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The Stephen King Boo! Club

150 EpisodesProduced by Stephen Indrisano and Phoenix CrockettWebsite

Phoenix Crockett and Stephen Indrisano are on a journey to read, evaluate, and report back on every Stephen King best-selling novel. We give you the hottest analysis, puns, trivia, wisdom, and, if you're lucky, musical numbers. The Stephen King Boo! Club is a comedy-review book club that you can rea… read more

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Beachworld, The Jaunt, and Online LARPs

April 20th, 2022

47:29

What do LARPs, Beachworld, The Jaunt, and the upcoming Sci Fi audiodrama ROGUEMAKER have in common? Why, Stephen and his two guests of course! Join us as we interview Emma Johanna Puranen and Rook Mogavero about the …

Special Episode: Banned Books

April 6th, 2022

25:42

Join Phoenix and Stephen as they return from their anchient tombs to discuss the current wave of book bannings in America!

Guest Spotlight - Someone Dies In This Elevator

January 27th, 2022

18:43

Wondering what we've been up to since landing the plane? Listen in to this double feature of micro horrors to find out! Special thanks to Someone Dies In This Elevator for letting us showcase their work; transcripts for …

The Stephen King Boo! Club Finale (Season 3 Battle of the Books)

October 31st, 2021

59:07

This week, Stephen, Phoenix, and a mysterious 3rd guest host round out the Stephen King Boo! Club by discussing which book they read this season was THE Boo! Club pick! Will it be Lisey's Story? Under The Dome? CELL??? …

Finale Q&A

October 30th, 2021

42:18

Curious about what goes into running a book club podcast for three years? What are the worst Stephen King novels? What's next for the boys? Today in our finale countdown we tackle your questions!

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Violence in the Films of Stephen King

October 29th, 2021

35:31

Next up on our finale celebration: a deep dive into Michael Blouin and Tony Magestrale's 2021 essay collection, Violence in the Films of Stephen …

The Masque of the Red Death

October 28th, 2021

19:51

Join us as we kick off our finale Halloweek content with an Edgar Allen Poe classic, The Masque of the Red Death! Try not to think about how topical it is!

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Episode 74 - Later

October 27th, 2021

55:43

The boys bring it home with Stephen King's best selling 2021 crime novel, Later! Stephen takes it off the rails. Phoenix is terminally Dad. The boys say goodbye.

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Episode 73 - The Institute

October 20th, 2021

1:00:21

If you've ever wondered what a contemporary literary response to humanitarian crisis looks like, here's your chance because this week the boys tackle Stephen King's 2019 thriller, The Institute!

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Episode 72 - The Outsider

October 6th, 2021

51:55

This week the boys tackle Stephen King's supposed IT for a modern era, The Outsider! Stephen goes all Van Helsing on Holly Gibney. Phoenix takes a …

Episode 71B - Lessons From Revival

September 29th, 2021

11:56

Stephen King's Revival was both literary and scary as all hell - and that's no coincidence! Join Stephen as he breaks down the how and why of this masterclass in Religious Horror.

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Episode 71 - Revival

September 15th, 2021

1:02:15

In this shockingly religious episode (get it?) Stephen and Phoenix tackle Stephen King's Revival, published in 2014! This really is Phoenix's time to shine, so get ready to get Biblical~

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Episode 70B - Doctor Sleep (2019) Dir. Mike Flanagan

September 8th, 2021

31:21

Get ready to combine some timelines and get authentic, because this week we're doing an extended conversation on the movie adaptation of Doctor Sleep, released in 2019 and directed by Mike Flanagan!

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Episode 70 - Doctor Sleep

September 1st, 2021

59:59

Tilt your top hats to a jaunty angle, because this week we're reading Doctor Sleep, published in 2013!

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Episode 69 - The Wind Through The Keyhole

August 18th, 2021

53:48

Get your magic keys and six shooters, because this week Stephen and Phoenix revisit the Dark Tower series for the final time with Stephen King's The …

Episode 68 - 11/22/63 Part 2

August 4th, 2021

50:18

Join Phoenix and Stephen as they close the time loop once and for all in Stephen King's 2011 hit 1,000 page time travel novel, 11/22/63! Phoenix develops a recipe. Stephen goes out dancing.

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Major Boo! Club Announcements!

July 28th, 2021

2:24

No B-Side this week - instead, we've got two important updates for the future of The Stephen King Boo! Club!

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Epsiode 67 - 11/22/63 Part 1

July 21st, 2021

51:11

This week we welcome back Phoenix Crockett with the first half of Stephen King's time traveling Thriller novel, 11/22/63! Stephen kink shames. Phoenix talks conspiracy theories. The boys return to the days of IT.

