Van Lathan's The Red Pill-logo

Van Lathan's The Red Pill

Media & Entertainment Podcasts >

Van Lathan serves up a weekly dose of truth, sonically force-feeding listeners the red pill, and NEVER apologizing. News, politics, and pop-culture are all on the menu, with reality so sizzling it’ll fry your echo chamber.

Van Lathan serves up a weekly dose of truth, sonically force-feeding listeners the red pill, and NEVER apologizing. News, politics, and pop-culture are all on the menu, with reality so sizzling it’ll fry your echo chamber.
More Information


United States


Van Lathan serves up a weekly dose of truth, sonically force-feeding listeners the red pill, and NEVER apologizing. News, politics, and pop-culture are all on the menu, with reality so sizzling it’ll fry your echo chamber.






026 – Black Porn Matters w/ Nat Turnher

Van opens this week’s podcast with a commentary regarding Omarosa and her fallout from the Trump White House before diving into an episode with adult film star Nat Turnher. Nat opens up about what’s really going on with the adult film industry, the racism that exists and how he got involved in the porn industry.


025 – Going Eric Benet w/ Eric Benet

Singer and actor Eric Benet joins Van this week to discuss his career in the music industry, from his reputation of being barefoot on stage, to working with legendary producers like Quincy Jones and his run in with Jay Z. Eric Benet discussed the time he was brought on stage by Prince when he just started his come up and the state of R&B in today’s age.


024 - Re–Raising Men w/ Chris Miss

Van sits down with Chris Miss to cover a variety of increasingly important topics that have gotten the attention of social media over the past few weeks. Christina Bright, known as “Chris Miss”, dives more into the Charlamange Tha God situation, the #MeToo movement and why it is imperative that we raise this generation of men correctly.


023 – Dickhead Momentum w/ Joe Budden

Van is joined this week by retired rapper, and now of the wildly successful Joe Budden Podcast with Rory and Mal. Van and Joe dive into a variety of topics including the Charlamagne Tha God situation and how Joe got his start in both rap and podcasting.


022 – What Was I Thinking? w/ Tyrese Gibson

Vans heads over to Tyrese Gibson's house for a special Red Pill Podcast. In this powerful interview Tyrese talks about his infamous breakdown, his relationship with Will Smith, his struggles as a father, and why he'd NEVER marry a white woman.


021 – Make Decency Great Again w/ Damien Dante Wayans

Van sits down with co-host Damien Dante Wayans to discuss the eventful week that occurred while Van was vacationing in Anguilla. From LeBron James decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers to a problematic tweet that resulted in the MAGA crowd coming for Van and of course, Drake’s album Scorpion and where both hosts stand on the latest album drop.


020 – The Most Interesting Woman Alive w/ Miko Grimes

020 – The Most Interesting Woman Alive w/ Miko Grimes by Loud Speakers Network


019 – Zero Tolerance w/ Kap G

Van is joined by Kap G, actor, rapper and widely known for making the coveted and controversial cover of the 2017 XXL Freshman List. Kap G weighs in a variety of topics including the topicality of Donald Trump’s immigration policy and what it was like facing the risk of deportation when he was just a child. On a lighter note, Kap G also reveals what it’s like receiving a plethora of DM’s.


018 – Tim Osman w/ Immortal Technique

Van catches up with Immortal Technique, widely known rapper and activist, who’s incredible depth of knowledge on geopolitical issues in the world is unmatched. Immortal Technique discusses where America stands today in relation to the problems we see overseas, how we can confront the policies being put in place and his journeys across the globe.


017 – We All Crazy w/ Demetrius Harmon

Demetrius Harmon, formerly known as MeechOnMars, sat down with Van to discuss the importance of mental health, the ongoing discussions that need to be brought into the open and strategies to fight the demons that so many struggle with on a daily basis. This emotional episode of The Red Pill does end on a light hearted note, as the room weighs in on the viral photos of Beyonce and Jay Z.


016 – Fighting Fat w/ Dolvett Quince

Van Lathan is joined by Dolvett Quince, widely known as a professional trainer on the hit series “The Biggest Loser”. The two rehash their stories of transformation, opening up on both the mental and physical obstacles they had to push through to achieve their weight loss goals, including some straight forward tips for you to start achieving your own goals today.


015 – Smart, Funny, and Black w/ Amanda Seales

Van is joined by Amanda Seales this week to discuss a handful of awesome events Amanda has been taking part of this year including her show Smart Funny & Black, her podcast Small Doses and being mentioned in a now famous Kanye tweet. Amanda also helps Van deconstruct which celebrities happen to be…f*ck bois.


014 – Straight While Male w/ Josh Denny

Van Lathan sits down with Josh Denny, comedian and former host of Food Network’s Ginormous Foods. Denny rose to the top of the social media trends after a controversial tweet comparing the use of the n-word to being a straight white male. Van challenges Josh on the current use of that damaging word, and historical context in an at times uncomfortable, but important and needed conversation.


013 – Which Wayans? w/ Damien Dante Wayans

Damien Dante Wayans and Van take a trip down Wayans family memory lane where the two discuss their favorite movies that the legendary family has produced, written, directed and starred in over the years. Damien does his beat Keenan, Marlon and Damon impressions while shedding light on how his upbringing was not surrounded by money and fame until way later in life.


012 – Absence Of Thought

Van and Brandon recap the wild week of Kanye madness that took over not just the TMZ newsroom, but the internet as a whole. The personal retelling of what Kanye’s music meant to Van and the aftermath of standing up to a celebrity with that kind of influence left Van in an interesting spot…and a tweet from Jamie Lee Curtis! Additionally, Van is joined by Jason Wilson, who is running an initiative in Detroit ( to help male development.


Episode 011 -Wake Up Mr. West featuring Charlamagne Tha God

In this very special “emergency” edition of the podcast, Van Lathan lays out all of his unfiltered thoughts on Kanye West and his recent controversies stemming from Twitter. Towards the end of the show Charlamagne Tha God calls in to tell us about his first hand experience with Yeezy and why Van might be wrong about him.


010 - Champagne GrandPapi w/ Drake's father Dennis Graham

Van Lathan sits down with Drake's father, Dennis Graham. The two discuss everything from Drake's music, putting to bed the rumors of Drake's ghostwriting and why you should never respond to negativity.


009 - Developing Options w/ BIg U

Big U sits down with Van Lathan to discuss the buzz around Tekashi 69 and how his decisions may have a drastic impact on his future. The OG dives deep into how his community outreach program is improving the lives of inner city kids and shares his wild life story from growing up in South Central Los Angeles.


008 - 85/15 w/ Master P

Master P joins Van this week to talk about his legendary MTV Cribs episode, his unprecedented business deal giving his label, No Limit Records, an 85 percent cut of the sales and his nba career in the 90's with the Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets.


007 - The Whitest Supremacy You Know w/ Tariq Nasheed

Van is joined by Tariq Nasheed, actor, producer and New York Times bestselling author. Tariq and Van discuss identifying, defeating and existing with white supremacy in the United States.