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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #581

This week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour comes at you a little bit later than we like, though it’s definitely worth the wait and boasts almost 15% more “hour”! During their intercontinental connection, your friends in podcasting discuss Dean’s trip to Melbourne, where he hosted Melbourne WebFest, an award show honoring the best in web series. Finally, at long last, Dean also talks about his work (as Iago!) on the award-winning web series “Shakespeare Republic”. After that, it’s time for “Celebrity Deaths” where a noted futurist and a music family patriarch are remembered. There is some more feedback on their “Top Ten Comedies of All Time” episodes, Phil asks Dean about the 1930′s comedy team of Wheeler & Woolsey. Then Phil sings the praises of HBO’s “Westworld”, which leads to he and Dean waxing rhapsodic about the brilliance of Jeffrey Wright, before they turn their attention to movies. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Ocean’s 8, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, First Reformed, Upgrade, and Hereditary all get (spoiler free) reviewed and discussed.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #417

Year 9 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour begins with music, comedy and good conversation about diversity, live theatre, health, web series and the Washington Redskins (?!) with special guest Carolina Hoyos.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #373

Comedy continues to be the theme foremost on the minds of your friends in pocasting. This week, Dean and Phil are proud to welcome as their guest Karen Forman, one half of the Funny Or Die duo Donna and Leslie, and co-author/co-performer of the hilarious new comedy LP, “The Big Tickle”.

And if you’re in the L.A. area, make sure to check out the fortnightly comedy show co-hosted by our very own Dean Haglund -Steven Benaquist’s Big & Tall Show!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #159

Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness open this fast-paced installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour by discussing the pilot episode of Dean’s new web series, “Paranoia Will Destroy ‘Ya”. Then, they turn to a discussion about severed hands and a follow-up on last week’s conversation about “right speech” before welcoming their special guest, actor and film critic Luke Y.Thompson. What ensues is a free-wheeling crowd-pleaser covering such topics as the career of Dennis Hopper, what summer movies to see (and which ones to avoid) and the importance of seeking out and reading the reviews of critics with whom you DISagree! Finally, Phil offers an insight into the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. If that doesn’t convince you that this installment is a rollercoaster thrill ride of the summer, nothing will!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #158

Season Four got off to a bit of a slow start last week. The Thelma and Louise of podcasting were exhausted from their constant travels and rusty after several weeks of pre-recorded and edited shows. This week, Dean and Phil are truly BACK and dare we say … BETTER. THAN. EVER!

From a spoiler-free discussion of the “Lost” finale, to an analysis of the disappointing box office showing by SHREK, to the many creative endeavors of Dean Haglund, this week’s show gets off to a flying start. Starting Wednesday, Dean will have a new web series, “Paranoia Will Destroy ‘Ya”, available at, and he just sold two artworks thru ebay as part of the Doodles for Charity program. Plus, he updates us on his 100 Paintings in 2010 project, and on the editing of his “Hell Gigs” comedy/reality show/documentary project.

Phil has been hard at work logging selects for the documentary feature film THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE and he takes time out to talk about what’s “right” about the conspiracy theories they’ve documented. He also ties this in with a discussion on the Buddhist philosophy of “right speech”, part of the Noble Eightfold Path to end suffering in the world. What follows is a heartfelt, illuminating discussion about not only suffering and speech, but laughter, freedom and human beings’ abilities to either consciously or unconsciously co-create the world around them.

Listen for only a few minutes and you’ll know it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, where WE conspire to INSPIRE!

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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