Tag Archives: Stephen King

Ep. 72 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 1, Chapters 4-7



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 1, Chapters 4-7.

  • Introduction (00:16)
  • Recap (00:45)
  • This book is legit scary (01:42)
  • Resurrection and rebirth: Christian lore vs. vampire myth (06:56)
  • Vampire literature exists in the Salem’s Lot world (11:16)
  • King Twinners (17:26)
  • Character (Blood) Types (20:50)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (33:00)
  • Fun Stuff (39:57)
  • Outro (46:29)

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“Plastic Jesus” sung by Paul Newman. Cool Hand Luke. Dir. Stuart Rosenberg. Warner Brothers, 1967. Film.

Next Episode: ’Salem’s Lot, Part 2, Chapters 8-10.


Ep.70 ‘Salem’s Lot: Prologue



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we begin our discussion of ‘Salem’s Lot with the Prologue.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:43)
  • Publication History (01:29)
  • It’s Good to Tell a Story (10:09)
  • Ominous Foreshadowing (13:08)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (20:50)
  • Fun Stuff (23:39)
  • Outro (28:11)

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Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 1, chapters 1-3.


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. 67 The Gunslinger Born



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the graphic novel, The Gunslinger Born.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • The Horn of Gilead (02:48)
  • Publication History (03:37)
  • Discussing the Adaptation (05:50)
    • Who’s the audience? (07:30)
    • The art (10:11)
    • The story and narration (13:25)
  • What was unique to the comic (17:17)
  • Fun Stuff (24:35)
  • Outro (28:10)

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Next Episode: “Jerusalem’s Lot” found in Night Shift


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. 62 Hearts in Atlantis — Parts 23-44



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we discuss “Hearts in Atlantis” parts 23-44 in Hearts in Atlantis.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Goldilocks and the Political Activists (05:43)
  • Information (08:55)
  • We couldn’t stop laughing (17:19)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (27:04)
  • Fun Stuff (34:04)

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Next Episode: Hearts in Atlantis, “Blind Willie”.


Ep. 40 The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah — Stanzas 1 – 4



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Stanzas 1-4.

  • Introduction (00:11)
  • Book VI Introduction (01:47)
  • Structure of the book (05:56)
  • Beamquake (13:35)
  • Trudy Damascus (23:26)
  • Susannah / Mia (31:12)
  • Fun Stuff (42:53)
  • Outro (48:39)

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, Book VI, Song of Susannah, Stanzas 5-7.


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.


Ep. 2: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 2



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book I, The Gunslinger, chapter 2.

    • Introduction (00:00)
    • Plot Recap and Publication History (00:41)
    • The World Moving On (05:07)
    • Jake and the Gunslinger (23:22)
    • The Gunslinger is Formidable (44:46)
    • Closing (55:08)

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Next Episode: The Dark Tower, Book I, The Gunslinger, chapter 3.


Ep. 1: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 1



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, chapter 1, “The Gunslinger.”

  • Intro (00:13)
  • Publication History (00:49)
  • Plot Summary (10:41)
  • Sylvia Pittston (27:05)
  • Music Sample (38:29) – “Hero” from Psalm 69 by Ministry
  • King is a Great Writer (40:02)
  • Outro (48:27)

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In the next episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we will explore The Dark Tower, Book I, The Gunslinger, chapter 2.