49 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

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 87 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.

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Writers Jeff Garvin and Dan Zarzana take apart the story of TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY using the elements of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey (and Dan’s Arnold impression, and perhaps an adult beverage.)

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    String your bow, fletch an arrow, and join writers Jeff Garvin and Dan Zarzana as they use Joseph Campbell’s Hero's Journey framework to deconstruct Kevin Reynolds’s 1991 blockbuster ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES. 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Jaws

    Jaws

    Book blogger Dan Zarzana and author Jeff Garvin examine Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster JAWS (starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw) using the framework of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. Pack your Dramamine and fill your chum bucket. We’re going fishing.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    American Graffiti

    American Graffiti

    Gas up your hot rod, tune your radio to the Wolfman Jack show, and prepare your traffic light pick-up lines. We’re cruising the strip with American Graffiti.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Apollo 13

    Apollo 13

    Don your pressure suit, clear your relief tube, and calculate your gimbal angles. We’re lifting off on APOLLO 13.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Hunt for Red October

    The Hunt for Red October

    Secure the hatches, flood the ballast tanks, and man your stations. We are on The Hunt for Red October!

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Blossom826 ,

New Approach

I was introduced to this fascinating podcast by a coworker and I am LOVING it! I have listened to THE GODFATHER, REAR WINDOW

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 🙏

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