Pass The Mic

Dynamic voices for a diverse church

About the show

Pass The Mic is the premier podcast of The Witness – A Black Christian Collective. Tune in every week for engaging discussions and high profile interviews addressing the core concerns of African Americans biblically. Learn more at

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  • “Jesus is King” Group Chat with Ally Henny & Aadam Keeley

    November 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Y’all knew it was coming...out deep dive into Jesus Is King and Kanye West is finally here. AND we just had to tag in some special guests. Coming the Roots host Ally Henny and Witness team members Aadam Keeley joined us to drop gems about Kanye’s expression of faith, album rollout, and the church’s response.

  • Live Free or Die: An Interview with Leslie Odom, Jr.

    October 28th, 2019  |  39 mins 20 secs

    We got Leslie Odom on the podcast, y’all! The Hamilton and Tony Award winner stopped by to discuss his role in the upcoming film “Harriet”. But you know we couldn’t stop there!

  • “Politically Homeless”? Black Christian Politics

    October 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min

    Jemar and Tyler are back to talk about politics and answer the question: “Is political homelessness a viable solution for Black Christians?” Tune in as we discuss our personal political histories, the dilemma most of us faces when we engage politics, and the history of Black Christian political engagement.

  • Stop Killing Us: Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, and generational trauma

    October 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, and generational trauma

  • Pass The Mic LIVE: Don't Slide In The Middle of Brandt Jean's Hug

    October 7th, 2019  |  27 mins 43 secs

    Jemar and Tyler give an impromptu live recording of the Pass The Mic podcast from the stage of this year's Joy and Justice conference

  • Joy And Justice: Digital Access

    October 1st, 2019  |  2 mins 40 secs

    Announcement about Joy and Justice's Digital Access

  • The Witness LIVE: Justice

    September 16th, 2019  |  38 mins 47 secs

    This Labor Day, The Witness hosted a live Podcast-A-Thon to help raise support for the upcoming Joy And Justice Conference. Be sure to donate at

  • The Witness LIVE: Joy

    September 9th, 2019  |  43 mins 37 secs

    This Labor Day, The Witness hosted a live Podcast-A-Thon to help raise support for the upcoming Joy And Justice Conference. Be sure to donate at

  • A Time to Heal

    August 27th, 2019  |  57 mins 55 secs

    Tyler and Jemar talk about the emotional and spiritual scars the past several years of racism and injustice have left on many of us. Listen as they describe why the Joy and Justice conference, our first national gathering, provides a time of healing for people who are weary in the struggle.

  • White Jesus w/ Seun "S.O." Otukpe

    August 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
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    This is a first for Pass The Mic! The hip hop artist S.O. chose our podcast to debut his new song "White Jesus" and you get to hear it in this episode.

  • Is Racism Worse in the South

    July 30th, 2019  |  43 mins 22 secs

    Earon James joins Jemar to discuss whether racism is worse in the South than other parts of the country.

  • Black Church Hurt

    July 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 secs

    Jemar and Tyler are back with Part 2 of our Black Church series

  • "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July"

    July 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Jemar Tisby reads Frederick Douglass' entire "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July." It's long! But the section on the American church is piercing, prophetic, scathing, and, sadly, still relevant.

  • Why don’t you attend a Black Church?

    July 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    We’ve talked about the “Quiet Exodus” of Black Christians from White Evangelical spaces, but the question is “Where’s the Promised Land?“.

  • How to Raise Justice-Minded Black Children Part 2

    June 17th, 2019  |  55 mins 48 secs

    We’re back for Part 2 of our series on How to Raise Justice Minded Black Children.

  • When the President Crashes your Church Service

    June 5th, 2019  |  51 mins 47 secs

    Tune in for a Black Christian perspective on this scenario.