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GBA 60 Phil Leirness

Getting Better Acquainted on June 06, 2012 06:37

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In GBA 60 we get better acquainted with Phil Leirness. The episode is part of an occasional strand of the show where I reach out to people who make podcasts that I admire.

I talk to the LA director and podcaster Phil Leirness about his documentary feature film The Truth Is Out There and his podcast Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Amongst many other topics we discuss free speech, truth seeking, 9-11, conspiracy theory, absurdism, storytelling, throwing snakes out of windows, and listening to each other.

We recorded this conversation in Phil's hotel when he was visiting London from LA filming the sequel to The Truth is Out There and I had previously attended a screening of that film at Goldsmiths which had produced an interesting response in the audience I had viewed it with.

The Truth is Out There: http://www.truth-is-out-there.com/ is the thread that glues this conversation together; it is the subject that nearly all the topics come from.

The film's tagline is: Comedy. Consciousness. Conspiracy. It follows the X Files and Lone Gunman actor Dean Haglund as he explores the conspiracy theory and truth seeking communities, it's aim is to listen to the people rather than debunk them.

Phil Plugs:

His fantastic weekly podcast that he co-hosts with Dean Haglund (which was why I approached them in the first place) called Chillpak Hollywood Hour: http://www.chillpakhollywood.com/ (you can search for it and subscribe on iTunes as well)

We also refer back to these episodes of GBA:

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