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Ep. 120 The Regulators, Chapters 12 & 13



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 12 and 13.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Did Bachman stick the landing? (01:27)
  • Bachman as Alan Smithee (07:03)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (13:12)
  • Yuck-King It Up (16:45)
  • Fun Stuff (19:35)
  • Our final thoughts on Regulators (22:51)
  • Other worlds than these (26:29)
  • Outro (30:10)

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Next Episode: Desperation, Part I


Ep. 119 The Regulators, Chapters 10 & 11



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 10 and 11.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • The B plot is now the A plot (01:47)
  • Wipe this town off the map (08:07)
  • People die hard (Bachman nihilism) (10:42)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (15:43)
  • Yuck-King it Up (17:41)
  • Listener feedback (18:27)
  • Fun Stuff (20:20)
  • Other Worlds Than These (23:53)
  • Outro (27:14)

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Next Episode: The Regulators, chapters 12 and 13.


Ep. 117 The Regulators, Chapters 5-7



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 5-7.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Inelegant, man (01:14)
  • No problem, man (05:51)
  • Tak is building; Tak is making (10:44)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (13:32)
  • The final Yuck-King-it-up? (15:39)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (16:36)
  • Fun Stuff (18:39)
  • Outro (27:38)

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Weird Science. Directed by John Hughes, Universal Pictures, 1985.

My Baby’s In Love With Eddie Vedder.” Running with Scissors. Weird Al Yankovic. 1999 

Next Episode: The Regulators, chapters 8 & 9.


Ep. 115 Roadwork, Part 3



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Roadwork, Part 3.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:41)
  • Dawes is locked in (02:06)
  • The power of the press (06:57)
  • The nihilistic vision of Richard Bachman (13:21)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (17:58)
  • Yuck-King It Up (20:36)
  • Fun Stuff (21:28)
  • Bachman Books final thoughts (27:10)
  • Outro (30:02)

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Next Episode: The Regulators, chapters 1-4.


Ep. 113 Roadwork, Part 1



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the Bachman Book, Roadwork, the Prologue and Part 1.

  • Introduction (00:12)
  • Publication history (01:24)
  • Life sucks (07:13)
  • Delusion (or Denial) (16:41)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (21:38)
  • Yuck-King It Up (24:57)
  • Listener feedback (27:16)
  • Fun Stuff (27:58)
  • Outro (36:33)

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First edition cover, Roadwork, Stephen King (as Richard Bachman), Signet Books, March 1981.

Roadwork book cover

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Next Episode: Roadwork, Part 2.


Ep. 109 Rage, Chapters 21-35



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the Bachman Book, Rage, chapters 21-35.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:45)
  • Using television & movies as a lens (01:31)
  • Scapegoat Ted (07:03)
  • The mysterious Joe McKennedy (13:08)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (20:25)
  • Yuck-King It Up (23:47)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (26:40)
  • Fun Stuff (27:20)
  • Outro (31:55)

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Next Episode: Running Man, chapters Minus 100 – 71.


Bonus Episode 19 – “The Mangler” (Patreon Clip)



Our 19th (!) bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the short story “The Mangler” found in Stephen King’s Night Shift.

To get the whole episode, become a Patreon at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.


Ep. 105 The Stand Episode 9 “The Circle Closes”



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we discuss the CBS All Access series The Stand, episode 9, “The Circle Closes.”

  • Intro (00:12)
  • Recap (00:48)
  • Listener Feedback (01:25)
  • Artificially successful (09:09)
  • Frannie in the well (13:34)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (26:24)
  • Yuck-King It Up (29:48)
  • Fun Stuff (31:31)
  • Jamey Sheridans (38:16)
  • Outro (41:37)

The ubiquitous baby blanket Sean mentioned.

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Next Episode: The Long Walk, chapters 1-8.


Ep. 103 The Stand Episode 7 “The Walk”



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we discuss the CBS All Access series The Stand, episode 7, “The Walk.”

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:48)
  • Listener Feedback (02:08)
  • Free will (09:23)
  • Relationships (17:55)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (25:26)
  • Yuck-King It Up (27:57)
  • Fun Stuff (30:49)
  • Jamey Sheridans (35:58)
  • Outro (36:32)

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Samples of The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

Next Episode: The Stand, episode 8, “The Stand.”


Ep. 102 The Stand Episode 6 “The Vigil”



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we discuss the CBS All Access series The Stand, episode 6, “The Vigil.”

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Listener Feedback (01:25)
  • A Low Bar (02:36)
  • Wasted Talent (10:43)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (22:00)
  • Yuck-King It Up (26:27)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (28:37)
  • Fun Stuff (29:11)
  • Jamey Sheridans (33:57)
  • Outro (34:44)

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Next Episode: The Stand, episode 7, “The Walk.”