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The Hero's Journey

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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.

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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.

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My favorite movie podcast

By Zacharyeightythree - Aug 23 2019
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This thing is just spectacular, I watch movies so I can listen to the podcast. That good

Favorite podcast ever

By vivabaxter - Feb 03 2019
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See above. Would love to hear you guys do Reservoir Dogs or any ensemble like that.

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My favorite movie podcast

By Zacharyeightythree - Aug 23 2019
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This thing is just spectacular, I watch movies so I can listen to the podcast. That good

Favorite podcast ever

By vivabaxter - Feb 03 2019
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See above. Would love to hear you guys do Reservoir Dogs or any ensemble like that.
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The Hero's Journey

Latest release on Sep 29, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Field of Dreams

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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.

Apr 24 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: The Empire Strikes Back

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Raise your X-wing out of the swamp, activate your lightsaber, and prepare to atone with the father. It’s time for a Hero’s Journey into THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

Nov 26 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #3: The Princess Bride

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Draw your sword, hop on your white horse, and storm the castle with Jeff and Dan as they take on the fairy tale comedy The Princess Bride.

Apr 30 2019

1hr

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Rank #4: Die Hard

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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” and raises the bar on episode-themed libations.

Dec 24 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #5: Inglourious Basterds

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Operation Kino is a go! Study your French phrasebook, polish your boots, and attendez la crème. It's time to drop behind enemy lines with Dan & Jeff for a Hero's Journey look at Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #6: The Godfather

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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.

Jul 31 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #7: Braveheart

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Join Jeff of Clan Garvin and Danny the Shortshanks as they chase Mel Gibson across the bloodied fields of Stirling in Braveheart.

Nov 28 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: Ready Player One

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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.

Mar 27 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #9: The Dark Knight

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Approach the innermost Batcave with Dan & Jeff as they take on Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-Winning Batman epic The Dark Knight. (Send throat lozenges.)

Sep 25 2018

1hr

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Rank #10: Se7en

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Lose your heads with Dan and Jeff as they open the box on David Fincher’s serial killer masterpiece, Se7en.

Jun 25 2019

57mins

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Rank #11: Alien

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Board the Nostromo with Dan and Jeff as they latch onto the face of Ridley Scott’s 1979 Sci-Fi Horror film, Alien.

Oct 30 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #12: The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Throw your ghost dog a bone and climb aboard your coffin sleigh, because it’s time to take a hero's journey look at The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Dec 24 2019

55mins

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Rank #13: 3:10 to Yuma

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Load your rifle, mount your horse, and join the posse as Jeff and Dan take aim at 2007’s Russell Crowe/Christian Bale western 3:10 to Yuma.

Oct 02 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #14: Say Anything

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Hoist your boom box, take this pen, and join Jeff and Dan as they hit Play on Cameron Crowe's 1989 film Say Anything.

Jul 30 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #15: The American President

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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 about Joshua Malina and The West Wing Weekly, and Dan whips out his own Gene Hackman impression. With heated conflict, themed libations, upgraded sound effects, and an entirely new segment, Episode 4 is not to be missed!

Feb 27 2018

1hr 11mins

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