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

Dan's Bullet Whiskey Glass
Dan’s Bullet Whiskey Glass
Corrections & Retractions:
  • Did we get anything wrong? Let us know in the comments.


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:
  • Jeff spoke about Joseph Campbell in the present tense–but, in fact, he is no longer with us. He passed away on October 30, 1987, 30 years before this podcast was released. We miss him deeply.
  • Okay, technically Harry doesn’t actually cast priori incantatem–it’s just a magical side effect created by the collision of his spell with Voldem… You-Know-Who’s.
  • Yes, Jeff totally intended to say “out of the belly’s whale.” It’s a thing.