By Samantha & Alexis
Sistematic is the show about politics, pop culture, & sisterhood. Co-hosted by twin sisters Alexis & Samantha, the show’s mission is to talk about issues you should know about, through the perspective of two young WOC. Our ultimate goal is to produce & promote stories that create a stronger sisterhood among women & queer folk of color, while empowering listeners of all backgrounds with the knowledge needed to effectively engage with systemic issues of inequality that threaten the wellbeing of our communities and city. ✧
CAN WE TALK ABOUT ABLEISM?
When twins link up with twins 👯♀️🤝👯♀️ Episode 6 Features twin sisters Ashley & Nikki Lorens 👩🏽🦼💖👩🏽🦽👑 | IG: @ashleyllorens16 & @Nicolecollette3 (@ashelyNikkistory) Listen to Ashley & Nikki share their stories recovering from spinal cord injuries, discuss ableism, disability advocacy & representation in media ♿️📺 PLUS catch Sam & Alexis’ coverage of: ⚖️ Recent trial verdicts 🤭#KimandPete officially dating 🕊 & the immense, heartbreaking loss of Virgil Abloh 🕯 🕯 🕯 🎶 transition music by @kingmarie KING 2.0
November 30, 2021
S3 EP 05 The honeymoon phase is a myth
We’re putting this episode out on Halloween 👻 but what’s even scarier is how common domestic violence is. That’s why we’re closing out #DVawarenessmonth with an episode ft. 2 super women: Sarah Taylor (@yosoyellainc) & Melanie Hernandez (@melgizelle). These BFFs are survivors, founders, & badass DV prevention advocates 🗣❤️🩹 Listen now to hear them break down common misconceptions, discuss different forms of dv, & share their personal stories. + catch up w the twins as they cover: 🚓 CPDs failure to meet the vaxx mandate 🪧 #StrikeTober & the National labor movement 🙄 #Jbalvin’s problematic new music video 👖 #Balenciaga appropriating sagging pants
October 31, 2021
S3 EP 04 ~2 years & counting✨
The twins had their first in person event! recorded in front of a live audience 🤭 moderated by the brilliant Yesenia Chavez~ Catch up w the girls in the intro to hear all things: 📇 new werk ⚖️ Share thoughts on the R. Kelly trial verdict 🔇 Cover the global Instagram black out 👀 leaked documents from the Faceb00k whistlebl0wer 👩🏽⚖️ & the movement to defend reproductive rights. The interview with Yaya looks back at the past 2yrs of podcasting, while also getting into Latinx heritage month & how we navigate all the evolving terms Video by @jakekrez Outro music by: @m.e.l
October 7, 2021
S3 EP 03 Back @ it~ w Chanté Linwood
It’s summer in the city & the girls are “Back @ it” w Chanté Linwood✨ Tune in to hear coverage on: 🦠Lollapalooza/ Covid in Chicago 🚫Da Baby’s homophobic rant 👩🏽⚖️Britney Spear’s conservatorship battle #freebritney 🥇Simone Biles stepping back in the Olympics ⚖️local wins in the fight for people-powered in education & police reform #EPCS #CPAC #ElectedSchoolBoard So much love to Chanté who sat down with us to chat about coming back to DJing & event curation after a year in lock down, building exclusively inclusive spaces for women, combating sexism in male dominated industries & so much more 🤪
August 3, 2021
S3 EP 02 Taking up space w Alex Jenny & Sarah Daoud
Tune in to episode 3 as the girls catch you up on news including the recent drama in Chicago’s city hall, covid vaccine progress, community grieving in Humboldt park - and pop culture updates on the #FreeBritney court battle, Sha'Carri Richardson becoming the fastest woman in the U.S., + more PLUS catch an exclusive interview with Chicago’s queer therapist + thought leaders Sarah Daoud & Alex Jenny (aka The Drag Therapist). 💖 Happy pride 🌈✨
June 29, 2021
S3 EP 01 Surviving & Healing w Letesha Renee
