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Every other week, Jay and Sean 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

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 112 Ratings

Every other week, Jay and Sean 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.

    Bonus Episode 39 – Lunch at the Gotham Cafe (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episode 39 – Lunch at the Gotham Cafe (Patreon Clip)

    A new 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 short story “Lunch at the Gotham Cafe.”

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

    • 1 min
    Hiatus Announcement

    Hiatus Announcement

    Greetings, constant listeners! We are giving you a heads up that we will be taking a short hiatus. The show will return, so stay subscribed to the feed and all of our social media for updates.

    While we’re on hiatus, we’ll be planning which books, movies, tv, and other related materials to cover next. So send us your suggestions! You can email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com and our Twitter handle is @2guysdarktower.

    We will continue to be posting bonus episodes for our patrons, so if you want to hear our thoughts while supporting the show, visit patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    Thank you so much for listening to our show. We will be back soon.

    • 1 min
    Bonus Episode 38 – Doctor Sleep (2019 movie) (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episode 38 – Doctor Sleep (2019 movie) (Patreon Clip)

    A new 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 2019 movie, Doctor Sleep.

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

    • 1 min
    Ep. 143 Doctor Sleep, Part 4, “Roof O’ the World” and “Until You Sleep”

    Ep. 143 Doctor Sleep, Part 4, “Roof O’ the World” and “Until You Sleep”

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Doctor Sleep, Part 4 “Roof O’ the World” and “Until You Sleep.”



    Introduction (00:00)

    Life is a wheel (01:35)

    Recovery and redemption (07:49)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (15:21)

    Yuck-King It Up (18:11)

    Reviews and final thoughts (21:01)

    Fun Stuff (26:34)

    Other Worlds Than These (28:34)



    Jay For All Mankind (Apple TV)

    Sean The Northman (dir. Robert Eggers, 2022)





    Outro (32:57)



    Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! 

    Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com.

    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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    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/

    Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2guysdarktower/ 

    Twitter: @2guysdarktower



    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Dead Zone, Prologue and chapters 1-5.

    • 34 min
    Bonus Episode 37 – “The Road Virus Heads North” (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episode 37 – “The Road Virus Heads North” (Patreon Clip)

    A new 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 short story “The Road Virus Heads North” from the Everything’s Eventual collection.

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

    • 1 min
    Ep. 142 Doctor Sleep, Part 3, “Matters of Life and Death”

    Ep. 142 Doctor Sleep, Part 3, “Matters of Life and Death”

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Doctor Sleep, Part 3, “Matters of Life and Death.”



    Introduction (00:00)

    Uncle Dan (01:28)

    Don’t underestimate the rubes (07:59)

    Death is a miracle (15:34)

    Connections to The Shining (20:05)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (24:55)

    Yuck-King It Up (25:39)

    Fun Stuff (30:12)



     Revenge of the Nerds 2, Hotel Coral Essex





    Other Worlds Than These (36:05)



    Jay: The Resort

    Sean: Escape the Dark Castle





    Outro (40:56)



    Leave us an Apple Podcasts review! 

    Support our show at Patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    Buy merch at store.twoguystothedarktowercame.com.

    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!



    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/

    Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2guysdarktower/ 

    Twitter: @2guysdarktower



    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: Doctor Sleep, Part 4, “Roof o’ the World” and “Until You Sleep.”

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

sbbck4 ,

Conversation that feels like a circle of friends

The highest compliment I can give is that when I disagree with your takes I find myself talking to the radio in my car as if you could hear me. Not sure what that says about me, but what it says about you is you have a relatable and fun podcast that draws in listeners as if they were friends. Keep it up. I am up to your reading of the the regulators and I try to do the reading along(except the stand mini series, just couldn’t choke that down a second time) and I enjoy the conversation.

noinfo4u ,

Great podcast. Love their style and analysis.

There are a few King casts out there. These guys are great and above the rest. Lee it to the stories and subtext and actually like Kings stories (unlike some other casts).
Love this pod.

ccll ,

Turning back to The Tower

I’m these tough times I have turned back to the Dark Tower. I have started rereading/listening to the Dark Tower series. I find the strength of the Ka-Tet comforting and nothing makes it more enjoyable than taking the trip, section by section with the Two Guys. They bring forth the meaning and the fun and all those connections I would have missed on my own.

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