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Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
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Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay dissect the biggest topics in Black culture, politics, and sports. Two times per week, they will wade... more

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Episodes

R. Kelly Sentenced and Inflation Talk With Marc Goldwein

Van and Rachel react to R. Kelly’s 30-year sentence and the "normalization" of his crimes (17:02), plus Ketanji Brown Jackson... more

01 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
The Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Van and Rachel react to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and discuss how people will be immediately... more

28 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Trouble in Texas and Drake’s Album Review

Van and Rachel react to the Texas GOP’s new platform suggesting secession (8:51), before discussing the mixed reaction to Drake’s... more

24 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
DJ Akademiks’ Comments on Underage Dating, Plus Herschel Walker and Fatherhood

Van and Rachel dig into the resurfaced DJ Akademiks comments about sex, age, and college (16:34), before discussing the U.S.... more

17 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Garcelle Beauvais on Persevering in Hollywood, Plus Revisiting the Isimemen Etute Case With Jarrett Hill

Van and Rachel react to Matt James revealing his frustrations surrounding his ‘Bachelor’ experience (15:05), before welcoming model, author and... more

14 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
Michael Che and the Feel-Good Biz of Comedy, Plus Fan Controlled Football with Ray Austin

Van and Rachel discuss the New York Times’ report on Deshaun Watson allegations (13:31), and Jack Del Rio’s comments and... more

10 Jun 2022 · 2 hours, 1 minute
Discussing the Acquittal of Isimemen Etute With James Turk

Van and Rachel are joined by James Turk, the defense attorney representing Isimemen Etute, who was found not guilty in... more

07 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
Mass Shootings and the Challenge of Finding Hope

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas (:14), before being joined by Guns... more

27 May 2022 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Racist or Nah? Plus, Discussing the Spread of Monkeypox

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are back in studio to debate whether or not a Yankees vs. White Sox dustup... more

24 May 2022 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
Peak White Mess, and Speaking for All Interracial Marriages

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Nick Saban’s recent NCAA name, image, and likeness grumbles (11:59), plus the U.S.... more

20 May 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
The Great Replacement Theory, and an ‘Auntie Diaries’ Conversation

Higher Learning is IN STUDIO this week and launching its own YouTube channel! With Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay recording... more

17 May 2022 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
Bruce Rivers and the Fight to End Self-Snitching

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the indictment of Young Thug and Gunna (15:14) before welcoming Bruce Rivers, attorney and... more

13 May 2022 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Kendrick Lamar’s Return and the Indictment of Young Thug and Gunna

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the death of controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels and the ensuing social media reaction (19:06),... more

10 May 2022 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Overturning Roe v. Wade and Dave Chappelle’s Attack

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome law professor Caroline Mala Corbin to discuss the Supreme Court leak and the potential... more

06 May 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Can a Victim Be a Bully? And the Sides of Toxic Christianity

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Joe Budden’s comments about ‘victim bullying’ (22:43) before addressing Kirk Cameron's claim that public... more

03 May 2022 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Prayer in Schools and Playing Animal Games

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the Supreme Court case involving a high school football coach claiming the right to... more

29 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
DaBaby’s Self-Defense Claim, and Talking Black Supremacy

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay kick the show off by celebrating the release of Van’s new book 'Fat, Crazy, and... more

26 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Mask Mandate Lifted, and Earning a Punch from Mike Tyson

Van Lathan and the Higher Learning crew wish Rachel Lindsay a happy birthday before discussing mixed reactions to the lifting... more

22 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Cruel, Unusual Punishment, and Jesus at 30,000 Feet

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss an inmate’s choice of execution by firing squad (22:06) before switching gears and unpacking... more

19 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
If Deltas Ruled the World, and the Unnecessary Death of Patrick Lyoya

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay kick the podcast off with a discussion of what it’d be like if Delta Sigma... more

15 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Sean K. Campbell Discusses His Investigative Reporting on Black Lives Matter

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by New York Magazine’s Sean K. Campbell to talk in depth about his... more

12 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Black Lives Matter Co-founder Alicia Garza Addresses Recent Controversy

