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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.






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.


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