CS 485: The Therapist and the Dusty Black Men pt 1



Today Trevor, Ken, and Vida kick off the conversation with a discussion revolving around the recent situation of a therapist who took to TikTok with some interesting views that are, to be put politely, concerning. Utilizing that situation as an example of a larger problem, the conversation continues by going deeper into mental health, therapy, and the systems in place to help.
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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 483: The True Impact Of Childhood Trauma w Dr Torie Williams pt 1



Today we have Dr Torie Williams on the show to talk with Vida about ACEs, Adverse Childhood Experiences. Dr. Torie is an ACEs Educator, Educational Consultant, Motivational Speaker & Life Coach, who has made it her life’s mission to educate as many people as possible on addressing their ACEs. you can find her online @DrVictorieus ( Twitter & Instagram) FB: Be vicTORIEus with Dr. Torie Williams and YouTube: Dr.VicTORIEus
Links mentioned in this episode can be found here:
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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 476: Twerking Politicians and the Lost Generation pt 2



Today Vida, Ken, Mario and Trevor are all in the studio and ready to chop it up about the hottest beach trend this summer…  Twerking!  The water is warm, the beats are hot and the twerk is here as your new political statement.  Get your beachwear on and your boombox blasting because this episode is as hot as the summer sun.

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


CS 481: Shark Ball pt 1



Today Trevor and Mario kick off the showing by talking boxing, and then Kenny joins in and the conversation finds itself deep in the numbers of sports. The average life of a professional athlete is wild these days, and the Sharks parse out all the situations a player can find themselves in off the field. Get your hotdog here and beer helmet refilled, it’s time to talk about the politics and lifestyle choices inside the big business of sports!
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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 479: Perceptions and Constructs of Male Personality Types w Albert Lanier pt 1



Today we have Albert Lanier on the show to sit down with Vida to talk about the perceptions and constructs of male personality types. Albert Lanier has been a journalist and writer for more than 21 years. Lanier holds a BA from the University of Hawaii-West Oahu and has been a contributing writer for Pacific Business News and Honolulu Weekly. He has also freelanced for a variety of publications including Hawaii Magazine, Asian Week and Edible Hawaiian Islands. His recent work has been featured on the news site Civil Beat as well as the business magazine Accelerate and the nightlife publication Metro HNL. Lanier previously served as a staff writer for The Molokai Dispatch in 2008.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/69611169. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 477: Understanding Black Male Studies & Counter Insurgency In The Black Community pt 1



Today Vida sits down with Miron Clay-Gilmore on the show to talk about his work in Black Male Studies. Miron is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Edinburgh as well as a husband/father and vet. To view how this conversation got started and what inspired the Sharks to bring Miron on the show be sure to check out this link:
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at [www.patreon.com/posts/69304454. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 475: Twerking Politicians and the Lost Generation pt 1



Today Vida, Ken, Mario and Trevor are all in the studio and ready to chop it up about the hottest beach trend this summer… Twerking! The water is warm, the beats are hot and the twerk is here as your new political statement. Get your beachwear on and your boombox blasting because this episode is as hot as the summer sun.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/69010811. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 473: Understanding Colorism Beyond Common Discourse pt 1



Today we have Robert Reece on the show to talk about colorism. Robert received his PhD in sociology from Duke University and is currently an assistant professor of sociology at UTAustin. His research explores the question “what is race,”, particularly through the exploration of themes related to the origins of racialization and racialized social outcomes, the slipperiness of racial categories, and how physical appearance maps on to and intersects with race. Roberts’ work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals and in public outlets such as the Southern Poverty Law Center’s magazine Teaching Tolerance and the National Housing Institute’s blog Shelterforce.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/68708508. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 471: Fat Ham pt 1



Today we have returning guests Mtume Gant and Josh Boerman on the show to talk about the play Fat Ham. Mtume Gant is Director/Actor/Writer and Asst Professor of Film at Purchase College. Josh Boerman is co-host of the podcast “Worst Of All Possible Worlds”. The Worst of All Possible Worlds (@TWOAPW) is a weekly podcast of case studies in the pop culture of a dying empire. Co-hosts Josh (@boshj) and Brian (@spocks_brian) grew up evangelical in Michigan and New Mexico, while A.J. (@thefuzzymask) grew up Catholic in California. Together, they deconstruct how narrative and artistic choices in popular media reflect or subvert the ongoing reactionary project in contemporary America and the world at large.

TWOAPW official website: https://www.worstpossible.world
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/68426588. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 469: RIP The Great Awakening, 2014-2020 pt 1



On today’s episode, Teen (Escape From Plan A, @mont_jiang on Twitter) and Chris (Escape from Plan A, @JesuInToast) join Trevor to discuss the life and death of “The Great Awokeness”. The basic idea of this episode is that the economy was good for a while, so people had money to waste and also wanted to talk about a lot of hot-button issues involving marginalized groups thanks to events in the news that were kept in the forefront via social media and protests. Now money is tight and people are out of patience for a lot of these social issues, but many in academia, politics, and media didn’t get the memo and are in for a rude awakening.
Links to the two Twitter threads discussed:
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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)