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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... and beyond!

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... and beyond!

    0: Introduction

    0: Introduction

    Long days, pleasant nights, and welcome to the newest Doof! Media podcast - Kingslingers.  
    This is just a quick introduction, explaining the format and schedule of the show, so subscribe now and get excited for episode one next Thursday 1/16/20!
    Check out the show schedule
    Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/doofmedia
    Stay updated with Kingslingers: @doofmedia
    Message us at kingslingers@gmail.com
    Original music created by Matt Freeman
    Cover artwork created by Cyrix: https://www.reddit.com/user/CyrixDrawsStuff/posts/
     
     

    • 6 min
    1: The Gunslinger (Part 1)

    1: The Gunslinger (Part 1)

    On the very first episode of Kingslingers, we dive into Chapter 1 of The Gunslinger...titled The Gunslinger. Let's meet Roland as he recounts the time one time where he shot an entire town in the face. 
    Listener Discussion:
    If you’ve read The Dark Tower series, without spoiling it, tell us why you love this book series so much. If this is your first read, what did you think of chapter One? Shoot us an email or leave a comment on the YouTube channel with your response!
    Check out the show schedule
    Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/doofmedia
    Stay updated with Kingslingers: @doofmedia
    Message us at kingslingers@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/posts/
     
     

    • 2 hr 7 min
    2: The Gunslinger (Part 2)

    2: The Gunslinger (Part 2)

    Matt and Scott continue with The Gunslinger and discuss chapters 2: The Way Station and 3: The Oracle and the Mountains. Roland meets and falls in love with Jake and then out sexes a sex-demon/ 
    Listener Discussion:
    After three chapters of this book, do you like Roland? Why or why not. 
    Check out the show schedule
    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
    3: The Gunslinger (Part 3)

    3: The Gunslinger (Part 3)

    Scott leads Matt through the mountain and to the climactic encounter with Walter O' Dim at the end of The Gunslinger. We're discussing Chapter 4: The Slow Mutants and Chapter 5: The Gunslinger and the Man in Black. 
    We'll be back next week to discuss The Gunslinger as a complete novel!
    Listener Discussion:
    Talk about how Stephen King uses the concept of prophecy to reflect the themes of this novel.
    Check out the show schedule
    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
    4: The Gunslinger (Overview)

    4: The Gunslinger (Overview)

    This week, before moving on in our quest, we pull a Roland and take a look back at The Gunslinger, discussing its themes and circling around to some stuff we missed the first time.
    Next week we officially kick off The Drawing of the Three reading all the way through Part 1: The Prisoner - Chapter 3: Contact and Landing. Remember to check out the show schedule below if you're ever unsure of which chapters are covered when!
    Listener Discussion:
    No discussion this week! Let's just get excited about The Drawing of the Three
    Check out the show schedule
    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
     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    5: The Drawing of the Three (Part 1)

    5: The Drawing of the Three (Part 1)

    We begin book two of The Dark Tower, The Drawing of The Three. We're discussing the Prologue through Part 1: The Prisoner - Chapter 3! Roland meets Eddie Dean and has his first Tooter Fish Popkin. 
    Next week we'll complete Part 1: The Prisoner by discussing Chapters 4 and 5! Remember to check out the show schedule below if you're ever unsure of which chapters are covered when!
    Listener Discussion:
    How does Roland in the opening of this novel differ from Roland in The Gunslinger?
    Check out the show schedule
    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
     

    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
561 Ratings

561 Ratings

bloowriter ,

On my way to the Tower!

First I want to say thank you for such a great podcast. I have read the series many times and have been a fan of Stephen King since 1985 when I found It at the library in middle school. I must say you guys really do justice to the Dark Tower series and I look forward to walking with you both to the end.

Jct1276 ,

Fun trip back along the beam

Great re-visit with these guys through a story I love with lots of additional perspective I didn’t and wouldn’t have seen by myself.

Chris121z ,

Best Stephen King Podcast

Matt and Scott are an awesome duo. I just discovered Kingslingers in early 2023 and am currently finishing up my trip to the Tower with them. I have journeyed to the Tower many times on my own but Matt and Scott still make my go “huh” with their take and opinions and views on what it is happening. Very excited for their reading of Duma Key which is one of my favorite books. And Matt and Scott, if you’re reading this, I mainly listen to you when I run and you guys have gotten me through many miles with your interesting and inspiring conversations, and for that I thank you. Keep up the hard work! -Chris

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