While the boys each attempt to finish different books, they tackle yet another Short Story from Night Shift, 'I Know What You Need'. They get kind of critical (as critical as they can be in regards to Stephen King) and drop into a reference spiral.
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Twenty years after the first Gunslinger story, Stephen King wrote a little Prequel. Zombies, Vampires, and Flesh-Eating Mutts...It's got it all.
...and Brad and Dave talk about it.
After a comfortable li'l New Years hiatus, Brad and Dave are back to talk about their favourite Short Story, Quitters Inc...
...then go out for some solid post-coital cigarettes. Pure satisfaction.
As we wait for Dolores to finish hanging the wash, Brad and Dave return to the Night Shift and look into one of the (arguably) more familiar Stephen King Short Stories, The Ledge.
It's edge of your feet fun!
The boys are back with renewed vigour to discuss another story from Night Shift, Strawberry Spring.
Follow them on a trip to a quaint New England University where, for a week, the weather's fine and the murders are fresh.
Caught by surprise, with lowered expectations brought on by the film adaptation, the boys discuss one of the longer stories in Night Shift, Sometimes They Come Back.
They don't deviate much from the story but the boys are in the pocket on this one. Dave sounds like he's literally in a pocket as he finds the ideal place to record in his new apartment.....
The boys go back to the Night Shift!
They start the episode in a babbling confusion, but they bring it around and piece out a quirky little tale from the darkest nightmares of Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
They should have played Primus' 'The Toys are Winding Down' instead of the weird tune Dave picked.
They finally finished the book! After weeks of hard work (and a couple of close calls), Brad and Dave have hit the final story, Summer Thunder. To mark the occasion, Dave braved the harsh frozen tundra that is highway 7 and visited Brad at his home.
After a handful of beverages the boys got down to business, diving into the most depressing story of the lot. They compare it to older stories, discuss their favourite stories of the collection, and Brad comes to terms with his Brad Pitt obsession.
Enjoy it! (they may go dark for a while)
As the boys wind down to the end of the collection, they discuss a fun little tale of a neighborly rivalry. Of course, they're drawing on inter-literary connections, discussing their own personal drunken fireworks experiences, and bring up The Walking Dead for the upteenth time (You know, for two guys that don't watch the show, they sure do talk about it a lot...).
The boys are back on point for a new episode in a new year!
In the first podcast of the year they talk about other podcasts! But, mostly, they discuss the second previously unpublished work in The Bazaar, Obits. They contrive some fun theories, alternate endings, and, of course, compare it to other King works.
Hope y'all had a great New Years and hope y'all enjoy the new ep!
The snow is flying and I have to shovel, so I'll make this quick...
Riding off the high spirits of the holiday season, the boys throw together a quick episode for the 17th story in the collection, That Bus is Another World. Having thought they'd already recorded this episode, it came as a surprise that they had, in fact, not.
However, they do not give it short shift, but dive in headlong. So, grab a warm blanket, bundle up and enjoy the episode before the year run out...
The boys are taking it on the road for this xmas gift of an episode...well, Brad's still on the phone, but Dave isn't at home.
They're covering a terrifying little tale about pain and suffering called: The Little Green God of Agony. What seems like a simple enough story spurs an array of theories from the boys that they can both get behind.
And Brad loses his train of thought.
Are the boys losing steam? It's starting to sound like it!
While discussing the 15th story (2nd poem) in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Tommy, the guys sound a little broken. They talk poetry, hippies, and the problem with generation gaps.
And after all this time, Brad still doesn't know anything about The Tea Party!
Back to the Shorts!
Number 14 of the book, Mister Yummy, is the first of two previously unpublished and, as such, comes as a breath of fresh air for the boys; a completely new and unspoiled experience.
I can't really remember what the guys talked about to be honest...these things get harder and harder to write the further away from the date of recording....
Enjoy it though...I'm sure it's great! Would they want it released otherwise?
Blockade Billy was released on its own accord, therefore, despite its inclusion within The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, it must get its own proper episode! They revisit all your favorite segments that they've left behind for all the shorts, and invent a new one!
So, listen to a couple of Canadians muddle their way through the American Pastime. It isn't as long a most full-lengths, but it is longer than the shorts, and an all around good time!
Under The Weather, the 12th story in the collection, doesn't try to disguise what it is; it doesn't pull any punches...and neither do the boys. They reach for connections, compare the King for horror lit to the king of horror film (Hitchcock, again), and Dave realizes he's a bit of an idiot and an hypocrite.
Sit back, crack a Nozzy, and enjoy it!
What's better than listening to two guys, one hungover, the other enjoying morning beers, talk about alcoholism? Probably having those same two guys fall short on their research, misinterpret a simple enough story, and struggle to pronounce a legend's name!
It's not all that bad...it's actually a pretty solid episode, and a great little story. Besides, Brad admits his attraction to Brad Pitt, so that's something.
Enjoy! (It's 1 AM and the rum is good and I can't think of anything else to write.)
We're halfway through the collection!
Originally published strictly for Kindle, Ur is finally available in print, and for once the boys don't agree on something! One liked it, the other did not. Will one change the other's mind? Maybe...you'll just have to listen to see....
A longer episode for a longer story, but I promise it's worth every minute (don't hold me to that, these were recorded in advance and it's easy to forget...I mean you listened to the Afterlife episode, right?).
Uncle Stevey presents a fantastically interesting possibility for what happens after we shuffle off this mortal coil, and the boys talk about it with (perhaps) limited seriousness.
Haven't read it yet? check out this link to watch Stephen King read the story himself!