The Company of the Mad: The Stand Podcast (Discussing The Stand by Stephen King in a Gobal Pandemic)

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Mike Flanagan, Tananarive Due, and Anthony Breznican join host Jason Sechrest in this limited series podcast discussing Stephen King’s epic novel, The Stand. Video of the podcast is available exclusively at, where you can also sign up for notifications when each new episode goes live! Each month, Mike, Tananarive, Anthony, and Jason will read 200 pages of The Stand, and then meet up on the podcast to discuss! You can join them in #TheStandChallenge by reading along too, and sharing your thoughts using the hashtag #TheStandChallenge on social media. MEET THE PANEL:Jason Sechrest is the host and producer of The Company of the Mad. He is an author of horror fiction, and the writer of “What I Learned From Stephen King,” a column exploring the wisdom, spirituality, and life lessons in King’s many works. Sechrest’s horror stories have appeared in various publications and anthologies. His short story “Orange Grove Court” is featured in the latest issue of Cemetery Dance Magazine. Sechrest publishes a new short horror story or chapter from a serialized novel every month to subscribers of his Patreon page at: Flanagan is the writer/director of such Stephen King adaptations as Doctor Sleep and Gerald’s Game, as well as the hit Netflix TV show The Haunting of Hill House. e is currently finishing production on The Haunting of Bly Manor, a standalone second season of the Netflix series. Flanagan’s work has attracted the praise of critics for his directing, focus on characters and themes rarely depicted in horror. Tananarive Due is an award-winning novelist, and the executive producer of Shudder’s groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA, and you can take her online digital course “The Sunken Place” at Due has been reading King since she was a young girl, having first read The Stand while in bed sick with the flu, and has played with King on stage in the rock band The Rock Bottom Remainders.Anthony Breznican is an author and journalist who has worked as a reporter for The Arizona Republic, Associated Press, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly. Breznican’s debut novel Brutal Youth — a funny, tough, and heartbreaking book about the darker side of growing up — received high praise from critics and peers alike, including Stephen King, who provided a blurb for the dust jacket. Breznican is currently a.Read more »

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