The Losers' Club: A Stephen King Podcast

79 EpisodesProduced by Consequence Podcast Network

The Losers’ Club is a weekly podcast for Constant Readers of Stephen King to dig deep into his oeuvre and the myriad TV, film, print, and stage adaptations of his work. The series is hosted by pop-culture writers Dan Caffrey, Randall Colburn, Justin Gerber, McKenzie Gerber, Mel Kassel, and Michael R… read more

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George A. Romero's The Dark Half

May 17th, 2019

1:34:23

The Losers return from the videostore with a worn-out copy of George A. Romero's 1993 adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Half.

Breaking Down the It: Chapter Two Teaser Trailer

May 10th, 2019

1:13:42

The Losers offer a complete and exhaustive breakdown of the much-hyped teaser trailer for It: Chapter Two. Some are stray observations, some are theories, and some are downright chilling insights.

Christopher Young on Scoring The Dark Half and Pet Sematary

April 26th, 2019

50:12

Legendary composer Christopher Young talks with Losers' Club co-host Michael Roffman about scoring this year's Pet Sematary and the lessons he learned from working with George A. Romero on The Dark Half and Clive Barker …

The Dark Half

April 19th, 2019

1:48:30

The Losers head back to Castle Rock, Maine to meet Sheriff Alan Pangborn and try to solve the grisly murders within Stephen King's chilling 1989 …

What Stephen King Books Should Be Adapted Next?

April 12th, 2019

1:39:02

The Losers return from Pet Sematary and debate what Stephen King story or book deserves an adaptation next. Before that, however, they sort through …

Pet Sematary (2019) Movie Review with Directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch

April 5th, 2019

2:07:55

The Losers discuss Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch's Pet Sematary and talk to the two filmmakers themselves. Chapters include: Intro, Derry Public Library (5:10), Heroes and Villains (17:05:00), Nightmares and Dreams …

Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes on Jamming with Stephen King

March 29th, 2019

50:28

The Losers talk to authors Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes about their history with Stephen King (which includes a little rock 'n' rolling), the …

Amy Seimetz on Pet Sematary and Digging Up Her Own Rachel Creed

March 22nd, 2019

30:50

 The Losers talk to actress, writer, producer, director, and editor Amy Seimetz, who plays Rachel Creed in Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch's new rendering of Stephen King's Pet Sematary. Together, they discuss childhood …

Joe Bob Briggs on Why Stephen King Will Never Die

March 15th, 2019

58:49

The one and only Joe Bob Briggs joins the Losers in Austin, Texas during South by Southwest. Together, they discuss his big return to Shudder, the …

The Losers Head to Austin!

March 8th, 2019

30:56

In this small and brief episode, Losers Michael Roffman and Randall Colburn join fellow Loser Dan Caffrey down in Austin, Texas for this year's South …

Firestarters: The Stand's Overrated and Other Stephen King Hot Takes

March 1st, 2019

1:15:20

The Losers leave The Shop and come face to face with some scorching Stephen King hot takes from their testy Constant Listeners. The debates are fast and furious, ranging from mild to medium to hot. And here we thought …

The Tommyknockers Miniseries

February 22nd, 2019

1:11:09

The Losers gather around the television to revisit ABC's 1993 miniseries adaptation of The Tommyknockers. Chapters include: First Introductions, Derry Public Library (6:20), Heroes and Villains (16:00), Nightmares and …

The Tommyknockers

February 15th, 2019

3:13:38

The Losers head into the woods of Haven to chase the balmy (misleading?) glow of Stephen King's 1987 sci-fi novel The Tommyknockers. Chapters include: Introductions/History/Synopsis, The Hook (22:00), Structure and …

Stephen King's Greatest Couples + Pet Sematary/The Stand News

February 8th, 2019

1:56:23

The Losers celebrate Valentine's Day with Jack, Wendy, and Christine. They also share some Needful Tweets and visit Hollywood King, where they …

