Celebrating 10 years of Pass The Mic, this week we bring you part 3 of our miniseries sharing the oral history of Pass The Mic. Support this podcast at patreon.com/PassTheMic
Celebrating 10 years of Pass The Mic, this week we bring you part 2 of our miniseries sharing the oral history of Pass The Mic.
On December 3rd 2013, the first ‘Pass The Mic Live’ broadcast went out in what we have always referred to behind the scenes as ‘Episode 0’. Over the next few weeks, we will bring you a special PTM mini-series with Jemar, Tyler, and Beau pulling back the curtain, sharing our stories, and reflecting on the […]
Part 4 of 4 for this week’s Pass The Mic LIVE AMA from Philly. The question was two parts: lamenting the historic injustice perpetrated by white churches and, specifically, in the Philadelphia area, the other is asking what organizations are currently working to mend the racial divide in the American church. Tyler Burns shares his […]
Part 3 of 4 for this week’s Pass The Mic LIVE AMA from Philly. The question is asked to Tyler Burns and special guest Ally Henny: after #LeaveLoud, where do we go from ‘the wilderness’? We are having such incredible conversations with listeners who have been encouraged and challenged by Pass The Mic and are […]
Part 2 of 4 for this week’s Pass The Mic LIVE AMA from Philly. Jemar Tisby offers advice for those wishing to serve outside of formal church ministry. We are having such incredible conversations with listeners who have been encouraged and challenged by Pass The Mic and are looking for more engagement and community in […]
Part 1 of 4 for this week’s Pass The Mic LIVE AMA from Philly. We have a few warm up questions on fake tiktok podcasts and favorite colors as well as the question posed to Jemar Tisby, Tyler Burns, and special guest Ally Henny: ‘What Is Your Devotional Life Like?’ We are having such incredible […]
Let’s talk about institutional betrayal. Safe to say many of us have experiences with interstitial betrayal. Like when an institution says one thing but does another. Or maybe having certain requirements initially that change when certain people want to gain access. Or making certain promises that look good from the outside that might be a […]
yler Burns and Jemar Tisby on this week’s episode of Pass The Mic to discuss Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America, the legacy of the book, its impact on The Witness, as well as his family’s faith journey and current work.
Recently, a social media account shared a graphic with the most influential Black preachers of the last 50 years. The post caused a stir on social media, but it also got us thinking: Who are the most influential Black preachers of the last 50 years, and more importantly, how do we measure “influence”? In this […]
Star actor and icon Jamie Foxx recently received backlash for a subliminal statement about “fake friends”. His statement went viral and caused fellow actors to accuse him of antisemitism and hate speech. Tyler and Jemar discuss the complexities of Black rhetoric, the ways we are often misinterpreted, and how crucial it is to protect our […]
Our resident wordsmith Ally Henny referred to the 45th president as “RICO Suave.” It’s a reference to the latest indictment of Trump (he’s facing 91 total counts if you’re keeping track)–this time in Georgia and for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) violations. Tyler and Jemar talk about how this case differs from previous indictments […]
Recently, retired NFL player Michael Oher has made public statements correcting the record of his adoption from the Tuohy family. The story was the basis for the 2009 Oscar winning film “The Blindside”. Little did he know that he was being blindsided himself. In this episode, Jemar and Tyler talk about the perils of the […]
On Saturday, August 26, a white supremacist committed an act of domestic terror at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, Florida killing 3 precious Black lives: 52-year-old Angela Michelle Carr; 19-year-old Anolt Joseph “A.J.” Laguerre Jr.; and 29-year-old Jerrald De’Shaun Gallion. Tyler and Jemar are back for a bonus episode to talk about this vile […]
Building off of Jemar’s article “The Speech They Wouldn’t Let John Lewis Give during the March on Washington” (https://jemartisby.substack.com/p/the-speech-they-wouldnt-let-john) we discuss personal experiences with censorship as well as a call to action for The Active Witness Challenge (https://thewitnessfoundation.co/awc) Support this podcast at patreon.com/passthemic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Like… What do we do with them? There is a shifting world under our feet and the realities of what we have been taught socially and relationally, and the family conversation overall have changed. It’s different to be a Black parent now…while also being a Black son/daughter. For reference this week be sure to check […]