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*UNLOCKED* CS 131: Orchestrated Infighting, Pt. 1 (11/27/2018)



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Over the course of a three-part episode (this is part 1), D. and I discuss how the Black Men Are Trash narrative trend is recently escalated into two high-profile Washington Post articles, and try to figure out what is happening in the bigger picture that’s leading to this and where it’s intended to go from here. Lots of Neely Fuller, Jr. clips appear throughout.

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)


Teaser for CS 126: Q&A (10/23/2018)



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In this episode, we shoot the shit about a bunch of issues. This episode is late because I was having post-surgery complications. Sorry.

CS 122: Blue October feat. Taurean Reign (@taureanreign) (10/02/2018)



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We have Youtube personality Taurean Reign (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoOookRnK-P0tabOv-0dDGg) on to discuss what we’ve dubbed Blue October, a phenomenon that started in September 2018 but is continuing to gain ground going into October: a rebellion of Black Twitter against the Black public personalities designated as the spokespeople for Black America by the White media. The latest incident is Jamilah Lemieux being dragged by Black Twitter for her consistent attacks on Black men and calling Black people “Negroids”.

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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_)


CS 120: Diasporic Divisions feat. Yvette Carnell (@breakingbrown) (09/29/2018)



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Today we’re joined by Yvette Carnell from Breaking Brown to discuss the relationship or lack thereof between Black American Descendants of Slaves, Caribbean Black people, and Africans, and what, if any, joint Black political vision can be forged between all these groups.

Yvette Carnell discusses politics, international and cultural issues as the founder of Breaking Brown. Her weekly videos can be found on the Breaking Brown Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/YCarnell and her Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/ycarnell. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BreakingBrown/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/breakingbrown.

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Intro music is “DPGC Muzik” by Dogg Pound. Outro music is Mustafa by Khidja. All songs that have been or eventually will be used on this show can be found in our Champagne Sharks Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5emXF3iqhZLU6IuszSRvun

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 117: Black Pathology Realism (09/16/2018)



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In this episode, I take a concept created by author Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism, and apply it to Black people to create a concept I call Black Pathology Realism, the idea that Black pathology and squalor is taken as such a given in society, by both Black and White people, that no one can truly even imagine a world where it doesn’t exist, that it’s just taken as the natural state of things. Something that can only be managed but not eliminated or cured. We discuss other things too, but we keep returning to that theme.

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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_)


CS 112: Luvvie Ajayi and Black Blackface (Double-length) (08/26/2018)



We discuss the recent fiasco surrounding internet “comic” personality Luvvie Ajayi. We made this double length, so hopefully this makes up partially for the long break we had due to my operation and injuries.Mentioned in this episode:

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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_)

CS 107: Sorry to Bother You feat. Michael Brooks (@_michaelbrooks) (07/22/2018)



We welcome Michael Brooks, host of The Michael Brooks Show and cohost of The Majority Report with Sam Seder to discuss Sorry to Bother You, the recent movie by Boots Riley of the rap group The Coup. The Michael Brooks show can be found and supported at https://www.patreon.com/TMBS.

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Opening intro song is “Guillotine” by the Coup.

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 CS103: Light-Skinned Energy (06/30/2018)



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This episode we talk about an array of things, with a common theme being (I guess) light-skinned energy. We discuss Luke Cage Season 2, Drake’s new album, Eddie Murphy vs. Martin Lawrence in terms of standup comedy, and the latest developments with Terry Crews testifying before Congress.

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 102: Random Topics (07/02/2018)



Today Mike and I discuss a weird array of topics from Taye Diggs’s dating life to white people’s weird porn fixations, including the genre known as “pussy pump” porn:

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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)_

CS 101: Fashizzler On the Roof feat. Benny Halevi (@Benny_Carefully) (06/22/2018)



Today Benny Halevi (http://twitter.com/Benny_Carefully) joins us to talk about Jewish people who complain about people using the term “concentration camps” to describe Trump’s ICE imprisonment centers. From there we end up talking about Jewish and Black political struggles, particularly how they’re similar and different.

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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)_