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Wow! The Wire at 20!?... ...20 years ago, HBO released a show that nobody was talking about. But then, slowly, everyone started to realise that The Wire might just be the greatest show of all time. We're Dave and Kobi and we're going back to the Baltimore pits to rewatch EVERY EPISODE in our podcast – The Wire: Stripped. We’ll break down the lingo - like re-ups, burners and wiretaps.We’ll analyse key scenes too. We talk to the creator David Simon, key cast members, including Frankie Faison, better known as Deputy Commissioner Burrell, Lance Reddick who played Lieutenant Daniels, And of course, the one, the only… the Bunk. Wendell Pierce. Also, listen out for celebrity guests and superfans. So if you're watching for the first time or the ninth time, join us as we revisit one of the greatest shows ever made. Here is a shortlist of who we have lined up for Season 4: David Simon - Creator of The Wire Maestro Harrell - Randy Wagstaff Julito McCullum - Namond Jermaine Crawford - Dukie Trista... more

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Latest Episodes

"The Wire" turns 20 years old and we thought who better to speak to than Snot Boogie!! He kicked off the whole show! DaJuan Prince (@HomeOfTheWire on Twitter) was a fantastic guest. We love that he carried on being part of the show much longer than t... more

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"The Wire" turns 20 years old and with "We Own This City" out on HBO in The USA David Simon, the creator of both shows and much more in-between, agreed to join us to talk for nearly 2hrs!!! We talked about everything from "We Own This City", to his t... more

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a month ago

We talked to David Simon for nearly 2hrs! "The Wire" turns 20 years old and with "We Own This City" out on HBO in The USA David Simon, the creator of both shows and much more in-between talked about everything from "We Own This City", to his thoughts... more

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars from 453 ratings
  • Great podcast to n my favourite tv show

    I’ve listened to lots of similar shows to this but Kobi and Dave’s love of the show shines through. Great interviews and fantastic banter with some interesting insight! Look forward to every episode!

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Yoda gunner 37
    United Kingdom6 months ago
  • Please replace the hosts

    The hosts of this pod are either lazy or just dumb. So many factual errors and misunderstandings of the plot are delivered in each episode to the point where it becomes painful to listen to. The one star is for the amazing contribution of the people involved in the production and their interviews.

    Apple Podcasts
    1
    Krillestoffe
    Sweden9 months ago
  • Love this podcast , because I love The Wire

    I just discovered The Wire this year and boy do I love it. It’s complicated and dense though so I needed this podcast to help me make sense of some bits and just to debrief others. Dave and Cobi are really smart and funny. I really need you guys to catch up to seasons 4 and 5!!

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Del Kathryn
    Australia9 months ago
  • Changing my review

    I previously left a less positive review complaining about the choppiness in the editing in Season 1. After listening to seasons 2 and 3, it seems like they made a lot of improvements on this front that made it much more listenable. It really is a well done podcast, with a lot of good humor and good interviews from cast members - my mind is officially changed. 5*

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Ifkemdj2838
    United Statesa year ago
  • Perfect for every The Wire fan

    Fun to listen to when you're a fan of The Wire, and the interviews with actors from the show are an nice bonus!

    Audible
    5
    Valerie Leroy
    United Statesa year ago

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