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Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came: A Podcast about Stephen King and His Books

A Podcast about Stephen King and His Books

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Bonus Episode 45 – “The Cat From Hell” (Patreon Clip)
A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is an excerpt of our discussion of the 1977 short story “The Cat from Hell.” To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower. Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com. Send your questions, comments, … Continue reading Bonus Episode 45 – “The Cat From Hell” (Patreon Clip) →
00:56 8/26/23
Ep. 155 The Talisman, Part 3, chapters 20-26
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Talisman, Part 3, “A Collision of Worlds,” chapters 20-26. Introduction (00:00) The Sunlight Home (01:47) The Territories are a reflection of our world (13:56) Sacrifice is necessary along a hero’s journey (20:14) Dark Tower Thinnies (24:31) Yuck-King It Up (27:04) Fun … Continue reading Ep. 155 The Talisman, Part 3, chapters 20-26 →
38:52 7/15/23
Hiatus Announcement
Greetings, constant listeners! Thank you so much for listening to our show. You may have noticed we have missed our regularly scheduled publish dates. Everything is OK, but there has been a lot going on in our personal lives. So, we are going to take a hiatus. We have all the Talisman episodes recorded and … Continue reading Hiatus Announcement →
01:23 7/2/23
Ep. 154 The Talisman, Part 2, chapters 14-19
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Talisman,  Part 2, “The Road of Trials,” Chapters 14-19. Introduction (00:13) Cool world building (02:06) Too much “Y” and not enough “A” (12:36) Dark Tower Thinnies (20:19) Yuck-King it Up (25:39) Fun Stuff (27:21) Other Worlds than These (31:52) Outro (37:09) … Continue reading Ep. 154 The Talisman, Part 2, chapters 14-19 →
39:55 5/24/23
Ep. 153 The Talisman, Part 2, chapters 6-13
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Talisman, Part II, chapters 6-13. Introduction (00:00) Struggling with the book (01:45) Jack’s first trial (05:54) Jack’s dad in the Territories (14:01) Dark Tower Thinnies (19:52) Yuck-King It Up (23:06) Fun Stuff (25:54) Other Worlds Than These topics (31:21): Jay: Succession … Continue reading Ep. 153 The Talisman, Part 2, chapters 6-13 →
37:32 5/10/23
Ep. 152 The Talisman, Part 1, chapters 1-5
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Talisman, Part 1, “Jack Lights Out.” Introduction (00:13) Recap (00:50) Publication/Our history (01:57) Things are getting started (07:30) Jack’s relationships (13:24) Dark Tower Thinnies (20:30) Yuck-King it Up (23:34) Thank you, Patrons! (24:54) Fun Stuff (25:42) Other Worlds than These (32:07) … Continue reading Ep. 152 The Talisman, Part 1, chapters 1-5 →
36:37 4/26/23
Ep. 151 Carrie, Part 3
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Carrie, Part 3, “Wreckage,” and our final thoughts on the novel. Introduction (00:13) Ending structure is not great (01:49) Ending writing is good (07:55) Dark Tower Thinnies (12:20) Yuck King It Up (13:41) Reviews (15:43) Our thoughts (20:05) Fun Stuff (20:48) Other … Continue reading Ep. 151 Carrie, Part 3 →
34:54 4/12/23
Bonus Episode 43 – The Dead Zone adaptation (Patreon Clip)
A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is an excerpt of our discussion of the 1983 film The Dead Zone. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower. Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com. Send your questions, comments, and ideas … Continue reading Bonus Episode 43 – The Dead Zone adaptation (Patreon Clip) →
01:17 4/2/23
Ep. 150 Carrie, Part 2
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Carrie, Part 2, “Prom Night.” Introduction (00:13) Recap (00:49) Carrie’s powers (02:13) If Carrie didn’t die (07:48) King’s characters (12:50) Dark Tower Thinnies (24:02) Yuck-King it Up (26:57) Fun Stuff (29:19) Other Worlds than These (36:45) Outro (40:59) Leave us an Apple … Continue reading Ep. 150 Carrie, Part 2 →
