Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay

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Chelsea T
 Feb 27, 2021
Great podcast. I love the dynamic between Rachel and Van. Highly recommend!


Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay dissect the biggest topics in Black culture, politics, and sports. Two times per week, they will wade into the most important and timely conversations, frequently inviting guests on the podcast and occasionally debating each other.

Episode Date
Birdman Versus Books, Van’s Summer Era, and the Electricity From Ken and Friends
Jun 21, 2024
To Smash and Dash, Maher’s Shock, and Black Folk Working "Five Times Harder"
Jun 18, 2024
Jonathan Majors’s Perseverance, How to Talk to Black Women, and Aliens Walking Among Us
Jun 14, 2024
The Fresh Prince Returns, Michael Chandler’s Comments, and School Choice With Camika Royal
Jun 11, 2024
Kramer’s Apology, Trump’s Paused Case, and Blum One-Ups the Fearless Fund
Jun 07, 2024
Trump’s 34 Charges, Slim Shady’s Return, and Talking ‘Babes’ With Ilana Glazer
Jun 04, 2024
More Trump Misses, Drake’s New Defender, and Understanding the Airstrikes With Akbar Shahid Ahmed
May 31, 2024
Spending Memorial Day With Prentice Penny and Black Twitter
May 28, 2024
Amber Loves Trumps, Caitlin Clark vs. Rachel, and Apple Music’s Top Albums With Bryan-Michael Cox
May 24, 2024
Diddy’s Apology, Davis’ Side, and the Lack of Urgency to Help Black America With Rep. Jamaal Bowman
May 21, 2024
Butker’s Speech, Presidential Debates, and The Power and Service of Art with Rhymefest
May 17, 2024
Mother’s Day, Graduation Protests, and Trump’s Hannibal Lecter Love
May 15, 2024
Hypocrisy in Hip-Hop, the End of a Grifter, and Ceasefire Talks
May 10, 2024
New Legislation, a Shift in the Rap Beef, and a Visit From Mayor Sharon Weston Broome
May 07, 2024
KDot’s ‘Euphoria,’ Acho’s Book, and Reproductive Justice With Nourbese Flint
May 03, 2024
Kristi the Dog Slayer, a Playbook Review, and WNBA Talks With Legendary Tamika Catchings
Apr 30, 2024
Meg’s Lawsuit, College Protests, and the State of the Black Community With Bakari Sellers
Apr 26, 2024
Confederacy Month, the New Drake Diss, and Stephen A.’s Apology
Apr 23, 2024
Self-Healing, WNBA Salaries, and What Jerrod Really Meant
Apr 19, 2024
A Serious Talk About Israel and a Not-So-Serious Talk About Rap Beef
Apr 16, 2024
Young Voters, Blackface, and O.J.’s Past and Passing
Apr 12, 2024
The Rock’s Division, J. Cole’s Regrets, and a Red High School Visit
Apr 09, 2024
The Future of the WNBA and Another Interesting Acho Take
Apr 05, 2024
The Mastery of ‘Cowboy Carter’ and the Complexity of the Black Experience
Apr 02, 2024
The Diddy Saga, Trump’s Bible, and Black Representation in Media
Mar 29, 2024
Daily Wire’s Diversity Hire, Rap Beef, and Freaking Out Over Freaknik
Mar 26, 2024
Biden’s Budget, Pretty Privilege, and the Horrors of ‘Quiet on Set’
Mar 22, 2024
Reckless “Behavior,” Mental Health, and the Kate Middleton Conspiracy
Mar 19, 2024
Banning TikTok, Actively Black, and Controversial Feet Pics
Mar 15, 2024
Oprah’s Ozempic Special, the Oscars, and Draya’s Pregnancy
Mar 12, 2024
Lieutenant Nasty, Charlamagne’s Apology, and the Supreme Court Trump Decision
Mar 05, 2024
New Diddy Lawsuit, the Wins of the "Uncommitted," and Fat Joe’s Trump Sneaker Addition
Mar 01, 2024
Cam Newton Gets Jumped, and Drake Turns Heel
Feb 27, 2024
The Jim Crow Era of Reproductive Freedom. Plus Tiffany Haddish’s Israel Trip
Feb 23, 2024
Chris Brown vs. Ruffles, and Fani Willis Under Scrutiny
Feb 20, 2024
More Mass Shootings. Plus, Martin, Malcolm, and Coretta With Dr. Peniel Joseph
Feb 16, 2024
Beyoncé vs. NFL, Plus Masculinity and Painted Nails With Demetrius Harmon
Feb 13, 2024
Drake, the Meat Messiah. Plus, Boaz Yakin on ‘Once Again (For the Very First Time)’
Feb 09, 2024
Taylor Swift: Greatest Maker of Albums Ever, Plus Keith Lee’s Blessings
Feb 06, 2024
Racism and Nikki Haley, Plus Snoop’s “Love” for Trump
Feb 02, 2024
Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, and a History of Rap Beef
Jan 30, 2024
Barbie Snubbed? Plus, DEI in the Friendly Skies
Jan 26, 2024
Yodit Tewolde on the Legal Affairs of Fani Willis, and the Cancellation of Black Shows
Jan 23, 2024
Brick Lady, Dresses on Black Men, and Florida’s Miseducation
Jan 20, 2024
Pat McAfee and Dr. King’s Dream, Plus Iowa Caucus Results
Jan 16, 2024
Nick Saban Retires, and Stephen A. Smith Lets Loose on Jason Whitlock
Jan 12, 2024
