Castle Rock Radio: A Stephen King Podcast



Comedic conversations about the works of Stephen King, hosted by Max Booth III and Lori Michelle of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.


  • 65 - Coffey's Hands (The Green Mile #3)

    02/11/2018 Duration: 36min

    In the third installment of Stephen King's The Green Mile, we once again revisit urination and magical mice. But also, are we given a hint to the origin story behind the weird finger creature from his short story, "The Moving Finger"? Maybe! Tune in and find out. KING NEWS: Elevation is now out, and Joyland's being made into a TV show. Join The Splatter Club. Pre-order Max's new FANGORIA novel, Carnivorous Lunar Activities. Order Betty Rocksteady's The Writhing Skies. Support us on Patreon. Buy a T-shirt.

  • 64 - Halloween Q&A (2018)

    25/10/2018 Duration: 51min

    Lori and Max answered all of your questions in the latest episode of Castle Rock Radio. Have a spooky Halloween. Pre-order Max's new FANGORIA novel, Carnivorous Lunar Activities. Order Betty Rocksteady's The Writhing Skies. Support us on Patreon. Buy a T-shirt.

  • 63 - The Mouse on the Mile (The Green Mile #2)

    18/10/2018 Duration: 54min

    We hope you're dying to hear about a mouse and some dude's pee issues, because that's pretty much the only thing going on in the second installment of Stephen King's The Green Mile. Also, why wasn't this adapted as a Disney cartoon musical? SK News: Elevation is coming soon, and the first trailer for Pet Sematary just dropped. Pre-order Max's new FANGORIA novel, Carnivorous Lunar Activities. Order Betty Rocksteady's The Writhing Skies. Support us on Patreon. Buy a T-shirt.

  • 62 - Castle Rock (SE1EP10 "Romans")

    27/09/2018 Duration: 27min

    In the season one finale of Hulu's Castle Rock, we are all left disappointed and wondering what could have been if only the writers hadn't completely given up on their characters. Support us on Patreon 

  • 61 - Castle Rock (SE1EP9 "Henry Deaver")

    26/09/2018 Duration: 22min

    In the ninth episode of Hulu's Castle Rock, we travel to Bizarro Castle Rock and meet a white-washed Henry Deaver. Support the show on Patreon 

  • 60 - The Two Dead Girls (The Green Mile #1)

    22/09/2018 Duration: 34min

    This week on the show we're talking about the first installment of Stephen King's prison serial, The Green Mile, from 1996. In "The Two Dead Girls" we are introduced to a magical mouse, penis problems, and the titular two dead girls. Buy a Castle Rock Radio T-shirt Support us on Patreon 

  • 59 - Castle Rock (SE1EP8 "Past Perfect")

    18/09/2018 Duration: 20min

    In the eighth episode of Hulu's Castle Rock, a married couple open up a murder-themed bed and breakfast and things go pretty much as you'd expect. Support us on Patreon 

  • 58 - The Reaper's Image / The Reach

    13/09/2018 Duration: 49min

    In the podcast's first ever double feature episode, we begin by discussing a spooooky mirror story, then turn things around with a classic "time will kill us all, even if you live on a small island" tale. ALSO: We create a new story idea too stupid to even write down here. You'll just have to listen and find out just how dumb it truly is. If you dig the program, please support us on Patreon 

  • 57 - Castle Rock (SE1EP7 "The Queen")

    11/09/2018 Duration: 19min

    In the seventh episode of Hulu's Castle Rock, we backtrack and relive certain events through Ruth's POV in what may be the coolest way dementia's ever been portrayed on screen. Things also get super Stephen King-y. It's so great. All Hail the Crimson King. Support us on Patreon 

  • 56 - Castle Rock (SE1EP6 "Filter")

    10/09/2018 Duration: 30min

    In the sixth episode of Hulu's Castle Rock, we fall deep into Stephen King territory after Henry stumbles upon a pair of peculiar fellas in the woods. ALSO: Would a mime podcast just be a straight hour of silence? Tune in and find out! Support the show by dropping a dollar or two on our Patreon  

  • 55 - Castle Rock (SE1EP5 "Harvest")

    06/09/2018 Duration: 18min

    In the fifth episode of Hulu's Castle Rock, we are once again gifted with Bill Skarsgard's bare butt and it is a glorious sight to behold. Also, is it legal to boobytrap your own corpse to fend off potential necrophiliacs? Support us on Patreon at 

