Artwork for Higher Learning

Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay

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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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Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the podcast with a discussion about their thoughts behind the emergency podcast and the lessons they learned from it (00:29) before giving their reactions to the apology posted by Diddy (28:09). Then, they are join... more

24 hours ago

Emergency podcast alert! Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the release of a 2016 surveillance video that shows an altercation between Diddy and his then-girlfriend, Cassie Ventura. They give their thoughts on the possible outcomes from the relea... more

5 days ago

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the show talking about the controversial speech Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker gave to Benedictine College’s 2024 graduate class and the NFL’s response (05:18) and the early showdown between Biden and Trump (23:03).... more

5 days ago

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the show by talking about how they celebrated Mother’s Day and how it was a huge day for the BBI (09:29). Then, they discuss the sizable student walk out during Jerry Seinfeld’s Duke University commencement speech ... more

7 days ago


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  • I love Higher Learning

    Rachel, PLEASE STOP EATING ON THE AIR. I am begging you, please. I hate when I can’t listen. Please ♥️

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Fun episode

    Just commenting to say, as part of the summit. We must come together as a community to check in on Rachel through this difficult time….of her not having Black Wangus. more

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    Robert Grayson
    United Statesa month ago
  • Ignorant

    Don’t listen if you’re actually wanting to learn about the political state of our country. Rachel is a democrat at all costs and fails to see why minorities would vote for Trump over Biden. The claim that Biden is the “lesser of 2 evils” is ignorant. Supporting Trump is “anti-Christ” according to Rachel lol. Please do your research on what each of these candidates support and stand for and decide for yourself who is more aligned with the teachings of Christ, or at least wants a better standard o... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Great podcast

    This podcast is a must-listen. I’ve really enjoyed recent episodes when Van and Rachel have spoken up more about the atrocities happening in Gaza. It’s so important to pay attention to this issue, and it’s great to hear Van say that he’s been reading more into the history. They mentioned that they’re hoping to platform some Palestinian voices soon, and I’m really looking forward to hearing more. Thank you both!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Uncooked Fake Rap Beef

    Van ST🚫P The 🧢! Compete for what, for who. Drake is the biggest Rapper and has been for beaucoup summers. The only rapper to be signed by another rapper. Then eclipse that rapper label figurehead. One thing I”ll never do is. Tell another man how to feel. Jermaine didn’t feel the need for rap on rap crime. In HIP HOP we settle fake beefs. Build rather than destroy. J. Cole is on the path to becoming a great Jedi. This is Drake’s beef. Like That scathing bars were aimed particularly at Aubrey Gr... more

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    United Statesa month ago

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