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CS 143: The Revolution Will Not Be Sexualized Pt. 1 feat. Yasmin Nair (1/10/2019)



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Today we’re joined by Yasmin Nair (https://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 .

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu, Closing theme produced by Dust Fingaz https://soundcloud.com/dustfingaz/


Preview of CS 141: Carl Jung and Lee Chang-dong’s Burning (Double Episode feat. Teen Sheng) (12/21/2018)



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This is a double episode that we are counting as two episodes, and it’s a little bit different than usual. Today we have Teen Sheng (http://twitter.com/Mont_Jiang) joining me from the podcast Escape from Plan A (https://planamag.com/podcast/home) to discuss a new Korean movie we recently saw, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning. After the movie, we had a pretty intense conversation about it and tied it into Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Fight Club, Star Wars, Karen Horney, and Jordan Peterson. It’s quite a departure, but we hope you like it.
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CS Throwback 1: Episode 26, Plantation Sex



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This is the start of a new feature we are going to have called Champagne Sharks Throwbacks where we put up clips from old shows that we think are worth revisiting for different reasons. The recent controversy and episodes regarding Slave Play reminded us of an earlier episode we had, “CS 026: Plantation Sex”  


CS 139: Slave Play Discussion, Part 2 (12/18/2018)



Today we discuss the new upcoming play “Slave Play” and try to place it into the larger context of white liberals and the black creators they enlist to provide them with trauma porn.DIscussed in this episode:

Intro song: “Deep End” by BenjiFlow. You can find playlist of songs used in episodes on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/user/tbilzie/playlist/5emXF3iqhZLU6IuszSRvun?si=xpTnnAbSSVKv3jTXg86XCg.Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)


CS 138: Slave Play Discussion, Part 1 (12/18/2018)



Today we discuss the new upcoming play “Slave Play” and try to place it into the larger context of white liberals and the black creators they enlist to provide them with trauma porn.

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Intro song: “Stop Shammin'” by Big Daddy Kane. You can find playlist of songs used in episodes on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/user/tbilzie/playlist/5emXF3iqhZLU6IuszSRvun?si=xpTnnAbSSVKv3jTXg86XCg.

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


CS 135: From the River to the CNN (12/04/2018)



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Today we discuss various topics from beefing with Talib Kweli on Twitter to Marc Lamont Hill getting fired from CNN. Unfortunately we have to end the episode on a somber note as well.

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


CS 134: Homeless Epidemic in LA (11/26/2018)



Today is a D. Mills solo episode discussing homeless epidemic in LA.

Patient Dumping: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights chose to focus on Enforcement of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act for its annual 2014 Statutory Enforcement Report. This report examined compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent hospitals, states and/or localities from prematurely discharging indigent people in need of emergency care and transporting them to other entities, a practice colloquially called “patient dumping.” Specifically, the Commission’s report focused on disabled individuals with a psychiatric medical condition. The examination resulted in five observations:

• Hospitals are not keeping adequate data on such patients

• There is insufficient regulatory oversight

• There should be non-punitive methods of obtaining accurate treatment reports on patients

• Hospitals do not have sufficient funds to comply with EMTALA in treatment of patients

• Hospitals and their staffs need more training and education in this area

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*UNLOCKED* CS 131: Orchestrated Infighting, Pt. 1 (11/27/2018)



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Over the course of a three-part episode (this is part 1), D. and I discuss how the Black Men Are Trash narrative trend is recently escalated into two high-profile Washington Post articles, and try to figure out what is happening in the bigger picture that’s leading to this and where it’s intended to go from here. Lots of Neely Fuller, Jr. clips appear throughout.

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


CS 130: Black Portland and Slave Privilege feat. Kenny (@BlackSportsNW) (11/16/2018)



Today Kenny (http://twitter.com/BlackSportsNW) joins us to talk about Portland and one of the weirdest Twitter takes we’ve seen in a while.

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A thread summarizing the slave privilege conversation: https://twitter.com/RickyRawls/status/1062845621000921089

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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 129: Charleston vs. Pittsburgh (11/13/2018)



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This is the first solo episode I’ve done in a while. I discuss various things about the Charleston, SC Black church shooting by Dylann Roof and the Pittsburgh, PA Jewish synagogue shooting by Robert Bowers.

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Intro music is “Sun Scope” by Maricopa. All songs that have been or eventually will be used on this show can be found in our monster Champagne Sharks Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5emXF3iqhZLU6IuszSRvun