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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.
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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.






035 – The Art + ScienceOf Respect w/ J Prince

J Prince, a legend amongst the community and a man all about respect joined Van this week. Van and the Houston based mogul dove deep on a variety of topics including Kanye West’s time at the White House, mental health and the Drake vs. Pusha T beef


034 – Tom Hanks’ Used PT Cruiser w/ Chet Hanks

Chet Hanks, son of academy award winning actor Tom Hanks, joins Van on the podcast this week to discuss his upbringing amongst both his parents, who have achieved an incredible amount of success in Hollywood. Chet also touches on his passion for rap, overcoming drug addiction and why his father was robbed of Oscar following his role in Cast Away.


033 – BEATING the Odds w/ Daymond John | Plus A Kanye Wrap Up

Daymond John, legendary businessman, entrepreneur and television personality most popularly known as the CEO and founder of FUBU, dropped by The Red Pill to discuss a spectrum of important topics. Daymond educates the listeners on financial health and some of the strategies he used to become extremely successful. Daymond also sheds light on some of his decision making process behind Shark Tank. Van opens this week’s episode with an update on Kanye West after a second interview at TMZ.


032 – Silent Partner w/ Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke

Van sits down with hip-hop royalty and one of the three names behind the legendary Roc-A-Fella Records, Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke. Biggs discusses how he was able to change the culture of hip-hop, the struggles he went through as the silent partner, his stint in prison, the growth that followed and the one artist he wished he had signed while he was at Roc-A-Fella Records.


031 – Blood and Basketball w/ Matt Barnes

Van sits down with recently retired 14 year NBA veteran Matt Barnes, who amassed a well respected career in the basketball career from his touted high school days to UCLA to the Clippers, Lakers, Kings and Warriors. Barnes is also in tune with aiding the community and leads a tremendous organization fighting against cancer amongst six other businesses he has been involved with over the years.


030 – Protect Jason Weaver w/ Scooter Braun

Scooter Braun, manager to some of the biggest names in entertainment including Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, sits down with Van to discuss his incredible story of coming up in the industry, how he discovered these household celebrity names, his flirting with a potential future political career and how he scored on one of the best college basketball players of all time.


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.


006 - Van the Delicate Snowflake w/ Jamilah Lemieux

Van sits down with prominent black feminist and writer Jamilah Lemieux. The two take a deep dive into Killer Mike’s recent NRA endeavor, why you have too look deeper into his past before criticizing his most recent action, and the state of Twitter’s cancel culture.


005 - Black Guns Matter w/ Maj Toure

Van Lathan dives deep into the gun control debate with the founder of Black Guns Matter, Maj Toure. From firearm education to the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas, the two deliberate on weapons like the AR-15, the complicated history of black america and the second amendment, and if ALL gun control is racist.


004 - White Girls Are Easy w/ Shaunie O’Neal and Evelyn Lozada

Van talks with The Basketball Wives’ Shaunie O’Neal and Evelyn Lozada about the burden of being black women in the media spotlight, how the two reality show stars know when your man is cheating on you and the ups and downs of being associated with high profile athletes. This all took place with The Basketball Wives crew rolling their cameras in studio to really flip the podcast on its head.


003 - Worldstar Island w/ Charlamagne Tha God

Van is joined by Charlamagne tha God, host of The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 FM and co-host of The Brilliant Idiots podcast on Loud Speakers Network. Charlamagne breaks down the added pressure of being nationally synidcated voice on culture in America, why Danielle Bregoli will never get an invite to The Breakfast Club and how the Martin Luther King Dodge ad was blown way out of proportion.


002 - Culture Vultures w/ Damon Dash

Van sits down with hip hop mogul Damon Dash to discuss culture vultures and why he prides himself as a business man by not taking “they” money. The Ex-Roc-A-Fella CEO drops some wild stories about an underground boxing ring made up of Hip Hop legends, talks about his new movie Honor Up, and reveals the culture vulture he feels broke up the Roc dynasty.


001 - #HollywoodSoRacist w/ Taye Diggs

001 - #HollywoodSoRacist w/ Taye Diggs by Loud Speakers Network