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the questions surrounding BLM’s purchasing of a $6 million house (11:05), before co-founder... more

08 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
A Grammys Recap and Debating What It Is to Be Square

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay break down the 2022 Grammy Awards and a couple of unpopular takes regarding Silk Sonic... more

05 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
NFL Hiring Practices and Skip Bayless on the Black Woman Who Raised Him

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Todd Bowles taking over for Bruce Arians as head coach of Buccaneers (28:46),... more

01 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
Will Smith’s Oscar Night: A ‘Higher Learning’ Breakdown

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay go through a step-by-step analysis of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock before winning his first... more

29 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
The Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson and a 2022 Oscars Preview

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic confirmation hearing (22:57) before digging into Kanye West and the... more

25 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
A Conversation on Transgender Athletics With Activist Raquel Willis

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the controversy surrounding Lia Thomas’s achievement to become the first openly transgender athlete to win a... more

22 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Howard U to Strike? Plus, Herschel Walker and the Theory of Evolution

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to news that Howard University faculty have threatened to strike (26:53), and discuss the... more

18 Mar 2022 · 2 hours,
The Cult of Kanye and Isabelle Khurshudyan on the War in Ukraine

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Kanye West’s latest online activity, including his threats to D.L. Hughley (18:56), before... more

15 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Ryan Coogler’s Run-in and Reactions to Jussie Smollett’s Sentencing

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss director Ryan Coogler getting mistaken for a bank robber in Atlanta (20:30), before reacting... more

11 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 53 minutes
Gambling in the NFL and Brittney Griner’s Detainment

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the news of Calvin Ridley’s suspension for gambling (16:16), before discussing Brittney Griner’s... more

08 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Florida’s "Don’t Say Gay" Bill and State of the Union Reactions

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss President Biden’s first State of the Union address (14:39), before debating reacting to the... more

04 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
The Treatment of Africans in Ukraine and Steelo Brim on the Longevity of ‘Ridiculousness’

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss images of Africans experiencing racism while fleeing Ukrainian war zones (11:27), and react to... more

01 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and DJ Akademiks on Misinformation

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine (2:19), before welcoming Terrell Jermaine... more

25 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
Reacting to the Verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery Trial and Trying to Define Justice

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay first discuss their childhood churches (2:00) and then react to the guilty verdict in the... more

22 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Talking ‘Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’ With Directors Coodie and Chike

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Kanye West's troublesome social media activity (7:28) before welcoming ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ directors Coodie and Chike... more

18 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
The Super Bowl Halftime Recap and a Talk With Timothy Ware-Hill

With Super Bowl Sunday behind us, Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay vent their distaste for the current state of big... more

15 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Analyzing the Biden–Crack Pipe Headlines and Anna Malaika Tubbs on Black Motherhood

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay break down the Biden administration’s harm reduction plan and conversations around the crack pipe headlines... more

11 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Is Joe Rogan Racist? And the Consequences of “No-Knock” Warrants

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay introduce a new segment, The Big Deal, just in time to discuss the controversy surrounding... more

08 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Brian Flores Sues the NFL and Peter Rosenberg Talks Whoopi

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay bring in Black History Month with reactions to former head coach Brian Flores’s decision to... more

04 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Rihanna’s Baby Bump and MacG on That Ari Lennox Question

Van Lathan & Rachel Lindsay react to the news of Cheslie Kryst’s unexpected passing (:11), before celebrating the big Rihanna... more

01 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
A Conversation Across the Aisle With Tamika Hamilton, and Joe Biden’s Pledge

Van Lathan & Rachel Lindsay react to Joe Biden’s pledge to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court (9:37),... more

28 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Bakari Sellers on the Present and Future State of Politics

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay break down a Thought Warrior’s question with producer Trudy Joseph (8:21) before welcoming author, attorney,... more

25 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Mitch McConnell’s Americans and the Awkwafina Backlash

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Mitch McConnell’s slip of the mind in differentiating Black people from Americans (17:04) before... more

