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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 …
 
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 Wor…
 
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 (45:23) Sea…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part Four: Snowbound. Introduction (00:13) Sins of the father (01:52) Jack’s gaslighting (12:37) Shit just got real (16:50) Dark Tower Thinnies (21:36) Yuck-King It Up (23:38) Thank you, Patrons! (27:10) Fun Stuff (27:54) Other Worlds Than These (34:53) Jay: “The Batman,” s…
 
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 “L.T.’s Theory of Pets” found in Everything’s Eventual. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.…
 
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 “1408” found in Everything’s Eventual. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.By Jay Russo and Sean McGurr
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, chapters Part 3, Chapters 19-25. Introduction (00:00) Descriptive chapter names (02:12) Jack’s self-sabotage (04:35) Danny is a lot like his father (16:33) Amping up the gothic (22:13) Dark Tower Thinnies (24:49) Yuck-King It Up (26:01) Fun Stuff (28:53) Other Worlds Than T…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 14-18. Introduction (00:00) Great writing, not so good exposition (1:30) Is Jack a madman? (12:05) Dark Tower Thinnies (23:52) Yuck-King It Up (27:41) Fun Stuff (30:06) Other Worlds Than These (36:05) Sean: The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman Jay: Bruno, Chief…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part 2, “Closing Day.” Introduction (00:13) The Shining (01:34) The players (06:14) Gothic table setting (14:10) Dark Tower Thinnies (20:01) Yuck-King It Up (21:05) Fun Stuff (22:53) Other Worlds Than These (30:37) Outro (33:40) Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! Support ou…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part 1, “Prefatory Matters.” Introduction (00:00) Book Introduction (1:38) Our coverage (7:09) Prefatory Matters (9:55) Autobiographical? (21:22) Influences (29:00) Dark Tower Thinnies (30:26) Yuck-King It Up (33:58) Fun Stuff (35:53) Other Worlds Than These (43:13) Sean: W…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Christine, chapters 48-51 and the Epilogue. Introduction (00:13) This story ends in tragedy (01:47) The LeBay resolution ? (09:06) Dark Tower Thinnies (19:00) ← what!? Yuck-King it Up (21:15) Fun Stuff (23:05) Reviews and wrap-up (28:22) Final thoughts (31:37) Other Worlds than These (3…
 
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 1983 movie adaptation of Christine, directed by John Carpenter. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower. Directed by John Carpenter and starring Keith …
 
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 1999 movie adaptation of The Green Mile, directed by Frank Darabont. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower. John Coffey pointing at Cassiopeia Starri…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Christine, chapters 43-47. Introduction (00:00) Another narrative switch (01:34) Dennis is a cypher (06:38) Making connections (11:37) Dark Tower Thinnies (19:19) WHA!? Look at the time! Yuck-King It Up (24:10) Fun Stuff (27:21) Sia “Cheap Thrills” Other Worlds Than These (34:46) Jay: E…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Christine, chapters 35-42. Introduction (00:13) The Darnell character is cool (01:21) Character motivations (08:18) Dark Tower Thinnies (20:20) Yuck-King It Up (23:12) Thank you, Patrons! (24:54) Fun Stuff (25:30) Other Worlds Than These (30:44) Outro (35:01) Leave us an Apple Podcasts …
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Christine, chapters 20-34. Introduction (00:00) Change in narrative structure (01:42) Christine is a hell of a drug (08:18) Is it the car, LeBay, or both (16:25) Dark Tower Thinnies (22:18) Yuck-King it Up (22:40) Fun Stuff (26:04) Other Worlds Than These (36:04) This Is How You Make a …
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Christine, chapters 12-19. Introduction (00:13) Times (02:44) High school is messed up (10:34) Dark Tower Thinnies (20:25) Yuck-King it Up (24:57) Fun Stuff (28:13) Other Worlds Than These (33:48) Outro (38:50) Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysda…
 
