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Kingslingers is a podcast exploring and analyzing Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Each week, join Constant Reader Scott as he leads Dark Tower newbie Matt on this epic journey to find out what lies at the top of the tower.

Kingslingers | A Dark Tower Podcas‪t‬ Doof! Media

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Kingslingers is a podcast exploring and analyzing Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Each week, join Constant Reader Scott as he leads Dark Tower newbie Matt on this epic journey to find out what lies at the top of the tower.

    60: The Wind Through the Keyhole (Part 1)

    60: The Wind Through the Keyhole (Part 1)

    This week, we begin the newest addition to the Dark Tower series and our final novel of Season 1: The Wind Through The Keyhole. We're discussing "Starkblast" and "Skin-Man (Part 1)" this week!

    Discussion Question: Now that we’ve met all three members of Roland’s Ka-tet, which is your favorite? How does Jamie Redhand relate to Roland’s future Tet?
    Next week we'll be reading half of the section "The Wind Through the Keyhole"

    Check out the show schedule:  https://tinyurl.com/yxa7lojv
    Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/doofmedia
    Stay updated with Kingslingers: @doofmedia
    Message us at kingslingerspod@gmail.com
    Original music created by Matt Freeman: https://soundcloud.com/the-daly-planet/kingslingers-intro-ka-tet
    Cover artwork created by Cyrix: https://www.reddit.com/user/CyrixDrawsStuff 

    • 2 hr 8 min
    59: The Dark Tower Series Overview w/ Joe Rechtman

    59: The Dark Tower Series Overview w/ Joe Rechtman

    This week Scott and Matt are joined by Joe Rechtman of The Church of the Cosmic Turtle to chat all about the Dark Tower series as a whole. We talk about what Joe loves most about the series and what King is trying to say about storytelling, twinning, and redemption. 
    Check out Joe's Blog: https://churchofthecosmicturtle.com/
    Then, we open the mailbag again to answer your last few questions. 

    Next week, The Wind Through the Keyhole begins as we cover Starkblast and The Skin Man (Part 1)

    Check out the show schedule:  https://tinyurl.com/yxa7lojv
    Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/doofmedia
    Stay updated with Kingslingers: @doofmedia
    Message us at kingslingerspod@gmail.com
    Original music created by Matt Freeman: https://soundcloud.com/the-daly-planet/kingslingers-intro-ka-tet
    Cover artwork created by Cyrix: https://www.reddit.com/user/CyrixDrawsStuff  

    • 2 hr 22 min
    58: The Dark Tower (Overview)

    58: The Dark Tower (Overview)

    This week Scott and Matt take one final look back at the final book of The Dark Tower series. We're chatting all about book 7: The Dark Tower as well as answering your mailbag questions

    Next week, we'll be joined by a special guest to chat all about the 7 book series as a whole! In two weeks we begin The Wind Through the Keyhole

    Check out the show schedule:  https://tinyurl.com/yxa7lojv
    Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/doofmedia
    Stay updated with Kingslingers: @doofmedia
    Message us at kingslingerspod@gmail.com
    Original music created by Matt Freeman: https://soundcloud.com/the-daly-planet/kingslingers-intro-ka-tet
    Cover artwork created by Cyrix: https://www.reddit.com/user/CyrixDrawsStuff 

    • 2 hr 22 min
    57: The Dark Tower (Part 12)

    57: The Dark Tower (Part 12)

    This week on the show we finally arrive at the tower! We did it! Was it everything Matt hoped for? We're chatting about Chapter 3 of Part 5 as well as the epilogue and the Coda of The Dark Tower 
    Note: In order to end the episode at the end of the novel, we chose to read last week's discussion questions first before jumping into the chapters. If you want to jump ahead of our coverage of the final 3 chapters, skip to 35:57. 

    Discussion Question: Next week is an overview episode, so it's time for another mailbag! Send us your questions!

    Check out the show schedule:  https://tinyurl.com/yxa7lojv
    Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/doofmedia
    Stay updated with Kingslingers: @doofmedia
    Message us at kingslingerspod@gmail.com
    Original music created by Matt Freeman: https://soundcloud.com/the-daly-planet/kingslingers-intro-ka-tet
    Cover artwork created by Cyrix: https://www.reddit.com/user/CyrixDrawsStuff 

    • 2 hr 47 min
    56: The Dark Tower (Part 11)

    56: The Dark Tower (Part 11)

    This week on the show, we say goodbye to Susannah and Oy shows he's a good good boy. We're chatting about the first 2 chapters of Part 5 of The Dark Tower.

    Discussion Question: What is your favorite Susannah/Odetta/Detta moment in the Dark Tower

    Next week, we finish the book!
    Check out the show schedule:  https://tinyurl.com/yxa7lojv
    Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/doofmedia
    Stay updated with Kingslingers: @doofmedia
    Message us at kingslingerspod@gmail.com
    Original music created by Matt Freeman: https://soundcloud.com/the-daly-planet/kingslingers-intro-ka-tet
    Cover artwork created by Cyrix: https://www.reddit.com/user/CyrixDrawsStuff 

    • 2 hr 21 min
    55: The Dark Tower (Part 10)

    55: The Dark Tower (Part 10)

    The remains of Roland's Ka-tet inch ever closer to the Dark Tower this week as we meet a friendly old Stand Up Comedian and finally find out what a Dandelo is. It's a real laugh! We're chatting about chapters 4, 5, and 6 of Part 4 of The Dark Tower

    Discussion Question: What is the best joke Stephen King has ever written?

    Next week, we chat about the first two chapters of Part 5, the final section of the final book! The tower awaits!
    Check out the show schedule:  https://tinyurl.com/yxa7lojv
    Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/doofmedia
    Stay updated with Kingslingers: @doofmedia
    Message us at kingslingerspod@gmail.com
    Original music created by Matt Freeman: https://soundcloud.com/the-daly-planet/kingslingers-intro-ka-tet
    Cover artwork created by Cyrix: https://www.reddit.com/user/CyrixDrawsStuff 

    • 2 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

sleepingcatlady ,

Can’t say enough nice things about this podcast

I first listened to Kingslingers on the recommendation of a fellow member of a Facebook Stephen King group (The Losers Club). At the time I was about three-fourths of the way through The Drawing of the Three. After the first episode, I was hooked through the bag, as Eddie Dean would say. I made the rest of my first trip along the Beam with Scott and Matt.

I just finished the final book, almost in time to get completely caught up. I’m sad that I didn’t start the series a year earlier, so I could take part in the awesome discussion questions, but I’m looking forward to The Wind Through The Keyhole and to Season 2. I’ve already read the majority of the books and stories that will be covered but I’m looking forward to visiting them again with another veteran King reader and a newbie. Keep up the great work, guys! May your days be long upon the earth!

A Rosy Peach ,

Well met, sai.

I’m too preoccupied to email.
This series reminds me (biannually) that selfish love ends badly.
A lesson everyone learns, eventually.

Velcro C ,

Hooked one episode in.

Found out about this podcast from a Malazan reading group on discord. Now I’m rereading the DT series with this podcast. First episode was excellent.

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