42:52 3/29/23
Ep. 149 Carrie, Part 1
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Carrie, Part 1. Introduction (00:13) Publication history (01:34) Book structure (08:17) Women run the show (18:45) Scapegoats (22:24) Dark Tower Thinnies (26:06) Yuck-King It Up (32:32) Thank you, Patrons! (33:57) Fun Stuff (35:06) Other Worlds Than These (41:27) Outro (47:08) Leave us … Continue reading Ep. 149 Carrie, Part 1 →
48:34 3/15/23
Bonus Episode 42 – Harvey’s Dream (Patreon Clip)
A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is an excerpt of our discussion of the short story “Harvey’s Dream” found in the Just After Sunset collection. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower. Buy merch at … Continue reading Bonus Episode 42 – Harvey’s Dream (Patreon Clip) →
01:38 3/13/23
Ep. 148 The Dead Zone, chapters 24-28 and final thoughts
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dead Zone, chapters 24-28 and our final thoughts. Introduction (00:00) A man on borrowed time, not outside of time (01:23) Three questions about morality (06:49) It has to do (16:44) Dark Tower Thinnies (21:15) YuckKing It Up (22:29) Fun Stuff (26:50) … Continue reading Ep. 148 The Dead Zone, chapters 24-28 and final thoughts →
48:12 3/1/23
Ep. 147 The Dead Zone, chapters 17-23
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dead Zone, chapters 17-23. Introduction (00:00) The Laughing Tiger (01:41) Johnny asks the question (09:01) Johnny is falling apart (19:20) Dark Tower Thinnies (27:01) No Yuck-King It up (32:08) Fun Stuff (34:08) Other Worlds Than These (43:35) Top 10 Awesome Christopher … Continue reading Ep. 147 The Dead Zone, chapters 17-23 →
48:16 2/15/23
Bonus Episode 41 – The Simpsons “Not It” (Patreon Clip)
A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of The Simpsons episode, “Not It.” To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.
01:09 2/5/23
Ep. 146 The Dead Zone, chapters 13-16
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dead Zone, Chapters 13-16. Introduction (00:13) Recap (00:49) Johnny and Sarah make love (01:07) The Castle Rock Strangler (08:41) The horror of Johnny’s power (16:22) Connections (20:04) Dark Tower Thinnies (24:24) Thank you, Patrons! (26:11) Fun Stuff (26:36) Other Worlds than … Continue reading Ep. 146 The Dead Zone, chapters 13-16 →
34:08 2/1/23
Ep. 145 The Dead Zone, chapters 6-12
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dead Zone, chapters 6-12. Introduction (00:13) Man out of time (01:36) Curse or Duty of Responsibility? (10:17) Dark Tower Thinnies (19:37) Yuck-King it Up (22:57) Fun Stuff (26:13) Other Worlds than These (31:59) Jay: Two Tarantino monologues: True Romance (1993); Pulp Fiction (1994) Sean: Two … Continue reading Ep. 145 The Dead Zone, chapters 6-12 →
37:49 1/18/23
Ep. 144 The Dead Zone, chapters 1-5
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dead Zone, the Prologue and chapters 1-5. Introduction (00:13) Publication history (02:07) Structure and timing of book (06:34) King’s treatment of women, especially mothers (16:35) Fate and (wheel of) Fortune (22:19) Dark Tower Thinnies (25:57) Yuck-King It Up (29:47) Fun Stuff … Continue reading Ep. 144 The Dead Zone, chapters 1-5 →
49:04 1/4/23
Bonus Episode 40 – Uncle Otto’s Truck (Patreon Clip)
A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the short story “Uncle Otto’s Truck.” To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.
01:26 12/12/22
Bonus Episode 39 – Lunch at the Gotham Cafe (Patreon Clip)
A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the short story “Lunch at the Gotham Cafe.” To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.
01:18 11/14/22
Bonus Episode 38 – Doctor Sleep (2019 movie) (Patreon Clip)
A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the 2019 movie, Doctor Sleep. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.
