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Ed Reed’s Exit, Plus Stephen A. Smith on Skip and Kaepernick

Plus, Van digs into his love of the ‘No Jumper’ drama

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Uncomfortably Conversing With Emmanuel Acho

Van and Rachel also react to Ron DeSantis claiming AP African American studies "lacks educational value"

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Martin Luther King Jr., the Revolutionary With Dr. Peniel Joseph

Plus, Ed Reed goes off on Bethune-Cookman University and HBCUs, and the LAPD faces scrutiny for the death of an unarmed Black man

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Calmatic Remixes House Party, Plus Biden’s Classified Docs

Plus, a TikTok chef’s old tweets come back to haunt him

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The Concessions of Kevin McCarthy, Plus Meek Mill’s Ghanaian Vacation

Van and Rachel also discuss the updates on Damar Hamlin’s recovery

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Damar Hamlin’s Recovery and Skip Bayless’s Tweet, Plus Kevin McCarthy’s Really Bad Week

Plus, journalist Aaron Rupar returns to break down the humiliation of Kevin McCarthy

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The Guilty Verdict of Tory Lanez With Meghann Cuniff, and Anti-Blackness From the Diaspora

Akon says Africans are better performers than African Americans

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Holiday Book Recommendations With Maiysha Kai

Van and Rachel welcome the lifestyle editor of The Grio and host of the ‘Writing Black’ podcast to discuss her list of must-read books

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Trump’s Taxes, Plus Aaron Rupar: Banned by Elon Musk

Van and Rachel react to the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns before welcoming journalist Aaron Rupar to discuss having his Twitter account suspended and the future of the platform

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Prosecuting a President, and the Life of P-22

What happens next after the House January 6 committee approved criminal referrals for Donald Trump? And Beth Pratt returns to discuss the passing of the world’s most famous mountain lion.

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The Tory Lanez Trial, and Did Gunna Snitch? Plus, Concern for the Famous Mountain Lion.

Plus, conservationist Beth Pratt joins to discuss P-22

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Booing the Richest Man in the World, and Body Positivity With Kelvin Davis

Van and Rachel also react to R. Kelly’s new music

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Brittney Griner Released From Russia, and Van Jones Apologizes

Plus, Van and Rachel discuss the internet’s claiming Kenya Barris has an obsession

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Jackson State and the Deion Discourse, Plus the War for “Woke”

Plus, Natalie Nunn of ‘Baddies West’ calls in for a quick chat about exploitation and a discussion of the collection of slave memorabilia

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‘South Side’ With Diallo Riddle and Kanye Loves Hitler

Van and Rachel also discuss LeBron James’s comments about the non-coverage of the Jerry Jones controversy

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The Questionable Pasts of the Joneses: Jerry and James Earl

Van and Rachel also remember the lives of friend and music executive Hovain Hylton and actress and pop star Irene Cara

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Thankful to Have Jonathan Majors on the Podcast

Van and Rachel welcome actor and fellow Texan Jonathan Majors to the podcast to discuss growing up in Rachel’s hometown, his new film, ‘Devotion,’ and the true story behind it, plus why he doesn’t watch any of his own movies

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Gabrielle Union on ‘The Inspection’ and Empowering Your Children

Also, Van and Rachel discuss Kyrie Irving’s return to the Brooklyn Nets and Black Hebrew Israelites showing up in support, before reacting to the tragedy at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Life As a TV Legend

TV legend Malcolm-Jamal Warner joins to discuss his journey from child actor on ‘The Cosby Show’ to Grammy-winning musician/poet

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2022 Midterm Election Recap, and Talking Fanbase With Isaac Hayes III

Van and Rachel react to the election results and the outlook of some key gubernatorial and Senate races

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Kyrie and the Nets’ Stipulations, Plus the Midterm Elections Are Here

Van and Rachel also discuss Drake inserting himself into the Megan Thee Stallion–Torey Lanez drama and a University of Kentucky student exposing her true racist self

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Mourning Takeoff and Kyrie Irving Gets Suspended

Plus, Van and Rachel are joined by Jade Magnus Ogunnaike from Color of Change to discuss disinformation and holding Twitter accountable for hate speech

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The End of Affirmative Action? Plus, a Kyrie Conversation

Van and Rachel also react to an intruder attacking Nancy Pelosi’s husband

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The Corporate Cancellation of Kanye, and Herschel Walker Is Super Duper Pro-Choice

Plus, Van and Rachel talk about Rihanna giving us a tease of new music, and Brittney Griner’s appeal getting denied

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The Legendary Billy Porter, and Discussing a Hyperpartisan Supreme Court

Billy Porter joins the show to discuss support for LGBTQ media, and the intracommunity divide between straight and gay Black men

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Florida’s Voter Fraud Arrests, and Cheri Beasley’s Race for Senate

Plus, there’s discussion about a Massachusetts woman who resisted arrest with the help of hundreds of bees

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Free Speech and ‘Drink Champs,’ Plus Student Loan Forgiveness Is Here

Van and Rachel also get into Jamaica banning the glorification of drugs and crime, and also have a conversation on the widespread increase in police budgets

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Alex Jones Pays, and a Conversation With a Thought Warrior

Plus, Rachel does a peak ‘Legal Eagle’ breakdown, and a mailbag centered on "literate culture"

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Once Again … Kanye West, Plus Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins on ‘Trials and Triumphs’

Plus, Killer Mike is critical of Stacey Abrams’s campaign for governor

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Biden’s Marijuana Pardons, and Herschel Walker Plays Defense

Van and Rachel react to the news of President Biden pardoning federal offenses involving marijuana possession, before digging into Herschel Walker’s alleged abortion hypocrisy

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Ye and White Lives Matter, Plus Soledad O’Brien on ‘The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks’

Van and Rachel react to Kanye’s White Lives Matter shirt before welcoming in Emmy and Peabody award-winning broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien to discuss hew new documentary on Rosa Parks

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Jemele Hill on the Malika Andrews Discourse. Plus, Rachel Dolezal’s OnlyFans Leak

Van and Rachel also have a discussion on Hurricane Ian’s impact on Florida and the life and career of Coolio