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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #496

Longtime listeners know this about their friends in podcasting: They are often at their best making sense of a world seemingly gone wild, and boy, does that seem to be needed this week! No sooner had they finished recording this show than news came in about the death of musical great Leon Russell, so Phil opens the show with a tribute to him and some thoughts about the election before joining with Dean for remembrances of another legendary musician (and poet and artist) as well as an actor who once embodied the epitome of suave cool. A few different and worthwhile films get celebrated, including Loving, the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the modern western gets discussed. The Presidential election results and how those results might serve by leading to positive change get analyzed in depth. Often YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour proves to be irreverent, informative and insightful. This week it is downright nourishing.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #396

The holidays are rapidly approaching, so it’s only appropriate your friends in podcasting gift you with one of their most heartfelt shows of the year as they welcome special guest Suli McCullough. Suli is an accomplished, talented and hilarious writer, producer, actor and stand-up comic who has written for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, acted in such films as Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood and is currently producing a documentary about stand-up comedy featuring the biggest names in the business. Suli and Phil grew up together, so in addition to fascinating and irreverent stories of show business adventures, this week’s episode will boast thoughtful and moving discussions about race, art, culture and communication. Even after more than 7 1/2 years of free, weekly podcasty goodness, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness keep coming up with new and ever-more nourishing helpings of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #346

Your friend in podcasting, Phil Leirness, introduces this week’s show, describing what a challenging year this has been in terms of fulfilling our promise to bring you one hour of free podcast entertainment each and every week …

This week’s show was the biggest challenge yet what with Dean Haglund trapped in a blizzard with no phone or internet access.

How did we manage to produce a show under such circumstances?

With help from our friends, with an interview and with some excerpts from the otherwise unavailable “From the Heart of Hollywood” (as this show was known then) episode #33 of 31 December 2007!

Please give it a listen, and make sure to tune in next week, when Dean and Phil engage in their yearly review of their previous New Year’s resolutions before unveiling their resolutions for 2014.

Happy New Year, one and all!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #287

Who doesn’t enjoy a love story?

That’s the question on the minds of your friends in podcasting as this week as they welcome their special guest, Allan Piper.

Allan is an editor who has contributed to such shows as “What Not to Wear”, “Guide to Style”, “Wife Swap” and “American Treasures”.

He is a filmmaker who is currently touring with his latest feature film, a documentary called Married and Counting, that follows two men who celebrate 25 years together by traveling the country to get married in every state where they can.

Allan is also active politically and had “given up” the past year of his life to be part of the video production team for the Obama campaign.

Finally, Allan is a true gentleman and his appearance on the show is long overdue.

Filmmaking, marriage, politics … And yes, love stories … This week, on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #271

Alex Jones vs. Jon Stewart vs. President Obama. Daniel Tosh. The First Amendment. Fred Willard. Lewd Behavior. The Dark Knight Rises. Aurora, Colorado. Gun Control. The Second Amendment. Violence in movies. The disappearance of Katherine Jackson. We Need to Talk About Kevin. Dean Haglund. Phil Leirness. YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #209

Somehow, your friends in podcasting manage to weave a discussion of do-it-yourself approaches to life, work and learning with a conversation about fine art and painting while still managing to discuss President Obama, birth certificates, Alexander Payne’s Election and Ashton Kutcher. It’s fun, it’s free-wheeling and it’s a good warm up for Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness as they prepare to record YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour LIVE from The Retro Dome in San Jose, immediately following the US Premiere of The Truth Is Out There this Saturday night. Get your tickets exclusively here.

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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