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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #575

Your friends in podcasting have a lot to cover on this week’s show! They will remember a 70′s icon, a legendary novelist and a prolific character actor in “Celebrity Deaths”. They will try to make sense of how America can actually move forward in the wake of yet another school shooting. They will discuss why this weekend’s Royal Wedding seemed to be such a big deal for so many. They will introduce a new segment called, “You Know Who’s Wonderful?” They will put the “Hollywood” into Chillpak Hollywood Hour by celebrating the glorious restorations of two cinematic landmarks, by discussing the brand new Hollywood Heritage annex and by discussing the proposed (and now stalled) trilogy of stand-alone “Star Trek” movies that were being written by the man responsible for all the best big-screen Treks. We’re not sure there’s any other podcast that covers such a wide range of topics and that does so with as much irreverence, insight or inspirational conversation as YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #473

After 2 weeks with special guests, your friends in podcasting are back with an hour of freewheeling, spirited, irreverent and insightful conversation. Topics include the death of Muhammad Ali, a book about the purpose of corporations, a great essay (by a brilliant writer) in defense of David Lynch (and indirectly of Dean and Phil’s movie “The Lady Killers”). The first month of the summer movie season is analyzed, a great new documentary film about stand-up comedy is discussed, Dean’ updates his fine art and comedy endeavors, and Phil describes his trip to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi as well as his exploration of Route 66.

Get your kicks!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #367

Your friends in podcasting are back from trips to Texas, Cleveland, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and deep space (!) and they are doing what they do best: Turning a world gone wild into fodder for informative, insightful, irreverent and inspiring conversation.

Topics this week include: The Granbury Paranormal Expo, what really happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, climate change, gun violence, the Sarah Jones lawsuit, a lawsuit involving your friends in podcasting, the arrest of Batman, the death of an Oscar-winning cinematographer, the suicide of an Oscar-winning documentarian, Sci-Fest 2014 and Baltimore’s Visionary Art Museum.

All that, PLUS Phil opens the show with a very personal story about how the world just keeps getting smaller and closes the show with a plea to support independent film, talent and diversity by clicking HERE.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #263

It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S. and your friends in podcasting discuss their thoughts and feelings about the meaning of the day and remember not only fallen heroes, but those who are still in battle, and forgotten, and living on the streets.

From there, it’s onto a terrific “Live Event of the Week” and the absolute box office apocalypse befalling the movie industry this summer.

Then, what else would Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness discuss but … Religion? It all ties into the “Lawsuit of the Week”.

Finally, movies they’ve seen are discussed, including the latest from Richard Linklater, the latest from the director of Shakespeare in Love and an award-winning comedy from France.

It’s thoughtful social commentary and globe-trotting adventure.

It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #261

How else would Year Six of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour begin, but with an on-air production meeting? Of course, having been away from the Rational Exuberance offices (inside an “historic building in downtown Los Angeles”) for the past two weeks, your friends in podcasting have many logistics to discuss, including their end of the Mayan Calendar show and the production of not one, but TWO sequels to their documentary The Truth Is Out There.

Dean discusses his road trip adventures in art, from studying Van Gogh in Philadelphia, to painting portraits in the West Hills of Texas, as well as the status of his Kickstarter campaign to create the graphic novel “Shock and Awesome”.

Phil discusses his travels throughout the UK, including screenings at Goldsmiths College, the University of Lincoln and the Birmingham UFO Group, attending the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival, co-presenting Alex Lewczuk’s top-notch Siren FM “Midweek Drive” shows, investigating the mystery of the Lincoln Cathedral, interviewing fascinating figures throughout the UK on topics ranging from bees to airport security scans, from Mary Magdalene to utopian societies.

Oh, and what’s the deal with all the strange cats in Brighton?!

All that, plus the books Dean and Phil are reading and plenty of big laughs. How could there not be big laughs? After all, your friends in podcasting are jet lagged!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #143

Charlie Sheen reports his car as stolen hours AFTER it’s been found demolished at the bottom of Mulholland Drive … Phil worries about the budget cuts to state parks and facilities in Arizona … Tucson is apparently in dire need of toilet paper … The autopsy results in the death of actress Brittany Murphy rule that death accidental … Dean Haglund gets threatened with deportation in Texas … Dean and Phil visit the Benini Sculpture Ranch … The Oscar Nominations are announced … Dean Haglund makes a guest appearance on Alex Jones’ syndicated radio and internet show … Dean receives antagonistic emails as soon as he finishes his appearance on the Alex Jones’ syndicated radio and internet show …
Has the whole world gone insane? No, it’s just business as usual on the latest installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #141

Phil just got back from Park City, Utah, and he reports on all the Sundance and Slamdance activities. He and Dean also finish recapping their long voyage to the Pacific Northwest, with some particularly spooky stories about the area in and surrounding Yakima, Washington. This week, they’re on the road to Texas, but before they depart, they’ll be conducting an interview with the legendary Eric Roberts. They talk about this and weigh in on a wide variety of topics including Conan O’Brien’s last “Tonight Show”, the Producers Guild of America Awards, the Golden Globes, Avatar and what they’re reading … They even discuss complaints they’ve received about the audio quality of recent shows while actually having audio problems! It’s all this week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #50

This episode was our most listened to show of Year 1 (back when we were still called “From the Heart of Hollywood” and were coming at you from the offices of Cinema Arts Entertainment and Artedis S.A.). Here is the episode’s original description …

This week, special guest Sarah Nean Bruce talks about her experiences in show business. Watch out for some swearing.

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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