Category Archives: Episodes

CS 189: Strange Loop with Michael R. Jackson (@TheLivingMJ) Pt. 1 (07/19/2018)



This is part 1 of a 2-part episode where we welcome Michael R. Jackson (https://twitter.com/TheLivingMJ), creator of the play “Strange Loop.” https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/plays/strange-loop/.

Part 2 is available to paid $5/month subscribers here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/28529611


CS 187: The State of Entertainment Pt. 1 feat. Jack Allison (@jackallisonLOL) (07/06/2019)



This is part 1 of a 2-part episode where we welcome Jack Allison (https://twitter.com/jackallisonLOL), comedy writer and podcaster extraordinare, a cohost on the podcast Struggle Session (https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession/posts). The first episode is free, the second one is available to premium subscribers who subscribe at the $5/month level over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/28254499.

We discuss the state of Hollywood and entertainment, the declining expectation of being able to maintain one’s integrity in the corporate world, and Jack’s recent running beef with Michael Che from Saturday Night Live. The Michael Che stuff is mainly in part 2, episode 188, found here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/28254499.

This is the article about how slavery influence management theory, including the diagmam I describe: https://www.marketplace.org/2018/08/14/disturbing-parallels-between-modern-accounting-business-slavery/


CS 186: Tumblr Brain feat. Jaya Sundaresh (@shutupjaya) (06/20/2019)



This episode is hosted D., Kenny, and T. We’re joined by Jaya Sundaresh, who tells us about her 10 years knee deep into Tumblr and what that immersion did to her brain.

Check out Jaya’s recent article on Social Services and child removal policies in New York, “New York Child Welfare Advocates Want Parents to Have Representation When Their Children Removed” https://youthtoday.org/2019/06/new-york-child-welfare-advocates-want-parents-to-have-representation-when-their-children-removed/


CS 179: Gay Cake Pt. 2, The Gen X Episode (06/09/2019)



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On this episode we have T. and Ken. In the past we had an episode about millenials that ruffled some feathers, so this time we deliver our long-promised episode where we criticize our generation, Gen X.


CS 178: Gay Cake Pt. 1 (06/09/2019)



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On this episode we have T. and Ken. We discuss the phenomenon of gentrification and neoliberal identity politics that ignores Black people even as it displaces them.

The theory that T. discusses of how frumpiness works in fashion trend circles and how it works against women who aren’t considered conventionally attractive is taken from Amanda Mull’s article “The Myth of Pulling it Off.” https://nylon.com/articles/skinny-privilege-myth-pulling-it-off


CS 175: Walking The Plank Pt 3 feat. Malika Bee (05/20/2019)



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In Part 2 of a 5-part series, D. Mills discusses with guest Malika Bee how the educational system affects Black students and families specifcially, but families in general. Part 1 can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/champagnesharks/cs-127-walking-the-plank-pt-1-feat-malika-bee-10232018


CS 174: Walking The Plank Pt 2 feat. Malika Bee (05/20/2019)



To become a Patreon subscriber for $5/month and get early access to over 80 archived past subscriber-only episodes, go to patreon.com/champagnesharks.

In Part 2 of a 5-part series, D. Mills discusses with guest Malika Bee how the educational system affects Black students and families specifcially, but families in general. Part 1 can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/champagnesharks/cs-127-walking-the-plank-pt-1-feat-malika-bee-10232018


CS 172: Let Game of Thrones be White Pt. 1 feat. Oxford Kondo (@oxford_kondo) (05/05/2019)



Today we welcome Oxford Kondo (http://twitter.com/oxford_kondo) to discuss whether it’s racist for Game of Thrones to be so white, and on the flipside the trend of casting minorities to play white characters, including racebending (changing traditionally white characters to black,  or even using nonwhite actors to play white historical figures in biopics). Escape from Plan A magazine and podcast can be supported here: https://www.patreon.com/join/planamag

This is Part 1 of a two part episode. Part 2 is available here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26758735

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