The Wire (Seasons 1-3), w/guest Leonard Pierce

The fifth and final season of The Wire just wrapped up on HBO this past Sunday, and thus I decided to post a special two-part show that I recorded a couple of years ago about this landmark series. My guest was freelance writer and pop-culture critic Leonard Pierce, and we discussed the myriad of social and political themes running through the first three seasons. [Originally broadcast on WLUW’s Under Surveillance in 2006.]

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Kevin Fullam is a writer and researcher, with extensive experience in fields ranging from sports analytics to politics and cinema.
In addition, he has hosted two long-running radio series on film and culture, and taught mass media at Loyola University.
Episodes of his two shows, Split Reel and Under Surveillance, are archived on the Radio page.