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Walking The Wire

Walking The Wire

By Walking the Wire

Independent journalists BZ Douglas and Philip Fairbanks re-examine David Simon's groundbreaking series "The Wire", episode by episode. Douglas and Fairbanks are joined by various guests who bring authentic perspectives on the themes, characters, and institutions covered by "The Wire."
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S1E6 - "The Wire" with Jason Goodrick, Exec. Dir. of Cleveland Community Police Commission
S1E6 - "The Wire" with Jason Goodrick, Exec. Dir. of Cleveland Community Police Commission
Synopsis: The titular wire starts to yield results. Wallace is rattled by the consequences of his actions. Johnny is back in the game. Daniels stands up to Rawls and puts the case above his career. Our Guest: Jason Goodrick shares some the deep knowledge he's acquired from his long history of public service and serving as director of a police oversight body in Cleveland.  Footnotes: 100 Years of Police Reform in Cleveland: Video Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBzjF9APHLk PDF Supplement: https://clecpc.org/wp-content/uploads/CPC-100-Years-Presentation.pdf Follow and learn more about the CCPC: https://clecpc.org/ https://twitter.com/216cpc/ https://www.facebook.com/216cpc/ Visit walkingthewirepod.com to connect with BZ and Philip, follow the show on social media, or become a Patreon. Send us your cover of Way Down In the Hole, and we'll consider it for use in a future episode!
01:43:05
July 04, 2022
S1E5 - "The Pager" with Isaac (The Baltilorian)
S1E5 - "The Pager" with Isaac (The Baltilorian)
Synopsis: Pagers are cloned, but the detail is baffled by the numbers they're  receiving. McNulty vs IKEA. Johnny is in rehab, but not out of the game.  Bodie gets scooped up by Herc and Carver, who spectacularly fail at  "Good Cop, Bad Cop." The gloves come off on Simon in this episode, with a long-time Baltimore resident and labor activist Isaac, our resident "Baltilorian". BZ, Phil and Isaac have been watching We Own This City and are not wild about the story it told. Everyone should check out Justine Barron's work on David Suiter's death: https://www.thesuiterfiles.com/  Become a Patreon supporter and receive PDF copies of Phil Fairbanks "Pedogate Primer: The Politics of Pedophelia", and "Blue Mafia" by Tim Tolka (our episode 2 guest), and early access to upcoming episodes. Visit walkingthewirepod.com to connect with BZ and Philip, follow the show on social media, or become a Patreon. Send us your cover of Way Down In the Hole, and we'll consider it for use in a future episode!
02:02:43
June 08, 2022
S1E4 - "Old Cases" with Dr. Richard Montgomery II
S1E4 - "Old Cases" with Dr. Richard Montgomery II
Synopsis: Bodie skips out on juvie. Barksdale puts a contract out on Omar. Judge Phelan keeps the pressure on. Fremon does real police work while McNulty stays home and pouts about the raid. Our Guest: Dr. Richard Montgomery II is an activist with deep knowledge of Cuyahoga County politics. Montgomery debunks Shontel Brown's stump speech State of Injustice: Euclid, OH Become one of our first five Patreon supporters and receive PDF copies of Phil Fairbanks "Pedogate Primer: The Politics of Pedophelia", and our Episode 2 guest Tim Tolka's "Blue Mafia", and early access to upcoming episodes. Visit walkingthewirepod.com to connect with BZ and Philip, follow the show on social media, or become a Patreon. Send us your cover of Way Down In the Hole, and we'll consider it for use in a future episode!
02:33:55
May 25, 2022
S1E3 - "The Buys" with Kareem Henton, VP of BLM Cleveland
S1E3 - "The Buys" with Kareem Henton, VP of BLM Cleveland
Synopsis: The brass deal with the fallout from Prez's brutality. Freamon steps out of the shadows with a fresh photo of Avon. Omar makes his grand entrance in the Pit. Our Guest: Kareem Henton is the Vice President of Black Lives Matter Cleveland. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BLM_216 https://www.blmcle.org/ Become one of our first five Patreon supporters and receive PDF copies of Phil Fairbanks "Pedogate Primer: The Politics of Pedophelia", and our Episode 2 guest Tim Tolka's "Blue Mafia". Visit walkingthewirepod.com to connect with BZ and Philip, follow the show on social media, or become a Patreon. Send us your cover of Way Down In the Hole, and we'll consider it for use in a future episode!
02:07:50
May 11, 2022
S1E2 - "The Detail" with Tim Tolka, author of Blue Mafia
S1E2 - "The Detail" with Tim Tolka, author of Blue Mafia
Synopsis: The death of a state's witness complicates the detail. Herc, Carver, and Prezbo terrorize the towers and Daniels steps up to cover up. Our Guest: Tim Tolka is the author of "Blue Mafia", which tells the history of the nation's first consent decrees in Warren and Steubenville, Ohio. Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimTolka/ https://bluemafiabook.com/ Become one of our first five Patreon supporters and receive PDF copies of Phil Fairbanks "Pedogate Primer: The Politics of Pedophelia", and Tim Tolka's "Blue Mafia". Visit walkingthewirepod.com to connect with BZ and Philip, follow the show on social media, or become a Patreon. Join us next Wednesday 5/4 at 9pm EST for a livestream discussion. Music Credits Track Download: https://bzdz.bandcamp.com/track/way-down-in-the-hole-tom-waits-cover Artist: BZDZ (www.bzdzmusic.com) Tips: @BZDZMusic (Venmo/PayPal/Ca$h) Deb Zep on vocals BZ Douglas on rhythm and lead guitar Spencer Paul on upright bass (Venmo: @Spencer-Paul-3 IG: SpencerQuixote) Dave Mahoney on cajon
01:35:42
April 27, 2022
S1E1 - "The Target" with Mustache Bob
S1E1 - "The Target" with Mustache Bob
Synopsis: Jimmy McNulty gives a fuck when it isn't his turn, and sets in motion the detail that will remain the enduring focus of The Wire. Our Guest: Mustache Bob is the host of the Mustache Mafia podcast, left wing activist, GWOT Veteran, occasional youtuber and cigar enthusiast. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MustacheBob2 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUYQqszpbFSIvFKWPNcE9pg Visit walkingthewirepod.com to connect with BZ and Philip, follow the show on social media, or become a Patreon. Music Credits Track Download: https://bzdz.bandcamp.com/track/way-down-in-the-hole-tom-waits-cover Artist: BZDZ (www.bzdzmusic.com) Tips: @BZDZMusic (Venmo/PayPal/Ca$h) Deb Zep on vocals BZ Douglas on rhythm and lead guitar Spencer Paul on upright bass (Venmo: @Spencer-Paul-3 IG: SpencerQuixote) Dave Mahoney on cajon
02:37:45
April 13, 2022
Walking the Wire Launch Teaser
Walking the Wire Launch Teaser
A bit of some of the discussions to come in the first four episodes. S01E01 drops on Wednesday, April 13th!
03:19
April 08, 2022
Talking Walking the Wire
Talking Walking the Wire
Independent journalists BZ Douglas (https://twitter.com/bzdug) and Philip Fairbanks (https://twitter.com/kafkaguy) talk about why they wanna talk about The Wire. (Re-broadcast of episode #78 of the BZ Listening podcast)
01:09:06
March 30, 2022