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Re-release: Tulsa Race Massacre Today

“In this week’s critical episode, Lovey opens the conversation with the voice of Keedron Bryant, the incredible 12-year-old gospel singer who dedicated his original song to the death of George Floyd. For many Black men, women, and children, this has been one of the hardest weeks in many years and for some a lifetime. Join Lovey and her returning guest Kyle Layne-Allen as they discuss living and dying in America as a Black person.“

Gorilla Glue is not for you and other life lessons

In this conversation, Lovey and the ever vocal Brother Jake discuss life, education, and what’s lacking in our system. Why don’t we teach the art of filing taxes? Who can enlighten young adults on proper communication, consent, and car mechanics? Join the conversation to dig deeper into what’s lacking in our society.”

Storytellers "With Friends Like These"

Back in June 2020, Lovey was a guest Storyteller on the stage production of A Long Story Short - "With Friends Like These." Take a listen to her live performance to the lonely audience of one. The pandemic may have cleared the room, but she took over the stage! Hear her funny yet touching story of high school crushes. Special thanks to Long Story Short and 3S Artspace in Portsmouth NH.

Episode 25 - Death of A Nation

"In the 25th Episode of the Podcaste System, Lovey sits down with Brother Jake and Sir Ian to discuss the upcoming Inauguration, the recent Insurrection, and the current Impeachment. The “ayes" have it and the United States government is paying the price. Don’t miss this engaging conversation on Friday, January 15th."

A Christmas Story - 2020

As Roundtree children, Lovey and Brother Jake’s parents introduced them to the classic French Folktale of a Duck who challenged a King. And now, the siblings will share their favorite childhood story that continues to resonate with our times. Bring your eggnog and enjoy their interpolated re-telling that will make you chuckle this 2020 holiday season. Quack Quack Quack…when will we get our money back?

What's In a Name

Episode 23: Unlike Shakespeare’s famous quote, “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” You can’t call me by any other name…unless you wanna get beat. Poetry by Lovey.

Working The Polls

In this timely episode, Lovey and Brother Jake discuss the ins and outs of the voting process and working the polls. Find out why it takes so long and hear his predictions for the winner of this election!

Plus Size Power

Lovey gets the honor and privilege of chatting and laughing with two of the strongest women she knows! Nikkia an avid and inspirational marathoner and Natasha a weightlifting yogi. Don’t let their bodacious and curvaceous bodies fool you…they bring new meaning and light to the word STRONG! Join the conversation on Friday, October 23rd.

To Vote or Not to Vote: Is there a Question?

"Lovey and Brother Jake discuss the question of whether people should participate in the upcoming presidential election. After reviewing the mountain of reasons for why one should feel alienated from the political process, they come to a sobering conclusion…find out what that is on Friday, October 2nd when this new episode drops!"

The Ramy Review

Episode 19 brings Lovey and her sister, Shanti, to the mic to talk about their fave new show, Ramy. Ramy Youssef has created genius in a bottle. Join them for this fun, thoughtful, and moving lovefest.

Fashion Appropriation and Appreciation

In this week’s episode, Lovey gets the honor of chatting with, reminiscing about, and learning from Fashion Designer and Guru, Shantell Richardson. Shantell founded the Fashion line Shauntele and currently co-owns TrimKwotions. Special thanks to Shantell and The Resistance Revival Chorus for the the closing song (and their first single) “Ella’s Song.” Yeah…she sings too. Don’t miss this amazingly funny and touching episode.

Indian Matchmaking 2.0

The power of the Netflix Binge is STRONG!! After finishing the inaugural season of Netlfix’s Indian Matchmaking, Lovey immediately called upon single and unmarried Brother Jake to hash out the ins and outs of Love Marriages vs. (Arranged) Marriages and the world of online dating! Don’t miss this thought provoking episode dropping Wednesday, August 12th.

Back to School: The Pandemic Pitfalls

This week, Lovey brings on two guests from the education world. Akil Bello, Co-Founder of Bell Curves and Educational Access Consultant and returning guest Kyle Lyne-Allen, 6th and 7th grade private school educator. They sit down to discuss the pitfalls and lessons of returning back to school during the American Pandemic.

This is Us: Uncensored

On this fun filled episode, Brother Jake and I sit down to hash it all out with a bottle of chilled Rose and lot of loving shade. The night before Jake left for his triumphant return to NYC, we sat down in the studio together to say our goodbyes...

Race and Medicine w/ Dr. Medina

Join the conversation this Friday, July 10th, with Lovey and Dr. Eduardo Medina. They talk about the historical disparities in medical care for Black and Brown people in the U.S., possible solutions, and reminisce about their days growing up in the summer streets of New York City.

