A Stephen King Podcast For Stephen King Obsessives
The Drawing of the Three with Matt Fraction
Legendary comic book author Matt Fraction (Hawkeye and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) joins Vespe and Wampler break down one of the most entertaining books in The Dark Tower series. Is this book King's subconscious grappling with addiction? How do the hosts relate to each of the characters introduced? Is the Machete Order of reading this series still a dividing wedge between Vespe and Wampler? All those questions and more are answered in this super-sized deep-dive into The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three.
Also, if you're spoilerphobic we don't really discuss anything post book 3, so no end-of-series revelations if you're curious but not finished with the books just yet.
The Mist with David Yarovesky
Director David Yarovesky (Brightburn and Netflix's Nightbooks) joins Wampler and Vespe to talk about gateway horror, the power of creativity, working with genre giants like James Gunn and Sam Raimi, dick elephants and, of course, Frank Darabont's balls of steel. Lots of talk about the film's brutal ending, so if you haven't seen it... well, shame on you, but also you've been warned.
Secret Window with Kate Siegel
Returning Kingcast champ Kate Siegel (The Haunting of Hill House, Hush) joins the boys to talk about the questionable 2004 Johnny Depp adaptation of Stephen King's Secret Window, Secret Garden. Prepare for spoilers as the gang digs into the (limited) stuff they liked about this movie and the tons of stuff they didn't as well as some fun chatter about Siegel's upcoming re-team with Mike Flanagan in Netflix's Midnight Mass.
Topics include: Dick holsters, Stephen King's obsession with corn, newfound sobriety, is Johnny Depp salvageable at this point, some terrifying stories of crazed Stephen King fans and, on the opposite side of that coin, the incredibly supportive fanbase that Kate has built up over the years.
It's a banger!
The Outsider with Stephen Graham Jones
Celebrated horror author Stephen Graham Jones (The Only Good Indians, My Heart Is A Chainsaw) joins the Kingcast boys to discuss one of the newer entries in Stephen King's catalogue: The Outsider. Come for the discussion on how grief and loss are the at the center of this King novel and it's damn good HBO mini-series adaptation and stay for the many different creepy spider stories SGJ has in his back pocket. Also, the boys finally answer the age old question: How could Pennywise the Dancing Clown scare a dinosaur? You get all that plus a heroic mullet story to boot! This is a wild one, folks.
Misery with Paul Tremblay
Acclaimed horror author Paul Tremblay (A Head Full of Ghosts) joins Wampler and Vespe to talk about Stephen King's Misery as well as Rob Reiner's Academy Award winning adaptation. Tremblay brings an author's point of view to this story about a novelist under intense strain. You'll find out Tremblay's history with King's work and also his surprising connection to childhood board games and so much more in today's episode of The Kingcast.
The Dead Zone with Patrick Fischler
The great character actor Patrick Fischler joins Wampler and Vespe to discuss Stephen King's The Dead Zone and the David Cronenberg adaptation. Of course, Wampler interrogates our poor guest about his work with David Lynch before diving into the topic at hand. What are some key differences between the book and the movie? How come The Dead Zone is still somehow underrated as an adaptation? Why is Christopher Walken so great in this movie? What would we do with Dead Zone psychic powers? And how does a breakfast with Kurt Russell tie into everything? You'll have to listen to find out!
I was a casual Stephen King fan prior to this podcast and now I'm a fanatic. Great content and great guests. If you want to enrich your enjoyment of the books and adaptations of Stephen King, then this is the podcast for you.
I love this podcast!! Some wonderful guests, along with the regular hosts. Passionate King fans delving deep into not only the novels but associated adaptations. Insightful and always interesting. Particularly love the Bryan Fuller episodes for his queer reads of two classic King works. Highly recommended!!
So good, love this podcast.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful podcast, your love and passion for Mister Kings work is palpable. Wonderful interviews, the Thomas Jane one is priceless. Can’t recommend enough for anyone with even the slightest interest in Stephen Kings books and the films and television show inspired by these.