The Wire Stripped
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15 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 breakdown the lingo - like re-ups, burners and wiretaps.We’ll analyse key scenes too. We talk to 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.
||ExplicitS1Ep13 : Sentencing||“All in the game...” - Traditional West Baltimore - Wendell Pierce ( Bunk) on the "Fat Finger" - Lance Reddick (Daniels) - Joe Kiely (Podcaster) on D'Angelo - Hannah and Jen (The Standard Issue Podcast) on D'Angelo and his mot...||21 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1Ep12: Cleaning Up||This is me, yo, right here. - Wallace - Tray Chaney (Poot) on killing Wallace and saying goodbye to Michael B Jordan - Isiah Whitlock Jr (Senator Clay Davis) on auditioning and not knowing his character arc - Lance Reddick (Daniels) on Lar.||14 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1Ep11: The Hunt||“Dope on the damn table.” - Daniels This episode features the voices of: - Miciah Jones (Little Man) on how Wee Bay would actually have killed him! (Even though it happened off screen) - Frankie Faison (Dept Commissioner Burrell)||7 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCongratulations to Producer Tom||A quick update from Kobi and Dave to congratulate our producer Tom and his wife Holly on the birth of their first child. We'll be taking a short break, and will be back very soon.||1 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1.E10: The Cost||“And then he dropped the bracelets...” - Greggs or "Cheese Puffs AND Ring Dings?" - Syndor Featuring the voices of: - Wendell Pierce (The Bunk) on how the cast fought with David Simon to save Kima's life - Frankie Fais...||22 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1.E09: Game Day||“Maybe we won.” - Herc. ... Featuring the voices of: - Scroobius Pip (Distraction Pieces Podcast) on the basketball truce - &n...||14 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus #04: Jonathan Abrams, author of "All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire"||**Spoilers for all 5 seasons of The Wire - proceed with caution** Kobi chats with author Jonathan Abrams to chat about the release of his new book - All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire. Jonathan tells how David Simon gave his approval.||13 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1.E08: Lessons||"Come at the King, You best not miss." - Omar ... This episode features the voices of: - Frankie Faison (Deputy Commissioner Burrell) on how a city can be ruled by politics - Lance Reddick (Lieutenant Daniels) on Daniels' sh...||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1.E07: One Arrest||"A man must have a code.” - Bunk. This episode contains the voices of: - Micaiah Jones (“Little Man” in The Wire) on Bubbles and the red hat - Huey Morgan (from podcast Huey: Off the Record) on why pagers were a thing - Scroobius Pip (from the D||1 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1.E06: The Wire||"...and all the pieces matter." - Freamon This episode contains the voices of: - Lance Reddick on one of his favourite scenes, with a drunken Polk - Huey Morgan on the authenticity of the fashion - Scroobius Pip on D’Ang...||24 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1.E05: The Pager||"...a little slow, a little late." - Avon Barksdale Leave a Whatsapp voice memo on our burner phone 📞 +447534 831 658 This episode contains the voices of: - Scroobius Pip (The Distraction Pieces Podcast) - Gabriela Jone...||17 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1.E04: Old Cases||"Thin line ‘tween heaven and here." - Bubbles Leave a Whatsapp voice memo on our burner phone 📞 +447534 831 658 This episode contains the voices of: - Wendell Pierce (Bunk Moreland) - Gabriela Jones (Podcast Producer at T...||11 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus #03: Do you remember the first time?||Dave, Kobi and their special guests recount how they first got into "The Wire" in the first place and tips for people who want to get into the show for the first time. Leave a Whatsapp voice memo on our burner phone 📞 +447534 831 658 Thi...||31 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus #02: "Song By Song" Podcast crossover talking "Way Down in the Hole" by Tom Waits||The excellent Sam Pay and Martin Austwick from the sublime "Song by Song" Podcast (follow them on twitter @SongBySongPod ) recorded the sweet version of "Way Down in the Hole" that plays on every episode of "The Wire: Stripped...||29 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus #01: Wendell "The Bunk" Pierce exclusive interview||**Spoilers for all 5 seasons of The Wire - proceed with caution** We were lucky enough to speak with Wendell Pierce aka "The Bunk" about his time before, during and after The Wire. We chat about how he first got the part of Bunk Moreland, h...||29 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1.E03: The Buys||"The king stay the king." - D'Angelo Leave a Whatsapp voice memo on our burner phone 📞 +447534 831 658 This episode contains the voices of: - Lance Reddick (Daniels) - Frankie Faison (Burrell) - Jonathan Abrams (Auth...||27 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1.E02: The Detail||"You cannot lose if you do not play." - Marla Daniels Leave a Whatsapp voice memo on our burner phone 📞 +447534 831 658 This episode contains the voices of: - Wendell Pierce (William "The Bunk" Moreland) - Gabriela Jo...||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1.E01: The Target||"...when it's not your turn" - McNulty Kobi and Dave go back to the pits to rewatch Season 1, Episode 1 of HBO’s The Wire; This episode contains the voices of; - Frankie Faison (Deputy Commissioner Burrell) - Lance Reddick (Lieutenan...||13 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Wire : Stripped - Trailer 1||This is the first trailer for "The Wire: Stripped"||6 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The Cinderella Boy
Took me right back to the pits and into the world of The Wire. I have to re-up on the first series now.
Loved the show - this is a really interesting listen.
The first episode of The Wire: Stripped was fantastic! I can’t wait to hear more.
It’s an episode-by-episode discussion of the HBO show The Wire by two very likeable hosts (Kobi and Dave), featuring interviews with cast members, breakdowns of key scenes, and feedback from fans.
The podcast is really well produced and I loved the inclusion of the interview segments, whether those about life on set or those from others who share their favourite moments.
It is evident that Kobi and Dave have a great deal of affection and admiration for the show, and their enthusiasm has encouraged me to go back and watch the show again - something I had been meaning to do for some time.
If you love The Wire, you will love this podcast!