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Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
89 minutes | a day ago
Inauguration Reactions and Clare and Dale's Shocking Breakup
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s inauguration (7:00), President Trump pardoning Lil Wayne (23:00), Clare Crawley and Dale Moss’s apparent breakup (31:00), the most recent episode of ‘The Bachelor’ (49:00), the controversy surrounding DaniLeigh (58:00), and answer some mailbag questions (1:13:00).
81 minutes | 4 days ago
Examining the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Why MLK Day Can Feel Performative
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Bow Wow’s performance at a packed club as part of a new segment: Bow Wow Watch (7:00) and Charles Barkley’s ridiculous statement that professional athletes should get to jump the vaccine line because of their high taxes (21:00) before they dive into the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the flaws in the widespread perception of him (37:00). Finally, they say goodbye to President Trump in the last ‘Higher Learning’ podcast of his administration (1:06:00).
91 minutes | 8 days ago
Everyone Needs to Give Kyrie Irving Some Grace. Plus, Armie Hammer Said What?
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the interesting situation with Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets (17:00), the House voting to impeach President Trump (40:00), and the bizarre alleged DMs from Armie Hammer (1:00:00). Then they give a recap of this week’s episode of 'The Bachelor' (1:08:00), and answer some mailbag questions (1:19:00).
77 minutes | 11 days ago
President Trump Could Be Impeached Again and Republicans Have a Decision to Make
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the likely impeachment of President Trump this week (15:00), Keri Hilson’s unhappiness with Twitter removing President Trump from the platform (30:00), the documentary ‘The Reunited States’ produced by Van Jones and Meghan McCain (46:00), and Michael B. Jordan going IG official with Lori Harvey (58:00).
86 minutes | 15 days ago
An Insurrection at the Capitol and the Georgia Runoffs: Reacting to a Historic Day in America
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the domestic terrorism that happened in Washington D.C. on Wednesday (0:30), Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff’s Senate victories in Georgia (38:00), the reports that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced (55:00), and answer some mailbag questions (1:11:00).
81 minutes | 18 days ago
Are the Black Eyed Peas Black Music? Plus, a Michael Jackson Conversation
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss will.i.am’s recent comments about the Black Eyed Peas getting too big to be considered Black music (8:00) and President Trump’s recorded conversation with the Georgia secretary of state (39:00), and then have a conversation about their feelings about Michael Jackson in regards to the 'Leaving Neverland' documentary (1:01:00).
92 minutes | 25 days ago
Was 'WW84' Kind of Problematic? Plus: Hilaria Baldwin's Confession and Consequences of the N-word
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Rachel’s previous recommendation of ‘WW84’ and why Van thinks the movie might be problematic (11:00). Then they talk about Hilary Baldwin’s recent confirmation that she was born in Boston, not Spain (30:00), and a fascinating story in the New York Times about a usage of the N-word (50:00) before giving a final ‘Bachelorette’ recap (1:17:00) and doing a year in review mailbag (1:25:00).
92 minutes | a month ago
Jay Pharoah on Celebrity Impressions, Comedy in 2020, and His Experience With Racial Profiling
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Van’s insensitive joke about Colombians from the last podcast (5:00), then Jay Pharoah joins the show to talk about his career with impressions, whether or not white comedians should do Black impressions, racial profiling in 2020, and who Jay’s favorite impressionists are (23:00). After that, Van and Rachel discuss the Verzuz battle between Too Short and E-40 (1:08:00) and the COVID-19 relief package (1:18:00).
88 minutes | a month ago
Tom Cruise’s Tone Crossed a Line. Plus: Glynn Turman on Working With Chadwick Boseman.
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by legendary actor Glynn Turman to discuss his six-decade career and working with Chadwick Boseman on his last film (13:00). Then they discuss Tom Cruise’s rant on the set of 'Mission: Impossible' (34:00), Tyler Perry’s thirst trap (47:30), and accusations against Ali Larter on the set of 'Heroes' (53:00) before answering mailbag questions (1:09:00).
88 minutes | a month ago
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed on the COVID-19 Vaccines And What They Mean For the Pandemic
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Joe Biden officially getting enough electoral votes to win the 2020 presidential election (8:00), Ashanti and Keyshia Cole’s Verzuz battle getting postponed (16:00), Snoop Dogg’s comments about the "WAP" video (23:00), and a questionable headline about a teacher (29:00), before Dr. Abdul El-Sayed joins to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines (41:00).