21 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
The Whitewashing of MLK and Mario Lopez’s Silence

Van Lathan welcomes Rachel Lindsay back after a week off, and the two catch up on life and loss … the... more

19 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
The Forever Fight for Voting Rights and Kate Sosin on Ending Violence Against the Trans Community

Van Lathan’s riding solo this week as he and producers Trudy Joseph and Donnie Beacham react to Joe Biden’s speech... more

14 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Closing Achievement Gaps and Fixing Student Loan Programs

DEK: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to discuss the closing of achievement disparities (31:44), safely... more

11 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
The Life of Michael K. Williams and Talking ‘The Wire’ With Felicia “Snoop” Pearson

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome Felicia “Snoop” Pearson to discuss stepping in to complete voice-overs for the late Michael... more

10 Jan 2022 · 23 minutes
Being Proud of Not Dating Black Women, and Talking Hip-Hop With Reason

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the ‘Fresh and Fit’ podcast hosts’ declaration about not dating Black women (5:04),... more

07 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
Janet Jackson on Michael, and Omicron Updates With Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay answer a Thought Warrior’s Very Serious Question (2:26) and get excited about the upcoming Janet... more

05 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
Michelle Obama 2024 and Cerise Castle on LAPD’s Use of Force

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the deaths of the legendary Archbishop Desmond Tutu (14:07) and coach-broadcaster John Madden... more

31 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Kim Potter Found Guilty and Bachelor Nation’s First Black Couple

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to ex-officer Kim Potter being found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Daunte... more

24 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Joe Manchin Says “No,” and COVID-19 Surges | Higher Learning | The Ringer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss a relationship scenario with producer Trudy Joseph (4:54), before reacting to the rise in... more

21 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
The Return of the Student Loans and Deion Sanders Gets Top Recruit | Higher Learning | The Ringer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Joe Biden’s decision not to extend student loan relief (5:51), and a Louisiana... more

17 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
The Realities of Climate Change and the Future of Roe v. Wade | Higher Learning | The Ringer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the devastation left behind by tornadoes in several states and discuss the climate... more

14 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Jussie Smollett Found Guilty and Travis Scott Speaks on Astroworld Tragedy | Higher Learning | The Ringer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the news of Jussie Smollett being found guilty for falsely reporting a hate... more

10 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Verzuz Reactions and Michael Arceneaux on Intracultural Conflict | Higher Learning | The Ringer

On a special episode of 'Higher Learning,' Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are in the studio, recording in person for... more

07 Dec 2021 · 2 hours, 8 minutes
Stacey Abrams for Governor, and Yet Another School Shooting | Higher Learning | The Ringer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Stacey Abrams’s second gubernatorial bid (15:50), Chris Cuomo’s suspension from CNN (25:52), and Kyle... more

03 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Remembering Virgil Abloh, and Omicron Reactions | Higher Learning | The Ringer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay reflect on the untimely passing of designer Virgil Abloh and discuss the ensuing Twitter debate... more

30 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
BLM's Newest Supporter: Kyle Rittenhouse. Plus: Michael Tubbs on Democratic Messaging | Higher Learning | The Ringer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Kyle Rittenhouse’s recent comments to Tucker Carlson (11:25), claims of sexism lobbied at... more

23 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
RIP Young Dolph, and Domestic Violence in the NFL | Higher Learning | The Ringer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the commutation of Julius Jones’s death sentence (0:35), the exoneration of two men convicted... more

19 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
DaBaby’s Baby Mama Drama and Biden’s Bill Becomes Law | Higher Learning | The Ringer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss DaBaby’s most recent controversy after the rapper called the cops on his child’s mother... more

16 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and Delaying ‘Black Panther 2’

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the start of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and his testimony, which had the internet... more

12 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Kanye West Does Drink Champs, and Farting Is Such Sweet Sorrow | Higher Learning | The Ringer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the Astroworld Festival tragedy (5:55) before digging into Kanye West's latest stream of... more

09 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Aaron Rodgers Lied and Had Help Doing It, Plus the CRT Bogeyman

