69 episodes

She Has A Name blends elements of investigative journalism and memoir to tell the story of Anita, a sister that host Tonya Mosley learned about more than a decade after she went missing. Set against the backdrop of the drug epidemic in 1980s Detroit, She Has A Name is a story of loss and redemption, mending broken family ties, and facing the trauma experienced by countless individuals who've lost loved ones to violence.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.2 • 1.2K Ratings

She Has A Name blends elements of investigative journalism and memoir to tell the story of Anita, a sister that host Tonya Mosley learned about more than a decade after she went missing. Set against the backdrop of the drug epidemic in 1980s Detroit, She Has A Name is a story of loss and redemption, mending broken family ties, and facing the trauma experienced by countless individuals who've lost loved ones to violence.

    Unknown Woman 1987

    Unknown Woman 1987

    Tonya tries to make sense of a double-whammy: news that she has a sister and the devastating discovery about her whereabouts. In this episode, Tonya begins her quest to unravel how a sister she never knew about could end up as a Jane Doe.

    • 36 min
    Natural Born Hustler

    Natural Born Hustler

    Who was Anita outside of the image Antonio shared with Tonya?  And how can Tonya’s exploration of her short life help us understand what led to her disappearance and murder? In this episode, Tonya goes back to Anita’s early years and the choices she made as a young woman in Detroit to survive.

    • 30 min
    The Sinking of the Titanic

    The Sinking of the Titanic

    In the late seventies and early eighties, things were looking up for Anita. She was in her early twenties and coming out of a low point in her life with the death of her mother. Antonio remembers a stable home life, a step-father that he loved and not really wanting for anything. Until Anita's life takes a downward turn with the return of a childhood friend who comes home from prison.

    • 34 min
    Father Figure

    Father Figure

    How could Tonya, Anita, and Antonio go almost a lifetime without knowing each other? We explore the tangled roots of this family tree and the man Tonya, Anita, and Antonio all have in common – O.C. Hill. 

    • 38 min
    Introducing: She Has A Name

    Introducing: She Has A Name

    Host Tonya Mosley has spent most of her career telling other people’s stories, now she is focusing on her own family. In the summer of 1987, Tonya’s sister Anita disappeared without a trace. It took 33 years of searching and her son’s DNA to connect Anita to a grave just outside of Detroit. But finding the body was just the beginning: Anita had been murdered. This isn’t just another whodunit, She Has A Name peels back the layers of Anita’s murder to reveal a city fighting for its own survival. 

    • 4 min
    Season 5 - EP 1: How To Get Free

    Season 5 - EP 1: How To Get Free

    Tonya Mosley is on a journey to experience the depths of freedom and liberation and discovers new research that shows psychedelics as a promising treatment for all forms of PTSD, including racial trauma.

    Tonya sets out to try magic mushrooms and discovers the psychedelic renaissance is overwhelmingly white despite its Indigenous and African roots. Episode 1 kicks off this 6 part journey led by Tonya which explores the latest science, the push for FDA approval, and the movement to get Black and Brown therapists trained in psychedelic therapy.   

    Wise Ones: Monnica Williams, Researcher; Sara Reed, Licensed Family Therapist; Jazmin Hupp, Psychedelic Guide.  Website: deartbt.com Instagram: deartbt TikTok: tonyatalks

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Stephyweds ,

This is for us!

This show resonates so strongly with me. I look forward to each episode each week. Thank you Tonya for producing such an important and engaging show.

Nickled N. Dimed ,

Impeccable storytelling

Listening to this podcast I can tell that Tonya Mosley is an impressive journalist. She has a wonderful way with words and paints a vivid picture. Although the subject matter is difficult, Tonya displays the humanity of all those involved and tells the story with respect.

HowardLawBae ,

Podcast is more about Tonya than Anita

For this to be a podcast about Tonya’s missing sister it sure doesn’t seem to be…each episode has somehow ended up being about Tonya and her life. I get they are sisters but we are atleast 5 episodes in and it’s all about Tonya and her broken home creating father. No closer to knowing what happened to Anita than we were on Ep1. Wanna love it, but I think Tonya has too many unresolved emotions towards her father and his illegitimate children to adequately handle this topic. She’s not doing it any service.

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