Jonathan Majors’s Interview, Wikipedia Plagiarism, and Apologies
Jan 09, 2024
Claudine Gay Is Out and Katt Williams Goes In
Jan 05, 2024
Jason Hehir and 'Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage, and Reckoning'
Jan 02, 2024
Gender War, Civil War, and the Loyalty of a Barber
Dec 29, 2023
Dr. Khiara Bridges and the Abundant Birth Project Lawsuit
Dec 26, 2023
Trump Vs. Colorado, Plus Friendship and Freedom With Mandii B
Dec 22, 2023
The Jonathan Majors Verdict, and Cultural Gatekeeping
Dec 19, 2023
Draymond Green’s Impulse Control, and Awaiting the Jonathan Majors Verdict
Dec 15, 2023
David Oyelowo and ‘Lawmen: Bass Reeves,’ Plus Jonathan Majors Trial Updates
Dec 12, 2023
Super Short Episode Update
Dec 08, 2023
Beyoncé Backlash, and Lenny Kravitz Missed the Source Awards
Dec 05, 2023
Henry Kissinger’s Life, Death, and War Crimes. Plus, Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Dec 01, 2023
Statute of Limitations and Legal Eagle Gender Wars
Nov 28, 2023
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Empowering Change
Nov 24, 2023
Olayemi Olurin and the Diddy v. Cassie Lawsuit 
Nov 21, 2023
Hip-Hop and Responsibility With Royce da 5’9”
Nov 17, 2023
Boomers Vs. Gen Z, Plus Vegan Living With Pinky Cole
Nov 14, 2023
The SAG-AFTRA Strike Is Over, Plus Tim Scott’s Very Real Girlfriend  
Nov 10, 2023
Biden and the Blacks, Plus a Segment on “Sassy”
Nov 07, 2023
A Humanitarian "Pause" and Keith Lee's Critiques
Nov 03, 2023
Keith Lee and Atlanta’s Food Scene, Plus Kai Cenat’s Jail Stream
Oct 31, 2023
The Mass Shooting Cycle and the Dwight Howard Allegation
Oct 27, 2023
A Mini-Episode on Difficult Discussions
Oct 24, 2023
A Humanitarian Crisis, and Yung Joc vs. Lustful Eyes
Oct 20, 2023
The Humanity in Conversation, and Jada’s Book Tour
Oct 17, 2023
Conversations on the Israel-Hamas Conflict
Oct 13, 2023
Israel-Hamas War and the Heel Turns of Doja Cat and Drake
Oct 10, 2023
Subliminal Disses, McCarthy’s Ouster, and Sexyy Red’s Politics
Oct 06, 2023
Arrest for the Tupac Shooting and Albert Hughes on ‘The Continental: From the World of John Wick’
Oct 03, 2023
Understanding the WGA Agreement, and Kaepernick’s Letter to the Jets
Sep 29, 2023
White Supremacy and Black Fatherhood With Larry Elder
Sep 26, 2023
Jermell Charlo on Fighting Canelo Ávarez, And Who’s Gonna Pay for X/Twitter?
Sep 22, 2023
Coach Prime’s Colorado Takeover, and Lauren Boebert’s 'Beetlejuice' Grope Session
Sep 19, 2023
Mental Trillness With Juicy J
Sep 05, 2023
Another Glitch from Mitch, and Coco Gauff Rightfully Goes Off
Sep 01, 2023
Tragedy in Jacksonville and America’s Obsession With Crime
Aug 29, 2023
Republican Debate Recap and the Cancellation of Cancel Culture
Aug 25, 2023
Sage Steele and Biracial Identity With Marc Lamont Hill
Aug 22, 2023
Trump’s Fourth Indictment, the Truth Behind ‘The Blindside,’ and Van Watches Rachel’s ‘Bachelorette’ Season
Aug 18, 2023
The Latest on Hunter Biden, the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop, and Jamaican Massages
Aug 15, 2023
The Tory Lanez Sentence With Meghann Cuniff, and the Miseducation of Floridian Students
Aug 11, 2023
Fade in the Water and Jamie Foxx’s Apology With Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm
Aug 08, 2023
Trump’s Third Indictment, and the Lizzo Accusations
Aug 04, 2023
Casting the White Version of 'They Cloned Tyrone’ With Director Juel Taylor
Aug 01, 2023
Over the Hill on the Hill, and Ice Cube’s Ride Along With Tucker
Jul 28, 2023
Ron DeSantis and the "Benefits” of Slavery, Plus JasonMartin With the Hot Takes
Jul 25, 2023
Errol Spence Jr. on Boxing's Tribalism and Taking On Terence Crawford
Jul 22, 2023
Carlee Russell’s Disappearance and Adam Cohen Talks SCOTUS
Jul 21, 2023
Higher Learning Presents: The Summit of the Sexes
Jul 19, 2023
SAG Strikes and Tommy Tuberville Defines "White Nationalist"
Jul 14, 2023
Jonah Hill’s Boundaries, and the Injustices of the Tulsa Massacre
Jul 11, 2023
Keke Palmer’s Night Out, and the White Horse at the White House
Jul 07, 2023
SCOTUS and the Rollback of Progress
Jul 04, 2023
Michael Harriot and the End of Affirmative Action
Jun 30, 2023
Russia’s Almost-Coup, and Melvin Gregg on ‘The Blackening’
Jun 27, 2023
The Sinking of the Titanic Sub, AI, and “God Save the Queen”
Jun 23, 2023
Kemp Powers: Storytelling and ‘Across the Spider-Verse’
Jun 20, 2023
The Defense of an Unwanted Kiss, and the Black Maternal Health Crisis
Jun 16, 2023
Digging Into Trump’s Indictment, and Melina Abdullah on "Cop City" in Atlanta
Jun 13, 2023
