Monthly Archives: May 2020

Teaser preview for CS 275: After the Bern feat. Felix Biederman Pt. 2



This is a teaser preview of Part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37405500. Part 2 is for paid subscribers and available in full at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37405945. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, and our newsletter.

This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have Felix Biederman from the leftist comedy and commentary podcast Chapo Trap House https://www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse/.  We discuss the role of Chapo and the shape of the “New New Left” after Bernie Sanders’ campaign has ended, do a postmortem on the campaign, discuss Felix’s MMA documentary “Fighting in the Age of Loneliness” (https://www.sbnation.com/a/mma-history), Biden’s trainwreck of a campaign and if he’s being underestimated, his views on gaming, Twitch, fans who dream of microcelebrity, and how annoying catchphrases and a constant desire to go viral has ruined online discourse.

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 274: After the Bern feat. Felix Biederman Pt. 1



This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is available to paid Patreon subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37405945.  Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, and our newsletter.

This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have Felix Biederman from the leftist comedy and commentary podcast Chapo Trap House https://www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse/.  We discuss the role of Chapo and the shape of the “New New Left” after Bernie Sanders’ campaign has ended, do a postmortem on the campaign, discuss Felix’s MMA documentary “Fighting in the Age of Loneliness” (https://www.sbnation.com/a/mma-history), Biden’s trainwreck of a campaign and if he’s being underestimated, his views on gaming, Twitch, fans who dream of microcelebrity, and how annoying catchphrases and a constant desire to go viral has ruined online discourse.

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 Preview for CS 273: Karens (Hard-R) With Attitude feat. Nashwa Khan pt. 2



This is a teaser preview of Part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/cs-272-karens-r-37164463. Part 2 is for paid subscribers and available in full at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37168445. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, and our newsletter.

This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have Nashwa Lina Khan on the show. Today we discuss the difficulties of being a feminist and leftist of color and how navigating those worlds can come into conflict. We discuss tone-deaf white feminism, the unwillingness of white leftists and even some people of color who work for white publications to fully account for racial undertones of when a white woman accuses a man of color of sexual assault, such as the case of Aziz Ansari. We also discuss the pros and cons of brown representation as seen in the shows and movies of Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, Ramy Youssef, Priyanka Chopra, Kumail Najiani and others, as well as property’s like Marvel Comics’ new Ms. Marvel book.

Nashwa is an activist,perpetual student, researcher and freelance writer. She is currently working on a few projects including a small chapbook of poems she never thought she would share. Her activist scholar work is presently focused on transformative education. Her graduate work uses maternal decolonial methodologies to make sense of how family law impacts sex workers, HIV positive women, refugee women, and unwed mothers in Morocco accessing healthcare services in relation to citizenship and nation. she is also half of the podcast Muslim Rumspringa. Some of her work can be found here https://nashwakhan.contently.com/. You can check out her podcast on most streaming platforms and twitter @muslimrumsprnga, you can tweet her @nashwakay.

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 272: Karens (Hard-R) With Attitude feat. Nashwa Khan pt. 1



This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is available to paid Patreon subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37168445.  Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, and our newsletter.

This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have Nashwa Lina Khan on the show. Today we discuss the difficulties of being a feminist and leftist of color and how navigating those worlds can come into conflict. We discuss tone-deaf white feminism, the unwillingness of white leftists and even some people of color who work for white publications to fully account for racial undertones of when a white woman accuses a man of color of sexual assault, such as the case of Aziz Ansari. We also discuss the pros and cons of brown representation as seen in the shows and movies of Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, Ramy Youssef, Priyanka Chopra, Kumail Najiani and others, as well as property’s like Marvel Comics’ new Ms. Marvel book.

Nashwa is an activist,perpetual student, researcher and freelance writer. She is currently working on a few projects including a small chapbook of poems she never thought she would share. Her activist scholar work is presently focused on transformative education. Her graduate work uses maternal decolonial methodologies to make sense of how family law impacts sex workers, HIV positive women, refugee women, and unwed mothers in Morocco accessing healthcare services in relation to citizenship and nation.  she is also half of the podcast Muslim Rumspringa. Some of her work can be found here https://nashwakhan.contently.com/. You can check out her podcast on most streaming platforms and twitter @muslimrumsprnga, you can tweet her @nashwakay.

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 Preview for CS 271: Pandemic Pandemonium pt 2 (05/07/2020)



This is a teaser preview for Part 2 of a two-part episode. The full episode is available to paid subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/36876077.  Become a paid subscriber over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, and our newsletter.

This episode is hosted by Mario and Trevor. Dexter ‘Doc’ Peggins is a veteran of the military having served in both the U.S Marine Corps and U.S Army, in which 23 years were served as a Combat Medic in the U.S Army . Dexter has worked at various federal organizations performing duties in the areas of emergency preparedness, management and response. Dexter is the owner of Steel Standing LLC; this company specializes in providing training to members of the community in emergency medical care and urban preparedness and survival. His sites can be found at https://dexterpegginsjr.com/ and at http://steelstandingllc.com/home.html.

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 270: Pandemic Pandemonium pt 1 (05/07/2020)



This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is available to paid subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/36876077.  Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, and out newsletter.

 

This episode is hosted by Mario and Trevor. Dexter ‘Doc’ Peggins is a veteran of the military having served in both the U.S Marine Corps and U.S Army, in which 23 years were served as a Combat Medic in the U.S Army . Dexter has worked at various federal organizations performing duties in the areas of emergency preparedness, management and response. Dexter is the owner of Steel Standing LLC; this company specializes in providing training to members of the community in emergency medical care and urban preparedness and survival. His sites can be found at http://steelstandingllc.com/home.html and https://www.instagram.com/steel.standing/.

 

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_)

*UNLOCKED* CS 269: Prejudential feat. Margaret Kimberley



This was previously a subscriber-only episode that is now unlocked due to popular demand. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to this episode as well as the whole archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, and our newsletter.

This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we welcome author Margaret Kimberley (https://twitter.com/freedomrideblog), the author of the book Prejudential (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RM8G2CZ/), decribed by its publisher as follows:

“Prejudential is a concise, authoritative exploration of America’s relationship with race and black Americans through the lens of the presidents who have been elected to represent all of its people.

Throughout the history of the United States, numerous presidents have left their legacies as slaveholders, bigots, and inciters of racial violence, but were the ones generally regarded as more sympathetic to the plight and interests of black Americans—such as Lincoln, FDR, and Clinton—really much better? And what of all the presidents whose relationship with black America is not even considered in the pages of most history books? Over the course of 45 chapters—one for each president—Margaret Kimberley enlightens and informs readers about the attitudes and actions of the highest elected official in the country. By casting sunlight on an aspect of American history that is largely overlooked, Prejudential aims to increase awareness in a manner that will facilitate discussion and understanding.”

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 Preview for CS 268: Antisocial Media Episode Postscript (04/24/2020)



This is a preview clip of a subscriber-only episode. This is a followup we recorded right after the two-part episode we did with Sam Vaknin (CS 226 and CS 267). Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, and out newsletter.

This episode is hosted by Trevor and Andray Domise as guest co-host. He can be found at https://twitter.com/andraydomise.

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_)