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CS 552: 6 degrees of 2Pac pt 1



Today Trevor, Ken, and Mario get together to talk about the murder of Tupac Shakur and all the events and players surrounding.
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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 550: Social Justice Influencer Comedy and Journalism pt 1



Today Trevor opens the show with a preview of whats in the works at CSHQ and then Ken and Mario jump on and the trio talk SJI comedy, and what sets it apart from other forms of stand-up and sitcom. Then in part 2 The Sharks dig in to ‘Brick-gate’ and all the trappings around it. You can read that article here:
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/brickgate-revives-age-old-argument-black-men-women-rcna104423
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/90002175. 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 548: Thats A Rap pt 1



Today Jason England joins Trevor and Ken to talk about his latest article ’50 Years Later, Is There Anything Left Of Hip Hop?’ . Get prepared for an engaging 2 hour conversation about where hip hop has gone as an art form, who have been its greatest beneficiaries and posing the largest question of all “maybe hip hop is dead?”
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/88778088. 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 546: A History Of Hollywood pt 1



Today we have Josh Olson on the show to talk w/ Trevor about the writers strike. Thru comparison of the politics and creative forces that drove movie and TV making of past with that of the present, Trevor and Josh end up agreeing on more topics than either expected. Get that extra buttery popcorn popped, because in this Labor Day special we are going to Tinseltown!
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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 543: The Future Killers Of Tomorrow pt 1



Today, Trevor and Ken sit down for a special 3 part marathon episode! Delving deep into what the Sharks refer to as ‘Future Killers’, Ken and Trevor examine why no new innovation is being built for the betterment of future life, but rather innovations are just retooling an old and tired package. Dissecting the evolution of Black Conservatism and Liberal ‘shucking and jiving’ as examples of the watering down of our ability to progress, plus taking a raw look at Charlamagnes recent interview with Larry Elder; the Sharks go into deep and dark waters in this three and half hour long conversation.
Link mentioned in this episode: https://youtu.be/6ZGI5rqvC0Y?t=828
This is Part 1 of a three-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/88049921. 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 541: ‘Seconds’ Movie Review pt 1



Today we have Mtume Gant joining Trevor and Ken on the show to talk about the 1966 psych horror movie ‘Seconds’. The film tells the story of a middle-aged New York banker who, disillusioned with his life, contacts an agency known as “The Company” which specializes in providing “rebirths” under new identities and appearances altered by plastic surgery.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/87646908. 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 539: They Cloned Tyrone pt 1



Today Trevor Vida and Kenny sit down to give their reviews of the movie ‘They Cloned Tyrone’. A pulpy, sci-fi mystery caper in which an unlikely trio investigates a series of eerie events, alerting them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly beneath their hood. Fontaine, a neighborhood drug dealer, is shot dead by rival Isaac and then is very shocked to wake up in his bed the next morning unharmed. He and Slick Charles and Yo-Yo begin looking into the incident, and their search eventually leads them to a vast underground complex where a government backed lab is performing experiments on the local Black population. Realizing that he is an artificial clone controlled by Nixon, Fontaine initially feels despair, but decides he needs to stand up to these White institutional overlords for the sake of his neighborhood.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/87200123. 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 537: ZILCH and the Writer’s Strike pt 1



Today Trevor sits down for a solo show to talk thru his current views of the writer’s strike as well as its possible outcomes.  With a semi-deep dive into wall street to show how it is itself a Panzi scheme to help illustrate the rationale of the executives of studios and streamers and then in part 2 goes all in on how he believes the strike will end and who will benefit and who will be cast aside.

Links mentioned in this episode are:

Age of Easy Money (full documentary) | FRONTLINE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpMLAQbSYAw&ab_channel=FRONTLINEPBS%7COfficial

Not Vice: https://notvice.com/

SBA Potentially Lost $200 Billion In Covid Pandemic Relief To Fraud And Abuse, Government Watchdog Finds: https://www.forbes.com/sites/anafaguy/2023/06/27/sba-lost-200-billion-in-covid-pandemic-relief-to-fraud-and-abuse-government-watchdog-finds/?sh=7060614275eb

How the Paycheck Protection Program went from good intentions to a huge free-for-all: https://www.npr.org/2023/01/09/1145040599/ppp-loan-forgiveness

‘Biggest fraud in a generation’: The looting of the Covid relief plan known as PPP: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/biggest-fraud-generation-looting-covid-relief-program-known-ppp-n1279664

This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/86059234.  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 534: Probable Cause pt 1



Today Ken and Mario sit down with friend of the show Jetay Barber, a former MMA fighter and current pro gamer. With the conversation revolving around racism in both the fighting and gaming worlds as well as the inherit racism in the WWE, the Sharks get down in dirty in the octagon for this special West Coast ep.
Link to Jetay ‘stinky gamer’ rant (starts at 2min mark):
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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 532: Negro Conversation Industrial Complex pt 1



Today Trevor, Ken, and Mario sit down to ask the question, have we had this conversation before? It seems these days the public discourse is actually just one giant loop. As social media stars continue to lead the narrative they just can’t seem to stop talking about the same old things. Utilizing clips to help illustrate their point the Sharks dive deep into this current problem in conversation.
This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/84523030.  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_)