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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.


029 – What’s With Whitlock w/ Jason Whitlock

Fox Sports 1 Host and sports writer Jason Whitlock joins Van this week to discuss two of the most prominent and newsworthy athletes: LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick. Van and Whitlock break down their opposing viewpoints for each athlete as it relates to the political and social impact that they have established off of the field, while also discussing Whitlock’s career as a sports journalist.


028 – Nobody Getting Killed w/ Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs joins Van in a hip-hop themed Red Pill episode that included additional guests Marisa Mendez and Jay IDK. Gibbs discusses his career in hip-hop, why he does not run with a crew and his perspective on the #MeToo movement.


027 - Pegging 101 w/ WeezyWTF

Van opens this week’s podcast with a specific ad to shine a light on an important app that could have a positive impact on how policing is done in black communities. This week’s guest is WeezyWTF, one half of the WHOREible Decisions podcast, where the two discuss a variety of topics including the current state of Weezy’s podcast, porn and whether men or women are more judgmental sexually.


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/ Chrismiss

Van sits down with Chrismiss 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 “Chrismiss”, 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

Miko Grimes is this week’s illustrious guest to sit down with Van as the two jump into a handful of stories centered on Miko’s life with professional football player Brent Grimes. Miko discusses why she wanted to be a sports reporter growing up, how she ended up fighting the sports media, both literally and figuratively, throughout some of Brent’s career, and her thoughts on the #MeToo movement in sports and entertainment.


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.