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CS 424: Posse On Broadway pt 1



Rosie Perez and the LA dance scene of the 80s into 90s, Aging in Hip Hop, surviving the Pop-Hop movement and NPO Scamming all get chomped into in this West Coast Shark special. Ken, Vida and Mario go in on all this and more on today’s episode.

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_


CS 421: Squid Game



Today !TOP 5! guest Chris Jesu Lee of Plan A Magazine and Podcast sits back down with Trevor to talk about everybody’s favorite new show, Squid Games. Subtitles, VIPs, and all the other things that make you love it or hate it are getting put on the chopping block and broken down. Coupled with comparisons to other Korean dramas and prestige TV shows circling around in the Netflixosphere, Trevor and Chris have plenty to feast on.

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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 419: Check Your Head pt 1



Today Vida and Ken sit down to talk about all things going on in the dome. From mothers that have to deal with their children being taken away and children not getting proper care in the education system. Hollywood stars and stand-up comedians. Rappers from the block and rappers who want to be from the block. We all need to remember to check our heads.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/58472396. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 418: David Sirota: Meltdown



Today we have David Sirota on the show to talk to Trevor about his new podcast Meltdown soon to be available on Audible. The 2008 financial crisis – and the government’s botched, multibillion-dollar bailout – is the skeleton key that unlocks almost every big thing that’s gone wrong in America in the 21st Century, from climate change to the all-out assault on democracy, to the rise of white nationalism. In this thrilling, 8-part podcast, investigative journalist David Sirota explores why the financial crisis happened, how the bailout went so wrong, why politicians covered up Wall Street’s crimes, and what the lasting impact of the meltdown was on America’s political, social and economic fabric.

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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 416: Bad Art Friends & Mediocrity Mafias pt 1



Today we have a special early release episode discussing, in-depth, the details around the article “Bad Art Friends” and the people involved. Joined by a guest who wishes to keep their anonymity but is known as @kidneygate on Twitter, Trevor and guest break down the information left out of the NYT article and the perspectives of others who had a role in its creation.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/57859414. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 414: Simu Liu, Ringleader of the MRAsians pt 1



Today we have guest Lewis Parker on the show to talk about his article The Birth Of A Lie – 4chan’s role in Simu Liu’s ties to “Men’s Rights Activism” and Reddit’s incel community . Along with special guest hosts Teen and Chris of Escape From Plan A Podcast Trevor and the gang dive in deep on the wild and wacky world that revolves around this spectacle of a subject.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/57573378. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 412: Eyes On The Prize, Then & Now pt 1



Today we have Jared Ball, Richard Purcell and Todd Steven Burroughs on the show to talk about the new Eyes On The Prize documentary as well as the original series that aired in the late 1980s. Jared Ball is a Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD., and is the curator of the multimedia website imixwhatilike.org. Ball is also the author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power (Palgrave 2020). Richard Purcell is a researcher, teaches and writes about film and media, black literature, poetry, music, and other forms of black performance and visual art. His first book Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War Intellectual Culture, explored how race, and particularly the debate over “the Negro Problem” in American literature, functioned generatively for US State anticommunist ideology and global hegemony yet also allowed for counter-hegemonic democratic ideas to emerge from black writers during the cultural Cold War. Todd Steven Burroughs is a journalist, historian and popular culture geek. A Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, he is a lifelong student of the history of Black media. He is the author of Warrior Princess: A People’s History of Ida B. Wells and Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comic Book Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates, both published by Diasporic Africa Press.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/57276715. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 410: I May Destroy You pt 1



This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/57044228. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have returning guest Jessa Crispin! Jessa is the founder and editor of the magazines Bookslut.com and Spolia. She is the author of The Dead Ladies Project, published by The University of Chicago Press, The Creative Tarot, published by Touchstone, and Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto. She has written for many publications, some of which are still in existence. Using the TV series “I May Destroy You” as an anchor, Trevor and Jessa discuss the factors of impostorism within media.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 408: West Coast Education pt 1



This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/56718604. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
This episode is hosted by Vida, Mario and Ken. In today’s episode, the West Coast Sharks bite down on a topic that faces all the young ones. Furthering your education! From community college “does and donts” to what to expect leaving the education system and entering the workforce, this episode gets into the grease of learning, working, and surviving.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

CS 406: Emmys Series: The Crown pt 1



This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/56432555. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the entire archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.
This episode is hosted by Vida and Trevor. You fell in love with them on the White Canon series discussing The Network, now they return to discuss The Crown! Today we have Jared Ball, Prof of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan University, host of the podcast I Mix What I Like, and co-host of The Remix Morning Show on Black Power Media. Josh Olsen, a screenwriter, and co-host of The Movies That Made Me and The West Wing Thing. In this special episode, the Sharks get into all the tea and crumpets about what makes The Crown, good, bad… and ugly.
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (www.piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)