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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #546

After several weeks of “pre-recorded” episodes, Dean and Phil hooked up via Skype to catch up on each other’s travels and to discuss the recent change in attitudes towards their unsettling dark comedy The Lady Killers. Prepare to be amazed by Dean’s adventures in Cambodia, where he painted, explored, and came down with a nifty bout of intestinal distress! Phil recounts his first ever trip to Las Vegas, his exploration of Utah, his challenges adjusting to the altitude of Aspen, Colorado, and the breathtaking, life-changing majesty of Monument Valley. He also regales with tales of “Portlandia” and “Twin Peaks” filming locations and describes the reception afforded their aforementioned movie at the Tri-Cities International Film Festival. In the wake of what seems to be a never-ending avalanche of news involving the appalling behavior of men, with their depiction of toxic masculinity, Dean and Phil have made a film one recent reviewer called, “exactly the kind of film we need right now.” All that, plus the cryptic advice Phil received on the road: “Life begins at Moab”. YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Buckle up and prepare for takeoff!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #280

Three guests AND two guest co-hosts join Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness this week to take on show business from all angles …

As Dean revealed on last week’s show, he will be acting in a new series. “Space Command” boasts a who’s who of sci-fi in its cast and is the brain child of acclaimed and prolific writer Marc Scott Zicree. Hear all about the project and Marc’s previous work (including various versions of “Star Trek” AND The Twilight Zone Companion), as he joins your friends in podcasting AND Combat Radio‘s Ethan Dettenmaier.

Then, just when you think this week’s show couldn’t get any more cool, the topic switches from behind the camera success to a stunning starlet, as Phil joins actor and author Mark Ryan to interview the luminous Cerina Vincent, star of such movies Cabin Fever, Not Another Teen Movie and the forthcoming MoniKa, as well as the co-author of the books How to Eat Like a Hot Chick and How to Love Like a Hot Chick. Trust us, Cerina is as refreshing a personality as you could hope to meet and the conversation is rather hilarious.

Finally, as if that weren’t enough, the subject turns to entertainment journalism with Robert Samo, who founded the site Fanboy Nation.

It’s a star-studded, all-hands on deck assault on your ears, hearts and funny-bones! It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, after all …

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #222

What do “Star Trek” and “The X-Files” have in common this week? Dean Haglund! He just got back from performing at the big TREK convention in Las Vegas and he shares stories of the event. And as soon as he got back to Los Angeles, it was time to report to the set this week for a television series called “The X-Files”! WHAT?!? Dean gives details.

And if all that wasn’t enough, Dean appeared on “Coast to Coast AM” this week and he shares his thoughts about that appearance.

Of course, Dean’s co-host, your friend in podcasting, Phil Leirness, has much to share as well … He holds court on a variety of topics, including a stage show about Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick “Watson”, the reality competition show “The Glee Project”, the blockbuster film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the classic of 1930′s cinema, The Women.

All that, plus discussions of Kickstarter, the UK riots, the US economic meltdown … And you won’t want to miss Phil’s report about the Beverly Hills Police Department.

It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour … With a vengeance!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #169

A brand new show full of the engaging, free-wheeling analysis and discussion you’ve come to expect from the “Thelma and Louise of podcasting”.

Dean discusses his trip to Puerto Rico, including making friends with a big-wig in TSA. He also previews his trip to Las Vegas for the annual “Star Trek” convention (the largest in the world!). Phil describes some of the ways he’s becoming Dean Haglund – Seeing the opera “Carmen” at the Hollywood Bowl and taking an interest in the Impro Theatre Los Angeles, home of L.A. Theatre Sports.

Then, Dean and Phil delve into the latest, most intriguing show business news, starting with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, the entire Millennium trilogy, the forthcoming American remakes, and Noomi Rapace (lead actress in the European productions), as well as the lawsuits surrounding the as-yet-unreleased fourth book by Stieg Larsson. They follow that up with an analysis of the new television series “Aftermath with William Shatner” (where the former Captain Kirk, T.J. Hooker, and Denny Crane tackles controversial interview subjects starting with the Subway Vigilante).

Plus full reports on what movies Dean and Phil have seen. It’s all this week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #121

One of the all-time classics has returned. This episode has become known as “Live at Dragon*Con”. Here is the original description when the show was first published on 6 September 2009 …

Dean and Phil podcast LIVE from DragonCon, the world’s largest fantasy/SF convention, held annually in Atlanta, GA, on Labor Day weekend. And when we say “live”, we mean, in front of an audience that participates with a whole bunch of entertaining and thought-provoking questions. Dean holds forth on “The Lone Gunmen” and all manner of conspiracy theories (from the assassination of JFK to the real reasons behind the invasion of Iraq). This just might be our best show ever! And at the very least, you won’t think of Las Vegas, NASA or wrong numbers by sweet-sounding old ladies the same way ever again! Are cookies controlling Dean’s mind? Does the crowd turn on Phil? Find out in this DragonCon installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #78

When last we were “live” with Dean and Phil (from siptea in downtown Los Angeles), Dean was about to depart on a road trip to Vegas with total strangers. Now he has chestnut brown hair! Did this change have anything to do with that trip to Vegas? Or did it have to do with the recent election? Dean comes clean about his hair color. Meanwhile, Phil regales with stories of his recent east coast adventures and analyzes Dean’s box office prognostications on the fall cinematic releases. Dean and Phil also answer a question from their devoted listener, Erynn. Another question will be answered next week … So keep that feedback coming!

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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