Category Archives: Full Show Notes

CS 255: Watching the Dow (03/24/2020)



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This episode is hosted by T. with no guests. I discuss the economy being in the tank, President Trump trying to rush workers back to their offices at risk to their lives so that he can get the market rising again, and all the various people who think the daily movements of the Dow Jones means something for their daily lives.

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_).


CS 254: Corona Sharks (03/11/2020)



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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 (www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_).


Teaser Preview for CS 253: Black Politics, American Oligarchs Pt. 2 feat. Irami Osei-Frimpong



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/34516539/; the full episode for part 2 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34516811. 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. and Mario, with guest Irami Osei-Frimpong, philophy PhD at University of Georgia who also runs and hosts the show The Black Athenians on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/user/IOFrimpong/). We discuss a variety of topics, including what Democratic Socialism is, what Bernie Sanders has to offer Black people, the implications of Bloomberg’s run for American democracy, the future of Black politics, and other topics.

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_).


CS 252: Black Politics, American Oligarchs Pt. 1 feat. Irami Osei-Frimpong (02/26/2020)



This is part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to all at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34516539/; part 2 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34516811. 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. and Mario, with guest Irami Osei-Frimpong, philophy PhD at University of Georgia who also runs and hosts the show The Black Athenians on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/user/IOFrimpong/).  We discuss a variety of topics, including what Democratic Socialism is, what Bernie Sanders has to offer Black people, the implications of Bloomberg’s run for American democracy, the future of Black politics, and other topics.
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_). 

Teaser for CS 251: Warrin’ For Warren Pt. 2 (02/21/2020)



This is a teaser preview for part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to all at www.patreon.com/posts/34347787; part 2 in its entirety is only available to $5/month subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/34347971/. 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. and Mario, with no guests. We discuss a variety of topics, including the social justice influencer brain trust we feel is running Elizabeth Warren’s campaign into the ground by making her over-pander to intersectionality. Also, we discuss Amanda Seales’ various hustles over the years.

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_).


CS 250: Warrin’ For Warren Pt. 1 (02/21/2020)



This is part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to all at www.patreon.com/posts/34347787; part 2 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/34347971/. 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. and Mario, with no guests. We discuss a variety of topics, including the social justice influencer brain trust we feel is running Elizabeth Warren’s campaign into the ground by making her over-pander to intersectionality. Also, we discuss Amanda Seales’ various hustles over the years.

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_).


Teaser Preview for CS 249: Generation Incel Pt. 2 feat. Joel Hill (02/09/2019)



This is part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to all at https://www.patreon.com/posts/cs-248-incel-pt-34330056; part 2 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34330722. 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. and Kenny. Today we have on Joel Hill (http://twitter.com/kruynchymoses).  Joel Hill is a semi-jokingly self-described “incel enthusiast” who did a deep dive into incel culture and wrote about it on Medium. His page of articles can be found at https://medium.com/@joelhill. We discuss a lot of things about incels, including the degree to which they deserve pity vs. scorn, and if their energy is a canary in the coalmine for a rage over alienation that is penetrating all corners of society.

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 248: Generation Incel Pt. 1 feat. Joel Hill (02/09/2019)



This is part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to all at https://www.patreon.com/posts/cs-248-incel-pt-34330056; part 2 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34330722. 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. and Kenny. Today we have on Joel Hill (http://twitter.com/kruynchymoses).  Joel Hill is a semi-jokingly self-described “incel enthusiast” who did a deep dive into incel culture and wrote about it on Medium. His page of articles can be found at https://medium.com/@joelhill. We discuss a lot of things about incels, including the degree to which they deserve pity vs. scorn, and if their energy is a canary in the coalmine for a rage over alienation that is penetrating all corners of society.

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 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_).