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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #350

Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness follow up on last week’s hilarious discussion about “The Price is Right” by discussing Lily Holleman’s appearance on that television institution, analyzing how she won, what she won and what it means tax-wise for people who do win on game shows.

Then, Dean and Phil wrap up their ongoing discussion of the eight ways our brains “lie” to us every day by discussing stereotyping.

Phil takes time to remember a “friend of the family” who died this month, a self-made man who went from 14 year-old dropout to hairdresser to successful producer.

Finally, next week is our annual look at the top films of the previous year, so Dean and Phil have been watching a ton of movies and this leads to a discussion of The Hunt, HBO’s True Detective and Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” with Joss Whedon receiving both a tip of the cap AND a stern wag of the finger!

All that, plus Lawrence Welk!?

Your friends in podcasting run out of time before they get the chance to talk about Sci-Fest, but they hope you will click on the link to learn about this exciting, month-long, live theatre festival in which they will be participating!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #343

Non-stop festive hilarity from the (ridiculous) opening, right through the final (inspirational quote) …

Phil Leirness is in the holiday spirit and Dean Haglund has been drinking wine and on no other show would you hear such irreverent, insightful and occasionally inspiring conversation on such a wide range of topics as The Sound of Music, Spaghetti Westerns, cognitive dissonance, Buyer’s Stockholm Syndrome, Tom Hanks, silent film classics, Walt Disney, Martin Scorsese and Nelson Mandela.

Oh, and is one of your friends in podcasting about to become a full member of the Illuminati? You’ll have to listen to find out!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #298

The film critics have had their say …

The various industry guilds and unions have handed out their awards …

Now, it’s time for the best films of 2012 according to your friends in podcasting!

Get those pens, pads and/or Netflix queues handy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #162

Those of you who follow our Blog on MySpace (wherin we preview the coming Monday’s show) know that occasionally Dean and Phil get so wrapped up in discussion that they completely forget to cover some (or all) of what they promised to discuss! This is one of those shows … And it’s all the richer for it. Hilarious, thought-provoking, inspiring, insightful. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. This week: the latest on their movie, their feelings about apologies, the idea that words are cheap, personal responsibility to our own unique creative potential, Toy Story 3, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey, Jr., Alfonso Cuaron, the World Cup and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #145

For years, Dean and Phil railed against the collective Hollywood wisdom (”Hollywood wisdom” being a contradiction in terms) that films shouldn’t open in January and early February. Now, that they’ve been proven correct and the studios are releasing box-office behemoths like Shutter Island and Valentine’s Day in the first part of the year, Dean and Phil cry out for the need to see something that’s actually, you know, a half-way DECENT film! They finally caught up with Zombieland, and it only added to their cinematic depression. Where can a true movie lover turn for quality? Netflix? Don’t get Phil started on Netflix … Or, rather, please DO get him started as it’s always delightful to hear a podcast host take on one of his show’s sponsors! After concluding their discussion with a few insightful and promising takes on the future of their own films’ distribution, they reveal the latest from their search for the truth (because The Truth Is Out There) … Interviews abounded this week, including discussions about what really happened on 9/11 with Eric and Eliza Roberts and Bruno from WeAreChangeLA. Dean also sat down with G Edward Griffin to discuss the New World Order, the United Nations, the Federal Reserve system, collectivism and the possibility of a world without cancer. All in all, it’s scary stuff. And speaking of scary, yes that WAS Phil with kind words to say about both Ashton Kutcher AND Colin Farrell … Let the apocalypse begin

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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