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Every other week, Jay Russo and Sean McGurr discuss the characters, connections, and deeper meanings of Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower. We will then quest beyond the Tower and continue to explore King's library.

Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came: A Podcast about Stephen King and His Books Jay Russo and Sean McGurr

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    • 4.9 • 89 Ratings

Every other week, Jay Russo and Sean McGurr discuss the characters, connections, and deeper meanings of Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower. We will then quest beyond the Tower and continue to explore King's library.

    Ep. 111 The Running Man, Chapters 70-43

    Ep. 111 The Running Man, Chapters 70-43

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Running Man, chapters 70-43.



    Introduction (00:13)

    Recap (00:44)

    Ignorance and innocence (02:18)

    Anything for money (06:13)

    Breakdown of society (08:17)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (16:17)

    Yuck-King It Up (18:55)

    Fun Stuff (21:22)

    Outro (25:03)



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    Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. 

    “White-wolf grin” from The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three, illustration by Phil Hale:



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Running Man, chapters 42-0.

    • 26 min
    Bonus Episode 21 – “The Lawnmower Man” (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episode 21 – “The Lawnmower Man” (Patreon Clip)

    Our 21st bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the Stephen King short story “The Lawnmower Man” found in Night Shift.

    To get the whole episode, become a Patreon at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    • 1 min
    Ep. 110 The Running Man, Chapters 100-71

    Ep. 110 The Running Man, Chapters 100-71

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Running Man, chapters 100-71.



    Introduction (00:00)

    Publication History (02:26)

    Game Show Bullseye (07:26)

    Class Critique (12:13)

    Ben Richards (16:00)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (21:45)

    Yuck-King It Up (25:26)

    Fun Stuff (27:21)

    Outro (31:23)



    Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! 

    Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. 

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    Twitter: @2guysdarktower



    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Weird Al Yankovic, “Albuquerque.” Running with Scissors. Volcano, 1999.

    Next Episode: The Running Man, chapters 70-43.

    • 32 min
    Bonus Episode 20 – “The Ledge” (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episode 20 – “The Ledge” (Patreon Clip)

    Our 20th bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussion of the Stephen King short story “The Ledge” found in Night Shift.

    To get the whole episode, become a Patreon at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    • 1 min
    Ep. 109 Rage, Chapters 21-35

    Ep. 109 Rage, Chapters 21-35

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the Bachman Book, Rage, chapters 21-35.



    Introduction (00:13)

    Recap (00:45)

    Using television & movies as a lens (01:31)

    Scapegoat Ted (07:03)

    The mysterious Joe McKennedy (13:08)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (20:25)

    Yuck-King It Up (23:47)

    Thank you, Patrons! (26:40)

    Fun Stuff (27:20)

    Outro (31:55)



    Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! 

    Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. 

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    Twitter: @2guysdarktower



    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: Running Man, chapters Minus 100 – 71.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 108 Rage, Chapters 1-20

    Ep. 108 Rage, Chapters 1-20

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the Bachman Book Rage, chapters 1-20.



    Introduction (00:00)

    Publication History (01:20)

    Growing Up is Scary (04:40)

    King’s Writing (14:48)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (20:36)

    Yuck-King It Up (23:54)

    Fun Stuff (27:09)

    Outro (33:50)



    Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! 

    Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    Send your questions, comments, and ideas to twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. 

    Join the conversation on social media!



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: Rage, chapters 21-35.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

ruiz1971 ,

Great job

Excellent podcast guys really enjoy and keep up the great work 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 yours truly Camilo

tspa85 ,

Great find!

I am not really sure how I found this podcast, but I’m glad I did! I have a lot to catch up on, but I’m loving it. Thanks guys! My drives are much more enjoyable!

Mbounce ,

Resumption

The best King podcasters I’ve been lucky to find! I first read The Gunslinger back in 1984 (maybe 85?) when I picked it up on a grocery store book rack, thinking it was another ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining, or The Dead Zone. What I found blew my mind and I’ve been a Tower junkie ever since! I have re-read these books many times over the years and now feel that you’ve added another level to my tower experience. Thankee sai and long days and pleasant nights to you both.

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