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A weekly retrospective review of the works of Stephen King.

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A weekly retrospective review of the works of Stephen King.

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Stop with the mouth noises pretty please

By idudits918 - Oct 16 2019
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I love the podcast but please, please please please stop swallowing into the microphone. I listen at work and have to use headphones so every time you do it it is impossible to ignore. Otherwise the show is great. You

Love this Podcast

By Ken rochelle - Aug 07 2019
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The narrator is so passionate and knowledgeable about Stephen King. Highly recommend.

iTunes Ratings

381 Ratings
Average Ratings
337
28
6
0
10

Stop with the mouth noises pretty please

By idudits918 - Oct 16 2019
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I love the podcast but please, please please please stop swallowing into the microphone. I listen at work and have to use headphones so every time you do it it is impossible to ignore. Otherwise the show is great. You

Love this Podcast

By Ken rochelle - Aug 07 2019
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The narrator is so passionate and knowledgeable about Stephen King. Highly recommend.

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A weekly retrospective review of the works of Stephen King.

Episode Forty Nine-The Stand, Part One

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Welcome back to the Stephen Kingcast!  This week, I kick off the summer by launching into a month long examination of what many consider to be Stephen King's best novel, the ultimate tale of Good and Evil in the ruins of America: The Stand!  How does it stack up to his other novels? Find out this week in the Stephen Kingcast!

Jun 05 2015

1hr 16mins

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It-Part One (Re-Release)

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To celebrate the upcoming release of It, I'm re-releasing my reviews of King's masterpiece.  Enjoy!

From the original episode description:

In 1986, the master of horror released the novel worthy of his title.  This novel reflected many of the themes, characters, and story beats that he had introduced in his earlier novels and stands as his ultimate thesis of the horror genre.  More importantly, it is the pinnacle of coming of age stories, a tale that places childhood friends at the center of a cosmic conflict, and only through the power of friendship can we overcome our fears.  If that doesn't speak to Mr. King's sensibilities, I don't know what does. 

Oh, and it has a scary clown!  Ladies and gentlemen, I hope that you packed your bags, because we will be spending the next month in Derry, Maine, home of Pennywise The Dancing Clown.  Enjoy your stay, and keep away from the drains, the canal and the Barrens.  You'll never know what you might find there.  Or what might find you. . .

Sep 02 2017

1hr 21mins

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Episode Sixteen-The Gunslinger Review, Part One

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"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."  With those words, a 19 year-old Stephen King embarked upon a decades-spanning journey that included 7 books, numerous tie-ins and a near death experience.  That's right, Constant Reader.  This week, I launch into The Gunslinger.  Please note that this week is only part one of a two part episode.  This week, I review The Gunslinger, trying to remain as spoiler-free about anything that comes afterward.  Next week, I place The Gunslinger into the context of the greater series and examine how well it holds up against the later novels.  This is one that I couldn't wait to review, and as of right now, this is my favorite episode I've recorded so far! Join our ka-tet as we make our way across the desert, into the mountains in our quest to reach The Dark Tower.  Will we reach it? Let's find out together! Thanks to Bright Giant for use of their song, "Jake and the Gunslinger."

Nov 22 2014

1hr 4mins

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Episode Sixty Three-The Waste Lands

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This week on the Stephen Kingcast, I board a train that takes me back to Mid-World for the third entry in Stephen King's Dark Tower series, The Waste Lands!  Considered by many to be the best Dark Tower book, the novel includes insane robots, a newly formed ka-tet, a haunted house, city pirates, ZZ Top and the introduction to our favorite Billy Bumbler, Oy!  Does this book hold up?  Find out this week in The Stephen Kingcast!

