We Own This City Podcast

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The official podcast of the HBO Original Limited Series, We Own This City. Over six episodes, host D. Watkins will share his experiences in and out of the writers’ room and speak to the people who brought this story to the screen, including executive producers George Pelecanos and David Simon, actor Jon Bernthal, actor Wunmi Mosaku, and director Reinaldo Marcus Green. Podcast episodes are available each week right after the latest episode of We Own This City on HBO and HBO Max. The official We Own This City podcast is produced by HBO and Pineapple Street Studios.


Episode Date
"Part Five" (with Darrell Britt-Gibson, Nina K. Noble, Thea Washington, and Reinaldo Marcus Green))
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D. Watkins discusses episode five, which explores how the thin blue line of police loyalty shields some of Baltimore's dirtiest cops from the consequences of their actions. The show's executive producers, George Pelecanos (The Deuce) and David Simon (The Wire, The Deuce), comment on the inefficiency and violence of modern policing and the war on drugs. Watkins talks to Darrell Brett-Gibson about how his upbringing affected his opinion of police officers and how he came around to playing Jemell Rayam. Next, executive director Nina K. Noble and casting director Thea Washington discuss some behind-the-scenes details of shooting in Baltimore and building a cast and crew that includes many Baltimore locals. Then, director Reinaldo Marcus Green talks about this show being a "cousin" of The Wire and the responsibility of getting such a sensitive story right. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 24, 2022
“Part Four” (with Dagmara Dominczik & Baynard Woods)
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Host D. Watkins discusses episode four, which focuses on the corruption of Wayne Jenkins and the ripple effect of the Gun Trace Task Force on Baltimore's civilians. The show’s executive producers George Pelecanos (The Deuce) and David Simon (The Wire, The Deuce), discuss the aftermath of the Freddie Gray case and the corrupt cops who remained on the force. Actor Dagmara Domińczyk talks to Watkins about her preparation to play FBI agent Erika Jensen and how her family's history as refugees informed her thoughts about law enforcement. Next, journalist Baynard Woods (I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad) joins Watkins to discuss what he saw covering the Freddie Gray trial and how it has shaped his understanding of police corruption in Baltimore, in addition to journalism's familiar blind spots in covering criminal justice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2022
“Part Three” (with Wunmi Mosaku & Justin Fenton)
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Host D. Watkins discusses episode three, which focuses on how policing affects the lives of everyday Baltimoreans. The show’s executive producers George Pelecanos (The Deuce) and David Simon (The Wire, The Deuce) discuss creating the character of Nicole Steele and the impact of consent decrees on policing in Baltimore. Actor Wunmi Mosaku talks to Watkins about what she learned from playing Nicole Steele and how American policing looks different than it does where she grew up. Next, journalist Justin Fenton (author of We Own This City, the book that inspired the show) joins Watkins to discuss what he has learned throughout his career reporting on police in Baltimore and the stories behind some of the officers who inspired characters in the show.  Source:  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623113/we-own-this-city-by-justin-fenton/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 10, 2022
"Part Two" (with Young Moose & Josh Charles)
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Host D. Watkins discusses the infamously brutal Baltimore cop, Daniel Hersl. The show’s executive producers George Pelecanos (The Deuce) and David Simon (The Wire, The Deuce) discuss Hersl’s origin story and reputation. Rapper Young Moose talks to Watkins about the toll Hersl’s policing  took on him as a young Black man in Baltimore and how Hersl’s name landed in one of his songs. Actor Josh Charles (The Good Wife, In Treatment) joins Watkins to discuss the research and preparation he did to bring Hersl’s character to the screen in episode two and what he hopes fans might take away from the series. Source: https://www.huffpost.com/highline/article/daniel-hersl-baltimore-police/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 03, 2022
“Part One” (with Jon Bernthal)
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Host D. Watkins shares his story of how he went from the streets to the We Own This City writers’ room. The show’s executive producers George Pelecanos (The Deuce) and David Simon (The Wire, The Deuce) share some behind-the-scenes thoughts on the first episode of the series. And actor Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, The Punisher), who plays the notorious Wayne Jenkins, joins Watkins to discuss the war on drugs, how working on the show has changed his perspective on policing, and how he immersed himself in Jenkins’ world to nail the character. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 26, 2022
Coming Soon: The Official We Own This City Podcast
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The official companion podcast for the HBO Original Limited Series We Own This City. Host D. Watkins will dive into experiences in and out of the writers’ room and speak to the people who brought this story to the screen. Guests include executive producers George Pelecanos and David Simon, director Reinaldo Marcus Green, and actors Jon Bernthal and Wunmi Mosaku, as well as notable guests whose stories inspired the series. The official We Own This City podcast is produced by HBO and Pineapple Street Studios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 18, 2022