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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 481: Shark Ball pt 1

    CS 481: Shark Ball pt 1

    Today Trevor and Mario kick off the showing by talking boxing, and then Kenny joins in and the conversation finds itself deep in the numbers of sports. The average life of a professional athlete is wild these days, and the Sharks parse out all the situations a player can find themselves in off the field. Get your hotdog here and beer helmet refilled, it's time to talk about the politics and lifestyle choices inside the big business of sports!







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/69961093. 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 479: Perceptions and Constructs of Male Personality Types w Albert Lanier pt 1

    CS 479: Perceptions and Constructs of Male Personality Types w Albert Lanier pt 1

    Today we have Albert Lanier on the show to sit down with Vida to talk about the perceptions and constructs of male personality types. Albert Lanier has been a journalist and writer for more than 21 years. Lanier holds a BA from the University of Hawaii-West Oahu and has been a contributing writer for Pacific Business News and Honolulu Weekly. He has also freelanced for a variety of publications including Hawaii Magazine, Asian Week and Edible Hawaiian Islands. His recent work has been featured on the news site Civil Beat as well as the business magazine Accelerate and the nightlife publication Metro HNL. Lanier previously served as a staff writer for The Molokai Dispatch in 2008.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/69611169. 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_)

    • 43 min
    CS 477: Understanding Black Male Studies & Counter Insurgency In The Black Community pt 1

    CS 477: Understanding Black Male Studies & Counter Insurgency In The Black Community pt 1

    Today Vida sits down with Miron Clay-Gilmore on the show to talk about his work in Black Male Studies. Miron is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Edinburgh as well as a husband/father and vet. To view how this conversation got started and what inspired the Sharks to bring Miron on the show be sure to check out this link:







    https://twitter.com/eihtbeezy/status/1548021683121897479?s=20&t=VnAzcjz4Oi4ZMUfXmvwM_g







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at [www.patreon.com/posts/69304454. 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 5 min
    CS 475: Twerking Politicians and the Lost Generation pt 1

    CS 475: Twerking Politicians and the Lost Generation pt 1

    Today Vida, Ken, Mario and Trevor are all in the studio and ready to chop it up about the hottest beach trend this summer... Twerking! The water is warm, the beats are hot and the twerk is here as your new political statement. Get your beachwear on and your boombox blasting because this episode is as hot as the summer sun.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/69010811. 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 6 min
    CS 473: Understanding Colorism Beyond Common Discourse pt 1

    CS 473: Understanding Colorism Beyond Common Discourse pt 1

    Today we have Robert Reece on the show to talk about colorism. Robert received his PhD in sociology from Duke University and is currently an assistant professor of sociology at UT-Austin. His research explores the question "what is race,", particularly through the exploration of themes related to the origins of racialization and racialized social outcomes, the slipperiness of racial categories, and how physical appearance maps on to and intersects with race. Roberts' work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals and in public outlets such as the Southern Poverty Law Center's magazine Teaching Tolerance and the National Housing Institute's blog Shelterforce.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/68708508. 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_)

    • 49 min
    CS 471: Fat Ham pt 1

    CS 471: Fat Ham pt 1

    Today we have returning guests Mtume Gant and Josh Boerman on the show to talk about the play Fat Ham. Mtume Gant is Director/Actor/Writer and Asst Professor of Film at Purchase College. Josh Boerman is co-host of the podcast "Worst Of All Possible Worlds". The Worst of All Possible Worlds (@TWOAPW) is a weekly podcast of case studies in the pop culture of a dying empire. Co-hosts Josh (@boshj) and Brian (@spocks_brian) grew up evangelical in Michigan and New Mexico, while A.J. (@thefuzzymask) grew up Catholic in California. Together, they deconstruct how narrative and artistic choices in popular media reflect or subvert the ongoing reactionary project in contemporary America and the world at large.



    TWOAPW official website: https://www.worstpossible.world





    TWOAPW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WorstOfAll











    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/68426588. 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_)

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
391 Ratings

391 Ratings

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.

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.

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