ANDD WE’RE BACK WITH SEASON 3✨ ft. Letesha Renee (@_letesharenee) We’re so happy we get to share this super honest & vulnerable conversation on healing & surviving with you all for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 🤍 Tune in to hear Letesha discuss her journey as a survivor & give insight on her healing process & suggestions on how to uplift survivors in your life. + Catch up with the girls as they talk about receiving the Covid19 vaccines, the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Biden administration’s first 100 days, Khloe Kardashian’s leaked photo, Lil Nas X Montero music video & so much more! [music by Jean Deaux]
April 30, 2021
S2 EP07 STOP GENERl IRON
In this special episode the girls sit down with Activist (& hunger striker) Yesenia Chavez + Student Organizer Trinity Colón to raise awareness on the Chicago Hunger Strike & discuss WHY Chicagoans are currently on a 23+ day hunger strike in efforts to STOP GENERAL IRON from relocating its toxic facility to the Southeast side & why you should care 🚧 🗯this is Environmental Racism plain & simple, & Chicagos Mayor needs to #denythepermit immediately ⚠️#chihungerstrike Music on this episode is “FRIENDS” by PROM 👑 stream now✨
March 2, 2021
S2 EP 06: What is mutual aid?
Tune in to hear the girls discuss everything from: Impeachment updates 🤡 The covid vaccine roll-out 💉 AOC coming out as a survivor🖤 HBO’s @imaydestroyyou 📺 BHM documentary recos 🎞 & the 1st Black @bachelorabc 🌹 + our featured interview with Poet & Organizer Naira of Blckrising in which she shares how she got into writing & organizing, her experience as a young women in the BLM movement, the negative portrayals of organizers in the media, what mutual aid is/how it works 💰🔁 & more! [Interlude & outro music: Time for me by Supa Bwe] P.S. please bare with us through some minor audio quality issues as we’re trying to figure out the best remote recording software set-up due to pandemic restrictions 🖤
February 11, 2021
S2 EP 05: It’s 2021 & EVERYTHING IS FINE
we’re 1 week into the new year & sh*t is already going UP 👀 tune in to hear the girls take on everything from the violent insurrection on our state capitol, the Georgia’s senate runoffs, CPS teachers going back to school, to #Kim-Ye’s divorce, mental health, #SohoKaren +more 💆🏽♀️💔🗑 🎧 (Outro song: “Up Right Now” by Supa Bwe ft. Xavier Omar)
January 9, 2021
S2 EP 04: I’m trying to dump my therapist
anddd they’re back! Alexis & Sam catch up on the COVID-19 pandemic, the results of the US presidential election, new music coming out of Chicago, and their take on the controversial “only fans” platform. + their featured guest this episode is Chicago artist and illustrator Lizz Ortiz. In their convo Lizz opens up about their work, growing up in Chicago, mental health & so much more!
November 18, 2020
S2 EP 03: 2020 is trash! Let’s catch up
This has been a rough year, but it’s important that we stay on top of all the changes happening in the world! Catch up with the girls as they dig into recent uprisings in Kenosha Wisconsin after the police murder of Jacob Blake, the presidential election, mail-in ballots, “voting like our lives depend on it”, WAP, Netflix recommendations, & paying respects to the king, Chadwick Boseman.
August 30, 2020
S2 EP 02: What does it mean to “Defund the Police?”
The girls sat down with Chicago raptivist & prison abolitionist @bellabahhs to discuss #defundthepolice, #prisonabolition, her personal journey & so much more.
July 21, 2020
S2 EP 01: Makeup as Selfcare ft. @Alexa_mescudi
It’s season two!! Catch up with the girls as they give some streaming recommendations, discuss the presidential race & why you need to fill out the census! 📺💞🤓 + They do their first Instagram Live interview! Featuring MUA @Alexa_mescudi 💄They chat about Alexa’s career, makeup, selfcare & give product recommendations!
