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"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Hi, there. This is Stephen and Ressano, Co, host, and editor of the Stephen King Boo Club. If you're one of our regular listeners, thank you for joining us. This will not be our usual program if you can keep listening poise. This is not typically overtly political podcast. We have been very open about our own political leanings, because literature and how anyone interact with literature is personal and powerful. Stories are all we have some days. For us in for millions of readers, the stories of Stephen King have been of great comfort. But some days comfort is not appropriate. If you're joining us in real time when this gets published in June of twenty twenty, it will be in the midst of global protests against police brutality. We are scared. We are all so sad and angry. So many have died and so many have been hurt and so many more will be hurt if things are allowed to continue this way. A deep violent vein of racism has been allowed to fester in our nation in our government in our culture and in our police force. In DC president trump called for the domination of protests, person Oy I have been hearing helicopters passed by this apartment for days. Every time a siren passes I'm afraid. Someone new has died. I'm afraid that one of my friends or family will become a Hashtag. In general, I am afraid. Typically when we talk about fear on this program, we talk about the throw of adrenaline the chill of the spine we talk about ghosts and monsters and viruses and abusers. We talk about trauma and the ways that the horror genre can help us cope with trauma. We talk about not shying away from the things that scare us. We might make light of dark themes because it's fun and. Maybe because it gives us a sense of control. We cannot in good conscience do that today. Today are fierce different. But we cannot ignore fear, and we cannot ignore what it requires of us. Here is what we will be doing. We are going dark with our episode this week in an effort to yield space to more important voices..
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"You. I Steve. All right so listen. I'm GonNa do something that we've never done this program which is that. I don't have any quotes and let me explain myself so I love this book but it is by far. Not Stephen King's most quotable the best parts of it are usually like longer scenes and they're great because of how they do tension or the character moments or other like really hard to take out of context things so the shorter quotes end up sounding kinda cheap out of context like we started this episode with kind of the central part of the second half. Wichita sometimes God makes us live. And it's like well out of context. Stephen King didn't earn that. And I really. I only have honorable mentions. I can't get into specific writing because it's just not the focus of this book to be snappy so my big honorable mention is Mary. Waking up in a dark room finds a flashlight. After fumbling around it's full of snakes and spiders and Scorpions and she wears like a sailor for the rest of the book she is every other word is potty language and I've never felt so seen as an audience member of that is exactly how I would respond to the situation. Thank you Stephen. King Phoenix You. Do have what to quotes. So here's warriors. Here's how I came up with these because I you know I read this whole second half of the book and was like Kahad present for sweet screams so I googled what people thought were the most important quotes from the book. And here's the two that came up so just goes to illustrate your point. The first is you said God is cruel. The way a person who's lived his whole onto hedy might say snow is cold. You knew but you didn't understand. He stepped closer to David. Put his palms on the boys. Cold cheeks do you know how cruel your God can be. David how fantastically cruel in which when you're reading it at the time it just see works. Yeah yeah it absolutely works again. I I'm not sure it was earned. I feel like it was earned. But that's just me because there's there's a lot of built and then this is literally the second thing that came up in is the second listed on good reads here it is He burst out laughing. She probably wouldn't like it but he couldn't help it. That was the way laughing was sort of like farting. Sometimes you could hold it in but a lot of times you couldn't. Yeah this still ain't his snippy as book dots. What people took away the number two on good reads That's it that's what we've got. I think that we should just kick this over the web for this section out of the out of its misery. Here we are in the web also known as the conspiracy web. This is the section where we talk about all of the connections to other Stephen King books now. We are in.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"And the nats nothing wrong. He's like Oh that that's nothing to worry about that. Sopher most notably wearing his police uniform evil forrest gump. This is amazing. What is the crime? Most people remember is that he was wearing just his police captain's hat. He says he reports when he went into a sorority and beat for people to death with a piece of firewood. She's as crazed. How did it take people this long? He was who is this judge who has like seems fine goal dude everyone that met him was like oh he is charming so. Tom Hanks Ten bundy movie when they just did a Ted Bundy movie and it was Zack. Ephron oh that's a good choice and he did a good job to now yeah he. He sang he really did good. So you compare that to someone like intrusion who is definitely Wiley. Has a certain kind of charisma but definitely not like everyone falls in love with him his. It's interesting 'cause there's I think maybe a little bit of that in the way that intrusion has kind of like hypnotism as one of his things like. He has this kind of mesmerizing presence. Yeah which is. I think similar to the way that people who are like crazy charismatic congest. There's a skeptics podcast that I liked quite lot called Ono. Rawson Kerry the river on the maximum phone network. And every now and again they will. Their whole thing is looking into supernatural claims. So that you don't have to. That's the whole shtick. So you can understand why it'd be interested. But they have done a few investigations into like extreme self. Help type things. And they're very open about fact that some people have they refer to it as like a reality distortion field. Where just one? You're in their presence. Everything about that person is just mesmerizing. They saved a lot about a lot of people who are successful. Not evily to like everyone that ever met Bill Clinton said that he made you feel like the only person in the room. Yeah which is incredible. There's just some people have this ability. It's not quite what happens in desperation with intrusion but it's definitely an aspect this kind of a supernatural parallel to that. I think the major point that I'm making is that Ted Bundy Stephen King when he was writing desperation. Knew all about Ted Bundy. It was it was old news. You know and I'm sure that some of that including the part about investing the COP comes out In in the writing and we see the same things that we weren't going to get into it because obviously there's a lot in it where you can compare the whole. Well kids go missing and it just keeps going on to a kind of serial murder thing like if you take away all of its supernatural element. That's a book about a serial killer like these are things that that king is very aware of. Who was the serial killer who dressed up as a clam John Wayne Casey Casey? That's what it was pre or post it. Casey was pre right so it would've been somewhere in his brain pan yeah. I think that Casey was caught. If I'm correct right before the beginning of like the beginning of the writing of it let me make sure that I'm right before I see. Yeah let's check our check. Our facts out here absolutely right. You're crushing it. That's one hundred percent so that would have been there in Stephen King's mind Pogo. The Clown was Oh God. What is it with serial killers in like creepy ass? Name's John Wayne. Casey was a popular local politician. Who people trusted and he would have these parties with all these young boys over and some of them just wouldn't come home and he had a basement full of food three dozen cheeses and I'll say under eighteens. Yes so horrifying. You can see how effective horror might be a mixture of things that are real with Things that are not with the paranormal. When you stir that altogether you get something really effective. Liked it like desperation. Like GERALD'S GAME. You know what's interesting to me? Is that in some ways. Adding the supernatural element actually dilutes the horror yet. No-one no-one read true crime fiction now. Well kind of people do but I want to. The lambs is a major one. That's yes American psycho kind of Taiwa more of an allegory. But yeah those are strong sauce. Though like those are stories that are renowned for being like this one will kinda make you not want to read for a few days. Yeah exactly I think you're right it dilutes it a little bit and also adds something that you can point to and be like. That's not real. It's not real because it clarifies and really did go take a bunch of kids. Yeah Slam Person From Space. Definitely did not didn't yeah. And there was a real joe bear but he was not a space cowboy and he did not kill forty people and pronounce a bunch of. Necker e killed killed three people and was an ineffective criminal. Now that actually brings up a good point though because Jubeir his name was taken from. Jubeir Jubeir is crimes. Were on a mixture of two serial killers named Henry. Lucas and Ed Geene Ed Geene. I've heard of. We can't get all the way into Henry Lucas. He's a drifter killer. Who basically drove around a lot of different areas killed a lot of different people? There's actually a shoutout to Henry Lucas in guilt game. He loves to leave the bread crumbs. Man He does Ed Geene. We can't talk about. Hey listen we're kind of at the limit here. We can be both kind of jovial and talk about a bunch of innocent people dying. I couldn't even give you the outline of genes crass power program but give it a Google. Give it a wikipedia. Yeah if you are in inclined to do so the information is out there. I don't need to tell you about the cheese serve. Need to tell you about the. I'm.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"So some. Call him the Space Cowboy. Some call him the gangster of love. I've I've called him. Maurice once or twice. Eric's all right. We completed the joke. Good work good game the other night. I definitely put the beginnings of the music right. Okay Okay Okay. Okay for your back So in Gerald's game there's a serial killer. He is a prolific necrophile with ACURA. Mega -Ly are serial code. Today is neither of those things. But it's interesting but Stephen King took a name from a real life Maine based serial killer. Yeah and lent it to his book or maybe it was a subconscious or I think he was caught in nineteen ninety six so it might be funny. Stephen King might have actually named a serial killers you bear and then we'll let me see when he was caught all right. Do the math. He was caught right before Stephen King started writing. Gerald's game okay. So maybe subconscious maybe conscious as kind of a nod. Yeah absolutely and interestingly enough he was well we'll get to that all right. Let's go chronologically. So let's talk about. Show bear the fictional character. And then we'll talk about it. Show bear the serial killer. So why don't you explain to the audience? A little bit of the details about the fictional character shirt so this is based off of the book. Gerald's game primarily. I have not read bag of bones. My understanding is that Berisha's feature prominently in that one as well but as far as we hear in Gerald's Game Jober is a serial killer slash NECROPHILIAC. Who Lives in state of Maine? He has acro- Meglena. Is that how it's pronounced ACRO- Akra Mugabe? Which is not related to him being serial killer but it does. It's like a striking aspect of his appearance and he goes around murdering folks and he steals their bones and puts them in like a briefcase thing. A bag of sorts and at one point he shows up where so? If you haven't read Gerald's game the main character gets tied to a bad and has to survive the whole book. It's it's hard core go read. It's one of my favorites. But he shows up and is just generally ominous spooky so he does home invasions he. I think he liked pickled his mom or something like that. Sure did he sure did yes. Oh definitely sexually desecrated most of the bodies. Yeah Yeah looting taking genitals for His So that that sort of sexual depravity comes in here with Jubeir the the man John J Jubeir when he was a kid John. Jay Baer was a kid I sit just me or do. Serial killers always have really dramatic. Names it they often. There's something kind of weighty the top serial killers that most like true crime as can name are like Richard Chase. Ed Geene John Wayne. Casey Richard took Attilo. There's just something batum spooky absolutely like. What if they had been named like Edgar Edgar Zubeir would have been serial killer? Richard Ramirez right so Jubeir when he was thirteen found out that if he stabs little girls with pencils or at one point slices them with Razor Blades. He becomes sexually stimulated unfortunate. It's unfortunate and it's not great. The mixing the crossing of the sex wires and the of violence wires in the brain is pretty much the main cause for Serial killing in an in any many people. That's pretty much where it begins. There are are very few serial killers with no sexual motivations. Now let's talk about the three crimes. There's three that we know of right. Probably just three so in Portland Maine is your bears live in there. It's nineteen eighty two and there's an eleven year old name. Ricky Stetson who went for a jog roof. His body was found on the side of I ninety five by motorists my two hundred dollars like the main road down there in Portland. I the main highway yeah. Someone had attempted to undress him and failed and stabbed and strangled ricky. Interestingly enough in each one of these cases they arrest a suspect. The suspect is always the wrong person which is not super rare. I mean usually they wait till they know The bite mark did match the bite mark on sets his body like from the cast carat for those of you. That don't consume a lot of crime. Media Bite marks are like fingerprints and a lot of ways. They're fairly consistently individual. So that's a way that people will get caught. Which is crazy buck wild? Yeah and they were doing that before they knew about DNA. It's a very early. A primitive form of matching people. So now it's a year later and were in Nebraska which is one of the reasons that these crimes did not get connected right. Danny Joe Abberley is a newspaper boy. I'm not even kidding. He is delivering newspapers and a man coaxes him into his car and they find his body a couple of days later about like four miles away. It was the same thing a probably sexually motivated knife attack. So did they eventually get a confession editor bear? Is that how we know these things? Yup and we'll get to how crazy his confession was and how it kind of shows manipulation in the system. Sure so now. At this point that was a kidnapping and we might not know this but all kidnappings go straight to the FBI right if you can prove. It was a kidnapping a secondary location murder straight. That guy the guy gets called in who happens to be the head of the FBI out profiling team at the time Robert K ressler like the profiler and this comes across his desk and he's like I'm GonNa Profile Shit out of this guy for just is one murder that had talked to the one in Maine. No the man personally but somehow seems out of character. I don't think rolling into his office. Roman his hands together like ooh baby is profile and time viscaya profile. Richard Chase Ted Bundy and Geoffrey. Dahmer Damn this guy is the. He's the profile. He wrote a note. Profiler Robert K Ressler. Honestly if you get a chance to read his books do it. The point is while he's putting together this profile. The police are basically arresting every child molester in both states a couple months later in Peillon Nebraska just a couple miles from wear emily's body was found. Christopher Walden disappeared also got into a car. This was a little bit more of violent crime. There's no reason to describe it. We're not true crime podcast. But right it was more more mutilation ripe will and now Robert K. wrestlers like no no no. We're not arresting anybody who doesn't perfectly perfectly fit my shit so they arrested guy who does not fit his profile and this guy isn't looking good. He has a false alibi. He fails a polygraph test and wrestler. Says send him home. He doesn't fit my profile. Dang he was so sure and he was right. This would be a much different story. If he was like ten percent. Worse this job. Yeah right so basically. There's a guy in a car just loitering Jubeir Just like hanging around a neighborhood. In a preschool. Teacher calls the police. Because she's a nosy. Nora when they saw car they're like a Tan Nova Sedan Russo fast in a series of events. A search warrant is issued. Rope is found that fits the Danny Abberley murder at this dude dorm room by the way. 