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Ep. 32 The Dark Tower 4.5: The Wind Through the Keyhole — The Skin-Man (Part 2) and Storm’s Over



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we finish our discussion of The Dark Tower, Book 4.5, The Wind Through the Keyhole, The Skin-Man (Part 2) and Storm’s Over.

  • Introduction (00:17)
  • Wrapping up the Wind Through the Keyhole section (01:34)
  • Resolving the murder mystery (04:11)
  • Gabrielle and her letter (11:03)
  • Why are these stories being told? (25:59)
  • Fun Stuff (43:39)
  • Book wrap-up (48:56)
  • Outro (55:50)

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.

Townshend, Pete, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon. “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” Who’s Next. MCA, 1971.

Next Episode: We start our discussion of The Dark Tower, Book V, Wolves of the Calla, the Prologue and Part 1, chapters 1-3.


Ep. 31 The Dark Tower 4.5: The Wind Through the Keyhole — The Wind Through the Keyhole



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book 4.5 The Wind through the Keyhole, The Wind through the Keyhole section.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Yet another genre: the fairy tale (01:39)
  • Fairy tale / fiction vs. history / nonfiction (04:59)
  • Why this story now? (17:00)
  • Fun stuff (27:22)
  • Listener reviews (34:54)
  • Outro (39:55)

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 finish Book 4.5 of the Dark Tower, The Wind through the Keyhole, covering The Skin-Man (Part 2) & Storm’s Over, as well as wrapping up the book.


Ep. 30 The Dark Tower 4.5: The Wind Through the Keyhole — The Skin-Man (Part 1)



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book 4.5, The Wind Through the Keyhole, The Skin-Man, part 1.

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Recap (0:47)
  • Storytelling/Russian nesting doll aspect (1:45)
  • Roland still treated like a child (13:38)
  • New genre: murder mystery (23:03)
  • The wind motif (27:10)
  • Fun stuff (30:35)
  • Outro (42:18)

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 4.5, The Wind Through the Keyhole, The Wind Through the Keyhole section.


Ep. 29 The Dark Tower 4.5: The Wind Through the Keyhole — Starkblast



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book 4.5, The Wind Through the Keyhole, Starkblast.

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Section recap (0:46)
  • Publication history (2:00)
  • Foreword (10:26)
  • Roland’s curse (13:36)
  • The ka-tet (18:31)
  • Story-within-a-story (25:58)
  • Fun stuff (29:48)
  • Outro (36:18)

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 4.5, The Wind Through the Keyhole, The Skin-Man, part 1.


Ep. 28 The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass — Wrap-Up



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we finish The Dark Tower, Book IV, Wizard and Glass.

  • Introduction (00:12)
  • Overall book recap (00:42)
  • The Afterword (02:04)
  • Comparison of how King ends the stories in the book: Blaine vs. Mejis vs. Oz (12:17)
  • Our final thoughts (18:46)
  • Why is the book titled “Wizard and Glass?” (20:54)
  • Critical reception (28:53)
  • Listener feedback (39:55)
  • Book and show logistics (49:11)
  • Outro (50:02)

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 4.5, The Wind Through the Keyhole, Starkblast.


Ep. 27 The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass — All God’s Chillun Got Shoes, Chapters 1-4



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we finish The Dark Tower, Book IV, Wizard and Glass, with the All God’s Chillun Got Shoes section.

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Matricide–Is it that bad? (1:28)
  • Gabrielle’s motivation (9:00)
  • Dave McKean, Neal Gaiman, and Sandman connection (16:03)
  • Why does Roland share this story (17:22)
  • The Green Palace (29:00)
  • Sean goes on about the end, the real end, the end-end (34:29)
  • Roland gets emotional (34:45)
  • Fun stuff (40:14)
  • Outro (51:28)

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.

Croce, Jim. “New York’s Not My Home.” Photographs and Memories. Saja Music Co, 1985. CD.

Next Episode: We will wrap our discussion of The Dark Tower, Book IV, Wizard and Glass, with our final thoughts, overall impression, book reviews, and reader feedback.


Ep. 26 The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass — Come, Reap Chapters 9 & 10



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book IV, Wizard and Glass, Come, Reap, chapters 9 & 10.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Recap (00:48)
  • The Wizard’s Glass – the Pink One (02:20)
  • Roland’s vision in the wizard’s glass (17:57)
  • The Once and Future Roland (32:06)
  • Did King end the story successfully? (41:07)
  • Fun Stuff (48:58)
  • Outro (56:15)

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 finish The Dark Tower, Book IV, Wizard and Glass, All God’s Chillun Got Shoes, chapters 1-5.


Ep. 25 The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass — Come, Reap Chapters 5-8



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book IV, Wizard and Glass, Interlude and Come, Reap chapters 5-8.

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • King’s narrative style…the Good (3:30)
  • …the Bad (7:30)
  • …and the Ugly (13:30)
  • Cruelty of Mejis (17:50)
  • Susan’s loss of innocence (27:40)
  • Fun Stuff (39:00)
  • Outro (45:02)

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 will explore The Dark Tower, Book 4, Wizard and Glass, Come, Reap chapters 9 and 10.


Ep. 24 The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass — Interlude and Come, Reap Chapters 1-4



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book IV, Wizard and Glass, Interlude and Come, Reap chapters 1-4.

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Interlude: a fascinating reflection on the story (03:39)
  • Tension to story, but… (09:59)
  • Religion (17:48)
  • Roland and Cuthbert come to a head (30:06)
  • Fun Stuff (37:33)
  • Outro (48:00)

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 IV, Wizard and Glass, Come, Reap, chapters 5-8.


Ep. 23: The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass — Susan, Chapters 6-10



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book IV, Wizard and Glass, Susan, chapters 6-10.

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Smart people doing smart things (1:45)
  • Love makes you do stupid things (like forget your duty) (8:25)
  • Why is Roland telling this story (20:10)
  • Roland is a dangerous man (23:30)
  • Worldbuilding (25:45)
    • Magic (26:00)
    • Thinny (28:00)
    • Time getting softer (31:45)
  • Fun Stuff (35:00)
  • Reviews/Shout-outs (43:10)
  • Outro (46:00)

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: October 25; We explore The Dark Tower, Book IV, Wizard and Glass, Interlude and Come, Reap, chapters 1-4.