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

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    • 4.7 • 397 Ratings

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

    CS 502: Battle For The Blue Check pt 1

    CS 502: Battle For The Blue Check pt 1

    Today, Trevor and Ken sit down to discuss the razzle-dazzle rodeo that has taken over the Twittersphere. Elon made $8 deals for anyone who wants that treasured check and the power players in the comments are not giving hearts on the change. With the fear of no longer being heard, the Blue Check Warriors are out in full force to help us all remember how important they are... or aren't. Thru their battle cries, these town criers have done one thing... feed The Sharks plenty of fresh woke chum!







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/75106006. 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_)

    • 50 min
    Solo Shark: Ken Takes On Kanye

    Solo Shark: Ken Takes On Kanye

    Today Ken takes us on a Solo Shark Show w/ a laser focus on Kanye and his effects on the Black Community. In this short episode, Ken is able to dive deep to shed light on some key points in Kanye's career that brought us to now. Get that sunscreen ready because you know when Ken brings the heat someone's gonna get burned.



    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.



    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_)

    • 22 min
    CS 500: The GReat Correction Continues pt 1

    CS 500: The GReat Correction Continues pt 1

    Today Vida, Trevor and Ken sit down for a week of news round-up. Blue checks are on sale and Tiffany Cross just got crossed off the MSNBC roster.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/74500781. 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_)

    • 53 min
    CS 498: The Blame Game pt 1

    CS 498: The Blame Game pt 1

    Today Trevor, Vida, and Mario sit down to discuss the future of politics and culture now that the anti-woke movement has reemerged and politicians use the Black Community to create gains for themselves rather than the people. Mascots to sell-outs, Kanye West and Stacey Abrams are a few examples of what the future may hold as the people in power start to show their hand.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/73767239. 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_)

    • 51 min
    CS 496: Radio Free Amanda pt 1

    CS 496: Radio Free Amanda pt 1

    You may know her as @catcontentonly on twitter. On her podcast, Radio Free Amanda, she interviews interesting people about politics and media criticism from an anti-imperialist perspective. On this episode, Trevor and Amanda continue a conversation that began on Radio Free Amanda. You can check out RFA at https://www.patreon.com/radiofreeamanda







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/73484979. 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 7 min
    CS 494: HBCU Football and the BLK Vote pt 1

    CS 494: HBCU Football and the BLK Vote pt 1

    Today Ken and Mario kick it off with a focus on college football, specifically, HBCU football, more specifically the whirlwind of attn being given to Deion Sanders. Trevor joins in and the conversation continues into the politics and money machine revolving around the political world of HBCUs. Switching gears the Sharks turn to entertainment talking about the BLK video "No Voting No Vuking" feat. Saucy Santana and Trina, Kanye, and Maryland teacher Bianca Robinson.







    This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 2 is free to all paid subscribers over at www.patreon.com/posts/73260831]. 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_)

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
397 Ratings

397 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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