160 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 • 10.2K 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.

    Stacey Abrams for Governor, and Yet Another School Shooting | Higher Learning | The Ringer

    Stacey Abrams for Governor, and Yet Another School Shooting | Higher Learning | The Ringer

    Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Stacey Abrams’s second gubernatorial bid (15:50), Chris Cuomo’s suspension from CNN (25:52), and Kyle Rittenhouse’s status at Arizona State (40:55). Also, the problem of gun violence continues in light of the Oxford High School tragedy in Michigan (58:59), and Thought Warriors get their mailbag questions answered (1:25:38).  

    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Producers: Trudy Joseph and Donnie Beacham
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Remembering Virgil Abloh, and Omicron Reactions | Higher Learning | The Ringer

    Remembering Virgil Abloh, and Omicron Reactions | Higher Learning | The Ringer

    Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay reflect on the untimely passing of designer Virgil Abloh and discuss the ensuing Twitter debate over privacy in the face of an illness (11:13). Also, Jussie Smollett’s trial begins (21:42), the AMAs spark confusion after giving Doja Cat a pair of R&B awards (47:11), and a new COVID-19 variant emerges (53:44).

    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Producers: Trudy Joseph and Donnie Beacham
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    BLM's Newest Supporter: Kyle Rittenhouse. Plus: Michael Tubbs on Democratic Messaging | Higher Learning | The Ringer

    BLM's Newest Supporter: Kyle Rittenhouse. Plus: Michael Tubbs on Democratic Messaging | Higher Learning | The Ringer

    Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to Kyle Rittenhouse’s recent comments to Tucker Carlson (11:25), claims of sexism lobbied at the film ‘King Richard’ (26:42), and Idris Elba playing a Bond villain and not the man himself (38:14). Plus, Michael Tubbs, author and former mayor of Stockton, CA, joins the show to discuss his book ‘The Deeper the Roots’ and why Democrats are losing the messaging battle (48:36). 

    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Producers: Trudy Joseph and Donnie Beacham
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    RIP Young Dolph, and Domestic Violence in the NFL | Higher Learning | The Ringer

    RIP Young Dolph, and Domestic Violence in the NFL | Higher Learning | The Ringer

    Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the commutation of Julius Jones’s death sentence (0:35), the exoneration of two men convicted of killing Malcolm X (9:29), and the tragic death of rapper Young Dolph (17:59). Then Antonio Brown is accused of obtaining a fake vaccine card (55:10), and domestic violence is discussed in light of the Zac Stacy incident (59:36). 

    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Producers: Trudy Joseph and Donnie Beacham
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    DaBaby’s Baby Mama Drama and Biden’s Bill Becomes Law | Higher Learning | The Ringer

    DaBaby’s Baby Mama Drama and Biden’s Bill Becomes Law | Higher Learning | The Ringer

    Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss DaBaby’s most recent controversy after the rapper called the cops on his child’s mother DaniLeigh (16:04). Then the Kyle Rittenhouse trial nears a conclusion (27:59), President Biden signs the infrastructure bill into law (49:52), and Beto is running for governor of Texas (1:07:11). 

    Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
    Producers: Trudy Joseph and Donnie Beacham
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and Delaying ‘Black Panther 2’

    The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and Delaying ‘Black Panther 2’

    Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the start of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and his testimony, which had the internet abuzz (17:41). Plus, Letitia Wright’s vaccination stance has the ‘Black Panther 2’ production on hold (33:27), Jay-Z and Hillary Clinton have a problem in common (40:06), and Scottie Pippen’s mad at Michael Jordan (1:00:36). And of course, it’s Mailbag Time (1:19:15).

    Hosts: Van Lathan & Rachel Lindsay
    Producers: Trudy Joseph & Donnie Beacham
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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10.2K Ratings

10.2K Ratings

Lalalivelovelife ,

Great show!!!

This past episode on 11/30 was very relatable. I appreciate Van Lathan being open about grieving a loved one and expressing his feelings during the holiday season. I look forward to listening to the show each week! Great podcast👏🏾👏🏾

ITSme_Alexander ,

Loveeee

I look forward to listening to their podcast! They never fail to make me laugh!

britty_bit ,

Yikes Van

Not Van Latham All Lives Mattering the Zac Stacy domestic violence situation all while talking over Rachel and not allowing her to speak. Disgusting.

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