All Rev'd Up

All Rev'd Up
All Rev’d Up explores where faith intersects politics and culture. Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett Price III come from different black faith perspectives, they’re of different generations, they hail from different parts of the country, and t

A New Chapter For Tyler Perry
Nov 13, 2019 • 27 min
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…
A Conversation with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
Oct 30, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Kanye, The Evangelist
Oct 16, 2019 • 24 min
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,…
The N-Word
Oct 2, 2019 • 24 min
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…
Politics In The Pulpit
Sep 18, 2019 • 24 min
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.
Are We In A “Cold Civil War”?
Sep 4, 2019 • 24 min
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…
Hoping and Waiting for Reparations
Aug 21, 2019 • 20 min
In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Jamestown, setting the stage for slavery and it’s legacy in the United States, The Revs talk reparations: What should they look like, and who should get them?
Thou Shall (Not) Forgive
Aug 7, 2019 • 23 min
The Revs discuss forgiveness as it relates to two notable incidents of violence on the African-American community: The death of Eric Garner on Staten Island at the hands of the New York Police Department, and the mass shooting of congregants and clergy at…
What is “Black enough”?
Jul 24, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, Rev. Monroe and Rev. Price discuss the “one drop” rule and defining “Blackness”, in response to the recent discussions, questioning Sen. Kamala Harris’ blackness.
What Do They See When They See Us?
Jul 10, 2019 • 25 min
On their first episode, the Revs delve into “When They See Us,” a Netflix dramatization of the story of the Central Park Five and the poignant question it poses: What do they see when they see us? And who, exactly, is the “they?”
All Rev’d Up First Listen
Jun 19, 2019 • 1 min
All Rev’d Up is coming soon! Join Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett G. Price III in their conversations around race, faith, and this week’s headlines. All Rev’d Up launches on July 10, 2019.