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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #543

Full disclosure: This week’s episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is an absolute epic, recorded LAST weekend. So, you won’t hear Dean and Phil weighing in on the Las Vegas tragedy, on the death of Tom Petty, nor on any other events of the week. Instead, your friends in podcasting fill the show’s 80 minute running time by discussing the conclusion of Dean’s month-long pop-up comedy venue in Sydney, a terrific close-up magic show in Downtown Los Angeles, the recent spate of protests by NFL players, the cancer diagnosis of Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, the sexual assault allegations against film critic Harry Knowles, several new and recent movie releases (including “It”, “Victoria & Abdul” and “The Florida Project”). That would be, and was, enough for one whole hour … AND THEN, Dean and Phil celebrate the lives of a record number of persons in “Celebrity Deaths”, including a soul singer who didn’t start recording until age 62, a publishing magnate responsible for Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal”, a former UCLA Film School Dean who was responsible for Americans scaling Everest, the boxing champ whose life inspired an Oscar-winning movie, an actor-athlete-poet-painter who played James Bond’s CIA pal Felix Leiter, a Winnipeg-born giant of TV game shows, and a half dozen more!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #524

On the eve of hitting the road to meet up in Dallas, your friends in podcasting got personal, to discuss all the things they are looking forward to in the coming months … Forthcoming investigations into ghosts, UFOs, Civil War History, the Kennedy assassination, Gullah Culture, get discussed … Forthcoming adventures, film festival screenings, art gallery showings and improv comedy venues in Los Angeles, the UK, the Pacific Northwest, and Melbourne, Australia get previewed … Hopes and fears surrounding “Blade Runner 2049″ are compared.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #487

How did Dean decide to follow-up on last week’s outstanding episode where he and Phil counted down their Top Ten Horror Films of All Time? By showing up in Los Angeles and dropping in on Phil! They had much to discuss face to face, like what is Zombocom, what did Dean think of “The Jungle Book”, what was the improv show Dean performed in Winnipeg with Gary Jones and how come Phil never knew that K-tel also hails from Winnipeg? Hearst Castle is discussed and the towns of Harmony (population 17) and San Juan Batista (site of Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”) are celebrated. Phil follows up on one of Dean’s Top Ten Horror Films and shares news about a TV series based on a film they BOTH had on their lists. More about “Citizen Kane” and “The Maltese Falcon” are remembered in the shadow of those films’ 75th Anniversaries, and a letter from a listener like you (yes, YOU!) is shared. All that plus a little bit more!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #485

One of the reasons YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour can manage to be informational, insightful, irreverent and inspiring all within the same episode is because of the stories your friends in podcasting choose to tell. Here are just some of the stories told and topics explored on this week’s show …

The crazy travel itinerary Dean will endure in order to wish his father a Happy Birthday is revealed. The way language evolves to fit cultural needs and the ways changing grammar rules AND the International Olympic Chairman are making Phil feel like a “dinosaur” are detailed. A great jazz musician and a peerless recording engineer are remembered in “Celebrity Deaths.” Two of the summer movies previewed months ago – Southside with You and Weiner – are analyzed at length. The issues of trustworthiness, being a credible messenger and the importance of avoiding the appearance of impropriety get discussed. A nervous actor making his film acting debut and the director who turned that nervousness into an important part of a cinema classic is remembered in the shadow of that film’s 75th anniversary.

All that PLUS “What We’re Reading” (featuring a musical suprise), an update on Dean’s graphic novel and even more. Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #347

It’s the first Monday of the new year and that can only mean one thing: It’s time for an annual tradition here at YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour …

Listen in as Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness reflect upon the New Year’s resolutions they made at the start of 2013 and see how they did in living up to and/or achieving them.

Then, delight as Dean and Phil lay out their personal intentions and most heartfelt wishes for the year just begun.

Maybe it’s because your friends in podcasting have been away from each other for a few weeks, but this is one of the funniest shows in a long time. Of course, we heard from several listeners that the annual New Year’s Resolution show is their favorite episode each year.

And if that’s the case … Then, it’s all downhill from here!

Happy New Year, one and all, and welcome to YOUR 2014 Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #224

Your friends in podcasting had so much to discuss today that YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour #224 is almost 10% more hour!

Dean’s recent trip to Winnipeg is described. Questions from listeners Erica Fraga and Wendy Wayne are answered. Dean’s itinerary for Dragon*Con is revealed (if you’re going to be there, make sure to have pen and paper handy). Phil’s frustrations with a recent interview he gave are analyzed.

Of course, Dean and Phil talk television, including discussions of Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, David Letterman and the state of late night, Jeremy Piven and his new reality series, Usain Bolt and the World Track and Field Championships.

And, of course, Dean and Phil talk movies, focusing on two films that co-star Oscar nominee (for Winter’s Bone), Jennifer Lawrence: The Beaver and X-Men: First Class.

Oh, and if you’re going to be in the Portland, Oregon, area on 9/11, why not check out Dean Haglund, Phil Leirness, the pilot of “The Lone Gunmen”, some never before seen footage of Dean, Tom and Bruce together again, and a FREE screening of The Truth Is Out There? Event details will all be available at www.GroundZeroMedia.Org.

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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