Lobstrosities: Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest

February 1st, 2019

1:22:03

The latest installment of Lobstrosities, a segment of The Losers' Club that journeys into the barren wastelands of Stephen King movies and sequels, steps back into the rows of corn in 1995's Children of the Corn III: …

Stephen King's Most Torturous Injuries

January 25th, 2019

1:10:32

The Losers revisit the broken bones, nasty wounds, and uncompromising fates within King's Dominion. Prior to that, however, theyl share some Needful …

Rob Reiner's Misery

January 18th, 2019

2:24:06

The Losers head to the Wilkes residence for a viewing of Rob Reiner's 1990 adaptation of Misery. Together, they discuss Kathy Bates' Oscar-winning …

Misery

January 11th, 2019

3:18:54

The Losers hobble through Stephen King’s icy 1987 novel, Misery. Together, they wrestle with the psychology of Annie Wilkes, debate King's …

Happy Kingmas 2018

December 22nd, 2018

2:43:48

The Losers celebrate 100 episodes with their second annual Kingmas. So, grab some candy canes, pour out some egg nog, and join them as they dive into …

Lobstrosities: The Lawnmower Man

December 14th, 2018

1:14:53

The latest installment of Lobstrosities, a segment of The Losers' Club that journeys into the barren wastelands of Stephen King movies and sequels, steps into the virtual reality madness of 1992's The Lawnmower Man.


The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

December 7th, 2018

2:17:36

The Losers return to Mid-World as they continue their epic quest with Stephen King’s 1987 sequel, The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three.


Chapters include:

Introductions/History/Synopsis

The Hook (15:00)

Structure and …

Collecting King with Jason Pellegrini

November 30th, 2018

1:27:22

The Losers turn the spotlight back on the world of collectors in King's Dominion. Keeping the series alive, Michael Roffman chats with Jason …

Happy Kingsgiving with Elevation

November 22nd, 2018

2:01:21

The Losers share some Needful Tweets, visit Hollywood King, share their thoughts on King's new "novel" Elevation, and celebrate another Kingsgiving. …

Tommy Lee Wallace on Making 1990's IT Miniseries

November 16th, 2018

1:28:47

Good ol' Michael "Trashmouth" Roffman rings up director Tommy Lee Wallace to talk about his 1990 miniseries adaptation for Stephen King's It. …

Stephen King's IT Miniseries

November 9th, 2018

3:09:41

The Losers head to the living room and revisit Tommy Lee Wallace's iconic 1990 miniseries adaptation of It. Together, they debate which Loser was a winner, the timeless horror of Tim Curry, and the severe lack of …

IT - Part 5: The Ritual of Chüd and Derry: The Last Interlude

November 2nd, 2018

3:08:41

The Losers hop on the turtle for the sixth episode revolving around Stephen King's 1986 epic. Together, they close the book for good by wading …

IT - Part 4: July of 1958 and The Fourth Interlude

October 26th, 2018

2:58:12

The Losers pick up some sharp rocks and test their aim for the fifth episode revolving around Stephen King's 1986 epic. Together, they explore smoke …

IT - Part 3: Grownups and The Third Interlude

October 19th, 2018

2:25:11

The Losers grab their Wayfarers and head back to the '80s for the fourth episode revolving around Stephen King's 1986 epic. Together, they get some …

IT - Part 2: June of 1958 and The Second Interlude

October 12th, 2018

3:36:35

The Losers wax nostalgic and head to the '50s in the third episode revolving around Stephen King's 1986 epic. Together, they bypass the bullies and …

IT - Part 1: The Shadow Before and The First Interlude

October 5th, 2018

2:17:04

The Losers head into the Barrens of Stephen King's 1986 epic in this exhaustive second episode, which dissects both Part 1: The Shadow Before and Mike Hanlon's Derry: The First Interlude. There are heroes, there are …

IT - Part 0: The History, Hook, and Structure

September 28th, 2018

1:35:55

The Losers crack open Stephen King's 1986 epic: For the first of many episodes to come, they wrestle with the story's history, themes, and structure, but also try to figure out why King wanted to quit horror upon …

