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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

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Reacting to the Verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery Trial and Trying to Define Justice

Rachel and Van share their thoughts on the guilty verdict

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Talking ‘Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’ With Directors Coodie and Chike

Plus, Van and Rachel discuss the NFL hiring Loretta Lynch and Eric Adams meeting with drill rap artists

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The Super Bowl Halftime Recap and a Talk With Timothy Ware-Hill

Plus, Van and Rachel discuss their concern around drill music and a related rise in violence

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Analyzing the Biden–Crack Pipe Headlines and Anna Malaika Tubbs on Black Motherhood

Van and Rachel break down the Biden administration’s harm-reduction plan and conversations around the crack pipe headlines, before discussing new Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel’s response to questions about racial identity

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Is Joe Rogan Racist? And the Consequences of “No-Knock” Warrants

Van and Rachel introduce a new segment, the Big Deal, just in time to discuss the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan and his ensuing apology

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Brian Flores Sues the NFL and Peter Rosenberg Talks Whoopi

Van and Rachel give their reactions to Flores’s decision to sue the NFL for racial discrimination before welcoming Rosenberg back for a layered discussion on the Whoopi Goldberg controversy

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Rihanna’s Baby Bump and MacG on That Ari Lennox Question

Plus, Van and Rachel discuss ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’

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A Conversation Across the Aisle With Tamika Hamilton, and Joe Biden’s Pledge

Van and Rachel also break down Joe Rogan’s problematic conversation on Blackness

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Bakari Sellers on the Present and Future State of Politics

Plus, an interviewer’s cringey question to Ari Lennox has the internet abuzz

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Mitch McConnell’s Americans and the Awkwafina Backlash

Van and Rachel also remember the life and legacy of André Leon Talley before diving into Fresh and Fit going head-to-head with Brittany Renner

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The Whitewashing of MLK and Mario Lopez’s Silence

Van and Rachel get into the Cowboys’ loss before reflecting on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Forever Fight for Voting Rights and Kate Sosin on Ending Violence Against the Trans Community

Plus, Van and producers Trudy and Donnie discuss the NFL coming out of the war on race unscathed

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Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Closing Achievement Gaps and Fixing Student Loan Programs

Plus, Van and Rachel talk about the convictions in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case and Urban Meyer being an even bigger POS than we thought

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The Life of Michael K. Williams and Talking ‘The Wire’ With Felicia “Snoop” Pearson

Pearson talks about stepping in to complete voice-overs for the late Michael K. Williams in VICE TV’s ‘Black Market,’ and how her relationship with Williams led to her legendary role on ‘The Wire’

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Being Proud of Not Dating Black Women, and Talking Hip-Hop With Reason

Plus, Van and Rachel talk about New York’s newest mayor drawing backlash

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Janet Jackson on Michael and Omicron Updates With Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding

Van and Rachel discuss the pop singer’s upcoming documentary

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Michelle Obama 2024 and Cerise Castle on LAPD’s Use of Force

Plus, Van and Rachel react to the deaths of the legendary Archbishop Desmond Tutu and coach-broadcaster John Madden

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Kim Potter Found Guilty and Bachelor Nation’s First Black Couple

Plus, Van and Lindsay debate whether Jay-Z would be unbeatable in a ‘Verzuz’ battle

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Joe Manchin Says “No,” and COVID-19 Surges

Plus, Van and Rachel touch on the hip-hop community mourning the death of Drakeo the Ruler

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The Return of Student Loans and Deion Sanders Gets Top Recruit

Van and Rachel react to President Joe Biden’s decision not to extend student loan relief, and a Louisiana judge’s decision to blame a slur on a sedative

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The Realities of Climate Change and the Future of Roe v. Wade

Plus, Van and Rachel discuss Governor Gavin Newsom’s plans to use Texas’s restrictive abortion law as a model for an assault weapon ban, and the recent crime wave in L.A. has folks moving differently

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Jussie Smollett Found Guilty and Travis Scott Speaks on Astroworld Tragedy

Plus, Rachel and Van discuss the Department of Justice suing the state of Texas and the production woes for ‘Black Panther 2’

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Verzuz Reactions and Michael Arceneaux on Intracultural Conflict

Van and Rachel are in the studio, recording in person for the first time

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Stacey Abrams for Governor, and Yet Another School Shooting

Van and Rachel also discuss Chris Cuomo’s suspension from CNN and Kyle Rittenhouse’s status at Arizona State

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Remembering Virgil Abloh, and Omicron Reactions

There’s also discussion about Jussie Smollett’s trial and the AMAs sparking confusion after giving Doja Cat an R&B award

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BLM’s Newest Supporter: Kyle Rittenhouse. Plus: Michael Tubbs on Democratic Messaging.

Van and Rachel also talk about claims of sexism lobbied at the film ‘King Richard’ and Idris Elba playing a Bond villain rather than the man himself

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RIP, Young Dolph, and Domestic Violence in the NFL

Van and Rachel also react to the commutation of Julius Jones’s death sentence, the exoneration of two men convicted of killing Malcolm X, and Antonio Brown being accused of obtaining a fake vaccine card

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DaBaby’s Baby Mama Drama and Biden’s Bill Becomes Law

Van and Rachel also discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse trial nearing a conclusion and Beto running for governor of Texas