01:20 10/12/22
Ep. 143 Doctor Sleep, Part 4, “Roof O’ the World” and “Until You Sleep”
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Doctor Sleep, Part 4 “Roof O’ the World” and “Until You Sleep.” Introduction (00:00) Life is a wheel (01:35) Recovery and redemption (07:49) Dark Tower Thinnies (15:21) Yuck-King It Up (18:11) Reviews and final thoughts (21:01) Fun Stuff (26:34) Other Worlds Than … Continue reading Ep. 143 Doctor Sleep, Part 4, “Roof O’ the World” and “Until You Sleep” →
34:24 10/5/22
Bonus Episode 37 – “The Road Virus Heads North” (Patreon Clip)
A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the short story “The Road Virus Heads North” from the Everything’s Eventual collection. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.
01:06 10/2/22
Ep. 142 Doctor Sleep, Part 3, “Matters of Life and Death”
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Doctor Sleep, Part 3, “Matters of Life and Death.” Introduction (00:00) Uncle Dan (01:28) Don’t underestimate the rubes (07:59) Death is a miracle (15:34) Connections to The Shining (20:05) Dark Tower Thinnies (24:55) Yuck-King It Up (25:39) Fun Stuff (30:12)  Revenge of … Continue reading Ep. 142 Doctor Sleep, Part 3, “Matters of Life and Death” →
42:35 9/23/22
Ep. 141 Doctor Sleep, Part 2, “Empty Devils”
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Doctor Sleep, Part 2, “Empty Devils.” Introduction (00:12) A real page turner (01:15) Bad news for Dan (05:25) Connections and continuations from The Shining (12:55) Dark Tower Thinnies (18:26) Yuck-King it Up (23:02) Patrons and iTunes reviews (24:15) Fun Stuff (26:34) Other … Continue reading Ep. 141 Doctor Sleep, Part 2, “Empty Devils” →
37:33 9/7/22
Bonus Episode 36 – “All That You Love Will Be Carried Away” (Patreon Clip)
A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the short story “All That You Love Will Be Carried Away” from the Everything’s Eventual collection. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a … Continue reading Bonus Episode 36 – “All That You Love Will Be Carried Away” (Patreon Clip) →
01:04 8/29/22
Bonus Episode 35 – “Before The Play” (Patreon Clip)
A new bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the unpublished prologue to The Shining, “Before the Play.” To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.
01:07 8/29/22
Ep. 140 Doctor Sleep, Part 1, “Abra”
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Doctor Sleep, Part 1, “Abra.” Introduction (00:00) Eternal life vs. a good life (04:02) A dream within a dream (11:40) The Shining connections (19:06) Dark Tower Thinnies (26:31) Yuck-King It Up (31:18) Fun Stuff (32:46) Wet Hot American Summer, “I’m just sick … Continue reading Ep. 140 Doctor Sleep, Part 1, “Abra” →
45:38 8/24/22
Ep. 139 Doctor Sleep, “Prefatory Matters”
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Doctor Sleep, “Prefatory Matters.” Introduction (00:13) Publication History (01:26) Connections and continuations from The Shining (04:25) Overcoming trauma (09:39) Dark Tower Thinnies (16:44) Yuck-King it Up (17:38) Thank you, Patrons! (19:32) Fun Stuff (20:18) Other Worlds than These (23:05) Outro (25:52) Leave … Continue reading Ep. 139 Doctor Sleep, “Prefatory Matters” →
27:30 8/10/22
Ep. 138 – “The Shining” (1980) Movie
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the 1980 adaptation The Shining. Introduction (00:13) Recap (00:50) Adaptation (02:09) Mirrors (12:53) Crazy theories (19:19) ←!! Dark Tower Thinnies (28:26) Yuck-King it Up (29:26) Thank you, Patrons! (31:24) Fun Stuff (32:04) Critical reception and box office success (36:29) Other Worlds than … Continue reading Ep. 138 – “The Shining” (1980) Movie →
46:42 7/20/22
Ep. 137 The Shining, Part 5, “Matters of Life and Death”
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part 5, Matters of Life and Death. Introduction (00:00) Surprisingly happy ending (01:23) Why Jack? (12:00) Death makes life worth living (19:29) Dark Tower Thinnies (25:03) Yuck-King It Up (28:08) Fun Stuff (30:32) Final thoughts (38:46) Other Worlds Than These … Continue reading Ep. 137 The Shining, Part 5, “Matters of Life and Death” →
49:21 7/6/22

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