark the occasion with their ruminations over the subject of freedom and independence, as well as the United States’ current and future place in the world.

It’s “Happy Birthday, America” and your friends in podcasting are doing their part by making a documentary about ideas that liberate us. Please help them by visiting Hieroglyph of the Human Soul.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #247

Anywhere from 6%-10% of the U.S. workforce might be calling in sick on the Monday after the Super Bowl, but not your friends in podcasting … Even if they wanted to, there’s way too much to discuss, from the eleven show biz personages who are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths” to the Tony-winning play that constitutes the “Live Event of the Week”, from Liam Neeson kicking nature’s ass to smuggling being depicted as a victimless crime, from promising sci-fi films in development to the man who claims Fox stole his life story through wiretapped phone conversations (YOUR “Lawsuit of the Week”), Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness don’t even get to everything they hoped to discuss. There’s THAT MUCH going on inside YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour #247.

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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