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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 #258

Dean and Phil’s last “live” show for a few weeks is full of all the rich, delicious, nourishing podcasty goodness you’ve come to expect from YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Your friends in podcasting discuss their Sacramento adventures, the creators of Superman, a present-day comic book master, absurdist theatre, Samuel Beckett, Bully, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, the Occupy movement, the mysterious life of Frances Farmer, the brilliant writing of David McCullough, the best stage actor in Los Angeles, and Torchwood.

All that plus more on The Hunger Games, more on “pronoia”, a celebrity death and a lawsuit involving the paranormal …

And don’t worry, even though they are hitting the road, Dean and Phil have two special shows planned during their absence!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #254

It’s business as usual on this week’s show. What do we mean by that? Well, your friends in podcasting discuss how innovative ideas and inventions that could change the world and help people don’t get widespread attention because they don’t fit into an industry’s bottom line or the pre-existing marketing and distribution paradigms. This discussion leads to such examples as electric cars, laptops, iPads and even the entertainment industry.

Of course, it’s also business as usual in that Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness discuss the Live Event(s) of the Week, the Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week and Celebrity Deaths.

All that, plus what films Dean and Phil have seen and what they are reading.

If you would like to learn more about the planned demolition of famed Pickfair Studios in Hollywood, please visit this site.

If you’re going to be in Los Angeles on Friday 30 March, or in Sacramento on Sunday 15 April, why not come on out to meet Dean and Phil and see their film The Truth is Out There? Learn how, right here.

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 #252

Your friends in podcasting open this week’s show by discussing the early beginnings of the feature film era.

They close this week’s show by discussing … The beginnings of the feature film era!

In between, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness discuss romance in the movies, the state of romantic comedies, Star Wars, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, several weird and wonderful films you will never get to see (but can read about here), the origin and purpose of the legal system, Placido Domingo and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.

Please don’t let the slight audio hiss and hum prevent you from enjoying this latest serving of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. We were able to solve the problem about a third of the way through …

Have a great week, everybody!

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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