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WNYC, Diane Wolkstein, and Joseph Campbell

From Spain

March 24, 2020

Storyteller, author, and folklorist Diane Wolkstein (1942-2013) produced and hosted Stories From Many Lands. Sponsored by the New York City Parks Department, the Saturday morning children’s program aired from 1968-1980.  Wolkstein’s career as the Parks Department’s...

FINDING JOE Made Available on YouTube

From Spain

March 23, 2020

The official full length version of FINDING JOE: A story about Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Journey has been made available via YouTube by the filmmaker, Patrick Solomon. The documentary features Deepak Chopra, Robin Sharma,...

Public Radio Critic Points to Campbell for a Joyful Self-Quarantine

From Spain

March 18, 2020

As many around the globe find themselves working from home and in self-quarantine from COVID-19, Ed Siegel, critic for public radio WBUR (90.9), points to the wisdom of Joseph Campbell as a path through such...

The Bachelor as Monomyth?

From Spain

March 17, 2020

Vulture writer, Olivia Crandall, recently made her case that hit TV show, The Bachelor, closely follows Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. “Simba, Harry Potter, Peter Weber. What do these young pups have in common? No, it’s not battling...

The Mandalorian’s Giancarlo Esposito talks Joseph Campbell and Star Wars

From Spain

March 17, 2020

Giancarlo Esposito, who portrays Moff Gideon on Disney+’s The Mandalorian, recently discussed Joseph Campbell and the mythic roots of the hit show. “Originally George Lucas had a mentor and friend in Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell...

‘Gretel and Hansel’ Director Points to Campbell and Collective Unconscious

From Spain

March 11, 2020

Osgood “Oz” Perkins, son of acclaimed actor Anthony Perkins of Psycho fame,  talked recently about the lens he brought to his latest film, Gretel and Hansel. “Fairytales are elementally rooted in the collective unconscious. Whether...

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