Monthly Archives: June 2018

Teaser for CS 099: *Double-Sized* Agents of Confusion (06/12/2018)



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This is an episode where we dropped so much game we decided to make it double length. We considered breaking it up into two parts but decided to keep it as it was. We discuss Bree Newsome, the woman who made a name for herself taking down the Confederate flag in South Carolina following Dylann Roof’s shooting, and how in a recent series of tweets she has changed her focus to Black male patriarchy now that she has a platform.

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CS 098: Alice Johnson & Kim Kardashian feat. Tana Ganeva (@tanaganeva) (06/12/2018)



Today we’re joined by Tana Ganeva to discuss the case of Alice Johnson, the nonviolent drug offender Kim Kardashian got Donald Trump to pardon. Tana Ganeva is a reporter covering criminal justice, drugs, politics and gun violence. Her work has been featured in the the Washington Post, Intercept, Glamour, Rolling Stone, and Gothamist. She’s also a Senior editor at the Raw Story and can be reached at tganeva@gmail.com

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co
Seattle WA

CS 097: Fake Woke NBA feat. Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) (06/05/2018)



Today we have on Nathaniel Friedman to discuss the topic of NBA’s poor track record on social issues including race in the area of state violence and class in the form of the labor movement. Nathaniel Friedman is a columnist at GQ and a co-founder of the long-defunct blog FreeDarko.

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co
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Teaser for CS 096: Blackface Drake (06/03/2018)



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Today we talk about the implications of Drake doing blackface and wearing a blackface line of clothing to boot. Also we end up descending into pure gossip for a large chunk of the show.

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CS 095: Q&A Episode (5/31/2018)



Today I answer a bunch of questions that I have been asked over the past few months. If interested in asking questions, go to https://curiouscat.me/champagnesharks, email us at champagnesharks (at) gmail (d0t) com, or hit us up on twitter @champagnesharks.

Questions answered this episode:

  • I answer follow-up questions about my episode critiquing integration-focused antiracism
  • I play this related video by Ash Sankar a listener sent along https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zA58S8-2oA
  • A question about whether I’m aware of the Swirling Movement and related figures and movements like “black women divest,” “bwgtow,” “Breukelen Bleu,” and “leaving blackistan.”
  • I read a great comment about the white LGTBQ movement and why they increasingly use black lesbians and trans women as the current face of it, in response to my episode about the 4 Black lesbians who were murdered.
  • My opinion on Shonda Rimes
  • My opinion on the idea that every black kid will be supposedly inspired to do great things by the Black Panther movie.
  • To what extent do I think the idea of Black women’s superiority to back men is rooted in an idea that Black women can become white, while Black men can’t?

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