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All Rev’d Up explores where faith intersects politics and culture. Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett G. Price III come from different black faith perspectives, they’re of different generations, they hail from different parts of the country, and they come together in this podcast to talk about faith in a different way. They don’t always agree, but they always hear each other out. Dive into conversations around race, faith, and this week’s headlines with the Revs every other Wednesday. When something happens in the world, you want their take on it. All Rev’d Up is produced by WGBH.

All Rev’d Up explores where faith intersects politics and culture. Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett G. Price III come from different black faith perspectives, they’re of different generations, they hail from different parts of the country, and they come together in this podcast to talk about faith in a different way. They don’t always agree, but they always hear each other out. Dive into conversations around race, faith, and this week’s headlines with the Revs every other Wednesday. When something happens in the world, you want their take on it. All Rev’d Up is produced by WGBH.

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United States

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All Rev’d Up explores where faith intersects politics and culture. Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett G. Price III come from different black faith perspectives, they’re of different generations, they hail from different parts of the country, and they come together in this podcast to talk about faith in a different way. They don’t always agree, but they always hear each other out. Dive into conversations around race, faith, and this week’s headlines with the Revs every other Wednesday. When something happens in the world, you want their take on it. All Rev’d Up is produced by WGBH.

Language:

English


Episodes

Should Black people trust medical trials?

10/7/2020
Vaccination trials for COVID-19 are being conducted by HBCU medical schools, and some of them are asking for more Black participation, but will Black people be trusting enough of the medicine to try it? Black people are not largely anti-vaxxers, but they understand the history of medical experimentation done on Black bodies. Also, the pandemic has exposed the disparities in America’s healthcare system that has disproportionately affected the Black community.

Duration:00:26:20

Grieving During a "Twindemic"

9/23/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest have upended our daily lives and routines, creating uncertainty and anxiety, and grief. How we grieve and mourn and the practices and rituals that normally bring comfort aren't readily accessible during this incredibly isolating and challenging period. The Revs will talk about how the unique styles of black funerals "home goings" have functioned as both a form of pastoral care and celebration for its bereaved community.

Duration:00:22:39

Black Agency and Influence

9/9/2020
As the nation continues to confront the ills of systemic racism and oppression, the Black community is using its agency and influence to fight back. The Revs take a look at the power of Black culture in a riveting discussion about athletics, music and faith.

Duration:00:31:06

Kamala Harris, First Black Woman

8/26/2020
Kamala Harris makes history as the first Black woman on a presidential ticket. As we pay homage to Shirley Chisolm, Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III take a look at how Harris' selection is being received from the Black community.

Duration:00:28:45

Season Two: We're Back!

8/12/2020
After a brief (or not-so-brief) hiatus, Irene and Emmett – also known as “The Revs” are back and ready to be bold, and also broaden the podcast amid changes in the world. The Revs introduce the second season of “All Rev’d Up” in this trailer in preparation of the August 26 season premiere.

Duration:00:02:04

A New Chapter For Tyler Perry

11/13/2019
On their final episode of All Rev’d Up’s premier season, Irene and Emmett talk about Tyler Perry, the multi-talented actor, producer, writer and director, and his new production and studio complex in Atlanta. The new Tyler Perry Studios opened, to much fanfare, on the site of a former US military complex and is now the largest film studio in the country. It has established Perry as the first African-American to outright own a major film and production studio in the United States.

Duration:00:28:15

A Conversation with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

10/30/2019
On today’s show, The Revs sit down with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District. They talk about her role in the current impeachment proceedings and her belief in due process of the law, her faith as a foundation for her work in government and civic life, her thoughts on reparations and how we arrive at fair compensation, income inequality, and her efforts on criminal justice reform.

Duration:00:25:41

Kanye, The Evangelist

10/16/2019
On today’s show, Emmett and Irene examine Rapper Kanye West’s newest venture, his Sunday “pop-up” services at various churches and venues around the country. Is this a new hustle for Kanye? Another form of self-promotion? Or is he on a redemption journey, reclaiming his Christian identity? Rebranding and reinventing himself?

Duration:00:24:46

The N-Word

10/2/2019
On today’s episode, The Revs ask: is there a proper use of the N-word? They dissect the word’s usage from historical figures like James Baldwin and Muhammad Ali to the hip hop generation, leading up to the country’s current political climate, asking: with its legacy of oppression and hate, can you ever reclaim the n-word?

Duration:00:24:44

Politics In The Pulpit

9/18/2019
Are we losing the Jeffersonian ideal of “the separation of church and state”? Or did we ever have it to begin with? Emmett and Irene look at how church leaders choose to insert themselves, and their congregations, into the political debate.

Duration:00:25:15

Are We In A "Cold Civil War"?

9/4/2019
Spurred by a statement by Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr. that “we are in a cold civil war,”the Revs ask: Are we engaged in new civil war, or did the war never really end for Black Americans? Who is engaged in this contemporary fight and have the weapons changed?

Duration:00:24:13

Hoping and Waiting for Reparations

8/21/2019
In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Jamestown, setting the stage for slavery and it’s legacy in the United States, The Revs talk reparations: What should they look like, and who should get them?

Duration:00:20:25

Thou Shall (Not) Forgive

8/7/2019
The Revs discuss forgiveness as it relates to two notable incidents of violence on the African-American community: The death of Eric Garner on Staten Island at the hands of the New York Police Department, and the mass shooting of congregants and clergy at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. Is it OK to forgive in the wake of such unspeakable acts? Is there healing after forgiveness?

Duration:00:23:39

What is "Black enough"?

7/24/2019
In this episode, Rev. Monroe and Rev. Price discuss the “one drop” rule and defining “Blackness”, in response to the recent discussions, questioning Sen. Kamala Harris’ blackness.

Duration:00:20:05

What Do They See When They See Us?

7/10/2019
On their first episode, the Revs delve into “When They See Us,” a Netflix dramatization of the story of the Central Park Five and the poignant question it poses: What do they see when they see us? And who, exactly, is the “they?”

Duration:00:25:16

All Rev'd Up First Listen

6/19/2019
All Rev'd Up is coming soon! Join Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett G. Price III in their conversations around race, faith, and this week’s headlines. All Rev’d Up launches on July 10, 2019.

Duration:00:00:31