Third Season Kicks Off in March
BOSTON (February 25, 2021) – All Rev’d Up, a podcast from Boston public media producer GBH, offers a special episode inspired by the recent PBS documentary The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song. The special episode precedes the podcast’s third season kick-off in March.
Exploring the intersection of faith, politics and culture, All Rev’d Up is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett G. Price III. In a time defined by racial protests and a disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color, Reverends Monroe and Price speak to topics that include representation, voter suppression and Black Americans’ history with medical trials.
“All Rev’d Up welcomes people from all walks of life to join an intersectional dialogue,” said Reverend Monroe, an African American lesbian feminist public theologian who is a sought-after speaker, religion columnist and the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail.
“We strive to create an inclusive and a thought-provoking conversation that challenges heteronormative and hegemonic narratives about Blackness and faith.”
In the latest special episode, Reverends Monroe and Price speak to the history, resilience and vitality of Black faith and worship in America as showcased in Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s celebrated new PBS documentary. The Revs respond to the documentary’s take on the Black Church and also share their dreams for a post-COVID Black Church and some of the challenges on the path there. Available now, this special episode immediately precedes the debut of the podcast’s third season, which will launch on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
“The third season of All Rev’d Up gives us the opportunity to expand into spaces that are awaiting new voices and perspectives,” said Reverend Price, pastor of the Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston, MA, as well as a scholar, educator and public speaker. His specialties include the music of the African diaspora, Christian worship and the black Christian experience. “With our younger co-producers, Kavontae Smalls and Kyla Wright, the All Rev’d Up team is an intergenerational quartet working to broaden the outlook of our diverse listeners.”
All Rev’d Up builds on the success of the duo’s weekly radio segment on GBH News’ Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on 89.7 FM. Since the podcast first launched in 2019, Reverends Monroe and Price have interviewed Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and spoken about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the rise of Vice President Kamala Harris.
All Rev’d Up is produced with support from GBH and PRX and available on NPR One, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and other podcast apps.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provided support for the special episode about the Black Church.
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