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.
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.”
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.
Christmas in Color
Thank you for your insightful discussion about the need for Black Christmas and holiday films. JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY is pure magic. We need more. Representation matters. Once you’re on the holiday circuit successfully it means you come back ever year. Thank you for bringing this to attention.
Excited for season 2!
Excellent pod—I listened to all of season 1, and can’t wait to hear what season 2 brings!! Into season 2–and it does not disappoint! Excellent topics, hosts and dialog!!
I first listened to you on Boston Public Radio. I was excited that there was something for me, a black man, on Massachusetts radio. I was impressed by the candid views on current events and that you are 2 Reverends of the Christian faith. Your BPR segment was so brief, and I yearned for more. I was thrilled to hear you were doing a podcast. You didn’t disappoint me. You both are doing an excellent job. I sent most of my family your podcast information. Thank you for doing this podcast. I pray that more people hear your podcasts. I am a Christian and you open my eyes to different ways to think about certain issues.