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CS 170: Unknown Mortal Orchestra Pt. 1 feat. Ruban Nielson (@UMO) (05/02/2019)



Today we welcome Ruban Nielson AKA the musical act Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Check out his music anywhere music is sold or streamed. Background music is Ruban’s newest release SB-06.

Pt. 2 is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26633807


CS 168: Angels on the Hardwood feat. Mtume Gant (@SirCoreGant) (04/20/2019)



Today we have on filmmaker and film professor Mtume Gant (http://twitter.com/SirCoreGant).
Some of the movies that were mentioned:
  • Chameleon Street (Wendell B. Harris, Jr.)
  • Dutchman (Anthony Harvey, Amiri Baraka)
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door (Ivan Dixon)
  • The Landlord (Hal Ashby)
  • Blue Collar(Paul Schrader)
  • Scratch (Documentary)
  • Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
  • Ganja and Hess (Bill Gunn)
  • Oscar Micheaux movies on Netflix, under the title “Pioneers of African-American Cinema”: https://www.netflix.com/title/80161851?s=i&trkid=13747225

CS 166 Outtake: Bernie, Immigration and Other Stuff feat. Benny Halevy (@Benny_Carefully)



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Today we talk with returning guest Benny Halevi (http://twitter.com/Benny_Carefully) about various topics in the news, including Bernie Sanders on Open Borders, and branch into some more general topics on racial and social politics. Go over to https://www.patreon.com/posts/26218472 to subscribe and hear the episode.


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.
Discussed in this episode:

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.

DIscussed in this episode:

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.

Mentioned in this episode:

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