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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #488

Dean and Phil recorded this week’s extra-long episode right BEFORE the Emmy Awards, so if you’re hoping for analysis of the Television Academy’s big night, you’ll have to wait another seven days. Television does get discussed, however, as your friends in podcasting speak (again) about “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” as well as the Netflix phenomenon “Stranger Things” and two future “nostalgia” series based on Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” and the Winona Ryder vehicle “Heathers”. Meanwhile, the great(est?) playwright Edward Albee is remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”. Dean’s comedy show, a 100th birthday celebration, a John Patrick Shanley play and Phil appearing live on-stage (in An LABC Home Companion, are all discussed in “Live Events of the Week”. And if you love movies, you will really love this week’s show as Dean and Phil cover wide cinematic ground, from this weekend’s disastrous box office results (the worst of an already horrible 2016) to films that might be among the most overlooked ever, from a great “Fortean” horror film of the 1970′s to Oliver Stone’s laughable “Snowden”, from a boatload of unnecessary remakes, sequels and revivals, to a promising Agatha Christie adaptation … All that and no doubt much more on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour with ten percent more “hour”!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #369

It’s the return of Luke Y. Thompson! Whether as a film critic, the editor of Topless Robot, or as an actor who co-stars in an awesome sci-fi film released this week in the U.S.A., LYT Rules!

If you love movies, if you love popular culture, if you love journalism, if you love spirited, insightful and irreverent conversation, you’ll love episode 369 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #259

Dean Haglund is in Pennsylvania. Phil Leirness is in the UK. Yet, through the magic of podcasting, they are together in a “historic building in downtown Los Angeles”, where they welcome two special guests from London.

John Kay Steel is a talented and accomplished actor and voice artist.

Natalie Haverstock is a gifted improv comic and the most amazing balloon artist in all the known universe!

Sit back and enjoy one of the most unusual episodes yet of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour … Oh, and make sure to check out this video of Dean in his scuba diving gear made of balloons.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #230

From upstate New York to Melbourne, Australia, from Salem, Oregon to the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, your friends in podcasting are off and running from the opening bell in this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

From art shows to movie screenings, from sociopaths to workplace morale, from lawsuits to political protests, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness have a lot on their minds and a lot to cover and they discuss it all with their usual irreverence, insight and inspiring, thought-provoking conversation.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #208

A week ago, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, were in the United Kingdom, visiting their friends at Sci-Fi-London, celebrating the Royal Wedding, attending the World Premiere of their documentary The Truth Is Out There and discussing the death of Osama Bin Laden. This week, they’re back in Los Angeles, where Dean is preparing his brand new gallery for this Thursday’s Downtown Art Walk and where Phil is directing an incredibly ambitious short film. Most important of all, they’re celebrating their 4th anniversary of changing the way YOU listen to the internet!

That’s right, this is our 4th anniversary show. And if such a thing as a wish accompanies such a milestone, Dean and Phil’s wish is that no matter where in the world you are, you help spread the word about the U.S. Premiere of The Truth Is Out There, which takes place at the Retro Dome in San Jose on Saturday 21 May. The screening will be followed by a live recording of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Tickets should be purchased in advance, right here!

Thanks!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #206

The countdown to London is on! Tickets are still available for the World Premiere of The Truth Is Out There at London’s British Film Institute. Obviously, that screening is very much on the minds of Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness. Still, they take the time to discuss painting, books, music and even the sexual assault awareness event Denim Day on this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #204

From one of the most bizarre and hilarious openings ever, one of our most action-packed episodes ensues …

This week, your friends in podcasting remember cinema legend Sidney Lumet, discuss the cuktural touchstone that is Rebecca Black’s single (and YouTube video) “Friday”, and weigh in on some of the best that television has to offer. All that, plus the latest show business news is analyzed.

And if you’re going to be in the London area, makes sure to buy tickets for the World Premiere of Dean and Phil’s film The Truth Is Out There.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #203

Movies, movies and more movies … From the death of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, to the 2008 big-screen installment of The X-Files, from upcoming release The Conspirator, to recent releases Cedar Rapids, Jane Eyre and Win Win, from classic films like The Boston Strangler and Heavenly Creatures, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness have all matters cinematic covered.

They even reveal the long-awaited details surrounding the World Premiere of their film The Truth Is Out There in London!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #156

Three years in the making! From the art deco masterpiece that is the Eastern Columbia Building, high stop the historic core of the fashion district in downtown Los Angeles, all the way to London’s Lyceum Pub, Dean and Phil celebrate the third anniversary of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour on both sides of the pond! In L.A., your friends in podcasting discuss interviews they conducted (for their documentary) with Reg Presley (lead singer of The Troggs) and journalist Mark Bennett. They also introduce clips recorded in London where the Thelma and Louise of podcasting, along with special guests Graham Hancock (a renowned scholar and author who specializes in ancient mysteries) and Robin Tudge (who co-authored The Rough Guide to Conspiracies) participated in a panel discussion on conspiracy as part of the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival. Then, Dean and Phil hop over to a cozy booth in a favorite pub across town to toss back a couple dozen pints and to swap inappropriate jokes and filmmaking stories they’ve never shared. From crop circles to Cameron Diaz, from knowledge of lost civilizations to naughty nun jokes, there’s something for everyone. Eavesdrop on the conversation and enjoy! And please help us make the fourth year of the show, the best year yet!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #154

It’s part two of Dean and Phil’s look at their all-time favorite books. This week, from show business biographies to the poetry of a Sufi master, from the Biology of Transcendence to the mysteries of a quantum universe, it’s an entire hour dedicated to non-fiction. History, science, biography, essays, poetry and yes, even anthologies of jokes are included. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, where reading is sexy!
And to all of our listeners who will be in the London area NEXT Monday (3 May), the Thelma and Louise of podcasting will be appearing on a panel at the Sc-Fi-London Film Festival. For information, visit Maybe They ARE Out to Get You!

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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