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Ep. 45 The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower — Part 1, Chapters 1-3



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book VII, The Dark Tower, Part 1, chapters 1-3.

  • Introduction (00:00)
    • Section Summary (00:46)
  • Publication History (2:01)
  • Stakes are set high (6:45)
    • Goodbye Callahan (7:00)
    • But a problem (11:16)
  • Realities of Roland (16:42)
  • Consequences of King (25:47)
  • Fun Stuff (31:13)
  • Outro (41:17)

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Ep. 44 The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah — Coda and Wrap-up



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Coda and Wrap-Up.

  • Introduction (0:00:10)
  • Coda and Writer’s Notebook (0:01:12)
  • Big Themes of the Book (0:10:24)
  • Fun Stuff (0:28:37)
  • Book Reviews and Reception (0:43:42)
  • Sean and Jay Rank Book VI (0:55:08)
  • Onward to the Dark Tower (1:01:13)
  • Outro (1:01:53)

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, The Dark Tower, Part 1, Chapters 1-3.


Ep. 43 The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah — Stanzas 11-13



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Stanzas 11-13.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Stephen King is a character! (01:57)
  • Neil Gaiman/Stephen King Interview (11:40)
  • How much of King is true or real (14:05)
  • Callahan and Jake finally show up (16:51)
  • The Song of Susannah (25:29)
  • Is this really the end? (31:26)
  • Fun Stuff (35:14)
  • Outro (46:55)

Soggy Bottom Boys. “Man of Constant Sorrow.” On O brother, where art thou? [CD]. Lost Highway. (2000).

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Coda and book wrap-up.


Ep. 42 The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah — Stanzas 8-10



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Stanzas 8-10.

  • Introduction (00:12)
  • Recap (00:43)
  • So. Much. Exposition. (02:14)
  • Stephen King is real!! (09:51)
  • We have problems (21:52)
  • Fun Stuff (27:10)
  • Outro (38:45)

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Stanzas 11-13.


Ep. 41 The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah — Stanzas 5-7



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Stanzas 5-7.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Who, or what, is Mia? (01:38)
  • The Turtle, Maturin (09:54)
  • Literature as a storytelling device (15:43)
  • Gunfight in Maine (23:24)
  • Fun Stuff (31:38)
  • Outro (36:46)

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Stanzas 8-10.


Ep. 40 The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah — Stanzas 1 – 4



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Stanzas 1-4.

  • Introduction (00:11)
  • Book VI Introduction (01:47)
  • Structure of the book (05:56)
  • Beamquake (13:35)
  • Trudy Damascus (23:26)
  • Susannah / Mia (31:12)
  • Fun Stuff (42:53)
  • Outro (48:39)

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Stanzas 5-7.


Ep. 39 The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla — Wrap up



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we finalize our discussion of the Dark Tower, Book V,  Wolves of the Calla.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Is this Stephen King fanfic? (01:39)
  • Big Themes (07:58)
    • Side quest purpose (08:07)
    • Subtitle: Resistance (11:55)
    • Duty (18:16)
    • Reploids (21:55)
  • Contemporary reviews (23:17)
  • Our rankings (29:30)
  • Readers’ thoughts (33:32)
  • Next books (34:36)
  • Outro (36:13)

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Stanzas 1-4.


Ep. 38 The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla — Part 3, Chapters 5-7 & Epilogue



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book V, Wolves of the Calla, Part 3, Chapter 5-7 and Epilogue.

  • Introduction (00:11)
  • Metafiction (01:37)
  • Mythology (11:13)
  • Five minutes of action (23:34)
  • Sticking the ending (30:14)
  • Fun Stuff (38:16)

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Next Episode: Wrap-up of The Dark Tower, Book V, Wolves of the Calla.


Ep. 37 The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla — Part 3, Chapters 1-4



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book V, Wolves of the Calla, Part 3, The Wolves, chapters 1-4.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • King’s artificial tension (1:57)
  • Susannah disappeared again (8:45)
  • Eddie’s all growed up (15:15)
  • Fun stuff (35:05)
  • Listener feedback (43:20)
  • Outro (50:15)

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, Book V, Wolves of the Calla, Part 3, chapters 5-7, and the Epilogue.


Ep. 36 The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla — Part 2, Chapters 5-9



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book V, Wolves of the Calla, Part 2, chapters 5-9.

  • Introduction (00:12)
  • So many tales and book references (01:27)
  • What is Callahan’s role? (11:22)
  • The Ka-Tet is broken…or is it? (20:26)
  • Fun Stuff (27:28)
  • Outro (43:31)

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, Book V, Wolves of the Calla, Part 3, chapters 1-4.