290 episodes

Founded in 2017, The Losers’ Club® is a weekly series that chronologically digs through the work of Stephen King with humor, irreverence, and a critical eye. Each episode, the Losers gather together to read between the iconic pages and share the latest in King’s Dominion, whether it’s the author’s oft-controversial tweets, the boldest Hollywood headlines, or his endless forthcoming projects. The series also regularly features special guests. In the past, the Losers have spoken to Mike Flanagan, Thomas Jane, Tananarive Due, Owen Teague, Mick Garris, Mary Lambert, Jerry O’Connell, Wil Wheaton, Joe Bob Briggs, and many, many more.
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The Losers' Club: A Stephen King Podcast The Losers' Club

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    • 4.6 • 969 Ratings

Founded in 2017, The Losers’ Club® is a weekly series that chronologically digs through the work of Stephen King with humor, irreverence, and a critical eye. Each episode, the Losers gather together to read between the iconic pages and share the latest in King’s Dominion, whether it’s the author’s oft-controversial tweets, the boldest Hollywood headlines, or his endless forthcoming projects. The series also regularly features special guests. In the past, the Losers have spoken to Mike Flanagan, Thomas Jane, Tananarive Due, Owen Teague, Mick Garris, Mary Lambert, Jerry O’Connell, Wil Wheaton, Joe Bob Briggs, and many, many more.
Suitable for readers both Constant and casual.


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    Firestarter (2022) Movie Review with Director Keith Thomas

    Firestarter (2022) Movie Review with Director Keith Thomas

    The heat is on, and the Losers are sweating as they check out Keith Thomas' new re-imagining of Stephen King's fiery 1980 novel Firestarter. Join Losers Michael Roffman, Randall Colburn, Jenn Adams, and special guest Ashley Casseday of the Keep It Weird podcast as they burn through the new blockbuster. Together, they discuss Scott Teems' translation from page to screen, the intriguing new turn for John Rainbird, the body horror, John Carpenter's muscular score, and much more.
    Stick around, though, because later on, Keith Thomas joins the Losers for a chat about the making of the film! The Vigil filmmaker discusses how he got involved in the production, the dangers of shooting with real fire, the dream of working alongside Carpenter, horror vs IP, and how they resurrected this story in a post-Stranger Things climate.
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    • 2 hr 30 min
    Stephen Graham Jones on My Heart Is a Chainsaw, Scream, and Stephen King

    Stephen Graham Jones on My Heart Is a Chainsaw, Scream, and Stephen King

    In the latest installment of their On Writers series, the Losers talk to My Heart Is a Chainsaw author Stephen Graham Jones about the book’s long road to publication, “likable” characters in fiction, and his own evolving relationship to the slashers of yore. Jones also discusses his favorite Stephen King books and the Skeleton Crew story that helped inspire My Heart is a Chainsaw. He also teases what’s to come in the trilogy’s next two volumes.
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    • 1 hr
    Talkin' Hawkins: Stranger Things Season 1 (Patreon Clip)

    Talkin' Hawkins: Stranger Things Season 1 (Patreon Clip)

    Here's a preview of our new Patreon exclusive series Talkin’ Hawkins. It’s a limited spinoff podcast that flips King’s Dominion Upside Down to discuss all things Stranger Things in anticipation of the fourth season. There will be four episodes dedicated to each season and each installment will see your Losers and a special guest discussing the kids, the adults, the '80s references, their favorite needle drops, and, naturally, all the connections to Stephen King – and there are many.
    This first episode covers Season 1 and you can get it now by becoming a member of our Patreon, The Barrens (Patreon), by visiting www.patreon.com/thebarrens. You'll also unlock hundreds of hours of bonus content that includes our Stephen King archival series, our Dark Tower Detour spinoff series, our spooky Soul’s Midnights, dozens of commentaries on all your favorite Stephen King movies, in-depth interviews, and over 20 locked episodes from the past five years.
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    • 10 min
    Black House

    Black House

    Stephen King and Peter Straub's Black House is an odd duck, a behemoth of a sequel (to The Talisman) that’s as grisly as it is hilarious. In this episode, the Losers grapple with the story’s tonal irregularities and celebrate its unbridled nastiness. They also discuss its role as a narrative bridge in King’s Dark Tower saga, and how its portrait of Mid-World dovetails with the fantasy world of The Talisman. Is its stark portrait of good and evil simplistic or subversive?
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    • 3 hr 15 min
    David Cronenberg's The Dead Zone with Gretchen Felker-Martin

    David Cronenberg's The Dead Zone with Gretchen Felker-Martin

    The ice is gonna break. In the latest installment of The Long Watch, the Losers return to Castle Rock to channel their thoughts on David Cronenberg's The Dead Zone. Joining them at the Weizak Clinic is Manhunt author Gretchen Felker-Martin who helps them chip through the harrowing drama. From getting the script right with Jeffrey Boam to being saved by producer Debra Hill, scrapping alternate endings to shooting on haunted locales, the Losers take aim at everything.
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    • 2 hr 21 min
    Lawrence Kasdan's Dreamcatcher with Gillian W. Horvat

    Lawrence Kasdan's Dreamcatcher with Gillian W. Horvat

    Lawrence Kasdan's Dreamcatcher. It had the tools, it had the talent. So, what went wrong? That's a question the Losers attempt to answer in their latest movie episode. Grab a toothpick and join co-hosts Randall Colburn, Michael Roffman, Rachel Reeves, and I Blame Society writer-director Gillian W. Horvat as they revisit the curious Kasdan joint and meditate on a kind of blockbuster we just don't get anymore (and probably never will again).
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    • 2 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
969 Ratings

969 Ratings

Mclauriman ,

This Podcast is The Kings Iron! 😂

I’ve listened to this podcast for awhile now through many deployments and military moves from one duty station to the next and it definitely provides me with a lot of laughs and food for thought. I finally decided to check then out on Patreon and anyone who hasn’t definitely should. Five stars all the way and a must listen for all the Constant readers out there.

Nick G. C. ,

Eerily prescient

Just finished listening to the first episode of The Stand and the conversation about the current administration bungling a global pandemic was like they just knew what was coming. If I was into conspiracy theories I would think they did know. That moment aside when I felt like they were actually predicting the future the podcast is great. Especially The Stand episodes make me want to go back and read the book. I have watched the mini-series and the new limited series but have not read the book in about 15 years so I think it might be time to re-visit Stu, Fran, and my all time favorite Nick Andros. I am glad someone is appreciating King and using their platform to express true appreciation for him. I felt like I was wrong as a kid for liking his books and always felt like I had to defend my choices but this makes me realize that critics have always been wrong and King is a good writer, even his schlockier books are good. Thankee for the fun conversations, long days and pleasant nights to you all.

Tekka don ,

Enjoyable

It’s like a book club with friends

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