Teaser for CS 125: Transracial Adoptions feat. Mark Sejong (@snbatman) (10/08/2018)



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Today we welcome Mark, a South Korean transracial adoptee who was raised by White American parents and has a lot of thoughts on issues involving transracial adoption. Mark writes and podcasts over at Plan A magazine (http://planamag.com).

CS 124: Underhand Railroad feat. Bo (@eBoPeep) (10/07/2018)



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Today we speak to Bo (https://twitter.com/eBoPeep) about a recent controversy revolving UK-born Nigerian-descended actress Cynthia Erivo and the announcement that she would be playing Harriet Tubman in an upcoming American movie production. Bo pulled up and documented a lot of Cynthia Erivo’s problematic tweets on Twitter about American Blacks to make the case that Erivo shouldn’t be playing an American Black icon like Harriet Tubman.

Bo is a proud descendant of American and Caribbean enslaved peoples, and particularly passionate about current American DOS issues. She believes in applying a long-term, holistic and sober view to “I’m rooting for everyone Black.” She also believes in the immediate necessity of honoring and protecting our respective and unique cultures, lineages, boundaries, experiences, and justice claims throughout the Diaspora.

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Preview for CS 123: The Invisible Washouts feat. Jesse Einhorn (@silverbird5K) and Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) (10/07/2018)



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We welcome back returning guest Nathaniel Friedman (https://twitter.com/freedarko) and first-time guest Jesse Einhorn (https://twitter.com/silverbird5K) to discuss their recent article on NCAA basketball and other recent sports topics.
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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

 


CS 122: Blue October feat. Taurean Reign (@taureanreign) (10/02/2018)



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We have Youtube personality Taurean Reign (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoOookRnK-P0tabOv-0dDGg) on to discuss what we’ve dubbed Blue October, a phenomenon that started in September 2018 but is continuing to gain ground going into October: a rebellion of Black Twitter against the Black public personalities designated as the spokespeople for Black America by the White media. The latest incident is Jamilah Lemieux being dragged by Black Twitter for her consistent attacks on Black men and calling Black people “Negroids”.

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


Preview for CS 121: Choppin’ It Up Chapo feat. Will Menaker (@willmenaker) (10/04/2018)



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We discuss the new Chapo Trap House book, The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason https://amzn.to/2pFWyhd and the origin story of the Chapo Trap House podcast. We also cover a lot of stories in the news and some of the worst people in media and public life, and break down the Chapo Extended Universe for neophytes.

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CS 120: Diasporic Divisions feat. Yvette Carnell (@breakingbrown) (09/29/2018)



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Today we’re joined by Yvette Carnell from Breaking Brown to discuss the relationship or lack thereof between Black American Descendants of Slaves, Caribbean Black people, and Africans, and what, if any, joint Black political vision can be forged between all these groups.

Yvette Carnell discusses politics, international and cultural issues as the founder of Breaking Brown. Her weekly videos can be found on the Breaking Brown Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/YCarnell and her Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/ycarnell. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BreakingBrown/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/breakingbrown.

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Intro music is “DPGC Muzik” by Dogg Pound. Outro music is Mustafa by Khidja. All songs that have been or eventually will be used on this show can be found in our Champagne Sharks Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5emXF3iqhZLU6IuszSRvun

Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


Preview of Premium Subscriber Episodes 118 and 119: Listener Questions



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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)

Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


*UNLOCKED* CS 117: Black Pathology Realism (09/16/2018)



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In this episode, I take a concept created by author Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism, and apply it to Black people to create a concept I call Black Pathology Realism, the idea that Black pathology and squalor is taken as such a given in society, by both Black and White people, that no one can truly even imagine a world where it doesn’t exist, that it’s just taken as the natural state of things. Something that can only be managed but not eliminated or cured. We discuss other things too, but we keep returning to that theme.

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)

Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


CS 116: Yo, Bum Rush the Show (09/14/2018)



We discuss Deray McKesson getting chased out of Ferguson at his own book signing event by an actual Ferguson organizer and protester, Michael Hassell, and how it backs up much of what we’ve said about Deray all along.

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


Teaser for CS 115: Deray: Watch Wackness Work feat. Leslie Lee III (@leslieleeiii)



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Today Leslie Lee III from the podcast Struggle Session joins me to discuss a recent book excerpt from Deray McKesson’s memoir that appeared in NY Magazine titled “I Was Raised by Storm”.

Struggle Session is a podcast that wades into the reactionary hellhole of modern pop culture in America and talks video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves. They can be found and supported over at https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession

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The song playing in the intro is “Slippery People by The Staple SIngers. There is now a Champagne Sharks Spotify playlist where you can find all the songs used in our episodes and others we plan to use later
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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)

Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)