11 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 62 Ratings

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.

    A New Chapter For Tyler Perry

    A New Chapter For Tyler Perry

    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.

    • 27 min
    A Conversation with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

    A Conversation with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

    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.

    • 25 min
    Kanye, The Evangelist

    Kanye, The Evangelist

    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?

     

    • 24 min
    The N-Word

    The N-Word

    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?

    • 24 min
    Politics In The Pulpit

    Politics In The Pulpit

    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.

    • 24 min
    Are We In A "Cold Civil War"?

    Are We In A "Cold Civil War"?

    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?

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Sciarappaboys ,

Rev-ealing

stories and paths along faith and life in this contemporary world. As a newcomer to this country, some prospectives need to be borrowed, this is a good well to dip from and keep asking the important questions to live and get along! Ashay!

LotsaPods ,

Yes Yes

I have loved these two on Boston Public Radio for years, and always try to get to the radio when they're on. Now they have more time and space to keep it real, be with each other (and us), and inform and delight. Thank you and keep going. (AND I also found the "Preach" podcast through this one, which is great.)

GenXChurchLady ,

White Episcopal Woman Loves Show

I’ve attended a church in the Boston ‘burbs since dropping out of seminary 20 years ago. I love this show because it gives me an opportunity to hear committed Christians wrestle with topics like the proper role of church and politics, divisions in Christianity (theology, race, sexuality, denomination etc.) and how to live as a Christian with integrity this historical time and place. I am challenged and nourished each episode. Thank you to the hosts your podcast provides bread for the journey.

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