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CS 462: Buffalo Shooting and Social Justice pt 1



Today Mario, Ken and Trevor sit down to discuss the Buffalo shooting, social justice in general, and then take a break from the heavy stuff to talk about Kendrick’s new album as well as past trends in the world of hip hop and end the conversation with a round of movies from the past and present.
DISCLAIMER: Due to issues with the platform used to record this episode there are brief moments where the conversation is dropped. We were able to successfully edit the audio back together but there will be brief moments of the conversation that get dropped. We thought this conversation was too important to scrap the episode over a small portion being missing and we hope you agree. Please know we are continuing to look into this issue so that it no longer interrupts your listening experience and we thank you for your patience.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/66551516. 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 460: Kendrick Spirits pt 1



Today Vida and Ken sit down to talk hip hop, LA life, and of course the new Kendrick single, The Heart pt 5. In pt 2 the conversation switches to Kevin Samuels; so if you are not subscribing, now is the time to do so you can get this extra bonus material and hear what the Sharks are saying.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/66253542. 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 459: Brazilian Butt Lift Culture preview



Today we have Katie Way on the show to talk with Trevor about, among other things, Brazilian Butt Lifts. Katie Way is a senior staff writer at VICE who writes about internet culture, policing, prisons, drugs, and work. She can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/k80way and her newsletter All Cops Are Posters can be found at https://acap.substack.com/. Her article on how Miami became a hotspot for Brazilian butt lifts can be found at https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjb5qb/how-miami-became-a-hot-spot-for-brazilian-butt-lift-bbl-recovery.

This is a preview for a full patreon only episode. The full version is available over at www.patreon.com/posts/65958345.  Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole 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 (piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


CS 457: Are You S.A.V.E.’d pt 1



Today Vida, Trevor and Ken sit down to talk about body positivity. Being big, not being big, healthy versus unhealthy. Sometimes the 2 things can get confused. It can be tough to tell the difference but sometimes you’re not supposed to be able to tell the difference, and thats how they get ya! Pivoting between other online phenomena movements that control the online conversations, the Sharks use this episode to really dig in to what is and isn’t healthy about todays lifestyles.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/65588299. 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 455: Death On The Nile pt 1



Today we have returning guests Yasmin Nair, Mtume Gant, and Chris Jesu Lee in the studio to talk about the new movie Death on The Nile. Breaking down the already broken movie, Yasmin, Mtume, and Chris join Trevor in a delightful romp of bashery asking the question, “when the book and original 1978 movie were so good, why change the formula?”
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/65299341. 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 454: Hollywood Shuffle preview



Today Vida and Ken use the movie Hollywood Shuffle as a jumping-off point to discuss what it means to be Black in Hollywood. Hollywood Shuffle is a 1987 American satirical comedy film about the racial stereotypes of African Americans in film and television. The film tracks the attempts of Bobby Taylor to become a successful actor and the mental and external roadblocks he encounters, represented through a series of interspersed vignettes and fantasies. Produced, directed, and co-written by Robert Townsend, the film is semi-autobiographical, reflecting Townsend’s experiences as a black actor when he was told he was not “black enough” for certain roles.

This is a preview for a full patreon only episode. The full version is available over at www.patreon.com/posts/65011809.  Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole 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 (piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


CS 452: Protection Politics pt 1



Today the West Coast Sharks, Vida, Mario and Ken, gather together to discuss the politics of protection. It took just one slap to shake up a national dialog that has as many arms as a consortium of octopi.  From what it means to protect Black women, the cult of personality and the religion of celebrity… It’s so much to parse out it takes 3 great brains combined to even break the surface of the situation at hand.  Lucky for us, those 3 brains just happen to be guiding the conversation you hear today.
DISCLAIMER: Due to issues with the recording platform used for this episode and a desire to get new content out as soon as possible Vida had to record her audio remotely.  There will be moments where she is hard to hear, or the audio will have background artifacts distorting the image.  We tried to remove as much as possible without removing the context of the conversation, but unfortunately, we were not able to remove it all.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/64714118.  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 446: Whack History Month pt 2



UNLOCKED PT 2

In this episode Vida and Trevor chop it up and play a little bingo.  Trying to understand why recent Black articles seem to always be about assimilation or authenticity anxiety, Trevor and Vida read through and analyze multiple articles looking for answers.

This is Part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free to everyone over at www.patreon.com/posts/62924338.  Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole 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 (piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


CS 451: Master, For None preview



WARNING THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE MOVIE “MASTER”
Today Vida, Ken and Trevor sit down to discuss the Amazon Original movie Master. Master is the story of three women who strive to find their place at a prestigious New England university that may disguise something sinister. Diving into the parallels of the writer’s own experience as well as past works, the Sharks bite into this fresh meat only to find it might have spoiled on arrival.

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


CS 450: Critical Race Theory pt 2



Today we are very honored to have Dr Timothy Golden on the show to talk about Critical Race Theory.  Timothy Golden has earned a Ph.D. in philosophy and has more than twenty years of experience as a lawyer. His areas of scholarly research include African American philosophy and critical race theory. Golden is currently editing a book titled Racism and Resistance: Essays on Derrick Bell’s Racial Realism. He has also published philosophical essays and teaches African American philosophy and critical race theory at Walla Walla University.

This is Part 2 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free to everyone over at www.patreon.com/posts/63550358.  Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole 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 (piercedearsrec.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)