 

Episode 66B - Gothic Americana

July 14th, 2021

24:47

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Episode 66 - Under The Dome Part 2

July 7th, 2021

57:03

In this positively pyrotechnic finale, join Stephen and Chris from the Iron Silver and Salt podcast as they finish off Stephen King's 2009 novel, Under the Dome! Stephen gets historical. Chris staves off doomerism. Our …

Episode 65B - The Simpsons Movie

June 30th, 2021

26:37

Join Stephen and Chris from the Iron Silver and Salt podcast as they review the world's first and only preemptive movie adaptation: The Simpsons Movie! How did Matt Groening steal Stephen King's idea? What other King …

Episode 65 - Under the Dome Part 1

June 23rd, 2021

59:23

Join Stephen and Chris from the Iron Silver and Salt podcast as we seal ourselves in with the first 500 pages of Stephen King's political isolation …

Episode 64B - Duma Key Paint-Along

June 16th, 2021

33:39

This week, Steve gets his Bob Ross on with a little guided painting. Make your very own Duma Key sunset! Get to know watercolors! Show your friends …

The SKBC Discord Server

June 9th, 2021

2:26

Hey folks! No new stuff this week because I've been tremendously ill. We're going to take the opportunity to plug our new Discord server! Come join …

Episode 64 - Duma Key

June 2nd, 2021

1:04:21

Prep your brushes and stretch your easel, because this week we're tackling Stephen King's Duma Key, published in 2008! Stephen breaks down the …

Episode 63B - Stephen King and Queer Culture

May 26th, 2021

41:16

Join us this week for a relaxed, meandering look at Stephen King's writing about, and relationship with Queer culture throughout the years! We bid a …

Episode 63 - Lisey's Story

May 19th, 2021

59:52

Join us on a smuckin' bool hunt for the best, worst, and weirdest parts of Stephen King's 2006 gothic novel, Lisey's Story! We are joined by guest …

Black Friday with Natalia Bastante

May 12th, 2021

37:11

This week we're getting to know Natalia Bastante (They/him) with the Starkid horror comedy musical, Black Friday! What's the difference between …

Episode 62B - Cell (2016)

May 5th, 2021

34:29

This week, Stephen and Nick discuss the damp paper towel which is Cell (2016), the adaptation of Stephen King's 2006 novel of the same name. Does it redeem the sub-par novel? No! But tune in to find out why!

Episode 62 - Cell

April 28th, 2021

1:03:24

We regret to inform you that this week we're covering Stephen King's 2006 zombie disaster novel, Cell. Stephen would like to formally apologize to …

Uzumaki with Nicholas Indrisano

April 21st, 2021

54:40

As a way to get to know our next guest host, we will be discussing Junji Ito's Horror Manga masterpiece, Uzumaki! This is an outstanding work of horror and we dive deep into its dizzying depths.

Episode 61 - From a Buick 8

April 14th, 2021

54:03

In our first Phoenix-free episode, we tackle Stephen King's 2002 scary car novel, From a Buick 8! Who is we, you ask? Why, our good friend Chris from the Iron, Silver, and Salt podcast! Come dissect this weird, and …

Episode 60B - Limetown with Chris

April 7th, 2021

42:54

This week we get to know the first of our guest hosts, Chris from the Iron, Silver, and Salt podcast! He's brought to the table one of the all-time best Horror podcasts, Limetown, to talk about mysteries, plot twists, …

Episode 60 - The Dark Tower

March 31st, 2021

57:19

As the man once said, that's all folks! As we finish out The Dark Tower (as well as Phoenix's tenure before paternity leave) the boys reflect on this …

Episode 59 - Song of Susannah

March 24th, 2021

58:31

There's no sugar coating this one, folks. We did not care for The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah! Wasn't our fave! Stephen talks dialect. Phoenix …

The Stand Paramount+ Review Finale

March 17th, 2021

45:39

Well, that sure was something! Join us as we offer our final thoughts on the Paramount+ original Stand miniseries. Phoenix is displeased. Stephen gets the giggles. Our lives for Randall Flagg!

