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Trouble in Texas and Drake’s Album Review

Van and Rachel react to the Texas GOP’s new platform suggesting secession before discussing the mixed reaction to Drake’s new album

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DJ Akademiks’ Comments on Underage Dating, Plus Herschel Walker and Fatherhood

Van and Rachel also discuss the U.S. providing more aid to Ukraine

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Garcelle Beauvais on Persevering in Hollywood, Plus Revisiting the Isimemen Etute Case With Jarrett Hill

Van and Rachel also react to Matt James revealing his frustrations surrounding his ‘Bachelor’ experience

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Michael Che and the Feel-Good Biz of Comedy, Plus Fan Controlled Football With Ray Austin

Van and Rachel discuss the New York Times’s report on the latest Deshaun Watson allegations and Jack Del Rio’s comments and the epidemic of ‘white-nesia’

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Discussing the Acquittal of Isimemen Etute With James Turk

Plus, there’s discussion about Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey’s breakup, Herschel Walker doing press, and an update on ‘Mountain Lion Watch’

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Mass Shootings and the Challenge of Finding Hope

Guns Down America director Igor Volsky joins Van and Rachel to discuss pushing the Biden administration to live up to promises made and attempting to find hope amidst the circumstances

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Racist or Nah? Plus, Discussing the Spread of Monkeypox

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are back in studio to debate whether or not a Yankees vs. White Sox dustup was sparked by racism, Gunna being denied bond, and Trump sharing a post calling for "civil war"

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Peak White Mess, and Speaking for All Interracial Marriages

Plus, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s successful fight for equal pay

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The Great Replacement Theory, and an “Auntie Diaries” Conversation

Van and Rachel also discuss the latter’s "celebrity beef"

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Bruce Rivers and the Fight to End Self-Snitching

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the indictment of Young Thug and Gunna before welcoming Bruce Rivers, attorney and host of ‘Criminal Lawyer Reacts,’ to discuss potential legal woes

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Kendrick Lamar’s Return and the Indictment of Young Thug and Gunna

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay also discuss the death of controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels and the ensuing social media reaction

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Overturning Roe v. Wade and Dave Chappelle’s Attack

Plus, Drake hops in a wife’s DMs and Animal Games is back

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Can a Victim Be a Bully? And the Sides of Toxic Christianity

Plus, discussions about a substitute teacher getting fired for a TikTok post and Van Jones being critical of the Biden administration

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Prayer in Schools and Playing Animal Games

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the Supreme Court case involving a high school football coach claiming the right to pray after games, Joe Biden considering student loan cancellation, and more

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DaBaby’s Self-Defense Claim, and Talking Black Supremacy

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay celebrate the release of Van’s new book ‘Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales from the Trenches of Transformation,’ before discussing the security footage of DaBaby’s fatal confrontation in 2018

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Mask Mandate Lifted, and Earning a Punch from Mike Tyson

Van and Rachel discuss mixed reactions to the lifting of the transportation mask mandate before going through other recent pop-culture news

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Cruel, Unusual Punishment, and Jesus at 30,000 Feet

Van and Rachel unpack Megan Thee Stallion’s Coachella sneak peek. Plus, acoustic gospel hijacks a flight and Kyrie Irving flips off Celtics fans.

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If Deltas Ruled the World, and the Unnecessary Death of Patrick Lyoya

Plus, a comedy skit sparks social media debate

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Sean K. Campbell Discusses His Investigative Reporting on Black Lives Matter

Van and Rachel also discuss Adam Schefter’s insensitive tweet about Dwayne Haskins’s death and Donald Glover’s self-interview

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Black Lives Matter Cofounder Alicia Garza Addresses Recent Controversy

Plus, Ketanji Brown Jackson is officially confirmed and we open the Thought Warrior Mailbag

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A Grammys Recap and Debating What It Is to Be Square

Plus, some questionable funeral practices are discussed

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NFL Hiring Practices and Skip Bayless on the Black Woman Who Raised Him

Plus, Van and Rachel react to Todd Bowles taking over for Bruce Arians as head coach of the Buccaneers

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Will Smith’s Oscar Night: A ‘Higher Learning’ Breakdown

Plus, Van and Rachel discuss Will’s ensuing apology

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The Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson and a 2022 Oscars Preview

Van and Rachel also dig into Kanye West and the 2022 Grammy Awards

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A Conversation on Transgender Athletics With Activist Raquel Willis

Plus, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing kicks off and Maury finally gets to retire

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Howard U to Strike? Plus, Herschel Walker and the Theory of Evolution.

Plus, Van and Rachel discuss the presence of Papa John’s in Russia and talk about Colin Kaepernick, who seems ready to suit up

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The Cult of Kanye and Isabelle Khurshudyan on the War in Ukraine

Van and Rachel also discuss ‘The Power of the Dog’ director Jane Campion’s trending weekend

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Ryan Coogler’s Run-in and Reactions to Jussie Smollett’s Sentencing

Van and Rachel also discuss Kim Kardashian’s insensitive comments about work ethic, and some recent Emmanuel Acho comments come under fire

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Gambling in the NFL and Brittney Griner’s Detainment

Plus, Van and Rachel talk about Jemele Hill’s tweets on the belittling of Black women in podcasts and sticky bangs

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Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill and State of the Union Reactions

Plus, Van and Rachel react to the casting news for the reboot of ‘White Men Can’t Jump’

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The Treatment of Africans Fleeing the War in Ukraine

Plus, Steelo Brim discusses the longevity of ‘Ridiculousness’ and Van and Rachel react to President Biden’s Supreme Court nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson

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The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and DJ Akademiks on Misinformation

Plus, there’s a breakdown of the disparity between the WNBA and NBA