42 episodes

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.

The Hero's Journe‪y‬ Jeff Garvin and Dan Zarzana

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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.

    The Time Machine

    The Time Machine

    Bid your dinner party of skeptics farewell, make no effort to pack supplies, and climb on! We’re heading back to 1895 for H.G. Wells’s timeless sci-fi classic, The Time Machine.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Goldfinger

    Goldfinger

    Don your Scuba tuxedo, strap on your Walther PPK, and slide into your tricked-out Aston Martin. Your mission: defend Fort Knox from the greedy phalanges of Goldfinger!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hamilton

    Hamilton

    Thanks to the generosity of our patrons, we produced a special musical bonus episode: HAMILTON! Celebrate democracy with us by listening, subscribing, and supporting at https://herosjourneypodcast.com.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Christmas Vacation

    Christmas Vacation

    Hang the lights on the house, trim the tree, and whip up some eggnog. We’re going on National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Adaptation

    Adaptation

    It’s time for an episode about recording a podcast about a movie about writing a movie: Adaptation. You should listen. Maybe if you listen, you’ll be happier.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Shaun of the Dead

    Shaun of the Dead

    Grab your cricket bat and collect a bouquet of flowers for Mum. It is time to get some red on us and take a bite of Shaun of the Dead.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

tfjcjy ,

Engaging podcast!

Always on topic, dissect the film chronologically, whilst intermittent excerpts from the reviewed film keep you engaged the whole way. I also appreciate the refrain from crudity, foul language by remaining sincere and s as always on topic.

Crocodile Joshie ,

So good!!

I don’t usually review anything but hot dog diggity dog I’ve been enjoying this podcast!
I’ve started walking so much just to find an excuse to listen to these dudes, so insightful and funny!

Love your work lads, keep it up!

Josh, (Australia) p.s would love you to do an Australian movie for one of the episodes? Maybe Mad Max? Or Crocodile Dundee? Cheers mate!

Helena Australis ,

Campbell, movies, books and beer - what’s not to love?

As a big Campbell fan and film reviewer myself I highly rate this podcast. Great insight, research, conversation and humour. I even enjoy the mini book and beer reviews that arrive like refreshing palate cleansers.

Cheers guys, keep doing what you love and follow that bliss.

Lisa from Australia.

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