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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #262

This week’s show is all about embracing the unknown, and as such, it probably started over on Combat Radio (on Friday 18 May), where YOUR friends in podcasting interviewed noted physicist (and regular contributor to Ancient Aliens), Mike Dennin about the frontiers of science. You can listen to that show HERE.

Back on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness carry on with the theme, discussing the unknown in a variety of different arenas …

The mystery (involving the dog star Sirius, the Kinights Templar, Mary Magdalene and a cheeky 13th century Imp) of the Lincoln Cathedral …

What Barry Diller’s Aereo portends for the future (or lack thereof) of television …

The foreign control of U.S. media …

The power of social networking …

The inner workings of Rupert Murdoch’s international empire …

And SO MUCH more, including a “Lawsuit of the Week” that involves a group finally embracing the unknown and “Celebrity Deaths”.

Enjoy all the great tasted you’ve come to expect for a hearty and delicious helping of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

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 #248

“From a secret location somewhere in America” your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are attending a very unique event. Pull up a chair and sit beside them in Exhibitor Booth 404 at the LAX Hilton as they discuss stop-motion animation, Clint Eastwood, California’s Proposition 8, SOPA, stop-motion animation, Whitney Houston, community theater, The Great Gatsby, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner, a record-setting box-office weekend, a lawsuit between Marvel comics and their artists, and the worst reception Dean and Phil have ever attended. A “freight train of fun”, it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #247

Anywhere from 6%-10% of the U.S. workforce might be calling in sick on the Monday after the Super Bowl, but not your friends in podcasting … Even if they wanted to, there’s way too much to discuss, from the eleven show biz personages who are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths” to the Tony-winning play that constitutes the “Live Event of the Week”, from Liam Neeson kicking nature’s ass to smuggling being depicted as a victimless crime, from promising sci-fi films in development to the man who claims Fox stole his life story through wiretapped phone conversations (YOUR “Lawsuit of the Week”), Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness don’t even get to everything they hoped to discuss. There’s THAT MUCH going on inside YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour #247.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #244

Live from the mean streets of Los Angeles, this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour finds your friends in podcasting on the open road, braving Martin Luther King Day traffic on their way back from Los Angeles International Airport. Dean and Phil discuss the live shows they’ve seen, the movies they’ve watched, the books they’re reading. They weigh in on the Golden Globes, the Directors Guild nominations, the SAG-Aftra merger agreement, the latest development news, UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s ludicrous call to action for his country’s movie industry. Plus, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness reveal the lawsuit they may have to file. And because it is YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Dean and Phil tackle comments and questions from such loyal listeners as John Girodo, Josh Glasgow, Mark Bennett and The Sicilian.

Buckle up.

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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