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 TV adaptation of “Desperation.” To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.By Jay Russo and Sean McGurr
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Christine, the Prologue and chapters 1-11. Introduction (00:00) Publication history (02:24) Worst to Best: Stephen King Cover Art The creeping knowledge of death (09:10) Christine and Arnie (19:28) This is a rock and roll story (26:02) Christine Playlist Dark Tower Thinnies (34:13) Yuck…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Desperation, Part 5: Highway 50: Excused Early. Introduction (00:13) Recap (00:45) A bible epic ending (01:14) God is love (07:51) Thank you, Patrons! (16:21) Fun Stuff (17:12) Final thoughts on Desperation (23:46) Other Worlds Than These (30:07) Outro (34:08) Leave us an Apple Podcasts…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Desperation, Part 4 The China Pit: God Is Cruel. Introduction (00:00) This book holds up! (01:46) God is cruel (07:04) More connections (16:32) Dark Tower Thinnies (19:23) Yuck-King It Up (26:24) Fun Stuff (30:21) Other Worlds Than These (35:43) Outro (39:23) Leave us an Apple Podcasts …
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Desperation, Part III – The American West: Legendary Shadows. Introduction (00:12) Recap (00:45) King’s title conventions (01:36) The spiritual state of unbelief (12:51) The Connection Zone (25:09) Dark Tower Thinnies (32:02) Yuck-King It Up (34:16) Thank you, Patrons! (36:20) Fun Stuff…
 
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 “Survivor Type” from the Stephen King collection, Skeleton Crew. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Desperation, Part 2: Desperation: In These Silences Something May Rise Introduction (00:14) Recap (00:46) The twist (02:00) David’s faith (08:34) Three-layer [meta-fiction] cheese dip (15:21) Dark Tower Thinnies (17:52) Yuck-King it Up (20:45) Thank you, Patrons! (22:38) Fun Stuff (24:2…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Desperation, Part 1, In the House of the Wolf, The House of the Scorpion. Introduction (00:00) Publication history (1:46) Initial thoughts (4:19) Character criss-cross (9:42) Other connections (19:49) Dark Tower Thinnies (25:20) Yuck-King It Up (27:55) Fun Stuff (30:23) Other Worlds Tha…
 
Originally posted July 31, 2019. In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the movie adaptation of Hearts in Atlantis, starring Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, and Hope Davis. Introduction (00:14) IMDB Summary (00:41) Movie Details and Discussion (01:06) Dark Tower Thinnies (35:24) Fun Stuff (41:18) Movie Reviews (45:28) Listen…
 
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 Ballad of the Flexible Bullet” from the Stephen King collection, Skeleton Crew. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.…
 
Originally posted August 23, 2017. In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we discuss the major motion picture, The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Introduction (0:00) Initial Thoughts (0:46) Sean identifies a major failing (4:58) Jay is upset about the opening line from the book (6:15) No emotional connections …
 
Originally posted May 11, 2017. In this bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we discuss the first full trailer for The Dark Tower movie. Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/GjwfqXTebIY Introduction (0:00) Sean’s initial thoughts (01:45) Not just from Book I (02:16) Movie looks too conventional (04:52) What Sean liked (07:00) Is Mc…
 
Originally posted September 6, 2017. In this bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we discuss the Beryl Evans book, Charlie the Choo-Choo. Introduction (0:00) Book summary (00:42) The gig is up (03:20) Cool marketing EW article (04:37) Outro (05:38) Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower. Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktow…
 
Hello constant listeners. We’re going to take a short break. But, we want to give you something to listen to while we rest up. In the coming weeks, enjoy a few bonus episodes that were previously only available to Patrons. These are from a couple of years ago. For fresh bonus episodes, become a Patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower. There you will…
 
New bonus episodes of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came are live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussions of the short stories “The Raft” and “Word Processor of the Gods” from the Stephen King collection, Skeleton Crew. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 12 and 13. Introduction (00:00) Did Bachman stick the landing? (01:27) Bachman as Alan Smithee (07:03) Dark Tower Thinnies (13:12) Yuck-King It Up (16:45) Fun Stuff (19:35) Our final thoughts on Regulators (22:51) Other worlds than these (26:29) Outro (30:10) Le…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 10 and 11. Introduction (00:13) The B plot is now the A plot (01:47) Wipe this town off the map (08:07) People die hard (Bachman nihilism) (10:42) Dark Tower Thinnies (15:43) Yuck-King it Up (17:41) Listener feedback (18:27) Fun Stuff (20:20) Other Worlds Than T…
 