Feed Drop - The Children of the Corn

March 10th, 2021

1:30:39

Hey folks! No regular episode this week for standard 2021ish reasons - we'll be back on track next week with the finale of our Stand watch. For now, …

The Stand (CBS All Access) - Episodes Five and Six

March 3rd, 2021

28:50

This week Phoenix and Stephen trade places - one FOR and one AGAINST how the CBS All Access Stand Adaptation handles Las Vegas, Randall Flagg, and especially The Trashcan Man. This is the PENULTIMATE review episode, so …

Episode 58 - Wolves of the Calla Part 2

February 24th, 2021

58:12

I hope you're ready for more rootin' and tootin', because this week we are finishing Stephen King's 5th book in the Dark Tower series: Wolves of the …

The Stand (CBS All Access) - Episodes Three and Four

February 17th, 2021

37:08

Join Phoenix and Stephen as we review the third and fourth episodes of the CBS All Access Miniseries of Stephen King's The Stand (Blank Page and The House of the Dead). What did the writers nail? What flopped? Wait, …

Episode 57 - Wolves of the Calla Part 1

February 10th, 2021

54:54

This week on the Boo! Club, we're covering the first half of Stephen King's Wolves of the Calla, which is the 5th book in the Dark Tower series! I've …

The Stand (CBS All Access) - Episodes One and Two

February 3rd, 2021

41:38

The time has finally come to review the CBS All Access adaptation of The Stand! We're tackling the first two episodes (The End and Pocket Savior), and Stephen and Phoenix are split! Stephen loves the production design. …

Episode 56B - No Country for Old Men

January 27th, 2021

28:59

It's time to round out and complete our Western education series with the contemporary Horror-Western masterpiece, No Country for Old Men! Stephen talks villains. Phoenix gets metaphorical.

Episode 56 - Wizard and Glass Part 2

January 20th, 2021

55:49

Y'all, there's no way to put this gently: this one got weird. The boys are joined by an expert witness on the Western Frontier Geekery. Phoenix adopts a fish. Tensions mount.

Episode 55B - A Few Dollars More

January 13th, 2021

23:58

This week the boys are tackling the sophomore member of Sergio Leone's spaghetti Western trilogy: A Few Dollars More! Stephen write a little ditty …

Episode 55 - Wizard and Glass Part 1

January 6th, 2021

49:00

Stop whatever you're doing and tell your friends about a love you once lost, because this week we're tackling The Wizard and Glass! Yes, sometimes on …

2020 Boo! Club Retrospective

December 30th, 2020

41:36

Well folks, it's been a year! We're off this week working on the next Dark Tower book, so we thought we'd go full clip-show to celebrate the passing …

Episode 54B - Fistful of Dollars

December 23rd, 2020

25:29

Welcome back to our continuing cowboy education podcast, The Stephen King Boo! Club! This week we're hitting Sergio Leone's Fistful of Dollars, which …

Episode 54 - The Waste Lands

December 16th, 2020

54:58

Follow us through the path of the beam for The Dark Tower 3: The Waste Lands! Get ready to bumble some billies, because this one gets all sorts of …

Episode 53B - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

December 9th, 2020

28:16

Make sure your guns are loaded and your gold is well-hidden, because this week we're talking about Sergio Leone's Western classic, The Good, The Bad, …

Episode 53 - The Drawing of the Three

December 2nd, 2020

51:58

Saddle up, cowboys, cowgirls, and cowthey/thems - it's time to ride into Season 3 with our second Dark Tower book, The Drawing of the Three! Did-a-chum? Dad-a-check? Only one way to found out! Welcome back to the …

Feed Drop - Iron, Silver and Salt (The Overlook Hotel)

November 24th, 2020

1:04:51

Our FINAL feed drop for the month of November is an earlier  episode from our friends over at Iron, Silver and Salt - this time tackling The Shining's Overlook Hotel!

"On this very special episode of Iron, Silver and …

Feed Drop - The Spooky Sapphic Storyteller (Episode 9)

November 18th, 2020

23:16

 

Our third feed drop for the month of November is a bit of hybrid storytelling and audio drama - with a queer supernatural element! Shout outs to The Spooky Sapphic Storyteller:


"Remy explores internalized homophobia …

Feed Drop - Body Liberation For All (Living and Loving Media)

November 11th, 2020

1:10:06

Our second feed drop for the month of November is an interview Stephen had with the wonderful Dalia Kinsey of Body Liberation for All! Check her work …

Feed Drop - Iron, Silver and Salt (Pennywise the Dancing Clown)

November 4th, 2020

1:32:44

Our first feed drop for the month of November is a recent episode from our friends over at Iron, Silver and Salt! Check them out on Spotify www.open.spotify.com/show/5qdCvqDoXwAOmpWBk91aFe

On this episode of Iron, …

2020 Halloween Spootacular, Part B - Stephen King Trivia Showdown with Cam Collins

October 31st, 2020

36:51

Join Stephen and Cam Collins, co-writer of Old Gods of Appalachia as they toe-to-toe against each other and also the game show demon which has …

