Monthly Archives: February 2020

CS 247 Post-Episode Listener Q&A feat. Yasmin Nair (02/04/2020)



This is an epilogue to a recent two-part episode with Yasmin Nair (http://twitter.com/nairyasmin). We offer patrons who subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/champagnesharks) for $5/month and use our dedicated Discord voice and chat server the opportunity to get a preview of upcoming guests and suggest questions, which we then ask on their behalf. This time around there were so many questions and Yasmin went in such depth on her answers we decided to make the Q&A segment a dedicated episode on its own. Become a Patreon subscriber for $5/month to preview and pose questions to our future guests.

Dr. Yasmin Nair is a freelance writer, activist, academic, and commentator. The bastard child of queer theory and deconstruction, Nair has numerous critical essays, book reviews, investigative journalism, op-eds, and photography to her credit. She has appeared in publications like Current Affairs, where she is also an editor at large, The Baffler, Evergreen Review, In These Times, and Maximum Rock’n’Roll. Yasmin’s website can be found at www.yasminnair.net .

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 245: Influencer Industrial Complex Pt. 1 feat. Yasmin Nair (02/04/2020)



This is part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to all; part 2 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at https://www.patreon.com/posts/33867303.

This episode is hosted by T. Today we have on Yasmin Nair (http://twitter.com/nairyasmin).  Dr. Yasmin Nair is a freelance writer, activist, academic, and commentator. The bastard child of queer theory and deconstruction, Nair has numerous critical essays, book reviews, investigative journalism, op-eds, and photography to her credit. She has appeared in publications like Current Affairs, where she is also an editor at large, The Baffler, Evergreen Review, In These Times, and Maximum Rock’n’Roll. Yasmin’s website can be found at www.yasminnair.net .

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 244: Discussion of Men of Color Masculinity Online w/@Mont_Jiang, Pt. 1 *DOUBLE EPISODE* (01/29/2020)



This episode is hosted by T. Today we have on Mont Jiang (http://twitter.com/mont_jiang) from the podcast Escape from Plan A https://www.patreon.com/planamag/. We discuss men of color masculinity through the lens of Carl Jung’s writings, primarily in this episode Asian men and the fixation online Asian spaces have with the specific pairing of Asian women and White men and delve deep into psychology and archetypes. Much of this builds on discussion that was started in an earlier patron-only episode “CS 141: Carl Jung and Lee Chang-dong’s Burning (Double Episode feat. Mont Jiang) (12/21/2018)” https://www.patreon.com/posts/23590464. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at patreon.com/champagnesharks.

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 243: Surveillance Nation feat. Yasha Levine Pt. 2 (01/28/2020)



This is a teaser preview of part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to all at https://www.patreon.com/posts/33662570; part 2 is only available to $5/month subscribers at https://www.patreon.com/posts/33663258. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at patreon.com/champagnesharks.

This episode is hosted by T. Today we have on Yasha Levine (http://twitter.com/yashalevine). Yasha Levine is a Russian-American investigative journalist and author. Levine, who was born in the Soviet Union, is a former editor of Moscow-based satirical newspaper The eXile. He is here to discuss his recent book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N809DBM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1.

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 242: Surveillance Nation feat. Yasha Levine Pt. 1 (01/28/2020)



This is part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to all; part 2 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/33663258. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at patreon.com/champagnesharks.

This episode is hosted by T. Today we have on Yasha Levine (http://twitter.com/yashalevine). Yasha Levine is a Russian-American investigative journalist and author. Levine, who was born in the Soviet Union, is a former editor of Moscow-based satirical newspaper The eXile. He is here to discuss his recent book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N809DBM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1.

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 241: Top Cop Kamala and Progressive Prosecutors feat. Lara Bazelon Pt. 2 (01/20/2020)



This is part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free and available to all, part 1 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/cs-240-top-cop-1-33594123. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at patreon.com/champagnesharks.

This episode is hosted by Mario and T. Today we have on Lara Bazelon (http://twitter.com/larabazelon), an associate professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she directs the Criminal & Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinics.  Before that, she worked as a deputy federal public defender and the director of a Los Angeles-based innocence project. She wrote some a notable article in the New York Times disputing Kamala Harris’s claims of being a progressive prosecutor and is also an author about criminal justice reform, Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction https://www.amazon.com/Rectify-Restorative-Justice-Wrongful-Conviction/dp/0807029173).

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_)