*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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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 114: Home Alone (08/31/2018)



D. and Mike host an episode without me. It’s pretty good.

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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 112: Luvvie Ajayi and Black Blackface (Double-length) (08/26/2018)



We discuss the recent fiasco surrounding internet “comic” personality Luvvie Ajayi. We made this double length, so hopefully this makes up partially for the long break we had due to my operation and injuries.Mentioned in this episode:

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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 110: Nail Gunn feat. Shannon Strucci (@plentyofalcoves) (08/06/2018)



We welcome Shannon Strucci, an editor who runs the YouTube channel StrucciMovies and is currently working on a video essay series about parasocial relationships called FAKE FRIENDS. The latest installment of Fake Friends can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLA-uFKjQ-g

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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 109: Stand Your Ground (07/23/2018)



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This episode we discuss a recent shooting of a Black man in Clearwater, Florida, where the gunman got off on a stand your ground defense.
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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 108: Clermont Twins and Other Stuff (07/21/2018)



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This episode we discuss a recent criminal controversy involving reality stars and Instagram models and apparent escorts, the Clermont Twins. We end up also discussing some other hard-hitting (not really) topics along the way.
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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 107: Sorry to Bother You feat. Michael Brooks (@_michaelbrooks) (07/22/2018)



We welcome Michael Brooks, host of The Michael Brooks Show and cohost of The Majority Report with Sam Seder to discuss Sorry to Bother You, the recent movie by Boots Riley of the rap group The Coup. The Michael Brooks show can be found and supported at https://www.patreon.com/TMBS.

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Opening intro song is “Guillotine” by the Coup.

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 106: Straight, Single, and Smashing (07/19/2018)



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This episode we talk about several things, particularly my “Straight, Single and Smashing” theory of Black (and other nonwhite) male characters in action and drama movies and shows. Then we segue into the new wave of articles involving coining catchy dating trends.

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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)