  • 54 - Castle Rock (SE1EP4 "The Box")

    23/08/2018 Duration: 23min

    In the fourth episode of Hulu's Castle Rock, Henry searches for his fake dead dad and a Shawshank guard finally snaps. ALSO: Tom Waits singing "If You're Happy and You Know It"? Support us on Patreon at 

  • 53 - Castle Rock (SE1EP3 "Living Color")

    16/08/2018 Duration: 19min

    In the third episode of Hulu's Castle Rock, Molly Strand is doing whatever the hell she wants, and we couldn't be more pleased. Is she aided by the dark witchcraft of The Crimson King? Does the fact that 27 years have passed since Henry's weird shenanigans took place mean something? the devil, in fact, a duck? Support us on Patreon at 

  • 52 - Castle Rock (SE1EP2 "Habeas Corpus")

    06/08/2018 Duration: 33min

    In the second episode of Hulu's Castle Rock, we learn more about the town's background and question when easter eggs are relevant and when they're unnecessary. Fresh out of the hatch, headless Terry O'Quinn narrates us through a fun mystery involving book-lovin' nazis, luncheonette sexcapades, and a whacky know-it-all by the name of Jackie Torrance (DO YOU GET IT?). If you dig the show, support us on Patreon at

  • 51 - Castle Rock (SE1EP1 "Severance")

    06/08/2018 Duration: 35min

    J.J. Abrams gets Terry O'Quinn back onto a new show and the first thing he does is stick him down a hatch again. Hulu's first episode of Castle Rock raises many questions, such as "Why is Bill Skarsgard so handsome?" and "What turned Alan Pangborn into such an awesome scumbag?" and "Where do I remember that one actor from?"   If you dig the show, please support us on Patreon at 

  • 50 - The Lawnmower Man (1992)

    20/07/2018 Duration: 01h10min

    It's the 50th episode of Castle Rock Radio, baby! We're returning to our roots and discussing The Lawnmower Man again, only this time we're focusing on the extremely excellent film adaptation directed and co-written by Brett Leonard and starring Jeff Fahey and Pierce Brosnan. Why do scientists never anticipate test monkeys uprising? Did Brosnan's wife really leave him because he wouldn't take her to the city? Does this movie contain the grossest sex scene in cinema history? ALSO: Brett Leonard totally wrote his own Wikipedia page. We're on to you, dude. Support us on Patreon at

  • 49 - Dolan's Cadillac

    12/07/2018 Duration: 01h34min

    In this week's episode, we're taking a trip to Revenge City and discussing "Dolan's Cadillac" from Stephen King's Nightmares & Dreamscapes, as well as the film adaptation starring Christian Slater as a horny racist. We dig deep into the hilarious rivalry between Edgar Allan Poe and Thomas Dunn English which inspired Poe to write the short story that would later inspire King to write "Dolan's Cadillac". ALSO: We ask our audience to talk about the most petty act of revenge they've ever committed, and read their answers on the air! Support us on Patreon at

  • 48 - The Little Green God of Agony

    05/07/2018 Duration: 45min

    In this week's episode, we are introducing some new segments to the show, such as "What is the strangest thing you'e ever vomited?" and "What is the most amount of pain you've ever experienced?" Yeah, it's a regular good time here at Castle Rock Radio, joined once again by special guest Betty Rocksteady (author of Like Jagged Teeth). We're talking about "The Little Green God of Agony" from 2015's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and clown egg registers and gruesome injuries and many other things, so tune in and enjoy. Support us on Patreon at

  • 47 - Squad D

    28/06/2018 Duration: 01h06min

    This week on the show, we're talking about a never-before published Stephen King short story titled "Squad D" which Harlan Ellison rejected from his infamous The Last Dangerous Visions. Paul Michael Anderson (author of Bones Are Made to Be Broken) joins us to trash-talk everybody in the indie lit scene, as well as provide a fascinating history of the most famous speculative anthology to never be released. If you enjoy our little program, support us on Patreon at

  • 46 - Christine

    21/06/2018 Duration: 01h06min

    This week on the podcast, we're taking a joyride with our favorite haunted car. That's right, it's Christine! Is this actually a Goosebumps book in disguise? Why does the POV change from first person to third 200 pages into the story? And why doesn't Arnie have sex with this car? Kick back, grab your coke straws, and enjoy the show. If you dig what you're hearing, support us on Patreon at 

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