Category Archives: Episodes

CS 244: Discussion of Men of Color Masculinity Online w/@Mont_Jiang, Pt. 1 *DOUBLE EPISODE* (01/29/2020)



This episode is hosted by T. Today we have on Mont Jiang (http://twitter.com/mont_jiang) from the podcast Escape from Plan A https://www.patreon.com/planamag/. We discuss men of color masculinity through the lens of Carl Jung’s writings, primarily in this episode Asian men and the fixation online Asian spaces have with the specific pairing of Asian women and White men and delve deep into psychology and archetypes. Much of this builds on discussion that was started in an earlier patron-only episode “CS 141: Carl Jung and Lee Chang-dong’s Burning (Double Episode feat. Mont Jiang) (12/21/2018)” https://www.patreon.com/posts/23590464. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at patreon.com/champagnesharks.

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 242: Surveillance Nation feat. Yasha Levine Pt. 1 (01/28/2020)



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 https://www.patreon.com/posts/33663258. 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. Today we have on Yasha Levine (http://twitter.com/yashalevine). Yasha Levine is a Russian-American investigative journalist and author. Levine, who was born in the Soviet Union, is a former editor of Moscow-based satirical newspaper The eXile. He is here to discuss his recent book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N809DBM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1.

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 241: Top Cop Kamala and Progressive Prosecutors feat. Lara Bazelon Pt. 2 (01/20/2020)



This is part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free and available to all, part 1 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/cs-240-top-cop-1-33594123. 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 Mario and T. Today we have on Lara Bazelon (http://twitter.com/larabazelon), an associate professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she directs the Criminal & Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinics.  Before that, she worked as a deputy federal public defender and the director of a Los Angeles-based innocence project. She wrote some a notable article in the New York Times disputing Kamala Harris’s claims of being a progressive prosecutor and is also an author about criminal justice reform, Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction https://www.amazon.com/Rectify-Restorative-Justice-Wrongful-Conviction/dp/0807029173).

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 240: Top Cop Kamala and Progressive Prosecutors feat. Lara Bazelon Pt. 1 (01/28/2020)



This is a preview of an episode available only to $5/month Patreon subscribers. This is part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 will be free and available to all, part 1 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at patreon.com/champagnesharks. 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 Mario and T. Today we have on Lara Bazelon (http://twitter.com/larabazelon), an associate professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she directs the Criminal & Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinics.  Before that, she worked as a deputy federal public defender and the director of a Los Angeles-based innocence project. She wrote some a notable article in the New York Times disputing Kamala Harris’s claims of being a progressive prosecutor and is also an author about criminal justice reform, Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction https://www.amazon.com/Rectify-Restorative-Justice-Wrongful-Conviction/dp/0807029173).

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 239: Is The Whole Internet Becoming 4Chan? Pt. 2 feat. Dale Beran (01/23/2020)



This is a preview of an episode available only to $5/month Patreon subscribers. This is part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free and available to all, part 2 is only available to $5/month subscribers over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/33404736. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will also eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at patreon.com/champagnesharks.

This episode is hosted by Ken, Mario, and T. Today we have on Dale Beran (http://twitter.com/daleberan), author of a book about “chan culture” called It Came From Something Awful (https://www.amazon.com/Came-Something-Awful-Accidentally-Donald/dp/1250189748/). The book discusses sites like 2chan, 4chan, 8chan, Tumblr, and how much of the online culture involving memes, the alt-right, irony twitter, and SJWs got their start at a site called Something Awful.

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 238: Is The Whole Internet Becoming 4Chan? Pt. 1 feat. Dale Beran (01/23/2020)



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 https://www.patreon.com/posts/33404736. Go there now and subscribe to get access to all bonus episodes. 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 Ken, Mario, and T. Today we have on Dale Beran (http://twitter.com/daleberan), author of a book about “chan culture” called It Came From Something Awful (https://www.amazon.com/Came-Something-Awful-Accidentally-Donald/dp/1250189748/). The book discusses sites like 2chan, 4chan, 8chan, Tumblr, and how much of the online culture involving memes, the alt-right, irony twitter, and SJWs got their start at a site called Something Awful.

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 237: Black Identity Extremism and ICE Abuses feat. Ken Klippenstein (01/17/2020)



As is now the norm for our free episodes, this episode was available only to $5/month subscribers for the first 24 hours, and is now unlocked to the general public. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at patreon.com/champagnesharks.
Today we have on investigative reporter at The Nation Ken Klippenstein (http://twitter.com/kenklippenstein) to discuss some of his recent reportings on the new FBI designation Black Identity Extremists along with discussion of ICE treatment of detainees, and why such stories are underreported.
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 236: Free Speech and Gentrification Pt. 2 feat. P.E. Moskowitz (01/02/2020)



This is a preview of an episode available only to Patreon subscribers. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at patreon.com/champagnesharks.

This is part 2 of a 2-part episode hosted by Ken, Mario and T. Joining us is P.E. Moskowitz, author of the books No Such Thing as Free Speech https://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Free-Speech-Amendment/dp/156858864X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=case+against+free+speech&qid=1578628330&sr=8-1 and How to Kill a City https://www.amazon.com/How-Kill-City-Gentrification-Neighborhood/dp/1568589034/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=. Part 1 is about the free speech book while Part 2 is about the gentrification book. Part 1 is free while Part 2 will only be available to Patreon subscribers. Part 1 can be found here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/33021464.

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 235: Free Speech and Gentrification Pt. 1 feat. P.E. Moskowitz (01/02/2020)



This episode will be available only to $5/month subscribers for the first 24 hours, after which time it will be unlocked to the general public. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at patreon.com/champagnesharks.

This is part 1 of a 2-part episode hosted by Ken, Mario and T. Joining us is P.E. Moskowitz, author of the books No Such Thing as Free Speech https://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Free-Speech-Amendment/dp/156858864X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=case+against+free+speech&qid=1578628330&sr=8-1  and How to Kill a City https://www.amazon.com/How-Kill-City-Gentrification-Neighborhood/dp/1568589034/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=. Part 1 is about the free speech book while Part 2 is about the gentrification book. Part 1 is free while Part 2 will only be available to Patreon subscribers. Part 2 can be found here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/cs-236-free-and-33034460.

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 234: Irony Poisoning and Bullet Bags – Double Episode (12/30/2019)



This is a preview of an episode available only to Patreon subscribers. Show notes to this episode, if we decide to do any, will eventually be available to Patreon subscribers at patreon.com/champagnesharks.

This is double-length episode hosted by T., who is doing it solo. T. discusses his thoughts on what social media is doing to our brains, and how it leads to horrible results like Black women who call Black men “bullet bags” (as seen here: https://twitter.com/gIossiergirl/status/1210265805352570880) or revel in telling Black men “the police ain’t killing you niggas fast enough,” which is a recent trend among a weird subset of Black people on twitter

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_)