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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #505

Your friends in podcasting celebrate the life of the woman who broke the news about the start of World War II and the life of a man who redefined literary and cinematic terror (and turned a certain staircase in Georgetown into a major tourist attraction). Then, after sharing some thoughts about a childhood friend who died this past week, Phil follows up on last week’s show by sharing with Dean some thoughts about “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” and sharing a story about how George Michael (and Wham!) helped inspire one of the most famous songs by The Smiths. There will also be much discussion of television, from the return of “Sherlock” and the news surrounding “The Man in the High Castle” to the Producers Guild Award nominations and a forthcoming show set backstage at “The Tonight Show” in the 1970′s. Finally, Phil gets on his soapbox as he and Dean address the controversy surrounding Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes and the overwhelming accolades being bestowed upon La La Land. All that, plus a frank discussion about “perceived vegetative states” AND a ton of laughs on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #475

Dean has spent the weekend at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo and he provides a report before he and and Phil remember Anton Yelchin in “Celebrity Deaths”. Phil, meanwhile, saw what might be the WORST live event since they started covering “Live Events of the Week”! He provides some of the hilarious details. There will be discussions of television, like “Man in the High Castle” and the cancellation of “The Grinder” as well as news about a new Phillip K. Dick series AND a series based on the movie “Buckaroo Banzai” There will be a discussion of several movies, including a new espionage thriller based on a John Le Carre novel, a current Cannes Jury Prize winner, the recent “Alice Through the Looking Glass” disaster, and the completely overlooked western from earlier this year, “Jane Got a Gun”. All that, plus the show kicks off with your friends in podcasting revealing their favorite toys from growing up!.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #301

Full of all the nourishing podcasting goodness long-time listeners have come to expect, this brand new serving is also a delicious introduction to your friends in podcasting.

The following topics are discussed, dissected, analyzed and turned on their heads by Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness:

The X-Files, including a hilarious story about David Duchovny and exciting news about Frank Spotnitz’s new adaptation of Philip K. Dick for SyFy …

Ancient wisdom and what we can learn about healthful self-care by looking to past cultures …

Books from Norway, Sweden and Stephen King …

3 live events, including one that Phil hopes to turn into a documentary …

A remake of the late Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds

A film all about Jar-Jar Binks …

A documentary about the epidemic of sexual assault within the U.S. Armed Forces …

The revival of drive-ins …

David Fincher’s original series on Netflix …

And MORE. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, which almost always features bonus minutes!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #227

Dean and Phil are back from weeks of travel and they hit the ground running with one of the wildest, most free-wheeling installments of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour ever!

How did your friends in podcasting enjoy Dragon*Con in Atlanta and a 9/11 commemorative event in Portland?

What did they think of the Emmy Awards?

What is their reaction to the latest round of “X-Files 3″ rumors?

Why are they both receiving emails from the CEO of Netflix?

What celebrity death are they remembering?

What celebrity do they think is facing career death?

What celebrity do they think is poised for a comeback?

Can they make sense of AMC’s behavior towards their award-winning and critically acclaimed series?

Can they make sense of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes marketing campaign?

Does Dean know the difference between Ida Lupino and Hedy Lamarr?

Why is Phil receiving both praise AND criticism from his response to Ryan Murphy’s behavior on an episode of “The Glee Project”?

Answers to all these and many more on this week’s episode.

And if you still haven’t had enough of your friends in podcasting, write us at chillpakhollywood@yahoo.com to request the Bonus 4th Anniversary Episode (which includes never-before-heard material).

Thanks!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #224

Your friends in podcasting had so much to discuss today that YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour #224 is almost 10% more hour!

Dean’s recent trip to Winnipeg is described. Questions from listeners Erica Fraga and Wendy Wayne are answered. Dean’s itinerary for Dragon*Con is revealed (if you’re going to be there, make sure to have pen and paper handy). Phil’s frustrations with a recent interview he gave are analyzed.

Of course, Dean and Phil talk television, including discussions of Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, David Letterman and the state of late night, Jeremy Piven and his new reality series, Usain Bolt and the World Track and Field Championships.

And, of course, Dean and Phil talk movies, focusing on two films that co-star Oscar nominee (for Winter’s Bone), Jennifer Lawrence: The Beaver and X-Men: First Class.

Oh, and if you’re going to be in the Portland, Oregon, area on 9/11, why not check out Dean Haglund, Phil Leirness, the pilot of “The Lone Gunmen”, some never before seen footage of Dean, Tom and Bruce together again, and a FREE screening of The Truth Is Out There? Event details will all be available at www.GroundZeroMedia.Org.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #223

Forgive us for another delay, but your friend in podcasting, Dean Haglund is working CRAAZY hours shooting his hosting segments for “The X-Files” forthcoming syndication run on YouToo, a brand new cable network. Dean describes more of what he’s been shooting, and what kind of interactive technologies this network plans on utilizing on-air. And since talk of “The X-Files” is in the air, it’s only fitting that Dean and Phil discuss the brand new show Frank Spotnitz has sold to Cinemax and that show’s origins. What will be of particular interest to X-philes is the discussion Dean and Frank had in London about the possibility of an X-Files 3 and the real reason it hasn’t happened already (and no, Fox is NOT to blame).

Of course, even if you’ve never seen an episode of “The X-Files”, there will be plenty to love about this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollyood Hour, including discussions of a new Alien, a new Blade Runner and a new …The Wild Bunch?!?

Phil sings the praises of three actresses who have really come into their own as movie stars and whose extraordinary talents are on display at American multiplexes right now.

As podcast royalty, it is the responsibility of Dean and Phil to remember the Queen of Hollywood and a former First Lady, both of whom died this past week.

Finally, amidst all the stories of marketing madness and bizarre celebrity behavior, Dean and Phil find time to plot a way of attracting a brand new sponsor for show, looking to “The Jersey Shore”‘s The Situation for inspiration!

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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