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.
The Way We Speak: Black Vernacular
In the season 4 finale, The Rev’s discuss the latest trend on “Black Twitter,” which discussed Black slang, phrases and colloquialisms. The viral topic lead with, “the African American urge…” From “gone with your bad self,” to “my bad,” The Rev’s go tit-for-tat with their favorite sayings and may have introduced the audience to a few new ones; now, give us the 411…what’s your go-to “urge?”
Ahmaud Arbery: is this justice?
After Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. were found guilty on multiple counts, but specifically in the murder of 25-year-old Amaud Arbery, many ask if the unarmed Black jogger truly received justice. From Black pastors’ presence in the courtroom being questioned, to a defense attorney inhumanely discussing Arbery’s alleged “long, dirty toenails,” The Revs weigh in on their thoughts on the trial, the outcome, and the future of America’s justice system regarding Black lives.
Rittenhouse: Villain or Vigilante?
Kyle Rittenhouse was recently acquitted for two murders and one attempted murder during the Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the August 2020 shooting of Jacob Black, an unarmed Black man. Rittenhouse’s defense pled not guilty on all counts, saying that the then 17-year-old’s yielding and firing of an AR-15 rifle was actually self defense. For this reason, some are calling him a hero and vigilante. Others are calling him a white supremacist and villian. Hear the Revs’ out on their thoughts on the nationally-criticized trial, and what they predict to happen next.
Passing: We All Do It
Inspired by the new Netflix film starring Tessa Thompson, “Passing,” The Revs discuss the various ways in life where people potentially “pass” as other things, from race and beyond. Listen, analyze, dissect and ask yourself if you pass as anything.
The Consumption of Black Manhood in Hip-Hop
As an “out” member of the LGBTQ+ community, Lil Nas X has recently been extremely upfront and personal about his life in his music and in his social media posts, which has upset folks like DaBaby and Boosie Badazz. Could it be that Lil Nas and others are defining the holistic view of Black manhood in the 21st Century?
Why Did I Get Married?
On July 10, 2020 Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith took to the Red Table to share about her “entanglement” with songwriter, singer and rapper, August Alsina, who is 20 years her junior. The Red Table created dialogue about relationships, healing and in many ways, hope for the future. The Revs break down marriage, gender roles, boundaries, and what marriage really is.
Educational and entertaining!
I’ve learned so much from your podcasts thank you! ❤️
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!!