Searching for Stephen King in Pop Culture

September 21st, 2018

1:40:03

The Losers share some Needful Tweets, visit Hollywood King, and empty a big ol' Bag of Bones. Topics include: Memorable Stephen King connections in …

Recapping Castle Rock: "Romans"

September 12th, 2018

2:33:48

Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock wraps up as Losers Mckenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and Randall Colburn close out the first season with …

Recapping Castle Rock: "Henry Deaver"

September 5th, 2018

1:39:54

Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers Mckenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and Justin Gerber find a thinny and cross into the …

Recapping Castle Rock: "Past Perfect"

August 29th, 2018

1:48:14

Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers Michael Roffman and Randall Colburn check into Maine's creepiest bed and breakfast to …

Showrunners Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw on Castle Rock

August 22nd, 2018

1:59:41

Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers Michael Roffman and Randall Colburn sit down with showrunners Dustin Thomason and Sam …

Recapping Castle Rock: "The Queen"

August 22nd, 2018

1:42:38

Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers McKenzie Gerber, Justin Gerber, and Michael Roffman step into the mind of Ruth Deaver …

Recapping Castle Rock: "Filter"

August 15th, 2018

1:19:05

Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers McKenzie Gerber, Dan Caffrey, and Michael Roffman drop what they're doing and head into …

Recapping Castle Rock: "Harvest"

August 8th, 2018

1:39:48

Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers Randall Colburn, Justin Gerber, and Michael Roffman eat some animal crackers and walk …

Recapping Castle Rock: "The Box"

August 1st, 2018

1:43:54

Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers Dan Caffrey, Justin Gerber, and Michael Roffman take a shovel and dig deep into episode …

Greetings from Castle Rock (Live from Chicago's Music Box Theatre)

July 30th, 2018

52:32

In this special bonus episode, the Losers' Club hits the stage with Pet Symmetry's Evan Weiss and Survivor Type director Billy Hanson to talk about small towns, creepy urban legends, favorite Stephen King adaptations, …

Recapping Castle Rock: "Severance", "Habeas Corpus", and "Local Color"

July 26th, 2018

2:12:20

Constant Listeners, we've finally arrived at Castle Rock -- Hulu's Castle Rock, that is -- where there's been a mysterious discovery deep within the …

Stephen King's Taking Over TV

July 20th, 2018

2:05:06

The Losers share some Needful Tweets, visit Hollywood King, and empty a big ol' Bag of Bones. Topics include: Josh Boone's The Stand, Greg Nicotero's …

Lobstrosities: Sometimes They Come Back... Again

July 13th, 2018

1:08:55

The latest installment of Lobstrosities, a segment of The Losers' Club that journeys into the barren wastelands of Stephen King movie sequels, brings back those demonic greasers for Andy Grossman's 1996 snoozefest,

Collecting King with Cameron Skip

July 7th, 2018

1:09:01

The Losers turn the spotlight back on the world of collectors in King's Dominion. Keeping the series alive, Michael Roffman chats with Cameron Skip, …

Skeleton Crew Pt. 2

June 23rd, 2018

3:21:07

The Losers rank every short story in Stephen King's 1985 collection, ending with the top 10.


Chapters include:

Intro/History

Morning Deliveries …

Skeleton Crew Pt. 1

June 15th, 2018

2:05:09

The Losers rank every tale in Stephen King's 1985 short story collection, starting with the bottom nine.


Chapters include:

Intro/History

Cain Rose Up …

The Mist

June 8th, 2018

2:45:56

The Losers hole up in their local grocery store to evade Stephen King's 1985 novella, The Mist.