Jul 22 2015

1hr 18mins

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Episode Sixty Nine-Insomnia

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This is a big one, guys!  Insomnia was the first novel that Stephen King had published after I had become a Stephen King fan.  Nightmares and Dreamscapes might have been the first short story collection, but this is the first, full-blown novel that I had to look forward to, and I honestly think that Stephen King wrote it specifically for me.  Why? 1) It takes place in Derry, the city of his 1986 masterpiece, IT. 2) It's a wild, comic-booky concept involving colorful auras, super powers, and higher levels of existence.3) It introduces 2 classic Stephen King villains, the rusty blade wielding Atropos and his master, the grand daddy of all Stephen King baddies, the Crimson King, which brings me to . . .4) He fleshes out the mythology of the Dark Tower series in ways that he hadn't done so in the actual Dark Tower books.  Some people hate this novel, and this episode is designed to convince them that they should give Insomnia another chance!

Aug 13 2015

1hr 43mins

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Episode 180-The Outsider

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Welcome back, everyone! Last week, King released his newest novel, The Outsider! Part crime-fiction, part supernatural, it's a great blend of the genres that King loves, and the mix creates for a new, enjoyable experience that plays upon real-world fears.  Plus, it includes the appearance of a fan-favorite Stephen King character! That was such a treat!

Jun 03 2018

1hr 24mins

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Episode Twenty Six-Pet Sematary

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In this week's review of the Stephen Kingcast, I take a look at Stephen King's examination on death and its impact on the living, Pet Sematary.

Jan 29 2015

1hr 10mins

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Episode Sixty-Needful Things, Part One

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In this week's episode, I head back to Castle Rock one last time for Stephen King's final Castle Rock story, Needful Things. Starring The Dark Half's Alan Pangborn, our small town sheriff must battle ancient evil as it comes to town to tempt its citizens and turn small town life into chaos.  Does the grand finale of King's most famous fictional town end with a bang or a whimper?  Find out this week in the Stephen Kingcast!Please note that this is part one of a two part episode.

Jul 10 2015

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Episode 188-Castle Rock, Episode 1

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Welcome back, or should I say, welcome home to Stephen King's most celebrated town, the one and only Castle Rock. We've all been waiting for this moment for over a year, since we first witnessed that surprise trailer drop on February 19th, 2017.  And last night at midnight, the very first episode of this original series set within King's town was dropped.  How did it fare? Did it live up to expectation? Want to discuss the many mysteries and Easter Eggs found within? Then you've come to the right place, everyone.  Welcome back to Castle Rock!

Jul 26 2018

1hr 21mins

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Episode Fifty Two-Mick Garris' The Stand, Part One

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In 1994, Mick Garris had the unenviable task of bringing one of King's most beloved novels to life on ABC.  People tuned in to watch it, and it certainly remained faithful to the text, but does that make for a good adaptation?  Find out this week in The Stephen Kingcast!Please note that this is the first part of a two part review.

Jun 25 2015

1hr 6mins

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Episode Three-Salem's Lot Review

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This week on the Stephen Kingcast, I examine Stephen King's second novel, the classic tale of a small town plagued by vampires, Salem's Lot.  Hardcore Stephen King fans, stick around after the end of the podcast to listen to how Salem's Lot ties into King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower.  

Aug 24 2014

1hr 24mins

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Episode 158-Night Shift (Re-Release)

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In preparation for my return to Stephen King's short story collections, I'm re-releasing my original review of the stories collected within Night Shift.  Stay tuned for my next episode in which I review the stories I didn't get around to the first time.

Jul 08 2017

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Episode 200-Pet Sematary Movie Review (2019), News Roundup

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Happy 200 episodes! Thank you for staying with me on this ride for this long. I really appreciate it, gang. It's been a fun one. On this episode, I read listener e-mail, iTunes reviews, share some Stephen King news and conclude with an in-depth review of the new Pet Sematary film.

Apr 11 2019

1hr 40mins

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Episode 130-Dark Tower and IT Movie News

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Hello, everyone!  This week, I take a look at all the recent news surrounding both the Dark Tower and It adaptations!  One thing is for sure: it's a great time to be a Stephen King fan!

