Stephen King Fancast: Willa feat. Christopher Birk

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The podcast is back! It’s been a long time coming since Mevio shut this podcast down (read more about that here) but it’s finally back! I am still bitter about the shutdown, however, so feel free to Tweet your hate to them on my behalf. >:)

On this episode, I am joined by  the Director of  the “Willa” adaptation, Christopher Birk. We discuss the “Willa” short story from “Just After Sunset,” and the making of Chris’ film adaptation of “Willa.” Should you be interested in finding out more info on the film, you can watch the trailer below and visit the Official Website, at Alphatree Productions.

Also, I did an interview with Christopher on this blog a few months back, so feel free to give that a read, if you like, by CLICKING HERE.

You may have heard me talking about current Facebook woes on the podcast, and here is the link to that article.

Thanx to Aiming for Aurora for providing the intro/outro music for this podcast. Thanx to The Doubleclicks for providing their song “The Internet National Anthem” for use as break music on this podcast! You really should go show both of those amazing bands your support by clicking over to their sites and buying some songs and/or saying awesome things to them! You can shoot me an email if you want to submit music for me to use on the podcast. Please include links to your preferred sites.

With everything that happened at Mevio, you will have to resubscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or Zune. Those links are available below.

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Help Us Raise Funds for a New Stephen King Fan Experience

In a previous post, I stated that I was hoping to do a site re-build and add a bunch of new features for readers of this blog, listeners of the podcast and viewers of the Movie Club. I got a pretty good response from people about wanting to contribute to these changes and to help out in any way they can.  I have decided to layout for you exactly what changes that, in an ideal world, I would be making to the Stephen King Fancast and why. Before I start hounding you for money, here’s the story.

Since this blog originally started as just a podcast, I was perfectly OK with having a free-hosted blog, or three of them, for that matter. This blog has taken on new aspects that I feel are deserving of a re-branding and a re-building. The podcast is no longer the sole function of this blog. I have taken on a writer (by now you are surely familiar with Luanne and her wonderfully witty articles here and on the other SK Fancast blogs) and I am looking to take on one or two more bloggers. I have also started a YouTube show dedicated to Stephen King Movies, called the Stephen King Movie Club, and even with only a single episode out, I have seen growth in this blog. The point being, I feel like I am doing a dis-service to these other aspects of this site by keeping it under the Stephen King Fancast brand. It’s time to take it up a notch and make this site into a legitimate fan site.

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Dark Tower 5: Wolves of the Calla Pt 2 w/ Jeff Lane

This is the second part of discussion on The Dark Tower 5: Wolves of the Calla with my buddy Jeff Lane. If you haven’t had a chance to check out his podiobooks yet, head over to and get subscribed on iTunes.

New Podcast I’m Enjoying – Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro

A few quick announcements:

1) The Stephen King Fancast now has a Google+ page! Add the podcast to your Circles!

2) You can now “Check-In” to the Stephen King Fancast on GetGlue!

3) Speaking of GetGlue… Start a profile and join me and other podcast listeners for the “Bag of Bones” virtual viewing party! Hit the “Viewing Party” page for more details.

4) The Stephen King Movie Club on the Stephen King Fancast YouTube Channel. Check out the intro video in the previous post for more info, or hit the YouTube link to get subscribed on YouTube.

Wolves of the Calla Pt.1 w/ Jeff Lane

Welcome back to the Stephen King Fancast!

Not a lot of news on this episode, mainly because, I think, no one was expecting this to come out so quickly with such a long hiatus before the last episode. Things are back on track, and I couldn’t be happier!

The two bits of news that I do have are:

  1. The great guys over at Random Download Productions are still trying to fund their Dollar Baby of Stephen King’s “Stationary Bike” that they are just calling “Bike.” Please help them out by contributing anything you can to the production of this short film. You can get more information or make a contribution by going to their IndieGoGo page.
  2. I am hoping to get a table at Stumptown Comic Fest, Oregon’s version of ComiCon, in April. It is going to cost me around $1,000.00 to make that happen, so I was hoping my listeners could help me out. You will find “Donate” buttons on all of the blogs, so if you would like to make a donation, please do. For those of you that don’t want to give money away for no reason at all, you can support my sponsor and grab a free audiobook download from Audible. You get something out of it, and they give me a little commission in return. Link at the end of the shownotes.

Jeff Lane, author of “This Paper World” and “One Way,” amongst other stories, joins me for the discussion portion of this episode. We did discuss the entire book in one sitting, but I wasn’t sure if I should put up the full 2+ hour discussion in one episode or not. My indescision lead me to ask the Facebook and Twitter contingent of listeners, and they decided that I should break the discussion into two seperat episodes, so I did. This is Part 1 of Stephen King’s Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla. The rest of the discussion of the book will be out in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, you can go check out Jeff Lane’s Podobooks of “This Paper World” and “One Way” on his Website or on iTunes

That’s it for this episode! Join Jeff and I next time for more discussion on Wolves of the Calla!

Jeff Lane: Website | Facebook | iTunes | Twitter

WordPress Blog is Back!

This is to let everyone know that this blog has been back posted with all the old episodes in case you prefer using WordPress over Blogspot. Those of you that prefer it here, have it here! I want to include the links to all the different pages in this post so you can head over to any of those other pages and check them out if you prefer them. So here’s those links!

Blogspot   Facebook   Tumblr   Twitter

Should you ever need those links again, you can look to the left side of the page and you will see little buttons that will take you to any that you choose.

Thanx, Matt 🙂

Episode 8 – The Dark Tower IV: Wizard & Glass Pt. 1

This episode finds the podcast being co-hosted by listener Brian Adams… not the “Summer of ’69” Bryan Adams, another guy named Brian Adams. He was a real joy to have on the show and I wanna send a thank you out to him for patiently waiting  a week since this episode was recorded for it to go live! This is the first of what I am hoping will turn out to be a two part discussion of Dark Tower 4: Wizard & Glass. We really hammered through a lot on this episode, but it was great discussion and we believe we did it some justice. Thankee sai for tuning in to this episode and I hope you join me again!

If you want more info on how you can co-host an episode with me, and join in the discussion, leave a comment here on the blog, email me or hit those social buttons on the left side of this page and come say hi on Facebook or Twitter if you like!

I also want to ask that if you enjoy this free podcast, you support it by supporting the show sponsors which are at the bottom of this page.

May your days be long upon the earth! -Matt

Episode 7 – The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands Pt. 3

This episode finds us with a new co-host, albeit a temporary one, but none the less. Stephen Lindsay is a very busy man and just can’t afford the time commitment. I understand and thank him greatly for the time he spent on the show. Stephen, you are welcome on anytime! 🙂 Joining us this episode is Chelsea Kerr. She is a contributor at Nerds in Babeland and a blogger in her own right. Head over to her blog and show her some love!

I am accepting guest hosts, and think it may be a fun time to have different co-hosts every show. So this is my call to my listeners: If you would like to co-host an episode of the Stephen King FanCast, I welcome you! Shoot me an e-mail and we can Skype about the idea. I hope to have my good friend and fellow podcaster Bob LeDrew, who runs one of the other Stephen King based podcasts called The Kingcast (link on the left), as well as one or both of the guys from the Castle Rock Podcast (also on the left), co-host a show with me and jump in on the discussion! I welcome all comers!