115 minutes | a month ago
Jimmy Kimmel on COVID-19, His Karl Malone Character, Kanye West, and Being America's Late-Night Dad
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to discuss COVID-19, his history of comedic characters, Kanye West, the current cultural situation in America, and much more (16:00). Then they discuss the morals of using COVID-19 to promote an album (1:03:00), Olivia Jade’s appearance on 'Red Table Talk' (1:23:00), and Rush Limbaugh’s recent inflammatory statements about secession (1:31:00).
93 minutes | a month ago
Tayshia Adams On Her Racial Identity And Her "Bachelorette" Experience
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss James Harden recently being picture at Lil Baby’s birthday party without a mask (10:00) then are joined by current “Bachelorette” Tayshia Adams to discuss her racial identity and her experience on “The Bachelorette” (24:00). Then they talk about a recent viral video of dating expert Kevin Samuels (42:00), President Trump’s potential pardons (1:01:00), and give a Bachelorette recap (1:13:00).
91 minutes | 2 months ago
Life Lessons From Loni Love. Plus, What To Make of President Obama's Comments About Defund the Police.
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by comedian and author Loni Love to discuss her show 'The Real,' President Obama, interracial relationships, and more (1:00). Then Van introduces Rachel to his new dog, Boseman (38:00), before they discuss President Obama’s comments about defunding the police (47:00), Funkmaster Flex getting liposuction (1:05:00), and some mailbag questions (1:12:00).
86 minutes | 2 months ago
Nate Robinson Gets Knocked Out. Plus, Kelly McCreary of 'Grey's Anatomy.'
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the boxing match between Jake Paul and Nate Robinson (1:00) and a recent viral video from True Kitchen and Kocktails in Dallas (22:00). Then Kelly McCreary of 'Grey’s Anatomy' joins the show (39:00), and they recap 'The Bachelorette’ (1:05:00).
73 minutes | 2 months ago
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by their parents for a special, parents day edition of 'Higher Learning.'
91 minutes | 2 months ago
COVID-19 Is Surging. Plus, a Special Thanksgiving Mailbag.
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the recent COVID-19 surges and Los Angeles’s new orders (7:00), Joe Biden’s reported interested in Rahm Emanuel for the Department of Transportation (18:00), Black Panther 2 beginning filming in July of 2021 (37:00), and the recent pictures of Jay-Z (47:00), before doing a Thanksgiving edition of the mailbag (1:08:00).
91 minutes | 2 months ago
Michael B. Jordan Is the Sexiest Man Alive and Michael Jordan Drafts LaMelo Ball
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Michael B. Jordan being the fifth Black man named People’s Sexiest Man Alive (6:00), the Verzuz battle between Jeezy and Gucci Mane (19:00), the Ball family’s success in the NBA draft (25:00), and the third wave of COVID-19 (35:00), before answering some mailbag questions (1:01:00).
93 minutes | 2 months ago
Slim Thug on the Recent Spate of Rappers Getting Shot
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Van’s first trip to the dentist since the early '90s (13:00). Then rapper Slim Thug joins the show to talk about the abundance of rappers being shot recently and his experience battling COVID-19 (22:00). Finally, Van and Rachel discuss the "Million MAGA March" (54:00) and the firing of Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz (1:03:00).
79 minutes | 2 months ago
How to Manage Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by Dr. Jess Clemons to discuss mental health in general, as well as how to handle it during the COVID-19 pandemic (16:00). Then they give a recap of the latest episode of ‘The Bachelorette’ (42:00), answer a few mailbag questions (1:04:00), and give their Unexpected Allies of the Week (1:11:00).
88 minutes | 2 months ago
Joe Biden Is the President-Elect but the Work Is Just Getting Started
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss how they reacted to the presidential race being called for Joe Biden and what they would like to see come out of the presidency (1:00). Then they praise Stacey Abrams for her efforts in flipping Georgia (23:00), discuss Eva Longoria’s controversial statements about Black and Latina women (31:00), and talk about the continued Van Jones–Van Lathan mix-up (42:00) before doing a 'Bachelorette' recap (58:00).
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