Category Archives: Episodes

CS 422: Bad Art Friend and More pt 1



Today we have all-star guest Yasmin Nair back on the show to get her take on the Bad Art Friend, the cost of being an artist who wants to be successful as well as the issues that plague the literature world in general. Yasmin is a co-founder of the radical queer editorial collective Against Equality, and the Policy Director of the Chicago queer radical collective Gender JUST.  Her work has appeared in publications like The Baffler, In These Times, Vox, and Electronic Intifada as well as in several anthologies including Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Detention, Deportation, and Illegalization. You can find her website blog at http://yasminnair.com.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at [Patreon link to Part 2]. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 387: Yasmin Nair pt 1



This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/52816595. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Today we’re joined by Yasmin Nair (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.com.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 346: RJ Koscielniak pt 1



This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/47222187.  Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.

This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have RJ Koscielniak, Assistant Professor of Geology and Geography at Eastern Michigan University, in to talk about the concepts at large, and the concerns for modern cities created within the writings of Richard Florida.  RJ Koscielniak is a scholar, educator, and activist specializing in the study of urban decline. His research critically examines the capitalist and racist determinants of contemporary urbanization. He focuses on the policies, pathways, and pipelines that undermine neighborhoods and the built environment. By concentrating on logistical and environmental processes, and how markets and institutions mobilize both to extract value, he has contributed to reinvigorated theoretical and empirical approaches to shrinking cities, depopulation, and disinvestment. He completed his dissertation – Ground Forces: Dirt, Demolition, and the Geography of Decline in Detroit, MI – at the University of Michigan. Employing mapping, qualitative, and quantitative methods, he investigated the Detroit Demolition Program and its relationship to regional environments, property regimes, and public policy.  His Richard Florida parody twitter account can be found at https://twitter.com/Dick_Florida.

Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


CS Bonus Cross-Post With NightRule Pod: Learned Helplessness



T. did a guest appearance on the new pod NightRule, and he liked it so much and felt it complemented so much of what gets discussed on Champagne Sharks that he asked the host Isaac Murdock if he could crosspost it here. So enjoy.
Check out NightRule at http://nightrule.podbean.com, or check it out on twitter at twitter.com/PodRule.

CS 330: 4wrd Progress



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This episode is hosted by Vida, Trevor and Mario. Today we are extremely proud to talk to Marc Maye and Devan Terry of the 4wrd Progress Youth Foundation. In this episode we gather around the table to talk about how we can engage with the youth of our communities, and build positive interactions that will lead our future generations to creating more successful outcomes for themselves and those around them. If you would like to learn more about how 4wrd Progress is dedicated to the empowerment and growth of youth worldwide or how you can get involved, you can find them at www.4wrdprogress.org
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 323: Dr Judson Brewer



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This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have Judson Brewer with us to talk about addiction, stress vs anxiety and how thru practicing mindfulness and meditation we can help alleviate the strain of all the things 2020 has brought us. Judson Brewer MD PhD is an internationally known thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center and associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical School. Brewer founded MindSciences, Inc. (now part of digital health company Sharecare), a suite of app-based digital therapeutic treatment programs for anxiety, overeating, and smoking.

Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


CS 297 UNLOCKED: Rethinking Rufus feat. Thomas A. Foster



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This episode is hosted by Kenny, Mario, and T. Today we have Thomas A. Foster in the studio.  Thomas is a historian of gender and sexuality in early America. His work engages with a wide variety of fields, subfields, and topics including, disability studies, LGBTQ studies, masculinity, slavery, women’s history, and public history and memory.

Foster is Professor of History and Associate Dean at Howard University. Prior to that appointment, he was at DePaul University where he earned tenure and eventually promotion to full professor. Prior to the tenure-track, he held visiting assistant professorships at Rice University and the University of Miami.

Foster is the author or editor of seven books, including author of Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past which traced how popular understandings of the intimate lives of the Founders changed from the early Republic to the present to understand how sex, (mis)understood to be transhistorical, has been used to superficially bridge the historical chasm between Founders and each successive generation. Foster also edited two volumes on gender in early America: Women in Early America and New Men: Manliness in Early America, as well as a ground-breaking edited volume on LGBTQ history, Long Before Stonewall, and an edited collection of primary sources, Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America. He has published articles in The William and Mary Quarterly, Disability Studies Quarterly, the Journal of the History of Sexuality and essays in numerous anthologies, including Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World (Routledge, 2019).

His most recent book is Rethinking Rufus: Sexual Violations of Enslaved Men.

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 (www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


*UNLOCKED* CS 317: Not Uniform But Unified feat. Tory Russell



This was previously only available to paid subscribers, but we are now unlocking and making free due to popular demand.  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, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.

This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have special “returning” guest Tory Russell. Tory joins us today to talk about Ferguson, freedom fighting, and his current work as Mission Director with the International Black Freedom Alliance. Learn more about the IBFA over at www.theibfa.org and follow Tory on twitter @VanguardTNT

Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


Free Preview of New Patron-Only Feature: CS Movie Night #1: Spook Who Sat By The Door Pt. 2



We have been doing movie nights over on the Champagne Sharks Discord Voice and Chat server and will start doing book club nights over there soon as well. We stream the movies and then do the subsequent discussion over at the Discord voice and chat server. To participate, you will have to become a patron for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks. This first installment will be free for everyone to listen to, but only patrons will be able to hear future installments.

If you are a patron but haven’t figured out how to join the Discord server yet, you simply have to follow these instructions: www.patreon.com/posts/instructions-for-31613305. Participation in the movie and book club night discussions is available to all patrons.

Tonight’s movie was The Spook Who Sat By The Door. You can watch the whole film here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BynXfREP…=TheOriginator100. You can read about the movie here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spook_W…y_the_Door_(film)


Free Preview of New Patron-Only Feature: CS Movie Night #1: Spook Who Sat By The Door Pt. 1



We have been doing movie nights over on the Champagne Sharks Discord Voice and Chat server and will start doing book club nights over there soon as well. We stream the movies and then do the subsequent discussion over at the Discord voice and chat server. To participate, you will have to become a patron for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks. This first installment will be free for everyone to listen to, but only patrons will be able to hear future installments.

If you are a patron but haven’t figured out how to join the Discord server yet, you simply have to follow these instructions: www.patreon.com/posts/instructions-for-31613305. Participation in the movie and book club night discussions is available to all patrons.

Tonight’s movie was The Spook Who Sat By The Door. You can watch the whole film here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BynXfREP…=TheOriginator100. You can read about the movie here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spook_W…y_the_Door_(film)