30 episodes

Truth Be Told hosted by Tonya Mosley is an advice podcast that explores how you can be you in a world that doesn’t always want you to be. We’re like the friend you call after a long, exhausting day – the one who will laugh, cry, bitch and moan with you. The one who gets it.
Have a question for the show? Email us at truthbetold@kqed.org, call us at (415) 553-2802 or use the hashtag #DearTBT. Follow us at @truthbetoldkqed on Twitter and Instagram.

Episode transcript can be found here: shorturl.at/NQV78

Truth Be Told KQED

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.1 • 845 Ratings

Truth Be Told hosted by Tonya Mosley is an advice podcast that explores how you can be you in a world that doesn’t always want you to be. We’re like the friend you call after a long, exhausting day – the one who will laugh, cry, bitch and moan with you. The one who gets it.
Have a question for the show? Email us at truthbetold@kqed.org, call us at (415) 553-2802 or use the hashtag #DearTBT. Follow us at @truthbetoldkqed on Twitter and Instagram.

Episode transcript can be found here: shorturl.at/NQV78

    Pain and Purpose: Lessons From Bruce Lee and Frida Kahlo

    Pain and Purpose: Lessons From Bruce Lee and Frida Kahlo

    The days are shorter, colder and 2020 isn’t over. Like you, we’re looking for inspiration to sustain us, so we turned to Shannon Lee and Arianna Davis who are passing on the teachings of great icons Bruce Lee and Frida Kahlo — timeless figures that we continually learn from decades after their deaths. 

    Episode transcript here: shorturl.at/ryzAR

    • 40 min
    Hey Young World, The World Is Yours

    Hey Young World, The World Is Yours

    What’s the world you’re fighting for? We posed this question to some of the most dynamic young voices of our time, including musician Alex Aiono and Good Call NYC founder Jelani Anglin who joined Tonya Mosley to talk about fighting for social justice in the midst of a pandemic and an election year unlike any other.

    Episode transcript here: shorturl.at/erzE4

    • 40 min
    If I Ruled The World

    If I Ruled The World

    What happens when two badass Black journalists get together to talk about the stakes of this presidential election? Real talk, that’s what happens. On this episode of Truth Be Told, Tonya Mosley checks in with veteran journalist Farai Chideya who believes the fate of this nation depends on women of color -- all it needs is for everyone else to get out of the way.

    Episode transcript here: shorturl.at/fjuI1

    • 33 min
    No More Shame

    No More Shame

    Here’s a truth: All of us know someone with mental illness, or experience it ourselves. So why are we ashamed to talk about it? Why is there a stigma about it in many communities of color? Author Bassey Ikpi is tired of the secrets and silence. And now more than ever, she says it’s time for us to get real with each other, for the sake of our collective healing. 

    Episode transcript here: shorturl.at/awKMZ

    • 32 min
    Our Lives Matter, Too

    Our Lives Matter, Too

    How do you educate loved ones about your disability without making them feel like you’re shoving information down their throats? That is this week's question, answered by Alice Wong, founder of the Disability Visibility Project. Alice underscores the connection between disability justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Episode transcript here: shorturl.at/abxEP

    • 32 min
    Fight Like Chadwick

    Fight Like Chadwick

    Chadwick Boseman’s death has raised awareness of colon cancer, but for the men behind TRAPMedicine, Jahmil Lacey and Dr. Italo Brown, it illustrates the healthcare disparities Black people face.

    Transcript link here: shorturl.at/QSUW3

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
845 Ratings

845 Ratings

CMH2OS ,

Learn, love & laughter

This is by far my favorite podcast of all time! I’ve laughed, at times cried and always feel so much love from Ms. Tonya and her guests. I’m forever grateful for TBT🤎

sarakin ,

Powerful and informative

I love this podcast! The variety and depth, all packaged in less than an hour (thank you from this ADHD person) are excellent and deepen my life. So many thanks 🙏🏻

begutierrez ,

Thankful for this podcast

I discovered Truth Be Told a few weeks ago when a friend of mine shared the Holding on to Joy episode. I grabbed my heart so tight that I shared it with friends for a “podcast club discussion.”
This show is really a gift for BIPOC. I keep wanting more and more after every episode, diving into the work and books written by the wise ones.
What a joy.

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