The Kingcast

The Kingcast

A Stephen King Podcast For Stephen King Obsessives

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April 7, 2021 80 min
Author Mark Z. Danielewski joins the boys to take a hard look at Stephen King's Cujo and the 1983 film adaptation. Is Cujo and allegory for alcoholism? What is up with the monster in Tad's closet? 
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The Koontzcast boys have finally broken through time, space and reality to deliver a full episode devoted to the Sultan of Shivers, Mr. Dean Koontz.
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March 31, 2021 63 min
Why are old people scary to kids? Between the hosts and the guest, whose grandmother was the creepiest? Plus, Vespe tells a crazy real-life Harlan Ellison story.
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Is Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (alias Jobe's War) a good bad movie or a bad bad movie? That is the question and there is some debate as to whether or not this film qualifies as good-weird. 
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Happily star Joel McHale and director BenDavid Grabinski join Vespe and Wampler to take another trip into cyberspace and discuss all the ins and outs of the movie Stephen King hated so much he sued to get his name taken off of it: The Lawnmower Man.
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March 10, 2021 83 min
Pop culture journalist and host of Barnes & Noble's Stephen King podcast, King of the Dark, Louis Peitzman joins the boys to discuss the differences between Doctor Sleep: The Book and Doctor Sleep: The Movie (there are many, buckle up!).
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Topics discussed on today's episode: How many Netflix series that contain the word "Midnight" in the title will Mike Flanagan make? What is one particular filmmaking technique Frank Darabont uses to adapt Stephen King so well? How pitch perfect is this cast? Where did each guest buy their copies of The Green Mile when they came out? Which Kingcast host has actually spent time in prison? And so much more!
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Dark Tower expert Bev Vincent joins the boys to answer some extremely nerdy questions plus discusses his frequent collaborations with the master himself.
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Topics of discussion this week: the 2019 remake's big change from the book, the astonishing lack of outrageous Maine accents, would Wampler clone his beloved dog, Mad Max, if he had Streisand money and just what the hell was that zombie family's plan at the end of the movie.
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Actual lawyer Lindsay Traves makes her best case for Andy Dufresne of The Shawshank Redemption. 
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February 22, 2021 92 min
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Emily V. Gordon joins the boys to talk about all things Pennywise, from Tim Curry's luscious lips to the psychology behind the printed page. 
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February 10, 2021 86 min
In this episode of The Kingcast, the boys are joined by CUBE director Vincenzo Natali for a rollicking discussion that covers the wish fulfillment aspect of post-apocalyptic fiction, Randall Flagg's hatred of drug users, why there's a lack of crucifixions in the CBS All Access Stand finale, agreement that past Kingcast guest Bryan Fuller is aces and, curiously, Sonny Corleone's wiener. We run the gamut here, folks. 
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February 3, 2021 88 min
The episode starts off with a lengthy debate about poutine and only goes more bananas from there. The boys are joined by the great Kate Siegel in her second Kingcast appearance and cover all topics of Stephen King's Firestarter, from book to its adaptation.
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Popular super funny musician Nick Lutsko comes into this episode looking to examine the '90s Shining mini-series. Kubrick vs King and Garris. Who wins? The episode is guaranteed to make you utter "WIGH" ("What In Gremlin Hell") a few times. 
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January 20, 2021 61 min
William Hurt fighting a battalion of little green army men in a penthouse apartment? If you're not sold already we don't know what else to say. The boys are joined by Fred Raskin, the preferred editor for both Quentin Tarantino and James Gunn, to dive into this crazy episode from the Nightmares and Dreamscapes TV show, directed by Brian Henson.
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This crossover episode brings back Kingcast favorite Mallory O'Meara and this time she's joined by her Reading Glasses co-host Brea Grant to talk about '80s long butt, the return of shoulder pads in women's clothing and a creepy hungry blob that eats some shithead college kids as the gang discusses Stephen King's The Raft and its adaptation as a segment in Creepshow 2.
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January 6, 2021 92 min
This wild chat with the Internet's First Boyfriend, Wil Wheaton, ranges from the silly (how does 90 Day Fiancee figure into things?) to the somber (Wil opens up about his abusive childhood and the shocking parallels between himself and Stand By Me's Gordie Lachance). All that and more in this breakdown of the four novellas contained in Stephen King's Different Seasons.
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December 30, 2020 99 min
Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller returns to The Kingcast to once again deliver a fascinating queer read of another King classic: Christine. 
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Merry Christmas! It's surprise bonus episode time! Here we have a rather silly interview with Nat Wolff, who plays Randall Flagg's #1 guy, Lloyd Henreid, in the new limited series based off of Stephen King's The Stand.
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December 23, 2020 68 min
The great Rian Johnson joins the Kingcast boys to dig deep into King's inspirational memoir, his curious hatred of structure and how Johnson's own writing process mirrors King's (and where it drastically differs). 
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