'cause he's in his twenty one years old. Jubeir the time. Yeah who which makes him one of the youngest operating Kat. Serial killers right. He gets diagnosed by the psychiatric people with everything that you can get diagnosed with. He gets life in prison in Maine but here comes the interesting part to avoid the death penalty in Nebraska. He spills his beans and they're like death penalty anyway. Because there's no rules about that right and just promise not give them to them. Yeah so he files a rid of Habeas Corpus. He says that he was given the death penalty for quote unquote exceptional depravity which is not against the law The court agreed and they appealed and the appeal was overturned by the United States District Court District Nebraska to courts up right because of the torturing the he had made to. They're like this is not looking good for you. Bud like so on July Seventeenth nineteen ninety six. He is executed by Electric Chair Nebraska now while he was leading up to him being electrocuted Nebraska had to look at. Is this cruel and unusual punishment. Like right I think it's interesting that a couple months before green mile is published. Stephen King is watching the news about an electric chair case for killer. He followed ten years ago interesting anyways. That is interesting. It is revealed when they take off his. I don't know hat the thing they strapped down to your head to electrocute you to death with right the cap of whatever we just did Green Mile. Okay that he got a lot of brain blisters and decides of his head were very very damaged. His ears were very very damaged provided night. I didn't know the brain blisters was a phrase that existed in the world. It sure does. My life is demonstrably worse off for it. They repealed the death penalty in Nebraska. Oh Shit not over this but over this in conjunction with a few other thing. Yeah Yeah Years Later. They they repealed the death penalty. So that's John Bear. Which in this really roundabout way relating to Gerald's game. Maybe like yeah yeah I mean. In Gerald's game the character does not get the death penalty and they make a point of saying it right because Dan have the penalty. But I put that in there. You know total super interesting. So that's one of two people that we're going to talk about today. The other one is a little more high profile. Phoenix are GonNa be telling me about Ted Bundy so everybody. Who's into true? Crime knows Ted Bundy. Yeah and knows the whole story and knows the different stories and knows what he said. Everyone said watched the documentary on Netflix. So I don't WanNa like beat a dead horse right but I do want to point out some of the similarities to some Ted Bundy's shit to to desperation. Right now are desperation. Character is not an incredibly intelligent sociopathic villain mastermind. He takes a few of the boxes. He's really doesn't seem on intelligent. He's kind of Wiley. Mikey plants evidence and he takes advantage of people's trust and authority. And that's exactly it. It's the taking advantage of trust and authority that we see from Ted Bundy all the time. Now Ted Bundy a lot of people don't realize because true crime makes it seemed like he was this master of evil master evil but he was also a bumbling fuck up and he he messed up a lot of stuff up to and including his police ruse so he had many many many ruses that he used. I need help fixing my buggy. I lost my dog so many I have a broken arm. Hell yeah and that's how he was lure young women into his car who he would then sexually assault and murder many many many dozens of times. He had one ruse where he would dress up. Like a COP now. He was still driving a yellow buggy. Some of these times cut dammit and other times not and he would have handcuffs in the hands of course came into play with the the sadism kind of thing in I think three of these particular cases there were like actual murders that I don't WanNa say worked out though. He convinced people into his car. Just like Kali intriguing does by saying something. Dangerous is going on out there. I need to help you right. Yeah and then wing people. He didn't know what was that tone of voice dear. We're not on a spooky mansion on a hill. We're not Azerbaijan. This is not where we're at now just to recap the rest of Ted Bundy's career for you Stephen. Yeah because I'm again a lay man. He killed who knows how many people I think nothing numbers dumb game. But let's say more than three dozen people. She says up to including some girlfriends. He was beloved. Local Republican people in his college trusted him. That's crazy man as he started to lose his mind. He's tired to lose his friends and when he was caught rather unceremoniously they. You know they they got. They arrested him out of pulled him out of his car. One day he went to jail. Escaped Jail Chit by digging a tiny hole with a spoon in Earth. Somehow I forget how he did it in the concrete and like losing a bunch of weight. That's crazy yeah. There was a massive manhunt. He goes on trial he almost jail again by the way goes on. Trial represents himself and is so charming. The judge himself says. I don't WanNa put you in jail. What the fuck does a great job representing himself but doesn't present a very good defense also by the way a bunch of women start sexualizing him. One of them shows up to the trial he puts her on the stand and uses a backwards law about certain words. The judge can say to legally marry this woman wild. He is putting the questions to are on the stand. They get married in court. You can't see my face but my gye is like on the ground. I do not understand how any of these words are real things that you're saying to me right now. It he his damn mind and the police kept pulling him over during the time that he was gonna get caught and finding like bloody hammers and the nats nothing wrong. He's like Oh that that's nothing to worry about that. Sopher.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Content warning true crime related to serial killers including sexual assault and murder of children today. This special long extended version of what is an extended version of Stephen? We've never really paid done. A segment further I don't know let's workshop. It's a seven for like real life. Analogues to Stephen King Valens. Let's call it. Let's call it the rogues gallery rogues gallery love it. This is going to be a little bonus episode about a couple. Not all of the real life serial killers that had inspired serial killers in the last couple of books that we've done. Yeah mainly mostly. We're GONNA talk about John Jubeir. Who might not have heard of and Ted Bundy? Who you've definitely heard of. Yeah if you think you haven't heard of Ted Bundy. You've you've heard of Ted Bundy. He'll start talking and you'll be like Oh. That was a real person. One thing I want to mention on our off week episode here today is that this month were covering the book desperation which is about a police officer who goes on a killing rampage including attacking people in their cars and homes and It is not lost on us that a real life person dressed as a cop not a RCMP. Officer Really did all of those things last weekend. Yeah we're not going to get into it. We're not gonna you know cover it. You can go to news podcasts for that but we wanted to say to our listeners and friends in Nova Scotia and Canada as a whole that were here to support you and if if the information were covering is too much you know we're GonNa try to be sensitive but of course we we totally understand yet so feel free to skip this one if you need to. We're going to try to treat these sensitive way. There is an aspect true crime that is I. Don't WanNa say spectacle but like there's something morbidly fascinating about the fact that this shit actually happens in the world and it's hard to cover in our style. Yes it's hard to do it. Oh lighthearted singer song about it. We can make fun of this horrific stuff because we cover stuff that isn't real right and this episode is about the real life real shit that we're going to try to not be quite as flippant about. We're GONNA keep it light as we can but again like Phoenix much more of a true crime person than I am. You've only recently gotten me into the genre because for the longest time the fact that this stuff is real was like such a massive. Turn off for me that I couldn't get into it because it felt very voyeuristic but what I've kind of come around to is that just ignoring that. Bad things happen is not the answer so I am. I think I think as a horror person. It's almost like a responsibility to acknowledge. Like oh these have real life real world analogs and that's what we're going to be talking about today and if anyone needs a little bit of comfort Jus- no you are way way way less likely to be murdered anywhere in the world today than at any other time in history fact. Yeah Yeah so all right. Let's get started. Let's start with John Jubeir. Yes so some. Call him the Space Cowboy. Some call him the gangster of love. I've I've called him. Maurice once or twice..
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Hey we're in the Michio. Well we so how do you WanNa? I'll start hey listen. We've been pretty tight in this episode. Let's get loose a skit low. Get low girl so obviously shits wild out there. We've both had us a month and we know we're not alone so if this program has made you smile during these hard times please consider sharing it with a friend. We've been saying this episode one. We want to help foster connections. This is primarily a book club. This is not just US talking at you. The listener you the listeners. Were trying to have conversations about Stephen King and foster conversations. Bass Stephen King so if you have any stories about this program being conversation starter or just like cool conversations. You've had with people because of Stephen King let us know I'll even give you an example on stuck in my house with my mom who I loved dearly. She introduced me to both Stephen King and horror in general and she recently reread insomnia. Because we have a copy in the house. Because I do this podcast. And we had like a really nice long conversation about kind of the themes of insomnia. And what's going on in the world today and just the general s cavers and it was great. It was really really nice So we hope that you can have this conversation Stu and we want to hear about them absolutely also just wanted to point out. We have a twitter facebook. I posted dinks are Patriot is open He's still have a job of retail. Support us now that we can make more and better content artiste. Pre Account should be working if you assured or something. Yeah we'll go ahead and pin that on our facebook page Next chance we get the designs on that bad boy are of course the posters designed by Monica Jen which we chat every episode. Because they're great and we'll do what we got like magnets and shirts and shit. So if you want to read Stephen King if you on rap the Steven King Boo Club. That's where you can find that stuff. Also my esque officials spotify playlist now has five and do so. Go follow that playlist still updated every episode. Dank like non ironically GM so into the fact that we've just been hammering that mother fucker for months months. Now listen to the platelets. I'm not gonNA stop everyone else. Join me but if they don't I'm still going to do good. Hey on the topic of music. I have a one minute. Musical at this episode Phoenix Phoenix. Your continued excellence. An passion for the one minute musical inspired me to do something for this book. So I'll hit that in a second and I hope everyone enjoys and after that will hit nipple teams. Let's go you lagoons and Canal cruise out Asian. I'M GONNA go in all spock Karl in a long walking the Greens. And no palm gonNA come down now. Sam Can Rick and now ran up from the law man. I'm are longer own.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Listeners this is Stephen Today for our bonus content this week. I'm joined by a very special guest. The my girlfriend Lauren Lauren. So the reason why. I'm having you on this episode. Aside from the fact that we were both born at home Is that this is our green mile series of episodes. Which is the only Steven King Book that you've read got wrecked on the after you asked me to read it so we always start out by asking our guests. What's your relationship with horror? How do you feel like like Disney channel Halloween town or any like any? What's The scariest movie? Do you think you've watched and enjoyed Harry Potter okay. We'll take it so you're not a fan of horror so like remember when they did horror that one episode of bones. Yeah and we had to stop watching it. Yeah yeah cool so a little bit different in terms of our usual so what? I thought it would be fun to do. Is We're GONNA do those like buzzfeed click Video things where I'm going to basically throw bunch of Stephen King stuff at you and you have to do your best to give me the way man's like so do you have some qualifications right. Okay because you talk about Stephen King all the time this is true. So maybe I've absorbed some knowledge. Yeah well now share with. I hope so. Is there anything you want to say before we dive in we have I? I'll explain? We have three games the will be doing. But do you have any only say last words last word seems kind of ominous study? Pray for okay. our games we have three segments okay to the first segment is. I'm going to read you three story. Names these are all from the same collection called a skeleton crew. And you have to tell me which of these three stories is not real which one I made up in which two are in that collection. That'd be our first game after that. We're GONNA do a lightning round of ten true or false Stephen King Trivia facts and try to really burn through those quickly and then we'll have a final section where I'm going to show you images of three Stephen King Villains you gotta tell me who they are what they're from and what their whole thing is what they're about what they do. I should be very qualified for this. Yes I think it will be. I think it will be easy and quick and good new. Identify Win Man. I should have thought about that before. We start recording. I don't know what you want. You want like. We have like a thank you section at the end of our show. You can have you on the thank you page for like a month and a half. I win and it's my podcast okay. That's fair will be will become the the Lauren Boo club. And we'll only read things that you write saying. Maybe I don't want him so here. We Go. This is our first segment a ready. Do you feel I forget the rules? Okay so the rules are. These are three stories. Two of them are real. They're all front. Same Collection of Stephen King short stories called Skeleton Crew. I think it's in this basement somewhere. I could show you the cover so here. We're going to hear any turn all right. So our first story is called the raft. The raft is about four college students. They're on break. They swim out to a raft on a lake in the middle of October. To hang out and just generally be horny. Teenagers Together They are hunted down and killed by a sentient oil slick. That's your first one. That's the raft. Our second story is called Grandma. Grandma's about an eleven year old named George also Georgie. He's left home for one night with his bed. Bound grandmother of whom he is very scared of he starts to think that she's no longer bed bound in fact up and around in wants a big hug it's implied that she's a witch and he gets possessed so that she can have attornal youth sats. Grandma OKAY IN. The last one is called the river the woods. This is about a couple which hikes across northern Maine. They get lost in the woods and they find a man claiming to be a forest ranger and he leads them around in circles for a while and then they die. Okay so clearly. You're not from New England in their right mind goes serving in a lake in October. Steering King with no this as a meaner so I said that the raft is false. You know it's fun. The raft is a real story. Yeah it's early October. Vote No wonder these kids. Yes they die they do they do all di Ra horribly. I mean they should have known better. Yeah that's fair. Talk Tober assume. Its main because Stephen. I just wanted to know that I changed my lie about the river. The Woods mid-sentence because I realized it was a bridge too far. I was originally going to tell you that the forest ranger was also a ghost. Yeah I was like this story seems to obvious I could cheap throwaway store. Yeah fake. That one's fake. Yeah I guess more like Middle School. Yeah Kid right so horror book to be fair. There are a lot of Stephen King's synopsis. That are like bad. Like there's one that same collection called here there tigers which is about a middle school student Who is afraid to go into the boy's bathroom because there's a tiger in there? I mean I would also be afraid to go in the bathroom Thursday tiger. That's Fair Bureau wise ladies. Why why like this relationship I have ten to reform questions. Okay and I'm going to try to get them rapid fire. I don't have a hard stop on this but I really wanted to be like your gut reaction. Can you want my gut reaction I do? Have you been holding back? What are you hiding? Okay ready all right in. Stephen King's Carrie. A hardcore Christian character refers to other characters breasts as dirty pillows. True in Stephen King's the Tommy knockers aliens invade the planet earth and create devious contraptions such as a psychically controlled killer Roomba. I hope that this is true. What's your answer true? Stephen King wrote in scrapped an entire book about Techno Vampires in the late nineteen ninety s which has not been published to this day false. That's fall to absolutely of public. Stephen King was a high school English teacher. Before writing in selling this best civil selling novel Carey. I know this is true now. In fact Stephen King's pet cemetery. Character defends themselves from vampire with glow in the dark plastic cross false. That's false but only on a technicality that does happen. I did not know that there were vampire. Isn't that ten minutes because there aren't there are vampires in satellites line. Which is where that actually happens. Like a kitschy glow in the dark. Yeah it's someone from Massachusetts. I'm upset by this. Stephen King was doing so much cocaine in the nineteen eighties it. He has no memory of writing his bestselling novel Cujo true. That's true cocaine folks. Yeah I don't do drugs as Stephen King Book Club. Psa The more you know Stephen King's why fantasy book the eyes of the dragon features or race of Lizard. People called the scale man lizard. People are true so this focus That is the first one. You've gotten a wrong Arnaud. Scale conspiracy theory class would be of Sensei. Stephen King is himself Lizard Person. Yeah yeah that was not the true fall so you did get one wrong. So far All three Stephen King's children are also bestselling novelist true false. Niamey is not a bestselling novel. She's incredibly decorated minister. Didn't even know he had three kids. So yes shot in the dark. Yeah well it would go. Stephen King recently deleted his facebook account because facebook's policies around falsehoods in political advertisements. That's true because.
