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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #528

After several weeks, order is restored in the world of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, as Dean Haglund is back in Australia and Phil Leirness is back in Los Angeles. There is much for your friends in podcasting to catch up on, including remembrances of Roger Moore and Adam West, a trip to the Museum of Neon Art, a description of the best play on Broadway, Dean’s travel adventures, the details on his upcoming art show, and an email from a listener like no other about the lightning and thunder sounds heard on last week’s show, which leads into several bizarre and even scary tales.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #522

It’s the first Top Ten show of year 11! After years of celebrating Live Events of the Week, your friends in podcasting count down their Top Ten All-Time Favorite Live Events, starting with a healthy and diverse list of “honorable mentions” … Musical concerts are NOT included. Those must be saved for another show! THIS episode is a fun and fascinating look into what your friends in podcasting find memorable and into what inspires them.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #453

While your friends in podcasting were away during the past two weeks of pre-recorded shows, much has happened. Yet, before Dean and Phil “Point the compass of your brain to a journey on the map of the entire infinite”, Phil pulls out his soapbox to address a controversy surrounding the young actress (and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador) Emma Watson. Then, chameleon David Bowie, actor Alan Rickman, cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the “tall man” from the Phantasm movies and the man who changed the politics of Hollywood’s Awards Season are all remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”. Speaking of Awards Season, Dean and Phil have news and views on the Golden Globes, the Oscars the Directors Guild nominations and more! The Revenant, Beasts of No Nation, Son of Saul, Brooklyn, Amy and The Look of Silence all get discussed. All that, plus Phil has good news for fans saddened by the revelation of the fact that the first episode of The X-Files revival is … not good, Dean weighs in with his thoughts on Sean Penn going face-to-face with notorious drug kingpin “El Chapo”, he and Phil share what they’re reading, and Dean wraps things up with an update on his oft-delayed, much-anticipated graphic novel. It’s a lot to cover in one hour, but not too much when it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #421

Dean Haglund is down under, enjoying his new home in Sydney, Australia. And if this show is to be believed, Phil Leirness is on his way to visit Dean via “swim” (is that a new mobile app?). So, talented, funny, and razor sharp ladies Karen Forman and Lily Holleman step in to help your friends in podcasting change the way they “change the way you listen to the internet”!

There is the familiar – Live Events of the Week, movie reviews, the Bechdel test, appeals for racial and age diversity in mainstream media, and an appeal for more opportunity for women both in front of and behind the camera. Bottom line: “Shame on you, Hollywood!”

Karen and Lily also celebrate the Tony Awards, Lifetime Movies, and “Game of Thrones”.

All in all, it’s an “outward display of inner self-love” and it just might save Christmas!

One day late, but well worth the wait.

Am I right, ladies?

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 #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.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #228

Life as an actor on stage and screen is the topic on today’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, featuring special guest Lily Holleman.

Lily can be seen in theatres (and V.O.D. and iTunes starting October 1) in @urFRENZ, giving a performance that Variety called “iconic”.

Next month, she will appear on-stage at the 1,000 seat South Coast Rep in Southern California in a revival of the legendary Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful (in the role created by Eva Marie Saint).

Soon, she will be heard in the cartoon series Captain Daddy, singing the theme song and lending her voice talents to a cast that includes Ed Asner, Fred Willard and Traci Lords.

Other Lily Holleman roles include a starring role the Lifetime movie Queen Sized, a recurring role on both the drama series “Southland” and the Showtime series “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union”, and a guest-starring role on the Disney favorite “Sonny with a Chance”.

If you love name-dropping, and if you’ve been longing for a surprise visit from Christopher Walken and political strategist James Carville to YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, then this episode is a MUST listen!

Oh, and if you’re intrigued by this show’s discussion of ET Sculptures, be sure to visit artist Cynthia Crawford’s website.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #214

Arye Gross is a great character actor. His guest-starring resume includes most of the touchstone television series of the past thirty years … Diff’rent Strokes, Knight Rider, The Wonder Years, Remington Steele, Cybill, Friends, Diagnosis Murder, The X-Files, Millennium, Profiler, Just Shoot Me, Grey’s Anatomy, The Practice, E.R. … And Arye has had recurring roles on such series as Ellen and most recently, Castle.

Arye is often recognized for his film work, which includes Just One of the Guys, Soul Man, Tequila Sunrise, For the Boys, Gone in Sixty Seconds and Minority Report. He is a great person, a true character and a wonderful storyteller.

And this week, he is the guest on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

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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