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Kingslingers | A Dark Tower Podcast

A weekly Arts and Books podcast featuring Scott Daly and Matt Freeman
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Low Men In Yellow Coats continues with chapters 5-8. Bobby Garfield goes on an adventure with his new friend Ted, which leads him to a bar on the bad side of town, and a lesson in growing up.  Discussion Question: W
It's new book time! We begin our coverage of Stephen King's Low Men In Yellow Coats with Chapters 1-4! We chat about Bobby Garfield's complex relationship with his mother and King's incredible skill at writing child characters Discussion Questi
We're back and healthy this week and ready to wrap up our coverage of Insomnia. We talk about our overall feelings on the novel, why we think it hasn't been adapted and why Roland thinks it's a mind trap. Next week, Low Men in Yellow Coats begi
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for terribly timed illness! Scott is recovering from a bad chest cold that knocked his voice out, so... we'll be taking some unplanned time off this week. To make it up to you,  we're releasing
This week, we finish Insomnia! We chat about Chapter 30 and the Epilogue, arguably the best part of the whole dang book! Discussion Question: It's time for another mailbag. Send us YOUR questions It's our Insomnia overview episode as we take on
This week Insomnia reaches its climax as Ralph and Lois, with the assistance of a green dude, take the fight to Atropos, Ed, and even the Crimson King himself! We're discussing chapters 26-29.  Discussion Question: Who is the Green Man Next wee
This week on Kingslingers, Ralph and Lois climb into a creepy tree storage unit and find The One Ring! We're discussing Chapters 23-25 of Insomnia Discussion Question: What is your favorite evil villain lair and why? Next week more Insomnia! Ch
This week on Kingslingers, Ralph and Lois jump into burning builds, fight off crazed gunmen and save the life of innocents. It's like they're superheroes or something! We're chatting about Insomnia chapters 20-22! Discussion Question: What do
This week Ralph and Lois finally meet a couple of little bald doctors and find out what the hell they're supposed to be doing with these aura powers. We're discussing chapters 17-19 of Insomnia! Discussion Question: What’s your favorite person
This week, Ralph and Lois find themselves young again, and all they had to do was eat some auras! We're chatting about chapters 14-16 of Insomnia... with... a lot of tangents. Discussion Question: What is your favorite Fountain of Youth plot d
This week we Kingsling chapters 11-13 of Insomnia. Matt and Scott chat about the hidden city of old age and how King continues to reckon with both death and being elderly. Also, magic karate chop powers and the worst daughter-in-law ever.  Dis
On this week's Kingslingers, we conclude the first part of Insomnia and discuss chapters 8-10. Ralph finally catches sight of some little bald doctors. Two of them seem pretty chill, but one does not! Discussion Question: What is your favorite
On this week's Kingslingers we get to chapters 6 and 7 of Insomnia! Discussion Question: Who is your favorite (old) 70+ year old character in fiction Next week Insomnia continues with chapters 8-10 Check out the show schedule:  https://tinyur
This week on Kingslingers we chat about chapters 3-5 of Insomnia! Ralph chats on the phone with both Helen and Ed Deepneau and then starts seeing colors, man!  Discussion Question: What is your favorite aura/sight-based effect in storytelling
It's new book day here on Kingslingers as we discuss the prologue and the first two chapters of Stephen King's Insomnia! We meet our protagonist Ralph and chat about his problems with grief, loneliness, and of course... insomnia.  Discussion Q
This week on the show, Matt and Scott chat about Tobe Hooper's 1979 miniseries adaptation: Salem's Lot! They discuss the changes made to the novel and the parts of the movie that work...and the parts that really don't.  Next week we begin our
This week on the show Matt and Scott take a look at the two 'Salem's Lot related short stories the prequel Jerusalem's Lot and the sequel One for the Road.  Next week we're taking a look at the 1979 Tobe Hooper adaptation of 'Salem's Lot!  Ch
This week we bid adieu to the burned corpse of a town that is 'Salem's Lot. It's our overview episode and Matt and Scott talk about their issues with Ben Mears, the depiction of alcoholism in the 70s, and then answer some terrible discussion qu
This week we finally finish 'Salem's Lot! Matt and Scott chat about the incredible final confrontation with Barlow and how Salem's Lot shocking serves as the introduction of The Dark Tower universe in many different ways Discussion Question: M
This week we get closer and closer to the end of 'Salem's Lot as we discuss sections 19-38 of chapter 14: The Lot (IV). We finally reach Father Callahan's fateful scene! Sure hope he has enough faith to survive.  Discussion Question: Who is yo
The final chapter of 'Salem's Lot begins as we read and discuss the first 18 sections of Chapter 14: The Lot (IV). Our heroes make their first real moves against the vampire presence in The Lot, but they find that they've bitten off more than a
Our journey through Salem's Lot continues with chapters 12 and 13! Mark Petrie and Susan Norton head into the Marsten house to execute a vampire and it uh...doesn't go well. Then, Father Callahan is recruited into the Ka-tet and he's just so ex
As our Ka-tet assembles, they come face to face with the vampiric force invading 'Salem's Lot as we read and discuss Chapter 11: Ben (IV)! We talk about Ben's attitude towards Susan, the power of God in King's novel, and debate what exactly are
Our discussion of 'Salem's Lot continues as we read and discuss Chapter 10: The Lot (III). Barlow's town takeover begins in earnest. We chat about the incredible opening to this chapter and King's evolving view on darkness and objects of power
This week we enter Part 2: The Emperor of Ice Cream and discuss chapters 8 and 9! It's another Kingslingers poetry corner as we analyze Wallace Steven's poem. Then we compare Susan Norton with Susan Delgado and chat about the irrational truth o
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