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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #549

On this week’s show and just in time for Thanksgiving in the USA, there is a true abundance of nourishing topics Dean and Phil can truly devour. They will begin by providing updates on a couple of their creative endeavors (including a certain graphic novel) before moving into this week’s “Celebrity Deaths” where they will remember a legendary rock star, a budding rap star, a hugely popular gossip columnist and where they will offer a mea culpa for a mispronunciation of a celebrity’s name in episode 548. From there it’s back into the just-starting cultural conversation about toxic masculinity, with their latest perspectives on Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Al Franken, Jeffrey Tambor, their historic perspectives on Bill Clinton and Clarence Thomas and their correction over a story about Shirley Temple that Phil told on episode 548. Then, they will shift gears with their latest takes on season 1 of “Star Trek: Discovery” and season 3 of “Mr. Robot” before Phil passionately defends the (in his opinion) underrated The Man Who Invented Christmas.

All that, plus your friends in podcasting would like you to take a few moments to learn about The Truth Is Still Out There the long-awaited follow up to their epic 2011 documentary Monday. 9 am Pacific. Wherever good podcasts can be found!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #543

Full disclosure: This week’s episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is an absolute epic, recorded LAST weekend. So, you won’t hear Dean and Phil weighing in on the Las Vegas tragedy, on the death of Tom Petty, nor on any other events of the week. Instead, your friends in podcasting fill the show’s 80 minute running time by discussing the conclusion of Dean’s month-long pop-up comedy venue in Sydney, a terrific close-up magic show in Downtown Los Angeles, the recent spate of protests by NFL players, the cancer diagnosis of Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, the sexual assault allegations against film critic Harry Knowles, several new and recent movie releases (including “It”, “Victoria & Abdul” and “The Florida Project”). That would be, and was, enough for one whole hour … AND THEN, Dean and Phil celebrate the lives of a record number of persons in “Celebrity Deaths”, including a soul singer who didn’t start recording until age 62, a publishing magnate responsible for Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal”, a former UCLA Film School Dean who was responsible for Americans scaling Everest, the boxing champ whose life inspired an Oscar-winning movie, an actor-athlete-poet-painter who played James Bond’s CIA pal Felix Leiter, a Winnipeg-born giant of TV game shows, and a half dozen more!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #540

Even though the Emmy Awards celebrating Television took place last night, your friends in podcasting spend the entire hour (and ten minutes) talking movies. First, they start by celebrating the life and career of the singular Harry Dean Stanton. Then, they discuss misogyny and sexual assault in the movie exhibition business. Finally, Dean and Phil tackle a wide range of cinematic endeavors, including two surrealist (absurdist?) classics by Luis Bunuel, a late classic western by Sam Peckinpah, an all-star war film from the 1970′s, the restored director’s cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and an Alfred Hitchcock comedy. Pass the popcorn – We’re talking movies!

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 #390

Buckle up, this one is a wild ride, boasting many questions …

Is Dean living in nominal time? Is there going to be a “new” film from Orson Welles? Did Phil join the Blue Man Group? What is feminism? What’s the deal with Dr. Who? What’s with the graphic sex in Blue is the Warmest Color? Should Interstellar really be called Inter(mittently) Stellar? Why might the Marvel films might outperform the DC films? What was revealed in the Sarah Jones/Midnight Rider lawsuit? Will Jennifer Aniston be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar this year?

All that is discussed, as well as Benedict Cumberbatch’s new gigs and a Live Event of the Week featuring a CHH family member.

Finally, make sure to check out the incredibly moving Project Unbreakable and the incredibly cool “Urban Legends” Halloween short film Lily Holleman stars in.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #387

Any show that celebrates funny lady Jan Hooks, Broadway legend Marian Seldes, Renaissance man Geoffrey Holder, that includes discussion of Jerry Lewis’ current live show, David Fincher’s latest, Robert Downey Jr.’s latest, Christopher Walken impersonations, animated films and Bollywood, has got to be good.

And it is.

It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, after all!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #362

It has been quite a while since your friends in podcasting have tackled a Hollywood-related “Lawsuit of the Week”. On this week’s show, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness bring back this popular segment with a doozy of a lawsuit – involving sex, power, blackmail, a forthcoming box office blockbuster and show biz folks behaving badly!

Dean and Phil follow up on last week’s email concerning gun violence and mental health care by proposing ways in which we might reduce the former by increasing access to the latter.

There is also be more on the Marvel universe, with a lengthy, insightful and hilarious email from loyal listener Stephen Fowler.

All that plus the latest on Dean’s new stage shows – both debuting in May here in Los Angeles – This week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #301

Full of all the nourishing podcasting goodness long-time listeners have come to expect, this brand new serving is also a delicious introduction to your friends in podcasting.

The following topics are discussed, dissected, analyzed and turned on their heads by Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness:

The X-Files, including a hilarious story about David Duchovny and exciting news about Frank Spotnitz’s new adaptation of Philip K. Dick for SyFy …

Ancient wisdom and what we can learn about healthful self-care by looking to past cultures …

Books from Norway, Sweden and Stephen King …

3 live events, including one that Phil hopes to turn into a documentary …

A remake of the late Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds

A film all about Jar-Jar Binks …

A documentary about the epidemic of sexual assault within the U.S. Armed Forces …

The revival of drive-ins …

David Fincher’s original series on Netflix …

And MORE. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, which almost always features bonus minutes!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #241

It’s the day after Christmas and you ALL have at least one more gift to unwrap: This installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

We’re not going to spoil any of the surprise. We’ll simply say that we may have saved our loveliest, most heartfelt episode til last.

And if you haven’t already, we hope you’ll take the time to read our blog, wherein we thank many of the people who made the year so special.

Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness will be back on Monday 2 January 2012 and your friends in podcasting wish you all a New Year full of peace, action and adventure!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #235

Your friends in podcasting will be in Seattle, Washington, on Tuesday 22 November, at the Northwest Film Forum to screen THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE. Only a handful of seats remain at this intimate venue, so get your tickets today!

From Seattle, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness will be traveling north to Vancouver, BC, for the Canadian Premiere of their film on Thursday 24 November at the Rio Theatre (get tickets here). Later that night, Dean will be performing a big improv comedy reunion show. Get details and tickets here.

Today, we invite you to join Dean and Phil as they discuss Penn Sate, Eve Ensler, Brett Ratner, the Oscars, the disappearance of young men and much much more, including …

The Chillpak Hollywood Development News of the Week …

The Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week …

The Chillpak Hollywood “Wingnut” of the Week …

The Chillpak Hollywood Explanation of the Week.

Action-packed, passionate, insightful and informative, it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

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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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