Donald Trump’s Second Indictment and Marquis “Mookie” Cook on Playing LeBron
Jun 09, 2023
Nikki Haley’s Dangerous Rhetoric, Plus Aaron L. Morrison on Transparency in Black Lives Matter
Jun 06, 2023
A Lack of Slavery in ‘The Little Mermaid’ and Biden Takes a Tumble
Jun 02, 2023
The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, and Ron DeSantis Runs
May 26, 2023
The One and Only VanVan! Plus, Jim Brown’s Complicated Legacy
May 23, 2023
The Color of Change Controversy and Conservatism at CNN
May 19, 2023
Ja Morant’s Mistakes, and Interracial Relations Conversations
May 16, 2023
Delroy Lindo the Thespian and CNN’s Platforming of Donald Trump
May 12, 2023
Yet Another Mass Shooting. Plus, Slurs in the Sports World
May 09, 2023
Hollywood on Strike, Plus Black People and Honest Jobs
May 05, 2023
The Latest Mass Shooting in Texas, and ‘Good Moms, Bad Choices’
May 02, 2023
Disney v. DeSantis, Plus Allen Hughes on ’Dear Mama’ and His Filmmaking Career
Apr 28, 2023
Tucker ’s and Don’s Exits, and the Case for Reparations for White People
Apr 25, 2023
Fox v. Dominion, and Lee Merritt on Representing the Family of Ralph Yarl
Apr 21, 2023
The Heartbreaking Ralph Yarl Situation & the Ghost of Freakniks Past | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Apr 18, 2023
A Regular, Black Conversation About Guns With Jason “Jah” Lee
Apr 14, 2023
Clarence Thomas’s Nazi-Art Collecting Friend, and Cassandra Freeman on ‘Bel-Air’
Apr 11, 2023
Will Packer on ‘Praise This’, Plus Donald Trump Arrested
Apr 07, 2023
The Double Standard and Felicia Enuha on Corporate Life
Apr 04, 2023
Donald Trump’s Indictment and Ally Love of Peloton and ‘Dance 100’
Mar 31, 2023
The Arrest of Jonathan Majors and Yet Another School Shooting
Mar 28, 2023
Tekashi 6ix9ine and Privacy in the Age of Social Media
Mar 24, 2023
Arresting Donald Trump and the NFL’s History of Blackballing
Mar 21, 2023
House Bill 999 and Criticisms of Kamala
Mar 17, 2023
Angela and the Academy, Plus Sam Pollard on Documentary Filmmaking
Mar 14, 2023
The Extremely Likable Tracee Ellis Ross, Plus ‘No Jumper’ Disappoints
Mar 10, 2023
Respectability Politics and Damon Young on Being Funny and Black
Mar 07, 2023
A ‘Corny’ Conversation With Wood Harris
Mar 03, 2023
The Origins of COVID and the Demise of Dilbert
Feb 28, 2023
The Emasculation Proclamation and Civil War II
Feb 24, 2023
Animal Welfare and the Return of Animal Games
Feb 21, 2023
J.D. Vance and Environmental Racism, Plus Chloe Bailey Backlash
Feb 17, 2023
Super Bowl LVII and Dr. Peniel Joseph on Chauvinism in the Civil Rights Movement
Feb 14, 2023
The State of the Union and Confronting Domestic Terrorism With Hawk Newsome
Feb 10, 2023
Beyoncé and Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary
Feb 07, 2023
Hollywood Unlocked With Jason Lee
Feb 03, 2023
Higher Learning: Live With Thought Warriors
Feb 01, 2023
The Killing of Tyre Nichols
Jan 31, 2023
Ed Reed’s Exit, Plus Stephen A. Smith on Skip and Kaepernick
Jan 24, 2023
Uncomfortably Conversing With Emmanuel Acho
Jan 20, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr., the Revolutionary With Dr. Peniel Joseph
Jan 17, 2023
Calmatic Remixes House Party, Plus Biden’s Classified Docs
Jan 13, 2023
The Concessions of McCarthy, Plus Meek Mill’s Ghanaian Vacation
Jan 10, 2023
Damar Hamlin’s Recovery and Skip Bayless’s Tweet, Plus Kevin McCarthy’s Really Bad Week
Jan 06, 2023
The Guilty Verdict of Tory Lanez With Meghann Cuniff, and Anti-Blackness From the Diaspora
Dec 30, 2022
Holiday Book Recommendations With Maiysha Kai
Dec 27, 2022
Trump’s Taxes, Plus Aaron Rupar: Banned by Elon Musk
Dec 23, 2022
Prosecuting a President, and the Life of P-22
Dec 20, 2022
The Tory Lanez Trial, and Did Gunna Snitch? Plus, Concern for Mountain Lion
Dec 16, 2022
Booing the Richest Man in the World, and Body Positivity With Kelvin Davis
Dec 13, 2022
Brittney Griner Released From Russia, and Van Jones Apologizes
Dec 09, 2022
The Deion Discourse and Jackson State, Plus the War for “Woke”
Dec 06, 2022
'South Side' With Diallo Riddle and Kanye Loves Hitler
Dec 02, 2022
The Questionable Pasts of the Joneses: Jerry and James Earl
Nov 29, 2022
Thankful to Have Jonathan Majors on the Podcast
Nov 25, 2022
Gabrielle Union on ‘The Inspection’ and Empowering Your Children
Nov 22, 2022
Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Life As a TV Legend
Nov 18, 2022
2022 Midterm Election Recap, and Talking ‘Fanbase’ With Isaac Hayes III
Nov 11, 2022
Kyrie and the Nets’ Stipulations, Plus the Midterm Elections Are Here
