The president sat down with writer David Simon to discuss the consequences of the war on drugs.

You know your friend who won't stop talking about how great The Wire is? The one who's always trying to get you to watch the whole series, but you keep putting it off? Well, what if your friend was the president? Would you watch it then?

It turns out, President Obama is a huge Wire fan, so much so that he decided to invited the show's creator, David Simon, to the White House for an on-camera conversation. This isn't just some entertainment reporter fluff piece, though, where Obama asks Simon about McNulty's on-set pranks. They had a point to get across.

Sources: The White House