Tag Archives: Dark Tower

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. 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.


Bonus Episode 13 – 1922 (Patreon Clip)



Our 13th bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came just went live to all of our patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our synced commentary of the Netflix original movie adaptation of Stephen King’s 1922.

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


Ep. 87 The Stand, Book 1, Chapters 26-34



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Stand, Book 1, chapters 26-34.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • PTSD for our main characters (02:29)
  • The tipping point (21:10)
  • More new characters! (30:33)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (41:29)
  • Yuck-King It Up (48:21)
  • Fun Stuff (52:24)
  • Outro (57:32)

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, The Stand, Book 1, chapters 35-42.


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. 69 The Night Flier



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore “The Night Flier” found in Nightmares & Dreamscapes.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Publication History (02:32)
  • A Modern Day Vampire Story (06:07)
  • Richard Dees: Cynical, Sociopathic, but Professional (08:30)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (16:02)
  • Fun Stuff (20:25)
  • Outro (26:40)

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“Midnight Star.” Weird Al In 3-D. Weird Al Yankovic. 1984.

Next Episode: ’Salem’s Lot, Prologue.


Ep. 66 Ur



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the short story Ur.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Overview (01:15)
  • Ur Novels (10:36)
  • Nature of the Can Toi (17:48)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (24:14)
  • Fun Stuff (32:33)
  • Outro (38:51)

Read the article about the revisions King made to Ur on Cemetery Dance.

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No One Knows My Plan by They Might Be Giants, John Henry, ℗ 1994 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc.

Next Episode: The Gunslinger Born graphic novel.


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