Nov 08, 2022
Mourning Takeoff and Kyrie Irving Gets Suspended
Nov 04, 2022
The End of Affirmative Action? Plus, a Kyrie Conversation
Nov 01, 2022
The Corporate Cancellation of Kanye, and Herschel Walker Is Super Duper Pro-Choice
Oct 28, 2022
The Legendary Billy Porter, and Discussing a Hyperpartisan Supreme Court
Oct 25, 2022
Florida’s Voter Fraud Arrests, and Cheri Beasley’s Race for Senate
Oct 21, 2022
Free Speech and ‘Drink Champs,’ Plus Student Loan Forgiveness is Here
Oct 18, 2022
Alex Jones Pays, and a Conversation With a Thought Warrior
Oct 14, 2022
Once Again…Kanye West, Plus Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins on ‘Trials to Triumphs’
Oct 11, 2022
Biden’s Marijuana Pardons, and Herschel Walker Plays Defense
Oct 07, 2022
Ye and White Lives Matter, Plus Soledad O’Brien on ‘The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks’
Oct 04, 2022
Jemele Hill on the Malika Andrews Discourse. Plus, Rachel Dolezal’s OnlyFans Leak
Sep 30, 2022
Anna Wolfe on Brett Favre’s Impact on the Most Vulnerable
Sep 27, 2022
Ime Udoka’s Troubles and Adam Levine’s Peak White Mess
Sep 23, 2022
Discussing Slavery and Presentism, Plus Breaking Down the SAFE-T Act With Sen. Robert Peters
Sep 20, 2022
Letitia Wright on ‘The Silent Twins’ and ‘Wakanda Forever,' Plus Shipping Migrants for Political Points
Sep 16, 2022
The Tragedy of PnB Rock’s Death, and Robert Sarver’s Suspension
Sep 13, 2022
Black Twitter and the Death of Queen Elizabeth II
Sep 09, 2022
Pennsylvania Weed Pardons and Brett Favre the Welfare Queen
Sep 06, 2022
Mississippi Water Crisis and Serena the Great
Sep 02, 2022
Talking Student Loan Forgiveness and Aries Spears
Aug 30, 2022
Hip-Hop vs. Rap and a Discussion on a Woman’s Worth With Glasses Malone
Aug 26, 2022
African Film and Adapting ‘The Color Purple’ With Blitz Bazawule
Aug 23, 2022
Investigating Trump With Rep. Pete Aguilar, Plus Deshaun Watson Apologizes
Aug 16, 2022
Trump's Troubles, Plus Talking Monkeypox With Dr. Sabrina Assoumou
Aug 12, 2022
Aldis Hodge Talks ‘City on a Hill,’ ‘Black Adam,’ and More, Plus the Cale Gundy Story and the Latest on Alex Jones
Aug 09, 2022
A Deep Dive Into the Deshaun Watson Suspension and Brittney Griner’s Sentence
Aug 05, 2022
Deshaun Watson’s “Punishment” and Monkeypox on the Rise
Aug 02, 2022
The Safer America Plan, Plus Inflation Reduction With Marc Goldwein
Jul 29, 2022
Colorism and Keke Palmer, Plus 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Trailer Reactions
Jul 26, 2022
Biden Tests Positive for COVID, and a Chappelle Show Is Canceled
Jul 22, 2022
The Power of Audio Storytelling’ Hosted by Rachel Lindsay
Jul 20, 2022
Amber Rose in-studio, and the Sesame Place Situation
Jul 19, 2022
The Put Your Shoes On Challenge, and Jill Biden on Tacos
Jul 15, 2022
'N-Word’ Usage in Music and Biden’s Executive Order
Jul 12, 2022
Congressional Twerking and a Diaspora Discussion
Jul 08, 2022
Jayland Walker’s Unnecessary Death and Talking Mass Shootings … Again
Jul 05, 2022
R. Kelly Sentenced and Inflation Talk With Marc Goldwein
Jul 01, 2022
The Overturning of Roe v. Wade
Jun 28, 2022
Trouble in Texas and Drake’s Album Review
Jun 24, 2022
DJ Akademiks’ Comments on Underage Dating, Plus Herschel Walker and Fatherhood
Jun 17, 2022
Garcelle Beauvais on Persevering in Hollywood, Plus Revisiting the Isimemen Etute Case With Jarrett Hill
Jun 14, 2022
Michael Che and the Feel-Good Biz of Comedy, Plus Fan Controlled Football with Ray Austin
Jun 10, 2022
Discussing the Acquittal of Isimemen Etute With James Turk
Jun 07, 2022
Mass Shootings and the Challenge of Finding Hope
May 27, 2022
Racist or Nah? Plus, Discussing the Spread of Monkeypox
May 24, 2022
Peak White Mess, and Speaking for All Interracial Marriages
May 20, 2022
The Great Replacement Theory, and an ‘Auntie Diaries’ Conversation
May 17, 2022
Bruce Rivers and the Fight to End Self-Snitching
May 13, 2022
Kendrick Lamar’s Return and the Indictment of Young Thug and Gunna
May 10, 2022
Overturning Roe v. Wade and Dave Chappelle’s Attack
May 06, 2022
Can a Victim Be a Bully? And the Sides of Toxic Christianity
May 03, 2022
Prayer in Schools and Playing Animal Games
Apr 29, 2022
DaBaby’s Self-Defense Claim, and Talking Black Supremacy
Apr 26, 2022
Mask Mandate Lifted, and Earning a Punch from Mike Tyson
Apr 22, 2022
Cruel, Unusual Punishment, and Jesus at 30,000 Feet
Apr 19, 2022
If Deltas Ruled the World, and the Unnecessary Death of Patrick Lyoya
Apr 15, 2022
