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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #497

Dean is travelling, so he and Phil won’t be able to celebrate the lives of a couple amazing women who died this past week until they get together in L.A. to record several shows this week. In the meantime, they pre-recorded this, their third “Top Ten” show of the ten they have planned to commemorate year ten of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. This week, in anticipation of La La Land opening, your friends in podcasting count down their Top Ten All-Time Favorite Movie Musicals! This episode has it all: Singing, dancing, comedy, romance AND the firestorm of a great debate as Dean and Phil get into a heated, and hilarious, argument over the merits of Baz Luhrman and his post-”Moulin Rouge” career. It’s 80 minutes of podcasty goodness featuring some of the greatest talents to grace the silver screen!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #377

Even after more than 7 years of changing the way you listen to the internet, your friends in podcasting are still able to bring you an unusual episode, even by their own admittedly unusual standards!

This week’s show is quite the grab-bag …

It all starts with longtime listener (and key collaborator in The Lady Killers) Shaun Parker telling an amazing true story about his quest to deliver home-made candy to Robert Redford.

Then, Dean interviews his old pal, writer, sketch comic and comic book creator Ian Boothby and Ian’s wife, artist and comic book creator Pia Guerra. They all talk San Diego Comic-Con.

Finally, Phil returns to discuss several movies with Dean.

Something for everyone? We like to think so! Enjoy.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #345

Let’s not kid ourselves … The holidays are never easy. And putting together this week’s episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour was particularly trying …

In fact, after an hour-long Skype-based conversation with their trans-Atlantic guest, Alex Lewczuk, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, were shocked to discover that almost none of it was recorded!

So, they just kept talking … Without starting over! If it seems a little bit like joining a conversation in the middle, well … that’s EXACTLY what it IS! It’s a fun, free-wheeling conversation, however, about such a wide range of topics as ageism in the media, science-fiction, academia, Roman settlements, ancient cathedrals, Christmas markets … and more!

Those of you familiar with Phil’s extra-curricular activities know that he is a regular contributor to Alex Lewczuk’s Midweek Drive program(me) for Siren FM and Southside Broadcasting in the UK. You also might remember hearing Alex as part of the 28 hour Mayan podcastathon Dean and Phil conducted last year at this time.

Though, it lacks structure, due to the structure not being recorded, this week’s show is sure to stuff your stocking with audio good cheer. The elves at Rational Exuberance have edited together several holiday-themed goodies for inclusion in this week’s show – another way in which its like no other episode you’ve heard!

Happy Holidays, one and all!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #324

It’s Dean Haglund’s birthday and in honor of the occasion, he and Phil Leirness deliver one of their most free-wheeling, diverse shows yet …

Your friends in podcasting discuss autographs, Comic-Con, UFO cults, Asian airlines suing for slander, the 20th Anniversary of The X-Files, Leonard Maltin, Space Command, Femme Fatales, Cory Monteith, Dennis Farina, 56 Up, The Conjuring, Blue Jasmine and much, much more …

In fact, Paul Weller drops by with a musical birthday greeting for Dean and Phil surprises Dean with an audio snippet of the Comic-Con panel featuring Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson that Dean moderated!

Wondering what to give Dean Haglund for his birthday? Why not help him produce his new film The Lady Killers? Every single donation makes a big difference.

Now enjoy, a special birthday installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #205

Much is on the minds of your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness. From wishing happy birthdays to loyal listeners, to answering your questions, to sharing what they’ve learned through the process of making their documentary, they really prove this week that it is YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. There’s the usual entertainment industry news and analysis, film and television reviews, irreverent insights and informative diatribes. So, enjoy, and if you are going to be in the London area, make sure to purchase tickets for the Saturday 30 April premiere of The Truth Is Out There!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #178

Forbes Magazine ranked its list of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World – Lady Gaga at #7?! In related news, Dean Haglund explains to Phil Leirness who Lady Gaga is! Meanwhile, John Lennon’s 70th Birthday is celebrated by having the cast of Glee take over the all-time Billboard Hot 100 Charts record from those flashes-in-the-pan The Beatles. Tony Curtis is still being remembered by Dean and Phil. One listener has a question about a new breed of film – The “docuthriller”, while another listener asks about the CGI wizardry that makes Jeff Bridges look exactly like he did when he was 35 in the new trailer for the forthcoming “Tron” sequel. All that, plus what makes us powerful, how best to embody the changes we wish to see in the world AND the latest on why Phil loves Tim Gunn. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. So, “Make it work, people!”

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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