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All Rev'd Up

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 Revs reflect on where they were when hip hop started, how the genre impacted them, and how it’s evolved since 1973.
  • The last time the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was in Boston for a national convention, was 1982. This year, they returned. After both taking their own time apart from national membership and returning, The Revs discuss the strides the NAACP has and hasn’t taken over the years.
  • As the highest court of the land has reversed the legislation that once protected and allowed equal and fair consideration of groups historically discriminated against in the college admissions process, The Revs reflect on their college journeys and how this decision will affect generations to come.
  • Established as a federal holiday in 2021 – 156 years after the initial issuance of the freedom of Black people in America, attempting to celebrate Juneteenth in 2023 still comes with roadblocks. With critical race theory being banned in schools, complaints of the holiday not being united, lack of teaching of Juneteenth in schools, The Revs ask, “how do we still celebrate Juneteenth?”
  • As we honor and mourn the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, the Revs call attention to the Black soldiers who helped shape Memorial Day holiday origins.
  • After the New York Subway murder of Jordan Neely, his attacker claimed that he was being a Good Samaritan, as he felt like his life – and the lives of other riders – was in danger. The Revs discuss their thoughts on the incident, and what they think should happen next.
  • In light of the shooting of Kansas City teen, Ralph Yarl, The Revs discuss the issues and fears of Black people continually being shot – and possibly losing their lives because they made a mistake. Tiredly and with frustration, they try to come to a conclusion and ask the repetitive question, “when is enough, enough?”
  • After expressing their dismay regarding gun control, two of the three members of the “Tennessee Three” were expelled from their roles in the state’s House of Representatives. Democratic lawmakers Justin Jones and Justin Pearson – both Black men – demanded stricter laws surrounding guns just six days after another mass shooting in America. The Revs discuss their views on the Representatives’ treatment, what democracy looks like in 2023, their projections for Tennessee and other states, and more.
  • It’s been three years since President Joe Biden was sworn into office with his right-hand woman, Kamala Harris as the Vice President: the first woman and Black person to serve in the role. Though being more than halfway through their term, some ask if Harris is capable of holding this position and other question why the question is even being raised, when Harris has proven herself to be more than qualified to serve in the nation’s second-highest office. As Women’s History Month comes to a close, The Revs weigh in on their thoughts on Harris’ job thus far – and their perception of her in the role – in the podcast’s Season 6 opener.
  • In a special episode for Black History Month, The Revs discuss “the embrace” from overall blackness to the recently unveiled artwork from Leslie Jones. How do you embrace?
  • Through another wave of the pandemic, racial unrest, political achievements and everything in between, The Revs discuss 2022 for Blacks in America as the year – and Season 5 of All Rev’d Up – come to a close.
  • As current Massachusetts residents, The Revs discuss their experiences, initial and current thoughts about the state of Boston with special guest, Boston’s Senior Advisor on Racial Justice in Equity and Inclusion, Lori Nelson.