All posts by champagnesharks

CS 206: Black BBQ feat. Adrian E. Miller (@soulfoodscholar) (09/01/2019)



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This episode is hosted by T. alone, with guest Adrian E. Miller (http://twitter.com/soulfoodscholar).
Adrian E. Miller is a recovering lawyer and politico who turned into a food writer interested in the following topics: African heritage food (especially soul food), barbecue, the intersection of faith and food, and presidential foodways. His website can be found over at http://adrianemiller.com/

*UNLOCKED* CS 021: Dave Chappelle Controversy (8/06/2017)



This is an episode that was previously behind a paywall that we are now unlocking to the general public and putting on the main free feed. To hear more archived premium episodes, go to http://patreon.com/champagnesharks to become a Patreon subscriber for $5/month. You’ll get access to over 90 archived subscriber-only episodes not available on the main, free feed as well as access to the voice and chat Discord server, only for show patrons, as well as other perks that are soon to be announced.

Mike (https://twitter.com/blackexception1 on Twitter) and I discuss the controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle’s trans jokes as discussed in a recent Jezebel article:

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*UNLOCKED* CS 019: Intellectual Ratchetry feat. @HenriettaSnacks (07/30/2017)



This is an episode that was previously behind a paywall that we are now unlocking to the general public and putting on the main free feed. To hear more archived premium episodes, go to http://patreon.com/champagnesharks to become a Patreon subscriber for $5/month. You’ll get access to over 90 archived subscriber-only episodes not available on the main, free feed as well as access to the voice and chat Discord server, only for show patrons, as well as other perks that are soon to be announced.

Doc Ock (@HenriettaSnacks on Twitter) joins me today and we talk about the group of people in media and online who we refer to as Representation Matters Twitter and some of their favorite shows and movies, like Dope, Moonlight, and Insecure.

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I’ve Been Insecure About Not Loving ‘Insecure’, But I Realize It’s So Much More Than That by Ezinne Ukoha  https://medium.com/@nilegirl/ive-been-insecure-about-not-loving-insecure-but-i-realize-it-s-so-much-more-than-that-a2acb15c59a8

Yvette Carnell on Issa Rae: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N7nmXrg0xY


*UNLOCKED* CS 017: It’s All Rape (07/26/2017)



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This week I discuss the psychodynamics of a recent false rape accusation by a white college student against two black athletes, and how it ties into the history of America and the fears of white supremacist men.

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CS 201: West Coast Sharks (9/28/2019)



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This episode is hosted by D. and Ken, with no guests. The guys talk a host of topics including West Coast hip-hop, particularly Tupac vs. Kendrick Lamar, the relationship between financial and mental health struggles, and the effects of personal trauma and the need for mental health help within the Black community, using personal childhood stories to illustrate. A very raw, honest episode and a welcome change of pace from most usual episodes.

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 200: Jow-Z pt. 2 (9/27/2019)



The first episode of this two parter was released yesterday for premium subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/29514962 and part 2 is free and available on the main feed. To subscribe for $5/month and get access to part 1 of this two-parter as well as about 100 back premium subscriber-only episodes that we currently have in the archive, go to patreon.com/champagnesharks.

This episode has Kenny and T. with no guests.

We discuss Jay-Z and his NFL deal announcement.

The Boondocks clip we were discussing can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuD_0LFSnyY

Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com).


CS 198: Scoring on Strawmen (08/19/2019)



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This episode has Kenny and T. cohosting with no guests.
We discuss Nas and Will Smith’s new financial literacy app for teens Step and how various wings of woke Twitter were bashing the app without even seeming to read what the app was even about. We also go into Nas’s consistently incoherent fake-deep political philosophy over the years. We discuss NYC Black people’s willingness to let Hispanics and others to use the word “nigga” and Bay Area Black people’s willingness to let everyone use the word and how that differs from Black people from other regions. We also discuss how socialists often put too much importance and emphasis on the socialism of the Black Panthers, especially when trying to use them as examples of eschewing identity politics.
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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com).


CS 196: Vagina Dentatas and White Man’s Whore Twitter Pt. 1 (08/08/2019)



This is part 1 of a two part episode. Part 2 is available to paid subscribers only at https://www.patreon.com/posts/29062740

Today we talk about a bunch of stuff including our accusations of constant millenial bashing, we share our Fused Tumblr Brain Theory of Media, lament how we have a lot of Black female fans but they don’t want to be guests, we apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to political movements and emotions, whether or not Joe Rogan gets a bad rap for being problematic, Lexington Steele’s orgasm scream, vagina dentatas, and the weird phenomenon of the past few years known as “White Man’s Whore Twitter.”

Check out Ken’s new podcast “503/305 Podcast” here: https://soundcloud.com/user-977466961/

Intro song is “Tonight” by French Montana and Max B. You can hear all the intro and outro songs used on our show along with other songs at our Champagne Sharks Spotify playlist, which can be found here: https://open.spotify.com/user/tbilzie/playlist/5emXF3iqhZLU6IuszSRvun?si=xlO6Wf_3Q3-MiTsAg70aWg

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 195: Pod Save the Queen feat. Riley Quinn (07/14/2019) (@raaleh)



This episode is hosted by Ken and T. Today we welcome Riley Quinn (https://twitter.com/raaleh)from the podcast Trashfuture (https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture), a comedy podcast based in London that often discusses the intersection of politics and technology. Riley was visiting Brooklyn and dropped in.

Go to http://patreon.com/champagnesharks to become a Patreon subscriber for $5/month and get early access to free episodes and access to over 90 archived subscriber-only episodes not available on the main, free feed.

Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com).