Ep. 19: The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands — Chapter 6 Riddle and Waste Lands



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we finish Book III of the Dark Tower, The Waste Lands, covering chapter VI, Riddle and Waste Lands.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Recap (00:59)
  • Cop-out or not? (07:19)
  • Waste Lands as a theme (14:17)
  • Critical takes (35:20)
  • Fun Stuff (40:46)
  • Outro (52:15)

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Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: We cover Book IV of the Dark Tower, Wizard and Glass, the Argument, Prologue, and Part One: Riddles, Chapters 1 – 3.


Ep. 18: The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands — Chapter 5 Bridge and City



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book III, The Waste Lands, chapter 5, Bridge and City.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Connections to The Stand (01:47)
  • Character development (13:52)
  • Riddles (24:57)
  • Spoiler for “Game of Thrones” (29:39 – 30:31)
  • The destruction that follows Roland (34:40)
  • Fun Stuff (39:00)
  • Velcro Fly by Z. Z. Top (43:09) https://youtu.be/F89McWFENTs
  • Outro (46:09)

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.

Gibbons, Billy, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard. “Velcro Fly.” Afterburner. Warner Bros, 1985. CD.

Next Episode: We finish Book III of the Dark Tower, The Waste Lands, Chapter 6 – Riddle and Waste Lands.


Ep. 17: The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands — Chapter 4 Town and Ka-Tet



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book III of the Dark Tower, The Waste Lands, Chapter 4, Town & Ka-Tet.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Roland’s connection to the old ways (03:04)
  • The palaver of the ka-tet (09:17)
  • Once there was a world we knew, but that world has moved on (23:04)
  • Stephen King tropes (33:50)
  • Fun stuff (39:03)
  • Outro (45:10)

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 of the Dark Tower, The Waste Lands, Chapter 5, Bridge and City.


Ep. 16: The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands — Chapter 3 Door and Demon



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Book III of the Dark Tower, The Waste Lands, Chapter 3, Door and Demon.

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • The death of Eddie’s childhood (03:40)
  • Susanna is underdeveloped as a character (24:44)
  • Does Roland fully grasp the scope of his quest? (33:44)
  • Fun stuff (41:01)
  • Outro (55:02)

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 III of the Dark Tower, The Waste Lands, Chapter 4, Town and Ka-Tet.


Ep. 15: The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands — Chapter 2 Key and Rose



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book III, The Waste Lands, Chapter 2, Key and Rose.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Plot recap (00:42)
  • King addressing his critics (02:06)
  • Expansion of Jake as a character (13:30)
  • They Might Be Giants song, “New York City” (22:39)
  • Jake is putting his faith in Ka (28:02)
  • Fun stuff (35:32)
  • Outro (43:32)

“New York City.” They Might Be Giants. Factory Showroom. Elektra, 1996.

(The TMBG version is a cover from the 1995 Cub song of the same name.)

Rose

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Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: We explore The Dark Tower, Book III, The Waste Lands, Chapter 3, Door and Demon.


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.


Ep. 11: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three — Reshuffle



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Book II of the Dark Tower, The Drawing of the Three, “Reshuffle.”

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Odetta Loves Eddie (01:58)
  • King paints a pretty romantic picture (06:35)
  • Twilight Time (08:35)
  • Is Odetta aware of Detta? (11:41)
  • Does Detta know about Odetta? (14:16)
  • Roland’s increasing affection for Eddie (17:44)
  • Is NYC significant? (27:22)
  • Reshuffle structure (28:05)
  • King is UP TO SOMETHING (32:08)
  • Thank you, listeners (35:01)
  • Listener feedback (36:47)
  • Outro (38:33)

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 3; We explore Book II of the Dark Tower, The Drawing of the Three, “The Pusher.”