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The Losers’ Club is a cozy, chummy place where lifelong fans and newbies can dig deep into Stephen King’s oeuvre and the myriad TV, film, print, and stage adaptations of his works.

The Losers’ Club is a cozy, chummy place where lifelong fans and newbies can dig deep into Stephen King’s oeuvre and the myriad TV, film, print, and stage adaptations of his works.
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The Losers’ Club is a cozy, chummy place where lifelong fans and newbies can dig deep into Stephen King’s oeuvre and the myriad TV, film, print, and stage adaptations of his works.

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English


Episodes

Episode 92: It Pt. 4: July of 1958 and The Fourth Interlude

10/26/2018
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The Losers pick up some sharp rocks and test their aim for the fifth episode revolving around Stephen King's 1986 epic. Together, they explore smoke holes and haunted fridges as they flip over to Part 4: July of 1958 and Mike Hanlon's Derry: The Fourth Interlude. Chapter include: Introduction Heroes and Villains (8:29) Misery (1:57:00) The Sematary (2:10:30) Word Processor of the Gods (2:26:00) Poundcake (2:38:00) King's Dominion (2:50:00) Outro (2:55:30)

Duration:02:58:12

Episode 91: It Pt. 3: Grownups and The Third Interlude

10/19/2018
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The Losers grab their Wayfarers and head back to the '80s for the fourth episode revolving around Stephen King's 1986 epic. Together, they get some grub at the Jade and walk it off around town as they chew on Part 3: Grownups and Mike Hanlon's Derry: The Third Interlude. Chapter include: Introduction Heroes and Villains (8:04) Misery (1:40:30) The Sematary (1:48:00) Word Processor of the Gods (1:55:30) Poundcake (2:12:00) King's Dominion (2:17:00) Things We Glean Along the Beam...

Duration:02:25:11

Episode 90: It Pt. 2: June of 1958 and The Second Interlude

10/12/2018
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The Losers wax nostalgic and head to the '50s in the third episode revolving around Stephen King's 1986 epic. Together, they bypass the bullies and hide in the standpipe that haunts the pages of Part 2: June of 1958 and Mike Hanlon's Derry: The Second Interlude. Chapter include: Introduction Heroes and Villains (34:15) Misery (1:57:00) The Sematary (2:12:50) Bowers Power Hour (2:37:25) Back to the Sematary (3:02:10) Word Processor of the Gods (3:17:10) Poundcake (3:23:45) King's...

Duration:03:36:35

Episode 89: It Pt. 1: The Shadow Before and The First Interlude

10/5/2018
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The Losers head into the Barrens of Stephen King's 1986 epic in this exhaustive second episode, which dissects both Part 1: The Shadow Before and Mike Hanlon's Derry: The First Interlude. There are heroes, there are villains, there is a lengthy discussion about Al Pacino. Chapter include: Introduction Heroes and Villains (2:30) Misery (1:43:35) The Sematary (1:48:00) Word Processor of the Gods (1:55:30) Poundcake (2:01:15) King's Dominion (2:07:30) Things We Glean Along the Beam...

Duration:02:17:04

Episode 88: It Pt. 0: The History, Hook, and Structure

9/28/2018
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The Losers crack open Stephen King's 1986 epic: For the first of many episodes to come, they wrestle with the story's history, themes, and structure, but also try to figure out why King wanted to quit horror upon publishing the now-iconic masterpiece. Chapters include: Introduction/History The Hook (52:00) Structure and Format (1:17:45) Outro (1:34:30)

Duration:01:36:06

Episode 87: Searching for Stephen King in Pop Culture

9/21/2018
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The Losers share some Needful Tweets, visit Hollywood King, and empty a big ol' Bag of Bones. Topics include: Memorable Stephen King connections in pop culture, ensuing woes with It: Chapter Two, possible King-inspired Saturday morning cartoons, and much, much more. Chapters include: Intro Needful Tweets (4:00) Hollywood King (12:30) Bag of Bones (18:30) Outro (1:33:30)

Duration:01:40:29

Episode 87: Searching for Stephen King in Pop Culture

9/21/2018
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The Losers share some Needful Tweets, visit Hollywood King, and empty a big ol' Bag of Bones. Topics include: Memorable Stephen King connections in pop culture, ensuing woes with It: Chapter Two, possible King-inspired Saturday morning cartoons, and much, much more. Chapters include: Intro Needful Tweets (4:00) Hollywood King (12:30) Bag of Bones (18:30) Outro (1:33:30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:40:05

Episode 86: Recapping Castle Rock: "Romans"

9/12/2018
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Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock wraps up as Losers Mckenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and Randall Colburn close out the first season with its finale, "Romans". Together, they meditate on the strength and weaknesses of the season, bemoan that ridiculous post-credits scene, and make some future predictions for the series. Chapters include: Intro Greetings from Castle Rock (28:00) Shining Moments (1:45:30) The Sematary (1:52:30) Misery (1:55:15) King's Dominion (2:04:00) Room...

Duration:02:33:50

Episode 85: Recapping Castle Rock: "Henry Deaver"

9/5/2018
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Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers Mckenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and Justin Gerber find a thinny and cross into the alternate reality of "Henry Deaver". Together, they connect the dots between all the prior episodes, celebrate the show's wild 180, and speculate on how the season will come to an end. Chapters include: Intro Greetings from Castle Rock (20:00) Shining Moments (54:30) The Sematary (57:00) Misery (1:01:00) King's Dominion (1:10:30) Room...