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Aaron Rodgers testing positive for COVID-19, and the difference between vaccination and immunization... more

05 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Cultural Misunderstanding, Plus a “Let’s Go, Brandon” Discussion

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Jay-Z’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside Tina Turner and... more

02 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Feeling Bad for Will Smith and the War on Black Intellectualism

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Jada Pinkett Smith’s latest 'Red Table Talk' and why "relationship goals" is a myth... more

29 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Kyrie’s Coalition and Modern-Day Redlining

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the U.S. Department of Justice cracking down on modern-day redlining (7:25). Plus: Kyrie Irving’s vaccine... more

26 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Justice for Julius Jones and the Howard University Protests

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the #BlackburnTakeover at Howard University, while producer Donnie Beacham details his experience with dorm... more

22 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Donald Trump Is Back and Why You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed by Family

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the Cult of Trump being told by their god not to vote (12:16),... more

19 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
The Democratic Honeymoon Is Over and Prayers for Jelani Day

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Kyrie Irving’s IG Live regarding his COVID vaccine choice (4:22), discuss Joe Biden’s... more

15 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Jon Gruden Resigns and Kyrie Irving’s Personal Decision

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay check in with instant reactions to some breaking news that’s got the people a-buzzing. Now-former... more

13 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Lynnette Grey Bull on Busting Myths and the Silence Around Missing Natives

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome activist and founder of Not Our Native Daughters Lynnette Grey Bull to discuss the... more

12 Oct 2021 · 35 minutes
Dave Chappelle’s ‘Closer’ and the United States v. Texas

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay dig into the divided reactions to Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special 'The Closer' (9:05), before... more

08 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Urban Meyer’s Acts of Indiscretion, and White Women’s War With Denzel

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss a recent poll that suggests we might be at the beginning of the end... more

05 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
A Conversation With Frederick Joseph on the Repercussions of Racism

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome bestselling author Frederick Joseph to discuss his recent run-in at a dog park that... more

01 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
R. Kelly Found Guilty and Unvaccinated in the NBA

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the guilty verdict in the R. Kelly trial and that age-old question of... more

28 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Missing White Woman Syndrome and Eboni K. Williams on Her Dream Job

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the disparities in media coverage for missing people of color amid the sad news... more

24 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
Gentrifying Inglewood and the Crisis at the Border

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay break down the overwhelming whiteness of the 2021 Emmys (18:48), despite the diverse nominee lineups. Plus, the... more

21 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Nicki Minaj vs the CDC and Wellness with Devi Brown

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay lament the end of days as Nicki Minaj and the barbs take on the Center... more

17 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
Biden’s Vaccine Mandate and Caroline Mala Corbin on the Texas Abortion Law

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome law professor Caroline Mala Corbin to help break down the Justice Department's lawsuit against... more

14 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 53 minutes
The California Recall and Remembering Michael K. Williams

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay pay their respects to the ultra-talented Michael K. Williams, who’s missed but remembered fondly (23:14).... more

10 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
A Conversation with Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome Dr. Yusef Salaam, motivational speaker, author and member of the Exonerated Five to discuss... more

07 Sep 2021 · 31 minutes
Sheila Jackson Lee and the Cruelty of the Texas Abortion Law

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the podcast off with a game of Is It Better Than?, the subject being... more

03 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
God Bless Louisiana and Reviewing Kanye’s 'Donda'

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay kick things off with their thoughts and reviews on Kanye West’s latest album, 'Donda' (12:28)... more

31 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Azmat Khan and the Latest From Afghanistan

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome investigative journalist Azmat Khan to the podcast to help contextualize the ongoing crisis in... more

27 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
TV Legend Larry Wilmore Shares His Top Five Black Sitcoms

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay break down Sha’Carri Richardson’s last-place finish at the Prefontaine Classic (6:33), before welcoming a true... more

24 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
American Royalty: Olympian Dominique Dawes on Happy and Healthy Gymnasts

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome four-time Olympic medalist Dominique Dawes to discuss everything from mental health in gymnastics to... more