Chapters include:

Intro/History

The Hook (22:00)

Thinner with Director Tom Holland

May 18th, 2018

1:59:43

The Losers close the book on Richard Bachman's 1984 thriller by revisiting its 1996 adaptation with director Tom Holland. The mastermind behind

Thinner

May 11th, 2018

2:42:24

The Losers finally found a diet that works for them: Richard Bachman's 1984 thriller, Thinner. Chapters include: Intro/History, The Hook (28:00), Structure and Format (49:25), Heroes and Villains (102:15), Misery …

Collecting King with Johann Trotter

April 27th, 2018

1:04:58

The Losers turn the spotlight on the world of collectors in King's Dominion. To tip off the new and exciting series, Michael Roffman chats with …

The Talisman

April 13th, 2018

3:38:06

The Losers journey through the American heartland and the Territories within Stephen King and Peter Straub's 1984 fantasy novel, The Talisman.


Chapters include: Intro/History, The Hook (21:30), Structure and Format …

The Eyes of the Dragon

March 16th, 2018

2:00:52

The Losers step into the Kingdom of Delain and come face to face with Stephen King's 1984 fantasy novel, The Eyes of the Dragon. Chapters include: Intro, History (15:45), The Hook (12:30), Structure and Format (23:30), …

Pet Sematary 1 and 2 with Director Mary Lambert

March 2nd, 2018

2:48:13

The Losers close the gates on Stephen King's 1983 novel, Pet Sematary.


Chapters include: Intro, Pet Sematary 1 and 2 Square-Off (3:45), Unearthed and …

Pet Sematary Pt. 2

February 23rd, 2018

1:42:13

The Losers keep digging into Stephen King's 1983 novel, Pet Sematary


Chapters include: Intro, The Sematary (2:00), Word Processor of the God (47:45), Poundcake (102:30), King's Dominion (1:16:00), Final Thoughts …

Pet Sematary Pt. 1

February 16th, 2018

2:47:11

The Losers grab their shovels and head into Stephen King’s 1983 novel, Pet Sematary.


Chapters include: Intro, History (15:45), The Hook (40:40), Structure and Format (57:00), Heroes and Villains (1:19:15), Outro …

Christine

January 19th, 2018

3:15:53

The Losers hit the gas on Stephen King’s 1983 novel, Christine. Chapters include: Intro, History (12:30), The Hook (26:00), Structure and Format (38:30), Heroes and Villains (1:02:15), The Sematary (1:57:20), Word …

Different Seasons Pt. 4: The Breathing Method

December 29th, 2017

1:40:49

The Losers reach the end of Stephen King’s 1982 collection, Different Seasons, with "The Breathing Method". Chapters include: Intro, The Hook (2:45), …

Jerry O’Connell and Wil Wheaton on Stand by Me, Stephen King, and Nostalgia

December 18th, 2017

2:14:48

The Losers talk to Stand by Me co-stars Jerry O’Connell and Wil Wheaton. Chapters include: Intro, Interview with Jerry O’Connell (2:23), Interview with Wil Wheaton (51:23:12), and Outro (2:12:14).

Different Seasons Pt. 3: The Body

December 15th, 2017

3:22:39

The Losers go looking for a body as they hit the third novella in Stephen King’s 1982 collection, Different Seasons. Chapters include: Intro, The …

Different Seasons Pt. 2: Apt Pupil

December 1st, 2017

2:34:31

The Losers stumble upon a former Nazi as they keep flipping through Stephen King’s 1982 novellas collection, Different Seasons. Chapters include: …

Different Seasons Pt. 1: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption

November 17th, 2017

2:08:50

The Losers get locked up in Shawshank as they journey through Stephen King’s 1982 novellas collection, Different Seasons. Chapters include: …

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger

November 3rd, 2017

3:13:56

The Losers head to Mid-World as they begin their epic quest with Stephen King’s 1982 novel, The Gunslinger. Chapters include: Introductions and History, The Hook (18:00), Structure and Format (25:00), Heroes and …

Creepshow 1 and 2 with The New Flesh Podcast

October 27th, 2017

2:18:55

The Losers team up with The New Flesh Podcast to sort through the good, the bad, and the creepy of Creepshow 1 and 2. Chapters include: Intro, The Venus Flytrap (10:25), Old Chief Wood’nhead (21:25), Father’s Day …

