Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay

By The Ringer

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.

  1. 1.
    Juneteenth, White Psychosis, and Cancel Culture in Comedy
    1:24:18
  2. 2.
    Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Colorism In the Heights 
    1:13:06
  3. 3.
    Bachelor Nation Gets Aggressive and Kamala Has a Really Bad Week
    1:26:26
  4. 4.
    Renaissance Man Jalen Rose and the Apologetic Kimmy Schmidt
    1:27:42
  5. 5.
    Chris Harrison Gets Replaced & Katt Williams on Cancel Culture
    1:46:54
  6. 6.
    Mental Health, Mo’Nique’s Critiques, & Ellie Kemper Won What?
    1:35:51
  7. 7.
    Celebrating a Year of Higher Learning
    1:36:35
  8. 8.
    Remembering George Floyd, 1 Year Later
    1:27:02
  1. 9.
    UFOs are Real, Kwame Claps Back, & JB Smoove on Being White Famous
    1:56:45
  2. 10.
    The Real Bill Gates and Understanding the Conflict in Gaza
    1:40:48
  3. 11.
    Difficult Discussions with Michael Rapaport
    1:12:22
  4. 12.
    A Future Political Star’s Favorite Wu-Tang Song and the Problem With Politics
    1:39:59
  5. 13.
    Jury Question Time and the Black Clark Kent
    1:33:59
  6. 14.
    W. Kamau Bell on Being a Tall Black Man in America
    1:22:01
  7. 15.
    Platonic Relationships, Celebrity News, and Political Bootlicking
    1:19:36
  8. 16.
    Van Lathan Wins an Academy Award for Best Short Film
    1:21:52
  9. 17.
    Omari Hardwick on the Return of Ghost and LeBron Deletes a Tweet
    1:29:21
  10. 18.
    Reacting to the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict: Guilty on All Counts
    26:14
  11. 19.
    The Mass Shootings Continue and Talking Gender Roles in the Year 2021
    1:11:37
  12. 20.
    Kim Potter Charged in the Death of Daunte Wright, Plus Colton Underwood Comes Out As Gay
    1:17:16
  13. 21.
    Processing the Death of Daunte Wright and 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario Getting Pepper-Sprayed
    1:34:02
  14. 22.
    Is Khloe Kardashian a Victim Or Just Reaping What She Sows?
    1:20:20
  15. 23.
    Paul Pierce Gets Fired From ESPN, Plus Ego Nwodim on Being Black on 'SNL'
    1:30:30
  16. 24.
    Kevin Durant vs. Michael Rapaport, Matt Gaetz Investigations, and the Quavo and Saweetie Video
    1:20:03
  17. 25.
    Reactions to Lil Nas X's Video, Chet Hanks's "White Boy Summer," and a Derek Chauvin Trial Update
    1:16:28
  18. 26.
    The Tragic Situation in Colorado, Ellen Losing Viewers, and Chrissy Teigen Quits Twitter
    1:16:50
  19. 27.
    Quavo and Saweetie Are Done, Spring Break in Miami Is Not, and Kylie Jenner Donated a Whopping $5,000
    1:10:51
  20. 28.
    Addressing the Racist Attacks in Atlanta. Plus, John the Scorpio on Matt James's Bachelor Season.
    1:35:10
  21. 29.
    Even More Chris Harrison News. Plus, Lil' Mo on Her 20 Years in the Music Industry.
    1:32:55
  22. 30.
    Piers Morgan Is Upset and Alicia Garza on How to Be Hopeful in a Time of Social Change
    1:34:10
  23. 31.
    Harry and Meghan Interview Reactions. Plus, the Papa John's Founder Spent How Long Trying to Stop Using the N-Word?
    1:15:08
  24. 32.
    Chris Harrison's Latest Apology and Angela Rye on the Biden Administration So Far
    1:25:47
  25. 33.
    DJ Akademiks on Megan Thee Stallion's Rap Skills, Drake's Upcoming Album, and Tekashi69
    1:31:21
  26. 34.
    Do We Believe President Obama's Story About Punching A Classmate?
    1:21:09
  27. 35.
    Matt James’s Instagram Statement and Andra Day on the Importance of Knowing Billie Holiday’s Story
    37:12
  28. 36.
    Cam Newton Argues With a Camper and Deion Sanders (Maybe) Got His Stuff Stolen
    1:18:54
  29. 37.
    #FlyinTedCruz: Breaking Down Ted Cruz's Trip to Cancún While Texas Freezes
    1:27:16
  30. 38.
    Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on the Black Experience in America and How to Be an Antiracist
    26:38
  31. 39.
    Chris Harrison Is Stepping Away. What's Next for the 'Bachelor' Franchise?
    1:16:26
  32. 40.
    Rachel Lindsay Sounds Off on Chris Harrison’s Problematic ‘Extra’ Interview and Apology
    1:19:20
  33. 41.
    Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield on the Importance of 'Judas and the Black Messiah'
    46:20
  34. 42.
    Van Down! Breaking Down Van Jones's Appearance on 'The View' and Nick Cannon's Return to ViacomCBS
    1:11:13
  35. 43.
    Lil Uzi's Bizarre Forehead Piercing, Lamar Odom vs. Aaron Carter, and the Trey Songz Discourse
    1:08:19
  36. 44.
    Bow Wow on His Internet Controversies and His Place in the Culture
    40:42
  37. 45.
    Let Chloe Bailey Spread Her Wings in Peace. Plus, What to Make of the T.I. and Tiny News.
    1:15:01
  38. 46.
    Lecrae on Drake, Christian Rap, and His Place in Hip-Hop. Plus, Celebrating The Life Of Cicely Tyson.
    1:34:25
  39. 47.
    Kaiya Hamilton on the Viral Clip of Her and Rick Ross From ‘Signed’
    1:22:18
  40. 48.
    Inauguration Reactions and Clare and Dale's Shocking Breakup
    1:24:38
  41. 49.
    Examining the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Why MLK Day Can Feel Performative
    1:16:54
  42. 50.
    Everyone Needs to Give Kyrie Irving Some Grace. Plus, Armie Hammer Said What?
    1:26:46

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