242 episodes

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.

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    • Society & Culture

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.

    Anna Wolfe on Brett Favre’s Impact on the Most Vulnerable

    Anna Wolfe on Brett Favre’s Impact on the Most Vulnerable

    Van and Rachel welcome investigative journalist Anna Wolfe to discuss her reporting of the Brett Favre welfare funding scandal (21:05), before discussing the latest news regarding Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka’s suspension (1:00:09). Plus, a Tennessee principal says the “N-word” (1:23:09) and Rihanna’s performing at the Super Bowl (1:30:01)

    Hosts: Van Lathan Jr. and Rachel Lindsay
    Guest: Anna Wolfe
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Ime Udoka’s Troubles and Adam Levine’s Peak White Mess

    Ime Udoka’s Troubles and Adam Levine’s Peak White Mess

    Van and Rachel discuss the pending suspension of Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka for having a relationship with a woman on staff (17:11), and NBA and WNBA team owner Robert Server selling his teams (37:46). Plus, a Black Memphis woman sues police for failing to investigate her rape after the suspect has been charged with the murder of a White woman (45:25), and Adam Levine’s infidelity gets the social media treatment (56:48).

    Hosts: Van Lathan Jr. and Rachel Lindsay
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Discussing Slavery and Presentism, Plus Breaking Down the SAFE-T Act With Sen. Robert Peters

    Discussing Slavery and Presentism, Plus Breaking Down the SAFE-T Act With Sen. Robert Peters

    Van and Rachel discuss Bill Maher’s recent comments about slavery and his criticism of “presentism” (14:11), before reacting to the social media conversations around ‘The Woman King’ (47:42). Plus, Charlamagne tha God has a questionable take on the shipping of migrants (1:01:38), then Sen. Robert Peters joins the show to help break down Illinois’ SAFE-T Act (1:11:05).

    Hosts: Van Lathan Jr. and Rachel Lindsay
    Guest: Sen. Robert Peters
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Letitia Wright on ‘The Silent Twins’ and ‘Wakanda Forever,' Plus Shipping Migrants for Political Points

    Letitia Wright on ‘The Silent Twins’ and ‘Wakanda Forever,' Plus Shipping Migrants for Political Points

    Van and Rachel react to the immigration stunts of sending migrants to sanctuary cities (25:54), and Brett Favre being a horrible, no-good person (42:44). Then, actress Letitia Wright joins to discuss her new movie ‘The Silent Twins’ (52:08) and gives an idea of what to expect from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ (1:10:03).

    Hosts: Van Lathan Jr. and Rachel Lindsay
    Guest: Letitia Wright
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    The Tragedy of PnB Rock’s Death, and Robert Sarver’s Suspension

    The Tragedy of PnB Rock’s Death, and Robert Sarver’s Suspension

    Van and Rachel react to the killing of rapper PnB Rock and the ensuing social fallout (0:10). Plus, Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Server gets suspended after allegations of racism and misogyny (35:17), and Ray J produces receipts (47:35). Then, the roses and racism of the 'Bachelor' franchise return (57:47).

    Hosts: Van Lathan Jr. and Rachel Lindsay
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Black Twitter and the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

    Black Twitter and the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

    Van and Rachel react to the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death and the overall legacy of the crown (12:28), before giving an update on the Jackson, Mississippi water crisis (32:37). Plus, Kim Kardashian discusses her talent (53:56), and the “Peak White Mess” of the 'Don’t Worry Darling' press tour gets broken down (1:04:07).

    Hosts: Van Lathan Jr. and Rachel Lindsay
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. 
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    • 1 hr 18 min

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