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Wow! The Wire at 20!?...

...20 years ago, HBO released a show that nobody was talking about. But then, everyone slowly realised that The Wire might be the most incredible show of all time. We're Dave and Kobi, returning 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 critical 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 to celebrity guests and superfans. So if you're watching for the first or the ninth time, join us as we revisit one of the greatest shows ever.

Here is a short list 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
Tristan Mack Wilds - Michael
Nathan Corbett - Donut
Delaney Williams - Landsman
Anwan Glover - Slim Charles
Chad Coleman - Cutty
Panama (Armando Cadogan Jnr)- Bubbles Tormentor
Brandy Burre - Theresa D'Agostino
Sandi McCree - De'Londa Brice
Paul L Nolan - Hardware Store Employee 
Trey Chaney - Poot
Alexa Fogel - Casting Director
Joilet Harris - Caroline Massey.
Aiden Gillen - Carcetti
Thuliso Dingwall - Kenard 
Wendell Pierce - Bunk
Clarke Peters - Freamon
Ernest Dickerson - Director
Dominic Lombardozzi - Herc

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The Wire Stripped The Co-Op

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    • 4.7 • 195 Ratings

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Wow! The Wire at 20!?...

...20 years ago, HBO released a show that nobody was talking about. But then, everyone slowly realised that The Wire might be the most incredible show of all time. We're Dave and Kobi, returning 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 critical 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 to celebrity guests and superfans. So if you're watching for the first or the ninth time, join us as we revisit one of the greatest shows ever.

Here is a short list 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
Tristan Mack Wilds - Michael
Nathan Corbett - Donut
Delaney Williams - Landsman
Anwan Glover - Slim Charles
Chad Coleman - Cutty
Panama (Armando Cadogan Jnr)- Bubbles Tormentor
Brandy Burre - Theresa D'Agostino
Sandi McCree - De'Londa Brice
Paul L Nolan - Hardware Store Employee 
Trey Chaney - Poot
Alexa Fogel - Casting Director
Joilet Harris - Caroline Massey.
Aiden Gillen - Carcetti
Thuliso Dingwall - Kenard 
Wendell Pierce - Bunk
Clarke Peters - Freamon
Ernest Dickerson - Director
Dominic Lombardozzi - Herc

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    S4 Ep13: Final Grades

    S4 Ep13: Final Grades

    "If animal trapped call 410-844-6286." - Baltimore, traditional

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    Episode Synopsis
    Bubbles attempts suicide after confessing his part in Sherrod's death and is taken to rehab. Freamon begins to build his investigation and has Chris and Snoop brought in for DNA samples. Bodie reaches breaking point over Marlo's murder of his people and turns to McNulty. Bodie is later killed on his corner because he was seen leaving central booking with McNulty. McNulty decides to rejoin the Major Crimes Unit. Proposition Joe is forced to reveal his supplier to Marlo to reassure the Co-Op after Omar's robbery. Marlo meets with Spiros Vondas who vouches for Joe. Omar brazenly sells the stolen drugs back to the Co-Op. Carcetti rejects the Governor's offer of assistance with the schools as it would cost his career too much in the future. Despite Carver's efforts to prevent it, Randy is reluctantly returned to a group home. Colvin's special class is shut down by the education board. However, he persuades Namond's parents to let Namond live with him in order to keep him away from drug dealing. Michael commits his first murder and is given Bodie's corner to run; Dukie is unable to settle in high school and joins his crew.
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    Kobi and Dave
    Kobi's other podcast is Flixwatcher
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    Theme tune by Sam and Martin from Song by Song Podcast: www.songbysongpodcast.com
    Season 4 Images from Michael Balistreri @BlackSnowComics on Instagram
    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor
    Obe Joshua - Producer
    Ben Williams - Editing

     
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    S4 Ep12: That's Got His Own

