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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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
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

The Walking Paralyzed Man ,

Awesome!

One of my favorite movie podcasts

StuartScotten ,

Thanks!

I love this podcast guys! Thank you so much for following through on your idea to do this!

You do a great job of applying the journey to these films (I’m five episodes in right now - I had to watch some of the films first) and it multiplies the enjoyment of the films for me.

Looking forward to the rest of the episodes 🙏

britherbrownsez ,

A fresh view on movie/book review podcasts

With thousands of movie review podcasts, The Hero’s Journey has found a fresh new way to analyze the movies and books you love. An excellently produced podcast with engaging hosts!

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