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.


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)
  • Other Worlds Than These (36:05)
    • Jay: The Resort
    • Sean: Escape the Dark Castle
  • Outro (40:56)

Leave us an Apple Podcasts review

Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com.

Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com

Join the conversation on social media!

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: Doctor Sleep, Part 4, “Roof o’ the World” and “Until You Sleep.”


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 Worlds than These (32:14)
  • Outro (35:55)

Leave us an Apple Podcasts review

Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com.

Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com

Other Worlds Than These topics:

  • Prey, directed by Dan Trachtenberg and starring Amber Midthunder and Dakota Beavers
  • Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

Join the conversation on social media!

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: Doctor Sleep, Part 3, “Matters of Life and Death.”


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 patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.


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.


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)
  • Other Worlds Than These (39:03)
    • Jay: Starstruck (HBO Max)
    • Sean: Cape Fear (1962)
  • Outro (43:30)

Leave us an Apple Podcasts review

Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com.

Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com

Join the conversation on social media!

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: Doctor Sleep, Part 2, “Empty Devils.”


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 us an Apple Podcasts review

Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com.

Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com

Other Worlds Than These topics:

  • Night Sky, Amazon Prime, starring Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons. Show is about Franklin and Irene York, a couple who years ago discovered a mysterious chamber buried in their backyard. 
  • Penguin Classics Marvel Collection series: Captain America; Black Panther; Amazing Spider-Man. 

Join the conversation on social media!

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: Doctor Sleep, Part 1 “Abra.”


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 These (42:58)
  • Outro (45:39)

Danny Torrance with the Apollo 11 sweater in The Shining.Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd, Joe Turkel, Tony Burton

Leave us an Apple Podcasts review!

Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com.

Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com.

Other Worlds Than These topics:

Critical reception links:

  • Roger Ebert: 4 out of 4 stars with a unique look at whether any character is a reliable witness.
  • Pauline Kael: “Each shot seems rigorously calculated, meticulous, and he keeps the scenes going for so long that any suspense dissipates…the actors appear to be merely Kubrick’s tools, and you get the feeling that they have been denied any free will.”

Join the conversation on social media!

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: Doctor Sleep, Prefatory Matters.


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 (45:23)
    • Sean: Better Call Saul
    • Jay: Strange New Worlds
  • Outro (47:56)

Leave us an Apple Podcasts review

Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com.

Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com

Join the conversation on social media!

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: The Shining (1980), directed by Stanley Kubrick.


Ep. 136 The Shining, Part 4, “Snowbound”



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,” starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell
    • Sean: Saga, the comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • Outro (37:04)

Leave us an Apple Podcasts review

Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com.

Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com

Join the conversation on social media!

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: The Shining, Part 5: Matters of Life and Death.