20 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
The Crisis in Afghanistan, and Lizzo Responds to the Trolls

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the developing situation in Afghanistan and the impact the rise of the Taliban is... more

17 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Kmele Foster Reports on the Central Park Bird-watching Incident, Plus Skip Bayless Is Put in His Place

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by cohost of 'The Fifth Column' podcast, Kmele Foster, to discuss what he’s... more

12 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Sherri Shepherd on Black Motherhood and Finding a New Cohost for ‘The View’

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss DaBaby deleting his apology to the LGBTQ+ community (16:12), the recent discussion about Alfonso... more

10 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
Continuing the Fight for Voting Rights With Martin Luther King III and Talkin’ Hip Hop With Peter Rosenberg

In honor of the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay... more

06 Aug 2021 · 2 hours, 48 minutes
Obama’s Birthday Bash and Dee-1 on Celebrity Responsibility

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay address resurfaced tweets from Nick Bosa’s girlfriend and ask the question “Does age excuse insensitivity?” (3:12)... more

03 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
The Heroism of Simone Biles and Disappointment in Boosie

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay weigh in on the Simone Biles’s Olympic decision and the importance of self-care (9:44), plus... more

30 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Da Baby Wants to Be Da Bad Guy, Plus Olympic Patriotism

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Da Baby’s recent comments during his Rolling Loud performance (13:46) before discussing the... more

27 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
The NFL vs. Unvaccinated Players and Problematic Astronauts

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay kick things off with a fun fact about Forrest Gump (23:32) before diving into the... more

23 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Van Returns and Reflects, Plus: Are We Still Mad at Kanye?

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are back and take a much-needed moment to eulogize the life of Van Lathan Sr.... more

20 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
A 'Higher Learning' Tribute: Van Lathan Sr.

On this special episode, we pay tribute to Van Lathan Sr. as Rachel and the 'Higher Learning' team share a... more

16 Jul 2021 · 20 minutes
Sha’Carri Richardson’s Suspension With Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross

In this special bonus episode, Van and Rachel are joined by U.S. Olympic track-and-field gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross to discuss... more

02 Jul 2021 · 32 minutes
Freedom Day for “America’s Dad” and the Miscarriage of Justice

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the news of Bill Cosby’s release from prison and the social media civil... more

02 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Lil Nas X and a Higher Learning Family Meeting

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay hash out family business following last week’s Mailbag Questions (:25) before breaking down why Lil... more

29 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
RGIII Loves His Wife & Karen: the Motion Picture

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Robert Griffin III’s cringeworthy social media activity (5:39), Tiffany Haddish chiming in on the... more

25 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Coming Out in the NFL, the Fight Over CRT, and Vaccination Hesitation

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay kick things off by addressing Rachel’s recent New York magazine cover story and what she... more

22 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Juneteenth, White Psychosis, and Cancel Culture in Comedy

Van Lathan asks Rachel Lindsay his Very Serious Question earlier than usual this week (:30) before they address the circumstances... more

18 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Colorism In the Heights

With the recent release of 'In the Heights,' Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome writer Angy Abreu to discuss the... more

15 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Bachelor Nation Gets Aggressive and Kamala Has a Really Bad Week

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the aftermath of Chris Harrison’s official exit from the Bachelor franchise (00:30), and Kamala... more

11 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Renaissance Man Jalen Rose and the Apologetic Kimmy Schmidt

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay address the recent public apology of Ellie Kemper (1:08), the Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather... more

08 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Chris Harrison’s Replaced & Katt Williams on Cancel Culture

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the latest Chris Harrison news and who’d a thought David Spade would replace... more

07 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
Mental Health, Mo’Nique’s Critiques, & Ellie Kemper Won What?

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay reflect on the massacre in Tulsa 100 years later, and why it’s just now becoming... more

02 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Celebrating a Year of Higher Learning

Happy 1 year anniversary, Thought Warriors!!! Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay kick this special episode off with a trip down... more

28 May 2021 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
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Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay hash out family business following last week’s Mailbag Questions (:25) before breaking down why Lil Nas X... more