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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

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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.

    Ep. 80 The Eyes of the Dragon, Sections 28-57

    Ep. 80 The Eyes of the Dragon, Sections 28-57

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Eyes of the Dragon, sections 28-57.



    Introduction (00:00)

    Moral of the story (02:18)

    Irrational rejection of a “Perfect” king (07:46)

    King is making it up (17:20)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (23:16)

    Listener feedback (28:02)

    Fun stuff (32:00)

    Outro (36:43)



    Excalibur: The King and the Land Are One

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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Eyes of the Dragon, sections 58 – 93.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 79 The Eyes of the Dragon, Sections 1-27

    Ep. 79 The Eyes of the Dragon, Sections 1-27

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Eyes of the Dragon, sections 1-27.



    * Introduction (00:13)

    * Recap (00:44)

    * Publication history (01:18)

    * Tone and style (05:12)

    * Let’s talk characters (11:16)

    * Courage to do what’s right (21:00)

    * The ignorance of those who exercise power (24:05)

    * Dark Tower Thinnies (26:32)

    * Thank you, Patrons! (36:34)

    * Fun Stuff (36:48)

    * Outro (48:19)



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Eyes of the Dragon, sections 28-57.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 78 One for the Road

    Ep. 78 One for the Road

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore the short story “One for the Road” found in Night Shift and the Illustrated Salem’s Lot.



    Introduction (00:00)

    Good, creepy story (01:14)

    Old men on an adventure (06:11)

    Urban versus rural (09:01)

    Timing (10:50)

    Listener Feedback (15:46)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (17:30)

    Fun Stuff (18:36)

    Outro (24:19)



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Eyes of the Dragon, sections 1-27

    • 25 min
    Ep.77: ‘Salem’s Lot: Epilogue, Deleted Scenes, Afterword, Wrap-Up

    Ep.77: ‘Salem’s Lot: Epilogue, Deleted Scenes, Afterword, Wrap-Up

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, the Epilogue, Deleted Scenes, the Afterword, and our book wrap-up.



    Introduction (00:13)

    Recap (00:44)

    Epilogue (01:14)

    Deleted Scenes (13:29)

    Afterword (29:26)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (33:18)

    Thank you, Patrons! (35:18)

    Fun Stuff (35:35)

    Book Review & Wrap-Up (38:36)

    Outro (44:33)



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Kentucky Fried Movie. Dir. John Landis. United Film Distribution Company, 1977. Film.

    Next Episode: “One for the Road” found in Night Shift and Illustrated Salem’s Lot

    • 45 min
    Ep. 76 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 14 Sections 25-50 and Chapter 15

    Ep. 76 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 14 Sections 25-50 and Chapter 15

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Chapter 14, Sections 25-50, and Chapter 15.



    Introduction (00:00)

    PTSD for our characters (02:20)

    Vampires, attack! (08:56)

    Ben and Mark (20:28)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (27:19)

    Reviews (36:36)

    Fun Stuff (39:07)

    Outro (42:47)



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Epilogue and book wrap-up.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 75 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 3, Chapter 14, Sections 1-24

    Ep. 75 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 3, Chapter 14, Sections 1-24

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 3, Chapter 14, sections 1-24.



    Introduction (00:00)

    Salem’s Lot is Dead (01:20) Vampire Calculator

    The Chess Game (06:40)

    Downfall of Callahan (17:40)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (24:22)

    Fun Stuff (36:44)

    Outro (46:20)



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    Jody Reynolds. “Endless Sleep.”  Single, Demon. 1958.

    Bob Dylan “North Country Blues.” The Times They Are a-Changin’, Columbia. 1964.

    “Lonely Man Theme.” The Incredible Hulk: Original Soundtrack Recording. Super Track Music Group. 1999.

    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 3, Chapter 14, sections 25-50 and Chapter 15.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

A dog named Tzu ,

Onward go!

Great shows guys! You pull some great theories and food for thought. I assume the second read of the series might me even more insightful.

Walterjohansen ,

It’s all 19

Hey guys, love the show, can’t get enough of all the Dark Tower connections to the King universe. You guys should dive into The Talisman and it’s sequel Black House, the latter is LOADED with “dark tower thinnies”
Keep up the good work

P. turtle ,

My wonderful friends

I have not actually read the Dark Tower books (yet). My girlfriend is getting them for me around New Years as a present. I find that Jay and Sean are insightful with their analyses and chapter breakdowns. It’s a nicely put together podcast. I listen to you guys while cooking, cleaning and on my way to work. I’ve even discussed the possibility of playing the podcast with my boo while making love.

Keep up the good work!

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