Season Two Finale: Halloween Spooktacular 2020

October 28th, 2020

55:44

Well, time has finally come to figure out which book we read this year was THE BEST Stephen King book! Which of the 16 bestsellers - including all of King's 90's icons - will take their place on the Stephen King Boo! …

Episode 52B - Carrie Revisited

October 21st, 2020

49:22

Having now read just, so much Stephen King, we're taking a fond look back at the novel which started it all: Carrie! When we first covered Carrie it was as two fresh, born-yesterday podcasters. Now we're battle hardened …

Episode 52 - The Gunslinger

October 14th, 2020

52:46

Grab yourself a protective jawbone, because this week we are beginning our Dark Tower journey with The Gunslinger, published in 1982! Stephen King got real weird with this one, and so did we - come ride out into the …

Episode 51B - All Connections to the Dark Tower (So Far)

October 7th, 2020

25:33

Buckle in everyone, because Stephen has finally fought his way down the rabbit hole. If you're wondering about how any - yes, any - of the episodes …

Episode 51 - Everything's Eventual Part 3

September 30th, 2020

48:12

And like that, we're through one of Stephen King's iconic short story collections! This week we're tackling the titular Everything's Eventual, as …

Episode 50B - 1408

September 23rd, 2020

22:23

It is FINALLY time to talk about a short story and movie adaptation paring so iconic that it changed the world of cinema forever - that's right, …

Episode 50 - Everything's Eventual Part 2

September 16th, 2020

56:17

It's episode McFrickin Fifty! This week we're tackling a grab-bag of stories from Everything's Eventual, rounding out the collection. Phoenix talks …

Episode 49B - Young Goodman Brown

September 9th, 2020

38:57

This week we're doing a reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 Satanic classic, Young Goodman Brown! Y.G.B. is as American a short story as they come - which means there is some racism, sexism, and general Puritan hinkey …

Episode 49 - Everything's Eventual Part 1

September 2nd, 2020

54:14

It has been a hot minute since we got to read a short story collection! This episode we are discussing the first block of stories in Everything's …

Episode 48B - Hannibal and The Silence of the Lambs

August 26th, 2020

27:13

If we're talking horror police procedural a la Black House, we've GOT to talk about the original cannibal psychiatrist, Hannibal Lecter! We'll be …

Episode 48 - Black House

August 19th, 2020

1:08:07

Turn in your badge and your gun, because this week we're looking at the SUPREMELY weird dark fantasy police procedural, Black House! Co-written by …

Episode 47B - Alien and Dreamcatcher Double Feature

August 12th, 2020

27:27

Join us for a true Science Fiction double feature this week as we look at the horror masterpiece, Ridley Scott's Alien (1979)! Also, Lawrence Kasdan's Dreamcatcher or whatever (2003). Rest in peace to all of the fuzzy …

Episode 47 - Dreamcatcher

August 5th, 2020

53:32

We hope you like aliens, conspiracies, and incomprehensible writing, because this week we're tackling Stephen King's Dreamcatcher, published in 2001! Stephen gets into war. Phoenix talks representation. It's the …

Episode 46B - Gothic New England with Jennifer Anne Gordon

July 29th, 2020

54:37

Welcome back to our On Writing extravaganza! Today we're chatting with Jennifer Anne Gordon, author of the Gothic Horror novel, "Beautiful, …

Episode 46 - On Writing

July 22nd, 2020

1:17:14

Not to be dramatic, but this is easily our most ambitious episode yet! It's time for our On Writing extravaganza, featuring a full biography, a sea …

Episode 45B - Fenway and the Great White Whale (Rare Stephen King Essay)

July 15th, 2020

14:03

This week we've got something truly special, thanks to our Mysterious Archivist, Bryant! Phoenix will be presenting Stephen King's essay, "Fenway and …

Episode 45 - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

July 8th, 2020

59:23

Fill up your canteens and wear your good boots, because this week the boys are tackling Stephen King's middle-grade survival masterpiece, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon! We loved this book so goshdarn much that we're …

Episode 44B - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

July 1st, 2020

23:22

This off-week, the boys take a look at Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, as well as the Hitchcock adaptation! Somehow, Stephen had somehow never even heard of this recognized masterpiece, and it's blowing his entire mind. …

Episode 44 - Bag of Bones Part 2

June 24th, 2020

1:07:05

It ain't the Storm of the Century, but boy is this storm large - this week we're tackling the back half of Stephen King's Bag of Bones! This episode ran a bit long because there is just so dang much to say. Stephen …