Duration:01:41:42

Episode 84: Recapping Castle Rock: "Past Perfect"

8/29/2018
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Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers Michael Roffman and Randall Colburn check into Maine's creepiest bed and breakfast to watch "Past Perfect". Together, they debate on the merits of Jackie "Diane" Torrance and try to make sense of whatever the hell just happened at the end. Chapters include: Intro Greetings from Castle Rock (20:00) Shining Moments (52:00) The Sematary (56:00) Misery (1:06:00) King's Dominion (1:18:00) Room 237 (1:26:30) Final Thoughts...

Duration:01:48:16

Episode 83: Showrunners Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw on Castle Rock

8/22/2018
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Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers Michael Roffman and Randall Colburn sit down with showrunners Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw. Together, they discuss their earliest memories with Stephen King, how they first came up the idea for Castle Rock, the majesty of "The Queen", and where this anthology series might go. Chapters include: Intro Interview with Dustin Thomason (2:00) Interview with Sam Shaw (59:00) Outro (1:58:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:36:05

Episode 82: Recapping Castle Rock: "The Queen"

8/22/2018
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Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers McKenzie Gerber, Justin Gerber, and Michael Roffman step into the mind of Ruth Deaver in "The Queen". Together, they piece together her puzzling memories, debate on whether The Kid is truly evil, and mourn the death of a legend. Chapters include: Intro Greetings from Castle Rock (17:00) Shining Moments (1:11:30) The Sematary (1:17:00) Misery (1:21:00) King's Dominion (1:24:00) Room 237 (1:26:30) Final Thoughts...

Duration:01:42:40

Episode 81: Recapping Castle Rock: "Filter"

8/15/2018
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Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers McKenzie Gerber, Dan Caffrey, and Michael Roffman drop what they're doing and head into the forest for "Filter". Together, they talk about Ruth's chess board, the sounds of the universe, and whether or not this series is heading to Mid-World. Chapters include: Intro Greetings from Castle Rock (12:25) Heroes and Villains (18:25) Shining Moments (47:00) The Sematary (52:15) Misery (55:35) King's Dominion (1:00:00) Room...

Duration:01:19:07

Episode 80: Recapping Castle Rock: "Harvest"

8/8/2018
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Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers Randall Colburn, Justin Gerber, and Michael Roffman eat some animal crackers and walk through "Harvest". Together, they talk about that buzzing in Henry's ears, why Scott Glenn is MVP, and, yes, Bill Skarsgård's ass. Chapters include: Intro Greetings from Castle Rock (19:00) Heroes and Villains (25:25) Shining Moments (1:01:30) The Sematary (1:07:40) Misery (1:18:55) King's Dominion (1:23:00) Room 237 (1:28:00) Final...

Duration:01:39:50

Episode 79: Recapping Castle Rock: "The Box"

8/1/2018
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Our weekly coverage of Hulu's Castle Rock continues as Losers Dan Caffrey, Justin Gerber, and Michael Roffman take a shovel and dig deep into episode four, "The Box". Together, they talk about creepy barbers, the Deaver Bone Zone, and, naturally, Roy Orbison. Warning: Due to a technical glitch, Michael's microphone sounds incredibly muddy. The glitch has since been fixed. Chapters include: Intro Greetings from Castle Rock (27:30) Heroes and Villains (34:40) Shining Moments...

Duration:01:43:56

Episode 78: Greetings from Castle Rock (Live from Chicago's Music Box Theatre)

7/30/2018
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In this special bonus episode, the Losers' Club hits the stage with Pet Symmetry's Evan Weiss and Survivor Type director Billy Hanson to talk about small towns, creepy urban legends, favorite Stephen King adaptations, and tough trivia. This episode was recorded live at Chicago's Music Box Theatre during Greetings from Castle Rock: A Stephen King Film Festival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:33

Episode 77: Recapping Castle Rock: "Severance", "Habeas Corpus", and "Local Color"

7/26/2018
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Constant Listeners, we've finally arrived at Castle Rock -- Hulu's Castle Rock, that is -- where there's been a mysterious discovery deep within the bowels of Shawshank State Prison. What implications will it have on the sleepy town? We're going to find out. Kicking off our weekly coverage is Losers Randall Colburn, McKenzie Gerber, and Michael Roffman, who spend two hours dissecting the first three episodes -- "Severance", "Habeas Corpus", and "Local Color" -- of the highly anticipated...

Duration:02:12:22

Episode 76: Stephen King's Taking Over TV

7/20/2018
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The Losers share some Needful Tweets, visit Hollywood King, and empty a big ol' Bag of Bones. Topics include: Josh Boone's The Stand, Greg Nicotero's Creepshow TV series, and that time Kevin Smith apparently almost remade Cujo. Chapters include: Intro Needful Tweets (9:30) Hollywood King (32:00) Bag of Bones (55:00) Outro (2:02:50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:05:08

Episode 75: Lobstrosities: Sometimes They Come Back... Again

7/13/2018
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The latest installment of Lobstrosities, a segment of The Losers' Club that journeys into the barren wastelands of Stephen King movie sequels, brings back those demonic greasers for Andy Grossman's 1996 snoozefest, Sometimes They Come Back... Again. Chapters include: Intro Shit: A Concordance (4:30) The Ka-Ka-tet (9:40) Beam Breakers (28:00) Cry Your Pardon (41:00) You Have Not Forgotten the Face of Your Father (56:30) The Final Sacrifice (1:03:00) Outro (1:07:15) Learn more about...

Duration:01:08:57

Episode 74: Collecting King with Cameron Skip

7/7/2018
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The Losers turn the spotlight back on the world of collectors in King's Dominion. Keeping the series alive, Michael Roffman chats with Cameron Skip, whose amassed quite an eclectic collection of test printings, VHS tapes, and shrink-wrapped first-editions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:18