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A distinguished but vicious podcast about culture, politics, and race by Champagne Sharks.

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A distinguished but vicious podcast about culture, politics, and race by Champagne Sharks.

    CS 570: American Fiction pt 1

    CS 570: American Fiction pt 1

    Today Trevor is joined by Michael R Jackson, Mtume Gant, Jason England and Richard Purcell to discuss the new movie 'American Fiction’ and how it compares to the book it was based off, Erasure, a 2001 novel by Percival Everett.  WARNING:  This episode contains spoilers for the movie 'American Fiction’.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/98425858.  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_)

    • 47 min
    CS 566: Keep It Simple, Stupid pt 1

    CS 566: Keep It Simple, Stupid pt 1

    On todays episode Trevor is joined by Jessa Crispin and Chris Jesu Lee.  Jessais the editor-in-chief of the publication The Culture We Deserve, and author of My Three Dads and The Dead Ladies Project, both published by The University of Chicago Press, The Creative Tarot, published by Touchstone, and Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto.  Chris Jesu Lee is a writer at Current Affairs and Plan A Magazine as well as on his own substack at https://substack.com/@chrisjesulee







    WARNING: PART 1 OF THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE MOVIES BARBIE AND AMERICAN FICTION





    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/97986861.  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_)







    Links for this episode can be found at:





    Some Like it Hot Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/11/theater/some-like-it-hot-review.html





    Barbie segment on The Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3BAGqgdjdwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuTjgjv-xew

    • 58 min
    CS 568: Rap Sh!t pt 1

    CS 568: Rap Sh!t pt 1

    Today Trevor, Ken and Mario are joined by Adam Thomas to talk about the period from 2014 to 2022 known as ‘The Great Awokening’ how we are now pivoting into a new period aka ’The Great Correction’;  as well the Sharks discuss 'Rap Shit', a show that ran for 2 seasons about a female rap group from outside of Miami trying to make it in the music industry, but was cancelled in January.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/98000657.  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_)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    CS 564: Attack On Hollywood pt 1

    CS 564: Attack On Hollywood pt 1

    Today, Vida and Ken sit down to continue the conversation surrounding Katt Williams but now with a broader scope, zooming out to look at how Hollywood utilizes its Black actors, and WHY certain Black actors tend to land more roles than others.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/96776752. 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_)

    • 59 min
    CS 562: When Katts Attack pt 1

    CS 562: When Katts Attack pt 1

    Today, Trevor, Mario and Ken take a different approach when analyzing Shannon Sharpes interview with Katt Williams. If you've been paying attention, then you are probably familiar with Katts stand up style and talking points, and his most recent interview on Club Shay Shay made sure that if you didnt know his name before, you most certainly do now. In this episode the Sharks look at how social media has affected our world views and consequently how people have reacted to many of Katts' more infamous moments from the interview.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/96113319. 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_)

    • 1 hr
    CS 560: Andre 3000’s Flute Album and Black Manosphere Audience Revolt pt 1

    CS 560: Andre 3000’s Flute Album and Black Manosphere Audience Revolt pt 1

    This week Trevor is addicted to YouTube drama and so he and Ken go in on a recent call-in rant from the FreshandFit show.  And you know you cant get these 2 together without some hip hop talk, and this week we get some feels for Andre 3000s new flute music.







    The FreshandFit clip in this episode can be found at:







    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2iJfYi8Sl8&ab_channel=BACKTOTHEROOTS







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/94739399. 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_)

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
404 Ratings

404 Ratings

Crossword-goon ,

Great

Love this pod - been listening for years. They put out a ton of content so I can pick and choose the topics that interest me. I appreciate that all of the hosts are not just professional podcasters and thus actually have deep insight into what they discuss . They’re not media people either which is why their conversations often feel authentic in a way I don’t hear often. Ok my only critique comes from a place of love and wanting to hear all of the hosts.. please y’all work on not interrupting each other mid-thought, I think maybe so many insights have been lost to time this way. Anyway, keep up the good work - been a patreon sub on and off for a few years (nothing personal lol just can’t support all my faves all the time!). Much love from a white girl in the Deep South.

DontHurtSpidey ,

Entertaining and informative

Progressive, but not woke. Big fan of the sharks

KC from DSM ,

Really enjoyable with smart hosts

I just started subscribing, but I’ve heard some incredibly thoughtful and well-researched discussions so far. Trevor is especially good. He seems to think very carefully about his takes on pop-cultural issues and has a lot of research available and ready to quote to support his thoughts. Vida is also really good. She’s conscientious about asking guests to slow down, reiterate their main points, and clarify any context listeners may be missing.

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