Sean K. Campbell Discusses His Investigative Reporting on Black Lives Matter
Apr 12, 2022
Black Lives Matter Co-founder Alicia Garza Addresses Recent Controversy
Apr 08, 2022
A Grammys Recap and Debating What It Is to Be Square
Apr 05, 2022
NFL Hiring Practices and Skip Bayless on the Black Woman Who Raised Him
Apr 01, 2022
Will Smith’s Oscar Night: A ‘Higher Learning’ Breakdown
Mar 29, 2022
The Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson and a 2022 Oscars Preview
Mar 25, 2022
A Conversation on Transgender Athletics With Activist Raquel Willis
Mar 22, 2022
Howard U to Strike? Plus, Herschel Walker and the Theory of Evolution
Mar 18, 2022
The Cult of Kanye and Isabelle Khurshudyan on the War in Ukraine
Mar 15, 2022
Ryan Coogler’s Run-in and Reactions to Jussie Smollett’s Sentencing
Mar 11, 2022
Gambling in the NFL and Brittney Griner’s Detainment
Mar 08, 2022
Florida’s "Don’t Say Gay" Bill and State of the Union Reactions
Mar 04, 2022
The Treatment of Africans in Ukraine and Steelo Brim on the Longevity of ‘Ridiculousness’
Mar 01, 2022
The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and DJ Akademiks on Misinformation
Feb 25, 2022
Reacting to the Verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery Trial and Trying to Define Justice
Feb 22, 2022
Talking ‘Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’ With Directors Coodie and Chike
Feb 18, 2022
The Super Bowl Halftime Recap and a Talk With Timothy Ware-Hill
Feb 15, 2022
Analyzing the Biden–Crack Pipe Headlines and Anna Malaika Tubbs on Black Motherhood
Feb 11, 2022
Is Joe Rogan Racist? And the Consequences of “No-Knock” Warrants
Feb 08, 2022
Brian Flores Sues the NFL and Peter Rosenberg Talks Whoopi
Feb 04, 2022
Rihanna’s Baby Bump and MacG on That Ari Lennox Question
Feb 01, 2022
A Conversation Across the Aisle With Tamika Hamilton, and Joe Biden’s Pledge
Jan 28, 2022
Bakari Sellers on the Present and Future State of Politics
Jan 25, 2022
Mitch McConnell’s Americans and the Awkwafina Backlash
Jan 21, 2022
The Whitewashing of MLK and Mario Lopez’s Silence
Jan 19, 2022
The Forever Fight for Voting Rights and Kate Sosin on Ending Violence Against the Trans Community
Jan 14, 2022
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Closing Achievement Gaps and Fixing Student Loan Programs
Jan 11, 2022
The Life of Michael K. Williams and Talking ‘The Wire’ With Felicia “Snoop” Pearson
Jan 10, 2022
Being Proud of Not Dating Black Women, and Talking Hip-Hop With Reason
Jan 07, 2022
Janet Jackson on Michael, and Omicron Updates With Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding
Jan 05, 2022
Michelle Obama 2024 and Cerise Castle on LAPD’s Use of Force
Dec 31, 2021
Kim Potter Found Guilty and Bachelor Nation’s First Black Couple
Dec 24, 2021
Joe Manchin Says “No,” and COVID-19 Surges | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Dec 21, 2021
The Return of the Student Loans and Deion Sanders Gets Top Recruit | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Dec 17, 2021
The Realities of Climate Change and the Future of Roe v. Wade | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Dec 14, 2021
Jussie Smollett Found Guilty and Travis Scott Speaks on Astroworld Tragedy | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Dec 10, 2021
Verzuz Reactions and Michael Arceneaux on Intracultural Conflict | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Dec 07, 2021
Stacey Abrams for Governor, and Yet Another School Shooting | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Dec 03, 2021
Remembering Virgil Abloh, and Omicron Reactions | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Nov 30, 2021
BLM's Newest Supporter: Kyle Rittenhouse. Plus: Michael Tubbs on Democratic Messaging | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Nov 23, 2021
RIP Young Dolph, and Domestic Violence in the NFL | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Nov 19, 2021
DaBaby’s Baby Mama Drama and Biden’s Bill Becomes Law | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Nov 16, 2021
The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and Delaying ‘Black Panther 2’
Nov 12, 2021
Kanye West Does Drink Champs, and Farting Is Such Sweet Sorrow | Higher Learning | The Ringer
Nov 09, 2021
Aaron Rodgers Lied and Had Help Doing It, Plus the CRT Bogeyman
Nov 05, 2021
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Cultural Misunderstanding, Plus a “Let’s Go, Brandon” Discussion
Nov 02, 2021
Feeling Bad for Will Smith and the War on Black Intellectualism
