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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 • 105 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.

    Ep. 136 The Shining, Part 4, “Snowbound”

    Ep. 136 The Shining, Part 4, “Snowbound”

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part Four: Snowbound.



    Introduction (00:13)

    Sins of the father (01:52)

    Jack’s gaslighting (12:37)

    Shit just got real (16:50)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (21:36)

    Yuck-King It Up (23:38)

    Thank you, Patrons! (27:10)

    Fun Stuff (27:54)

    Other Worlds Than These (34:53)



    Jay: “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell

    Sean: Saga, the comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples





    Outro (37:04)



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Shining, Part 5: Matters of Life and Death.

    • 40 min
    Bonus Episode 34 – “L.T.’s Theory of Pets” (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episode 34 – “L.T.’s Theory of Pets” (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 “L.T.’s Theory of Pets” found in Everything’s Eventual.

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

    • 1 min
    Bonus Episode 33 – “1408” (Patreon Clip)

    Bonus Episode 33 – “1408” (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 “1408” found in Everything’s Eventual.

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

    • 1 min
    Ep. 135 The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 19-25

    Ep. 135 The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 19-25

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, chapters Part 3, Chapters 19-25.



    Introduction (00:00)

    Descriptive chapter names (02:12)

    Jack’s self-sabotage (04:35)

    Danny is a lot like his father (16:33)

    Amping up the gothic (22:13)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (24:49)

    Yuck-King It Up (26:01)

    Fun Stuff (28:53)

    Other Worlds Than These (39:14)

    Jay: Julia (HBO Max)

    * Sean: Severance (Apple TV)

    * Outro (41:57)



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Shining, Part 4, “Snowbound.”

    • 43 min
    Ep. 134 The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 14-18

    Ep. 134 The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 14-18

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 14-18.



    Introduction (00:00)

    Great writing, not so good exposition (1:30)

    Is Jack a madman? (12:05)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (23:52)

    Yuck-King It Up (27:41)

    Fun Stuff (30:06)

    Other Worlds Than These (36:05)



    Sean: The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman

    Jay: Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker





    Outro (40:54)



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Shining, Part 3, Chapters 19-25.

    • 42 min
    Ep. 133 The Shining, Part 2, “Closing Day”

    Ep. 133 The Shining, Part 2, “Closing Day”

    In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Shining, Part 2, “Closing Day.”



    Introduction (00:13)

    The Shining (01:34)

    The players (06:14)

    Gothic table setting (14:10)

    Dark Tower Thinnies (20:01)

    Yuck-King It Up (21:05)

    Fun Stuff (22:53)

    Other Worlds Than These (30:37)

    Outro (33:40)



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    Other Worlds Than These topics:



    Unforgotten, created by Chris Lang

    Five Decembers by James Kestrel 



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    Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

    Next Episode: The Shining, Part 3 “The Wasp’s Nest,” chapters 14-18.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

bowfinger1542 ,

A Great Podcast

One of my favorite podcasts. These guys are fun to listen to, and aren’t afraid to criticize King when it is warranted. I marathoned through all of the dark tower books, and I am excited to listen to more.

Redd-Dogg ,

Love the Podcsat

This is the 1st Stephen King podcast that I have ever listened to, you guys do a great job with helping me to better understand the King Universe.

Leonard Tablepen ,

Call it Ka

Call it Ka, or just a waystation on my path to the clearing at the end, but when I finished reading Dark Tower and needed somewhere to turn, a beam to follow, something drew me to TGTTDTC and it was the right choice. You say true. I say thankya.

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