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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #273

Somehow a bet on the Oscars turned into this episode all about television …

The recent Emmy nominations are discussed at the outset and very quickly the show turns into a grudge match pitting comedy against drama, Luther vs. Sherlock, Dean Haglund vs. Phil Leirness and Dean Haglund vs. David Lynch!

That’s right, you’re about to hear what happened when Dean had to fulfill his obligation (upon losing the annual Chillpak Hollywood Oscar pool) to watch the pilot episode of David Lynch’s seminal series Twin Peaks.

The owls are not what they seem …

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #247

Anywhere from 6%-10% of the U.S. workforce might be calling in sick on the Monday after the Super Bowl, but not your friends in podcasting … Even if they wanted to, there’s way too much to discuss, from the eleven show biz personages who are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths” to the Tony-winning play that constitutes the “Live Event of the Week”, from Liam Neeson kicking nature’s ass to smuggling being depicted as a victimless crime, from promising sci-fi films in development to the man who claims Fox stole his life story through wiretapped phone conversations (YOUR “Lawsuit of the Week”), Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness don’t even get to everything they hoped to discuss. There’s THAT MUCH going on inside YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour #247.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #244

Live from the mean streets of Los Angeles, this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour finds your friends in podcasting on the open road, braving Martin Luther King Day traffic on their way back from Los Angeles International Airport. Dean and Phil discuss the live shows they’ve seen, the movies they’ve watched, the books they’re reading. They weigh in on the Golden Globes, the Directors Guild nominations, the SAG-Aftra merger agreement, the latest development news, UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s ludicrous call to action for his country’s movie industry. Plus, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness reveal the lawsuit they may have to file. And because it is YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Dean and Phil tackle comments and questions from such loyal listeners as John Girodo, Josh Glasgow, Mark Bennett and The Sicilian.

Buckle up.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #240

Happy Holidays from your friends in podcasting!

Because it’s the holidays, we don’t want to spoil the surprises contained in this week’s show. We’ll let you unwrap at a time and place of your own choosing.

Suffice it to say, if you like movies, music, politics, theatre, comedy, irreverence, inspiration and good conversation, and especially if you like Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, you’ll enjoy this brand new episode.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #239

Ralph Fiennes. Vanessa Redgrave. Harry Morgan. Anthony Hopkins. Alfred Hitchcock. David Lynch. Federico Fellini. Those are just a few of the big names featured on this week’s show …

It’s liberal democrat vs. conservative republican. It’s Letterman vs. Leno. It’s late night comedy vs. scripted crime dramas. It’s “Swamp Loggers” vs. “Swamp People”. It’s Fox Business News vs. The Muppets. It’s the Muppets vs. Big Oil. It’s Marc Hershon on The Descendants vs. Dean Haglund on The Descendants. It’s Blue Velvet vs. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. It’s Javier Bardem vs. Edgar Ramirez. It’s Peter Weller vs. Paul Weller. It’s Tom Hooper vs. 3D. It’s Paramount vs. IMF.

It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #238

Celebrity Deaths, Hollywood lawsuits, wingnuts, award-winning movies, television development news, how to see famous actors in person (and learn about acting), theatre closures, prejudice against comedy, sexism at the Playboy mansion (shocking!), and letters from listeners … It’s a true holiday grab-bag on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour and your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are giving ’til it hurts.

And then, they’re giving some more …

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #237

Your friends in podcasting just returned from the Pacific Northwest, where they were showing THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE (which makes a fantastic holiday gift!).

Phil and Dean discuss the challenges of getting shipments through U.S.-Canadian customs and that sets the tone for a truly international installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

The international box office, international financing and the international distribution of television shows are discussed.

The Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week comes to us from the highest court in the European Union.

The Chillpak Hollywood “Wingnut” of the Week comes to us from the United Kingdom.

The Chillpak Hollywood Explanation of the Week involves gender and ethnic diversity.

Action-packed, passionate, insightful and informative, why not share YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour with someone you love?

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!

Why not share it with someone you love?

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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