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"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Way way off of this very interesting track. It's my absolute pleasure to reintroduce my favorite segment. It's bag of Boehner's now now. We haven't done a background on time. Stephen King is notorious for his incredibly horny. Writing sometimes and boy howdy. This book Horny as Hell and it's told people is my favorite kind of Corny. It's so much I've got some quotes for you. Our Protagonist Ralph Roberts He's just a winter gone wild. He's over sixty years young and he's looking for a good time on page one sixty five he he hugs Helen. Who's like just a friend? And she says dear Ralph she murmured in his ear. Dear Sweet Ralph. He felt a stirring in his groin. Apparently brought on by the combination of her light perfume and the gentle puffs of air against his ear. Ou Ralph you horny boy. That's pretty tame that's tame right sits like fine very next page letter next. Page talking about Gretchen. One of days right hand women certified bad ass this. This is what he thinks about her physical state. She was quite simple a woman. You couldn't not look at couldn't not speculate about which is almost film noir in. Its dislike casual harness later down on that same page. Ralph catches himself being horny and self advises and just by the way Ralph. This might be a good time to real is back into their sockets. This kind of thing is just peppered throughout the book. I'm not as calling you out in any way but I am saying every other Steven King Book has exactly this amount of like occasional mentions of sexuality but I I do think Ralph's old age bothered you a little. I think you're probably right. I think I'm not used to people writing older characters. Who have this much sexuality to them? We're so I think that's valid but I think that's valid but but I do have a counter argument and very specific quote that to me elevated this to the point where we needed to talk about it I I. I don't know how I can possibly do this. Justice getting into it. There's a lot of mutual attraction between Ralph and Lois which is great the super healthy sexual relationship. But Yeah I WANNA make it clear that like. They're a great couple. I love their romance in this book. but we it is it is fertile ground for some some truly masterful uncomfortable. Stephen King Horny writing page three fifty. Five if you'd like to read long. He touched her arm and turned her toward him. He looked at the small clean crease in the band of her elbow and thought about how much he would like to touch it with his mouth or the tip of his tongue. I'm a grown ASS. Man or the tip of his tongue perhaps now phoenix. We can be candid here. Yeah sure this is a. This is a vulnerable space. We talk about our lives. We were both sexual beings you know neither one of us as actual I enjoy the the sex. I've never wanted to lick the inside of someone's elbow my own. That is like this can't be thing. Stephen King is a certified freak. There's no way well not going to say I haven't done it but I don't crave it. I hate that that we did. This segment We won't go more and we've got a stacked program I am whisking US away in freeing us from this curse that I brought upon us. We're going as we are best zags and a crap man. What a wild episode. So far has everyone doing. Just checking.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"He is trying to Kinda sent a plague on sides against one another and then finding some kind of consensus and I think that's not nearing that's not just now. I think if you look at Stephen King's work from the president You see over and over again. Stephen King trying to find that sweet spot trying to speak to you know. Republicans and Democrats equal measure. And I think some people are gonNA find that to the like relief that. There's something really nice about Stephen King's pros that does that but others are gonNA find it to the little bit less compelling or maybe a marketing ploy rather than any sort of political convictions And I wanted to kind of explore that to tease out. What that means for us. What are we doing this tennis? Centrist icons Stephen King and never related political turmoil. That seems to swirl all around him Oh yeah in some exploration of the abortion. Debate is so expertly crafted. You never know what the end Stephen King thinks you know. Yeah and that's that's that's why such a good example for me. What I was talking about you went between the abortion debate in insomnia and the The nuclear today in Tommy knockers. You have these two interesting discussions of political activism And what Stephen King thinks about activists and people really passionate about politics so I I really. I jumped off those texts a lot especially in the introduction to your to the politics but I mean heavily on them because I think I'm pretty pretty indicative of a larger steen larger political scene for him. I was wondering when I first read that essay. Why it might be that I personally just as a political being Identified so heavily with it because most people are so Unhappy with the essay and I realized it might be because he and I are from the same pinpoint on the map. I wonder if there's a very specifically main thing to ride this line between like new age modernism and old school values. I guess you living in eastern Tennessee. You probably know as much about that as we do in Maine well and I think Vermont where I grew up in Vermont was not Burlington from growing really in more rural for Mont Central Vermont. And so you know I I knew people across the point across from and this is something I think to that kind of New England. Pragmatism that Stephen King reflective very regional thing. You know where I'm at is is more Staunchly Republican. I don't think there's as much time to find the middle in in in this part of the country. I think there's more of that era inland. There's this kind of pragmatism that saturates a lot of camping out in the miss. There's this kind of vocation of enrollment in there which they get together and it's described as New England's Tau needing and I'm really some kind of town meetings which are Stephen teams work in which it's kind of like people have a lot of diverse opinions. Get together any quote unquote New England style town then. Kinda having great essay that somewhere. Yeah I think that is the premise behind the book. So what are we supposed to do with Stephen? King's New England town meetings in the low much kind of blown up You know federal debates on the kind of central level as opposed to on these vocal Raffles Stephen King gravitates towards these small on clay absence of people like in the miss. Who are you know actually at this? You know the federal market and they are having their own little rockets. Come to some consensus about what to do. And even tokens and you have your cynics and you have zealots and you have all of these. Different people are trying to raise a hand and Stephen King is trying to present to us. What were they good political process? Look like and you know whether or not we he comes to that conclusion. I think it's an open ended question. That's an ongoing question in the book. Could I wrote Because he kind of a satisfying answer to that question or even confused the rest of us. Well I can't wait to read that book because they have a title yet. It is Stephen King and American Politics Stephen King in American politics by Dr Michael Blue. And I'll definitely be looking for that on the shelf. I WANNA steer the conversation briefly to your early relationship with Stephen King. When did you read your first kings stuff you know? I was probably too young. Yeah I think everybody's a little T I you know I remember the most from I look at his head and I'm sure it wasn't actually I look but it's the first one I remember and it's actually the first one. It's the product continues to resonate with commercial wrangles from probably going to disagree about this but my favorite novel remains get and I remember reading it when I was young and just being totally engrossed in that awful. I mean the way I could get soon nine hundred pages in Texas and I was just so taken by the story and the maid is the second. This story ethics story can hold my interest of the young person you know I. I thought I could read all way through knocking born and they're not really interesting. I never read books of nine hundred pages in length that I felt you know engrossed cry until I came to something like that and interest remains in my own. Mind some place in my heart because it introduced me. So many of those quintessential Stephen King things the things. He does so well the things that make him. I think interesting. It's amazing to me. Now you know twenty five years later I am able to revisit it and still find it such a joining us to read. And such compelling and Interesting Section of American Society I totally identify with that I remember meeting in for the first time also being too young and also having that same thought of wow like their lung books that are good and then of course. I was just the right age for rate after that Harry Potter took off. Yeah and then that have introduced everyone to reading eight hundred pages at a time you know yeah and I was a little a little bit on the other side of that age wise a little bit like Terry Potter. My brothers my brothers Right Harry Potter I can rock because I was Kinda got too cool for school age. Like even tell you wrong moment for me which like that and you know. Obviously that ended up being silly. In retrospect but I was a teenager. I mean but it was you know and instill I reread it very recently for for the book and I was Kinda calling through it and I was just thinking when he well constructed novel and I know there's a lot of criticism about sex and I know you know especially the end on. Their pet has all kinds of Hostility towards it from from ten leaders but we had to do a whole segment. I created a whole episode. That yeah I mean and Clarisse. It's common enough to you know Denigrate the conclusion of the two to film adaptation had to kind of having little cameo inside joke about how Stephen King and I really think it was probably the stock. And that partisans now people just fall back. You didn't know how to handle. I guess he can't re entering But I just feel like it actually wasn't anything to actually get into. I was just a really thoughtful. But it is very well constructed Wayne with you weaves back and forth and nothing ever feels stale and it never I mean. Let's be honest. Some of his other longer works. I think has talked about this quite a bit nine longer. Works don't really win to quit. And you feel in reader like oh my goodness just a little bit clouded like maybe if this is a little bit shorter of war emotionally effective. I never felt that way about though I think it was just the right length and really held me. I'm from beginning to end the whole trip to about human king. Not Knowing how to end the book I think comes from a lack of thorough exploration of his work. You know I've been eating Stephen King's work in order. Like kinda logically. I mean. There's a couple of them. Were our like man okay. That was long but most of the time everything's wrapped up with a nice little Bozic modern reader would want. There's something you said. Something is done I think it's sort of unfair appraisal but of course the big massive books. We're going to get the attention that it and The stands have probably the stand things like actually they wanted or she put out in the in the nineties living longer. That's another thing here. I think the stand is another book. Really masterfully navigates length. Like there's nothing in the standing there very few things in the standard. I would recommend editing out and so much these crucial and again this is Kim does so well. And he leaves this tapestry of American society that vast right in office can really deftly handle fastness of American society and he weaves together these diverse characters and you'd be histories freeze and they kind of run together and create the tapestry of different size. And I think one of the reasons that we identify Stephen King under Clinton essentially American I see catchers the pot. Al-hindi US so well like cut and the stand for the reasons that stand is actually meet my favorite book and it and it really is It's because of that dense. Americana that the whole thing feels like a very well-made extra-long Johnny cash album right hits all the major points. All the Persian does of where the normal crashes are American history and culture and A celebration where the triumph star in American history and culture. I think that really perfectly and I'm sure that comes up all of what we've been. Yeah I mean that. Actually the conclusion of my book on Politics and Actually comes up quite a bit and are Proton History and Stephen King. I mean both both of those books and working living unexpecting ways come back to the stand. Just stand has so much to tell us about a myths of America American history of miss the also route American political partisan bickering ellison kind of formation of these different groups. That seem at odds with each other. You know testing the antagonistic forever There's something both hopeful in that work but also something. Family kind of Western Balkan inside of Stephen King's riding style of something about American being doomed to repeat its mistakes around Franck in and seeing readings unable to get out of. Its own way that I find really captivating because I can't think of a lot of the writers to manage to walk that tight rope between optimism and just the darkest pessimism Tau America can do in the stands. Does that I want to ask you as I ask everyone else the interview. What else are you working on? What Non Stephen King? What's your other gigs right now. Oh right now I've been really inundated with Stephen King And I'm only now kind of coming up out of the patient and seeing the sun first time starting to think about kind of non Stephen King projects and there are a couple of things that I'm currently twain around with one of them is A chapter on mass market fiction For a forthcoming archer volume You Book on Right. I did run a mass market fiction and American liberalism. 'cause I'm really interested in. The parallel development is these kind of mass market paperbacks and that whole kind of sub genre than than emerged around books. That are leaving is to be on the shelves in Grocery Stores and And parallel with contemporary moment in American history. Which I feel like are a lot of interesting overlaps between the way. American society is developing for the last fifty years and the rise of the paperbacks kind of try to tease out what it is. How these things each other. And I've and I've been doing that. I learned a lot about. I had a lot more to say about mass murder conviction as an idea. So it'd be Kinda worse around that and you know how American society deals can win the paperbacks and what what that says about us I completely. I'm not completely unrelated but in an unrelated way also been working on this project. A Campaign Biographies Watch Explores came in biographies. That especially her went. And by meter literary figures like Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Dean Howell and artificial like this who are hired to write these very strange campaign biographies Teaching American literature often brought them up and students have been really interested in. Wow how did miss annual Hoff? I'm getting involved in a political campaign like how does that happen? And when it wants to book like you know those kinds of questions and honestly. I couldn't answer them all that well because it just hasn't been a lot out there on the subject so those are two things that are kind of the not totally unrelated to Kim projects But they're a little bit different terms as well. Well I WANNA say thank you so much for coming on our show and giving us all that awesome information. You're a wonderful guest. All right thanks so much..
