Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ep. 14: The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands — Chapter 1 Bear and Bone



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book III, The Waste Lands, Chapter 1, “Bear and Bone.”

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Plot summary (00:45)
  • Publication context (01:32)
  • Aping T.S. Elliot (07:06)
  • Laying down some mythology (10:00)
  • Eddie’s arc (24:56)
  • Susannah’s arc (25:58)
  • Roland’s arc (28:41)
  • Fun stuff (31:51)
  • Art from Sonya – Shardik (42:54)
  • Outro (43:48)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: We explore The Dark Tower, Book III, The Waste Lands, Chapter 2, “Key and Rose.”


Ep. 13: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three — Final Shuffle



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we conclude The Dark Tower, Book 2, The Drawing of the Three, Final Shuffle.

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Plot recap (00:44)
  • Who were the titular three? (01:29)
  • Snake symbolism (06:53)
  • The Quest (08:56)
  • Who is Death? (16:41)
  • Fantasy genre and tropes (21:01)
  • Reversed portal (thanks, Emily Cait!) (22:29)
  • Fun stuff (25:14)
  • Chekhov’s jawbone (25:33)
  • Artwork – two Phil Hale commissions (27:19)
  • Some TV tropes (31:23)
  • Critical reviews of The Drawing of the Three (35:20)
  • Listener feedback (38:54)
  • Outro (43:25)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: May 31; We start The Dark Tower, Book 3, The Waste Lands, Bear and Bone.


Bonus Episode: The Dark Tower Trailer



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 McConaughey right for the role? (08:02)
  • References to other King works (10:54)
  • The bootleg trailer (11:56)
  • Outro (15:12)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.


Ep. 12: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three — The Pusher



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book 2, The Drawing of the Three, The Pusher.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Plot recap (00:44)
  • A fish out of water (02:04)
  • Matters of fate (05:41)
  • Delusions of grandeur (06:09)
  • Roland as hero (11:59)
  • Romper Room “Do Bee” song (18:27)
  • What is Roland’s intent with the third door? (19:54)
  • Roland’s plan (28:43)
  • Fun stuff (36:10)
  • Outro (47:23)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Romper Room “Do Bee” song from Romper Room, Jim Timmens, Golden Chorus, and Golden Orchestra. New York : Golden, 1964.

Next Episode: May 17; We finish The Dark Tower, Book 2: The Drawing of the Three discussing the Final Shuffle and the book as a whole.