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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #468

Your Friends in Podcasting celebrate 9 years of changing the way people listen to the internet! Join them for this special episode and invite 9 of your friends who don’t listen to the show already to join the Chillpak Nation!

Many special treats on this episode, including Dean and Phil sharing with each other 9 things they’ve done since they saw each other in Los Angeles for two hours on 20 April and 9 things they are each looking forward to as we head into tomorrow …

Chillpak Holllywood Hour #466

It’s “Chillpak: New Orleans” as Dean checks in from the Big Easy and reveals details about the top secret performance he’s giving in the Bayou before his whirlwind visit to The Los Angeles Breakfast Club this week to perform “Dean Haglund: An Illustrated Tour of Broadway in DTLA”. Phil reviews a spectacular and important new play and ties its themes into a challenge faced by a high school student in New York Phil has been mentoring. A discussion about the art, craft and deceptive practices of movie trailers leads into an analysis of two quite buzzed about recent trailers and the promise of a film being released next month and one going into production soon. All that, plus Dean and Phil reveal what they are reading and a man who leaves behind one of the most significant legacies in the modern history of cinema is remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”. YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #440

The show starts with two “Live Events of the Week” before the opening theme song even plays! Dean tells tales of hanging out in Melbourne with Lou Diamond Phillips and Peter Shinkoda, then Phil gives a history lesson on a bright light in the 1930′s progressive movement in L.A., as well as a re-opened and re-modeled SoCal cultural icon.

After the opening, your friends in podcasting discuss a “Lawsuit of the Week” where theatre actors are suing their own union and a Federal investigation into claims that women filmmakers are being discriminated against in Hollywood.

Then, movies and television shows get reviewed and discussed, including the documentary “Merchants of Doubt”, the current releases “Room” and “Spotlight”, the films of Fritz Lang, new television series “Quantico”, “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder”, and the new season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. After that, Dean and Phil iscuss an email from a loyal listener about how “good” television might be standing in the way of “great television” (and whether this might be true of movies as well). Then, it’s an absolute information dump as dozens of big-screen and small-screen adaptations, remakes, reboots and revivals are previewed and debated. “Men in Black”, “The Watchmen”, “Die Hard”, “Roots”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Twin Peaks”, “Hart to Hart”, “Flatliners”, “Lethal Weapon”, “John Wick” and “The A-Team” are only some of the titles that will get discussed.

This one should be called YOUR Chillpak Hollywood 70 Minutes!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #436

Well into their 9th year of changing the way people listen to the internet, your friends in podcasting keep finding new ways to do just that … This week, it’s a three-way Skype show with special (and frequent) guest Marc Hershon of Succotash. He joins Dean and Phil to discuss this weekend’s 4th annual Los Angeles Podfest and to review the podcasting documentary “Ear Buds”.

Before that, Phil rips the Emmys a new one for putting on such a boring show, while commending them for a few of their choices in honorees. Then, Dean champions a film by a female director that has stood the test of time. Phil lauds two recent independent films – one horror, one comedy – that you (yes, YOU) will absolutely love. That leads into their ongoing discussion on the art and commerce of supporting players, or “character actors”. Finally, Phil brings back the “Live Event of the Week” after seeing one of Dean’s favorite Broadway shows of recent years.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #401

Phil is finishing up two feature-length motion pictures. Dean appeared in two live shows. Together they are talking about those activities, answering emails from listeners like you, tackling the lack of diversity in the recently announced Academy Award nominations and taking on some of the worst films of the year.

And if they need ten percent more hour to get it all in, well who’s going to complain? It’s just six more minutes of Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness changing the way you listen to the internet!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #308

After a follow-up question from a loyal listener about last week’s show, your friends in podcasting leap around the world, covering comedy, painting, poetry, movies, theatre, novels, puppetry and mental illness!

Full of insight, inspiration and irreverence, it’s 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 #253

From artists and actors who have committed crimes to movie studios and authors’ estates suing each other, this installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is full of show people behaving badly. Not YOUR friends in podcasting, of course. Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are on their best behavior, discussing such a wide range of topics as …

The inspiration that can be drawn from a man like John Adams when dealing with issues like the proposed SAG-Aftra merger …

The storytelling AND marketing failures of John Carter

More on the state of romantic comedies …

The lack of demand for any new books, movies or television shows and what that lack of demand might mean to storytellers and conglomerates …

And after all that, if you still haven’t had enough of your friends in podcasting, please enjoy their appearance on 16 March’s Combat Radio (you’ll learn why Dean is on “double-secret probation”).

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 #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.

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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