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.
||ExplicitS2 Ep4: Hard Cases||"If I hear the music, I'm gonna dance." – Greggs This episode features the voices of: - Alexa Fogel (Casting Director on The Wire) on casting Ziggy - Melanie Nicholls-King (Cheryl) on the similarities between Cheryl and Kima compar...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Ep3: Hot Shots||"What they need is a union." – Russell This episode features the voices of: - Isiah Whitlock Jr (Clay Davis) on corruption - Gerard Ender (Sam) on being on The Red Carpet - Kelli R Brown (Kimmi) on why she was perfect to play Kimmy - ...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Ep2: Collateral Damage||"They can chew you up, but they gotta spit you out." – McNulty This episode features the voices of: - Gerard Ender (Sam) on his famous death in The Wire - Al Brown (Stan Valcheck) on his son in law, Prez. - Jeffrey Pratt Gordon&nbs...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Ep1: Ebb Tide||"Ain't never gonna be what it was." - Little Big Roy This episode features the voices of: - Chris Bauer (Frank Sobotka) - on playing Frank and his head to head with Valcheck - Al Brown (Stan Valcheck) on Valchek's son in law...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClarke Peters Live Q&A Show recorded at London Podcast Festival 2018||Welcome to Season 2 of The Wire Stripped! We're starting with a special episode that we are super happy to share with you all. It's the Live Show that we recorded with the amazing Clarke Peters! We recorded this as part of the London Podcas...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire: Stripped - Season 2 Trailer||The Wire: Stripped Season 2 is here! Starting Wednesday 19th September with the full audio from our LIVE show with Clarke Peters. Then each week, we'll be watching Season 2 of The Wire, episode by episode, featuring all new exclusive interviews wi...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncement: LIVE show with guest Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon)||We are hard at work on Season 2, but in the meantime, we’re very excited to announce our first LIVE show, as part of the London Podcast Festival. Join Kobi, Dave, producer Tom and special guest Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon) as they talk all things||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep13: Sentencing||This episode features the voices of: - 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 mother - Luke M...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep12: 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 L.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep11: 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) on being a more||3/7/2018||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.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep10: 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 Faison (Dept...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep09: Game Day||“Maybe we won.” - Herc. Featuring the voices of: - Scroobius Pip (Distraction Pieces Podcast) on the basketball truce - ...||2/14/2018||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.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep08: 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...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep07: 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||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep06: 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...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep05: 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...||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep04: 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...||1/11/2018||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...||12/31/2017||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...||12/29/2017||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...||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep03: 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...||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep02: 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...||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep01: 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...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Wire: Stripped - Season 1 Trailer||This is the first trailer for "The Wire: Stripped"||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great show and concept!
Great first episode guys, good job! I am a fan of the wire myself and really appreciate a podcast like yours! Cool content with interviews from actual cast members, good flow and charming hosts! This one is a keeper if you like well produced podcasts and the wire! /Max
Love the discussions and the behind-the-scenes highlights and interviews are fantastic. Looking forward to following through all 5 seasons.
Great for Wire fans
Great podcast with interviews from show actors. Inspired me to do a rewatch.