Ep 8: The Rock

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Join Jeff and Dan as they assault one of their favorite 90s action films, The Rock.   Show Notes & Links Indio is in Riverside County, where Jeff does not now (and has literally never) lived. So, in no way is Vanessa Marcil his “homegirl.” Mason Aleworks Jambi West Coast IPA   Coming Next: The […]

Ep 6: 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.     Show Notes & Links Wait, who is Gaby Hoffman again? She’s the actress who won the […]

Ep 5: 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. Show Notes & Links Ready Player One Playlist (Spotify)         COMING NEXT: FIELD OF DREAMS, WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON

Ep 4: 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 […]

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: […]