Thomas Jane on Dreamcatcher, The Mist, 1922, and Stephen King

October 23rd, 2017

1:17:24

The Losers talk to the one and only Thomas Jane. Chapters include: Intro, Echo Park (2:40), Paul Westerberg (5:55), Dreamcatcher (10:00), Absinthe …

1922 Movie Review with Director Zak Hilditch

October 20th, 2017

2:22:36

The Losers sort through some Needful Tweets, head to Hollywood King, review Zak Hilditch’s 1922, and talk to the filmmaker himself. Chapters include: …

Cujo

September 15th, 2017

3:32:24

The Losers run out of gas outside Castle Rock as they discuss Stephen King’s Cujo. Chapters include: Intro, The Hook/Structure and Format (8:00), Zeroes and Villains (1:03:50), The Sematary (2:10:00), Word Processor of …

It (2017) Movie Review with Director/Producer Andy and Barbara Muschietti

September 7th, 2017

2:26:09

The Losers discuss Andy Muschietti’s film adaptation of It and talk to the filmmaker and producer. Chapters include: Intro, Spoiler-Free Review (3:30), Spoilerific Review (1:00:30), Interview with Andy and Barbara …

The Dark Tower Movie Review

August 4th, 2017

1:57:24

The Losers discuss Nikolaj Arcel’s film adaptation of The Dark Tower. Chapters include: Intro, Background (3:10), Heroes and Villains (32:50), The …

Firestarter

July 28th, 2017

2:51:47

Losers Randall Colburn, Dan Caffrey, McKenzie Gerber, and new member to the Club Melanie Kassel discuss Stephen King’s Firestarter. Chapters include:

The People’s Kingies: The Best of the '70s

July 21st, 2017

1:11:23

Welcome to the first People's Kingies in which you, the Constant Listener, choose the best in King's Dominion. Before all that, the Losers pay …

The Kingies: The Best of ’70s Stephen King

July 14th, 2017

1:58:20

You are cordially invited to our inaugural awards ceremony: The Kingies! As we close the book on Stephen King's 1970s output, the Losers choose the best (and worst!) from a litany of categories. Who's our favorite hero …

The Dead Zone

June 30th, 2017

3:33:39

The Losers head to Castle Rock and discuss Stephen King’s The Dead Zone. Chapters include: Intro, The Hook (17:00), Structure and Format (31:00), Zeroes and Villains (45:00), The Sematary (2:00:00), Word Processor of …

The Long Walk

June 16th, 2017

2:52:09

The Losers takes a deadly stroll through Richard Bachman's 1979 dystopian survival tale, The Long WalkChapters include: Intro, The Hook (4:00), …

The Stand Miniseries with Director Mick Garris and Composer W.G. Snuffy Walden

June 2nd, 2017

3:28:10

The Losers discuss the 1994 TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand and talk to director Mick Garris and composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. Chapters include: Intro, Cast and Characters (6:00), The Sematary …

The Shining

February 10th, 2017

3:25:38

The Losers head to The Overlook Hotel to dissect Stephen King’s 1977 ghost story. Chapters include: Remastered Intro (00:31), The Losers Intro …

‘Salem’s Lot

January 27th, 2017

2:43:37

The Losers head to Jerusalem’s Lot to dissect Stephen King’s 1975 vampiric masterpiece, 'Salem's Lot. Chapters include: New Intro (00:31), Salem's …

Carrie

January 13th, 2017

2:16:01

For the inaugural episode, the Losers go back to the very beginning with Stephen King’s 1974 debut novel, Carrie. Chapters include: New Introduction, Meet the Losers (4:18), History/Hook (18:30), Structure and Format …

Where'd the Episodes Go?

January 2nd, 2017

1:58

Whether you're a Constant Listener or new to our ka-tet, you're probably wondering what happened to all the episodes.

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