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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


Ep. 76 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 14 Sections 25-50 and Chapter 15



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Chapter 14, Sections 25-50, and Chapter 15.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • PTSD for our characters (02:20)
  • Vampires, attack! (08:56)
  • Ben and Mark (20:28)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (27:19)
  • Reviews (36:36)
  • Fun Stuff (39:07)
  • Outro (42:47)

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Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Epilogue and book wrap-up.


Ep. 75 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 3, Chapter 14, Sections 1-24



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 3, Chapter 14, sections 1-24.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Salem’s Lot is Dead (01:20) Vampire Calculator
  • The Chess Game (06:40)
  • Downfall of Callahan (17:40)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (24:22)
  • Fun Stuff (36:44)
  • Outro (46:20)

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Jody Reynolds. “Endless Sleep.”  Single, Demon. 1958.

Bob Dylan “North Country Blues.” The Times They Are a-Changin’, Columbia. 1964.

“Lonely Man Theme.” The Incredible Hulk: Original Soundtrack Recording. Super Track Music Group. 1999.

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Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 3, Chapter 14, sections 25-50 and Chapter 15.


Ep. 74 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 2, Chapters 11-13



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 2, Chapters 11-13.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:41)
  • Character Lenses (02:01)
  • Meta, Meet Meta (12:02)
  • Vampire Circle (15:10)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (23:07)
  • iTunes Reviews (25:26)
  • Thank You, Patrons! (26:17)
  • Fun Stuff (27:20)
  • Outro (31:44)

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Boots Randolph. “Yakety Sax.” Single, Monument Records. 1963.

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Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 3, Chapter 14, sections 1-24.