A Stephen King Podcast For Stephen King Obsessives
'Salem's Lot with Noah Segan
Joining The Kingcast boys is actor/writer/director Noah Segan. You'll recognize him from all his work with Rian Johnson (from Brick to Glass Onion) and his newest project sees him stepping behind the camera directing a vampire tale of his own called Blood Relatives, which is now out on Shudder. Noah tells the boys all about what he pulled from this adaptation of 'Salem's Lot for his vampire movie, how different television and cinematic storytelling was in this era and just how amazing legendary actor's actor James Mason is in this thing. There is an unholy amount of James Mason impersonations going on in this episode. Fair warning.
Jerusalem's Lot with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
Director duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Synchronic, The Endless, Something in the Dirt) are no strangers to cosmic horror themselves and they join the Kingcast boys to discuss Jerusalem's Lot toying with Lovecraftian tropes, their own experience with "the unknowable," their long history with King (and specifically The Dark Towr) and a ton of other random conversational alleyways. This wide-ranging chat also includes a cameo by a happy doggo, so you know it's a good listen.
The Monkey with Stephen Graham Jones
Author Stephen Graham Jones (The Only Good Indians, My Heart Is A Chainsaw) makes his triumphant return to The Kingcast to discuss one of King's creepiest short stories as well as a share yet more unbelievable real-life encounters with snakes, wasps and other creepy crawlies. This is one of those chats that wildly switches gears, goes down alleyways, and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Plus, you get to find out what almost made the normally iron-willed SGJ vomit on air.
Firestarter (2022) with Charles Soule
Noted Star Wars novelist and comic book author Charles Soule (Darth Vader, Light of the Jedi) makes his triumphant return to The Kingcast by forcing Wampler and Vespe to watch the new Blumhouse Firestarter movie. And boy did they not like it.
Up for discussion this episode: How's Soule liking being in the Lucasfilm braintrust? How cool is The Push as a power and what would you do with it if you had it? What's up with the totally wild new ending in this movie? Has there actually been a really good adaptation of this novel? And how about a couple of random Malcolm McDowell stories for good measure?
Insomnia with Danika XIX
Pop Pop Wampler and Uncle Vespe are joined by Danika XIX, a popular model, writer and YouTuber who wears her nerdy passions on her sleeve and loves Stephen King so much she adopted "19" into her moniker.
Unfortunately, the issues at the heart of this 1994 novel are even more relevant today than when it was first published and a good chunk of the conversation is devoted to the complex wedge issues still at play today. Also, you'll get some solid Dark Tower nerdery, so a win for everybody.
Queer for King with Bryan Fuller
Kingcast favorite guest Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Queer for Fear) returns to the show to talk a little about both the intentional and unintentional queer representation in Stephen King's work. How rocky is King's approach to queer characters? The boys discuss the ups and downs of representation and Fuller brings his trademark insight, wit and unabashed opinions to bear on the subject.
Topics covered include Adrian Mellon and the horrific murder of Charlie Howard that inspired his inclusion in IT, looking at the context of who is using slurs in King's work, and, of course, whether or not we think Stephen King is a good lay.
Best Stephen King podcast ever!
You guys ROCK MY SOCKS! Truly enjoy every episode. I have listened to many other King podcasts and they all pale in comparison. Thanks guys, keep up the amazing work!!
ALWAYS a great listen
If you are even remotely a fan of Stephen King, this show is fantastic. Less a deep dive than an anthology review chat with two hosts and an always-interesting guest. Accessible, funny, and often illuminating. Definitely something you should be listening to.
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