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A smart but vicious take on culture, race and politics.

A smart but vicious take on culture, race and politics.
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A smart but vicious take on culture, race and politics.

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English


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*UNLOCKED* CS 117: Black Pathology Realism (09/16/2018) - Champagne Sharks

9/20/2018
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I recently put it up to a vote which Premium Bonus episode listeners would most like to see unlocked to free listeners, and our latest episode was the one most people voted for. So here it is. 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...

Duration:01:24:06

CS 116: Yo, Bum Rush the Show (09/14/2018) - Champagne Sharks

9/17/2018
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We discuss Deray McKesson getting chased out of Ferguson at his own book signing event by an actual Ferguson organizer and protester, Michael Hassell, and how it backs up much of what we've said about Deray all along. Mentioned in this episode: Darren Seals's (RIP) original 2016 Twitter thread accusing Deray and Black Lives Matter or being protest crashers and opportunists https://twitter.com/KingDSeals/status/756072813702762496 Profile of Darren Seals that came out after he died:...

Duration:01:07:20

Teaser for CS 115: Deray: Watch Wackness Work feat. Leslie Lee III (@leslieleeiii) - Champagne Sharks

9/16/2018
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This is a preview of a premium bonus episode. To get access to this episode subscribe for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks. This will not only give you access to this current premium episode you’re previewing, but also all the back premium episodes you may have missed as well and all future bonus premium episodes. Today Leslie Lee III from the podcast Struggle Session joins me to discuss a recent book excerpt from Deray McKesson's memoir that appeared in NY Magazine titled "I Was...

Duration:00:03:30

CS 114: Home Alone (08/31/2018) - Champagne Sharks

9/4/2018
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D. and Mike host an episode without me. It's pretty good. Discussed in the episode: The Curious Cat question I was asked that gets discussed https://curiouscat.me/ChampagneSharks/post/612723514 The babysitters who let the kids in their car smoke week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQsM52oec0Y and https://www.kron4.com/news/national/babysitters-force-kids-to-smoke-weed-post-video/1408035844 Videos on why Saturday morning cartoons died: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1LO5887HVg and also...

Duration:01:04:49

CS 112: Luvvie Ajayi and Black Blackface (Double-length) (08/26/2018) - Champagne Sharks

9/1/2018
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We discuss the recent fiasco surrounding internet "comic" personality Luvvie Ajayi. We made this double length, so hopefully this makes up partially for the long break we had due to my operation and injuries.Mentioned in this episode: The NY Times profile of Luvvie https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/style/luvvie-ajayi-blogger.html A breakdown of the Luvvie vs. Tevin Campbell controversy that took over Black Twitter for a week...

Duration:01:59:31

CS 110: Nail Gunn feat. Shannon Strucci (@plentyofalcoves) (08/06/2018) - Champagne Sharks

8/13/2018
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We welcome Shannon Strucci, an editor who runs the YouTube channel StrucciMovies and is currently working on a video essay series about parasocial relationships called FAKE FRIENDS. The latest installment of Fake Friends can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLA-uFKjQ-g Mentioned in this episode: "Dylan Sprouse And James Gunn Accused Jared Leto Of Creepiness On Twitter" http://dlisted.com/2018/05/17/dylan-sprouse-and-james-gunn-accused-jared-leto-of-creepiness-on-twitter/ Dave...

Duration:01:11:42

Teaser for CS 109: Stand Your Ground (07/23/2018) - Champagne Sharks

7/29/2018
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This is a preview of a premium bonus episode. To get access to this episode subscribe for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks. This will not only give you access to this current premium episode you’re previewing, but also all the back premium episodes you may have missed as well and all future bonus premium episodes. This episode we discuss a recent shooting of a Black man in Clearwater, Florida, where the gunman got off on a stand your ground defense. Mentioned in this episode: "Gunman...

Duration:00:18:31

Teaser for CS 108: Clermont Twins and Other Stuff (07/21/2018) - Champagne Sharks

7/29/2018
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This is a preview of a premium bonus episode. To get access to this episode subscribe for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks. This will not only give you access to this current premium episode you’re previewing, but also all the back premium episodes you may have missed as well and all future bonus premium episodes. This episode we discuss a recent criminal controversy involving reality stars and Instagram models and apparent escorts, the Clermont Twins. We end up also discussing some...

Duration:00:29:51

CS 107: Sorry to Bother You feat. Michael Brooks (@_michaelbrooks) (07/22/2018) - Champagne Sharks

7/28/2018
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We welcome Michael Brooks, host of The Michael Brooks Show and cohost of The Majority Report with Sam Seder to discuss Sorry to Bother You, the recent movie by Boots Riley of the rap group The Coup. The Michael Brooks show can be found and supported at https://www.patreon.com/TMBS. Support the show and get double the episodes by subscribing to bonus episodes for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks. If you can’t subscribe right now for whatever reason, do the next best thing and tell as...

Duration:01:27:56

Teaser for CS 106: Straight, Single, and Smashing (07/19/2018) - Champagne Sharks

7/21/2018
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This is a preview of a premium bonus episode. To get access to this episode subscribe for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks. This will not only give you access to this current premium episode you’re previewing, but also all the back premium episodes you may have missed as well and all future bonus premium episodes. This episode we talk about several things, particularly my "Straight, Single and Smashing" theory of Black (and other nonwhite) male characters in action and drama movies...

