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CS 403: Shiver Of Sharks pt 1



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This weeks episode is a special release from the Champagne Vaults. Vida, Trevor, Ken and Mario sit down and have a conversation that only they can; no topic on hand, no format, just straight talkin’. When these 4 heads get together you know it’s gonna be a raucous session, and this episode is no divergence from that fact. Grab the popcorn and sink into the couch, it’s time to shoot the sh*t with your four favorite Finetooths.
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 401: All Of The Above pt 1



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This episode is hosted by Vida. Today we have Jeffrey Garrett and Manuel Rustin of the podcast All Of The Above. All Of The Above gives an un-standardized take on education; featuring news and analysis of all the complex, relevant, and controversial issues impacting our schools today. Jeffrey and Manue sit down with Vida and discuss all the goings-on in the education system of today and how it can be changed, for better or for worse.
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 399: Bertrand Cooper & Jason England pt 1



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This episode is hosted by Vida and Trevor. In today’s episode, we have returning guest Jason England and Bertrand Cooper to talk about their recent articles. Severe poverty was the backdrop to most of Bertrand’s life; today, he looks for avenues in education, research, and writing where he can either assist the poor directly or help others reflect upon that perspective. Jason England is an assistant professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University. Today, the Sharks and guests discuss Black representation in pop culture. This topic goes so deep we had to drop the bit rate of the audio file just to fit it all in! This is a conversation you do not want to miss.
You can learn more about this episodes guests as well as read the articles discussed at:
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 397: White Canon: Donnie Darko pt 1



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It’s back! White Canon returns with a breakdown of Donnie Darko. This episode is hosted by Trevor and Ken. Joining the Sharks for this round are Felix Biederman of Chapo Trap House and Jack Wagner of Yeah, But Still. Working thru the mysteries of the movie while paralleling the time period to their own childhoods, the Sharks and guests parse out the weird only to discover everything they thought the movie was about is not what its creator had in mind… One thing they DO all agree on though is, the soundtrack rips.
Links mentioned in this episode:
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 396: That’s Entertainment



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This episode is hosted by Vida and Kenny. In this episode, the Dynamic Duo of the West Coast chomp down on that juicy g in the entertainment industry. With that special Sharks perspective, Vida and Ken talk about everything that’s going on in the shadows of the entertainment industry. Using hip-hop as a point of convergence, they dive deep into the reality of what we are being fed vs what is being cooked in music, tv, and film.

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 395: First Of The Month



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This episode is hosted by Vida, Trevor and Ken. Ninjas are running thru the streets unsuccessfully rumbling and gang fights are going goofy. It’s the first of the month and sh*t is going down in the wild. Thank the lord the Sharks are here to keep it real and share some of the most wild stories on the Memory Ln. On todays ep they share some of the more wild times they had back in the day. Oh yeah, also, Ed Buck is guilty and no one but the Sharks are talking on it.

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 394: Dominate & Hustle



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This episode is hosted by Vida and Ken. Today we have Coach Dom on the show to talk about making those gains. Coach Dom is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and the fitness guru over at Dominate & Hustle. Dom is helping people work on themselves and their confidence at a pace that works for them. Helping improve their state of mind and informing the body, that you can achieve results if you are willing to go the distance for yourself. As the Coach likes to say “The Dream is free, but the grind is sold separately”. You can check Coach Dom an Dominate & Hustle over at https://www.instagram.com/coach_domdh/

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 392: Sha-Carri pt 1



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This episode is hosted by Trevor, Ken, and Mario. From smoking weed as an Olympian, getting murdered over Starter jackets, Cosby gone free, social media therapy, and letting people spit in your mouth – today T, Ken, and Mario break down the bulsh*t running around on the streets of america and get right to the point: we are living in an age of selfishness.
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 391: Link In Bio



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This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have James Hennesey on the show to talk about, the business of being a person… or is it the person as a business… Wait, maybe it’s “being in the business of being a person” … James is here to talk about Tech and the business of selling people the idea of the person being a business. Or maybe, how big tech sells us the product to sell ourselves until they can better sell us for us… Honestly, this episode is a head spinner and you’re just gonna have to listen to find out for yourself. James is currently the editor of Business Insider Australia. He has appeared or been syndicated in The Guardian, The Outline, SBS, the ABC, The Monthly, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, and more.

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 389: Collegiate Moneyball pt 1



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This episode is hosted by Vida, Trevor, and Ken. In today’s episode the Sharks go down for down and pound for pound w/ collegiate sports.  From how the disgruntled whites don’t want the players to be paid, how Black players are still seen as having “special gifts” rather than “rigorous training” and viewing players as commodities, to the bottom line that money runs the game – one thing becomes most certainly clear; the kids aren’t wrong, the rules are wrong.
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_)