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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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    • 4.8 • 165 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.
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    Michael K Williams / Omar Little Special - Rest In Power

    Michael K Williams / Omar Little Special - Rest In Power

    This is a special episode to mark the untimely passing of Michael K Williams.
    Hosts Kobi and Dave are joined by producers Tom and Obe as we remember Michael K Williams and recap our favourite Omar Scenes.
    Thanks our Patreon Contributors Rasul, Katy and Joe for giving their thoughts
    Our Patreon in support of The Ella Thompson Fund - (Charity Supported by The Wire )
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    Episode Synopsis
    A reticent Avon readies his troops for war against Marlo. The press descends on Hamsterdam and Royce finally realizes his delay was a mistake. Carcetti is there to capitalize on the bad publicity for the Mayor. A vengeful Burrell ensures Colvin's retirement is not comfortable. McNulty is devastated that Stringer was killed before he could arrest him but his spirits lift when he gets a chance to bring down Avon instead. With the information from Stringer, the Major Case Unit arrests Avon and most of his people. Cutty struggles to keep his young boxers off the corners as the Stanfield organization enjoys its victory. McNulty leaves the Major Case Unit to patrol the Western District.
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    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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    • 50 min
    Ella Thompson Fund Special with Carolyn Younce - Director of Development

    Ella Thompson Fund Special with Carolyn Younce - Director of Development

    As we have been supporting The Ella Thompson fund for this whole season we reached out to them and asked if they were a fan of The Wire and Carolyn Younce, Director of Development, answered with a resounding "YES".
    We invited her on to talk about everything to do with The Wire, mainly around season 4, and the Ella Thompson fund and the kids that they support like Dukie, Michael, Randy, and Namond.

    If you want to donate DIRECTLY to The Ella Thompson Fund you can do so here http://www.parksandpeople.org/get-involved/donate/the-ella-thompson-fund/
    We hope you enjoy this episode and consider supporting The Ella Thompson Fund or other local community charities.

    Our Patreon in support of The Ella Thompson Fund - (Charity Supported by The Wire )
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    Episode Synopsis
    A reticent Avon readies his troops for war against Marlo. The press descends on Hamsterdam and Royce finally realizes his delay was a mistake. Carcetti is there to capitalize on the bad publicity for the Mayor. A vengeful Burrell ensures Colvin's retirement is not comfortable. McNulty is devastated that Stringer was killed before he could arrest him but his spirits lift when he gets a chance to bring down Avon instead. With the information from Stringer, the Major Case Unit arrests Avon and most of his people. Cutty struggles to keep his young boxers off the corners as the Stanfield organization enjoys its victory. McNulty leaves the Major Case Unit to patrol the Western District.
    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 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
    Email: Burner@TheWireStripped.com
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    Instagram: @TheWireStripped
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Kermode on Film x The Wire Stripped

    Kermode on Film x The Wire Stripped

    We have a very special episode featuring The UK's Premier Film Critic - Mark Kermode! Dave, Tom and Kobi enjoy a #Spoiler filled podcast chat to The Good Dr all about the greatest TV show in the world! That is, of course, The Wire!

    Mark famously didn't watch TV, that was until the pandemic happened and everything changed! He watched Breaking Bad first, and it proved to be a gateway drug to the best TV Show ever.
    We hope you enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    S3 Ep12: Mission Accomplished

    S3 Ep12: Mission Accomplished

    "...we fight on that lie." - Slim Charles
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    Episode Synopsis
    A reticent Avon readies his troops for war against Marlo. The press descends on Hamsterdam and Royce finally realizes his delay was a mistake. Carcetti is there to capitalize on the bad publicity for the Mayor. A vengeful Burrell ensures Colvin's retirement is not comfortable. McNulty is devastated that Stringer was killed before he could arrest him but his spirits lift when he gets a chance to bring down Avon instead. With the information from Stringer, the Major Case Unit arrests Avon and most of his people. Cutty struggles to keep his young boxers off the corners as the Stanfield organization enjoys its victory. McNulty leaves the Major Case Unit to patrol the Western District.
    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
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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
    Email: Burner@TheWireStripped.com
    Twitter: @TheWireStripped
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    Instagram: @TheWireStripped
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    S3 Ep11: Middle Ground

    S3 Ep11: Middle Ground

    "We ain't gotta dream no more, man." - Stringer Bell
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    Episode Synopsis
    Cutty convinces Avon to give him money to fund his gym. Brother Mouzone forms an alliance with Omar when he discovers that Stringer betrayed him. Royce continues to delay closing down the tolerant zones alienating Burrell and Watkins. Burrell leaks the story to Carcetti. Stringer learns that he has been conned into making political contributions for no return and tries to convince Avon to order the murder of Senator Clay Davis. The wiretaps begin to yield information about the Barksdale organization and the unit gets a recording of Stringer discussing contract killers. Stringer meets with Colvin and gives him the location of Avon's safehouse believing that returning Avon to prison is the best way to end the war. Meanwhile, Brother Mouzone meets with Avon and convinces him to give Stringer's whereabouts away so that he can exact his revenge. Omar and Mouzone ambush and kill Stringer.
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    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 3 Images from Simon Devereux @DevzNoodles on Instagram
    Tom Whalley - Exec Producer and Editor
    Obe Joshua - Producer
    Ben Williams - Editing
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    S3 Ep10: Reformation

    S3 Ep10: Reformation

    "Call it a crisis of leadership." - Proposition Joe
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    Episode Synopsis
    The Barksdale/Stanfield war continues to intensify with deaths on both sides. Avon refuses to accept Stringer's advice to follow the co-op's proposal for a truce. Brother Mouzone returns to Baltimore on a mission of revenge and casts a wide net in his search for Omar. Omar has his own plan for vengeance against Stringer. Carver gets some frank advice about his failings as an officer from Colvin. Colvin persuades the reporter that Herc has spoken with to hold his story on the tolerant zones. Colvin finally reveals his actions to his superiors. Burrell is incensed and takes the information straight to Mayor Royce. Royce is reluctant to shut the project down because of its success in reducing crime. When their first wiretaps go dead after just a few days the Major Case Unit are dismayed. Lester Freamon overcomes the problem by organizing to supply the Barksdale Organization with pre-wiretapped phones. Cutty opens a boxing gym for local children but finds his poor equipment and their behavior difficult to deal with.
    Thanks to Sonix for helping transcribe all these interviews.
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    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 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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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

Ifkemdj2838 ,

Changing my review

I previously left a less positive review complaining about the choppiness in the editing in Season 1. After listening to seasons 2 and 3, it seems like they made a lot of improvements on this front that made it much more listenable. It really is a well done podcast, with a lot of good humor and good interviews from cast members - my mind is officially changed. 5*

GQ1221 ,

So glad your back

HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THE CORNER???

ALOT OF ACTORS THAT ARE IN THE WIRE
ARE IN IT..... AMAZING!!!!

IF YOU LIKE THE WIRE,,,,, CHECK IT OUT

Michaelbrown1001 ,

Glad to See You Guys Back!!!!

Yaaaaassss. I love the wire. I Love this podcast.

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