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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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United States

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

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@rickyrawls

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English


Episodes

CS 128: Reunited (11/02/2018)

11/6/2018
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Mike is back and for the first time in a while all three Sharks are sitting in at once. Discussed in this episode: "Rich people are less likely to notice you, according to this study"https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/09/study-rich-people-are-less-likely-to-notice-or-care-about-you.html "Most people can tell if you're rich just by looking at your face"https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/02/study-most-people-can-tell-if-youre-rich-from-your-face.html "If You’ve Never Seen the Top of Your Tinder Date’s...

Duration:01:15:38

CS 127: Walking the Plank Pt. 1 feat. Malika Bee (10/23/2018)

10/29/2018
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This free episode debuted first to Patreon subscribers for 24-48 hours before being unlocked and made free to everyone on the main podcast feed. This will be the norm for all free episodes going forward. To become a Patreon subscriber for $5/month and get early access to this episode and over 50 archived past subscriber-only episodes, go to http://patreon.com/champagnesharks. In Part 1 of a 5-part series, D. Mills discusses with guest Malika Bee how the educational system affects Black...

Duration:01:16:10

Teaser for CS 126: Q&A (10/23/2018)

10/26/2018
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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. In this episode, we shoot the shit about a bunch of issues. This episode is late because I was having post-surgery complications. Sorry.

Duration:00:03:17

Teaser for CS 125: Transracial Adoptions feat. Mark Sejong (@snbatman) (10/08/2018)

10/14/2018
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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 welcome Mark, a South Korean transracial adoptee who was raised by White American parents and has a lot of thoughts on issues involving transracial adoption. Mark...

Duration:00:18:43

CS 124: Underhand Railroad feat. Bo (@eBoPeep) (10/07/2018)

10/14/2018
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This free episode debuted first to Patreon subscribers for 24-48 hours before being unlocked and made free to everyone on the main podcast feed. This will be the norm for all free episodes going forward. To become a Patreon subscriber for $5/month and get early access to this episode and over 50 archived past subscriber-only episodes, go to http://patreon.com/champagnesharks. Today we speak to Bo (https://twitter.com/eBoPeep) about a recent controversy revolving UK-born Nigerian-descended...

Duration:01:38:13

Preview for CS 123: The Invisible Washouts feat. Jesse Einhorn (@silverbird5K) and Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) (10/07/2018)

10/11/2018
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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. We welcome back returning guest Nathaniel Friedman (https://twitter.com/freedarko) and first-time guest Jesse Einhorn (https://twitter.com/silverbird5K) to discuss their...

Duration:00:22:06

CS 122: Blue October feat. Taurean Reign (@taureanreign) (10/02/2018)

10/8/2018
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This free episode debuted first to Patreon subscribers for 24-48 hours before being unlocked and made free to everyone on the main podcast feed. This will be the norm for all free episodes going forward. To become a Patreon subscriber for $5/month and get early access to this episode and over 50 archived past subscriber-only episodes, go to http://patreon.com/champagnesharks. We have Youtube personality Taurean Reign (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoOookRnK-P0tabOv-0dDGg) on to discuss...

Duration:01:05:22

Preview for CS 121: Choppin’ It Up Chapo feat. Will Menaker (@willmenaker) (10/04/2018)

10/7/2018
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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. We discuss the new Chapo Trap House book, The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason https://amzn.to/2pFWyhd and the origin story of the...

Duration:00:18:04

CS 120: Diasporic Divisions feat. Yvette Carnell (@breakingbrown) (09/29/2018)

10/3/2018
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Starting with this episode, free episodes will now be available exclusively to Patreon subscribers for 24-48 hours before being unlocked and made free to everyone. This episode has already been available over on Patreon for 24 hours. To become a Patreon subscriber, go to http://patreon.com/champagnesharks and subscribe for $5/month. You'll not only get two episodes a week instead of one, but you'll also get access to all the previous premium bonus episodes as well. Today we're joined by...

Duration:01:29:54

Preview of Premium Subscriber Episodes 118 and 119: Listener Questions

9/30/2018
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This is a preview of two premium episodes we recently uploaded over at patreon.com/champagnesharks. Both episodes, 118 and 119, are listener question episodes where we answer questions people pose to us. If you want to hear some of the questions we answer in these episodes, and also gain access to our archive of almost 60 premium episodes that you would not have heard before if you've only been listening to the free episodes, subscribe for only $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks....

Duration:00:05:37

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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