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Episode 62: Stephen King and Peter Straub’s The Talisman

on April 13, 2018, 12:00am

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“When he remembered to turn and look for it, the Talisman was gone.”

Constant Listeners, turn away from Arcadia Beach, and follow us into another world, a strange fantasy land not unlike your own. It’s a parallel universe filled with Twinners, mutants, werewolves, and troubled youths.

Join Losers Randall Colburn, Mel Kassel, McKenzie Gerber, and Justin Gerber as they journey through the American heartland and the Territories within Stephen King and Peter Straub’s 1984 fantasy novel, The Talisman.

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Listen above and return next week when we talk about Riverdale‘s take on Carrie. Ooh, spooky. In the meantime, don’t forget to show your support and leave us a glowing review on iTunes. We love those.

Chapters include: Intro/History, The Hook (21:30), Structure and Format (39:15), Heroes and Villains (58:45), Misery (1:48:20), The Sematary (2:09:30), Word Processor of the Gods (2:37:45), Poundcake (2:49:25), King’s Dominion (3:01:50), Overall Thoughts (3:17:00), Adaptations (3:23:30), and Outro (3:34:00)

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Links

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Feature: Behold, The Stephen King Cinematic Universe!

— Guide: Stephen King in Five Films

— Ranking: Every Stephen King Movie, Miniseries, TV Show from Worst to Best

List: The Top 10 Stephen King Film Adaptations

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