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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.

  • For generations, the Black community has had coded phrases or gestures with varied meanings within those who understand each signal. One of those beloved acknowledgements is that of 'The Nod.' In the Season 7 finale, The Revs break down the nod, their respective encounters with giving or receiving the gesture, and more.
  • From the Cha Cha Slide to the Electric Slide, coordinated routines – affectionately known as line dances, or hustles – have been embedded in Black families' parties and cookouts, HBCU campuses and beyond. The Revs discuss the "why" in this portion of Black culture, its importance, and more.
  • Did you know that Juneteenth is the longest-celebrated Black holiday, although it wasn't nationalized until 2020 – when George Floyd was killed? In this episode, The Revs discuss what's changed over the last four years, the holiday's roots, reparations, and more.
  • Tupac and Biggie. Lil' Kim and Nicki Minaj. Now Drake and ...what seems like everyone. Kendrick Lamar is the latest rapper to go bar for bar with Mr. OVO and fans are wondering: is it over? Is this the rap battle of rap battles? Are they promoting violence? The Revs answer this and more in this week's episode.
  • As Caitlin Clark , Angel Reeves, Kamilla Cardoso, and so many others' names have been buzzing for their outstanding college seasons and transitions into the WNBA, social media is saying that women's basketball is going to 'take off.' The Revs challenge this revelation to some as a relief to others, as women's college and professional basketball has been on the radar of basketball fans for years. Will 2024 set the precedent for deserved recognition, pay and attention for women in this sports and those to come?
  • In the wake of Beyoncé's Act II, "Cowboy Carter," music fans across the globe brought up an argument that isn't new to music: if Black artists belong in the country genre. With social media, news outlets and day-to-day conversations in an uproar on both sides of the debate, The Revs chime in on Country Music's Roots.
  • DEI was all the rave amid BLM protests and racial tensions in America. As of the last year or so, DEI advances in colleges and Corporate America are slowly fading. Could this be the beginning to the end? The Revs discuss the issue and the solution.
  • As Black History Month has transitioned into Women’s History Month during this election year, The Revs discuss democracy from 1619 to 2024 to American rights and freedoms.
  • As Black History Month 2024 comes to a close, The Revs discuss the importance of Black people being paid their worth, those willing to pave their own pay due to gatekeeping and who the Black gatekeepers are.
  • 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.