Episode 43B - Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Wedding Knell

June 17th, 2020

28:26

Looking for some more Gothic literature in your life? Well look no further, because this week Stephen is reading the Nathaniel Hawthorne classic, The Wedding Knell! Join us afterwards for a brief discussion of Puritans …

Episode 43 - Bag of Bones Part 1

June 10th, 2020

1:03:20

Pack your bags, because we're returning again to Manderlay -- Er, Dark Score Lake, that is! Yes, it's time for Stephen King's 1998 wave-making thriller, Bag of Bones. Stephen talks H2O. Phoenix flexes his accent. The …

Blackout

June 3rd, 2020

6:02

Hi there. 

This is Stephen Indrisano, co-host and editor of the Stephen King Boo! Club - if you’re one of our regular listeners, thank you for …

Episode 42B - Killer Klowns from Outer Space (B-Horror)

May 27th, 2020

24:14

Make some fresh popcorn and grab a good spot on the couch, because this week we're getting down and dirty with Killer Klowns from Outer Space! Join us on Phoenix's first ever foray into the wild world of B-Horror …

Episode 42 - The Regulators

May 20th, 2020

59:38

Welcome one and all to a tale of suburban horror so dumb that  laxatives are a major plot point. Yes, it's time for the final Bachman book - The …

Episode 41B - Three Man Vs. Nature Stories

May 13th, 2020

26:25

Steel your resolve, because this week we're looking at man versus nature! If you followed our Desperation coverage, you'll be primed and ready for …

Episode 41 - Desperation Part 2

May 6th, 2020

56:06

This week the boys finish off King's 1996 underrated horror-fantasy novel, Desperation! Phoenix leads us through some of the biblical underpinnings of this VERY biblical book. Stephen brings Camus into the mix. The boys …

Episode 40B - Serial Killers and Stephen King Fiction

April 29th, 2020

28:30

This week, Phoenix gets to indulge one of his true passions: True Crime! Looking at Desperation and Gerald's Game specifically, Phoenix brings Steve …

Episode 40 - Desperation Part 1

April 22nd, 2020

54:55

This week we're taking a leisurely cruise down highway 50 to check out the first half of Stephen King's ode to desert gothic: Desperation! Phoenix get lo-fi in his newest One Minute Musical. Stephen talks mundane …

Episode 39B - John Coffey and the Magical Negro Trope

April 15th, 2020

35:33

It's finally time to talk about it: The Green Mile has some issues. Join us as we take a well-researched look at one of Stephen King's most controversial characters: John Coffey. Stephen tackles what, exactly, this …

Episode 39 - The Green Mile Part 2

April 8th, 2020

51:34

Y'all better stretch, because it's a LONG Green Mile we're walking this week - yes, the boys are finally finishing out The Green mile! Phoenix gets …

Dean Kootz Boo! Club: The Face

April 1st, 2020

53:14

The boys are back at it, reviewing the next hugely successful best-selling novel from their favorite author: Dean Koontz. Hard to believe we've made …

Episode 38B - A Very SKBC Game Show

March 25th, 2020

18:14

Join Steve and his girlfriend, Lauren, for some fluffy Buzzfeed-style game show action. Have you wondered what it's like for a non-horror and non-Stephen King fan in the world of Derry, Castle Rock, and The Lot? Turns …

Podcast Update: SKBC and COVID-19

March 21st, 2020

24:26

Fret not Stephen King Boo! Club listeners! We are going on with our regularly scheduled shenanigans. We noticed a bump in downloads lately which …

Episode 38 - The Green Mile Part 1

March 18th, 2020

59:08

The time has finally come for one of Stephen King's hardest-hitting novels of the ninetys: The Green Mile! Stephen and Phoenix talk love, loss, and urinary tract infections. Phoenix gets back-to-back bible and movie …

Episode 37B - March Hare

March 11th, 2020

21:08

In this little ode to all the podcast-competition-submitters out there, Stephen is baring his soul and presenting his work with an original short …

Episode 37 - Insomnia Part 2

March 3rd, 2020

54:21

It's the never-ending recording sesh as the boys tackle the back half of Stephen King's Insomnia (1994)! Stephen touches base from the future. …

Special Guest Interview: Old Gods of Appalachia

February 28th, 2020

1:07:55

Hi family, 

If you haven't heard, Phoenix got to interview the folks behind the INCREDIBLE Old Gods of Appalachia, and it got all sorts of wild. …

