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Rewired examines HBO's The Wire from a literary perspective.

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Rewired examines HBO's The Wire from a literary perspective.

    The Wire, The False Protagonist, and Affect Theory

    The Wire, The False Protagonist, and Affect Theory

    Works Cited: 
    The False Protagonist:
     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_protagonist
    http://www.artandpopularculture.com/False_protagonist
    Theory of Affect:
    https://oxfordre.com/literature/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190201098.001.0001/acrefore-9780190201098-e-105
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/03/25/affect-theory-and-the-new-age-of-anxiety
     
    Find us on social: @rewiredpodcast or podcast.rewired@gmail.com 
     
    Our theme music is by Flø Flørg on Soundcloud. 
     

    • 42 min
    Rewired meet Entertainment Talk

    Rewired meet Entertainment Talk

    In this episode, Bailey and Kelly talk to Matthew from Entertainment Talk and continue the Breaking Bad vs. The Wire debate! 
     
    Follow us on social:
    @rewiredpodcast 
    @ETalkUK

    • 59 min
    The 5 Series: Season 3- Good vs. Evil

    The 5 Series: Season 3- Good vs. Evil

    Enjoy this next instalment of our Five Series as we discuss Season 3, Episode 5 "Straight and True". In this podcast, we have a special guest speaker, Al Maulding, and we discuss the themes of good vs. evil in this episode of The Wire. 
     
    Find Al on Twitter: @MrMaulding
    Follow us on Twitter: @RewiredPodcast
    Send us an email: podcast.rewired@gmail.com 

    • 41 min
    The 5 Series: Season 2- Palimpsest

    The 5 Series: Season 2- Palimpsest

    In this episode, Bailey and Kelly discuss to concept of "palimpsest" in The Wire's Season 2, ep 5. 
     
    Works cited:
    https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/mediatheory/keywords/palimpsest/ 
    https://books.google.ca/books?id=jmxFl-fbmlwC&pg=PR14&lpg=PR14&dq=palimpsest+literary+metaphor&source=bl&ots=47u3ElyM9S&sig=ACfU3U3sNMxcIcTkfsooCJO3XFFj1cHq2A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiE363g9uLkAhXFo54KHVryCZY4ChDoATACegQICBAB#v=onepage&q=palimpsest%20literary%20metaphor&f=false
    https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199544486.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199544486-e-45
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dying-and-rising_deity

    • 20 min
    The 5 Series: Season 1

    The 5 Series: Season 1

    In this special series, Bailey and Kelly discuss the fifth episode of each season. In this episode, we discuss Season 1, Episode 5, "The Pager," as relating to the theme of games, play, and childhood. 

    • 25 min
    S2 Ep 10: Theatre of Cruelty and Theatre of the Absurd

    S2 Ep 10: Theatre of Cruelty and Theatre of the Absurd

    We’ve compared The Wire to literature and to other television shows. Now let’s see how The Wire reflects or evolves conventions of theatre and drama. The Wire traces the evolution of the traditions of “Theatre of Cruelty” into “Theatre of the Absurd.” This is a useful way of thinking when we look at Season 5 as the bizarre outlier of the series.
    References: 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_of_Cruelty
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_of_the_Absurd 
    https://www.theatrefolk.com/blog/life-meaningless-theatre-absurd/ 

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

CamberwellSE5 ,

Not for me

I prefer The Wire unstripped, much more engaging, informative and entertaining.
This was like listening to someone reading out their dissertation.

Smokie01uk ,

A deep dive into the world of The Wire

An excellent podcast which takes a fascinating look at the HBO series The Wire and delves into the literary, philosophical and sociological ideas touched upon by the show. The hosts love of the series shines through as they offer a different perspective each episode on why it remains one of the greatest TV series ever made. Essential listening for true fans of The Wire.

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