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CS 280: Afropessimism feat. Frank Wilderson III *DOUBLE EPISODE*



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This episode is hosted by Kenny and Trevor. Today we have guest Frank Wilderson, professor of Drama and African American studies at the University of California, Irvine. We talk about hs book Afropessimism (https://www.amazon.com/Afropessimism-Frank-Wilderson-III/dp/163149614X) and what it tells us about the current moment we’re in today with the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor protests.

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 279: Social Justice Fanfiction and Other Great Ideas Pt. 2 feat. Jessa Crispin



This is a teaser preview of Part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to everyone at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37678357.  The full unlocked version of Part 2 is available to Patreon subscribers at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37678866. 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 returning guest Jessa Crispin, of the podcast Public Intellectual (https://www.patreon.com/publicintellectual) and columnist at Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/profile/jessa-crispin). Today we discuss her article about the feminist historical drama “Mrs. America” (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/19/mrs-america-hulu-feminism-gloria-steinem-hillary-clinton) and her article about the pattern of failing upward typical in our American media elite (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/24/us-media-elite-newspapers-television-trump-sanders). We also discuss the Influencer Industrial Complex and who it is made up of and created by and why it is so lacking in any sort of depth.

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 278: Social Justice Fanfiction and Other Great Ideas Pt. 1 feat. Jessa Crispin



This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is available to paid Patreon subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37928772.  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 returning guest Jessa Crispin, of the podcast Public Intellectual (https://www.patreon.com/publicintellectual) and columnist at Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/profile/jessa-crispin). Today we discuss her article about the feminist historical drama “Mrs. America” (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/19/mrs-america-hulu-feminism-gloria-steinem-hillary-clinton) and her article about the pattern of failing upward typical in our American media elite (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/24/us-media-elite-newspapers-television-trump-sanders). We also discuss the Influencer Industrial Complex and who it is made up of and created by and why it is so lacking in any sort of depth.

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 of CS 277: The Futureless Now feat. Matt Christman pt. 2



This is a teaser preview of Part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to everyone at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37678357.  The full unlocked version of Part 2 is available to Patreon subscribers at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37678866. 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 with special guest cohost Andray Domise. Today we have Matt Christman 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, Matt’s interesting new Cushvlog livestream series on Twitch and Youtube, the pros vs. cons of being online, the alienation and isolation of modern life, capitalism, the 1619 project and the class vs. race debate, what socialism looks like in practice in a postmodern world, Protestantism, and the French Revolution.

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 276: The Futureless Now feat. Matt Christman 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/37678866.  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 with special guest cohost Andray Domise. Today we have Matt Christman 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, Matt’s interesting new Cushvlog livestream series on Twitch and Youtube, the pros vs. cons of being online, the alienation and isolation of modern life, capitalism, the 1619 project and the class vs. race debate, what socialism looks like in practice in a postmodern world, Protestantism, and the French Revolution.

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 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_)