Episode 36 - Insomnia Part 1

February 26th, 2020

1:01:28

Brew some fresh coffee and reach a higher plane of consciousness, because this week we're kicking off the first two parts of Stephen King's Insomnia, …

Episode 36B - Politics and Stephen King with Michael J. Blouin

February 19th, 2020

30:46

After a long hiatus, we are back at it with the Calls from Beyond! This week Phoenix is interviewing recognized Stephen King expert and fellow mega-fan, Michael Blouin about his upcoming book about Uncle Steve's writing …

Episode 35B - Dolores Wisdom

February 12th, 2020

24:11

Phoenix and his finely-tuned ear for all things Maine takes us on a wild journey through the Mainest dang book we've read so far: Dolores Claiborne. …

Episode 35 - Dolores Claiborne

February 5th, 2020

55:53

Uncover your wells and confess to murder, because this week we're covering Dolores Claiborne! Yes, it's time to tackle the sister-book to Gerald's …

Episode 34B - Netflix's Flanagan's Gerald's Game

January 29th, 2020

27:02

Make yourself some popcorn, because for our bonus this week, we're getting way into Gerald's Game (2017), directed and co-written by Mike Flanagan! Phoenix celebrates extending his very favorite segment. Stephen tries …

Episode 34 - Gerald's Game

January 22nd, 2020

58:33

Keep that glass of water handy, because it's time for Gerald's Game! After Four Past Midnight, the boys are good and ready to go back to the regular, …

Episode 33 - Four Past Midnight Part 2

January 8th, 2020

1:05:23

The boys finish out Four Past Midnight with the stories The Library Policeman and The Sun Dog! An important announcement in this one right at the top …

Episode 32 - Four Past Midnight Part 1

December 25th, 2019

1:09:20

It's the triumphant return of the Stephen King Boo! Club Double Feature this week, as the boys take on both The Langoliers and Secret Window, Secret …

Episode 31B - The Man Who Was Two

December 18th, 2019

18:53

As your special bonus this week, Stephen has plumbed the depths of the internet to find a prime, thematic pulp story from nearly a century ago: The …

Episode 31 - The Dark Half

December 11th, 2019

1:01:33

Retire your pseudonyms and sharpen your straight razors, because this week we're reading The Dark Half! This episode marks the beginning of a new segment: The One Minute Musical - yes that's right, we're finally putting …

Episode 30B - The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

December 4th, 2019

20:53

Shed your husk and re-form society, because this week we're watching The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)! Stephen gets real into sound design. Phoenix brings the Stephen King-verse casting heat. We all get very …

Episode 30 - The Tommyknockers Part 2

November 27th, 2019

54:24

Set your Roombas to kill mode, because this week the boys finish off The Tommyknockers! We're also pioneering a new segment: The Conspiracy Web (red twine not included). Phoenix gets Byronic. Stephen spins out. Special …

Episode 29 - The Tommyknockers Part 1

November 20th, 2019

1:01:54

Good golly miss molly, it's time for the most infamous Stephen King book of them all: The Tommyknockers! Phoenix and Stephen wrap their heads around …

Season 1 Interlude: The Colour Out of Space

November 13th, 2019

1:20:47

In this pre-Tommyknockers wind up to the next season, Stephen reads the H. P. Lovecraft short story, "The Colour Out of Space"! Note that Phoenix is …

Season One Finale: Halloween Spooktacular 2019

October 30th, 2019

1:06:13

Well folks, the moment has finally arrived: the boys have been doing their dang thing for 365 days, and they're here to celebrate with an absolutely …

Episode 28 - Misery

October 23rd, 2019

53:14

The boys round out season one with a trip back to Sidewinder, Colorado in the cozy little home owned by one Annie Wilkes. Yes, it's time for Misery - …

Episode 27B - Calls From Beyond with François Vaillancourt

October 16th, 2019

43:05

Get down and dirty in the creative process as Stephen interview the one and only François Vaillancourt - an accomplished illustrator and genuinely good dude. We get into the nitty gritty of what it takes to illustrate …

Episode 27 - The Eyes of the Dragon

October 9th, 2019

1:01:53

This week, Phoenix and Stephen travel into the fantastical land of Delain to tackle castles, betrayal, dragons, fealty, and family drama! Special thanks to our amazing Call from Beyond, François Vallaincourt! Stay tuned …

Episode 26B - Talkin 'Bout Nyarlathotep

October 2nd, 2019

22:45

The boys take a well-deserved breather to look at the Cthulu mythos for a bit! Phoenix interviews a true Lovecraft superfan and unearths some …

