The Hero's Journey
By Jeff Garvin and Dan Zarzana
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Author Jeff Garvin and book blogger Dan Zarzana examine books & films through the lens of The Hero’s Journey. Pioneered by world-renowned teacher and mythologist Joseph Campbell, and refined by Disney story veteran Christopher Vogler, The Hero’s Journey is a series of motifs and archetypes that pervade myths, folklore, and stories across all cultures and eras. Each month, Jeff and Dan will discuss a different book or film. And probably, there will be some whiskey involved.
||CleanEp11: The Dark Knight||Approach the innermost Batcave with Dan & Jeff as they take on Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-Winning Batman epic The Dark Knight. (Send throat lozenges.)||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp10: Rear Window||Brace yourselves for intrigue, analysis, and Dan’s terrible, terrible Jimmy Stewart impression as the boys peer into Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp9: The Godfather||We made you an episode you can't refuse. There's no peace as Dan & Jeff disagree on nearly everything about 1972 Best Picture winner The Godfather.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp8: The Rock||Join Jeff and Dan as they assault one of their favorite 90s action films, THE ROCK.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp7: Moonlight||In this episode, Dan and Jeff focus on 2016 Best Picture Oscar Winner Moonlight.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp6: Field of Dreams||Step into the dugout with Dan & Jeff as they take on the 1989 classic Field of Dreams. In this ep, the boys take another swing at their ongoing disagreement about what exactly the Ordeal is.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp5: Ready Player One||Level up with Dan and Jeff as they tackle Ernest Cline’s blockbuster debut Ready Player One. This episode is rife with conflict as the boys joust over the ever-troublesome second act.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp4: The American President||The stakes are high in this episode as Jeff and Dan once again butt heads about who’s the protagonist. But the real action comes in the middle of Act II when one of our beloved hosts turns out to be completely wrong—about everything. Jeff gushes...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp3: The Handmaid's Tale||Join Dan and Jeff as they tackle Margaret Atwood's time-bending, highly relevant dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale. There's so little overlap in their analyses, it's hard to believe they read the same book.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: Die Hard||Celebrate the Holidays with Jeff and Dan as they break down the greatest Christmas movie ever made: Die Hard. Jeff mostly yells and drops names from his 90s acting career while Dan crushes “Approach to the Inmost Cave”...||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp1: The Shawshank Redemption||Based on Stephen King's Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp0: Call to Adventure||Introducing the Hero's Journey||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hero's Journey: Teaser||The Podcast is Coming||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love these guys!
If you love stories and/or movies where the main characters must face and prevail over seemingly insurmountable challenges, this podcast is for you. It will change and elevate your experience.
The penultimate podcast
I love this podcast. Oh man, where to begin... the opening theme song is nice and intense, the editing is on point (I love the timely insertions of movie sound bites), Jeff and Dan’s voices are clear, and both guys are very funny and well-versed in Joseph Campbell. Also- beer recommendations! If you are an aspiring writer, and/or love analyzing books and movies, then I highly recommend this podcast.
Nice conversation fellas. Looking forward to more.
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