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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

376 Ratings
Average Ratings
333
27
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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Stephen King Cast

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A weekly retrospective review of the works of Stephen King.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: Episode 147-The Stand, Part One (Re-Release)

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Welcome back, everyone.  Based on recent current events, I thought it was pertinent to re-release my examination of King's The Stand.  When I watch millions of women and men gather together to protest intolerance and bigotry, when your neighbors leave their homes to protect your rights while others threaten to take those rights away, I can't help but think of Mother Abigail's message to her people.  Remember, at the end of the world, God did not ask His people to go to war with Randall Flagg.  He merely asked His people to stand against him.  I'm re-releasing my reviews of Stephen King's classic in honor of everyone who is out there making their stand. 

And for the record, despite what I say in this episode, I do NOT believe that Fran's baby is the Crimson King! :)

Jan 30 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: Episode 167-It (2017)

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Welcome back, everyone!  At long last, I present my thoughts on the latest adaptation of King's 1986 masterpiece, the mega-blockbuster, It!  This will be the first of a two part review, with the second part coming later in the week.  Thank you for being patient, everyone.  I hope you enjoy!

Sep 13 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: Episode 126-Top Dark Tower Moments

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Let's head back to Mid-World and determine the top moments from the Dark Tower saga!

Apr 10 2016

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Rank #10: Episode Eighty Two-Dreamcatcher

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Childhood friends.  An extraterrestrial threat.  Derry, Maine.  There's no reason why this shouldn't have been anything other than awesome.  In a story that comprised psychics v. aliens, four friends go camping only to become embroiled in an intergalactic battle between invading aliens and an out of control army colonel.  What went wrong?  Find out this week in the Stephen Kingcast!

Oct 22 2015

1hr 59mins

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Rank #11: Episode Ninety One-The Dark Tower, Part One

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Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen!  In this week's episode, the first of a two part review, I analyze the strengths and weaknesses of King's swan song of Mid-World and his decades long story of the Gunslinger's quest to reach the fabled Dark Tower.

Dec 02 2015

1hr 40mins

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Rank #12: Episode 121-Top 10 Villains

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In this week's episode, I take a look at King's top villains!

Mar 19 2016

31mins

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Rank #13: 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

56mins

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Episode 103-Doctor Sleep

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With Doctor Sleep, King returns to the world he immortalized in the pages of The Shining.  Dipping back to popular wells is always a tricky decision to make.  The question we should be asking is, "Was it the right one?" Find out this week in the Stephen Kingcast!

Jan 18 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #19: Episode Eighty Four-Black House

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Right here and now we flip back into the Territories to check back in with the boy hero from The Talisman, now all grown up and destined once more to use his abilities to save a life, this time the life of a young child who has his own abilities, ones that will be used to destroy not just the Territories, but the entire universe.  Today, ladies and gentlemen, we revisit Black House, the novel that is not only the sequel to the much beloved The Talisman, but also an extraordinary entry in the Dark Tower saga.

Oct 31 2015

1hr 44mins

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Rank #20: Episode 149-The Stand, Part Three (Re-Released)

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Welcome back, everyone.  Due to the political turmoil in the country, I am re-releasing my reviews of The Stand.  Here is the third part of my analysis of Stephen King's analysis. 

Feb 12 2017

1hr 26mins

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