CS 179: Gay Cake Pt. 2, The Gen X Episode (06/09/2019)



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On this episode we have T. and Ken. In the past we had an episode about millenials that ruffled some feathers, so this time we deliver our long-promised episode where we criticize our generation, Gen X.


CS 178: Gay Cake Pt. 1 (06/09/2019)



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On this episode we have T. and Ken. We discuss the phenomenon of gentrification and neoliberal identity politics that ignores Black people even as it displaces them.

The theory that T. discusses of how frumpiness works in fashion trend circles and how it works against women who aren’t considered conventionally attractive is taken from Amanda Mull’s article “The Myth of Pulling it Off.” https://nylon.com/articles/skinny-privilege-myth-pulling-it-off


CS 175: Walking The Plank Pt 3 feat. Malika Bee (05/20/2019)



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In Part 2 of a 5-part series, D. Mills discusses with guest Malika Bee how the educational system affects Black students and families specifcially, but families in general. Part 1 can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/champagnesharks/cs-127-walking-the-plank-pt-1-feat-malika-bee-10232018


CS 174: Walking The Plank Pt 2 feat. Malika Bee (05/20/2019)



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In Part 2 of a 5-part series, D. Mills discusses with guest Malika Bee how the educational system affects Black students and families specifcially, but families in general. Part 1 can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/champagnesharks/cs-127-walking-the-plank-pt-1-feat-malika-bee-10232018


CS 172: Let Game of Thrones be White Pt. 1 feat. Oxford Kondo (@oxford_kondo) (05/05/2019)



Today we welcome Oxford Kondo (http://twitter.com/oxford_kondo) to discuss whether it’s racist for Game of Thrones to be so white, and on the flipside the trend of casting minorities to play white characters, including racebending (changing traditionally white characters to black,  or even using nonwhite actors to play white historical figures in biopics). Escape from Plan A magazine and podcast can be supported here: https://www.patreon.com/join/planamag

This is Part 1 of a two part episode. Part 2 is available here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26758735

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CS 170: Unknown Mortal Orchestra Pt. 1 feat. Ruban Nielson (@UMO) (05/02/2019)



Today we welcome Ruban Nielson AKA the musical act Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Check out his music anywhere music is sold or streamed. Background music is Ruban’s newest release SB-06.

Pt. 2 is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26633807


CS 168: Angels on the Hardwood feat. Mtume Gant (@SirCoreGant) (04/20/2019)



Today we have on filmmaker and film professor Mtume Gant (http://twitter.com/SirCoreGant).
Some of the movies that were mentioned:
  • Chameleon Street (Wendell B. Harris, Jr.)
  • Dutchman (Anthony Harvey, Amiri Baraka)
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door (Ivan Dixon)
  • The Landlord (Hal Ashby)
  • Blue Collar(Paul Schrader)
  • Scratch (Documentary)
  • Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
  • Ganja and Hess (Bill Gunn)
  • Oscar Micheaux movies on Netflix, under the title “Pioneers of African-American Cinema”: https://www.netflix.com/title/80161851?s=i&trkid=13747225

CS 167: Always Bet on Black (04/20/2019)



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Not gonna lie, there’s no reason for the title. I’ve just always wanted to use that reference.