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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. Primary attention will be paid to the books, but we anticipate talking about related Dark Tower comic books, novels, and short stories.

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

    • Books
    • 4.9 • 76 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. Primary attention will be paid to the books, but we anticipate talking about related Dark Tower comic books, novels, and short stories.

    Bonus Episode 15 – I Am the Doorway (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episode 15 – I Am the Doorway (Patreon Clip)

    The 15th bonus episode for Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came is live for all of our patrons. What follows is an excerpt of our conversation about the short story, I Am the Doorway, found in Stephen King’s Night Shift.

    To get the whole episode and support our show, become a Patreon at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    • 1 min
    Ep. 93 The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 57-60

    Ep. 93 The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 57-60

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 57-60.



    Introduction (00:00)

    Sanity vs. Insanity → the New Reality (02:20)

    Entombment vs. Resurrection (15:57)

    The Bad Moon Has Risen (24:44)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (32:10)

    Yuck-King It Up (36:10)

    Listener Feedback (39:02)

    Fun Stuff (44:05)

    Outro (48:34)



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Stand, Book 3, Chapters 61-67.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 92 The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 53-56

    Ep. 92 The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 53-56

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Stand, Book 2, chapters 53-56.



    Introduction (00:00)

    Sean’s Thoughts/This section of the book (01:17)

    Growing Up (06:54)

    Spheres of Influence (14:50)

    M-O-O-N, that spells doom (21:28)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (26:30)

    Yuck-King It Up (30:32)

    Fun Stuff (35:08)



    Randee of the Redwoods





    Outro (43:49)



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 57-60.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 91 The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 50-52

    Ep. 91 The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 50-52

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 50-52.



    Introduction (00:00)

    A New Society (02:34)

    Creation vs. Anti-Creation (15:49)

    Loosening of morals, but for a good cause? (26:35)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (30:44)

    Yuck-King It Up (34:24)

    Fun Stuff (37:48)

    Outro (46:50)



    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. 

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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 53-56.

    • 48 min
    Bonus Episode 14 – Gerald’s Game (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episode 14 – Gerald’s Game (Patreon Clip)

    Our 14th bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came just went live to all of our patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our synced commentary of the Netflix original movie adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game.

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

    • 1 min
    Ep. 90 The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 46-49

    Ep. 90 The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 46-49

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 46-49.



    Introduction (00:10)

    Recap (00:41)

    Really feeling the length of the book here (01:16)

    Sympathy for Mr. Trashcan (08:20)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (15:53)

    Yuck-King It Up (21:11)

    Listener feedback (24:23)

    Fun Stuff (25:23)

    Outro (36:25)



    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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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Stand, Book 2, Chapters 50-52.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Justin Speer ,

Great discovery

I’m dumb. And love Stephen King. I can read a whole chapter and not be able to tell you a thing I read sometimes. Reading while listening to this has been really helpful! And inspires me to keep going. Keep up the great work!

Twin Cam Akiko ,

Great show, even though I disagree with them

This is a fantastic podcast. The two hosts treat the subject seriously, and yet they don't take themselves too seriously, and they never come off as being pretentious, or too geek-culture-obsessed. Highly recommended. However, HOWEVER, I do feel like they COMPLETELY missed the mark on Book VII of the Dark Tower, especially in regard to Susannah. The hosts spent a lot of time throughout the series complaining (rightly so in many cases) that Susannah lacked agency, and in book VII she makes the single most important decision any character makes in the entire series, a decision that shines a huge, blinding spotlight on the entire theme of the series, and the hosts still complain, and don’t understand why she made the decision that she did. I feel like the hosts completely missed the mark on the overall theme of the series, which shows in their reactions to book VII. However, that’s just a personal difference between them and me, and it’s entirely possible to love something and disagree with it at the same time. As of October 2020, I’m currently on my 5th re-read of the series, and leading a book club for it. This is a podcast that I will recommend our readers listen to, for sure.

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