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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

The (Attempted) Assassination of Trump and the Normalization of Political Violence in America

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay talk about the assassination attempt on Donald Trump during his rally this past weekend and... more

16 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Impeaching the Supreme Court, Leaving Team USA, and the Discrimination of a Name

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay talk about Joe Biden’s pressure from the Democratic Party (08:20) and react to Representative Alexandria... more

12 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
Biden’s Interview, Project 2025, and the Boldness of the Republican Party

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay talk a little bit about what they’ve been up to over the Fourth of July... more

09 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
The BET Awards, Barbershop Blues, and the Presidential Race With Cornel West and Melina Abdullah

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the episode talking about their impressions and the most surprising moments from the BET... more

02 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 53 minutes
The Jarring Trump-Biden Debate, Black Nepotism, and Jamaal Bowman’s Loss

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the show off with their reactions to the Biden-Trump debate, including the surprises, the... more

29 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Toxic Apologies, Trumpisims Are Back, and Mexican Representation in Ken and Friends

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the episode off by giving a quick statement on the BBI (11:27). Then, they... more

25 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Birdman Versus Books, Van’s Summer Era, and the Electricity From Ken and Friends

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Birdman’s visit to his hometown to speak to inmates at Orleans Parish Prison... more

21 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
To Smash and Dash, Maher’s Shock, and Black Folk Working "Five Times Harder"

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the show talking about the Biden and Obama event and the protest outside of... more

18 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Jonathan Majors’s Perseverance, How to Talk to Black Women, and Aliens Walking Among Us

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the episode talking about the Dallas Mavericks and some recent Supreme Court decisions (01:20). Then,... more

14 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
The Fresh Prince Returns, Michael Chandler’s Comments, and School Choice With Camika Royal

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay talk about Will Smith’s return to the public eye and the Black community’s reaction to... more

11 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
Kramer’s Apology, Trump’s Paused Case, and Blum One-Ups the Fearless Fund

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the show by talking about the NBA Finals and a tale about a recent... more

07 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Trump’s 34 Charges, Slim Shady’s Return, and Talking ‘Babes’ With Ilana Glazer

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay talk about the 34 guilty verdicts against Donald Trump and what that could possibly mean for both... more

04 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
More Trump Misses, Drake’s New Defender, and Understanding the Airstrikes With Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay give a quick recap on a few headlines that have captured their attention (08:24), before... more

31 May 2024 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Spending Memorial Day With Prentice Penny and Black Twitter

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay spend Memorial Day with Prentice Penny, creator of ‘Black Twitter: A People's History.’ They talk... more

28 May 2024 · 31 minutes
Amber Loves Trumps, Caitlin Clark vs. Rachel, and Apple Music’s Top Albums With Bryan-Michael Cox

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay kick off the podcast celebrating four years with the Thought Warriors before Van brings us... more

24 May 2024 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
Diddy’s Apology, Davis’ Side, and the Lack of Urgency to Help Black America With Rep. Jamaal Bowman

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the podcast with a discussion about their thoughts behind the emergency podcast and the... more

21 May 2024 · 2 hours, 29 minutes
Butker’s Speech, Presidential Debates, and The Power and Service of Art with Rhymefest

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the show talking about the controversial speech Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker gave to Benedictine College’s... more

17 May 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Mother’s Day, Graduation Protests, and Trump’s Hannibal Lecter Love

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the show by talking about how they celebrated Mother’s Day and how it was... more

15 May 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Hypocrisy in Hip-Hop, the End of a Grifter, and Ceasefire Talks

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Questlove’s reaction to the Drake and Kendrick Lamar beef (06:40), before giving their first... more

10 May 2024 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
New Legislation, a Shift in the Rap Beef, and a Visit From Mayor Sharon Weston Broome

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the episode by taking a moment to say goodbye to friend Darius Morris (24:04).... more

07 May 2024 · 2 hours, 11 minutes
KDot’s ‘Euphoria,’ Acho’s Book, and Reproductive Justice With Nourbese Flint

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the drop of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Euphoria’ and the evolution of Drake throughout the years... more

03 May 2024 · 1 hour, 49 minutes
Kristi the Dog Slayer, a Playbook Review, and WNBA Talks With Legendary Tamika Catchings

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay express their disgust toward the news of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem taking pride in... more

30 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
Meg’s Lawsuit, College Protests, and the State of the Black Community With Bakari Sellers

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the episode by discussing the workplace harassment allegations and lawsuit against Megan thee Stallion... more

26 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Confederacy Month, the New Drake Diss, and Stephen A.’s Apology

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the show by addressing the new theme song and reaction from our Thought Warriors (00:15). Then,... more

23 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
Self-Healing, WNBA Salaries, and What Jerrod Really Meant

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay bring in the new episode with a new theme, a different location, and a talk... more

19 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
A Serious Talk About Israel and a Not-So-Serious Talk About Rap Beef

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start today’s episode by giving their impressions on the progression of the beef happening in... more

16 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Young Voters, Blackface, and O.J.’s Past and Passing

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay bring in the show talking about the past, passing, and impact of O.J. Simpson and... more

12 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
The Rock’s Division, J. Cole’s Regrets, and a Red High School Visit

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start today’s episode on WrestleMania and its history-making outcome (01:03). Then, they discuss J. Cole’s... more

09 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
The Future of the WNBA and Another Interesting Acho Take

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the Iowa vs. LSU game and the possible future for the WNBA (17:12). Then,... more

05 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
The Mastery of ‘Cowboy Carter’ and the Complexity of the Black Experience

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay give their impression of Beyoncé’s new album, ‘Cowboy Carter’ (08:54), the first episode of Jerrod... more

02 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
The Diddy Saga, Trump’s Bible, and Black Representation in Media