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Blue and say hi Michael. Hi everybody. Talking to Michael Blue in is an associate professor of English and humanities at Milligan College. Is that in Tennessee. I remember correctly it is. It's an eastern Tennessee. Very close to the border with North Carolina. Wonderful Dr Michael Bloomberg. Utm Just like myself He went a couple years before me and studied Presumably with my friend and yours Tony Magistrelli Tell us about how you I like. Met Tony and got into this. Well Tony and I have kind of a storied history I actually funny enough. I played basketball against his son in high school and And kind of got to know Tony as a very Vocal Fan of his sons team. And actually my aunt Also took classes with Toni when she was in English. Major back when Tony just started at the University of the month I was sitting earlier with the twenty one. I arrived at UVM. I was really excited to get to know him. He seemed like a really knowledgeable. But relatable professor and you know in one of those happy moments he was everything that was advertised as a professor as a mentor. Or your I immediately just fell in love with subject matter mostly because of Tony and his passion for You know you made it so interesting. And relatable and compelling I signed up for every Tony Magistrelli Class Class. That was offered really. That's was my window in before. I'm Tony Classes I. I didn't know what I wanted to do with English. Wanted to be rhetoric. But I didn't know what exact area I was going to go into. And being an attorney class really cemented for me what I was going to do with the rest of my career. I love when that happens. When professor is so into their thing that becomes your thing through Osmosis. Yeah and I think you know that really speaks volumes to tonees skills as professor. I think the students are. Uvm are extraordinarily fortunate to have some of my Tony around He's just so accessible. You know I came up. Tvm this past fall To give a talk and to be a part of one of these classes and I was just really reminded of how fortunate students are to work with Tony any. His door's always open in each. Just you know he just has. All this encyclopedic knowledge about the Gothic about Stephen King in particular the it was kind of a really nostalgic trip for me remembering when I was a young Undergrad. Who didn't really know anything? And kind of finding my way nervously Tony's office and then just in nearly feeling at and respected and you know just really brought into the fold so to speak and so I I credit Tony with with a lot for what I've been doing since I left him. It's interesting that you mentioned that trip up here. In the fall I was sitting in the back left. Quarter of that room. Which is how I even knew to look up your name in the first place. Oh Yeah I It was I was amazed at the size of class Working at a Liberal Arts College. My classes are typically smaller than easy on class but Tony really filled the seats for the Stephen King Class. I was super impressed in the level of engagement of the people in the room to You know I was just kind of astonished at how many people really really cared about Stephen King film But I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I mean Tony just makes it so interesting that people. I think flux his classes absolutely and you are either currently or have just completed writing a book with Tony Yes. I actually just completed and weirdly enough. I didn't plan it this way. I weirdly finished two bucks on Stephen King at approximately the same time and that was trusts due to you know the steed which different publishing houses work through things. But I was reading my own book on Stephen King and kind of reached out to Tony with a couple of questions as I often do. You know looking for his advice his expertise and in that process he actually suggested like. Oh man might be cool to work on something together. Don't you think and I obviously jumped at the opportunity to work with him and to you know see we could do collaboratively and we landed on this current book project that we are just finishing a going into production as we speak on on. Stephen King and what is scope of that? But the one that you're doing Tony Tony Ni- you know we kind of bouncing ideas off of each other trying to figure out what we wanted to say. What was the angle we wanted to take on Stephen King Review? We wanted to be both about his fiction. But also about adaptations Because we have a lot of interest in film adaptations of Stephen King. So you know through a lot of conversation and bouncing things back and forth. We landed on this idea of even saying in American history. And that's the title of the Bucks and through that we kind of wanted to explore how Stephen King has understood American history and presented us Kind of detract in American history. Where everything where we're going have each even just the idea of history as a discipline Seems to be something that both of us kind of have been interested in just haven't fully articulated until we got together and said okay. This seems like a topic that needs to be explored. It has lots of opportunities to branch out followed detours where they take us branch off and see. See where we were going? But that was our framework was was Stephen King and the idea of American history. That is so much fun. I can't wait to read it. I did get to read. Tony sent me. The copy of the Vietnam is ation essay. Yes yes when that was going to be presented or parts of it are being presented to Our listeners via patriotic people listening to this have perhaps have a a introduction to the book through that particular essay which I thought was very interesting. Yeah that was really one of the chapters that we knew when we were writing it really. We had stumbled on something that was really important We knew no one had really delve deeply into king's relationship to the war both personal relationship to the war. Having you know almost ended up serving in the war And his then he continued fascinated with me throughout his body of work really into never really slowed down. It seems like e kind of comes back to Vietnam. And the the thing that haunts in most maybe and so when we stumbled on History Min Nam and we just had so much to say the chapter just kind of in Israel. I think we knew that went old With that idea and that became I think a nucleus of of the rest of the book. And what is What is your book about the book? You're working on when this all came up very related topic and so that was another reason. I felt like I could Join with Tony and I still have a lot to say. There's a lot left on the cutting room floor that I had to work with My Book is called Stephen King in American politics. And so this book Explores Stephen. King's relationship to American politics from you know ranging sixty two most recent books which are dealing with what to do with Donald Trump and you know the kind of populist frenzy that's surrounding the trump presidency You know into books while it's kind of gestures Stephen King's own personal politics. Clearly he gets involved in these conversations and sometimes pretty heated ways. Really tries to stay focused on Stephen King's novels And tries to see where the complexities of American politics Unfold for us and you know Vietnam of course is a part of that conversation. That's really intersection of his treatment of history and politics together this that central importance of Vietnam in the American consciousness. Whenever I think of politics and Stephen King the first novel that comes up in my mind is the dead zone because one of the earliest one we ever did. Yes yeah I think that is part of my introduction to Stephen King in American politics book is the Dead Zone. I haven't extended discussion of. What kind of unique political statement is being made in the dead zone? What do we do with you know? The would be assassin This treatment of American politics is this really innately. Corrupt saying I it seems in Stephen King like starting with the dead zone. Politicians are always pretty unpleasant characters and you know next English professors. I think politicians are these the most dislike and Stephen King were and I was really intrigued by I what that says about us. You know our own relationship to our politicians our own relationship to the Cross to democracy so the job done is that kind of starting point. Because it's a book that really considers you know. We are acting politically. What are the ramifications of that are choosing to enter the political fray And then if if we don't what is that alternative look like for political animals? What are we and I think Stephen King's works? He's a really interesting place to explore who we are as creatures So you've got that's kind of obviously the dead zone is at the epicenter of all of them from there just branch out into a lot of other texts that pick up on similar. What's remarkable to me is really kind of consistency of kings political set of values From the seventies until today There have been some changes and I do talk about those really. I think he has a pretty established way of thinking about American politics. That we've kind of trace all the way the bodies were one of my favorite disgusting behavior had about Stephen King and politics was Regarding his essay on guns. Did you ever get into that? I did get into that and you know I it this way. In it's one of those kind of non-fiction entrance into the discussion. But you can't avoid it because it was such a lightning Rod I think And one of the lines from the book that interested me was you know he described how he has one foot in Red America and one foot in Blue anytime then extend sister session of what when quote Unquote commonsensical solution to the concrete thing. And I think that's a really Stephen King's thing to say I mean Stephen King tries to play both sides. Stephen King tries to be like a moderate voice because he's sticking to this pretty broad audience. Obviously from a practical standpoint People read Stephen King who are all across the political spectrum. And so there's a certain like Wade. Stephen King tries to find a third way tries to find some way to speak for both current. And obviously what ends up happening with something like guns? Both parents get really mad and nobody was really happy with Stephen. King's guns book mostly from the Left Corner right because he just tried to present sides and find a very pragmatic middle of the road solution. I and I think in to everybody hates them. Semi Yeah in today's political climate. A centrist like Stephen ten to sometimes ostracized or sometimes you know. There's the ones lose for Stephen King If you speak into fly over states so to speak speaking on.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Look so I'm I'm sorry. Is that like fuck ARY. Is it like okay cool. Yeah Fuck Fuck Fuck Macarena Buckeye book an actual dirty situation situation so like okay so a variant. That's more in the realm of like actual grimy nece. I had mentioned. There's like sewer. Many mentions of the oncoming oncoming apocalypse and some of them were really backwards or showed like the fact that Dolores Claiborne really really knows her Bible back the front which the whole riot piece shows that like reads the Bible she mentioned Blazing fire balls at one point and then it. It goes on a long reign about something else about the power of insects and that has to do with the fact that in revelations like a whore sized mosquitoes shoot to fire their out of their mouths. Man I really gotta revelations it's really get like twenty six hundred ten. Yeah now for sure. it's decimal. It'll shit dog. It's so heavy. Metal dealers. Clayborn is asking for a heavy metal album to be written about her. We'll all right everybody. Hey I don I want to do a quick recommended reading at the end of this do it. A Danny's wisdom Stephen. I've been listening to this new podcast. getting some traction in some realms but I want to send more four people their way. It's called the old gods of Appalachia. Yeah it's it's so so good. It's a fiction podcast available everywhere. You can get podcasts by the by awesome nerdy dudes and if you like horror. If you like Stephen King you will like this show. Yeah I I've never heard anything like it And I- troll the forums. Whatever of the world for horror podcasts? It's what got me into podcasting in the first place and eventually led to US making this one and I can genuinely say a old Gods Vappu Asia or Appalachia if you speak in an Appalachian accent is it's just not quite like anything else. That exists exists. It's beautifully written. It's Gothic and we love it to death so I yeah. I can't speak highly enough about it. I really can't So we'RE WE'RE GONNA sign off. Everybody thank you all for listening to this awfully episode. Go hit your books for insomnia. Were doing part one and two during the next episode. That's the I four hundred or so pages it's let's get whacky you'll love it. Yes all right. Everyone will see you next week..
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"So so we have a whole bunch of stuff to shout as always check us out on social media. We've got a twitter at Steven Kane Boo. We've got a facebook page where we post a bunch of crap. We've got a instagram. I think is also at Stephen King Boo Boo club. That thinking we have a patriae on. which is I think Petron Dot com slash Stephen King Boo club? Yup and we have a contest running right now which is the actual hoping I want to talk about so few episodes go. We mentioned that there were not any great adaptations for some of the stories in four past midnight. We put the call out for people to send us their reactions. Those pieces there are to their adaptations. What have you and we're getting response? which is a very exciting? Yes so make your art art send it along whatever it may be and On insomnia part one we will announce which when we liked the most and also also shout out pretty much. Anyone ends things in obviously if you put a bunch of work into an adaptation. We're not will wasn't the best so we're not talking. Oh yeah I I mean and we'll probably I mean if there's like little scripts we will read them. If there's pictures to be posted a sculpture online everything will get its display time. Yes yes yes ask but that is going to be insomnia part one where we talk about that. which is t minus two weeks from one? This is released so you're on deadline for that. I gotta get reading. What else do we have to talk about? let's talk about how we're GonNa have a patriotic exclusive interview with Tony Magistrate. islay yeah what up Also later in this piece or later in this you know script. I'm going to be telling you all kinds of things about an essay written by Tony Magistrelli and Michael Balloon Michael Blue. In what Michael Blunt. A new name enters the picture and he is a bona fide Stephen King scholar and he published his on the subject Super Bowl and he dig it Published some books recently in all that and he will also be our interview for our call from beyond in our next episode. I love of that I just wanted to say you know usually cram this full of like social media. shoutouts whatever you know obviously you go tell the like one person out of the program all that you mocking yourself. I know I know I know but like man and just wanted to appreciate for a moment. How cool this this project has been? We are quickly Rounding About Towards Our fiftieth freaking episode. We're getting there to what the suite. At end it's blowing my mind signed. That's and yeah. Yeah like run the numbers. We're getting there any. I just wanted to take a moment to appreciate all the listenership ship. He's been with us especially from the beginning. It's been so cool and we love have you guys and we love we love to project. The product has never gotten to the point where I've been like God. I wish I didn't have to do yes. It's like thank God. I have camping out sixty hours for my leg day job in the last the five days and not once was I like I have to record this episode. Like it's always been a shining light so just thanks you all for your continued support port. If you want a sport is monetarily those Patriot on if not just go ahead and tell one person if you can if you can tweet about it that helps whatever we do this for us. We do this for we all and if we can make the family grow more we will do so I think I think we should take it to needful themes are literary analysis section..
A Spy in the Desert
"So this I'm joined in my studio right now. By the most vigilant defender of Knightdale end of literature. Please welcome to the air. Sixteen year old to Mika. Flynn hi no. You must be learned that. There's a dangerous spy spy on the loose. Of course it's not safe to have an interloper learning our secret. What could they learn? That would hurt us. Oh lots of stuff. What if they start uncovering covering all the plot twists of our favorite novels like murder on the Orient Express? Agatha Christie's brilliant who done it. What if they read ahead and learned that the murderer murderer turns out spoilers? I'm just teasing. That book doesn't doesn't even have an ending. It's the only murder Agatha could never solve but a learning secrets can be harmful like one time. I was waiting in line at midnight for the release of the Sixth Harry Potter Book. And some jerk drove by shouted Sniping Dumbledore Bowl Oh featured prominently in the new novel really. I've never read the six book. Oh I've only read the third on the seventh so now the whole experience ruined well if it makes you feel any better I chased that fool down and I punched him until his bruises is is spelled out. Don't mess with puff but I do have a plan to catch just this spy I'll disguise myself as the MINK and then I'll walk around town into live find someone that's dressed exactly like me and then I'll grab them and I whisper that famous and then I'll grab them shout shout at them and I'll say you want to spoil early ending the books Powell. Why don't you try? Stephen King's it. That whole ending is terrible. Oh come on. I'd like the ending of the it really. It just turns out to be the friends we made along the way you view Nice now anyway to make you know I have a question. How are you going to disguise herself as the mink when nobody knows what? The mink actually looks like Budig Nick. Fine then Oh. I'll dress up as a Manila folder. With a top secret stamp on it and then when someone tries to take me out grab them in whisper that famous movie speech. I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. I I don't have any money but what I do have are very particular set of skills skills that I acquired through reading reading. Would you list of book recommendations here are a few. I think you enjoy. Yes Oh man. That is my favorite scene from say anything when John Cusak holds that boombox above his head outside the terrorists headquarters. I mean and so good yes no way. The MINK is a real threat and they are interested in learning far more than just book. Spoilers orders I mean you in particular might be in danger to Mika seasonal. I'm sixteen years old. I know everything there is to know about taking taking care of myself but listen if you catch the MINK. Bring them here to the studio because I need to have a moment. Want to rough him up. Yeah like I'll pin them down. And then you take this copy of Honda Janaka little life and just like this book made me cry now. It's making you cry sucker. Sure something something like that Well I think I'm off to get that me all right. Thank you be safe to me complain. Everyone
How Did White House Press Briefings Go From Daily to Done?