Justice is Not Color Blind

In this week’s episode, Lovey sits down with her fellow New Yorker and former advisee, Josh, to discuss the American Legal system and all the biases that come along with it. Dust off your copy of Feldman and Sullivan’s Con Law and join the conversation.

Juneteenth 2020

June 19, 1865 the war had finally ended and all enslaved Blacks were officially free. 155 years later we are still battling racism, inequities, violence, and hate. On this day, Blacks celebrate the anniversary of their freedom in the United States. On this Juneteenth, Lovey and Jacob tackle the topic of what changes we need to make so History can stop repeating itself

Lifted Black Voices

In this episode, Lovey shares some very personal and painful stories of being a young Black girl and woman in White America. Racial microaggressions are real and quite triggering for many people of color. Take a hard listen this Friday, June 12th.

Tulsa Race Massacre Today

“In this week’s critical episode, Lovey opens the conversation with the voice of Keedron Bryant, the incredible 12-year-old gospel singer who dedicated his original song to the death of George Floyd. For many Black men, women, and children, this has been one of the hardest weeks in many years and for some a lifetime. Join Lovey and her returning guest Kyle Layne-Allen as they discuss living and dying in America as a Black person.“

Hollywood: Black Stories, White Voices

"Lovey and Brother Jake discuss how a diverse array of Black stories have been neglected by Hollywood and in their place, America has been presented with a one-sided picture of the Black experience. According to Hollywood, We are 12 Years A Slave, We Are The Help, We are Driving Ms. Daisy… We are so much more. Join the intense discussion this Friday, May 29th."

First Generation Haitian

"Sak Pase? N’ap Boule” In today’s episode, Lovey brings her baby sister Christine aka Roundtree on the show to talk about being a first generation Haitian growing up in America. The Children of Immigrants also get the job done. Be sure to bring a glass of Kremas and a bowl of Soup Joumou and enjoy this episode of the PodCaste System. Happy Haitian Heritage Month.

Shiver me Tinder

After a nearly 20 year relationship ended, Lovey’s next guest, Darlene, enters the online dating world and learns a lot about what she doesn’t want and what she never wants to see. Join the conversation and learn a thing or two if you are looking for love in all the online places

Kids Say the Darndest Things

As Whitney Houston sang it, “The Children are our future!” And in this episode, Lovey lets the children have an unedited voice on the PodCaste system. She and her two sons talk about politics, parents, and the reason they eyeroll. The end of the episode has a special musical release by one of their friends, Lana Ruffner. Enjoy this kid friendly bonus episode.

90 Day Fiancé: Love, Lust, and the American Way

90 Day Fiancé is one of the biggest hits on reality TV, but who is really winning and who is losing in the game of International love and lust? Lovey brings back Brother Jake to talk about the drama that ensues when you merge love and citizenship. Bring your passport, opinions, and judgement to this episode of the PodCaste System.

Girls Trip

We all live busy lives and sometimes fall into our normative roles. In this episode of the podCaste System, Lovey talks with her long-time friend and guru of The Girls Weekend. They discuss the Do’s and Don’ts and all the stuff in between. Come along for the ride and bring a tasty cocktail to the conversation. Sometimes breaking the rules in the system is exactly what you need in order to start living!"

Michael Vick vs. The Tiger King

On the 19th anniversary of Michael Vick’s groundbreaking first round draft pick selection, Lovey discusses his rise to fame and tragic fall. She and her guest of the week, Kyle Layne Allen, compare Joe Exotic aka The Tiger King and Michael Vick. Both men convicted of animal cruelty crimes but that’s where the similarities end. Join the conversation about the controversy on this week’s episode of The podCaste System. If you have any feedback or questions about the episode, feel free to email us at thepodcastesystem.lovey@gmail.com and share on Social Media using the hashtag #podcastesystem to keep your friends in the know!

The Price of Privilege

In this week’s inaugural episode of The podCaste System, Lovey discusses the Price of Privilege and the crisis of our moment. The first guest to the show is Jacob Roundtree, a Harvard PhD candidate in Political Theory who is currently teaching classes remotely to all his undergrads and underlings. Sit back and enjoy the banter and see where you fall in the Price of Privilege: The Game of Life. If you have any feedback or questions about the episode, feel free to email us at thepodcastesystem.lovey@gmail.com and share on Social Media using the hashtag #podcastesystem to keep your friends in the know!"

What is the pod Caste System?

"How many times have you wished you could hear what someone was thinking? Welcome to Lovey’s brain. Lovey tackles the inequalities faced by Blacks, Browns, and the unseen and NO…green people don’t count. Come through to dissect current affairs, politics, pop culture, and everything in between laced with a heavy touch of comedy and sarcasm to boot.”