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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.

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    • 4.7 • 182 Ratings

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.

    S3 Ep09: Slapstick

    S3 Ep09: Slapstick

    "...while you're waiting for moments that never come" - Freamon


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    Episode Synopsis
    A Barksdale crew member violates the long-standing but unspoken Sunday morning truce when he tries to kill Omar. There is increasing discontent among the co-op over the Barksdale/Stanfield turf war. The deacon convinces Colvin to introduce public health programs in the tolerant zones and the Western District officers are dismayed at the apparent permanence of the endeavor. A murder takes place in the "Hamsterdam" tolerant zone and Carver moves the body out of loyalty to Colvin. Carver's partner Herc reaches a breaking point and calls the press about the tolerant zones. The Major Case Unit begin to build probable cause for their wiretaps but are worried that the dealers change phones too frequently. Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski shoots another officer in a case of night time mistaken identity. Carcetti finds a potential ally in State Delegate Odell Watkins and organizes state funding for witness protection.


    Thanks to Sonix for helping transcribe all these interviews. 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


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    Thank-yous
    Theme tune by Sam and Martin from Song by Song Podcast: www.songbysongpodcast.com
    Season 3 Images from Simon Devereux @DevzNoodles on Instagram
    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor
    Obe Joshua - Producer
    Ben Williams - Editing


     
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    Domenick "Herc" Lombardozzi Exclusive Interview *Patreon Preview*

    Domenick "Herc" Lombardozzi Exclusive Interview *Patreon Preview*

    We launched a Patreon 👉WWW.PATREON.COM/THEWIRESTRIPPED 👈 and will be donating money to the Ella Thompson Fund, which is supported by The Wire and its production team.


    We were lucky enough to talk to Domenick "Herc" Lombardozzi. He was kindly gave us time in his busy schedule to talk about all things "The Wire" and his role as Herc!
    Dom has just started his own podcast called Dom's Den.


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    The first Patreon exclusive interview there is a full interview with Chris Bauer talking exclusively to us about his role as "Frank Sobotka" in Season 2.
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    S3 Ep08: Moral Midgetry

    S3 Ep08: Moral Midgetry

    "Crawl, walk, and then run." - Clay Davis


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    Episode Synopsis
    Carcetti flouts his advisors' counsel and pressures Burrell over witness protection. The Major Case Unit track the buyer of phones for the Barksdale Organization. Brianna and McNulty sit down for a heart-to-heart. Avon dispatches the troops to track Omar and tries to ensnare Marlo in a trap. Avon is wounded when Marlo senses the trap and then wrestles with a revelation by Stringer. A local deacon helps Cutty to plan a new life and is dismayed at the standard of life for drug users in Colvin's tolerant zones. Stringer reveals to Avon that he arranged for the murder of D'Angelo.


    Thanks to Sonix for helping transcribe all these interviews. Get your 100 free minutes of transcription with Sonix using this link https://sonix.ai/invite/stripped
     
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    Kobi's other podcast is Flixwatcher
    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 3 Images from Simon Devereux @DevzNoodles on Instagram
    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor
    Obe Joshua - Producer
    Ben Williams - Editing


     
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    • 52 min
    S3 Ep07: Back Burners

    S3 Ep07: Back Burners

    "Conscience do cost." - Butchie


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    Episode Synopsis
    Daniels sees the reason his unit was reassigned and tells McNulty he will have to leave as he cannot trust him. The unit find that the drug dealers are using disposable phones and begin to formulate an investigative strategy. Marlo dispatches a drive-by on a Barksdale corner from the calm of his pigeon coop. Carcetti pressures the mayor over witness protection. The Western District officers begin to become dissatisfied with policing Colvin's tolerant zones.


    Thanks to Sonix for helping transcribe all these interviews. 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


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    Thank-yous
    Theme tune by Sam and Martin from Song by Song Podcast: www.songbysongpodcast.com
    Season 3 Images from Simon Devereux @DevzNoodles 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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    • 51 min
    S3 Ep06: Homecoming

    S3 Ep06: Homecoming

    "Just a gangster, I suppose." - Avon Barksdale


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    Episode Synopsis
    Stringer gets an education in construction management and explores the opportunities of Colvin's new drug tolerant zones. Meanwhile Avon initiates a war over territory with Marlo but is dismayed at the ineptitude of his people when several are killed while attempting a drive-by shooting. Cutty realises that he is unable to kill and leaves Barksdale with Avon's blessing. A frustrated Colvin unleashes the troops on the corner boys ignoring his new edict. Carcetti manipulates another councilman into joining the mayoral race in order to divide the city's black votes while concealing his own intention to run. McNulty and Greggs are ready to give up on targeting Stringer when the new violence gives them another reason. However, they must go behind Daniels' back to have the unit reassigned as he is angry about their disloyalty to date.






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    Thank-yous
    Theme tune by Sam and Martin from Song by Song Podcast: www.songbysongpodcast.com
    Season 3 Images from Simon Devereux @DevzNoodles on Instagram
    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor
    Obe Joshua - Producer
    Ben Williams - Editing


     
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    • 41 min
    S3 Ep05: Straight and True

    S3 Ep05: Straight and True

    "I had such f****n' hopes for us." - McNulty


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    This episode features the voices of:


    - Robert Wisdom - Bunny Colvin
    - Brian Anthony Wilson - Detective Holley
    - Aiden Gillen - Carcetti
    - Professor David Nutt - Drug expert
    - Andy Brassel - Podcaster




    Thanks to Sonix for helping transcribe all these interviews. 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


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    Episode Synopsis
    Frustrated in his grass-roots reform efforts, Colvin arms himself with intelligence from the Major Case Unit and approaches the mid-level drug dealers instead. McNulty sees Stringer is now unreachable as a drug target because of his ties to a legitimate business. Stringer throws a welcome home party for Avon and launches a citywide co-op for drug dealers but fails to recruit West side rival, Marlo. Greggs follows Stanfield to his meeting with Stringer. Dissent spreads in Omar's crew over his bloody-minded pursuit of the Barksdale Organization.


    Thank-yous
    Theme tune by Sam and Martin from Song by Song Podcast: www.songbysongpodcast.com
    Season 3 Images from Simon Devereux @DevzNoodles on Instagram
    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor
    Obe Joshua - Producer
    Ben Williams - Editing


     
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 Ratings

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!

richbrown22 ,

interviews great, commentary dissapointing

based on season one only. the interviews with cast and crew and really excellent

afraid the the two hosts don't really add any insights. I don't think they need to be superfans or overly needy about every last bit of detail but there really isn't much here and it often sounds like the presenters are working through a synopsis like it's a chore - very little curiosity, examination of the social commentary or interest in the communities represented expressed. dissapointing.

Gerty3000 ,

Like catching up with friends

My fiancé and I listened to every episode together as we relived our love of the show and characters. It is professional but retains a kind of vibe as if you’re catching up with good pals, dissecting scenes in great detail and insight. Can’t wait for season 3! X

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