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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #536

One thing is certainly true about your friends in podcasting – “They do talking!” It’s an inside joke (for now), explained on this week’s episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour … Dean and Phil discuss the forthcoming revivals of two beloved shows, the sitcom “Will & Grace” and a certain show about FBI agents investigating the paranormal … And speaking of “The X-Files”, why exactly IS Dean in Vancouver this week’? What is he doing there? Find out! Also, hear Dean and Phil dive into a free-wheeling conversation inspired by last week’s events in Charlottesville, a conversation that tackles freedom of speech, violence, personal responsibility, hate groups, leadership, the blame game, the fool-proof way to find out if President Trump is factually wrong, and the good things to come out of the Trump presidency (thus far). All that, plus a porn actor-turned character actor-turned politician, the “highest paid entertainer in Britain”, and a legendary stand-up comic and activist are all remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #521

Year 11 begins with … What else? … a “Celebrity Death”, as Dean and Phil remember the versatile, Oscar-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Your friends in podcasting then re-visit last week’s 10th Anniversary Episode and share their thoughts about what they got wrong during the years, what surprised them, a fantastic article about the show and birthday greetings to a past guest. Then, it’s on to the work at hand, namely trying to make sense of the wild, wild, week that was …

The Royal Family, “Star Wars Day”, Cinco de Mayo, current attacks on the First Amendment and the anniversary of the birth of Orson Welles are just some of the topics dissected, analyzed, joked about and argued over! All that, PLUS, the new Writers Guild of America deal AND the future of cinema!

That’s a lot to cover, but if you’ve been following YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour these past ten years, it’s what you’ve come to expect!

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 #174

Dean is back from bicycling, wining and dining his way through Provence in France. He and Phil commiserate on the difficulties in getting LAST week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour to you (yes, YOU!) their listeners. The ninth anniversary of 9/11 leads to a spirited and illuminating discussion about the events of that day and the many and varied responses to it, including the evolving attitudes towards the U.S. government and Islam. From a pastor in Florida who wants to burn the Quran to Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, who issued his “Ten Commandments” of the Apple App Store, Dean and Phil take on both controversies and how they are being framed as “freedom of expression” issues. Your friends in podcasting then turn to entertainment to remember the great French New Wave director Claude Chabrol, to express their enthusiasm over a couple of television projects currently in development, and to assess the merits of a handful of forthcoming, current and recent theatrical releases. We thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy.

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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