Oct 29, 2021
Kyrie’s Coalition and Modern-Day Redlining
Oct 26, 2021
Justice for Julius Jones and the Howard University Protests
Oct 22, 2021
Donald Trump Is Back and Why You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed by Family
Oct 19, 2021
The Democratic Honeymoon Is Over and Prayers for Jelani Day 
Oct 15, 2021
Jon Gruden Resigns and Kyrie Irving’s Personal Decision
Oct 13, 2021
Lynnette Grey Bull on Busting Myths and the Silence Around Missing Natives
Oct 12, 2021
Dave Chappelle’s ‘Closer’ and the United States v. Texas
Oct 08, 2021
Urban Meyer’s Acts of Indiscretion, and White Women’s War With Denzel
Oct 05, 2021
A Conversation With Frederick Joseph on the Repercussions of Racism
Oct 01, 2021
R. Kelly Found Guilty, and Unvaccinated in the NBA
Sep 28, 2021
Missing White Woman Syndrome and Eboni K. Williams on Her Dream Job
Sep 24, 2021
Gentrifying Inglewood and the Crisis at the Border
Sep 21, 2021
Nicki Minaj vs the CDC and Wellness with Devi Brown
Sep 17, 2021
Biden’s Vaccine Mandate and Caroline Mala Corbin on the Texas Abortion Law
Sep 14, 2021
The California Recall and Remembering Michael K. Williams 
Sep 10, 2021
A Conversation with Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five
Sep 07, 2021
Sheila Jackson Lee and the Cruelty of the Texas Abortion Law
Sep 03, 2021
God Bless Louisiana and Reviewing Kanye’s 'Donda'
Aug 31, 2021
Azmat Khan and the Latest From Afghanistan
Aug 27, 2021
TV Legend Larry Wilmore Shares His Top Five Black Sitcoms
Aug 24, 2021
American Royalty: Olympian Dominique Dawes on Happy and Healthy Gymnasts
Aug 20, 2021
The Crisis in Afghanistan, and Lizzo Responds to the Trolls
Aug 17, 2021
Kmele Foster Reports on the Central Park Bird-watching Incident, Plus Skip Bayless Is Put in His Place
Aug 12, 2021
Sherri Shepherd on Black Motherhood and Finding a New Cohost for ‘The View’
Aug 10, 2021
Continuing the Fight for Voting Rights With Martin Luther King III and Talkin’ Hip Hop With Peter Rosenberg
Aug 06, 2021
Obama’s Birthday Bash and Dee-1 on Celebrity Responsibility
Aug 03, 2021
The Heroism of Simone Biles and Disappointment in Boosie
Jul 30, 2021
Da Baby Wants to Be Da Bad Guy, Plus Olympic Patriotism 
Jul 27, 2021
The NFL vs. Unvaccinated Players and Problematic Astronauts
Jul 23, 2021
Van Returns and Reflects, Plus: Are We Still Mad at Kanye?
Jul 20, 2021
A 'Higher Learning' Tribute: Van Lathan Sr. 
Jul 16, 2021
Sha’Carri Richardson’s Suspension With Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross
Jul 02, 2021
Freedom Day for “America’s Dad” and the Miscarriage of Justice
Jul 02, 2021
Lil Nas X and a Higher Learning Family Meeting
Jun 29, 2021
RGIII Loves His Wife & Karen: the Motion Picture
Jun 25, 2021
Coming Out in the NFL, the Fight Over CRT, and Vaccination Hesitation
Jun 22, 2021
Juneteenth, White Psychosis, and Cancel Culture in Comedy 
Jun 18, 2021
Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Colorism In the Heights 
Jun 15, 2021
Bachelor Nation Gets Aggressive and Kamala Has a Really Bad Week
Jun 11, 2021
Renaissance Man Jalen Rose and the Apologetic Kimmy Schmidt
Jun 08, 2021
Chris Harrison Gets Replaced & Katt Williams on Cancel Culture
Jun 07, 2021
Mental Health, Mo’Nique’s Critiques, & Ellie Kemper Won What?
Jun 02, 2021
Celebrating a Year of Higher Learning
May 28, 2021
Remembering George Floyd, 1 Year Later
May 25, 2021
UFOs are Real, Kwame Claps Back, & JB Smoove on Being White Famous
May 21, 2021
The Real Bill Gates and Understanding the Conflict in Gaza
May 18, 2021
Difficult Discussions with Michael Rapaport
May 14, 2021
A Future Political Star’s Favorite Wu-Tang Song and the Problem With Politics
May 11, 2021
Jury Question Time and the Black Clark Kent
May 07, 2021
W. Kamau Bell on Being a Tall Black Man in America
May 04, 2021
Platonic Relationships, Celebrity News, and Political Bootlicking
Apr 30, 2021
Van Lathan Wins an Academy Award for Best Short Film
Apr 27, 2021
Omari Hardwick on the Return of Ghost and LeBron Deletes a Tweet
Apr 23, 2021
Reacting to the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict: Guilty on All Counts
Apr 20, 2021
The Mass Shootings Continue and Talking Gender Roles in the Year 2021
Apr 20, 2021
Kim Potter Charged in the Death of Daunte Wright, Plus Colton Underwood Comes Out As Gay
Apr 16, 2021
Processing the Death of Daunte Wright and 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario Getting Pepper-Sprayed
Apr 13, 2021
Is Khloe Kardashian a Victim Or Just Reaping What She Sows?
