Episode 41: Dr. Sleep

In this Halloween spooktacular, we talk about Stephen King’s latest novel, Dr. Sleep. It’s a sequel to his genre-defining classic, The Shining.

Does Dr. Sleep hold up to its predecessor? Or is it something different entirely?

But first, we bring to the Bookshelf Revisit the books and stories that scared us the most, either as a child or an adult.

And then Tod and Julie both tell some “real life” ghost stories. Which sends Rider into a tailspin of skepticism (i.e., condescension) and Tod into a defense of the paranormal (i.e., egging Rider on). It’s one of the most combative episodes yet, and this fight has nothing to do with literature.

Tis the season! Happy Halloween everyone.

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