Jul 15 2016

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Episode Five-The Shining Review

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In this week's edition of the Stephen Kingcast, I examine what many might argue is Stephen King's most famous novel: The Shining.  Don't forget to come back next week when I chime in with my thoughts on the great debate between the book and movie!

Sep 07 2014

1hr 5mins

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Episode Sixty One-Needful Things, Part Two

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Please note that this is the second part of a two part episode.

Jul 10 2015

58mins

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Episode Twenty Four-Christine

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In this week's episode of the Stephen Kingcast, I examine King's first time behind the wheel of an evil car.  In later years, he'll revisit the atrocities of what cars can do with entries such as From a Buick 8Mr. Mercedes.  And in 1999, King experienced first hand the dangers of what cars can do to a person as he meets the real life version of the evil car. But is Christine more than just a book about an evil car? Could it actually be a profound examination on the death of childhood friendships, growing up and a parent's fear of letting go? It couldn't possibly be his first great love story, could it?  Find out this week in the Stephen Kingcast!

Jan 17 2015

1hr 17mins

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Episode Seventy Four-Desperation

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Tak! In September of 1996, Stephen King published two novels on the same day.  One was published under the pen name Richard Bachman I'm a wolf and the other, under his own publishing name, is the terrifying novel about faith v. despair in a small desert town: Desperation.  How does it fare?  Find out here at the Stephen Kingcast! Mi him en tow!

Sep 10 2015

1hr 18mins

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Episode Forty One-It (The Movie) Review

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Are you scared of clowns?  If you are, it's probably because you watched the ABC mini series starring Tim Curry as Pennywise!  That's right, I finish up my month long stay in Derry with an examination of the television adaptation of King's most massive book to date.  Can it hold a torch to King's ultimate statement of horror?  Find out this week on the Stephen Kingcast!

Apr 17 2015

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Episode Seventy One-The Green Mile

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In 1996, King embarked upon a six month journey that provided a new installment of an ongoing serial for half a year.  The result? The much beloved The Green Mile.

Aug 27 2015

1hr 9mins

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Episode 212-Doctor Sleep (2019) Review

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It's a week late, but better late than never! Here are all my thoughts on Mike Flanagan's Doctor Sleep!  For additional thoughts on Doctor Sleep, make sure you check out my review of King's 2013 novel.

Nov 17 2019

1hr 21mins

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Episode 211-Castle Rock Season 2, Episode 2

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Welcome back! In this easy, breezy ep, I turn my thoughts towards episode 2 of Castle Rock, Season 2.

Nov 03 2019

20mins

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Episode 210-Castle Rock Season 2, Episode 1

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I heard there was a new season of a Stephen King show floating about the world. I wanted to talk about it!

Nov 02 2019

1hr 26mins

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Episode 209-The Institute

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Welcome back! This week, I discuss the recent trailer for The Outsider, preview Castle Rock season 2, discuss my thoughts on The Stand casting, quickly review In The Tall Grass, read some listener e-mails and finish up with an in-depth review of The Institute. If you have any time on your hands, please leave a review on iTunes, and if you want to write in, e-mail stephenkingcast@yahoo.com

Oct 20 2019

1hr 47mins

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Episode 208-It, Chapter 2 (2019)

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Here it is! My thoughts on It Chapter 2! Beforehand, I discuss the recent Stand casting and speculate on the final Doctor Sleep Trailer. Enjoy!

Sep 13 2019

57mins

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Episode 207-Locke and Key: Omega and Alpha

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Welcome to the end of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke and Key

Aug 31 2019

39mins

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Episode 206-Locke and Key, Vol 5: Clockworks

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This episode is a little different. In the first twenty minutes, I eulogize one of my furry co hosts before moving on to my review of Locke and Key, Vol 5: Clockworks. 

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Aug 10 2019

39mins

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Episode 205-Locke and Key, Volume 4: Keys to the Kingdom

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In this week's episode, I continue my review of Hill and Rodriguez's comic book classic, Locke and Key.