    S4 Ep12: That's Got His Own

    "That all there is to it?" - Bubbles

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    Episode Synopsis
    Prez is rankled by Dukie's social promotion to high school after having become close to him. Omar orchestrates the theft of the Co-Op's shipment. Michael trains as an enforcer in the Stanfield Organization and violently alienates Cutty and Namond. Randy is kept home for his own protection but an arson attack on his home leaves his foster mother horribly burned. Herc is suspended for his loss of the camera. Freamon's discovery of bodies in vacant houses damages the homicide unit's annual clearance rate. Daniels realizes the statistics can be blamed on Royce so Carcetti approves a city wide search. Carcetti faces a massive school budget deficit and is forced to go to the governor for assistance. Bubbles prepares a lethal vial of narcotics for his tormentor but Sherrod takes it unwittingly and dies.
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    Dave's other podcasts are The Cinemile and Shitegeist

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    Thank-yous
    Theme tune by Sam and Martin from Song by Song Podcast: www.songbysongpodcast.com
    Season 4 Images from Michael Balistreri @BlackSnowComics on Instagram
    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor
    Obe Joshua - Producer
    Ben Williams - Editing

     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    S4 Ep11: A New Day

    S4 Ep11: A New Day

    "You play in dirt, you get dirty." - McNulty

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    Episode Synopsis
    Carcetti faces a dilemma over a complaint from the minister against Herc. Carcetti galvanizes other departments into action with non-specific complaints. Randy faces bullying from his school mates after he is exposed as an informant. Omar tricks Proposition Joe into giving away the timing of his next shipment. Freamon is tempted back to Major Crimes by Daniels and has a revelation regarding the hiding place of the missing bodies.
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    Thank-yous
    Theme tune by Sam and Martin from Song by Song Podcast: www.songbysongpodcast.com
    Season 4 Images from Michael Balistreri @BlackSnowComics on Instagram
    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor
    Obe Joshua - Producer
    Ben Williams - Editing

     
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    • 43 min
    S4 Ep13: Final Grades

    S4 Ep13: Final Grades

    "If animal trapped call 410-844-6286." - Baltimore, traditional



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    Episode Synopsis

    Bubbles attempts suicide after confessing his part in Sherrod's death and is taken to rehab. Freamon begins to build his investigation and has Chris and Snoop brought in for DNA samples. Bodie reaches breaking point over Marlo's murder of his people and turns to McNulty. Bodie is later killed on his corner because he was seen leaving central booking with McNulty. McNulty decides to rejoin the Major Crimes Unit. Proposition Joe is forced to reveal his supplier to Marlo to reassure the Co-Op after Omar's robbery. Marlo meets with Spiros Vondas who vouches for Joe. Omar brazenly sells the stolen drugs back to the Co-Op. Carcetti rejects the Governor's offer of assistance with the schools as it would cost his career too much in the future. Despite Carver's efforts to prevent it, Randy is reluctantly returned to a group home. Colvin's special class is shut down by the education board. However, he persuades Namond's parents to let Namond live with him in order to keep him away from drug dealing. Michael commits his first murder and is given Bodie's corner to run; Dukie is unable to settle in high school and joins his crew.

    Get your 100 free minutes of transcription with Sonix using this link https://sonix.ai/invite/stripped



    Kobi and Dave

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    Dave's other podcasts are The Cinemile and Shitegeist



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    Thank-yous

    Theme tune by Sam and Martin from Song by Song Podcast: www.songbysongpodcast.com

    Season 4 Images from Michael Balistreri @BlackSnowComics on Instagram

    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor

    Obe Joshua - Producer

    Ben Williams - Editing





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    S4 Ep12: That's Got His Own

    S4 Ep12: That's Got His Own

    "That all there is to it?" - Bubbles



    Our Patreon in support of The Ella Thompson Fund - (Charity Supported by The Wire )

