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Maya is a Stephen King superfan who's been reading his books and noting connections between them for 20 years (casually, at first, then obsessively). Join her and her startled friends as they wade through the endless King universe and how it's alllll connected.

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Derry Connection: A Stephen King Podcast Maya Prohovnik

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    • 4.3, 23 Ratings

Maya is a Stephen King superfan who's been reading his books and noting connections between them for 20 years (casually, at first, then obsessively). Join her and her startled friends as they wade through the endless King universe and how it's alllll connected.

If you like this podcast and want to do something nice, give it a rating on Apple Podcasts, contribute a small monthly amount of $, or send in a voice message with the Anchor app! Your voice might even end up on a future episode. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/derry-connection/support

    The Running Man

    The Running Man

    Maya sits down with her buddy Matt Hartman, who does not like dark or upsetting things, to discuss The Running Man, one of Stephen King's most dark and upsetting novels. Listen to learn all about the origin of King's alter ego Richard Bachman, the different kinds of horror, and whether audio books or physical books are better for humanity. There was also a lot of president talk in this episode, which thankfully got mostly cut out. Sorry if we accidentally left in anything about presidents. 

    Links you might want after listening:


    The difference between inevitable, inexorable, and ineluctable: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-inevitable-inexorable-and-ineluctable
    Matt's podcast, TLDR Daily: https://anchor.fm/tldrdaily


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    • 43 min
    Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    You've probably noticed that there's kind of a lot of Stephen King movies happening right now... but this is the one you should actually watch. Join Maya, her husband, and special guest The Wolfman as they discuss The Flanopticon (that's what we call the cinematic universe of director Mike Flanagan), the many connections Doctor Sleep has to The Shining (both movies AND both books), and all the reasons why if you think this wasn't a good movie you are wrong. 

    Some more things for you:


    Proof that Maya's mom invented slash fiction: fanlore.org/wiki/The_Halkan_Council
    Love Erik? Check out his podcast at anchor.fm/frankanderik.
    Love The Wolfman? You can find his movie reviews at thewolfmancometh.com.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

    It's unclear whose idea it was to read this particular book, but Maya and her pals Ana (a writer, and also a Stephen King first-timer!) and Duncan (a normally reasonable person who unforgivably quit The Dark Tower halfway through) read it, and now you have the chance to learn a lot about everything from baseball to shit weasels. Plus, as it turns out, this story is much more than a coming-of-age story about a little girl lost in the woods... or is it? 



    Sidenote: duh, tragic endings, how could I forget about Running Man!!! Let me know if you can think of any other good ones! You can always email me or send in a voice message at anchor.fm/derry-connection.


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Every Stephen King Movie

    Every Stephen King Movie

    Buzzfeed's Louis Peitzman recently decided to watch EVERY single Stephen King adaptation and rank them all in order of worst to best. He patiently explains his strategy and defends his decisions to Maya, who has a lot of questions and, predictably, some unsolicited and uneducated opinions. Look, if nothing else we can all agree that Shawshank is the greatest movie ever made. Right? WE CAN'T?!

    All 60 Stephen King adaptations ranked: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/louispeitzman/stephen-king-movie-adaptation-ranking
    The Stephen King musical: http://www.ghostbrothersofdarklandcounty.com/
    Louis's interview with Stephen King earlier this year: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/louispeitzman/stephen-king-the-outsider-donald-trump-resistance-twitter

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Castle Rock

    Castle Rock

    Maya gets to watch a few episodes of the new Hulu series CASTLE ROCK early and review them with her pal John, a Stephen King megafan and editor at Den of Geek. Listen to find out about the many, many connections hidden in this show – and why you should stick it out through the first couple episodes to get to the good stuff.

    You can read John's review at http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/castle-rock/274797/castle-rock-episode-1-review-severance-spoiler-free!

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    • 58 min
    Lisey's Story

    Lisey's Story

    Maya's friend Kris hates scary stories, so Maya attempts to recommend a non-scary Stephen King book. This does not go as smucking planned.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

BrittanyRaeann ,

Good but left wanting more

As a Constant Reader, this podcast is everything I want, but I wish there was consistency in releases. The info is great, sometimes the tangents are a bit much, but I definitely love what I learn and feel like I’m chatting with friends.

Snuzzle Bunny ,

It’s ALL connected...

After all, We are talking about the Grand Maestro are we not? I too have become obsessed by the connections found in Every Single Book & not always in obvious ways either... Keep Digging!!!

Billysillybob1 ,

Awesome

Awesome podcast! Love the website, as well the connection website!

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