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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 412: Eyes On The Prize, Then & Now pt 1

    CS 412: Eyes On The Prize, Then & Now pt 1

    Today we have Jared Ball, Richard Purcell and Todd Steven Burroughs on the show to talk about the new Eyes On The Prize documentary as well as the original series that aired in the late 1980s. Jared Ball is a Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD., and is the curator of the multimedia website imixwhatilike.org. Ball is also the author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power (Palgrave 2020). Richard Purcell is a researcher, teaches and writes about film and media, black literature, poetry, music, and other forms of black performance and visual art. His first book Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War Intellectual Culture, explored how race, and particularly the debate over "the Negro Problem" in American literature, functioned generatively for US State anticommunist ideology and global hegemony yet also allowed for counter-hegemonic democratic ideas to emerge from black writers during the cultural Cold War. Todd Steven Burroughs is a journalist, historian and popular culture geek. A Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, he is a lifelong student of the history of Black media. He is the author of Warrior Princess: A People's History of Ida B. Wells and Marvel's Black Panther: A Comic Book Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates, both published by Diasporic Africa Press.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/57276715. 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_)

    • 55 min
    CS 410: I May Destroy You pt 1

    CS 410: I May Destroy You pt 1

    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/57044228. 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.







    This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have returning guest Jessa Crispin! Jessa is the founder and editor of the magazines Bookslut.com and Spolia. She is the author of The Dead Ladies Project, published by The University of Chicago Press, The Creative Tarot, published by Touchstone, and Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto. She has written for many publications, some of which are still in existence. Using the TV series "I May Destroy You" as an anchor, Trevor and Jessa discuss the factors of impostorism within media.







    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 408: West Coast Education pt 1

    CS 408: West Coast Education pt 1

    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/56718604. 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.







    This episode is hosted by Vida, Mario and Ken. In today's episode, the West Coast Sharks bite down on a topic that faces all the young ones. Furthering your education! From community college "does and donts" to what to expect leaving the education system and entering the workforce, this episode gets into the grease of learning, working, and surviving.







    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 406: Emmys Series: The Crown pt 1

    CS 406: Emmys Series: The Crown pt 1

    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/56432555. 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.







    This episode is hosted by Vida and Trevor. You fell in love with them on the White Canon series discussing The Network, now they return to discuss The Crown! Today we have Jared Ball, Prof of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan University, host of the podcast I Mix What I Like, and co-host of The Remix Morning Show on Black Power Media. Josh Olsen, a screenwriter, and co-host of The Movies That Made Me and The West Wing Thing. In this special episode, the Sharks get into all the tea and crumpets about what makes The Crown, good, bad... and ugly.







    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 405: Emmy Series: The Boys

    CS 405: Emmy Series: The Boys

    This is a free unlocked episode.  To get early access to future episodes, become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and also get access to the whole archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, detailed show notes for certain episodes, and our newsletter.



    This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today, we have the Struggle Session family in to talk about the Amazon Original, comic adaptation, "The Boys". How does "The Boys" rank and rate in the view of the Sharks? You'll have to tune in to find out! Get the popcorn ready and dim the lights; roll out the red carpet and get on that Gucci - it's time to go to the Emmys.



    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 403: Shiver Of Sharks pt 1

    CS 403: Shiver Of Sharks pt 1

    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/55892777 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.







    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_)

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
374 Ratings

374 Ratings

EBRreads ,

The best

Podcast there is. 10/5 stars. T is brilliant and and hilarious and the other sharks each add something to the mix. Love the addition of Vida too. I never heard cultural commentary that was this insightful and down to earth at the same time. The sharks put other podcasts to shame.

The_Real_Honest_Reviewer ,

Not one sensible thought amongst any of these men.

Not only was this a waste of my time, I am now dumber for having listened to these men.

Paythewriter ,

Clout sharks

But it’s hilarious how T goes from hanging out with Brie and praising to chapo to immediately being linked out for Cole saying “Brie isn’t black” and simping for Pritchard that says Chapo is fash and misogonoir is a big problem.

The other cohosts were very talented but of course T never puts them on. I need a guy who is in a interracial relationship to talk about stuff like the ADOS movement while at the same time trying his best to be the token black on white bro leftie shows

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