Ep. 85 The Stand, Book 1, Chapters 5-15



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Stand, Book 1, Chapters 5-15.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Larry Underwood (02:07)
  • Nick Andros (10:13)
  • Parents (17:29)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (22:11)
  • Listener Feedback (27:16)
  • Yuck-King It Up (28:02)
  • Fun Stuff (32:44)
  • Outro (41:50)

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Next Episode: The Stand, Book 1, Chapters 16-25.


Bonus Episode 12 — Wred Fright Interview (Patreon Clip)



Our twelfth bonus episode of Two Guys of the Dark Tower Came just went live to all of our Patrons. The following is a short excerpt of our discussion with Wred Fright, who noted the changes between the versions of The Stand for his blog.

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Ep. 84 The Stand, Book 1, Chapters 1-4



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Stand, Book 1, chapters 1-4 and all the front material.

  • Introduction (00:09)
  • Recap (00:41)
  • Publication history (02:20)
  • Sean and Jay’s history with the book (06:22)
  • Pre-story materials (09:38)
  • New book, new characters (15:23)
  • Things are falling apart (27:12)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (32:53)
  • Enriching revisions (36:47)
  • Yuck-King it Up (42:25)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (44:53)
  • Fun Stuff (45:14)
  • Outro (48:51)

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Next Episode: The Stand, Book 1, chapters 5-15.


Ep. 83 Everything’s Eventual



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the short story, “Everything’s Eventual,” found in the collection Everything’s Eventual.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Story background (01:30)
  • Creative process (07:45)
  • The seduction of Dinky (14:43)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (21:02)
  • Fun Stuff (28:28)
  • Outro (36:40)

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Next Episode: The Stand, Book 1, chapters 1-4.


Ep. 82 The Eyes of the Dragon, Sections 94-142



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Eyes of the Dragon, Section 94-142 and our final thoughts on the book.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Duty versus loyalty (01:09)
  • Evil repeats itself (06:59)
  • The Napkins! (15:29)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (21:40)
  • Fun Stuff (27:30)
  • Final Thoughts (32:32)
  • Outro (40:21)

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Next Episode: “Everything’s Eventual” found in Everything’s Eventual


Ep. 81 The Eyes of the Dragon, Sections 58-93



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Eyes of the Dragon, Sections 58-93.

  • Introduction (00:12)
  • Recap (00:45)
  • Peyna’s Arc (01:04)
  • The Nature of Friendship (09:05)
  • Meta-commentary (15:51)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (20:18)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (25:10)
  • Fun Stuff (25:59)
  • Outro (36:00)

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Samples of The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

Next Episode: The Eyes of the Dragon, Sections 94-142.


Ep. 80 The Eyes of the Dragon, Sections 28-57



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Eyes of the Dragon, sections 28-57.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Moral of the story (02:18)
  • Irrational rejection of a “Perfect” king (07:46)
  • King is making it up (17:20)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (23:16)
  • Listener feedback (28:02)
  • Fun stuff (32:00)
  • Outro (36:43)

Excalibur: The King and the Land Are One

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Next Episode: The Eyes of the Dragon, sections 58 – 93.


Ep. 79 The Eyes of the Dragon, Sections 1-27



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Eyes of the Dragon, sections 1-27.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:44)
  • Publication history (01:18)
  • Tone and style (05:12)
  • Let’s talk characters (11:16)
  • Courage to do what’s right (21:00)
  • The ignorance of those who exercise power (24:05)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (26:32)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (36:34)
  • Fun Stuff (36:48)
  • Outro (48:19)

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Next Episode: The Eyes of the Dragon, sections 28-57.


Ep. 78 One for the Road



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the short story “One for the Road” found in Night Shift and the Illustrated Salem’s Lot.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Good, creepy story (01:14)
  • Old men on an adventure (06:11)
  • Urban versus rural (09:01)
  • Timing (10:50)
  • Listener Feedback (15:46)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (17:30)
  • Fun Stuff (18:36)
  • Outro (24:19)

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Next Episode: The Eyes of the Dragon, sections 1-27


Ep.77: ‘Salem’s Lot: Epilogue, Deleted Scenes, Afterword, Wrap-Up



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, the Epilogue, Deleted Scenes, the Afterword, and our book wrap-up.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:44)
  • Epilogue (01:14)
  • Deleted Scenes (13:29)
  • Afterword (29:26)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (33:18)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (35:18)
  • Fun Stuff (35:35)
  • Book Review & Wrap-Up (38:36)
  • Outro (44:33)

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Kentucky Fried Movie. Dir. John Landis. United Film Distribution Company, 1977. Film.

Next Episode: “One for the Road” found in Night Shift and Illustrated Salem’s Lot