"Brain. GRAINSTUFF Lauren Bogle bomb here in January of Twenty Twenty bestselling novelist Stephen King and Don winslow took to twitter to make a surprising pledge. They offered to donate two hundred thousand dollars to charity. If Stephanie Grisham the Press Secretary for President Donald Trump agreed to take questions from the full White House. Press Corps for one hour. You're in the White House. Press briefing room. The offer reportedly was rejected by Grisham. WHO's since taking the job in June of two thousand nineteen has yet to hold even one former former White House press briefing? Her views expressed an interview with these sinclair. Broadcast Group is that the briefings are unnecessary because reporters get opportunities to put questions to trump himself sometimes over the roar of the presidential helicopter on the White House lawn for the time being at least the trump administration has abandoned what had been in an important part of White House. Press Corps is routine dating back to the late eighteen hundreds before the official position of White House. Press Secretary even existed. That's when President William McKinley. Kenley set up a workspace in the White House for reporters and sent his first personal secretary. John Addison Porter to give the correspondence what the White House Historical Association notes. where I'm I more or less regular briefings? The White House press briefing gradually evolved into a formal event from the time of president. Herbert Hoover in the late nineteen twenties and early thirties. He's to Linden Johnson's tenure in the mid to late sixties White House press secretary's held twice a day briefing sessions in their own offices according to Martha Joint Kumar Book managing the president's message the White House Communications Operation Richard Nixon though no fan of the press still thought the briefings were important enough that he had a swimming pool torn out so that he could convert the space into a meeting room for briefings. That area is now known as the James S. Brady press briefing room in honor of president. Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was seriously wounded during the attempt. On Reagan's life in Nineteen eighty-one during Bill Clinton's time in the White House in the nineteen nineties. Press Secretary Mike. McCurry decided to allow the daily press briefings to be televised that practice continued until the trump white house began barring cameras from briefings in two thousand seventeen before discontinuing them altogether. Oh we spoke by email but former C. N. N. White House correspondent Dan Lowthian who spent five years covering the Bush and Obama administrations. He said I think the briefings were useful full for a number of reasons. First of all it was an opportunity to get the White House response or thinking on an issue on camera rather than a written statement it allowed us to gang up on them around a question they might have been trying to avoid showing them dodge. An answer is sometimes the news briefings also put statements on the record for later. Comparison finally finally every now and then there would be breaking news and as happened after Osama bin Laden was caught lots of great details even if some turned out not to be true. Lowthian Dan who went on to found little park media and to become a visiting scholar at the School of Journalism at Northeastern University recalls that the format for the briefings was fairly constant. He said there was a certain order to who got called on briefings always started with the Associated Press and ended with a thank you from the Associated Press once in a while the press secretary would mix it up a bit but it usually happened around the same time each day and questions from the first two rows came in order. We also spoke by email with Tom. Tom Jones a senior media writer for the POYNTER Institute. A journalism education organization. He said while it's true that the president and his representatives often make themselves available bowl in informal settings such as the White House lawn. It's not the same as press. Briefings the format of shouting out questions under the sound of a whirling helicopter is not conducive to asking complicated policy questions nor pertinent. Follow up questions. The frenzied free for all of these much too brief informal interviews make it much harder to get into the topics. What's that require nuance and specifics? It's so much easier for the president to brush aside or ignore questions. He doesn't like when he's walking along the White House grounds when he or one of his representatives representatives are standing behind a podium a controlled setting they must face the questions that require long substantive answers as opposed to the one or two short sentences that suffice in those informal formal settings let view essentially is shared by a group of thirteen former White House press secretary and Foreign Service and military officials who published an opinion in peace on. CNN's website in January of twenty twenty calling for trump to restore the regular briefings in their view. Having to prepare for briefings helps the government to run better letter. They wrote the sharing of information known. As official guidance among government officials and agencies helps ensure that an administration speaks with one voice telling one story however compelling it might be Lowthian also sees the apparent end the briefings as unfortunate. He said it's a valid criticism that some reporters others use briefings to showboat. However I think when covering the White House briefings aren't important function that allow the public and reporters to maintain daily connections? Sometimes it's routine information other times. An odd question from the back of the room can turn into the story of the day even so Lowthian says journalists who cover the the administration will find a way to get stories he said this new normal might be unfortunate but not paralyzing. Reporters are in the business of getting information whether it comes from the mouth of his spokesperson or sources all across the beltway.
Stephen King criticized for comments on diversity
"Stephen King at a few things to say about diversity and they're not appreciated by some king tweeting this week that he valued quote quality over diversity in matters of art his comments came soon after is this year's academy award nominees were announced and widely condemned for again favoring the world of white men in key categories that's the work of white men in key categories admirers of king and outspoken liberal were disheartened by his comments another author tweeting that quote has a fan this is painful to read filmmaker of odd to vernis it's eva deviney excuse me tweeting this remarks were quotes backward and
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"When people ask. What's the most disturbing Stephen King story this is the one they bring up time and time again? It's it's this or pet cemetery yet. It's so upsetting. Yeah the twist was really wrought and came late in the game I it was a little bit ruined for the whole repressed memories thing. I'm obviously not getting into it. But repressed memories sexual assault controversy. Neophyte yourself because ooh and the sexual assault scene was tough. Yes it really truly was already hope piece on it. We don't need to do it. Yeah also I just need to throw in here because we're not gonNA have a chance said anywhere else are Delia. Great fucking vampire nature. Could I didn't know that was a name you could have. But but God it's spooky is shit before I get to my next couple of points. Actually I wanNA point out that. I just read Stevens additions to the script this morning. I wanted to make what he had written. I didn't get vampire at all out of the story. E- they literally call it out. It's so really really. Vampire story clearly wanted so badly lever to be a ghost story that I just smoothed over. Yeah you really dead and I love a good vampire story. I Love Empires. I'm a vampire in our album mark. But it's it's such a good vampire story in. That's partially subtle it. I like the first half because the pizza's up. Heavy general got some solid horror saw themes I wanNA point out one last thing. Another bad dream sequence yes. This collections loaded down with them. And there's some in the next one and there's some in the next one and Stephen King was doing a lot of dream endure in the early nineties. You know I have the theory and I want you to cut it out a okay go for it when you stop drinking. I had the same thought. What of the side effects is that you have wacky? Ads really really vivid dreams so I wonder if this was a little bit of the fall out of that he said he was having a lot of wack dreams and they started showing up in his right. So I'm here. I mean we'll never know but lake. I'm here for that theory that's dope. Hey we should move along to sweet screams. Teams are best of section..
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"It's either all an accident or all fate. It's the Stephen King Boo club. Forty four seconds. Executions kitson's sick burns on Gardner. I'm glad it's there. I just wish I didn't have to read it multiple times. You do it. It's just a lot you know. Yeah I'm Steven Indra. Sano in dime Phoenix CENEX Crockett. And this week we are finishing out. The Tommy knockers published in nineteen eighty seven. And now I will take the main points back in haven.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Late last night and the night before. Tommy Knockers Tommy. Knockers knocking at the door. It's the Stephen King Boo. ooh Love the chance to yet. Sheriff to the only other person that works on this podcast. How what do you not know about? This is like lighten Ding dongs. Yeah Yeah doritos Monster Energy I'm Steven Indra. Sano dime Phoenix Crockett. And this week we're reading part. One of the Tommy knockers published in nineteen nineteen eighty-seven now phoenix. I will be taking the main points here but let it be known. That Phoenix did the first draft of these main points super upset at the character. James Gardner so if you're hearing any bitterness it's because well we'll talk about it in full darkness doc new structure but yeah he we go. This.
WWII epic 'Midway' defeats Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep' sequel for Veterans Day weekend
"At the weekend box office midway took the top spot with seventeen million dollars an estimated ticket sales the film about the battle of midway featured a large ensemble cast including Nick Jonas and Patrick Wilson the film cost a reported one hundred million dollars to produce in second place Warner brothers doctor sleep with fourteen million dollars the Stephen King adaptation starring tune with Gregor has was made for about fifty million playing with fire the family friendly comedy about firefighters open in third place with twelve million
Latest movies reviewed: All films in cinemas this week rated
"Of you okay so we've got a couple reviews I'm hoping to get through them a pretty quickly dean now you got a Stephen king's doctor sleep yeah this is I'm calling this the weekend of mediocrity there are really of the new movies opening this week nothing is especially a great this sequel two of the shining is pretty much that in name only this new movie that stars Ewan McGregor is internal case scary movie it doesn't come close to being the shining there's really not even that much in the movie that relates back to the original movie so you know I feel like okay scary movies given the dean's list see there is for the veterans day weekend this movie called midway that is a recreation of the famous World War two battle between the American fleet the Japanese navy of beautiful cinematography historically it's so you know very interesting and significant story to tell recognizing those who were a part of it all but the storytelling itself is just kind of pedestrian whether they really don't break any new ground here so I give that a dean's list see there is this movie last Christmas holiday season movie of the year with Emelia Clarke and and recalled from game of thrones and crazy rich Asians respectively it's not specially funny it's not especially romantic it's okay them just the the movies this weekend or just okay all I gave that a dean's list see that really the worst movie of the weekend is this one call playing with fire that's a about three firefighters you know they're they're like the guys when there's a wildfire the firefighters rescue people get trapped by the wildfire these are firefighters who find three kids and suddenly they go from being a lead fire fighters to bumbling babysitters in the movie is just kind of lowest common denominator not especially funny of the you know kids might like and I know kids or say who I want to see this playing with fire if if you take your kids I recommend really you know have have a lot of drinks before he you take your kid it's kids you could see the movie I give it a dean's
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep
"Doctor sleep are you familiar with this one yes is the follow up to the shiny as a sequel to the shining stars your McGregor is a grown up version of Jack Nicholson Nicholson psychics and Danny forty years after escaping the overlook hotel you still struggling with the trauma of that night I actually stopped using alcohol to suppress his abilities he gets the doctor sleep nickname while using his powers to help dying patients passed peacefully the Parker said the book wasn't very good but I don't know the movies always tender really impressed look I love you McGregor I guys the guy yeah
Speed vs. Safety: Rapid Approvals from the FDA
"Why is the FDA's rigorous testing so necessary. Well I I think you're aware that a lot of drugs fail From safety concerns we all know about getting sleepy with antihistamines. Or you know that's the actual aside side effect that comes from the action of the drug on the brain. That's at the senior centers that we would like to counteract allergy. So that's what we call pharmacologic based aced toxicity. It's an effect actually on the target. But it's in a way that we don't want it to act GOTCHA. So as we're working on very new drugs we often don't understand like where there's receptors are in God or the brain or the immune system. There's a lot of things we don't understand about the basic mechanisms of action of disease and there's lot of things that we don't understand sometimes about where the receptors are in the buddy. I mean it seems great. Yeah but that's why. I'm kind of glad if my original training and classic Comic Anthology Because you have to ask questions okay. where else is the receptor? Who else could hit end so? FDA trained to think about those nightmare scenarios of what it could do that. You don't want it to do right and ask those hard questions to make sure that we have the checks and balances right a lot of the early drugs That were used in AIDS. Patients Cause Peripheral neuropathy and that wasn't shown very well in the animal models models but it caused intense pain in the patients at the same doses that was needed for the virus. It wasn't until later that we got the protease inhibitors that really counteracted the road. And that's the basis of the lifesaving therapies that we have today I was really fortunate to be. FDA during that time when the protease inhibitor came through so switching gears a little bit what is personalized medicine. When it comes to patients like for example adjacent armstead and meal Amac? I understand that Jaycee is a twenty five year old with Lou GEHRIG's disease while meal is a young girl with batons disease who have both recently benefited from personalized medicine. He I think we have come to the place in drug development where we understand a lot more about genetics of disease so so yes switching away from viruses and into genetic Madison we have a lot of inborn errors when we learned that there is an inborn Gene that was missing in a patient has always been there born like that and as soon as we can diagnose them and with that replacement gene product or the enzyme of interest interest. We can save their lives so. LS has also been learned to be a whole series of different mutations responsible for LS Um and so you have to look at those different subsets according to their genetic diagnosis. But we also know that Batten's disease is a specific mutation and there's also something like fourteen different forms of Batten's disease that are mutations in same pathway that result in the same type of phenotype of neurological article degeneration some earlier some younger and some an older kids or adults in the case of Mula. She has two mutations that are different on both of the wheels that caused the dysfunction of a particular protein. Batten's disease six seven and there's only a handful or double handful of kids worldwide. They're known to have that particular subtitled batons and Jaycees case she has a very aggressive form of al it lasts called F s mutation and it has a particularly bad course people with F.. US typically sadly succumbed LS typically approximately a year. Because it's so aggressive. It's very hard to intervene soon enough. And there has never been a medication that could actually address the fundamental gene problems in these two cases so we need to design whole new the truck when we find the particular mutation and it turns out depending on the molecular biology and that control mechanisms around them. A tation some all of them are amenable to go nuclear type therapy and both of these girls have been their particular. Genetics have been amenable to A strategy she of using nuclear tight enter equally sadly we did not know that. JC had this particularly bad ale ass us until she was twenty five. Her family had lost her twin sister at the age of seventeen and Alex add add. Actually he contracted the symptoms of L. S. at age eleven so the two girls were identical. They had the same mutation but one got symptoms at eleven on the other at twenty five. JC I guess Through some grace right. Her symptoms arose during time in which a drug was already available in unaccompanied show that happened to be appropriate for her. So I understand and that in this case she got lucky. Well in a way because the drug already existed otherwise we couldn't have intervened quickly enough. Yeah it was an act of considerable effort on the part of the patient advocacy group project. LS The head of Columbia University's LS LS center. Dr Neil Snider in the company who originated the drug and all of us that were helping around the sides trying to support like an exoskeleton including Charles forever and I was helping with the regulatory strategy and also trying to make sure that the drug that was chosen was actually appropriate to the most expedient animal model so as a result of that we were able to put together a very lean and mean I N D for JC and get her approved through the FDA. I have to say. FDA was understandably cautious but when they heard her situation detail and how she'd lost her twin sister the understood of course about a few and they made a lot of exceptions to the usual toxicology regulations. Well I know that she had been she and her family. They had been advocating pretty publicly for a while up until