Apr 09, 2021
Paul Pierce Gets Fired From ESPN, Plus Ego Nwodim on Being Black on 'SNL'
Apr 06, 2021
Kevin Durant vs. Michael Rapaport, Matt Gaetz Investigations, and the Quavo and Saweetie Video
Apr 02, 2021
Reactions to Lil Nas X's Video, Chet Hanks's "White Boy Summer," and a Derek Chauvin Trial Update
Mar 30, 2021
The Tragic Situation in Colorado, Ellen Losing Viewers, and Chrissy Teigen Quits Twitter
Mar 26, 2021
Quavo and Saweetie Are Done, Spring Break in Miami Is Not, and Kylie Jenner Donated a Whopping $5,000
Mar 23, 2021
Addressing the Racist Attacks in Atlanta. Plus, John the Scorpio on Matt James's Bachelor Season.
Mar 19, 2021
Even More Chris Harrison News. Plus, Lil' Mo on Her 20 Years in the Music Industry.
Mar 16, 2021
Piers Morgan Is Upset and Alicia Garza on How to Be Hopeful in a Time of Social Change
Mar 12, 2021
Harry and Meghan Interview Reactions. Plus, the Papa John's Founder Spent How Long Trying to Stop Using the N-Word?
Mar 09, 2021
Chris Harrison's Latest Apology and Angela Rye on the Biden Administration So Far
Mar 05, 2021
DJ Akademiks on Megan Thee Stallion's Rap Skills, Drake's Upcoming Album, and Tekashi69
Mar 02, 2021
Do We Believe President Obama's Story About Punching a Classmate?
Feb 26, 2021
Matt James’s Instagram Statement and Andra Day on the Importance of Knowing Billie Holiday’s Story
Feb 24, 2021
Cam Newton Argues With a Camper and Deion Sanders (Maybe) Got His Stuff Stolen
Feb 23, 2021
#FlyinTedCruz: Breaking Down Ted Cruz's Trip to Cancún While Texas Freezes
Feb 19, 2021
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on the Black Experience in America and How to Be an Antiracist
Feb 17, 2021
Chris Harrison Is Stepping Away. What's Next for the 'Bachelor' Franchise?
Feb 16, 2021
Rachel Sounds Off on Chris Harrison’s Problematic ‘Extra’ Interview and Apology
Feb 12, 2021
Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield on the Importance of 'Judas and the Black Messiah'
Feb 10, 2021
Van Down! Breaking Down Van Jones's Appearance on 'The View' and Nick Cannon's Return to ViacomCBS
Feb 09, 2021
Lil Uzi's Bizarre Forehead Piercing, Lamar Odom vs. Aaron Carter, and the Trey Songz Discourse
Feb 05, 2021
Bow Wow on His Internet Controversies and His Place in the Culture
Feb 03, 2021
Let Chloe Bailey Spread Her Wings in Peace. Plus, What to Make of the T.I. and Tiny News.
Feb 02, 2021
Lecrae on Drake, Christian Rap, and His Place in Hip-Hop. Plus, Celebrating The Life Of Cicely Tyson.
Jan 29, 2021
Kaiya Hamilton on the Viral Clip of Her and Rick Ross From ‘Signed’
Jan 26, 2021
Inauguration Reactions and Clare and Dale's Shocking Breakup
Jan 22, 2021
Examining the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Why MLK Day Can Feel Performative
Jan 19, 2021
Everyone Needs to Give Kyrie Irving Some Grace. Plus, Armie Hammer Said What?
Jan 15, 2021
President Trump Could Be Impeached Again and Republicans Have a Decision to Make
Jan 12, 2021
An Insurrection at the Capitol and the Georgia Runoffs: Reacting to a Historic Day in America
Jan 08, 2021
Are the Black Eyed Peas Black Music? Plus, a Michael Jackson Conversation
Jan 05, 2021
Was 'WW84' Kind of Problematic? Plus: Hilaria Baldwin's Confession and Consequences of the N-word
Dec 29, 2020
Jay Pharoah on Celebrity Impressions, Comedy in 2020, and His Experience With Racial Profiling
Dec 22, 2020
Tom Cruise’s Tone Crossed a Line. Plus: Glynn Turman on Working With Chadwick Boseman.
Dec 18, 2020
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed on the COVID-19 Vaccines And What They Mean For the Pandemic
Dec 15, 2020
Jimmy Kimmel on COVID-19, His Karl Malone Character, Kanye West, and Being America's Late-Night Dad
Dec 11, 2020
Tayshia Adams On Her Racial Identity And Her "Bachelorette" Experience
Dec 08, 2020
Life Lessons From Loni Love. Plus, What To Make of President Obama's Comments About Defund the Police.
Dec 04, 2020
Nate Robinson Gets Knocked Out. Plus, Kelly McCreary of 'Grey's Anatomy.'
Dec 01, 2020
Parents Day
Nov 27, 2020
COVID-19 Is Surging. Plus, a Special Thanksgiving Mailbag.
