By Bob LeDrew
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One fan's attempt to do some analysis of Stephen King's fiction, non-fiction and poetry. From Carrie to the top of the Dark Tower, King is a huge presence in the marketplace. But what does his work tell us about ourselves? And what will last of his work?
||CleanKingcast 2.17: Zombies? WHAT zombies?||This episode delves into a question I recently saw on a Stephen King Facebook group. The question was: “Has Stephen King written anything about zombies other than Cell?” That question got me thinking, and the results are what make up this epi||9/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2.16: Stephen King’s novellas||On Stephen King’s 68th birthday, a look at Stephen King’s novellas, from Different Seasons to Full Dark No Stars and the two included in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, to be published in November. When you think of King’s novellas, what’||9/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKingcast 2.15: #Chronoread 2 — Salem’s Lot||The second in my chronological reading of King’s work is up, with apologies for the delay due to a little family stuff that needed my attention. Hope you enjoy my thoughts about Salem’s Lot, one of King’s most clear-eyed portraits of a||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKingcast 2.14: The worst Stephen King adaptations, with Bryant Burnette||Oh, it’s easy to point to Misery, the Frank Darabont movies or Kubrick’s The Shining and talk about GOOD Stephen King adaptations. But it takes two true fans to talk about the ones we hate, or hate to love, love to hate. That’s why I inv||8/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKingcast 2.13: Confinement and isolation part 2||In Part 2 of my thoughts about the role of isolation and confinement, I take a slightly deeper dive into a few of King’s works that center on isolation and confinement: Gerald’s Game, Misery, and The Long Walk. These three works, perhaps more||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKingcast 2.12 — Confinement and isolation, part 1.||Yes, the podcast is late. Would you believe… I was locked in a portapotty? Handcuffed to a bed? Trapped in a house with a psychotic nurse? This episode is about confinement and isolation. From Carrie White’s closet to Under the Dome, thereR||8/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKingcast 2.11: Reelin’ in the Years — King chronologically part 1.||Listener and commenter Tom Leroux was kind enough to put an idea in my head. Why not go through the King bibliography chronologically. So here we go. This is not the first time someone has done this: the folks at Cemetery Dance have been carrying on with||7/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKingcast 2.10: Collecting (my thoughts) with Kevin Waters||Episode 2.10 is the first of a periodic series I hope to have on the show that I’ll call “The Collectors.” I’m interested in the phenomenon of collecting, and particularly of Stephen King collectors. My first guest on this segment||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2.9: Stephen King and the error-prone ourobouros||Episode 2.9 of The Kingcast takes a look at two things that people comment on frequently when it comes to Stephen King’s fiction: errors or anachronisms that pop up, and the fact that he frequently writes about characters in circumstances quite simi||7/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|