Ep 3: The Handmaid’s Tale

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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.     Show Notes & Links Habit Cabernet Franc   Corrections & Retractions: Yes, Jeff is aware that he did a Yoda impression […]

Ep 2: 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.   Show Notes & Links Yippee-Ki-Yay Whisky from High West Distillery  Sinatra as McClane?! Mind […]

Ep 1: The Shawshank Redemption

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There’s disagreement from page one as Dan & Jeff discuss the classic film The Shawshank Redemption (based on the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption) through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces.   Show Notes & Links Redemption Rye Corrections & Retractions: Did we get anything wrong? Let us know […]

Ep 0: Call To Adventure

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In this inaugural episode, hosts Jeff Garvin and Dan Zarzana introduce the concept of The Hero’s Journey using examples from Star Wars and Harry Potter.   Show Notes & Links San Fernando Brewing Company  (Imperial Death Star Stout!) Solid Walls Just Pretending by 7k Star Wars Throne Room Scene Without Music   Corrections & Retractions: […]