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 “Here There Be Tygers” from the Stephen King collection, Skeleton Crew. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 8 and 9. Introduction (00:00) Johnny doubles back (02:03) Genre cocktail (09:58) Tak has fun (17:40) Dark Tower Thinnies (23:14) Fun Stuff (26:15) Sean obviously meant to say Back to the Future III when discussing ZZ Top. Other worlds than these… (30:46) Sean: B…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 5-7. Introduction (00:13) Inelegant, man (01:14) No problem, man (05:51) Tak is building; Tak is making (10:44) Dark Tower Thinnies (13:32) The final Yuck-King-it-up? (15:39) Thank you, Patrons! (16:36) Fun Stuff (18:39) Outro (27:38) Leave us an Apple Podcasts …
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 1-4. Introduction (00:00) Publication history (02:30) Book structure (07:33) Flyover country (14:53) What’s going on (18:39) Dark Tower Thinnies (32:01) Fun Stuff (39:11) Outro (45:10) Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdar…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Roadwork, Part 3. Introduction (00:13) Recap (00:41) Dawes is locked in (02:06) The power of the press (06:57) The nihilistic vision of Richard Bachman (13:21) Dark Tower Thinnies (17:58) Yuck-King It Up (20:36) Fun Stuff (21:28) Bachman Books final thoughts (27:10) Outro (30:02) Leave …
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Bachman Book, Roadwork, Part 2. Introduction (00:00) “It’s roadwork. So what?” (03:28) Dark Tower Thinnies (12:12) Yuck-King It Up (21:54) Fun Stuff (24:35) Outro (29:52) Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower. Send your questions, commen…
 
Our 22nd 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 1987 movie “The Running Man” based on the 1982 Richard Bachman novel. To get the whole episode and support our show, become a patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the Bachman Book, Roadwork, the Prologue and Part 1. Introduction (00:12) Publication history (01:24) Life sucks (07:13) Delusion (or Denial) (16:41) Dark Tower Thinnies (21:38) Yuck-King It Up (24:57) Listener feedback (27:16) Fun Stuff (27:58) Outro (36:33) Leave us an Apple Podcasts …
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Running Man, chapters 42-0. Introduction (00:00) Richards’ People (02:22) Killian (09:35) Richards’s Motivations (15:21) Dark Tower Thinnies (19:19) LOOK AT THE TIME STAMP! Yuck-King It Up (24:13) Fun Stuff (27:22) Outro (33:05) Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! Support our show at…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Running Man, chapters 70-43. Introduction (00:13) Recap (00:44) Ignorance and innocence (02:18) Anything for money (06:13) Breakdown of society (08:17) Dark Tower Thinnies (16:17) Yuck-King It Up (18:55) Fun Stuff (21:22) Outro (25:03) Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! Support our …
 
Our 21st 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 Stephen King short story “The Lawnmower Man” found in Night Shift. To get the whole episode, become a Patreon at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.By Jay Russo and Sean McGurr
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Running Man, chapters 100-71. Introduction (00:00) Publication History (02:26) Game Show Bullseye (07:26) Class Critique (12:13) Ben Richards (16:00) Dark Tower Thinnies (21:45) Yuck-King It Up (25:26) Fun Stuff (27:21) Outro (31:23) Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! Support our sh…
 
Our 20th 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 Stephen King short story “The Ledge” found in Night Shift. To get the whole episode, become a Patreon at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.By Jay Russo and Sean McGurr
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the Bachman Book, Rage, chapters 21-35. Introduction (00:13) Recap (00:45) Using television & movies as a lens (01:31) Scapegoat Ted (07:03) The mysterious Joe McKennedy (13:08) Dark Tower Thinnies (20:25) Yuck-King It Up (23:47) Thank you, Patrons! (26:40) Fun Stuff (27:20) Outro (31:5…
 
In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the Bachman Book Rage, chapters 1-20. Introduction (00:00) Publication History (01:20) Growing Up is Scary (04:40) King’s Writing (14:48) Dark Tower Thinnies (20:36) Yuck-King It Up (23:54) Fun Stuff (27:09) Outro (33:50) Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! Support our show at Patreon.co…
 
Our 19th (!) 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 Mangler” found in Stephen King’s Night Shift. To get the whole episode, become a Patreon at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.By Jay Russo and Sean McGurr
 
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