April 20, 2020
ep 07: Black History Month Spotlight
As they wrap up Season One & Black History Month, Alexis & Sam pass the mic to Black Women in Chicago. Contributors Brandy, Ticara, Mo G, Kia, & Chante share their voices & experiences with us as they answer a series of questions surrounding Black Womanhood, allyship, & the future. Plus find out who Sistematic is endorsing for the Presidential Race, get our take on Harvey Weinstein’s guilty verdicts & implications for the #metoo movement going forward.
February 28, 2020
ep 06: so can u tell me my future?
it’s a new year & a new episode! Catch up with your fav twin co-hosts as they discuss IVY PARK x Adidas, cultural appropriation at #PFW, updates on the impeachment “trail” & the latest effects of climate change rocking Puerto Rico + Our featured guest this week is Jetzi Calvin (@jetziinthesky) who opens up about her experiences as a Psychic consultant & Tarot card reader 🦋#LinkinBio
January 23, 2020
ep 05: everything in my life has pointed towards this
Ready for the weekend? Catch up with ya girls in Ep5: Sam shares her theory on why Instagram is “Removing Likes” & Alexis fills you in on the impeachment hearings🎪 + Our guest this week is artist bae @Runsyy who shines a light on Artists of Color being left out of Academia, her journey as a Mexican Artist, & how she’s come to work with big brands like Patron, Nike, Redbull & more 👑 #LinkinBio
November 22, 2019
mini episode: I was shook
In the first *mini episode* Sam & Alexis recap their trip to Washington DC and meeting AOC! Sam shares her take on Gina Rodriguez’s controversial IG story & Alexis breaks down U.S. policy in Syria. Also we stand with CPS teachers! +We’ve got some amazing new guests lined up, so make sure to hit that subscribe button~
October 18, 2019
ep 04: I read the comments cus im a masochist
Sam & Alexis share some big news about a trip to D.C. Episode 4 gets into new allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Season 17 of Keeping up with the Kardashians, and features a super honest and inspiring interview with comedian-actor Becca Brown 🌟
September 17, 2019
ep 03: do u think you’re an empath?
Tune into Episode 3 for Sam & Alexis’ take on Meg Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer” movement, funding issues for Planned Parenthood, the 2020 democratic race, & a full-length interview with Chicago’s favorite R&B siren Jean Deaux. Their conversation sheds light on growing up in Chicago’s slam poetry scene, the inspiration behind Deaux’s newest project “Empathy”, and her experience as a Black and Afro-Latinx woman.
August 27, 2019
ep 02: learn how to fall
In this episode Sam & Alexis touch on the political movement happening in Puerto Rico, the recent spike in gun-related violence in the U.S., & sit down to interview the multi-talented and multi-dimensional: Karlie Thornton. Their conversation covers everything from founding “Fro Skate” (a skate crew for women of color) and a recent venture with Chicago's NikeLab in collaboration with Virgil Abloh.
August 7, 2019
ep 01: we met backstage @ a show
Join Sam & Alexis in the first full-length episode of Sistematic where they touch on the 2020 US Census, US women's soccer, & sit down to interview two talented, chicago-based women who are taking the music industry by storm: Tatiana Hazel & Dj Chava. The conversation covers everything from women in music, to DACA, and the importance of having strong female relationships. Things are just 👏🏽getting 👏🏽 started👏🏽
July 8, 2019
Introducing Sistematic Podcast
Welcome to the Pilot episode of the Sistematic Podcast! Co-hosted by twin sisters Alexis & Samantha, each episode will cover current events in politics & pop-culture through a feature interview with a guest who can be described as a dynamic, inspiring, and/or boundary pushing sister. Get ready to dig into the big ideas, events, and people that are currently influencing the worlds of politics and pop culture, through the perspective of two WOC recording from Humboldt Park Chicago.
June 5, 2019