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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #538

The finale of “Twin Peaks: The Return” coincides with the launch of Dean’s new comedy pop-up, the Hilarium Sydney. So it’s a (spoiler free!) show full of heartfelt farewells and hearty hellos this week … Your friends in podcasting say “so long” to TV’s Oscar Goldman (the great Richard Anderson, who once was a guest on this very podcast – episode 277), to the Tony-winning author of The Elephant Man, to legendary comedian and actor Shelly Berman, and to the awfully darn sweet man behind perhaps the most terrifying film of all time! Then, Dean and Phil say “hello” to two loyal listeners who wrote in with questions, one about a filmmaking colleague, the other about Civil War-era movies. The Civil War and Reconstruction have very much been on Phil’s mind as both a storyteller and as an American, and he and Dean and have been looking for the right opportunity to dig into the topic. Along the way, they also discuss a handful of classic films, the “global weirding” of the weather in the USA, and more!

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 #487

How did Dean decide to follow-up on last week’s outstanding episode where he and Phil counted down their Top Ten Horror Films of All Time? By showing up in Los Angeles and dropping in on Phil! They had much to discuss face to face, like what is Zombocom, what did Dean think of “The Jungle Book”, what was the improv show Dean performed in Winnipeg with Gary Jones and how come Phil never knew that K-tel also hails from Winnipeg? Hearst Castle is discussed and the towns of Harmony (population 17) and San Juan Batista (site of Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”) are celebrated. Phil follows up on one of Dean’s Top Ten Horror Films and shares news about a TV series based on a film they BOTH had on their lists. More about “Citizen Kane” and “The Maltese Falcon” are remembered in the shadow of those films’ 75th Anniversaries, and a letter from a listener like you (yes, YOU!) is shared. All that plus a little bit more!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #321

The 4th of July is past, but here at YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, the fireworks are just getting started.

Dean Haglund talks about a wedding celebration he attended in Canada and a mayoral swearing in ceremony he attended in Los Angeles.

Phil Leirness ruminates on Independence Day, health care and the future of the USA.

Then, your friends in podcasting discuss Russell Brand, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, This is the End, The Lone Ranger, Monster’s University, subversive cinema, runaway production, the best plays of the last 100 years, the creator of “Family Ties” and “Spin City”, a martial arts legend, a classic Look Magazine photographer and a science-fiction legend.

All in all, it’s action-packed. And if you’re going to be in San Diego on Sunday 21 July, why not come see Dean and Phil (and their film The Truth Is Out There) at ParanoiaCon?

Right now, it’s episode 3-2-1 … Blastoff!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #221

Dean Haglund. Phil Leirness. Poolside. The Eastern Columbia.

Chicago. Albuquerque. Las Vegas. Atlanta. San Francisco.

Breaking Bad. Torchwood. Project Runway. Entourage. Curb Your Enthusiasm. Two and a Half Men.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Smurfs. Cowboys & Aliens. The Change-Up. Captain America: The First Avenger. Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Everything Must Go. Midnight in Paris. The Tree of Life. Beginners. Buck. The Truth Is Out There.

Your Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #218

This week’s installment starts out like a Michael Bay film (CARMAGEDDON!) and quickly becomes a legal thriller thanks to a VERY intriguing adventure recounted by Phil. Dean tells of his weekend travels (both recent past and near future) and explains to Phil the difference between Veterans and veterinarians before he and Phil share once again the strange, sad tale of the Chillpak, this show’s former sponsor …

Then, it’s all about the movies as your friends in podcasting count down the Top 14 summer box office hits, analyzing their quality and what their success or failure says about the industry (and the culture at large).

You know it’s a strange, wonderful show when PHIL cites “Robot Chicken” AND compares the DC and Marvel universes!

And for those of you in Southern California, don’t miss the cinematic event of the year! Okay, of the week … It the Los Angeles Premiere of THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE! There’s two nights to choose from: Wednesday and Thursday of THIS week. Full event details and tickets are available: HERE.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #148

On the road again … This week, on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, the Thelma and Louise of podcasting, head north of San Francisco, to podcast from a tepee, high above the rolling hills of Petaluma, at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where they shot an interview for their documentary with Institute President and CEO Marilyn Schlitz. Your friends in podcasting discuss the consciousness-expanding work being done by Noetic scientists and how it fits in with what Dean and Phil have learned thus far about the world of conspiracy. They also weigh in on the deaths of actors Peter Graves and Corey Haim. And there are tear-filled farewells as Dean heads back to Los Angeles and Phil splits for the Big Apple. Something for everyone! So, join us in the sweat lodge and tell a friend!

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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