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Tower Junkies is a podcast celebrating the work of Stephen King with a special focus on his magnum opus, The Dark Tower series. We discuss the themes, characters, and mythology of the series in “palaver” episodes and review the books and comic series in “khef” episodes. We also discuss non-Tower King novels, TV and film adaptations of King’s work, and the latest news about all things Stephen King. Presented by ObsessiveViewer.com.

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    • 4.4 • 21 Ratings

Tower Junkies is a podcast celebrating the work of Stephen King with a special focus on his magnum opus, The Dark Tower series. We discuss the themes, characters, and mythology of the series in “palaver” episodes and review the books and comic series in “khef” episodes. We also discuss non-Tower King novels, TV and film adaptations of King’s work, and the latest news about all things Stephen King. Presented by ObsessiveViewer.com.

    061 - Nonfiction - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Guest: Mike White (The Obsessive Viewer co-host)

    061 - Nonfiction - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Guest: Mike White (The Obsessive Viewer co-host)

    In this episode, Tiny and I welcome back Mike White, our Obsessive Viewer co-host and friend, to discuss and review Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft and share our individual dalliances with creativity in our lives.

    Timestamps

    Show Start - 00:19
    Introducing Mike - 02:50
    Mike’s Kickstarter - 07:10
    Podcast Ka-Tet Corner - 18:46
    News/Check Ins - 21:23

    Nonfiction - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    Overview - 31:07
    Review - 38:55 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    060 - TV - Bool Hunt + Blood Bool (Lisey's Story Eps 1-2)

    060 - TV - Bool Hunt + Blood Bool (Lisey's Story Eps 1-2)

    In this episode, Tiny and I begin our review series on AppleTV+’s adaptation of Lisey’s Story with our reviews of Bool Hunt (episode 1) and Blood Bool (episode 2).

    Note: Our screener listed the first ep's title as Blood Hunt, so we refer to it with that title throughout the episode.

    Episode Homepage: http://www.towerjunkiespod.com/060

    • 1 hr 17 min
    059 - Novel - Lisey's Story

    059 - Novel - Lisey's Story

    In this episode, I ride solo to review Stephen King’s novel Lisey’s Story ahead of the limited series’ premiere next week.

    Timestamps

    Show Start - 00:19
    News/Check Ins - 03:08
    Podcast Ka-Tet Corner - 12:05

    Lisey’s Story - 13:20

    Non-Spoiler - 16:24
    Spoiler - 32:00
    Thoughts Ahead of the Show - 49:01 
    Closing the Ep - 52:55
    Patreon Stinger - 53:38
    Pre-Recorded Outro - 55:27

    Episode Homepage: http://www.towerjunkiespod.com/059

    • 57 min
    058 - Novel - Later

    058 - Novel - Later

    In this episode, Tiny and I review Stephen King’s latest novel Later and discuss a little bit of King news.

    Episode Homepage: http://www.towerjunkiespod.com/058

    • 1 hr 4 min
    057 - Novel/Movie - Misery + Misery (1990)

    057 - Novel/Movie - Misery + Misery (1990)

    In this episode, Tiny and I review Stephen King’s 1987 novel Misery and the 1990 film adaptation by Rob Reiner.

    Timestamps

    Show Start - 00:19
    Re: Apt Pupil - 04:16
    News - 10:11
    Check-Ins - 16:20 

    Novel - Misery

    Overview - 24:15
    Novel Review - 32:05
    Spoilers - 42:35 

    Movie - Misery (1990)

    Movie Review - 1:00:44
    Spoilers - 1:14:45

    Episode Homepage: http://www.towerjunkiespod.com/057

    • 1 hr 36 min
    056 - Novella/Movie - Hope Springs Eternal - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption + The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    056 - Novella/Movie - Hope Springs Eternal - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption + The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Recorded January 26, 2021: In this episode, Tiny and I begin our series on Stephen King’s 1982 collection Different Seasons. In this installment, we discuss the novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and Frank Darabont’s adaptation, The Shawshank Redemption (1994). 

    Episode Homepage: http://www.towerjunkiespod.com/056

    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Jonsnow40 ,

Great show! Got a question.

Love the show. Great research and audio. What are your thoughts on the symbol found on the door leading to IT’s home? It’s not in either film versions, and is not explained as far as I can tell. Do you guys know what it is?

Robert Garder ,

Somewhere the King is Smiling

I've been a huge Stephen King fan for most of my life, but Tiny and Matt put me to shame. I enjoy listening to their coverage on King's books, movies, and tv shows. I even found out about the Dark Tower series which i'm really enjoying, currently on book 4. Recently enjoyed all the Pet Sematary coverage and can't wait until they get to my favorite book The Stand. Really enjoy this podcast and interacting with the hosts!

Matt Andreko ,

Great for the new Stephen King fan

I'm fairly new to Stephen King fandom, but had read several of his books over the years. He has so many books that I just didn't know where to start. This is where Tower Junkies comes in.

Matt and Tiny focus on The Dark Tower series, and how other Stephen King books interact with the Dark Tower universe. As someone who hasn't read The Dark Tower, I've been focusing on all the other reviews, from the spoiler-free sections. I have really been enjoying them.

The only problem I've found with this podcast, is that afterwards you will find yourself buying a bunch more books or movies.

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