21 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.

Truth Be Told hosted by Tonya Mosley KQED

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.1, 768 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.

    Together Apart: Redefining Home

    Together Apart: Redefining Home

    How do we fight an enemy like COVID-19 without the power of physical connection - the very force that has bolstered us through tough times in the past? That is the question we are unpacking in this week's episode, prompted by our very own host, Tonya Mosley. She talks with two friends from her hometown Detroit about the heartache of being away from home during the pandemic. And, author Sarah M. Broom joins as a Wise One to share her experience with displacement, healing, and distance.
    Episode transcript here: shorturl.at/fguHZ

    • 31 min
    Friendship: The Other Love of Your Life

    Friendship: The Other Love of Your Life

    This week we’re talking about friendships - how to make them better, if it's okay to take breaks and when emotional labor becomes too much. Tonya Mosley is joined by ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman. They share what it was like to write a co-memoir called, “Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close” and offer advice to questions from our listeners.
    Episode transcript here: shorturl.at/rzKN7

    • 33 min
    Holding on to Joy

    Holding on to Joy

    We're revisiting the first episode of Truth Be Told to take on one of the biggest questions of our time: How can I feel joy when the world is burning?

    We've witnessed uprisings demand justice for Black lives; we're still living in the grips of a pandemic that is disproportionately hurting communities of color, and every industry is being held accountable for racial justice. It feels like the world is unraveling – and yet we still want to laugh, dance, and love. Truth Be Told’s host Tonya Mosley travels to her hometown of Detroit to talk with her grandmother, Ernestine Mosley and New York Times best-selling author adrienne maree brown. The three women share captivating conversations and life lessons on how we all can and should cultivate joy.
    Episode transcript: https://rb.gy/e1ik4k

    • 36 min
    Bonus: TBT Presents NPR's It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

    Bonus: TBT Presents NPR's It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

    We’ve got a special bonus in your Truth Be Told feed this week--it’s from our friends at NPR’s It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. In this episode, Sam talks with author James McBride. McBride is the National Award-winning author of The Good Lord Bird and the best-selling memoir, The Color of Water. His latest book is Deacon King Kong, which is set against the backdrop of 1960s Brooklyn and tells the story of how one man’s decision upended an entire neighborhood. Sam talks to McBride about race, religion and community, the parallels he sees to the world we are living in today, and why he’s still optimistic, despite protests and a pandemic.

    • 31 min
    Coming Out While Staying In: Dealing With Homophobia At Home

    Coming Out While Staying In: Dealing With Homophobia At Home

    How do you maintain a relationship with your homophobic family when you're financially dependent on them? How do you manage these relationships while sheltering-in-place? We talk to a queer college student who's out at school but feels unaccepted at home. Wise One Steven Canals, co-creator of FX's Pose joins us to discuss growing up gay in the Bronx, what character in the show is most like his mother and ways to find community apart from your family.
    Episode transcript here: https://rb.gy/lmtyrg

    • 32 min
    Protesting For The Soul of America: The New Civil Rights Movement

    Protesting For The Soul of America: The New Civil Rights Movement

    Millions have taken to the streets to protest the police killing of George Floyd and systemic racism that black people are subjected to everyday. Wise One Dr. Eddie Glaude says we are seeing the accumulation of grief, disregard and contempt for black lives. He is the chair of Princeton's African American Studies Department and joins Tonya this week to parse out nationwide actions and to recenter black joy and resilience.

    Episode transcript here: shorturl.at/lpEF6

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
768 Ratings

768 Ratings

Kiddlame ,

Here for it

Love the stories. Keep being that voice

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Relevant and Fulfilling

Love this podcast because Tanya Mosley keeps it so real. Just finished the Big Friendship episode and it left me yearning for more. Thank you Tanya!

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This podcast is so dumb I’m not even going to go into it so just take ur one star and leave ok woah just listened to another one and did it seriously just suggest that black people are better and advocating violence again police

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