Nov 24, 2020
Michael B. Jordan Is the Sexiest Man Alive and Michael Jordan Drafts LaMelo Ball
Nov 20, 2020
Slim Thug on the Recent Spate of Rappers Getting Shot
Nov 17, 2020
How to Manage Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Nov 13, 2020
Joe Biden Is the President-Elect but the Work Is Just Getting Started
Nov 10, 2020
Taking Stock of the Presidential Race Three Days In
Nov 06, 2020
It's Election Day. What's Next for America?
Nov 03, 2020
We're Four Days From the Election! Plus Jaime Harrison on the South Carolina Senate Race.
Oct 30, 2020
Kanye West Doubles Down on "Slavery Was a Choice." Plus: The Great Birkin Bag Debate.
Oct 27, 2020
Breaking Down the Tragic Situation in Nigeria, Plus Final Debate Reactions
Oct 23, 2020
Leave Ayesha Curry Alone, Plus Natalie Manuel Lee on Faith in the Time of COVID-19
Oct 20, 2020
Ice Cube’s Platinum Plan and Van’s First 'Bachelorette' Review
Oct 16, 2020
Shaq and Snoop Dogg Are First-Time Voters. Plus, Amy Coney Barrett's Hearings Are Starting.
Oct 13, 2020
Why Won't President Trump Do a Virtual Debate? Plus: VP Debate Reactions and Mailbag Friday.
Oct 09, 2020
Reacting to President Trump's COVID-19 Diagnosis
Oct 06, 2020
Presidential Debate Reactions and Reparations in California???
Oct 02, 2020
Trump’s Tax Returns Have Been Released. Plus, Amy Schumer on Activism and the Term “Karen.”
Sep 29, 2020
Reacting to the Lack of Indictments in the Breonna Taylor Case
Sep 25, 2020
RIP, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Plus a Historic Emmys for Black Culture
Sep 22, 2020
Trump's Town Hall, Cardi B's Divorce, Maya Moore's Marriage, and 'My Octopus Teacher'
Sep 18, 2020
Two Deputies Shot in Compton, an Election Map Update, and Recapping an Amazing Verzuz Battle
Sep 15, 2020
Killer Mike's Meeting With Brian Kemp and Skip Bayless's Inhumane Take on Dak Prescott
Sep 11, 2020
Adam22 on No Jumper, Podcasting, and the OBJ Rumors
Sep 09, 2020
Stacey Abrams on Modern Voter Suppression and What Her Plan Would've Been As Georgia Governor
Sep 04, 2020
RIP, Chadwick Boseman and John Thompson. Plus: Marlon Palmer on Adele's Viral Jamaican Moment.
Sep 01, 2020
Reacting to the NBA Players’ Strike and the Shooting at a Wisconsin Protest
Aug 27, 2020
Jacob Blake Shot by Police in Wisconsin and Roger Goodell's Fake Apology to Kap
Aug 25, 2020
Reactions to the DNC, Allegations Against Trey Songz, and the New Masai Ujiri Footage
Aug 21, 2020
President Trump vs. the USPS, Kim K. on the Case, and a New Black President in Washington
Aug 18, 2020
Kamala Harris Has Evolved As a Politician Into a Progressive VP Candidate, Plus Mailbag Friday
Aug 14, 2020
The “WAP” Video, Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. on Stage, and Biden’s Potential Running Mate
Aug 11, 2020
Joe Biden’s Latest Problematic Comments, Plus the First Mailbag Friday
Aug 07, 2020
Beyonce's 'Black Is King' and Tayshia Adams Is The Bachelorette
Aug 04, 2020
John Lewis’s Funeral and How Bill Clinton Alienated Himself From the Culture
Jul 31, 2020
Forget Chris Brown, Usher vs. Justin Timberlake Is the Verzuz Battle We Need
Jul 28, 2020
The Situation in Portland Is a Defining Moment in American History
Jul 24, 2020
RIP John Lewis and Breaking Down Kanye's Presidential Campaign With GLC | Higher Learning
Jul 21, 2020
Reacting to the Washington Football Team Harassment Story and the Response to Nick Cannon
Jul 17, 2020
Jada Pinkett and Will Smith's Bizarre Red Table Talk
Jul 14, 2020
DeSean Jackson's Anti-Semitic Post and Kanye West Doubling Down
Jul 10, 2020
Is Kanye West Really Running for President in 2020?
Jul 07, 2020
Is Van Jones Working With the White House? Plus Trump's Vile Retweet
Jun 30, 2020
The Latest in NASCAR's Noose Incident Shows We Have a Long Way to Go
Jun 26, 2020
Trump's Rally Flop and a Noose in Bubba Wallace's Garage
Jun 23, 2020
Breaking Down Trump’s Executive Order and the J. Cole–Noname Rap Beef
Jun 19, 2020
Dave Chappelle’s ‘8:46’ Special and The Bachelor’s Black Lead
Jun 16, 2020
What to Make of ‘On the Record,’ Trump Co-opting Juneteenth, and NASCAR Removing the Confederate Flag
Jun 12, 2020
Analyzing Roger Goodell's Statement About Black Lives Matter
Jun 09, 2020
Drew Brees, Trump, and Obama: Discussing the Responses to the Protests
Jun 04, 2020
The Importance of the Nationwide Protests Over George Floyd's Death
May 31, 2020
George Floyd, Doja Cat's Apology, and Joe Biden's Remarks
May 28, 2020
Introducing 'Higher Learning With Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay'
May 26, 2020