231 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.

Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay The Ringer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 10.5K Ratings

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.

    Investigating Trump With Rep. Pete Aguilar, Plus Deshaun Watson Apologizes

    Investigating Trump With Rep. Pete Aguilar, Plus Deshaun Watson Apologizes

    Van and Rachel discuss the Espionage Act as it relates to the FBI investigation of Donald Trump (14:21), before reacting to Deshaun Watson’s apology as the NFL preseason gets underway (31:08). Plus, U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar joins to discuss the January 6 congressional committee (42:42), and the church comes for Beyoncé (1:09:08).

    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Guest: Rep. Pete Aguilar
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Trump's Troubles, Plus Talking Monkeypox With Dr. Sabrina Assoumou

    Trump's Troubles, Plus Talking Monkeypox With Dr. Sabrina Assoumou

    Van and Rachel react to the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago and the fallout since (13:42), before being joined by infectious disease physician Dr. Sabrina Assoumou to provide facts and dispel rumors surrounding monkeypox (42:28). Plus, is Serena Williams the greatest athlete of all time (1:18:10), and is “Mountain Lion Update” in jeopardy as a segment? (1:28:11)

    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Guest: Dr. Sabrina Assoumou
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. 
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Aldis Hodge Talks ‘City on a Hill,’ ‘Black Adam,’ and More, Plus the Cale Gundy Story and the Latest on Alex Jones

    Aldis Hodge Talks ‘City on a Hill,’ ‘Black Adam,’ and More, Plus the Cale Gundy Story and the Latest on Alex Jones

    Van and Rachel are joined by actor Aldis Hodge to discuss latest season of ‘City on a Hill', the importance of being a Black man cast as Carter Hall in the upcoming DC film ‘Black Adam’, and much more (29:26). Van and Rachel also react to the resignation of Oklahoma football assistant coach Cale Gundy (0:50), the latest in the Alex Jones trials (01:14:53), and debate a love story published in the New York Times (17:04).
    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Guest: Aldis Hodge
    Producer: Richie Bozek
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    A Deep Dive Into the Deshaun Watson Suspension and Brittney Griner’s Sentence

    A Deep Dive Into the Deshaun Watson Suspension and Brittney Griner’s Sentence

    Van and Rachel analyze the reasoning behind Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension (12:04), react to Brittney Griner’s sentencing in Russian court (42:31), and discuss the federal charges against Breonna Taylor’s killers (54:04).

    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Deshaun Watson’s “Punishment” and Monkeypox on the Rise

    Deshaun Watson’s “Punishment” and Monkeypox on the Rise

    Van and Rachel remember the lives of Bill Russell and Nichelle Nichols (10:42) before reacting to Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension for sexual misconduct (25:50). Plus, monkeypox continues to be a public health crisis (52:48).

    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Safer America Plan, Plus Inflation Reduction With Marc Goldwein

    The Safer America Plan, Plus Inflation Reduction With Marc Goldwein

    Van and Rachel break down President Biden’s Safer America Plan to fight violent crime (10:39), the latest news regarding Brittney Griner and a potential prisoner exchange (25:42), and Kyler Murray’s contractually obligated study (50:38). Plus, Marc Goldwein, Senior Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, joins to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act (56:53).

    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Guest: Marc Goldwein
    Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.
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    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10.5K Ratings

10.5K Ratings

PoBrown33 ,

The Best Podcast Right Now

I’ve been a major podcast listener for years and this has been the best podcast I’ve listen too…period.

country_boy201487 ,

Rachel is a hypocrite

I get tired of hearing Rachel support everything black women do wrong or right but only supports black men when it’s popular to do so. Quit with the blind loyalty plz.

Nalugya ,

Trudy was Right!

Trudy tried to bring up a discussion on Monkey Pox and she was shut down. Acknowledge the Queen! Please bring on a specialist to talk about this. Otherwise thank you for bringing light to my Tuesdays and Fridays 😊

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