it was approved. I if I'd been in her mom shoes I would have done the same thing called. She lower local congressman. The Stephen King and there was actually quite a response. In Congress. There is a bill that was put forward to ask. FDA to move expediently for JC. I don't know that that had specific impact but just to say that they got some considerable public discussion. And how Camilla's case different in her case Tim you At Boston Children's Hospital recognized that her condition was suitable for an exon skipping being drug very similar to Isis Been Raza and he was able to use a similar backbone and design a drug from scratch within several months it was quite remarkable global. We've done the testing for it and then we've Were able to get started with just a acute data and then I designed a type of a program in which we would update the FDA very regularly on the progress of the toxicology studies so that we could extend her dosing and again. FDA's group group that does an enzyme replacement was wonderful. In working with us to customize that I approach how do you envision cases like these being handled in the future after all not everyone. Everyone has a congressman. That's willing to go to bat for them. Like Jaycee did not. Everybody should take one. There's definitely a sea-change coming is really exciting. And it goes back to the changes brought about by the AIDS patients who identified that they were an extreme unmet medical. Need we see the finalization of the L. S. guidance. We see a lot of guidances have come out on rare disease from the agency in the past twenty four months. And I'm very excited about this because we're really getting to the place where we custom tailor the amount of upfront non clinical research. That has to proceed to human trials customize. That the patient's situation well do you think that each was going to require its own uniquely designed non clinical research at will or will there kind of. Okay you're not gonna be able to have like a standard version that works for most Aso's typically called platform toxicology in kind of a dream. Right now when you look across all a good nuclear tides you find out remember. I mentioned early in this talk about the pharmacologically driven toxicity. Let's say there's another place in the genome that has has a similar sequence. We end up having the drug acting by its intended action bit at the wrong place which is an off what we call an on target but unwanted toxicity existed that could arise by modulating genome which is a little scary right to put something into the spine or once. You invoke gene therapy. What's done is done so you need to have really careful toxicology evaluations that look at the animal as if it were a miniature clinical trial? And you know you're basically siklie handling the animals has patients and so we get as much information as we can vary from each particular experiment and try to make sure that Ed's translation Lee accurate for predicting patient risk. We need the parents to know that right. If if you were me. Resigning are up to our child. An an in-and-out shoes
Kerrin McEvoy: Growing Up Jockey
"Said Van Tigers for you growing up in a racing family NGOs yeah it was grew up streaky value their little Bush town on the west coast of South Australia and gripe place to grow up it was pop leave dubbed the up the road hundred the road up the hill when he had some stables at the back of block horses there and anyways trying to be seeks right or ten depending on the locals wanted Ironhorse with him but it was great it was you know plenty of ponies for me Rawdon and dad was a jockey while I was a young child and then going to be heavy but submarine down to the Rice's a young Keaton running around collecting the bidding sleeps in tags six and always guys the jockeys and saying what color boots I had on what settles out and it was a passion was building from from an early age remember things little things when you're younger Dinesh Illinois big he's larger than life that all that China who was it for you that made you get nervous when you met him for the first time ties yeah Tolan I you know with with with David David as as he son obviously he was always falling behind and paid a highs and Michael Tiny was apprenticed to them by other Uncle Darren was apprenticed to them and then Tony ended up obviously being one of their former cy as a young kid it was always Colon high-seas is that and I always listening watching and whenever we went to town we Wanna pulp sources he had a few that rising ten I used to always love following around and watching the the highest amen highs horses and and the I was lucky enough to be apprenticed to them further down the road so you could always roy horses was it natural gas I wrote I'm GonNa lead well it I ju- Fourteen fifteen to become a junkie yeah I was that was always my choice enjoyed school and I could've stayed on and and enjoyed new twelve eleven and twelve ten Qaida didn't want it Algebra used to lose me over his maths was ah I was often the fairies we've maths but I used to enjoy school small little skull streaky by and It was I must admit there was more tom playing sports than probably and what but I was always going to be a jockey and and that was where did they could always rod you is natural out Mimea I draw you jump ahead of the gates actually my pony a job the guy here we used to have some old rusty berries stoves their streaky by Rice course which is better the town and that's track Ho Ho won one race meeting in the clubs do have their one meeting a year but jump a little out of the gates with some two year old it's in That was a good buzz and you know you you you never forget those alien is in plenty of jump shots and Charles Day on on the the Lindsay it young stirs but usually go over Lindsay Park as he must go hold of ice used to catch the bus over and and stated working long hours a higher on the apprentice waste all used to pick up more pack my pay packet it was double this the boys the boys used to be filthy but picking up pooing strapping a few of them on and enrolled in a few years and they don't forget one tree private jumped on the bus and Papa pick me up anyway yeah sorry it was coming home publishing to pick me up at Port Augusta because he is it at Port Augusta and anyway the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta the the State Law and I go there about two thirty in the morning jumped off the Boston part was nowhere to be saying eating meat always on the yeah I was listening to it would have been twelve Oregon and and you're lucky on you where you're staying the jumped in a taxi had ten dollars me well anyway got dropped off with the great northern I till which is in Gusta knew what room staying in because of our decide they must have been a month before or whatever anyway be offense jumped over the fence winner in the back comb the forest knocked on the window public the window Colombian jumping into bed he just said sorry I forgot you yeah standing might say that's good that's good deal all remember more thirst arm into the rice now they Mike Apprentice Jockeys rawd in a silks they rice day settle and callous and pine leather boots for the first tom but backing Modi altogether Yarra Glen for the first time and with the the tight end of the boots or sleep dose lead nearly fell off when I came out of the gates you I either Rice's was it a good experience it was but like you said it's very different to everything else it used to with with normal trek quick stuff I don't recall ever having the soup zone for a trial either but I rob is at Balaclava and pita highs at the time was was trying to Lindsay Park and I think he had about seventy in these maiden rice was made over thirty or forty eight hundred meters and y'all got The Roy on lovely little military military plume coat and reading a Bit hymies lovely coordinator perfect for Diana with free fi first royds get up well not didn't win didn't win but it was meant to nine and I well it was just a just a point yeah he he he fold them ran and got Moeen slowly and surely with with with many roads to come but it was a great Feast Day balaclava lovely be tracking and then after that back to streaky by in my first right after my ticket was heise's Yup and they went back and did six right once in the Bush Paul Lincoln and Gusta and great myself in Teddy Monahan won the we we drew the leading jockey for the Port Augusta or Leading Jockey Carl it must have been Well was that ninety six ninety seven season is a good experience by some rough ready oh well maybe I lean get your I m getting paid on the solid and the soy gained a joke kind of a must have been in Adelaide somewhere few hundred we'll see a couple of hundred Colonie who started in the back so you can you take ran the Bush then you come into the city at the Stri but Victoria was always beckoning you to get a to get a gig incoming raw quick as you could win it happen yeah will always back with the Heizo actually did a Bill Cameron savion over there it was where where I might stevie and he was a great influence on me from then on but ended up venturing up to back Lindsay Park when Paul and John Kerry Jose climbs for wearing back to Lindsey. Tony was this attorney said look you Muslim Sean Hill one so we headed over there minority and got there and to be truthful it was it was a bit of a real steep learning curve I wasn't ready I was still green and a break maurice descent you know it's a different back then it was it was totally different you know riding Adelaide and I don't need on short period of that here in town Movilla Cheltenham annoys attracts Victoria Park to go to cool I was actually behind the gates the other day and I I was thinking I remember my first of all right aww living under may just slow down the sawed their coffee can get pretty hectic and always always a grain little drain young kid at at a more animal Davison so it was the real steep learning curve and I was lucky to to stick it out through those tough lighter one and a half to two zero period more apprenticeship climbs time was was when I started to do well or who scared the Virginia's Eddie in the jockeys very Milwaukee Jesus Black Gray goal was always leading and ready it's but he was he was he was welcoming at the same time there was obviously a great orders getting around you know Greg Jaws was there Stephen King Br privileged obviously the Oh tactically good oh great horseman and you know back watching and learning of course to the best or could you know when did the penny dropped for it to be given an opportunity to Rodney got which we'll touch on it I mean Abbott Win on Brew You've won three of them but when did the penny dropped for you to Sira off belongs Saturday class said I rising starting to get full books and Rodney in Steichen group enlisted Rice's did you remember the Diet dropped in your lock brought nail below the the winter of ninety nine winter it doesn't sorry the winter ninety nine and then all the way through to the winner of two thousand and really started to make inroads and get some good support and Mike USA Climb and I remember writing a few a few trebles in town and it was winter months and the the big boys were away but as a young kid boring to get better you really grab a hold of that momentum and and use it to drive you forward and so it was it was a rough first year in Melbourne but then the second and third years is when it really started to to propel Gordon was lucky to start teaming up with some good China's even sort of the highest camp and Mark Martin even and Russell Cameron to those and John but money was instrumental in getting me young Ford that adequate right
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
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"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Club. Oh you stop at Stephen King. That's scary wait. We're both Bernie's Mrs. This is Mike Tyson vs Bill Murray. I'm Steven Indra Sano. Tom And I'm Phoenix Crockett. And this week we are reading misery published in nineteen eighty seven. I tell you what Steve Steve I have a lot to say. Which one do I shoot section? And they're going to hear my voice so why don't you all right. So Yeah Yeah. I'm good with that. I'm good with that. This is the main points. Paul Sheldon is say popular writer whose most famous novels are period pieces about a character named misery chastain. He has just finished a lucrative printing of the final final misery. Book in which misery chastain dies at he has also just finished a new manuscript called fast cars. A one hundred eighty Degree turn from Victorian novels after finishing a bottle of DOM perignon he decides to drive to La rather than fly home to NYC see and he is involved in a drunk driving accident in a secluded area of Colorado that is made worse by Flash Snowstorm when Paul awakens he is in bed with two severely disfigured legs among other ailments. He is being treated treated by. Annie Wilkes a former nurse and a fanatic of his misery novels. Paul quickly discovers several discouraging fact. What's the first is that Anne will not take him to the hospital using the weather as an excuse the second is that he is probably addicted to a codeine based East Painkiller? That any has been giving to him. The third is that any wolf's is probably insane she has bouts of rage catatonic I and violence a few days into his stay. Paul understands that any is not going to call for help and that he is a hostage. Aw any reads. Paul's new misery book and learns that misery has died. She becomes hysterical. She leaves Paul alone for two days as without food. Water or painkillers when she returns she forces him to burn the only copy of fast cars in a bedside Barbecue Erba Q.. And begin writing a new misery. Novel which will resurrect the titular character. She frequently beats. Paul targeting his mangled legs eggs over the next month. Paul gets out of his wheelchair while any runs errands. Exploring the house looking for painkillers. Extra Food and answers researchers. He finds that the phones are missing necessary wires. He also finds a scrapbook with evidence. That Anne is a hospital based a serial killer who had up to thirty infant victims during her time as Labor maternity nurse during particularly depressed about any tells as Paul that she knows that he leaves the room sometimes to punish him she cuts off his foot. Caught arises the ankle stub with a blow torch later when he complains about the typewriter she purchased for him breaking down. She cuts off his thumb with an electric knife months later. A local sheriff named Dwayne Kushner has put together the pieces of Paul's disappearance during this time he goes to end his house and she hides Paul in the basement. Meant Paul makes noise to alert the sheriff so any kills him and runs over him with a riding lawn mower. Any forces. Paul the stay stay in the basement while she hides the body where he finds some lighter fluid and stores it in his sweatpants when he gets back to the room he makes a decoy manuscript of the new misery novel and Burns it in front of Anne when she tries to save it catching on fire herself. He hits her with the typewriter and crawls to his escape deep he alerts officials his existence and passes out and when he awakens he learns that Anne died in our backyard of head trauma. Paul publishes miseries return and it is a best seller he still suffering from severe. PTSD in alcoholism awesome though as well as writer's block. After months of pain. A chance encounter on the street inspires him to write a new peace and the book ends as he breaks down. Crying is a good one though use. Oh but is a good one that that is one way with this meeting in order. It's full dark no structure so i. Hey I know you're into go but this here is a good Christian podcast and we're going to have some some ground rules moving forward all right now. Here's how this is going to go. We're not going to swear on this here episode. I don't WanNa hear any F words or extreme stream darns in my vicinity so if a happens for this episode only I'm GonNa edit them out now and we're going to replace them with a more appropriate word such as Kakudi for example Phoenix. Would you like to demonstrate share. Gosh darned take that again but you use it in a sentence. I hate this effing. So there's a second part of the royal which Phoenix is going to really enjoy. which is that anytime I catch use wearing or vice versa? I need to inform you that you're a thirty dirty. Birdy and I will not have that kind of language on my podcast. Oh okay are we all saddled all right have a good one now. What was your thing? What were you going to say but well Jesus I was GONNA say you're on thin ice for using his name in vain? I will just Sir so every list of best Stephen King books gotta include misery. Yeah 'cause it's great. It's a metaphor metaphor for Stephen King. Getting terrible audience reactions from eyes of the dragon feeling tied to horror in the way that Paul Sheldon is tied to misery. Yeah Yeah anti-drug Birlik Romance which it's interesting. I really like the kind of shift. Because they're both genres. That are really looked down upon. So it's like a fun way of being like. Hey Hey this. Isn't me wink wink wink. Absolutely this is a random note to. I went back through some of my books. Some of the things we've done I don't know if he's ever written a book Stephen King Out and allison wonder who else who else would you be referring to. Why did you have have to clarify? Our is not the Nora Roberts. Now we're not doing the Dean Koontz Boo Club. You're fasting. Thank Darn Dean because we're both grease dirty verging it not at all right so Yeah I think every single Steven King Book has has Nelson what are they in reference. And I found several. What is it in this one Forget my notes but I know it's in all right cool. I Really WanNa get things rolling. But first we have for some of the while a biography section so phoenix. Please tell me where we're at in the biography of Stephen King. The a year is nineteen eighty. Seven Stephen King is so famous He's enjoying one of his periods the decade or so. There's a couple of months. Maybe a year where Stephen King is as works are more famous than usual. You're in one those times. Yeah right now yes so. It's a few weeks after this book is published and Johnny Cash American Music Legend is prepping. Mm for a show Johnny Donaldson Cash and Jonathan Cash. Ola is preparing for a show in Bangor. which will happen on Halloween night? His wife June Carter is like hey. Isn't that where Steve Lives and think. Yeah I don't think she called them that she says I'm a huge fan. And their agents arranged dinner for them mm-hmm and then that night on Halloween night. Nineteen eighty seven cash brought king onstage to play guitar and sing. Johnny be good by Chuck Berry absolutely absurd. That happened just absolutely ridiculous. That that's the thing that occurred on on the planet earth. It sucks that that we weren't alive because that would have been people. People were in the audience that night. If you were in the audience yup you have recall from beyond yes. Can we quit hunt someone down. That'd be ridiculous. I'm Hey I'll get on it. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Let's take. The sweet screams are best of section.