Episode 26 - It Part 2

September 25th, 2019

1:07:44

In this chilling end to our month of IT, Stephen and Phoenix chew on the chewiest bits of the novel and spit out the distasteful parts. We get into …

Episode 25B - It Chapter 2, Dir. Andrés Muschietti

September 18th, 2019

30:50

In this special extended edition of Which One Do I Shoot, Phoenix and Stephen discuss the most recent adaptation of It, IT: Chapter Two directed by Andrés Muschietti! Stephen goes off the deep end (again), Phoenix talks …

Episode 25 - IT Part 1

September 11th, 2019

1:14:23

The moment we've all been waiting for is here. IT-tember has begun! Let's get really scary, realy Maine, and really Pennywise in Part 1 of Stephen King's "IT." In this episode, Stephen and Phoenix clown around and …

Episode 24 - Rose Madder with Drinkomancy, Part 2

September 4th, 2019

1:02:52

This week, the boys finish out their crossover discussion with the Drinkomancy podcast on Rose Madder! We pick up right about where we left off last episode - refer back to Rose Madder Part 1 for a DETAILED plot …

Episode 23 - Rose Madder with Drinkomancy, Part 1

August 28th, 2019

1:23:47

The boys step out of their comfort zone and into The Drinkomancy Podcast, talking all about Rose Madder! Come through the painting with us and discover a fantasy world of mixed drinks, gender studies, and dumb, dumb …

Episode 22B - August Madness!

August 21st, 2019

32:32

Phoenix and Stephen break down exactly which short story can rise above and claim the title of Best of The Skeleton Crew. There's upsets. There's …

Episode 22 - Skeleton Crew Part 2

August 14th, 2019

1:06:45

In the final installment of our Skeleton Crew Series, we explore teleportation, a small Maine island, and demon-infested grannies. Our Call from …

Episode 21B - Call from Beyond with Stephen Indrisano

August 8th, 2019

23:28

Here's a little diddy from our co-host Stephen! Enjoy the home-grown writing while you wait for Skeleton Crew, Part II, out on 8/14/19!

Episode 21 - Skeleton Crew Part 1

August 1st, 2019

59:47

In this rapid-fire episode, Stephen and Phoenix tackle 8 short stories in their short glory. Somehow Adventure Time gets involved? 

Episode 20B - Calls From Beyond with Phoenix Crockett

July 26th, 2019

16:52

In this bonus episode, we get down and dirty into the creative process - just like Uncle Steve would want. Gear up for some pep talks and chord …

Episode 20 - The Mist

July 18th, 2019

1:05:00

In the first installment of our Skeleton Crew series, we cover King's epic novella "The Mist." We also say the words "mist" and storm" about 100 times each and Phoenix plays a little song. 

Episode 19 - Thinner

July 3rd, 2019

1:02:42

Thinner. . . Thinner. . . Brought to you this week by Patreon subscribers B.B. and Sam Astle. Join Phoenix and Stephen as they tackle this classic …

Episode 18B - Soren Narnia Call From Beyond Part II

June 26th, 2019

24:22

Here's part two of the full interview from our friend Soren Narnia of Knifepoint Horror. 

Episode 18 - The Talisman Part 2

June 19th, 2019

1:02:25

Oh boy. I don't even know what to write for the description for this one. It's a two-beer night as we navigate our new segment (Full Dark, No …

Episode 17B - Soren Narnia Full Interview Part 1

June 11th, 2019

28:16

Join Stephen as he interviews Soren Narnia, the artist responsible for the podcast Knifepoint horror as well as several novels, including Those Snowy Nights You Read To Me, They'll Never Be Forgotten. They chat about …

Episode 17 - The Talisman Part 1

June 5th, 2019

1:02:30

God pounds his nails! Join Phoenix and Stephen for a breakdown of part one of Stephen King and Peter Straub's collaboration fantasy piece, The …

Episode 16 - Pet Sematary

May 22nd, 2019

1:12:06

In this episode, the boys attempt a light take on a heavy piece. Special thanks to the 3bookgirls podcast for the Call from Beyond! To listen to the Pet Sematary music, go to the SKBC playlist on Spotify. 

Episode 15B - Call from Beyond with Drinkomancy!

May 16th, 2019

22:59

Join Tori, Michelle, and Stephen to talk about King, Amazon Smut, and cocktails in this full-length interview special! 

