Ep. 114 Roadwork, Part 2



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)

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Next Episode: Roadwork, Part 3.


Bonus Episode 22 – “The Running Man” (Patreon Clip)



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.

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Ep. 113 Roadwork, Part 1



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)

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First edition cover, Roadwork, Stephen King (as Richard Bachman), Signet Books, March 1981.

Roadwork book cover

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Next Episode: Roadwork, Part 2.


Ep. 112 The Running Man, Chapters 42-0



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)

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Next Episode: Roadwork, Prologue and Part 1.


Ep. 111 The Running Man, Chapters 70-43



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)

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“White-wolf grin” from The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three, illustration by Phil Hale:

The Gunslinger" | Dark tower art, Artwork, Illustrations and posters

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Next Episode: The Running Man, chapters 42-0.


Bonus Episode 21 – “The Lawnmower Man” (Patreon Clip)



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.

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Ep. 110 The Running Man, Chapters 100-71



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)

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Weird Al Yankovic, “Albuquerque.” Running with Scissors. Volcano, 1999.

Next Episode: The Running Man, chapters 70-43.


Bonus Episode 20 – “The Ledge” (Patreon Clip)



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.

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Ep. 109 Rage, Chapters 21-35



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 (31:55)

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Next Episode: Running Man, chapters Minus 100 – 71.


Ep. 108 Rage, Chapters 1-20



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)

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Next Episode: Rage, chapters 21-35.