Who Would Win - Ash from the Evil Dead vs Pennywise
"Pennywise shape shifting creature I found in the Stephen King aval it in one thousand nine hundred eighty six penny wise as a cosmic evil who feeds on children because they're the easiest prey having existed for billions of here's billions pennywise is no longer concerned with the doings of mortals the monster currently known as it has gone back and forth preying on mortal going into hibernation for what is a seeming eternity every twenty seven to thirty two years or so this scary clown returns to feed hearken back to our forty by some sort of mass tragedy or violent incident pennywise is a shape shifting creature who feeds on fear taking the message of anything that the protagonist I is afraid of fun fact Penny wise was inspired by what scared author Steven King the most McDonald's yes flights the already airborne scared king saw a person dressed as Ronald McDonald board the flight at the last moments summoning up the courage king ask the per clown where he was coming from and Ronald immediately snapped back with McDonald land permanently cementing the notion of a terrifying clown in the us through his work forever that is pennywise we'd like to thank our sponsors for this week McDonald's for providing health nutritious snacks for we're never gonNA get them as a sponsor I would love that I do not think that is likely that McDonald's money eat our chicken it's mostly chicken that's a good positive right there I'm all about the pink slime let me tell you right now does it look like a doug it doesn't it on Chicken Burger okay so here are the details for Ash Williams now Ash Williams Aka Ashley Joanna Williams first appeared the nine hundred eighty one film the evil dead Eh played by Bruce Campbell and created by Director Sam Raimi Ashville Liam's the unlikely hero the evil dead films and TV series has been played by demonic spirits ever since an ill-fated trip to a cabin in the woods it's with a group of friends the group unknowingly releases demons by reading the Necker Namakonha ex Mortis the economics mortis or book of the dead is bound in human flesh Russian inked in blood of course all of our kid listeners shocked Tober James with a Q. and under no circumstances should be read aloud as doing so releases evil dead or spirits who become debts a debt by the way is a lifeforce person animal or even inanimate object that is possessed by Kandar Ian Demon their cunning and manipulative and can only killed by bodily dismemberment shocked over I guess it's the season that member moment ashes known for two main weapons sought up shotgun otherwise known as boom stick and the more noticeable home light xl chainsaw which was adapted to replace his right hand which was we did an evil dead film after being possessed by dead later during the army of darkness film Ashville themselves new mechanical right hand using play chainmail gauntlet and customize spring
A Review of 'It: Chapter 2'
"Today. We're discussing. Sometimes it comes back for you where it's more boring name it. Chapter Two starring Jessica chastain James mcevoy Bill Hater Isaiah Mustafa Jay Ryan James Ran Soon Andy Bear. Some of these people have to just be happy their names on a poster oester. I mean who the hell some of these guys the old spice guy because his name above the title and Bill Skarsgard as pennywise directed by a Andy Machete this is Arnie Coz now playing and the fun is just beginning Ed Stewart and this is the host who still insists he sees the ghost Jacob it aftermath aftermath wow as Stephen King Fan as somebody really into Stephen King around the time this came out of you. Remember dark tower came out right before this. I was actually buying a couple of Stephen King Trotsky to go on my bookshelf with all my Stephen King Books. They're made like a Jack torrens action figuring things and I'm like you know they don't make too much of this so I'll get a couple of these and put them up there. It exploded merchandising for every Stephen King thing. There's a hot wheels Christine. There are more pennywise figures that I can count what I'm not kidding. Wow Yeah so ooh many pennywise toys of all price points this has opened a floodgate on Stephen King that has never been opened before merchandising him to the Gen xers. I think so what does that mean. I mean we all know what merchandise meant and fanning the love of Star Wars. What would it mean to hold a bobblehead. Ah pennywise Ernie called GEN-X. You GotTa Buy Your Co.. POPs gets by stuff by toys by Chachis of stuff you like and Stephen King's. The big caught thing now so let's just how the market is. Is it selling yeah okay. I mean I didn't buy any of it. The moment you know what I liked about it when it was niche and there was like two things I loved it when every week. I'm getting an email this new pennywise doll for two hundred dollars. I'm like fuck it pennywise varian Syrian funk. Oh pops are there. Oh my God so many long tongue pennywise bloody pennywise smiling pennywise frowning penny wise spider pennywise okay this kind. It helps me understand why you were so into skarsgard. They've really been able to magnify what was a very small part of the film really wasn't in that many scenes and by my impression Russian he was only good in about half of them so how he has lived on in the minds of the viewer is through merchandise he made an impression he scarred us and and now two years later he's coming back to finish the job yeah and again. I'd equate to a Freddy Kruger. I'd think it's the closest thing we've had to a horror icon. In a long time and Freddie never had that much screen time it was people talking about Freddie and Robert Englund Cameo films. You know so and I think merchandising we've made every Jason we've made every Friday. Oh my God pennywise we have something new to sell but the highest grossing nightmare on Elm Street movie wouldn't begin to touch the gross of of this fill it goes well beyond the reach of a horror audience. I mean this. There were people in my neighborhood I walk my dog and churchgoing folk who I would never suspect suspect to have opened a cover of Stephen King said. Oh it's coming out soon people. I would not imagine demographics that do not see any other horror. Film are are coming out this weekend and why the impression I got was they really loved the kits. Yeah I think that I it was huge and almost every viewing was sold allow. When I went to go see this Friday night theaters packed yeah you can keep going on about penny wise and I think you're right for a certain level of people that loves horror ICONOGRAPHY. That's a thing thing but I feel like in mass. The reason why this is so beloved because it goes those children were so good and it connected to childhood so well and that's the struggle of chapter or two. I know that the kids are coming back in some role but the torch is being passed. It will now be for new actors. That didn't even have the job when the first movie he came out. What's funny is before it chapter one came out the sequel was in pre production. You know the studio knew what they had right and so when they were you're doing pre release interviews with the cast they asked the young kids who would you like to play you and Young Beverly said Jessica chastain and that kind of makes sense I mean chastain had had worked with Michetti before and I mean how many red headed actress sent me as I mean. It's either her Dallas Broward Sophie Turner from X. Expend Dark Phoenix twenty seven years later. That's great highlight store here. Maybe and then Wolford said Bill Hater. Those actually happened yeah yeah. I don't know how much they had already envisioned for chapter to win. Two years ago it blew up. They had talked about it. The whole way through one is what it was. They kept saying if we do a two. Let's leave this hook here. Let's leave this here. Let's leave this vague enough here. They knew if the movie was successful while filming part one in sixteen. If this did well we would want to bring the kids back would want to have some flashbacks but we're gonNA focus mostly on the adults and they had vague the ideas but they did never script yeah they knew the parts of the book they had left behind and so that was a lot of material is a big ass book. They could make lots of movies out of what was remaining remaining of that but they didn't have a script. They didn't have a cast again. It wasn't called Chapter One. They shape the experience as total you could just watch that movie the and be done and that was the studio's. Choice Warner Brothers did that the makers want to call it the losers club so that it had a hook there for a second one and and I think the compromise was chapter one at the end credits. I stand by that. I think that movie does work as a standalone if it had bombed and we never got chapter two I think that would still be a satisfying the movie as far as the art goes and I appreciate that I like it when movies tell a story instead of teas another film to come out at some other point I also think I think that there is a lot of ret conning done in the film. We're here to talk about today. Oh yeah they didn't create a first chapter that set up a lot of things they're we're going to do in this film. That's why there's so many flashbacks yeah they had to correct it by bringing the kids back and they did d. h. them with CGI because kids at that age you know two three years later look very different. I noticed height differences. I noticed like some who were shorter than beverly in part one out taller than beverly only in part to but they made the faces look younger yeah. I noticed that at times. They look a little bit plastics. Oh okay that makes sense because they D- aged Regata de age. These teenage kids not only like that but I noticed some of the lip sync work. That ain't his voice. You know your voice changes to three years later. They can't say the lines like they would've in the summer of one thousand nine hundred nine so oh yeah you just get people that kinda sound like them but are not them. Jack Dillon Grazer was the one who looked most distracting to me like for some reason his face just look blake an old man made into a child and but this is expected to be huge based off the first one I mean the first one broke records chapter. Two is breaking a record. It's the Whitest ever released for an R rated film with over forty five hundred screens in the US alone and they were saying hundred ten million two hundred twenty million this weekend. It's already falling short of expectations though it is it made less in preview screenings than the first film. It's estimated now. It's going to make less over the weekend than the first film. What did the first film do. The first film got one hundred thirty five million the first weekend. I guess I didn't see that opening weekend side there. Wasn't the big crowd. I didn't realize I was so big right away. I thought that kind of had a slow burn so it's looking like this will be perhaps second-biggest and they're now readjusting estimates down to ninety ninety million. Maybe as low as eighty million compared to one hundred thirty five million for the sequel. I gotta think some of it is you don't see kids and is not an eighties period piece. The nostalgia culture isn't there to draw in the big audiences. I know when I saw it chapter one opening weekend. Neri empty seat in the house. When I saw this opening night it was about a two thirds full on the APP but a lot of people didn't show up like all the seats around me were Phil on the APP and people just didn't come. I think that's the result of that. AMC stubs premier as you can buy tickets for no money so you reserve seats and like I'm decided not to go interesting house in the same screening as you Arnie for Thursday I max we didn't see each other until after after it was all over with but I did also go back and saw matinee on Friday. There was almost nobody there so I have not had the experience that this is something the masses asses are turning out to but the numbers are saying something different even at one hundred million if that's less than expected. That's an amazing opening. That's huge yeah for an R rated Orville. Matt is amazing and like I said packed when I saw it. I do wonder when the reviews started coming out and I always avoid reuse but you always see headlines in that. There were some concerns turns and I wonder if that scares some people away like they were not buzzing like with chapter one. I didn't hear anything I didn't see any reviews before going in but this movie cost cost twice as much as the first one bigger actors in it so if it makes less this one costs seventy million dollars they had budget built in for de aging kids and they had named named actors who we know and some of whom need to redeem themselves from an earlier x men film this summer and needs a show they still can do good budget built in so they didn't have that crap. Raffia from the TV series and it's also longer they can't screen it as many times in a day because it adds. It feels like another hour. It's not quite that it's more more like forty five minutes but still it's two hours fifty minutes. It's almost three hours. We're talking to vendors level length here well. The first chapter one was also over two two hours but this goes beyond that by at least forty minutes so again for lots of reasons. If you know the book and hold the opinion I do the best stuff.
A Review of Stephen King's Best Films
"Are you looking forward to at the toronto international film festival all this year as the the twenty first year. I think i'm covering it because i've been covering it. Since i was nineteen i mean i'm kind of looking forward to it ending but <hes> you know when when when you're on the ground in toronto we see a lot of stuff very early so today. When i was on my way to record i saw these people from out of town. I'm kind of showing up in toronto and they're very excited and and ready to get going but but we've been watching stuff here for a while. We've also all had our is kind of on reports. It's coming out of telluride including your tweets and what people are saying from venice so it doesn't feel like something starting. It feels like as you said like festival. Season is already deeply deeply underway underway adam. Thank you for being tweets. I really appreciate that that means the world to me. <hes> what's what's what's on your radar or what have you seen that you can sort of hint about that is is most exciting. You put waves on my radar the trae schultz film that was a really like persuasive piece. It's not like i wasn't looking forward to seeing it but i've now rearranged want to watch it. You seem quite blown away by that. I was and i have maybe some regrets about doing so because now i think invariably people will see to me like it's not that good. What what are you doing. How could you do that which you know that's the that's the trickiness with festival coverage in general right the minute that you get excited about something to communicate that and then you tell people something is great and then they insist upon telling you your opinion is not quite exactly what it should be. Which is why we're all bracing for for joker to be the start of the actual. You know second american revolution elision with with insurrection and panic in the streets. There's a certain hyperbole in festival season. That's like i guess it's fun to instigate it though i try not to. It's it's kind of fun to read it but it gets wearying in social media become such an echo chamber that stuff and i find that people tend to share the dumb dumb takes way more generously than kind of smart subtle ones no question so it becomes hard with the movie like joker where it's not even a question of people saying whether it's good or bad ads there's sort of saying like is this can actually change the way that we watch movies and incite armed rebellion. It just becomes like really tiring but some of the ones that i'm looking looking forward to here are ones that already have a bit of a reputation which sam great like the softies uncut gems can't wait to see it and <hes> looking forward to know bombecks marriage story one thing we've both seen that i'm going to write about in my first tiff dispatch which is just excellent is parasite the bunk joon-ho film the one the palm door can which is which is really good stuff. I think brilliant played incredibly well. I didn't mention this in the podcast earlier this week but <hes> i went to the third screening of that movie at telluride and it was a nine a._m. Screening and six hundred people were turned away from that screening which is just a an extraordinary thing once you've seen the movie and you know what the contents of it aren't just how kind of warped and beautiful perform strange it is <hes>. There's really the energy around. This movie is so fascinating and so great for bong right. It's it's it's great for bong and i think that <hes> you know without belaboring a parallel to these movies that might be worth talking about more later when more people have seen both of them but in the same way that alfonso koran i think a lot of credit for are going back home and making a movie you know in his original cultural context with roma. It's very interesting to see bond do that. Because snow pearson okposo were very credible english rush limbaugh almost kinda hits. You know yes and well parasite. I think has the best commercial prospects in north america of any of his korean films so far. It's very much a korean film and <hes> it's made something like eighty five million dollars in south korea already too which is like you know very very sizable sizable hit. I thought i thought i read that. It's the biggest hit in the in the country's history. Is that overstating things the i'd have to get a double check on that but just off the top of my head. It sounds like a big amount of money like the the top grossing films in south. Korea can't approach china dollar for dollar but like it's a big amount i it's a big amount of money and when when you consider that some of the audience that it's going to reach north america is not just that kind of reading reviews you know art house audience but maybe even something somewhat mainstream i i think it could be a kind of <hes> across kind of crossover hit and because you have american critics may be on their way to toronto listening. I just wanna stump super fast for a two really good interesting. Toronto films one is called an at thirteen thousand feet by cacique revenge ski. Starring derrick campbell and one is called white lie bye bye calvin. Thomas and yona lewis starring casey role <hes> i think they're actually both going to get a fair amount of attention and i just wanted to say their names on the pod and i think that's about
A Review of Stephen King's 'It'
"Today. We're discussing it star orrick harry anderson dennis christopher where should missour- annette o'toole. Tim reid john ritter and richard thomas special appearance by tim curry. The as pennywise was lonnie anderson busy like we're. We're all the sitcoms. What isn't a horror movie could get alan thicke directed directed by tommy lee wallace who does more comedy than horror no halloween three now. I guess depending on how you slice comedy. This is the the now playing co host. That's down to clown arnie and stewart and this the host who still insists he sees the ghost jacob. We're here a movie that has been so requested tested even before we started doing stephen king and then once we did. I can't count the number of times i've heard have you guys reviewed it and this is going to be the show with the most fun inflection an ever as we constantly emphasize the proper noun it yeah it is it for me. It certainly was the steven king book that i read that maybe wanna go back and read everything that he had written part of the appeal was i had just turned thirteen sixth grade and i had never taken on a book as is big as that book. My dad was a member of book of the month club but then showed up like a phone book on our doorstep over a thousand pages fourteen hundred pages weighing over four pounds at retail and you know aliens had just come out the month before and a movie and this really kicked off my horror movie phase like these were the things things that made me get so deep into horror in my teenage years i had talked to you about stephen king before this. I remember bus rides talking about it and then i remember one day you showed me your copy of it and there was a character who killed himself and you're like and he wrote this on the wall and there was a drawing join in the book. I'd never seen a book that had a drawing in it where the text goes. It looks like a letter age and i'm like i don't get it was an age. You're like no. It's it's the word it in blood and i'm like oh. That's pretty cool fast forward six months. I moved to florida. I didn't know a damn soul. Twelve hundred page book was exactly up my alley. I read it summer of eighty seven and that's the last time i read it until this year when i reread it for these reviews and i am once again the king newbie or the never have been i have not read it but i do feel like this is the one yes sure there's the shining but when i think of the shining i don't i think of king i think of kubrick the same with carrie i think of those movies but it because until two thousand seventeen eighty didn't get good adaptation. We'll talk about the nineteen ninety-one anyone but i do feel like this is the steven king book. I mean it's the scary clown which sure there's john wayne casey but this is such a trope. I feel like in horror now. I'm i'm sure this is a weird originated but i think he did popularize that whole concept. It's funny. You say that i was going to ask you. What's the first thing that comes to your mind. When when you think of it i wanna just put out there. One of my favorite things about stephen king and his first decade of output was to look at the cover because there were so many of them and i never knew what they were about hadn't seen many of the movies so it was fun to try and decipher from that picture on the cover. What is this one going to be about it. First edition hardback did not have no clown on it. It had the alien hand right clawed hand. It looked like a gremlins movie. It looked like he was was reaching his clawed hand out of sewer grates and that's how i read it.