Duration:00:19:00

CS 105: Curious Catastrophe (07/18/2018) - Champagne Sharks

7/18/2018
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Today we discuss a theme that has obsessively been plaguing the Champagne Sharks Curious Cat (the site people go to to ask questions that we answer on the show), my supposed views on interracial dating and the fact my wife is of Indian descent. You can find the Champagne Sharks Curious Cat here: https://curiouscat.me/champagnesharks. Support the show and get double the episodes by subscribing to bonus episodes for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks. If you can’t subscribe right now for...

Duration:01:36:24

Teaser for CS103: Light-Skinned Energy (06/30/2018) - Champagne Sharks

7/3/2018
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This is a preview of a premium bonus episode. To get access to this episode subscribe for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks. This will not only give you access to this current premium episode you’re previewing, but also all the back premium episodes you may have missed as well and all future bonus premium episodes. This episode we talk about an array of things, with a common theme being (I guess) light-skinned energy. We discuss Luke Cage Season 2, Drake's new album, Eddie Murphy vs....

Duration:00:19:50

CS 102: Random Topics (07/02/2018) - Champagne Sharks

7/3/2018
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Today Mike and I discuss a weird array of topics from Taye Diggs's dating life to white people's weird porn fixations, including the genre known as "pussy pump" porn: Mentioned in this episode Event page for live interview at Starr Bar between NYS Senate candidate Julia Salazar and Virgil Texas from Chapo Trap House https://salazarforsenate.com/events/virgil-texas-interview "Taye Diggs Says No One Told Him the Entertainment Biz Was Racist"...

Duration:01:15:41

CS 101: Fashizzler On the Roof feat. Benny Halevi (@Benny_Carefully) (06/22/2018) - Champagne Sharks

6/26/2018
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Today Benny Halevi (http://twitter.com/Benny_Carefully) joins us to talk about Jewish people who complain about people using the term "concentration camps" to describe Trump's ICE imprisonment centers. From there we end up talking about Jewish and Black political struggles, particularly how they're similar and different. Discussed in this episode: Ijeoma Oluo's thread defending Jewish people who take issue with using the term concentration camp for ICE centers...

Duration:01:27:33

Teaser for CS 100: The Anti-Anniversary (06/21/2018) - Champagne Sharks

6/24/2018
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This is a preview of a premium bonus episode. To get access to this episode subscribe for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks. This will not only give you access to this current premium episode you’re previewing, but also all the back premium episodes you may have missed as well and all future bonus premium episodes. A few minutes into the episode my mic switches from the usual standalone mic to the built-in laptop, so the sound quality drops suddenly on my audio. Sorry. We just shoot...

Duration:00:33:08

Teaser for CS 099: *Double-Sized* Agents of Confusion (06/12/2018) - Champagne Sharks

6/15/2018
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This is a preview of a premium bonus episode. To get access to this episode subscribe for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks. This will not only give you access to this current premium episode you’re previewing, but also all the back premium episodes you may have missed as well and all future bonus premium episodes. This is an episode where we dropped so much game we decided to make it double length. We considered breaking it up into two parts but decided to keep it as it was. We...

Duration:00:51:04

CS 098: Alice Johnson & Kim Kardashian feat. Tana Ganeva (@tanaganeva) (06/12/2018) - Champagne Sharks

6/12/2018
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Today we're joined by Tana Ganeva to discuss the case of Alice Johnson, the nonviolent drug offender Kim Kardashian got Donald Trump to pardon. Tana Ganeva is a reporter covering criminal justice, drugs, politics and gun violence. Her work has been featured in the the Washington Post, Intercept, Glamour, Rolling Stone, and Gothamist. She's also a Senior editor at the Raw Story and can be reached at tganeva@gmail.com Discussed in this episode: Tana’s story on Alice Johnson's pardon:...

Duration:01:03:07

CS 097: Fake Woke NBA feat. Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) (06/05/2018) - Champagne Sharks

6/7/2018
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Today we have on Nathaniel Friedman to discuss the topic of NBA's poor track record on social issues including race in the area of state violence and class in the form of the labor movement. Nathaniel Friedman is a columnist at GQ and a co-founder of the long-defunct blog FreeDarko. Mentioned in this episode: "Superstar Power" by Nathaniel Friedman https://thebaffler.com/latest/superstar-power-friedman-einhorn The Mainstreaming of Colin Kaepernick's Protest Was Its Destruction by Trevor...

Duration:01:17:59

Teaser for CS 096: Blackface Drake (06/03/2018) - Champagne Sharks

6/4/2018
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This is a preview of a premium bonus episode. To get access to this episode subscribe for $5/month at patreon.com/champagnesharks. This will not only give you access to this current premium episode you’re previewing, but also all the back premium episodes you may have missed as well and all future bonus premium episodes. Today we talk about the implications of Drake doing blackface and wearing a blackface line of clothing to boot. Also we end up descending into pure gossip for a large chunk...

Duration:00:35:02

CS 095: Q&A Episode (5/31/2018) - Champagne Sharks

5/31/2018
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Today I answer a bunch of questions that I have been asked over the past few months. If interested in asking questions, go to https://curiouscat.me/champagnesharks, email us at champagnesharks (at) gmail (d0t) com, or hit us up on twitter @champagnesharks. Questions answered this episode: I answer follow-up questions about my episode critiquing integration-focused antiracism I play this related video by Ash Sankar a listener sent along https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zA58S8-2oA A question...

Duration:01:08:11