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    Episode Synopsis

    Prez is rankled by Dukie's social promotion to high school after having become close to him. Omar orchestrates the theft of the Co-Op's shipment. Michael trains as an enforcer in the Stanfield Organization and violently alienates Cutty and Namond. Randy is kept home for his own protection but an arson attack on his home leaves his foster mother horribly burned. Herc is suspended for his loss of the camera. Freamon's discovery of bodies in vacant houses damages the homicide unit's annual clearance rate. Daniels realizes the statistics can be blamed on Royce so Carcetti approves a city wide search. Carcetti faces a massive school budget deficit and is forced to go to the governor for assistance. Bubbles prepares a lethal vial of narcotics for his tormentor but Sherrod takes it unwittingly and dies.

    Get your 100 free minutes of transcription with Sonix using this link https://sonix.ai/invite/stripped



    Kobi and Dave

    Kobi's other podcast is Flixwatcher

    Dave's other podcasts are The Cinemile and Shitegeist



    Burner

    If you want to leave us a 30 seconds or fewer burner message, record using your favourite voice recorder app and email it to burner@theWireStripped.com or Whatsapp voice memo on our burner phone

    📞+447534 831 658







    Thank-yous

    Theme tune by Sam and Martin from Song by Song Podcast: www.songbysongpodcast.com

    Season 4 Images from Michael Balistreri @BlackSnowComics on Instagram

    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor

    Obe Joshua - Producer

    Ben Williams - Editing





    Follow Us Online

    Website: www.TheWireStripped.com

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    S4 Ep11: A New Day

    S4 Ep11: A New Day

    "You play in dirt, you get dirty." - McNulty



    Our Patreon in support of The Ella Thompson Fund - (Charity Supported by The Wire )

    👇👇👇👇👇

    https://www.patreon.com/TheWireStripped



    Episode Synopsis

    Carcetti faces a dilemma over a complaint from the minister against Herc. Carcetti galvanizes other departments into action with non-specific complaints. Randy faces bullying from his school mates after he is exposed as an informant. Omar tricks Proposition Joe into giving away the timing of his next shipment. Freamon is tempted back to Major Crimes by Daniels and has a revelation regarding the hiding place of the missing bodies.

    Get your 100 free minutes of transcription with Sonix using this link https://sonix.ai/invite/stripped



    Kobi and Dave

    Kobi's other podcast is Flixwatcher

    Dave's other podcasts are The Cinemile and Shitegeist



    Burner

    If you want to leave us a 30 seconds or fewer burner message, record using your favourite voice recorder app and email it to burner@theWireStripped.com or Whatsapp voice memo on our burner phone

    📞+447534 831 658







    Thank-yous

    Theme tune by Sam and Martin from Song by Song Podcast: www.songbysongpodcast.com

    Season 4 Images from Michael Balistreri @BlackSnowComics on Instagram

    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor

    Obe Joshua - Producer

    Ben Williams - Editing





    Follow Us Online

    Website: www.TheWireStripped.com

    Email: Burner@TheWireStripped.com

    Twitter: @TheWireStripped

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheWireStripped

    Instagram: @TheWireStripped



    Leave a Whatsapp voice memo on our burner phone 📞 +447534 831 658



    👇👇👇

    Our Patreon in support of The Ella Thompson Fund

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

EePeeB14 ,

I am LOVNG this!

Just watching The Wire for the first time and naturally I’m OBSESSED. Watched Season 1 and 2 in one weekend as I could not stop. Just about to start Season 3 and can’t wait to catch up with the podcast. I’m just loving the analysis, replays of classic dialogue from the show and cast and crew interviews. Brilliant, brilliant supplement to this amazing show.

Yoda gunner 37 ,

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!

bob-dodo ,

Adds a whole new level to the series

The guys remind me of what I loved about the wire, get some great interviews and add little extras I never knew.
The show has a really easy low-key style, it’s easy to listen while commuting or doing the washing up. And it’ll make you want to watch the whole show all over again. Perfect!

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