Café con Chisme is a Latinx podcast created and hosted by siblings Yaz + Seb. We see chisme as a tool and practice for social justice—inspired by the mujeres and femmes who raised us and taught us how to be fierce, tell a good story, and speak truth to power—all with a little laughter. Join us as we take on cultural critiques of race, politics, and pop culture—to imagine new possibilities and more just worlds.
On this season finale, we talk about what we need to leave behind in 2020 and what some goals we have for '21. WEAR YOUR MASKS. STAY AT HOME. SUPPORT BIPOC FOLKS.
Hearts on Fire (ft. Nic López-Rodriguez)
On this episode we are joined by Nic López-Rodriguez (they/he) to discuss healing, growth, and resiliency in the context of 2020. Specifically thinking about what lit our hearts on fire in the midst of the chaos that is 2020. Nic is a non-binary, Florida-raised, Philly-based Boricua who is a poet, DJ, educator, and brujx.
Memorias de jotería (ft. undocubae of Loose Accents)
On this episode, Yaz and Seb are joined by undocubae (co-host of Loose Accents) to talk about memories of jotería as children. Reflecting on the performance of story created by undocubae and Seb, "Mi primo, el marica: Memorias de jotería" (2019), they discuss the power of memory, remembering, and storytelling. Video episode available on YouTube.
Return of Saturn (ft. Chaz Lamar Cruz + Laura Tejeda)
On this episode, Yaz and Seb are joined by Chaz Lamar Cruz (@chzcruz) and Laura Tejeda (@hungryineastlos) to talk about dating, relationships, intimacies, and entanglements during our Saturn's return. Video episode available on YouTube.
Non-Binary + Latinx (ft. Victor Go)
On this episode, we are joined by special guest, Victor Go (@govictorgo), to discuss some of the experiences at the intersections of being non-binary and Latinx. Yaz moderates the conversation as Seb and Victor each share parts of their journey in embracing being non-binary. Video episode available on YouTube.
The Maria Hinojosa Interview
On this episode we are joined by Emmy-award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa to discuss her new book "Once I Was You" / "Una Vez Fui Tú"! Maria chats about the book, the atrocities at the detention centers, and how we all need to have a plan to make sure our families and communities vote this November! Check out the video version of this episode on YouTube!
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So much love for this show
This show has been a favorite of mine for years. Anytime I finish an episode, I’m eagerly waiting for the next one. Honestly, this is the only show that I’ve been able to consistently listen to for an extended period of time. The humor, the political analysis, the authenticity all make this such a good show. So much love for Yaz and Seb from this disabled and queer Chicano!
Smart, fresh, and so informative!
Seb and Yaz are a dynamic duo and this podcast is so engaging! I can’t recommend this one enough!
Not for me
As a Mexican American; I found this podcast to be very disappointing. I don’t understand how you can talk about injustices with out recognizing the opportunities we have as Americans. For the love of everything... you can’t speak about how generalizations are comprised of an individuals experience but in the same breath speak about your generalizations as fact, when you literally both don’t know the “exact numbers or facts” to support your statements. I don’t expect my ideals or beliefs to align exactly with both of yours but I was hoping to get a new perspective but this podcast seems very one sided and instead of unifying, it appears to want to divide us. This is the last thing I need to hear right now in 2020.