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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

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    • 4.9 • 95 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.

    REPOST: Bonus Episode 2: Charlie the Choo-Choo

    REPOST: Bonus Episode 2: Charlie the Choo-Choo

    Originally posted September 6, 2017.

    In this bonus episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we discuss the Beryl Evans book, Charlie the Choo-Choo.



    * Introduction (0:00)

    * Book summary (00:42)

    * The gig is up (03:20)

    * Cool marketing EW article (04:37)

    * Outro (05:38)



    For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    • 6 min
    Hiatus Announcement

    Hiatus Announcement

    Hello constant listeners. We’re going to take a short break. But, we want to give you something to listen to while we rest up.

    In the coming weeks, enjoy a few bonus episodes that were previously only available to Patrons. These are from a couple of years ago. For fresh bonus episodes, become a Patron at patreon.com/twoguysdarktower.

    There you will get bonus content, including monthly bonus episodes.

    See you on the other side of the thinny.

    • 45 sec
    Bonus Episodes 24 & 25 – “The Raft” & “Word Processor of the Gods” (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episodes 24 & 25 – “The Raft” & “Word Processor of the Gods” (Patreon Clip)

    New bonus episodes of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came are live for all of our Patrons. What follows is a short excerpt of our discussions of the short stories “The Raft” and “Word Processor of the Gods” from the Stephen King collection, Skeleton Crew.

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

    • 1 min
    Ep. 120 The Regulators, Chapters 12 & 13

    Ep. 120 The Regulators, Chapters 12 & 13

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 12 and 13.



    Introduction (00:00)

    Did Bachman stick the landing? (01:27)

    Bachman as Alan Smithee (07:03)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (13:12)

    Yuck-King It Up (16:45)

    Fun Stuff (19:35)

    Our final thoughts on Regulators (22:51)

    Other worlds than these (26:29)

    Outro (30:10)



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

    Twitter: @2guysdarktower



    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: Desperation, Part I

    • 31 min
    Ep. 119 The Regulators, Chapters 10 & 11

    Ep. 119 The Regulators, Chapters 10 & 11

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Regulators, chapters 10 and 11.



    Introduction (00:13)

    The B plot is now the A plot (01:47)

    Wipe this town off the map (08:07)

    People die hard (Bachman nihilism) (10:42)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (15:43)

    Yuck-King it Up (17:41)

    Listener feedback (18:27)

    Fun Stuff (20:20)

    Other Worlds Than These (23:53)

    Outro (27:14)



    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!



    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 Regulators, chapters 12 and 13.

    • 28 min
    Bonus Episode 23 – “Here There Be Tygers” (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episode 23 – “Here There Be Tygers” (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 “Here There Be Tygers” from the Stephen King collection, Skeleton Crew.

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

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

amyclev77 ,

Great podcast

I love this one! The hosts are interesting, introspective, and have thoughtful perspectives into the stories they’re delving into. They manage to go into detail without ever being boring, and they handle the sometimes problematic or sensitive issues that sometimes arise in the books with kindness and without snark or disrespect. I love the segment that discusses the gross passages and the DT thinnies segment. Thank you for the time and effort that is being put into making this podcast.

keeproductions ,

Thoughtful, engaging, and darn funny

Too often when I delve into a pop culture topic I get turned off by the fandom around them. I do not care for nerd culture at all. Jay and Sean really seem to hit the sweet spot for me for taking a very measured and thoughtful look at the world of Stephen King. I love the format, I love the pace of the discussion, and I really love the knowledge and light humor they bring to the party. Playful snark aplenty but no hot takes to ruin the conversation. I’m probably a bit older than our esteemed hosts (I’ve been reading since King since ’81) and I really, truly appreciate the professionalism on display here.

ruiz1971 ,

Great job

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

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