All Rev'd Up All Rev'd Up explores where faith intersects politics and culture. Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett 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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All Rev'd Up

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All Rev'd Up explores where faith intersects politics and culture. Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett 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.

Most Recent Episodes

Why give thanks during a pandemic?

Much of life in America, and across the globe, grounded to a near halt due to COVID-19. The shutdown in America came as a national resignation that the virus has taken hold and hijacked normalcy, replacing it with fear and uncertainty. The sounds of clapping, cheers, and banging pots and pans from streets, windows and rooftops were public displays of gratitude to thank healthcare workers and first responders. The Rev's will talk about the importance to pause and give thanks during a pandemic as it's still with us.

What Does It Mean to be Black and Free?

In a post-George Floyd era, there is broader recognition of Juneteenth, the holiday celebrated by many African Americans acknowledging the day enslaved Black people were freed. How is the holiday being received today, by a new generation and will it bring Black Americans closer to true liberation and freedom or is this another example of the commodification of Black pain? The Revs, Emmett G. Price III and Irene Monroe break it down in this episode.

Tulsa Massacre: An American Dream Decimated

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, the Revs reflect on this moment and what it means for people in America today, and the remaining survivors from that horrific day 100 years ago. What lessons can be learned and what about reparations?

Blackness and Cultural Appropriation Pt. II

After rave reviews and high opinions, The Rev's decided to follow up the May 5th episode with a continued version. Again they ask, "appreciation or appropriation?"

Blackness and Cultural Appropriation

"Whew Chile," "Slay" and "Yass" are common terms in the media amongst many people, especially white Americans. Ironically, terms that are commonplace in African American Vernacular English were once viewed as a pejorative, but now they are being added to mainstream dictionaries. Cultural appropriation is nothing new especially when Black Americans are the victims – but now that elements of Blackness are into the mainstream, what can Black people do to reclaim the culture we curated and cherish? In this episode, The Revs talk about the history of cultural appropriation, and how oftentimes it's people who are not Black taking Black culture for their own pleasure.

Black Sexuality: Don't Ask Don't Tell

Discussing one's sexuality within the Black community can be taboo. Of course, the man creeping with several women is often a topic of conversation but those who engage in infidelity or who may be LGBTQ can be taboo subjects. The Revs will explore an aspect of our culture that is often left unspoken.

Black Parenting: The joys and challenges

Parenting is tough. Parenting through George Floyd's murder brings ongoing challenges due to the prevalence of racism. Media, social scientists, and the government have weaponized how black parents raise their children. However, the joys of raising black children-shaping minds and future generations- are invisible. The Revs will talk about the intersectional ancestral ethos of the joys and challenges of black parenting- past and present- highlighting the African proverb, "it takes a village."

Black Utopias

Imagine a world where the impossible becomes possible. Imagine a world where Black and brown people are not burdened with an institution woven with racist fabric. Within the history of African American struggle against racism that often verges on dystopia, a hidden tradition has depicted a transfigured world. Daring to speculate on a future beyond white supremacy, Black utopian artists and thinkers offer powerful visions of ways of being that are built on radical concepts of justice and liberality. This craved paradise has often been reserved for the big screen in the forms of "Zamunda" and "Wakanda."

How we live our lives, one year later

A year into the pandemic, the Revs ask, "how are we adapting to this new reality?" People are forced to find their inner strengths to navigate the intersection of faith, culture, and politics during this extended season of disruption.

The Black Church: Reimagining Our Story and Our Song

Inspired by Henry Louis Gates' recent 2-part, 4-hour documentary on the history, resilience, vitality and future of the Black Church, the Revs discuss how we might reimagine the future of post-COVID The Black Church. They will share their dreams, visions and hope as well as their fears, concerns and the challenges. Join them for this special episode of the All Rev'd Up Podcast brought to you with support from The Corporation For Public Broadcasting.