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CS 160: Anemoia (03/13/2019)



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We discuss whether we were unfair to millenials on an earlier episode, if Gen X is overrated, and we discuss the troll mindset.

CS 148: Compound Blacks (02/09/2019)



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Mentioned in this episode:
T’s threads on Slave Play Twitter attacking Kevin Hart and discussing Jussie Smollett and their hypocrisies regarding Ed Buck and Liam Neeson:
T’s thread defining Compound Blacks:
TMZ’s article erasing the racist aspect of the Jussie Smollett attack
TMZ founder Harvey Levin a Trump supporter:
Ed Buck Articles:
West Hollywood gay racism clip involving protesters talking about Ed Buck:

Preview of CS 141: Carl Jung and Lee Chang-dong’s Burning (Double Episode feat. Teen Sheng) (12/21/2018)



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This is a double episode that we are counting as two episodes, and it’s a little bit different than usual. Today we have Teen Sheng (http://twitter.com/Mont_Jiang) joining me from the podcast Escape from Plan A (https://planamag.com/podcast/home) to discuss a new Korean movie we recently saw, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning. After the movie, we had a pretty intense conversation about it and tied it into Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Fight Club, Star Wars, Karen Horney, and Jordan Peterson. It’s quite a departure, but we hope you like it.
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CS Throwback 1: Episode 26, Plantation Sex



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This is the start of a new feature we are going to have called Champagne Sharks Throwbacks where we put up clips from old shows that we think are worth revisiting for different reasons. The recent controversy and episodes regarding Slave Play reminded us of an earlier episode we had, “CS 026: Plantation Sex”  


CS 138: Slave Play Discussion, Part 1 (12/18/2018)



Today we discuss the new upcoming play “Slave Play” and try to place it into the larger context of white liberals and the black creators they enlist to provide them with trauma porn.

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Intro song: “Stop Shammin'” by Big Daddy Kane. You can find playlist of songs used in episodes on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/user/tbilzie/playlist/5emXF3iqhZLU6IuszSRvun?si=xpTnnAbSSVKv3jTXg86XCg.

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


*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_)