Episode 15 - Apt Pupil and The Breathing Method

May 8th, 2019

1:04:20

The boys tackle not one, but two novellas - Apt Pupil and The Breathing Method - in a very special Stephen King Boo! Club Double Feature! Phoenix recounts meeting Uncle Steve himself. Stephen goes in depth about …

Episode 14 - The Body

April 25th, 2019

49:35

In the second installment of our Different Seasons series, we go back to the summer of 1960. We get into the story, the movie Stand By Me, and what bildungsroman means. 

Episode 13B - Tony Magistrale Full Interview

April 17th, 2019

29:01

Here is the full interview with Professor Tony Magistrale, scholar of Stephen King and other horror masters. For further reading, see his Maura …

Episode 13 - Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

April 10th, 2019

59:43

In this episode, we take on part 1 of our "Different Seasons" series with SK's masterpiece work about a wrongly imprisoned man. Special thanks to Professor Tony Magistrale, our Call from Beyond this week. 

Episode 12 - Cujo

March 27th, 2019

58:58

In this episode we explore Stephen King's cynophobia-inducing thriller Cujo. It's about a cute and cuddly puppy who entertains people with neat tricks. Thanks to substance abuse counselors Eva and Tia, our callers for …

Episode 11 - Firestarter

March 14th, 2019

1:09:07

It's a hot one this week as we read Firestarter, originally published in 1980. If you like psychopathic secret agents, pyrokinesis, and Disney's Frozen, then we've got an episode for you! 

Episode 10 - The Dead Zone

February 27th, 2019

1:07:52

This week we take on precognition, telepathy, lost love, and scrotal blood in Stephen King's The Dead Zone. This book has a weird tone, this episode has a weird tone, and we hope you enjoy! 

Episode 9 - The Stand Finale

February 13th, 2019

58:53

In the final installment, we wrap up our story and talk about dreams and epics. There's also 2.5 musical numbers. Join us in our race to the 1151st page, and remember; bad things happen to people in stagnation. 

Episode 8B - The Lost Episode

February 6th, 2019

57:17

Phoenix has come down with a flu, which we can neither confirm nor deny to be Captain Tripps! Unfortunately, that means The Stand will remain incomplete until he (and his band) get better. In the meantime, enjoy the …

Episode 8 - The Stand Part 3

January 23rd, 2019

1:03:05

Jesus shoots swords from his mouth, anarchy reigns, and Stephen reminds us to be careful how we portray gay characters in fiction. Join us for part …

Episode 7 - The Stand Part 2

January 9th, 2019

1:00:45

In part two of our four part series on the Stand, we dive deeper in to the plot, characters, and themes that present in this book. We also hear from psychiatrist Dr. Andy and try desperately not to fumble our mid-show …

Episode 6 - The Stand Part 1

December 26th, 2018

1:04:35

In this episode, Stephen and Phoenix tackle the first roughly 350 pages of Stephen King's epic behemoth, The Stand! A new Needful Themes format …

Episode 5 - The Shining Part 2

December 12th, 2018

59:22

In this episode, we conclude our journey through Stephen King's "The Shining." Our Call from Beyond comes from Megan at the Oh No Lit Class! podcast. Things gets silly, things get emotional, and things get red. Enjoy! 

Episode 4B - Interview with Tony Magistrale

December 5th, 2018

26:33

Our first uncut Calls From Beyond is being released as an off-week bonus episode because by golly it's just that good. Phoenix gets in-dept with …

Episode 4 - The Shining Part 1

November 28th, 2018

58:13

In this episode, Stephen and Phoenix tear into one of SK's most beloved books, the Shining. We also discuss the iconic film as well as related imagery, context, and humor. Our Call from Beyond this week is with renowned …

Episode 3 - 'Salem's Lot Part 2

November 14th, 2018

1:05:58

We're talking about vampires, and the stakes are high! Join us for the thrilling conclusion of 'Salem's lot, where the blood flows, the wood burns, and the townspeople scream. Also enjoy Calls from Beyond guest Sam …

Episode 2 - 'Salem's Lot Part 1

November 1st, 2018

1:11:28

On this edition, we jump into the first half of 'Salem's Lot, SK's sophomore novel. Author Ben Mears has decided to move back to his home town, and what he finds there is totally terrifying. Join Phoenix and Stephen as …

Episode 1 - Carrie

October 31st, 2018

1:06:50

In our inaugural episode, we address SK's first novel, Carrie. We get into our favorite plot points, some religious conversation, the movie adaptations, and much more. 

Episode 1B - Carrie the Musical

October 31st, 2018

44:41

Here we expand on our Carrie episode with our first bonus content! We discuss Carrie The Musical, which bombed spectacularly for several years and …

Teaser Trailer

October 16th, 2018

0:40

Coming to you this Halloween! 

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