Tag Archives: Richard Bachman

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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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. 118 The Regulators, Chapters 8 & 9



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 8 and 9.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Johnny doubles back (02:03)
  • Genre cocktail (09:58)
  • Tak has fun (17:40)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (23:14)
  • Fun Stuff (26:15)
    • Sean obviously meant to say Back to the Future III when discussing ZZ Top.
  • Other worlds than these… (30:46)
  • Outro (34:10)

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Doubleback.” Recycler. ZZ Top. Warner Bros. 1990. 

Next Episode: The Regulators, chapters 10 and 11.


Ep. 116 The Regulators, Chapters 1-4



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 1-4.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Publication history (02:30)
  • Book structure (07:33)
  • Flyover country (14:53)
  • What’s going on (18:39)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (32:01)
  • Fun Stuff (39:11)
  • Outro (45:10)

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Next Episode: The Regulators, chapters 5-7.


Ep. 114 Roadwork, Part 2



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Bachman Book, Roadwork, Part 2.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • “It’s roadwork. So what?” (03:28)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (12:12)
  • Yuck-King It Up (21:54)
  • Fun Stuff (24:35)
  • Outro (29:52)

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Next Episode: Roadwork, Part 3.


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.