Category Archives: Full Show Notes

CS 210: Black vs. African-American Art feat. Dominic Taylor pt. 1 (09/29/2019)



This episode is hosted by T. and Mtume as guest co-host.   This is part 1 of a 2-part episode. The first episode is free, the second one is available to premium subscribers who subscribe at the $5/month level over at patreon.com/champagnesharks, specifically https://www.patreon.com/posts/30528266.

Professor Dominic Taylor is a scholar of African-American theater and a writer-director whose work has been seen across the country. He is the former associate artistic director of Penumbra Theatre Company in St. Paul, Minn., one of the premiere African-American theaters in the country and currently teaches and is a vice-chair at UCLA.

Today we discuss Professor Taylor’s recent article “Don’t Call African-American Theatre Black Theatre: It’s Like Calling a Dog a Cat” https://www.massreview.org/node/7537

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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_)


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



This is an unlocking of an episode that was previously only available to Patreon subscribers. In light of the recent Amber Guyger sentencing yesterday and the spectacle of apologies by the victim’s family members since, along with the performative hugging and hair-combing of Amber Guyger by the Black judge and the Black deputy in the courtroom, we decided to unlock the episode due to it being especially relevant again. Click over to https://www.patreon.com/posts/23590464and subscribe to become a Champagne Sharks premium member$5 a month for full access to over 100 bonus episodes not available to non-subscribers.

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


Teaser for CS 209: Political Theater (09/20/2019)



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This episode is hosted by Ken and T. with no guests.

We discuss political theater in general and the problems with Black political punditry specifically, using the recent Revolt Media panel with Killer Mike, Candace Owens, and T.I. as our starting point.

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CS 207: NY History and Hip-Hop pt. 1 (09/20/2019)



What do you guys enjoy about this show or want more of? Let us know at champagnesharks (at) gmail (dot) com. This is part 1 of a 2 part episode. Part 2 is available only to $5/month premium subscribers here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/cs-208-ny-and-pt-30225451. Sign up for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks to instantly access this and over 100 other premium subscriber-only episodes. Also sign up at this link for the Champagne Sharks Youtube channel; if we hit 1000 subscribers we can start doing livestreams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_kgnaXckBTwCdmQNyq2rw

This episode is hosted by Ken and T. with no guests. We use the trial and testimony of Tekashi 69 to discuss the decline of NY in general and NY hip-hop specifically and as usual we use it to spin off into a variety of related topics.

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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.

Article and Video Mentioned:

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)



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.

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)



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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).