Different Seasons

We talk about the 1982 novella collection Different Seasons.

Content warnings for this episode include: discussions of racism and racial slurs, suicide, graphic descriptions of rape, sexism and misogyny, homophobia, ableism, fatphobia, anti-Semitism, Nazism, genocide and concentration camps, torture, mass shootings, decapitation, descriptions of bullying, physical assault and broken bones, brief discussions of real alleged incidents of sexual harassment, pedophilia, and grooming.

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Creepshow

We talk about the 1982 comic book Creepshow, written by Stephen King and adapted by Bernie and Michele Wrightson.

Content warnings for this episode include: misogyny, brief mentions of sexual assault, eroticized violence, dismemberment, suicide, death by insects.

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Sewer Special Q&A no. 1

This is a special anniversary Q&A episode where we answer all of your most burning questions from the first year of Just King Things.

Content warnings for this episode include: discussions of representation of racism and exploitation; discussions of real incidents of homophobic hate crime.

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The Gunslinger

We talk about 1982’s The Gunslinger, the first entry in The Dark Tower series.

Content warnings for this episode include: mentions of terminal illness, car accidents and death, fatphobia, sexual assault and insertion of foreign objects into genitals, forced abortion, violence against animals and animal death, sexual abuse of a child, child death and suicide.

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The Running Man

We talk about Richard Bachman’s 1982 novel The Running Man. It is nothing like the film, but it does feature a high-stakes game of death spanning America.

Content warnings for this episode include: chronic and terminal illness; child death; maiming and mutilation of eyes; racism and racial slurs, misogyny, ableism, police violence, suicide, and generalized cruelty

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Cujo

We talk about Stephen King’s 1981 dog-based horror thriller Cujo.

Content warnings for this episode include: child death, alcoholism and drug abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, bleeding, biting, and mutilation, suicidal ideation, ableism, classism, animal violence and death

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Danse Macabre

We talk about Stephen King’s nonfiction book on the horror genre from 1981, Danse Macabre.

Content warnings for this episode: Drug addiction and substance abuse, racism, misogyny, homophobia, fatphobia, trauma, child endangerment and death

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Roadwork

We talk about Stephen King’s second novel writing as Richard Bachman: 1981’s Roadwork.

Content warnings for this episode: cancer and terminal illness, depression and mental illness, self-harm, suicide, misogyny, racism, domestic/emotional abuse, extremely awkward graphic descriptions of sex

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BONUS: The Stand miniseries (1994)

This is a very special Just King Things bonusode out from behind the paywall to convince you to maybe check these bonusodes out over at the Ranged Touch Patreon. We had noted The Stand fan Kirk Hamilton onto the show to talk about the 1994 miniseries directed by Mick Garris.

Content warnings for this episode: Pandemics, illness, disease, death, kidnapping, emotional and physical abuse, fatphobia, bullying, sexism, misogyny, rape, substance abuse and drug addiction, torture and mutilation, suicide, racism, ableism, bodily waste functions, animal abandonment and endangerment

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Firestarter

We talk about King’s 1980 novel Firestarter, which is a wild ride.

Content warnings for this episode: medical experimentation, drug abuse and addiction, misogyny, rape, necrophilia, transphobia, sexual coercion, suicide, racism, ableism, pedophilia, grooming, murder, animal death

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The Dead Zone

We talk about Steve’s 1979 science fiction (!!!) novel The Dead Zone.

Content warnings for this episode: Alcohol and drug abuse, domestic abuse, head trauma and brain injuries, surgical procedures, car accidents, misogyny, racism, homophobia, child endangerment, rape and murder, suicide animal abuse and death

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The Long Walk

We talk about The Long Walk, Stephen King’s second Bachman Book.

Content warnings for this episode: Executions and gun violence, vehicular violence, misogyny, racism, rape, mutilation and scarring, homophobia, bodily waste functions

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The Stand

We talk about The Stand, Stephen King’s doorstopper novel about a plague, good, and evil.

Content warnings for this episode: Pandemics, illness, disease, death, kidnapping, emotional and physical abuse, fatphobia, bullying, sexism, misogyny, rape, substance abuse and drug addiction, torture and mutilation, suicide, racism, ableism, bodily waste functions, animal abandonment and endangerment

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Night Shift

We talk about Stephen King’s first short story collection Night Shift.

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Rage

We talk about Steve’s controversial 1977 book Rage, originally published under the name of King’s pseudonym, Richard Bachman.

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The Shining

We talk about 1977’s The Shining in this episode. It’s spooky!

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‘Salem’s Lot

We talk about the vampires of ‘Salem’s Lot in this one. Steve published this one in 1975.

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Carrie

We discuss Stephen King’s 1974 novel Carrie at length.

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