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Chillpak Hollywood Hour presents “The Los Angeles Breakfast Club: ON THE AIR”

Founded in 1925 by business leaders, entertainment figures and politicians, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club is the weekly gathering place for those seeking camaraderie and those who love the history and culture of Los Angeles. A tribute to the days of yesteryear when the LABC was a fixture on radio, “ON THE AIR” will be a monthly review and preview of happenings at “the Democracy of Ham ‘N Eggs” hosted by podcast veteran Phil Leirness (co-host and co-producer of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour and a weekly USA cultural correspondent to the UK’s “Midweek Drive” program on Siren FM and Southside Broadcasting). Your friends in podcasting are proud to present this pilot episode and hope you will enjoy it as much as they do …"The Los Angeles Breakfast Club: ON THE AIR"

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 #467

Next week, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, celebrate nine years of changing the way you listen to the internet and we will be commemorating this milestone with a special episode that might just prove a great starting point for those who have never listened before, but who might enjoy joining the Chillpak Nation!

This week, however, is definitely one only for the faithful as its sometimes shoddy audio quality might scare away the uninitiated, to say nothing of the bizarre songs and rituals! Think we’re joking? Dean was in Los Angeles for 24 hours this week, to attend The Los Angeles Breakfast Club and launch his new book “Dean Haglund: An Illustrated Tour of Broadway in DTLA”. Most of this week’s show will be highlights from that event. Trust us, there’s plenty of laughs along the way. There’s also a special opening about Doris Roberts, Prince and the 1980′s.

Our last show before completing nine years of free, weekly podcast entertainment is unlike any episode we’ve done before. What show can say that after 466 installments? YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, of course!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #360

Marc Hershon, the host of Succotash, is a member of the Illuminati?!

That’s just one of the many interesting tidbits you’ll learn, along with the source for the term “limelight”, a conspiracy to blow up the Los Angeles Times in the early 20th Century, and the real, behind-the-scenes origin of the name “Rosebud” in Citizen Kane.

There’s also movie talk aplenty (The Lego Movie, Anchorman 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Noah) AND the second half of Dean’s conversation with the great Rick Overton!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #259

Dean Haglund is in Pennsylvania. Phil Leirness is in the UK. Yet, through the magic of podcasting, they are together in a “historic building in downtown Los Angeles”, where they welcome two special guests from London.

John Kay Steel is a talented and accomplished actor and voice artist.

Natalie Haverstock is a gifted improv comic and the most amazing balloon artist in all the known universe!

Sit back and enjoy one of the most unusual episodes yet of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour … Oh, and make sure to check out this video of Dean in his scuba diving gear made of balloons.

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 #217

After four weeks of special guests (i.e. pre-recorded shows!), your friends in podcasting are finally together again, tackling such topics as Casey Anthony, O.J. Simpson, Charleston, Detroit, Peter Falk, Tolstoy, history, Delta Airlines, Continental, Manchester Airport, immersive theatre, Premium seating, Transformers 3, Pirates 4, America vs. the world, Bridesmaids, Horrible Bosses, The Green Lantern, Super 8, Washington, D.C. … It’s action-packed, hilarious, irreverent and insightful Haglund and Leirness with a vengeance on this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

And for those of you in Southern California, make sure to get your tickets to the Los Angeles Premiere of THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE! There’s two nights to choose from. Full event details and tickets are available: HERE.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #154

It’s part two of Dean and Phil’s look at their all-time favorite books. This week, from show business biographies to the poetry of a Sufi master, from the Biology of Transcendence to the mysteries of a quantum universe, it’s an entire hour dedicated to non-fiction. History, science, biography, essays, poetry and yes, even anthologies of jokes are included. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, where reading is sexy!
And to all of our listeners who will be in the London area NEXT Monday (3 May), the Thelma and Louise of podcasting will be appearing on a panel at the Sc-Fi-London Film Festival. For information, visit Maybe They ARE Out to Get You!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #153

Your friends in podcasting have treated you to many delightful theme shows during the (almost) three years they’ve been on the Farpoint Media Network. And though Dean and Phil have attempted to be diligent in discussing “what they’re reading”, and though they’ve even had authors on the show, they’ve never dedicated an entire episode to the subject of books.

Until today!

Buckle up for the excitement caused by Dean and Phil discussing their all time favorite works of literary fiction. And keep those Kindles handy! You might want to immediately start downloading the titles discussed on this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #25

Ouch! My freakin’ ears! Our most obscenity-laden podcast to date! No more description needed, honestly, cuz’ in this crazy business, dirt sells. Just make sure that the kids and Grandma are out of the room before you listen.

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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