32 episodes

Jemele Hill and Van Lathan recap, breakdown, and analyze every episode of the iconic HBO hit series, The Wire, starting from the beginning with season one. 

'The Wire': Way Down in the Hole The Ringer

    • TV & Film
    • 3.6, 5 Ratings

Jemele Hill and Van Lathan recap, breakdown, and analyze every episode of the iconic HBO hit series, The Wire, starting from the beginning with season one. 

    "Dead Soldiers"

    "Dead Soldiers"

    Jemele Hill and Van Lathan return for Episode 3 of the third season of ‘The Wire’ to look at the gradual setup for later episodes (03:00), the more information we learn about Councilman Carcetti (15:45), the moment that jumped out the most (33:40), the death of Ray Cole (01:00:00), and more.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    “All Due Respect”

    “All Due Respect”

    Jemele Hill and Van Lathan sit down for Episode 2 of the third season of ‘The Wire’ to analyze the foundation of the Barksdale-Stanfield war (03:00), the story of Tommy Carcetti (18:00), their favorite scenes (36:30), going to the movies (57:15), and more.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    “Time After Time”

    “Time After Time”

    Jemele Hill and Van Lathan kick off the third season of ‘The Wire’ by debating the overall theme (01:30), then they look into Dennis “Cutty” Wise (16:30), the opening scene of Bodie and Poot (32:30), a trivia nugget (58:00), and more.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Season 2 Awards

    Season 2 Awards

    Jemele Hill and Van Lathan wrap up the second season of ‘The Wire’ by giving out awards such as Best Performance (01:30), Best Boss (21:00), Best Scene (32:15), Rookie of the Year (41:45), MVP of Season 2 (01:06:15), and more.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    "Port in a Storm"

    "Port in a Storm"

    Jemele Hill and Van Lathan break down the Season 2 finale of ‘The Wire’ and the episode’s inevitable ending (01:30), if Nicky Sobotka was a victim (17:45), Stringer’s visit to Brother Mouzone in the hospital (36:00), the Greek’s goodbye (53:15), and more.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    “Bad Dreams”

    “Bad Dreams”

    Jemele Hill and Van Lathan jump into the 11th episode of Season 2 of ‘The Wire’ and its theme of the american dream (01:30), Frank Sobotka’s struggle with his life (17:45), the best scenes of the episode (34:00), and more.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Jack Presley ,

Good apart from constant NBA comparisons

This is great to listen to as I rewatch the show from start to finish. The only complaint I have is the way they keep comparing characters to NBA players. I have no interest in NBA so don’t care if Stringer Bell is like James Harden or whoever.

nconnolly58 ,

Immensely comprehensive

The reviews of each and every episode have hit the nail on the head and dive deeper and wider into the world of the wire than I expected when the series was announced.
The passion of both Van and Jemele shines through – both clearly put in the hours to know their stuff about the show

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