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Light On Light Through

You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. These are usually audio and a few are video.  In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it's become more or less often than once a month, usually a lot less often.  But now, in the Fall of 2018, I'm getting more in the mood to podcast, and you can expect new episodes at least once a month.  - Paul Levinson

Dec 9, 2006

Just in time for the Season 4 finale of The Wire, Episode 12 of Light On Light Through has Idris Elba aka Stringer Bell speaking on Stringer, in his new rap record - Driis Speaks on Stringer - in which he tells us what he thinks of Stringer's role in The Wire, and what Idris sees as his future in acting and  music.  I give my analysis of this season of The Wire, and respond to Idris.  We got some great response to Episode 5 of Light On Light Through - "The Wire Without Stringer" - it's been far and away our most popular show - and I'm really pleased to present and discuss Idris' penetrating analysis here in his 2-minute rap record.  I'd like to hear your views on this, too - send e-mail to or leave voice-mail at 206-203-2615 - and I'll read or play it on the show.

Also in this episode - voice-mail from Ebony Moore, and e-mail from John DeNardo of

Here are some places on the Web you might want to visit after - or during - the podcast:

  1. - hear more of Idris' music
  2. - the best page I've seen for pictures of The Wire cast, and comments from many of them
  3. - this has the best discussion, the most astute analysis, of The Wire - my favorite are the unofficial fan threads
  4. - more of Ebony's music



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