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the Diddy situation including the raid on his house, the lawsuit, and the internet’s... more

29 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Daily Wire’s Diversity Hire, Rap Beef, and Freaking Out Over Freaknik

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the episode with a playbook update (09:49) and discuss Candace Owens and her online... more

26 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 53 minutes
Biden’s Budget, Pretty Privilege, and the Horrors of ‘Quiet on Set’

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the show off with some "gender wars" banter (02:21) and a quick shout-out (04:37)... more

22 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Reckless “Behavior,” Mental Health, and the Kate Middleton Conspiracy

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay recap and give their impressions on the Kate Middleton conspiracy (06:07) before discussing former president... more

19 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
Banning TikTok, Actively Black, and Controversial Feet Pics

Today, Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by Ashley Gold, a tech and policy reporter at Axios, to talk... more

15 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Oprah’s Ozempic Special, the Oscars, and Draya’s Pregnancy

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the episode off with their reactions to the 96th Academy Awards (00:13) before giving... more

12 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
Lieutenant Nasty, Charlamagne’s Apology, and the Supreme Court Trump Decision

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay give their opinions on the latest Supreme Court ruling (27:37) and reparation comments from the... more

05 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
New Diddy Lawsuit, the Wins of the "Uncommitted," and Fat Joe’s Trump Sneaker Addition

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the new Diddy lawsuit and the internet’s reaction (13:28), the rumored big names in... more

01 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 56 minutes
Cam Newton Gets Jumped, and Drake Turns Heel

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the coaches who came after Cam Newton at a youth tournament and talks... more

27 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
The Jim Crow Era of Reproductive Freedom. Plus Tiffany Haddish’s Israel Trip

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that’s resulted in the halting of IVF treatments (5:18)... more

23 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Chris Brown vs. Ruffles, and Fani Willis Under Scrutiny

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay dig into the Fani Willis hearings and testimony (14:17), before reacting to Ruffles forcing the... more

20 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
More Mass Shootings. Plus, Martin, Malcolm, and Coretta With Dr. Peniel Joseph

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the latest mass shooting, this time at the Chiefs' Super Bowl parade in... more

16 Feb 2024 · 2 hours, 10 minutes
Beyoncé vs. NFL, Plus Masculinity and Painted Nails With Demetrius Harmon

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the back-and-forth between Shannon Sharpe and Mike Epps (:12) before recapping a Super... more

13 Feb 2024 · 2 hours, 9 minutes
Drake, the Meat Messiah. Plus, Boaz Yakin on ‘Once Again (For the Very First Time)’

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay kick off the show with some Super Bowl, and unfortunately, Taylor Swift talk (3:05) before... more

09 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
Taylor Swift: Greatest Maker of Albums Ever, Plus Keith Lee’s Blessings

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to an eventful Grammy Awards ceremony (15:15) before discussing Killer Mike’s arrest and recent... more

06 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Racism and Nikki Haley, Plus Snoop’s “Love” for Trump

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Nikki Haley’s appearance on the ‘The Breakfast Club’ (8:34), before discussing Snoop Dogg’s... more

02 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, and a History of Rap Beef

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the feud between Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion (15:40). They then discuss... more

30 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Barbie Snubbed? Plus, DEI in the Friendly Skies

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the 2024 Oscar nominations (2:52), before talking conservative outrage over DEI in the... more

26 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
Yodit Tewolde on the Legal Affairs of Fani Willis, and the Cancellation of Black Shows

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome trial lawyer and judge on ‘Hot Bench’ Yodit Tewolde to discuss accusations of a... more

23 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Brick Lady, Dresses on Black Men, and Florida’s Miseducation

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are back to discuss the surprising numbers coming from the second COVID surge (05:46), masculinity... more

20 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
Pat McAfee and Dr. King’s Dream, Plus Iowa Caucus Results

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the kickoff to the 2024 presidential election (10:14) before reacting to Pat McAfee’s comments... more

16 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Nick Saban Retires, and Stephen A. Smith Lets Loose on Jason Whitlock

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Nick Saban’s retirement announcement (11:33) before discussing Stephen A. Smith going scorched earth... more

12 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Jonathan Majors’s Interview, Wikipedia Plagiarism, and Apologies

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start today’s episode by bringing back a previous topic to talk about the disappointing update... more

09 Jan 2024 · 2 hours, 7 minutes
Claudine Gay Is Out and Katt Williams Goes In

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the resignation of Harvard University's president, Claudine Gay (7:58). They then discuss the... more

05 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Jason Hehir and 'Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage, and Reckoning'

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by filmmaker Jason Hehir to discuss the new docuseries ‘Murder in Boston’ (1:25),... more

02 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Gender War, Civil War, and the Loyalty of a Barber

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay check back in to discuss Simon Biles’s recent interview with husband Jonathan Owens (18:28), and... more

29 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Dr. Khiara Bridges and the Abundant Birth Project Lawsuit

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by law professor Khiara Bridges to discuss conservative backlash to a San Francisco... more

26 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
Trump Vs. Colorado, Plus Friendship and Freedom With Mandii B

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay talk about Taraji P. Henson and pay disparities in Hollywood (11:45) before discussing a Black... more

22 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
The Jonathan Majors Verdict, and Cultural Gatekeeping

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the verdict in the Jonathan Majors trial (15:12), before discussing blaccents (39:46), Anthony... more

19 Dec 2023 · 2 hours, 10 minutes
Draymond Green’s Impulse Control, and Awaiting the Jonathan Majors Verdict

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the latest act of violence from Golden State forward Draymond Green (19:18), before... more

15 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
Dr. Khiara Bridges and the Abundant Birth Project Lawsuit
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Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by law professor Khiara Bridges to discuss conservative backlash to a San Francisco maternal health... more