Is social media tearing us apart?
"Science fiction author, Neil Stevenson is not a fan of social media in his two thousand fifteen book seven Eve's almost all humans die after the moon disintegrates and earth is destroyed. And even the last humans left in the universe managed to tear themselves apart with blogging. I interviewed Neil Stevenson back, then, and he told me he thought social media would get better. But now he's out with a new book called fall and it's got two major themes one is the end of death because tack, let us upload our digital consciousness and what happens then. And also, what happens to America? When truth really finally collapses because of the internet Stevenson told me, he was too hopeful about the power of the truth. I think I was horribly proven wrong. Yeah. I mean a thing that I that I missed is there have always been people who had differences of opinion about politics and other controversies. But in my mind, it was always based on differing interpretations of what the facts were know what actual reality consisted of. And it didn't cross my mind until pretty recently that people could just have a complete breakdown in their beliefs about what reality is and not care, not be seemingly troubled, and that companies would spring up to profit from that. Yeah, it gets real bad in your book, misinformation really wins and this whole swath of the country. Yeah, just rolls with it, seemingly, because they want to do you see as a warning or closer to a prediction. I'll tell you that when I when I originally wrote that chunk of the book it was in two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen and I was really patting myself. On the back for being Mr. futurist predict the future guy, and then I found out that I was years and years behind. So I had to pullback for awhile and rewrite that part of the book. But more in the vein of a kind of metaphor or a way of thinking about where we are now. So it's not so much warning or a prophecy as just a enhanced or intensified present. There's also a pretty strong theme of inequality. The idea that good information is the province of the rich and inequality than even drives the building of the kind of virtual world, the after death world. Yeah. The way that the big social media companies developed as that they came up with algorithms, that would automatically serve up content without humans being in the loop and the way things are. Now, I think, is that you can pay money to buy an online subscription. Into a newspaper magazine, and you can sort of get curated information. But if you rely on free platforms, which are basically marketing, you and, you know, the of statistics that they've gathered on you, as their business model. Then you have no idea what you're getting do you ever have an idea that you don't want to be born, you know what I mean? Like you've obviously explored some pretty dark scenarios, but I wonder if you ever have a moment where you go, I don't wanna put this out. I don't want to create even the, the shadow of this potential reality. I actually have one of those of the I've been thinking about for a couple of years now that it's exactly what you're describing something that would be kind of interesting story to right. But I don't know if I really wanna go there, actually, I've got two of them who knows. Maybe if I thinking about you just have to sit with them. Yeah. So, yeah, those are out there. It's funny though. I mean, there are people who've written material that seems just incredibly dark, you know, Stephen King being an obvious example, and yet the overall impact of Rogers like that on the culture and on the world isn't dark. It isn't negative, particularly. So it's a little paradoxical Neil. Stevenson is the author of the new book fall tomorrow on the show. We'll have the second part of our interview with him about the end of death. And now for some related links. I gotta be real with you guys. This book is so upsetting because now every story I read about misinformation on social media leads me straight down the scary Sifi rabbit hole from Stevenson's book where a huge portion of America has become a whole other America, where people almost deliberately believe false information like one relatively spoiler free nugget. They believed that a city in Utah has been destroyed by nuclear weapons, attack when the city is still literally right there with people living in it. And some of the people who are insisting it's been destroyed have stationed themselves, right? Outside of it. And if you find it hard to believe that a scenario like that might be possible. I mean, people are actually getting killed because of lies on social media in Myanmar and India, this a little depressing. So let's go even deeper into the dark place, shall we? There's a link on our website to a scene at story about deep fakes those videos that are doctored. So. Oh, well, so convincingly, that humans and sometimes even computers, can't really tell the difference and how those videos will only get more common and more convincing. And basically, no social media platform is ready to actually deal with them. A German newspaper. DWI com has a story about how educators injure many are having to come up with curriculum to teach kids how to spot disinformation because kids are showing up at school with wild ideas about American politics that they saw on Instagram propaganda is global and speaking of which Brookings Institution report from last week, notes that, while governments in Europe and the US finally recognized that online interference in elections is a real thing Europe. Is way ahead of America. In terms of actually crafting plans for dealing with this information, and creating policies based on those plans whereas the US not so much. I would very much love it. If Neil Stevenson were wrong again about. Social media, but so far. Yikes. Happy monday. Molly would. And that's marketplace tech.
The 'Doctor Sleep' Trailer is a Terrifying Return to 'The Shining'
"The teaser trailer is out for Dr sleep the sequel to the shining, which picks up four decades after the Stephen King novel and Stanley Kubrick movie adaptation left off this centers on Dan Torrance. He was the child in the original this time he's played by you and
Movie remakes: the good, the bad and the ugly
"We look at remakes the good the bad, the ugly possibly some other surprises. Here is co host and actor Doug Hutchison, Doug, how's it going today? How are you, my friend? All right there. I'm good. I'm ready. I'm poised, I'm doing really, well, thanks for asking. And I'm excited about this topic movie remakes, I believe it was inspired, if I'm correct me if I'm wrong. But and our last show, we were talking our theme was movies about loss and grief surrender and one of my on the list was movie called pet cemetery based on the Stephen King novel, and I really enjoyed the rigid version, and then found out, they were making twenty nineteen version, which just came out, which I. Haven't seen, but I started lamenting about remakes and questioning the validity of remaking movies that are already made, you know, impeccably, so why remake them. So I think that spurred this topic on, but I just wanted to preface it this by saying that we call this remakes the good the bad and the ugly. But in my research, I actually surprised myself because I found that I actually started liking a lot of the remakes that was digging up the ones that I had seen. And so my list actually has more smiley Osman Ali faces on it. So I guess my list my list is not the good the bad nucleus that the good. I one ugly, just a mention at the very end just for the heck. But anyway, I was wrong. I just gotta say that. I'm gonna confess it. I was wrong. I think there is validity in making certain remakes and I have enjoyed as you'll see a handful of them. Many of us in smiley face by them. And I'm gonna tell you mine are just the opposite might have a frown. After after off your conversation. Holly told you I was looking at the positive and the bright side of everything. I'm gonna try and five five down. So. Great minor five thumbs up years or five down mice, the glasses have full years. At the half full once you're five. Okay, so in, in no sense of order whatsoever, by the way of priority. One of the remakes, actually really enjoyed is Tim Burton's Alice wonderland twenty ten. The original versions, of course, there, were it was nineteen fifty one there was a version of wonderland. And then there was a TV movie version in nineteen eighty five Tim Burton cast as the often does that amazing cast Johnny Depp. He's always cast in depth. So debt plays the mad Hatter Tim Burton's wife, who I've heard they possibly getting divorced. I think I read this the other day which is unfortunate, but it's life and relationship I suppose. Helena, Bonham Carter? It plays the Queen of hearts, young actress by the name of mea was the cow seat in Australian actress plays Alice Crispin Glover plays the knave of hearts. And I can say is in a nutshell Tim Burton. I mean. Filmmaking God or what move? He's actually come down from the mount filmmaking Olympics to give us his gifts or he's made a pact with the devil, because everything this man touches to me turns into gold and his vision, his, his special effects, his whole take on his movies are just unbelievably original income Pele. I loved him Burton as you do. And so Alison wonderland twenty ten Tim Burton's version. I loved it Coleman who call. I'm going to do research on the internet. I'm see anywhere. You came from a good place for that. It's great for me. Number five linking. Said, good things, these are not in order, because this might have been number one for me, the Halloween remakes, specifically by rob zombie. Who's the singer slash director? People that absolutely are in love with his movies. I find him to be one of the I hate shitting by hate it. It's not my style. Rob zombies, Halloween movies are among some of the worst I've ever seen, but not just Halloween. He directed. Oh shit. What are those movies he directed? All other coal classics God. How come I mean? Blinded, I loved that he made it wasn't a remake, but devils reach, I'm not gonna want a lot of people like that movie I do not. I, I don't like rob zombie style. He, he was on Howard Stern bragging on how quickly he shoots movies and I'm gonna know shit. It shows like it's like. Yeah, this looks like something you shot overnight, like it's I should be more friendly towards Massachusetts. Born director. I dunno house thousand corpses. Grind house at devil's rejects. I, I am not a fan of especially the Halloween. It's just he's not as cute as thinks he's on his creative as he thinks he is the movies, look like even shop quickly. There's there. I just find him highly unappealing I to tell you, I've had two interviews, one with another podcast host. Absolutely loved them. Shame on you for saying that. And then I had on the director of directed. I'm not gonna mention what he directed, but he dragged my favorite horror movies, and I said, I'm going to tell you I love this. I compare this something like rob zombie Halloween. I said, I'm not really a fan. He goes robs a friend. I'm like, oh, sorry. Okay. I should have said that. But I'm just I'm just not fan of rob zombie Halloween. And that doesn't even case into account. How awesome the original Halloween movies are even the last one they came out this past year with with. What's your name plays the lead in the Halloween movie stuck? My brain is out to lunch today. Gene, Jamie Curtis. Jamie Lee Curtis. Again, of course. Rijo. Yeah. And that was directed by the latest one when she was in. It wasn't directed by her. It was okay. But completely unnecessary leave the ones that came out the originals alone, their final even the one two three I love them. But yeah, that's how I lick never been touched again. And you and I have talked about the Halloween mask ironically whose face that is. And I hope I hope you believe me now it's face. I did not do any research because I think maybe just slipped yourself a little bit of acid or I don't know some kind of drug or something because that's crazy. I do not I because if I think about that, and I watched Halloween again, what my going to be
An Interview with Actor Doug Hutchison
"Next guest has a wonderful film. Fi most notably his performance in nineteen thousand nine hundred green mile was probably wanting should have been nominated for certainly one should've one. He is one of the best actors on the planet. I consider him a friend. And this is our second take part two of directors that he has worked for his name is Doug Hutchison. Doug, welcome back part two of part two. Derek? Thank you. Thanks. It's good to be back. And thank you for that very flattering introduction. I appreciate we've talked about the academy. And I'm not gonna you know, go over beat the beaten path again. But you know, I just I was looking at the top two fifty today in the green mile as I want to say twenty four, you know. And it's probably yeah. But it should be a lot higher than that. But. No. I just I looked at you know, I just I'll never understand how they nominate people who gets nominated and so forth. But you definitely that's Deborah for anybody. Who knows even king anybody who knows who follow Stephen King? They know that you you that character. And that's not always the case, Stephen King movies or characters people. You'll miss the Mark, by many cases, you know. I appreciate that. Thank you. I mean that that means a lot to me. But you know, it's interesting. I we already had a show the academy that we don't have to rehash our quandary about the whole, you know, political aspect of it. But actually, I'll send these articles to affect you. Find him. I'm sure they're on line actually have scrapbooks stuff. Stuff that time. But Warner Brothers was actually pushing me for a nomination, and I have a few of their ads when they were pushing the and then something happened. And I think it was in house at one brothers. That's by as least what I was told by then manager and probably soom happened. But they were also pushing Michael Clark Dunkin, and they could they were pushing both of us for best supporting because they wanted, of course, best actor to go to Tom Hanks. And so anyway, I think somebody is finally went wait a minute. Would we doing here, we're we're splitting our vote if we're nominating nominating to actors from one movie? We're splitting our vote. So they ended up deciding to go with one actor for best supporting out of the green mile, and they went with Michael. And you know, it was I I won't lie that that I was excited. You know? Of course when it was. Seemingly happening. But when they made that decision I won't lie was disappointed. But I think they made the right decision. Be only because you know, Michael, not only put in amazing performance. But. It's very rare. If you look at the academy's it does happen. But it's know like Anthony Hopkins the silence of the lambs at cetera and that that amazing actor in. The old man. No, no country froze men ill country for old, man. Who's that have Gordon day? I think didn't he win or something? Yes for that will use Boquet. So it does happen that they'll go for the quote, unquote, Zilin or bad guy in the movie, Denzel one for training day. You know, he played a corrupt cops, blah, blah, blah. So it does happen. But more often it the the want. The winners are the ones who are playing the protagonists the heroes the the sympathetic characters the the actors who are you know, like playing real characters like Capote and Jamie, FOX when he did rage. Ray Ray, Charles. He don't things like that. So so it didn't surprise me faced with the decision. Wonder brothers decided to go with Michael. So I was happy for Michael, you know. But I I really was you know, we were all keeping our fingers cross. But. Active. Pretty funny story about that. But maybe for another day since we're gonna talk about directors. But when we were at the same awards, something kind of strange have. Thout save it over yet though. No, I won't know thinking of your time or some other actors Michael fast bender and twelve years a slave, which is one of the best movies historical ever. Yeah. He was nominated for. Yes. So yeah, it definitely happens. But you're right. It's kind of rare for it to happen. It doesn't