Jul 31 2019

34mins

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Episode 204-Locke and Key, Volume 3: Crown of Shadows

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Sorry for the delay! But I'm back to talk about San Diego Comic Con, read some listener e-mail, iTunes reviews and my thoughts on Locke and Key, Volume 3: Crown of Shadows!

Jul 23 2019

41mins

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Episode 203-Locke and Key, Volume 2: Head Games

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Welcome back! This week, I dive into the second story arc within Locke and Key, Head Games!

Jul 11 2019

51mins

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Episode 202-Locke and Key, Volume 1: Welcome To Lovecraft

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Hooo boy, this one's a doozy! After an eternity of promises, I finally follow through on my review of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's phenomenal comic book series, Locke and Key.  Stay tuned through the next couple months as I make my way through the entirety of the series, marveling at Hill's plotting and characterization, and Rodriguez's ability to bring this story to life on the page.  In this episode, I read some listener e-mail, iTunes reviews, and start off my review with a deep dive into the history/recent history of the horror genre within the comic book medium. So although the episode title suggests that I only talk about Locke and Key, don't be fooled! In this episode you get all my thoughts on Swamp Thing, Sandman, The Wake, The Walking Dead, Gideon Falls, The Ice Cream Man and so much more!

Jul 04 2019

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Episode 201-Stephen King News and NOS4A2 Thoughts and More!

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I'm alive! For real! And I'm back to give my thoughts on the It: Chapter 2 Trailer, the Doctor Sleep Trailer, Amazon's Dark Tower series, Hulu's Eyes of the Dragon announcement, The Stand casting and the first episode of NOS4A2.  Phew! It's a doozy, folks.  As always, if you have the opportunity, please leave a review on iTunes and write into stephenkingcast@yahoo.com

Jun 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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Episode 200-Pet Sematary Movie Review (2019), News Roundup

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Happy 200 episodes! Thank you for staying with me on this ride for this long. I really appreciate it, gang. It's been a fun one. On this episode, I read listener e-mail, iTunes reviews, share some Stephen King news and conclude with an in-depth review of the new Pet Sematary film.

Apr 11 2019

1hr 40mins

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Re-Release-Pet Semetary

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Hey, gang! In anticipation of the upcoming film, I've decided to re-release my review of the book that started it all. And don't worry. I'll be sure to review the new film when I see it!

Apr 01 2019

1hr 10mins

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Episode 199-Stephen King News Roundup!

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I'm alive! Don't worry, everyone! I'm still here. I'm sorry for the lengthy delay in episodes, but I'm back to give an update on the health of one of our furry co-hosts, discuss the newest Pet Sematary trailer, mindlessly speculate on The Institute and a whole slew of SK and Joe Hill related news.  Happy 2019!

Feb 19 2019

1hr 28mins

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Episode 198-Elevation Review, Pet Semetary Trailer Review and Haunting of Hill House Thoughts

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Happy Thanksgiving! It's a jammed packed episode in which I give my general thoughts on The Haunting of Hill House, my review of the Pet Sematary trailer and a deeper look into the recent publication of Elevation.  Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone. I know I'm thankful for all of the support throughout the years. 

Nov 22 2018

1hr 42mins

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Episode 197-Castle Rock, Episode 10

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Here we are at the conclusion of Castle Rock? Did it live up to expectations? What did it all mean? What were Thomason and Shaw playing at this entire time? Tune into this episode to find out!

Sep 16 2018

55mins

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Episode 196-Castle Rock, Episode 9

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There are other worlds than these.

Sep 08 2018

31mins

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Episode 195-Castle Rock, Episode 8

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Things have begun to spiral out of control within this sleepy little berg. Thankfully that makes for thrilling television!

Sep 01 2018

29mins

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Episode 194-Castle Rock, Episode 7

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Grab your tissues. You're going to need them.

Aug 25 2018

50mins

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