Stephen King on Desert Island Discs

Damn fine taste in shirts, Mr. King.

Yes, yes. I know I said I don't like to send you places for things--I much prefer embeddable content. But Desert Island Discs is one of my favorite radio programs. Over the course of an episode, a guest is presented with a fictional situation: they're going to be marooned on a desert island. They get to pick eight songs to bring with them, as well as a luxury item and a book. And they do this while in the middle of a fantastic and candid interview. You'd be amazed at some of the songs people pick.

Desert Island Discs also did one of the best Stephen King interviews I've ever encountered. So you owe it to yourself to go check that out.

And while we are talking about Mr. King, let's throw in a trailer, shall we? Yes, it's for the 2004 version of Salem's Lot, which had its problems, but had two huge things going for it. First, it did not have a blue vampire with carrots for teeth. And second, Rutger Goddamn Hauer. What can you do? The man's a national treasure.